Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 52 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4,106 3,653 3,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.35% 4.00% 4.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.62% 11.54% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,753 2,535 2,762
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 36
England median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £32.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% +11.29% +28.77%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.41 £18.80
90th Percentile £62.63 £52.50 £46.27
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £33.59
% change year-on-year +18.06% +7.19% +22.13%

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 32,529 31,653 33,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.46% 34.64% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,616 21,059 22,084
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 987 957 1,144
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.18
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.99%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 2,318 £475 +5.56% 609
South East +21 691 £425 +7.32% 224
North of England -10 472 £405 +1.25% 302
Midlands -7 319 £435 +8.75% 116
West Midlands +2 227 £425 +6.25% 72
North West +13 208 £425 +6.25% 175
Yorkshire -23 190 £400 - 108
South West -4 179 £413 +6.45% 110
East of England -4 124 £415 +2.79% 108
East Midlands -11 92 £475 +18.75% 44
North East -14 73 £414 +3.44% 19
South Coast - 1 - -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 2,072 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,260 (30.69%) HTML
3 1,256 (30.59%) JavaScript
4 1,245 (30.32%) CSS
5 775 (18.87%) Finance
6 721 (17.56%) Scrum
7 689 (16.78%) Wireframes
8 618 (15.05%) HTML5
9 614 (14.95%) AngularJS
10 530 (12.91%) Front End Development
11 528 (12.86%) TDD
12 520 (12.66%) Git (software)
13 505 (12.30%) React
14 464 (11.30%) CSS3
15 442 (10.76%) Prototyping
16 409 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
17 408 (9.94%) Mobile App
17 408 (9.94%) E-Commerce
18 396 (9.64%) Java
19 380 (9.25%) Node.js
20 378 (9.21%) Analytics
21 343 (8.35%) JIRA
22 339 (8.26%) Adobe
23 330 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
24 328 (7.99%) Web Development
24 328 (7.99%) jQuery
25 319 (7.77%) Sass
26 308 (7.50%) User Stories
27 306 (7.45%) Test Automation
28 303 (7.38%) Continuous Integration

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
1 213 (5.19%) CMS
2 155 (3.77%) Confluence
3 73 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 46 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 44 (1.07%) WordPress
6 37 (0.90%) Marvel
7 34 (0.83%) Drupal
8 31 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 30 (0.73%) Skype for Business
10 22 (0.54%) Apache
11 20 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
11 20 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 18 (0.44%) MS Exchange
13 17 (0.41%) IIS
14 14 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.27%) Umbraco
17 10 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 8 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 250 (6.09%) Photoshop
2 237 (5.77%) InVision
3 127 (3.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 104 (2.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 54 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
6 51 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
7 35 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
8 34 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 30 (0.73%) UserZoom
10 29 (0.71%) InDesign
11 22 (0.54%) GIMP
12 21 (0.51%) MS Visio
13 19 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
14 17 (0.41%) UXPin
15 14 (0.34%) Fireworks
15 14 (0.34%) InfoPath
16 9 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
17 7 (0.17%) Acrobat
17 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
18 5 (0.12%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 31 (0.75%) Magento
2 15 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.19%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.15%) SAP EWM
6 6 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.097%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.097%) Shopify
9 3 (0.073%) SAP PP
10 2 (0.049%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.049%) Exchequer
10 2 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.049%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.049%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 247 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 208 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
3 92 (2.24%) Office 365
4 87 (2.12%) GitHub
5 77 (1.88%) SaaS
6 67 (1.63%) Google Analytics
7 65 (1.58%) npm
7 65 (1.58%) Serverless
8 56 (1.36%) PaaS
9 52 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 48 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 34 (0.83%) IaaS
12 32 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
12 32 (0.78%) Heroku
13 26 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
16 17 (0.41%) BrowserStack
17 16 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
18 15 (0.37%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.46%) Internet
2 48 (1.17%) HTTP
3 31 (0.75%) Firewall
4 30 (0.73%) Skype
5 24 (0.58%) Intranet
6 18 (0.44%) SMS
7 16 (0.39%) LAN
8 15 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.29%) DNS
10 11 (0.27%) Telepresence
11 9 (0.22%) WAN
12 8 (0.19%) Network Security
12 8 (0.19%) SSL
13 7 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (0.17%) RTMP
14 6 (0.15%) SMTP
14 6 (0.15%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.15%) VPN
15 5 (0.12%) DHCP
16 4 (0.097%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 105 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 83 (2.02%) MongoDB
4 64 (1.56%) MySQL
5 51 (1.24%) Big Data
5 51 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 33 (0.80%) Blockchain
7 33 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (0.73%) Hadoop
9 22 (0.54%) Oracle Database
10 20 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
11 18 (0.44%) Redis
12 17 (0.41%) MarkLogic
13 16 (0.39%) Cosmos DB
14 15 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.34%) Power BI
16 11 (0.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 520 (12.66%) Git (software)
2 343 (8.35%) JIRA
3 276 (6.72%) Axure RP
4 167 (4.07%) webpack
5 126 (3.07%) Jenkins
6 106 (2.58%) Selenium
7 99 (2.41%) Jasmine
8 87 (2.12%) gulp
9 76 (1.85%) Grunt
9 76 (1.85%) Subversion
10 73 (1.78%) Visual Studio
11 70 (1.70%) Cucumber
12 69 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 68 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
13 68 (1.66%) Mocha
13 68 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
14 52 (1.27%) TeamCity
15 50 (1.22%) Xcode
16 45 (1.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 45 (1.10%) Maven
General
1 775 (18.87%) Finance
2 302 (7.36%) Marketing
3 300 (7.31%) Banking
4 228 (5.55%) Retail
5 117 (2.85%) Publishing
6 72 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 68 (1.66%) Games
8 67 (1.63%) Legal
9 66 (1.61%) Front Office
10 52 (1.27%) Investment Banking
11 48 (1.17%) Advertising
12 41 (1.00%) Back Office
13 34 (0.83%) Law
14 28 (0.68%) Manufacturing
15 21 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.46%) Electronics
17 18 (0.44%) Automotive
18 14 (0.34%) Billing
18 14 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,453 (35.39%) Developer
2 1,105 (26.91%) Designer
3 792 (19.29%) UX Designer
4 425 (10.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 341 (8.30%) Analyst
6 293 (7.14%) React Developer
7 292 (7.11%) UI Designer
8 235 (5.72%) Business Analyst
9 203 (4.94%) UI/UX Designer
10 200 (4.87%) UI Developer
11 199 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
12 163 (3.97%) Senior Designer
13 144 (3.51%) Senior Developer
14 136 (3.31%) User Experience Researcher
15 132 (3.21%) Angular Developer
15 132 (3.21%) Architect
16 127 (3.09%) Java Developer
17 117 (2.85%) Web Developer
18 115 (2.80%) User Researcher
19 107 (2.61%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,260 (30.69%) HTML
2 1,245 (30.32%) CSS
3 618 (15.05%) HTML5
4 614 (14.95%) AngularJS
5 505 (12.30%) React
6 464 (11.30%) CSS3
7 380 (9.25%) Node.js
8 328 (7.99%) jQuery
9 319 (7.77%) Sass
10 272 (6.62%) REST
11 244 (5.94%) Redux
11 244 (5.94%) RESTful
12 238 (5.80%) .NET
13 209 (5.09%) Web Services
14 179 (4.36%) JSON
15 154 (3.75%) LESS
15 154 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 129 (3.14%) Ajax
17 128 (3.12%) Angular 2
18 120 (2.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 409 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 408 (9.94%) Mobile App
3 134 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 130 (3.17%) Fintech
5 123 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
6 81 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 77 (1.88%) Data Structures
8 67 (1.63%) Social Media
9 65 (1.58%) Algorithms
9 65 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 62 (1.51%) Graphic Design
11 48 (1.17%) Video on Demand
12 44 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
13 43 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
14 36 (0.88%) iPad
14 36 (0.88%) iPhone
15 32 (0.78%) Animation
15 32 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
16 29 (0.71%) Taxonomies
17 28 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 300 (7.31%) Apple iOS
2 268 (6.53%) Android
3 106 (2.58%) Linux
4 99 (2.41%) Windows
5 37 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 34 (0.83%) Unix
7 26 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 19 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 15 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 10 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.097%) CentOS
14 3 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.049%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.049%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.049%) VMS
16 1 (0.024%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,072 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (17.56%) Scrum
3 689 (16.78%) Wireframes
4 530 (12.91%) Front End Development
5 528 (12.86%) TDD
6 442 (10.76%) Prototyping
7 408 (9.94%) E-Commerce
8 378 (9.21%) Analytics
9 330 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
10 328 (7.99%) Web Development
11 308 (7.50%) User Stories
12 306 (7.45%) Test Automation
13 303 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
14 295 (7.18%) BDD
15 256 (6.23%) Responsive Web Design
15 256 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
16 244 (5.94%) Microservices
17 242 (5.89%) OO
18 240 (5.85%) MVC
19 233 (5.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1,256 (30.59%) JavaScript
2 396 (9.64%) Java
3 260 (6.33%) C#
4 216 (5.26%) SQL
5 199 (4.85%) ES6
6 198 (4.82%) TypeScript
7 120 (2.92%) Python
8 92 (2.24%) PHP
9 90 (2.19%) Apple Swift
10 72 (1.75%) Objective-C
11 67 (1.63%) Go
12 54 (1.32%) Java 8
13 46 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 36 (0.88%) C++
15 34 (0.83%) Ruby
16 33 (0.80%) Scala
17 29 (0.71%) ES7
18 25 (0.61%) C
18 25 (0.61%) Kotlin
19 23 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 303 (7.38%) Degree
2 164 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 104 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 37 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.37%) DBS Check
7 15 (0.37%) ISEB
8 14 (0.34%) Postgraduate
9 9 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.19%) PMP
11 7 (0.17%) MBA
11 7 (0.17%) PhD
12 6 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.12%) ACCA
13 5 (0.12%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (6.60%) QA
2 31 (0.75%) Actionable Recommendations
3 21 (0.51%) PMO
4 20 (0.49%) WCAG
5 16 (0.39%) SLA
6 9 (0.22%) GDPR
6 9 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.22%) WAI
7 8 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.049%) P3O
10 1 (0.024%) GxP
10 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.024%) MiFID
10 1 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (4.14%) Docker
2 46 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 34 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (0.22%) HDFS
6 6 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.12%) LXC
7 5 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.12%) XenApp
8 4 (0.097%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.097%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.049%) ACF2
9 2 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.049%) RACF
10 1 (0.024%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.024%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.024%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (1.53%) Kubernetes
2 36 (0.88%) SCCM
3 33 (0.80%) Puppet
4 27 (0.66%) Ansible
5 20 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.46%) Terraform
7 13 (0.32%) Grafana
8 12 (0.29%) HockeyApp
8 12 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.27%) vCenter Server
10 10 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.22%) WMI
12 8 (0.19%) Mesos
12 8 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.19%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.17%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.15%) SCOM
14 6 (0.15%) systemd
Vendors
1 339 (8.26%) Adobe
2 226 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 150 (3.65%) Google
4 81 (1.97%) Oracle
5 69 (1.68%) Apple
6 65 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 65 (1.58%) SAP
7 40 (0.97%) Twitter
8 38 (0.93%) VMware
9 36 (0.88%) Citrix
10 32 (0.78%) Sitecore
11 28 (0.68%) hybris
12 27 (0.66%) Splunk
12 27 (0.66%) Tableau
13 26 (0.63%) Cisco
13 26 (0.63%) ServiceNow
14 23 (0.56%) Atlassian
15 19 (0.46%) Xamarin
16 18 (0.44%) MuleSoft
17 16 (0.39%) Nintex