Period
to 19 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 43 44
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1 +21
Contract jobs citing User Experience 183 197 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.49% 3.98% 4.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.94% 13.24% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 121 119
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +4.83%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £304
90th Percentile £528 £510 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - £43.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.08 £32.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% +6.50% +11.30%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,533 1,488 1,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.21% 30.08% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 775 912
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £218 £206 £238
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 63 45
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £45.50 £44.35
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.10%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Scotland

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Scotland

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Scotland

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in Scotland

User Experience
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 User Experience within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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
Edinburgh +4 114 £400 - 21
Glasgow -19 65 £375 -3.23% 24
Stirling 0 1 £313 -3.85%
West Lothian 0 1 £475 +18.75%
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 101 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (32.79%) CSS
3 48 (26.23%) HTML
4 47 (25.68%) JavaScript
5 43 (23.50%) Finance
6 40 (21.86%) Wireframes
7 39 (21.31%) Scrum
7 39 (21.31%) Java
8 35 (19.13%) React
9 28 (15.30%) Git (software)
10 27 (14.75%) Kanban
10 27 (14.75%) Python
11 26 (14.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 25 (13.66%) Prototyping
13 24 (13.11%) Analytics
14 22 (12.02%) User Stories
14 22 (12.02%) Front End Development
14 22 (12.02%) Adobe
14 22 (12.02%) Axure RP
15 21 (11.48%) HTML5
15 21 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (11.48%) InVision
15 21 (11.48%) Responsive Web Design
16 20 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (10.38%) Data Modelling
18 18 (9.84%) TDD
18 18 (9.84%) Software Engineering
18 18 (9.84%) Visualisation
19 17 (9.29%) BDD
19 17 (9.29%) REST

User Experience
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 17 (9.29%) CMS
2 5 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.73%) Confluence
3 4 (2.19%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.64%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.64%) Kentico
5 2 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.09%) Drupal
5 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (11.48%) InVision
2 17 (9.29%) Photoshop
3 13 (7.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.09%) Chatbot
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Actimize
1 1 (0.55%) assyst
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 10 (5.46%) npm
3 10 (5.46%) Yarn
4 4 (2.19%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) SMS
2 1 (0.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.92%) MongoDB
1 9 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.73%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.64%) Informix
4 3 (1.64%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.55%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (15.30%) Git (software)
2 22 (12.02%) Axure RP
3 16 (8.74%) JIRA
4 11 (6.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 11 (6.01%) Jenkins
5 10 (5.46%) Babel
5 10 (5.46%) Mocha
5 10 (5.46%) webpack
6 7 (3.83%) Selenium
6 7 (3.83%) Subversion
7 6 (3.28%) JUnit
8 5 (2.73%) FitNesse
9 4 (2.19%) Hudson
10 2 (1.09%) Ant
10 2 (1.09%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.09%) Grunt
10 2 (1.09%) gulp
10 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (23.50%) Finance
2 16 (8.74%) Banking
3 6 (3.28%) Back Office
3 6 (3.28%) Front Office
4 4 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.64%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (30.05%) Developer
2 52 (28.42%) Designer
3 42 (22.95%) UX Designer
4 25 (13.66%) Analyst
5 20 (10.93%) React Developer
6 18 (9.84%) Business Analyst
7 15 (8.20%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (7.65%) Consultant
9 13 (7.10%) User Experience Consultant
10 12 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (4.37%) Architect
12 7 (3.83%) UI Developer
12 7 (3.83%) Web Developer
13 6 (3.28%) Java Developer
13 6 (3.28%) Python Developer
13 6 (3.28%) Senior Developer
14 5 (2.73%) Digital Analyst
14 5 (2.73%) Node.js Developer
14 5 (2.73%) Visual Designer
15 4 (2.19%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (32.79%) CSS
2 48 (26.23%) HTML
3 35 (19.13%) React
4 21 (11.48%) HTML5
5 17 (9.29%) AngularJS
5 17 (9.29%) REST
6 16 (8.74%) jQuery
6 16 (8.74%) Redux
7 15 (8.20%) .NET
7 15 (8.20%) CSS3
7 15 (8.20%) Enzyme
7 15 (8.20%) Sass
8 10 (5.46%) Chai
8 10 (5.46%) Node.js
9 8 (4.37%) Spring
10 7 (3.83%) GraphQL
11 6 (3.28%) Spring Boot
12 5 (2.73%) Jest
12 5 (2.73%) Thymeleaf
12 5 (2.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.46%) Cloud Native
2 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.92%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.73%) Minimum Viable Product
4 3 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.09%) Fintech
5 2 (1.09%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.09%) Robotics
5 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.55%) Blog
6 1 (0.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.37%) Linux
2 2 (1.09%) Android
2 2 (1.09%) Windows
3 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.86%) Wireframes
3 39 (21.31%) Scrum
4 27 (14.75%) Kanban
5 26 (14.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 25 (13.66%) Prototyping
7 24 (13.11%) Analytics
8 22 (12.02%) Front End Development
8 22 (12.02%) User Stories
9 21 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (11.48%) Responsive Web Design
10 20 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (10.38%) Data Modelling
12 18 (9.84%) Software Engineering
12 18 (9.84%) TDD
12 18 (9.84%) Visualisation
13 17 (9.29%) BDD
13 17 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (7.65%) Data Visualisation
14 14 (7.65%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.68%) JavaScript
2 39 (21.31%) Java
3 27 (14.75%) Python
4 15 (8.20%) ES6
5 12 (6.56%) SQL
6 5 (2.73%) Perl
7 3 (1.64%) PHP
8 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.55%) C#
9 1 (0.55%) Dart
9 1 (0.55%) Java 8
9 1 (0.55%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (4.92%) Degree
2 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.55%) MCP
3 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) QA
2 4 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.19%) PMO
3 3 (1.64%) WCAG
4 1 (0.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.83%) Ansible
2 6 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.28%) Puppet
3 5 (2.73%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.55%) Grafana
4 1 (0.55%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.55%) SCCM
4 1 (0.55%) SCOM
4 1 (0.55%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 22 (12.02%) Adobe
2 11 (6.01%) Oracle
3 6 (3.28%) FatWire
3 6 (3.28%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.19%) VMware
5 2 (1.09%) Omniture
5 2 (1.09%) Splunk
5 2 (1.09%) Twitter
6 1 (0.55%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.55%) Google
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.55%) Talend