Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 43 66
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23 -16
Contract jobs citing User Experience 198 354 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.21% 5.23% 3.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.43% 13.54% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 257 193
City of London median daily rate £463 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £314 £298 £313
90th Percentile £575 £638 £610
Central London median daily rate £450 £500 £451
% change year-on-year -10.00% +10.99% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
City of London median hourly rate - £21.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.28% -
Central London median hourly rate - £21.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -40.28% -

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 1,593 2,614 2,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.86% 38.59% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 1,968 2,274
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £277 £282 £313
90th Percentile £700 £700 £725
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 46
City of London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -14.54% +15.17%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.00 £12.91
90th Percentile £52.25 £35.54 £48.38
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.63
% change year-on-year +28.98% -13.53% +13.82%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +12 4 £450 -7.69%
User Experience
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 75 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (28.79%) HTML
3 50 (25.25%) CSS
4 46 (23.23%) JavaScript
5 42 (21.21%) Finance
6 31 (15.66%) Mobile App
7 29 (14.65%) Wireframes
8 28 (14.14%) Sketch
9 25 (12.63%) Front End Development
10 24 (12.12%) Scrum
11 21 (10.61%) Analytics
11 21 (10.61%) Microsoft
11 21 (10.61%) Adobe
11 21 (10.61%) Marketing
11 21 (10.61%) Degree
12 20 (10.10%) AngularJS
13 19 (9.60%) Prototyping
13 19 (9.60%) InVision
13 19 (9.60%) QA
13 19 (9.60%) Android
14 18 (9.09%) JIRA
15 17 (8.59%) Web Development
15 17 (8.59%) CMS
15 17 (8.59%) Git (software)
15 17 (8.59%) HTML5
15 17 (8.59%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 16 (8.08%) Apple iOS
16 16 (8.08%) Web Services
17 15 (7.58%) E-Commerce
17 15 (7.58%) Continuous Integration

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 17 (8.59%) CMS
2 13 (6.57%) Confluence
3 7 (3.54%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.53%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.53%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.01%) Jupyter
6 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.01%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.01%) WordPress
7 1 (0.51%) Drupal
7 1 (0.51%) SAS
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (14.14%) Sketch
2 19 (9.60%) InVision
3 10 (5.05%) Zeplin
4 8 (4.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (4.04%) Photoshop
5 6 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (2.53%) Adobe XD
6 5 (2.53%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (1.52%) InDesign
7 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
8 2 (1.01%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (1.01%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (1.01%) Lectora
8 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.51%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.51%) Magento
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.51%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.51%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.56%) Azure
2 10 (5.05%) Office 365
3 9 (4.55%) Power Platform
4 6 (3.03%) AWS
4 6 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (3.03%) GitHub
5 4 (2.02%) IaaS
5 4 (2.02%) PaaS
5 4 (2.02%) PowerApps
5 4 (2.02%) SaaS
6 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Flow
6 3 (1.52%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.52%) Yammer
7 2 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.01%) Firebase
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.51%) G Suite
8 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.54%) HTTP
2 3 (1.52%) Firewall
3 2 (1.01%) Internet
3 2 (1.01%) Intranet
3 2 (1.01%) LAN
3 2 (1.01%) SAN
3 2 (1.01%) WAN
3 2 (1.01%) Wireless
4 1 (0.51%) 4G
4 1 (0.51%) DNS
4 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.51%) MPLS
4 1 (0.51%) NAS
4 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.51%) Network Security
4 1 (0.51%) RIP
4 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) VoIP
4 1 (0.51%) VPN
4 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.04%) Power BI
2 7 (3.54%) MySQL
3 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.02%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.01%) Big Data
6 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.51%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.51%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.51%) Redis
7 1 (0.51%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.09%) JIRA
2 17 (8.59%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.56%) Axure RP
4 8 (4.04%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.03%) Gradle
5 6 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.03%) JUnit
5 6 (3.03%) Maven
5 6 (3.03%) Mockito
6 5 (2.53%) Ant
6 5 (2.53%) Cypress.io
6 5 (2.53%) git-flow
6 5 (2.53%) JMeter
7 4 (2.02%) Grunt
7 4 (2.02%) gulp
7 4 (2.02%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.02%) Protractor
7 4 (2.02%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 42 (21.21%) Finance
2 21 (10.61%) Marketing
3 11 (5.56%) Banking
4 6 (3.03%) Games
4 6 (3.03%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.53%) Advertising
5 5 (2.53%) Publishing
6 4 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.52%) Retail
8 2 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (1.01%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.01%) Police
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 76 (38.38%) Developer
2 60 (30.30%) Designer
3 38 (19.19%) UX Designer
4 22 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 18 (9.09%) UI Designer
6 13 (6.57%) Analyst
7 11 (5.56%) Senior Designer
7 11 (5.56%) UI/UX Designer
8 9 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.55%) UX Developer
9 8 (4.04%) React Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Android Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Angular Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Consultant
10 7 (3.54%) PHP Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.03%) iOS Developer
11 6 (3.03%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.03%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.53%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (28.79%) HTML
2 50 (25.25%) CSS
3 20 (10.10%) AngularJS
4 17 (8.59%) HTML5
5 16 (8.08%) Web Services
6 14 (7.07%) React
6 14 (7.07%) Sass
7 13 (6.57%) RESTful
8 12 (6.06%) .NET
9 7 (3.54%) Redux
9 7 (3.54%) RxJava
9 7 (3.54%) Spring
9 7 (3.54%) XML
10 6 (3.03%) Node.js
10 6 (3.03%) SOAP
11 5 (2.53%) CSS3
11 5 (2.53%) Express
11 5 (2.53%) J2EE
11 5 (2.53%) JSON
11 5 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.66%) Mobile App
2 13 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.04%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.53%) Graphic Design
4 5 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.53%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (2.53%) Social Media
5 4 (2.02%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.02%) Animation
5 4 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.52%) Learning Management System
6 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.01%) Chromecast
7 2 (1.01%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.01%) Photography
7 2 (1.01%) RIA
7 2 (1.01%) Tandem
7 2 (1.01%) Video Editing
7 2 (1.01%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.60%) Android
2 16 (8.08%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.53%) Windows
4 2 (1.01%) Android TV
4 2 (1.01%) Linux
4 2 (1.01%) tvOS
5 1 (0.51%) Unix
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (14.65%) Wireframes
3 25 (12.63%) Front End Development
4 24 (12.12%) Scrum
5 21 (10.61%) Analytics
6 19 (9.60%) Prototyping
7 17 (8.59%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 17 (8.59%) Web Development
8 15 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (7.58%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.07%) TDD
10 13 (6.57%) Computer Science
11 12 (6.06%) Fintech
11 12 (6.06%) Project Management
12 11 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (5.05%) Pair Programming
13 10 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (5.05%) Typography
13 10 (5.05%) Visualisation
14 9 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.23%) JavaScript
2 14 (7.07%) Java
3 12 (6.06%) PHP
3 12 (6.06%) TypeScript
4 10 (5.05%) Python
5 8 (4.04%) C#
5 8 (4.04%) Kotlin
5 8 (4.04%) SQL
6 4 (2.02%) Apple Swift
7 3 (1.52%) Ruby
8 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.01%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.01%) PHP 7
8 2 (1.01%) R
8 2 (1.01%) Scala
9 1 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.51%) Groovy
9 1 (0.51%) Java 8
9 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (10.61%) Degree
2 8 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) CCA
5 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.60%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) WCAG
3 1 (0.51%) COBIT
3 1 (0.51%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (3.03%) Docker
2 4 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Firmware
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
4 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) Kibana
2 2 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
2 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.51%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (10.61%) Adobe
1 21 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.03%) Sitecore
2 6 (3.03%) VMware
3 5 (2.53%) Tableau
4 4 (2.02%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.02%) Cisco
4 4 (2.02%) Citrix
5 3 (1.52%) Google
5 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.52%) SAP
6 2 (1.01%) Apple
6 2 (1.01%) Dell
6 2 (1.01%) Workday
7 1 (0.51%) Adyen
7 1 (0.51%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.51%) NetApp
7 1 (0.51%) Nintex
7 1 (0.51%) Okta
7 1 (0.51%) PayPal