Period
to 20 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

UX
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 72 82
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 +16
Contract jobs citing User Experience 61 18 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.54% 1.55% 2.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.32% 4.75% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 69
10th Percentile £343 £300 £324
25th Percentile £431 £325 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £506 £519
90th Percentile £550 £600 £578
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.06 £42.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -69.27% - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £43.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.75% -8.42% +5.56%

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 733 379 1,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.49% 32.70% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 236 708
10th Percentile £140 £206 £245
25th Percentile £215 £275 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% -
75th Percentile £518 £500 £538
90th Percentile £586 £600 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 28 74
10th Percentile £12.80 £19.39 £9.88
25th Percentile £23.50 £25.13 £12.81
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.33% +181.25% -37.25%
75th Percentile £50.00 £45.63 £44.88
90th Percentile £62.20 £51.13 £51.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £20.98
% change year-on-year -20.63% +50.16% -0.70%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the East of England

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Experience in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for User Experience in the East of England

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in the East of England

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Experience in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in the East of England

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. 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
Hertfordshire -9 33 £475 +8.57% 16
Cambridgeshire -9 10 £500 -16.67% 20
Essex -9 8 £540 +66.15% 14
Suffolk - 7 £350 - 3
Bedfordshire - 3 £605 - 4
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Social Skills
3 17 (27.87%) Software Engineering
3 17 (27.87%) Prototyping
4 16 (26.23%) Java
5 13 (21.31%) Accessibility
6 12 (19.67%) HTML
6 12 (19.67%) Degree
6 12 (19.67%) Wireframes
7 11 (18.03%) Mentoring
7 11 (18.03%) AWS
7 11 (18.03%) Android
7 11 (18.03%) Apple iOS
7 11 (18.03%) Adobe
7 11 (18.03%) W3C
7 11 (18.03%) Sketch
8 10 (16.39%) Epics
8 10 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (16.39%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
8 10 (16.39%) Oracle
8 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.39%) Time Management
8 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
8 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
8 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database
8 10 (16.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 10 (16.39%) Typography
9 9 (14.75%) User Stories

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.48%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Sketch
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (14.75%) Zeplin
4 2 (3.28%) Figma
4 2 (3.28%) Marvel
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.64%) InVision
5 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Magento
1 1 (1.64%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) AWS
2 10 (16.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 4 (6.56%) Azure
4 3 (4.92%) GCP
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.64%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Intranet
2 3 (4.92%) 4G
2 3 (4.92%) VoLTE
3 2 (3.28%) 2G
3 2 (3.28%) 3G
3 2 (3.28%) LTE
3 2 (3.28%) MVNO
3 2 (3.28%) VoWiFi
3 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.64%) 5G
4 1 (1.64%) GPRS
4 1 (1.64%) GSM
4 1 (1.64%) UMTS
4 1 (1.64%) WCDMA
4 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.48%) MySQL
2 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.92%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) JIRA
2 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.48%) Checkstyle
4 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.28%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.28%) Axure RP
5 2 (3.28%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.64%) Bower
6 1 (1.64%) Grunt
6 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (39.34%) Social Skills
2 10 (16.39%) Influencing Skills
3 8 (13.11%) Aerospace
4 5 (8.20%) Retail
5 4 (6.56%) Banking
6 3 (4.92%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (4.92%) Finance
7 2 (3.28%) Law
7 2 (3.28%) Local Government
7 2 (3.28%) Public Sector
7 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.64%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.64%) Legal
8 1 (1.64%) Marketing
8 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Developer
2 18 (29.51%) Designer
3 12 (19.67%) UI Designer
4 8 (13.11%) UX Designer
5 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) HTML Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Business Developer
8 3 (4.92%) DBA
8 3 (4.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Designer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior UX Designer
8 3 (4.92%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 8 (13.11%) Spring
2 8 (13.11%) Spring Boot
3 7 (11.48%) J2SE
4 6 (9.84%) React
5 4 (6.56%) CSS
6 3 (4.92%) CSS3
6 3 (4.92%) HTML5
6 3 (4.92%) JSON
6 3 (4.92%) Regular Expression
6 3 (4.92%) XML
7 2 (3.28%) jQuery
8 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.64%) Laravel
8 1 (1.64%) LESS
8 1 (1.64%) Node.js
8 1 (1.64%) REST
8 1 (1.64%) Sass
8 1 (1.64%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) W3C
2 9 (14.75%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (11.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.92%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.92%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Android
1 11 (18.03%) Apple iOS
2 8 (13.11%) Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.87%) Prototyping
2 17 (27.87%) Software Engineering
3 12 (19.67%) Wireframes
4 11 (18.03%) Mentoring
5 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (16.39%) Epics
5 10 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
5 10 (16.39%) Time Management
5 10 (16.39%) Typography
6 9 (14.75%) Migration
6 9 (14.75%) Scrum
6 9 (14.75%) User Stories
6 9 (14.75%) Validation
7 8 (13.11%) Change Management
7 8 (13.11%) DMAIC
7 8 (13.11%) Lean Six Sigma
7 8 (13.11%) Six Sigma
7 8 (13.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) Java
2 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.48%) Java 11
3 7 (11.48%) Java 8
4 6 (9.84%) Python
5 5 (8.20%) C#
5 5 (8.20%) Go
6 4 (6.56%) Scala
7 3 (4.92%) Perl
7 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.92%) SQL
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Degree
2 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
3 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 8 (13.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 7 (11.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (11.48%) OCPJP
5 7 (11.48%) Sun Certification
6 2 (3.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Ansible
1 3 (4.92%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (4.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Adobe
2 10 (16.39%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) Sun
4 2 (3.28%) HP
4 2 (3.28%) Omniture
4 2 (3.28%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.64%) hybris
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.64%) Xerox