Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 38 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +19
Contract jobs citing User Experience 356 350 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.06% 5.26% 4.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.60% 12.49% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 256 272
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £308
90th Percentile £625 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £435
% change year-on-year - +9.20% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £49.13 £15.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.85% -21.23% -33.33%
10th Percentile £40.88 £14.96 £18.50
90th Percentile £60.89 £16.55 £21.50
Central London median hourly rate £49.13 £15.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +211.85% -21.23% -33.33%

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 3,069 2,803 2,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.59% 42.11% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,351 2,122 2,207
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +1.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £305
90th Percentile £725 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £473
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 30 28
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +11.34% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.35 £33.36 £49.40
Central London median hourly rate £19.38 £18.85 £18.45
% change year-on-year +2.79% +2.17% -12.14%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Experience in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in the City of London

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor 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 18 August 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate -8 1 £450 -14.29%
User Experience
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 158 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (35.67%) JavaScript
3 124 (34.83%) CSS
4 121 (33.99%) Finance
5 115 (32.30%) HTML
6 66 (18.54%) Wireframes
7 64 (17.98%) HTML5
8 63 (17.70%) AngularJS
9 61 (17.13%) Front End Development
10 57 (16.01%) React
11 54 (15.17%) TDD
12 53 (14.89%) Banking
13 48 (13.48%) CSS3
14 45 (12.64%) Degree
15 44 (12.36%) Prototyping
16 43 (12.08%) Scrum
16 43 (12.08%) MVC
16 43 (12.08%) Adobe
16 43 (12.08%) Mobile App
17 42 (11.80%) Analytics
18 41 (11.52%) Node.js
19 40 (11.24%) Git (software)
20 39 (10.96%) Sass
20 39 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
21 37 (10.39%) RESTful
21 37 (10.39%) Web Development
22 36 (10.11%) Retail
23 35 (9.83%) TypeScript
24 33 (9.27%) Visualisation
25 31 (8.71%) Java

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 15 (4.21%) CMS
2 7 (1.97%) Confluence
3 5 (1.40%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.84%) nginx
4 3 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.84%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.56%) Hubot
5 2 (0.56%) Marvel
5 2 (0.56%) SAS
5 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.28%) Gunicorn
6 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.28%) JBoss
6 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (7.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 26 (7.30%) Photoshop
2 25 (7.02%) InVision
2 25 (7.02%) OmniGraffle
3 21 (5.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.40%) InDesign
5 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.84%) UXPin
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.28%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.28%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.28%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.25%) npm
3 8 (2.25%) SaaS
3 8 (2.25%) Serverless
4 7 (1.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 7 (1.97%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.69%) GitHub
6 5 (1.40%) IaaS
6 5 (1.40%) PaaS
7 4 (1.12%) Office 365
8 3 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.84%) Yarn
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.56%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.56%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.56%) Heroku
9 2 (0.56%) Route 53
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.53%) Internet
2 7 (1.97%) HTTP
3 5 (1.40%) Firewall
4 4 (1.12%) SMS
5 3 (0.84%) Skype
6 2 (0.56%) DNS
6 2 (0.56%) LAN
6 2 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.28%) DHCP
7 1 (0.28%) Intranet
7 1 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.28%) Network Security
7 1 (0.28%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.97%) NoSQL
2 7 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.40%) Big Data
5 4 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.12%) Power BI
5 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.56%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.56%) MySQL
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 40 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.30%) Axure RP
2 26 (7.30%) Selenium
3 23 (6.46%) webpack
4 22 (6.18%) JIRA
5 18 (5.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 18 (5.06%) Jasmine
6 17 (4.78%) gulp
7 13 (3.65%) JUnit
8 12 (3.37%) Jenkins
9 11 (3.09%) TeamCity
10 9 (2.53%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.53%) Grunt
10 9 (2.53%) Mockito
11 8 (2.25%) WebDriver
12 7 (1.97%) Babel
13 6 (1.69%) Maven
13 6 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (1.12%) Gradle
14 4 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 121 (33.99%) Finance
2 53 (14.89%) Banking
3 36 (10.11%) Retail
4 29 (8.15%) Marketing
5 23 (6.46%) Investment Banking
6 16 (4.49%) Back Office
7 9 (2.53%) Advertising
7 9 (2.53%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.53%) Games
8 6 (1.69%) Front Office
9 4 (1.12%) Publishing
9 4 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.84%) Billing
10 3 (0.84%) German Language
11 2 (0.56%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.28%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Legal
12 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 132 (37.08%) Developer
2 101 (28.37%) Designer
3 75 (21.07%) UX Designer
4 46 (12.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 43 (12.08%) UI Designer
6 38 (10.67%) UI/UX Designer
7 29 (8.15%) JavaScript Developer
8 28 (7.87%) Angular Developer
9 24 (6.74%) Senior Developer
10 23 (6.46%) UI Developer
11 21 (5.90%) HTML Developer
12 19 (5.34%) React Developer
13 18 (5.06%) HTML CSS Developer
14 16 (4.49%) Analyst
14 16 (4.49%) Java Developer
15 15 (4.21%) User Researcher
16 12 (3.37%) Digital Designer
16 12 (3.37%) Senior Designer
16 12 (3.37%) Senior Front-End Developer
17 10 (2.81%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (34.83%) CSS
2 115 (32.30%) HTML
3 64 (17.98%) HTML5
4 63 (17.70%) AngularJS
5 57 (16.01%) React
6 48 (13.48%) CSS3
7 41 (11.52%) Node.js
8 39 (10.96%) Sass
9 37 (10.39%) RESTful
10 30 (8.43%) REST
11 24 (6.74%) LESS
11 24 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (6.18%) Redux
13 20 (5.62%) Web Services
14 17 (4.78%) .NET
15 15 (4.21%) JSON
16 14 (3.93%) jQuery
16 14 (3.93%) RxJS
16 14 (3.93%) Spring
17 12 (3.37%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.08%) Mobile App
2 29 (8.15%) Fintech
3 25 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.34%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.53%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.53%) Graphic Design
8 8 (2.25%) Equities
8 8 (2.25%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.25%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.97%) iPad
9 7 (1.97%) W3C
10 6 (1.69%) Marketing Technology
10 6 (1.69%) Social Media
11 5 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.40%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.40%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.62%) Apple iOS
2 19 (5.34%) Android
3 18 (5.06%) Linux
4 11 (3.09%) Windows
5 6 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.40%) Unix
6 5 (1.40%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.12%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (18.54%) Wireframes
3 61 (17.13%) Front End Development
4 54 (15.17%) TDD
5 44 (12.36%) Prototyping
6 43 (12.08%) MVC
6 43 (12.08%) Scrum
7 42 (11.80%) Analytics
8 39 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (10.39%) Web Development
10 33 (9.27%) Visualisation
11 27 (7.58%) Responsive Web Design
11 27 (7.58%) Software Engineering
12 26 (7.30%) Project Management
13 23 (6.46%) DevOps
14 22 (6.18%) E-Commerce
15 21 (5.90%) Data Visualisation
15 21 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (5.62%) Kanban
17 19 (5.34%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 127 (35.67%) JavaScript
2 35 (9.83%) TypeScript
3 31 (8.71%) Java
4 23 (6.46%) ES6
5 19 (5.34%) C#
6 17 (4.78%) Python
7 14 (3.93%) SQL
8 11 (3.09%) PHP
9 10 (2.81%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.53%) Java 8
11 7 (1.97%) JSX
11 7 (1.97%) R
12 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.12%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (1.12%) Ruby
13 4 (1.12%) Scala
13 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.84%) C
14 3 (0.84%) ES7
14 3 (0.84%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 45 (12.64%) Degree
2 16 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.40%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) MCP
5 1 (0.28%) MCSA
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.28%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.02%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) WCAG
3 5 (1.40%) GDPR
4 3 (0.84%) GCP
4 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (3.65%) Docker
2 7 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.69%) Puppet
3 5 (1.40%) SCCM
3 5 (1.40%) systemd
4 4 (1.12%) Terraform
5 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.84%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.56%) Consul
6 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.56%) StackStorm
7 1 (0.28%) Grafana
7 1 (0.28%) Graphite
7 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (12.08%) Adobe
2 22 (6.18%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.37%) Apple
3 12 (3.37%) Google
4 11 (3.09%) Splunk
5 10 (2.81%) Citrix
6 6 (1.69%) Tableau
7 5 (1.40%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.40%) VMware
8 4 (1.12%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.84%) Cisco
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle
9 3 (0.84%) Wyse
10 2 (0.56%) Marketo
10 2 (0.56%) NetApp
10 2 (0.56%) New Relic
10 2 (0.56%) Rollbar
10 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.28%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud