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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Design
Rank 524 484 489
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +5
Contract jobs citing UX Design 47 75 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.15% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 63 30
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £282 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +14.28%
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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 -46 42 £419 -1.47% 23
London -10 30 £413 -8.33% 14
City of London +13 9 £425 - 4
South East -14 4 £375 -6.25% 2
Scotland - 4 - - 1
North West 0 3 £463 +23.33% 3
Yorkshire -7 3 £569 +127.50%
East Sussex - 3 - - 1
Brighton - 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -3 2 £569 +152.77%
Leeds - 2 £569 -
York - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Hull - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Oxford - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Warwick - - - -

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 113 (100.00%) User Experience
2 66 (58.41%) HTML
3 64 (56.64%) CSS
4 57 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (35.40%) JavaScript
6 31 (27.43%) Finance
7 29 (25.66%) HTML5
8 28 (24.78%) Photoshop
9 27 (23.89%) Adobe Illustrator
10 24 (21.24%) jQuery
11 23 (20.35%) Axure RP
12 22 (19.47%) Mobile App
12 22 (19.47%) Adobe
13 19 (16.81%) Information Architecture
13 19 (16.81%) CSS3
14 18 (15.93%) Scrum
15 15 (13.27%) Banking
15 15 (13.27%) Web Development
15 15 (13.27%) Internet
16 14 (12.39%) Apple iOS
17 13 (11.50%) Android
17 13 (11.50%) E-Commerce
18 12 (10.62%) Analytics
19 11 (9.73%) Degree
19 11 (9.73%) Usability Testing
20 10 (8.85%) Graphic Design
20 10 (8.85%) .NET
20 10 (8.85%) C#
20 10 (8.85%) Dreamweaver
20 10 (8.85%) REST

UX Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.65%) CMS
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (24.78%) Photoshop
2 27 (23.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (7.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (7.08%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (5.31%) Fireworks
6 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) GitHub
2 2 (1.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.27%) Internet
2 2 (1.77%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.77%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (20.35%) Axure RP
2 10 (8.85%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (5.31%) Grunt
3 6 (5.31%) Bower
4 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.77%) Subversion
5 2 (1.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.88%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.88%) JIRA
6 1 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 31 (27.43%) Finance
2 15 (13.27%) Banking
3 9 (7.96%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.54%) German Language
5 3 (2.65%) Advertising
5 3 (2.65%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (55.75%) Designer
2 56 (49.56%) UX Designer
3 27 (23.89%) Developer
4 21 (18.58%) Senior Designer
5 20 (17.70%) Senior UX Designer
6 10 (8.85%) UI Designer
7 9 (7.96%) Architect
8 8 (7.08%) Web Developer
9 7 (6.19%) User Experience Architect
9 7 (6.19%) Team Leader
9 7 (6.19%) .NET Developer
10 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Lead Designer
11 4 (3.54%) Analyst
11 4 (3.54%) Front-End Developer
12 3 (2.65%) Consultant
12 3 (2.65%) Photoshop Designer
12 3 (2.65%) Senior Photoshop Designer
13 2 (1.77%) Senior Web Developer
13 2 (1.77%) Interface Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (58.41%) HTML
2 64 (56.64%) CSS
3 29 (25.66%) HTML5
4 24 (21.24%) jQuery
5 19 (16.81%) CSS3
6 10 (8.85%) .NET
6 10 (8.85%) REST
7 7 (6.19%) XML
7 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.31%) Apache Flex
9 5 (4.42%) Flash
10 4 (3.54%) Ajax
10 4 (3.54%) XHTML
10 4 (3.54%) Web Services
10 4 (3.54%) XSLT
10 4 (3.54%) Sass
11 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (2.65%) XSL
11 3 (2.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 113 (100.00%) User Experience
2 22 (19.47%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.85%) Graphic Design
4 6 (5.31%) W3C
4 6 (5.31%) Open Source
5 5 (4.42%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.42%) Market Risk
6 4 (3.54%) Psychology
7 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.77%) iPhone
8 2 (1.77%) iPad
9 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.88%) Social Media
9 1 (0.88%) New Media
9 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.88%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.88%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Apple iOS
2 13 (11.50%) Android
3 8 (7.08%) Windows
4 6 (5.31%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.81%) Information Architecture
3 18 (15.93%) Scrum
4 15 (13.27%) Web Development
5 13 (11.50%) E-Commerce
6 12 (10.62%) Analytics
7 11 (9.73%) Usability Testing
8 8 (7.08%) Mentoring
8 8 (7.08%) Mobile Application Development
8 8 (7.08%) Rapid Prototyping
9 7 (6.19%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.31%) TDD
11 5 (4.42%) BDD
11 5 (4.42%) Workflow
11 5 (4.42%) Multithreading
11 5 (4.42%) Content Management
12 4 (3.54%) Software Engineering
12 4 (3.54%) MVC
12 4 (3.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.40%) JavaScript
2 10 (8.85%) C#
3 8 (7.08%) Perl
4 7 (6.19%) ActionScript
4 7 (6.19%) Java
5 6 (5.31%) Ruby
5 6 (5.31%) SQL
6 3 (2.65%) PHP
7 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Degree
2 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) PhD
3 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 22 (19.47%) Adobe
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.77%) Google
4 2 (1.77%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.88%) iRise
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