The table below looks at the statistics for the User Experience Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Experience Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Architect
Rank 573 552 536
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -16
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Architect 33 27 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.051% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.055% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 44
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £640 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

User Experience Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

User Experience Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Experience Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

User Experience Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

User Experience Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Experience Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

User Experience Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Experience Architect
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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 -17 28 £500 +11.11% 3
London +17 18 £500 +11.11% 2
South East -11 8 £525 +16.66%
City of London +15 2 £475 -5.94%
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
Gatwick - 1 £350 -
Horsham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

User Experience Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Architect 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 User Experience Architect in their job title.

1 31 (51.67%) Axure RP
2 22 (36.67%) HTML
3 15 (25.00%) Information Architecture
4 13 (21.67%) CSS
5 12 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 10 (16.67%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 10 (16.67%) Banking
7 9 (15.00%) Photoshop
7 9 (15.00%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
8 7 (11.67%) Finance
8 7 (11.67%) Marketing
9 6 (10.00%) User Experience Design
9 6 (10.00%) Adobe
10 5 (8.33%) Degree
10 5 (8.33%) Retail
11 4 (6.67%) Usability Testing
11 4 (6.67%) Dreamweaver
11 4 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (6.67%) Analytics
12 3 (5.00%) Interactive Media
12 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
12 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
12 3 (5.00%) Data Modelling
12 3 (5.00%) Windows
12 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
12 3 (5.00%) Internet
12 3 (5.00%) InDesign

User Experience Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Architect 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 User Experience Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 10 (16.67%) OmniGraffle
2 9 (15.00%) Photoshop
2 9 (15.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (5.00%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 31 (51.67%) Axure RP
2 4 (6.67%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 10 (16.67%) Banking
2 7 (11.67%) Marketing
2 7 (11.67%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Retail
4 3 (5.00%) Interactive Media
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.33%) Automotive
5 2 (3.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.67%) Publishing
6 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) HTML
2 13 (21.67%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) Ajax
3 1 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.00%) Psychology
2 3 (5.00%) Copywriting
3 2 (3.33%) Graphic Design
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) W3C
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.67%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.67%) iPhone
4 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
1 3 (5.00%) Android
1 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
3 6 (10.00%) User Experience Design
4 4 (6.67%) Usability Testing
4 4 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (6.67%) Analytics
5 3 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.33%) Web Accessibility
6 2 (3.33%) Product Management
6 2 (3.33%) Workflow
6 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.67%) User Stories
7 1 (1.67%) Product Marketing
7 1 (1.67%) Time Management
7 1 (1.67%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (1.67%) Industrial Design
7 1 (1.67%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Adobe
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) iRise
4 1 (1.67%) SAP