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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 373 470 444
Rank change year-on-year
+97 -26
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Designer 249 122 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 100 126
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +107 247 £400 +8.10% 71
London +86 172 £400 +6.66% 42
City of London +35 40 £400 +14.28% 17
South East +16 32 £350 +7.69% 6
Berkshire - 23 £350 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 12 £375 - 3
North East - 12 £375 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £375 - 3
East of England -30 10 £500 +32.45% 4
North West +1 6 £563 - 4
Manchester - 6 £563 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £313 - 7
Surrey +4 4 £600 +113.33% 1
South West -20 4 £350 - 4
West Midlands - 3 £370 -
West Sussex - 3 £313 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £388 - 1
Bristol - 3 £300 - 2
York - 3 £388 - 1
Hampshire -5 2 £600 +25.65%
Edinburgh -6 2 £325 -4.41% 2
Scotland -13 2 £325 -4.41% 2
Hertfordshire -16 2 £500 +53.84% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £231 - 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £355 -
East Midlands - 2 £355 - 1
Watford - 2 £500 - 1
Basingstoke +14 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £250 - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2

User Experience Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 489 (100.00%) User Experience
2 205 (41.92%) HTML
3 198 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (37.22%) CSS
5 168 (34.36%) Axure RP
6 105 (21.47%) Photoshop
7 104 (21.27%) Mobile App
8 94 (19.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 88 (18.00%) Adobe
10 82 (16.77%) User Experience Design
11 78 (15.95%) Rapid Prototyping
12 76 (15.54%) OmniGraffle
13 62 (12.68%) Degree
14 61 (12.47%) JavaScript
15 56 (11.45%) Finance
16 48 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 48 (9.82%) Usability Testing
17 42 (8.59%) Banking
18 41 (8.38%) HTML5
19 39 (7.98%) Apple iOS
19 39 (7.98%) Information Architecture
20 35 (7.16%) Retail
20 35 (7.16%) Scrum
21 32 (6.54%) Marketing
22 30 (6.13%) Android
22 30 (6.13%) Responsive Web Design
23 28 (5.73%) E-Commerce
24 27 (5.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
25 25 (5.11%) CSS3
26 23 (4.70%) Analytical Skills

User Experience Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (2.66%) CMS
2 4 (0.82%) Drupal
3 1 (0.20%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 105 (21.47%) Photoshop
2 94 (19.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 76 (15.54%) OmniGraffle
4 21 (4.29%) InDesign
5 16 (3.27%) Fireworks
6 11 (2.25%) Adobe After Effects
7 10 (2.04%) MS Visio
8 6 (1.23%) MS Office
8 6 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (1.02%) MS Project
10 2 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.41%) Summit
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.02%) SaaS
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.66%) Internet
2 2 (0.41%) SAN
2 2 (0.41%) Intranet
3 1 (0.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.20%) KDB
1 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 168 (34.36%) Axure RP
2 27 (5.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (1.02%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (0.82%) ProtoShare
6 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 56 (11.45%) Finance
2 42 (8.59%) Banking
3 35 (7.16%) Retail
4 32 (6.54%) Marketing
5 14 (2.86%) Advertising
6 13 (2.66%) Games
7 9 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.84%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.64%) Legal
8 8 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.23%) Publishing
10 5 (1.02%) Interactive Media
10 5 (1.02%) Front Office
11 4 (0.82%) Automotive
12 3 (0.61%) iGaming
13 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.20%) Law
14 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (41.92%) HTML
2 182 (37.22%) CSS
3 41 (8.38%) HTML5
4 25 (5.11%) CSS3
5 21 (4.29%) jQuery
6 15 (3.07%) Flash
7 8 (1.64%) WPF
8 5 (1.02%) Web Services
9 4 (0.82%) XML
9 4 (0.82%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.61%) .NET
10 3 (0.61%) Ajax
11 2 (0.41%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.41%) XHTML
12 1 (0.20%) XSL
12 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.20%) JSP
12 1 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (0.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 489 (100.00%) User Experience
2 104 (21.27%) Mobile App
3 23 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.27%) Visualisation
5 8 (1.64%) Online Banking
5 8 (1.64%) Graphic Design
5 8 (1.64%) Copywriting
6 7 (1.43%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.23%) iPhone
7 6 (1.23%) Psychology
7 6 (1.23%) Human Factors
7 6 (1.23%) W3C
8 5 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.61%) Social Media
9 3 (0.61%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.61%) Social Network
9 3 (0.61%) RIA
9 3 (0.61%) Online Games
10 2 (0.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.98%) Apple iOS
2 30 (6.13%) Android
3 12 (2.45%) Windows
4 4 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.20%) UNIX
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (16.77%) User Experience Design
3 78 (15.95%) Rapid Prototyping
4 48 (9.82%) Usability Testing
4 48 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (7.98%) Information Architecture
6 35 (7.16%) Scrum
7 30 (6.13%) Responsive Web Design
8 28 (5.73%) E-Commerce
9 22 (4.50%) Web Design
10 21 (4.29%) Customer Insight
11 15 (3.07%) User Stories
11 15 (3.07%) Web Development
11 15 (3.07%) Industrial Design
12 12 (2.45%) Analytics
13 11 (2.25%) Content Management
14 10 (2.04%) SEO
14 10 (2.04%) Project Management
15 8 (1.64%) Workflow
15 8 (1.64%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 61 (12.47%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.02%) PHP
3 3 (0.61%) C#
3 3 (0.61%) XAML
3 3 (0.61%) Java
4 1 (0.20%) Ruby
4 1 (0.20%) Erlang
4 1 (0.20%) F#
4 1 (0.20%) C++
4 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (12.68%) Degree
2 14 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.23%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.41%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 88 (18.00%) Adobe
2 12 (2.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (1.84%) Google
4 7 (1.43%) Orchard
5 6 (1.23%) Mercator
6 5 (1.02%) Apple
6 5 (1.02%) Appcelerator
7 3 (0.61%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.61%) iRise
8 1 (0.20%) SAP
8 1 (0.20%) Facebook
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