The table below looks at the statistics for the UI Designer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UI Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Interface Designer
Rank 493 485 504
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs requiring a UI Designer 120 104 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.21% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 64 27
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£350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £259
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +25.60%
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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

UI Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UI Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UI Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

UI Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UI Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UI Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

UI Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UI Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UI Designer within the UK.

UI Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UI Designer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UI Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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 -3 111 £350 -6.66% 37
London +3 57 £355 -11.25% 17
South East -9 22 £325 +8.33% 4
City of London +5 20 £325 -35.00% 8
North West -14 11 £323 -0.76% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £325 -
Manchester +4 9 £325 +1.56% 3
Milton Keynes - 9 £325 -
South West +17 8 £425 +40.49% 6
East of England +6 8 £350 -
Scotland -2 7 £375 +15.38%
West Sussex - 7 £325 - 1
Wiltshire +10 6 £425 +40.49% 6
Glasgow 0 6 £375 -
Crawley - 5 £338 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £275 -
Swindon - 4 £425 -
Hertfordshire -1 3 £375 -
Watford - 3 £375 -
Hampshire +8 2 - -
Berkshire -7 2 £325 +8.33%
Peterborough - 2 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £475 -
North East - 2 £475 -
Surrey +3 1 £350 +86.66%
Reading -3 1 £425 -
Cheshire -8 1 £275 -15.38% 1
Nottinghamshire -9 1 £315 -
Leeds -10 1 £475 +31.03%

UI Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UI 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 UI Designer in their job title.

1 151 (71.56%) User Experience
2 114 (54.03%) HTML
3 109 (51.66%) CSS
4 75 (35.55%) JavaScript
5 74 (35.07%) Photoshop
6 55 (26.07%) Adobe Illustrator
7 51 (24.17%) Adobe
8 50 (23.70%) HTML5
9 48 (22.75%) jQuery
10 46 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (21.33%) Web Design
12 42 (19.91%) CSS3
13 39 (18.48%) Graphic Design
14 32 (15.17%) Information Architecture
14 32 (15.17%) Mobile App
15 30 (14.22%) Axure RP
15 30 (14.22%) Responsive Web Design
16 27 (12.80%) Finance
17 26 (12.32%) Android
17 26 (12.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 24 (11.37%) AngularJS
18 24 (11.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 22 (10.43%) Apple iOS
20 18 (8.53%) Degree
21 15 (7.11%) Banking
22 14 (6.64%) Human Factors
22 14 (6.64%) E-Commerce
23 13 (6.16%) DHTML
23 13 (6.16%) Marketing
24 12 (5.69%) Balsamiq Mockups

UI Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UI 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 UI Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.37%) Confluence
2 4 (1.90%) CMS
3 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) WordPress
4 1 (0.47%) Node.js
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 74 (35.07%) Photoshop
2 55 (26.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (11.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (4.74%) InDesign
5 4 (1.90%) Fireworks
6 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.42%) GIMP
7 2 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.95%) MS Excel
7 2 (0.95%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.47%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.95%) MySQL
2 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (14.22%) Axure RP
2 12 (5.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (2.84%) JIRA
4 3 (1.42%) Subversion
4 3 (1.42%) Grunt
5 2 (0.95%) Bower
5 2 (0.95%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.95%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.47%) Xcode
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) Gradle
General
1 27 (12.80%) Finance
2 15 (7.11%) Banking
3 13 (6.16%) Marketing
4 11 (5.21%) Retail
5 5 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.42%) Games
7 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (54.03%) HTML
2 109 (51.66%) CSS
3 50 (23.70%) HTML5
4 48 (22.75%) jQuery
5 42 (19.91%) CSS3
6 26 (12.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 24 (11.37%) AngularJS
8 13 (6.16%) DHTML
9 12 (5.69%) JSON
10 10 (4.74%) .NET
11 6 (2.84%) Flash
11 6 (2.84%) XHTML
12 5 (2.37%) YUI
12 5 (2.37%) LESS
13 3 (1.42%) Express
13 3 (1.42%) Dojo
14 2 (0.95%) Apache Flex
14 2 (0.95%) WPF
14 2 (0.95%) Ajax
14 2 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 151 (71.56%) User Experience
2 39 (18.48%) Graphic Design
3 32 (15.17%) Mobile App
4 14 (6.64%) Human Factors
5 8 (3.79%) Visualisation
6 7 (3.32%) Animation
7 6 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.37%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.90%) Motion Graphics
10 3 (1.42%) NHS
10 3 (1.42%) RIA
10 3 (1.42%) Video Editing
10 3 (1.42%) Informatics
10 3 (1.42%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.32%) Android
2 22 (10.43%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.42%) Windows
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.33%) Web Design
3 32 (15.17%) Information Architecture
4 30 (14.22%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (6.64%) E-Commerce
6 9 (4.27%) Web Development
6 9 (4.27%) Usability Testing
6 9 (4.27%) User Stories
7 8 (3.79%) UX Design
7 8 (3.79%) Scrum
8 7 (3.32%) Analytics
9 5 (2.37%) Rapid Prototyping
10 4 (1.90%) Waterfall
10 4 (1.90%) Progressive Enhancement
10 4 (1.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (1.90%) Software Engineering
10 4 (1.90%) Graceful Degradation
11 3 (1.42%) Time Management
11 3 (1.42%) Project Management
11 3 (1.42%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 75 (35.55%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.90%) C
2 4 (1.90%) ActionScript
2 4 (1.90%) Java
3 2 (0.95%) XAML
3 2 (0.95%) PHP
4 1 (0.47%) SQL
4 1 (0.47%) C#
4 1 (0.47%) C++
4 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (8.53%) Degree
2 6 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) QA
Vendors
1 51 (24.17%) Adobe
2 7 (3.32%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.84%) Twitter
4 5 (2.37%) Apple
5 2 (0.95%) Google
5 2 (0.95%) hybris
6 1 (0.47%) Facebook
6 1 (0.47%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.47%) SAP
6 1 (0.47%) Intel
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