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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Experience Designer
Rank 314 383 343
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -40
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 396 282 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.50% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.52% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 196 225
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £509 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £106.25 - -
UK excluding London average 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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +68 364 £400 +6.66% 99
London +68 229 £413 +3.12% 39
South East -4 55 £375 +11.11% 12
City of London +41 42 £400 - 9
Scotland -3 25 £405 +13.28% 4
Yorkshire -1 23 £375 -28.57% 8
Leeds -1 18 £375 -28.57% 6
West Yorkshire -6 18 £375 -28.57% 7
North West -8 18 £393 +21.70% 14
Edinburgh -1 16 £425 +18.88% 4
West Sussex -1 16 £375 +11.11% 1
North East -33 16 £488 -2.50% 2
Tyne and Wear -35 16 £488 -2.50% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 15 £500 -
Surrey +3 14 £375 -6.25%
Berkshire -11 12 £375 +25.00% 2
Worthing - 12 £300 - 1
Staines +5 10 £475 +5.55%
Manchester -9 10 £393 +20.76% 9
West Midlands -12 10 £325 -7.14% 5
Cheshire +1 8 £369 +3.50% 3
Telford - 7 - -
Knutsford - 7 £413 - 1
Shropshire - 7 - -
Reading -8 6 £375 - 1
East Midlands +8 5 £419 +31.88% 9
East of England -3 5 £313 -16.66% 3
Stirling - 5 £325 -
Brighton +7 4 £363 -9.37% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 4 - - 2

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 707 (100.00%) User Experience
2 297 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (37.48%) HTML
4 245 (34.65%) CSS
5 153 (21.64%) Axure RP
6 142 (20.08%) Adobe
7 115 (16.27%) Mobile App
8 111 (15.70%) Photoshop
9 106 (14.99%) Finance
10 103 (14.57%) JavaScript
11 94 (13.30%) Adobe Illustrator
12 82 (11.60%) Usability Testing
13 81 (11.46%) Front End Development
14 78 (11.03%) Information Architecture
15 75 (10.61%) E-Commerce
16 70 (9.90%) Web Design
16 70 (9.90%) Degree
16 70 (9.90%) Responsive Web Design
17 69 (9.76%) HTML5
18 67 (9.48%) UX Design
19 66 (9.34%) Rapid Prototyping
20 63 (8.91%) Banking
21 60 (8.49%) OmniGraffle
21 60 (8.49%) Android
22 59 (8.35%) Apple iOS
23 51 (7.21%) Retail
24 45 (6.36%) CSS3
25 41 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
26 38 (5.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
27 36 (5.09%) jQuery

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 11 (1.56%) CMS
2 8 (1.13%) ArcGIS
3 5 (0.71%) WordPress
4 3 (0.42%) 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
1 111 (15.70%) Photoshop
2 94 (13.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 60 (8.49%) OmniGraffle
4 38 (5.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 21 (2.97%) Fireworks
6 20 (2.83%) MS Visio
7 9 (1.27%) MS Excel
8 5 (0.71%) MS Office
9 4 (0.57%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.42%) InDesign
10 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.14%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.70%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.71%) SaaS
4 3 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.27%) Internet
2 6 (0.85%) Intranet
3 1 (0.14%) AMQP
3 1 (0.14%) Network Security
3 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.13%) GIS
2 4 (0.57%) Big Data
3 2 (0.28%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.14%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.14%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 153 (21.64%) Axure RP
2 23 (3.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.42%) JIRA
6 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.28%) Grunt
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%) Subversion
6 2 (0.28%) Xcode
7 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.14%) Maven
7 1 (0.14%) Mockito
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 106 (14.99%) Finance
2 63 (8.91%) Banking
3 51 (7.21%) Retail
4 24 (3.39%) Marketing
5 19 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.55%) Games
7 17 (2.40%) Back Office
8 10 (1.41%) Electronics
9 9 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.13%) Publishing
11 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.57%) Legal
11 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Front Office
13 2 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.28%) Law
13 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.14%) Advertising
14 1 (0.14%) Automotive
14 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (37.48%) HTML
2 245 (34.65%) CSS
3 69 (9.76%) HTML5
4 45 (6.36%) CSS3
5 36 (5.09%) jQuery
6 18 (2.55%) AngularJS
7 17 (2.40%) Flash
7 17 (2.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (1.41%) D3.js
9 6 (0.85%) React
9 6 (0.85%) Web Services
10 5 (0.71%) WPF
11 4 (0.57%) .NET
11 4 (0.57%) Sass
11 4 (0.57%) XHTML
11 4 (0.57%) XML
11 4 (0.57%) Zurb Foundation
12 3 (0.42%) Ajax
12 3 (0.42%) Backbone.js
12 3 (0.42%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 707 (100.00%) User Experience
2 115 (16.27%) Mobile App
3 22 (3.11%) Fixed Income
4 19 (2.69%) W3C
5 18 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (2.26%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.70%) Graphic Design
9 9 (1.27%) Animation
9 9 (1.27%) Psychology
10 6 (0.85%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.71%) Social Network
12 4 (0.57%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.57%) Interactive TV
12 4 (0.57%) New Media
12 4 (0.57%) RIA
12 4 (0.57%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.42%) Equities
13 3 (0.42%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.42%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.49%) Android
2 59 (8.35%) Apple iOS
3 13 (1.84%) Windows
4 8 (1.13%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.14%) Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (11.60%) Usability Testing
3 81 (11.46%) Front End Development
4 78 (11.03%) Information Architecture
5 75 (10.61%) E-Commerce
6 70 (9.90%) Responsive Web Design
6 70 (9.90%) Web Design
7 67 (9.48%) UX Design
8 66 (9.34%) Rapid Prototyping
9 41 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (4.81%) CRM
10 34 (4.81%) Scrum
11 33 (4.67%) Project Management
11 33 (4.67%) User Stories
12 31 (4.38%) Analytics
13 27 (3.82%) Workflow
14 21 (2.97%) Ethnography
14 21 (2.97%) Service Design
15 19 (2.69%) Web Accessibility
16 18 (2.55%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 103 (14.57%) JavaScript
2 13 (1.84%) Java
3 5 (0.71%) C#
3 5 (0.71%) PHP
3 5 (0.71%) XAML
4 3 (0.42%) Groovy
5 2 (0.28%) XPath
6 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.14%) Ruby
6 1 (0.14%) Scala
6 1 (0.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (9.90%) Degree
2 25 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.55%) QA
2 10 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.14%) WAI
3 1 (0.14%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 142 (20.08%) Adobe
2 13 (1.84%) Microsoft
3 9 (1.27%) Google
3 9 (1.27%) Tableau
4 6 (0.85%) SAP
4 6 (0.85%) Twitter
5 5 (0.71%) Apple
6 3 (0.42%) ClickTale
6 3 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.28%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.14%) EXTOL
8 1 (0.14%) Facebook
8 1 (0.14%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle
8 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.14%) Siebel
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