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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Design
Rank 575 506 475
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -31
Contract jobs citing UX Design 38 86 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 58 42
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -12.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £287 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £478 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 28 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 3 July 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 -76 36 £400 +14.28% 29
London -53 16 £413 +10.00% 12
South East -26 8 £500 +53.84% 3
East of England - 8 £340 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 8 £340 -
City of London -19 5 £275 -15.38% 2
Cambridge - 5 £340 -
Berkshire +11 4 - - 1
West Sussex -13 2 £525 +67.33% 1
North West - 2 - - 2
Stockport - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 £525 -
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Slough - 2 - -
West Midlands -2 1 £325 +18.18% 1
Surrey -9 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £400 -
Croydon - 1 £500 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £400 -

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 108 (100.00%) User Experience
2 56 (51.85%) HTML
3 54 (50.00%) CSS
4 50 (46.30%) JavaScript
4 50 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (28.70%) HTML5
6 27 (25.00%) jQuery
7 20 (18.52%) Information Architecture
7 20 (18.52%) CSS3
7 20 (18.52%) Finance
8 19 (17.59%) Photoshop
8 19 (17.59%) Responsive Web Design
9 18 (16.67%) Mobile App
9 18 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (12.96%) Ajax
11 14 (12.96%) Java
12 13 (12.04%) Web Development
13 12 (11.11%) Axure RP
13 12 (11.11%) Scrum
14 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
14 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
15 10 (9.26%) REST
15 10 (9.26%) AngularJS
15 10 (9.26%) Apple iOS
15 10 (9.26%) Node.js
15 10 (9.26%) W3C
15 10 (9.26%) Web Services
15 10 (9.26%) XML
15 10 (9.26%) Content Management

UX Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (9.26%) Node.js
2 6 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.70%) CMS
4 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.85%) Exstream Dialogue
5 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.85%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.85%) Jadu
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.93%) IIS
6 1 (0.93%) WordPress
6 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (17.59%) Photoshop
2 18 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (6.48%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (5.56%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.93%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.93%) InDesign
6 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Tridion
2 2 (1.85%) Exstream
3 1 (0.93%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.93%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.63%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) Extranet
2 2 (1.85%) Intranet
3 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.93%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.70%) Big Data
2 2 (1.85%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.85%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) OLAP
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 12 (11.11%) Axure RP
2 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.33%) JIRA
4 8 (7.41%) IntelliJ
4 8 (7.41%) Mercurial
4 8 (7.41%) WebStorm
5 5 (4.63%) Grunt
5 5 (4.63%) PhantomJS
5 5 (4.63%) gulp
5 5 (4.63%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.63%) Jasmine
5 5 (4.63%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (2.78%) Selenium
7 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.93%) Subversion
7 1 (0.93%) GitLab
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Electronics
3 7 (6.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.85%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) German Language
5 1 (0.93%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.93%) Front Office
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (50.00%) Designer
2 40 (37.04%) UX Designer
3 35 (32.41%) Developer
4 13 (12.04%) Front-End Developer
5 9 (8.33%) UI Designer
6 8 (7.41%) Senior Designer
6 8 (7.41%) Consultant
7 7 (6.48%) UI/UX Designer
8 6 (5.56%) User Experience Consultant
8 6 (5.56%) UX Developer
8 6 (5.56%) Senior UX Designer
8 6 (5.56%) Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Interface Designer
10 4 (3.70%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.70%) UI Developer
11 3 (2.78%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Web Designer
11 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (51.85%) HTML
2 54 (50.00%) CSS
3 31 (28.70%) HTML5
4 27 (25.00%) jQuery
5 20 (18.52%) CSS3
6 16 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 14 (12.96%) Ajax
8 10 (9.26%) Web Services
8 10 (9.26%) XML
8 10 (9.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (9.26%) REST
9 9 (8.33%) Sass
10 8 (7.41%) PhoneGap
11 6 (5.56%) XHTML
12 5 (4.63%) .NET
12 5 (4.63%) Play Framework
12 5 (4.63%) RESTful
12 5 (4.63%) JSON
13 4 (3.70%) Flash
14 3 (2.78%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 108 (100.00%) User Experience
2 18 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 10 (9.26%) W3C
4 8 (7.41%) Graphic Design
5 4 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.78%) Psychology
6 3 (2.78%) Human Factors
6 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) RIA
7 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) BBC
8 1 (0.93%) Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.93%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.93%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.26%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.48%) Android
3 4 (3.70%) Windows
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.93%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.52%) Information Architecture
3 19 (17.59%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (12.04%) Web Development
5 12 (11.11%) Scrum
6 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
7 10 (9.26%) Content Management
8 9 (8.33%) User Stories
9 8 (7.41%) TDD
10 7 (6.48%) Usability Testing
10 7 (6.48%) Project Management
10 7 (6.48%) Analytics
10 7 (6.48%) BDD
11 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (4.63%) Unit Testing
13 4 (3.70%) Use Case
13 4 (3.70%) Logistics
13 4 (3.70%) Pair Programming
13 4 (3.70%) Business Analysis
13 4 (3.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (46.30%) JavaScript
2 14 (12.96%) Java
3 8 (7.41%) ECMAScript
3 8 (7.41%) TypeScript
3 8 (7.41%) Dart
4 6 (5.56%) Ruby
5 5 (4.63%) Scala
5 5 (4.63%) PHP
6 4 (3.70%) C#
6 4 (3.70%) C++
6 4 (3.70%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.78%) C
7 3 (2.78%) SQL
8 2 (1.85%) PHP5
9 1 (0.93%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (5.56%) Degree
2 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) MCP
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) WCAG
Vendors
1 9 (8.33%) Adobe
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.85%) Twitter
3 2 (1.85%) SAP
3 2 (1.85%) HP
3 2 (1.85%) EMC
3 2 (1.85%) Google
4 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.93%) hybris
4 1 (0.93%) Tealeaf
4 1 (0.93%) VMware
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle
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