The table below looks at the statistics for the User Experience Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Experience Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 164 197 185
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -12
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Designer 37 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.38% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.41% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 35
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5363 6610 7331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.45% 92.42% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3925 4808 5247
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £32.75 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

User Experience Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Experience Designer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

User Experience Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

User Experience Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Experience Designer across the City of London region.

User Experience Designer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

User Experience Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Experience Designer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

User Experience Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

User Experience Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited User Experience Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with User Experience Designer in their job title.

1 86 (100.00%) User Experience
2 27 (31.40%) HTML
3 24 (27.91%) CSS
4 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (26.74%) User Experience Design
5 21 (24.42%) Axure RP
6 20 (23.26%) Mobile App
7 19 (22.09%) Finance
8 18 (20.93%) Photoshop
9 13 (15.12%) Banking
9 13 (15.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (15.12%) Usability Testing
10 12 (13.95%) Degree
10 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
11 11 (12.79%) OmniGraffle
12 10 (11.63%) Adobe
12 10 (11.63%) Marketing
12 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (11.63%) Retail
13 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
13 9 (10.47%) Rapid Prototyping
14 6 (6.98%) Information Architecture
14 6 (6.98%) Retail Banking
15 5 (5.81%) CMS
15 5 (5.81%) Internet
15 5 (5.81%) Android
15 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
15 5 (5.81%) CSS3
16 4 (4.65%) Mentoring
16 4 (4.65%) HTML5

User Experience Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited User Experience Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with User Experience Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.81%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Photoshop
2 13 (15.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (12.79%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (3.49%) Fireworks
5 2 (2.33%) InDesign
5 2 (2.33%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 13 (15.12%) Banking
3 10 (11.63%) Marketing
3 10 (11.63%) Retail
4 6 (6.98%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.65%) Advertising
6 3 (3.49%) Front Office
7 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.16%) Games
8 1 (1.16%) Electronics
8 1 (1.16%) Automotive
8 1 (1.16%) Legal
8 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) HTML
2 24 (27.91%) CSS
3 5 (5.81%) CSS3
4 4 (4.65%) HTML5
5 2 (2.33%) Flash
5 2 (2.33%) jQuery
5 2 (2.33%) WPF
6 1 (1.16%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.16%) .NET
6 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 86 (100.00%) User Experience
2 20 (23.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.65%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.16%) Statistics
5 1 (1.16%) Psychology
5 1 (1.16%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) DTV
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Social Media
5 1 (1.16%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Android
1 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (26.74%) User Experience Design
2 13 (15.12%) Usability Testing
3 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
4 9 (10.47%) Rapid Prototyping
5 6 (6.98%) Information Architecture
6 4 (4.65%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.49%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (3.49%) Project Management
8 2 (2.33%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.33%) Time Management
8 2 (2.33%) Product Management
8 2 (2.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (2.33%) Customer Insight
8 2 (2.33%) Analytics
8 2 (2.33%) SEO
8 2 (2.33%) Scrum
8 2 (2.33%) Web Development
8 2 (2.33%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.16%) C#
2 1 (1.16%) Java
2 1 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Adobe
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.16%) Google
3 1 (1.16%) Apple
3 1 (1.16%) SAP
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