Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Sketch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sketch over the 6 months to 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the 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.

Sketch
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 383 458 578
Rank change year-on-year +75 +120 +146
Contract jobs citing Sketch 538 425 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.46% 0.29%
As % of the Applications category 7.81% 5.30% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 291 176
England median daily rate £428 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +0.19% +6.47%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £554 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
England median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £31.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +56.81% -81.78%
10th Percentile £33.25 £31.30 £21.79
90th Percentile £39.75 £150.00 £43.88
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £31.89
% change year-on-year -27.00% +56.81% -81.78%

Sketch is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6,888 8,018 7,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.27% 8.72% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,002 4,816 4,477
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.19%
10th Percentile £150 £148 £150
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 725 671
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.68 £9.81
90th Percentile £46.30 £40.73 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.57 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.39% +3.13% -3.03%

Sketch
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Sketch as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Sketch in England

Sketch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sketch in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sketch in England

Sketch
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sketch in England over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sketch in England

Sketch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sketch in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sketch in England

Sketch
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sketch within the England region over the 6 months to 26 June 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
London +89 354 £430 +1.18% 20
South East +3 84 £445 +14.84% 6
North of England +41 41 £450 +20.00% 7
Midlands +18 31 £438 -2.78%
North West +36 25 £450 +16.13% 4
South West -30 22 £389 -2.81% 7
East Midlands +22 17 £475 -
West Midlands +7 14 £413 +10.00%
Yorkshire +24 12 £350 -6.67% 3
East of England +2 6 £450 +5.88% 4
North East - 4 £375 -
Sketch
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Sketch 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 England region with a requirement for Sketch.

1 454 (84.39%) User Experience
2 291 (54.09%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (53.35%) Wireframes
4 248 (46.10%) InVision
5 216 (40.15%) Adobe
6 198 (36.80%) Prototyping
7 195 (36.25%) Axure RP
8 142 (26.39%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 139 (25.84%) Finance
10 135 (25.09%) Photoshop
11 123 (22.86%) HTML
12 120 (22.30%) Usability Testing
13 119 (22.12%) CSS
14 97 (18.03%) E-Commerce
15 94 (17.47%) Adobe Illustrator
15 94 (17.47%) Analytics
16 92 (17.10%) Mobile App
17 90 (16.73%) Information Architecture
18 80 (14.87%) Scrum
19 79 (14.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 76 (14.13%) JavaScript
21 74 (13.75%) Retail
22 68 (12.64%) Responsive Web Design
23 62 (11.52%) Android
24 59 (10.97%) Workshop Facilitation
25 58 (10.78%) Apple iOS
26 55 (10.22%) Marketing
27 52 (9.67%) Degree
27 52 (9.67%) JIRA
27 52 (9.67%) Zeplin

Sketch
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 20 (3.72%) Confluence
2 13 (2.42%) CMS
3 8 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.74%) WordPress
5 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.37%) Drupal
7 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 248 (46.10%) InVision
2 135 (25.09%) Photoshop
3 94 (17.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 52 (9.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 52 (9.67%) Zeplin
5 32 (5.95%) Adobe XD
6 30 (5.58%) Marvel
7 28 (5.20%) Figma
8 27 (5.02%) OmniGraffle
9 16 (2.97%) UXPin
10 12 (2.23%) Adobe After Effects
11 8 (1.49%) Flinto
12 7 (1.30%) InDesign
13 5 (0.93%) FreeHand
13 5 (0.93%) MS Visio
14 2 (0.37%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 1 (0.19%) Blender
15 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.19%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (1.30%) Magento
2 6 (1.12%) Shopify
3 1 (0.19%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 79 (14.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 17 (3.16%) Google Analytics
3 14 (2.60%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (1.12%) SaaS
5 5 (0.93%) Slack
6 4 (0.74%) Lucidchart
6 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.56%) Office 365
8 2 (0.37%) Google Docs
8 2 (0.37%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.37%) npm
8 2 (0.37%) Trello
9 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.74%) Internet
2 3 (0.56%) Intranet
2 3 (0.56%) RIP
3 2 (0.37%) RTP
4 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.93%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.37%) Big Data
3 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.19%) DTS
Development Applications
1 195 (36.25%) Axure RP
2 52 (9.67%) JIRA
3 26 (4.83%) Balsamiq
4 13 (2.42%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.49%) gulp
6 7 (1.30%) Grunt
6 7 (1.30%) Jasmine
6 7 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (1.12%) PostCSS
8 5 (0.93%) Android Studio
8 5 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.74%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
General
1 139 (25.84%) Finance
2 74 (13.75%) Retail
3 55 (10.22%) Marketing
4 44 (8.18%) Banking
5 24 (4.46%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.49%) Mandarin Language
8 7 (1.30%) Games
9 6 (1.12%) Advertising
9 6 (1.12%) French Language
9 6 (1.12%) Legal
10 4 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.56%) Automotive
11 3 (0.56%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.56%) Front Office
12 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 458 (85.13%) Designer
2 308 (57.25%) UX Designer
3 204 (37.92%) UI Designer
4 125 (23.23%) UI/UX Designer
5 62 (11.52%) Senior Designer
6 39 (7.25%) Senior UX Designer
7 34 (6.32%) Developer
8 31 (5.76%) Digital Designer
9 25 (4.65%) Mobile Designer
10 21 (3.90%) Senior UI Designer
11 20 (3.72%) User Experience Researcher
12 19 (3.53%) Mobile UX Designer
13 17 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 17 (3.16%) Web Designer
14 12 (2.23%) Visual Designer
15 11 (2.04%) Interaction Designer
16 10 (1.86%) UI Developer
17 8 (1.49%) Digital UX Designer
17 8 (1.49%) Web UI Designer
18 7 (1.30%) E-Commerce Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (22.86%) HTML
2 119 (22.12%) CSS
3 33 (6.13%) HTML5
4 25 (4.65%) CSS3
5 21 (3.90%) Sass
6 19 (3.53%) Framer.js
7 16 (2.97%) jQuery
8 12 (2.23%) Ajax
9 11 (2.04%) React
10 9 (1.67%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (1.49%) JSON
11 8 (1.49%) Node.js
11 8 (1.49%) Vue.js
12 7 (1.30%) JSP
12 7 (1.30%) JSTL
12 7 (1.30%) Material Design
13 6 (1.12%) Handlebars
13 6 (1.12%) Semantic HTML
14 5 (0.93%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 454 (84.39%) User Experience
2 92 (17.10%) Mobile App
3 25 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.46%) Animation
5 22 (4.09%) W3C
6 17 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.04%) Graphic Design
8 10 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.86%) Taxonomies
8 10 (1.86%) Video on Demand
9 9 (1.67%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.30%) Photography
11 6 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.12%) NHS
12 5 (0.93%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.74%) Blog
13 4 (0.74%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.74%) IVR
13 4 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (11.52%) Android
2 58 (10.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (54.09%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (53.35%) Wireframes
3 198 (36.80%) Prototyping
4 142 (26.39%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 120 (22.30%) Usability Testing
6 97 (18.03%) E-Commerce
7 94 (17.47%) Analytics
8 90 (16.73%) Information Architecture
9 80 (14.87%) Scrum
10 68 (12.64%) Responsive Web Design
11 59 (10.97%) Workshop Facilitation
12 48 (8.92%) B2B
12 48 (8.92%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
13 42 (7.81%) Collaborative Working
13 42 (7.81%) Product Management
14 41 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
15 40 (7.43%) Web Design
16 37 (6.88%) Service Design
17 32 (5.95%) Front End Development
17 32 (5.95%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 76 (14.13%) JavaScript
2 23 (4.28%) Java
3 7 (1.30%) ES6
3 7 (1.30%) PHP
4 5 (0.93%) Kotlin
5 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 52 (9.67%) Degree
2 8 (1.49%) Master's Degree
3 5 (0.93%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.53%) QA
2 10 (1.86%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (0.74%) WCAG
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 216 (40.15%) Adobe
2 14 (2.60%) Google
3 9 (1.67%) hybris
4 8 (1.49%) ClickTale
5 6 (1.12%) Optimizely
6 5 (0.93%) IBM
6 5 (0.93%) Microsoft
7 4 (0.74%) Hotjar
7 4 (0.74%) Omniture
7 4 (0.74%) Qualtrics
8 3 (0.56%) SAP
8 3 (0.56%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.56%) VocaLink
9 2 (0.37%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.37%) iRise
9 2 (0.37%) OutSystems
9 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.19%) Cadence
10 1 (0.19%) Xamarin