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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
UX Architect
Rank 567 570 552
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Architect 57 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.089% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.094% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 23
Average daily rate £456 £431 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% +23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £303 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

User Experience Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Experience Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

User Experience Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

User Experience Architect
Top 17 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 9 February 2016. 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 57 £456 +5.79% 16
London +14 44 £480 +3.78% 7
City of London +44 9 £488 +32.20% 2
East of England +6 6 £400 -
Norfolk -5 6 £400 -
South East - 3 £500 - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £500 - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £500 - 3
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
South West -5 1 £425 +3.03%
North West -11 1 £250 -46.66%
Cheshire - 1 £250 -
Surrey - 1 £600 - 1
Reading - 1 £400 -
Staines - 1 £600 -
Halifax - 1 £525 -
Leeds - 1 £475 - 3

User Experience Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 109 (100.00%) User Experience
2 54 (49.54%) Axure RP
3 49 (44.95%) HTML
4 46 (42.20%) Adobe
4 46 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (41.28%) Information Architecture
6 35 (32.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 32 (29.36%) Degree
8 31 (28.44%) Marketing
9 28 (25.69%) Usability Testing
9 28 (25.69%) Project Management
10 27 (24.77%) Photoshop
11 26 (23.85%) Psychology
12 23 (21.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 22 (20.18%) CSS
14 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
15 18 (16.51%) MS Visio
16 16 (14.68%) CMS
16 16 (14.68%) OmniGraffle
17 15 (13.76%) Product Management
17 15 (13.76%) RIA
17 15 (13.76%) Web Design
18 13 (11.93%) Mentoring
19 12 (11.01%) Human Factors
19 12 (11.01%) Software Engineering
20 11 (10.09%) Industrial Design
20 11 (10.09%) Finance
20 11 (10.09%) Mobile App
21 10 (9.17%) Retail
22 9 (8.26%) Content Management

User Experience Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 16 (14.68%) CMS
2 3 (2.75%) Confluence
3 1 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 27 (24.77%) Photoshop
2 23 (21.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 18 (16.51%) MS Visio
4 16 (14.68%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (3.67%) MS Office
6 3 (2.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) Big Data
1 1 (0.92%) OLAP
1 1 (0.92%) OLTP
1 1 (0.92%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 54 (49.54%) Axure RP
2 35 (32.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (6.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
General
1 31 (28.44%) Marketing
2 11 (10.09%) Finance
3 10 (9.17%) Retail
4 9 (8.26%) Banking
5 5 (4.59%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.59%) Legal
6 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.75%) Games
8 2 (1.83%) Publishing
9 1 (0.92%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (44.95%) HTML
2 22 (20.18%) CSS
3 7 (6.42%) HTML5
4 3 (2.75%) Flash
4 3 (2.75%) XML
5 1 (0.92%) .NET
5 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.92%) JSON
5 1 (0.92%) REST
5 1 (0.92%) SAML
5 1 (0.92%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.92%) SAPUI5
5 1 (0.92%) SOAP
5 1 (0.92%) Web Services
5 1 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 109 (100.00%) User Experience
2 26 (23.85%) Psychology
3 15 (13.76%) RIA
4 11 (10.09%) Mobile App
5 9 (8.26%) Visualisation
6 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.67%) Taxonomies
8 3 (2.75%) Copywriting
8 3 (2.75%) Graphic Design
8 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.83%) Animation
9 2 (1.83%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.92%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.75%) Android
2 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (41.28%) Information Architecture
3 28 (25.69%) Project Management
3 28 (25.69%) Usability Testing
4 15 (13.76%) Product Management
4 15 (13.76%) Web Design
5 13 (11.93%) Mentoring
6 12 (11.01%) Human Factors
6 12 (11.01%) Software Engineering
7 11 (10.09%) Industrial Design
8 9 (8.26%) Content Management
9 7 (6.42%) Analytics
10 6 (5.50%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (4.59%) CRM
11 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.59%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (4.59%) Typography
11 5 (4.59%) Workflow
12 4 (3.67%) Competitor Analysis
12 4 (3.67%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.83%) Java
3 1 (0.92%) C#
3 1 (0.92%) PHP
3 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (29.36%) Degree
Vendors
1 46 (42.20%) Adobe
2 5 (4.59%) Google
3 4 (3.67%) Rally
4 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.83%) EMC
5 2 (1.83%) iRise
6 1 (0.92%) Omniture
6 1 (0.92%) SAP
6 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day commensurate with experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
The Creative Emporium Limited (TCE)
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago