Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for User-Centered Design (UCD) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User-Centered Design (UCD) over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

User-Centered Design (UCD)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 332 358
Rank change year-on-year +40 +26 -20
Contract jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) 290 643 689
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.76% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.87% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 432 470
Median daily rate £450 £464 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% +1.92% +7.06%
10th Percentile £357 £358 £363
90th Percentile £550 £575 £600
UK median daily rate £455 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -1.62% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.45% -2.22%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £41.21
% change year-on-year - -15.06% +1.12%

User-Centered Design (UCD) is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 30,819 74,222 83,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.23% 87.40% 87.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,718 49,433 55,214
Median daily rate £481 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,012 2,019 2,285
Median hourly rate £32.15 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.58% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £31.61 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +26.44% +16.28% -14.00%

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing User-Centered Design (UCD) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for User-Centered Design (UCD) in England

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) in England.

Daily rate trend for User-Centered Design (UCD) in England

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) in England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User-Centered Design (UCD) in England

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) in England.

Hourly rate trend for User-Centered Design (UCD) in England

User-Centered Design (UCD)
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-Centered Design (UCD) within the England region over the 6 months to 14 July 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 +28 113 £450 -5.26% 5
North of England +50 64 £488 +8.33% 3
Midlands +46 44 £450 -5.26% 6
West Midlands +36 44 £450 -4.26% 6
South East +119 41 £455 -4.21% 1
Yorkshire +60 27 £500 +5.26%
North East +21 21 £500 +17.65% 1
South West +59 17 £463 +8.82%
North West +53 16 £450 - 2
East of England +65 8 £500 +33.33% 3
User-Centered Design (UCD)
UK

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) 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-Centered Design (UCD).

1 238 (82.07%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (56.90%) User Experience
3 81 (27.93%) Service Design
4 78 (26.90%) Public Sector
5 69 (23.79%) Prototyping
6 60 (20.69%) Wireframes
7 55 (18.97%) Usability Testing
8 53 (18.28%) HTML
9 52 (17.93%) Degree
10 47 (16.21%) Quantitative Research
11 46 (15.86%) CSS
12 44 (15.17%) Sketch
13 42 (14.48%) InVision
14 41 (14.14%) Scrum
14 41 (14.14%) Ergonomics
14 41 (14.14%) Human Factors
14 41 (14.14%) Market Research
15 39 (13.45%) Ethnography
16 37 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
16 37 (12.76%) Requirements Gathering
16 37 (12.76%) Qualitative Research
17 34 (11.72%) Psychology
18 33 (11.38%) Adobe
18 33 (11.38%) Actionable Insight
19 31 (10.69%) Axure RP
20 29 (10.00%) Cognitive Psychology
20 29 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (9.66%) Front End Development
22 27 (9.31%) Mentoring
23 26 (8.97%) Workshop Facilitation

User-Centered Design (UCD)
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 10 (3.45%) Confluence
2 6 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.03%) CMS
3 3 (1.03%) Jadu
4 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.34%) Moodle
5 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (15.17%) Sketch
2 42 (14.48%) InVision
3 13 (4.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (4.14%) Photoshop
5 11 (3.79%) Adobe XD
6 8 (2.76%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (2.41%) Zeplin
8 4 (1.38%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (1.38%) UserZoom
9 3 (1.03%) Figma
9 3 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (1.03%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (1.03%) UXPin
10 2 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.69%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.69%) InDesign
10 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.79%) Azure
2 8 (2.76%) AWS
3 5 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 5 (1.72%) Heroku
3 5 (1.72%) Office 365
4 4 (1.38%) GitHub
4 4 (1.38%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.38%) Trello
5 3 (1.03%) Slack
6 2 (0.69%) SaaS
7 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.79%) Internet
2 6 (2.07%) HTTP
3 4 (1.38%) Skype
4 2 (0.69%) Firewall
4 2 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.38%) MySQL
3 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (10.69%) Axure RP
2 12 (4.14%) JIRA
3 6 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.72%) Selenium
5 4 (1.38%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.38%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.38%) webpack
6 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.69%) Balsamiq
6 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.69%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (0.69%) JMeter
6 2 (0.69%) JUnit
6 2 (0.69%) Postman
6 2 (0.69%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.34%) GitLab
General
1 78 (26.90%) Public Sector
2 18 (6.21%) Finance
2 18 (6.21%) Marketing
2 18 (6.21%) Publishing
3 9 (3.10%) Banking
4 7 (2.41%) Retail
5 6 (2.07%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.72%) Military
7 4 (1.38%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.38%) Electronics
7 4 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.69%) Front Office
8 2 (0.69%) German Language
8 2 (0.69%) Local Government
8 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.69%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 153 (52.76%) Designer
2 89 (30.69%) User Researcher
3 72 (24.83%) UX Designer
4 38 (13.10%) Content Designer
5 34 (11.72%) Digital Designer
6 21 (7.24%) Senior Designer
7 17 (5.86%) Digital Content Designer
8 16 (5.52%) Developer
8 16 (5.52%) Interaction Designer
8 16 (5.52%) Senior UX Designer
8 16 (5.52%) UI Designer
9 14 (4.83%) Digital UX Designer
10 12 (4.14%) Visual Designer
11 10 (3.45%) UI/UX Designer
12 9 (3.10%) User Experience Researcher
13 8 (2.76%) Analyst
13 8 (2.76%) Business Analyst
14 5 (1.72%) Delivery Manager
14 5 (1.72%) Senior Digital Designer
14 5 (1.72%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (18.28%) HTML
2 46 (15.86%) CSS
3 14 (4.83%) HTML5
4 12 (4.14%) Web Services
5 10 (3.45%) Node.js
6 9 (3.10%) CSS3
6 9 (3.10%) React
7 8 (2.76%) OAuth
8 7 (2.41%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.07%) OAuth2
10 4 (1.38%) .NET
10 4 (1.38%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.38%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.38%) Redux
10 4 (1.38%) RESTful
11 3 (1.03%) JSON
11 3 (1.03%) SOAP
11 3 (1.03%) XML
12 2 (0.69%) Velocity
12 2 (0.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 165 (56.90%) User Experience
2 29 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.72%) Social Media
5 4 (1.38%) NHS
5 4 (1.38%) Video\Live Streaming
5 4 (1.38%) W3C
6 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.69%) DataPower
7 2 (0.69%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.69%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.69%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.69%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.34%) Animation
8 1 (0.34%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.76%) Android
1 8 (2.76%) Apple iOS
2 5 (1.72%) Windows
3 2 (0.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (82.07%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (27.93%) Service Design
3 69 (23.79%) Prototyping
4 60 (20.69%) Wireframes
5 55 (18.97%) Usability Testing
6 47 (16.21%) Quantitative Research
7 41 (14.14%) Ergonomics
7 41 (14.14%) Human Factors
7 41 (14.14%) Market Research
7 41 (14.14%) Scrum
8 39 (13.45%) Ethnography
9 37 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (12.76%) Qualitative Research
9 37 (12.76%) Requirements Gathering
10 34 (11.72%) Psychology
11 33 (11.38%) Actionable Insight
12 29 (10.00%) Cognitive Psychology
13 28 (9.66%) Front End Development
14 27 (9.31%) Mentoring
15 26 (8.97%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.59%) JavaScript
2 6 (2.07%) Java
3 5 (1.72%) Ruby
4 4 (1.38%) C#
4 4 (1.38%) ES6
4 4 (1.38%) TypeScript
5 3 (1.03%) PHP
5 3 (1.03%) Python
6 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.69%) C++
6 2 (0.69%) Groovy
6 2 (0.69%) Scala
6 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 52 (17.93%) Degree
2 26 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.72%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.69%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.38%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (1.03%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) GxP
4 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.07%) Terraform
3 2 (0.69%) Ansible
3 2 (0.69%) Nagios
3 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.69%) Puppet
3 2 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (11.38%) Adobe
2 7 (2.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.03%) IBM
3 3 (1.03%) Marketo
3 3 (1.03%) Red Hat
4 2 (0.69%) Atlassian
4 2 (0.69%) Google
4 2 (0.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.34%) EXTOL
5 1 (0.34%) Progress
5 1 (0.34%) Workday