Period
to 19 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 52 49
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing User Experience 3,949 3,963 3,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.51% 4.28% 4.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.58% 12.80% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,708 2,785 2,364
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 44
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.27 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +9.53% -6.51%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.74 £18.16
90th Percentile £53.75 £80.08 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.27 £39.50
% change year-on-year -19.10% +9.53% -6.51%

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 29,070 30,961 28,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.21% 33.42% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,231 20,544 18,539
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £662 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.21% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 893 957 991
England median hourly rate £21.59 £21.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +4.88% -2.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.75 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year - +4.88% -2.38%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 +13 2,374 £475 +1.06% 307
South East -13 539 £445 +7.23% 120
North of England -1 511 £425 +6.25% 127
Midlands -11 297 £425 +6.25% 51
North West -4 211 £425 +11.84% 90
West Midlands -15 209 £450 +12.50% 35
Yorkshire -7 201 £425 +6.25% 24
South West -37 142 £416 +4.06% 43
North East -7 98 £425 +6.25% 13
East of England -5 81 £413 -2.94% 47
East Midlands +2 80 £400 -5.88% 16
South Coast - 1 - -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 2,041 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,063 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 1,057 (26.77%) HTML
4 976 (24.72%) CSS
5 687 (17.40%) Finance
6 638 (16.16%) Scrum
7 616 (15.60%) Wireframes
8 599 (15.17%) Front End Development
9 517 (13.09%) Prototyping
10 462 (11.70%) HTML5
11 461 (11.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 443 (11.22%) AngularJS
13 422 (10.69%) Git (software)
14 406 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
15 405 (10.26%) React
16 404 (10.23%) Node.js
17 396 (10.03%) Mobile App
18 391 (9.90%) Java
19 378 (9.57%) Analytics
20 375 (9.50%) Adobe
21 373 (9.45%) E-Commerce
22 357 (9.04%) TDD
23 354 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
24 338 (8.56%) JIRA
25 321 (8.13%) Sass
26 301 (7.62%) CSS3
26 301 (7.62%) Degree
27 289 (7.32%) User Stories
28 285 (7.22%) Marketing
29 278 (7.04%) 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
1 191 (4.84%) Confluence
2 183 (4.63%) CMS
3 83 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
5 51 (1.29%) Marvel
6 48 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 37 (0.94%) WordPress
8 36 (0.91%) Drupal
9 31 (0.79%) Skype for Business
10 27 (0.68%) Apache
11 26 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
13 20 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (0.43%) Umbraco
15 16 (0.41%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.33%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.25%) MS Exchange
18 9 (0.23%) Apache Spark
18 9 (0.23%) SAS
19 8 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 278 (7.04%) InVision
2 214 (5.42%) Photoshop
3 150 (3.80%) Adobe Illustrator
4 59 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 37 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
6 31 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
7 29 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
8 27 (0.68%) Chatbot
9 26 (0.66%) UXPin
10 22 (0.56%) MS Visio
11 20 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 19 (0.48%) InDesign
13 16 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.20%) Fireworks
14 8 (0.20%) Flinto
14 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
16 4 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.10%) GIMP
16 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 49 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.61%) Magento
3 10 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
6 4 (0.10%) OPENHousing
6 4 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.10%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.076%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.076%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.076%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.076%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.076%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.076%) SessionCam
7 3 (0.076%) Shopify
8 2 (0.051%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.051%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 215 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 198 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (3.39%) GitHub
4 114 (2.89%) Office 365
5 87 (2.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 74 (1.87%) Serverless
7 69 (1.75%) SaaS
8 60 (1.52%) Google Analytics
9 46 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
10 44 (1.11%) npm
11 40 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
11 40 (1.01%) Slack
12 33 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
13 32 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
14 25 (0.63%) PaaS
15 23 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 23 (0.58%) Yarn
16 22 (0.56%) Heroku
17 20 (0.51%) OneDrive
18 19 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.01%) Internet
2 37 (0.94%) Firewall
3 36 (0.91%) Skype
4 21 (0.53%) DNS
5 19 (0.48%) DHCP
5 19 (0.48%) HTTP
6 14 (0.35%) Intranet
7 9 (0.23%) SSH
7 9 (0.23%) VLAN
8 8 (0.20%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.15%) LAN
10 6 (0.15%) SMTP
10 6 (0.15%) SNMP
10 6 (0.15%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.15%) VoIP
11 5 (0.13%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.13%) DKIM
11 5 (0.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 76 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 69 (1.75%) MySQL
4 55 (1.39%) Big Data
4 55 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (1.29%) Power BI
6 43 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 31 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 28 (0.71%) Relational Database
9 27 (0.68%) Redis
10 25 (0.63%) Blockchain
11 24 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (0.35%) KDB
15 13 (0.33%) SAP HANA
16 12 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (0.28%) Neo4j
18 10 (0.25%) Oracle Database
19 9 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 422 (10.69%) Git (software)
2 338 (8.56%) JIRA
3 219 (5.55%) Axure RP
4 195 (4.94%) Jenkins
5 127 (3.22%) webpack
6 107 (2.71%) Jasmine
7 101 (2.56%) gulp
8 87 (2.20%) Maven
9 80 (2.03%) Selenium
10 71 (1.80%) Grunt
11 64 (1.62%) Subversion
11 64 (1.62%) Visual Studio
12 63 (1.60%) Cucumber
12 63 (1.60%) Mocha
13 57 (1.44%) Karma Test Runner
14 54 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
15 47 (1.19%) Babel
16 44 (1.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 44 (1.11%) TeamCity
17 43 (1.09%) Bitbucket
General
1 687 (17.40%) Finance
2 285 (7.22%) Marketing
3 272 (6.89%) Banking
4 207 (5.24%) Retail
5 113 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 91 (2.30%) Publishing
7 90 (2.28%) Legal
8 64 (1.62%) Front Office
9 52 (1.32%) Games
10 41 (1.04%) Advertising
10 41 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
11 37 (0.94%) Law
12 30 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.68%) French Language
13 27 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 23 (0.58%) Electronics
15 19 (0.48%) Automotive
16 17 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,205 (30.51%) Developer
2 1,169 (29.60%) Designer
3 844 (21.37%) UX Designer
4 355 (8.99%) UI Designer
5 338 (8.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 285 (7.22%) Analyst
7 275 (6.96%) UI/UX Designer
8 211 (5.34%) React Developer
9 187 (4.74%) Business Analyst
10 171 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 168 (4.25%) Senior Designer
12 167 (4.23%) User Experience Researcher
13 152 (3.85%) User Researcher
14 141 (3.57%) Architect
15 140 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
16 130 (3.29%) UI Developer
17 124 (3.14%) Senior UX Designer
18 116 (2.94%) Angular Developer
19 101 (2.56%) Product Owner
19 101 (2.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,057 (26.77%) HTML
2 976 (24.72%) CSS
3 462 (11.70%) HTML5
4 443 (11.22%) AngularJS
5 405 (10.26%) React
6 404 (10.23%) Node.js
7 321 (8.13%) Sass
8 301 (7.62%) CSS3
9 259 (6.56%) .NET
10 237 (6.00%) REST
11 216 (5.47%) jQuery
12 203 (5.14%) Redux
13 177 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 142 (3.60%) RESTful
15 141 (3.57%) Web Services
16 135 (3.42%) Spring
17 110 (2.79%) LESS
18 101 (2.56%) JSON
19 97 (2.46%) Spring Boot
20 93 (2.36%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 396 (10.03%) Mobile App
2 354 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 137 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
4 112 (2.84%) Fintech
5 72 (1.82%) Video on Demand
6 64 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
7 63 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 62 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 60 (1.52%) Graphic Design
9 60 (1.52%) Social Media
10 54 (1.37%) Animation
11 44 (1.11%) Virtual Team
12 43 (1.09%) Algorithms
12 43 (1.09%) W3C
13 40 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
14 35 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
14 35 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
15 32 (0.81%) Digital Media
16 30 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 24 (0.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 228 (5.77%) Android
2 224 (5.67%) Apple iOS
3 131 (3.32%) Windows
4 117 (2.96%) Linux
5 62 (1.57%) Unix
6 39 (0.99%) Windows 10
7 32 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 17 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.25%) tvOS
12 9 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.13%) Debian
13 5 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.10%) Solaris
15 3 (0.076%) Android TV
15 3 (0.076%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,041 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (16.16%) Scrum
3 616 (15.60%) Wireframes
4 599 (15.17%) Front End Development
5 517 (13.09%) Prototyping
6 461 (11.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 406 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
8 378 (9.57%) Analytics
9 373 (9.45%) E-Commerce
10 357 (9.04%) TDD
11 289 (7.32%) User Stories
12 262 (6.63%) Service Design
12 262 (6.63%) Web Development
13 248 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 232 (5.87%) Test Automation
15 230 (5.82%) DevOps
16 227 (5.75%) Usability Testing
17 223 (5.65%) Kanban
18 222 (5.62%) Software Engineering
19 220 (5.57%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1,063 (26.92%) JavaScript
2 391 (9.90%) Java
3 224 (5.67%) C#
4 220 (5.57%) SQL
5 218 (5.52%) TypeScript
6 186 (4.71%) ES6
7 163 (4.13%) Python
8 87 (2.20%) PHP
9 65 (1.65%) Java 8
10 60 (1.52%) Ruby
11 58 (1.47%) Apple Swift
12 45 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 39 (0.99%) ES7
14 37 (0.94%) T-SQL
15 35 (0.89%) Scala
16 34 (0.86%) Go
17 32 (0.81%) Perl
18 31 (0.79%) C
19 29 (0.73%) C++
20 26 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 301 (7.62%) Degree
2 135 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 89 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 60 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (0.66%) DBS Check
6 24 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 17 (0.43%) ISEB
9 15 (0.38%) PhD
10 13 (0.33%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.20%) MBA
11 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.18%) A+ Certification
12 7 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.18%) MCSA
12 7 (0.18%) MCSE
13 6 (0.15%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.13%) CISSP
14 5 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (5.90%) QA
2 26 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
3 23 (0.58%) WCAG
4 21 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.35%) GDPR
6 10 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.23%) PSD2
8 6 (0.15%) SLA
9 5 (0.13%) PMO
10 4 (0.10%) COSO
10 4 (0.10%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.076%) MiFID
11 3 (0.076%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.076%) Section 508
11 3 (0.076%) WAI
12 2 (0.051%) GxP
12 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.051%) P3O
12 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.025%) PMBOK
System Software
1 130 (3.29%) Docker
2 62 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.25%) DFS Replication
6 10 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.10%) vSphere
11 3 (0.076%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.076%) NFS
12 2 (0.051%) XenApp
13 1 (0.025%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.025%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 51 (1.29%) Kubernetes
2 33 (0.84%) Puppet
3 31 (0.79%) Ansible
4 23 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
5 21 (0.53%) SCCM
6 16 (0.41%) Kibana
7 15 (0.38%) WSUS
7 15 (0.38%) ZABBIX
8 14 (0.35%) Nagios
9 12 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.25%) Terraform
11 8 (0.20%) Marathon
11 8 (0.20%) Mesos
12 7 (0.18%) Grafana
12 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.18%) logstash
12 7 (0.18%) systemd
13 6 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
13 6 (0.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 375 (9.50%) Adobe
2 232 (5.87%) Microsoft
3 149 (3.77%) Google
4 77 (1.95%) Oracle
5 76 (1.92%) SAP
6 45 (1.14%) Sitecore
7 37 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (0.89%) Splunk
9 33 (0.84%) ServiceNow
10 32 (0.81%) Apple
11 29 (0.73%) Cisco
12 28 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 27 (0.68%) hybris
13 27 (0.68%) Workday
14 23 (0.58%) Tableau
14 23 (0.58%) Twitter
15 20 (0.51%) AppDynamics
16 18 (0.46%) Citrix
17 15 (0.38%) IBM
17 15 (0.38%) Red Hat