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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Consultant
Rank 574 561 572
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Consultant 40 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.032% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.035% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £288 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £368 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -23.33%
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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 11 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 23 September 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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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 39 £375 +13.20% 5
London +21 19 £375 +13.20% 2
South East -2 7 £345 -23.33% 1
North West - 1 £375 -
Manchester - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

User Experience Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 85 (100.00%) User Experience
2 27 (31.76%) Axure RP
3 19 (22.35%) Information Architecture
4 17 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
5 13 (15.29%) Usability Testing
6 12 (14.12%) HTML
7 11 (12.94%) Finance
7 11 (12.94%) Retail
8 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 10 (11.76%) Analytics
9 9 (10.59%) CSS
10 8 (9.41%) Photoshop
11 7 (8.24%) Competitor Analysis
11 7 (8.24%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (7.06%) Manufacturing
12 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.06%) B2B
12 6 (7.06%) B2C
12 6 (7.06%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (7.06%) Customer Insight
13 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
13 5 (5.88%) iRise
14 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (4.71%) Banking
14 4 (4.71%) Marketing
14 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
14 4 (4.71%) Qualitative Research
15 3 (3.53%) Responsive Web Design
15 3 (3.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 3 (3.53%) Adobe

User Experience Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.18%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 17 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
2 8 (9.41%) Photoshop
3 7 (8.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.53%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) WebTrends
1 2 (2.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 27 (31.76%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
1 11 (12.94%) Retail
2 6 (7.06%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.71%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Advertising
4 2 (2.35%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Automotive
5 1 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) HTML
2 9 (10.59%) CSS
3 3 (3.53%) Flash
4 2 (2.35%) HTML5
5 1 (1.18%) jQuery
5 1 (1.18%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 85 (100.00%) User Experience
2 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.53%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.18%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.18%) W3C
4 1 (1.18%) Tandem
4 1 (1.18%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.18%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.18%) UNIX
1 1 (1.18%) Linux
1 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) Information Architecture
2 13 (15.29%) Usability Testing
3 10 (11.76%) Analytics
3 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 7 (8.24%) Competitor Analysis
5 6 (7.06%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.06%) B2B
5 6 (7.06%) B2C
5 6 (7.06%) Customer Insight
6 4 (4.71%) Qualitative Research
6 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.53%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (2.35%) User Experience Design
8 2 (2.35%) Project Management
9 1 (1.18%) Validation
9 1 (1.18%) Use Case
9 1 (1.18%) Web Accessibility
9 1 (1.18%) Market Research
9 1 (1.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (5.88%) iRise
2 3 (3.53%) Adobe
3 2 (2.35%) Omniture
3 2 (2.35%) Google
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.18%) FatWire
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