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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 332 388 447
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +59
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 289 201 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.39% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.42% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 153 74
Average daily rate
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£400 £378 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £289 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +42 278 £400 +5.96% 53
London +55 157 £388 -4.32% 29
City of London +31 42 £388 +2.64% 12
South East -14 37 £369 -15.71% 9
North East - 26 £500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 24 £488 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £500 -
Yorkshire -2 19 £663 +89.28% 8
Leeds +5 17 £675 +92.85% 3
West Yorkshire -2 17 £675 +92.85% 3
North West -5 13 £400 +23.07% 4
Berkshire +2 12 £363 +20.83% 3
East of England -14 11 £375 +13.20% 1
Reading +26 9 £300 - 2
West Midlands -13 8 £385 +24.19%
Hertfordshire +2 7 £375 +36.36% 1
Scotland -7 7 £375 -6.25% 1
South West -16 7 £363 -3.33% 1
Lancashire -16 7 £400 -
Edinburgh -4 6 £375 -
Burnley - 6 £400 -
East Sussex - 5 - -
Brighton - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 5 £225 - 1
Cheshire +6 3 £375 +15.38%
Hampshire -16 3 £400 -8.57%
Wiltshire - 3 £375 - 1
Surrey -15 2 £325 -31.21% 3
Hammersmith - 2 £428 -
Manchester - 2 £425 - 3

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 525 (100.00%) User Experience
2 245 (46.67%) HTML
3 223 (42.48%) CSS
4 189 (36.00%) Axure RP
5 178 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (20.00%) Photoshop
7 86 (16.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 83 (15.81%) JavaScript
9 74 (14.10%) UX Design
10 72 (13.71%) Rapid Prototyping
11 71 (13.52%) Mobile App
11 71 (13.52%) Adobe
12 63 (12.00%) Finance
13 62 (11.81%) Information Architecture
14 60 (11.43%) Usability Testing
15 59 (11.24%) HTML5
16 54 (10.29%) OmniGraffle
17 53 (10.10%) Degree
18 52 (9.90%) jQuery
19 43 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
20 39 (7.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
21 37 (7.05%) Apple iOS
21 37 (7.05%) Banking
22 36 (6.86%) E-Commerce
23 31 (5.90%) Graphic Design
23 31 (5.90%) CSS3
24 29 (5.52%) Android
24 29 (5.52%) Retail
25 28 (5.33%) Scrum
26 24 (4.57%) Dreamweaver

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (1.90%) CMS
2 5 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.19%) Node.js
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 105 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 86 (16.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 54 (10.29%) OmniGraffle
4 19 (3.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (2.29%) MS Visio
6 11 (2.10%) Fireworks
7 7 (1.33%) InDesign
8 5 (0.95%) MS Office
9 4 (0.76%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.38%) MS Excel
11 1 (0.19%) MS Project
11 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Summit
2 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.76%) SaaS
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.10%) Internet
2 3 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.19%) KDB
2 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 189 (36.00%) Axure RP
2 39 (7.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 24 (4.57%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (0.95%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Blend
5 3 (0.57%) ProtoShare
6 2 (0.38%) JIRA
6 2 (0.38%) Xcode
6 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.19%) Firebug
7 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (12.00%) Finance
2 37 (7.05%) Banking
3 29 (5.52%) Retail
4 23 (4.38%) Marketing
5 14 (2.67%) Games
6 7 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.95%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.95%) Interactive Media
7 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.76%) Advertising
9 3 (0.57%) Front Office
9 3 (0.57%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) Law
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
10 2 (0.38%) iGaming
11 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (46.67%) HTML
2 223 (42.48%) CSS
3 59 (11.24%) HTML5
4 52 (9.90%) jQuery
5 31 (5.90%) CSS3
6 13 (2.48%) Flash
7 10 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (1.71%) .NET
9 8 (1.52%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.33%) WPF
10 7 (1.33%) DHTML
11 5 (0.95%) JSON
12 4 (0.76%) Ajax
13 3 (0.57%) XHTML
13 3 (0.57%) XML
14 2 (0.38%) XSL
14 2 (0.38%) Sass
14 2 (0.38%) LESS
15 1 (0.19%) KnockoutJS
15 1 (0.19%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 525 (100.00%) User Experience
2 71 (13.52%) Mobile App
3 31 (5.90%) Graphic Design
4 21 (4.00%) W3C
5 14 (2.67%) Visualisation
5 14 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.71%) Human Factors
7 7 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.33%) Online Games
7 7 (1.33%) Psychology
7 7 (1.33%) Online Banking
8 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (0.76%) RIA
11 3 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.57%) Social Media
11 3 (0.57%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.57%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.38%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.05%) Apple iOS
2 29 (5.52%) Android
3 2 (0.38%) Windows
4 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (14.10%) UX Design
3 72 (13.71%) Rapid Prototyping
4 62 (11.81%) Information Architecture
5 60 (11.43%) Usability Testing
6 43 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (6.86%) E-Commerce
8 28 (5.33%) Scrum
9 23 (4.38%) Web Accessibility
9 23 (4.38%) Responsive Web Design
10 21 (4.00%) Web Design
11 20 (3.81%) Customer Insight
12 13 (2.48%) Analytics
12 13 (2.48%) Web Development
13 8 (1.52%) Workflow
13 8 (1.52%) User Stories
14 6 (1.14%) Investment Management
14 6 (1.14%) Product Management
15 5 (0.95%) Line Management
15 5 (0.95%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 83 (15.81%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.14%) C#
3 5 (0.95%) PHP
4 3 (0.57%) Java
4 3 (0.57%) XAML
5 1 (0.19%) Erlang
5 1 (0.19%) F#
5 1 (0.19%) C++
5 1 (0.19%) C
5 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (10.10%) Degree
2 17 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.48%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.38%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.19%) WCAG
Vendors
1 71 (13.52%) Adobe
2 14 (2.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (0.95%) Appcelerator
4 3 (0.57%) iRise
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle
6 1 (0.19%) Facebook
6 1 (0.19%) Twitter
6 1 (0.19%) hybris
6 1 (0.19%) SAP
6 1 (0.19%) Mercator
6 1 (0.19%) Google
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