The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had UX Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Experience Designer
Rank 287 330 352
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +22
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 389 364 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.70% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 267 212
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -8.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.59 - £35.00
UK excluding London median 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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

UX Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured UX Designer in the job title.

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 379 £400 +1.78% 89
London +30 218 £406 -4.41% 48
South East +39 63 £375 +4.16% 14
City of London -18 30 £425 - 8
East Midlands +16 29 £475 +5.55% 3
Yorkshire -7 22 £375 +4.16% 6
West Midlands -9 21 £425 +42.85% 2
Berkshire +7 16 £375 -6.25% 2
West Yorkshire +7 13 £355 -5.33% 6
West Sussex +4 13 £423 +19.01% 1
Leicestershire - 13 £425 -
Leeds 0 12 £365 -2.66% 5
North East -21 12 £400 -21.95% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 12 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear -23 12 £400 -21.95% 1
Worthing - 12 £423 - 1
Nottingham +14 11 £499 - 1
Nottinghamshire +3 11 £499 - 1
Leicester - 11 £425 -
East of England +4 9 £481 +20.31% 4
Scotland +7 8 £363 +11.53% 5
Shropshire 0 8 £425 -
Northampton -5 8 - - 2
Telford -8 8 £425 -
Northamptonshire -10 8 - - 2
Hampshire +27 7 £350 +8.10% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 7 £375 -6.25%
South West +9 7 £438 +2.94% 4
Birmingham -8 7 £500 +45.98%
Sheffield -8 7 £500 +16.27%

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, UX Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 792 (100.00%) User Experience
2 393 (49.62%) Wireframes
3 374 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
4 339 (42.80%) HTML
5 319 (40.28%) CSS
6 275 (34.72%) Prototyping
7 160 (20.20%) Axure RP
8 146 (18.43%) Adobe
9 141 (17.80%) Mobile App
10 120 (15.15%) Finance
11 118 (14.90%) Rapid Prototyping
12 114 (14.39%) JavaScript
13 113 (14.27%) E-Commerce
14 99 (12.50%) Photoshop
15 83 (10.48%) Degree
16 79 (9.97%) Banking
17 74 (9.34%) OmniGraffle
18 71 (8.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 64 (8.08%) Information Architecture
20 63 (7.95%) HTML5
21 61 (7.70%) Adobe Illustrator
22 58 (7.32%) Web Design
23 57 (7.20%) Service Design
24 53 (6.69%) Front End Development
25 52 (6.57%) Scrum
26 48 (6.06%) Usability Testing
27 47 (5.93%) Retail
28 46 (5.81%) Typography
28 46 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
29 45 (5.68%) CSS3

UX Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.26%) Marvel
2 9 (1.14%) CMS
2 9 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.13%) Confluence
4 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 99 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 74 (9.34%) OmniGraffle
3 71 (8.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 61 (7.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 34 (4.29%) InVision
6 13 (1.64%) InDesign
6 13 (1.64%) MS Visio
7 11 (1.39%) Fireworks
8 9 (1.14%) Flinto
8 9 (1.14%) MS Office
9 8 (1.01%) MS Excel
10 6 (0.76%) Pixate
11 5 (0.63%) UXPin
12 3 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
13 1 (0.13%) Pixelapse
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.89%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (0.63%) Office 365
5 4 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.25%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.52%) Internet
2 6 (0.76%) Intranet
3 5 (0.63%) Network Security
4 4 (0.51%) snoop
5 1 (0.13%) Broadband
5 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.51%) Big Data
1 4 (0.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.13%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 160 (20.20%) Axure RP
2 25 (3.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 13 (1.64%) JIRA
4 10 (1.26%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.51%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.51%) NCrunch
6 4 (0.51%) NUnit
6 4 (0.51%) ReSharper
6 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 120 (15.15%) Finance
2 79 (9.97%) Banking
3 47 (5.93%) Retail
4 37 (4.67%) Marketing
5 20 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.39%) Publishing
8 10 (1.26%) Games
9 6 (0.76%) Legal
10 5 (0.63%) Advertising
11 4 (0.51%) Front Office
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.13%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (42.80%) HTML
2 319 (40.28%) CSS
3 63 (7.95%) HTML5
4 45 (5.68%) CSS3
5 41 (5.18%) jQuery
6 12 (1.52%) .NET
7 11 (1.39%) Flash
8 10 (1.26%) Sass
8 10 (1.26%) WPF
9 6 (0.76%) Ajax
9 6 (0.76%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.76%) Framer.js
9 6 (0.76%) Material Design
9 6 (0.76%) XML
10 5 (0.63%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.63%) CGI
11 4 (0.51%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 3 (0.38%) JSON
12 3 (0.38%) React
12 3 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 792 (100.00%) User Experience
2 141 (17.80%) Mobile App
3 46 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.42%) Visualisation
5 18 (2.27%) Social Media
6 12 (1.52%) Graphic Design
7 10 (1.26%) Digital Media
7 10 (1.26%) Fintech
8 9 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.14%) W3C
9 7 (0.88%) Animation
9 7 (0.88%) Copywriting
9 7 (0.88%) Taxonomies
10 6 (0.76%) Ergonomics
10 6 (0.76%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.63%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.51%) iPhone
12 4 (0.51%) Psychology
13 3 (0.38%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 44 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 39 (4.92%) Android
3 13 (1.64%) Windows
4 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (49.62%) Wireframes
2 374 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (34.72%) Prototyping
4 118 (14.90%) Rapid Prototyping
5 113 (14.27%) E-Commerce
6 64 (8.08%) Information Architecture
7 58 (7.32%) Web Design
8 57 (7.20%) Service Design
9 53 (6.69%) Front End Development
10 52 (6.57%) Scrum
11 48 (6.06%) Usability Testing
12 46 (5.81%) Typography
13 45 (5.68%) Responsive Web Design
14 42 (5.30%) Customer Insight
15 40 (5.05%) Analytics
15 40 (5.05%) UX Design
16 33 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (3.91%) Data Visualisation
17 31 (3.91%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
18 29 (3.66%) Guerrilla Research
Programming Languages
1 114 (14.39%) JavaScript
2 12 (1.52%) Java
3 5 (0.63%) C#
3 5 (0.63%) PHP
4 4 (0.51%) XAML
5 2 (0.25%) Apple Swift
5 2 (0.25%) C
5 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.13%) Ruby
6 1 (0.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (10.48%) Degree
2 16 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.38%) MBA
5 3 (0.38%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) CISSP
7 1 (0.13%) CLAS
7 1 (0.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.39%) QA
2 8 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.51%) WCAG
4 3 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) Docker
Vendors
1 146 (18.43%) Adobe
2 22 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 12 (1.52%) Google
4 8 (1.01%) Omniture
5 7 (0.88%) Optimizely
6 6 (0.76%) ClickTale
7 5 (0.63%) IBM
8 4 (0.51%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.51%) Infragistics
8 4 (0.51%) Telerik
9 2 (0.25%) BT
9 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.13%) Facebook
10 1 (0.13%) SAP
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