Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 114 156
Rank change year-on-year -23 +42 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 46 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.96% 1.46% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.54% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 40 24
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +14.75% -12.86%
10th Percentile £305 £308 £193
90th Percentile £440 £479 £486
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £24.23
% change year-on-year -1.73% +78.50% -27.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,575 3,577 5,370
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.75% 94.86% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,670 2,071 2,840
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £223 £225
90th Percentile £538 £501 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 133 91
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.70% -17.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.68 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

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

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

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +1 24 £375 +15.38% 10
Edinburgh -47 22 £375 -11.76% 5
West Lothian 0 2 £375 -
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 19 January 2018, 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 43 (93.48%) Front End Development
2 42 (91.30%) JavaScript
3 37 (80.43%) HTML
4 35 (76.09%) CSS
5 31 (67.39%) React
6 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (47.83%) AngularJS
8 19 (41.30%) HTML5
9 18 (39.13%) jQuery
10 17 (36.96%) Web Development
11 15 (32.61%) CSS3
12 12 (26.09%) Sass
12 12 (26.09%) gulp
12 12 (26.09%) Node.js
12 12 (26.09%) RESTful
12 12 (26.09%) TDD
12 12 (26.09%) Web Services
13 11 (23.91%) Java
14 10 (21.74%) BDD
14 10 (21.74%) Grunt
15 9 (19.57%) ES6
16 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (17.39%) XML
17 7 (15.22%) Linux
18 6 (13.04%) C#
18 6 (13.04%) Finance
18 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
18 6 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
18 6 (13.04%) LESS
18 6 (13.04%) Bower

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 2 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) Jetty
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) npm
2 1 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.17%) GIS
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) Redis
3 1 (2.17%) Riak
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) gulp
2 10 (21.74%) Grunt
3 6 (13.04%) Bower
4 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.87%) Jasmine
5 3 (6.52%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (6.52%) Protractor
6 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.35%) JIRA
6 2 (4.35%) jspm
6 2 (4.35%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.35%) Selenium
6 2 (4.35%) Subversion
6 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.17%) jMock
7 1 (2.17%) JUnit
7 1 (2.17%) Maven
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (2.17%) Mockito
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (80.43%) HTML
2 35 (76.09%) CSS
3 31 (67.39%) React
4 22 (47.83%) AngularJS
5 19 (41.30%) HTML5
6 18 (39.13%) jQuery
7 15 (32.61%) CSS3
8 12 (26.09%) Node.js
8 12 (26.09%) RESTful
8 12 (26.09%) Sass
8 12 (26.09%) Web Services
9 8 (17.39%) XML
10 6 (13.04%) LESS
11 5 (10.87%) Backbone.js
11 5 (10.87%) JSON
11 5 (10.87%) Redux
11 5 (10.87%) RequireJS
12 4 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (8.70%) Spring
12 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.52%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (93.48%) Front End Development
2 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Web Development
4 12 (26.09%) TDD
5 10 (21.74%) BDD
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 4 (8.70%) Mobile First
9 4 (8.70%) OO
9 4 (8.70%) Progressive Enhancement
9 4 (8.70%) Refactoring
10 3 (6.52%) API Design
10 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.52%) MVC
10 3 (6.52%) Project Management
10 3 (6.52%) Scrum
10 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (91.30%) JavaScript
2 11 (23.91%) Java
3 9 (19.57%) ES6
4 6 (13.04%) C#
5 4 (8.70%) Python
5 4 (8.70%) SQL
6 3 (6.52%) PHP
7 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.35%) XAML
8 1 (2.17%) C++
8 1 (2.17%) JSX
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.17%) Ruby
8 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Adobe
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) SAP
2 1 (2.17%) VMware