Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 55 47
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing User Experience 358 312 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.02% 4.33% 4.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.16% 10.12% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 239 251
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +6.89%
10th Percentile £290 £325 £325
90th Percentile £626 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% - -17.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.50 £18.50
90th Percentile £44.63 £21.50 £21.50
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% - -17.46%

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 2,943 3,082 2,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.26% 42.76% 40.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,276 2,412 2,036
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £282 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 31
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £23.49 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.06% +23.64% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.16 £12.89
90th Percentile £33.00 £33.81 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.38 £22.02 £18.45
% change year-on-year -11.99% +19.32% -5.38%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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
London Bridge - 14 £500 -
Moorgate -17 3 £475 -9.52%
User Experience
Central London

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 164 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (31.56%) JavaScript
3 101 (28.21%) Finance
4 90 (25.14%) CSS
5 87 (24.30%) HTML
6 71 (19.83%) TDD
7 67 (18.72%) Front End Development
8 66 (18.44%) Wireframes
9 49 (13.69%) AngularJS
10 48 (13.41%) React
11 47 (13.13%) Scrum
12 46 (12.85%) Degree
13 45 (12.57%) Banking
14 44 (12.29%) HTML5
15 41 (11.45%) Node.js
15 41 (11.45%) Git (software)
16 40 (11.17%) Mobile App
16 40 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
17 37 (10.34%) Redux
18 35 (9.78%) Microsoft
19 34 (9.50%) Prototyping
20 33 (9.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
20 33 (9.22%) Adobe
20 33 (9.22%) Sass
21 32 (8.94%) Visualisation
22 31 (8.66%) CSS3
22 31 (8.66%) Java
23 30 (8.38%) MVC
23 30 (8.38%) Project Management
24 29 (8.10%) BDD

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 28 (7.82%) CMS
2 13 (3.63%) Confluence
3 10 (2.79%) Drupal
4 9 (2.51%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.51%) WordPress
5 7 (1.96%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.12%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.56%) Marvel
10 1 (0.28%) IIS
10 1 (0.28%) Mule
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (6.70%) InVision
2 18 (5.03%) Photoshop
3 15 (4.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (2.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (1.68%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (1.40%) InDesign
7 5 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.84%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.56%) Flinto
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.28%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.47%) Office 365
3 14 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 8 (2.23%) GitHub
6 6 (1.68%) Serverless
7 5 (1.40%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.40%) Heroku
7 5 (1.40%) npm
8 4 (1.12%) SaaS
8 4 (1.12%) Slack
8 4 (1.12%) Yarn
9 3 (0.84%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.84%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 3 (0.84%) G Suite
10 2 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.56%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.56%) IaaS
10 2 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.07%) Internet
2 9 (2.51%) Skype
3 6 (1.68%) Telepresence
4 5 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (1.12%) DNS
6 3 (0.84%) Firewall
6 3 (0.84%) IMAP
6 3 (0.84%) SMTP
6 3 (0.84%) WAAS
7 2 (0.56%) DHCP
7 2 (0.56%) LAN
7 2 (0.56%) RIP
7 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.56%) WAN
8 1 (0.28%) HTTP
8 1 (0.28%) Intranet
8 1 (0.28%) SAN
8 1 (0.28%) SMS
8 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.75%) MongoDB
2 10 (2.79%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.40%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.56%) Big Data
6 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.56%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.28%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.28%) Power BI
7 1 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.28%) QlikView
7 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.26%) JIRA
3 17 (4.75%) Axure RP
4 11 (3.07%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.07%) webpack
5 10 (2.79%) JUnit
6 9 (2.51%) gulp
7 8 (2.23%) Mockito
7 8 (2.23%) Selenium
8 7 (1.96%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.12%) Grunt
9 4 (1.12%) Mocha
9 4 (1.12%) PostCSS
10 3 (0.84%) Babel
10 3 (0.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (0.84%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.84%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.84%) Gradle
10 3 (0.84%) Maven
10 3 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 101 (28.21%) Finance
2 45 (12.57%) Banking
3 28 (7.82%) Marketing
4 15 (4.19%) Back Office
5 14 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.91%) Publishing
6 13 (3.63%) Retail
7 10 (2.79%) Games
8 7 (1.96%) Advertising
9 6 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.12%) Front Office
11 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.84%) Legal
12 2 (0.56%) Automotive
12 2 (0.56%) Law
12 2 (0.56%) Social Science
13 1 (0.28%) French Language
13 1 (0.28%) German Language
13 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (34.64%) Developer
2 86 (24.02%) Designer
3 60 (16.76%) UX Designer
4 50 (13.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 29 (8.10%) UI Designer
6 28 (7.82%) Analyst
7 23 (6.42%) UI/UX Designer
8 21 (5.87%) React Developer
9 20 (5.59%) Architect
10 18 (5.03%) Angular Developer
11 16 (4.47%) Full Stack Developer
12 15 (4.19%) Service Analyst
13 14 (3.91%) Java Developer
13 14 (3.91%) Node.js Developer
13 14 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
14 13 (3.63%) PHP Developer
14 13 (3.63%) Senior Developer
15 12 (3.35%) JavaScript Developer
15 12 (3.35%) Lead Developer
15 12 (3.35%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (25.14%) CSS
2 87 (24.30%) HTML
3 49 (13.69%) AngularJS
4 48 (13.41%) React
5 44 (12.29%) HTML5
6 41 (11.45%) Node.js
7 37 (10.34%) Redux
8 33 (9.22%) Sass
9 31 (8.66%) CSS3
10 26 (7.26%) RESTful
11 25 (6.98%) REST
12 20 (5.59%) jQuery
13 19 (5.31%) LESS
14 18 (5.03%) Ajax
15 15 (4.19%) Express
16 14 (3.91%) JSON
16 14 (3.91%) Spring
17 13 (3.63%) .NET
17 13 (3.63%) MEAN Stack
18 12 (3.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
1 40 (11.17%) Mobile App
2 18 (5.03%) Fintech
3 17 (4.75%) Data Structures
4 12 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.23%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.23%) iPad
6 7 (1.96%) Graphic Design
6 7 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.96%) Video\Live Streaming
7 6 (1.68%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.68%) Smartcard
7 6 (1.68%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.68%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.68%) W3C
8 5 (1.40%) Animation
9 4 (1.12%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.12%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.82%) Apple iOS
2 26 (7.26%) Windows
3 23 (6.42%) Android
4 18 (5.03%) Linux
5 16 (4.47%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.79%) Windows 8
7 8 (2.23%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.23%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.12%) Unix
9 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.28%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (19.83%) TDD
3 67 (18.72%) Front End Development
4 66 (18.44%) Wireframes
5 47 (13.13%) Scrum
6 34 (9.50%) Prototyping
7 33 (9.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 32 (8.94%) Visualisation
9 30 (8.38%) MVC
9 30 (8.38%) Project Management
10 29 (8.10%) BDD
10 29 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (8.10%) Web Development
11 27 (7.54%) Analytics
11 27 (7.54%) Kanban
12 25 (6.98%) ITIL
12 25 (6.98%) Software Engineering
13 24 (6.70%) Computer Science
13 24 (6.70%) SEO
14 23 (6.42%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 113 (31.56%) JavaScript
2 31 (8.66%) Java
3 25 (6.98%) PHP
3 25 (6.98%) TypeScript
4 20 (5.59%) C#
4 20 (5.59%) ES6
5 17 (4.75%) Python
6 13 (3.63%) SQL
7 8 (2.23%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.23%) Java 8
8 7 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.68%) C
9 6 (1.68%) ES7
9 6 (1.68%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.40%) C++
10 5 (1.40%) Scala
11 3 (0.84%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.84%) Kotlin
11 3 (0.84%) Ruby
12 2 (0.56%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 46 (12.85%) Degree
2 18 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (1.40%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.28%) APMG
8 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.28%) MBA
8 1 (0.28%) MCP
8 1 (0.28%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PhD
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.54%) QA
2 5 (1.40%) WCAG
3 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.28%) GDPR
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.68%) Docker
4 3 (0.84%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.79%) vCenter Server
2 7 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.68%) Puppet
3 6 (1.68%) systemd
4 5 (1.40%) SCCM
5 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.56%) Terraform
6 1 (0.28%) Grafana
6 1 (0.28%) Graphite
6 1 (0.28%) Kibana
6 1 (0.28%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.22%) Adobe
3 20 (5.59%) Citrix
4 16 (4.47%) Apple
5 13 (3.63%) VMware
6 12 (3.35%) Cisco
7 10 (2.79%) Wyse
8 9 (2.51%) Google
9 8 (2.23%) Splunk
10 6 (1.68%) Polycom
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle
11 4 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.12%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.12%) Tableau
12 3 (0.84%) Nintex
13 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.56%) ION Trading
13 2 (0.56%) NetApp
14 1 (0.28%) Juniper
14 1 (0.28%) Red Hat