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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Design
Rank 570 510 507
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -3
Contract jobs citing UX Design 50 101 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 73 45
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £291 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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 29 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 31 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 -73 48 £388 +3.33% 32
London -48 20 £450 +12.50% 15
East of England - 12 £340 -
Cambridgeshire - 11 £340 -
South East -25 9 £450 +33.33% 5
Cambridge - 7 £340 -
Berkshire 0 5 - - 2
City of London -29 5 £388 +3.33% 3
Manchester - 4 £325 - 1
North West - 4 £325 - 2
Slough - 3 - -
Surrey -4 2 - - 1
Stockport - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
West Midlands +3 1 £325 +18.18%
East Midlands -1 1 - -
West Sussex -12 1 £550 +76.00%
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Worthing - 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £500 -
South West - 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 117 (100.00%) User Experience
2 59 (50.43%) HTML
3 57 (48.72%) CSS
4 55 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (46.15%) JavaScript
6 37 (31.62%) HTML5
7 35 (29.91%) jQuery
8 25 (21.37%) CSS3
9 23 (19.66%) Responsive Web Design
9 23 (19.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (18.80%) Information Architecture
11 21 (17.95%) Mobile App
11 21 (17.95%) Ajax
11 21 (17.95%) Photoshop
12 20 (17.09%) Adobe Illustrator
13 19 (16.24%) Finance
14 17 (14.53%) Java
15 15 (12.82%) Git (software)
15 15 (12.82%) Web Development
15 15 (12.82%) Sass
16 14 (11.97%) REST
17 13 (11.11%) Node.js
17 13 (11.11%) XML
17 13 (11.11%) Content Management
18 12 (10.26%) E-Commerce
18 12 (10.26%) Axure RP
19 11 (9.40%) Mercurial
19 11 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (9.40%) WebStorm
19 11 (9.40%) TypeScript

UX Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 13 (11.11%) Node.js
2 7 (5.98%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.13%) CMS
4 3 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.71%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.71%) Jadu
5 2 (1.71%) Exstream Dialogue
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.85%) WordPress
6 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (17.95%) Photoshop
2 20 (17.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (7.69%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (4.27%) Fireworks
5 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.85%) InDesign
6 1 (0.85%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Tridion
2 2 (1.71%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.71%) Exstream
2 2 (1.71%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.85%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.98%) Internet
2 3 (2.56%) Intranet
3 2 (1.71%) Extranet
4 1 (0.85%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.85%) Converged Networks
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.56%) Big Data
3 2 (1.71%) MySQL
3 2 (1.71%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.85%) OLAP
4 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.26%) Axure RP
3 11 (9.40%) WebStorm
3 11 (9.40%) Mercurial
3 11 (9.40%) IntelliJ
4 9 (7.69%) JIRA
5 8 (6.84%) Grunt
5 8 (6.84%) PhantomJS
5 8 (6.84%) Jasmine
5 8 (6.84%) gulp
6 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.27%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.56%) Selenium
8 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.85%) Subversion
9 1 (0.85%) GitLab
General
1 19 (16.24%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Marketing
3 6 (5.13%) Electronics
3 6 (5.13%) Banking
4 3 (2.56%) Publishing
5 2 (1.71%) Games
5 2 (1.71%) Retail
5 2 (1.71%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Front Office
6 1 (0.85%) German Language
6 1 (0.85%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (46.15%) Designer
2 42 (35.90%) Developer
3 39 (33.33%) UX Designer
4 20 (17.09%) Front-End Developer
5 9 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 9 (7.69%) UI Designer
6 7 (5.98%) Consultant
6 7 (5.98%) UI/UX Designer
7 6 (5.13%) Senior Designer
7 6 (5.13%) User Experience Consultant
7 6 (5.13%) UX Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Architect
8 5 (4.27%) Interface Designer
9 4 (3.42%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.42%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.42%) Senior UX Designer
10 3 (2.56%) Junior
10 3 (2.56%) User Experience Architect
10 3 (2.56%) Web Designer
11 2 (1.71%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (50.43%) HTML
2 57 (48.72%) CSS
3 37 (31.62%) HTML5
4 35 (29.91%) jQuery
5 25 (21.37%) CSS3
6 23 (19.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 21 (17.95%) Ajax
8 15 (12.82%) Sass
9 14 (11.97%) REST
10 13 (11.11%) XML
11 11 (9.40%) Web Services
12 10 (8.55%) PhoneGap
12 10 (8.55%) AngularJS
13 9 (7.69%) .NET
14 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET
14 5 (4.27%) JSON
14 5 (4.27%) XHTML
14 5 (4.27%) Play Framework
14 5 (4.27%) RESTful
15 4 (3.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 117 (100.00%) User Experience
2 21 (17.95%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.69%) W3C
3 9 (7.69%) Graphic Design
4 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.42%) Human Factors
6 4 (3.42%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.56%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.56%) Psychology
8 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.71%) RIA
8 2 (1.71%) Social Media
8 2 (1.71%) Social Network
9 1 (0.85%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.85%) iPad
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.85%) BBC
9 1 (0.85%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.84%) Apple iOS
2 6 (5.13%) Android
3 4 (3.42%) Windows
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.85%) Linux
5 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.66%) Responsive Web Design
3 22 (18.80%) Information Architecture
4 15 (12.82%) Web Development
5 13 (11.11%) Content Management
6 12 (10.26%) E-Commerce
7 10 (8.55%) Scrum
8 9 (7.69%) Project Management
8 9 (7.69%) User Stories
9 8 (6.84%) Usability Testing
9 8 (6.84%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.98%) Use Case
10 7 (5.98%) OO
10 7 (5.98%) TDD
11 6 (5.13%) Web Design
11 6 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.13%) BDD
12 5 (4.27%) SDLC
12 5 (4.27%) Analytics
12 5 (4.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 17 (14.53%) Java
3 11 (9.40%) ECMAScript
3 11 (9.40%) TypeScript
3 11 (9.40%) Dart
4 6 (5.13%) Ruby
4 6 (5.13%) PHP
5 5 (4.27%) C#
5 5 (4.27%) Scala
6 3 (2.56%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.56%) C++
6 3 (2.56%) C
7 2 (1.71%) SQL
7 2 (1.71%) XPath
7 2 (1.71%) PHP5
8 1 (0.85%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) MCP
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) WCAG
Vendors
1 11 (9.40%) Adobe
2 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.56%) SAP
4 2 (1.71%) Twitter
4 2 (1.71%) HP
4 2 (1.71%) EMC
4 2 (1.71%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.85%) hybris
5 1 (0.85%) Tealeaf
5 1 (0.85%) VMware
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle
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