The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 108 140
Rank change year-on-year -35 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 19 51 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 1.51% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.58% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 45 37
Median daily rate £425 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £520 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £338
% change year-on-year - +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £106.25 -
% change year-on-year -62.35% -  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2926 3222 4914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2570 3709
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 £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +11.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.75 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured UX Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 45 (100.00%) User Experience
2 26 (57.78%) Wireframes
3 19 (42.22%) HTML
4 18 (40.00%) CSS
5 14 (31.11%) Prototyping
6 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
7 11 (24.44%) Photoshop
8 9 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (17.78%) Adobe
9 8 (17.78%) Banking
9 8 (17.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 7 (15.56%) Finance
10 7 (15.56%) Information Architecture
11 6 (13.33%) Front Office
11 6 (13.33%) Axure RP
12 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
12 5 (11.11%) Usability Testing
12 5 (11.11%) WPF
13 4 (8.89%) HTML5
13 4 (8.89%) Product Management
13 4 (8.89%) User Stories
13 4 (8.89%) CSS3
13 4 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (8.89%) InVision
14 3 (6.67%) Framer.js
14 3 (6.67%) Bitbucket
14 3 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 3 (6.67%) snoop
14 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS

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:

Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Photoshop
2 9 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (8.89%) InVision
4 3 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (4.44%) UXPin
6 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
6 1 (2.22%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (2.22%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 6 (13.33%) Axure RP
3 3 (6.67%) Bitbucket
3 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) NCrunch
3 3 (6.67%) NUnit
3 3 (6.67%) ReSharper
3 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.44%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (17.78%) Banking
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
3 6 (13.33%) Front Office
4 3 (6.67%) Publishing
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) HTML
2 18 (40.00%) CSS
3 5 (11.11%) WPF
4 4 (8.89%) CSS3
4 4 (8.89%) HTML5
5 3 (6.67%) .NET
5 3 (6.67%) Framer.js
5 3 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (4.44%) jQuery
7 1 (2.22%) Flash
7 1 (2.22%) LESS
7 1 (2.22%) Material Design
7 1 (2.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 45 (100.00%) User Experience
2 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) Equities
3 3 (6.67%) Graphic Design
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) iPhone
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Wireframes
2 14 (31.11%) Prototyping
3 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.56%) Information Architecture
5 5 (11.11%) Usability Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Product Management
6 4 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (8.89%) User Stories
7 3 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.67%) Garbage Collection
7 3 (6.67%) Mobile First
7 3 (6.67%) MVVM
7 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
8 2 (4.44%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 2 (4.44%) Rapid Prototyping
8 2 (4.44%) Scrum
8 2 (4.44%) Typography
8 2 (4.44%) UX Design
9 1 (2.22%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.67%) C#
2 3 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Adobe
2 3 (6.67%) DevExpress
2 3 (6.67%) IBM
2 3 (6.67%) Infragistics
2 3 (6.67%) Telerik
3 1 (2.22%) Google
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft