Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

User Experience Designer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 190 196
Rank change year-on-year +26 +6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 76 63 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.08% 0.95% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.99% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 53 71
City of London median daily rate £475 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +8.28% -1.88%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £238
90th Percentile £650 £619 £525
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured UX Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in the City of London

UX Designer
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 Designer in the City of London.

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

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Designer in the City of London

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, UX Designer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 76 (100.00%) User Experience
2 55 (72.37%) Wireframes
3 46 (60.53%) HTML
4 44 (57.89%) Prototyping
5 43 (56.58%) CSS
6 30 (39.47%) Axure RP
7 26 (34.21%) Finance
8 23 (30.26%) Banking
9 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (19.74%) Workflow
11 12 (15.79%) Mobile App
12 10 (13.16%) .NET
13 8 (10.53%) Adobe
13 8 (10.53%) Apple iOS
14 7 (9.21%) CSS3
14 7 (9.21%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 7 (9.21%) HTML5
14 7 (9.21%) Visualisation
15 6 (7.89%) Android
15 6 (7.89%) Photoshop
15 6 (7.89%) InVision
15 6 (7.89%) Data Visualisation
16 5 (6.58%) Information Architecture
16 5 (6.58%) Analytics
16 5 (6.58%) Responsive Web Design
16 5 (6.58%) OmniGraffle
16 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
16 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
16 5 (6.58%) Adobe Illustrator
16 5 (6.58%) Marketing

UX Designer Skill Set
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 2 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) Marvel
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) InVision
1 6 (7.89%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.58%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (6.58%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (2.63%) UXPin
6 1 (1.32%) Chatbot
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) GitHub
2 1 (1.32%) Google Drive
2 1 (1.32%) Slack
2 1 (1.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 30 (39.47%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.32%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 26 (34.21%) Finance
2 23 (30.26%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Marketing
4 3 (3.95%) Publishing
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (60.53%) HTML
2 43 (56.58%) CSS
3 10 (13.16%) .NET
4 7 (9.21%) CSS3
4 7 (9.21%) HTML5
5 1 (1.32%) Flash
5 1 (1.32%) Framer.js
5 1 (1.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 76 (100.00%) User Experience
2 12 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.63%) Fintech
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.32%) RIA
5 1 (1.32%) Social Media
5 1 (1.32%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 6 (7.89%) Android
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (72.37%) Wireframes
2 44 (57.89%) Prototyping
3 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (19.74%) Workflow
5 7 (9.21%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 7 (9.21%) Visualisation
6 6 (7.89%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (6.58%) Analytics
7 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.58%) Information Architecture
7 5 (6.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (5.26%) Front End Development
8 4 (5.26%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
8 4 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
8 4 (5.26%) Scrum
8 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.95%) Copywriting
9 3 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (3.95%) Wealth Management
9 3 (3.95%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Adobe
2 1 (1.32%) Hotjar
2 1 (1.32%) Omniture