The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front-End Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 107 90 101
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 17 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 0.88% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.94% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 5
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£269 £325 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £350 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2578 2331 2503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.27% 93.46% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1175
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 87 125
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Developer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front-End Developer across the Scotland region.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Front-End Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Front-End Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Front-End Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front-End Developer across the Scotland region.

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Front-End Developer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front-End Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -11 10 £275 -15.38% 3
Glasgow -16 5 £260 +4.00% 3
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Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title.

1 58 (95.08%) HTML
2 54 (88.52%) CSS
3 50 (81.97%) JavaScript
4 34 (55.74%) HTML5
5 26 (42.62%) CSS3
6 25 (40.98%) jQuery
7 22 (36.07%) XML
8 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (27.87%) Java
9 17 (27.87%) JSON
9 17 (27.87%) Backbone.js
10 16 (26.23%) Web Development
10 16 (26.23%) Web Services
11 15 (24.59%) HTTP
12 14 (22.95%) RESTful
13 13 (21.31%) Mac OS X
13 13 (21.31%) SOAP
14 12 (19.67%) Linux
14 12 (19.67%) Open Source
14 12 (19.67%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (19.67%) Dependency Management
15 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
16 10 (16.39%) Web Accessibility
16 10 (16.39%) AngularJS
17 9 (14.75%) User Experience
18 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
18 8 (13.11%) MVC
18 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
19 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
19 7 (11.48%) CMS

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.48%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.28%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.20%) Maven
3 3 (4.92%) Subversion
4 2 (3.28%) JUnit
4 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.28%) Hudson
4 2 (3.28%) QUnit
4 2 (3.28%) Jasmine
4 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.28%) Grunt
4 2 (3.28%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
1 4 (6.56%) Retail
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (95.08%) HTML
2 54 (88.52%) CSS
3 34 (55.74%) HTML5
4 26 (42.62%) CSS3
5 25 (40.98%) jQuery
6 22 (36.07%) XML
7 17 (27.87%) JSON
7 17 (27.87%) Backbone.js
8 16 (26.23%) Web Services
9 14 (22.95%) RESTful
10 13 (21.31%) SOAP
11 10 (16.39%) AngularJS
12 7 (11.48%) .NET
13 5 (8.20%) JSF
13 5 (8.20%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (8.20%) Ember.js
14 4 (6.56%) D3.js
14 4 (6.56%) YUI
14 4 (6.56%) XHTML
15 3 (4.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Open Source
2 9 (14.75%) User Experience
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) FMCG
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Mac OS X
2 12 (19.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.23%) Web Development
3 12 (19.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 12 (19.67%) Dependency Management
4 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.39%) Web Accessibility
6 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.11%) MVC
6 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.48%) Project Management
7 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Refactoring
8 5 (8.20%) Scrum
8 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (6.56%) Web Design
9 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.56%) Release Management
9 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (81.97%) JavaScript
2 17 (27.87%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) WCAG
2 1 (1.64%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) JBoss
1 4 (6.56%) Adobe
2 2 (3.28%) Yahoo!
2 2 (3.28%) Sencha
3 1 (1.64%) Twitter
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle
3 1 (1.64%) Zend
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft