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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Design
Rank 517 501 492
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing UX Design 69 92 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 70 32
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£375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £47.50
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
42524 40556 34695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.26% 74.95% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26500 24954 20813
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1204 1148 1126
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £51.00 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -31 63 £390 -2.50% 16
London -1 47 £395 -1.25% 8
City of London +20 13 £400 -5.88% 1
Scotland - 5 £350 - 3
East of England +13 4 £375 -
South East -27 4 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 £375 -
Yorkshire -8 3 £300 +25.00% 1
North West -15 3 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £375 -
Manchester - 3 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 £363 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £338 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 £375 -
Leeds - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £263 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
South West - - - -
North Wales - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 127 (100.00%) User Experience
2 72 (56.69%) HTML
2 72 (56.69%) CSS
3 62 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (45.67%) JavaScript
5 32 (25.20%) Photoshop
5 32 (25.20%) Finance
5 32 (25.20%) jQuery
6 30 (23.62%) Information Architecture
6 30 (23.62%) Adobe Illustrator
7 27 (21.26%) HTML5
8 22 (17.32%) Mobile App
8 22 (17.32%) Adobe
9 20 (15.75%) CSS3
9 20 (15.75%) Axure RP
10 18 (14.17%) Web Development
11 15 (11.81%) Banking
11 15 (11.81%) Responsive Web Design
12 14 (11.02%) Apple iOS
12 14 (11.02%) XML
13 13 (10.24%) Scrum
13 13 (10.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (10.24%) Usability Testing
14 12 (9.45%) Content Management
14 12 (9.45%) Degree
14 12 (9.45%) .NET
14 12 (9.45%) C#
14 12 (9.45%) Dreamweaver
14 12 (9.45%) Web Services
15 11 (8.66%) E-Commerce

UX Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 7 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.94%) Node.js
3 4 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.15%) CMS
4 2 (1.57%) Jadu
4 2 (1.57%) LiveCycle
4 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.57%) Exstream Dialogue
4 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (25.20%) Photoshop
2 30 (23.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (6.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (5.51%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (4.72%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Tridion
2 2 (1.57%) Exstream
3 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.79%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) GitHub
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) Internet
2 4 (3.15%) Intranet
3 2 (1.57%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Big Data
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.57%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (15.75%) Axure RP
2 12 (9.45%) Dreamweaver
3 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.72%) JIRA
5 5 (3.94%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.36%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.36%) Selenium
6 3 (2.36%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.36%) WebStorm
7 2 (1.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (1.57%) Subversion
8 1 (0.79%) Xcode
8 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.79%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
General
1 32 (25.20%) Finance
2 15 (11.81%) Banking
3 9 (7.09%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.94%) Marketing
5 4 (3.15%) Electronics
6 3 (2.36%) Advertising
6 3 (2.36%) Retail
7 2 (1.57%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.79%) German Language
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (55.12%) Designer
2 56 (44.09%) UX Designer
3 40 (31.50%) Developer
4 15 (11.81%) Senior Designer
4 15 (11.81%) UI Designer
5 12 (9.45%) Senior UX Designer
6 10 (7.87%) Architect
7 9 (7.09%) .NET Developer
7 9 (7.09%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Consultant
8 7 (5.51%) User Experience Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Interface Designer
10 5 (3.94%) User Experience Consultant
11 4 (3.15%) UX Developer
12 3 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.36%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.36%) Photoshop Designer
12 3 (2.36%) Senior Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (56.69%) HTML
1 72 (56.69%) CSS
2 32 (25.20%) jQuery
3 27 (21.26%) HTML5
4 20 (15.75%) CSS3
5 14 (11.02%) XML
6 13 (10.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (9.45%) .NET
7 12 (9.45%) Web Services
8 10 (7.87%) Ajax
9 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
10 8 (6.30%) Sass
10 8 (6.30%) REST
11 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET
12 6 (4.72%) Flash
12 6 (4.72%) XHTML
13 5 (3.94%) JSON
13 5 (3.94%) Play Framework
14 4 (3.15%) PhoneGap
14 4 (3.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 127 (100.00%) User Experience
2 22 (17.32%) Mobile App
3 11 (8.66%) W3C
4 10 (7.87%) Graphic Design
5 5 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.94%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.94%) Market Risk
5 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.15%) Human Factors
7 3 (2.36%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.57%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.57%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.57%) iPad
8 2 (1.57%) iPhone
8 2 (1.57%) Psychology
8 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) BBC
9 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.02%) Apple iOS
2 11 (8.66%) Android
3 2 (1.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.62%) Information Architecture
3 18 (14.17%) Web Development
4 15 (11.81%) Responsive Web Design
5 13 (10.24%) Scrum
5 13 (10.24%) Usability Testing
6 12 (9.45%) Content Management
7 11 (8.66%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.66%) User Stories
8 10 (7.87%) TDD
9 9 (7.09%) BDD
9 9 (7.09%) Analytics
10 8 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.51%) Project Management
12 5 (3.94%) Business Analysis
12 5 (3.94%) Multithreading
13 4 (3.15%) Mentoring
13 4 (3.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.15%) Software Engineering
13 4 (3.15%) Usability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 58 (45.67%) JavaScript
2 12 (9.45%) C#
3 8 (6.30%) SQL
4 7 (5.51%) Java
5 5 (3.94%) Ruby
5 5 (3.94%) PHP
5 5 (3.94%) Scala
6 4 (3.15%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.15%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.36%) C
7 3 (2.36%) C++
7 3 (2.36%) ECMAScript
7 3 (2.36%) Dart
8 2 (1.57%) PHP5
8 2 (1.57%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) XPath
9 1 (0.79%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (9.45%) Degree
2 4 (3.15%) DV Cleared
2 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (17.32%) Adobe
2 5 (3.94%) Oracle
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.57%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.57%) HP
3 2 (1.57%) EMC
3 2 (1.57%) Google
4 1 (0.79%) SAP
4 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.79%) hybris
4 1 (0.79%) iRise
4 1 (0.79%) Twitter
4 1 (0.79%) Tealeaf