Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 403 430 542
Rank change year-on-year +27 +112 +126
Contract jobs citing Sketch 424 483 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.51% 0.37%
As % of the Applications category 6.51% 6.04% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 327 255
England median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £275
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
England median hourly rate - £96.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +256.48% -29.62%
UK median hourly rate - £96.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +256.48% -29.62%

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 6,512 7,999 8,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.50% 8.51% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,829 4,737 5,143
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £146 £149 £150
90th Percentile £563 £563 £573
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 738 667
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.18 £40.54 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -4.85%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +35 279 £413 -8.33% 60
South East +4 56 £375 -6.25% 26
North of England +42 31 £394 -1.56% 11
South West +12 28 £375 -11.76% 11
Yorkshire +29 17 £375 -6.25% 3
Midlands +35 16 £488 +8.33% 24
East of England +37 14 £425 +9.68% 4
North West +24 13 £400 -3.03% 8
West Midlands +38 10 £438 -2.78% 17
East Midlands +11 6 £488 +5.41% 7
North East +18 1 £450 +5.88%
Sketch
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 347 (81.84%) User Experience
2 225 (53.07%) Wireframes
3 198 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (43.40%) InVision
5 153 (36.08%) Adobe
6 134 (31.60%) HTML
7 130 (30.66%) Prototyping
8 123 (29.01%) Axure RP
9 116 (27.36%) CSS
10 113 (26.65%) Photoshop
11 97 (22.88%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 82 (19.34%) JavaScript
12 82 (19.34%) Adobe Illustrator
13 75 (17.69%) Finance
14 69 (16.27%) E-Commerce
15 68 (16.04%) Information Architecture
16 60 (14.15%) Retail
16 60 (14.15%) Zeplin
17 57 (13.44%) Analytics
18 56 (13.21%) Usability Testing
19 50 (11.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 47 (11.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 43 (10.14%) Mobile App
22 41 (9.67%) JIRA
23 40 (9.43%) Responsive Web Design
24 39 (9.20%) Scrum
25 37 (8.73%) Marketing
25 37 (8.73%) Android
25 37 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
26 36 (8.49%) Figma

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 30 (7.08%) CMS
2 13 (3.07%) Confluence
3 11 (2.59%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.36%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (2.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.94%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 184 (43.40%) InVision
2 113 (26.65%) Photoshop
3 82 (19.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 60 (14.15%) Zeplin
5 47 (11.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 36 (8.49%) Figma
7 30 (7.08%) OmniGraffle
8 24 (5.66%) Adobe XD
9 23 (5.42%) Adobe After Effects
10 15 (3.54%) InDesign
10 15 (3.54%) MS Visio
11 14 (3.30%) Marvel
12 11 (2.59%) UXPin
13 6 (1.42%) UserZoom
14 4 (0.94%) Flinto
15 3 (0.71%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
15 3 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 2 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
17 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (3.07%) Magento
2 11 (2.59%) Shopify
3 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 50 (11.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 7 (1.65%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.65%) SaaS
3 5 (1.18%) Office 365
3 5 (1.18%) Slack
4 4 (0.94%) MailChimp
5 3 (0.71%) Azure
5 3 (0.71%) Responsys
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) G Suite
6 1 (0.24%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.94%) Internet
2 3 (0.71%) RIP
3 2 (0.47%) Intranet
3 2 (0.47%) RTP
4 1 (0.24%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.42%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.47%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.47%) DTS
3 1 (0.24%) Big Data
3 1 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 123 (29.01%) Axure RP
2 41 (9.67%) JIRA
3 20 (4.72%) Git (software)
4 19 (4.48%) Balsamiq
5 10 (2.36%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.12%) Grunt
6 9 (2.12%) Jasmine
6 9 (2.12%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (1.89%) Android Studio
8 3 (0.71%) Babel
8 3 (0.71%) webpack
9 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.47%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.24%) git-flow
10 1 (0.24%) Xcode
General
1 75 (17.69%) Finance
2 60 (14.15%) Retail
3 37 (8.73%) Marketing
4 27 (6.37%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.72%) Banking
6 19 (4.48%) Public Sector
7 13 (3.07%) Games
8 11 (2.59%) Advertising
9 9 (2.12%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.65%) Electronics
11 5 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.94%) Legal
12 4 (0.94%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.47%) Automotive
13 2 (0.47%) Back Office
13 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Law
14 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 342 (80.66%) Designer
2 224 (52.83%) UX Designer
3 132 (31.13%) UI Designer
4 72 (16.98%) UI/UX Designer
5 48 (11.32%) Senior Designer
6 35 (8.25%) Digital Designer
7 33 (7.78%) Developer
8 27 (6.37%) Senior UX Designer
9 20 (4.72%) Senior UI Designer
10 19 (4.48%) E-Commerce Designer
11 18 (4.25%) Visual Designer
12 16 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (2.36%) Consultant
13 10 (2.36%) Digital UX Designer
13 10 (2.36%) User Experience Consultant
14 9 (2.12%) Junior
14 9 (2.12%) Junior Designer
14 9 (2.12%) React Developer
15 8 (1.89%) Android Developer
15 8 (1.89%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (31.60%) HTML
2 116 (27.36%) CSS
3 26 (6.13%) HTML5
4 20 (4.72%) React
5 19 (4.48%) Sass
6 17 (4.01%) CSS3
7 16 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 14 (3.30%) Node.js
9 13 (3.07%) Material Design
9 13 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (3.07%) Vue.js
10 12 (2.83%) Semantic HTML
11 10 (2.36%) XHTML
12 9 (2.12%) JSP
12 9 (2.12%) JSTL
13 8 (1.89%) Android SDK
14 7 (1.65%) Flash
14 7 (1.65%) Framer.js
15 6 (1.42%) Angular 2
15 6 (1.42%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 347 (81.84%) User Experience
2 43 (10.14%) Mobile App
3 26 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.01%) Graphic Design
5 15 (3.54%) Animation
5 15 (3.54%) W3C
6 9 (2.12%) iPad
7 8 (1.89%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.89%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.42%) Blog
9 6 (1.42%) Video Editing
10 5 (1.18%) Motion Graphics
11 4 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.94%) Photography
12 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.71%) NHS
12 3 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.73%) Android
2 31 (7.31%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (53.07%) Wireframes
2 198 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (30.66%) Prototyping
4 97 (22.88%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 69 (16.27%) E-Commerce
6 68 (16.04%) Information Architecture
7 57 (13.44%) Analytics
8 56 (13.21%) Usability Testing
9 40 (9.43%) Responsive Web Design
10 39 (9.20%) Scrum
11 37 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (7.78%) Project Management
13 31 (7.31%) Workshop Facilitation
14 30 (7.08%) Design Thinking
15 25 (5.90%) Service Design
15 25 (5.90%) Typography
16 23 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (5.42%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 22 (5.19%) Front End Development
18 21 (4.95%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (19.34%) JavaScript
2 21 (4.95%) Java
3 8 (1.89%) Kotlin
4 3 (0.71%) ES8
4 3 (0.71%) TypeScript
5 2 (0.47%) Apple Swift
5 2 (0.47%) ES6
5 2 (0.47%) Objective-C
5 2 (0.47%) Python
6 1 (0.24%) C#
6 1 (0.24%) PHP
6 1 (0.24%) SQL
6 1 (0.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (7.31%) Degree
2 4 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.83%) QA
2 10 (2.36%) WCAG
3 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.24%) GDPR
Vendors
1 153 (36.08%) Adobe
2 18 (4.25%) Google
3 11 (2.59%) hybris
3 11 (2.59%) IBM
4 10 (2.36%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.65%) SAP
6 6 (1.42%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.71%) Apple
7 3 (0.71%) Hotjar
8 2 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.47%) Qualtrics
9 1 (0.24%) BT
9 1 (0.24%) Cadence
9 1 (0.24%) ClickTale
9 1 (0.24%) iRise
9 1 (0.24%) Marketo
9 1 (0.24%) Omniture
9 1 (0.24%) OutSystems
9 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.24%) Yahoo!