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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 56 46 43
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 0
Contract jobs citing User Experience 172 130 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.15% 4.57% 4.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.41% 11.75% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 95 101
10th Percentile £413 £313 £306
25th Percentile £429 £403 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £625 £538 £538
90th Percentile £713 £575 £600
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
10th Percentile £41.45 £25.70 -
25th Percentile £45.75 £28.25 £45.25
Median hourly rate £50.50 £33.50 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +50.75% -27.96% +45.31%
75th Percentile £57.25 £38.75 £47.75
90th Percentile £59.95 £41.30 -
Central London median hourly rate £50.50 £42.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +20.24% -9.68% +45.31%

User Experience is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,386 1,106 1,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.42% 38.90% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 755 728
10th Percentile £413 £350 £305
25th Percentile £495 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £558 £523
Median % change year-on-year +3.14% +6.70% -0.48%
75th Percentile £700 £658 £625
90th Percentile £813 £738 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 38
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £39.25 £9.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £48.00 £17.98 £27.34
Median % change year-on-year +167.04% -34.25% +41.10%
75th Percentile £61.00 £35.13 £42.59
90th Percentile £64.13 £40.70 £52.48
Central London median hourly rate £48.00 £18.99 £29.88
% change year-on-year +152.80% -36.44% +53.21%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 1 £650 -
User Experience
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 92 (53.49%) UX Design
2 81 (47.09%) Agile
3 40 (23.26%) HTML
3 40 (23.26%) CSS
4 38 (22.09%) Social Skills
5 37 (21.51%) UX Research
5 37 (21.51%) JavaScript
6 35 (20.35%) Wireframes
7 31 (18.02%) React
7 31 (18.02%) Finance
8 28 (16.28%) User Research
9 27 (15.70%) Figma
10 23 (13.37%) JIRA
10 23 (13.37%) TypeScript
11 21 (12.21%) HTML5
11 21 (12.21%) Adobe
12 19 (11.05%) Scrum
12 19 (11.05%) Sketch
13 18 (10.47%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 18 (10.47%) Prototyping
13 18 (10.47%) Analytics
13 18 (10.47%) Java
13 18 (10.47%) Accessibility
14 17 (9.88%) SQL
14 17 (9.88%) InVision
15 16 (9.30%) Front End Development
15 16 (9.30%) DevOps
15 16 (9.30%) AngularJS
15 16 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (9.30%) CI/CD

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 13 (7.56%) CMS
2 11 (6.40%) Confluence
3 7 (4.07%) Headless CMS
4 3 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (11.05%) Sketch
2 17 (9.88%) InVision
3 6 (3.49%) UserZoom
4 5 (2.91%) Adobe XD
5 4 (2.33%) Zeplin
6 3 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Workfront
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.70%) Figma
2 15 (8.72%) Azure
2 15 (8.72%) GitHub
3 13 (7.56%) AWS
4 9 (5.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 9 (5.23%) Miro
5 5 (2.91%) SaaS
6 4 (2.33%) GCP
6 4 (2.33%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.74%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (1.74%) IaaS
7 3 (1.74%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.16%) PaaS
8 2 (1.16%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.58%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (0.58%) Heroku
9 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) Internet
1 2 (1.16%) VPN
2 1 (0.58%) DNS
2 1 (0.58%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) TETRA
2 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.91%) NoSQL
1 5 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.74%) Redis
4 2 (1.16%) MySQL
4 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.16%) Power BI
4 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.58%) GIS
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.58%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.58%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 23 (13.37%) JIRA
2 12 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.23%) webpack
4 8 (4.65%) Axure RP
5 5 (2.91%) Maven
6 4 (2.33%) GitLab
6 4 (2.33%) Gradle
6 4 (2.33%) Grunt
6 4 (2.33%) gulp
7 3 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.58%) Babel
8 1 (0.58%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.58%) git-flow
8 1 (0.58%) JMeter
8 1 (0.58%) JUnit
8 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.58%) RSpec
8 1 (0.58%) Selenium
8 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (22.09%) Social Skills
2 31 (18.02%) Finance
3 13 (7.56%) Banking
3 13 (7.56%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.65%) Legal
5 7 (4.07%) Front Office
6 6 (3.49%) Marketing
6 6 (3.49%) Retail
7 4 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (2.33%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.74%) Automotive
8 3 (1.74%) Local Government
8 3 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (1.74%) Social Science
9 2 (1.16%) German Language
9 2 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 55 (31.98%) Designer
2 47 (27.33%) Developer
3 41 (23.84%) UX Designer
4 24 (13.95%) Senior Designer
5 17 (9.88%) Senior UX Designer
5 17 (9.88%) User Experience Researcher
6 15 (8.72%) UI Designer
7 14 (8.14%) UI/UX Designer
8 11 (6.40%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.81%) React Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (5.23%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (5.23%) Senior UI Designer
10 9 (5.23%) Senior UI/UX Designer
11 6 (3.49%) Product Manager
11 6 (3.49%) User Researcher
12 5 (2.91%) Architect
12 5 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.26%) CSS
1 40 (23.26%) HTML
2 31 (18.02%) React
3 21 (12.21%) HTML5
4 16 (9.30%) AngularJS
5 15 (8.72%) REST
6 14 (8.14%) Node.js
7 13 (7.56%) GraphQL
8 12 (6.98%) CSS3
8 12 (6.98%) Redux
9 9 (5.23%) Spring
9 9 (5.23%) Vue.js
10 8 (4.65%) RESTful
11 7 (4.07%) .NET
11 7 (4.07%) Sass
12 5 (2.91%) Jest
13 4 (2.33%) Next.js
13 4 (2.33%) Reactive Extensions
13 4 (2.33%) SVG
13 4 (2.33%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.23%) Social Media
2 8 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.33%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.74%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.16%) Blog
7 2 (1.16%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (1.16%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.58%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.58%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.58%) IoT
8 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
1 3 (1.74%) Windows
2 2 (1.16%) Android
2 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.58%) Linux
3 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.58%) Unix
3 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (53.49%) UX Design
2 81 (47.09%) Agile
3 37 (21.51%) UX Research
4 35 (20.35%) Wireframes
5 28 (16.28%) User Research
6 19 (11.05%) Scrum
7 18 (10.47%) Analytics
7 18 (10.47%) Prototyping
7 18 (10.47%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 16 (9.30%) CI/CD
8 16 (9.30%) DevOps
8 16 (9.30%) Front End Development
8 16 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (8.72%) TDD
9 15 (8.72%) Web Development
10 14 (8.14%) Product Requirements
10 14 (8.14%) Project Management
11 13 (7.56%) Workshop Facilitation
12 12 (6.98%) Interaction Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.51%) JavaScript
2 23 (13.37%) TypeScript
3 18 (10.47%) Java
4 17 (9.88%) SQL
5 8 (4.65%) C#
6 5 (2.91%) ES6
6 5 (2.91%) Python
7 3 (1.74%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.16%) Ruby
9 1 (0.58%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.58%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.58%) C++
9 1 (0.58%) PHP
9 1 (0.58%) R
9 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (5.81%) Degree
2 3 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.74%) PhD
3 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.47%) Accessibility
2 7 (4.07%) QA
3 6 (3.49%) GDPR
3 6 (3.49%) WCAG
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.16%) Ansible
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (12.21%) Adobe
2 15 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.65%) Google
4 6 (3.49%) Oracle
5 2 (1.16%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.16%) SAP
6 1 (0.58%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.58%) Apple
6 1 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.58%) DocuSign
6 1 (0.58%) Facebook
6 1 (0.58%) hybris
6 1 (0.58%) IBM
6 1 (0.58%) OpenText
6 1 (0.58%) Qualtrics
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.58%) Solace
6 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.58%) VMware