The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of User Experience role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of User Experience in their job title over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of User Experience (UX)
Rank 596 573 578
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 16 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.004% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£675 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £763 - -
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

Head of User Experience
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of User Experience in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of User Experience Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of User Experience
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of User Experience within the UK.

Head of User Experience Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of User Experience within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Head of User Experience Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of User Experience within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 16 £675 - 3
London +15 13 £675 - 2
City of London - 6 £650 -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -

Head of User Experience
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of User Experience 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 Head of User Experience in their job title.

1 18 (100.00%) User Experience
2 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (44.44%) Web Design
2 8 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (38.89%) Market Research
4 5 (27.78%) Rapid Prototyping
4 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) CSS
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) Marketing
6 3 (16.67%) Business Development
6 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (16.67%) Kanban
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (11.11%) Law
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (11.11%) Axure RP
8 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.56%) Intranet
8 1 (5.56%) Retail
8 1 (5.56%) Ruby

Head of User Experience
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of User Experience 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 Head of User Experience in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (11.11%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (11.11%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (11.11%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) jQuery
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (100.00%) User Experience
2 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Social Media
4 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Web Design
1 8 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (38.89%) Market Research
3 5 (27.78%) Rapid Prototyping
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) Business Development
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (16.67%) Kanban
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared