Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 40 42
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing User Experience 84 123 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.73% 4.19% 3.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.33% 15.81% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 91 53
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £319 £338 £303
90th Percentile £575 £513 £493
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 681 778 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 30.20% 26.48% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 372 325
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £405 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -8.24%
10th Percentile £305 £251 £250
90th Percentile £594 £538 £525
Scotland median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £43.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -59.67% +174.36%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.60 £18.18
90th Percentile £46.75 £36.38 £48.71
Scotland median hourly rate £24.88 £17.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +42.14% -48.53% -10.53%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019, 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 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.52%) Finance
3 16 (19.05%) Wireframes
3 16 (19.05%) Banking
4 15 (17.86%) Sketch
5 12 (14.29%) InVision
5 12 (14.29%) Axure RP
6 11 (13.10%) Adobe
6 11 (13.10%) Java
7 10 (11.90%) HTML
7 10 (11.90%) CSS
7 10 (11.90%) Scrum
8 9 (10.71%) Marketing
8 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
8 9 (10.71%) Prototyping
9 8 (9.52%) Information Architecture
9 8 (9.52%) Project Management
10 7 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (8.33%) AngularJS
10 7 (8.33%) Digital Content Management
11 6 (7.14%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 6 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
11 6 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 6 (7.14%) RESTful
11 6 (7.14%) Android
11 6 (7.14%) Python
11 6 (7.14%) JIRA
11 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
11 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.95%) CMS

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 5 (5.95%) CMS
2 3 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (3.57%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.19%) Drupal
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Sketch
2 12 (14.29%) InVision
3 5 (5.95%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.19%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.19%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.95%) Office 365
2 4 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.57%) Serverless
4 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.38%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.19%) Google Play
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (1.19%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.19%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Skype
2 2 (2.38%) DHCP
2 2 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) MySQL
2 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.19%) GIS
4 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 6 (7.14%) JIRA
3 5 (5.95%) Balsamiq
4 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.38%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.38%) Mocha
5 2 (2.38%) Protractor
5 2 (2.38%) Subversion
6 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.19%) JUnit
6 1 (1.19%) Maven
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.19%) Selenium
6 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
General
1 29 (34.52%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Banking
3 9 (10.71%) Marketing
4 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Designer
2 17 (20.24%) UX Designer
3 14 (16.67%) Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Product Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Android Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Content Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.76%) User Experience Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) User Experience Researcher
8 3 (3.57%) Content Designer
8 3 (3.57%) Customer Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Digital Content Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Salesforce Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) CSS
1 10 (11.90%) HTML
2 7 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 6 (7.14%) RESTful
4 5 (5.95%) React
5 4 (4.76%) .NET
6 3 (3.57%) jQuery
6 3 (3.57%) REST
7 2 (2.38%) JSON
7 2 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (2.38%) RxJava
8 1 (1.19%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.19%) Apache Wicket
8 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.19%) Cocoa
8 1 (1.19%) Cocoa Touch
8 1 (1.19%) Sass
8 1 (1.19%) Spring
8 1 (1.19%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.57%) PKI
4 2 (2.38%) Animation
4 2 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Android
2 5 (5.95%) Windows
3 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.57%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) Solaris
3 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.05%) Wireframes
3 10 (11.90%) Scrum
4 9 (10.71%) Prototyping
5 8 (9.52%) Information Architecture
5 8 (9.52%) Project Management
6 7 (8.33%) Digital Content Management
6 7 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (7.14%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.95%) Android Development
8 5 (5.95%) Content Management
8 5 (5.95%) Customer Insight
8 5 (5.95%) Design Thinking
8 5 (5.95%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (5.95%) Kanban
8 5 (5.95%) Migration
8 5 (5.95%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) Java
2 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.14%) Python
4 5 (5.95%) SQL
5 4 (4.76%) C#
5 4 (4.76%) Kotlin
6 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.38%) C++
7 2 (2.38%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.19%) ES6
8 1 (1.19%) Java 8
8 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
8 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.19%) MCP
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.38%) PSD2
2 2 (2.38%) WCAG
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.19%) GDPR
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.19%) Puppet
3 1 (1.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Adobe
2 4 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.57%) Citrix
3 3 (3.57%) Google
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.38%) Apple
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.19%) Aprimo
5 1 (1.19%) VMware