Period
to 12 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 43 42
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 242 354 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.11% 5.09% 4.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.96% 12.72% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 261 249
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
City of London median hourly rate £34.38 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.54% -30.00% -
10th Percentile £31.85 £13.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £36.90 £44.63 £21.50
Central London median hourly rate £34.69 £14.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +147.77% -30.00% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,868 2,782 2,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.76% 39.98% 42.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,420 2,165 2,294
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £300 £298 £315
90th Percentile £700 £713 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 59 37
City of London median hourly rate £20.92 £20.00 £22.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -9.15% +15.87%
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.31 £12.90
90th Percentile £51.55 £37.09 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £20.85
% change year-on-year +6.33% -5.28% +20.00%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of 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
Moorgate -3 5 £450 -5.26%
User Experience
Central 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 City of London region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 108 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (25.62%) Finance
3 56 (23.14%) HTML
4 53 (21.90%) CSS
5 52 (21.49%) JavaScript
6 44 (18.18%) Wireframes
7 33 (13.64%) Java
7 33 (13.64%) Banking
7 33 (13.64%) Sketch
8 32 (13.22%) React
9 31 (12.81%) Front End Development
10 29 (11.98%) AngularJS
11 28 (11.57%) Android
11 28 (11.57%) Scrum
11 28 (11.57%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 25 (10.33%) Web Development
13 23 (9.50%) Analytics
13 23 (9.50%) User Stories
13 23 (9.50%) Mobile App
13 23 (9.50%) Prototyping
13 23 (9.50%) InVision
14 22 (9.09%) Git (software)
14 22 (9.09%) Degree
14 22 (9.09%) TDD
15 21 (8.68%) HTML5
15 21 (8.68%) Apple iOS
15 21 (8.68%) Node.js
16 20 (8.26%) Adobe
17 19 (7.85%) JIRA
17 19 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management

User Experience
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (3.72%) CMS
2 9 (3.72%) Confluence
3 7 (2.89%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.07%) JBoss
5 4 (1.65%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.24%) Apache
6 3 (1.24%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.83%) Jetty
7 2 (0.83%) Magnolia
7 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.83%) WordPress
8 1 (0.41%) Drupal
8 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (13.64%) Sketch
2 23 (9.50%) InVision
3 14 (5.79%) Photoshop
4 11 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (2.89%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (2.89%) Zeplin
6 6 (2.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (1.65%) Adobe XD
8 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.83%) Figma
9 2 (0.83%) InDesign
9 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
10 1 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.41%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.41%) Flinto
10 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.41%) Marvel
10 1 (0.41%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.02%) Azure
2 13 (5.37%) AWS
3 12 (4.96%) Office 365
4 9 (3.72%) GitHub
5 6 (2.48%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.07%) Fastly
6 5 (2.07%) Heroku
6 5 (2.07%) Serverless
7 4 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (1.65%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.65%) npm
8 3 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.83%) GCP
9 2 (0.83%) Google Play
9 2 (0.83%) PaaS
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.07%) Skype
2 3 (1.24%) Firewall
2 3 (1.24%) HTTP
3 2 (0.83%) DHCP
3 2 (0.83%) DNS
3 2 (0.83%) Intranet
3 2 (0.83%) LAN
3 2 (0.83%) SAN
3 2 (0.83%) SSH
3 2 (0.83%) WAN
3 2 (0.83%) Wireless
4 1 (0.41%) BGP
4 1 (0.41%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.41%) MPLS
4 1 (0.41%) RIP
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) VoIP
4 1 (0.41%) VPN
4 1 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.89%) NoSQL
2 6 (2.48%) Big Data
2 6 (2.48%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.48%) MySQL
3 5 (2.07%) Power BI
3 5 (2.07%) Redis
3 5 (2.07%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (1.65%) Neo4j
4 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.24%) HBase
5 3 (1.24%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.85%) JIRA
3 15 (6.20%) Axure RP
4 9 (3.72%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.31%) Selenium
6 7 (2.89%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.89%) webpack
7 6 (2.48%) CircleCI
7 6 (2.48%) Gradle
7 6 (2.48%) Maven
7 6 (2.48%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.07%) git-flow
8 5 (2.07%) Subversion
9 4 (1.65%) Grunt
9 4 (1.65%) gulp
9 4 (1.65%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.65%) Protractor
9 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.24%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (25.62%) Finance
2 33 (13.64%) Banking
3 16 (6.61%) Marketing
4 9 (3.72%) Retail
5 6 (2.48%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.07%) Legal
7 4 (1.65%) Games
7 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.65%) Publishing
8 3 (1.24%) Front Office
9 2 (0.83%) Automotive
9 2 (0.83%) Police
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Back Office
10 1 (0.41%) Law
10 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 85 (35.12%) Developer
2 56 (23.14%) Designer
3 43 (17.77%) UX Designer
4 23 (9.50%) UI Designer
5 21 (8.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 17 (7.02%) UI/UX Designer
7 16 (6.61%) Analyst
8 12 (4.96%) Java Developer
9 11 (4.55%) Angular Developer
9 11 (4.55%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.13%) Android Developer
10 10 (4.13%) Architect
10 10 (4.13%) Product Owner
10 10 (4.13%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (3.72%) Senior Designer
12 8 (3.31%) UI Developer
13 7 (2.89%) Project Manager
14 6 (2.48%) Consultant
14 6 (2.48%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (23.14%) HTML
2 53 (21.90%) CSS
3 32 (13.22%) React
4 29 (11.98%) AngularJS
5 21 (8.68%) HTML5
5 21 (8.68%) Node.js
6 18 (7.44%) Sass
7 15 (6.20%) CSS3
8 14 (5.79%) Spring
9 12 (4.96%) RESTful
10 11 (4.55%) Redux
11 10 (4.13%) REST
12 9 (3.72%) JSON
12 9 (3.72%) Web Services
12 9 (3.72%) XML
13 7 (2.89%) .NET
13 7 (2.89%) GraphQL
13 7 (2.89%) Hibernate
13 7 (2.89%) Vue.js
14 6 (2.48%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.50%) Mobile App
2 16 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.48%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.48%) Wiki
4 5 (2.07%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.65%) CMDB
6 3 (1.24%) Derivative
6 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.24%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.83%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.83%) iPad
7 2 (0.83%) IVR
7 2 (0.83%) Media Streaming
7 2 (0.83%) Photography
7 2 (0.83%) Social Media
7 2 (0.83%) Tandem
7 2 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.57%) Android
2 21 (8.68%) Apple iOS
3 10 (4.13%) Windows
4 5 (2.07%) Linux
5 2 (0.83%) CentOS
5 2 (0.83%) Debian
5 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.83%) Unix
6 1 (0.41%) tvOS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (18.18%) Wireframes
3 31 (12.81%) Front End Development
4 28 (11.57%) Scrum
4 28 (11.57%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 25 (10.33%) Web Development
6 23 (9.50%) Analytics
6 23 (9.50%) Prototyping
6 23 (9.50%) User Stories
7 22 (9.09%) TDD
8 19 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (7.02%) E-Commerce
9 17 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (6.61%) Microservices
10 16 (6.61%) Product Management
11 14 (5.79%) Pair Programming
11 14 (5.79%) Unit Testing
12 13 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (5.37%) Kanban
12 13 (5.37%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.49%) JavaScript
2 33 (13.64%) Java
3 15 (6.20%) TypeScript
4 14 (5.79%) Python
5 13 (5.37%) Kotlin
5 13 (5.37%) SQL
6 10 (4.13%) Scala
7 9 (3.72%) Apple Swift
7 9 (3.72%) C#
8 8 (3.31%) PHP
9 5 (2.07%) ES6
9 5 (2.07%) Ruby
10 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.24%) Groovy
10 3 (1.24%) Perl
10 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.83%) Clojure
11 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.83%) R
11 2 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (9.09%) Degree
2 6 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.07%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.83%) MCSA
6 2 (0.83%) MCSE
6 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.41%) CISA
7 1 (0.41%) CISM
7 1 (0.41%) CISSP
7 1 (0.41%) CRISC
7 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.20%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) GDPR
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) PSD2
3 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.48%) Docker
3 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.41%) Firmware
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.41%) vSphere
4 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.65%) Grafana
1 4 (1.65%) Graphite
1 4 (1.65%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.24%) Kibana
3 2 (0.83%) Puppet
3 2 (0.83%) Salt
3 2 (0.83%) Terraform
4 1 (0.41%) Ansible
4 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.41%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.41%) SCCM
4 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (8.26%) Adobe
2 16 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.89%) Google
4 6 (2.48%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.07%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle
6 4 (1.65%) Splunk
6 4 (1.65%) TOWER Software
7 3 (1.24%) VMware
8 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.83%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.83%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 2 (0.83%) Dell
8 2 (0.83%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.83%) Perforce
8 2 (0.83%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.83%) Sybase
8 2 (0.83%) Tableau
9 1 (0.41%) Ivanti