Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 51 58
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +8
Contract jobs citing User Experience 3730 3799 3527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.95% 4.01% 3.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.66% 12.20% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2645 2620 2451
England median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £305 £300 £283
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 34 46
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.85 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.55% +31.08% -1.73%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.58 £19.06
90th Percentile £72.25 £47.28 £75.63
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.74 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.74% +22.68% +7.84%

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 31991 31149 34035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.88% 32.90% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21529 20456 22039
England median daily rate £450 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +1.06% +5.38%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £250
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 901 1097 1341
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +4.82% +9.03%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.35 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.56% +11.43%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 -9 2121 £450 - 330
South East +6 543 £400 +1.27% 88
North of England +7 465 £400 - 111
Midlands -7 294 £400 - 40
Yorkshire -15 208 £400 +4.23% 57
South West +9 193 £400 - 38
West Midlands -6 178 £400 - 26
North West +7 160 £386 -6.36% 47
East of England +24 119 £400 +6.67% 33
East Midlands +5 117 £363 -9.38% 14
North East +79 98 £400 - 7
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 1918 (51.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1294 (34.69%) HTML
3 1248 (33.46%) CSS
4 1083 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 693 (18.58%) Scrum
6 669 (17.94%) Wireframes
7 645 (17.29%) Finance
8 601 (16.11%) HTML5
9 509 (13.65%) Front End Development
10 499 (13.38%) Prototyping
11 465 (12.47%) CSS3
12 458 (12.28%) AngularJS
13 455 (12.20%) TDD
14 452 (12.12%) Java
15 421 (11.29%) Mobile App
16 372 (9.97%) Git (software)
17 363 (9.73%) Analytics
18 352 (9.44%) Degree
19 338 (9.06%) Adobe
19 338 (9.06%) E-Commerce
20 328 (8.79%) jQuery
21 308 (8.26%) Node.js
22 303 (8.12%) BDD
23 301 (8.07%) Banking
24 300 (8.04%) React
25 299 (8.02%) Apple iOS
26 295 (7.91%) Sass
27 285 (7.64%) User Stories
27 285 (7.64%) Web Development
28 282 (7.56%) Analytical Skills

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
1 191 (5.12%) CMS
2 92 (2.47%) Confluence
3 71 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 43 (1.15%) WordPress
5 41 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (1.05%) Marvel
6 39 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 30 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 28 (0.75%) Drupal
9 26 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 24 (0.64%) Apache Spark
11 22 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 16 (0.43%) MS Exchange
13 15 (0.40%) Umbraco
14 14 (0.38%) Skype for Business
15 12 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (0.32%) JBoss
16 11 (0.29%) Apache
16 11 (0.29%) GlassFish
17 10 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 269 (7.21%) Photoshop
2 180 (4.83%) InVision
3 165 (4.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 127 (3.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 89 (2.39%) OmniGraffle
6 51 (1.37%) MS Visio
7 48 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
8 31 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 25 (0.67%) InDesign
10 23 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
11 19 (0.51%) Adobe After Effects
12 14 (0.38%) GIMP
13 13 (0.35%) Flinto
13 13 (0.35%) UXPin
14 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
15 10 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
15 10 (0.27%) UserZoom
16 8 (0.21%) Doxygen
17 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
18 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 36 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.72%) Magento
3 10 (0.27%) WebTrends
4 7 (0.19%) Primavera
5 5 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.13%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.080%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.080%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.080%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 97 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (1.80%) Google Analytics
4 61 (1.64%) GitHub
4 61 (1.64%) SaaS
5 50 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 47 (1.26%) Office 365
7 45 (1.21%) npm
8 31 (0.83%) Serverless
9 28 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
9 28 (0.75%) PaaS
10 22 (0.59%) IaaS
11 15 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.38%) Heroku
12 14 (0.38%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
14 11 (0.29%) BrowserStack
14 11 (0.29%) Slack
15 10 (0.27%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.01%) Internet
2 48 (1.29%) HTTP
3 26 (0.70%) Intranet
4 23 (0.62%) SMS
5 19 (0.51%) Network Security
5 19 (0.51%) Skype
5 19 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (0.48%) Firewall
7 16 (0.43%) WAN
8 14 (0.38%) LAN
9 12 (0.32%) LDAP
10 9 (0.24%) Kerberos
10 9 (0.24%) SSL
11 8 (0.21%) Bluetooth
12 6 (0.16%) DNS
13 5 (0.13%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.13%) SAN
13 5 (0.13%) TCP/IP
13 5 (0.13%) VPLS
13 5 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 77 (2.06%) MySQL
3 70 (1.88%) Big Data
4 68 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 68 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 52 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 40 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 30 (0.80%) QlikView
9 27 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (0.67%) Hadoop
11 22 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 20 (0.54%) Power BI
13 19 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 19 (0.51%) Neo4j
13 19 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
14 14 (0.38%) Redis
14 14 (0.38%) SQLite
15 13 (0.35%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 372 (9.97%) Git (software)
2 273 (7.32%) Axure RP
3 261 (7.00%) JIRA
4 133 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 124 (3.32%) Selenium
6 117 (3.14%) gulp
7 110 (2.95%) Grunt
8 93 (2.49%) Jasmine
9 83 (2.23%) Subversion
10 79 (2.12%) Xcode
11 78 (2.09%) webpack
12 61 (1.64%) Maven
13 60 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
14 56 (1.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 50 (1.34%) Mocha
15 50 (1.34%) Visual Studio
16 48 (1.29%) JUnit
17 43 (1.15%) Babel
18 41 (1.10%) Cucumber
19 39 (1.05%) Android Studio
General
1 645 (17.29%) Finance
2 301 (8.07%) Banking
3 255 (6.84%) Marketing
4 239 (6.41%) Retail
5 117 (3.14%) Publishing
6 105 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 85 (2.28%) Games
8 51 (1.37%) Legal
8 51 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 47 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 46 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 43 (1.15%) Advertising
12 38 (1.02%) Front Office
13 32 (0.86%) Electronics
14 30 (0.80%) Automotive
15 15 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.38%) Billing
17 12 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.24%) Back Office
18 9 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1276 (34.21%) Developer
2 1029 (27.59%) Designer
3 758 (20.32%) UX Designer
4 371 (9.95%) Analyst
5 352 (9.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 275 (7.37%) Business Analyst
7 268 (7.18%) UI Designer
8 245 (6.57%) JavaScript Developer
9 189 (5.07%) UI Developer
10 179 (4.80%) UI/UX Designer
11 174 (4.66%) User Researcher
12 159 (4.26%) Architect
13 137 (3.67%) HTML Developer
14 136 (3.65%) iOS Developer
15 133 (3.57%) Senior Developer
16 132 (3.54%) Senior Designer
17 131 (3.51%) UX Developer
18 129 (3.46%) Angular Developer
19 115 (3.08%) Digital Designer
20 111 (2.98%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1294 (34.69%) HTML
2 1248 (33.46%) CSS
3 601 (16.11%) HTML5
4 465 (12.47%) CSS3
5 458 (12.28%) AngularJS
6 328 (8.79%) jQuery
7 308 (8.26%) Node.js
8 300 (8.04%) React
9 295 (7.91%) Sass
10 246 (6.60%) RESTful
11 241 (6.46%) .NET
12 224 (6.01%) REST
13 222 (5.95%) JSON
14 219 (5.87%) Web Services
15 165 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 144 (3.86%) Ajax
17 129 (3.46%) LESS
17 129 (3.46%) XML
18 112 (3.00%) Spring
19 109 (2.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 421 (11.29%) Mobile App
2 282 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
4 76 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 68 (1.82%) iPad
6 64 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 63 (1.69%) iPhone
8 62 (1.66%) Fintech
9 61 (1.64%) W3C
10 60 (1.61%) Data Structures
11 54 (1.45%) Social Media
12 46 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 40 (1.07%) Animation
14 38 (1.02%) Graphic Design
15 33 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
16 32 (0.86%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.67%) Algorithms
18 24 (0.64%) Video on Demand
19 23 (0.62%) Smartphone
20 21 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 299 (8.02%) Apple iOS
2 249 (6.68%) Android
3 137 (3.67%) Linux
4 81 (2.17%) Windows
5 46 (1.23%) Unix
6 20 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 17 (0.46%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.21%) HPUX
11 6 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.11%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.080%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.080%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.054%) AIX
14 2 (0.054%) Solaris
15 1 (0.027%) VMS
15 1 (0.027%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1918 (51.42%) Agile Software Development
2 693 (18.58%) Scrum
3 669 (17.94%) Wireframes
4 509 (13.65%) Front End Development
5 499 (13.38%) Prototyping
6 455 (12.20%) TDD
7 363 (9.73%) Analytics
8 338 (9.06%) E-Commerce
9 303 (8.12%) BDD
10 285 (7.64%) User Stories
10 285 (7.64%) Web Development
11 252 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 237 (6.35%) Responsive Web Design
12 237 (6.35%) Service Design
13 213 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
13 213 (5.71%) Usability Testing
14 207 (5.55%) Software Engineering
15 198 (5.31%) Project Management
16 193 (5.17%) Web Design
17 182 (4.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1083 (29.03%) JavaScript
2 452 (12.12%) Java
3 234 (6.27%) SQL
4 186 (4.99%) C#
5 143 (3.83%) ES6
6 132 (3.54%) Apple Swift
7 124 (3.32%) Objective-C
8 102 (2.73%) Python
9 98 (2.63%) PHP
10 79 (2.12%) TypeScript
11 75 (2.01%) Scala
12 41 (1.10%) C
13 36 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 32 (0.86%) C++
14 32 (0.86%) Ruby
15 23 (0.62%) VBScript
16 19 (0.51%) ECMAScript
17 17 (0.46%) T-SQL
18 16 (0.43%) R
19 14 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 352 (9.44%) Degree
2 152 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 103 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 39 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 34 (0.91%) Master's Degree
6 32 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.35%) IIBA
7 13 (0.35%) ISEB
8 12 (0.32%) CCIE
9 11 (0.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 9 (0.24%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.24%) MBA
11 8 (0.21%) CCNA
11 8 (0.21%) CCSP
11 8 (0.21%) PMP
12 7 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.16%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.16%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (5.63%) QA
2 18 (0.48%) WCAG
3 15 (0.40%) WAI
4 11 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.24%) PMO
5 9 (0.24%) SLA
6 8 (0.21%) GDPR
7 7 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.054%) GCP
8 2 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.054%) PSD2
9 1 (0.027%) MiFID
9 1 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (1.98%) Docker
2 37 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (0.40%) XenDesktop
5 14 (0.38%) BitLocker
5 14 (0.38%) XenApp
6 11 (0.29%) Firmware
7 7 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.11%) LXC
9 3 (0.080%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.080%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.027%) Varnish
11 1 (0.027%) vCloud
11 1 (0.027%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.027%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (0.56%) SCCM
2 17 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 12 (0.32%) Kibana
4 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (0.24%) logstash
6 7 (0.19%) Puppet
7 5 (0.13%) Ansible
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.11%) Netcool
8 4 (0.11%) Piwik
8 4 (0.11%) SCOM
8 4 (0.11%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.080%) Grafana
9 3 (0.080%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.080%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.080%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.080%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.054%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 338 (9.06%) Adobe
2 168 (4.50%) Microsoft
3 109 (2.92%) Google
4 95 (2.55%) Oracle
5 77 (2.06%) SAP
6 73 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
7 72 (1.93%) Apple
8 37 (0.99%) Sitecore
9 32 (0.86%) Tableau
10 30 (0.80%) Atlassian
11 23 (0.62%) VMware
12 22 (0.59%) Cisco
13 21 (0.56%) HP
14 20 (0.54%) hybris
15 19 (0.51%) Citrix
15 19 (0.51%) ServiceNow
16 15 (0.40%) AppSense
17 14 (0.38%) Optimizely
17 14 (0.38%) Symantec
18 13 (0.35%) LANDesk