The table below looks at the statistics for User Experience Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Experience Design over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience Design
Rank 221 240 222
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs citing User Experience Design 21 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.023% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.032% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £340 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6747 6285 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.46% 71.94% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3779 3429 3314
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 245 328
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

User Experience Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Experience Design across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Experience Design Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

User Experience Design
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Experience Design across the South East region.

User Experience Design Daily Rate Trend in the South East

User Experience Design
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Experience Design across the South East region.

User Experience Design Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

User Experience Design
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience Design within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Berkshire +10 9 £350 -17.64%
Surrey - 4 - - 1
West Sussex - 4 £313 -
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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User Experience Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing User Experience Design also 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 that cited User Experience Design.

1 31 (86.11%) HTML
2 27 (75.00%) CSS
3 24 (66.67%) Adobe
4 23 (63.89%) Photoshop
5 22 (61.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 21 (58.33%) OmniGraffle
6 21 (58.33%) Axure RP
7 17 (47.22%) Scrum
8 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
9 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.67%) Web Design
10 6 (16.67%) Web Development
10 6 (16.67%) jQuery
10 6 (16.67%) HTML5
10 6 (16.67%) User Stories
11 5 (13.89%) Analytics
12 4 (11.11%) Java
12 4 (11.11%) PHP
12 4 (11.11%) Publishing
12 4 (11.11%) Degree
13 3 (8.33%) JUnit
13 3 (8.33%) UNIX
13 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
13 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
13 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
13 3 (8.33%) Google
13 3 (8.33%) Selenium
13 3 (8.33%) Google Analytics
13 3 (8.33%) Release Management
13 3 (8.33%) Web Usability

User Experience Design
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing User Experience Design also 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 that cited User Experience Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 23 (63.89%) Photoshop
2 22 (61.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (58.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Axure RP
2 3 (8.33%) JUnit
2 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (11.11%) Publishing
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (77.78%) User Experience Designer
1 28 (77.78%) Designer
2 8 (22.22%) Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Interaction Designer
3 6 (16.67%) Visual Designer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior User Experience Designer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Designer
4 4 (11.11%) UI Designer
5 3 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Web Designer
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) UI Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Interface Designer
6 2 (5.56%) UI Programmer
6 2 (5.56%) User Experience Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (86.11%) HTML
2 27 (75.00%) CSS
3 6 (16.67%) jQuery
3 6 (16.67%) HTML5
4 3 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (2.78%) Web Services
6 1 (2.78%) Ajax
6 1 (2.78%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Scrum
2 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.67%) Web Design
3 6 (16.67%) Web Development
3 6 (16.67%) User Stories
4 5 (13.89%) Analytics
5 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Release Management
5 3 (8.33%) Web Usability
5 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.56%) Content Management
6 2 (5.56%) Web Analytics
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.78%) Information Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) Usability Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Test Management
7 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.11%) PHP
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Adobe
2 3 (8.33%) Google