The table below looks at the statistics for the UX Designer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UX Designer in their job title 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) Designer
Rank 379 370 433
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +63
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 263 250 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.46% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.49% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 186 114
Average daily rate
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£385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £299 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

UX Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UX Designer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UX Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UX Designer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UX Designer within the UK.

UX Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UX Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UX Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

UX Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UX Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UX Designer within the UK.

UX Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UX Designer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UX Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

UX Designer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UX Designer
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 Designer 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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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 -15 248 £390 +4.00% 84
London -68 105 £393 -1.87% 40
North East - 45 £401 -
South East 0 43 £360 +2.85% 7
Tyne and Wear - 41 £403 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 40 £401 -
City of London -32 28 £378 -5.62% 12
Berkshire +5 23 £360 +2.85% 2
Yorkshire -10 15 £340 +11.02% 14
Reading +10 13 £349 -0.35% 2
Scotland -4 12 £319 -13.55% 1
West Yorkshire -15 11 £340 +11.02% 6
North West -27 11 £400 +33.33% 8
Leeds - 11 £340 - 6
East of England +7 10 £413 +37.50% 7
West Midlands +4 7 £448 +37.69% 4
South West - 7 £475 - 3
Edinburgh -6 6 £325 -11.86%
Birmingham +4 5 £448 +37.69% 1
Surrey -1 5 - -
Manchester -11 5 £350 -30.00% 2
Cheshire - 5 £400 - 6
Staines - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £275 -
East Midlands - 5 £425 - 1
Glasgow +7 4 £306 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £513 -
Swindon - 4 £513 -
Warrington - 4 £400 - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £500 - 1

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UX Designer in their job title 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 with UX Designer in their job title.

1 497 (100.00%) User Experience
2 209 (42.05%) HTML
3 204 (41.05%) CSS
4 170 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (33.40%) Axure RP
6 99 (19.92%) Mobile App
7 95 (19.11%) Photoshop
8 90 (18.11%) JavaScript
9 78 (15.69%) Information Architecture
10 69 (13.88%) Degree
11 68 (13.68%) Adobe Illustrator
12 63 (12.68%) Adobe
13 60 (12.07%) Rapid Prototyping
14 58 (11.67%) E-Commerce
15 50 (10.06%) Retail
16 49 (9.86%) Finance
17 46 (9.26%) Usability Testing
18 44 (8.85%) jQuery
19 43 (8.65%) Web Design
20 41 (8.25%) Marketing
21 39 (7.85%) UX Design
21 39 (7.85%) OmniGraffle
22 38 (7.65%) Banking
23 34 (6.84%) HTML5
24 33 (6.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
24 33 (6.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 24 (4.83%) Responsive Web Design
25 24 (4.83%) CSS3
25 24 (4.83%) W3C
26 23 (4.63%) Web Accessibility

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UX Designer in their job title 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 with UX Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.01%) Confluence
2 3 (0.60%) Node.js
2 3 (0.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 95 (19.11%) Photoshop
2 68 (13.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 39 (7.85%) OmniGraffle
4 33 (6.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 22 (4.43%) MS Visio
6 15 (3.02%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.80%) MS Office
7 4 (0.80%) MS Excel
8 3 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.60%) GIMP
9 2 (0.40%) Edge Animate
10 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) SAP CRM
1 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.01%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.80%) SaaS
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.81%) Internet
2 3 (0.60%) Intranet
3 2 (0.40%) Broadband
4 1 (0.20%) ATM
4 1 (0.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 166 (33.40%) Axure RP
2 33 (6.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 13 (2.62%) Dreamweaver
4 7 (1.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.01%) JIRA
6 4 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.80%) Subversion
7 3 (0.60%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.40%) GitLab
9 1 (0.20%) Grunt
9 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.20%) Mercurial
General
1 50 (10.06%) Retail
2 49 (9.86%) Finance
3 41 (8.25%) Marketing
4 38 (7.65%) Banking
5 9 (1.81%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.61%) Games
6 8 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.21%) Advertising
9 5 (1.01%) Publishing
9 5 (1.01%) Electronics
10 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (42.05%) HTML
2 204 (41.05%) CSS
3 44 (8.85%) jQuery
4 34 (6.84%) HTML5
5 24 (4.83%) CSS3
6 15 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (2.62%) AngularJS
8 11 (2.21%) Sass
9 7 (1.41%) Flash
9 7 (1.41%) XHTML
10 4 (0.80%) .NET
10 4 (0.80%) J2EE
10 4 (0.80%) Web Services
10 4 (0.80%) LESS
10 4 (0.80%) OSGi
10 4 (0.80%) RESTful
11 3 (0.60%) Haml
11 3 (0.60%) Express
11 3 (0.60%) Dojo
11 3 (0.60%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 497 (100.00%) User Experience
2 99 (19.92%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.83%) W3C
4 21 (4.23%) Visualisation
5 20 (4.02%) Graphic Design
6 14 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.81%) Human Factors
8 5 (1.01%) Copywriting
8 5 (1.01%) Animation
8 5 (1.01%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Interactive TV
10 3 (0.60%) DTV
10 3 (0.60%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.60%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.60%) Psychology
10 3 (0.60%) Ergonomics
10 3 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.60%) iPad
10 3 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.62%) Apple iOS
2 17 (3.42%) Android
3 4 (0.80%) Windows
4 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (15.69%) Information Architecture
3 60 (12.07%) Rapid Prototyping
4 58 (11.67%) E-Commerce
5 46 (9.26%) Usability Testing
6 43 (8.65%) Web Design
7 39 (7.85%) UX Design
8 24 (4.83%) Responsive Web Design
9 23 (4.63%) Customer Insight
9 23 (4.63%) Web Accessibility
10 22 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (3.02%) Analytics
12 14 (2.82%) Project Management
13 13 (2.62%) Product Management
14 12 (2.41%) Web Development
15 10 (2.01%) Scrum
15 10 (2.01%) Customer Engagement
16 8 (1.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 8 (1.61%) CRM
17 7 (1.41%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (18.11%) JavaScript
2 4 (0.80%) PHP
2 4 (0.80%) Java
3 3 (0.60%) C
4 2 (0.40%) Ruby
5 1 (0.20%) C#
5 1 (0.20%) C++
5 1 (0.20%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.20%) Python
5 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 69 (13.88%) Degree
2 16 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.20%) QA
Vendors
1 63 (12.68%) Adobe
2 11 (2.21%) Microsoft
3 9 (1.81%) Google
4 8 (1.61%) SAP
5 3 (0.60%) Apple
6 2 (0.40%) Macromedia
7 1 (0.20%) IBM
7 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.20%) ClickTale
7 1 (0.20%) Facebook
7 1 (0.20%) Twitter
7 1 (0.20%) Green Hat
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