Period
to 27 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a User Experience Researcher was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

UX Researcher
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 170 126 194
Rank change year-on-year -44 +68 +51
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Researcher 16 6 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.28% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.31% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
10th Percentile £453 - £383
25th Percentile £513 £425 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -8.57%
75th Percentile £619 £475 £413
90th Percentile £775 - -
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
10th Percentile £42.05 £37.20 -
25th Percentile £44.75 £39.75 -
Median hourly rate £50.50 £45.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +12.22% - -
75th Percentile £51.75 £46.00 -
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate £50.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.22% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,708 1,953 4,549
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.35% 92.60% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 1,491 3,570
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £604 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 18 59
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.73 £12.34
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.25 £14.63
Median hourly rate £34.75 £24.75 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.40% +23.75% +6.95%
75th Percentile £51.50 £37.06 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.53 £49.70
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% +6.95%

User Experience Researcher
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured User Experience Researcher in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience Researcher in the City of London

User Experience Researcher
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Experience Researcher in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for User Experience Researcher in the City of London

User Experience Researcher
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience Researcher in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience Researcher in the City of London

User Experience Researcher
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Experience Researcher in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for User Experience Researcher in the City of London

User Experience Researcher Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, User Experience Researcher contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring User Experience Researcher in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) User Experience
1 16 (100.00%) UX Research
2 8 (50.00%) UX Design
3 6 (37.50%) Ethnography
3 6 (37.50%) Analytics
3 6 (37.50%) Journey Map
4 5 (31.25%) User Research
4 5 (31.25%) Qualitative Research
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Market Research
5 4 (25.00%) Psychology
5 4 (25.00%) Service Design
5 4 (25.00%) Social Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Customer Journey Map
6 3 (18.75%) Data Science
6 3 (18.75%) Diary Studies
6 3 (18.75%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 3 (18.75%) Workshop Facilitation
6 3 (18.75%) Prototyping
6 3 (18.75%) Guerrilla Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Sociology
6 3 (18.75%) Actionable Insight
6 3 (18.75%) Anthropology
6 3 (18.75%) Quantitative Research
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Logistics
6 3 (18.75%) Social Media
6 3 (18.75%) Usability Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring

User Experience Researcher Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) InVision
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Social Science
3 1 (6.25%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Social Media
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) UX Research
2 8 (50.00%) UX Design
3 6 (37.50%) Analytics
3 6 (37.50%) Ethnography
3 6 (37.50%) Journey Map
4 5 (31.25%) Qualitative Research
4 5 (31.25%) User Research
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Market Research
5 4 (25.00%) Psychology
5 4 (25.00%) Service Design
6 3 (18.75%) Actionable Insight
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Anthropology
6 3 (18.75%) Guerrilla Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Prototyping
6 3 (18.75%) Quantitative Research
6 3 (18.75%) Sociology
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Usability Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) PhD
2 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe