Period
to 20 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

UX
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 38 51
Rank change year-on-year -48 +13 +47
Contract jobs citing User Experience 95 177 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.28% 4.54% 3.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.41% 13.01% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 89 53
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £496 £530 £528
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £34.00 -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +40.63%

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,282 1,361 1,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.77% 34.88% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 678 532
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £414 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.76% -2.36% +5.94%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 40 70
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% +56.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £83.50 £46.08 £31.35
South East median hourly rate £30.67 £22.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +34.82% +26.39% -20.00%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Berkshire

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Experience in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Berkshire

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Berkshire

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in Berkshire

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -39 21 £458 +14.38% 13
Maidenhead -4 11 £413 +3.13% 7
Slough +3 7 £438 -16.67% 9
Windsor +1 5 £450 -
Newbury -8 5 £425 +25.93%
Bracknell -29 2 £458 +14.38% 5
Wokingham -2 1 - - 1
User Experience
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.11%) Wireframes
3 29 (30.53%) Telecoms
4 26 (27.37%) Sketch
5 25 (26.32%) Scrum
6 23 (24.21%) HTML
6 23 (24.21%) JIRA
7 21 (22.11%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 19 (20.00%) CSS
8 19 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 15 (15.79%) JavaScript
10 14 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (14.74%) Mobile App
10 14 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (14.74%) InVision
11 13 (13.68%) SDLC
11 13 (13.68%) Information Architecture
11 13 (13.68%) Photoshop
12 12 (12.63%) Java
12 12 (12.63%) TDD
12 12 (12.63%) QA
13 11 (11.58%) Time Management
13 11 (11.58%) Axure RP
13 11 (11.58%) Front End Development
14 10 (10.53%) Adobe
14 10 (10.53%) Marketing
14 10 (10.53%) Confluence
15 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (9.47%) Sass
15 9 (9.47%) AngularJS

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.53%) Confluence
2 9 (9.47%) CMS
3 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.05%) JBoss
4 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (27.37%) Sketch
2 14 (14.74%) InVision
3 13 (13.68%) Photoshop
4 9 (9.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (2.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (2.11%) Adobe XD
6 2 (2.11%) Figma
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (1.05%) Marvel
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
7 1 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (1.05%) UXPin
7 1 (1.05%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Magento
1 2 (2.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 2 (2.11%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) SaaS
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (2.11%) Office 365
5 1 (1.05%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) GSM
1 2 (2.11%) LTE
1 2 (2.11%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (2.11%) Skype
2 1 (1.05%) DHCP
2 1 (1.05%) Firewall
2 1 (1.05%) GPRS
2 1 (1.05%) HSPA
2 1 (1.05%) Intranet
2 1 (1.05%) LAN
2 1 (1.05%) UMTS
2 1 (1.05%) WCDMA
2 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) Apache Ignite
1 2 (2.11%) Blockchain
1 2 (2.11%) Data Lake
1 2 (2.11%) DTS
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (24.21%) JIRA
2 11 (11.58%) Axure RP
3 4 (4.21%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.16%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.11%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.11%) gulp
5 2 (2.11%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.11%) Protractor
5 2 (2.11%) webpack
6 1 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.05%) Grunt
6 1 (1.05%) Mocha
6 1 (1.05%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.05%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.05%) Selenium
6 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 29 (30.53%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.53%) Marketing
3 9 (9.47%) Retail
4 4 (4.21%) Finance
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Billing
6 1 (1.05%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (36.84%) Designer
2 31 (32.63%) UX Designer
3 12 (12.63%) UI Designer
4 11 (11.58%) Analyst
5 10 (10.53%) Consultant
5 10 (10.53%) UI/UX Designer
6 9 (9.47%) Developer
7 8 (8.42%) Architect
8 7 (7.37%) User Experience Consultant
9 6 (6.32%) Web Designer
10 5 (5.26%) Service Manager
11 4 (4.21%) Business Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Mobile Designer
11 4 (4.21%) Mobile UX Designer
11 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
11 4 (4.21%) Service Transition Manager
11 4 (4.21%) Transition Manager
11 4 (4.21%) User Experience Manager
12 3 (3.16%) Senior User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.21%) HTML
2 19 (20.00%) CSS
3 9 (9.47%) AngularJS
3 9 (9.47%) Sass
4 6 (6.32%) CSS3
4 6 (6.32%) HTML5
4 6 (6.32%) Node.js
5 5 (5.26%) Redux
6 4 (4.21%) .NET
6 4 (4.21%) React
7 3 (3.16%) Express
8 2 (2.11%) Apache Flex
8 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (2.11%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (2.11%) jQuery
8 2 (2.11%) Kafka
8 2 (2.11%) NgRx
8 2 (2.11%) RxJS
8 2 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) Social Media
6 1 (1.05%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.21%) Android
1 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.16%) Windows
3 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.11%) Wireframes
3 25 (26.32%) Scrum
4 21 (22.11%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 19 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 14 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (13.68%) Information Architecture
7 13 (13.68%) SDLC
8 12 (12.63%) TDD
9 11 (11.58%) Front End Development
9 11 (11.58%) Time Management
10 9 (9.47%) Prototyping
11 8 (8.42%) Analytics
11 8 (8.42%) DevOps
11 8 (8.42%) Workflow
12 7 (7.37%) Change Management
12 7 (7.37%) Project Management
12 7 (7.37%) User Stories
13 6 (6.32%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 12 (12.63%) Java
3 7 (7.37%) TypeScript
4 2 (2.11%) C
4 2 (2.11%) C#
4 2 (2.11%) ES6
5 1 (1.05%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.05%) PHP
5 1 (1.05%) VB
5 1 (1.05%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) Degree
1 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.16%) ISEB
2 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.11%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.11%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (10.53%) Adobe
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.11%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.11%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 2 (2.11%) EXTOL
3 2 (2.11%) FatWire
3 2 (2.11%) IBM
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle
3 2 (2.11%) Sparx
3 2 (2.11%) Workday
4 1 (1.05%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.05%) Apple
4 1 (1.05%) Casewise
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco
4 1 (1.05%) Citrix
4 1 (1.05%) F5
4 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow