Period
to 25 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 56 56
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -4
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,624 1,089 3,397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.10% 4.21% 4.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.42% 13.04% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,830 770 2,299
10th Percentile £329 £300 £325
25th Percentile £413 £360 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £588 £550 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 30
10th Percentile £20.30 £21.25 £20.45
25th Percentile £30.00 £24.48 £32.20
Median hourly rate £41.25 £43.00 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year -4.07% -1.71% -2.78%
75th Percentile £48.38 £47.31 £52.44
90th Percentile £56.35 £47.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -2.35% -2.86% -2.78%

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 19,555 8,350 23,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.52% 32.31% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,707 5,715 15,600
10th Percentile £300 £270 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £615 £588
90th Percentile £725 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £515 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +5.64% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 269 773
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.47 £11.53
25th Percentile £15.04 £17.38 £14.28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.63% +50.00% -
75th Percentile £49.55 £47.50 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.95 £61.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -7.41% +28.57% -

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 September 2021.

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 September 2021.

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 September 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 +11 1,676 £525 +7.69% 481
North of England -20 253 £475 +5.56% 229
South East -18 226 £450 - 113
Midlands -37 152 £475 +26.67% 98
Yorkshire -9 114 £475 +5.56% 71
North West -23 113 £468 -6.40% 129
West Midlands -17 109 £484 +13.76% 65
South West +1 104 £450 +2.86% 100
East of England -5 60 £500 +5.26% 64
East Midlands -37 40 £425 +34.92% 32
North East -8 31 £513 +40.03% 29
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 1,301 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (23.17%) Social Skills
3 507 (19.32%) JavaScript
3 507 (19.32%) Wireframes
4 474 (18.06%) User Research
5 472 (17.99%) HTML
6 470 (17.91%) Finance
7 420 (16.01%) CSS
8 414 (15.78%) React
9 407 (15.51%) Prototyping
10 349 (13.30%) Scrum
11 333 (12.69%) Sketch
12 311 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
12 311 (11.85%) Analytics
13 298 (11.36%) Front End Development
13 298 (11.36%) Accessibility
14 288 (10.98%) Adobe
15 252 (9.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 247 (9.41%) Degree
17 246 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
18 239 (9.11%) Java
19 235 (8.96%) Azure
19 235 (8.96%) Node.js
20 233 (8.88%) Figma
21 217 (8.27%) Service Design
21 217 (8.27%) Software Engineering
22 214 (8.16%) User Stories
23 210 (8.00%) AngularJS
24 206 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
25 205 (7.81%) InVision

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
1 119 (4.54%) CMS
2 73 (2.78%) Confluence
3 67 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 29 (1.11%) WordPress
6 13 (0.50%) Drupal
6 13 (0.50%) Headless CMS
7 12 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (0.34%) IIS
9 7 (0.27%) Apache
9 7 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.19%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.15%) Jetty
12 4 (0.15%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.15%) SAS
13 3 (0.11%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 333 (12.69%) Sketch
2 233 (8.88%) Figma
3 205 (7.81%) InVision
4 101 (3.85%) Photoshop
5 85 (3.24%) Zeplin
6 67 (2.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 63 (2.40%) Adobe XD
8 61 (2.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 53 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
10 44 (1.68%) Marvel
11 41 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
12 23 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 18 (0.69%) MS Visio
14 15 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
15 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
16 10 (0.38%) UserZoom
17 9 (0.34%) UXPin
18 8 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
18 8 (0.30%) Chatbot
18 8 (0.30%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (0.72%) Magento
2 8 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.27%) Shopify
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.15%) SAP GTS
6 4 (0.15%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.11%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.11%) Workfront
8 2 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.076%) Q-Pulse
8 2 (0.076%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.076%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.038%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 235 (8.96%) Azure
2 137 (5.22%) AWS
3 85 (3.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 76 (2.90%) GCP
5 72 (2.74%) SaaS
6 69 (2.63%) GitHub
7 59 (2.25%) Power Platform
8 48 (1.83%) npm
9 42 (1.60%) Miro
10 35 (1.33%) Google Analytics
11 34 (1.30%) Microsoft 365
12 30 (1.14%) Serverless
13 28 (1.07%) Yarn
14 17 (0.65%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.65%) PaaS
15 15 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
17 12 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
17 12 (0.46%) Heroku
17 12 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.33%) Internet
2 17 (0.65%) Intranet
3 11 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (0.38%) DHCP
5 9 (0.34%) HTTP
6 8 (0.30%) AMQP
6 8 (0.30%) Firewall
6 8 (0.30%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.27%) Skype
7 7 (0.27%) VPN
8 6 (0.23%) 2G
8 6 (0.23%) 4G
8 6 (0.23%) SMTP
8 6 (0.23%) VoIP
8 6 (0.23%) Wireless
9 5 (0.19%) LTE
9 5 (0.19%) MQTT
9 5 (0.19%) MVNO
9 5 (0.19%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.15%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 51 (1.94%) Power BI
3 37 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 32 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 30 (1.14%) MySQL
6 27 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 18 (0.69%) Redis
8 17 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (0.53%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.53%) Tableau
11 12 (0.46%) Data Lake
12 9 (0.34%) Big Data
13 8 (0.30%) Metadata
13 8 (0.30%) Qlik Sense
14 7 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.23%) Tableau Desktop
15 6 (0.23%) Tableau Server
16 5 (0.19%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 192 (7.32%) JIRA
2 178 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 138 (5.26%) Axure RP
4 83 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 65 (2.48%) webpack
6 39 (1.49%) Jasmine
7 31 (1.18%) gulp
8 30 (1.14%) Maven
9 29 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 29 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
10 28 (1.07%) Storybook
11 26 (0.99%) Bitbucket
11 26 (0.99%) Cypress.io
12 24 (0.91%) Grunt
13 23 (0.88%) Mocha
13 23 (0.88%) Selenium
13 23 (0.88%) TeamCity
14 19 (0.72%) Postman
15 18 (0.69%) Subversion
16 17 (0.65%) Mockito
General
1 608 (23.17%) Social Skills
2 470 (17.91%) Finance
3 246 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 181 (6.90%) Marketing
5 170 (6.48%) Banking
6 156 (5.95%) Public Sector
7 143 (5.45%) Retail
8 99 (3.77%) Front Office
9 90 (3.43%) Presentation Skills
10 67 (2.55%) Influencing Skills
11 64 (2.44%) Publishing
12 59 (2.25%) Telecoms
13 52 (1.98%) Investment Banking
14 39 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
15 36 (1.37%) Legal
16 28 (1.07%) Manufacturing
17 26 (0.99%) Law
17 26 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
18 24 (0.91%) Automotive
18 24 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 897 (34.18%) Designer
2 693 (26.41%) Developer
3 587 (22.37%) UX Designer
4 311 (11.85%) UI Designer
5 227 (8.65%) UI/UX Designer
6 188 (7.16%) React Developer
7 174 (6.63%) Analyst
8 158 (6.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 143 (5.45%) Senior Designer
10 123 (4.69%) Senior Developer
11 113 (4.31%) Business Analyst
12 99 (3.77%) Senior UX Designer
13 91 (3.47%) User Experience Researcher
14 87 (3.32%) UI Developer
15 78 (2.97%) Architect
16 74 (2.82%) User Researcher
17 68 (2.59%) UX Developer
18 67 (2.55%) Interaction Designer
18 67 (2.55%) Product Manager
19 65 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (17.99%) HTML
2 420 (16.01%) CSS
3 414 (15.78%) React
4 235 (8.96%) Node.js
5 210 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 133 (5.07%) HTML5
7 132 (5.03%) .NET
8 119 (4.54%) REST
8 119 (4.54%) Web Services
9 112 (4.27%) Redux
10 102 (3.89%) RESTful
11 90 (3.43%) Sass
12 74 (2.82%) Jest
13 73 (2.78%) CSS3
13 73 (2.78%) Spring
14 67 (2.55%) jQuery
15 64 (2.44%) JSON
16 62 (2.36%) Spring Boot
17 57 (2.17%) Vue.js
18 56 (2.13%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 174 (6.63%) Mobile App
2 73 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
3 55 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (1.87%) Virtual Team
6 48 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 38 (1.45%) Social Media
9 37 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 37 (1.41%) W3C
10 28 (1.07%) Fixed Income
11 26 (0.99%) Hedge funds
12 24 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 21 (0.80%) Taxonomies
14 20 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 20 (0.76%) Graphic Design
14 20 (0.76%) iPad
15 19 (0.72%) Cloud Native
16 17 (0.65%) Data Centre
16 17 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 156 (5.95%) Android
2 153 (5.83%) Apple iOS
3 47 (1.79%) Linux
4 46 (1.75%) Windows
5 27 (1.03%) Unix
6 21 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 18 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (0.27%) tvOS
12 6 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.076%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.076%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.076%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.038%) Debian
15 1 (0.038%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,301 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (19.32%) Wireframes
3 474 (18.06%) User Research
4 407 (15.51%) Prototyping
5 349 (13.30%) Scrum
6 311 (11.85%) Analytics
6 311 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
7 298 (11.36%) Front End Development
8 252 (9.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 217 (8.27%) Service Design
9 217 (8.27%) Software Engineering
10 214 (8.16%) User Stories
11 206 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 170 (6.48%) Full Stack Development
13 167 (6.36%) Workshop Facilitation
14 166 (6.33%) TDD
15 160 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
16 157 (5.98%) E-Commerce
17 156 (5.95%) Test Automation
18 150 (5.72%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 507 (19.32%) JavaScript
2 239 (9.11%) Java
3 202 (7.70%) TypeScript
4 141 (5.37%) Python
5 139 (5.30%) C#
6 130 (4.95%) SQL
7 73 (2.78%) Kotlin
8 66 (2.52%) ES6
9 55 (2.10%) Apple Swift
10 44 (1.68%) C++
11 40 (1.52%) Java 8
12 31 (1.18%) PHP
13 26 (0.99%) C
14 24 (0.91%) Scala
15 23 (0.88%) Go
16 21 (0.80%) Objective-C
17 15 (0.57%) Ruby
18 14 (0.53%) Bash Shell
19 13 (0.50%) PowerShell
20 11 (0.42%) ES7
Qualifications
1 247 (9.41%) Degree
2 124 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 81 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 44 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (0.84%) Master's Degree
6 21 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 18 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.53%) MBA
9 12 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 12 (0.46%) Sun Certification
10 11 (0.42%) PhD
11 10 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.27%) OCPJP
14 5 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.19%) Tableau Certification
15 4 (0.15%) CISM
15 4 (0.15%) CISSP
15 4 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 3 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (11.36%) Accessibility
2 111 (4.23%) QA
3 45 (1.71%) WCAG
4 19 (0.72%) GDPR
5 18 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
7 7 (0.27%) SLA
8 5 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.15%) PMO
10 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.076%) MiFID
11 2 (0.076%) NIST
12 1 (0.038%) COBIT
12 1 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.038%) GRC
12 1 (0.038%) GxP
12 1 (0.038%) HL7
12 1 (0.038%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.038%) WAI
System Software
1 102 (3.89%) Docker
2 47 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 14 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.38%) DFS Replication
7 10 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.076%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.076%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (3.54%) Kubernetes
2 49 (1.87%) Terraform
3 20 (0.76%) SCCM
4 18 (0.69%) Ansible
5 12 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (0.42%) SCOM
7 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (0.38%) SCDPM
7 10 (0.38%) SCSM
7 10 (0.38%) SCVMM
7 10 (0.38%) WSUS
8 8 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
8 8 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.23%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.23%) Puppet
10 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.11%) Kubeflow
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 288 (10.98%) Adobe
2 122 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 81 (3.09%) Google
4 71 (2.71%) Oracle
5 47 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
6 38 (1.45%) SAP
7 21 (0.80%) Apple
8 20 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 19 (0.72%) Splunk
10 14 (0.53%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.46%) hybris
11 12 (0.46%) IBM
11 12 (0.46%) MuleSoft
12 11 (0.42%) AppDynamics
12 11 (0.42%) ArcSight
12 11 (0.42%) Dell
13 10 (0.38%) Cisco
13 10 (0.38%) Databricks
14 9 (0.34%) Citrix
14 9 (0.34%) Optimizely