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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 369 416 473
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +57
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Designer 228 156 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 123 79
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
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 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

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 11 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 11 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 +42 215 £378 +0.66% 50
London +28 162 £400 +6.66% 27
City of London +33 46 £406 +11.30% 7
South East +4 26 £350 +25.00% 6
Berkshire +9 16 £350 -6.66% 2
North West +7 13 £300 - 2
Manchester - 8 £500 - 1
West Midlands -9 6 £325 +3.17%
West Yorkshire - 6 £450 - 4
Yorkshire - 6 £450 - 4
Surrey +7 5 £338 +42.10% 3
Scotland -7 5 £413 +19.56% 2
West Sussex 0 4 £313 +25.00%
Wales - 4 £400 -
Crawley - 4 £313 -
Newbury - 4 £286 -
East of England -20 2 £300 -14.28% 4
Warwickshire - 2 £333 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 £333 -
Hammersmith +4 1 £425 +12.58% 1
Hampshire - 1 £600 - 1
Reading - 1 £350 -
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Stockport - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

User Experience Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 196 (37.98%) Axure RP
2 191 (37.02%) HTML
3 172 (33.33%) CSS
4 116 (22.48%) Mobile App
5 115 (22.29%) Photoshop
6 114 (22.09%) Adobe
7 107 (20.74%) OmniGraffle
8 103 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (18.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 72 (13.95%) Usability Testing
11 68 (13.18%) Information Architecture
12 67 (12.98%) JavaScript
13 66 (12.79%) Finance
13 66 (12.79%) Rapid Prototyping
13 66 (12.79%) User Experience Design
14 55 (10.66%) Scrum
15 51 (9.88%) Degree
15 51 (9.88%) Apple iOS
16 50 (9.69%) Retail
17 47 (9.11%) E-Commerce
18 46 (8.91%) Android
19 44 (8.53%) HTML5
20 42 (8.14%) Banking
21 40 (7.75%) Responsive Web Design
22 37 (7.17%) CSS3
22 37 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
23 36 (6.98%) Marketing
24 32 (6.20%) Web Design
24 32 (6.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
25 28 (5.43%) Graphic Design

User Experience Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (1.36%) CMS
2 4 (0.78%) Drupal
3 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.19%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 115 (22.29%) Photoshop
2 107 (20.74%) OmniGraffle
3 94 (18.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 22 (4.26%) InDesign
5 17 (3.29%) MS Visio
5 17 (3.29%) Fireworks
6 10 (1.94%) Adobe After Effects
7 9 (1.74%) MS Office
8 7 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.97%) MS Project
10 4 (0.78%) MS Excel
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.58%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.39%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.33%) Internet
2 2 (0.39%) SAN
3 1 (0.19%) Intranet
3 1 (0.19%) MVNO
3 1 (0.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 196 (37.98%) Axure RP
2 32 (6.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 15 (2.91%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 10 (1.94%) Microsoft Blend
5 6 (1.16%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.78%) ProtoShare
7 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.19%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.19%) Subversion
8 1 (0.19%) JIRA
8 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 66 (12.79%) Finance
2 50 (9.69%) Retail
3 42 (8.14%) Banking
4 36 (6.98%) Marketing
5 14 (2.71%) Automotive
6 13 (2.52%) Advertising
7 12 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.33%) Games
8 11 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.94%) Front Office
10 8 (1.55%) Legal
11 7 (1.36%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.16%) Publishing
13 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.58%) iGaming
15 1 (0.19%) Interactive Media
15 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (37.02%) HTML
2 172 (33.33%) CSS
3 44 (8.53%) HTML5
4 37 (7.17%) CSS3
5 21 (4.07%) jQuery
6 19 (3.68%) Flash
7 17 (3.29%) WPF
8 13 (2.52%) Ajax
9 11 (2.13%) Silverlight
10 7 (1.36%) XHTML
11 5 (0.97%) Web Services
12 4 (0.78%) JSP
13 3 (0.58%) JSTL
14 2 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 2 (0.39%) LESS
14 2 (0.39%) XML
15 1 (0.19%) JSON
15 1 (0.19%) RichFaces
15 1 (0.19%) .NET
15 1 (0.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 116 (22.48%) Mobile App
2 28 (5.43%) Graphic Design
3 22 (4.26%) Visualisation
4 10 (1.94%) iPhone
5 8 (1.55%) Online Banking
6 7 (1.36%) Smartphone
6 7 (1.36%) Psychology
6 7 (1.36%) Copywriting
6 7 (1.36%) Digital Media
7 5 (0.97%) Online Games
7 5 (0.97%) Human Factors
7 5 (0.97%) Equities
8 4 (0.78%) W3C
8 4 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Social Network
10 2 (0.39%) RIA
10 2 (0.39%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.39%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.39%) STB
10 2 (0.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.88%) Apple iOS
2 46 (8.91%) Android
3 18 (3.49%) Windows
4 5 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (13.95%) Usability Testing
3 68 (13.18%) Information Architecture
4 66 (12.79%) User Experience Design
4 66 (12.79%) Rapid Prototyping
5 55 (10.66%) Scrum
6 47 (9.11%) E-Commerce
7 40 (7.75%) Responsive Web Design
8 37 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (6.20%) Web Design
10 24 (4.65%) Analytics
11 17 (3.29%) User Stories
12 15 (2.91%) Customer Insight
12 15 (2.91%) Web Development
13 14 (2.71%) Industrial Design
13 14 (2.71%) Validation
14 13 (2.52%) Project Management
14 13 (2.52%) Content Management
14 13 (2.52%) Competitor Analysis
15 11 (2.13%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 67 (12.98%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.16%) XAML
3 5 (0.97%) PHP
4 3 (0.58%) Java
5 1 (0.19%) R
5 1 (0.19%) C
5 1 (0.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 51 (9.88%) Degree
2 20 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.58%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Section 508
2 1 (0.19%) WCAG
2 1 (0.19%) WAI
Vendors
1 114 (22.09%) Adobe
2 15 (2.91%) Appcelerator
3 13 (2.52%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.13%) Google
5 9 (1.74%) Orchard
6 7 (1.36%) Mercator
7 5 (0.97%) EPiServer
7 5 (0.97%) Apple
8 4 (0.78%) iRise
9 1 (0.19%) JBoss
9 1 (0.19%) Facebook
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
The Creative Emporium Ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £225.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £700 to £700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Consol Partners
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago