Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 50 50
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +16
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4,167 3,673 4,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.46% 4.17% 4.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.97% 12.10% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,817 2,489 2,894
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 34
England median hourly rate £42.88 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.21% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £28.18 £17.03 £23.79
90th Percentile £56.63 £52.50 £47.28
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

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 32,128 30,365 34,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.39% 34.46% 34.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,058 19,931 22,924
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £281 £270 £256
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 977 961 1,120
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.84 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -0.83% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.50 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.81
% change year-on-year +7.50% -3.87% +10.96%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +2 2,346 £475 +5.56% 573
South East +9 683 £425 +13.33% 185
North of England -11 508 £400 - 253
Midlands +12 360 £425 +6.25% 138
West Midlands +19 257 £425 +6.25% 82
North West +23 241 £423 +9.03% 124
Yorkshire -30 184 £400 - 106
South West -5 152 £413 +3.13% 89
East of England -19 118 £450 +5.88% 88
East Midlands -11 103 £436 +8.88% 56
North East -13 83 £400 +3.90% 23
South Coast - 1 - -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 2,149 (51.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,390 (33.36%) HTML
3 1,367 (32.81%) CSS
4 1,353 (32.47%) JavaScript
5 780 (18.72%) Finance
6 769 (18.45%) Wireframes
7 752 (18.05%) Scrum
8 673 (16.15%) HTML5
9 639 (15.33%) AngularJS
10 584 (14.01%) Front End Development
11 544 (13.05%) TDD
12 525 (12.60%) Git (software)
13 499 (11.98%) CSS3
14 498 (11.95%) React
15 478 (11.47%) Mobile App
16 477 (11.45%) Prototyping
17 469 (11.26%) Java
18 434 (10.42%) E-Commerce
19 413 (9.91%) Analytics
20 397 (9.53%) Web Development
21 396 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
22 365 (8.76%) Adobe
23 360 (8.64%) Node.js
24 355 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
25 350 (8.40%) Sass
26 339 (8.14%) jQuery
27 337 (8.09%) JIRA
28 331 (7.94%) Apple iOS
29 329 (7.90%) Degree
30 320 (7.68%) REST

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
1 189 (4.54%) CMS
2 145 (3.48%) Confluence
3 52 (1.25%) Marvel
4 51 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 51 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 45 (1.08%) WordPress
6 42 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 34 (0.82%) Apache
8 29 (0.70%) Drupal
9 24 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 21 (0.50%) JBoss
11 19 (0.46%) IIS
11 19 (0.46%) Skype for Business
12 18 (0.43%) Apache Spark
13 15 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.31%) nginx
15 12 (0.29%) Jetty
16 11 (0.26%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 265 (6.36%) InVision
2 260 (6.24%) Photoshop
3 150 (3.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 135 (3.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 54 (1.30%) OmniGraffle
6 50 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
7 40 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
7 40 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 27 (0.65%) GIMP
8 27 (0.65%) UXPin
9 25 (0.60%) UserZoom
10 22 (0.53%) InDesign
10 22 (0.53%) MS Visio
11 19 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
12 12 (0.29%) Fireworks
12 12 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
13 11 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
14 9 (0.22%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.096%) Flinto
16 2 (0.048%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (0.60%) Magento
2 14 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.34%) Eloqua
3 9 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.12%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.096%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.072%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.072%) Shopify
8 2 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.048%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.048%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.048%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.024%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.024%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 247 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 224 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (2.14%) GitHub
4 85 (2.04%) Google Analytics
5 67 (1.61%) Serverless
6 66 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 63 (1.51%) npm
8 61 (1.46%) SaaS
9 60 (1.44%) PaaS
10 57 (1.37%) Office 365
11 46 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 39 (0.94%) Heroku
13 32 (0.77%) IaaS
14 27 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
15 26 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
17 20 (0.48%) Slack
18 16 (0.38%) Amazon S3
18 16 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
19 14 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 65 (1.56%) Internet
2 62 (1.49%) HTTP
3 28 (0.67%) SMS
4 24 (0.58%) Firewall
5 20 (0.48%) Skype
6 17 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 16 (0.38%) Intranet
8 14 (0.34%) DNS
9 11 (0.26%) LAN
9 11 (0.26%) Network Security
10 8 (0.19%) RTMP
10 8 (0.19%) SSL
11 6 (0.14%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.12%) DHCP
12 5 (0.12%) SMTP
12 5 (0.12%) Telepresence
12 5 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.096%) Bluetooth
13 4 (0.096%) WAN
13 4 (0.096%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 84 (2.02%) NoSQL
3 80 (1.92%) MySQL
4 68 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 66 (1.58%) Big Data
6 58 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 52 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 45 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (0.91%) Hadoop
10 36 (0.86%) Blockchain
11 29 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
12 23 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
12 23 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
13 20 (0.48%) Oracle Database
13 20 (0.48%) QlikView
14 18 (0.43%) Redis
15 17 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (0.38%) Data Mining
16 16 (0.38%) Power BI
17 12 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 525 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 337 (8.09%) JIRA
3 308 (7.39%) Axure RP
4 174 (4.18%) webpack
5 127 (3.05%) Jenkins
6 125 (3.00%) Selenium
7 113 (2.71%) Jasmine
8 103 (2.47%) Grunt
8 103 (2.47%) gulp
9 95 (2.28%) Subversion
10 86 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
11 80 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 69 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
13 63 (1.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 63 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 54 (1.30%) Maven
15 51 (1.22%) Cucumber
16 49 (1.18%) Mocha
17 47 (1.13%) Mercurial
18 46 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 780 (18.72%) Finance
2 296 (7.10%) Marketing
3 270 (6.48%) Banking
4 263 (6.31%) Retail
5 108 (2.59%) Publishing
6 73 (1.75%) Legal
7 70 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 68 (1.63%) Games
9 63 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 56 (1.34%) Advertising
10 56 (1.34%) Front Office
11 35 (0.84%) Back Office
12 24 (0.58%) Automotive
12 24 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.53%) Law
15 21 (0.50%) Retail Banking
16 19 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.36%) Billing
17 15 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,552 (37.25%) Developer
2 1,102 (26.45%) Designer
3 825 (19.80%) UX Designer
4 458 (10.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 324 (7.78%) Analyst
6 292 (7.01%) UI Designer
7 288 (6.91%) React Developer
8 260 (6.24%) JavaScript Developer
9 243 (5.83%) Business Analyst
10 203 (4.87%) UI/UX Designer
11 200 (4.80%) UI Developer
12 172 (4.13%) Architect
13 158 (3.79%) Web Developer
14 148 (3.55%) Angular Developer
14 148 (3.55%) Java Developer
15 146 (3.50%) Senior Developer
16 138 (3.31%) HTML Developer
17 136 (3.26%) User Experience Researcher
18 135 (3.24%) User Researcher
19 130 (3.12%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,390 (33.36%) HTML
2 1,367 (32.81%) CSS
3 673 (16.15%) HTML5
4 639 (15.33%) AngularJS
5 499 (11.98%) CSS3
6 498 (11.95%) React
7 360 (8.64%) Node.js
8 350 (8.40%) Sass
9 339 (8.14%) jQuery
10 320 (7.68%) REST
11 292 (7.01%) RESTful
12 255 (6.12%) .NET
13 232 (5.57%) Redux
14 225 (5.40%) Web Services
15 216 (5.18%) JSON
16 177 (4.25%) LESS
17 166 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 152 (3.65%) Ajax
19 126 (3.02%) Spring
20 122 (2.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 478 (11.47%) Mobile App
2 396 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 118 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
5 114 (2.74%) Fintech
6 90 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 78 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 77 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 67 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 64 (1.54%) Algorithms
11 55 (1.32%) Social Media
12 47 (1.13%) Graphic Design
13 40 (0.96%) iPad
14 36 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
14 36 (0.86%) Video on Demand
15 30 (0.72%) Virtual Team
16 28 (0.67%) Animation
16 28 (0.67%) iPhone
17 27 (0.65%) Wiki
18 25 (0.60%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 331 (7.94%) Apple iOS
2 300 (7.20%) Android
3 151 (3.62%) Linux
4 100 (2.40%) Windows
5 52 (1.25%) Unix
6 38 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 22 (0.53%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.17%) CentOS
11 7 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.096%) Debian
14 2 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.024%) Nucleus RTOS
15 1 (0.024%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,149 (51.57%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (18.45%) Wireframes
3 752 (18.05%) Scrum
4 584 (14.01%) Front End Development
5 544 (13.05%) TDD
6 477 (11.45%) Prototyping
7 434 (10.42%) E-Commerce
8 413 (9.91%) Analytics
9 397 (9.53%) Web Development
10 355 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
11 304 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
12 288 (6.91%) Test Automation
13 284 (6.82%) BDD
14 277 (6.65%) User Stories
15 272 (6.53%) Responsive Web Design
16 268 (6.43%) Microservices
17 252 (6.05%) MVC
18 245 (5.88%) OO
19 228 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
20 226 (5.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,353 (32.47%) JavaScript
2 469 (11.26%) Java
3 230 (5.52%) SQL
4 220 (5.28%) C#
5 218 (5.23%) ES6
6 174 (4.18%) TypeScript
7 127 (3.05%) Python
8 88 (2.11%) Apple Swift
9 78 (1.87%) PHP
10 65 (1.56%) Go
11 63 (1.51%) Objective-C
12 51 (1.22%) Java 8
12 51 (1.22%) Scala
13 48 (1.15%) JSX
14 41 (0.98%) Ruby
15 37 (0.89%) C++
15 37 (0.89%) PowerShell
16 33 (0.79%) C
17 27 (0.65%) Bash Shell
18 25 (0.60%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 329 (7.90%) Degree
2 188 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 134 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (0.58%) Master's Degree
7 19 (0.46%) ISEB
8 13 (0.31%) Postgraduate
9 11 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.22%) PMP
11 7 (0.17%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.14%) CBAP
12 6 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.12%) ACCA
13 5 (0.12%) CIMA
13 5 (0.12%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.12%) MBA
13 5 (0.12%) PhD
13 5 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (5.71%) QA
2 25 (0.60%) WCAG
3 21 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
4 19 (0.46%) PMO
5 16 (0.38%) GDPR
6 15 (0.36%) GCP
7 14 (0.34%) SLA
8 10 (0.24%) WAI
9 9 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.072%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.048%) P3O
14 1 (0.024%) GxP
14 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.024%) MiFID
14 1 (0.024%) PSD2
14 1 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 164 (3.94%) Docker
2 38 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.22%) HDFS
4 9 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.14%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.12%) DFS Replication
7 5 (0.12%) LXC
8 4 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.072%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.072%) Varnish
9 3 (0.072%) XenApp
10 2 (0.048%) etcd
10 2 (0.048%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.048%) vSphere
10 2 (0.048%) Xen
11 1 (0.024%) KVM
11 1 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (1.20%) Kubernetes
2 30 (0.72%) SCCM
3 29 (0.70%) Puppet
4 24 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.53%) Ansible
6 20 (0.48%) Terraform
7 14 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.31%) Grafana
9 9 (0.22%) Rancher
10 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.14%) SCOM
11 6 (0.14%) WMI
12 5 (0.12%) HockeyApp
12 5 (0.12%) Kibana
12 5 (0.12%) logstash
12 5 (0.12%) Mesos
12 5 (0.12%) Nagios
12 5 (0.12%) systemd
12 5 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 365 (8.76%) Adobe
2 211 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 164 (3.94%) Google
4 87 (2.09%) Oracle
5 70 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
6 58 (1.39%) SAP
7 53 (1.27%) Apple
8 37 (0.89%) Twitter
9 36 (0.86%) Sitecore
10 32 (0.77%) Splunk
10 32 (0.77%) Tableau
11 25 (0.60%) Capita
11 25 (0.60%) Citrix
11 25 (0.60%) VMware
12 23 (0.55%) IBM
12 23 (0.55%) ServiceNow
13 22 (0.53%) hybris
14 20 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
15 18 (0.43%) Cisco
15 18 (0.43%) Red Hat