The table below looks at the statistics for UX Design skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UX Design over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Design
Rank 536 497 509
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +12
Contract jobs citing UX Design 59 85 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 62 32
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£419 £418 £497
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% -15.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £253 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £288
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.43%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

UX Design
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UX Design within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

UX Design Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UX Design
Daily Rate Trend

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

UX Design Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UX Design
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UX Design within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

UX Design Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UX Design
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UX Design within the UK.

UX Design Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UX Design
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 UX Design within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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 -63 50 £425 - 20
London -13 30 £413 -2.94% 6
City of London +4 8 £425 +3.03% 3
Yorkshire -9 8 £450 +6.50% 4
Scotland +4 7 - - 5
Leeds -4 6 £450 -24.52% 2
West Yorkshire -10 6 £450 -21.05% 2
South East -22 6 £526 +16.77% 7
East Sussex - 5 - -
Brighton - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 - - 3
North West -10 3 £363 -3.33%
Edinburgh -8 2 - - 1
Cheshire +10 1 £250 -
Surrey -9 1 £526 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Hull - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing UX Design also 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 that cited UX Design.

1 148 (100.00%) User Experience
2 86 (58.11%) HTML
3 83 (56.08%) CSS
4 68 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (29.05%) JavaScript
6 39 (26.35%) Photoshop
6 39 (26.35%) HTML5
7 38 (25.68%) Axure RP
8 36 (24.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 35 (23.65%) Adobe
10 32 (21.62%) Finance
11 28 (18.92%) jQuery
11 28 (18.92%) CSS3
12 25 (16.89%) Mobile App
13 22 (14.86%) Information Architecture
14 20 (13.51%) Internet
15 19 (12.84%) Scrum
16 17 (11.49%) Banking
17 16 (10.81%) E-Commerce
18 15 (10.14%) OmniGraffle
18 15 (10.14%) Apple iOS
19 14 (9.46%) Android
19 14 (9.46%) Web Development
20 13 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
20 13 (8.78%) Usability Testing
21 12 (8.11%) REST
21 12 (8.11%) Java
22 11 (7.43%) Degree
22 11 (7.43%) Ruby
22 11 (7.43%) Analytics

UX Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing UX Design also 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 that cited UX Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.41%) CMS
2 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.03%) WordPress
3 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 39 (26.35%) Photoshop
2 36 (24.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (10.14%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (6.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (4.73%) Fireworks
6 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) WebTrends
1 2 (1.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.73%) GitHub
2 3 (2.03%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.51%) Internet
2 2 (1.35%) LDAP
2 2 (1.35%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
1 7 (4.73%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (25.68%) Axure RP
2 9 (6.08%) Dreamweaver
3 7 (4.73%) Bower
3 7 (4.73%) Grunt
4 5 (3.38%) Subversion
4 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA
6 1 (0.68%) Xcode
6 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.68%) JUnit
6 1 (0.68%) Selenium
6 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
General
1 32 (21.62%) Finance
2 17 (11.49%) Banking
3 8 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.05%) Retail
4 6 (4.05%) Marketing
5 4 (2.70%) German Language
6 2 (1.35%) Advertising
6 2 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 87 (58.78%) Designer
2 74 (50.00%) UX Designer
3 37 (25.00%) Developer
4 30 (20.27%) Senior Designer
5 26 (17.57%) Senior UX Designer
6 15 (10.14%) UI Designer
7 14 (9.46%) Web Developer
8 10 (6.76%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Team Leader
9 7 (4.73%) Architect
10 6 (4.05%) User Experience Architect
10 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.05%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Photoshop Designer
11 5 (3.38%) Analyst
12 4 (2.70%) Consultant
12 4 (2.70%) Lead Designer
12 4 (2.70%) Senior Photoshop Designer
13 3 (2.03%) Senior Web Developer
13 3 (2.03%) Interface Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (58.11%) HTML
2 83 (56.08%) CSS
3 39 (26.35%) HTML5
4 28 (18.92%) jQuery
4 28 (18.92%) CSS3
5 12 (8.11%) REST
6 10 (6.76%) .NET
7 9 (6.08%) Sass
8 7 (4.73%) Apache Flex
9 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET
9 6 (4.05%) XML
9 6 (4.05%) Flash
9 6 (4.05%) XHTML
9 6 (4.05%) Ajax
10 5 (3.38%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.70%) Semantic HTML
11 4 (2.70%) OOCSS
11 4 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (2.70%) XSLT
11 4 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 148 (100.00%) User Experience
2 25 (16.89%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.76%) Graphic Design
4 8 (5.41%) W3C
5 7 (4.73%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.73%) Open Source
6 5 (3.38%) Market Risk
7 4 (2.70%) Psychology
8 3 (2.03%) Online Banking
8 3 (2.03%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.03%) iPhone
9 2 (1.35%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.35%) Social Media
9 2 (1.35%) iPad
10 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.68%) Human Factors
10 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.14%) Apple iOS
2 14 (9.46%) Android
3 10 (6.76%) Windows
4 9 (6.08%) Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (14.86%) Information Architecture
3 19 (12.84%) Scrum
4 16 (10.81%) E-Commerce
5 14 (9.46%) Web Development
6 13 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (8.78%) Usability Testing
7 11 (7.43%) Analytics
7 11 (7.43%) Rapid Prototyping
8 9 (6.08%) Mobile Application Development
9 8 (5.41%) Web Design
10 7 (4.73%) Workflow
10 7 (4.73%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.73%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (3.38%) Content Management
11 5 (3.38%) TDD
11 5 (3.38%) SEO
11 5 (3.38%) Multithreading
12 4 (2.70%) BDD
12 4 (2.70%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 43 (29.05%) JavaScript
2 12 (8.11%) Java
3 11 (7.43%) Ruby
4 9 (6.08%) C#
4 9 (6.08%) Perl
5 8 (5.41%) ActionScript
6 7 (4.73%) PHP
7 5 (3.38%) SQL
8 1 (0.68%) XPath
8 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.68%) Scala
8 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) Degree
2 4 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) PhD
3 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.35%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
Vendors
1 35 (23.65%) Adobe
2 6 (4.05%) Oracle
3 2 (1.35%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.35%) Google
4 1 (0.68%) iRise
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