Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 38 47
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 132 324 340
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.43% 5.12% 4.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.70% 14.57% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 229 243
Median daily rate £445 £500 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +10.99% +0.11%
10th Percentile £306 £355 £325
90th Percentile £588 £614 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £498 £475
% change year-on-year -9.55% +4.74% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £46.50 £32.00 £43.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.31% -25.81% +173.77%
10th Percentile £45.25 £27.90 £35.45
90th Percentile £47.75 £40.50 £57.67
Central London median hourly rate £46.50 £32.00 £43.13
% change year-on-year +45.31% -25.81% +173.77%

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 1,039 2,224 2,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.90% 35.11% 40.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 1,616 2,138
Median daily rate £515 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £725
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £519
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.25% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 43 52
Median hourly rate £29.88 £19.50 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.21% -7.69% +12.97%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £13.24
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.67 £48.06
Median hourly rate £32.88 £19.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +66.46% -1.25% +25.00%

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 3 June 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 48 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.06%) HTML
3 40 (30.30%) JavaScript
4 35 (26.52%) CSS
5 27 (20.45%) Finance
6 25 (18.94%) Wireframes
7 22 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 20 (15.15%) Front End Development
9 19 (14.39%) Sketch
9 19 (14.39%) Android
10 17 (12.88%) Web Development
10 17 (12.88%) React
11 16 (12.12%) Prototyping
11 16 (12.12%) HTML5
11 16 (12.12%) Adobe
12 15 (11.36%) Java
12 15 (11.36%) InVision
13 14 (10.61%) Degree
13 14 (10.61%) Scrum
14 13 (9.85%) Microsoft
14 13 (9.85%) QA
14 13 (9.85%) RESTful
14 13 (9.85%) Axure RP
14 13 (9.85%) Apple iOS
14 13 (9.85%) TypeScript
14 13 (9.85%) AngularJS
15 12 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (9.09%) Git (software)
15 12 (9.09%) JIRA
16 11 (8.33%) Node.js

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 (7.58%) CMS
2 9 (6.82%) Confluence
3 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.76%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) Drupal
5 1 (0.76%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (14.39%) Sketch
2 15 (11.36%) InVision
3 6 (4.55%) Adobe XD
3 6 (4.55%) Zeplin
4 5 (3.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (3.03%) Figma
5 4 (3.03%) Photoshop
6 3 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (2.27%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (1.52%) Lectora
7 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.76%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.76%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.76%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.76%) InDesign
8 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.76%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) GitHub
2 5 (3.79%) Azure
2 5 (3.79%) G Suite
2 5 (3.79%) Office 365
3 4 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (3.03%) GCP
4 3 (2.27%) AWS
4 3 (2.27%) IaaS
4 3 (2.27%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.27%) PaaS
4 3 (2.27%) Power Platform
4 3 (2.27%) SaaS
5 2 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) npm
5 2 (1.52%) Power Automate
5 2 (1.52%) PowerApps
5 2 (1.52%) Yammer
6 1 (0.76%) Datadog
6 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.76%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) HTTP
2 2 (1.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) DHCP
3 1 (0.76%) DNS
3 1 (0.76%) Intranet
3 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) MySQL
2 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.27%) Power BI
3 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.76%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.76%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 13 (9.85%) Axure RP
2 12 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.09%) JIRA
3 7 (5.30%) git-flow
4 6 (4.55%) JUnit
5 5 (3.79%) Android Studio
5 5 (3.79%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.03%) Balsamiq
6 4 (3.03%) Cypress.io
6 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.27%) Ant
7 3 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.27%) Gradle
7 3 (2.27%) JMeter
7 3 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.27%) Maven
7 3 (2.27%) Mockito
8 2 (1.52%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (1.52%) Protractor
General
1 27 (20.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Marketing
3 6 (4.55%) Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Advertising
4 5 (3.79%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.27%) Back Office
5 3 (2.27%) Games
5 3 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Law
5 3 (2.27%) Publishing
6 2 (1.52%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.76%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.76%) Front Office
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Local Government
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (37.12%) Developer
2 44 (33.33%) Designer
3 28 (21.21%) UX Designer
4 15 (11.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (10.61%) UI Designer
6 10 (7.58%) UI/UX Designer
6 10 (7.58%) UX Developer
7 7 (5.30%) Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) React Developer
7 7 (5.30%) Web Developer
8 6 (4.55%) Senior Designer
9 5 (3.79%) Consultant
9 5 (3.79%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.79%) UI Developer
9 5 (3.79%) UI/UX Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Junior
10 4 (3.03%) Junior Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Junior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (31.06%) HTML
2 35 (26.52%) CSS
3 17 (12.88%) React
4 16 (12.12%) HTML5
5 13 (9.85%) AngularJS
5 13 (9.85%) RESTful
6 11 (8.33%) Node.js
7 8 (6.06%) Redux
7 8 (6.06%) Web Services
8 7 (5.30%) Jest
8 7 (5.30%) REST
9 6 (4.55%) Android SDK
9 6 (4.55%) JSON
9 6 (4.55%) RxJava
9 6 (4.55%) Sass
9 6 (4.55%) SOAP
10 5 (3.79%) XML
11 4 (3.03%) .NET
11 4 (3.03%) Google Maps API
11 4 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.79%) Social Media
5 4 (3.03%) Animation
5 4 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.03%) Graphic Design
5 4 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.27%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.27%) W3C
7 2 (1.52%) Chromecast
7 2 (1.52%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.52%) Photography
7 2 (1.52%) RIA
8 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.76%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.39%) Android
2 13 (9.85%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.27%) Windows
4 2 (1.52%) Android TV
4 2 (1.52%) tvOS
4 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.76%) Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.94%) Wireframes
3 20 (15.15%) Front End Development
4 17 (12.88%) Web Development
5 16 (12.12%) Prototyping
6 14 (10.61%) Scrum
7 12 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (8.33%) SDLC
8 11 (8.33%) Visualisation
9 10 (7.58%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 10 (7.58%) Waterfall
10 9 (6.82%) Computer Science
10 9 (6.82%) TDD
11 8 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.30%) Analytics
12 7 (5.30%) BDD
12 7 (5.30%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.30%) Open Source
12 7 (5.30%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.30%) JavaScript
2 15 (11.36%) Java
3 13 (9.85%) TypeScript
4 8 (6.06%) Kotlin
5 6 (4.55%) PHP
6 3 (2.27%) ES6
6 3 (2.27%) SQL
7 2 (1.52%) Python
8 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.76%) C
8 1 (0.76%) C#
8 1 (0.76%) C++
8 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
8 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (10.61%) Degree
2 7 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.85%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) WCAG
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.52%) SCCM
2 1 (0.76%) BMC Performance Manager
2 1 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (0.76%) Kibana
Vendors
1 16 (12.12%) Adobe
2 13 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.55%) Google
4 4 (3.03%) Cisco
4 4 (3.03%) Mapbox
4 4 (3.03%) VMware
5 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.27%) Citrix
6 2 (1.52%) Workday
7 1 (0.76%) Adyen
7 1 (0.76%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.76%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.76%) hybris
7 1 (0.76%) Ivanti
7 1 (0.76%) Okta
7 1 (0.76%) PayPal
7 1 (0.76%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.76%) Tableau