The table below looks at the statistics for User Experience Design skills 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 Design over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience Design
Rank 523 522 534
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing User Experience Design 90 62 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 39 53
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£404 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.27% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £650 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

User Experience Design
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Experience Design within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Experience Design Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Experience Design
Daily Rate Trend

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

User Experience Design Daily Rate Trend in the UK

User Experience Design
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Experience Design within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

User Experience Design Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Experience Design
Hourly Rate Trend

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

User Experience Design Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

User Experience Design
Top 30 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 Design within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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 -3 87 £415 -7.77% 19
London +11 65 £425 -5.55% 12
City of London +39 26 £425 +21.42% 5
South East +6 14 £350 - 2
Berkshire - 7 £350 -
Surrey +4 3 £675 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £438 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £403 -
North East - 2 £438 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £313 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £438 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 4
Scotland -21 1 - -
South West -34 1 £400 +14.28%
Glasgow - 1 - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Horsham - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Aberdeen - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

User Experience Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing User Experience Design also 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 that cited User Experience Design.

1 175 (100.00%) User Experience
2 96 (54.86%) HTML
3 92 (52.57%) CSS
4 80 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (32.57%) Axure RP
6 51 (29.14%) JavaScript
7 49 (28.00%) HTML5
8 45 (25.71%) Adobe
9 42 (24.00%) Photoshop
10 36 (20.57%) OmniGraffle
11 34 (19.43%) Adobe Illustrator
12 29 (16.57%) CSS3
13 27 (15.43%) Mobile App
14 26 (14.86%) Scrum
15 25 (14.29%) Web Development
15 25 (14.29%) jQuery
16 23 (13.14%) Internet
17 22 (12.57%) E-Commerce
17 22 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (12.57%) Finance
18 21 (12.00%) Android
19 19 (10.86%) Apple iOS
20 18 (10.29%) Java
21 17 (9.71%) Linux
22 16 (9.14%) Information Architecture
23 15 (8.57%) Analytics
24 14 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
24 14 (8.00%) PHP
25 13 (7.43%) Web Design
25 13 (7.43%) Windows

User Experience Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing User Experience Design also 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 that cited User Experience Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.71%) CMS
2 6 (3.43%) WordPress
3 3 (1.71%) Drupal
3 3 (1.71%) Apache
4 2 (1.14%) Node.js
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.57%) Joomla!
Applications
1 42 (24.00%) Photoshop
2 36 (20.57%) OmniGraffle
3 34 (19.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (6.29%) Fireworks
5 4 (2.29%) InDesign
5 4 (2.29%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.71%) MS Project
7 2 (1.14%) MS Office
8 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) WebTrends
1 3 (1.71%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.14%) Summit
3 1 (0.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.57%) GitHub
2 3 (1.71%) SaaS
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.14%) Internet
2 5 (2.86%) LDAP
3 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.57%) SAN
3 1 (0.57%) RTCP
3 1 (0.57%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.43%) Big Data
3 4 (2.29%) MySQL
4 3 (1.71%) OLAP
5 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (32.57%) Axure RP
2 10 (5.71%) Grunt
2 10 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.57%) Bower
4 6 (3.43%) Subversion
5 4 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.71%) JIRA
6 3 (1.71%) Selenium
6 3 (1.71%) JUnit
6 3 (1.71%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.14%) Trac
8 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.57%) Maven
General
1 22 (12.57%) Finance
2 12 (6.86%) Banking
3 10 (5.71%) Marketing
4 6 (3.43%) Publishing
5 5 (2.86%) Retail
6 4 (2.29%) Front Office
7 3 (1.71%) Legal
7 3 (1.71%) Advertising
7 3 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.71%) German Language
8 2 (1.14%) Law
8 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
9 1 (0.57%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.57%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (56.57%) Designer
2 81 (46.29%) User Experience Designer
3 42 (24.00%) Developer
4 28 (16.00%) Senior Designer
5 22 (12.57%) Senior User Experience Designer
6 20 (11.43%) Web Developer
7 14 (8.00%) Architect
7 14 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
8 12 (6.86%) Analyst
9 10 (5.71%) UI Designer
10 9 (5.14%) Interaction Designer
11 8 (4.57%) Business Analyst
12 7 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (4.00%) Visual Designer
13 5 (2.86%) User Experience Architect
13 5 (2.86%) Team Leader
13 5 (2.86%) Consultant
13 5 (2.86%) Lead Designer
14 4 (2.29%) Java Developer
14 4 (2.29%) User Experience Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (54.86%) HTML
2 92 (52.57%) CSS
3 49 (28.00%) HTML5
4 29 (16.57%) CSS3
5 25 (14.29%) jQuery
6 13 (7.43%) REST
7 9 (5.14%) Ajax
8 8 (4.57%) XML
8 8 (4.57%) Apache Flex
8 8 (4.57%) Sass
9 7 (4.00%) JSON
9 7 (4.00%) Flash
9 7 (4.00%) MEAP
10 6 (3.43%) LESS
11 5 (2.86%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.86%) RESTful
11 5 (2.86%) XHTML
11 5 (2.86%) JSP
11 5 (2.86%) Web Services
11 5 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 175 (100.00%) User Experience
2 27 (15.43%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.14%) Open Source
4 6 (3.43%) Graphic Design
5 5 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.86%) W3C
5 5 (2.86%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.71%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.71%) Psychology
6 3 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.14%) Social Media
7 2 (1.14%) iPad
7 2 (1.14%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.14%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.14%) iPhone
8 1 (0.57%) FMCG
8 1 (0.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.00%) Android
2 19 (10.86%) Apple iOS
3 17 (9.71%) Linux
4 13 (7.43%) Windows
5 3 (1.71%) UNIX
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (14.86%) Scrum
3 25 (14.29%) Web Development
4 22 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (12.57%) E-Commerce
5 16 (9.14%) Information Architecture
6 15 (8.57%) Analytics
7 14 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (7.43%) Web Design
9 12 (6.86%) Usability Testing
10 11 (6.29%) Business Analysis
11 10 (5.71%) User Stories
12 9 (5.14%) Mobile Application Development
12 9 (5.14%) Rapid Prototyping
12 9 (5.14%) TDD
13 8 (4.57%) Content Management
13 8 (4.57%) SEO
13 8 (4.57%) BDD
14 7 (4.00%) Mentoring
14 7 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.14%) JavaScript
2 18 (10.29%) Java
3 14 (8.00%) PHP
4 12 (6.86%) Ruby
5 9 (5.14%) ActionScript
6 8 (4.57%) Perl
7 5 (2.86%) Scala
8 3 (1.71%) C#
9 2 (1.14%) Python
9 2 (1.14%) XQuery
9 2 (1.14%) XPath
10 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.71%) Degree
2 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) IIBA
4 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) HND
4 1 (0.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.71%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 45 (25.71%) Adobe
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.71%) Google
3 3 (1.71%) Apple
4 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.57%) ESRI
4 1 (0.57%) Nokia
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle
4 1 (0.57%) JBoss
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