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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Experience Designer
Rank 323 331 341
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 325 307 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.64% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 205 197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.19 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +14 310 £400 - 85
London -17 185 £416 +4.06% 47
City of London +37 52 £375 -5.36% 18
South East +2 39 £371 +10.82% 5
West Midlands +4 21 £275 -24.13% 4
Berkshire +4 18 £375 +30.43% 2
Yorkshire -6 18 £378 -44.07% 6
North East -18 18 £505 +12.22%
North West -16 17 £294 -28.78% 10
Tyne and Wear -26 16 £515 +14.44%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 15 £520 +15.55%
Reading -9 13 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -7 12 £428 -36.66% 3
Leeds -19 12 £428 -36.66% 3
Scotland +1 11 £331 +8.60% 6
Coventry +7 10 £275 -33.33% 2
South West -2 9 £388 +3.33% 5
Cheshire -1 8 £325 -10.34% 3
Manchester -16 8 £256 -39.70% 5
Telford - 8 - -
Shropshire - 8 - -
West Sussex +11 7 £349 -7.00% 1
Bristol +2 7 £388 +7.63% 2
Surrey -2 7 - - 1
Edinburgh -9 7 £369 +20.90% 5
Crawley -4 6 £325 -13.33%
Staines - 5 - -
East of England +1 3 £388 - 4
Hounslow - 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £400 -

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 693 (100.00%) User Experience
2 283 (40.84%) HTML
3 253 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
4 245 (35.35%) CSS
5 188 (27.13%) Axure RP
6 152 (21.93%) Photoshop
6 152 (21.93%) Adobe
7 122 (17.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 111 (16.02%) Information Architecture
9 102 (14.72%) Mobile App
10 100 (14.43%) E-Commerce
11 93 (13.42%) JavaScript
11 93 (13.42%) Finance
12 91 (13.13%) Usability Testing
13 79 (11.40%) Responsive Web Design
14 78 (11.26%) UX Design
15 66 (9.52%) Front End Development
16 65 (9.38%) Web Design
16 65 (9.38%) Banking
17 61 (8.80%) OmniGraffle
18 60 (8.66%) Degree
19 56 (8.08%) HTML5
20 54 (7.79%) Android
21 53 (7.65%) Apple iOS
21 53 (7.65%) Retail
22 46 (6.64%) Rapid Prototyping
23 45 (6.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 40 (5.77%) jQuery
24 40 (5.77%) Scrum
25 36 (5.19%) Analytics

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (2.74%) CMS
2 4 (0.58%) Confluence
3 2 (0.29%) Node.js
3 2 (0.29%) WordPress
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.14%) Drupal
4 1 (0.14%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 152 (21.93%) Photoshop
2 122 (17.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 61 (8.80%) OmniGraffle
4 45 (6.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (3.46%) Fireworks
6 22 (3.17%) MS Visio
7 8 (1.15%) InDesign
7 8 (1.15%) MS Office
8 7 (1.01%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.43%) MS Excel
9 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) SAP CRM
1 6 (0.87%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.14%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.59%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.59%) Intranet
2 2 (0.29%) Internet
3 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 188 (27.13%) Axure RP
2 35 (5.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (0.87%) JIRA
4 5 (0.72%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.58%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.29%) Grunt
6 2 (0.29%) gulp
6 2 (0.29%) Moq
6 2 (0.29%) NCrunch
6 2 (0.29%) NUnit
6 2 (0.29%) ProtoShare
6 2 (0.29%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.29%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (13.42%) Finance
2 65 (9.38%) Banking
3 53 (7.65%) Retail
4 35 (5.05%) Marketing
5 33 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.61%) Back Office
7 23 (3.32%) Games
8 13 (1.88%) Electronics
9 11 (1.59%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.01%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.72%) Advertising
11 5 (0.72%) Front Office
12 4 (0.58%) Brand Awareness
12 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.43%) Automotive
13 3 (0.43%) Legal
13 3 (0.43%) Publishing
14 2 (0.29%) Interactive Media
14 2 (0.29%) Law
14 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (40.84%) HTML
2 245 (35.35%) CSS
3 56 (8.08%) HTML5
4 40 (5.77%) jQuery
5 29 (4.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 23 (3.32%) Flash
7 21 (3.03%) CSS3
8 18 (2.60%) Sass
9 15 (2.16%) AngularJS
10 14 (2.02%) LESS
11 8 (1.15%) WPF
12 7 (1.01%) React
13 4 (0.58%) SAP BSP
13 4 (0.58%) XML
13 4 (0.58%) Zurb Foundation
14 3 (0.43%) .NET
14 3 (0.43%) Mason
14 3 (0.43%) XHTML
15 2 (0.29%) RESTful
15 2 (0.29%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 693 (100.00%) User Experience
2 102 (14.72%) Mobile App
3 35 (5.05%) Fixed Income
4 24 (3.46%) W3C
5 22 (3.17%) Visualisation
6 16 (2.31%) Animation
7 15 (2.16%) Graphic Design
8 14 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.01%) Psychology
11 6 (0.87%) Copywriting
11 6 (0.87%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.72%) Online Banking
13 4 (0.58%) Blog
13 4 (0.58%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.58%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.58%) Social Media
14 3 (0.43%) Motion Graphics
14 3 (0.43%) RIA
15 2 (0.29%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.79%) Android
2 53 (7.65%) Apple iOS
3 12 (1.73%) Windows
4 1 (0.14%) Linux
4 1 (0.14%) Unix
4 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (16.02%) Information Architecture
3 100 (14.43%) E-Commerce
4 91 (13.13%) Usability Testing
5 79 (11.40%) Responsive Web Design
6 78 (11.26%) UX Design
7 66 (9.52%) Front End Development
8 65 (9.38%) Web Design
9 46 (6.64%) Rapid Prototyping
10 40 (5.77%) Scrum
11 36 (5.19%) Analytics
12 35 (5.05%) User Stories
13 34 (4.91%) Project Management
14 28 (4.04%) Workflow
15 27 (3.90%) CRM
16 25 (3.61%) Ethnography
17 24 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (3.46%) Web Accessibility
18 21 (3.03%) Typography
19 19 (2.74%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 93 (13.42%) JavaScript
2 11 (1.59%) Java
3 8 (1.15%) XAML
4 5 (0.72%) C#
5 4 (0.58%) PHP
6 3 (0.43%) Groovy
7 2 (0.29%) C
7 2 (0.29%) XPath
8 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.14%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 60 (8.66%) Degree
2 31 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.15%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.29%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.03%) QA
2 8 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.14%) WAI
3 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 152 (21.93%) Adobe
2 9 (1.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (1.30%) SAP
3 7 (1.01%) Apple
4 6 (0.87%) ClickTale
5 5 (0.72%) Google
5 5 (0.72%) Twitter
6 3 (0.43%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.29%) Capita
7 2 (0.29%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.29%) iRise
7 2 (0.29%) Rally
7 2 (0.29%) Tableau
8 1 (0.14%) EMC
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle
8 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.14%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.14%) Siebel
8 1 (0.14%) Sitecore
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