Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 49 51
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 3,533 4,156 3,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.29% 4.45% 4.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.21% 13.56% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,381 2,804 2,513
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £618 £595 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 48
England median hourly rate £40.00 £43.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.55% +8.16% +10.34%
10th Percentile £19.50 £28.31 £17.14
90th Percentile £52.60 £55.45 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.72% +7.21% +10.34%

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 26,735 30,658 29,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.49% 32.84% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,389 19,921 19,234
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £268
90th Percentile £675 £670 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 955 941
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £11.64 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -0.74%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +5 2,130 £475 - 498
South East -18 430 £425 - 163
North of England -2 415 £450 +12.50% 281
Midlands -10 236 £425 - 128
North West -4 206 £450 +7.14% 181
South West 0 194 £400 -1.54% 84
West Midlands -4 172 £425 - 83
Yorkshire +5 158 £450 +10.43% 70
East of England +11 116 £450 - 95
East Midlands -3 62 £425 -2.41% 44
North East +2 53 £438 +9.38% 30
South Coast -3 1 - -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1,780 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 917 (25.96%) JavaScript
3 904 (25.59%) HTML
4 895 (25.33%) CSS
5 641 (18.14%) Finance
6 602 (17.04%) Wireframes
7 597 (16.90%) Scrum
8 530 (15.00%) Front End Development
9 437 (12.37%) React
10 434 (12.28%) Sketch
11 429 (12.14%) Prototyping
12 423 (11.97%) Java
13 408 (11.55%) Analytics
14 401 (11.35%) AngularJS
15 388 (10.98%) Git (software)
16 387 (10.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 374 (10.59%) JIRA
18 360 (10.19%) Mobile App
19 359 (10.16%) HTML5
20 345 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
21 344 (9.74%) TDD
22 315 (8.92%) Sass
23 309 (8.75%) Node.js
23 309 (8.75%) E-Commerce
24 283 (8.01%) Adobe
25 282 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
26 270 (7.64%) Degree
27 269 (7.61%) User Stories
28 265 (7.50%) CSS3
29 260 (7.36%) Banking

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
1 177 (5.01%) Confluence
2 166 (4.70%) CMS
3 71 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 63 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
5 46 (1.30%) WebSphere
6 34 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 34 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 33 (0.93%) Apache
8 31 (0.88%) WordPress
9 28 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 28 (0.79%) Drupal
10 23 (0.65%) Skype for Business
11 19 (0.54%) Magnolia
12 15 (0.42%) Apache Solr
13 13 (0.37%) JBoss
13 13 (0.37%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.31%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
16 9 (0.25%) Mule
16 9 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 434 (12.28%) Sketch
2 246 (6.96%) InVision
3 180 (5.09%) Photoshop
4 119 (3.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 62 (1.75%) Zeplin
6 51 (1.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 50 (1.42%) Adobe XD
8 40 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
9 37 (1.05%) Marvel
10 36 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
11 35 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 34 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
13 24 (0.68%) Figma
13 24 (0.68%) MS Visio
14 21 (0.59%) UXPin
15 19 (0.54%) Chatbot
16 12 (0.34%) GIMP
16 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
17 10 (0.28%) Flinto
18 6 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 38 (1.08%) Magento
2 31 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.20%) Shopify
8 6 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.14%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.11%) R3 Corda
10 4 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.11%) Workday HCM
11 3 (0.085%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 3 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.085%) Quorum
11 3 (0.085%) Ripple XRP
11 3 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.085%) SessionCam
11 3 (0.085%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 219 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 161 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
3 133 (3.76%) GitHub
4 87 (2.46%) Office 365
5 74 (2.09%) SaaS
6 68 (1.92%) npm
7 65 (1.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 64 (1.81%) Google Analytics
9 62 (1.75%) Power Platform
10 53 (1.50%) Slack
11 35 (0.99%) PaaS
11 35 (0.99%) Serverless
12 31 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
13 30 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
14 26 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
15 25 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 22 (0.62%) Amazon S3
17 21 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
17 21 (0.59%) Sauce Labs
18 20 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.10%) Wireless
2 34 (0.96%) Skype
3 21 (0.59%) Internet
3 21 (0.59%) Intranet
4 20 (0.57%) DHCP
5 16 (0.45%) HTTP
6 14 (0.40%) Unified Communications
7 13 (0.37%) VoIP
8 12 (0.34%) DNS
9 11 (0.31%) SMS
10 7 (0.20%) H.323
10 7 (0.20%) LTE
10 7 (0.20%) SSH
11 6 (0.17%) DKIM
11 6 (0.17%) DMARC
11 6 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.14%) 3G
12 5 (0.14%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 63 (1.78%) MySQL
3 61 (1.73%) Power BI
4 54 (1.53%) MongoDB
5 51 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 49 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 48 (1.36%) Big Data
8 30 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 28 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (0.65%) Relational Database
11 21 (0.59%) Redis
12 18 (0.51%) Blockchain
13 16 (0.45%) Neo4j
14 14 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (0.37%) Spotfire
16 12 (0.34%) Data Lake
16 12 (0.34%) Oracle Database
17 9 (0.25%) OLAP
17 9 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 388 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 374 (10.59%) JIRA
3 234 (6.62%) Axure RP
4 179 (5.07%) Jenkins
5 118 (3.34%) webpack
6 105 (2.97%) Selenium
7 103 (2.92%) Maven
8 100 (2.83%) Jasmine
9 83 (2.35%) Cucumber
10 81 (2.29%) Grunt
11 79 (2.24%) gulp
12 73 (2.07%) Karma Test Runner
13 72 (2.04%) Subversion
14 70 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
15 49 (1.39%) Protractor
16 42 (1.19%) Balsamiq
16 42 (1.19%) Visual Studio
17 41 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
18 40 (1.13%) Bitbucket
19 39 (1.10%) JUnit
General
1 641 (18.14%) Finance
2 260 (7.36%) Banking
3 233 (6.59%) Marketing
4 193 (5.46%) Public Sector
5 192 (5.43%) Retail
6 125 (3.54%) Telecoms
7 73 (2.07%) Legal
8 67 (1.90%) Games
9 63 (1.78%) Publishing
10 52 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 46 (1.30%) Front Office
12 36 (1.02%) Advertising
12 36 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 34 (0.96%) Investment Banking
14 23 (0.65%) Retail Banking
15 22 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.57%) Electronics
17 19 (0.54%) Local Government
18 17 (0.48%) Law
19 16 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,111 (31.45%) Developer
2 968 (27.40%) Designer
3 706 (19.98%) UX Designer
4 327 (9.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 282 (7.98%) UI Designer
6 265 (7.50%) Analyst
7 208 (5.89%) UI/UX Designer
8 183 (5.18%) React Developer
9 175 (4.95%) Business Analyst
10 145 (4.10%) Architect
11 140 (3.96%) Senior Designer
12 116 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
13 113 (3.20%) JavaScript Developer
14 111 (3.14%) Senior Developer
15 105 (2.97%) User Experience Researcher
16 103 (2.92%) UI Developer
17 101 (2.86%) User Researcher
18 98 (2.77%) Angular Developer
19 95 (2.69%) Project Manager
20 88 (2.49%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 904 (25.59%) HTML
2 895 (25.33%) CSS
3 437 (12.37%) React
4 401 (11.35%) AngularJS
5 359 (10.16%) HTML5
6 315 (8.92%) Sass
7 309 (8.75%) Node.js
8 265 (7.50%) CSS3
9 204 (5.77%) jQuery
10 194 (5.49%) REST
11 177 (5.01%) Redux
12 161 (4.56%) .NET
13 160 (4.53%) Spring
14 159 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 156 (4.42%) Web Services
16 141 (3.99%) RESTful
17 125 (3.54%) JSON
18 108 (3.06%) Spring Boot
19 95 (2.69%) LESS
20 78 (2.21%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 360 (10.19%) Mobile App
2 282 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
4 69 (1.95%) Video on Demand
5 68 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 61 (1.73%) Animation
7 59 (1.67%) Graphic Design
8 55 (1.56%) W3C
9 54 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
10 41 (1.16%) Social Media
11 39 (1.10%) NHS
12 37 (1.05%) CCTV
13 34 (0.96%) Data Structures
13 34 (0.96%) Hedge funds
14 31 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 30 (0.85%) Algorithms
15 30 (0.85%) Data Centre
15 30 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
16 27 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 24 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 228 (6.45%) Android
1 228 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 104 (2.94%) Windows
3 79 (2.24%) Linux
4 35 (0.99%) Windows 10
5 32 (0.91%) Unix
6 31 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.71%) tvOS
7 25 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.14%) CentOS
13 5 (0.14%) Debian
14 2 (0.057%) HPUX
15 1 (0.028%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.028%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,780 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 602 (17.04%) Wireframes
3 597 (16.90%) Scrum
4 530 (15.00%) Front End Development
5 429 (12.14%) Prototyping
6 408 (11.55%) Analytics
7 387 (10.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 345 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
9 344 (9.74%) TDD
10 309 (8.75%) E-Commerce
11 269 (7.61%) User Stories
12 251 (7.10%) Test Automation
13 243 (6.88%) Web Development
14 231 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 219 (6.20%) Service Design
16 194 (5.49%) Kanban
17 188 (5.32%) Project Management
18 186 (5.26%) Usability Testing
19 180 (5.09%) Software Engineering
20 176 (4.98%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 917 (25.96%) JavaScript
2 423 (11.97%) Java
3 226 (6.40%) SQL
4 201 (5.69%) C#
5 178 (5.04%) TypeScript
6 144 (4.08%) Python
7 133 (3.76%) ES6
8 84 (2.38%) PHP
9 83 (2.35%) Java 8
10 77 (2.18%) Apple Swift
11 50 (1.42%) Scala
12 47 (1.33%) Kotlin
13 45 (1.27%) Ruby
14 34 (0.96%) T-SQL
15 28 (0.79%) Go
16 26 (0.74%) ES7
17 19 (0.54%) C
18 18 (0.51%) Apex Code
18 18 (0.51%) C++
19 17 (0.48%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 270 (7.64%) Degree
2 145 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 99 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 52 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 44 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 17 (0.48%) ISEB
7 17 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.25%) ACCA
9 9 (0.25%) CIMA
9 9 (0.25%) CISSP
9 9 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.25%) PhD
9 9 (0.25%) PMP
10 8 (0.23%) A+ Certification
10 8 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (5.21%) QA
2 24 (0.68%) WCAG
3 15 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
4 14 (0.40%) PMO
5 13 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.34%) GDPR
7 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.20%) SLA
8 3 (0.085%) GxP
8 3 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.057%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.057%) P3O
9 2 (0.057%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.057%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.057%) PSD2
9 2 (0.057%) WAI
10 1 (0.028%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.028%) NCSC
10 1 (0.028%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 113 (3.20%) Docker
2 58 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.34%) DFS Replication
9 11 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (0.25%) vSphere
11 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.11%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.085%) NFS
14 2 (0.057%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.057%) XenApp
14 2 (0.057%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.028%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (0.99%) Kubernetes
2 34 (0.96%) WSUS
3 27 (0.76%) Ansible
4 22 (0.62%) SCCM
5 16 (0.45%) Nessus
5 16 (0.45%) Nmap
5 16 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
6 15 (0.42%) Grafana
7 14 (0.40%) Puppet
8 13 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 13 (0.37%) SCVMM
9 12 (0.34%) SCDPM
9 12 (0.34%) SCOM
9 12 (0.34%) SCSM
9 12 (0.34%) Terraform
10 11 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.28%) Graphite
11 10 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 283 (8.01%) Adobe
2 210 (5.94%) Microsoft
3 131 (3.71%) Google
4 67 (1.90%) Oracle
5 61 (1.73%) SAP
6 54 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
6 54 (1.53%) ServiceNow
7 43 (1.22%) Apple
7 43 (1.22%) Splunk
8 40 (1.13%) Tableau
9 39 (1.10%) IBM
10 36 (1.02%) Sitecore
11 31 (0.88%) AppDynamics
11 31 (0.88%) hybris
12 30 (0.85%) Atlassian
13 28 (0.79%) Cisco
13 28 (0.79%) Red Hat
14 24 (0.68%) Workday
15 23 (0.65%) BMC
15 23 (0.65%) MuleSoft