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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 366 327 422
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +95
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 234 261 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.51% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.56% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 201 76
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.37 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -32 220 £400 +6.66% 60
London -22 129 £400 +6.66% 31
City of London +21 42 £425 +16.83% 6
South East -24 32 £363 -9.37% 8
Yorkshire -5 19 £675 +92.85% 3
Leeds -4 17 £675 +92.85% 1
West Yorkshire -8 17 £675 +92.85% 1
Berkshire -19 17 £288 -28.12% 2
North West -11 16 £413 +13.79% 8
Manchester -4 10 £413 +20.00% 4
South West -8 9 £375 +1.35% 1
Reading - 8 - - 2
West Midlands +2 7 £313 - 2
Wales -5 7 £300 -17.80%
East of England -2 5 £400 +9.58% 5
Edinburgh -4 5 £358 -4.66% 1
Scotland -8 5 £358 +10.00% 1
Birmingham - 5 £394 - 2
North East - 4 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 £375 -
Crawley - 3 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - - 1
Norfolk - 3 £400 - 2
Cardiff +1 2 £288 -21.23%
South Wales -2 2 £288 -21.23%
Hampshire - 2 £425 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 1

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 519 (100.00%) User Experience
2 259 (49.90%) HTML
3 240 (46.24%) CSS
4 185 (35.65%) Axure RP
5 168 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (23.70%) JavaScript
7 116 (22.35%) Photoshop
8 90 (17.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 80 (15.41%) Information Architecture
10 70 (13.49%) Finance
11 69 (13.29%) Rapid Prototyping
11 69 (13.29%) Usability Testing
12 66 (12.72%) HTML5
13 65 (12.52%) jQuery
14 63 (12.14%) Adobe
15 62 (11.95%) UX Design
15 62 (11.95%) Mobile App
16 60 (11.56%) Degree
17 53 (10.21%) OmniGraffle
18 44 (8.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 44 (8.48%) Graphic Design
19 42 (8.09%) Banking
20 41 (7.90%) E-Commerce
21 39 (7.51%) CSS3
22 37 (7.13%) Dreamweaver
23 33 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
24 32 (6.17%) Retail
25 30 (5.78%) Apple iOS
26 29 (5.59%) Responsive Web Design
27 28 (5.39%) Adobe Creative Suite

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 8 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.58%) CMS
3 1 (0.19%) Node.js
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 116 (22.35%) Photoshop
2 90 (17.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 53 (10.21%) OmniGraffle
4 28 (5.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (4.62%) Fireworks
6 19 (3.66%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.96%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.77%) InDesign
8 4 (0.77%) MS Excel
9 1 (0.19%) MS Project
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.19%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.16%) Internet
2 4 (0.77%) Intranet
3 2 (0.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 185 (35.65%) Axure RP
2 44 (8.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 37 (7.13%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (1.16%) JIRA
5 3 (0.58%) ProtoShare
5 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.39%) Xcode
7 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.19%) Firebug
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 70 (13.49%) Finance
2 42 (8.09%) Banking
3 32 (6.17%) Retail
4 26 (5.01%) Marketing
5 16 (3.08%) Games
6 7 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.96%) Advertising
9 4 (0.77%) Law
10 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.39%) iGaming
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (49.90%) HTML
2 240 (46.24%) CSS
3 66 (12.72%) HTML5
4 65 (12.52%) jQuery
5 39 (7.51%) CSS3
6 11 (2.12%) DHTML
6 11 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 11 (2.12%) .NET
7 9 (1.73%) Flash
8 8 (1.54%) JSON
9 5 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.77%) Ajax
11 3 (0.58%) XHTML
12 2 (0.39%) XML
12 2 (0.39%) WPF
12 2 (0.39%) LESS
13 1 (0.19%) Sass
13 1 (0.19%) Apache Cordova
13 1 (0.19%) Flask
13 1 (0.19%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 519 (100.00%) User Experience
2 62 (11.95%) Mobile App
3 44 (8.48%) Graphic Design
4 21 (4.05%) W3C
5 20 (3.85%) Human Factors
6 17 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.50%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.54%) Online Games
9 7 (1.35%) Psychology
10 6 (1.16%) RIA
10 6 (1.16%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (0.96%) iPhone
12 3 (0.58%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.58%) Video on Demand
13 2 (0.39%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.39%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.78%) Apple iOS
2 25 (4.82%) Android
3 2 (0.39%) Windows
4 1 (0.19%) Linux
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (15.41%) Information Architecture
3 69 (13.29%) Rapid Prototyping
3 69 (13.29%) Usability Testing
4 62 (11.95%) UX Design
5 41 (7.90%) E-Commerce
6 33 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (5.59%) Responsive Web Design
8 25 (4.82%) Web Accessibility
9 20 (3.85%) Customer Insight
9 20 (3.85%) Web Development
10 18 (3.47%) Analytics
11 17 (3.28%) Scrum
12 16 (3.08%) Web Design
13 12 (2.31%) Project Management
13 12 (2.31%) Product Management
14 9 (1.73%) User Stories
15 7 (1.35%) Workflow
16 6 (1.16%) Usability Engineering
16 6 (1.16%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 123 (23.70%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.16%) PHP
3 3 (0.58%) C
3 3 (0.58%) C#
4 2 (0.39%) C++
4 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
4 2 (0.39%) Python
5 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.19%) XAML
5 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (11.56%) Degree
2 20 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.16%) VCP4
5 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) PhD
6 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.12%) 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 63 (12.14%) Adobe
2 12 (2.31%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle
3 2 (0.39%) Apple
3 2 (0.39%) Google
4 1 (0.19%) hybris
4 1 (0.19%) Facebook
4 1 (0.19%) Twitter
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Riding
Montash
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £330 - £385 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Chippenham
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-450 Per Day
Posted: 27 days ago