The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 93 73
Rank change year-on-year +33 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 20 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.68% 0.37% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 0.39% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 15
Median daily rate £315 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1147 1286 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 707 733
Median daily rate £375 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 22
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Edinburgh

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Edinburgh

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Edinburgh

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 28 (93.33%) Front End Development
2 27 (90.00%) CSS
3 26 (86.67%) JavaScript
4 25 (83.33%) HTML
5 14 (46.67%) Finance
6 13 (43.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (43.33%) AngularJS
7 11 (36.67%) Web Development
8 10 (33.33%) Sass
8 10 (33.33%) Java
8 10 (33.33%) C#
9 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (23.33%) User Experience
10 7 (23.33%) Web Design
10 7 (23.33%) C++
10 7 (23.33%) Web Services
10 7 (23.33%) D3.js
10 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
11 6 (20.00%) HTML5
11 6 (20.00%) Node.js
11 6 (20.00%) CSS3
12 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 5 (16.67%) Subversion
13 4 (13.33%) Ajax
13 4 (13.33%) jQuery
13 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (13.33%) .NET
13 4 (13.33%) React
13 4 (13.33%) Aurelia
14 3 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Development

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (16.67%) Subversion
2 3 (10.00%) Grunt
2 3 (10.00%) gulp
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (90.00%) CSS
2 25 (83.33%) HTML
3 13 (43.33%) AngularJS
4 10 (33.33%) Sass
5 7 (23.33%) D3.js
5 7 (23.33%) Web Services
6 6 (20.00%) CSS3
6 6 (20.00%) HTML5
6 6 (20.00%) Node.js
7 4 (13.33%) .NET
7 4 (13.33%) Ajax
7 4 (13.33%) Aurelia
7 4 (13.33%) jQuery
7 4 (13.33%) React
7 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (10.00%) LESS
9 2 (6.67%) J2EE
10 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
10 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Fintech
3 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) Front End Development
2 13 (43.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 11 (36.67%) Web Development
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Web Design
6 3 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Development
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) DevOps
7 2 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
7 2 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (6.67%) SEO
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Task Automation
8 1 (3.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) C#
2 10 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (23.33%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) DevExpress
1 1 (3.33%) IBM
1 1 (3.33%) Perforce
1 1 (3.33%) Telerik