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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Interface Designer
Rank 519 487 512
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs requiring a UI Designer 84 99 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 41
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£350 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £210
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +54.76%
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 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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -19 83 £350 -2.09% 33
London -17 42 £350 -6.66% 12
South East -19 16 £323 +3.20% 5
City of London -6 13 £275 -45.00% 1
South West +8 8 £425 -
West Sussex -7 7 £325 +4.00%
Wiltshire - 6 £425 -
North West -19 5 £325 -4.41% 6
Swindon - 5 £425 -
Crawley -2 4 £341 +9.20%
Manchester -14 4 £325 -4.41% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 1
Leeds - 4 £350 - 1
East of England - 4 £313 -
Berkshire +9 3 £225 -
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £263 -
Hampshire 0 3 £375 +11.11% 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 £275 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £263 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £475 -
Reading - 2 - -
North East - 2 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £475 -
West Midlands +2 1 - - 2
Cheshire -3 1 £275 -15.38% 3
Nottingham -6 1 £315 -
Devon -7 1 - -
East Midlands -8 1 £315 - 7
Nottinghamshire -9 1 £315 -

UI Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 145 (70.39%) User Experience
2 107 (51.94%) HTML
3 106 (51.46%) CSS
4 78 (37.86%) Photoshop
5 65 (31.55%) JavaScript
6 60 (29.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 53 (25.73%) Adobe
8 47 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (21.84%) Web Design
10 42 (20.39%) jQuery
11 38 (18.45%) HTML5
12 37 (17.96%) Graphic Design
13 33 (16.02%) Mobile App
14 30 (14.56%) CSS3
15 29 (14.08%) Axure RP
16 24 (11.65%) Information Architecture
17 23 (11.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 23 (11.17%) Finance
18 22 (10.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 22 (10.68%) Responsive Web Design
19 21 (10.19%) E-Commerce
20 19 (9.22%) Degree
20 19 (9.22%) Android
21 18 (8.74%) AngularJS
22 17 (8.25%) Apple iOS
22 17 (8.25%) Retail
23 15 (7.28%) Marketing
24 14 (6.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
25 12 (5.83%) Banking
26 10 (4.85%) InDesign

UI Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (2.43%) Confluence
2 4 (1.94%) CMS
3 1 (0.49%) WordPress
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.49%) Node.js
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 78 (37.86%) Photoshop
2 60 (29.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (10.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (4.85%) InDesign
5 3 (1.46%) GIMP
5 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.46%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.49%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.49%) MS Office
7 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.97%) MySQL
2 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (14.08%) Axure RP
2 14 (6.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (2.91%) JIRA
4 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Blend
5 3 (1.46%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.46%) Subversion
5 3 (1.46%) Grunt
6 2 (0.97%) Bower
6 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.97%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.49%) Gradle
7 1 (0.49%) Maven
General
1 23 (11.17%) Finance
2 17 (8.25%) Retail
3 15 (7.28%) Marketing
4 12 (5.83%) Banking
5 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.46%) Games
7 3 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (51.94%) HTML
2 106 (51.46%) CSS
3 42 (20.39%) jQuery
4 38 (18.45%) HTML5
5 30 (14.56%) CSS3
6 23 (11.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 18 (8.74%) AngularJS
8 9 (4.37%) Flash
8 9 (4.37%) XHTML
9 6 (2.91%) Sass
10 5 (2.43%) YUI
11 4 (1.94%) LESS
11 4 (1.94%) JSON
11 4 (1.94%) .NET
12 3 (1.46%) DHTML
12 3 (1.46%) DOM
12 3 (1.46%) Ajax
12 3 (1.46%) Dojo
12 3 (1.46%) WPF
12 3 (1.46%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 145 (70.39%) User Experience
2 37 (17.96%) Graphic Design
3 33 (16.02%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.88%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.43%) Human Factors
5 5 (2.43%) Animation
5 5 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.94%) Motion Graphics
6 4 (1.94%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.46%) Social Network
7 3 (1.46%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.46%) NHS
7 3 (1.46%) W3C
8 2 (0.97%) RIA
8 2 (0.97%) Video Editing
8 2 (0.97%) Informatics
8 2 (0.97%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.49%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.22%) Android
2 17 (8.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.97%) Windows
4 1 (0.49%) Linux
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.84%) Web Design
3 24 (11.65%) Information Architecture
4 22 (10.68%) Responsive Web Design
5 21 (10.19%) E-Commerce
6 10 (4.85%) Scrum
6 10 (4.85%) User Stories
7 9 (4.37%) Mobile First
7 9 (4.37%) Usability Testing
7 9 (4.37%) UX Design
8 8 (3.88%) Web Development
9 7 (3.40%) Analytics
10 6 (2.91%) Product Management
10 6 (2.91%) Rapid Prototyping
11 5 (2.43%) Progressive Enhancement
11 5 (2.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.43%) Graceful Degradation
12 4 (1.94%) Web Accessibility
12 4 (1.94%) Waterfall
13 3 (1.46%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (31.55%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.94%) C
2 4 (1.94%) ActionScript
2 4 (1.94%) Java
2 4 (1.94%) XAML
3 2 (0.97%) PHP
4 1 (0.49%) SQL
4 1 (0.49%) C++
4 1 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (9.22%) Degree
2 7 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) QA
Vendors
1 53 (25.73%) Adobe
2 6 (2.91%) Twitter
3 4 (1.94%) Apple
4 3 (1.46%) Google
4 3 (1.46%) Macromedia
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.97%) hybris
6 1 (0.49%) Facebook
6 1 (0.49%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.49%) SAP
6 1 (0.49%) Intel
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