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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 375 351 447
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +96
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 236 267 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.48% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.52% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 199 82
Average daily rate
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£395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.37 - -
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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 -25 224 £400 +6.66% 58
London -67 97 £400 - 21
City of London +23 39 £400 +6.66% 7
South East -11 38 £338 -10.00% 11
Berkshire -6 26 £300 -25.00% 3
Yorkshire +4 25 £525 +44.82% 3
West Yorkshire +5 20 £525 +25.37% 3
Leeds +1 20 £525 +25.37% 2
East of England +31 17 £375 +2.73% 6
North East - 17 £500 - 1
North West -14 16 £325 +4.00% 7
Tyne and Wear - 16 £500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £500 - 1
Manchester -3 12 £325 -5.45% 4
Hertfordshire +9 10 £375 -
West Midlands -6 10 £331 -1.11% 6
South West +8 9 £325 -10.95% 2
Reading +8 9 - - 2
Scotland +4 9 £358 +10.00%
Edinburgh +3 8 £358 -4.66%
Birmingham +5 7 £350 +4.47%
Crawley - 6 £356 -
West Sussex - 6 £356 - 2
Norfolk - 5 £400 -
Watford +7 4 £375 -
Newbury -7 4 £340 +58.13%
Wiltshire +13 3 £275 -50.00% 2
East Midlands +7 3 £318 - 1
Bristol +6 3 £375 +2.73%
Chippenham - 3 £275 - 1

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 504 (100.00%) User Experience
2 250 (49.60%) HTML
3 240 (47.62%) CSS
4 190 (37.70%) Axure RP
5 156 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (24.80%) JavaScript
7 112 (22.22%) Photoshop
8 87 (17.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 72 (14.29%) Information Architecture
10 68 (13.49%) Finance
11 67 (13.29%) Adobe
11 67 (13.29%) HTML5
11 67 (13.29%) Mobile App
12 63 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
12 63 (12.50%) jQuery
13 57 (11.31%) Usability Testing
14 51 (10.12%) UX Design
15 48 (9.52%) OmniGraffle
15 48 (9.52%) Degree
16 46 (9.13%) E-Commerce
17 45 (8.93%) Retail
18 42 (8.33%) CSS3
19 40 (7.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
19 40 (7.94%) Banking
20 39 (7.74%) Graphic Design
21 32 (6.35%) Dreamweaver
21 32 (6.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 29 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
23 28 (5.56%) W3C
23 28 (5.56%) Web Accessibility

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.79%) Confluence
3 2 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 112 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 87 (17.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 48 (9.52%) OmniGraffle
4 32 (6.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (4.76%) Fireworks
6 23 (4.56%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.99%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.79%) InDesign
9 3 (0.60%) MS Excel
10 2 (0.40%) Edge Animate
11 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Magento
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.59%) Internet
2 6 (1.19%) Intranet
3 3 (0.60%) Broadband
4 1 (0.20%) Skype
4 1 (0.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 190 (37.70%) Axure RP
2 40 (7.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 32 (6.35%) Dreamweaver
4 9 (1.79%) JIRA
5 3 (0.60%) ProtoShare
5 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.20%) Firebug
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (13.49%) Finance
2 45 (8.93%) Retail
3 40 (7.94%) Banking
4 27 (5.36%) Marketing
5 16 (3.17%) Games
6 8 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.19%) Advertising
7 6 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Electronics
9 3 (0.60%) Law
10 2 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.40%) iGaming
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (49.60%) HTML
2 240 (47.62%) CSS
3 67 (13.29%) HTML5
4 63 (12.50%) jQuery
5 42 (8.33%) CSS3
6 13 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (2.18%) DHTML
8 10 (1.98%) .NET
8 10 (1.98%) Flash
9 8 (1.59%) JSON
10 7 (1.39%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.60%) XHTML
12 2 (0.40%) XML
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.40%) Ajax
12 2 (0.40%) LESS
13 1 (0.20%) Flask
13 1 (0.20%) Apache Cordova
13 1 (0.20%) Sass
13 1 (0.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 504 (100.00%) User Experience
2 67 (13.29%) Mobile App
3 39 (7.74%) Graphic Design
4 28 (5.56%) W3C
5 21 (4.17%) Human Factors
6 15 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.38%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.19%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.99%) Online Games
9 5 (0.99%) Psychology
10 4 (0.79%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.79%) RIA
10 4 (0.79%) iPhone
11 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.40%) NHS
12 2 (0.40%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.40%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.40%) Social Network
12 2 (0.40%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.56%) Apple iOS
1 23 (4.56%) Android
2 2 (0.40%) Windows
3 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (0.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (14.29%) Information Architecture
3 63 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
4 57 (11.31%) Usability Testing
5 51 (10.12%) UX Design
6 46 (9.13%) E-Commerce
7 29 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (5.56%) Web Accessibility
9 27 (5.36%) Responsive Web Design
10 22 (4.37%) Web Design
11 18 (3.57%) Web Development
12 16 (3.17%) Scrum
12 16 (3.17%) Customer Insight
12 16 (3.17%) Analytics
13 13 (2.58%) Project Management
14 11 (2.18%) Product Management
15 10 (1.98%) User Stories
16 8 (1.59%) Customer Engagement
17 7 (1.39%) Workflow
18 6 (1.19%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 125 (24.80%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.19%) PHP
3 3 (0.60%) C
4 2 (0.40%) Python
4 2 (0.40%) C++
4 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.20%) Ruby
5 1 (0.20%) XAML
5 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.20%) C#
5 1 (0.20%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 48 (9.52%) Degree
2 16 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.79%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 67 (13.29%) Adobe
2 17 (3.37%) Microsoft
3 3 (0.60%) Google
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle
4 2 (0.40%) Apple
4 2 (0.40%) Facebook
4 2 (0.40%) Twitter
5 1 (0.20%) SAP
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