Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 43 45
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 319 355 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.78% 5.01% 4.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.16% 12.28% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 258 231
City of London median daily rate £493 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £361 £325 £313
90th Percentile £588 £625 £650
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £33.19 £43.27 £15.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.29% +174.61% -21.23%
10th Percentile £28.10 £34.83 £14.96
90th Percentile £40.47 £59.28 £16.55
Central London median hourly rate £34.38 £43.27 £15.76
% change year-on-year -20.55% +174.61% -21.23%

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 2,253 2,892 2,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.76% 40.78% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,646 2,218 1,939
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £338 £313 £306
90th Percentile £688 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £517 £500
% change year-on-year +1.55% +3.40% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 25
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.31 £12.52
90th Percentile £47.76 £46.39 £29.91
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% +17.65% -10.53%

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 15 July 2019.

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
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 15 July 2019. 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 - 3 - -
Moorgate -9 2 - -
User Experience
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 139 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (27.27%) Finance
3 74 (23.20%) Wireframes
4 62 (19.44%) HTML
5 61 (19.12%) JavaScript
6 58 (18.18%) CSS
7 52 (16.30%) Scrum
8 47 (14.73%) Sketch
9 43 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (13.17%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 40 (12.54%) Prototyping
12 39 (12.23%) Java
13 38 (11.91%) Analytics
14 35 (10.97%) Front End Development
15 34 (10.66%) Banking
16 33 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (9.40%) React
17 30 (9.40%) User Stories
18 29 (9.09%) AngularJS
19 28 (8.78%) Android
20 27 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
20 27 (8.46%) Node.js
20 27 (8.46%) Adobe
20 27 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (8.46%) InVision
21 26 (8.15%) REST
21 26 (8.15%) Sass
21 26 (8.15%) Git (software)
21 26 (8.15%) JIRA
22 25 (7.84%) Mobile App

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 16 (5.02%) Confluence
2 12 (3.76%) CMS
2 12 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.88%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.57%) JBoss
6 4 (1.25%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.25%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.63%) Apache
8 2 (0.63%) Drupal
8 2 (0.63%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.63%) Jetty
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.63%) WildFly
9 1 (0.31%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (14.73%) Sketch
2 27 (8.46%) InVision
3 12 (3.76%) Photoshop
4 10 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.88%) Zeplin
6 5 (1.57%) Marvel
7 4 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.94%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.63%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.63%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
10 1 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.31%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.63%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.31%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.02%) Office 365
4 12 (3.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 12 (3.76%) GitHub
5 8 (2.51%) Serverless
6 6 (1.88%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.88%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.25%) Fastly
8 4 (1.25%) Heroku
9 3 (0.94%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.63%) npm
10 2 (0.63%) PaaS
10 2 (0.63%) SaaS
11 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.31%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.13%) DHCP
2 9 (2.82%) DNS
3 6 (1.88%) Skype
4 3 (0.94%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (0.94%) Firewall
4 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.63%) Intranet
5 2 (0.63%) SSH
6 1 (0.31%) HTTP
6 1 (0.31%) Internet
6 1 (0.31%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.45%) Big Data
3 9 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.51%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.51%) Redis
5 7 (2.19%) MySQL
6 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.88%) Power BI
7 5 (1.57%) Blockchain
7 5 (1.57%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.25%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.25%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.63%) HBase
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.63%) QlikView
11 1 (0.31%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 26 (8.15%) Git (software)
1 26 (8.15%) JIRA
2 18 (5.64%) Axure RP
3 17 (5.33%) webpack
4 14 (4.39%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.39%) Selenium
5 10 (3.13%) CircleCI
5 10 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 9 (2.82%) gulp
7 8 (2.51%) Jasmine
8 7 (2.19%) Babel
8 7 (2.19%) git-flow
8 7 (2.19%) Grunt
8 7 (2.19%) Subversion
8 7 (2.19%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (1.88%) PostCSS
9 6 (1.88%) Travis CI
10 5 (1.57%) Maven
10 5 (1.57%) Mocha
General
1 87 (27.27%) Finance
2 34 (10.66%) Banking
3 19 (5.96%) Marketing
4 12 (3.76%) Retail
5 7 (2.19%) Legal
6 6 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.25%) Games
7 4 (1.25%) Law
8 3 (0.94%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Front Office
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (33.54%) Designer
2 90 (28.21%) UX Designer
3 78 (24.45%) Developer
4 41 (12.85%) UI Designer
5 33 (10.34%) UI/UX Designer
6 24 (7.52%) Analyst
7 22 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 16 (5.02%) Senior Designer
9 14 (4.39%) Business Analyst
10 13 (4.08%) Product Owner
10 13 (4.08%) Senior UX Designer
10 13 (4.08%) UI Developer
11 12 (3.76%) Digital Product Owner
12 11 (3.45%) Product Manager
12 11 (3.45%) React Developer
12 11 (3.45%) User Experience Researcher
13 10 (3.13%) Consultant
13 10 (3.13%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (3.13%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.44%) HTML
2 58 (18.18%) CSS
3 30 (9.40%) React
4 29 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 27 (8.46%) Node.js
6 26 (8.15%) REST
6 26 (8.15%) Sass
7 24 (7.52%) HTML5
8 21 (6.58%) GraphQL
9 16 (5.02%) CSS3
9 16 (5.02%) RESTful
10 15 (4.70%) Spring
11 14 (4.39%) .NET
12 13 (4.08%) JSON
13 12 (3.76%) jQuery
13 12 (3.76%) LESS
14 11 (3.45%) Redux
14 11 (3.45%) XML
15 10 (3.13%) Web Services
16 8 (2.51%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.82%) CMDB
3 9 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.57%) Social Media
6 4 (1.25%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.25%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.25%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.94%) IVR
7 3 (0.94%) PKI
8 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.63%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.78%) Android
2 22 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 19 (5.96%) Windows
4 16 (5.02%) Linux
5 10 (3.13%) Unix
6 7 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.25%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (0.94%) Debian
9 3 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (23.20%) Wireframes
3 52 (16.30%) Scrum
4 43 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (13.17%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 40 (12.54%) Prototyping
7 38 (11.91%) Analytics
8 35 (10.97%) Front End Development
9 33 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (9.40%) User Stories
11 25 (7.84%) Project Management
12 24 (7.52%) Information Architecture
13 23 (7.21%) TDD
14 22 (6.90%) Microservices
14 22 (6.90%) Web Development
15 21 (6.58%) Product Management
16 20 (6.27%) Service Design
17 18 (5.64%) B2B
18 17 (5.33%) E-Commerce
18 17 (5.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 61 (19.12%) JavaScript
2 39 (12.23%) Java
3 15 (4.70%) SQL
4 14 (4.39%) C#
5 13 (4.08%) ES6
6 10 (3.13%) Kotlin
6 10 (3.13%) Python
7 8 (2.51%) Java 8
7 8 (2.51%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.19%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.19%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.57%) Scala
9 5 (1.57%) VBA
10 4 (1.25%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.25%) ES7
10 4 (1.25%) Perl
10 4 (1.25%) PHP
10 4 (1.25%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.63%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.33%) Degree
2 9 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.63%) PhD
6 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.64%) QA
2 3 (0.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (3.76%) Docker
2 10 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.94%) vSphere
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) Grafana
1 4 (1.25%) Graphite
1 4 (1.25%) Marathon
1 4 (1.25%) Mesos
1 4 (1.25%) SCCM
2 3 (0.94%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.94%) Puppet
3 2 (0.63%) Ansible
3 2 (0.63%) Salt
3 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.31%) systemd
4 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (8.46%) Adobe
2 24 (7.52%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.39%) Google
4 12 (3.76%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.51%) VMware
6 7 (2.19%) Splunk
7 5 (1.57%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (1.25%) Citrix
8 4 (1.25%) Ivanti
8 4 (1.25%) Oracle
8 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.94%) Cisco
9 3 (0.94%) iManage
9 3 (0.94%) NetApp
9 3 (0.94%) Sony
10 2 (0.63%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.63%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.63%) Logi
10 2 (0.63%) Sybase
10 2 (0.63%) Workday