Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 51 54
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -8
Contract jobs citing User Experience 183 72 248
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.68% 4.00% 4.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.47% 11.20% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 41 191
10th Percentile £363 £306 £350
25th Percentile £438 £406 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £575
90th Percentile £651 £600 £625
Central London median daily rate £515 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +8.42% -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
10th Percentile £26.60 £31.00 "
25th Percentile £35.38 £32.88 £31.85
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £34.38
Median % change year-on-year -7.78% +30.91% +145.54%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.88 £36.90
90th Percentile £56.05 £47.75 "
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £34.38
% change year-on-year -7.78% +30.91% +145.54%

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 1,467 643 1,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.50% 35.76% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,105 447 1,397
10th Percentile £385 £310 £313
25th Percentile £494 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £780 £725 £700
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.19% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 31
10th Percentile £13.60 £15.50 £11.75
25th Percentile £22.06 £22.75 £13.01
Median hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.47% +75.61% +6.49%
75th Percentile £42.63 £46.00 £30.32
90th Percentile £61.75 £47.75 £49.13
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +69.05% +8.39%

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for User Experience in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 81 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.23%) Wireframes
3 36 (19.67%) Prototyping
4 35 (19.13%) Social Skills
5 34 (18.58%) Finance
6 32 (17.49%) Analytics
7 29 (15.85%) Adobe
7 29 (15.85%) User Research
8 26 (14.21%) HTML
8 26 (14.21%) JavaScript
8 26 (14.21%) CSS
9 24 (13.11%) Front End Development
10 23 (12.57%) Scrum
11 22 (12.02%) Accessibility
12 21 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (10.93%) Clean Code
13 20 (10.93%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 20 (10.93%) Sketch
14 19 (10.38%) Android
15 18 (9.84%) Apple iOS
16 17 (9.29%) User Stories
16 17 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (8.74%) Mobile App
17 16 (8.74%) InVision
17 16 (8.74%) React
18 15 (8.20%) React Native
18 15 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
18 15 (8.20%) Figma
18 15 (8.20%) TypeScript
19 14 (7.65%) Computer Science

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 5 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.64%) CMS
3 2 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (10.93%) Sketch
2 16 (8.74%) InVision
3 15 (8.20%) Figma
4 12 (6.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (4.37%) Zeplin
6 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (3.28%) Marvel
8 5 (2.73%) Photoshop
9 4 (2.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (2.19%) UserZoom
10 3 (1.64%) Adobe XD
10 3 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.55%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.55%) InDesign
11 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 11 (6.01%) Azure
3 6 (3.28%) Power Platform
4 5 (2.73%) GitHub
4 5 (2.73%) SaaS
5 4 (2.19%) Miro
5 4 (2.19%) Power Automate
5 4 (2.19%) PowerApps
6 3 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (1.09%) AWS
7 2 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (1.09%) Serverless
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.55%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.55%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.55%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.55%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.55%) Broadband
1 1 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.73%) Power BI
2 4 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.19%) Tableau
3 2 (1.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.09%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.09%) Power Query
3 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.09%) SSDT
4 1 (0.55%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.01%) Axure RP
2 10 (5.46%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.28%) JIRA
3 6 (3.28%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.19%) Jasmine
4 4 (2.19%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (1.64%) webpack
6 2 (1.09%) Cypress.io
6 2 (1.09%) JSUnit
6 2 (1.09%) Mocha
6 2 (1.09%) Mockito
6 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.55%) GitLab
7 1 (0.55%) JUnit
7 1 (0.55%) Maven
7 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.55%) Storybook
General
1 35 (19.13%) Social Skills
2 34 (18.58%) Finance
3 11 (6.01%) Retail
4 10 (5.46%) Marketing
5 9 (4.92%) Banking
6 7 (3.83%) Public Sector
7 6 (3.28%) Legal
8 5 (2.73%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.09%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.09%) Publishing
11 1 (0.55%) Front Office
11 1 (0.55%) Games
11 1 (0.55%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.55%) Local Government
11 1 (0.55%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (41.53%) Designer
2 48 (26.23%) Developer
3 44 (24.04%) UX Designer
4 21 (11.48%) React Developer
5 20 (10.93%) Senior Designer
6 18 (9.84%) UI Designer
7 16 (8.74%) Lead Designer
8 14 (7.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (6.56%) Senior UX Designer
9 12 (6.56%) UI/UX Designer
10 10 (5.46%) User Experience Researcher
11 9 (4.92%) Mobile Developer
12 7 (3.83%) Digital Designer
12 7 (3.83%) Digital UX Designer
12 7 (3.83%) Interaction Designer
12 7 (3.83%) Senior User Experience Researcher
13 6 (3.28%) Content Designer
13 6 (3.28%) Senior Developer
14 5 (2.73%) Analyst
14 5 (2.73%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.21%) CSS
1 26 (14.21%) HTML
2 16 (8.74%) React
3 15 (8.20%) React Native
4 9 (4.92%) AngularJS
4 9 (4.92%) Redux
5 7 (3.83%) CSS3
6 6 (3.28%) HTML5
7 5 (2.73%) Node.js
7 5 (2.73%) RESTful
8 4 (2.19%) Django
8 4 (2.19%) Flask
8 4 (2.19%) Jest
8 4 (2.19%) jQuery
8 4 (2.19%) Sass
8 4 (2.19%) Vue.js
8 4 (2.19%) XML
9 3 (1.64%) Jinja
9 3 (1.64%) NgRx
9 3 (1.64%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.74%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.83%) Social Media
3 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.64%) EPoS
4 3 (1.64%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.09%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.55%) New Media
6 1 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.38%) Android
2 18 (9.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.23%) Wireframes
3 36 (19.67%) Prototyping
4 32 (17.49%) Analytics
5 29 (15.85%) User Research
6 24 (13.11%) Front End Development
7 23 (12.57%) Scrum
8 21 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (10.93%) Clean Code
9 20 (10.93%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 17 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (9.29%) User Stories
11 15 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (7.65%) Computer Science
12 14 (7.65%) Workshop Facilitation
13 13 (7.10%) Coaching
13 13 (7.10%) Service Design
13 13 (7.10%) Usability Testing
14 12 (6.56%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (6.56%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.21%) JavaScript
2 15 (8.20%) TypeScript
3 11 (6.01%) Apple Swift
4 8 (4.37%) SQL
5 6 (3.28%) ES6
5 6 (3.28%) Python
6 4 (2.19%) Java
7 3 (1.64%) C#
8 2 (1.09%) C
8 2 (1.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (1.09%) Go
8 2 (1.09%) VBA
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Java 8
9 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (7.10%) Degree
2 6 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.55%) CISM
4 1 (0.55%) CISSP
4 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.02%) Accessibility
2 5 (2.73%) QA
3 3 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.09%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (1.09%) GDPR
5 1 (0.55%) COBIT
5 1 (0.55%) GRC
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.55%) NIST
5 1 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) Terraform
2 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 29 (15.85%) Adobe
2 9 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.64%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.09%) Google
5 1 (0.55%) Anaplan
5 1 (0.55%) CA
5 1 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.55%) ClickTale
5 1 (0.55%) HubSpot
5 1 (0.55%) Omniture
5 1 (0.55%) Optimizely
5 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com