Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 103 96
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 29 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.98% 1.13% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.17% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 23
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -3.57%
10th Percentile £308 £325 £211
90th Percentile £425 £538 £501
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2821 2049 3049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.61% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1199 1573
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

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

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 November 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 29 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 28 (96.55%) JavaScript
3 26 (89.66%) HTML
4 24 (82.76%) CSS
5 18 (62.07%) React
5 18 (62.07%) AngularJS
6 15 (51.72%) HTML5
7 14 (48.28%) Web Development
8 12 (41.38%) jQuery
8 12 (41.38%) Sass
9 11 (37.93%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (37.93%) Web Services
10 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (34.48%) CSS3
11 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
12 8 (27.59%) Java
13 7 (24.14%) Node.js
14 6 (20.69%) XML
15 5 (17.24%) Web Design
15 5 (17.24%) C#
15 5 (17.24%) C++
15 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (17.24%) RESTful
15 5 (17.24%) gulp
15 5 (17.24%) D3.js
15 5 (17.24%) ES6
16 4 (13.79%) RequireJS
16 4 (13.79%) Jasmine
16 4 (13.79%) JSON
16 4 (13.79%) Linux

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 2 (6.90%) CMS
1 2 (6.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) npm
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) gulp
2 4 (13.79%) Jasmine
3 3 (10.34%) Bower
3 3 (10.34%) Grunt
4 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.90%) jspm
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium
5 1 (3.45%) jMock
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (3.45%) Mockito
5 1 (3.45%) Protractor
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (89.66%) HTML
2 24 (82.76%) CSS
3 18 (62.07%) AngularJS
3 18 (62.07%) React
4 15 (51.72%) HTML5
5 12 (41.38%) jQuery
5 12 (41.38%) Sass
6 11 (37.93%) Web Services
7 10 (34.48%) CSS3
8 7 (24.14%) Node.js
9 6 (20.69%) XML
10 5 (17.24%) D3.js
10 5 (17.24%) RESTful
11 4 (13.79%) JSON
11 4 (13.79%) RequireJS
12 3 (10.34%) Redux
13 2 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (6.90%) LESS
14 1 (3.45%) Backbone.js
14 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
1 3 (10.34%) User Experience
2 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.45%) Social Media
3 1 (3.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
1 4 (13.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 14 (48.28%) Web Development
3 11 (37.93%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) Web Design
7 3 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 3 (10.34%) Mobile First
7 3 (10.34%) Progressive Enhancement
7 3 (10.34%) Refactoring
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.90%) Dependency Management
8 2 (6.90%) Microservices
8 2 (6.90%) Open Source
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.90%) Transpiler
8 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.90%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) JavaScript
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) C++
3 5 (17.24%) ES6
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe
1 1 (3.45%) Alterian
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft