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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 385 364 420
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +56
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 237 235 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.45% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.48% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 176 104
Average daily rate
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£381 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -24 224 £400 +1.58% 65
London -67 94 £400 -3.03% 28
South East -6 45 £338 -3.57% 7
City of London 0 33 £400 +1.58% 11
Berkshire +1 29 £319 -8.92% 2
North East - 25 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 23 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £500 -
Yorkshire -3 21 £525 +16.66% 5
Leeds +1 18 £525 +25.37% 1
West Yorkshire -2 18 £525 +16.66% 2
East of England +21 16 £375 +2.73% 1
South West +19 11 £375 +15.38% 4
Reading +16 10 £338 -6.89% 1
Hertfordshire +8 10 £375 - 1
Scotland +2 9 £358 - 3
Edinburgh +6 8 £358 - 3
North West -25 8 £306 +15.56% 14
West Midlands -6 7 £350 +6.06% 6
Newbury -2 6 £300 +26.31%
Wiltshire +7 5 £475 - 4
Oxfordshire -21 5 £369 +22.91% 1
Manchester - 5 £313 - 3
Birmingham -6 4 £400 +21.21%
Oxford -9 4 £338 -10.00%
Crawley - 4 £325 - 1
Watford - 4 £375 -
West Sussex - 4 £325 - 1
Norfolk - 4 £400 -
Swindon +14 3 £475 - 1

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 468 (100.00%) User Experience
2 217 (46.37%) HTML
3 214 (45.73%) CSS
4 155 (33.12%) Axure RP
5 141 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (24.79%) JavaScript
7 98 (20.94%) Photoshop
8 74 (15.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 72 (15.38%) Information Architecture
10 70 (14.96%) Mobile App
11 62 (13.25%) HTML5
12 59 (12.61%) Adobe
13 58 (12.39%) Rapid Prototyping
14 55 (11.75%) jQuery
15 52 (11.11%) Finance
16 51 (10.90%) Degree
17 49 (10.47%) Usability Testing
18 48 (10.26%) E-Commerce
19 46 (9.83%) Retail
20 44 (9.40%) CSS3
21 40 (8.55%) UX Design
22 39 (8.33%) OmniGraffle
22 39 (8.33%) Banking
23 32 (6.84%) Marketing
23 32 (6.84%) Responsive Web Design
24 31 (6.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
25 29 (6.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 29 (6.20%) Graphic Design
26 28 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
27 26 (5.56%) Dreamweaver

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (1.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.85%) Confluence
3 1 (0.21%) Node.js
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.21%) CMS
Applications
1 98 (20.94%) Photoshop
2 74 (15.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 39 (8.33%) OmniGraffle
4 29 (6.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (5.13%) Fireworks
6 22 (4.70%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.85%) MS Excel
8 3 (0.64%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.64%) MS Office
9 2 (0.43%) GIMP
9 2 (0.43%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Magento
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.43%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) PaaS
2 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.92%) Internet
2 6 (1.28%) Intranet
3 3 (0.64%) Broadband
4 1 (0.21%) Skype
4 1 (0.21%) MVNO
4 1 (0.21%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 155 (33.12%) Axure RP
2 31 (6.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 26 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (1.71%) JIRA
5 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.43%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) GitLab
7 1 (0.21%) Grunt
7 1 (0.21%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (11.11%) Finance
2 46 (9.83%) Retail
3 39 (8.33%) Banking
4 32 (6.84%) Marketing
5 12 (2.56%) Games
6 8 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.28%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.07%) Advertising
9 3 (0.64%) Electronics
10 2 (0.43%) Law
10 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (46.37%) HTML
2 214 (45.73%) CSS
3 62 (13.25%) HTML5
4 55 (11.75%) jQuery
5 44 (9.40%) CSS3
6 15 (3.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (2.35%) DHTML
8 10 (2.14%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.92%) .NET
10 8 (1.71%) JSON
11 4 (0.85%) Flash
11 4 (0.85%) XHTML
11 4 (0.85%) Sass
11 4 (0.85%) LESS
12 2 (0.43%) Ajax
12 2 (0.43%) Dojo
12 2 (0.43%) YUI
12 2 (0.43%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.43%) Express
13 1 (0.21%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 468 (100.00%) User Experience
2 70 (14.96%) Mobile App
3 29 (6.20%) Graphic Design
4 23 (4.91%) Human Factors
5 22 (4.70%) W3C
6 17 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.99%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.07%) Psychology
8 5 (1.07%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.64%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.64%) iPhone
9 3 (0.64%) RIA
9 3 (0.64%) Ergonomics
9 3 (0.64%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.43%) NHS
10 2 (0.43%) Interactive TV
10 2 (0.43%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.43%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.27%) Apple iOS
2 19 (4.06%) Android
3 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (0.21%) Windows
3 1 (0.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (15.38%) Information Architecture
3 58 (12.39%) Rapid Prototyping
4 49 (10.47%) Usability Testing
5 48 (10.26%) E-Commerce
6 40 (8.55%) UX Design
7 32 (6.84%) Responsive Web Design
8 28 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (4.70%) Web Accessibility
10 21 (4.49%) Web Design
11 17 (3.63%) Customer Insight
12 15 (3.21%) Analytics
12 15 (3.21%) Project Management
13 14 (2.99%) Web Development
14 13 (2.78%) Scrum
15 11 (2.35%) Product Management
16 10 (2.14%) Customer Engagement
16 10 (2.14%) User Stories
17 7 (1.50%) Industrial Design
18 6 (1.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 116 (24.79%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.28%) PHP
3 3 (0.64%) C
4 2 (0.43%) C++
4 2 (0.43%) Java
4 2 (0.43%) Python
4 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.21%) Ruby
5 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.21%) C#
5 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (10.90%) Degree
2 15 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) Ansible
Vendors
1 59 (12.61%) Adobe
2 15 (3.21%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.43%) Apple
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle
3 2 (0.43%) SAP
3 2 (0.43%) Google
4 1 (0.21%) Facebook
4 1 (0.21%) Twitter
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