Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 40 44
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing User Experience 86 310 351
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.86% 4.77% 5.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.79% 14.53% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 228 253
Median daily rate £465 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £300 £363 £325
90th Percentile £588 £614 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £45.75 £34.38 £49.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.09% -30.04% +211.85%
10th Percentile £39.38 £29.97 £40.88
90th Percentile £47.75 £40.98 £60.89
Central London median hourly rate £45.75 £34.69 £49.13
% change year-on-year +31.89% -29.40% +211.85%

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 797 2,133 2,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.77% 32.84% 41.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 1,585 2,176
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £678 £725
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £520
% change year-on-year -2.38% +0.96% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 51
Median hourly rate £35.25 £20.83 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% +4.15% -5.56%
10th Percentile £12.66 £11.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.75 £55.90 £46.39
Median hourly rate £35.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +67.86% +5.00% +6.95%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 30 (34.88%) HTML
2 29 (33.72%) JavaScript
2 29 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.07%) CSS
4 16 (18.60%) Finance
5 15 (17.44%) Front End Development
6 14 (16.28%) Java
6 14 (16.28%) HTML5
6 14 (16.28%) Android
7 13 (15.12%) Mobile App
8 12 (13.95%) TypeScript
8 12 (13.95%) React
8 12 (13.95%) Prototyping
9 11 (12.79%) AngularJS
9 11 (12.79%) Node.js
10 10 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (11.63%) Wireframes
10 10 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
11 9 (10.47%) Visualisation
11 9 (10.47%) Web Development
12 8 (9.30%) Degree
12 8 (9.30%) Scrum
12 8 (9.30%) Adobe
12 8 (9.30%) Social Media
12 8 (9.30%) Axure RP
12 8 (9.30%) Apple iOS
12 8 (9.30%) Android Development
13 7 (8.14%) Android SDK
13 7 (8.14%) Sass

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 3 (3.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) Apache
2 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Sketch
2 4 (4.65%) Adobe XD
2 4 (4.65%) Figma
3 3 (3.49%) InVision
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.49%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.33%) Zeplin
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.16%) InDesign
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Azure
2 4 (4.65%) G Suite
2 4 (4.65%) GCP
2 4 (4.65%) GitHub
3 3 (3.49%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.33%) npm
4 2 (2.33%) Power Automate
4 2 (2.33%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) AWS
5 1 (1.16%) Datadog
5 1 (1.16%) Google Play
5 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.16%) PaaS
5 1 (1.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) DHCP
1 1 (1.16%) DNS
1 1 (1.16%) HTTP
1 1 (1.16%) Intranet
1 1 (1.16%) VPN
1 1 (1.16%) WAN
1 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) Power BI
3 2 (2.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.33%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.33%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.16%) Big Data
4 1 (1.16%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.16%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.16%) MySQL
4 1 (1.16%) Parquet
4 1 (1.16%) Redis
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.30%) Axure RP
3 6 (6.98%) Android Studio
3 6 (6.98%) Jasmine
4 4 (4.65%) Balsamiq
4 4 (4.65%) git-flow
5 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.49%) JUnit
5 3 (3.49%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (3.49%) Mocha
6 2 (2.33%) Grunt
6 2 (2.33%) gulp
6 2 (2.33%) JIRA
6 2 (2.33%) Subversion
6 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.16%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.16%) MSI
7 1 (1.16%) Selenium
7 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Banking
2 5 (5.81%) Marketing
3 4 (4.65%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.49%) Games
4 3 (3.49%) Law
4 3 (3.49%) Local Government
5 2 (2.33%) Advertising
5 2 (2.33%) Back Office
5 2 (2.33%) Front Office
5 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.33%) Social Science
6 1 (1.16%) Publishing
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (46.51%) Developer
2 21 (24.42%) Designer
3 13 (15.12%) UX Designer
4 11 (12.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (9.30%) UI Designer
6 6 (6.98%) UI/UX Designer
6 6 (6.98%) UX Developer
7 5 (5.81%) React Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Android Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Junior
8 4 (4.65%) Junior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Junior Web Developer
8 4 (4.65%) UI Developer
8 4 (4.65%) User Experience Researcher
8 4 (4.65%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Android Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.88%) HTML
2 25 (29.07%) CSS
3 14 (16.28%) HTML5
4 12 (13.95%) React
5 11 (12.79%) AngularJS
5 11 (12.79%) Node.js
6 7 (8.14%) Android SDK
6 7 (8.14%) REST
6 7 (8.14%) Sass
7 6 (6.98%) RESTful
8 5 (5.81%) .NET
8 5 (5.81%) Redux
9 4 (4.65%) Google Maps API
9 4 (4.65%) Jest
9 4 (4.65%) jQuery
9 4 (4.65%) JSON
10 3 (3.49%) GraphQL
10 3 (3.49%) RxJava
10 3 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.30%) Social Media
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.65%) Video on Demand
4 3 (3.49%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.33%) W3C
6 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.16%) Animation
6 1 (1.16%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Photography
6 1 (1.16%) PKI
6 1 (1.16%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Android
2 8 (9.30%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.49%) Windows
3 3 (3.49%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.33%) Unix
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.44%) Front End Development
3 12 (13.95%) Prototyping
4 10 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (11.63%) Wireframes
5 9 (10.47%) Visualisation
5 9 (10.47%) Web Development
6 8 (9.30%) Android Development
6 8 (9.30%) Scrum
7 7 (8.14%) DevOps
7 7 (8.14%) SDLC
7 7 (8.14%) TDD
8 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
8 5 (5.81%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.65%) BDD
9 4 (4.65%) Kanban
9 4 (4.65%) Open Source
9 4 (4.65%) Product Management
9 4 (4.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.72%) JavaScript
2 14 (16.28%) Java
3 12 (13.95%) TypeScript
4 6 (6.98%) SQL
5 5 (5.81%) Kotlin
6 3 (3.49%) C#
6 3 (3.49%) ES6
6 3 (3.49%) PHP
7 2 (2.33%) C
7 2 (2.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.16%) C++
8 1 (1.16%) Python
8 1 (1.16%) R
8 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) Degree
2 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.33%) PhD
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) QA
2 5 (5.81%) WCAG
3 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) SCCM
2 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.16%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (1.16%) Kibana
3 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Adobe
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.81%) Google
4 4 (4.65%) Mapbox
5 3 (3.49%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.33%) Tableau
6 2 (2.33%) Workday
7 1 (1.16%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.16%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.16%) BMC
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco
7 1 (1.16%) Databricks
7 1 (1.16%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.16%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.16%) Reuters
7 1 (1.16%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.16%) SAP
7 1 (1.16%) VMware