Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 422 382 417
Rank change year-on-year -40 +35 +53
Contract jobs citing Sketch 191 252 493
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Applications category 6.09% 6.18% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 182 342
10th Percentile £300 £274 £313
25th Percentile £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £433
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.73% +8.13%
75th Percentile £526 £488 £500
90th Percentile £575 £538 £561
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £37.80 " "
25th Percentile £40.50 " £33.25
Median hourly rate £46.50 - £36.50
75th Percentile £51.00 " £39.75
90th Percentile £52.80 " "
UK median hourly rate £46.50 - £36.50

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 3,136 4,075 6,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.05% 8.75% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,863 2,433 4,169
10th Percentile £153 £146 £146
25th Percentile £253 £210 £228
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £363 £375
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +2.74%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £488
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +10.79% -3.72% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 442 563
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.26 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.38 £12.76
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.43% +6.06% +2.48%
75th Percentile £28.75 £22.39 £24.88
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.16 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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 9 May 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 -46 137 £500 +17.65% 31
South East +42 15 £325 -27.78% 9
East of England +26 11 £475 +2.70% 5
North of England +30 9 £263 -35.38% 15
South West +25 6 £381 -7.58% 4
Yorkshire +12 6 £253 -40.59% 6
Midlands +16 5 £425 +11.84% 8
West Midlands +2 3 £425 +11.84% 5
East Midlands +23 2 £338 - 3
North West +20 2 £388 +29.17% 7
North East - 1 £413 - 2
Sketch
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 164 (85.86%) User Experience
2 111 (58.12%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (52.88%) Adobe
4 86 (45.03%) InVision
5 83 (43.46%) Wireframes
6 59 (30.89%) Prototyping
6 59 (30.89%) Zeplin
7 53 (27.75%) Axure RP
8 47 (24.61%) Figma
9 43 (22.51%) Apple iOS
9 43 (22.51%) Android
10 41 (21.47%) Usability Testing
11 39 (20.42%) Workshop Facilitation
11 39 (20.42%) Adobe XD
12 38 (19.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 37 (19.37%) Typography
14 36 (18.85%) HTML
15 35 (18.32%) CSS
16 34 (17.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 32 (16.75%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
18 30 (15.71%) User Stories
19 27 (14.14%) Mobile App
20 26 (13.61%) Adobe Illustrator
20 26 (13.61%) Design Thinking
20 26 (13.61%) Social Skills
21 25 (13.09%) Acceptance Criteria
21 25 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
22 24 (12.57%) Iconography
23 23 (12.04%) Photoshop
23 23 (12.04%) Data Analysis

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 6 (3.14%) WordPress
2 5 (2.62%) CMS
3 1 (0.52%) Confluence
3 1 (0.52%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 86 (45.03%) InVision
2 59 (30.89%) Zeplin
3 47 (24.61%) Figma
4 39 (20.42%) Adobe XD
5 26 (13.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 23 (12.04%) Photoshop
7 16 (8.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (3.66%) Marvel
9 4 (2.09%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (1.05%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (1.05%) UXPin
11 1 (0.52%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.52%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.52%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.52%) InDesign
11 1 (0.52%) Maya
11 1 (0.52%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (2.09%) GitHub
2 4 (2.09%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Azure
3 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 53 (27.75%) Axure RP
2 18 (9.42%) JIRA
3 10 (5.24%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.14%) Balsamiq
5 4 (2.09%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.09%) gulp
5 4 (2.09%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.57%) Grunt
7 2 (1.05%) JUnit
7 2 (1.05%) Subversion
8 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.52%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 26 (13.61%) Social Skills
2 22 (11.52%) Finance
3 21 (10.99%) Retail
4 19 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.76%) Marketing
5 11 (5.76%) Publishing
6 9 (4.71%) Multimedia
7 7 (3.66%) Banking
7 7 (3.66%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (3.14%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (3.14%) Polish Language
9 4 (2.09%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.05%) Advertising
10 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.05%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.52%) Automotive
11 1 (0.52%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 167 (87.43%) Designer
2 100 (52.36%) UX Designer
3 77 (40.31%) UI Designer
4 46 (24.08%) UI/UX Designer
5 42 (21.99%) Senior Designer
6 34 (17.80%) Senior UX Designer
7 19 (9.95%) Senior UI Designer
8 11 (5.76%) Digital Designer
8 11 (5.76%) Senior UI/UX Designer
9 9 (4.71%) Developer
9 9 (4.71%) E-Commerce Designer
10 7 (3.66%) Digital UX Designer
11 5 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (2.62%) Interaction Designer
11 5 (2.62%) UI Engineer
11 5 (2.62%) Web Designer
12 4 (2.09%) Junior
12 4 (2.09%) Junior Designer
12 4 (2.09%) Lead Designer
12 4 (2.09%) Senior Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.85%) HTML
2 35 (18.32%) CSS
3 15 (7.85%) Material Design
4 12 (6.28%) React
5 11 (5.76%) Sass
6 9 (4.71%) CSS3
6 9 (4.71%) HTML5
7 4 (2.09%) jQuery
8 3 (1.57%) Node.js
8 3 (1.57%) XHTML
9 2 (1.05%) Ajax
9 2 (1.05%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.05%) CakePHP
9 2 (1.05%) Framer.js
9 2 (1.05%) Java EE
9 2 (1.05%) JSON
9 2 (1.05%) REST
9 2 (1.05%) SOAP
9 2 (1.05%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.05%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 164 (85.86%) User Experience
2 27 (14.14%) Mobile App
3 19 (9.95%) W3C
4 9 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.14%) Graphic Design
6 4 (2.09%) Animation
7 3 (1.57%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.57%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.05%) Blog
8 2 (1.05%) Clustering
8 2 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.05%) Vector Graphics
9 1 (0.52%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.52%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.52%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.52%) Media Streaming
9 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.51%) Android
1 43 (22.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (58.12%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (43.46%) Wireframes
3 59 (30.89%) Prototyping
4 41 (21.47%) Usability Testing
5 39 (20.42%) Workshop Facilitation
6 38 (19.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 37 (19.37%) Typography
8 32 (16.75%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 30 (15.71%) User Stories
10 26 (13.61%) Design Thinking
11 25 (13.09%) Acceptance Criteria
11 25 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (12.57%) Iconography
13 23 (12.04%) Backlog Management
13 23 (12.04%) Data Analysis
14 21 (10.99%) E-Commerce
15 20 (10.47%) Customer-Centricity
16 19 (9.95%) Scrum
17 18 (9.42%) Customer Journey Map
17 18 (9.42%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.99%) JavaScript
2 8 (4.19%) PHP
3 3 (1.57%) Java
4 2 (1.05%) ES6
4 2 (1.05%) ES7
4 2 (1.05%) Java 8
5 1 (0.52%) C#
5 1 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (5.24%) Degree
2 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.85%) WCAG
2 4 (2.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 101 (52.88%) Adobe
2 11 (5.76%) Google
3 1 (0.52%) Apple
3 1 (0.52%) Capita
3 1 (0.52%) Hotjar
3 1 (0.52%) hybris
3 1 (0.52%) IBM
3 1 (0.52%) Pega
3 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.52%) Siebel
3 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.52%) Xerox