Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £448 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 182 182
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -20
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 62 68 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.91% 0.96% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.02% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 58 43
City of London median daily rate £448 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £313 £330
90th Percentile £538 £608 £624
Central London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
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 6,463 6,673 5,973
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.42% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,053 5,297 4,737
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 67
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.56% -9.95%
10th Percentile £12.91 £11.25 £12.84
90th Percentile £31.20 £30.80 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.35
% change year-on-year +3.31% +4.35% -11.05%

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 18 January 2019.

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
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 18 January 2019. 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 -14 1 £475 -
UX Designer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 62 (100.00%) User Experience
2 41 (66.13%) Wireframes
3 17 (27.42%) Prototyping
4 13 (20.97%) InVision
4 13 (20.97%) Adobe
4 13 (20.97%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.52%) Finance
6 9 (14.52%) Axure RP
7 8 (12.90%) Analytics
7 8 (12.90%) Photoshop
7 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 8 (12.90%) Banking
8 7 (11.29%) Marketing
8 7 (11.29%) Usability Testing
8 7 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (11.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 6 (9.68%) Service Design
9 6 (9.68%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 6 (9.68%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
9 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
9 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
9 6 (9.68%) Android
9 6 (9.68%) Degree
10 5 (8.06%) Graphic Design
10 5 (8.06%) Retail
10 5 (8.06%) JIRA
10 5 (8.06%) Rapid Prototyping
10 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (8.06%) Fintech

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 1 (1.61%) CMS
1 1 (1.61%) Confluence
1 1 (1.61%) Marvel
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) InVision
2 8 (12.90%) Photoshop
3 7 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (6.45%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (3.23%) Flinto
6 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (4.84%) Slack
3 1 (1.61%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) RIP
3 1 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Axure RP
2 5 (8.06%) JIRA
3 3 (4.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) gulp
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Banking
3 7 (11.29%) Marketing
4 5 (8.06%) Retail
5 3 (4.84%) Games
6 2 (3.23%) Advertising
6 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.61%) Front Office
7 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Legal
7 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) D3.js
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
2 3 (4.84%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) Node.js
3 1 (1.61%) Sass
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (100.00%) User Experience
2 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.06%) Fintech
3 5 (8.06%) Graphic Design
4 4 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.84%) Animation
5 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.84%) IVR
5 3 (4.84%) Online Banking
6 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.23%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.61%) Social Media
7 1 (1.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Android
1 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) Wireframes
2 17 (27.42%) Prototyping
3 13 (20.97%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.90%) Analytics
5 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 7 (11.29%) Usability Testing
7 6 (9.68%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 6 (9.68%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
7 6 (9.68%) Service Design
8 5 (8.06%) Rapid Prototyping
9 4 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (6.45%) Data Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (6.45%) Design Thinking
9 4 (6.45%) Visual Analytics
9 4 (6.45%) Visualisation
10 3 (4.84%) A/B Testing
10 3 (4.84%) B2B
10 3 (4.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.61%) C#
2 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Adobe
2 1 (1.61%) Facebook
2 1 (1.61%) Temenos