The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Architect
Rank 564 536 531
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -5
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Architect 29 32 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.063% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.068% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 43
Average daily rate
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£363 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £323 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £586 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £380
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 2014.

User Experience Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Experience Architect
Top 24 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 25 July 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 -37 23 £413 -8.33% 13
South East -2 11 £525 +16.66% 5
London -7 8 £425 -5.55% 6
Berkshire +5 3 - -
City of London +15 2 £431 -11.08% 2
East Midlands - 2 £348 - 1
West Midlands -13 1 £275 -14.06%
West Sussex - 1 £350 - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £401 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £350 - 2
Leicester - 1 £401 - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Horsham - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

User Experience Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 38 (56.72%) Axure RP
2 31 (46.27%) HTML
3 27 (40.30%) Information Architecture
4 22 (32.84%) MS Visio
5 17 (25.37%) Adobe
6 16 (23.88%) CSS
6 16 (23.88%) OmniGraffle
7 15 (22.39%) Photoshop
7 15 (22.39%) E-Commerce
7 15 (22.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (19.40%) Degree
9 11 (16.42%) Usability Testing
9 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
9 11 (16.42%) Mobile App
10 10 (14.93%) Dreamweaver
10 10 (14.93%) Marketing
11 9 (13.43%) Interactive Media
11 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
11 9 (13.43%) InDesign
12 8 (11.94%) Finance
13 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
13 7 (10.45%) Retail
13 7 (10.45%) Psychology
13 7 (10.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 6 (8.96%) Human Factors
14 6 (8.96%) User Experience Design
14 6 (8.96%) Banking
15 5 (7.46%) Industrial Design
15 5 (7.46%) Android
15 5 (7.46%) Analytics

User Experience Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (32.84%) MS Visio
2 16 (23.88%) OmniGraffle
3 15 (22.39%) Photoshop
3 15 (22.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (13.43%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Internet
Development Applications
1 38 (56.72%) Axure RP
2 10 (14.93%) Dreamweaver
3 7 (10.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 10 (14.93%) Marketing
2 9 (13.43%) Interactive Media
3 8 (11.94%) Finance
4 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
4 7 (10.45%) Retail
5 6 (8.96%) Banking
6 3 (4.48%) Publishing
7 2 (2.99%) Games
7 2 (2.99%) Automotive
7 2 (2.99%) Advertising
8 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (46.27%) HTML
2 16 (23.88%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) Ajax
3 1 (1.49%) WPF
3 1 (1.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.45%) Psychology
3 6 (8.96%) Human Factors
4 3 (4.48%) Copywriting
4 3 (4.48%) RIA
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.99%) W3C
6 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.49%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.49%) iPhone
6 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Android
2 4 (5.97%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Information Architecture
2 15 (22.39%) E-Commerce
3 11 (16.42%) Usability Testing
4 6 (8.96%) User Experience Design
5 5 (7.46%) Analytics
5 5 (7.46%) Industrial Design
6 4 (5.97%) Product Management
6 4 (5.97%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (5.97%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (4.48%) Web Analytics
7 3 (4.48%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.48%) B2B
8 2 (2.99%) Project Management
8 2 (2.99%) Workflow
8 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.99%) Web Accessibility
9 1 (1.49%) Online Marketing
9 1 (1.49%) Rapid Prototyping
9 1 (1.49%) Data Visualisation
9 1 (1.49%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Adobe
2 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Google
4 1 (1.49%) iRise
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) Mercator
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