Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 51 44
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing User Experience 165 97 315
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.89% 4.00% 4.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.35% 12.34% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 63 233
10th Percentile £313 £282 £358
25th Percentile £409 £351 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £440 £488
Median % change year-on-year +7.95% -9.74% +2.63%
75th Percentile £553 £538 £550
90th Percentile £648 £588 £611
Central London median daily rate £475 £441 £485
% change year-on-year +7.65% -9.02% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
10th Percentile £21.73 £38.45 £29.97
25th Percentile £23.19 £44.00 £30.68
Median hourly rate £33.25 £46.50 £34.38
Median % change year-on-year -28.49% +35.27% -30.04%
75th Percentile £42.44 £47.75 £39.45
90th Percentile £42.78 " £40.98
Central London median hourly rate £33.25 £46.50 £34.38
% change year-on-year -28.49% +35.27% -30.04%

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 1,336 786 2,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.57% 32.43% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 551 1,538
10th Percentile £381 £306 £350
25th Percentile £463 £413 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £750 £700 £682
Central London median daily rate £590 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +12.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 43
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £16.88 £13.13
Median hourly rate £23.50 £36.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.05% +79.27% +2.50%
75th Percentile £35.56 £40.93 £37.50
90th Percentile £40.90 £47.75 £46.44
Central London median hourly rate £21.75 £36.00 £20.67
% change year-on-year -39.58% +74.21% +3.33%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing User Experience in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for User Experience in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 69 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.39%) HTML
2 32 (19.39%) Prototyping
3 31 (18.79%) CSS
4 28 (16.97%) Social Skills
5 27 (16.36%) Finance
6 25 (15.15%) E-Commerce
6 25 (15.15%) Wireframes
7 24 (14.55%) JavaScript
8 23 (13.94%) Analytics
8 23 (13.94%) User Research
9 22 (13.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 22 (13.33%) Adobe
10 20 (12.12%) Retail
10 20 (12.12%) Sketch
10 20 (12.12%) Front End Development
11 19 (11.52%) React
12 18 (10.91%) Degree
13 17 (10.30%) Scrum
13 17 (10.30%) TypeScript
14 16 (9.70%) Accessibility
15 15 (9.09%) AngularJS
15 15 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (9.09%) Computer Science
16 13 (7.88%) InVision
16 13 (7.88%) Zeplin
16 13 (7.88%) Storytelling
16 13 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (7.27%) Sass
17 12 (7.27%) Android

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 5 (3.03%) Drupal
2 4 (2.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.82%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (12.12%) Sketch
2 13 (7.88%) InVision
2 13 (7.88%) Zeplin
3 10 (6.06%) Figma
4 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (3.64%) MS Visio
6 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (3.03%) Photoshop
7 4 (2.42%) Marvel
7 4 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (1.21%) Adobe XD
8 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.61%) InDesign
9 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.61%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Magento
1 2 (1.21%) Q-Pulse
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 6 (3.64%) Azure
3 5 (3.03%) Miro
4 4 (2.42%) AWS
4 4 (2.42%) GitHub
4 4 (2.42%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (1.82%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.21%) npm
6 2 (1.21%) Power Automate
6 2 (1.21%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.21%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.21%) Serverless
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (0.61%) GCP
7 1 (0.61%) Heroku
7 1 (0.61%) SaaS
7 1 (0.61%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.82%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.24%) MySQL
2 6 (3.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (3.64%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Power BI
6 1 (0.61%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.64%) Axure RP
2 6 (3.64%) JIRA
3 5 (3.03%) Jasmine
3 5 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (2.42%) webpack
5 2 (1.21%) Cypress.io
5 2 (1.21%) JSUnit
5 2 (1.21%) Maven
5 2 (1.21%) Mocha
5 2 (1.21%) Mockito
5 2 (1.21%) Storybook
5 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.61%) JUnit
6 1 (0.61%) Postman
6 1 (0.61%) Protractor
6 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (16.97%) Social Skills
2 27 (16.36%) Finance
3 20 (12.12%) Retail
4 10 (6.06%) Marketing
5 9 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.45%) Banking
6 8 (4.85%) Polish Language
7 7 (4.24%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (3.64%) Public Sector
9 5 (3.03%) Investment Banking
9 5 (3.03%) Publishing
10 4 (2.42%) Multimedia
11 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
12 2 (1.21%) Back Office
12 2 (1.21%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (1.21%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (1.21%) Retail Finance
13 1 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.61%) Legal
13 1 (0.61%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 58 (35.15%) Designer
2 40 (24.24%) Developer
3 36 (21.82%) UX Designer
4 20 (12.12%) UI Designer
5 16 (9.70%) Senior Designer
6 14 (8.48%) UI/UX Designer
7 13 (7.88%) User Experience Researcher
8 11 (6.67%) React Developer
8 11 (6.67%) Senior UX Designer
9 10 (6.06%) Analyst
10 9 (5.45%) E-Commerce Designer
11 8 (4.85%) Business Analyst
11 8 (4.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 7 (4.24%) Senior Developer
13 6 (3.64%) Digital Designer
13 6 (3.64%) Digital UX Designer
13 6 (3.64%) User Researcher
14 5 (3.03%) Angular Developer
14 5 (3.03%) Drupal Developer
15 4 (2.42%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.39%) HTML
2 31 (18.79%) CSS
3 19 (11.52%) React
4 15 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 12 (7.27%) Sass
6 9 (5.45%) Redux
7 8 (4.85%) RESTful
8 6 (3.64%) JSON
8 6 (3.64%) React Native
8 6 (3.64%) SOAP
8 6 (3.64%) Spring
9 5 (3.03%) Angular 2
9 5 (3.03%) HTML5
9 5 (3.03%) jQuery
9 5 (3.03%) Kafka
9 5 (3.03%) Spring Boot
10 4 (2.42%) Jest
10 4 (2.42%) LESS
10 4 (2.42%) Node.js
11 3 (1.82%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.24%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.03%) Social Media
4 4 (2.42%) W3C
5 3 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.21%) EPoS
6 2 (1.21%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.61%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.61%) Blog
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.61%) RIA
7 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.27%) Android
2 11 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.39%) Prototyping
3 25 (15.15%) E-Commerce
3 25 (15.15%) Wireframes
4 23 (13.94%) Analytics
4 23 (13.94%) User Research
5 22 (13.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 20 (12.12%) Front End Development
7 17 (10.30%) Scrum
8 15 (9.09%) Computer Science
8 15 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (7.88%) Storytelling
10 12 (7.27%) Project Management
11 11 (6.67%) Typography
12 10 (6.06%) DevOps
12 10 (6.06%) Software Engineering
13 9 (5.45%) Clean Code
13 9 (5.45%) Market Research
13 9 (5.45%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.55%) JavaScript
2 17 (10.30%) TypeScript
3 11 (6.67%) Java
4 6 (3.64%) Java 8
5 5 (3.03%) ES6
5 5 (3.03%) Kotlin
6 4 (2.42%) Scala
7 3 (1.82%) PHP
7 3 (1.82%) SQL
8 2 (1.21%) C#
8 2 (1.21%) Python
9 1 (0.61%) C
9 1 (0.61%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) ES7
9 1 (0.61%) Go
9 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (10.91%) Degree
2 6 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.42%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.21%) PhD
5 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.70%) Accessibility
2 5 (3.03%) QA
3 2 (1.21%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (13.33%) Adobe
2 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.42%) Solace
4 2 (1.21%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.61%) CA
5 1 (0.61%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.61%) HubSpot
5 1 (0.61%) Omniture
5 1 (0.61%) Optimizely
5 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com