Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 25 June 2022 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 57 51 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,737 2,271 1,553
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.87% 4.46% 4.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.88% 14.37% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,987 1,570 1,088
10th Percentile £363 £313 £307
25th Percentile £438 £396 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £624 £563 £538
90th Percentile £725 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 20
10th Percentile £21.90 £18.06 £21.08
25th Percentile £25.94 £24.00 £24.83
Median hourly rate £54.75 £34.00 £38.64
Median % change year-on-year +61.03% -12.00% -18.66%
75th Percentile £75.00 £44.75 £50.44
90th Percentile £77.50 £51.23 £53.98
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £34.77
% change year-on-year +61.76% -2.21% -27.56%

User Experience is in the General and Transferable Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 23,040 15,805 11,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.54% 31.06% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,502 10,686 7,700
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.15%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £600
90th Percentile £775 £713 £713
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £482
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.84% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 586 418
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.24 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.56 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £24.70
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +1.21% +17.62%
75th Percentile £49.71 £47.63 £46.69
90th Percentile £67.36 £60.00 £54.30
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £24.71
% change year-on-year +6.00% +1.17% +17.92%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in England

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for User Experience in England

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in England

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in England

User Experience
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing User Experience in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for User Experience in England

User Experience
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 User Experience within the England region over the 6 months to 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -3 1,786 £550 +10.00% 388
North of England -7 283 £500 +16.28% 110
South East -37 179 £475 +12.43% 96
North West -26 130 £500 +16.14% 53
Yorkshire -6 121 £500 +19.40% 50
South West -1 110 £450 - 78
Midlands -49 109 £475 +18.01% 81
West Midlands -48 75 £525 +23.53% 57
East of England +1 70 £500 +5.26% 42
East Midlands -13 38 £475 +35.71% 24
North East -8 33 £500 +5.26% 7
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 1,385 (50.60%) UX Design
2 1,300 (47.50%) Agile
3 653 (23.86%) JavaScript
4 644 (23.53%) Social Skills
5 560 (20.46%) CSS
6 550 (20.09%) HTML
7 534 (19.51%) Finance
8 458 (16.73%) User Research
9 408 (14.91%) React
10 385 (14.07%) Wireframes
11 371 (13.55%) Scrum
12 350 (12.79%) Prototyping
13 340 (12.42%) UX Research
14 306 (11.18%) Front End Development
15 291 (10.63%) Figma
16 290 (10.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 279 (10.19%) AngularJS
18 276 (10.08%) Azure
19 271 (9.90%) Analytics
20 263 (9.61%) Accessibility
21 259 (9.46%) DevOps
22 253 (9.24%) TypeScript
23 252 (9.21%) Interaction Design
24 246 (8.99%) JIRA
25 245 (8.95%) Degree
26 241 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
27 239 (8.73%) Git (software)
27 239 (8.73%) Microsoft
28 229 (8.37%) SQL
29 226 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management

User Experience
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
1 133 (4.86%) Confluence
2 111 (4.06%) CMS
3 50 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
5 26 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
6 20 (0.73%) Drupal
7 19 (0.69%) WordPress
8 18 (0.66%) Apache
9 16 (0.58%) JBoss
10 15 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.55%) Umbraco
11 14 (0.51%) Red Hat Fuse
11 14 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.33%) nginx
13 9 (0.33%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.29%) Headless CMS
14 8 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 205 (7.49%) Sketch
2 123 (4.49%) InVision
3 61 (2.23%) Adobe XD
4 54 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
5 48 (1.75%) Zeplin
6 45 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 45 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
7 44 (1.61%) Photoshop
8 40 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 18 (0.66%) UserZoom
11 17 (0.62%) MS Visio
12 15 (0.55%) Marvel
13 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
14 6 (0.22%) SPSS
14 6 (0.22%) UXPin
15 4 (0.15%) InDesign
16 3 (0.11%) Camtasia
16 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
16 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.33%) Magento
3 8 (0.29%) Shopify
4 5 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.18%) Workfront
5 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.15%) SAP HCM
5 4 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.11%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.11%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.073%) Bloomberg AIM
7 2 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.073%) MFGPRO
7 2 (0.073%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.073%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.073%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 291 (10.63%) Figma
2 276 (10.08%) Azure
3 203 (7.42%) AWS
4 119 (4.35%) GitHub
5 88 (3.22%) Power Platform
6 75 (2.74%) Microsoft 365
7 71 (2.59%) SaaS
8 61 (2.23%) GCP
9 55 (2.01%) Google Analytics
10 43 (1.57%) Miro
11 41 (1.50%) npm
12 32 (1.17%) Serverless
13 31 (1.13%) PaaS
14 24 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 23 (0.84%) OpenShift
16 22 (0.80%) IaaS
17 21 (0.77%) Amazon S3
18 19 (0.69%) Power Automate
18 19 (0.69%) Slack
19 18 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.02%) Internet
2 21 (0.77%) HTTP
3 14 (0.51%) LAN
4 11 (0.40%) DNS
5 10 (0.37%) 4G
5 10 (0.37%) WAN
6 8 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (0.26%) Firewall
7 7 (0.26%) Wireless
8 6 (0.22%) Intranet
8 6 (0.22%) Skype
8 6 (0.22%) SSL
8 6 (0.22%) TETRA
8 6 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.18%) 2G
9 5 (0.18%) DHCP
9 5 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.15%) Broadband
10 4 (0.15%) SSH
10 4 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 72 (2.63%) Power BI
3 68 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 65 (2.37%) NoSQL
5 54 (1.97%) MongoDB
6 42 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (1.21%) MySQL
8 27 (0.99%) Big Data
8 27 (0.99%) Tableau
9 23 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 20 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (0.58%) Redis
12 15 (0.55%) SQLite
13 14 (0.51%) MarkLogic
14 13 (0.47%) Metadata
14 13 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.40%) GIS
15 11 (0.40%) QlikView
16 10 (0.37%) BigQuery
16 10 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 246 (8.99%) JIRA
2 239 (8.73%) Git (software)
3 127 (4.64%) Axure RP
4 119 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 75 (2.74%) webpack
6 43 (1.57%) Maven
7 39 (1.42%) TeamCity
8 36 (1.32%) GitLab
9 34 (1.24%) Bitbucket
9 34 (1.24%) JUnit
10 29 (1.06%) Artifactory
11 28 (1.02%) Grunt
12 27 (0.99%) Gradle
13 26 (0.95%) Selenium
14 23 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (0.84%) Subversion
15 22 (0.80%) Visual Studio
16 21 (0.77%) Cypress.io
16 21 (0.77%) Eclipse
16 21 (0.77%) SonarQube
General
1 644 (23.53%) Social Skills
2 534 (19.51%) Finance
3 217 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
4 211 (7.71%) Public Sector
5 198 (7.23%) Retail
6 184 (6.72%) Banking
7 160 (5.85%) Marketing
8 117 (4.27%) Presentation Skills
9 111 (4.06%) Front Office
10 83 (3.03%) Investment Banking
11 70 (2.56%) Telecoms
12 67 (2.45%) Legal
13 63 (2.30%) Publishing
14 52 (1.90%) Influencing Skills
15 49 (1.79%) Manufacturing
16 43 (1.57%) Retail Banking
17 39 (1.42%) Games
18 26 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
19 25 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
20 23 (0.84%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 905 (33.07%) Designer
2 647 (23.64%) Developer
3 563 (20.57%) UX Designer
4 238 (8.70%) UI Designer
5 200 (7.31%) Analyst
6 188 (6.87%) Senior Designer
7 184 (6.72%) UI/UX Designer
8 183 (6.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 147 (5.37%) Business Analyst
10 129 (4.71%) React Developer
11 127 (4.64%) User Experience Researcher
12 110 (4.02%) Full Stack Developer
12 110 (4.02%) Senior UX Designer
13 99 (3.62%) Architect
14 91 (3.32%) Interaction Designer
15 88 (3.22%) Product Manager
16 86 (3.14%) Senior Developer
17 77 (2.81%) Angular Developer
18 71 (2.59%) .NET Developer
19 65 (2.37%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 560 (20.46%) CSS
2 550 (20.09%) HTML
3 408 (14.91%) React
4 279 (10.19%) AngularJS
5 207 (7.56%) HTML5
6 199 (7.27%) .NET
7 194 (7.09%) REST
8 139 (5.08%) Node.js
9 122 (4.46%) CSS3
10 120 (4.38%) Web Services
11 110 (4.02%) JSON
12 99 (3.62%) Redux
13 88 (3.22%) RESTful
14 87 (3.18%) Spring
15 76 (2.78%) .NET Core
16 72 (2.63%) Sass
17 70 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
17 70 (2.56%) jQuery
18 63 (2.30%) Jest
19 61 (2.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 187 (6.83%) Mobile App
2 60 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
3 57 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
3 57 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 46 (1.68%) Virtual Team
5 39 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
7 32 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 30 (1.10%) Renewable Energy
9 27 (0.99%) Social Media
10 25 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 24 (0.88%) Graphic Design
12 21 (0.77%) Cloud Native
12 21 (0.77%) Wiki
13 20 (0.73%) Algorithms
13 20 (0.73%) Derivative
14 17 (0.62%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.51%) W3C
16 13 (0.47%) NHS
17 12 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 126 (4.60%) Windows
2 103 (3.76%) Android
3 96 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 56 (2.05%) Linux
5 23 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 19 (0.69%) Unix
7 11 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.18%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.073%) Debian
13 2 (0.073%) tvOS
13 2 (0.073%) VMS
13 2 (0.073%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.037%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,385 (50.60%) UX Design
2 1,300 (47.50%) Agile
3 458 (16.73%) User Research
4 385 (14.07%) Wireframes
5 371 (13.55%) Scrum
6 350 (12.79%) Prototyping
7 340 (12.42%) UX Research
8 306 (11.18%) Front End Development
9 290 (10.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 271 (9.90%) Analytics
11 259 (9.46%) DevOps
12 252 (9.21%) Interaction Design
13 241 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
14 226 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 222 (8.11%) User Stories
16 213 (7.78%) CI/CD
17 203 (7.42%) Software Engineering
18 197 (7.20%) Full Stack Development
19 195 (7.12%) Service Design
20 171 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 653 (23.86%) JavaScript
2 253 (9.24%) TypeScript
3 229 (8.37%) SQL
4 222 (8.11%) Java
5 205 (7.49%) C#
6 126 (4.60%) Python
7 50 (1.83%) ES6
8 36 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 31 (1.13%) Kotlin
10 26 (0.95%) PHP
11 21 (0.77%) Ruby
12 20 (0.73%) C
13 18 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.51%) Bash
15 12 (0.44%) Apple Swift
15 12 (0.44%) ES7
16 11 (0.40%) Go
17 10 (0.37%) R
17 10 (0.37%) VBA
18 9 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 245 (8.95%) Degree
2 185 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 140 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 46 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (0.62%) PhD
8 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.44%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.33%) CISM
10 9 (0.33%) CISSP
10 9 (0.33%) ISEB
11 5 (0.18%) CRISC
11 5 (0.18%) PMP
12 4 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.15%) MBA
12 4 (0.15%) MCP
12 4 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.11%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (9.61%) Accessibility
2 153 (5.59%) QA
3 46 (1.68%) WCAG
4 21 (0.77%) GDPR
5 16 (0.58%) SLA
6 15 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.47%) PMO
8 11 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.15%) WAI
10 2 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.037%) COBIT
11 1 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.037%) NIST
11 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 113 (4.13%) Docker
2 52 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.37%) XenApp
4 10 (0.37%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.22%) Varnish
6 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.11%) Firmware
8 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.037%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.037%) IAG
9 1 (0.037%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (3.47%) Kubernetes
2 32 (1.17%) Ansible
2 32 (1.17%) Terraform
3 23 (0.84%) SCCM
4 21 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (0.55%) Puppet
6 8 (0.29%) Grafana
6 8 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.26%) WSUS
8 6 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (0.18%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.18%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.18%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.11%) Kibana
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.11%) PowerCLI
12 2 (0.073%) Opsgenie
12 2 (0.073%) Simpana
12 2 (0.073%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 239 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 205 (7.49%) Adobe
3 140 (5.12%) Google
4 72 (2.63%) Oracle
5 58 (2.12%) SAP
6 38 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (1.21%) MuleSoft
8 32 (1.17%) Sitecore
9 28 (1.02%) ServiceNow
10 23 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 21 (0.77%) AppDynamics
11 21 (0.77%) Apple
12 19 (0.69%) Citrix
12 19 (0.69%) Splunk
13 17 (0.62%) VMware
14 15 (0.55%) BT
14 15 (0.55%) Workday
15 13 (0.47%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.37%) Hotjar
17 9 (0.33%) Progress