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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Design
Rank 556 503 482
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -21
Contract jobs citing UX Design 51 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 35
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £323 £306
% change year-on-year
+6.58% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -59 45 £400 +14.28% 29
London -32 29 £400 +6.66% 11
City of London +5 10 £388 +19.23% 1
South East -23 6 £419 +24.07% 2
Scotland - 4 £350 - 2
East of England - 4 £375 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 4 £375 - 2
Yorkshire -12 3 £300 +25.00% 2
West Sussex -16 3 £500 +56.25%
Edinburgh - 3 £363 - 2
Berkshire -11 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 £525 -
Cambridge - 2 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +3 1 £325 +1.56%
Buckinghamshire +2 1 £325 +1.56%
West Midlands -13 1 £325 +23.80% 3
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £300 - 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £400 -
Crawley - 1 £338 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 103 (100.00%) User Experience
2 57 (55.34%) CSS
3 56 (54.37%) HTML
4 47 (45.63%) JavaScript
4 47 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (24.27%) HTML5
6 24 (23.30%) jQuery
7 23 (22.33%) Information Architecture
8 21 (20.39%) Photoshop
8 21 (20.39%) Finance
9 19 (18.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (16.50%) CSS3
11 15 (14.56%) Responsive Web Design
11 15 (14.56%) Axure RP
12 14 (13.59%) Mobile App
13 12 (11.65%) Scrum
13 12 (11.65%) Content Management
13 12 (11.65%) Web Development
13 12 (11.65%) XML
13 12 (11.65%) Adobe
14 11 (10.68%) Web Services
14 11 (10.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (10.68%) User Stories
15 10 (9.71%) Apple iOS
15 10 (9.71%) W3C
15 10 (9.71%) E-Commerce
15 10 (9.71%) Banking
16 9 (8.74%) Usability Testing
16 9 (8.74%) Degree
17 8 (7.77%) JIRA

UX Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (5.83%) CMS
2 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.85%) Node.js
3 2 (1.94%) LiveCycle
3 2 (1.94%) Jadu
3 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.94%) Exstream Dialogue
3 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.97%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.97%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (20.39%) Photoshop
2 19 (18.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (7.77%) Fireworks
4 6 (5.83%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (3.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.97%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Tridion
2 2 (1.94%) Exstream
3 1 (0.97%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) GitHub
1 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) Internet
2 2 (1.94%) Extranet
2 2 (1.94%) Intranet
3 1 (0.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) Big Data
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.94%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (14.56%) Axure RP
2 8 (7.77%) JIRA
2 8 (7.77%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (5.83%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.91%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.91%) Subversion
5 3 (2.91%) WebStorm
5 3 (2.91%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.91%) Selenium
6 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.97%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Marketing
4 4 (3.88%) Electronics
4 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.94%) Games
5 2 (1.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Publishing
6 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.97%) German Language
6 1 (0.97%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.97%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (51.46%) Designer
2 40 (38.83%) UX Designer
3 31 (30.10%) Developer
4 9 (8.74%) Senior Designer
5 8 (7.77%) UI Designer
5 8 (7.77%) Consultant
5 8 (7.77%) Architect
6 7 (6.80%) Web Developer
6 7 (6.80%) Senior UX Designer
7 6 (5.83%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (5.83%) User Experience Consultant
7 6 (5.83%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Interface Designer
8 5 (4.85%) UX Developer
9 4 (3.88%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.88%) User Experience Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.91%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (55.34%) CSS
2 56 (54.37%) HTML
3 25 (24.27%) HTML5
4 24 (23.30%) jQuery
5 17 (16.50%) CSS3
6 12 (11.65%) XML
7 11 (10.68%) Web Services
7 11 (10.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (7.77%) AngularJS
8 8 (7.77%) Ajax
9 6 (5.83%) Sass
9 6 (5.83%) .NET
9 6 (5.83%) XHTML
10 5 (4.85%) Flash
10 5 (4.85%) REST
10 5 (4.85%) Play Framework
10 5 (4.85%) RESTful
10 5 (4.85%) JSON
11 4 (3.88%) PhoneGap
12 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 103 (100.00%) User Experience
2 14 (13.59%) Mobile App
3 10 (9.71%) W3C
4 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.85%) Graphic Design
5 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.91%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.91%) Psychology
6 3 (2.91%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.94%) RIA
7 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.97%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.97%) BBC
8 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.97%) New Media
8 1 (0.97%) Open Source
8 1 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.97%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.71%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.80%) Android
3 3 (2.91%) Windows
4 1 (0.97%) UNIX
4 1 (0.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.33%) Information Architecture
3 15 (14.56%) Responsive Web Design
4 12 (11.65%) Scrum
4 12 (11.65%) Content Management
4 12 (11.65%) Web Development
5 11 (10.68%) User Stories
6 10 (9.71%) E-Commerce
7 9 (8.74%) Usability Testing
8 8 (7.77%) Analytics
8 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.80%) TDD
10 6 (5.83%) BDD
10 6 (5.83%) Project Management
11 4 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.88%) Use Case
11 4 (3.88%) Web Design
11 4 (3.88%) SEO
11 4 (3.88%) Business Analysis
11 4 (3.88%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 47 (45.63%) JavaScript
2 8 (7.77%) Java
3 6 (5.83%) Ruby
3 6 (5.83%) PHP
4 5 (4.85%) C#
4 5 (4.85%) Scala
5 4 (3.88%) SQL
6 3 (2.91%) C++
6 3 (2.91%) C
6 3 (2.91%) ECMAScript
6 3 (2.91%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.91%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.91%) Dart
7 2 (1.94%) PHP5
7 2 (1.94%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.97%) Python
8 1 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (8.74%) Degree
2 3 (2.91%) DV Cleared
2 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) WCAG
Vendors
1 12 (11.65%) Adobe
2 6 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.94%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.94%) Twitter
3 2 (1.94%) HP
3 2 (1.94%) EMC
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle
4 1 (0.97%) SAP
4 1 (0.97%) VMware
4 1 (0.97%) Tealeaf
4 1 (0.97%) hybris
4 1 (0.97%) Sitecore
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