Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 62 50
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12 -10
Contract jobs citing User Experience 349 287 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.16% 4.05% 4.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.81% 9.54% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 218 210
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +6.89%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £318
90th Percentile £630 £616 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £43.00 £15.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +172.93% -
10th Percentile £18.80 £34.80 £14.96
90th Percentile £39.00 £46.31 £16.55
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £43.00 £15.76
% change year-on-year -25.58% +172.93% -

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 2,725 3,007 2,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.28% 42.47% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,031 2,371 1,787
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £320 £313
90th Percentile £688 £725 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 52 26
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.02% +13.16% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.09 £12.58 £13.25
90th Percentile £40.65 £48.48 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.47% +13.16% -3.77%

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 19 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 March 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
London Bridge - 20 £500 -
Moorgate -23 2 £475 -
User Experience
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 March 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.

1 136 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (25.21%) JavaScript
3 79 (22.64%) Finance
4 77 (22.06%) Wireframes
5 75 (21.49%) HTML
6 65 (18.62%) CSS
7 53 (15.19%) Scrum
8 50 (14.33%) Banking
9 49 (14.04%) Front End Development
10 48 (13.75%) Node.js
11 43 (12.32%) React
12 38 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (10.60%) Redux
13 37 (10.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 35 (10.03%) Java
15 33 (9.46%) JIRA
16 32 (9.17%) Marketing
16 32 (9.17%) AngularJS
16 32 (9.17%) HTML5
17 31 (8.88%) Prototyping
18 30 (8.60%) Microsoft
19 29 (8.31%) TDD
19 29 (8.31%) MongoDB
20 28 (8.02%) QA
20 28 (8.02%) Git (software)
20 28 (8.02%) User Stories
20 28 (8.02%) Mobile App
20 28 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
21 27 (7.74%) ES6
21 27 (7.74%) Adobe

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 23 (6.59%) CMS
2 20 (5.73%) Confluence
3 11 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.58%) Drupal
4 9 (2.58%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.01%) WordPress
6 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.15%) Marvel
9 3 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.57%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.57%) Moodle
10 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.57%) WildFly
11 1 (0.29%) IIS
11 1 (0.29%) JBoss
11 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (5.73%) InVision
2 14 (4.01%) Photoshop
3 12 (3.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (2.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.86%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.86%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.57%) Flinto
7 2 (0.57%) InDesign
8 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.29%) Pixate
8 1 (0.29%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.29%) iTrent
2 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.58%) Serverless
3 15 (4.30%) Office 365
4 9 (2.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 8 (2.29%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.72%) GitHub
7 4 (1.15%) Azure Functions
7 4 (1.15%) npm
7 4 (1.15%) Slack
7 4 (1.15%) Yarn
8 3 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.86%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 3 (0.86%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.86%) SaaS
9 2 (0.57%) G Suite
9 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.57%) Heroku
9 2 (0.57%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.15%) DHCP
2 8 (2.29%) DNS
3 6 (1.72%) Skype
4 5 (1.43%) HTTP
5 4 (1.15%) Internet
6 3 (0.86%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (0.86%) Firewall
6 3 (0.86%) IMAP
6 3 (0.86%) SMTP
6 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.86%) WAAS
6 3 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.57%) Intranet
7 2 (0.57%) RIP
8 1 (0.29%) SAN
8 1 (0.29%) Telepresence
8 1 (0.29%) WAN
8 1 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.31%) MongoDB
2 15 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (3.44%) Big Data
4 11 (3.15%) Blockchain
5 8 (2.29%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.01%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.01%) Redis
7 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.57%) KDB
9 2 (0.57%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.29%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.29%) Power BI
10 1 (0.29%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (9.46%) JIRA
2 28 (8.02%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.59%) webpack
4 17 (4.87%) Axure RP
5 16 (4.58%) Babel
5 16 (4.58%) Selenium
6 13 (3.72%) Mocha
7 12 (3.44%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.15%) Jasmine
9 9 (2.58%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.01%) gulp
10 7 (2.01%) PostCSS
11 5 (1.43%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 4 (1.15%) CircleCI
12 4 (1.15%) Grunt
12 4 (1.15%) PhpStorm
12 4 (1.15%) WebStorm
13 3 (0.86%) git-flow
13 3 (0.86%) Travis CI
General
1 79 (22.64%) Finance
2 50 (14.33%) Banking
3 32 (9.17%) Marketing
4 15 (4.30%) Retail
5 10 (2.87%) Games
5 10 (2.87%) Publishing
6 8 (2.29%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.29%) Legal
7 6 (1.72%) Front Office
7 6 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.43%) Advertising
8 5 (1.43%) Law
9 4 (1.15%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.57%) Automotive
10 2 (0.57%) French Language
10 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (29.51%) Developer
2 94 (26.93%) Designer
3 73 (20.92%) UX Designer
4 36 (10.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 32 (9.17%) UI Designer
6 26 (7.45%) React Developer
6 26 (7.45%) UI/UX Designer
7 25 (7.16%) Analyst
8 22 (6.30%) Node.js Developer
9 18 (5.16%) Angular Developer
9 18 (5.16%) Full Stack Developer
9 18 (5.16%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (4.87%) Architect
11 16 (4.58%) Senior Designer
12 15 (4.30%) User Experience Researcher
13 13 (3.72%) Product Manager
13 13 (3.72%) Senior UX Designer
14 12 (3.44%) UX Developer
15 11 (3.15%) Business Analyst
16 9 (2.58%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (21.49%) HTML
2 65 (18.62%) CSS
3 48 (13.75%) Node.js
4 43 (12.32%) React
5 37 (10.60%) Redux
6 32 (9.17%) AngularJS
6 32 (9.17%) HTML5
7 25 (7.16%) REST
7 25 (7.16%) Sass
8 22 (6.30%) GraphQL
9 19 (5.44%) Express
9 19 (5.44%) MEAN Stack
10 17 (4.87%) .NET
10 17 (4.87%) Jest
11 16 (4.58%) jQuery
12 15 (4.30%) RESTful
13 14 (4.01%) OAuth
14 13 (3.72%) CSS3
14 13 (3.72%) Spring
15 11 (3.15%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.02%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.58%) Fintech
4 9 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.29%) Graphic Design
6 7 (2.01%) Social Media
7 6 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.72%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.72%) Video\Live Streaming
8 5 (1.43%) Animation
8 5 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.43%) PKI
8 5 (1.43%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.15%) Learning Management System
9 4 (1.15%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.16%) Windows
2 24 (6.88%) Android
3 21 (6.02%) Apple iOS
4 19 (5.44%) Linux
5 13 (3.72%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.72%) Unix
8 5 (1.43%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.15%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.29%) Debian
12 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (22.06%) Wireframes
3 53 (15.19%) Scrum
4 49 (14.04%) Front End Development
5 37 (10.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 31 (8.88%) Prototyping
7 29 (8.31%) TDD
8 28 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (8.02%) User Stories
9 27 (7.74%) Project Management
10 25 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (6.88%) Analytics
12 23 (6.59%) DevOps
13 21 (6.02%) Software Engineering
14 20 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (5.44%) Information Architecture
16 18 (5.16%) E-Commerce
17 17 (4.87%) Kanban
17 17 (4.87%) Microservices
17 17 (4.87%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 88 (25.21%) JavaScript
2 35 (10.03%) Java
3 27 (7.74%) ES6
4 19 (5.44%) C#
5 18 (5.16%) Python
6 17 (4.87%) SQL
7 12 (3.44%) PHP
7 12 (3.44%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.15%) TypeScript
9 9 (2.58%) ES7
9 9 (2.58%) Java 8
9 9 (2.58%) JSX
10 6 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.43%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.15%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.86%) C
13 3 (0.86%) C++
13 3 (0.86%) Ruby
13 3 (0.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (6.59%) Degree
2 11 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.29%) APMG
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.29%) MBA
7 1 (0.29%) PhD
7 1 (0.29%) PMP
7 1 (0.29%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.02%) QA
System Software
1 13 (3.72%) Docker
2 11 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.29%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.86%) vSphere
6 2 (0.57%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.01%) Marathon
1 7 (2.01%) Mesos
1 7 (2.01%) vCenter Server
2 6 (1.72%) Puppet
3 5 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.43%) systemd
4 3 (0.86%) SCCM
5 2 (0.57%) Kibana
6 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.29%) logstash
6 1 (0.29%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.29%) Terraform
6 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.74%) Adobe
3 18 (5.16%) Citrix
4 14 (4.01%) VMware
5 12 (3.44%) Google
6 6 (1.72%) Apple
6 6 (1.72%) Cisco
6 6 (1.72%) Oracle
6 6 (1.72%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.43%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (1.43%) Splunk
7 5 (1.43%) Wyse
8 4 (1.15%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.86%) iManage
9 3 (0.86%) NetApp
9 3 (0.86%) Nintex
9 3 (0.86%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.86%) Sony
10 2 (0.57%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.57%) Ivanti