Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 59 46
Rank change year-on-year +19 -13 +1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 159 183 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.01% 3.52% 3.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.02% 12.50% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 99 112
Scotland median daily rate £450 £405 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £289 £305 £300
90th Percentile £593 £538 £509
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +159.26% -68.79%
10th Percentile £22.25 £35.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £22.75 £35.00 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £33.44
% change year-on-year +15.94% +3.17% +4.50%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,134 1,464 1,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.58% 28.12% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 752 773
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £133 £213 £205
90th Percentile £566 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 54
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -13.41% -3.76%
10th Percentile £14.20 £13.00 £11.27
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.41 £44.83
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year +17.50% -1.04% +1.05%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +16 100 £470 +16.05% 29
Glasgow -6 44 £425 +13.33% 22
Dundee - 3 £525 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £388 - 1
Stirling - 2 £513 -
Fife - 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £438 -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 89 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.33%) HTML
3 46 (28.93%) JavaScript
4 41 (25.79%) CSS
5 40 (25.16%) Public Sector
6 28 (17.61%) Finance
7 26 (16.35%) Banking
7 26 (16.35%) Content Management
8 25 (15.72%) CMS
8 25 (15.72%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 25 (15.72%) Front End Development
9 24 (15.09%) Java
10 22 (13.84%) Git (software)
11 21 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (12.58%) Analytics
12 20 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (12.58%) Test Automation
12 20 (12.58%) Adobe
13 18 (11.32%) Scrum
13 18 (11.32%) Sass
13 18 (11.32%) Sketch
13 18 (11.32%) Service Design
13 18 (11.32%) Wireframes
14 17 (10.69%) Android
14 17 (10.69%) Unit Testing
15 16 (10.06%) REST
15 16 (10.06%) Prototyping
15 16 (10.06%) React
16 15 (9.43%) Information Architecture
16 15 (9.43%) Marketing

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 25 (15.72%) CMS
2 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.89%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.89%) WordPress
3 2 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) Drupal
4 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (11.32%) Sketch
2 13 (8.18%) InVision
3 9 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.66%) OmniGraffle
4 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (3.77%) Chatbot
6 3 (1.89%) Adobe XD
6 3 (1.89%) Figma
7 2 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.63%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.63%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.92%) AWS
2 10 (6.29%) GitHub
3 8 (5.03%) Azure
4 7 (4.40%) IBM Cloud
4 7 (4.40%) Office 365
5 6 (3.77%) npm
6 5 (3.14%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.52%) PaaS
7 4 (2.52%) SaaS
7 4 (2.52%) Serverless
8 3 (1.89%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.89%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.26%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.26%) GCP
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Flow
10 1 (0.63%) ShareGate
10 1 (0.63%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.66%) HTTP
2 3 (1.89%) Skype
3 2 (1.26%) DNS
3 2 (1.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.40%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.77%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.26%) GIS
5 1 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.63%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (13.84%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.55%) Axure RP
3 8 (5.03%) gulp
4 7 (4.40%) JIRA
4 7 (4.40%) Subversion
5 5 (3.14%) Grunt
5 5 (3.14%) webpack
6 4 (2.52%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.89%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.26%) Balsamiq
8 2 (1.26%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.26%) Mocha
8 2 (1.26%) PostCSS
8 2 (1.26%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.63%) Protractor
General
1 40 (25.16%) Public Sector
2 28 (17.61%) Finance
3 26 (16.35%) Banking
4 15 (9.43%) Marketing
5 8 (5.03%) Retail
6 5 (3.14%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.89%) Back Office
7 3 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.89%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.26%) Publishing
8 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Electronics
9 1 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (37.11%) Developer
2 45 (28.30%) Designer
3 29 (18.24%) UX Designer
4 21 (13.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 13 (8.18%) Senior Developer
6 12 (7.55%) Android Developer
6 12 (7.55%) Architect
7 9 (5.66%) Analyst
8 8 (5.03%) Content Designer
8 8 (5.03%) Digital Designer
8 8 (5.03%) UI Developer
9 6 (3.77%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.77%) Senior Designer
10 5 (3.14%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.14%) User Researcher
11 4 (2.52%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.52%) Data Engineer
11 4 (2.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (33.33%) HTML
2 41 (25.79%) CSS
3 18 (11.32%) Sass
4 16 (10.06%) React
4 16 (10.06%) REST
5 14 (8.81%) AngularJS
5 14 (8.81%) Node.js
6 8 (5.03%) .NET
6 8 (5.03%) HTML5
7 7 (4.40%) jQuery
7 7 (4.40%) Spring
8 6 (3.77%) Redux
8 6 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (3.14%) Spring Boot
10 4 (2.52%) JSON
10 4 (2.52%) XML
11 3 (1.89%) CSS3
11 3 (1.89%) OAuth
11 3 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.29%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.29%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.52%) Cloud Native
4 4 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.89%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.26%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.63%) Blog
7 1 (0.63%) Chromecast
7 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.69%) Android
2 6 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.14%) Windows
3 5 (3.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.89%) Linux
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.35%) Content Management
3 25 (15.72%) Front End Development
3 25 (15.72%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 20 (12.58%) Analytics
4 20 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (12.58%) Test Automation
5 18 (11.32%) Scrum
5 18 (11.32%) Service Design
5 18 (11.32%) Wireframes
6 17 (10.69%) Unit Testing
7 16 (10.06%) Prototyping
8 15 (9.43%) Information Architecture
9 14 (8.81%) Digital Marketing
9 14 (8.81%) TDD
10 13 (8.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (7.55%) Android Development
11 12 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (7.55%) Project Delivery
12 11 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.93%) JavaScript
2 24 (15.09%) Java
3 13 (8.18%) ES6
4 10 (6.29%) Bash Shell
4 10 (6.29%) Kotlin
5 8 (5.03%) Python
6 7 (4.40%) C#
6 7 (4.40%) SQL
7 6 (3.77%) Ruby
8 5 (3.14%) Java 8
9 4 (2.52%) PHP
10 3 (1.89%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.26%) Perl
11 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.63%) ES7
12 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (1.89%) Degree
1 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) PSD2
2 4 (2.52%) WCAG
3 2 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.26%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (3.77%) Docker
2 2 (1.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.52%) Ansible
2 3 (1.89%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.26%) SCCM
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (12.58%) Adobe
2 8 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.40%) IBM
4 5 (3.14%) Google
5 2 (1.26%) Facebook
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle
6 1 (0.63%) Apple
6 1 (0.63%) Avaya
6 1 (0.63%) FatWire
6 1 (0.63%) SAP
6 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.63%) VMware