Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for User-Centered Design (UCD) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User-Centered Design (UCD) over the 6 months to 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

User-Centered Design (UCD)
London > Central London
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 204 241
Rank change year-on-year +36 +37 -23
Contract jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) 31 92 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.59% 1.03% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.15% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 60 44
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +4.96%
10th Percentile £385 £359 £363
90th Percentile £550 £565 £575
London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -
London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.50 £41.32
% change year-on-year +49.25% -18.93% +11.62%

User-Centered Design (UCD) is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,558 8,001 8,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.22% 89.76% 89.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,295 6,066 6,403
Median daily rate £510 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £520 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 68 113
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.88% - +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.93 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.30 £47.88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +10.42% -4.00%

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing User-Centered Design (UCD) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for User-Centered Design (UCD) in Central London

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) in Central London.

Daily rate trend for User-Centered Design (UCD) in Central London

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) in Central London over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User-Centered Design (UCD) in Central London

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for User-Centered Design (UCD) in Central London

User-Centered Design (UCD)
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-Centered Design (UCD) within the Central London region over the 6 months to 3 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 +48 22 £475 -5.00% 2
City of Westminster +10 3 £443 -9.23%
West End of London +22 2 £500 -3.85%
User-Centered Design (UCD)
London

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) 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-Centered Design (UCD).

1 20 (64.52%) User Experience
2 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (45.16%) Sketch
4 11 (35.48%) Usability Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Ergonomics
6 8 (25.81%) Human Factors
6 8 (25.81%) OmniGraffle
6 8 (25.81%) Wireframes
7 7 (22.58%) InVision
7 7 (22.58%) Service Design
7 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (19.35%) Degree
8 6 (19.35%) Analytics
8 6 (19.35%) Ethnography
8 6 (19.35%) Prototyping
9 5 (16.13%) Quantitative Research
9 5 (16.13%) Axure RP
9 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
10 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.90%) Adobe
10 4 (12.90%) Project Management
10 4 (12.90%) Content Management
10 4 (12.90%) CMS
10 4 (12.90%) Android
10 4 (12.90%) Market Research
10 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (12.90%) User Stories
10 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
10 4 (12.90%) Typography
11 3 (9.68%) Qualitative Research

User-Centered Design (UCD)
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 4 (12.90%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Sketch
2 8 (25.81%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (22.58%) InVision
4 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (6.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (3.23%) UserZoom
7 1 (3.23%) UXPin
7 1 (3.23%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 3 (9.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.23%) Slack
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Axure RP
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Balsamiq
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Designer
2 8 (25.81%) User Researcher
3 7 (22.58%) UX Designer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Designer
5 4 (12.90%) Data Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Senior UX Designer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior UI Designer
7 2 (6.45%) UI Designer
7 2 (6.45%) User Experience Researcher
8 1 (3.23%) Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Digital Designer
8 1 (3.23%) Salesforce Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) User Experience Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) User Experience Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) Velocity
2 2 (6.45%) Visualforce
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) CSS3
3 1 (3.23%) Framer.js
3 1 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 20 (64.52%) User Experience
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Animation
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.23%) Video Editing
4 1 (3.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Android
1 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Usability Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Ergonomics
4 8 (25.81%) Human Factors
4 8 (25.81%) Wireframes
5 7 (22.58%) Service Design
6 6 (19.35%) Analytics
6 6 (19.35%) Ethnography
6 6 (19.35%) Prototyping
7 5 (16.13%) Quantitative Research
8 4 (12.90%) Content Management
8 4 (12.90%) Market Research
8 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 4 (12.90%) Typography
8 4 (12.90%) User Stories
9 3 (9.68%) Information Architecture
9 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.68%) Psychology
9 3 (9.68%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Apex Code
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Adobe
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.45%) Cadence