The table below looks at the statistics for the User Experience Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
UX Specialist
Rank 623 - 583
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Specialist 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% - 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% - 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate £403 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - -
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

User Experience Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

User Experience Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Experience Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

User Experience Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

User Experience Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Experience Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

User Experience Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Experience Specialist
Top 6 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 3 £403 - 2
London - 2 £403 -
City of London - 1 £403 -
Westminster - 1 £403 -
Leicestershire - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -

User Experience Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) User Experience
2 7 (58.33%) Adobe
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (33.33%) Axure RP
6 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) Intranet
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (16.67%) InDesign
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
7 2 (16.67%) Marketing
8 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
8 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
8 1 (8.33%) ProtoShare
8 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (8.33%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (8.33%) Analytics
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
8 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
8 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics

User Experience Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
3 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (16.67%) InDesign
4 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Axure RP
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (8.33%) ProtoShare
General
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) B2B
4 1 (8.33%) B2C
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SEO
4 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) DoubleClick
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com