Period
to 28 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

UX
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 51 58
Rank change year-on-year +33 +7 -20
Contract jobs citing User Experience 138 89 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.29% 3.48% 3.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 23.96% 13.48% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 47 49
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £173 £327 £337
90th Percentile £550 £556 £513
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -35.71% +159.26% -68.79%

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 576 660 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 30.43% 25.83% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 336 464
Edinburgh median daily rate £434 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £156 £231 £257
90th Percentile £557 £563 £575
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% -7.50% -18.37%
10th Percentile £18.22 £15.40 £16.07
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.24 £106.75
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £26.38 £20.86
% change year-on-year +32.70% +26.47% +2.99%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Edinburgh

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Experience in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Edinburgh

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Edinburgh

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 82 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (34.78%) Public Sector
3 46 (33.33%) HTML
4 41 (29.71%) CSS
5 38 (27.54%) JavaScript
6 36 (26.09%) Banking
7 30 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (19.57%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 25 (18.12%) Git (software)
10 24 (17.39%) Finance
11 22 (15.94%) Sass
11 22 (15.94%) Project Delivery
12 21 (15.22%) Grunt
13 20 (14.49%) Front End Development
13 20 (14.49%) Content Management
14 19 (13.77%) CMS
14 19 (13.77%) Wireframes
15 18 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (12.32%) Test Automation
16 17 (12.32%) AngularJS
17 16 (11.59%) Prototyping
17 16 (11.59%) Service Design
18 15 (10.87%) Sketch
18 15 (10.87%) Unit Testing
18 15 (10.87%) React
18 15 (10.87%) Axure RP
19 14 (10.14%) Node.js
19 14 (10.14%) Marketing
19 14 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
20 13 (9.42%) Java

User Experience
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 19 (13.77%) CMS
2 2 (1.45%) WordPress
3 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (10.87%) Sketch
2 11 (7.97%) OmniGraffle
3 9 (6.52%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.35%) InVision
5 4 (2.90%) Chatbot
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (2.17%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (2.17%) Adobe XD
6 3 (2.17%) Figma
7 2 (1.45%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (1.45%) Camtasia
7 2 (1.45%) UserZoom
8 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.80%) GitHub
1 8 (5.80%) npm
2 7 (5.07%) IBM Cloud
3 6 (4.35%) AWS
4 4 (2.90%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.90%) Azure
4 4 (2.90%) PaaS
4 4 (2.90%) SaaS
4 4 (2.90%) Serverless
5 3 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.45%) GCP
6 2 (1.45%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.45%) SurveyMonkey
7 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.72%) Office 365
7 1 (0.72%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) HTTP
2 3 (2.17%) Intranet
3 1 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.35%) GIS
1 6 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (18.12%) Git (software)
2 21 (15.22%) Grunt
3 15 (10.87%) Axure RP
4 12 (8.70%) gulp
5 7 (5.07%) Subversion
6 4 (2.90%) Bower
7 3 (2.17%) Balsamiq
7 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.45%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.45%) JIRA
8 2 (1.45%) Mocha
8 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.45%) webpack
9 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
General
1 48 (34.78%) Public Sector
2 36 (26.09%) Banking
3 24 (17.39%) Finance
4 14 (10.14%) Marketing
5 11 (7.97%) Retail
6 10 (7.25%) Corporate Banking
6 10 (7.25%) Investment Banking
6 10 (7.25%) Retail Banking
7 7 (5.07%) Publishing
8 3 (2.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.72%) Back Office
9 1 (0.72%) Electronics
9 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (48.55%) Designer
2 44 (31.88%) UX Designer
3 38 (27.54%) Developer
4 17 (12.32%) UI Designer
5 11 (7.97%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.52%) Android Developer
6 9 (6.52%) Content Designer
7 8 (5.80%) UI Developer
8 7 (5.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (5.07%) Interface Designer
9 5 (3.62%) Interaction Designer
9 5 (3.62%) Senior Designer
9 5 (3.62%) User Experience Researcher
9 5 (3.62%) User Researcher
9 5 (3.62%) Visual Designer
10 4 (2.90%) Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) Copywriter
10 4 (2.90%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 3 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (2.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (33.33%) HTML
2 41 (29.71%) CSS
3 22 (15.94%) Sass
4 17 (12.32%) AngularJS
5 15 (10.87%) React
6 14 (10.14%) Node.js
7 12 (8.70%) LESS
8 11 (7.97%) CSS3
8 11 (7.97%) jQuery
9 10 (7.25%) HTML5
9 10 (7.25%) REST
10 9 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (3.62%) Spring
12 3 (2.17%) Flask
12 3 (2.17%) OAuth
12 3 (2.17%) OAuth2
12 3 (2.17%) Spring Boot
12 3 (2.17%) Vue.js
13 2 (1.45%) Backbone.js
13 2 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.42%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.52%) Mobile Banking
4 8 (5.80%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.62%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.45%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.45%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.45%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.72%) Chromecast
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.70%) Android
2 8 (5.80%) Linux
3 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.90%) Windows
3 4 (2.90%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.57%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 22 (15.94%) Project Delivery
4 20 (14.49%) Content Management
4 20 (14.49%) Front End Development
5 19 (13.77%) Wireframes
6 18 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (12.32%) Test Automation
8 16 (11.59%) Prototyping
8 16 (11.59%) Service Design
9 15 (10.87%) Unit Testing
10 14 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (9.42%) Analytics
12 12 (8.70%) Information Architecture
13 11 (7.97%) Creative Thinking
13 11 (7.97%) MVC
13 11 (7.97%) Responsive Web Design
13 11 (7.97%) Web Design
14 10 (7.25%) Scrum
14 10 (7.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.54%) JavaScript
2 13 (9.42%) Java
3 9 (6.52%) Bash Shell
3 9 (6.52%) Kotlin
4 4 (2.90%) Python
5 3 (2.17%) Java 8
6 2 (1.45%) C#
6 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.45%) SQL
6 2 (1.45%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.72%) ES6
7 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.45%) Degree
3 1 (0.72%) APMP
3 1 (0.72%) ISEB
3 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.72%) MCP
3 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) WCAG
2 6 (4.35%) WAI
3 5 (3.62%) PSD2
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) SCCM
2 2 (1.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Adobe
2 7 (5.07%) IBM
3 4 (2.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (0.72%) Apple
5 1 (0.72%) SAP
5 1 (0.72%) Sitecore