Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 51 55
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,916 4,145 3,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.89% 4.37% 3.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.41% 13.37% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,884 2,785 2,630
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 51
England median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +2.70% +21.71%
10th Percentile £24.31 £13.52 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £58.38 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.75 £35.00 £34.08
% change year-on-year +2.14% +2.70% +13.60%

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 23,504 31,005 31,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.35% 32.66% 33.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,072 20,505 21,001
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £466 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.89% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 933 970 949
England median hourly rate £22.75 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.75% - -
10th Percentile £11.92 £12.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.88 £47.86
UK median hourly rate £22.85 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.25% - -

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -2 1,703 £475 - 435
North of England -5 373 £425 +3.66% 248
South East -29 346 £400 -8.57% 141
Midlands +6 201 £425 -5.56% 113
North West +7 192 £425 +6.25% 156
West Midlands +3 149 £450 +5.88% 62
South West -16 145 £400 -3.03% 100
East of England +29 134 £425 +3.03% 115
Yorkshire -6 116 £450 +12.50% 60
North East +1 66 £400 -5.88% 32
East Midlands -8 47 £388 -18.42% 51
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1,445 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 804 (27.57%) HTML
3 777 (26.65%) JavaScript
4 769 (26.37%) CSS
5 523 (17.94%) Wireframes
6 483 (16.56%) Finance
7 431 (14.78%) Scrum
7 431 (14.78%) Front End Development
8 402 (13.79%) React
9 329 (11.28%) Analytics
10 324 (11.11%) Sketch
10 324 (11.11%) Java
11 323 (11.08%) AngularJS
12 312 (10.70%) HTML5
13 311 (10.67%) Mobile App
14 302 (10.36%) Git (software)
15 299 (10.25%) Prototyping
16 297 (10.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 293 (10.05%) JIRA
18 273 (9.36%) TDD
19 248 (8.50%) E-Commerce
20 247 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
21 239 (8.20%) Degree
22 227 (7.78%) Node.js
23 226 (7.75%) CSS3
24 219 (7.51%) User Stories
25 209 (7.17%) Adobe
26 204 (7.00%) Photoshop
27 202 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
28 199 (6.82%) 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
1 160 (5.49%) CMS
2 147 (5.04%) Confluence
3 72 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 45 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 31 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
7 28 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 28 (0.96%) Apache Spark
8 23 (0.79%) Apache
9 19 (0.65%) Drupal
10 16 (0.55%) WordPress
11 14 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 13 (0.45%) Skype for Business
13 11 (0.38%) JBoss
14 10 (0.34%) Magnolia
15 9 (0.31%) IIS
15 9 (0.31%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.27%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.24%) Jetty
17 7 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 324 (11.11%) Sketch
2 204 (7.00%) Photoshop
3 186 (6.38%) InVision
4 121 (4.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 56 (1.92%) Adobe XD
6 55 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 53 (1.82%) Zeplin
8 41 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
9 37 (1.27%) Figma
10 36 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
11 26 (0.89%) MS Visio
12 24 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 22 (0.75%) GIMP
14 21 (0.72%) OmniGraffle
15 17 (0.58%) Marvel
16 16 (0.55%) InDesign
16 16 (0.55%) UserZoom
17 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
18 12 (0.41%) UXPin
19 11 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 41 (1.41%) Magento
2 17 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.48%) Shopify
4 11 (0.38%) SessionCam
5 10 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.14%) SAP IBP
10 4 (0.14%) SAP PP
11 3 (0.10%) SAP MII
11 3 (0.10%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.10%) SAP PLM
11 3 (0.10%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.10%) Workday HCM
12 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.069%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 179 (6.14%) Azure
2 128 (4.39%) AWS
3 102 (3.50%) GitHub
4 74 (2.54%) Office 365
5 62 (2.13%) SaaS
6 52 (1.78%) Google Analytics
7 45 (1.54%) npm
8 40 (1.37%) GCP
9 36 (1.23%) Power Platform
10 32 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 30 (1.03%) PaaS
12 27 (0.93%) Slack
13 24 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
14 21 (0.72%) Serverless
15 17 (0.58%) Heroku
16 15 (0.51%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (0.48%) Firebase
17 14 (0.48%) OpenShift
18 13 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.54%) Wireless
2 30 (1.03%) Internet
3 28 (0.96%) Skype
4 26 (0.89%) HTTP
5 18 (0.62%) Intranet
6 16 (0.55%) DHCP
7 14 (0.48%) LAN
8 13 (0.45%) 4G
8 13 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
8 13 (0.45%) VoIP
9 12 (0.41%) 3G
10 11 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.34%) SMS
12 9 (0.31%) LTE
13 8 (0.27%) WAN
14 6 (0.21%) Firewall
14 6 (0.21%) SSH
14 6 (0.21%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.21%) WCDMA
15 5 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 56 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 47 (1.61%) MySQL
4 43 (1.47%) Big Data
5 39 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.13%) MongoDB
8 29 (0.99%) Power BI
9 22 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (0.62%) Hadoop
11 16 (0.55%) Blockchain
12 14 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.45%) Redis
14 12 (0.41%) Neo4j
15 11 (0.38%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (0.31%) BigQuery
16 9 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (0.27%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 302 (10.36%) Git (software)
2 293 (10.05%) JIRA
3 173 (5.93%) Axure RP
4 129 (4.42%) Jenkins
5 87 (2.98%) webpack
6 72 (2.47%) Maven
7 61 (2.09%) Grunt
8 56 (1.92%) Jasmine
9 52 (1.78%) Selenium
10 51 (1.75%) Cucumber
10 51 (1.75%) gulp
11 49 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
12 42 (1.44%) Visual Studio
13 40 (1.37%) JUnit
14 38 (1.30%) Gradle
15 36 (1.23%) Subversion
16 35 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
17 33 (1.13%) Xcode
18 32 (1.10%) Balsamiq
18 32 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 483 (16.56%) Finance
2 182 (6.24%) Banking
3 174 (5.97%) Marketing
4 165 (5.66%) Public Sector
5 155 (5.32%) Retail
6 126 (4.32%) Telecoms
7 65 (2.23%) Legal
8 62 (2.13%) Publishing
9 60 (2.06%) Games
10 44 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 39 (1.34%) Front Office
12 36 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 32 (1.10%) Back Office
14 30 (1.03%) Advertising
15 28 (0.96%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.89%) Electronics
17 19 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.62%) Automotive
19 15 (0.51%) Law
20 12 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 956 (32.78%) Developer
2 801 (27.47%) Designer
3 566 (19.41%) UX Designer
4 280 (9.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 231 (7.92%) UI Designer
6 220 (7.54%) Analyst
7 175 (6.00%) React Developer
8 162 (5.56%) UI/UX Designer
9 152 (5.21%) Business Analyst
10 126 (4.32%) Senior Designer
10 126 (4.32%) Senior Developer
11 107 (3.67%) Architect
12 100 (3.43%) UI Developer
13 91 (3.12%) Angular Developer
14 82 (2.81%) Digital Designer
15 77 (2.64%) iOS Developer
15 77 (2.64%) Senior UX Designer
16 75 (2.57%) Full Stack Developer
16 75 (2.57%) JavaScript Developer
17 72 (2.47%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 804 (27.57%) HTML
2 769 (26.37%) CSS
3 402 (13.79%) React
4 323 (11.08%) AngularJS
5 312 (10.70%) HTML5
6 227 (7.78%) Node.js
7 226 (7.75%) CSS3
8 199 (6.82%) Sass
9 162 (5.56%) RESTful
10 160 (5.49%) REST
11 150 (5.14%) Web Services
12 141 (4.84%) jQuery
13 139 (4.77%) Redux
14 128 (4.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 112 (3.84%) JSON
16 111 (3.81%) .NET
17 102 (3.50%) Spring
18 82 (2.81%) LESS
19 69 (2.37%) Vue.js
20 59 (2.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 311 (10.67%) Mobile App
2 192 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (2.57%) W3C
4 72 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
5 51 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 49 (1.68%) Graphic Design
7 48 (1.65%) Animation
8 46 (1.58%) Algorithms
9 44 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 41 (1.41%) CCTV
11 39 (1.34%) Data Structures
12 31 (1.06%) NHS
13 30 (1.03%) Video on Demand
14 28 (0.96%) Data Centre
15 26 (0.89%) Social Media
16 24 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
16 24 (0.82%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
18 20 (0.69%) Public Cloud
19 19 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 199 (6.82%) Apple iOS
2 187 (6.41%) Android
3 100 (3.43%) Windows
4 66 (2.26%) Linux
5 39 (1.34%) Windows 10
6 27 (0.93%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.86%) tvOS
8 17 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.48%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.45%) Unix
11 11 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.27%) CentOS
14 7 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.24%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.21%) Debian
16 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.069%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.069%) Mac OS X Server
18 1 (0.034%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,445 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 523 (17.94%) Wireframes
3 431 (14.78%) Front End Development
3 431 (14.78%) Scrum
4 329 (11.28%) Analytics
5 299 (10.25%) Prototyping
6 297 (10.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 273 (9.36%) TDD
8 248 (8.50%) E-Commerce
9 247 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
10 219 (7.51%) User Stories
11 202 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 185 (6.34%) Test Automation
13 182 (6.24%) Service Design
14 176 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
15 164 (5.62%) Web Development
16 162 (5.56%) DevOps
16 162 (5.56%) Information Architecture
17 161 (5.52%) Visualisation
18 141 (4.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 777 (26.65%) JavaScript
2 324 (11.11%) Java
3 166 (5.69%) TypeScript
4 149 (5.11%) SQL
5 135 (4.63%) C#
6 129 (4.42%) Python
7 91 (3.12%) PHP
8 90 (3.09%) ES6
9 85 (2.91%) Apple Swift
10 59 (2.02%) Scala
11 48 (1.65%) Kotlin
12 46 (1.58%) Ruby
13 35 (1.20%) Java 8
14 33 (1.13%) Objective-C
15 24 (0.82%) C
16 21 (0.72%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.51%) Go
17 15 (0.51%) Groovy
18 13 (0.45%) PowerShell
18 13 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 239 (8.20%) Degree
2 133 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 88 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 56 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.51%) Master's Degree
8 13 (0.45%) ISEB
9 12 (0.41%) PhD
9 12 (0.41%) PMP
10 11 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (0.34%) CISSP
12 9 (0.31%) ACCA
12 9 (0.31%) CIMA
12 9 (0.31%) IIBA
12 9 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.21%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (5.49%) QA
2 45 (1.54%) WCAG
3 12 (0.41%) SLA
4 10 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
4 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.27%) PMO
7 5 (0.17%) GDPR
7 5 (0.17%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.10%) HL7
10 2 (0.069%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.069%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.069%) PSD2
10 2 (0.069%) Section 508
11 1 (0.034%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.034%) NCSC
11 1 (0.034%) P3O
11 1 (0.034%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.034%) WAI
System Software
1 97 (3.33%) Docker
2 52 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (0.45%) DFS Replication
7 9 (0.31%) vSphere
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.069%) Firmware
9 2 (0.069%) NDS
10 1 (0.034%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.034%) IAG
10 1 (0.034%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.034%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.034%) zsh
Systems Management
1 42 (1.44%) Kubernetes
2 24 (0.82%) SCCM
3 21 (0.72%) Terraform
4 19 (0.65%) Ansible
4 19 (0.65%) WSUS
5 15 (0.51%) Puppet
5 15 (0.51%) SCOM
6 13 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
6 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 13 (0.45%) SCDPM
6 13 (0.45%) SCSM
6 13 (0.45%) SCVMM
7 11 (0.38%) Grafana
7 11 (0.38%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 11 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.31%) Graphite
8 9 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.31%) Kibana
8 9 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 209 (7.17%) Adobe
2 158 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 121 (4.15%) Google
4 63 (2.16%) SAP
5 61 (2.09%) Apple
6 59 (2.02%) Oracle
7 37 (1.27%) Sitecore
8 34 (1.17%) IBM
9 32 (1.10%) Cisco
9 32 (1.10%) ServiceNow
10 28 (0.96%) Dell
11 27 (0.93%) Hotjar
12 25 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (0.82%) hybris
14 22 (0.75%) VMware
15 18 (0.62%) Remedy
15 18 (0.62%) Tableau
16 16 (0.55%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.55%) Red Hat
16 16 (0.55%) Splunk