The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

User Experience Designer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 86 82
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.75% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.79% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
Median daily rate £375 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £377 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £455 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £175.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1145 1265 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 696 721
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured UX Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in Edinburgh

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Designer in Edinburgh

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, UX Designer 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 Edinburgh region featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) User Experience
2 5 (62.50%) Prototyping
3 4 (50.00%) Wireframes
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Axure RP
6 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (12.50%) WCAG
6 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (12.50%) InVision
6 1 (12.50%) Actionable Insight
6 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
6 1 (12.50%) Service Design

UX Designer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (12.50%) InVision
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Prototyping
2 4 (50.00%) Wireframes
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 1 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) Service Design
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) WCAG