Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 53 52
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4,114 3,756 3,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.27% 3.95% 4.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.78% 11.67% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,777 2,647 2,643
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 44 36
England median hourly rate £34.00 £33.76 £32.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +4.37% +29.39%
10th Percentile £13.67 £12.65 £19.50
90th Percentile £56.36 £57.00 £46.27
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £33.44 £32.85
% change year-on-year +1.67% +1.80% +30.76%

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 32,181 32,178 31,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.37% 33.86% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,487 21,586 20,772
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 915 1,114
England median hourly rate £20.24 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.29% +2.50% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.32
90th Percentile £49.13 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.29% +2.50% +5.10%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +3 2,347 £475 +5.56% 657
South East +9 675 £448 +11.88% 172
North of England -13 485 £413 +3.13% 306
Midlands -8 295 £450 +12.50% 142
North West -1 208 £401 +6.80% 190
West Midlands -9 205 £425 +6.25% 80
South West -17 185 £406 +1.56% 95
Yorkshire -17 180 £400 - 96
East of England +6 125 £413 +3.13% 96
North East -3 94 £425 +6.25% 20
East Midlands -16 86 £475 +26.67% 62
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 2,095 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,206 (29.31%) JavaScript
3 1,156 (28.10%) HTML
4 1,121 (27.25%) CSS
5 713 (17.33%) Finance
6 700 (17.02%) Scrum
7 606 (14.73%) Wireframes
8 576 (14.00%) AngularJS
9 552 (13.42%) HTML5
10 543 (13.20%) Front End Development
11 496 (12.06%) React
12 484 (11.76%) TDD
13 483 (11.74%) Git (software)
14 444 (10.79%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 443 (10.77%) Prototyping
16 412 (10.01%) Node.js
17 400 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
18 396 (9.63%) E-Commerce
19 379 (9.21%) CSS3
20 365 (8.87%) Analytics
21 364 (8.85%) Mobile App
22 347 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
23 337 (8.19%) Test Automation
24 336 (8.17%) Java
25 331 (8.05%) JIRA
26 330 (8.02%) Degree
27 325 (7.90%) Adobe
28 317 (7.71%) User Stories
29 309 (7.51%) Marketing
30 308 (7.49%) Web Development

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
1 245 (5.96%) CMS
2 160 (3.89%) Confluence
3 90 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 46 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 43 (1.05%) Drupal
6 40 (0.97%) WordPress
7 38 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 33 (0.80%) Marvel
9 32 (0.78%) Skype for Business
10 25 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
11 23 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.49%) Apache
13 18 (0.44%) MS Exchange
14 17 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 16 (0.39%) Umbraco
16 14 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
17 12 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
18 10 (0.24%) IIS
19 9 (0.22%) SAS
20 8 (0.19%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 243 (5.91%) InVision
2 216 (5.25%) Photoshop
3 101 (2.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 77 (1.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 61 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
6 56 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
7 32 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 31 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
9 28 (0.68%) MS Visio
10 22 (0.53%) InDesign
10 22 (0.53%) UserZoom
11 19 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
12 18 (0.44%) InfoPath
12 18 (0.44%) UXPin
13 13 (0.32%) Fireworks
14 10 (0.24%) GIMP
15 7 (0.17%) Acrobat
15 7 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
15 7 (0.17%) Chatbot
16 6 (0.15%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 30 (0.73%) Magento
2 28 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.19%) SAP EWM
3 8 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.15%) SAP PP
6 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.12%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.097%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.073%) SDL Web 8
9 2 (0.049%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.049%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.049%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.049%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 224 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 112 (2.72%) Office 365
4 102 (2.48%) GitHub
5 81 (1.97%) SaaS
6 67 (1.63%) Google Analytics
7 66 (1.60%) npm
8 63 (1.53%) Serverless
9 57 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 45 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
11 38 (0.92%) PaaS
12 33 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
13 29 (0.70%) Heroku
14 27 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
15 26 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (0.58%) IaaS
17 23 (0.56%) G Suite
18 22 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
18 22 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
19 19 (0.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (1.68%) Internet
2 43 (1.05%) Firewall
3 33 (0.80%) Skype
4 23 (0.56%) HTTP
5 21 (0.51%) Intranet
6 18 (0.44%) DNS
7 15 (0.36%) LAN
8 13 (0.32%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.29%) SMTP
10 11 (0.27%) Telepresence
10 11 (0.27%) VLAN
11 9 (0.22%) IMAP
11 9 (0.22%) WAN
12 8 (0.19%) SSL
13 7 (0.17%) Bluetooth
13 7 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (0.17%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.17%) Unified Communications
13 7 (0.17%) VPN
14 6 (0.15%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 87 (2.11%) NoSQL
3 81 (1.97%) MongoDB
4 67 (1.63%) MySQL
5 51 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 46 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 36 (0.88%) Big Data
8 28 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 24 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 24 (0.58%) Blockchain
11 23 (0.56%) Hadoop
12 21 (0.51%) Power BI
12 21 (0.51%) Redis
12 21 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
13 16 (0.39%) MarkLogic
14 14 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.29%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 483 (11.74%) Git (software)
2 331 (8.05%) JIRA
3 247 (6.00%) Axure RP
4 158 (3.84%) webpack
5 157 (3.82%) Jenkins
6 100 (2.43%) gulp
7 98 (2.38%) Selenium
8 83 (2.02%) Jasmine
9 71 (1.73%) Grunt
9 71 (1.73%) Mocha
10 68 (1.65%) Cucumber
11 61 (1.48%) Maven
11 61 (1.48%) Visual Studio
12 59 (1.43%) Subversion
13 58 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 55 (1.34%) TeamCity
15 53 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
16 50 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
17 49 (1.19%) Xcode
18 48 (1.17%) Protractor
General
1 713 (17.33%) Finance
2 309 (7.51%) Marketing
3 274 (6.66%) Banking
4 243 (5.91%) Retail
5 106 (2.58%) Publishing
6 98 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 78 (1.90%) Front Office
7 78 (1.90%) Legal
8 67 (1.63%) Games
9 50 (1.22%) Advertising
10 43 (1.05%) Law
11 41 (1.00%) Back Office
12 38 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 32 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 23 (0.56%) Automotive
16 22 (0.53%) Electronics
16 22 (0.53%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.39%) Billing
17 16 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,384 (33.64%) Developer
2 1,065 (25.89%) Designer
3 743 (18.06%) UX Designer
4 395 (9.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 351 (8.53%) Analyst
6 290 (7.05%) UI Designer
7 279 (6.78%) React Developer
8 224 (5.44%) Business Analyst
9 199 (4.84%) UI/UX Designer
10 197 (4.79%) JavaScript Developer
11 164 (3.99%) Senior Designer
12 161 (3.91%) UI Developer
13 144 (3.50%) Angular Developer
14 136 (3.31%) User Experience Researcher
15 129 (3.14%) Senior Developer
16 128 (3.11%) Architect
17 122 (2.97%) User Researcher
18 103 (2.50%) Consultant
18 103 (2.50%) Web Developer
19 102 (2.48%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,156 (28.10%) HTML
2 1,121 (27.25%) CSS
3 576 (14.00%) AngularJS
4 552 (13.42%) HTML5
5 496 (12.06%) React
6 412 (10.01%) Node.js
7 379 (9.21%) CSS3
8 286 (6.95%) Sass
9 270 (6.56%) .NET
10 269 (6.54%) jQuery
11 250 (6.08%) REST
12 233 (5.66%) Redux
13 207 (5.03%) RESTful
14 190 (4.62%) Web Services
15 145 (3.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 128 (3.11%) JSON
17 127 (3.09%) LESS
18 119 (2.89%) ASP.NET
19 110 (2.67%) Angular 2
20 108 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 400 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 364 (8.85%) Mobile App
3 134 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
4 127 (3.09%) Fintech
5 86 (2.09%) Data Structures
6 76 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 73 (1.77%) Social Media
8 71 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 68 (1.65%) Graphic Design
10 59 (1.43%) Algorithms
11 55 (1.34%) Animation
12 51 (1.24%) Video on Demand
13 44 (1.07%) Over-the-Top Content
14 37 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
15 34 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 34 (0.83%) Virtual Team
16 33 (0.80%) iPad
17 31 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 30 (0.73%) iPhone
19 28 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 270 (6.56%) Apple iOS
2 244 (5.93%) Android
3 124 (3.01%) Windows
4 103 (2.50%) Linux
5 47 (1.14%) Unix
6 33 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 26 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 21 (0.51%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.19%) Android TV
13 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.097%) CentOS
15 3 (0.073%) tvOS
15 3 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.049%) Solaris
16 2 (0.049%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,095 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
2 700 (17.02%) Scrum
3 606 (14.73%) Wireframes
4 543 (13.20%) Front End Development
5 484 (11.76%) TDD
6 444 (10.79%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 443 (10.77%) Prototyping
8 396 (9.63%) E-Commerce
9 365 (8.87%) Analytics
10 347 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
11 337 (8.19%) Test Automation
12 317 (7.71%) User Stories
13 308 (7.49%) Web Development
14 278 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
15 271 (6.59%) BDD
16 261 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
17 255 (6.20%) Software Engineering
18 246 (5.98%) Kanban
19 240 (5.83%) MVC
20 236 (5.74%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1,206 (29.31%) JavaScript
2 336 (8.17%) Java
3 277 (6.73%) C#
4 220 (5.35%) TypeScript
5 218 (5.30%) SQL
6 189 (4.59%) ES6
7 134 (3.26%) Python
8 99 (2.41%) PHP
9 89 (2.16%) Apple Swift
10 67 (1.63%) Objective-C
11 63 (1.53%) Go
12 56 (1.36%) Ruby
13 52 (1.26%) PowerShell
14 43 (1.05%) Java 8
15 34 (0.83%) C++
15 34 (0.83%) Scala
16 32 (0.78%) C
17 29 (0.70%) ES7
18 27 (0.66%) T-SQL
19 24 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 330 (8.02%) Degree
2 141 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 81 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 37 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 36 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (0.51%) Master's Degree
7 20 (0.49%) ISEB
8 19 (0.46%) DBS Check
9 15 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
10 14 (0.34%) Postgraduate
11 12 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.29%) PMP
12 10 (0.24%) MBA
12 10 (0.24%) PhD
13 9 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.17%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (6.93%) QA
2 24 (0.58%) WCAG
3 21 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
4 19 (0.46%) PMO
5 14 (0.34%) SLA
6 11 (0.27%) GDPR
7 9 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.15%) WAI
9 4 (0.097%) COSO
9 4 (0.097%) ISO 31000
10 3 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.073%) P3O
10 3 (0.073%) Section 508
11 2 (0.049%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.024%) MiFID
12 1 (0.024%) PMBOK
System Software
1 169 (4.11%) Docker
2 48 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.17%) DFS Replication
6 5 (0.12%) HDFS
6 5 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.097%) XenApp
8 3 (0.073%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.073%) LXC
8 3 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.049%) ACF2
9 2 (0.049%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.049%) RACF
10 1 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.024%) vSphere
10 1 (0.024%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 61 (1.48%) Kubernetes
2 37 (0.90%) Ansible
3 36 (0.88%) Puppet
4 29 (0.70%) SCCM
5 21 (0.51%) Terraform
6 17 (0.41%) ZABBIX
7 16 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
8 13 (0.32%) Nagios
8 13 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (0.29%) vCenter Server
10 10 (0.24%) HockeyApp
11 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.22%) WMI
12 7 (0.17%) Grafana
12 7 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.17%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.17%) systemd
13 6 (0.15%) Kibana
13 6 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 325 (7.90%) Adobe
2 242 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 165 (4.01%) Google
4 82 (1.99%) Oracle
5 78 (1.90%) SAP
6 68 (1.65%) Apple
7 65 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (0.92%) Twitter
9 36 (0.88%) Sitecore
10 35 (0.85%) VMware
11 34 (0.83%) Citrix
12 31 (0.75%) Atlassian
13 28 (0.68%) Cisco
13 28 (0.68%) hybris
13 28 (0.68%) Tableau
14 27 (0.66%) ServiceNow
15 24 (0.58%) Xamarin
16 20 (0.49%) Nintex
17 19 (0.46%) MuleSoft
18 17 (0.41%) Splunk