Period
to 6 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 6 April 2020 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
London > Central London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 41 48
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7 -5
Contract jobs citing User Experience 296 484 448
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 5.65% 5.38% 4.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.97% 14.77% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 321 340
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £588 £625 £615
London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.58% +172.93%
London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +48.15% -17.68% +25.40%

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 Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,853 3,276 3,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 35.35% 36.43% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,302 2,354 2,789
Median daily rate £510 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £294 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £725
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 48 56
Median hourly rate £26.72 £19.63 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.15% -8.72% +16.22%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.63 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £38.85 £48.38
Median hourly rate £29.86 £25.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year +19.44% +11.51% -5.28%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Central London

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Experience in Central London.

Daily rate trend for User Experience in Central London

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience in Central London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in Central London

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Experience in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in Central London

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. 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
City of London -6 188 £475 -5.00% 67
City of Westminster +20 23 £440 -2.22%
West End of London +3 16 £440 -12.00% 5
Camden - 6 £406 - 4
Southwark +28 2 £525 +5.00%
User Experience
London

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 Central London region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 132 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (31.08%) JavaScript
3 88 (29.73%) Finance
4 76 (25.68%) HTML
5 72 (24.32%) CSS
6 45 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (14.53%) Computer Science
8 39 (13.18%) Visualisation
8 39 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 36 (12.16%) Wireframes
11 35 (11.82%) HTML5
11 35 (11.82%) Front End Development
12 34 (11.49%) Scrum
12 34 (11.49%) React
12 34 (11.49%) Mobile App
12 34 (11.49%) Android
13 33 (11.15%) Node.js
13 33 (11.15%) Data Structures
14 32 (10.81%) Data Visualisation
14 32 (10.81%) OO
15 31 (10.47%) Sketch
16 30 (10.14%) Redux
16 30 (10.14%) QA
16 30 (10.14%) Apple iOS
17 29 (9.80%) Algorithms
17 29 (9.80%) TypeScript
17 29 (9.80%) OOD
17 29 (9.80%) Prototyping
18 28 (9.46%) Azure

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 15 (5.07%) CMS
2 11 (3.72%) Confluence
3 6 (2.03%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.68%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.34%) Apache
6 1 (0.34%) Drupal
6 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.34%) SAS
6 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (10.47%) Sketch
2 26 (8.78%) InVision
3 11 (3.72%) Photoshop
4 10 (3.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (3.04%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (2.36%) Zeplin
7 6 (2.03%) Figma
8 5 (1.69%) MS Visio
8 5 (1.69%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (1.35%) Adobe XD
10 3 (1.01%) Chatbot
10 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.68%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.68%) Lectora
11 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 1 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.34%) InDesign
12 1 (0.34%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Magento
3 2 (0.68%) Shopify
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.34%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.46%) Azure
2 23 (7.77%) AWS
3 20 (6.76%) GCP
4 15 (5.07%) Heroku
4 15 (5.07%) Power Platform
5 12 (4.05%) GitHub
6 9 (3.04%) Office 365
6 9 (3.04%) SaaS
7 5 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.69%) G Suite
7 5 (1.69%) PaaS
8 4 (1.35%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.01%) IaaS
9 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Flow
9 3 (1.01%) npm
9 3 (1.01%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.01%) Yammer
10 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.68%) Datadog
10 2 (0.68%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.70%) HTTP
2 3 (1.01%) WAN
3 2 (0.68%) DHCP
3 2 (0.68%) DNS
3 2 (0.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) 4G
4 1 (0.34%) Broadband
4 1 (0.34%) Firewall
4 1 (0.34%) Intranet
4 1 (0.34%) LAN
4 1 (0.34%) NAS
4 1 (0.34%) SAN
4 1 (0.34%) Skype
4 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.08%) NoSQL
2 15 (5.07%) Power BI
3 10 (3.38%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.04%) MySQL
5 5 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.01%) Big Data
7 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.34%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.34%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.34%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.34%) Redis
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (7.09%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.42%) JIRA
3 17 (5.74%) webpack
4 16 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.07%) Axure RP
6 14 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (3.72%) JUnit
8 9 (3.04%) git-flow
9 8 (2.70%) Gradle
9 8 (2.70%) Maven
9 8 (2.70%) Mockito
10 7 (2.36%) Cypress.io
10 7 (2.36%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.03%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.03%) Selenium
12 5 (1.69%) Ant
12 5 (1.69%) JMeter
13 4 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (1.01%) Android Studio
14 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
General
1 88 (29.73%) Finance
2 23 (7.77%) Marketing
3 13 (4.39%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.72%) Banking
5 8 (2.70%) Retail
6 6 (2.03%) Advertising
6 6 (2.03%) Games
6 6 (2.03%) Law
7 5 (1.69%) Legal
7 5 (1.69%) Publishing
8 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.01%) Back Office
9 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Front Office
10 2 (0.68%) Local Government
10 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.34%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.34%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 131 (44.26%) Developer
2 76 (25.68%) Designer
3 56 (18.92%) UX Designer
4 35 (11.82%) Senior Developer
5 28 (9.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 25 (8.45%) React Developer
7 24 (8.11%) Digital Developer
8 23 (7.77%) UI Designer
9 21 (7.09%) Senior Designer
10 20 (6.76%) Analyst
11 16 (5.41%) UI/UX Designer
12 15 (5.07%) Senior UX Designer
13 13 (4.39%) UX Developer
14 11 (3.72%) Business Analyst
14 11 (3.72%) Node.js Developer
14 11 (3.72%) Senior React Developer
15 9 (3.04%) Android Developer
15 9 (3.04%) Digital Designer
15 9 (3.04%) iOS Developer
15 9 (3.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (25.68%) HTML
2 72 (24.32%) CSS
3 35 (11.82%) HTML5
4 34 (11.49%) React
5 33 (11.15%) Node.js
6 30 (10.14%) Redux
7 26 (8.78%) Jest
8 21 (7.09%) RESTful
9 20 (6.76%) AngularJS
9 20 (6.76%) Web Services
10 18 (6.08%) .NET
10 18 (6.08%) GraphQL
11 16 (5.41%) CSS3
12 15 (5.07%) Sass
13 13 (4.39%) D3.js
13 13 (4.39%) jQuery
14 12 (4.05%) REST
14 12 (4.05%) SOAP
14 12 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (3.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (11.49%) Mobile App
3 33 (11.15%) Data Structures
4 29 (9.80%) Algorithms
5 13 (4.39%) W3C
6 8 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (2.03%) Graphic Design
7 6 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.69%) Social Media
9 4 (1.35%) Animation
9 4 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.01%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.01%) SCORM
11 2 (0.68%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.68%) Photography
11 2 (0.68%) RIA
11 2 (0.68%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.49%) Android
2 30 (10.14%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.04%) Windows
4 4 (1.35%) Linux
5 2 (0.68%) Android TV
5 2 (0.68%) tvOS
5 2 (0.68%) Unix
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (14.53%) Computer Science
3 39 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (13.18%) Visualisation
4 37 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 36 (12.16%) Wireframes
6 35 (11.82%) Front End Development
7 34 (11.49%) Scrum
8 32 (10.81%) Data Visualisation
8 32 (10.81%) OO
9 29 (9.80%) OOD
9 29 (9.80%) Prototyping
10 21 (7.09%) Analytics
10 21 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (7.09%) E-Commerce
10 21 (7.09%) User Stories
10 21 (7.09%) Web Development
11 20 (6.76%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 19 (6.42%) Service Design
13 18 (6.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.08%) JavaScript
2 29 (9.80%) TypeScript
3 27 (9.12%) Java
4 26 (8.78%) SQL
5 18 (6.08%) ES6
6 15 (5.07%) Kotlin
7 13 (4.39%) PHP
7 13 (4.39%) Python
8 8 (2.70%) C#
9 7 (2.36%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.69%) C++
10 5 (1.69%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.01%) Java 8
11 3 (1.01%) Ruby
11 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (7.43%) Degree
2 12 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.01%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) CCA
5 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.14%) QA
2 12 (4.05%) WCAG
3 2 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (8.11%) Docker
2 5 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (6.42%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.41%) Terraform
3 4 (1.35%) SCCM
4 3 (1.01%) Kibana
5 2 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.34%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 26 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.11%) Adobe
3 8 (2.70%) Google
4 6 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.69%) VMware
6 4 (1.35%) Mapbox
6 4 (1.35%) Tableau
7 3 (1.01%) Aderant
7 3 (1.01%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco
7 3 (1.01%) Citrix
7 3 (1.01%) iManage
7 3 (1.01%) Intapp
7 3 (1.01%) SAP
8 2 (0.68%) Apple
8 2 (0.68%) hybris
8 2 (0.68%) Workday
9 1 (0.34%) Adyen
9 1 (0.34%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.34%) Aruba