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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 383 439 434
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -5
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 246 138 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 109 108
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 £330 £310 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £400 £285
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +40.35%
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 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 24 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 +64 238 £400 +6.66% 45
London +29 137 £400 +6.66% 27
City of London +22 29 £400 +14.28% 9
South East -3 27 £425 -5.55% 8
North East - 27 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 26 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 25 £463 -
East of England +1 19 £388 +6.16% 1
Berkshire +23 17 £313 -30.55% 4
Watford - 10 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 10 £375 -
Yorkshire +3 7 £388 -30.95% 2
West Midlands -14 7 £385 +24.19% 2
Scotland -8 6 £388 -3.12%
South West - 6 £338 -
Edinburgh +1 5 £388 -
North West -5 4 £375 - 4
Surrey -6 4 £600 +84.61%
Lancashire - 4 £375 - 1
East Midlands +2 3 £355 +18.16% 1
Leeds -3 3 £450 -27.71% 1
West Yorkshire -8 3 £450 -19.82% 1
Bristol - 3 £300 -
Burnley - 3 £375 -
Brighton - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £355 -
Nottingham +10 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +6 1 - -

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 496 (100.00%) User Experience
2 209 (42.14%) HTML
3 186 (37.50%) CSS
3 186 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (33.47%) Axure RP
5 105 (21.17%) Photoshop
6 92 (18.55%) Mobile App
7 90 (18.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 81 (16.33%) Adobe
9 79 (15.93%) UX Design
10 67 (13.51%) Degree
11 63 (12.70%) OmniGraffle
12 61 (12.30%) Finance
13 60 (12.10%) JavaScript
13 60 (12.10%) Rapid Prototyping
14 54 (10.89%) Usability Testing
15 51 (10.28%) Information Architecture
16 42 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
17 40 (8.06%) Banking
18 39 (7.86%) HTML5
19 38 (7.66%) Apple iOS
20 37 (7.46%) Retail
21 36 (7.26%) E-Commerce
22 29 (5.85%) jQuery
23 28 (5.65%) Scrum
23 28 (5.65%) Marketing
24 27 (5.44%) Android
24 27 (5.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
24 27 (5.44%) Customer Insight
25 22 (4.44%) CSS3

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (2.42%) CMS
2 2 (0.40%) Drupal
3 1 (0.20%) Node.js
3 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 105 (21.17%) Photoshop
2 90 (18.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 63 (12.70%) OmniGraffle
4 21 (4.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (3.23%) Fireworks
5 16 (3.23%) InDesign
6 10 (2.02%) MS Visio
7 9 (1.81%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (1.01%) MS Office
9 4 (0.81%) MS Project
10 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Summit
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.81%) SaaS
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.22%) Internet
2 2 (0.40%) Intranet
3 1 (0.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.20%) KDB
1 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 166 (33.47%) Axure RP
2 27 (5.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 15 (3.02%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (1.01%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (0.40%) Xcode
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.20%) JIRA
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.20%) ProtoShare
6 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 61 (12.30%) Finance
2 40 (8.06%) Banking
3 37 (7.46%) Retail
4 28 (5.65%) Marketing
5 12 (2.42%) Games
6 8 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.61%) Advertising
6 8 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.61%) Legal
7 6 (1.21%) Publishing
8 5 (1.01%) Front Office
8 5 (1.01%) Interactive Media
9 3 (0.60%) Automotive
10 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (42.14%) HTML
2 186 (37.50%) CSS
3 39 (7.86%) HTML5
4 29 (5.85%) jQuery
5 22 (4.44%) CSS3
6 13 (2.62%) Flash
7 8 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.21%) WPF
9 5 (1.01%) Web Services
9 5 (1.01%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.81%) XML
10 4 (0.81%) .NET
11 3 (0.60%) Ajax
12 2 (0.40%) XHTML
12 2 (0.40%) Sass
12 2 (0.40%) LESS
13 1 (0.20%) Ember.js
13 1 (0.20%) XSL
13 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
13 1 (0.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 496 (100.00%) User Experience
2 92 (18.55%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.83%) Visualisation
5 12 (2.42%) Graphic Design
6 9 (1.81%) W3C
6 9 (1.81%) Copywriting
7 7 (1.41%) Online Banking
7 7 (1.41%) Psychology
8 6 (1.21%) Human Factors
9 5 (1.01%) Online Games
9 5 (1.01%) iPhone
9 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Social Media
11 3 (0.60%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.60%) RIA
11 3 (0.60%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.40%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.40%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.66%) Apple iOS
2 27 (5.44%) Android
3 8 (1.61%) Windows
4 2 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.20%) UNIX
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (15.93%) UX Design
3 60 (12.10%) Rapid Prototyping
4 54 (10.89%) Usability Testing
5 51 (10.28%) Information Architecture
6 42 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (7.26%) E-Commerce
8 28 (5.65%) Scrum
9 27 (5.44%) Customer Insight
10 21 (4.23%) Web Design
11 20 (4.03%) Responsive Web Design
12 15 (3.02%) User Stories
12 15 (3.02%) Web Development
13 12 (2.42%) Analytics
14 10 (2.02%) Web Accessibility
14 10 (2.02%) Industrial Design
15 9 (1.81%) SEO
16 8 (1.61%) Benchmarking
16 8 (1.61%) Project Management
16 8 (1.61%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (12.10%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.21%) PHP
3 5 (1.01%) C#
4 3 (0.60%) Java
5 2 (0.40%) XAML
6 1 (0.20%) Ruby
6 1 (0.20%) Erlang
6 1 (0.20%) F#
6 1 (0.20%) C
6 1 (0.20%) C++
6 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (13.51%) Degree
2 18 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.81%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.20%) WCAG
Vendors
1 81 (16.33%) Adobe
2 9 (1.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.21%) Mercator
4 5 (1.01%) Orchard
4 5 (1.01%) Appcelerator
5 3 (0.60%) iRise
5 3 (0.60%) Google
5 3 (0.60%) Apple
6 1 (0.20%) SAP
6 1 (0.20%) hybris
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