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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Interface Designer
Rank 486 476 510
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +34
Contract jobs requiring a UI Designer 123 112 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 70 23
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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 £230 £290 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 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 4 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 +2 115 £350 -6.66% 35
London +2 66 £360 -10.00% 15
City of London +25 23 £350 -30.00% 1
South East -7 19 £325 +4.00% 3
North West -11 13 £323 -0.76% 6
Manchester +1 11 £325 +1.56% 2
East of England +11 9 £375 -34.78%
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £325 -
Scotland -2 7 £375 -
West Sussex - 7 £325 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £325 -
Glasgow - 6 £375 -
Crawley - 5 £338 -
South West +10 4 £383 +26.44% 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £300 -
Hertfordshire +5 3 £375 -34.78%
Hampshire -2 3 £313 -3.84% 1
Yorkshire -10 3 £475 +31.03% 3
Watford - 3 £375 -
Wiltshire +3 2 £383 +26.44% 2
North Yorkshire +1 2 - -
York -1 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £475 - 1
Norwich - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £475 - 1
North East - 2 £475 - 1
Swindon +10 1 £425 - 1
Reading +3 1 £425 -
Cheshire -5 1 £275 -15.38% 3

UI Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 174 (71.02%) User Experience
2 125 (51.02%) HTML
3 120 (48.98%) CSS
4 94 (38.37%) Photoshop
5 79 (32.24%) JavaScript
6 73 (29.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 59 (24.08%) Adobe
8 54 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (21.22%) HTML5
10 51 (20.82%) jQuery
11 46 (18.78%) Android
12 45 (18.37%) Web Design
13 44 (17.96%) Graphic Design
14 43 (17.55%) Mobile App
15 41 (16.73%) CSS3
16 40 (16.33%) Finance
17 35 (14.29%) Apple iOS
18 34 (13.88%) Information Architecture
19 33 (13.47%) Axure RP
20 32 (13.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 31 (12.65%) Responsive Web Design
22 29 (11.84%) Degree
23 28 (11.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 26 (10.61%) Banking
25 22 (8.98%) AngularJS
26 17 (6.94%) Microsoft
27 16 (6.53%) Retail
28 15 (6.12%) InDesign
28 15 (6.12%) Marketing
28 15 (6.12%) Human Factors

UI Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (2.04%) Confluence
1 5 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.63%) CMS
3 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.82%) WordPress
5 1 (0.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 94 (38.37%) Photoshop
2 73 (29.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 28 (11.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 15 (6.12%) InDesign
5 9 (3.67%) Acrobat
6 8 (3.27%) MS Office
7 5 (2.04%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (1.63%) MS Excel
8 4 (1.63%) Fireworks
8 4 (1.63%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (13.47%) Axure RP
2 15 (6.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (2.45%) JIRA
4 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Blend
5 3 (1.22%) Grunt
5 3 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.82%) ProtoShare
6 2 (0.82%) Bower
7 1 (0.41%) Gradle
7 1 (0.41%) Maven
7 1 (0.41%) Xcode
General
1 40 (16.33%) Finance
2 26 (10.61%) Banking
3 16 (6.53%) Retail
4 15 (6.12%) Marketing
5 5 (2.04%) Games
6 3 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.82%) iGaming
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (51.02%) HTML
2 120 (48.98%) CSS
3 52 (21.22%) HTML5
4 51 (20.82%) jQuery
5 41 (16.73%) CSS3
6 32 (13.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 22 (8.98%) AngularJS
8 13 (5.31%) DHTML
9 12 (4.90%) JSON
10 11 (4.49%) .NET
11 7 (2.86%) Flash
12 6 (2.45%) LESS
13 4 (1.63%) XHTML
13 4 (1.63%) WPF
14 3 (1.22%) XML
15 2 (0.82%) Web Services
15 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
15 2 (0.82%) Ajax
15 2 (0.82%) Ext JS
15 2 (0.82%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 174 (71.02%) User Experience
2 44 (17.96%) Graphic Design
3 43 (17.55%) Mobile App
4 15 (6.12%) Human Factors
5 8 (3.27%) Visualisation
6 7 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
6 7 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.86%) Animation
7 6 (2.45%) W3C
8 5 (2.04%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.63%) RIA
9 4 (1.63%) Motion Graphics
10 3 (1.22%) Social Media
10 3 (1.22%) Social Network
10 3 (1.22%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.22%) Informatics
10 3 (1.22%) NHS
11 2 (0.82%) Psychology
11 2 (0.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.78%) Android
2 35 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.90%) Windows
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (18.37%) Web Design
3 34 (13.88%) Information Architecture
4 31 (12.65%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (5.71%) Web Development
6 13 (5.31%) E-Commerce
6 13 (5.31%) UX Design
7 12 (4.90%) Scrum
8 10 (4.08%) Usability Testing
8 10 (4.08%) Rapid Prototyping
9 8 (3.27%) Waterfall
9 8 (3.27%) User Stories
10 5 (2.04%) Analytics
11 4 (1.63%) Software Engineering
11 4 (1.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (1.63%) Progressive Enhancement
11 4 (1.63%) Graceful Degradation
12 3 (1.22%) Android Development
12 3 (1.22%) iOS Development
12 3 (1.22%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (32.24%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.63%) ActionScript
2 4 (1.63%) C
2 4 (1.63%) XAML
3 2 (0.82%) PHP
4 1 (0.41%) SQL
4 1 (0.41%) C#
4 1 (0.41%) C++
4 1 (0.41%) Java
4 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (11.84%) Degree
2 6 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 59 (24.08%) Adobe
2 17 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.45%) Apple
3 6 (2.45%) Twitter
4 3 (1.22%) Google
5 2 (0.82%) hybris
6 1 (0.41%) Facebook
6 1 (0.41%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.41%) Intel
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