The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 April 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 113 106
Rank change year-on-year +35 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 30 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.57% 0.89% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 0.95% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 18
Median daily rate £375 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £415 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £336 £325
% change year-on-year +8.17% +3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -71.05%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1810 2743 2947
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.76% 93.39% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1527 1588
Median daily rate £375 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 59 99
Median hourly rate £17.50 £31.35 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.18% +90.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Scotland

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 9 £375 +2.04% 2
Moray - 8 £375 -
Glasgow -8 6 £338 +12.50% 2
West Lothian - 5 £375 -
Stirling +7 1 £325 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Scotland region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 54 (91.53%) HTML
1 54 (91.53%) CSS
2 51 (86.44%) JavaScript
3 42 (71.19%) Front End Development
4 28 (47.46%) AngularJS
5 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (40.68%) Web Development
7 19 (32.20%) HTML5
8 18 (30.51%) Responsive Web Design
9 15 (25.42%) Scrum
10 14 (23.73%) Finance
11 13 (22.03%) Web Design
11 13 (22.03%) MVC
11 13 (22.03%) Git (software)
11 13 (22.03%) jQuery
11 13 (22.03%) CSS3
11 13 (22.03%) React
12 12 (20.34%) User Experience
12 12 (20.34%) SQL
13 11 (18.64%) Linux
13 11 (18.64%) Sass
14 10 (16.95%) Node.js
14 10 (16.95%) SOA
15 9 (15.25%) JDBC
15 9 (15.25%) SAML
15 9 (15.25%) Pair Programming
15 9 (15.25%) Ehcache
15 9 (15.25%) Scala
15 9 (15.25%) JIRA
15 9 (15.25%) Jenkins

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (11.86%) JBoss
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 3 (5.08%) CMS
4 2 (3.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
1 2 (3.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.25%) JIRA
3 8 (13.56%) Maven
4 7 (11.86%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.78%) Subversion
6 2 (3.39%) Grunt
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Marketing
2 1 (1.69%) Publishing
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (91.53%) CSS
1 54 (91.53%) HTML
2 28 (47.46%) AngularJS
3 19 (32.20%) HTML5
4 13 (22.03%) CSS3
4 13 (22.03%) jQuery
4 13 (22.03%) React
5 11 (18.64%) Sass
6 10 (16.95%) Node.js
7 9 (15.25%) Ehcache
7 9 (15.25%) JDBC
7 9 (15.25%) Play Framework
7 9 (15.25%) SAML
8 8 (13.56%) J2EE
9 7 (11.86%) Apache Camel
9 7 (11.86%) Apache CXF
9 7 (11.86%) Gherkin
9 7 (11.86%) JMS
9 7 (11.86%) REST
9 7 (11.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) User Experience
2 5 (8.47%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.39%) Fintech
3 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.39%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.69%) New Media
4 1 (1.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (71.19%) Front End Development
2 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.68%) Web Development
4 18 (30.51%) Responsive Web Design
5 15 (25.42%) Scrum
6 13 (22.03%) MVC
6 13 (22.03%) Web Design
7 10 (16.95%) SOA
8 9 (15.25%) Microservices
8 9 (15.25%) Pair Programming
9 4 (6.78%) Content Management
9 4 (6.78%) Cross-Browser Development
9 4 (6.78%) TDD
10 3 (5.08%) BDD
10 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Content Management
11 2 (3.39%) Mobile First
11 2 (3.39%) MVVM
11 2 (3.39%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 51 (86.44%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.34%) SQL
3 9 (15.25%) Scala
4 7 (11.86%) Java
5 6 (10.17%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) C++
6 2 (3.39%) XAML
7 1 (1.69%) PHP
7 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Adobe
2 2 (3.39%) IBM
3 1 (1.69%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Perforce
3 1 (1.69%) Telerik
3 1 (1.69%) Twitter