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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Experience (UX) Design
Rank 596 565 539
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -26
Contract jobs citing UX Design 62 66 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 56
Average daily rate £413 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -30 60 £419 +7.37% 28
London -19 31 £425 +8.97% 11
Cambridgeshire +13 9 £360 -4.00%
East of England +9 9 £360 -4.00%
City of London +38 8 £413 +5.76% 3
Yorkshire +5 7 £500 +66.66% 4
North West -2 6 £513 +28.12% 7
Cambridge -2 6 £360 -4.00%
West Yorkshire +3 5 £503 - 4
Leeds -4 4 £500 - 4
Manchester -7 4 - - 3
South East -24 2 £400 +6.66% 3
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £325 - 2
East Midlands +6 1 £350 -
Edinburgh -14 1 £250 -31.03%
West Sussex -18 1 £400 +3.22%
Scotland -21 1 £250 -28.57% 1
Wales - 1 £240 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £240 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £240 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £325 -
Hammersmith - 1 £388 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £390 -
Leicestershire - 1 £350 -

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 129 (100.00%) User Experience
2 53 (41.09%) HTML
3 50 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (37.98%) Photoshop
5 44 (34.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 39 (30.23%) CSS
7 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
8 31 (24.03%) Adobe
8 31 (24.03%) Finance
9 29 (22.48%) Front End Development
10 24 (18.60%) E-Commerce
10 24 (18.60%) Usability Testing
11 23 (17.83%) HTML5
11 23 (17.83%) Axure RP
12 21 (16.28%) CSS3
12 21 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
12 21 (16.28%) Mobile App
12 21 (16.28%) Banking
13 19 (14.73%) Workflow
13 19 (14.73%) Project Management
13 19 (14.73%) jQuery
14 17 (13.18%) Ajax
15 16 (12.40%) Fireworks
16 15 (11.63%) Use Case
16 15 (11.63%) Java
16 15 (11.63%) Retail
17 14 (10.85%) Flash
17 14 (10.85%) QA
17 14 (10.85%) Ethnography
18 13 (10.08%) Twitter Bootstrap

UX Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 12 (9.30%) Node.js
2 5 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) JBoss
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (37.98%) Photoshop
2 44 (34.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (12.40%) Fireworks
4 9 (6.98%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (3.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
6 2 (1.55%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (1.55%) InDesign
7 1 (0.78%) MS Office
7 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.78%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.55%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) DHCP
2 1 (0.78%) DNS
2 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.78%) DTS
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.78%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (17.83%) Axure RP
2 12 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.98%) IntelliJ
3 9 (6.98%) Mercurial
3 9 (6.98%) WebStorm
4 8 (6.20%) Grunt
5 6 (4.65%) gulp
6 5 (3.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 5 (3.88%) Jasmine
6 5 (3.88%) PhantomJS
6 5 (3.88%) Selenium
7 2 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.55%) Moq
7 2 (1.55%) NCrunch
7 2 (1.55%) NUnit
7 2 (1.55%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.55%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.78%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.78%) Maven
8 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 31 (24.03%) Finance
2 21 (16.28%) Banking
3 15 (11.63%) Retail
4 13 (10.08%) Investment Banking
5 12 (9.30%) Back Office
5 12 (9.30%) Games
6 11 (8.53%) Electronics
7 4 (3.10%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.55%) Front Office
9 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.55%) Marketing
10 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 76 (58.91%) Designer
2 67 (51.94%) UX Designer
3 32 (24.81%) Developer
4 16 (12.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 13 (10.08%) UI Designer
6 12 (9.30%) Photoshop Designer
6 12 (9.30%) UI/UX Designer
7 9 (6.98%) Senior Designer
8 7 (5.43%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Senior UX Designer
10 5 (3.88%) Architect
10 5 (3.88%) Mobile Designer
10 5 (3.88%) Mobile UX Designer
11 4 (3.10%) Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Node.js Developer
11 4 (3.10%) User Experience Architect
11 4 (3.10%) User Researcher
11 4 (3.10%) Web Designer
12 3 (2.33%) User Experience Consultant
12 3 (2.33%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (41.09%) HTML
2 39 (30.23%) CSS
3 23 (17.83%) HTML5
4 21 (16.28%) CSS3
5 19 (14.73%) jQuery
6 17 (13.18%) Ajax
7 14 (10.85%) Flash
8 13 (10.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (9.30%) REST
10 10 (7.75%) PhoneGap
11 7 (5.43%) Sass
12 6 (4.65%) AngularJS
13 5 (3.88%) .NET
14 4 (3.10%) React
15 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET
16 2 (1.55%) J2EE
16 2 (1.55%) JSON
16 2 (1.55%) WPF
16 2 (1.55%) XHTML
16 2 (1.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 129 (100.00%) User Experience
2 21 (16.28%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.30%) Fixed Income
4 11 (8.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (8.53%) Graphic Design
5 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.88%) Psychology
7 3 (2.33%) Animation
7 3 (2.33%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.55%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.78%) FMCG
9 1 (0.78%) New Media
9 1 (0.78%) PMI
9 1 (0.78%) Social Media
9 1 (0.78%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.98%) Android
1 9 (6.98%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.78%) Unix
2 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.48%) Front End Development
3 24 (18.60%) E-Commerce
3 24 (18.60%) Usability Testing
4 21 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
5 19 (14.73%) Project Management
5 19 (14.73%) Workflow
6 15 (11.63%) Use Case
7 14 (10.85%) Ethnography
8 12 (9.30%) User Stories
9 11 (8.53%) Web Design
10 9 (6.98%) Information Architecture
10 9 (6.98%) Unit Testing
11 8 (6.20%) CRM
12 7 (5.43%) Business Analysis
12 7 (5.43%) TDD
13 5 (3.88%) OO
13 5 (3.88%) Scrum
13 5 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (3.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
2 15 (11.63%) Java
3 9 (6.98%) Dart
3 9 (6.98%) ECMAScript
3 9 (6.98%) TypeScript
4 6 (4.65%) C#
5 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.55%) SQL
5 2 (1.55%) XAML
6 1 (0.78%) PHP
6 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) MCP
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.85%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.78%) GxP
2 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 31 (24.03%) Adobe
2 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.55%) DevExpress
3 2 (1.55%) SAP
4 1 (0.78%) Apple
4 1 (0.78%) IT2
4 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.78%) Omniture
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle
4 1 (0.78%) Pega
4 1 (0.78%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.78%) Rally
4 1 (0.78%) Sun
4 1 (0.78%) VMware
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