Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 36 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 454 522 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.37% 5.72% 4.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.62% 14.68% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 371 272
Central London median daily rate £485 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £307
90th Percentile £613 £625 £625
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Central London median hourly rate £33.19 £43.27 £15.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.29% +174.61% -
10th Percentile £28.10 £34.83 £14.96
90th Percentile £40.47 £59.28 £16.55
London median hourly rate £41.33 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -8.16% +36.36% +28.45%

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 2,907 3,555 2,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.40% 38.97% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,105 2,701 2,116
Central London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £315 £300
90th Percentile £678 £713 £675
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 55 28
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +21.21% -13.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.79 £12.46
90th Percentile £49.13 £47.51 £29.77
London median hourly rate £24.73 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +5.21% +2.17% +14.12%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +10 313 £500 +5.26% 51
West End of London -2 42 £350 -36.36% 3
City of Westminster -9 27 £463 -8.42% 3
Southwark -27 18 £515 +10.75%
User Experience
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 213 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (29.30%) Finance
3 96 (21.15%) Wireframes
4 89 (19.60%) HTML
4 89 (19.60%) JavaScript
5 79 (17.40%) CSS
6 66 (14.54%) Scrum
7 65 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (13.88%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 57 (12.56%) Sketch
9 57 (12.56%) Prototyping
9 57 (12.56%) Analytics
10 56 (12.33%) Front End Development
11 53 (11.67%) Adobe
12 50 (11.01%) Java
12 50 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (10.35%) Sass
14 44 (9.69%) QA
15 43 (9.47%) JIRA
16 41 (9.03%) E-Commerce
16 41 (9.03%) Banking
16 41 (9.03%) User Stories
17 40 (8.81%) InVision
17 40 (8.81%) Service Design
17 40 (8.81%) Node.js
18 39 (8.59%) Marketing
19 37 (8.15%) Project Management
20 36 (7.93%) React
21 35 (7.71%) HTML5
22 34 (7.49%) Git (software)

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 23 (5.07%) Confluence
2 20 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (3.52%) CMS
4 10 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.44%) Drupal
9 2 (0.44%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.44%) WildFly
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (12.56%) Sketch
2 40 (8.81%) InVision
3 22 (4.85%) Photoshop
4 18 (3.96%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (1.76%) Marvel
7 7 (1.54%) Chatbot
8 6 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (1.10%) MS Visio
9 5 (1.10%) Zeplin
10 4 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.66%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
12 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
13 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.22%) InDesign
13 1 (0.22%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.66%) Magento
4 2 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.44%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.22%) iTrent
5 1 (0.22%) Shopify
5 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 17 (3.74%) GitHub
4 16 (3.52%) Office 365
4 16 (3.52%) Serverless
5 8 (1.76%) Fastly
6 7 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (1.54%) Google Analytics
6 7 (1.54%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.32%) Adobe Analytics
7 6 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (1.32%) Heroku
8 5 (1.10%) Dialogflow
8 5 (1.10%) Wit.ai
9 4 (0.88%) Slack
10 3 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.66%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.66%) npm
10 3 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.42%) DHCP
2 10 (2.20%) DNS
3 9 (1.98%) Skype
4 4 (0.88%) Firewall
4 4 (0.88%) HTTP
4 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.66%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.44%) H.323
6 2 (0.44%) Intranet
6 2 (0.44%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.44%) VoIP
6 2 (0.44%) WebEx
7 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.22%) Internet
7 1 (0.22%) ISDN
7 1 (0.22%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.86%) Redis
3 12 (2.64%) Big Data
3 12 (2.64%) Neo4j
4 10 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.98%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.54%) Power BI
8 6 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (1.32%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.10%) MySQL
10 3 (0.66%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.44%) KDB
11 2 (0.44%) QlikView
11 2 (0.44%) Spotfire
12 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 43 (9.47%) JIRA
2 34 (7.49%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.17%) webpack
4 22 (4.85%) Axure RP
5 17 (3.74%) Jasmine
5 17 (3.74%) Selenium
6 16 (3.52%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.30%) gulp
8 13 (2.86%) Babel
8 13 (2.86%) CircleCI
8 13 (2.86%) Grunt
8 13 (2.86%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.42%) Mocha
10 9 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
11 7 (1.54%) git-flow
11 7 (1.54%) Subversion
11 7 (1.54%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.32%) Balsamiq
12 6 (1.32%) PostCSS
12 6 (1.32%) Travis CI
General
1 133 (29.30%) Finance
2 41 (9.03%) Banking
3 39 (8.59%) Marketing
4 18 (3.96%) Retail
5 10 (2.20%) Legal
6 7 (1.54%) Publishing
7 5 (1.10%) Front Office
7 5 (1.10%) Games
8 4 (0.88%) Law
8 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.44%) Advertising
10 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.44%) French Language
10 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 140 (30.84%) Designer
2 114 (25.11%) UX Designer
3 103 (22.69%) Developer
4 52 (11.45%) UI Designer
5 43 (9.47%) UI/UX Designer
6 42 (9.25%) Analyst
7 40 (8.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 26 (5.73%) Business Analyst
9 23 (5.07%) Senior Designer
10 17 (3.74%) User Experience Researcher
11 16 (3.52%) React Developer
11 16 (3.52%) Senior UX Designer
12 15 (3.30%) Consultant
12 15 (3.30%) UI Developer
13 14 (3.08%) Architect
13 14 (3.08%) Product Owner
13 14 (3.08%) User Researcher
14 13 (2.86%) Digital Product Owner
14 13 (2.86%) Project Manager
14 13 (2.86%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (19.60%) HTML
2 79 (17.40%) CSS
3 47 (10.35%) Sass
4 40 (8.81%) Node.js
5 36 (7.93%) React
6 35 (7.71%) HTML5
7 31 (6.83%) AngularJS
8 28 (6.17%) REST
9 25 (5.51%) GraphQL
10 18 (3.96%) RESTful
11 17 (3.74%) CSS3
11 17 (3.74%) jQuery
11 17 (3.74%) Spring
12 16 (3.52%) LESS
13 15 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (2.86%) .NET
14 13 (2.86%) Web Services
15 12 (2.64%) Redux
15 12 (2.64%) XML
16 10 (2.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.83%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.20%) W3C
5 9 (1.98%) CMDB
6 8 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.54%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.32%) Graphic Design
9 5 (1.10%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.10%) Social Media
10 4 (0.88%) Animation
10 4 (0.88%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.88%) iPad
10 4 (0.88%) IVR
10 4 (0.88%) Social Network
10 4 (0.88%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.66%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.66%) Music Streaming
11 3 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.61%) Android
2 23 (5.07%) Apple iOS
3 21 (4.63%) Linux
4 20 (4.41%) Windows
5 14 (3.08%) Unix
6 8 (1.76%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.32%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.10%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Debian
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (21.15%) Wireframes
3 66 (14.54%) Scrum
4 65 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (13.88%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 57 (12.56%) Analytics
6 57 (12.56%) Prototyping
7 56 (12.33%) Front End Development
8 50 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (9.03%) E-Commerce
9 41 (9.03%) User Stories
10 40 (8.81%) Service Design
11 37 (8.15%) Project Management
12 33 (7.27%) Visualisation
13 31 (6.83%) Collaborative Working
14 28 (6.17%) Microservices
14 28 (6.17%) Software Engineering
15 27 (5.95%) B2B
16 26 (5.73%) TDD
16 26 (5.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 89 (19.60%) JavaScript
2 50 (11.01%) Java
3 20 (4.41%) SQL
4 18 (3.96%) ES6
5 15 (3.30%) Kotlin
6 14 (3.08%) C#
7 13 (2.86%) Python
8 11 (2.42%) TypeScript
9 10 (2.20%) Java 8
10 7 (1.54%) ES7
10 7 (1.54%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.10%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.10%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.88%) JSX
12 4 (0.88%) PHP
13 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.66%) Scala
13 3 (0.66%) VBA
14 2 (0.44%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 29 (6.39%) Degree
2 9 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.10%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.44%) PhD
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB
7 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.22%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.69%) QA
2 6 (1.32%) Actionable Recommendations
2 6 (1.32%) WCAG
3 4 (0.88%) GDPR
3 4 (0.88%) PSD2
4 2 (0.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (3.08%) Docker
2 10 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.66%) vSphere
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.76%) Grafana
1 8 (1.76%) Graphite
2 5 (1.10%) Marathon
2 5 (1.10%) Mesos
3 4 (0.88%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.88%) SCCM
4 3 (0.66%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
5 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.44%) Puppet
5 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.44%) systemd
Vendors
1 53 (11.67%) Adobe
2 25 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.07%) Google
4 14 (3.08%) ServiceNow
5 9 (1.98%) Splunk
5 9 (1.98%) VMware
6 7 (1.54%) Citrix
7 6 (1.32%) hybris
8 5 (1.10%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (1.10%) Cisco
9 4 (0.88%) Ivanti
9 4 (0.88%) SAP
10 3 (0.66%) iManage
10 3 (0.66%) NetApp
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle
10 3 (0.66%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.66%) Sony
11 2 (0.44%) Apple
11 2 (0.44%) IBM
11 2 (0.44%) Red Hat