The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 367 444 436
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -8
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Designer 247 134 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 104 122
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 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 22 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 +68 239 £375 - 50
London +72 173 £400 +6.66% 30
City of London +47 48 £400 +9.58% 11
South East +21 35 £338 +3.84% 3
Berkshire +32 24 £350 -12.50% 2
North West +8 8 £500 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 7 £390 -
North East - 7 £390 -
Manchester - 7 £525 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £390 -
West Sussex +6 5 £313 +25.00%
Scotland -12 5 £369 +8.45%
East of England -33 5 £300 -14.89% 4
West Midlands - 5 £325 -
Surrey +5 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -15 4 £369 +8.45%
Crawley - 4 £313 -
Hampshire -12 2 £600 +25.65%
South West -33 2 £293 -16.42% 4
Warwickshire - 2 £333 -
Bristol - 2 £293 - 3
Warwick - 2 £333 -
Basingstoke +19 1 - -
Essex 0 1 £300 -9.09%
Hammersmith 0 1 £425 +12.58%
Glasgow -13 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Wales - 1 £400 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £213 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £213 - 3

User Experience Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 201 (41.70%) HTML
2 182 (37.76%) CSS
3 168 (34.85%) Axure RP
4 104 (21.58%) Photoshop
5 103 (21.37%) Mobile App
6 98 (20.33%) Adobe
7 97 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (19.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 79 (16.39%) User Experience Design
10 75 (15.56%) OmniGraffle
11 73 (15.15%) Rapid Prototyping
12 62 (12.86%) Finance
13 61 (12.66%) JavaScript
14 53 (11.00%) Degree
15 50 (10.37%) Information Architecture
16 49 (10.17%) HTML5
17 45 (9.34%) Apple iOS
18 44 (9.13%) Usability Testing
19 43 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
20 42 (8.71%) Scrum
21 39 (8.09%) Android
22 38 (7.88%) Responsive Web Design
23 35 (7.26%) E-Commerce
24 34 (7.05%) Banking
24 34 (7.05%) Retail
25 33 (6.85%) CSS3
26 29 (6.02%) Web Design
26 29 (6.02%) Marketing
27 26 (5.39%) jQuery
28 24 (4.98%) Balsamiq Mockups

User Experience Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 11 (2.28%) CMS
2 4 (0.83%) Drupal
3 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.21%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 104 (21.58%) Photoshop
2 93 (19.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 75 (15.56%) OmniGraffle
4 23 (4.77%) InDesign
5 15 (3.11%) Fireworks
6 10 (2.07%) Adobe After Effects
7 9 (1.87%) MS Visio
8 7 (1.45%) MS Office
8 7 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (1.04%) MS Project
10 2 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.41%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (0.41%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.70%) Internet
2 2 (0.41%) SAN
3 1 (0.21%) Intranet
3 1 (0.21%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.21%) KDB
1 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 168 (34.85%) Axure RP
2 24 (4.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (1.45%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (1.04%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (0.83%) ProtoShare
5 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.21%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.21%) Jasmine
General
1 62 (12.86%) Finance
2 34 (7.05%) Banking
2 34 (7.05%) Retail
3 29 (6.02%) Marketing
4 14 (2.90%) Advertising
5 12 (2.49%) Games
6 9 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.66%) Legal
8 7 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.24%) Publishing
10 5 (1.04%) Front Office
10 5 (1.04%) Interactive Media
11 4 (0.83%) Automotive
12 3 (0.62%) iGaming
13 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.21%) Electronics
14 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (41.70%) HTML
2 182 (37.76%) CSS
3 49 (10.17%) HTML5
4 33 (6.85%) CSS3
5 26 (5.39%) jQuery
6 17 (3.53%) Flash
7 10 (2.07%) Ajax
7 10 (2.07%) WPF
8 5 (1.04%) Web Services
9 4 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.83%) XML
9 4 (0.83%) XHTML
10 3 (0.62%) .NET
10 3 (0.62%) Silverlight
10 3 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (0.41%) LESS
12 1 (0.21%) XSL
12 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.21%) JSP
12 1 (0.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 103 (21.37%) Mobile App
2 17 (3.53%) Graphic Design
3 16 (3.32%) Visualisation
4 9 (1.87%) Psychology
5 8 (1.66%) iPhone
5 8 (1.66%) Copywriting
5 8 (1.66%) W3C
6 7 (1.45%) Online Banking
6 7 (1.45%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.24%) Human Factors
8 3 (0.62%) RIA
8 3 (0.62%) Social Network
8 3 (0.62%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.62%) Online Games
8 3 (0.62%) Social Media
9 2 (0.41%) iPad
9 2 (0.41%) FMCG
9 2 (0.41%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.34%) Apple iOS
2 39 (8.09%) Android
3 16 (3.32%) Windows
4 5 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.21%) UNIX
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (16.39%) User Experience Design
3 73 (15.15%) Rapid Prototyping
4 50 (10.37%) Information Architecture
5 44 (9.13%) Usability Testing
6 43 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (8.71%) Scrum
8 38 (7.88%) Responsive Web Design
9 35 (7.26%) E-Commerce
10 29 (6.02%) Web Design
11 16 (3.32%) Analytics
11 16 (3.32%) User Stories
12 15 (3.11%) Customer Insight
13 14 (2.90%) Web Development
14 13 (2.70%) Content Management
14 13 (2.70%) Industrial Design
15 10 (2.07%) SEO
16 9 (1.87%) Project Management
17 8 (1.66%) Benchmarking
17 8 (1.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 61 (12.66%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.04%) PHP
3 3 (0.62%) XAML
3 3 (0.62%) Java
3 3 (0.62%) C#
4 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.21%) C++
4 1 (0.21%) Ruby
4 1 (0.21%) F#
4 1 (0.21%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 53 (11.00%) Degree
2 17 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.41%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 98 (20.33%) Adobe
2 13 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.07%) Google
4 9 (1.87%) Orchard
5 6 (1.24%) Mercator
6 5 (1.04%) Apple
6 5 (1.04%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.04%) Appcelerator
7 3 (0.62%) iRise
8 1 (0.21%) SAP
8 1 (0.21%) Facebook
London
Blu Digital
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £365 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Vitamin T
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago