The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for UX Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UX Design over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Experience (UX) Design
London / City of London
Rank 152 149 186
Rank change year-on-year -3 +37  
Contract jobs citing UX Design 1 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.039% 0.42% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 9
Median daily rate £475 £313 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.00% -19.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £361 £363
% change year-on-year +24.56% -0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

UX Design is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2560 2885 4153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.48% 87.74% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2312 3203
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.99 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.96% -2.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.84 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

UX Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing UX Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for UX Design in the City of London

UX Design
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 UX Design in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Design in the City of London

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing UX Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for UX Design.

1 5 (100.00%) User Experience
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) RSpec
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (40.00%) Grunt
3 2 (40.00%) Docker
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (40.00%) GitHub
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Scala
3 2 (40.00%) RESTEasy
3 2 (40.00%) Dropwizard

UX Design
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Grunt
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) RSpec
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Designer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
1 2 (40.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead UX Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior UX Designer
2 1 (20.00%) UX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
1 2 (40.00%) Dropwizard
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (40.00%) RESTEasy
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Fintech
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (20.00%) Brand Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Scala
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet