Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 54 52 60
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -5
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,860 1,482 2,493
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.10% 4.37% 3.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.14% 13.67% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,089 1,082 1,606
10th Percentile £363 £306 £313
25th Percentile £431 £369 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £619 £550 £537
90th Percentile £700 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £466 £450
% change year-on-year +12.60% +3.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 24
10th Percentile £20.31 £16.00 £21.20
25th Percentile £39.50 £18.06 £33.81
Median hourly rate £53.75 £32.00 £49.00
Median % change year-on-year +67.97% -34.69% +53.13%
75th Percentile £67.80 £44.88 £52.50
90th Percentile £69.47 £49.63 £52.85
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £32.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year +64.06% -33.33% +45.45%

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 21,758 10,844 18,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.17% 31.99% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,582 7,373 12,457
10th Percentile £300 £257 £263
25th Percentile £419 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £586
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 424 735
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.72 £17.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.74% +28.02% +1.28%
75th Percentile £49.50 £46.00 £44.99
90th Percentile £65.10 £58.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £26.27 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.04% +23.81% +5.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +4 1,899 £550 +10.00% 476
North of England -40 228 £496 -0.75% 185
South East -21 224 £475 +13.10% 105
Midlands -14 156 £500 +32.80% 126
North West -39 117 £475 -5.00% 99
West Midlands -2 103 £515 +13.94% 87
Yorkshire -30 92 £500 - 68
South West -22 80 £475 +11.76% 72
East of England +9 78 £540 +13.68% 49
East Midlands -27 50 £475 +49.14% 38
North East -19 19 £531 +18.06% 18
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 1,457 (50.94%) UX Design
2 1,378 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
3 698 (24.41%) Social Skills
4 619 (21.64%) JavaScript
5 536 (18.74%) HTML
5 536 (18.74%) Finance
6 517 (18.08%) CSS
7 495 (17.31%) User Research
8 492 (17.20%) React
9 489 (17.10%) Wireframes
10 419 (14.65%) Scrum
11 417 (14.58%) Prototyping
12 380 (13.29%) Front End Development
13 311 (10.87%) Analytics
13 311 (10.87%) TypeScript
14 297 (10.38%) Sketch
15 291 (10.17%) Accessibility
16 290 (10.14%) UX Research
17 289 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
18 275 (9.62%) Adobe
19 268 (9.37%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
20 266 (9.30%) Figma
21 262 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
22 256 (8.95%) Interaction Design
23 254 (8.88%) Azure
24 252 (8.81%) Software Engineering
25 241 (8.43%) Service Design
26 238 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
27 236 (8.25%) JIRA
28 235 (8.22%) Degree

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
1 156 (5.45%) CMS
2 118 (4.13%) Confluence
3 60 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 35 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 19 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (0.63%) Headless CMS
7 17 (0.59%) WordPress
8 16 (0.56%) Drupal
9 14 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.38%) IIS
11 10 (0.35%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.28%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.21%) SAS
15 5 (0.17%) Apache
15 5 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.14%) Alfresco
16 4 (0.14%) Jetty
17 3 (0.10%) Jupyter
17 3 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 297 (10.38%) Sketch
2 175 (6.12%) InVision
3 89 (3.11%) Adobe XD
4 73 (2.55%) Photoshop
5 62 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 60 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 54 (1.89%) Zeplin
8 44 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
9 41 (1.43%) Marvel
10 28 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
10 28 (0.98%) MS Visio
11 13 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 12 (0.42%) Chatbot
13 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
13 11 (0.38%) UXPin
14 9 (0.31%) InDesign
15 8 (0.28%) UserZoom
16 6 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
16 6 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.35%) Shopify
4 9 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.21%) Magento
6 4 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.070%) Eikon
8 2 (0.070%) Oracle Utilities
8 2 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.070%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.070%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.070%) Workfront
9 1 (0.035%) OPENHousing
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.035%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 266 (9.30%) Figma
2 254 (8.88%) Azure
3 172 (6.01%) AWS
4 105 (3.67%) SaaS
5 81 (2.83%) Power Platform
6 65 (2.27%) GCP
7 62 (2.17%) GitHub
8 59 (2.06%) Miro
9 55 (1.92%) Google Analytics
10 47 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
11 45 (1.57%) npm
12 41 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 38 (1.33%) Yarn
14 27 (0.94%) PaaS
15 24 (0.84%) Serverless
16 20 (0.70%) Firebase
17 17 (0.59%) IaaS
18 16 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
19 15 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
19 15 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (0.87%) Internet
2 16 (0.56%) HTTP
3 10 (0.35%) DNS
4 9 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.21%) Intranet
5 6 (0.21%) LAN
6 5 (0.17%) SSL
6 5 (0.17%) VoIP
6 5 (0.17%) VPN
6 5 (0.17%) Wireless
7 4 (0.14%) Firewall
7 4 (0.14%) VLAN
8 3 (0.10%) DHCP
8 3 (0.10%) FTP
8 3 (0.10%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.10%) SMTP
8 3 (0.10%) TETRA
8 3 (0.10%) WAN
8 3 (0.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (3.01%) Relational Database
2 74 (2.59%) Power BI
3 73 (2.55%) SQL Server
4 48 (1.68%) NoSQL
5 34 (1.19%) MySQL
6 32 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 30 (1.05%) Big Data
9 29 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (1.01%) Tableau
10 24 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 21 (0.73%) Data Lake
12 19 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.52%) Metadata
14 12 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.35%) Power Query
16 9 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.31%) Redis
17 8 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 236 (8.25%) JIRA
2 175 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 142 (4.97%) Axure RP
4 99 (3.46%) Jenkins
5 76 (2.66%) webpack
6 51 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 41 (1.43%) Jasmine
8 39 (1.36%) Selenium
9 38 (1.33%) Mocha
10 36 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
11 32 (1.12%) Storybook
12 25 (0.87%) Cypress.io
13 22 (0.77%) Bitbucket
14 21 (0.73%) Android Studio
14 21 (0.73%) Visual Studio
15 20 (0.70%) rollup.js
16 19 (0.66%) gulp
17 16 (0.56%) git-flow
17 16 (0.56%) Grunt
17 16 (0.56%) Maven
General
1 698 (24.41%) Social Skills
2 536 (18.74%) Finance
3 238 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
4 202 (7.06%) Public Sector
5 200 (6.99%) Banking
6 187 (6.54%) Marketing
7 153 (5.35%) Front Office
8 133 (4.65%) Retail
9 103 (3.60%) Presentation Skills
10 92 (3.22%) Telecoms
11 76 (2.66%) Investment Banking
12 69 (2.41%) Influencing Skills
13 61 (2.13%) Legal
13 61 (2.13%) Publishing
14 36 (1.26%) Manufacturing
14 36 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 34 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
16 29 (1.01%) Law
16 29 (1.01%) Multimedia
17 27 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 949 (33.18%) Designer
2 769 (26.89%) Developer
3 619 (21.64%) UX Designer
4 269 (9.41%) UI Designer
5 247 (8.64%) React Developer
6 210 (7.34%) UI/UX Designer
7 186 (6.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 182 (6.36%) Senior Designer
9 173 (6.05%) Analyst
10 138 (4.83%) Senior Developer
11 124 (4.34%) Architect
12 123 (4.30%) Business Analyst
13 122 (4.27%) Senior UX Designer
14 113 (3.95%) UI Developer
15 96 (3.36%) Full Stack Developer
16 92 (3.22%) User Experience Researcher
17 81 (2.83%) Software Engineer
18 77 (2.69%) User Researcher
19 75 (2.62%) Product Owner
20 74 (2.59%) Interaction Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (18.74%) HTML
2 517 (18.08%) CSS
3 492 (17.20%) React
4 228 (7.97%) Node.js
5 223 (7.80%) AngularJS
6 177 (6.19%) HTML5
7 173 (6.05%) .NET
8 169 (5.91%) Redux
9 147 (5.14%) REST
10 130 (4.55%) RESTful
11 109 (3.81%) CSS3
12 87 (3.04%) Sass
13 83 (2.90%) Web Services
14 60 (2.10%) Jest
15 58 (2.03%) GraphQL
16 56 (1.96%) JSON
17 55 (1.92%) React Native
18 54 (1.89%) Vue.js
19 53 (1.85%) Reactive Extensions
19 53 (1.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 191 (6.68%) Mobile App
2 80 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
3 79 (2.76%) Virtual Team
4 61 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
5 59 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 53 (1.85%) Hedge funds
8 51 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (1.71%) Equities
10 43 (1.50%) Derivative
11 41 (1.43%) Data Structures
12 38 (1.33%) Management Information System
13 36 (1.26%) Fixed Income
14 31 (1.08%) Social Media
15 25 (0.87%) Cloud Native
15 25 (0.87%) iPad
16 24 (0.84%) Credit Derivative
16 24 (0.84%) Graphic Design
16 24 (0.84%) NHS
17 18 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 118 (4.13%) Android
2 117 (4.09%) Apple iOS
3 65 (2.27%) Linux
4 64 (2.24%) Windows
5 43 (1.50%) Unix
6 14 (0.49%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.17%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.17%) tvOS
8 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.10%) CentOS
10 3 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.035%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,457 (50.94%) UX Design
2 1,378 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
3 495 (17.31%) User Research
4 489 (17.10%) Wireframes
5 419 (14.65%) Scrum
6 417 (14.58%) Prototyping
7 380 (13.29%) Front End Development
8 311 (10.87%) Analytics
9 290 (10.14%) UX Research
10 289 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
11 268 (9.37%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 262 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 256 (8.95%) Interaction Design
14 252 (8.81%) Software Engineering
15 241 (8.43%) Service Design
16 233 (8.15%) CI/CD
17 204 (7.13%) Full Stack Development
17 204 (7.13%) User Stories
18 203 (7.10%) Test Automation
19 173 (6.05%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 619 (21.64%) JavaScript
2 311 (10.87%) TypeScript
3 231 (8.08%) Java
4 191 (6.68%) C#
5 185 (6.47%) SQL
6 159 (5.56%) Python
7 73 (2.55%) ES6
8 39 (1.36%) Apple Swift
9 36 (1.26%) Bash
10 29 (1.01%) Kotlin
11 27 (0.94%) Objective-C
11 27 (0.94%) PHP
12 22 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 21 (0.73%) Ruby
14 20 (0.70%) C++
14 20 (0.70%) PowerShell
15 18 (0.63%) Go
15 18 (0.63%) R
16 17 (0.59%) C
17 13 (0.45%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 235 (8.22%) Degree
2 144 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 102 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 42 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (0.94%) Master's Degree
6 23 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.38%) MBA
9 10 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.31%) Sun Certification
11 8 (0.28%) CISM
11 8 (0.28%) CISSP
11 8 (0.28%) ISEB
12 6 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.21%) OCPJP
12 6 (0.21%) PhD
13 5 (0.17%) CRISC
13 5 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.17%) Tableau Certification
14 4 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (10.17%) Accessibility
2 132 (4.62%) QA
3 74 (2.59%) WCAG
4 15 (0.52%) GDPR
5 14 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
6 11 (0.38%) SLA
7 6 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.21%) PMO
8 3 (0.10%) NIST
9 2 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.070%) GRC
9 2 (0.070%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.035%) COBIT
10 1 (0.035%) GAMP
10 1 (0.035%) GLP
10 1 (0.035%) GMP
10 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.035%) MiFID
System Software
1 128 (4.48%) Docker
2 41 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.10%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.070%) XenApp
8 1 (0.035%) Firmware
8 1 (0.035%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 108 (3.78%) Kubernetes
2 70 (2.45%) Terraform
3 25 (0.87%) Ansible
4 13 (0.45%) SCCM
5 11 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
6 9 (0.31%) Puppet
7 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.070%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.070%) Kibana
11 2 (0.070%) Opsgenie
11 2 (0.070%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.070%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.035%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.035%) MIIS
12 1 (0.035%) Packer
Vendors
1 275 (9.62%) Adobe
2 158 (5.52%) Microsoft
3 106 (3.71%) Google
4 78 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
5 73 (2.55%) Oracle
6 51 (1.78%) SAP
7 23 (0.80%) hybris
8 20 (0.70%) ServiceNow
8 20 (0.70%) Sitecore
9 15 (0.52%) Apple
9 15 (0.52%) Databricks
10 14 (0.49%) MuleSoft
11 12 (0.42%) Citrix
12 11 (0.38%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.38%) Xamarin
13 10 (0.35%) VMware
14 9 (0.31%) IBM
15 8 (0.28%) AppDynamics
15 8 (0.28%) BT
16 7 (0.24%) Hotjar