The first table below looks at the demand for the User Experience Designer role 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 Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 356 430 441
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +11
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Designer 260 144 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 112 107
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £299
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

User Experience Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Experience Designer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

User Experience Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Experience Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

User Experience Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

User Experience Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Experience Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

User Experience Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Experience Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

User Experience Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

User Experience Designer
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 Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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 +86 247 £375 - 45
London +65 184 £400 +6.66% 22
City of London +46 53 £400 +9.58% 6
South East +19 34 £350 +16.66% 7
Berkshire +20 24 £350 -12.50% 2
North West +4 12 £300 - 6
Manchester - 8 £500 - 3
West Midlands -8 6 £325 -
Scotland -22 6 £369 +6.88% 3
Tyne and Wear - 6 £380 - 2
North East - 6 £380 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £380 - 2
West Sussex +1 5 £313 +25.00%
Surrey -2 4 - - 5
Wales - 4 £400 -
Crawley - 4 £313 -
East of England -24 3 £300 -14.28% 3
Newbury - 3 £286 -
Glasgow -2 2 - - 2
Warwick - 2 £333 -
Warwickshire - 2 £333 -
Hammersmith +5 1 £425 +12.58%
Hampshire -10 1 £600 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2
Essex - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £213 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £213 - 2
Reading - 1 £350 - 1
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Stockport - - - -

User Experience Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Designer in their job title 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 with User Experience Designer in their job title.

1 202 (38.85%) HTML
2 186 (35.77%) CSS
3 184 (35.38%) Axure RP
4 114 (21.92%) Mobile App
5 109 (20.96%) Photoshop
5 109 (20.96%) Adobe
6 99 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
7 96 (18.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 95 (18.27%) OmniGraffle
9 80 (15.38%) User Experience Design
10 78 (15.00%) Rapid Prototyping
11 62 (11.92%) Usability Testing
11 62 (11.92%) JavaScript
12 60 (11.54%) Finance
12 60 (11.54%) Information Architecture
13 53 (10.19%) Scrum
14 51 (9.81%) Apple iOS
15 50 (9.62%) Degree
16 46 (8.85%) Android
16 46 (8.85%) HTML5
17 44 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (8.27%) Retail
19 41 (7.88%) E-Commerce
20 40 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
21 36 (6.92%) Banking
22 35 (6.73%) CSS3
23 34 (6.54%) Web Design
24 33 (6.35%) Marketing
25 26 (5.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
26 24 (4.62%) jQuery

User Experience Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Designer in their job title 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 with User Experience Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (1.73%) CMS
2 4 (0.77%) Drupal
3 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.19%) WordPress
5 1 (0.19%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 109 (20.96%) Photoshop
2 96 (18.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 95 (18.27%) OmniGraffle
4 23 (4.42%) InDesign
5 16 (3.08%) Fireworks
6 14 (2.69%) MS Visio
7 10 (1.92%) Adobe After Effects
8 9 (1.73%) MS Office
9 7 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (0.96%) MS Project
11 4 (0.77%) MS Excel
12 2 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.58%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.38%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.12%) Internet
2 2 (0.38%) SAN
2 2 (0.38%) Intranet
3 1 (0.19%) MVNO
3 1 (0.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.19%) KDB
1 1 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 184 (35.38%) Axure RP
2 26 (5.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Blend
3 10 (1.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 7 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.77%) ProtoShare
6 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 60 (11.54%) Finance
2 43 (8.27%) Retail
3 36 (6.92%) Banking
4 33 (6.35%) Marketing
5 15 (2.88%) Advertising
6 11 (2.12%) Games
7 9 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.54%) Publishing
8 8 (1.54%) Automotive
8 8 (1.54%) Legal
8 8 (1.54%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.96%) Front Office
11 3 (0.58%) iGaming
11 3 (0.58%) Interactive Media
12 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (38.85%) HTML
2 186 (35.77%) CSS
3 46 (8.85%) HTML5
4 35 (6.73%) CSS3
5 24 (4.62%) jQuery
6 18 (3.46%) WPF
7 17 (3.27%) Flash
8 12 (2.31%) Ajax
9 11 (2.12%) Silverlight
10 6 (1.15%) XHTML
11 5 (0.96%) Web Services
12 3 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (0.58%) XML
12 3 (0.58%) JSP
13 2 (0.38%) .NET
13 2 (0.38%) JSTL
13 2 (0.38%) LESS
13 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
14 1 (0.19%) RichFaces
14 1 (0.19%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 114 (21.92%) Mobile App
2 24 (4.62%) Graphic Design
3 23 (4.42%) Visualisation
4 10 (1.92%) iPhone
5 8 (1.54%) Copywriting
5 8 (1.54%) Psychology
5 8 (1.54%) Digital Media
6 7 (1.35%) Online Banking
7 6 (1.15%) Human Factors
8 5 (0.96%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.77%) W3C
9 4 (0.77%) Social Media
10 3 (0.58%) Online Games
10 3 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.58%) RIA
10 3 (0.58%) Social Network
11 2 (0.38%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.38%) STB
11 2 (0.38%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.81%) Apple iOS
2 46 (8.85%) Android
3 18 (3.46%) Windows
4 5 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (15.38%) User Experience Design
3 78 (15.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 62 (11.92%) Usability Testing
5 60 (11.54%) Information Architecture
6 53 (10.19%) Scrum
7 44 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (7.88%) E-Commerce
9 40 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
10 34 (6.54%) Web Design
11 20 (3.85%) Analytics
12 19 (3.65%) User Stories
13 15 (2.88%) Customer Insight
14 14 (2.69%) Validation
14 14 (2.69%) Web Development
15 13 (2.50%) Content Management
15 13 (2.50%) Industrial Design
16 11 (2.12%) Business Development
16 11 (2.12%) SEO
17 10 (1.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.92%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.15%) XAML
3 5 (0.96%) PHP
4 3 (0.58%) Java
5 2 (0.38%) C#
6 1 (0.19%) R
6 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (9.62%) Degree
2 21 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.38%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) WAI
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 109 (20.96%) Adobe
2 13 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (1.92%) Google
3 10 (1.92%) Appcelerator
4 9 (1.73%) Orchard
5 7 (1.35%) Mercator
6 5 (0.96%) EPiServer
6 5 (0.96%) Apple
7 3 (0.58%) iRise
8 1 (0.19%) Facebook
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Creative Emporium Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day 6 months initially
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
People Source
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago