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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience Design
Rank 523 504 516
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing User Experience Design 89 70 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 58
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £329 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +23.63%
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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 0 83 £400 -15.78% 21
London +12 60 £400 -20.00% 10
City of London +35 24 £388 -11.42% 2
South East +7 16 £325 -7.14% 3
Berkshire - 8 £350 -
Maidenhead - 5 £390 -
West Sussex - 4 £313 -
Scotland -16 3 £405 +19.11% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 3
Surrey - 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 2 £403 - 1
South West -32 1 £400 +14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £500 - 1
North East - 1 £500 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £500 - 1
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -

User Experience Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 94 (56.63%) HTML
2 91 (54.82%) CSS
3 53 (31.93%) Axure RP
3 53 (31.93%) JavaScript
4 50 (30.12%) HTML5
5 44 (26.51%) Adobe
6 42 (25.30%) Photoshop
7 35 (21.08%) OmniGraffle
8 34 (20.48%) Adobe Illustrator
9 30 (18.07%) CSS3
10 29 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (15.66%) Scrum
11 26 (15.66%) Mobile App
12 25 (15.06%) Web Development
13 24 (14.46%) jQuery
14 23 (13.86%) Android
15 22 (13.25%) Internet
16 21 (12.65%) E-Commerce
16 21 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (12.65%) Apple iOS
17 20 (12.05%) Information Architecture
18 19 (11.45%) Finance
19 17 (10.24%) Java
20 16 (9.64%) Linux
20 16 (9.64%) Responsive Web Design
21 15 (9.04%) PHP
21 15 (9.04%) Web Design
22 12 (7.23%) REST
22 12 (7.23%) Windows
23 11 (6.63%) CMS

User Experience Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (6.63%) CMS
2 6 (3.61%) Drupal
2 6 (3.61%) WordPress
3 4 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.81%) Apache
4 3 (1.81%) Alfresco
5 2 (1.20%) Node.js
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
Applications
1 42 (25.30%) Photoshop
2 35 (21.08%) OmniGraffle
3 34 (20.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (6.02%) Fireworks
5 4 (2.41%) InDesign
5 4 (2.41%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.81%) MS Project
7 2 (1.20%) MS Office
8 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) WebTrends
1 3 (1.81%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.22%) GitHub
2 3 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.25%) Internet
2 5 (3.01%) LDAP
3 3 (1.81%) Intranet
4 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.60%) RTCP
4 1 (0.60%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.02%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.61%) Big Data
3 4 (2.41%) MySQL
4 3 (1.81%) OLAP
4 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (31.93%) Axure RP
2 11 (6.63%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.42%) Grunt
4 7 (4.22%) Bower
4 7 (4.22%) Subversion
5 4 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (2.41%) JIRA
6 3 (1.81%) Selenium
6 3 (1.81%) JUnit
6 3 (1.81%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.81%) Trac
7 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.60%) Maven
General
1 19 (11.45%) Finance
2 11 (6.63%) Marketing
3 8 (4.82%) Banking
4 7 (4.22%) Retail
5 6 (3.61%) Publishing
6 4 (2.41%) Front Office
7 3 (1.81%) Legal
7 3 (1.81%) Advertising
8 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.60%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (54.82%) Designer
2 73 (43.98%) User Experience Designer
3 42 (25.30%) Developer
4 21 (12.65%) Senior Designer
5 19 (11.45%) Web Developer
6 18 (10.84%) Architect
7 15 (9.04%) Senior User Experience Designer
8 14 (8.43%) Front-End Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Analyst
10 10 (6.02%) UI Designer
11 9 (5.42%) Interaction Designer
12 7 (4.22%) Visual Designer
12 7 (4.22%) Business Analyst
12 7 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.61%) User Experience Architect
14 4 (2.41%) User Experience Developer
14 4 (2.41%) Mobile Solutions Architect
14 4 (2.41%) Front-End Web Developer
14 4 (2.41%) Consultant
14 4 (2.41%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (56.63%) HTML
2 91 (54.82%) CSS
3 50 (30.12%) HTML5
4 30 (18.07%) CSS3
5 24 (14.46%) jQuery
6 12 (7.23%) REST
7 11 (6.63%) Ajax
8 9 (5.42%) XML
8 9 (5.42%) Sass
9 7 (4.22%) LESS
9 7 (4.22%) Apache Flex
9 7 (4.22%) JSON
9 7 (4.22%) Flash
9 7 (4.22%) MEAP
10 6 (3.61%) Web Services
10 6 (3.61%) RESTful
11 5 (3.01%) AngularJS
11 5 (3.01%) XHTML
11 5 (3.01%) JSP
11 5 (3.01%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.66%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.63%) Open Source
3 5 (3.01%) Visualisation
3 5 (3.01%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.01%) W3C
3 5 (3.01%) Graphic Design
4 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.81%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.20%) Psychology
6 2 (1.20%) Human Factors
6 2 (1.20%) Copywriting
6 2 (1.20%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.20%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.20%) iPhone
6 2 (1.20%) Social Media
6 2 (1.20%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.60%) RIA
7 1 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.86%) Android
2 21 (12.65%) Apple iOS
3 16 (9.64%) Linux
4 12 (7.23%) Windows
5 3 (1.81%) UNIX
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.66%) Scrum
3 25 (15.06%) Web Development
4 21 (12.65%) E-Commerce
4 21 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (12.05%) Information Architecture
6 16 (9.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 15 (9.04%) Web Design
8 11 (6.63%) Business Analysis
8 11 (6.63%) Analytics
8 11 (6.63%) Usability Testing
9 10 (6.02%) User Stories
9 10 (6.02%) TDD
10 9 (5.42%) Content Management
10 9 (5.42%) BDD
11 8 (4.82%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (4.82%) SEO
12 7 (4.22%) Workflow
12 7 (4.22%) MVC
13 6 (3.61%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.93%) JavaScript
2 17 (10.24%) Java
3 15 (9.04%) PHP
4 11 (6.63%) Ruby
5 8 (4.82%) ActionScript
6 7 (4.22%) Perl
7 6 (3.61%) Scala
8 3 (1.81%) XQuery
8 3 (1.81%) C#
9 2 (1.20%) Python
9 2 (1.20%) XPath
10 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.63%) Degree
2 6 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) HND
4 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 44 (26.51%) Adobe
2 4 (2.41%) Oracle
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.81%) Apple
3 3 (1.81%) Open Text
3 3 (1.81%) Google
3 3 (1.81%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.60%) ESRI
4 1 (0.60%) JBoss
4 1 (0.60%) Nokia
London
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Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
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Rate: Up to £385 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Good market rate plus expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Jambo Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montagu Black
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago