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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Balsamiq Mockups
Rank 528 541 526
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Balsamiq Mockups 66 59 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.068%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.92% 0.86% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 27
Average daily rate
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£348 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -

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
7203 6846 5469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.40% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4611 4361 3485
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 138
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.00 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 2015.

Balsamiq Mockups Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Balsamiq Mockups
Top 28 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 24 April 2015. 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
England -5 47 £343 -14.37% 17
London +1 30 £375 -12.28% 11
Wales - 15 £424 -
South East -6 10 £288 -28.12% 2
Berkshire -7 7 £338 -15.62% 1
Reading +3 4 £345 +176.00%
City of London +16 3 £400 -23.80% 2
Scotland +1 3 £450 -16.27%
West Sussex - 3 £250 -
Crawley - 3 £250 -
Glasgow - 3 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £400 -
West Midlands - 2 £135 - 2
North West - 2 £325 - 1
Wiltshire +6 1 £340 +51.11% 1
East Midlands +5 1 - -
South West -2 1 £340 +51.11% 1
East of England - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £135 - 1
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £325 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -

Balsamiq Mockups
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 85 (82.52%) User Experience
2 69 (66.99%) Axure RP
3 45 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (41.75%) HTML
5 38 (36.89%) CSS
6 28 (27.18%) Photoshop
6 28 (27.18%) Finance
7 23 (22.33%) Adobe
7 23 (22.33%) OmniGraffle
8 21 (20.39%) User Stories
8 21 (20.39%) JavaScript
9 20 (19.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (19.42%) Business Analysis
9 20 (19.42%) Use Case
10 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
10 17 (16.50%) jQuery
10 17 (16.50%) Usability Testing
10 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
10 17 (16.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 16 (15.53%) System Testing
11 16 (15.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (15.53%) Information Architecture
11 16 (15.53%) Project Management
11 16 (15.53%) ISEB
12 14 (13.59%) HTML5
12 14 (13.59%) Retail
12 14 (13.59%) MS Visio
13 12 (11.65%) E-Commerce
13 12 (11.65%) Marketing
14 11 (10.68%) CSS3

Balsamiq Mockups
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (4.85%) Confluence
2 3 (2.91%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.97%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (27.18%) Photoshop
2 23 (22.33%) OmniGraffle
3 20 (19.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (16.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 14 (13.59%) MS Visio
6 6 (5.83%) InDesign
7 4 (3.88%) MS Project
8 3 (2.91%) Fireworks
8 3 (2.91%) MS Office
8 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
9 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.97%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.97%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) MVNO
1 1 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
1 3 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (2.91%) NoSQL
1 3 (2.91%) RDBMS
1 3 (2.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 69 (66.99%) Axure RP
2 7 (6.80%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (5.83%) JIRA
4 3 (2.91%) ProtoShare
General
1 28 (27.18%) Finance
2 14 (13.59%) Retail
3 12 (11.65%) Marketing
4 8 (7.77%) Banking
5 3 (2.91%) Games
6 2 (1.94%) Publishing
6 2 (1.94%) iGaming
7 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Legal
7 1 (0.97%) Advertising
7 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (50.49%) Designer
2 40 (38.83%) UX Designer
3 26 (25.24%) Analyst
4 20 (19.42%) Business Analyst
5 15 (14.56%) UI Designer
6 13 (12.62%) Developer
7 11 (10.68%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (8.74%) Architect
8 9 (8.74%) User Experience Architect
9 8 (7.77%) Web Developer
10 7 (6.80%) Senior Designer
11 6 (5.83%) Senior Architect
11 6 (5.83%) Senior UX Designer
12 5 (4.85%) UI Programmer
12 5 (4.85%) Visual Designer
12 5 (4.85%) UI Developer
12 5 (4.85%) Business Systems Analyst
13 4 (3.88%) Consultant
14 3 (2.91%) E-Commerce Project Manager
14 3 (2.91%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (41.75%) HTML
2 38 (36.89%) CSS
3 17 (16.50%) jQuery
4 14 (13.59%) HTML5
5 11 (10.68%) CSS3
6 10 (9.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (4.85%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.85%) Backbone.js
7 5 (4.85%) JSON
7 5 (4.85%) XHTML
8 4 (3.88%) Ajax
9 3 (2.91%) JAX-RS
9 3 (2.91%) REST
9 3 (2.91%) Spring
9 3 (2.91%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.94%) JDBC
10 2 (1.94%) JMS
10 2 (1.94%) Sass
10 2 (1.94%) PhoneGap
11 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (82.52%) User Experience
2 10 (9.71%) RIA
3 6 (5.83%) Psychology
3 6 (5.83%) Human Factors
4 5 (4.85%) Graphic Design
5 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.94%) Online Games
6 2 (1.94%) Social Network
6 2 (1.94%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.94%) Android
1 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.39%) User Stories
3 20 (19.42%) Business Analysis
3 20 (19.42%) Use Case
4 17 (16.50%) Usability Testing
5 16 (15.53%) System Testing
5 16 (15.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (15.53%) Information Architecture
5 16 (15.53%) Project Management
6 12 (11.65%) E-Commerce
7 9 (8.74%) Product Management
8 7 (6.80%) Scrum
9 6 (5.83%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (5.83%) Analytics
9 6 (5.83%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.85%) Industrial Design
10 5 (4.85%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.85%) TDD
11 4 (3.88%) Migration
11 4 (3.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.91%) Java
3 1 (0.97%) PHP
3 1 (0.97%) SQL
3 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
1 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.53%) ISEB
3 9 (8.74%) Degree
4 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 23 (22.33%) Adobe
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle
4 3 (2.91%) hybris
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