The table below looks at the statistics for Balsamiq Mockups skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Balsamiq Mockups over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Balsamiq Mockups
Rank 565 543 502
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -41
Contract jobs citing Balsamiq Mockups 43 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.050% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 35
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £320 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £486 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7295 6008 5832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.19% 11.62% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 3856 3589
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 145 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

Balsamiq Mockups
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Balsamiq Mockups within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Balsamiq Mockups Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Balsamiq Mockups
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Balsamiq Mockups within the UK.

Balsamiq Mockups Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Balsamiq Mockups
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Balsamiq Mockups within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Balsamiq Mockups Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Balsamiq Mockups
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Balsamiq Mockups within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 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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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
England -12 43 £388 -3.12% 10
London +29 25 £394 -1.56% 5
City of London +13 6 £425 +11.84%
North West -8 5 £400 +55.33%
Yorkshire -12 4 £384 - 1
East of England - 4 £410 -
West Yorkshire -10 2 - - 1
South East -37 2 £80 -78.66% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £80 - 1
Oxford - 2 £80 - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Hertford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -

Balsamiq Mockups
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Balsamiq Mockups 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 Balsamiq Mockups.

1 71 (87.65%) Axure RP
2 67 (82.72%) User Experience
3 46 (56.79%) HTML
3 46 (56.79%) Photoshop
4 35 (43.21%) CSS
5 32 (39.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 31 (38.27%) Adobe
7 25 (30.86%) OmniGraffle
8 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (23.46%) jQuery
10 17 (20.99%) JavaScript
11 16 (19.75%) HTML5
12 14 (17.28%) Information Architecture
12 14 (17.28%) CSS3
13 13 (16.05%) Dreamweaver
14 10 (12.35%) Retail
15 9 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 9 (11.11%) Degree
15 9 (11.11%) JSON
15 9 (11.11%) MS Visio
16 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
16 8 (9.88%) InDesign
16 8 (9.88%) Project Management
16 8 (9.88%) Ajax
16 8 (9.88%) Usability Testing
16 8 (9.88%) Mobile App
16 8 (9.88%) Responsive Web Design
17 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
17 7 (8.64%) Web Design
17 7 (8.64%) Finance

Balsamiq Mockups
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Balsamiq Mockups 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 Balsamiq Mockups. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.23%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.23%) Confluence
2 1 (1.23%) JBoss
2 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 46 (56.79%) Photoshop
2 32 (39.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (30.86%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (11.11%) MS Visio
5 8 (9.88%) InDesign
6 7 (8.64%) Fireworks
7 2 (2.47%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (2.47%) Acrobat
7 2 (2.47%) MS Office
7 2 (2.47%) Adobe After Effects
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Jackrabbit
2 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (87.65%) Axure RP
2 13 (16.05%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.70%) ProtoShare
5 1 (1.23%) Mockito
5 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.23%) Liquibase
5 1 (1.23%) GitLab
5 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.23%) Maven
5 1 (1.23%) Selenium
5 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.35%) Retail
2 7 (8.64%) Finance
3 6 (7.41%) Marketing
4 4 (4.94%) Games
5 3 (3.70%) Banking
6 2 (2.47%) Automotive
6 2 (2.47%) iGaming
7 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.23%) Music Industry
7 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (69.14%) Designer
2 39 (48.15%) UX Designer
3 14 (17.28%) Developer
4 11 (13.58%) Architect
4 11 (13.58%) Senior Designer
5 10 (12.35%) UI Designer
5 10 (12.35%) User Experience Architect
5 10 (12.35%) Senior UX Designer
6 7 (8.64%) Web Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Web Designer
8 3 (3.70%) Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Junior
9 2 (2.47%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.47%) Interface Designer
9 2 (2.47%) Lead Architect
9 2 (2.47%) Photoshop Designer
9 2 (2.47%) Creative Director
9 2 (2.47%) Head of User Experience
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (56.79%) HTML
2 35 (43.21%) CSS
3 19 (23.46%) jQuery
4 16 (19.75%) HTML5
5 14 (17.28%) CSS3
6 9 (11.11%) JSON
7 8 (9.88%) Ajax
8 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.41%) .NET
9 5 (6.17%) Flash
10 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (2.47%) XHTML
12 2 (2.47%) XML
12 2 (2.47%) PhoneGap
12 2 (2.47%) Backbone.js
13 1 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (1.23%) Sass
13 1 (1.23%) LESS
13 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (82.72%) User Experience
2 8 (9.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.94%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.94%) Psychology
3 4 (4.94%) RIA
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.47%) Social Network
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) Open Source
5 2 (2.47%) Online Games
5 2 (2.47%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.23%) Human Factors
6 1 (1.23%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.28%) Information Architecture
3 8 (9.88%) Project Management
3 8 (9.88%) Usability Testing
3 8 (9.88%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (8.64%) Web Design
5 6 (7.41%) MVVM
5 6 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.17%) Web Usability
6 5 (6.17%) Web Accessibility
6 5 (6.17%) MVC
6 5 (6.17%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.94%) UX Design
7 4 (4.94%) Product Management
7 4 (4.94%) Content Management
8 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.70%) Web Development
8 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.70%) SEO
9 2 (2.47%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.99%) JavaScript
2 6 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (2.47%) SQL
4 1 (1.23%) VBA
4 1 (1.23%) PHP
4 1 (1.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (38.27%) Adobe
2 2 (2.47%) Apple
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.23%) hybris
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle
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