Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 176 122
Rank change year-on-year +96 -54 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 91 41 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.15% 0.75% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 0.80% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 29 48
Scotland median daily rate £375 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -4.29% -
10th Percentile £302 £296 £185
90th Percentile £499 £426 £452
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £21.64 £38.00
% change year-on-year -26.06% -43.05% +32.17%

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 4018 5146 5929
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.99% 93.67% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2331 2913 3087
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.35% +1.37%
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £510 £488
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 101 171
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.79 £43.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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 +25 38 £381 +27.08% 5
Edinburgh +38 28 £365 -2.67% 4
West Lothian +11 12 £375 -10.71%
Moray - 8 £375 -
Stirling +14 4 £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 27 July 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 85 (93.41%) Front End Development
2 83 (91.21%) JavaScript
3 82 (90.11%) HTML
3 82 (90.11%) CSS
4 43 (47.25%) AngularJS
5 38 (41.76%) HTML5
6 35 (38.46%) React
7 32 (35.16%) CSS3
7 32 (35.16%) Sass
8 30 (32.97%) Git (software)
9 27 (29.67%) jQuery
9 27 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (27.47%) Java
10 25 (27.47%) Responsive Web Design
11 22 (24.18%) Web Development
12 20 (21.98%) Web Design
12 20 (21.98%) Grunt
13 19 (20.88%) Finance
14 18 (19.78%) gulp
15 17 (18.68%) User Experience
16 16 (17.58%) MVC
17 15 (16.48%) SQL
17 15 (16.48%) LESS
17 15 (16.48%) Node.js
17 15 (16.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 14 (15.38%) REST
18 14 (15.38%) Cucumber
18 14 (15.38%) BDD
18 14 (15.38%) Photoshop
19 13 (14.29%) 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 (7.69%) JBoss
2 6 (6.59%) SAS
3 5 (5.49%) Apache
4 3 (3.30%) CMS
5 2 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.20%) WordPress
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (15.38%) Photoshop
2 7 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (32.97%) Git (software)
2 20 (21.98%) Grunt
3 18 (19.78%) gulp
4 14 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 13 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 10 (10.99%) JIRA
6 10 (10.99%) Maven
7 5 (5.49%) Jasmine
7 5 (5.49%) Subversion
8 4 (4.40%) Bower
8 4 (4.40%) jspm
8 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Blend
8 4 (4.40%) Selenium
9 3 (3.30%) webpack
10 1 (1.10%) Babel
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Marketing
2 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.59%) Electronics
3 6 (6.59%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.10%) Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (90.11%) CSS
1 82 (90.11%) HTML
2 43 (47.25%) AngularJS
3 38 (41.76%) HTML5
4 35 (38.46%) React
5 32 (35.16%) CSS3
5 32 (35.16%) Sass
6 27 (29.67%) jQuery
7 15 (16.48%) LESS
7 15 (16.48%) Node.js
7 15 (16.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (15.38%) REST
9 12 (13.19%) Ajax
10 11 (12.09%) Web Services
11 9 (9.89%) Ehcache
11 9 (9.89%) JDBC
11 9 (9.89%) Play Framework
11 9 (9.89%) SAML
12 8 (8.79%) Aurelia
12 8 (8.79%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) User Experience
2 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.30%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.10%) Fintech
4 1 (1.10%) New Media
4 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.10%) Social Media
4 1 (1.10%) Tandem
4 1 (1.10%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (93.41%) Front End Development
2 27 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (27.47%) Responsive Web Design
4 22 (24.18%) Web Development
5 20 (21.98%) Web Design
6 16 (17.58%) MVC
7 14 (15.38%) BDD
8 12 (13.19%) TDD
9 9 (9.89%) Microservices
9 9 (9.89%) Pair Programming
9 9 (9.89%) SOA
9 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Scrum
11 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (6.59%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (6.59%) Programme Management
11 6 (6.59%) SEO
12 5 (5.49%) CRM
13 4 (4.40%) Asset Management
13 4 (4.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 83 (91.21%) JavaScript
2 25 (27.47%) Java
3 15 (16.48%) SQL
4 12 (13.19%) C#
5 9 (9.89%) Scala
6 7 (7.69%) C++
7 6 (6.59%) ECMAScript
7 6 (6.59%) ES6
7 6 (6.59%) Prolog
7 6 (6.59%) Python
8 4 (4.40%) XAML
9 3 (3.30%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.10%) JSX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (7.69%) Adobe
2 6 (6.59%) SAP
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.20%) IBM
4 2 (2.20%) Perforce
5 1 (1.10%) Alterian
5 1 (1.10%) Twitter
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago