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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Experience Designer
Rank 319 362 363
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +1
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 387 294 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 205 199
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £106.25 £90.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £106.25 - -

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 +40 363 £400 +6.66% 101
London +71 225 £413 +10.00% 58
South East -20 49 £363 +11.53% 10
City of London +33 41 £400 +3.22% 14
Yorkshire +15 28 £375 -28.57% 4
West Yorkshire +4 23 £375 -28.57% 4
Leeds +4 23 £375 -28.57% 3
Scotland 0 20 £378 +5.59% 3
North West -5 17 £403 +27.27% 15
West Sussex -12 17 £375 +15.38%
East of England +5 15 £313 -16.66% 2
West Midlands -3 15 £388 +10.71% 6
Worthing - 12 £300 -
Edinburgh +3 8 £405 +13.28% 2
Manchester -14 8 £421 +30.62% 11
Berkshire -29 8 £375 +25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 7 £375 +20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 7 £375 +15.38% 3
Hampshire +3 7 £256 - 2
Cheshire -5 7 £413 +32.00% 3
Glasgow +8 6 £331 - 1
Birmingham +6 6 £350 -12.50% 2
Cambridge +6 6 £375 -11.76% 2
Surrey -3 6 £375 -6.25%
Shropshire - 6 - -
Telford - 6 - -
East Midlands +13 5 £450 +25.87% 4
Staines -1 5 £475 +5.55%
North East -66 5 £400 -15.78% 1
Tyne and Wear -68 5 £400 -15.78% 1

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 703 (100.00%) User Experience
2 400 (56.90%) Wireframes
3 298 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
4 254 (36.13%) HTML
5 237 (33.71%) CSS
6 158 (22.48%) Axure RP
7 139 (19.77%) Adobe
8 116 (16.50%) Mobile App
9 107 (15.22%) Photoshop
9 107 (15.22%) JavaScript
10 104 (14.79%) Finance
11 86 (12.23%) Information Architecture
12 84 (11.95%) E-Commerce
13 81 (11.52%) Adobe Illustrator
14 77 (10.95%) Usability Testing
14 77 (10.95%) Front End Development
15 75 (10.67%) OmniGraffle
16 73 (10.38%) HTML5
17 72 (10.24%) Web Design
18 71 (10.10%) Rapid Prototyping
18 71 (10.10%) Degree
19 69 (9.82%) Responsive Web Design
20 63 (8.96%) UX Design
21 60 (8.53%) Apple iOS
21 60 (8.53%) Android
21 60 (8.53%) Banking
21 60 (8.53%) Retail
22 46 (6.54%) CSS3
23 43 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
23 43 (6.12%) Adobe Creative Suite

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 12 (1.71%) CMS
2 8 (1.14%) ArcGIS
3 4 (0.57%) WordPress
4 3 (0.43%) Node.js
5 2 (0.28%) Confluence
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.14%) Drupal
6 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.14%) Joomla!
Applications
1 107 (15.22%) Photoshop
2 81 (11.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 75 (10.67%) OmniGraffle
4 43 (6.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 22 (3.13%) MS Visio
6 17 (2.42%) Fireworks
7 12 (1.71%) MS Excel
8 8 (1.14%) MS Office
9 5 (0.71%) InDesign
10 3 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.14%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.42%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.71%) SaaS
4 4 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.71%) Internet
2 4 (0.57%) Network Security
3 3 (0.43%) Intranet
4 1 (0.14%) AMQP
4 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.14%) GIS
2 2 (0.28%) Big Data
2 2 (0.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.14%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.14%) OrientDB
3 1 (0.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 158 (22.48%) Axure RP
2 21 (2.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.57%) JIRA
5 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.43%) Subversion
6 2 (0.28%) gulp
6 2 (0.28%) Moq
6 2 (0.28%) NCrunch
6 2 (0.28%) NUnit
6 2 (0.28%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.28%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.28%) Xcode
7 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.14%) Mocha
7 1 (0.14%) Mockito
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 104 (14.79%) Finance
2 60 (8.53%) Banking
2 60 (8.53%) Retail
3 23 (3.27%) Marketing
4 21 (2.99%) Games
5 12 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.42%) Electronics
6 10 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.42%) Publishing
7 9 (1.28%) Back Office
8 6 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.71%) Legal
10 3 (0.43%) Advertising
10 3 (0.43%) Front Office
11 2 (0.28%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (36.13%) HTML
2 237 (33.71%) CSS
3 73 (10.38%) HTML5
4 46 (6.54%) CSS3
5 38 (5.41%) jQuery
6 19 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 14 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (1.85%) Flash
9 10 (1.42%) D3.js
10 7 (1.00%) Web Services
11 6 (0.85%) Sass
12 5 (0.71%) WPF
12 5 (0.71%) XHTML
12 5 (0.71%) XML
13 4 (0.57%) Backbone.js
13 4 (0.57%) CGI
13 4 (0.57%) LESS
14 3 (0.43%) Ember.js
14 3 (0.43%) Material Design
14 3 (0.43%) React
Miscellaneous
1 703 (100.00%) User Experience
2 116 (16.50%) Mobile App
3 25 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.13%) Visualisation
5 17 (2.42%) Graphic Design
5 17 (2.42%) W3C
6 16 (2.28%) Fixed Income
7 13 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.42%) Taxonomies
9 8 (1.14%) Online Banking
9 8 (1.14%) Psychology
10 6 (0.85%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.71%) Equities
11 5 (0.71%) Interactive TV
11 5 (0.71%) RIA
11 5 (0.71%) Social Network
12 4 (0.57%) Copywriting
12 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.57%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.53%) Android
1 60 (8.53%) Apple iOS
2 13 (1.85%) Windows
3 8 (1.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.43%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.14%) Linux
5 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (56.90%) Wireframes
2 298 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (12.23%) Information Architecture
4 84 (11.95%) E-Commerce
5 77 (10.95%) Front End Development
5 77 (10.95%) Usability Testing
6 72 (10.24%) Web Design
7 71 (10.10%) Rapid Prototyping
8 69 (9.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 63 (8.96%) UX Design
10 43 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (5.97%) Analytics
11 42 (5.97%) User Stories
12 37 (5.26%) Scrum
13 34 (4.84%) Project Management
14 31 (4.41%) CRM
15 25 (3.56%) Service Design
15 25 (3.56%) Workflow
16 24 (3.41%) Competitor Analysis
17 19 (2.70%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 107 (15.22%) JavaScript
2 12 (1.71%) Java
3 8 (1.14%) PHP
4 5 (0.71%) C#
5 3 (0.43%) XAML
6 2 (0.28%) XPath
7 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.14%) Groovy
7 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.14%) Ruby
7 1 (0.14%) Scala
7 1 (0.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (10.10%) Degree
2 24 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.13%) QA
2 10 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.14%) WAI
3 1 (0.14%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 139 (19.77%) Adobe
2 16 (2.28%) Google
2 16 (2.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (1.42%) Tableau
4 5 (0.71%) SAP
5 4 (0.57%) Twitter
6 3 (0.43%) Apple
6 3 (0.43%) ClickTale
6 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.28%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.28%) Facebook
8 1 (0.14%) EXTOL
8 1 (0.14%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle
8 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.14%) Siebel
8 1 (0.14%) Sitecore
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