The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had User Experience Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
UX Consultant
Rank 621 613 603
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Consultant 18 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.075% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.079% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 21
Median daily rate £400 £418 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £309 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £650 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £418 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +21.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £100.00 -
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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
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 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +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 Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 28 August 2016.

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 20 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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -19 13 £400 - 2
London -15 7 £375 -11.76% 1
Scotland +4 5 £463 +8.82%
Edinburgh -3 4 £463 +8.82%
South East +7 3 £400 -25.58%
Oxfordshire +6 2 £400 -42.85%
Oxford -6 2 £400 -42.85%
North West +8 1 - -
Manchester 0 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £375 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £335 -
South Wales - 1 £335 -
Coventry - 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £335 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

User Experience Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, User Experience Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 49 (100.00%) User Experience
2 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.98%) Wireframes
3 12 (24.49%) Prototyping
4 11 (22.45%) HTML
5 10 (20.41%) CSS
6 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.33%) Information Architecture
7 8 (16.33%) Scrum
8 7 (14.29%) Axure RP
9 6 (12.24%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.20%) Ethnography
10 5 (10.20%) Web Accessibility
10 5 (10.20%) Android
10 5 (10.20%) Degree
10 5 (10.20%) W3C
10 5 (10.20%) Front End Development
11 4 (8.16%) Service Design
11 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
11 4 (8.16%) Usability Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Rapid Prototyping
11 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
11 4 (8.16%) User Stories
12 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
12 3 (6.12%) BDD
12 3 (6.12%) Qualitative Research
12 3 (6.12%) UX Design
12 3 (6.12%) Use Case
12 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared

User Experience Consultant 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 (2.04%) CMS
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (6.12%) InVision
3 2 (4.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.04%) InDesign
4 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Intranet
1 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) HTML
2 10 (20.41%) CSS
3 2 (4.08%) CSS3
3 2 (4.08%) HTML5
3 2 (4.08%) RESTful
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) Material Design
4 1 (2.04%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (2.04%) SAPUI5
4 1 (2.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 49 (100.00%) User Experience
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) W3C
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Ergonomics
4 2 (4.08%) Graphic Design
4 2 (4.08%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (4.08%) Psychology
4 2 (4.08%) Semantic Web
4 2 (4.08%) Social Media
5 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.04%) Copywriting
5 1 (2.04%) Fintech
5 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.04%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Android
2 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.12%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (48.98%) Wireframes
2 12 (24.49%) Prototyping
3 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (16.33%) Information Architecture
4 8 (16.33%) Scrum
5 5 (10.20%) Ethnography
5 5 (10.20%) Front End Development
5 5 (10.20%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (8.16%) Rapid Prototyping
6 4 (8.16%) Service Design
6 4 (8.16%) Usability Testing
6 4 (8.16%) User Stories
7 3 (6.12%) Analytics
7 3 (6.12%) BDD
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Guerrilla Research
7 3 (6.12%) Qualitative Research
7 3 (6.12%) Use Case
7 3 (6.12%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) Java
1 2 (4.08%) PHP
2 1 (2.04%) ABAP
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Adobe
1 3 (6.12%) Google
2 2 (4.08%) Facebook
2 2 (4.08%) Twitter
3 1 (2.04%) Apple
3 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.04%) SAP
3 1 (2.04%) Sitecore