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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 392 384 411
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 226 232 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.43% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 169 117
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -22 213 £400 +4.23% 75
London -70 91 £400 - 29
South East +1 41 £330 -5.71% 15
City of London -25 29 £413 +3.12% 11
North East - 28 £488 -
Tyne and Wear - 26 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 26 £500 -
Berkshire +10 25 £330 -5.71% 4
Yorkshire +4 24 £513 +13.88% 15
West Yorkshire -3 22 £519 +15.27% 9
Leeds - 22 £519 - 7
Reading +18 13 £338 -6.89% 2
East of England +8 11 £400 +33.33% 5
South West +8 10 £475 - 5
Scotland +4 10 £344 -16.66% 2
West Midlands -3 6 £400 +23.07% 2
Wiltshire +3 5 £475 - 1
Edinburgh +2 5 £375 -9.09% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £300 - 2
Swindon +5 4 £513 -
Glasgow +2 4 £306 -
Birmingham -11 4 £450 +38.46% 1
Oxfordshire -20 4 £338 +12.50%
North West -31 4 £400 +37.93% 4
East Midlands - 4 £425 -
Cambridge - 4 £313 - 2
Oxford - 4 £338 -
Newbury -2 3 £300 +4.80%
Crawley -6 3 £325 +4.00%
West Sussex -18 3 £325 +4.00% 2

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 456 (100.00%) User Experience
2 188 (41.23%) HTML
3 186 (40.79%) CSS
4 155 (33.99%) Axure RP
5 142 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (22.15%) JavaScript
7 100 (21.93%) Photoshop
8 81 (17.76%) Mobile App
9 79 (17.32%) Information Architecture
10 72 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
11 64 (14.04%) Adobe
12 55 (12.06%) E-Commerce
12 55 (12.06%) Finance
12 55 (12.06%) Degree
13 54 (11.84%) Retail
13 54 (11.84%) Usability Testing
14 44 (9.65%) jQuery
14 44 (9.65%) Rapid Prototyping
15 43 (9.43%) Marketing
16 42 (9.21%) HTML5
17 40 (8.77%) OmniGraffle
18 39 (8.55%) UX Design
19 37 (8.11%) Banking
20 32 (7.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 29 (6.36%) CSS3
21 29 (6.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
22 25 (5.48%) MS Visio
23 24 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
24 23 (5.04%) Web Design
24 23 (5.04%) Graphic Design

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (1.10%) Confluence
2 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.66%) Node.js
4 2 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 100 (21.93%) Photoshop
2 72 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 40 (8.77%) OmniGraffle
4 32 (7.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 25 (5.48%) MS Visio
6 22 (4.82%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.88%) MS Excel
8 3 (0.66%) MS Office
8 3 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.66%) GIMP
9 2 (0.44%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.66%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) PaaS
2 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.97%) Internet
2 6 (1.32%) Intranet
3 3 (0.66%) Broadband
4 1 (0.22%) ATM
4 1 (0.22%) MVNO
4 1 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 155 (33.99%) Axure RP
2 29 (6.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 21 (4.61%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (1.75%) JIRA
5 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.66%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.66%) Subversion
7 2 (0.44%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.44%) GitLab
8 1 (0.22%) Grunt
General
1 55 (12.06%) Finance
2 54 (11.84%) Retail
3 43 (9.43%) Marketing
4 37 (8.11%) Banking
5 10 (2.19%) Games
6 9 (1.97%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.54%) Advertising
9 6 (1.32%) Electronics
10 5 (1.10%) Publishing
11 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (41.23%) HTML
2 186 (40.79%) CSS
3 44 (9.65%) jQuery
4 42 (9.21%) HTML5
5 29 (6.36%) CSS3
6 16 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (1.97%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.75%) Sass
9 7 (1.54%) XHTML
10 6 (1.32%) Flash
11 5 (1.10%) .NET
12 4 (0.88%) LESS
13 3 (0.66%) Express
13 3 (0.66%) YUI
13 3 (0.66%) DOM
13 3 (0.66%) Dojo
14 2 (0.44%) Apache Flex
14 2 (0.44%) Haml
14 2 (0.44%) Middleware
14 2 (0.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 456 (100.00%) User Experience
2 81 (17.76%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.04%) Graphic Design
4 22 (4.82%) W3C
4 22 (4.82%) Visualisation
5 15 (3.29%) Human Factors
6 13 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.10%) Psychology
7 5 (1.10%) Online Banking
8 4 (0.88%) Interactive TV
8 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.66%) iPad
9 3 (0.66%) DTV
9 3 (0.66%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.66%) Ergonomics
10 2 (0.44%) RIA
10 2 (0.44%) Online Games
10 2 (0.44%) NHS
10 2 (0.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 18 (3.95%) Android
3 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
3 3 (0.66%) Windows
4 1 (0.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (17.32%) Information Architecture
3 55 (12.06%) E-Commerce
4 54 (11.84%) Usability Testing
5 44 (9.65%) Rapid Prototyping
6 39 (8.55%) UX Design
7 24 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (5.04%) Web Design
8 23 (5.04%) Responsive Web Design
9 21 (4.61%) Web Accessibility
10 19 (4.17%) Customer Insight
11 17 (3.73%) Analytics
12 16 (3.51%) Project Management
13 15 (3.29%) Product Management
14 14 (3.07%) Web Development
15 10 (2.19%) Scrum
15 10 (2.19%) Customer Engagement
16 6 (1.32%) User Stories
16 6 (1.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 6 (1.32%) Industrial Design
Programming Languages
1 101 (22.15%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.10%) PHP
3 3 (0.66%) C
3 3 (0.66%) Java
3 3 (0.66%) Ruby
4 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
4 2 (0.44%) Python
4 2 (0.44%) C++
5 1 (0.22%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (12.06%) Degree
2 11 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 64 (14.04%) Adobe
2 10 (2.19%) Microsoft
3 8 (1.75%) Google
4 4 (0.88%) SAP
5 2 (0.44%) Macromedia
5 2 (0.44%) Apple
6 1 (0.22%) IBM
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.22%) Facebook
6 1 (0.22%) Twitter
6 1 (0.22%) Green Hat
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