Period
to 23 October 2020

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 23 October 2020 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 55 51
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,207 3,126 4,111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.39% 4.04% 4.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.68% 12.87% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 2,072 2,802
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -12.94% +19.72%
10th Percentile £21.25 £21.20 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.50 £62.63
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% -12.94% +19.72%

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 9,518 24,282 30,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.63% 31.42% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,159 15,584 20,398
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 948 958
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £12.70 £11.36 £12.24
90th Percentile £54.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +54.55% +10.00% -

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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020. 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 -7 669 £475 - 182
North of England +17 188 £468 +3.89% 139
South East +24 129 £438 +4.17% 77
North West +17 102 £494 +9.72% 84
Midlands +12 99 £361 -16.23% 70
South West +24 57 £425 +6.25% 57
Yorkshire +22 55 £450 - 35
West Midlands -9 49 £382 -12.69% 41
East Midlands +51 47 £318 -27.88% 29
North East +11 34 £420 +0.30% 20
East of England -2 19 £475 +5.56% 23
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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.

1 622 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (26.01%) CSS
3 305 (25.27%) HTML
4 303 (25.10%) JavaScript
5 199 (16.49%) Front End Development
6 166 (13.75%) React
7 162 (13.42%) Java
7 162 (13.42%) Finance
8 161 (13.34%) Node.js
9 157 (13.01%) Scrum
10 155 (12.84%) Public Sector
11 150 (12.43%) Git (software)
12 148 (12.26%) Wireframes
13 142 (11.76%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 141 (11.68%) Prototyping
15 135 (11.18%) HTML5
16 133 (11.02%) Test Automation
17 126 (10.44%) DevOps
18 124 (10.27%) Mobile App
19 119 (9.86%) TDD
20 114 (9.44%) Security Cleared
21 111 (9.20%) JIRA
22 109 (9.03%) Degree
23 108 (8.95%) Analytics
23 108 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
23 108 (8.95%) Service Design
24 103 (8.53%) AWS
25 102 (8.45%) AngularJS
26 101 (8.37%) Web Development
27 96 (7.95%) Apple iOS

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 58 (4.81%) Confluence
2 49 (4.06%) CMS
3 24 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.91%) Apache
6 11 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.58%) Appian
10 6 (0.50%) Anypoint
10 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.41%) Gunicorn
11 5 (0.41%) JBoss
11 5 (0.41%) Jetty
11 5 (0.41%) nginx
11 5 (0.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 86 (7.13%) Sketch
2 53 (4.39%) InVision
3 40 (3.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 32 (2.65%) Adobe XD
5 31 (2.57%) Photoshop
6 30 (2.49%) Figma
7 25 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
8 21 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
9 20 (1.66%) Zeplin
10 13 (1.08%) Chatbot
11 10 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.66%) MS Visio
13 5 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 4 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.33%) UserZoom
15 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.25%) Marvel
15 3 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
16 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.75%) Magento
2 6 (0.50%) Shopify
3 5 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.33%) SessionCam
4 4 (0.33%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.083%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.083%) RMDS
6 1 (0.083%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (8.53%) AWS
2 87 (7.21%) Azure
3 37 (3.07%) GitHub
4 25 (2.07%) Slack
5 22 (1.82%) Office 365
5 22 (1.82%) Power Platform
6 18 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (1.41%) GCP
8 16 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 16 (1.33%) npm
8 16 (1.33%) SaaS
9 15 (1.24%) PaaS
10 14 (1.16%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (0.75%) IaaS
13 8 (0.66%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.66%) Serverless
14 7 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.58%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.24%) Firewall
2 12 (0.99%) Intranet
3 10 (0.83%) DNS
3 10 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (0.75%) Broadband
4 9 (0.75%) Internet
5 7 (0.58%) SSL
6 6 (0.50%) HTTP
6 6 (0.50%) Network Security
6 6 (0.50%) Skype
6 6 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (0.41%) SSH
8 4 (0.33%) 4G
8 4 (0.33%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.33%) SMTP
8 4 (0.33%) VPN
9 3 (0.25%) DHCP
9 3 (0.25%) VoIP
9 3 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.39%) MongoDB
2 44 (3.65%) SQL Server
3 34 (2.82%) MySQL
3 34 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 29 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (1.74%) Power BI
6 18 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (0.99%) Redis
9 11 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
10 10 (0.83%) Tableau
11 9 (0.75%) Big Data
11 9 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.50%) Data Lake
14 5 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
15 4 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 150 (12.43%) Git (software)
2 111 (9.20%) JIRA
3 64 (5.30%) Jenkins
4 54 (4.47%) Jasmine
5 46 (3.81%) Axure RP
6 43 (3.56%) Subversion
7 39 (3.23%) Grunt
8 37 (3.07%) Mocha
9 36 (2.98%) gulp
10 35 (2.90%) webpack
11 31 (2.57%) Maven
12 26 (2.15%) Balsamiq
13 21 (1.74%) Karma Test Runner
13 21 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
14 17 (1.41%) Android Studio
14 17 (1.41%) JUnit
15 16 (1.33%) Xcode
16 15 (1.24%) Selenium
17 14 (1.16%) Ant
17 14 (1.16%) CocoaPods
General
1 162 (13.42%) Finance
2 155 (12.84%) Public Sector
3 74 (6.13%) Banking
4 65 (5.39%) Marketing
5 44 (3.65%) Publishing
6 30 (2.49%) Front Office
7 28 (2.32%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.91%) Retail
9 21 (1.74%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.49%) Electronics
10 18 (1.49%) Games
10 18 (1.49%) Local Government
11 16 (1.33%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.83%) Law
12 10 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.75%) Legal
14 7 (0.58%) Military
15 6 (0.50%) Social Housing
16 5 (0.41%) Back Office
16 5 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 409 (33.89%) Developer
2 345 (28.58%) Designer
3 218 (18.06%) UX Designer
4 120 (9.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 97 (8.04%) UI Designer
6 77 (6.38%) UI/UX Designer
7 72 (5.97%) UI Developer
8 68 (5.63%) React Developer
9 57 (4.72%) Analyst
10 53 (4.39%) Architect
11 48 (3.98%) Content Designer
12 44 (3.65%) Senior Developer
13 42 (3.48%) Business Analyst
13 42 (3.48%) Interaction Designer
14 38 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
15 36 (2.98%) Senior Designer
16 35 (2.90%) JavaScript Developer
17 33 (2.73%) User Researcher
18 32 (2.65%) UX Developer
19 25 (2.07%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (26.01%) CSS
2 305 (25.27%) HTML
3 166 (13.75%) React
4 161 (13.34%) Node.js
5 135 (11.18%) HTML5
6 102 (8.45%) AngularJS
7 85 (7.04%) .NET
8 84 (6.96%) RESTful
9 81 (6.71%) Sass
10 80 (6.63%) REST
11 74 (6.13%) Web Services
12 72 (5.97%) Redux
13 70 (5.80%) jQuery
14 57 (4.72%) CSS3
15 55 (4.56%) JSON
16 41 (3.40%) Spring
17 40 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 33 (2.73%) ASP.NET
19 30 (2.49%) Spring Boot
20 29 (2.40%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 124 (10.27%) Mobile App
2 76 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (2.32%) Animation
3 28 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (2.15%) Social Media
5 21 (1.74%) Graphic Design
5 21 (1.74%) W3C
6 18 (1.49%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.41%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.33%) NHS
9 15 (1.24%) Derivative
10 11 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 11 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (0.83%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.83%) Cloud Native
11 10 (0.83%) Data Centre
11 10 (0.83%) Video on Demand
11 10 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (7.95%) Apple iOS
2 92 (7.62%) Android
3 59 (4.89%) Linux
4 39 (3.23%) Windows
5 37 (3.07%) Unix
6 34 (2.82%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.66%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.50%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.41%) CentOS
11 5 (0.41%) Debian
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
12 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.25%) Tizen
13 3 (0.25%) tvOS
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.083%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (16.49%) Front End Development
3 157 (13.01%) Scrum
4 148 (12.26%) Wireframes
5 142 (11.76%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 141 (11.68%) Prototyping
7 133 (11.02%) Test Automation
8 126 (10.44%) DevOps
9 119 (9.86%) TDD
10 108 (8.95%) Analytics
10 108 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
10 108 (8.95%) Service Design
11 101 (8.37%) Web Development
12 75 (6.21%) Responsive Web Design
13 72 (5.97%) Software Engineering
14 70 (5.80%) User Stories
14 70 (5.80%) Web Design
15 63 (5.22%) Collaborative Working
15 63 (5.22%) Content Management
16 59 (4.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 303 (25.10%) JavaScript
2 162 (13.42%) Java
3 91 (7.54%) Python
4 79 (6.55%) TypeScript
5 73 (6.05%) SQL
6 62 (5.14%) C#
7 40 (3.31%) Kotlin
8 34 (2.82%) Apple Swift
9 30 (2.49%) Objective-C
10 25 (2.07%) ES6
11 19 (1.57%) Java 8
12 17 (1.41%) Go
12 17 (1.41%) PHP
13 16 (1.33%) C++
14 14 (1.16%) C
15 13 (1.08%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.99%) Scala
17 11 (0.91%) Ruby
17 11 (0.91%) VBA
18 10 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 114 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 109 (9.03%) Degree
3 83 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (1.24%) DBS Check
5 15 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.75%) PhD
8 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.25%) ISEB
9 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.17%) MBA
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.17%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.083%) CCNP
11 1 (0.083%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.083%) MCSA
11 1 (0.083%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.30%) WCAG
2 57 (4.72%) QA
3 19 (1.57%) GDPR
4 12 (0.99%) SLA
5 9 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.25%) NIST
8 2 (0.17%) GxP
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.083%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.083%) GMP
9 1 (0.083%) NCSC
9 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.083%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (2.24%) Docker
2 9 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.33%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.083%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.083%) HDFS
6 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.083%) NFS
6 1 (0.083%) UAG
6 1 (0.083%) vCloud
6 1 (0.083%) XenApp
6 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (2.49%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.15%) Terraform
3 15 (1.24%) Ansible
4 10 (0.83%) Puppet
5 9 (0.75%) SCCM
6 6 (0.50%) Kibana
6 6 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.41%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.41%) Salt
8 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.33%) PowerCLI
8 4 (0.33%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.25%) Rancher
10 2 (0.17%) logstash
10 2 (0.17%) SCOM
11 1 (0.083%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.083%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.083%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (7.29%) Adobe
2 67 (5.55%) Microsoft
3 39 (3.23%) Google
4 28 (2.32%) AppDynamics
4 28 (2.32%) Splunk
5 26 (2.15%) Oracle
6 24 (1.99%) SAP
7 18 (1.49%) Sitecore
8 15 (1.24%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.24%) Xamarin
9 14 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.08%) Apple
10 13 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.99%) MuleSoft
12 11 (0.91%) Cisco
13 8 (0.66%) DevExpress
13 8 (0.66%) Twitter
14 6 (0.50%) VMware
15 5 (0.41%) Axway
15 5 (0.41%) Pega