The table below looks at the statistics for the UX Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 270 329 304
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -25
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 145 96 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 84 89
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
UX Designer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22649 23455 24036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.28% 92.88% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15806 16148 15867
Average daily rate £425 £435 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 422 590
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

UX Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

UX Designer Jobs Demand Trend in London

UX Designer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

UX Designer Daily Rate Trend in London

UX Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UX Designer across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

UX Designer Daily Rate Histogram in London

UX Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UX Designer across the London region.

UX Designer Hourly Rate Trend in London

UX Designer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Designer within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +36 31 £400 +14.28% 7
Hammersmith - 1 £425 - 1
UX Designer
England

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 309 (100.00%) User Experience
2 106 (34.30%) HTML
3 97 (31.39%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (30.74%) CSS
5 93 (30.10%) Axure RP
6 61 (19.74%) Mobile App
7 60 (19.42%) Photoshop
8 56 (18.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 48 (15.53%) UX Design
9 48 (15.53%) OmniGraffle
10 47 (15.21%) Finance
11 44 (14.24%) Degree
12 42 (13.59%) Adobe
13 41 (13.27%) Rapid Prototyping
14 38 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 37 (11.97%) JavaScript
16 36 (11.65%) Usability Testing
17 35 (11.33%) Banking
18 29 (9.39%) HTML5
19 27 (8.74%) Information Architecture
19 27 (8.74%) E-Commerce
20 26 (8.41%) Apple iOS
21 23 (7.44%) Retail
22 21 (6.80%) Android
23 19 (6.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
24 18 (5.83%) CSS3
24 18 (5.83%) InDesign
25 17 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
26 16 (5.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 16 (5.18%) Marketing

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (2.59%) CMS
2 2 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 60 (19.42%) Photoshop
2 56 (18.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 48 (15.53%) OmniGraffle
4 18 (5.83%) InDesign
5 16 (5.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (4.53%) Fireworks
7 9 (2.91%) Adobe After Effects
7 9 (2.91%) MS Visio
8 5 (1.62%) MS Project
8 5 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.88%) Internet
2 2 (0.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.32%) SAN
3 1 (0.32%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.32%) KDB
1 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 93 (30.10%) Axure RP
2 19 (6.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (1.62%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.29%) ProtoShare
5 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (15.21%) Finance
2 35 (11.33%) Banking
3 23 (7.44%) Retail
4 16 (5.18%) Marketing
5 12 (3.88%) Games
6 9 (2.91%) Advertising
7 8 (2.59%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.27%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.94%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.62%) Interactive Media
11 4 (1.29%) Front Office
12 3 (0.97%) iGaming
13 2 (0.65%) Automotive
13 2 (0.65%) Legal
13 2 (0.65%) Publishing
14 1 (0.32%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.32%) Law
14 1 (0.32%) Electronics
14 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (34.30%) HTML
2 95 (30.74%) CSS
3 29 (9.39%) HTML5
4 18 (5.83%) CSS3
5 12 (3.88%) jQuery
6 10 (3.24%) Flash
7 4 (1.29%) XML
7 4 (1.29%) WPF
7 4 (1.29%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.97%) Web Services
9 2 (0.65%) XHTML
9 2 (0.65%) .NET
10 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.32%) JSP
10 1 (0.32%) Ajax
10 1 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.32%) WCF
10 1 (0.32%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.32%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 309 (100.00%) User Experience
2 61 (19.74%) Mobile App
3 17 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.56%) Visualisation
5 7 (2.27%) Online Banking
6 6 (1.94%) Human Factors
7 5 (1.62%) iPhone
8 4 (1.29%) Psychology
8 4 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.97%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.97%) Social Network
9 3 (0.97%) RIA
9 3 (0.97%) Online Games
10 2 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.65%) Social Media
11 1 (0.32%) iPad
11 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.32%) FMCG
11 1 (0.32%) Open Source
11 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.41%) Apple iOS
2 21 (6.80%) Android
3 10 (3.24%) Windows
4 3 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (31.39%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.53%) UX Design
3 41 (13.27%) Rapid Prototyping
4 38 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (11.65%) Usability Testing
6 27 (8.74%) E-Commerce
6 27 (8.74%) Information Architecture
7 15 (4.85%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (3.56%) Customer Insight
8 11 (3.56%) Scrum
8 11 (3.56%) Industrial Design
9 10 (3.24%) User Stories
10 8 (2.59%) Web Development
10 8 (2.59%) Project Management
11 7 (2.27%) Test Scripting
12 6 (1.94%) Business Development
12 6 (1.94%) Workflow
12 6 (1.94%) Mentoring
13 5 (1.62%) BDD
13 5 (1.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.97%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.29%) C#
3 2 (0.65%) XAML
3 2 (0.65%) Java
4 1 (0.32%) Ruby
4 1 (0.32%) Erlang
4 1 (0.32%) F#
4 1 (0.32%) C++
4 1 (0.32%) PHP
4 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (14.24%) Degree
2 6 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
1 2 (0.65%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 42 (13.59%) Adobe
2 8 (2.59%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.94%) Mercator
4 5 (1.62%) Apple
5 4 (1.29%) Google
6 1 (0.32%) iRise
6 1 (0.32%) SAP
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