Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Experience Designer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 321 357
Rank change year-on-year +8 +36 +20
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 747 757 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.81% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 519 495
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £281
90th Percentile £546 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
England median hourly rate £27.37 £32.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.30% - -
UK median hourly rate £27.37 £32.70 -
% change year-on-year -16.30% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured UX Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in England

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UX Designer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Designer in England

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Designer in England

UX Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Designer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UX Designer in England

UX Designer
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 UX Designer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 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 -21 455 £425 - 35
South East +26 109 £411 +9.67% 8
North of England +70 86 £375 -3.23% 7
Midlands +6 50 £450 +12.50% 2
South West +25 40 £388 -11.43% 6
Yorkshire +10 35 £375 -2.60% 5
West Midlands +24 29 £450 +12.50% 2
North West +27 26 £363 -3.33% 1
North East +84 25 £443 +10.63% 1
East Midlands -1 21 £438 +2.94%
East of England -35 7 £425 +17.24% 1
UX Designer
UK

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, UX Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 747 (100.00%) User Experience
2 375 (50.20%) Wireframes
3 334 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
4 306 (40.96%) HTML
5 294 (39.36%) Prototyping
6 286 (38.29%) CSS
7 166 (22.22%) Axure RP
8 148 (19.81%) Adobe
9 133 (17.80%) Finance
10 124 (16.60%) Mobile App
11 118 (15.80%) Photoshop
12 106 (14.19%) InVision
13 102 (13.65%) Web Design
14 98 (13.12%) Rapid Prototyping
15 86 (11.51%) Service Design
16 84 (11.24%) Adobe Illustrator
17 80 (10.71%) JavaScript
17 80 (10.71%) E-Commerce
18 79 (10.58%) Banking
19 71 (9.50%) Responsive Web Design
20 70 (9.37%) HTML5
21 68 (9.10%) Usability Testing
22 66 (8.84%) Analytics
23 65 (8.70%) Front End Development
24 62 (8.30%) Information Architecture
25 61 (8.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 59 (7.90%) Scrum
27 58 (7.76%) Degree
28 54 (7.23%) CSS3
29 52 (6.96%) High-Fidelity Prototypes

UX Designer Skill Set
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 21 (2.81%) Marvel
2 19 (2.54%) CMS
3 5 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.54%) Confluence
5 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.27%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 118 (15.80%) Photoshop
2 106 (14.19%) InVision
3 84 (11.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 61 (8.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 46 (6.16%) OmniGraffle
6 14 (1.87%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 12 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (1.61%) UXPin
9 11 (1.47%) InDesign
10 9 (1.20%) Adobe After Effects
10 9 (1.20%) Flinto
11 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (0.54%) Pixate
13 3 (0.40%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.13%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 11 (1.47%) GitHub
2 11 (1.47%) Google Analytics
2 11 (1.47%) Slack
3 10 (1.34%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (1.07%) SaaS
5 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.40%) Google Drive
6 3 (0.40%) Trello
7 2 (0.27%) Office 365
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.13%) npm
8 1 (0.13%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.48%) Internet
2 7 (0.94%) Intranet
3 2 (0.27%) Extranet
3 2 (0.27%) SMS
4 1 (0.13%) FTP
4 1 (0.13%) Skype
4 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.94%) Big Data
2 4 (0.54%) Apache Hive
2 4 (0.54%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.13%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.13%) Power BI
4 1 (0.13%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 166 (22.22%) Axure RP
2 26 (3.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 20 (2.68%) JIRA
4 5 (0.67%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.27%) ProtoShare
6 1 (0.13%) Bower
6 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) Grunt
6 1 (0.13%) gulp
6 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.13%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.13%) Protractor
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.13%) webpack
General
1 133 (17.80%) Finance
2 79 (10.58%) Banking
3 37 (4.95%) Marketing
4 31 (4.15%) Retail
5 22 (2.95%) Games
6 18 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.07%) Publishing
9 7 (0.94%) Legal
10 6 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.67%) Back Office
12 4 (0.54%) Advertising
12 4 (0.54%) German Language
12 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.40%) Automotive
13 3 (0.40%) Interactive Media
14 2 (0.27%) Electronics
14 2 (0.27%) Law
14 2 (0.27%) Local Government
14 2 (0.27%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (40.96%) HTML
2 286 (38.29%) CSS
3 70 (9.37%) HTML5
4 54 (7.23%) CSS3
5 19 (2.54%) jQuery
6 15 (2.01%) .NET
7 10 (1.34%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.34%) Material Design
8 7 (0.94%) Framer.js
8 7 (0.94%) React
9 5 (0.67%) Flash
9 5 (0.67%) SVG
10 4 (0.54%) Node.js
10 4 (0.54%) Sass
11 3 (0.40%) LESS
11 3 (0.40%) WPF
11 3 (0.40%) Zurb Foundation
12 2 (0.27%) Akka
12 2 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (0.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 747 (100.00%) User Experience
2 124 (16.60%) Mobile App
3 36 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.15%) Graphic Design
5 20 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.87%) W3C
7 12 (1.61%) Social Media
8 11 (1.47%) Fintech
9 9 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.67%) Derivative
10 5 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.54%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.40%) Blog
12 3 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.40%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.40%) RIA
13 2 (0.27%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.27%) SCADA
13 2 (0.27%) Social Network
13 2 (0.27%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.16%) Apple iOS
2 44 (5.89%) Android
3 4 (0.54%) Windows
4 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.13%) AIX
5 1 (0.13%) Linux
5 1 (0.13%) Solaris
5 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (50.20%) Wireframes
2 334 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (39.36%) Prototyping
4 102 (13.65%) Web Design
5 98 (13.12%) Rapid Prototyping
6 86 (11.51%) Service Design
7 80 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 71 (9.50%) Responsive Web Design
9 68 (9.10%) Usability Testing
10 66 (8.84%) Analytics
11 65 (8.70%) Front End Development
12 62 (8.30%) Information Architecture
13 59 (7.90%) Scrum
14 52 (6.96%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 47 (6.29%) Visualisation
16 43 (5.76%) Data Visualisation
17 34 (4.55%) User Stories
17 34 (4.55%) UX Design
18 33 (4.42%) Workflow
19 32 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (0.40%) C#
2 3 (0.40%) SQL
3 2 (0.27%) Clojure
3 2 (0.27%) Java
3 2 (0.27%) Scala
3 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
3 2 (0.27%) VBA
4 1 (0.13%) C
4 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 58 (7.76%) Degree
2 26 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.40%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.27%) MBA
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.34%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.13%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (0.27%) Grafana
1 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 148 (19.81%) Adobe
2 10 (1.34%) ClickTale
3 8 (1.07%) Google
4 7 (0.94%) Microsoft
5 6 (0.80%) Apple
6 5 (0.67%) EXTOL
6 5 (0.67%) Omniture
7 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.40%) Capita
8 3 (0.40%) Xerox
9 2 (0.27%) Maxymiser
9 2 (0.27%) Optimizely
9 2 (0.27%) SAP
9 2 (0.27%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.27%) Splunk
10 1 (0.13%) Hotjar
10 1 (0.13%) iRise