Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 53 54
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,383 3,972 3,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.89% 4.38% 4.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.24% 13.60% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,489 2,697 2,681
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £308 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 53
England median hourly rate £46.95 £34.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.08% -20.00% +14.80%
10th Percentile £30.43 £13.74 £17.64
90th Percentile £54.00 £57.33 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £46.40 £34.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +34.48% -19.30% +11.74%

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 19,471 29,202 30,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.78% 32.18% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,369 19,228 20,715
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £670 £663
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 937 933
England median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -3.58% +14.54%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.42
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.89 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.37 £21.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year +16.05% -3.58% +14.63%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 -7 1,324 £475 - 494
North of England 0 335 £425 - 247
South East -34 246 £425 -5.56% 178
Midlands +11 209 £425 -5.56% 153
North West +3 157 £450 +5.88% 154
West Midlands +12 154 £450 +2.27% 84
South West +26 147 £400 -3.03% 112
Yorkshire +9 124 £434 +7.10% 67
East of England +35 107 £436 +5.76% 76
North East -8 54 £369 -13.24% 26
East Midlands +19 53 £388 -13.89% 68
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 1,156 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 620 (26.02%) HTML
3 590 (24.76%) JavaScript
4 586 (24.59%) CSS
5 394 (16.53%) Wireframes
6 367 (15.40%) Finance
7 328 (13.76%) Scrum
8 312 (13.09%) Front End Development
9 291 (12.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 274 (11.50%) Prototyping
11 250 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
12 247 (10.37%) Sketch
13 244 (10.24%) Degree
14 242 (10.16%) Analytics
15 236 (9.90%) Git (software)
16 233 (9.78%) HTML5
17 230 (9.65%) Java
18 223 (9.36%) React
19 216 (9.06%) Mobile App
20 211 (8.85%) AngularJS
21 204 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
22 200 (8.39%) Service Design
23 194 (8.14%) Adobe
24 185 (7.76%) E-Commerce
25 184 (7.72%) Public Sector
26 180 (7.55%) JIRA
27 176 (7.39%) User Stories
28 165 (6.92%) Test Automation
29 163 (6.84%) DevOps
30 161 (6.76%) Azure

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
1 138 (5.79%) CMS
2 104 (4.36%) Confluence
3 63 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 37 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 25 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 21 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 18 (0.76%) Drupal
8 18 (0.76%) WordPress
9 13 (0.55%) SAS
9 13 (0.55%) Umbraco
10 12 (0.50%) IIS
11 9 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.38%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.29%) Mendix
14 6 (0.25%) Apache
15 5 (0.21%) Kentico
Applications
1 247 (10.37%) Sketch
2 160 (6.71%) InVision
3 142 (5.96%) Photoshop
4 88 (3.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 58 (2.43%) Adobe XD
6 51 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 39 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
8 32 (1.34%) Zeplin
9 29 (1.22%) Figma
10 23 (0.97%) MS Visio
11 22 (0.92%) InDesign
11 22 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
12 18 (0.76%) Adobe After Effects
13 17 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
14 16 (0.67%) UserZoom
15 11 (0.46%) GIMP
16 10 (0.42%) Chatbot
16 10 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 9 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
17 9 (0.38%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 35 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.38%) Magento
3 22 (0.92%) Shopify
4 15 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.29%) SessionCam
6 6 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.17%) SAP IBP
7 4 (0.17%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.17%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.13%) SAP MII
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.084%) SAP PLM
9 2 (0.084%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 161 (6.76%) Azure
2 109 (4.57%) AWS
3 77 (3.23%) GitHub
4 59 (2.48%) GCP
5 50 (2.10%) Power Platform
6 43 (1.80%) Office 365
7 42 (1.76%) SaaS
8 31 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 28 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
10 26 (1.09%) Google Analytics
11 25 (1.05%) Slack
12 24 (1.01%) PaaS
13 22 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 17 (0.71%) Heroku
15 16 (0.67%) CloudFront
16 15 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (0.63%) npm
16 15 (0.63%) Serverless
17 13 (0.55%) PowerApps
18 12 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.47%) Internet
2 31 (1.30%) Wireless
3 24 (1.01%) HTTP
4 23 (0.97%) LAN
5 18 (0.76%) 4G
6 17 (0.71%) Intranet
7 16 (0.67%) DHCP
8 14 (0.59%) 3G
9 13 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
9 13 (0.55%) Skype
9 13 (0.55%) WAN
10 12 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.46%) 5G
11 11 (0.46%) LTE
11 11 (0.46%) Network Security
12 10 (0.42%) VoIP
13 9 (0.38%) Firewall
14 8 (0.34%) 2G
15 7 (0.29%) SMS
15 7 (0.29%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.18%) NoSQL
3 50 (2.10%) MySQL
4 40 (1.68%) Power BI
5 35 (1.47%) Big Data
6 30 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 22 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 19 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (0.76%) Redis
11 15 (0.63%) BigQuery
12 14 (0.59%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.42%) HBase
16 9 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (0.34%) Apache Hive
18 7 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 7 (0.29%) Flink
18 7 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 236 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 180 (7.55%) JIRA
3 122 (5.12%) Axure RP
4 87 (3.65%) Jenkins
5 56 (2.35%) webpack
6 42 (1.76%) Maven
7 39 (1.64%) Grunt
7 39 (1.64%) Jasmine
8 34 (1.43%) Visual Studio
9 32 (1.34%) gulp
10 30 (1.26%) Gradle
11 28 (1.17%) JUnit
11 28 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
12 26 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (0.92%) Mockito
14 21 (0.88%) Selenium
15 20 (0.84%) Balsamiq
15 20 (0.84%) Xcode
16 19 (0.80%) Protractor
17 18 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 367 (15.40%) Finance
2 184 (7.72%) Public Sector
3 141 (5.92%) Banking
3 141 (5.92%) Marketing
4 120 (5.04%) Retail
5 98 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.14%) Games
6 51 (2.14%) Publishing
7 39 (1.64%) Legal
8 34 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 32 (1.34%) Front Office
10 31 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (1.01%) Back Office
13 22 (0.92%) Advertising
14 16 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.63%) Electronics
16 14 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
17 13 (0.55%) Law
18 11 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 761 (31.93%) Developer
2 708 (29.71%) Designer
3 469 (19.68%) UX Designer
4 186 (7.81%) UI Designer
5 184 (7.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 172 (7.22%) Analyst
7 144 (6.04%) UI/UX Designer
8 131 (5.50%) React Developer
9 114 (4.78%) Business Analyst
10 110 (4.62%) Senior Developer
11 105 (4.41%) UI Developer
12 96 (4.03%) Architect
13 94 (3.94%) Senior Designer
14 89 (3.73%) Digital Designer
15 77 (3.23%) User Researcher
16 65 (2.73%) Senior UX Designer
17 62 (2.60%) User Experience Researcher
18 59 (2.48%) Consultant
19 58 (2.43%) Product Owner
20 56 (2.35%) Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 620 (26.02%) HTML
2 586 (24.59%) CSS
3 233 (9.78%) HTML5
4 223 (9.36%) React
5 211 (8.85%) AngularJS
6 150 (6.29%) Web Services
7 149 (6.25%) Node.js
8 148 (6.21%) RESTful
9 145 (6.08%) CSS3
10 134 (5.62%) REST
11 133 (5.58%) .NET
12 124 (5.20%) Sass
13 114 (4.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 109 (4.57%) Redux
15 93 (3.90%) jQuery
16 91 (3.82%) JSON
17 69 (2.90%) ASP.NET
18 66 (2.77%) Spring
19 51 (2.14%) XML
20 45 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 216 (9.06%) Mobile App
2 204 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (2.77%) W3C
4 65 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
5 56 (2.35%) Data Structures
6 46 (1.93%) Algorithms
7 40 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.47%) Graphic Design
9 32 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 28 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
11 27 (1.13%) CCTV
12 26 (1.09%) Social Media
13 25 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.97%) NHS
15 21 (0.88%) Animation
15 21 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 21 (0.88%) Learning Management System
16 20 (0.84%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.63%) Clustering
18 13 (0.55%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 129 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 116 (4.87%) Android
3 75 (3.15%) Windows
4 50 (2.10%) Linux
5 49 (2.06%) Windows 10
6 22 (0.92%) Unix
6 22 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.34%) tvOS
10 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.17%) Android TV
11 4 (0.17%) CentOS
12 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.084%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.084%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.084%) MVS
13 2 (0.084%) VMS
13 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,156 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (16.53%) Wireframes
3 328 (13.76%) Scrum
4 312 (13.09%) Front End Development
5 291 (12.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 274 (11.50%) Prototyping
7 250 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
8 242 (10.16%) Analytics
9 200 (8.39%) Service Design
10 185 (7.76%) E-Commerce
11 176 (7.39%) User Stories
12 165 (6.92%) Test Automation
13 163 (6.84%) DevOps
14 160 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 151 (6.34%) TDD
16 139 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
17 133 (5.58%) Web Development
18 132 (5.54%) Usability Testing
19 129 (5.41%) Collaborative Working
20 128 (5.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 590 (24.76%) JavaScript
2 230 (9.65%) Java
3 141 (5.92%) TypeScript
4 132 (5.54%) SQL
5 120 (5.04%) C#
6 111 (4.66%) Python
7 79 (3.32%) PHP
8 53 (2.22%) ES6
9 51 (2.14%) Apple Swift
10 43 (1.80%) Kotlin
11 34 (1.43%) Ruby
12 29 (1.22%) Objective-C
12 29 (1.22%) Scala
13 28 (1.17%) C
14 24 (1.01%) Java 8
15 22 (0.92%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.88%) C++
16 21 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.50%) Perl
17 12 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 244 (10.24%) Degree
2 130 (5.46%) Security Cleared
3 92 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.50%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.34%) HNC
10 7 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.29%) PhD
11 6 (0.25%) APMP
11 6 (0.25%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.25%) HND
11 6 (0.25%) ISEB
11 6 (0.25%) PMP
12 5 (0.21%) CCIE
12 5 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (4.91%) QA
2 46 (1.93%) WCAG
3 17 (0.71%) PMO
4 14 (0.59%) GDPR
4 14 (0.59%) SLA
5 11 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
6 6 (0.25%) P3O
7 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.084%) COBIT
8 2 (0.084%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.084%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.084%) PSD2
8 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.084%) Section 508
9 1 (0.042%) HL7
9 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.042%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.042%) WAI
System Software
1 77 (3.23%) Docker
2 41 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.55%) DFS Replication
7 12 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (0.42%) HDFS
9 5 (0.21%) zsh
10 3 (0.13%) vSphere
10 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.084%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.084%) Firmware
11 2 (0.084%) NDS
11 2 (0.084%) XenApp
12 1 (0.042%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.042%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 66 (2.77%) Kubernetes
2 35 (1.47%) SCCM
3 22 (0.92%) Terraform
4 16 (0.67%) SCOM
5 14 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
6 13 (0.55%) WSUS
7 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (0.46%) SCDPM
7 11 (0.46%) SCSM
7 11 (0.46%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.38%) Ansible
8 9 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.34%) Kibana
10 7 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (0.25%) TeamSite
12 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.17%) Netcool
12 4 (0.17%) Puppet
12 4 (0.17%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 194 (8.14%) Adobe
2 150 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 94 (3.94%) Google
4 54 (2.27%) Oracle
5 53 (2.22%) SAP
6 36 (1.51%) Sitecore
7 34 (1.43%) Dell
7 34 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (1.17%) Apple
9 24 (1.01%) hybris
10 20 (0.84%) Tableau
11 19 (0.80%) Cisco
11 19 (0.80%) IBM
12 17 (0.71%) VMware
13 16 (0.67%) HP
14 13 (0.55%) Hotjar
14 13 (0.55%) Splunk
15 12 (0.50%) ArcSight
16 9 (0.38%) DevExpress
16 9 (0.38%) RedGate