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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience Design
Rank 501 482 552
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +70
Contract jobs citing User Experience Design 86 62 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.18% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 23
Average daily rate £375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £115
% change year-on-year
+8.07% +182.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -65 82 £375 -11.76% 15
London -18 51 £375 -11.76% 6
South East -7 13 £350 -17.64% 6
City of London -18 13 £375 -13.29% 1
Berkshire - 7 £400 -
South West -20 6 £300 -
West Midlands - 5 £301 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £300 - 3
Hertfordshire -7 3 £375 -
East of England -25 3 £375 - 1
Witney - 3 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £240 - 1
North West - 2 £400 -
Hampshire +2 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Brighton - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 1

User Experience Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 67 (42.95%) CSS
2 64 (41.03%) HTML
3 57 (36.54%) JavaScript
4 46 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (22.44%) HTML5
6 34 (21.79%) Information Architecture
7 33 (21.15%) E-Commerce
8 31 (19.87%) Android
9 29 (18.59%) Apple iOS
10 25 (16.03%) Photoshop
11 24 (15.38%) TDD
12 23 (14.74%) Axure RP
12 23 (14.74%) Java
12 23 (14.74%) Finance
13 22 (14.10%) Scrum
13 22 (14.10%) Git (software)
13 22 (14.10%) Ajax
13 22 (14.10%) BDD
13 22 (14.10%) Responsive Web Design
14 20 (12.82%) Degree
14 20 (12.82%) Usability Testing
15 19 (12.18%) Project Management
15 19 (12.18%) CSS3
15 19 (12.18%) Mobile App
16 18 (11.54%) jQuery
16 18 (11.54%) Web Development
17 17 (10.90%) OmniGraffle
17 17 (10.90%) Web Design
18 16 (10.26%) Adobe Illustrator
19 15 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management

User Experience Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (5.13%) Apache
2 7 (4.49%) Drupal
2 7 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.85%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.56%) CMS
4 4 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.92%) Node.js
6 2 (1.28%) Confluence
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (16.03%) Photoshop
2 17 (10.90%) OmniGraffle
3 16 (10.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (5.77%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.85%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.64%) MS Office
6 1 (0.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.64%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.69%) Internet
2 5 (3.21%) Intranet
3 4 (2.56%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.64%) RTCP
4 1 (0.64%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) Big Data
1 9 (5.77%) MySQL
2 6 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.64%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (14.74%) Axure RP
2 22 (14.10%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.69%) Subversion
3 12 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.77%) JIRA
5 6 (3.85%) Trac
6 5 (3.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (2.56%) Maven
7 4 (2.56%) RSpec
8 2 (1.28%) Xcode
8 2 (1.28%) JUnit
8 2 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (1.28%) Grunt
9 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.64%) MSI
General
1 23 (14.74%) Finance
2 13 (8.33%) Marketing
3 12 (7.69%) Retail
4 9 (5.77%) Banking
5 8 (5.13%) Games
6 7 (4.49%) Advertising
7 5 (3.21%) Front Office
8 4 (2.56%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.28%) Electronics
9 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (31.41%) Designer
2 41 (26.28%) User Experience Designer
2 41 (26.28%) Developer
3 28 (17.95%) Architect
4 11 (7.05%) Web Developer
5 8 (5.13%) User Experience Architect
5 8 (5.13%) Ruby Developer
6 7 (4.49%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 7 (4.49%) Senior Designer
6 7 (4.49%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.49%) Consultant
6 7 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 6 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (3.85%) Senior User Experience Designer
7 6 (3.85%) Scala Developer
8 5 (3.21%) Visual Designer
8 5 (3.21%) User Experience Researcher
8 5 (3.21%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (42.95%) CSS
2 64 (41.03%) HTML
3 35 (22.44%) HTML5
4 22 (14.10%) Ajax
5 19 (12.18%) CSS3
6 18 (11.54%) jQuery
7 15 (9.62%) XML
8 13 (8.33%) Web Services
9 9 (5.77%) MEAP
10 8 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (5.13%) LESS
10 8 (5.13%) REST
11 7 (4.49%) JSON
11 7 (4.49%) Flash
11 7 (4.49%) .NET
12 6 (3.85%) Java EE
12 6 (3.85%) WPF
12 6 (3.85%) RESTful
12 6 (3.85%) Sass
12 6 (3.85%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.18%) Mobile App
2 14 (8.97%) Graphic Design
3 10 (6.41%) Open Source
4 9 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.77%) Psychology
5 5 (3.21%) Human Factors
6 4 (2.56%) W3C
6 4 (2.56%) iPad
6 4 (2.56%) iPhone
7 3 (1.92%) New Media
7 3 (1.92%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.92%) Equities
7 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.28%) Copywriting
8 2 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.28%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.64%) Online Games
9 1 (0.64%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.87%) Android
2 29 (18.59%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.41%) Windows
4 5 (3.21%) Linux
5 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.79%) Information Architecture
3 33 (21.15%) E-Commerce
4 24 (15.38%) TDD
5 22 (14.10%) Scrum
5 22 (14.10%) BDD
5 22 (14.10%) Responsive Web Design
6 20 (12.82%) Usability Testing
7 19 (12.18%) Project Management
8 18 (11.54%) Web Development
9 17 (10.90%) Web Design
10 15 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (9.62%) Software Engineering
11 14 (8.97%) Business Analysis
12 13 (8.33%) OO
12 13 (8.33%) MVC
13 11 (7.05%) Workflow
14 10 (6.41%) Use Case
14 10 (6.41%) Content Management
14 10 (6.41%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 57 (36.54%) JavaScript
2 23 (14.74%) Java
3 12 (7.69%) Ruby
4 8 (5.13%) PHP
5 6 (3.85%) XQuery
5 6 (3.85%) Scala
6 5 (3.21%) XPath
7 4 (2.56%) C#
8 3 (1.92%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.28%) Python
9 2 (1.28%) SQL
10 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.64%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.64%) VBScript
10 1 (0.64%) VB
10 1 (0.64%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (12.82%) Degree
2 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.05%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) Basel III
2 1 (0.64%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (7.69%) Adobe
2 8 (5.13%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.49%) Oracle
4 6 (3.85%) Open Text
4 6 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.21%) JBoss
6 4 (2.56%) IBM
7 3 (1.92%) hybris
7 3 (1.92%) Google
7 3 (1.92%) ATG
8 1 (0.64%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.64%) Zend
8 1 (0.64%) Apple
8 1 (0.64%) Mercator
8 1 (0.64%) ESRI
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 25 days ago