The table below looks at the statistics for the UX 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 UX Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 140 170 166
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -4
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 44 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.55% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 27 21
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £294 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £530 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.37 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50
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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
4780 5413 5331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.07% 93.31% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3657 3807 3953
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 128
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.28 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

UX Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

UX Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

UX 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 UX Designer across the City of London region.

UX Designer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

UX Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UX Designer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

UX Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited UX 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 UX Designer in their job title.

1 83 (100.00%) User Experience
2 39 (46.99%) HTML
3 36 (43.37%) CSS
4 32 (38.55%) Axure RP
5 28 (33.73%) JavaScript
6 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (22.89%) Photoshop
7 19 (22.89%) Usability Testing
8 18 (21.69%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (19.28%) Finance
10 14 (16.87%) Banking
11 13 (15.66%) Information Architecture
11 13 (15.66%) HTML5
12 12 (14.46%) Rapid Prototyping
13 11 (13.25%) Mobile App
14 10 (12.05%) UX Design
15 9 (10.84%) Adobe
16 8 (9.64%) Android
17 7 (8.43%) jQuery
17 7 (8.43%) Degree
17 7 (8.43%) Retail
17 7 (8.43%) Analytics
18 6 (7.23%) Apple iOS
18 6 (7.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 6 (7.23%) OmniGraffle
18 6 (7.23%) E-Commerce
19 5 (6.02%) Graphic Design
19 5 (6.02%) CSS3
20 4 (4.82%) Human Factors
20 4 (4.82%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited UX 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 UX Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Photoshop
2 18 (21.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (7.23%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.82%) Fireworks
5 2 (2.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.20%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Intranet
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 32 (38.55%) Axure RP
2 6 (7.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (4.82%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (2.41%) JIRA
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 14 (16.87%) Banking
3 7 (8.43%) Retail
4 4 (4.82%) Marketing
5 3 (3.61%) Advertising
6 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.20%) Games
7 1 (1.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (46.99%) HTML
2 36 (43.37%) CSS
3 13 (15.66%) HTML5
4 7 (8.43%) jQuery
5 5 (6.02%) CSS3
6 3 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (3.61%) DHTML
7 1 (1.20%) Flash
7 1 (1.20%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (100.00%) User Experience
2 11 (13.25%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.02%) Graphic Design
4 4 (4.82%) Human Factors
5 3 (3.61%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.41%) iPhone
6 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.20%) RIA
7 1 (1.20%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Android
2 6 (7.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.89%) Usability Testing
3 13 (15.66%) Information Architecture
4 12 (14.46%) Rapid Prototyping
5 10 (12.05%) UX Design
6 7 (8.43%) Analytics
7 6 (7.23%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.61%) Use Case
9 3 (3.61%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (2.41%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (2.41%) Web Development
10 2 (2.41%) Product Management
10 2 (2.41%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (2.41%) Scrum
10 2 (2.41%) SEO
10 2 (2.41%) Content Management
11 1 (1.20%) Logistics
11 1 (1.20%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) VCP4
2 1 (1.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Adobe