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 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 395 467 432
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -35
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 231 123 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 96 123
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 +82 227 £400 +6.66% 53
London +58 145 £400 +6.66% 31
South East +12 36 £350 -22.22% 3
City of London +40 33 £400 +14.28% 10
Berkshire +40 26 £350 -22.22% 3
North East - 15 £378 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 14 £375 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £375 - 4
East of England -16 13 £500 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £375 - 8
South West -26 5 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £500 -
Watford - 5 £500 -
Surrey +2 4 £600 +113.33%
West Sussex - 4 £313 -
West Midlands - 4 £373 - 1
Edinburgh -4 3 £325 -4.41% 5
Scotland -9 3 £325 -4.41% 5
West Yorkshire - 3 £250 - 4
York - 3 £388 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £388 - 1
Bristol - 3 £300 -
Hampshire -14 2 £600 +25.65%
Northamptonshire - 2 £355 -
East Midlands - 2 £355 -
Leeds - 2 £350 - 4
Basingstoke +15 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Stockport - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 463 (100.00%) User Experience
2 191 (41.25%) HTML
3 174 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (36.29%) CSS
5 164 (35.42%) Axure RP
6 98 (21.17%) Photoshop
7 90 (19.44%) Mobile App
8 86 (18.57%) Adobe Illustrator
9 79 (17.06%) Adobe
10 77 (16.63%) UX Design
11 70 (15.12%) OmniGraffle
12 63 (13.61%) Degree
13 62 (13.39%) Rapid Prototyping
14 61 (13.17%) JavaScript
15 56 (12.10%) Finance
16 48 (10.37%) Usability Testing
17 44 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (8.64%) Banking
18 40 (8.64%) Information Architecture
18 40 (8.64%) HTML5
19 39 (8.42%) Apple iOS
20 36 (7.78%) Retail
21 33 (7.13%) Scrum
22 30 (6.48%) E-Commerce
22 30 (6.48%) Android
23 27 (5.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
23 27 (5.83%) Marketing
24 25 (5.40%) CSS3
25 24 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
26 22 (4.75%) Responsive Web Design

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 12 (2.59%) CMS
2 2 (0.43%) Drupal
3 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 98 (21.17%) Photoshop
2 86 (18.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 70 (15.12%) OmniGraffle
4 20 (4.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 18 (3.89%) InDesign
6 17 (3.67%) Fireworks
7 11 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
8 9 (1.94%) MS Visio
9 6 (1.30%) MS Office
10 5 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (1.08%) MS Project
11 2 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.43%) Summit
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.08%) SaaS
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.59%) Internet
2 2 (0.43%) SAN
2 2 (0.43%) Intranet
3 1 (0.22%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.22%) KDB
1 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 164 (35.42%) Axure RP
2 27 (5.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (1.73%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (1.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (0.86%) ProtoShare
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.22%) Jasmine
General
1 56 (12.10%) Finance
2 40 (8.64%) Banking
3 36 (7.78%) Retail
4 27 (5.83%) Marketing
5 12 (2.59%) Games
6 10 (2.16%) Advertising
7 8 (1.73%) Legal
7 8 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.73%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.30%) Publishing
9 5 (1.08%) Interactive Media
9 5 (1.08%) Front Office
10 4 (0.86%) Automotive
11 3 (0.65%) iGaming
12 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.22%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (41.25%) HTML
2 168 (36.29%) CSS
3 40 (8.64%) HTML5
4 25 (5.40%) CSS3
5 22 (4.75%) jQuery
6 15 (3.24%) Flash
7 7 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.30%) WPF
9 5 (1.08%) Web Services
9 5 (1.08%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.86%) XML
10 4 (0.86%) .NET
11 2 (0.43%) XHTML
12 1 (0.22%) Ajax
12 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (0.22%) WCF
12 1 (0.22%) XSL
12 1 (0.22%) JSP
12 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 463 (100.00%) User Experience
2 90 (19.44%) Mobile App
3 24 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.67%) Visualisation
5 8 (1.73%) Copywriting
6 7 (1.51%) Online Banking
6 7 (1.51%) Graphic Design
6 7 (1.51%) W3C
7 6 (1.30%) iPhone
7 6 (1.30%) Psychology
7 6 (1.30%) Human Factors
8 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.65%) Social Network
10 3 (0.65%) RIA
10 3 (0.65%) Online Games
10 3 (0.65%) Social Media
11 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.43%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.42%) Apple iOS
2 30 (6.48%) Android
3 12 (2.59%) Windows
4 4 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.22%) UNIX
5 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (16.63%) UX Design
3 62 (13.39%) Rapid Prototyping
4 48 (10.37%) Usability Testing
5 44 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (8.64%) Information Architecture
7 33 (7.13%) Scrum
8 30 (6.48%) E-Commerce
9 22 (4.75%) Responsive Web Design
9 22 (4.75%) Customer Insight
10 19 (4.10%) Web Design
11 14 (3.02%) Industrial Design
11 14 (3.02%) Web Development
11 14 (3.02%) User Stories
12 10 (2.16%) Project Management
13 9 (1.94%) SEO
13 9 (1.94%) Web Accessibility
13 9 (1.94%) Analytics
14 8 (1.73%) Benchmarking
14 8 (1.73%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.17%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.08%) PHP
2 5 (1.08%) C#
3 3 (0.65%) Java
4 2 (0.43%) XAML
5 1 (0.22%) Ruby
5 1 (0.22%) C++
5 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.22%) F#
5 1 (0.22%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 63 (13.61%) Degree
2 13 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.73%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) WCAG
Vendors
1 79 (17.06%) Adobe
2 10 (2.16%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.51%) Orchard
4 6 (1.30%) Mercator
4 6 (1.30%) Google
5 5 (1.08%) Apple
5 5 (1.08%) Appcelerator
6 3 (0.65%) iRise
7 1 (0.22%) SAP
7 1 (0.22%) hybris
7 1 (0.22%) Facebook
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