The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had User Experience Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
UX Architect
Rank 613 610 603
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Architect 34 49 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.085% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.090% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 25
Median daily rate £463 £433 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -13.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £358 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £488 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £439 £356
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +23.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.91 -
UK excluding London median 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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

User Experience Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured User Experience Architect in the job title.

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 30 August 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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 33 £450 +4.04% 2
London -21 27 £475 +10.14% 1
Leamington Spa - 5 £450 -
Warwickshire - 5 £450 -
West Midlands - 5 £450 -
City of London +17 3 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England +16 1 £300 -24.14% 1
Canary Wharf +1 1 £475 +20.25%
Norfolk 0 1 £300 -24.14%
Norwich -3 1 £300 -24.14%
South Wales - 1 £475 -
Wales - 1 £475 -

User Experience Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, User Experience Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring User Experience Architect in the job title.

1 69 (100.00%) User Experience
2 43 (62.32%) Information Architecture
3 38 (55.07%) Wireframes
4 32 (46.38%) Axure RP
5 28 (40.58%) Project Management
6 27 (39.13%) Marketing
7 26 (37.68%) HTML
8 25 (36.23%) Adobe
8 25 (36.23%) Degree
8 25 (36.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 25 (36.23%) Usability Testing
8 25 (36.23%) Product Management
9 24 (34.78%) Psychology
9 24 (34.78%) CSS
10 23 (33.33%) MS Visio
10 23 (33.33%) RIA
10 23 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 22 (31.88%) Human Factors
11 22 (31.88%) Industrial Design
12 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
13 19 (27.54%) Software Engineering
13 19 (27.54%) Web Development
13 19 (27.54%) Mentoring
14 14 (20.29%) E-Commerce
14 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (15.94%) Retail
16 8 (11.59%) OmniGraffle
17 6 (8.70%) Taxonomies
17 6 (8.70%) Banking
17 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management

User Experience Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 23 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 8 (11.59%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.45%) InDesign
3 1 (1.45%) InVision
3 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 32 (46.38%) Axure RP
2 25 (36.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.45%) Dreamweaver
General
1 27 (39.13%) Marketing
2 11 (15.94%) Retail
3 6 (8.70%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Finance
5 2 (2.90%) Legal
6 1 (1.45%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Publishing
6 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (37.68%) HTML
2 24 (34.78%) CSS
3 5 (7.25%) CSS3
3 5 (7.25%) HTML5
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe AIR
Miscellaneous
1 69 (100.00%) User Experience
2 24 (34.78%) Psychology
3 23 (33.33%) RIA
4 6 (8.70%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Android
1 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (62.32%) Information Architecture
2 38 (55.07%) Wireframes
3 28 (40.58%) Project Management
4 25 (36.23%) Product Management
4 25 (36.23%) Usability Testing
5 22 (31.88%) Human Factors
5 22 (31.88%) Industrial Design
6 19 (27.54%) Mentoring
6 19 (27.54%) Software Engineering
6 19 (27.54%) Web Development
7 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (20.29%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.35%) Prototyping
10 2 (2.90%) Analytics
10 2 (2.90%) Rapid Prototyping
10 2 (2.90%) Service Design
11 1 (1.45%) Data Analytics
11 1 (1.45%) Responsive Web Design
11 1 (1.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (36.23%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) Adobe
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft