Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 167 168
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1 +50
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 75 74 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.07% 1.11% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.16% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 58 60
City of London median daily rate £450 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +27.27% +9.27%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £300
90th Percentile £538 £650 £553
Central London median daily rate £450 £488 £400
% change year-on-year -7.69% +21.88% +1.91%
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 6,687 6,360 6,451
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.54% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,243 4,889 5,176
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £301
90th Percentile £681 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £459
% change year-on-year +1.01% +7.78% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 75 69
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +4.11%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.55 £30.45 £36.71
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.04% -1.62% +5.56%

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 August 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 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly 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 18 August 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 75 (100.00%) User Experience
2 35 (46.67%) Wireframes
3 25 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 25 (33.33%) Finance
4 19 (25.33%) HTML
5 18 (24.00%) CSS
6 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (16.00%) Photoshop
7 12 (16.00%) Degree
8 11 (14.67%) Adobe
8 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
8 11 (14.67%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (14.67%) Fintech
8 11 (14.67%) Visualisation
8 11 (14.67%) Data Visualisation
8 11 (14.67%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (13.33%) Axure RP
10 9 (12.00%) Analytics
10 9 (12.00%) InVision
11 8 (10.67%) Mobile App
11 8 (10.67%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (10.67%) Advertising
12 7 (9.33%) Scrum
12 7 (9.33%) Typography
13 6 (8.00%) UX Design
13 6 (8.00%) Data Analysis
13 6 (8.00%) Android
13 6 (8.00%) Project Management
13 6 (8.00%) Strategic Thinking

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 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.33%) CMS
2 1 (1.33%) Marvel
2 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Photoshop
2 11 (14.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (12.00%) InVision
4 8 (10.67%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.67%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (2.67%) InDesign
7 1 (1.33%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (1.33%) Moqups
7 1 (1.33%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.00%) GitHub
2 3 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
1 1 (1.33%) SMS
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Axure RP
2 4 (5.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.67%) JIRA
General
1 25 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Advertising
3 5 (6.67%) Banking
3 5 (6.67%) Marketing
4 3 (4.00%) Billing
4 3 (4.00%) German Language
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Games
6 1 (1.33%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) HTML
2 18 (24.00%) CSS
3 4 (5.33%) D3.js
4 3 (4.00%) HTML5
4 3 (4.00%) RESTful
5 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.67%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.67%) React
5 2 (2.67%) Sass
5 2 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.33%) .NET
6 1 (1.33%) jQuery
6 1 (1.33%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 75 (100.00%) User Experience
2 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.67%) Fintech
3 8 (10.67%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (6.67%) Graphic Design
6 4 (5.33%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.67%) IVR
7 2 (2.67%) Social Media
8 1 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.33%) Digital Wallet
8 1 (1.33%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (1.33%) Photography
8 1 (1.33%) Tandem
8 1 (1.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Android
2 5 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) Wireframes
2 25 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.67%) Data Visualisation
4 11 (14.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 11 (14.67%) Visualisation
5 9 (12.00%) Analytics
6 7 (9.33%) Scrum
6 7 (9.33%) Typography
7 6 (8.00%) Data Analysis
7 6 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (8.00%) Project Management
7 6 (8.00%) Strategic Thinking
7 6 (8.00%) UX Design
8 4 (5.33%) Information Architecture
8 4 (5.33%) Personalization
8 4 (5.33%) Rapid Prototyping
8 4 (5.33%) Visual Analytics
9 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.00%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.00%) Python
3 2 (2.67%) CoffeeScript
3 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) GCP
1 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Adobe
2 2 (2.67%) Tableau
3 1 (1.33%) Apple
3 1 (1.33%) Google
3 1 (1.33%) Sitecore