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 22 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 345 408 471
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +63
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Designer 247 159 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 124 89
Average daily rate
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£385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.48%
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
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 July 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 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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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 +56 234 £380 +1.33% 40
London +52 174 £400 +4.57% 29
City of London +39 53 £406 +11.30% 5
South East +16 31 £350 +16.66% 4
Berkshire +21 22 £350 -12.50% 1
North West +4 13 £300 - 2
Manchester - 8 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £450 - 2
Yorkshire - 7 £450 - 2
West Midlands -6 6 £325 +3.17%
Scotland -15 6 £369 +6.88% 3
West Sussex +4 4 £313 +25.00% 1
Surrey -4 4 - - 2
Wales - 4 £400 -
Crawley - 4 £313 -
East of England -30 3 £300 -14.28% 2
Newbury - 3 £286 -
Glasgow +3 2 - - 1
Warwick - 2 £333 -
Warwickshire - 2 £333 -
Hammersmith +4 1 £425 +12.58% 1
Hampshire -9 1 £600 -
Reading - 1 £350 -
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Stockport - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

User Experience Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (38.29%) HTML
2 195 (37.14%) Axure RP
3 184 (35.05%) CSS
4 119 (22.67%) Mobile App
5 115 (21.90%) Adobe
6 111 (21.14%) Photoshop
7 104 (19.81%) OmniGraffle
8 101 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
9 93 (17.71%) Adobe Illustrator
10 76 (14.48%) User Experience Design
11 72 (13.71%) Rapid Prototyping
12 70 (13.33%) Usability Testing
13 66 (12.57%) JavaScript
14 62 (11.81%) Information Architecture
14 62 (11.81%) Finance
15 55 (10.48%) Scrum
16 54 (10.29%) Apple iOS
17 50 (9.52%) Degree
18 49 (9.33%) Retail
18 49 (9.33%) Android
19 46 (8.76%) HTML5
19 46 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
19 46 (8.76%) E-Commerce
20 40 (7.62%) Responsive Web Design
21 39 (7.43%) Banking
22 37 (7.05%) CSS3
23 34 (6.48%) Marketing
24 30 (5.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
25 28 (5.33%) Web Design
26 26 (4.95%) Graphic Design

User Experience Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (1.33%) CMS
2 4 (0.76%) Drupal
3 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.19%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 111 (21.14%) Photoshop
2 104 (19.81%) OmniGraffle
3 93 (17.71%) Adobe Illustrator
4 22 (4.19%) InDesign
5 17 (3.24%) MS Visio
6 16 (3.05%) Fireworks
7 11 (2.10%) MS Office
8 10 (1.90%) Adobe After Effects
9 7 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (0.95%) MS Project
11 4 (0.76%) MS Excel
12 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.57%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.38%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.48%) Internet
2 2 (0.38%) SAN
3 1 (0.19%) MVNO
3 1 (0.19%) Intranet
3 1 (0.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 195 (37.14%) Axure RP
2 30 (5.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 13 (2.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 10 (1.90%) Microsoft Blend
5 7 (1.33%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.76%) ProtoShare
7 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 62 (11.81%) Finance
2 49 (9.33%) Retail
3 39 (7.43%) Banking
4 34 (6.48%) Marketing
5 13 (2.48%) Advertising
6 12 (2.29%) Automotive
7 11 (2.10%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.10%) Games
8 9 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.52%) Legal
9 8 (1.52%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.33%) Publishing
10 7 (1.33%) Front Office
11 3 (0.57%) iGaming
11 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.38%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (38.29%) HTML
2 184 (35.05%) CSS
3 46 (8.76%) HTML5
4 37 (7.05%) CSS3
5 21 (4.00%) jQuery
6 18 (3.43%) WPF
7 16 (3.05%) Flash
8 13 (2.48%) Ajax
9 11 (2.10%) Silverlight
10 7 (1.33%) XHTML
11 5 (0.95%) Web Services
12 4 (0.76%) JSP
13 3 (0.57%) XML
13 3 (0.57%) JSTL
14 2 (0.38%) .NET
14 2 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 2 (0.38%) LESS
15 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
15 1 (0.19%) Sass
15 1 (0.19%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 119 (22.67%) Mobile App
2 26 (4.95%) Graphic Design
3 24 (4.57%) Visualisation
4 10 (1.90%) iPhone
5 9 (1.71%) Online Banking
6 8 (1.52%) Copywriting
7 7 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.33%) Psychology
8 6 (1.14%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.95%) Human Factors
10 4 (0.76%) W3C
10 4 (0.76%) Online Games
10 4 (0.76%) Social Media
10 4 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Equities
11 3 (0.57%) Social Network
11 3 (0.57%) RIA
12 2 (0.38%) Statistics
12 2 (0.38%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.38%) STB
Operating Systems
1 54 (10.29%) Apple iOS
2 49 (9.33%) Android
3 18 (3.43%) Windows
4 5 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (14.48%) User Experience Design
3 72 (13.71%) Rapid Prototyping
4 70 (13.33%) Usability Testing
5 62 (11.81%) Information Architecture
6 55 (10.48%) Scrum
7 46 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (8.76%) E-Commerce
8 40 (7.62%) Responsive Web Design
9 28 (5.33%) Web Design
10 23 (4.38%) Analytics
11 18 (3.43%) User Stories
12 15 (2.86%) Industrial Design
12 15 (2.86%) Customer Insight
13 14 (2.67%) Validation
13 14 (2.67%) Web Development
14 13 (2.48%) Content Management
15 11 (2.10%) SEO
15 11 (2.10%) Project Management
15 11 (2.10%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 66 (12.57%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.14%) XAML
3 5 (0.95%) PHP
4 2 (0.38%) Java
5 1 (0.19%) R
5 1 (0.19%) C
5 1 (0.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 50 (9.52%) Degree
2 22 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.57%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.19%) WAI
Vendors
1 115 (21.90%) Adobe
2 13 (2.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.48%) Appcelerator
3 11 (2.10%) Google
4 9 (1.71%) Orchard
5 7 (1.33%) Mercator
6 5 (0.95%) EPiServer
6 5 (0.95%) Apple
7 3 (0.57%) iRise
8 1 (0.19%) Facebook
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
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