Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 393 398 411
Rank change year-on-year +5 +13 +53
Contract jobs citing Sketch 400 107 430
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.39% 0.56%
As % of the Applications category 7.61% 4.95% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 74 292
10th Percentile £313 £246 £263
25th Percentile £400 £344 £333
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -5.88%
75th Percentile £588 £494 £470
90th Percentile £638 £558 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £39.25 - -

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 5,254 2,161 6,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.70% 7.79% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,356 1,397 3,970
10th Percentile £150 £135 £147
25th Percentile £260 £219 £231
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £380 £375
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £476
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 171 599
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.21 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.33 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +6.06%
75th Percentile £26.00 £37.25 £25.19
90th Percentile £42.55 £51.75 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +9.38%

Sketch
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Sketch in England

Sketch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sketch in England.

Daily rate trend for Sketch in England

Sketch
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sketch in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Sketch in England

Sketch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sketch in England.

Hourly rate trend for Sketch in England

Sketch
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sketch in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 27 October 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
London -35 281 £538 +19.44% 58
South East -54 32 £445 +42.40% 4
Midlands -58 24 £403 -15.26% 12
West Midlands -52 17 £450 -5.26% 8
South West -33 16 £400 - 7
North of England -62 14 £400 - 23
Yorkshire -48 8 £400 -20.00% 7
East Midlands - 7 £380 - 3
East of England -49 6 £475 +171.43% 8
North West -51 6 £356 +18.75% 13
Sketch
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 331 (82.75%) User Experience
2 211 (52.75%) Wireframes
3 205 (51.25%) InVision
4 204 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
5 199 (49.75%) Adobe
6 162 (40.50%) Figma
7 132 (33.00%) Prototyping
8 108 (27.00%) Axure RP
9 104 (26.00%) User Research
10 87 (21.75%) Zeplin
11 84 (21.00%) Accessibility
12 76 (19.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 72 (18.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 72 (18.00%) Social Skills
13 72 (18.00%) HTML
14 60 (15.00%) Photoshop
14 60 (15.00%) Usability Testing
15 59 (14.75%) Workshop Facilitation
16 58 (14.50%) CSS
17 57 (14.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 55 (13.75%) Typography
18 55 (13.75%) Adobe XD
19 52 (13.00%) Android
20 51 (12.75%) Apple iOS
21 47 (11.75%) Information Architecture
22 46 (11.50%) Retail
23 45 (11.25%) Marvel
24 42 (10.50%) Service Design
24 42 (10.50%) Finance
25 40 (10.00%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (3.75%) WordPress
2 10 (2.50%) CMS
2 10 (2.50%) Confluence
3 3 (0.75%) Headless CMS
3 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.50%) Drupal
4 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 205 (51.25%) InVision
2 162 (40.50%) Figma
3 87 (21.75%) Zeplin
4 60 (15.00%) Photoshop
5 57 (14.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 55 (13.75%) Adobe XD
7 45 (11.25%) Marvel
8 39 (9.75%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (3.50%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (2.75%) UXPin
11 6 (1.50%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (1.50%) InDesign
12 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
13 3 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.50%) Flinto
14 2 (0.50%) UserZoom
15 1 (0.25%) GIMP
15 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.25%) Magento
2 2 (0.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 72 (18.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 28 (7.00%) Miro
3 12 (3.00%) GitHub
4 6 (1.50%) Azure
5 4 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (1.00%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.00%) npm
6 3 (0.75%) SaaS
7 2 (0.50%) Amplience
7 2 (0.50%) Yarn
8 1 (0.25%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.25%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.25%) Internet
2 6 (1.50%) Broadband
3 1 (0.25%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.25%) Big Data
1 1 (0.25%) Power BI
1 1 (0.25%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 108 (27.00%) Axure RP
2 25 (6.25%) JIRA
3 12 (3.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.25%) Grunt
4 9 (2.25%) gulp
5 8 (2.00%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.00%) Subversion
6 5 (1.25%) Balsamiq
7 4 (1.00%) webpack
8 2 (0.50%) Storybook
9 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.25%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.25%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 72 (18.00%) Social Skills
2 46 (11.50%) Retail
3 42 (10.50%) Finance
4 27 (6.75%) Marketing
5 25 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (6.00%) Presentation Skills
7 21 (5.25%) Banking
8 13 (3.25%) Telecoms
9 8 (2.00%) Publishing
10 7 (1.75%) Law
11 6 (1.50%) Public Sector
12 5 (1.25%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (1.00%) Automotive
13 4 (1.00%) Front Office
13 4 (1.00%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.75%) Games
14 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 351 (87.75%) Designer
2 202 (50.50%) UX Designer
3 158 (39.50%) UI Designer
4 66 (16.50%) UI/UX Designer
5 53 (13.25%) Senior Designer
6 38 (9.50%) Senior UX Designer
7 25 (6.25%) Digital Designer
8 23 (5.75%) Developer
9 15 (3.75%) Digital UX Designer
10 13 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (3.00%) Lead Designer
11 12 (3.00%) Visual Designer
12 10 (2.50%) Senior UI Designer
13 9 (2.25%) Mobile Designer
13 9 (2.25%) Mobile UI Designer
14 8 (2.00%) Senior Developer
14 8 (2.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 5 (1.25%) E-Commerce Designer
15 5 (1.25%) Lead UX Designer
16 4 (1.00%) UI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (18.00%) HTML
2 58 (14.50%) CSS
3 22 (5.50%) HTML5
4 20 (5.00%) React
5 17 (4.25%) Node.js
5 17 (4.25%) Sass
6 16 (4.00%) CSS3
7 15 (3.75%) jQuery
8 9 (2.25%) Redux
8 9 (2.25%) XHTML
9 8 (2.00%) Ajax
9 8 (2.00%) CakePHP
9 8 (2.00%) JSON
10 4 (1.00%) Next.js
10 4 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.00%) Vue.js
11 3 (0.75%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.75%) D3.js
11 3 (0.75%) Framer.js
11 3 (0.75%) Material-UI
Miscellaneous
1 331 (82.75%) User Experience
2 26 (6.50%) W3C
3 25 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
4 19 (4.75%) Mobile App
5 17 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.00%) Animation
8 6 (1.50%) Graphic Design
8 6 (1.50%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.25%) Motion Graphics
9 5 (1.25%) Social Media
10 4 (1.00%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.75%) Derivative
11 3 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
11 3 (0.75%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.50%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.50%) Life Science
12 2 (0.50%) Video Editing
13 1 (0.25%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.00%) Android
2 51 (12.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (52.75%) Wireframes
2 204 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (33.00%) Prototyping
4 104 (26.00%) User Research
5 76 (19.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 60 (15.00%) Usability Testing
7 59 (14.75%) Workshop Facilitation
8 55 (13.75%) Typography
9 47 (11.75%) Information Architecture
10 42 (10.50%) Service Design
11 40 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (9.25%) Design Thinking
13 32 (8.00%) Analytics
13 32 (8.00%) Scrum
14 31 (7.75%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 31 (7.75%) User Stories
15 30 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (7.00%) B2B
16 28 (7.00%) Visualisation
17 27 (6.75%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (2.25%) ES7
2 9 (2.25%) PHP
3 8 (2.00%) ES6
3 8 (2.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (2.25%) Degree
2 3 (0.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
3 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (21.00%) Accessibility
2 13 (3.25%) QA
3 7 (1.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 199 (49.75%) Adobe
2 11 (2.75%) Google
3 5 (1.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.50%) Capita
4 2 (0.50%) ClickTale
4 2 (0.50%) IBM
5 1 (0.25%) BT
5 1 (0.25%) Hotjar
5 1 (0.25%) hybris
5 1 (0.25%) SAP
5 1 (0.25%) Xerox