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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Experience (UX) Design
Rank 564 558 516
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -42
Contract jobs citing UX Design 64 51 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.099% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 54
Average daily rate £400 £406 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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 60 £400 -3.03% 19
London +20 43 £400 -3.03% 7
City of London +56 14 £300 -29.41%
East of England - 5 £360 - 1
West Yorkshire -8 3 £505 -11.20% 1
Scotland -9 3 £300 - 2
Yorkshire -14 3 £505 -11.20% 1
North West -22 3 £475 +18.75%
South East +1 2 £550 +46.66% 3
Leeds -8 2 £490 -13.84% 1
Edinburgh -9 2 £275 -
Manchester -17 2 - -
North East -24 2 £369 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £360 - 1
Essex - 2 £288 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £360 - 1
Hammersmith +1 1 £388 +15.67%
Cheshire -3 1 £475 +90.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 1 £375 -
Tyne and Wear -30 1 £375 -
Ilford - 1 £263 -
Knutsford - 1 £475 -
Colchester - 1 £250 -
Renfrew - 1 £355 -
Staines - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £525 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £550 -

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 165 (100.00%) User Experience
2 79 (47.88%) HTML
3 76 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (45.45%) Photoshop
5 70 (42.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 53 (32.12%) CSS
7 51 (30.91%) JavaScript
7 51 (30.91%) Adobe
8 45 (27.27%) Finance
9 43 (26.06%) Front End Development
10 42 (25.45%) HTML5
11 37 (22.42%) E-Commerce
12 35 (21.21%) Axure RP
13 34 (20.61%) Mobile App
14 33 (20.00%) CSS3
15 32 (19.39%) jQuery
15 32 (19.39%) Usability Testing
16 30 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
17 25 (15.15%) Git (software)
17 25 (15.15%) Ajax
17 25 (15.15%) Project Management
17 25 (15.15%) Banking
18 23 (13.94%) Fixed Income
18 23 (13.94%) Information Architecture
19 22 (13.33%) Graphic Design
19 22 (13.33%) QA
19 22 (13.33%) Java
19 22 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 21 (12.73%) Investment Banking
20 21 (12.73%) Workflow

UX Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 13 (7.88%) Node.js
2 11 (6.67%) CMS
3 6 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.61%) JBoss
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 75 (45.45%) Photoshop
2 70 (42.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (12.12%) Fireworks
3 20 (12.12%) OmniGraffle
4 10 (6.06%) InDesign
5 8 (4.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (3.64%) MS Excel
7 4 (2.42%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 12 (7.27%) SDL Web 8
2 4 (2.42%) SAP CRM
2 4 (2.42%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (1.82%) Office 365
4 2 (1.21%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) PaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) Internet
2 3 (1.82%) HTTP
3 2 (1.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.64%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.21%) Big Data
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.61%) DTS
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.61%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (21.21%) Axure RP
2 25 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.09%) IntelliJ
3 15 (9.09%) Mercurial
3 15 (9.09%) WebStorm
4 11 (6.67%) Grunt
5 10 (6.06%) Selenium
6 9 (5.45%) gulp
7 8 (4.85%) Jasmine
7 8 (4.85%) PhantomJS
8 4 (2.42%) Subversion
8 4 (2.42%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (1.82%) JIRA
10 2 (1.21%) Moq
10 2 (1.21%) NCrunch
10 2 (1.21%) NUnit
10 2 (1.21%) ProtoShare
10 2 (1.21%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.21%) StyleCop
General
1 45 (27.27%) Finance
2 25 (15.15%) Banking
3 21 (12.73%) Investment Banking
4 17 (10.30%) Back Office
5 14 (8.48%) Retail
6 13 (7.88%) Electronics
6 13 (7.88%) Marketing
7 11 (6.67%) Games
8 6 (3.64%) Advertising
8 6 (3.64%) Multimedia
9 4 (2.42%) Publishing
10 3 (1.82%) Automotive
10 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.82%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.61%) Front Office
11 1 (0.61%) Law
11 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (56.97%) Designer
2 79 (47.88%) UX Designer
3 42 (25.45%) Developer
4 23 (13.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 17 (10.30%) UI Designer
6 16 (9.70%) Photoshop Designer
6 16 (9.70%) UI/UX Designer
7 8 (4.85%) Interface Designer
8 7 (4.24%) Senior Designer
9 6 (3.64%) Junior
9 6 (3.64%) Junior Developer
9 6 (3.64%) Senior UX Designer
9 6 (3.64%) UI Developer
10 5 (3.03%) Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Web Designer
11 4 (2.42%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.42%) Consultant
11 4 (2.42%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.42%) Junior Web Developer
11 4 (2.42%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (47.88%) HTML
2 53 (32.12%) CSS
3 42 (25.45%) HTML5
4 33 (20.00%) CSS3
5 32 (19.39%) jQuery
6 25 (15.15%) Ajax
7 22 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 20 (12.12%) REST
9 18 (10.91%) Flash
10 17 (10.30%) PhoneGap
11 14 (8.48%) Sass
12 9 (5.45%) .NET
13 8 (4.85%) XML
14 7 (4.24%) AngularJS
14 7 (4.24%) ASP.NET
15 5 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
15 5 (3.03%) Web Services
16 4 (2.42%) JSON
16 4 (2.42%) LESS
16 4 (2.42%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 165 (100.00%) User Experience
2 34 (20.61%) Mobile App
3 23 (13.94%) Fixed Income
4 22 (13.33%) Graphic Design
5 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (5.45%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.64%) Social Media
9 5 (3.03%) Animation
9 5 (3.03%) Digital Media
9 5 (3.03%) Visualisation
10 4 (2.42%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.42%) W3C
11 3 (1.82%) FMCG
11 3 (1.82%) PMI
11 3 (1.82%) Taxonomies
12 2 (1.21%) Psychology
13 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.85%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.24%) Android
3 2 (1.21%) Windows
4 1 (0.61%) BlackBerry OS
4 1 (0.61%) Unix
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.06%) Front End Development
3 37 (22.42%) E-Commerce
4 32 (19.39%) Usability Testing
5 30 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
6 25 (15.15%) Project Management
7 23 (13.94%) Information Architecture
8 21 (12.73%) Workflow
9 19 (11.52%) Ethnography
10 17 (10.30%) Use Case
11 15 (9.09%) Web Design
12 13 (7.88%) Web Development
13 12 (7.27%) OO
14 11 (6.67%) User Stories
15 10 (6.06%) Analytics
15 10 (6.06%) Content Management
15 10 (6.06%) CRM
15 10 (6.06%) Unit Testing
16 9 (5.45%) Functional Testing
16 9 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.91%) JavaScript
2 22 (13.33%) Java
3 15 (9.09%) Dart
3 15 (9.09%) ECMAScript
3 15 (9.09%) TypeScript
4 10 (6.06%) C#
5 5 (3.03%) PHP
6 3 (1.82%) Perl
6 3 (1.82%) Python
6 3 (1.82%) Ruby
6 3 (1.82%) Scala
7 2 (1.21%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (10.30%) Degree
2 4 (2.42%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) ISEB
5 1 (0.61%) MCP
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.33%) QA
2 4 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.21%) GxP
3 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (30.91%) Adobe
2 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.03%) SAP
4 2 (1.21%) ClickTale
4 2 (1.21%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.21%) Google
5 1 (0.61%) IT2
5 1 (0.61%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.61%) Maxymiser
5 1 (0.61%) MobileIron
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle
5 1 (0.61%) Pega
5 1 (0.61%) Rally
5 1 (0.61%) Sun
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