The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 82 81
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.72% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.75% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Median daily rate £350 £425 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +18.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £391 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £525 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £339
% change year-on-year -1.23% +19.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £106.25 -
% change year-on-year -62.35% -  

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 861 1457 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.82% 95.92% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 794 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Designer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 10 (100.00%) User Experience
2 7 (70.00%) Wireframes
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Prototyping
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) Adobe
6 2 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (20.00%) Information Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
7 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
7 1 (10.00%) Service Design
7 1 (10.00%) Actionable Insight
7 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
7 1 (10.00%) MS Office
7 1 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (10.00%) UX Design
7 1 (10.00%) Visualisation

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Wireframes
2 4 (40.00%) Prototyping
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Information Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) UX Design
5 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft