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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Architect
Rank 590 583 565
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Architect 35 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.058% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.063% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 21
Average daily rate
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£410 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £295 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.91 - -
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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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 -5 35 £410 -18.00% 3
London +10 30 £420 -16.00% 1
City of London +15 13 £400 -15.78% 1
Manchester - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
South East -31 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £396 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £395 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £396 -
Norfolk - 1 £396 -

User Experience Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 67 (98.53%) User Experience
2 33 (48.53%) Information Architecture
3 30 (44.12%) Axure RP
4 27 (39.71%) HTML
5 22 (32.35%) E-Commerce
5 22 (32.35%) Adobe
6 21 (30.88%) MS Visio
7 19 (27.94%) OmniGraffle
8 15 (22.06%) Photoshop
9 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (20.59%) Interactive Media
10 13 (19.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 12 (17.65%) Degree
11 12 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (17.65%) CSS
11 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
12 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
12 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
12 11 (16.18%) Usability Testing
13 10 (14.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 10 (14.71%) Project Management
14 9 (13.24%) Scrum
14 9 (13.24%) Marketing
15 8 (11.76%) Psychology
15 8 (11.76%) InDesign
15 8 (11.76%) RIA
16 7 (10.29%) QA
16 7 (10.29%) Dreamweaver
17 6 (8.82%) Graphic Design
17 6 (8.82%) Product Management

User Experience Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (30.88%) MS Visio
2 19 (27.94%) OmniGraffle
3 15 (22.06%) Photoshop
4 12 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (14.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (11.76%) InDesign
7 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Intranet
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
Development Applications
1 30 (44.12%) Axure RP
2 13 (19.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (10.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (20.59%) Interactive Media
2 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 9 (13.24%) Marketing
4 4 (5.88%) Games
5 3 (4.41%) Legal
6 2 (2.94%) Finance
6 2 (2.94%) Banking
6 2 (2.94%) Retail
6 2 (2.94%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.94%) Billing
7 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Publishing
7 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.71%) HTML
2 12 (17.65%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) Struts
3 1 (1.47%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) Flash
3 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.47%) Spring
3 1 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.47%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) Dojo
3 1 (1.47%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.47%) Grails
3 1 (1.47%) Django
3 1 (1.47%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.47%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 67 (98.53%) User Experience
2 8 (11.76%) Psychology
2 8 (11.76%) RIA
3 6 (8.82%) Graphic Design
4 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.35%) Visualisation
4 5 (7.35%) Human Factors
4 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Social Network
6 1 (1.47%) W3C
6 1 (1.47%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Android
1 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Information Architecture
2 22 (32.35%) E-Commerce
3 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.18%) Usability Testing
5 10 (14.71%) Project Management
6 9 (13.24%) Scrum
7 6 (8.82%) Product Management
8 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.41%) Content Management
9 3 (4.41%) Industrial Design
9 3 (4.41%) Rapid Prototyping
10 2 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (2.94%) UX Design
10 2 (2.94%) Competitor Analysis
10 2 (2.94%) Use Case
10 2 (2.94%) Web Design
10 2 (2.94%) Workflow
11 1 (1.47%) Validation
11 1 (1.47%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (1.47%) C#
3 1 (1.47%) XAML
3 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (32.35%) Adobe
2 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.47%) hybris