Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 2018 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 49 54
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +16
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4,092 3,451 3,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.47% 4.10% 3.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.13% 11.92% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 2,335 2,708
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 54 41
England median hourly rate £44.23 £40.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.58% -5.33% +28.03%
10th Percentile £28.71 £17.67 £21.25
90th Percentile £80.73 £52.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £44.23 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +10.58% -5.33% +28.03%

User Experience is in the Generic IT 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 IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31,167 28,943 33,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.06% 34.39% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,535 18,874 22,130
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £455 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +1.68% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1,007 1,104
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.66 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.53% -6.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £49.85
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +16.14%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in England

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in England

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in England

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in England

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor 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 22 June 2018. 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 +2 2,251 £475 +5.56% 579
South East +14 676 £415 +13.70% 214
North of England -4 544 £400 - 268
Midlands +9 374 £425 +6.25% 121
West Midlands +2 263 £425 - 66
North West +23 240 £400 - 161
Yorkshire -25 206 £403 -1.23% 92
South West 0 137 £400 -1.72% 93
East of England +1 112 £415 +3.75% 95
East Midlands -1 111 £425 +6.25% 55
North East +9 102 £400 +1.65% 15
South Coast - 1 - -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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 2,106 (51.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,363 (33.31%) HTML
3 1,347 (32.92%) CSS
4 1,292 (31.57%) JavaScript
5 788 (19.26%) Finance
6 732 (17.89%) Wireframes
7 665 (16.25%) Scrum
8 634 (15.49%) HTML5
9 616 (15.05%) AngularJS
10 597 (14.59%) Front End Development
11 489 (11.95%) Prototyping
12 486 (11.88%) TDD
13 474 (11.58%) Java
14 471 (11.51%) Mobile App
15 470 (11.49%) CSS3
16 467 (11.41%) Git (software)
17 436 (10.65%) React
18 422 (10.31%) E-Commerce
19 409 (10.00%) Adobe
20 392 (9.58%) Analytics
21 388 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
22 371 (9.07%) Degree
23 353 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
24 349 (8.53%) Web Development
25 333 (8.14%) Node.js
26 330 (8.06%) jQuery
27 329 (8.04%) Sass
28 323 (7.89%) Android
29 318 (7.77%) Apple iOS
30 305 (7.45%) REST

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
1 184 (4.50%) CMS
2 133 (3.25%) Confluence
3 56 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.30%) Marvel
5 52 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 50 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 44 (1.08%) WordPress
8 43 (1.05%) Apache
9 28 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 22 (0.54%) IIS
10 22 (0.54%) JBoss
11 21 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 21 (0.51%) Drupal
11 21 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.37%) nginx
14 13 (0.32%) Umbraco
15 12 (0.29%) Jetty
16 11 (0.27%) Skype for Business
17 9 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 258 (6.30%) Photoshop
2 245 (5.99%) InVision
3 171 (4.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 150 (3.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 62 (1.52%) OmniGraffle
6 44 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
6 44 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 35 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
8 34 (0.83%) MS Visio
9 33 (0.81%) UXPin
10 31 (0.76%) UserZoom
11 29 (0.71%) GIMP
12 20 (0.49%) InDesign
13 18 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
14 17 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
15 10 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
16 7 (0.17%) Flinto
17 5 (0.12%) Acrobat
18 4 (0.098%) Fireworks
19 3 (0.073%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.54%) Magento
3 11 (0.27%) Eloqua
4 9 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.098%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.098%) Shopify
7 3 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.073%) Primavera
7 3 (0.073%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.049%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.049%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.049%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.049%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.049%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.024%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.024%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.024%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.024%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 215 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (2.35%) GitHub
4 80 (1.96%) Google Analytics
5 70 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 63 (1.54%) PaaS
7 58 (1.42%) npm
7 58 (1.42%) SaaS
8 53 (1.30%) Serverless
9 52 (1.27%) Office 365
10 45 (1.10%) Heroku
11 34 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
12 31 (0.76%) IaaS
13 30 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
14 25 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
15 24 (0.59%) Slack
16 19 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
17 18 (0.44%) Amazon S3
18 15 (0.37%) Yarn
19 14 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.44%) HTTP
2 49 (1.20%) Internet
3 33 (0.81%) SMS
4 21 (0.51%) Intranet
5 13 (0.32%) Skype
6 11 (0.27%) Firewall
6 11 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.22%) Network Security
7 9 (0.22%) SSL
8 7 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (0.17%) RTMP
9 6 (0.15%) DHCP
9 6 (0.15%) DNS
10 5 (0.12%) LAN
10 5 (0.12%) Telepresence
10 5 (0.12%) VoIP
10 5 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.098%) WAN
11 4 (0.098%) Wireless
12 3 (0.073%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 89 (2.17%) MySQL
3 70 (1.71%) NoSQL
4 62 (1.52%) Big Data
5 58 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 55 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 55 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (0.86%) Blockchain
9 33 (0.81%) Hadoop
10 29 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
11 27 (0.66%) QlikView
12 26 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 22 (0.54%) Qlik Sense
14 20 (0.49%) Power BI
15 18 (0.44%) Data Mining
16 15 (0.37%) Redis
16 15 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
18 12 (0.29%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 467 (11.41%) Git (software)
2 296 (7.23%) Axure RP
3 284 (6.94%) JIRA
4 165 (4.03%) webpack
5 115 (2.81%) Jasmine
6 114 (2.79%) Selenium
7 109 (2.66%) Grunt
8 106 (2.59%) gulp
8 106 (2.59%) Jenkins
9 89 (2.17%) Subversion
10 82 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
11 79 (1.93%) Visual Studio
12 74 (1.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 49 (1.20%) Mocha
14 48 (1.17%) Mercurial
14 48 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
15 46 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
16 43 (1.05%) Cucumber
16 43 (1.05%) TeamCity
17 40 (0.98%) Babel
General
1 788 (19.26%) Finance
2 284 (6.94%) Marketing
3 273 (6.67%) Banking
4 234 (5.72%) Retail
5 100 (2.44%) Publishing
5 100 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 90 (2.20%) Legal
7 59 (1.44%) Games
8 58 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 53 (1.30%) Front Office
10 45 (1.10%) Advertising
11 32 (0.78%) Law
12 27 (0.66%) Automotive
13 24 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 23 (0.56%) Back Office
15 20 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.34%) Electronics
16 14 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,457 (35.61%) Developer
2 1,152 (28.15%) Designer
3 853 (20.85%) UX Designer
4 434 (10.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 298 (7.28%) Analyst
6 291 (7.11%) UI Designer
7 245 (5.99%) React Developer
8 237 (5.79%) JavaScript Developer
9 210 (5.13%) Business Analyst
10 193 (4.72%) UI/UX Designer
11 178 (4.35%) UI Developer
12 166 (4.06%) User Researcher
13 164 (4.01%) User Experience Researcher
14 158 (3.86%) Architect
15 157 (3.84%) Web Developer
16 149 (3.64%) Java Developer
17 148 (3.62%) Senior Developer
18 141 (3.45%) HTML Developer
19 138 (3.37%) Angular Developer
20 135 (3.30%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,363 (33.31%) HTML
2 1,347 (32.92%) CSS
3 634 (15.49%) HTML5
4 616 (15.05%) AngularJS
5 470 (11.49%) CSS3
6 436 (10.65%) React
7 333 (8.14%) Node.js
8 330 (8.06%) jQuery
9 329 (8.04%) Sass
10 305 (7.45%) REST
11 256 (6.26%) RESTful
12 255 (6.23%) .NET
13 238 (5.82%) Web Services
14 213 (5.21%) Redux
15 199 (4.86%) JSON
16 191 (4.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 159 (3.89%) LESS
18 130 (3.18%) Ajax
19 110 (2.69%) XML
20 109 (2.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 471 (11.51%) Mobile App
2 388 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 109 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
5 102 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
6 95 (2.32%) Fintech
7 75 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
8 67 (1.64%) Data Structures
9 61 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 60 (1.47%) Algorithms
11 49 (1.20%) Social Media
12 48 (1.17%) Graphic Design
13 43 (1.05%) Animation
14 31 (0.76%) iPad
14 31 (0.76%) Virtual Team
15 28 (0.68%) iPhone
16 26 (0.64%) Blog
17 24 (0.59%) Over-the-Top Content
18 23 (0.56%) Video on Demand
19 22 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 323 (7.89%) Android
2 318 (7.77%) Apple iOS
3 138 (3.37%) Linux
4 95 (2.32%) Windows
5 41 (1.00%) Unix
6 37 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 20 (0.49%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.098%) Debian
14 4 (0.098%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.073%) CentOS
16 2 (0.049%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.024%) Nucleus RTOS
17 1 (0.024%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,106 (51.47%) Agile Software Development
2 732 (17.89%) Wireframes
3 665 (16.25%) Scrum
4 597 (14.59%) Front End Development
5 489 (11.95%) Prototyping
6 486 (11.88%) TDD
7 422 (10.31%) E-Commerce
8 392 (9.58%) Analytics
9 353 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
10 349 (8.53%) Web Development
11 265 (6.48%) Responsive Web Design
12 261 (6.38%) BDD
13 257 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
14 256 (6.26%) Test Automation
15 253 (6.18%) User Stories
16 246 (6.01%) Microservices
17 239 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
18 220 (5.38%) Software Engineering
19 218 (5.33%) MVC
20 204 (4.99%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1,292 (31.57%) JavaScript
2 474 (11.58%) Java
3 269 (6.57%) SQL
4 221 (5.40%) C#
5 188 (4.59%) ES6
6 139 (3.40%) TypeScript
7 136 (3.32%) Python
8 72 (1.76%) Apple Swift
9 69 (1.69%) PHP
10 60 (1.47%) Go
11 53 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 49 (1.20%) JSX
13 45 (1.10%) Java 8
13 45 (1.10%) Scala
14 41 (1.00%) Ruby
15 39 (0.95%) C
16 36 (0.88%) Kotlin
17 33 (0.81%) C++
18 29 (0.71%) PowerShell
18 29 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 371 (9.07%) Degree
2 186 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 136 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 52 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.37%) ISEB
8 10 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 10 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.22%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.20%) PMP
11 6 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.12%) PhD
13 4 (0.098%) CBAP
13 4 (0.098%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.098%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (4.99%) QA
2 19 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
3 15 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.37%) WCAG
4 14 (0.34%) PMO
5 12 (0.29%) GDPR
6 7 (0.17%) GCP
6 7 (0.17%) WAI
7 6 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.12%) SLA
9 2 (0.049%) GxP
9 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.049%) PSD2
10 1 (0.024%) MiFID
10 1 (0.024%) P3O
10 1 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (2.98%) Docker
2 31 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.15%) HDFS
6 5 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.098%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.073%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.073%) Varnish
8 3 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.049%) etcd
9 2 (0.049%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.049%) LXC
9 2 (0.049%) vSphere
9 2 (0.049%) Xen
9 2 (0.049%) XenApp
10 1 (0.024%) KVM
10 1 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (0.73%) Kubernetes
2 23 (0.56%) SCCM
3 18 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.44%) Puppet
4 15 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (0.34%) Terraform
6 12 (0.29%) Ansible
7 10 (0.24%) Grafana
8 9 (0.22%) Rancher
8 9 (0.22%) WSUS
9 7 (0.17%) SCOM
10 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.12%) Graphite
11 5 (0.12%) HockeyApp
11 5 (0.12%) Mesos
11 5 (0.12%) Nagios
11 5 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.098%) Kibana
12 4 (0.098%) logstash
12 4 (0.098%) Salt
Vendors
1 409 (10.00%) Adobe
2 189 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 164 (4.01%) Google
4 68 (1.66%) Oracle
5 58 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
6 51 (1.25%) Apple
6 51 (1.25%) SAP
7 36 (0.88%) Sitecore
8 35 (0.86%) Tableau
8 35 (0.86%) Twitter
9 31 (0.76%) Splunk
10 29 (0.71%) IBM
11 25 (0.61%) Capita
12 24 (0.59%) CA Agile Central
12 24 (0.59%) ServiceNow
13 18 (0.44%) hybris
13 18 (0.44%) Optimizely
14 15 (0.37%) EXTOL
14 15 (0.37%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.32%) MicroStrategy