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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 328 342 425
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +83
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 268 223 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.46% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.49% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 177 77
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £485 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.19 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £17.50

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +18 260 £400 +6.66% 73
London +46 164 £396 +4.96% 43
City of London +40 52 £396 +5.66% 16
South East -18 41 £363 -9.37% 10
Yorkshire -7 17 £675 +92.85% 3
Berkshire -9 17 £288 -28.12% 6
West Yorkshire +2 16 £675 +92.85% 1
Leeds -4 16 £675 +92.85% 1
North West +2 12 £413 +26.92% 7
North East - 12 £450 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 11 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £450 -
Reading - 11 - - 4
South West -9 10 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £225 -
Manchester +1 4 £425 - 6
Lancashire -13 4 £438 -
Cheshire 0 3 £375 +15.38% 1
East of England -8 3 - - 1
Surrey -9 3 £325 -31.21% 2
Hampshire -18 3 £400 -8.57%
East Sussex - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
Burnley - 3 £413 -
West Midlands +1 2 £413 +10.00% 3
Bristol -6 2 £320 -14.66% 2
Hertfordshire -5 1 - -
Scotland -10 1 £305 -
Merseyside -10 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £375 - 1

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 516 (100.00%) User Experience
2 255 (49.42%) HTML
3 233 (45.16%) CSS
4 181 (35.08%) Axure RP
5 165 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (21.90%) JavaScript
7 106 (20.54%) Photoshop
8 87 (16.86%) Adobe Illustrator
9 74 (14.34%) Information Architecture
10 71 (13.76%) Usability Testing
11 70 (13.57%) Finance
12 67 (12.98%) HTML5
12 67 (12.98%) Rapid Prototyping
13 63 (12.21%) Mobile App
14 61 (11.82%) Adobe
15 60 (11.63%) Degree
16 58 (11.24%) jQuery
17 57 (11.05%) OmniGraffle
18 56 (10.85%) UX Design
19 42 (8.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
20 40 (7.75%) Banking
21 39 (7.56%) Graphic Design
22 38 (7.36%) CSS3
23 35 (6.78%) E-Commerce
24 33 (6.40%) Retail
25 32 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
26 30 (5.81%) Apple iOS
27 29 (5.62%) Dreamweaver
28 27 (5.23%) Responsive Web Design
28 27 (5.23%) Adobe Creative Suite

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.16%) CMS
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.19%) Node.js
Applications
1 106 (20.54%) Photoshop
2 87 (16.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 57 (11.05%) OmniGraffle
4 27 (5.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 23 (4.46%) Fireworks
6 18 (3.49%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.16%) InDesign
8 3 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.39%) MS Excel
10 1 (0.19%) MS Project
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.19%) Magento
1 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) SaaS
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.36%) Internet
2 6 (1.16%) Intranet
3 1 (0.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 181 (35.08%) Axure RP
2 42 (8.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 29 (5.62%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (1.16%) JIRA
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Blend
5 3 (0.58%) ProtoShare
6 2 (0.39%) Xcode
7 1 (0.19%) Firebug
7 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (13.57%) Finance
2 40 (7.75%) Banking
3 33 (6.40%) Retail
4 26 (5.04%) Marketing
5 16 (3.10%) Games
6 7 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Advertising
9 4 (0.78%) Law
10 2 (0.39%) Interactive Media
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) iGaming
11 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (49.42%) HTML
2 233 (45.16%) CSS
3 67 (12.98%) HTML5
4 58 (11.24%) jQuery
5 38 (7.36%) CSS3
6 11 (2.13%) DHTML
6 11 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (1.55%) JSON
7 8 (1.55%) .NET
7 8 (1.55%) Flash
8 7 (1.36%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.78%) Ajax
9 4 (0.78%) WPF
10 3 (0.58%) XHTML
11 2 (0.39%) XML
11 2 (0.39%) XSL
11 2 (0.39%) LESS
12 1 (0.19%) Ember.js
12 1 (0.19%) Backbone.js
12 1 (0.19%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 516 (100.00%) User Experience
2 63 (12.21%) Mobile App
3 39 (7.56%) Graphic Design
4 24 (4.65%) W3C
5 18 (3.49%) Human Factors
6 16 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.94%) Visualisation
8 9 (1.74%) Psychology
9 8 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.36%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.36%) Online Games
11 6 (1.16%) RIA
12 5 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (0.97%) iPhone
13 3 (0.58%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.58%) Online Banking
14 2 (0.39%) Taxonomies
14 2 (0.39%) Ergonomics
14 2 (0.39%) Social Network
14 2 (0.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.81%) Apple iOS
2 24 (4.65%) Android
3 3 (0.58%) Windows
4 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (0.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (14.34%) Information Architecture
3 71 (13.76%) Usability Testing
4 67 (12.98%) Rapid Prototyping
5 56 (10.85%) UX Design
6 35 (6.78%) E-Commerce
7 32 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (5.23%) Responsive Web Design
9 26 (5.04%) Web Accessibility
10 20 (3.88%) Scrum
10 20 (3.88%) Customer Insight
11 18 (3.49%) Analytics
11 18 (3.49%) Web Design
12 16 (3.10%) Web Development
13 11 (2.13%) Product Management
14 8 (1.55%) Project Management
15 7 (1.36%) User Stories
15 7 (1.36%) Workflow
16 6 (1.16%) Competitor Analysis
16 6 (1.16%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (21.90%) JavaScript
2 4 (0.78%) C#
3 3 (0.58%) PHP
4 2 (0.39%) Ruby
4 2 (0.39%) XAML
5 1 (0.19%) Erlang
5 1 (0.19%) F#
5 1 (0.19%) Java
5 1 (0.19%) C++
5 1 (0.19%) C
5 1 (0.19%) Python
5 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 60 (11.63%) Degree
2 16 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.19%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 61 (11.82%) Adobe
2 12 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle
4 1 (0.19%) Facebook
4 1 (0.19%) Twitter
4 1 (0.19%) hybris
4 1 (0.19%) SAP
4 1 (0.19%) Google
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