Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 45 45
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 +9
Contract jobs citing User Experience 80 217 358
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.94% 4.37% 5.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.53% 13.22% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 162 268
Median daily rate £456 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £338 £282
90th Percentile £621 £613 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 6
Median hourly rate £35.75 - £14.00
10th Percentile £29.43 - £13.00
90th Percentile £46.53 - £44.63
Central London median hourly rate £36.00 - £14.00

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 760 1,641 2,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.40% 33.02% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 1,271 2,061
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £319 £275 £281
90th Percentile £700 £700 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 55
Median hourly rate £29.25 £20.92 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.85% +11.84% -31.49%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.04 £13.13
90th Percentile £46.53 £52.25 £30.80
Median hourly rate £29.89 £21.00 £18.98
% change year-on-year +42.33% +10.67% -23.47%

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 17 January 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 17 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for User Experience in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.00%) Finance
3 14 (17.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.00%) Analytics
4 12 (15.00%) Wireframes
5 11 (13.75%) Prototyping
5 11 (13.75%) HTML
6 10 (12.50%) CSS
6 10 (12.50%) Degree
6 10 (12.50%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
7 9 (11.25%) Adobe
7 9 (11.25%) HTML5
8 8 (10.00%) Social Media
8 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (10.00%) TypeScript
8 8 (10.00%) Psychology
8 8 (10.00%) Sketch
8 8 (10.00%) Storytelling
9 7 (8.75%) InVision
9 7 (8.75%) Service Design
9 7 (8.75%) Polish Language
9 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
9 7 (8.75%) SQL
9 7 (8.75%) .NET
9 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
9 7 (8.75%) Front End Development
9 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
10 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Sketch
2 7 (8.75%) InVision
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (7.50%) Zeplin
4 4 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe XD
6 1 (1.25%) Figma
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.25%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 5 (6.25%) Office 365
3 4 (5.00%) Azure
4 3 (3.75%) GitHub
5 2 (2.50%) npm
5 2 (2.50%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.25%) AWS
6 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.25%) GCP
6 1 (1.25%) Logic Apps
6 1 (1.25%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.25%) SaaS
6 1 (1.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.50%) Intranet
3 1 (1.25%) VPN
3 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) Mixpanel
3 1 (1.25%) Power BI
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.25%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.75%) Grunt
1 3 (3.75%) webpack
2 2 (2.50%) Bower
2 2 (2.50%) gulp
2 2 (2.50%) Jasmine
2 2 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (2.50%) Protractor
2 2 (2.50%) Subversion
2 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Polish Language
3 5 (6.25%) Marketing
3 5 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Social Science
5 2 (2.50%) Back Office
5 2 (2.50%) Front Office
5 2 (2.50%) Local Government
5 2 (2.50%) Publishing
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (1.25%) Games
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Law
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Designer
2 17 (21.25%) Developer
3 14 (17.50%) UX Designer
4 8 (10.00%) Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (8.75%) User Experience Researcher
6 6 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) UI Designer
6 6 (7.50%) UI/UX Designer
7 5 (6.25%) Digital Designer
7 5 (6.25%) Digital UX Designer
7 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce Designer
8 4 (5.00%) React Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) User Researcher
9 3 (3.75%) Angular Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Business Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) HTML
2 10 (12.50%) CSS
3 9 (11.25%) HTML5
4 7 (8.75%) .NET
4 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
5 6 (7.50%) React
6 5 (6.25%) Sass
6 5 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (5.00%) CSS3
7 4 (5.00%) Redux
7 4 (5.00%) REST
7 4 (5.00%) Web Services
8 3 (3.75%) LESS
8 3 (3.75%) NgRx
8 3 (3.75%) RxJS
9 2 (2.50%) Django
9 2 (2.50%) jQuery
10 1 (1.25%) RESTful
10 1 (1.25%) Symfony
10 1 (1.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Social Media
2 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.00%) Reinsurance
3 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.50%) Wiki
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.25%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.25%) Life Science
5 1 (1.25%) LIMS
5 1 (1.25%) Podcast
5 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) SCORM
5 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) Android
2 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.00%) Analytics
2 12 (15.00%) Wireframes
3 11 (13.75%) Prototyping
4 10 (12.50%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
5 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.00%) Psychology
6 8 (10.00%) Storytelling
7 7 (8.75%) Front End Development
7 7 (8.75%) Service Design
8 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (6.25%) Actionable Insight
9 5 (6.25%) Change Management
9 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.25%) Project Management
9 5 (6.25%) Typography
9 5 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (10.00%) TypeScript
3 7 (8.75%) SQL
4 5 (6.25%) C#
5 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.75%) Python
7 1 (1.25%) Groovy
7 1 (1.25%) Java
7 1 (1.25%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.25%) PhD
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) WCAG
2 2 (2.50%) COBIT
2 2 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) NIST
2 2 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Adobe
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.00%) Google
3 4 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.50%) Optimizely
4 2 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (1.25%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.25%) Brightcove
5 1 (1.25%) Maxymiser
5 1 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) Qualtrics
5 1 (1.25%) Qubit
5 1 (1.25%) Snow
5 1 (1.25%) YouTube