The table below looks at the statistics for the User Experience Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Consultant
Rank 570 529 537
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +8
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Consultant 39 53 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.097% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.11% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £315 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +6.15%
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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

User Experience Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Experience Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

User Experience Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Experience Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Experience Consultant within the UK.

User Experience Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

User Experience Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Experience Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

User Experience Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Experience Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

User Experience Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

User Experience Consultant
Top 25 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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -37 37 £413 +17.85% 5
London +25 20 £400 -5.88% 2
Yorkshire - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
South West - 4 £388 - 1
City of London - 4 £390 - 1
North West -15 3 £450 -
South East -51 3 £425 +23.18% 1
Manchester - 3 £450 -
Reading -5 2 £475 +37.68% 1
Scotland -5 2 £379 -5.43%
Edinburgh -7 2 £379 -5.31%
West Midlands -19 2 - -
Berkshire -22 2 £475 +37.68% 1
Leeds - 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £388 - 1
Chippenham - 2 £388 -
Birmingham -4 1 - -
Hampshire -13 1 £425 -
Oxford -15 1 £425 +23.18%
Oxfordshire -22 1 £425 +23.18%
Bristol - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -

User Experience Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 71 (100.00%) User Experience
2 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.94%) Finance
4 16 (22.54%) Axure RP
5 15 (21.13%) HTML
5 15 (21.13%) CSS
6 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
6 12 (16.90%) Information Architecture
7 8 (11.27%) Usability Testing
7 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (9.86%) Adobe
9 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
9 6 (8.45%) Photoshop
9 6 (8.45%) HTML5
9 6 (8.45%) UX Design
10 5 (7.04%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (7.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
10 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
10 5 (7.04%) Degree
10 5 (7.04%) Scrum
10 5 (7.04%) Banking
11 4 (5.63%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (5.63%) Graphic Design
11 4 (5.63%) Qualitative Research
11 4 (5.63%) CSS3
11 4 (5.63%) jQuery
12 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
12 3 (4.23%) Android

User Experience Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Photoshop
1 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
2 5 (7.04%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (7.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (5.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
5 2 (2.82%) MS Office
5 2 (2.82%) InDesign
6 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
1 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) Internet
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.41%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) HTML
1 15 (21.13%) CSS
2 6 (8.45%) HTML5
3 4 (5.63%) CSS3
3 4 (5.63%) jQuery
4 2 (2.82%) Ajax
5 1 (1.41%) XML
5 1 (1.41%) Flash
5 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 71 (100.00%) User Experience
2 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.63%) Graphic Design
4 3 (4.23%) Psychology
5 2 (2.82%) Human Factors
5 2 (2.82%) Animation
5 2 (2.82%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.41%) W3C
6 1 (1.41%) DTV
6 1 (1.41%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Android
1 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.90%) Information Architecture
3 8 (11.27%) Usability Testing
3 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.45%) UX Design
5 5 (7.04%) Scrum
6 4 (5.63%) Qualitative Research
7 3 (4.23%) Competitor Analysis
7 3 (4.23%) Use Case
8 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.82%) Web Development
8 2 (2.82%) Content Management
8 2 (2.82%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.82%) Project Management
8 2 (2.82%) Analytics
8 2 (2.82%) Rapid Prototyping
8 2 (2.82%) Market Research
8 2 (2.82%) Business Process Improvement
8 2 (2.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (1.41%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.41%) C#
2 1 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Adobe
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) SAP
3 1 (1.41%) Google
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Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
The Creative Emporium
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 27 days ago