Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 52 48
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,285 3,629 4,212
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.09% 4.37% 4.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.05% 13.68% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 2,502 2,894
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 36
Median hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £43.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.25% -8.33% +9.08%
10th Percentile £21.25 £19.50 £28.18
90th Percentile £56.00 £52.60 £56.63
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.27
% change year-on-year -12.50% -7.55% +8.16%

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 10,665 26,533 30,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.95% 31.95% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,779 17,113 19,993
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 950 963
Median hourly rate £33.25 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -2.33% +9.36%
10th Percentile £12.81 £11.59 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.05 £50.45
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.84 £21.33
% change year-on-year +51.13% -2.26% +6.63%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in England

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Experience in England.

Daily rate trend for User Experience in England

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience in England over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in England

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Experience in England.

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in England

User Experience
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing User Experience in England over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 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 -13 711 £475 - 106
North of England +2 176 £450 - 116
South East +13 164 £425 -1.16% 54
Midlands +21 127 £400 -5.88% 37
North West -1 82 £475 +5.56% 62
West Midlands +3 79 £450 +2.86% 25
Yorkshire +20 78 £425 -5.56% 32
South West -2 66 £450 +12.50% 32
East Midlands +37 48 £320 -20.00% 12
East of England +4 24 £438 -2.78% 25
North East +4 16 £395 -7.06% 22
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 642 (49.96%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (28.64%) JavaScript
3 356 (27.70%) HTML
4 351 (27.32%) CSS
5 228 (17.74%) Front End Development
6 200 (15.56%) Scrum
7 177 (13.77%) Finance
8 169 (13.15%) Java
9 168 (13.07%) React
10 163 (12.68%) DevOps
11 161 (12.53%) Git (software)
12 158 (12.30%) Wireframes
13 157 (12.22%) HTML5
14 155 (12.06%) Prototyping
15 149 (11.60%) Node.js
16 145 (11.28%) Test Automation
17 140 (10.89%) Degree
18 134 (10.43%) AngularJS
18 134 (10.43%) Public Sector
19 129 (10.04%) TDD
20 122 (9.49%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
21 118 (9.18%) Mobile App
22 115 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
23 113 (8.79%) Web Development
24 112 (8.72%) Security Cleared
25 110 (8.56%) Service Design
26 107 (8.33%) Analytics
27 103 (8.02%) Azure
28 102 (7.94%) Android
28 102 (7.94%) Apple iOS

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 55 (4.28%) CMS
2 40 (3.11%) Confluence
3 37 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.54%) Apache
7 7 (0.54%) Appian
7 7 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.54%) WordPress
8 6 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Fuse
8 6 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.39%) IIS
9 5 (0.39%) JBoss
9 5 (0.39%) Jetty
9 5 (0.39%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.39%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 5 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 102 (7.94%) Sketch
2 52 (4.05%) InVision
3 41 (3.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 34 (2.65%) Figma
4 34 (2.65%) Photoshop
5 33 (2.57%) Adobe XD
6 22 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
7 20 (1.56%) Zeplin
8 19 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
9 16 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 16 (1.25%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
11 6 (0.47%) InDesign
11 6 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
13 4 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.31%) UserZoom
14 3 (0.23%) UXPin
15 2 (0.16%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 15 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.78%) Magento
3 5 (0.39%) Shopify
3 5 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.31%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.078%) Maximo
7 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.078%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.078%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.078%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (8.02%) Azure
2 98 (7.63%) AWS
3 31 (2.41%) GitHub
4 30 (2.33%) GCP
5 19 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 19 (1.48%) Google Analytics
6 18 (1.40%) PaaS
6 18 (1.40%) Power Platform
7 16 (1.25%) Office 365
7 16 (1.25%) Slack
8 14 (1.09%) npm
9 12 (0.93%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.70%) IaaS
11 8 (0.62%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.62%) Serverless
12 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.54%) Heroku
12 7 (0.54%) SaaS
12 7 (0.54%) Yarn
13 6 (0.47%) Amazon Alexa
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.25%) Internet
2 15 (1.17%) DNS
2 15 (1.17%) Intranet
3 13 (1.01%) Firewall
3 13 (1.01%) HTTP
4 12 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.86%) Broadband
6 10 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (0.70%) 4G
7 9 (0.70%) DHCP
8 8 (0.62%) 5G
8 8 (0.62%) SSL
8 8 (0.62%) Wireless
9 7 (0.54%) VPN
10 6 (0.47%) SMTP
10 6 (0.47%) SSH
11 5 (0.39%) LTE
11 5 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.31%) 2G
12 4 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (2.72%) MongoDB
4 34 (2.65%) NoSQL
5 30 (2.33%) MySQL
6 18 (1.40%) Redis
7 17 (1.32%) Power BI
8 16 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.78%) Big Data
11 9 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.54%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.47%) BigQuery
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.31%) InterSystems Cache
15 4 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
16 3 (0.23%) Blockchain
16 3 (0.23%) Looker
Development Applications
1 161 (12.53%) Git (software)
2 95 (7.39%) JIRA
3 64 (4.98%) Axure RP
4 56 (4.36%) Jasmine
5 52 (4.05%) Jenkins
6 44 (3.42%) Subversion
7 33 (2.57%) Mocha
8 30 (2.33%) Grunt
9 28 (2.18%) Selenium
10 26 (2.02%) gulp
11 24 (1.87%) Balsamiq
12 22 (1.71%) webpack
13 17 (1.32%) TeamCity
14 16 (1.25%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.25%) Xcode
15 15 (1.17%) Android Studio
15 15 (1.17%) git-flow
15 15 (1.17%) JUnit
15 15 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 177 (13.77%) Finance
2 134 (10.43%) Public Sector
3 87 (6.77%) Marketing
4 82 (6.38%) Banking
5 43 (3.35%) Front Office
6 40 (3.11%) Publishing
7 35 (2.72%) Retail
7 35 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 30 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 26 (2.02%) Games
10 18 (1.40%) Electronics
11 17 (1.32%) Local Government
12 13 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.93%) Law
14 8 (0.62%) Advertising
14 8 (0.62%) Military
15 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.47%) Back Office
16 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 451 (35.10%) Developer
2 371 (28.87%) Designer
3 218 (16.96%) UX Designer
4 119 (9.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 104 (8.09%) UI Developer
6 86 (6.69%) UI Designer
7 76 (5.91%) React Developer
8 66 (5.14%) Analyst
9 65 (5.06%) UI/UX Designer
10 58 (4.51%) Senior Developer
11 49 (3.81%) Content Designer
12 41 (3.19%) Business Analyst
12 41 (3.19%) C# Developer
12 41 (3.19%) Senior Designer
12 41 (3.19%) User Researcher
12 41 (3.19%) UX Developer
13 39 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
14 38 (2.96%) Architect
15 34 (2.65%) Digital Designer
15 34 (2.65%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (27.70%) HTML
2 351 (27.32%) CSS
3 168 (13.07%) React
4 157 (12.22%) HTML5
5 149 (11.60%) Node.js
6 134 (10.43%) AngularJS
7 93 (7.24%) Sass
8 89 (6.93%) RESTful
9 85 (6.61%) .NET
10 84 (6.54%) REST
11 74 (5.76%) jQuery
12 72 (5.60%) Web Services
13 68 (5.29%) Redux
14 54 (4.20%) CSS3
14 54 (4.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 45 (3.50%) JSON
16 35 (2.72%) Jest
17 30 (2.33%) Spring
18 29 (2.26%) SOAP
19 27 (2.10%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 118 (9.18%) Mobile App
2 84 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (2.41%) Fixed Income
5 29 (2.26%) W3C
6 23 (1.79%) Social Media
7 22 (1.71%) Algorithms
8 20 (1.56%) Graphic Design
9 18 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 18 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.32%) Animation
11 15 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 14 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.01%) Data Centre
14 12 (0.93%) Cloud Native
14 12 (0.93%) Derivative
14 12 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.93%) SCORM
14 12 (0.93%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 102 (7.94%) Android
1 102 (7.94%) Apple iOS
2 59 (4.59%) Windows
3 55 (4.28%) Linux
4 34 (2.65%) Mac OS X
5 33 (2.57%) Unix
6 18 (1.40%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.39%) CentOS
11 5 (0.39%) Debian
12 4 (0.31%) VMS
12 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.23%) Tizen
13 3 (0.23%) tvOS
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (49.96%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (17.74%) Front End Development
3 200 (15.56%) Scrum
4 163 (12.68%) DevOps
5 158 (12.30%) Wireframes
6 155 (12.06%) Prototyping
7 145 (11.28%) Test Automation
8 129 (10.04%) TDD
9 122 (9.49%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 115 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
11 113 (8.79%) Web Development
12 110 (8.56%) Service Design
13 107 (8.33%) Analytics
14 81 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
14 81 (6.30%) Software Engineering
15 72 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
15 72 (5.60%) User Stories
16 69 (5.37%) SDLC
16 69 (5.37%) Unit Testing
17 66 (5.14%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 368 (28.64%) JavaScript
2 169 (13.15%) Java
3 91 (7.08%) TypeScript
4 90 (7.00%) C#
5 78 (6.07%) SQL
6 72 (5.60%) Python
7 43 (3.35%) ES6
8 39 (3.04%) Kotlin
9 37 (2.88%) Apple Swift
10 28 (2.18%) Objective-C
11 27 (2.10%) PHP
12 20 (1.56%) C
13 19 (1.48%) Ruby
14 16 (1.25%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.17%) C++
15 15 (1.17%) Java 8
16 12 (0.93%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.78%) Perl
17 10 (0.78%) Scala
18 8 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 140 (10.89%) Degree
2 112 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 81 (6.30%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (1.32%) DBS Check
5 17 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.39%) HNC
8 4 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.23%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.23%) PhD
10 2 (0.16%) APMP
10 2 (0.16%) HND
10 2 (0.16%) ISEB
10 2 (0.16%) MCSA
11 1 (0.078%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.078%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.91%) QA
2 73 (5.68%) WCAG
3 8 (0.62%) GDPR
3 8 (0.62%) SLA
4 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.47%) PMO
5 4 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.16%) GxP
7 2 (0.16%) P3O
8 1 (0.078%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.078%) NCSC
8 1 (0.078%) NIST
8 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.078%) WAI
System Software
1 38 (2.96%) Docker
2 19 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.47%) DFS Replication
7 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.16%) NFS
8 2 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.078%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 54 (4.20%) Kubernetes
2 25 (1.95%) Terraform
3 18 (1.40%) SCCM
4 8 (0.62%) Puppet
5 6 (0.47%) Ansible
5 6 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (0.47%) Kibana
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (0.47%) SCDPM
5 6 (0.47%) SCOM
5 6 (0.47%) SCSM
5 6 (0.47%) SCVMM
5 6 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.47%) WSUS
6 5 (0.39%) Salt
7 4 (0.31%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.16%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.16%) logstash
Vendors
1 100 (7.78%) Adobe
2 94 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 45 (3.50%) Google
4 41 (3.19%) Oracle
5 29 (2.26%) SAP
6 20 (1.56%) AppDynamics
7 18 (1.40%) Splunk
8 16 (1.25%) DevExpress
9 15 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.09%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.78%) Apple
12 10 (0.78%) Dell
12 10 (0.78%) MuleSoft
13 9 (0.70%) Cisco
13 9 (0.70%) RedGate
14 8 (0.62%) Tableau
14 8 (0.62%) Xamarin
15 7 (0.54%) F5