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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Architect
Rank 534 533 498
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -35
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Architect 43 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.058% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.062% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 19
Average daily rate
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£444 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £258 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -27.77%
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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

User Experience Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Experience Architect
Top 16 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 26 January 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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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 -10 42 £444 +26.78% 5
London +16 29 £456 +30.35% 2
South East -19 8 £375 -25.00% 2
Berkshire - 8 £375 - 2
City of London +9 4 £463 -7.50% 1
North West -5 2 £469 +95.31%
South West -23 2 £425 +13.33%
Bristol -7 1 £425 +13.33%
Knutsford - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1

User Experience Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 90 (100.00%) User Experience
2 48 (53.33%) Axure RP
3 41 (45.56%) Information Architecture
4 32 (35.56%) HTML
5 30 (33.33%) MS Visio
6 29 (32.22%) E-Commerce
7 27 (30.00%) OmniGraffle
8 25 (27.78%) Photoshop
9 21 (23.33%) CSS
10 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
11 18 (20.00%) Adobe
11 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (20.00%) Interactive Media
12 17 (18.89%) Finance
13 16 (17.78%) Adobe Illustrator
14 15 (16.67%) Telecoms
15 13 (14.44%) Usability Testing
15 13 (14.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 12 (13.33%) Degree
17 11 (12.22%) Dreamweaver
18 10 (11.11%) Marketing
19 9 (10.00%) Psychology
19 9 (10.00%) Project Management
19 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
20 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
20 8 (8.89%) Product Management
20 8 (8.89%) Visualisation
20 8 (8.89%) Data Structures
21 7 (7.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 7 (7.78%) RIA

User Experience Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 27 (30.00%) OmniGraffle
3 25 (27.78%) Photoshop
4 16 (17.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (7.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (6.67%) InDesign
7 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 48 (53.33%) Axure RP
2 13 (14.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 11 (12.22%) Dreamweaver
General
1 18 (20.00%) Interactive Media
2 17 (18.89%) Finance
3 15 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 10 (11.11%) Marketing
5 7 (7.78%) Banking
6 2 (2.22%) Publishing
7 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) Front Office
7 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (35.56%) HTML
2 21 (23.33%) CSS
3 7 (7.78%) jQuery
4 3 (3.33%) REST
5 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.11%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.11%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) XSL
5 1 (1.11%) Ajax
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.11%) WPF
5 1 (1.11%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (100.00%) User Experience
2 9 (10.00%) Psychology
3 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.89%) Data Structures
3 8 (8.89%) Visualisation
4 7 (7.78%) Graphic Design
4 7 (7.78%) RIA
5 5 (5.56%) Human Factors
5 5 (5.56%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (2.22%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.22%) FMCG
8 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.11%) Equities
8 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Android
1 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (45.56%) Information Architecture
2 29 (32.22%) E-Commerce
3 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.44%) Usability Testing
5 9 (10.00%) Project Management
6 8 (8.89%) Product Management
7 7 (7.78%) UX Design
8 6 (6.67%) Analytics
9 5 (5.56%) Rapid Prototyping
9 5 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.56%) Industrial Design
9 5 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.44%) User Stories
11 3 (3.33%) Scrum
11 3 (3.33%) Use Case
12 1 (1.11%) Digital Marketing
12 1 (1.11%) Web Design
12 1 (1.11%) Online Marketing
12 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1 (1.11%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle