Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 53 54
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing User Experience 160 159 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.38% 3.36% 3.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.89% 11.48% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 100 101
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £278 £300 £305
90th Percentile £550 £489 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.26% -68.79% -56.75%
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.74
% change year-on-year -5.56% +6.71% +20.49%

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 1,346 1,385 1,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.44% 29.27% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 762 712
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £213 £200 £207
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 44
Scotland median hourly rate £21.56 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -4.76% +10.47%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £45.19 £43.25 £51.40
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +3.28% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +11 97 £425 +6.25% 12
Glasgow -18 61 £413 +6.58% 14
West Lothian +1 1 £475 +18.75% 1
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 92 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.88%) CSS
3 39 (24.38%) HTML
4 35 (21.88%) Finance
5 32 (20.00%) Wireframes
6 29 (18.13%) JavaScript
7 28 (17.50%) Java
8 27 (16.88%) Banking
9 25 (15.63%) Scrum
10 24 (15.00%) Git (software)
11 23 (14.38%) React
12 21 (13.13%) Analytics
12 21 (13.13%) Front End Development
12 21 (13.13%) Kanban
13 20 (12.50%) Axure RP
13 20 (12.50%) CMS
13 20 (12.50%) Design Thinking
14 19 (11.88%) Responsive Web Design
15 18 (11.25%) Prototyping
15 18 (11.25%) Software Engineering
15 18 (11.25%) Python
15 18 (11.25%) Adobe
15 18 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (10.63%) InVision
16 17 (10.63%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 16 (10.00%) JIRA
18 15 (9.38%) Data Modelling
18 15 (9.38%) SQL
18 15 (9.38%) jQuery
18 15 (9.38%) 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 20 (12.50%) CMS
2 7 (4.38%) Confluence
3 5 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.50%) Drupal
5 2 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.25%) IIS
5 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.63%) nginx
6 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (10.63%) InVision
2 9 (5.63%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.88%) Chatbot
5 2 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.25%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.25%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.63%) InDesign
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Actimize
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (2.50%) npm
4 4 (2.50%) OpenShift
4 4 (2.50%) Yarn
5 2 (1.25%) Apigee
6 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Serverless
6 1 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.88%) Internet
2 2 (1.25%) SMS
3 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) MongoDB
2 9 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.75%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.88%) Informix
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.63%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.63%) MySQL
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.50%) Axure RP
3 16 (10.00%) JIRA
4 10 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 9 (5.63%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.38%) Subversion
7 6 (3.75%) Selenium
8 5 (3.13%) FitNesse
8 5 (3.13%) gulp
8 5 (3.13%) Hudson
8 5 (3.13%) JUnit
9 4 (2.50%) Babel
9 4 (2.50%) Mocha
9 4 (2.50%) webpack
10 3 (1.88%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.25%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.25%) Gradle
11 2 (1.25%) Grunt
11 2 (1.25%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (21.88%) Finance
2 27 (16.88%) Banking
3 5 (3.13%) Marketing
4 4 (2.50%) Back Office
4 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.88%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Games
6 2 (1.25%) Legal
6 2 (1.25%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (28.13%) Developer
2 39 (24.38%) Designer
3 33 (20.63%) UX Designer
4 16 (10.00%) Analyst
5 14 (8.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 12 (7.50%) Business Analyst
7 11 (6.88%) React Developer
8 10 (6.25%) User Experience Researcher
8 10 (6.25%) User Researcher
9 9 (5.63%) Architect
10 7 (4.38%) Consultant
10 7 (4.38%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.38%) UI Developer
11 6 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (3.75%) User Experience Consultant
11 6 (3.75%) UX Developer
12 5 (3.13%) Senior Designer
13 4 (2.50%) Agile Business Analyst
13 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Architect
13 4 (2.50%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.88%) CSS
2 39 (24.38%) HTML
3 23 (14.38%) React
4 15 (9.38%) jQuery
4 15 (9.38%) REST
5 13 (8.13%) AngularJS
5 13 (8.13%) Sass
6 10 (6.25%) CSS3
6 10 (6.25%) HTML5
7 9 (5.63%) Enzyme
7 9 (5.63%) Redux
8 8 (5.00%) Node.js
8 8 (5.00%) Spring
9 7 (4.38%) Spring Boot
10 5 (3.13%) Jest
10 5 (3.13%) Thymeleaf
11 4 (2.50%) .NET
11 4 (2.50%) Chai
11 4 (2.50%) Flask
11 4 (2.50%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.38%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.50%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.63%) Blog
4 1 (0.63%) Clustering
4 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.63%) Fintech
4 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.00%) Linux
2 5 (3.13%) Android
3 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.88%) Windows
5 2 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.00%) Wireframes
3 25 (15.63%) Scrum
4 21 (13.13%) Analytics
4 21 (13.13%) Front End Development
4 21 (13.13%) Kanban
5 20 (12.50%) Design Thinking
6 19 (11.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 18 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (11.25%) Prototyping
7 18 (11.25%) Software Engineering
8 17 (10.63%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 15 (9.38%) Data Modelling
10 14 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (7.50%) BDD
12 12 (7.50%) DevOps
12 12 (7.50%) Microservices
12 12 (7.50%) TDD
12 12 (7.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.13%) JavaScript
2 28 (17.50%) Java
3 18 (11.25%) Python
4 15 (9.38%) SQL
5 9 (5.63%) ES6
6 5 (3.13%) Perl
7 3 (1.88%) C#
7 3 (1.88%) PHP
8 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.63%) Clojure
9 1 (0.63%) Dart
9 1 (0.63%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.63%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (7.50%) Degree
2 2 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) QA
2 4 (2.50%) WCAG
3 3 (1.88%) PMO
4 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) Ansible
2 6 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.75%) Puppet
3 5 (3.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.63%) Grafana
4 1 (0.63%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 18 (11.25%) Adobe
2 12 (7.50%) Oracle
3 5 (3.13%) FatWire
4 4 (2.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.50%) VMware
5 2 (1.25%) Omniture
5 2 (1.25%) OutSystems
5 2 (1.25%) Splunk
5 2 (1.25%) Twitter
5 2 (1.25%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.63%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.63%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.63%) Google
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.63%) Talend