Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 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
London > Central London
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 43 42
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 377 490 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.05% 5.39% 4.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.58% 13.92% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 331 299
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £315
90th Percentile £613 £625 £638
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Central London median hourly rate £34.69 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.77% -30.00% -
10th Percentile £32.17 £13.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £36.71 £44.63 £21.50
London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.02 £25.12
% change year-on-year +2.73% +43.41% -34.77%

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 2,419 3,519 3,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 32.43% 38.73% 41.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,817 2,679 2,591
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £305 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £700 £703
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 64 44
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -5.28% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.67 £12.83
90th Percentile £50.37 £36.09 £33.25
London median hourly rate £22.93 £23.50 £21.40
% change year-on-year -2.43% +9.81% +12.63%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Central London

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Central London over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Central London

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor 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 12 November 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
City of London -7 242 £488 +2.63% 128
Southwark +33 18 £525 +8.81%
West End of London -1 17 £350 -22.22% 3
City of Westminster +3 15 £488 -2.50% 1
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £275 -
User Experience
London

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 Central London region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 178 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (28.91%) Finance
3 93 (24.67%) JavaScript
4 92 (24.40%) HTML
5 90 (23.87%) CSS
6 87 (23.08%) Wireframes
7 54 (14.32%) Front End Development
8 52 (13.79%) React
9 43 (11.41%) Prototyping
9 43 (11.41%) Sketch
9 43 (11.41%) Java
10 41 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (10.88%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 40 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (10.61%) Scrum
11 40 (10.61%) Visualisation
12 39 (10.34%) HTML5
13 37 (9.81%) InVision
13 37 (9.81%) Analytics
13 37 (9.81%) User Stories
14 36 (9.55%) Node.js
14 36 (9.55%) Banking
15 35 (9.28%) Mobile App
15 35 (9.28%) AngularJS
16 33 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
16 33 (8.75%) Android
16 33 (8.75%) Data Visualisation
16 33 (8.75%) Adobe
17 32 (8.49%) Git (software)
18 31 (8.22%) E-Commerce

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 16 (4.24%) CMS
1 16 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (3.18%) Confluence
3 7 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.33%) JBoss
5 4 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.80%) Apache
6 3 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.53%) Jetty
7 2 (0.53%) Magnolia
7 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.53%) WordPress
8 1 (0.27%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.27%) R Markdown
Applications
1 43 (11.41%) Sketch
2 37 (9.81%) InVision
3 22 (5.84%) Photoshop
4 18 (4.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (2.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (2.12%) Zeplin
7 7 (1.86%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (1.59%) Adobe XD
8 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
9 5 (1.33%) Figma
9 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (1.06%) InDesign
11 3 (0.80%) Marvel
12 2 (0.53%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
12 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 1 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.27%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.27%) Flinto
13 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.80%) Magento
2 2 (0.53%) Shopify
3 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.63%) Azure
2 24 (6.37%) AWS
3 19 (5.04%) GitHub
4 17 (4.51%) Office 365
5 10 (2.65%) Fastly
5 10 (2.65%) Heroku
5 10 (2.65%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.39%) GCP
7 5 (1.33%) Serverless
8 4 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.06%) npm
9 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.80%) PaaS
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.53%) Google Play
10 2 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.12%) Skype
2 3 (0.80%) DNS
2 3 (0.80%) Firewall
2 3 (0.80%) HTTP
2 3 (0.80%) Intranet
2 3 (0.80%) VoIP
3 2 (0.53%) DHCP
3 2 (0.53%) H.323
3 2 (0.53%) LAN
3 2 (0.53%) SAN
3 2 (0.53%) SSH
3 2 (0.53%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.53%) WAN
3 2 (0.53%) WebEx
3 2 (0.53%) Wireless
4 1 (0.27%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.27%) NAS
4 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 10 (2.65%) Redis
3 9 (2.39%) Neo4j
3 9 (2.39%) Power BI
4 8 (2.12%) Big Data
4 8 (2.12%) MySQL
5 6 (1.59%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.80%) HBase
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.53%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 32 (8.49%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.43%) JIRA
3 25 (6.63%) Axure RP
4 17 (4.51%) webpack
5 11 (2.92%) CircleCI
5 11 (2.92%) Selenium
6 10 (2.65%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.65%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.86%) Subversion
8 6 (1.59%) Gradle
8 6 (1.59%) Grunt
8 6 (1.59%) Maven
8 6 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.33%) git-flow
9 5 (1.33%) gulp
9 5 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.06%) Protractor
10 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.80%) Ant
General
1 109 (28.91%) Finance
2 36 (9.55%) Banking
3 25 (6.63%) Marketing
4 13 (3.45%) Retail
5 8 (2.12%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.12%) Publishing
6 6 (1.59%) Legal
7 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.06%) Front Office
8 4 (1.06%) Games
8 4 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.80%) Police
10 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 2 (0.53%) Automotive
10 2 (0.53%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 122 (32.36%) Developer
2 102 (27.06%) Designer
3 84 (22.28%) UX Designer
4 38 (10.08%) UI Designer
5 35 (9.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 28 (7.43%) UI/UX Designer
7 27 (7.16%) Analyst
8 25 (6.63%) React Developer
9 24 (6.37%) Senior Developer
10 21 (5.57%) Senior Designer
11 17 (4.51%) Architect
11 17 (4.51%) Business Analyst
12 14 (3.71%) Senior UX Designer
13 13 (3.45%) Angular Developer
14 12 (3.18%) Android Developer
14 12 (3.18%) Java Developer
14 12 (3.18%) Product Owner
15 10 (2.65%) Digital Designer
15 10 (2.65%) Project Manager
15 10 (2.65%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (24.40%) HTML
2 90 (23.87%) CSS
3 52 (13.79%) React
4 39 (10.34%) HTML5
5 36 (9.55%) Node.js
6 35 (9.28%) AngularJS
7 29 (7.69%) Sass
8 28 (7.43%) CSS3
9 23 (6.10%) Redux
10 19 (5.04%) GraphQL
11 16 (4.24%) RESTful
11 16 (4.24%) XML
12 15 (3.98%) JSON
12 15 (3.98%) Spring
13 14 (3.71%) REST
14 11 (2.92%) jQuery
14 11 (2.92%) Web Services
15 10 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (2.39%) Handlebars
16 9 (2.39%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.28%) Mobile App
2 33 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.51%) Data Structures
4 16 (4.24%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.12%) e-Learning
6 6 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.59%) Music Streaming
6 6 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.59%) Wiki
7 4 (1.06%) CMDB
7 4 (1.06%) Social Network
8 3 (0.80%) Derivative
8 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.80%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.80%) Media Streaming
8 3 (0.80%) W3C
9 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.53%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.75%) Android
2 24 (6.37%) Apple iOS
3 15 (3.98%) Windows
4 10 (2.65%) Linux
5 7 (1.86%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.33%) Unix
7 4 (1.06%) CentOS
7 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.53%) Debian
8 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
8 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) tvOS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (23.08%) Wireframes
3 54 (14.32%) Front End Development
4 43 (11.41%) Prototyping
5 41 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (10.88%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 40 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (10.61%) Scrum
6 40 (10.61%) Visualisation
7 37 (9.81%) Analytics
7 37 (9.81%) User Stories
8 33 (8.75%) Data Visualisation
9 31 (8.22%) E-Commerce
10 30 (7.96%) Information Architecture
10 30 (7.96%) Test Automation
11 29 (7.69%) Web Development
12 26 (6.90%) TDD
13 25 (6.63%) Service Design
14 24 (6.37%) OO
15 22 (5.84%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 93 (24.67%) JavaScript
2 43 (11.41%) Java
3 22 (5.84%) Python
3 22 (5.84%) TypeScript
4 21 (5.57%) SQL
5 15 (3.98%) Kotlin
6 14 (3.71%) ES6
7 10 (2.65%) C#
7 10 (2.65%) Scala
8 9 (2.39%) Apple Swift
9 8 (2.12%) PHP
9 8 (2.12%) Ruby
10 5 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.33%) Perl
11 4 (1.06%) R
12 3 (0.80%) Groovy
12 3 (0.80%) Java 8
12 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.53%) ClojureScript
13 2 (0.53%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 29 (7.69%) Degree
2 8 (2.12%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.53%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.53%) MCSA
6 2 (0.53%) MCSE
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.27%) CISA
7 1 (0.27%) CISM
7 1 (0.27%) CISSP
7 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) PhD
7 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.90%) QA
2 5 (1.33%) WCAG
3 4 (1.06%) GDPR
4 3 (0.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (2.92%) Docker
2 8 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) Firmware
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
4 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.39%) Grafana
1 9 (2.39%) Graphite
1 9 (2.39%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.86%) Terraform
3 4 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (0.80%) Kibana
5 2 (0.53%) Puppet
5 2 (0.53%) Salt
6 1 (0.27%) Ansible
6 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.27%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) SCCM
6 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 33 (8.75%) Adobe
2 22 (5.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.18%) Google
4 9 (2.39%) ServiceNow
5 6 (1.59%) Oracle
6 5 (1.33%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.06%) Splunk
7 4 (1.06%) TOWER Software
7 4 (1.06%) VMware
8 3 (0.80%) Apple
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco
8 3 (0.80%) Citrix
8 3 (0.80%) hybris
8 3 (0.80%) Tableau
9 2 (0.53%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.53%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.53%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.53%) Wallstreet Suite