Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 55 52
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,912 2,010 3,941
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.51% 3.95% 4.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.12% 12.01% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,379 1,338 2,739
10th Percentile £310 £311 £325
25th Percentile £385 £375 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £552 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 46
10th Percentile £16.00 £30.96 £17.50
25th Percentile £18.74 £43.43 £27.50
Median hourly rate £29.75 £50.00 £34.75
Median % change year-on-year -40.50% +43.88% -18.24%
75th Percentile £41.81 £52.63 £52.50
90th Percentile £51.54 £54.63 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £49.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year -41.84% +39.01% -17.06%

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 14,575 16,743 28,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.37% 32.93% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,739 10,950 19,122
10th Percentile £263 £231 £280
25th Percentile £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £488 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +4.84% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 734 894
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.00 £14.26
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.55 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.02% +5.11% -0.75%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.94 £43.08
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.44
% change year-on-year +11.11% +10.08% -0.78%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +5 1,187 £500 +5.26% 366
North of England +20 235 £450 +5.88% 132
South East +18 179 £375 -11.76% 97
North West +23 120 £450 - 75
Midlands -7 118 £400 -5.88% 74
Yorkshire +8 80 £450 +5.88% 46
West Midlands -12 77 £413 -8.33% 53
South West -14 50 £473 +14.55% 68
East Midlands +16 41 £351 -6.40% 21
North East +31 36 £455 +17.42% 11
East of England -15 33 £475 +6.74% 33
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 968 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (25.78%) JavaScript
3 390 (20.40%) HTML
4 376 (19.67%) CSS
5 352 (18.41%) Finance
6 338 (17.68%) Wireframes
7 320 (16.74%) React
8 254 (13.28%) Node.js
9 251 (13.13%) Java
10 246 (12.87%) Prototyping
11 241 (12.60%) Front End Development
12 239 (12.50%) Azure
13 234 (12.24%) Scrum
14 205 (10.72%) Degree
15 194 (10.15%) AWS
16 190 (9.94%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 189 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
18 188 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
19 185 (9.68%) Git (software)
19 185 (9.68%) Software Engineering
20 181 (9.47%) Analytics
21 168 (8.79%) Public Sector
22 165 (8.63%) Adobe
23 163 (8.53%) Service Design
24 161 (8.42%) DevOps
25 156 (8.16%) Test Automation
26 155 (8.11%) JIRA
27 154 (8.05%) Security Cleared
28 152 (7.95%) AngularJS
29 149 (7.79%) HTML5

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 88 (4.60%) Confluence
2 53 (2.77%) CMS
3 37 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 20 (1.05%) WordPress
6 15 (0.78%) Drupal
7 13 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (0.58%) Apache
8 11 (0.58%) Headless CMS
9 8 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.37%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.21%) IIS
12 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.16%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.16%) JBoss
13 3 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 147 (7.69%) Sketch
2 81 (4.24%) Figma
3 73 (3.82%) InVision
4 49 (2.56%) Photoshop
5 46 (2.41%) Zeplin
6 44 (2.30%) Adobe XD
7 33 (1.73%) Adobe Illustrator
7 33 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
8 27 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 25 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
10 20 (1.05%) MS Visio
11 19 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 13 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
12 13 (0.68%) UserZoom
13 6 (0.31%) InDesign
13 6 (0.31%) Marvel
13 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
14 4 (0.21%) Maya
15 3 (0.16%) Blender
15 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.63%) Magento
2 7 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.31%) Shopify
4 3 (0.16%) Aligne
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.052%) RESILIA
6 1 (0.052%) Toggl
6 1 (0.052%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.052%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 239 (12.50%) Azure
2 194 (10.15%) AWS
3 94 (4.92%) GCP
4 87 (4.55%) GitHub
5 66 (3.45%) Power Platform
6 52 (2.72%) SaaS
7 51 (2.67%) Microsoft 365
8 37 (1.94%) Serverless
9 35 (1.83%) Slack
10 29 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 25 (1.31%) npm
12 24 (1.26%) Azure Logic Apps
13 23 (1.20%) PowerApps
14 22 (1.15%) Google Analytics
15 21 (1.10%) Heroku
16 19 (0.99%) PaaS
17 18 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
18 16 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
19 14 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
20 12 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.26%) Internet
2 11 (0.58%) ATM
2 11 (0.58%) Intranet
2 11 (0.58%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.58%) WAN
3 10 (0.52%) DHCP
3 10 (0.52%) DNS
3 10 (0.52%) LAN
4 9 (0.47%) HTTP
5 7 (0.37%) Broadband
5 7 (0.37%) Firewall
5 7 (0.37%) Unified Communications
5 7 (0.37%) VLAN
6 6 (0.31%) Skype
7 5 (0.26%) VoIP
8 4 (0.21%) SAN
9 3 (0.16%) MPLS
9 3 (0.16%) SMTP
9 3 (0.16%) SSL
9 3 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.09%) NoSQL
3 34 (1.78%) Power BI
4 32 (1.67%) MySQL
5 30 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 21 (1.10%) Big Data
7 20 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 19 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.58%) Tableau
11 10 (0.52%) Redis
11 10 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.42%) QlikView
12 8 (0.42%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.31%) Biml
13 6 (0.31%) Neo4j
13 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 185 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 155 (8.11%) JIRA
3 104 (5.44%) Jenkins
4 76 (3.97%) webpack
5 60 (3.14%) Axure RP
6 38 (1.99%) Maven
7 36 (1.88%) Cypress.io
8 33 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
9 32 (1.67%) Jasmine
10 28 (1.46%) gulp
11 26 (1.36%) Subversion
12 19 (0.99%) Cucumber
12 19 (0.99%) Grunt
13 18 (0.94%) Bitbucket
14 17 (0.89%) Mocha
14 17 (0.89%) Visual Studio
15 13 (0.68%) JUnit
15 13 (0.68%) TeamCity
16 12 (0.63%) Android Studio
16 12 (0.63%) Xcode
General
1 352 (18.41%) Finance
2 168 (8.79%) Public Sector
3 108 (5.65%) Banking
4 99 (5.18%) Front Office
5 98 (5.13%) Marketing
6 73 (3.82%) Retail
7 69 (3.61%) Publishing
8 34 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 30 (1.57%) Law
10 23 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.15%) Legal
12 20 (1.05%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.99%) Games
14 16 (0.84%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.73%) Multimedia
16 12 (0.63%) Polish Language
17 11 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.52%) Automotive
18 10 (0.52%) French Language
18 10 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 633 (33.11%) Designer
2 570 (29.81%) Developer
3 441 (23.06%) UX Designer
4 222 (11.61%) UI Designer
5 188 (9.83%) UI/UX Designer
6 150 (7.85%) React Developer
7 145 (7.58%) Analyst
8 141 (7.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 109 (5.70%) UX Developer
10 108 (5.65%) UI Developer
11 86 (4.50%) UI/UX Developer
12 85 (4.45%) Senior Designer
13 82 (4.29%) UI Engineer
14 76 (3.97%) Architect
15 74 (3.87%) UX Engineer
16 72 (3.77%) Business Analyst
17 68 (3.56%) Senior Developer
17 68 (3.56%) User Researcher
18 66 (3.45%) Senior UX Designer
19 60 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (20.40%) HTML
2 376 (19.67%) CSS
3 320 (16.74%) React
4 254 (13.28%) Node.js
5 152 (7.95%) AngularJS
6 149 (7.79%) HTML5
7 116 (6.07%) Web Services
8 106 (5.54%) .NET
9 91 (4.76%) Redux
10 90 (4.71%) Sass
11 84 (4.39%) CSS3
12 75 (3.92%) RESTful
13 72 (3.77%) jQuery
14 60 (3.14%) REST
15 54 (2.82%) Jest
16 53 (2.77%) Vue.js
17 51 (2.67%) JSON
18 47 (2.46%) Spring Boot
19 38 (1.99%) GraphQL
19 38 (1.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 188 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (7.74%) Mobile App
3 45 (2.35%) Data Structures
4 42 (2.20%) Virtual Team
5 30 (1.57%) Algorithms
5 30 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (1.46%) Social Media
8 26 (1.36%) Graphic Design
8 26 (1.36%) W3C
9 23 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
10 21 (1.10%) NHS
11 17 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (0.89%) Hedge funds
12 15 (0.78%) iPad
13 14 (0.73%) iPhone
14 12 (0.63%) Animation
15 10 (0.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 112 (5.86%) Android
2 99 (5.18%) Apple iOS
3 52 (2.72%) Linux
3 52 (2.72%) Windows
4 27 (1.41%) Unix
5 24 (1.26%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.47%) Mac OS
6 9 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.10%) zOS
12 1 (0.052%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 968 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (17.68%) Wireframes
3 246 (12.87%) Prototyping
4 241 (12.60%) Front End Development
5 234 (12.24%) Scrum
6 190 (9.94%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 189 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
8 185 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 181 (9.47%) Analytics
10 163 (8.53%) Service Design
11 161 (8.42%) DevOps
12 156 (8.16%) Test Automation
13 133 (6.96%) TDD
14 132 (6.90%) User Stories
15 114 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 105 (5.49%) E-Commerce
17 100 (5.23%) Usability Testing
18 95 (4.97%) Workshop Facilitation
19 92 (4.81%) Design Thinking
20 89 (4.65%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 493 (25.78%) JavaScript
2 251 (13.13%) Java
3 139 (7.27%) Python
4 122 (6.38%) TypeScript
5 116 (6.07%) SQL
6 106 (5.54%) Kotlin
7 93 (4.86%) C#
8 66 (3.45%) ES6
9 47 (2.46%) Java 8
10 33 (1.73%) C++
11 30 (1.57%) Apple Swift
11 30 (1.57%) PHP
12 21 (1.10%) PowerShell
12 21 (1.10%) Ruby
13 16 (0.84%) Objective-C
14 15 (0.78%) C
15 14 (0.73%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.63%) Go
17 10 (0.52%) Scala
18 9 (0.47%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 205 (10.72%) Degree
2 154 (8.05%) Security Cleared
3 115 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.52%) PhD
8 7 (0.37%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (0.21%) ISEB
9 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.16%) CISM
10 3 (0.16%) CISSP
10 3 (0.16%) CRISC
10 3 (0.16%) CSPO
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (5.07%) QA
2 55 (2.88%) WCAG
3 16 (0.84%) GDPR
4 9 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
5 6 (0.31%) PMO
6 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.26%) NIST
6 5 (0.26%) SLA
7 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.21%) NCSC
8 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.052%) PSD2
10 1 (0.052%) WAI
System Software
1 127 (6.64%) Docker
2 37 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.21%) DFS Replication
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.10%) vSphere
8 1 (0.052%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.052%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 115 (6.01%) Kubernetes
2 71 (3.71%) Terraform
3 20 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (0.68%) Ansible
6 9 (0.47%) SCCM
7 7 (0.37%) Puppet
8 6 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.21%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.21%) SCOM
9 4 (0.21%) SCSM
9 4 (0.21%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.21%) WSUS
10 2 (0.10%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.052%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.052%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 165 (8.63%) Adobe
2 122 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 50 (2.62%) Google
4 34 (1.78%) Oracle
5 31 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (1.46%) SAP
7 18 (0.94%) Splunk
8 17 (0.89%) ServiceNow
9 15 (0.78%) Optimizely
10 12 (0.63%) Apple
11 9 (0.47%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.47%) VMware
12 8 (0.42%) Cisco
12 8 (0.42%) hybris
12 8 (0.42%) Xamarin
13 7 (0.37%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.37%) Citrix
13 7 (0.37%) Omniture
13 7 (0.37%) Solace
14 6 (0.31%) ArcSight