Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 187 143
Rank change year-on-year +13 -44 +61
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 80 42 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.15% 0.68% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.71% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 82
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £350 £231
90th Percentile £535 £638 £549
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £49.13 - -
Central London median hourly rate £49.13 - -

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 6,610 5,900 6,194
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.78% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,199 4,537 4,947
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £292
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 65 82
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -14.99% +6.94%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.80 £30.07 £46.66
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £16.92 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.44% -15.43% +6.95%

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 25 May 2018.

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

UX Designer
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 UX Designer in the City of London.

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

UX Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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

UX Designer
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 UX Designer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. 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 - 3 - -
UX Designer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, UX Designer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 80 (100.00%) User Experience
2 47 (58.75%) Wireframes
3 36 (45.00%) Prototyping
4 25 (31.25%) HTML
4 25 (31.25%) Adobe
4 25 (31.25%) Finance
5 24 (30.00%) CSS
6 17 (21.25%) InVision
6 17 (21.25%) Axure RP
7 16 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (16.25%) Mobile App
9 13 (16.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (15.00%) Fintech
10 12 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
11 11 (13.75%) Typography
11 11 (13.75%) Photoshop
12 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
13 9 (11.25%) Degree
13 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (10.00%) Banking
15 7 (8.75%) Flinto
15 7 (8.75%) Mobile First
16 6 (7.50%) OmniGraffle
16 6 (7.50%) Rapid Prototyping
16 6 (7.50%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 6 (7.50%) Personalization
16 6 (7.50%) Scrum
16 6 (7.50%) Time Management

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 3 (3.75%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.25%) CMS
2 1 (1.25%) Marvel
2 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) InVision
2 13 (16.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (13.75%) Photoshop
4 7 (8.75%) Flinto
5 6 (7.50%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (5.00%) UXPin
7 3 (3.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
8 2 (2.50%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (2.50%) InDesign
9 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (1.25%) Moqups
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.75%) GitHub
3 3 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) SMS
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 25 (31.25%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Advertising
4 3 (3.75%) Billing
4 3 (3.75%) German Language
4 3 (3.75%) Marketing
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.25%) HTML
2 24 (30.00%) CSS
3 4 (5.00%) HTML5
4 3 (3.75%) RESTful
5 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.25%) .NET
6 1 (1.25%) jQuery
6 1 (1.25%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 80 (100.00%) User Experience
2 16 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (16.25%) Mobile App
4 12 (15.00%) Fintech
5 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.25%) Graphic Design
7 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) Digital Wallet
8 1 (1.25%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (1.25%) Photography
8 1 (1.25%) Social Media
8 1 (1.25%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Android
2 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.75%) Wireframes
2 36 (45.00%) Prototyping
3 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
6 11 (13.75%) Typography
7 7 (8.75%) Mobile First
8 6 (7.50%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 6 (7.50%) Personalization
8 6 (7.50%) Rapid Prototyping
8 6 (7.50%) Scrum
8 6 (7.50%) Strategic Thinking
8 6 (7.50%) Time Management
8 6 (7.50%) UX Design
8 6 (7.50%) Visualisation
9 5 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (6.25%) Information Architecture
9 5 (6.25%) Project Management
10 4 (5.00%) Customer Insight
10 4 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) GCP
1 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Adobe
2 1 (1.25%) Apple
2 1 (1.25%) Google
2 1 (1.25%) Sitecore