The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience Design
Rank 492 499 511
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing User Experience Design 102 71 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 56
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 97 £375 -14.28% 30
London +27 66 £400 -13.51% 16
City of London +38 25 £375 -11.76% 3
South East +14 24 £338 -20.58% 5
Berkshire +12 10 £350 -17.64%
West Sussex - 6 £313 -
Surrey - 4 - - 4
Maidenhead - 3 £390 -
Scotland -21 2 £405 +19.11%
East Midlands - 2 £403 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £225 -
Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 2
Horsham - 2 £320 -
West Midlands -20 1 £275 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £500 - 3
North East - 1 £500 - 3
Coventry - 1 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £500 - 3
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Weybridge - - - -

User Experience Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 90 (50.00%) CSS
2 88 (48.89%) HTML
3 59 (32.78%) JavaScript
4 48 (26.67%) HTML5
4 48 (26.67%) Axure RP
5 42 (23.33%) Adobe
6 41 (22.78%) Photoshop
7 39 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (19.44%) OmniGraffle
9 31 (17.22%) Information Architecture
9 31 (17.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 31 (17.22%) CSS3
10 29 (16.11%) Scrum
10 29 (16.11%) Android
11 27 (15.00%) Apple iOS
12 26 (14.44%) Web Development
12 26 (14.44%) E-Commerce
13 23 (12.78%) jQuery
14 22 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (12.22%) Mobile App
15 21 (11.67%) Web Design
15 21 (11.67%) Ajax
16 20 (11.11%) Finance
16 20 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
17 17 (9.44%) Marketing
18 15 (8.33%) Git (software)
18 15 (8.33%) Internet
18 15 (8.33%) Java
18 15 (8.33%) PHP
19 14 (7.78%) XML

User Experience Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.56%) CMS
2 9 (5.00%) Drupal
3 7 (3.89%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.33%) Alfresco
4 6 (3.33%) WordPress
5 3 (1.67%) Apache
6 2 (1.11%) Node.js
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.56%) Joomla!
Applications
1 41 (22.78%) Photoshop
2 35 (19.44%) OmniGraffle
3 31 (17.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (5.00%) Fireworks
5 4 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.22%) InDesign
5 4 (2.22%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.67%) MS Project
7 2 (1.11%) MS Office
8 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) WebTrends
1 3 (1.67%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.11%) SaaS
2 2 (1.11%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.33%) Internet
2 5 (2.78%) LDAP
2 5 (2.78%) Intranet
3 3 (1.67%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.56%) RTCP
4 1 (0.56%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.33%) Big Data
2 6 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.22%) MySQL
4 3 (1.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 48 (26.67%) Axure RP
2 15 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.56%) Subversion
4 7 (3.89%) JIRA
5 6 (3.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 6 (3.33%) Trac
6 4 (2.22%) Grunt
6 4 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.67%) Selenium
7 3 (1.67%) Maven
7 3 (1.67%) JUnit
7 3 (1.67%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.11%) Xcode
8 2 (1.11%) Bower
8 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.56%) MSI
9 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (11.11%) Finance
2 17 (9.44%) Marketing
3 10 (5.56%) Retail
4 8 (4.44%) Banking
5 6 (3.33%) Publishing
6 4 (2.22%) Advertising
6 4 (2.22%) Front Office
7 3 (1.67%) Legal
8 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.56%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 95 (52.78%) Designer
2 77 (42.78%) User Experience Designer
3 46 (25.56%) Developer
4 22 (12.22%) Architect
5 20 (11.11%) Senior Designer
6 18 (10.00%) Web Developer
7 15 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
8 14 (7.78%) Senior User Experience Designer
9 10 (5.56%) UI Designer
10 9 (5.00%) Analyst
11 8 (4.44%) Interaction Designer
12 7 (3.89%) User Experience Architect
12 7 (3.89%) Visual Designer
12 7 (3.89%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.33%) Java Developer
13 6 (3.33%) Scala Developer
14 5 (2.78%) Front-End Web Developer
14 5 (2.78%) Consultant
15 4 (2.22%) Mobile Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (50.00%) CSS
2 88 (48.89%) HTML
3 48 (26.67%) HTML5
4 31 (17.22%) CSS3
5 23 (12.78%) jQuery
6 21 (11.67%) Ajax
7 14 (7.78%) XML
8 12 (6.67%) Web Services
8 12 (6.67%) Sass
9 10 (5.56%) LESS
9 10 (5.56%) REST
9 10 (5.56%) JSON
10 9 (5.00%) RESTful
11 7 (3.89%) Flash
11 7 (3.89%) MEAP
12 6 (3.33%) WebSockets
12 6 (3.33%) .NET
13 5 (2.78%) JSP
13 5 (2.78%) XHTML
13 5 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.22%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.00%) Open Source
2 9 (5.00%) Graphic Design
3 7 (3.89%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.33%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.78%) W3C
6 4 (2.22%) Psychology
6 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.22%) iPad
6 4 (2.22%) iPhone
7 3 (1.67%) Copywriting
7 3 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.11%) Human Factors
8 2 (1.11%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.11%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.11%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.11%) Social Media
9 1 (0.56%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.11%) Android
2 27 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 13 (7.22%) Linux
4 10 (5.56%) Windows
5 3 (1.67%) UNIX
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.22%) Information Architecture
3 29 (16.11%) Scrum
4 26 (14.44%) E-Commerce
4 26 (14.44%) Web Development
5 22 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (11.67%) Web Design
7 20 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 14 (7.78%) Usability Testing
8 14 (7.78%) TDD
9 13 (7.22%) BDD
10 12 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 12 (6.67%) Analytics
11 11 (6.11%) User Stories
11 11 (6.11%) Content Management
11 11 (6.11%) MVC
12 9 (5.00%) SEO
13 8 (4.44%) Project Management
14 6 (3.33%) Service Management
14 6 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.78%) JavaScript
2 15 (8.33%) Java
2 15 (8.33%) PHP
3 9 (5.00%) Scala
4 7 (3.89%) Ruby
5 6 (3.33%) XQuery
6 5 (2.78%) XPath
7 3 (1.67%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.67%) C#
8 2 (1.11%) Perl
8 2 (1.11%) Python
8 2 (1.11%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.11%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.56%) SQL
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
9 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (7.22%) Degree
2 7 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) HND
4 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.56%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) WSUS
1 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (23.33%) Adobe
2 7 (3.89%) Oracle
3 6 (3.33%) Open Text
3 6 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.67%) Google
5 3 (1.67%) Apple
5 3 (1.67%) JBoss
6 1 (0.56%) Nokia
6 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.56%) ESRI
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