Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 58 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 0
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,474 2,562 3,929
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.39% 3.85% 4.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.78% 12.27% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,309 1,701 2,679
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 46
Median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +41.18% -0.23%
10th Percentile £16.00 £21.60 £13.37
90th Percentile £48.50 £52.80 £56.79
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £47.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year -29.84% +40.44% -0.28%

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 11,534 20,872 29,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.37% 31.37% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,757 13,710 19,880
Median daily rate £475 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £475
% change year-on-year +4.40% -4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 862 876
Median hourly rate £26.27 £21.51 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.12% +7.56% -
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.56% +12.50% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -1 838 £500 +5.26% 229
North of England +25 247 £500 +17.65% 133
South East +32 141 £425 - 77
North West +21 122 £500 +11.11% 85
Yorkshire +25 89 £500 +11.11% 38
Midlands +3 88 £378 -11.06% 56
South West +23 56 £425 +6.25% 44
East Midlands +47 44 £330 -12.00% 23
West Midlands -21 41 £450 - 33
North East +14 39 £450 +16.50% 10
East of England -18 19 £475 +11.76% 36
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 774 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (25.98%) JavaScript
3 305 (20.69%) HTML
4 303 (20.56%) CSS
5 262 (17.77%) Finance
6 247 (16.76%) Wireframes
7 242 (16.42%) React
8 223 (15.13%) Prototyping
9 210 (14.25%) Node.js
10 207 (14.04%) Java
11 195 (13.23%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 186 (12.62%) Front End Development
13 181 (12.28%) Public Sector
14 174 (11.80%) Scrum
15 171 (11.60%) Degree
16 157 (10.65%) Git (software)
17 156 (10.58%) Azure
18 154 (10.45%) Mobile App
19 150 (10.18%) Test Automation
20 147 (9.97%) AWS
21 143 (9.70%) Service Design
22 142 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
23 139 (9.43%) Analytics
24 136 (9.23%) HTML5
25 135 (9.16%) Software Engineering
26 133 (9.02%) Security Cleared
27 131 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
28 125 (8.48%) JIRA
29 123 (8.34%) DevOps
30 116 (7.87%) Python

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 80 (5.43%) Confluence
2 44 (2.99%) CMS
3 22 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.95%) Apache
4 14 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
5 12 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (0.68%) Drupal
8 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.47%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.41%) JBoss
11 6 (0.41%) WordPress
12 5 (0.34%) Anypoint
12 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.27%) Headless CMS
13 4 (0.27%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 103 (6.99%) Sketch
2 71 (4.82%) InVision
3 41 (2.78%) Adobe XD
4 40 (2.71%) Adobe Illustrator
5 30 (2.04%) Photoshop
6 29 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
7 28 (1.90%) Zeplin
8 26 (1.76%) Figma
9 17 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
10 16 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.81%) MS Visio
12 10 (0.68%) UserZoom
13 8 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 8 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.34%) Marvel
16 4 (0.27%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.27%) Chatbot
16 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
17 3 (0.20%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.47%) Magento
2 5 (0.34%) Shopify
3 4 (0.27%) SessionCam
4 3 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.14%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.068%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.068%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.068%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 156 (10.58%) Azure
2 147 (9.97%) AWS
3 92 (6.24%) GitHub
4 50 (3.39%) GCP
5 45 (3.05%) Power Platform
6 41 (2.78%) Slack
7 35 (2.37%) Office 365
8 34 (2.31%) SaaS
9 22 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 18 (1.22%) Google Analytics
11 18 (1.22%) npm
11 18 (1.22%) Serverless
12 17 (1.15%) PowerApps
13 16 (1.09%) Logic Apps
14 15 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
15 14 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
16 13 (0.88%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.88%) PaaS
17 12 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.88%) Intranet
2 11 (0.75%) Firewall
3 10 (0.68%) HTTP
3 10 (0.68%) Internet
4 8 (0.54%) WAN
5 7 (0.47%) LAN
5 7 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.41%) Broadband
6 6 (0.41%) Skype
7 5 (0.34%) DNS
7 5 (0.34%) Network Security
7 5 (0.34%) SSL
7 5 (0.34%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.27%) MPLS
8 4 (0.27%) SAN
8 4 (0.27%) VoIP
8 4 (0.27%) Wireless
9 3 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 33 (2.24%) MySQL
4 30 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 25 (1.70%) Big Data
5 25 (1.70%) Power BI
6 24 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 22 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (0.95%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
9 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.68%) Tableau
11 7 (0.47%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.41%) Biml
12 6 (0.41%) Redis
12 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 157 (10.65%) Git (software)
2 125 (8.48%) JIRA
3 96 (6.51%) Jenkins
4 62 (4.21%) Axure RP
5 57 (3.87%) Maven
6 52 (3.53%) webpack
7 43 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 39 (2.65%) Jasmine
9 24 (1.63%) Subversion
10 23 (1.56%) Cypress.io
10 23 (1.56%) Grunt
10 23 (1.56%) gulp
11 22 (1.49%) Android Studio
11 22 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
12 20 (1.36%) Mocha
13 18 (1.22%) Balsamiq
14 15 (1.02%) Xcode
15 13 (0.88%) CocoaPods
15 13 (0.88%) SonarQube
16 12 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 262 (17.77%) Finance
2 181 (12.28%) Public Sector
3 75 (5.09%) Banking
4 74 (5.02%) Marketing
5 51 (3.46%) Front Office
6 39 (2.65%) Publishing
7 37 (2.51%) Retail
8 27 (1.83%) Law
9 25 (1.70%) Legal
10 24 (1.63%) Telecoms
11 20 (1.36%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.22%) Games
13 16 (1.09%) Local Government
14 15 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 15 (1.02%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.81%) Electronics
17 8 (0.54%) Polish Language
18 7 (0.47%) Automotive
18 7 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 471 (31.95%) Designer
2 432 (29.31%) Developer
3 324 (21.98%) UX Designer
4 166 (11.26%) UI Designer
5 141 (9.57%) UI/UX Designer
6 106 (7.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 94 (6.38%) React Developer
8 91 (6.17%) Analyst
9 83 (5.63%) UI Developer
10 74 (5.02%) UX Developer
11 71 (4.82%) Architect
12 59 (4.00%) Business Analyst
13 57 (3.87%) Senior Designer
14 56 (3.80%) User Researcher
15 54 (3.66%) UI/UX Developer
16 50 (3.39%) Interaction Designer
17 46 (3.12%) UI Engineer
18 44 (2.99%) Senior Developer
19 43 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
20 41 (2.78%) Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (20.69%) HTML
2 303 (20.56%) CSS
3 242 (16.42%) React
4 210 (14.25%) Node.js
5 136 (9.23%) HTML5
6 95 (6.45%) Web Services
7 88 (5.97%) AngularJS
8 84 (5.70%) .NET
9 75 (5.09%) Redux
10 74 (5.02%) REST
11 73 (4.95%) CSS3
11 73 (4.95%) RESTful
12 62 (4.21%) jQuery
13 56 (3.80%) Sass
14 53 (3.60%) Spring Boot
15 48 (3.26%) JSON
16 46 (3.12%) Spring
17 39 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 38 (2.58%) ASP.NET
19 31 (2.10%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 154 (10.45%) Mobile App
2 131 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (2.24%) Data Structures
4 29 (1.97%) Virtual Team
5 26 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (1.70%) NHS
7 23 (1.56%) W3C
8 22 (1.49%) Graphic Design
9 21 (1.42%) Social Media
10 20 (1.36%) Animation
11 17 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (1.02%) Data Centre
12 15 (1.02%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.95%) iPad
14 13 (0.88%) iPhone
15 11 (0.75%) Management Information System
16 10 (0.68%) Cloud Native
17 8 (0.54%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 115 (7.80%) Android
2 99 (6.72%) Apple iOS
3 48 (3.26%) Linux
4 42 (2.85%) Windows
5 23 (1.56%) Unix
6 12 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.20%) CentOS
12 3 (0.20%) Debian
13 2 (0.14%) tvOS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.14%) zOS
14 1 (0.068%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 774 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (16.76%) Wireframes
3 223 (15.13%) Prototyping
4 195 (13.23%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 186 (12.62%) Front End Development
6 174 (11.80%) Scrum
7 150 (10.18%) Test Automation
8 143 (9.70%) Service Design
9 142 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
10 139 (9.43%) Analytics
11 135 (9.16%) Software Engineering
12 123 (8.34%) DevOps
13 112 (7.60%) TDD
14 102 (6.92%) User Stories
15 78 (5.29%) E-Commerce
16 73 (4.95%) Microservices
16 73 (4.95%) Web Development
17 70 (4.75%) Design Thinking
17 70 (4.75%) Kanban
18 68 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 383 (25.98%) JavaScript
2 207 (14.04%) Java
3 116 (7.87%) Python
4 89 (6.04%) TypeScript
5 81 (5.50%) Kotlin
5 81 (5.50%) SQL
6 55 (3.73%) C#
7 40 (2.71%) Java 8
8 36 (2.44%) Apple Swift
9 29 (1.97%) Objective-C
10 26 (1.76%) ES6
10 26 (1.76%) PHP
11 25 (1.70%) Go
12 19 (1.29%) C++
12 19 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.02%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.95%) Ruby
15 11 (0.75%) C
16 10 (0.68%) Groovy
16 10 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 171 (11.60%) Degree
2 133 (9.02%) Security Cleared
3 107 (7.26%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.61%) PhD
8 7 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 5 (0.34%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.34%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 3 (0.20%) CCNP
11 3 (0.20%) ISEB
11 3 (0.20%) MBA
12 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.02%) QA
2 32 (2.17%) WCAG
3 27 (1.83%) GDPR
4 11 (0.75%) SLA
5 9 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
6 8 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.34%) NIST
8 4 (0.27%) PMO
9 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.20%) NCSC
10 2 (0.14%) COBIT
10 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.14%) WAI
11 1 (0.068%) GMP
11 1 (0.068%) GxP
11 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (6.17%) Docker
2 14 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.34%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.068%) HDFS
7 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.068%) UAG
7 1 (0.068%) vCloud
7 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.068%) vSphere
7 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 46 (3.12%) Terraform
3 15 (1.02%) Ansible
4 13 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.88%) Puppet
4 13 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.54%) SCCM
6 5 (0.34%) PowerCLI
7 4 (0.27%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.27%) Kibana
8 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.20%) Rancher
8 3 (0.20%) Salt
9 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.14%) SCOM
10 1 (0.068%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.068%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.068%) SCSM
10 1 (0.068%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 110 (7.46%) Adobe
2 85 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 46 (3.12%) Google
4 30 (2.04%) SAP
5 24 (1.63%) Oracle
6 22 (1.49%) Splunk
7 20 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.22%) AppDynamics
9 17 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 14 (0.95%) Sitecore
11 13 (0.88%) Xamarin
12 11 (0.75%) Cisco
13 10 (0.68%) Apple
14 9 (0.61%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.54%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.54%) VMware
16 7 (0.47%) Pega
17 6 (0.41%) Citrix
17 6 (0.41%) Optimizely
17 6 (0.41%) Twitter