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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 127 158
Rank change year-on-year -5 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 32 36 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.97% 1.06% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.11% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 38
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £175.00 -

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 3152 3242 5437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.72% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2629 4189
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 52 (100.00%) User Experience
2 32 (61.54%) Wireframes
3 27 (51.92%) Prototyping
4 18 (34.62%) HTML
5 16 (30.77%) CSS
6 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (21.15%) Axure RP
7 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
8 8 (15.38%) Banking
9 7 (13.46%) Scrum
9 7 (13.46%) Photoshop
9 7 (13.46%) Finance
9 7 (13.46%) HTML5
9 7 (13.46%) CSS3
9 7 (13.46%) Mobile App
9 7 (13.46%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 6 (11.54%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (11.54%) Adobe
10 6 (11.54%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (11.54%) Validation
11 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (9.62%) Graphic Design
11 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
11 5 (9.62%) QA
11 5 (9.62%) Visualisation
11 5 (9.62%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (9.62%) InVision
11 5 (9.62%) Service Design
12 4 (7.69%) UXPin
12 4 (7.69%) User Stories

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 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Photoshop
2 6 (11.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (11.54%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (9.62%) InVision
4 4 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (7.69%) UXPin
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) GitHub
1 1 (1.92%) Google Drive
1 1 (1.92%) Slack
1 1 (1.92%) Trello
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 8 (15.38%) Banking
2 7 (13.46%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Front Office
4 2 (3.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Games
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) HTML
2 16 (30.77%) CSS
3 7 (13.46%) CSS3
3 7 (13.46%) HTML5
4 3 (5.77%) .NET
5 2 (3.85%) Flash
5 2 (3.85%) Framer.js
6 1 (1.92%) LESS
6 1 (1.92%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 52 (100.00%) User Experience
2 7 (13.46%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.62%) Graphic Design
4 3 (5.77%) Equities
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) Wireframes
2 27 (51.92%) Prototyping
3 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.46%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
4 7 (13.46%) Scrum
5 6 (11.54%) Validation
6 5 (9.62%) Data Visualisation
6 5 (9.62%) Service Design
6 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.62%) Visualisation
7 4 (7.69%) User Stories
8 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.77%) Mobile First
8 3 (5.77%) Rapid Prototyping
9 2 (3.85%) Customer Insight
9 2 (3.85%) Information Architecture
9 2 (3.85%) Investment Management
9 2 (3.85%) Product Management
9 2 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.85%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Adobe