Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 43 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 +15
Contract jobs citing User Experience 109 175 347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.39% 4.47% 5.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.17% 12.73% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 119 252
10th Percentile £326 £309 £360
25th Percentile £406 £378 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +10.99%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £550
90th Percentile £575 £596 £613
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
10th Percentile " " £28.10
25th Percentile £24.00 £45.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £46.50 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year -46.24% +45.31% -25.58%
75th Percentile £26.00 £47.75 £36.38
90th Percentile " " £39.75
Central London median hourly rate £43.75 £46.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -5.91% +45.31% -25.58%

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 976 1,375 2,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.28% 35.15% 37.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 1,005 1,866
10th Percentile £350 £276 £313
25th Percentile £435 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £625
90th Percentile £725 £694 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 44 45
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.42 £12.13
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.28 £16.00
Median hourly rate £17.98 £25.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -28.10% +33.69% -13.02%
75th Percentile £23.75 £38.88 £33.00
90th Percentile £36.13 £52.25 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year -20.00% +27.39% -7.05%

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 20 April 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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 49 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.35%) Finance
3 19 (17.43%) E-Commerce
3 19 (17.43%) Prototyping
4 17 (15.60%) CSS
4 17 (15.60%) HTML
5 16 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (14.68%) Wireframes
6 15 (13.76%) Degree
6 15 (13.76%) JavaScript
6 15 (13.76%) Adobe
6 15 (13.76%) Analytics
7 14 (12.84%) Sketch
8 13 (11.93%) Storytelling
8 13 (11.93%) Front End Development
9 12 (11.01%) Polish Language
9 12 (11.01%) Scrum
9 12 (11.01%) Retail
9 12 (11.01%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 11 (10.09%) Customer Journey Map
10 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
10 11 (10.09%) Sass
10 11 (10.09%) TypeScript
11 10 (9.17%) React
11 10 (9.17%) AngularJS
11 10 (9.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 9 (8.26%) InVision
12 9 (8.26%) Zeplin
12 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (7.34%) Project 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 5 (4.59%) Drupal
2 3 (2.75%) CMS
3 2 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.83%) WordPress
4 1 (0.92%) Moodle
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Sketch
2 9 (8.26%) InVision
2 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (8.26%) Zeplin
3 5 (4.59%) Figma
4 4 (3.67%) Photoshop
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (2.75%) AWS
3 3 (2.75%) Serverless
4 2 (1.83%) npm
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon Cognito
5 1 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.92%) Azure
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Logic Apps
5 1 (0.92%) GCP
5 1 (0.92%) GitHub
5 1 (0.92%) Heroku
5 1 (0.92%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.92%) PowerApps
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.92%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.92%) DHCP
2 1 (0.92%) DNS
2 1 (0.92%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) MySQL
2 6 (5.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.83%) Tableau
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.67%) JIRA
3 3 (2.75%) Axure RP
3 3 (2.75%) webpack
4 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.83%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.92%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.92%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.92%) gulp
5 1 (0.92%) Maven
5 1 (0.92%) Mocha
5 1 (0.92%) Protractor
5 1 (0.92%) Storybook
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Polish Language
2 12 (11.01%) Retail
3 8 (7.34%) Banking
4 5 (4.59%) Publishing
5 4 (3.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Back Office
6 2 (1.83%) Games
6 2 (1.83%) Local Government
6 2 (1.83%) Marketing
6 2 (1.83%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.83%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.92%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (31.19%) Designer
2 23 (21.10%) Developer
2 23 (21.10%) UX Designer
3 13 (11.93%) Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) User Experience Researcher
5 10 (9.17%) UI Designer
6 9 (8.26%) Business Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Senior Designer
6 9 (8.26%) Senior UX Designer
6 9 (8.26%) UI/UX Designer
7 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce Designer
8 6 (5.50%) Microsoft 365 Expert
8 6 (5.50%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Drupal Developer
9 5 (4.59%) User Researcher
10 4 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (3.67%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Senior Drupal Developer
10 4 (3.67%) UX Developer
11 3 (2.75%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.60%) CSS
1 17 (15.60%) HTML
2 11 (10.09%) Sass
3 10 (9.17%) AngularJS
3 10 (9.17%) React
4 5 (4.59%) HTML5
4 5 (4.59%) JSON
4 5 (4.59%) SOAP
5 4 (3.67%) .NET
5 4 (3.67%) Redux
5 4 (3.67%) RESTful
5 4 (3.67%) Spring
5 4 (3.67%) Spring Boot
6 3 (2.75%) Kafka
6 3 (2.75%) LESS
6 3 (2.75%) Node.js
7 2 (1.83%) Angular 2
7 2 (1.83%) CSS3
7 2 (1.83%) jQuery
7 2 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.67%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (1.83%) Social Media
6 1 (0.92%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.92%) Blog
6 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.92%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.92%) Life Science
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.50%) Linux
2 5 (4.59%) Android
2 5 (4.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.43%) E-Commerce
2 19 (17.43%) Prototyping
3 16 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (14.68%) Wireframes
4 15 (13.76%) Analytics
5 13 (11.93%) Front End Development
5 13 (11.93%) Storytelling
6 12 (11.01%) Scrum
6 12 (11.01%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 11 (10.09%) Customer Journey Map
8 8 (7.34%) Project Management
8 8 (7.34%) Typography
9 7 (6.42%) Change Management
9 7 (6.42%) Ethnography
9 7 (6.42%) Iconography
9 7 (6.42%) Psychology
9 7 (6.42%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.42%) Usability Testing
10 6 (5.50%) Guerrilla Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.76%) JavaScript
2 11 (10.09%) TypeScript
3 5 (4.59%) C#
3 5 (4.59%) Java
3 5 (4.59%) SQL
4 4 (3.67%) ES6
4 4 (3.67%) Java 8
4 4 (3.67%) Kotlin
4 4 (3.67%) PHP
4 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.75%) Scala
6 1 (0.92%) ES7
6 1 (0.92%) Python
6 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) Degree
2 5 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) MCSE
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.92%) PhD
4 1 (0.92%) VCDX
4 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) COBIT
1 2 (1.83%) QA
1 2 (1.83%) SLA
1 2 (1.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.92%) Docker
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) Adobe
2 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.75%) Solace
4 1 (0.92%) Autodesk
4 1 (0.92%) Google
4 1 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.92%) VMware