The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 325 381
Rank change year-on-year +34 +56  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 347 332 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.68% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.72% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 250 184
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £24.23 £175.00 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -86.15% +94.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £175.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured UX Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 194 £405 -4.70% 36
South East +43 57 £450 +24.13% 12
Yorkshire +32 26 £383 -2.85% 6
North East +82 15 £375 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +18 14 £450 +28.57% 3
North West +19 13 £375 - 6
South West +15 13 £365 -2.66% 4
East of England -15 8 £425 +36.00% 2
East Midlands -5 6 £338 -27.02% 1
UX Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 669 (100.00%) User Experience
2 375 (56.05%) Wireframes
3 299 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (40.81%) HTML
5 272 (40.66%) Prototyping
6 251 (37.52%) CSS
7 123 (18.39%) Axure RP
8 112 (16.74%) Rapid Prototyping
9 109 (16.29%) Mobile App
10 106 (15.84%) JavaScript
11 104 (15.55%) Adobe
12 96 (14.35%) Photoshop
13 89 (13.30%) HTML5
14 87 (13.00%) Web Design
15 78 (11.66%) Finance
16 75 (11.21%) Degree
17 73 (10.91%) CSS3
18 70 (10.46%) Adobe Illustrator
19 68 (10.16%) Responsive Web Design
19 68 (10.16%) Usability Testing
20 67 (10.01%) Front End Development
21 66 (9.87%) Service Design
22 64 (9.57%) E-Commerce
23 62 (9.27%) Visualisation
23 62 (9.27%) InVision
24 61 (9.12%) Scrum
25 60 (8.97%) Data Visualisation
26 59 (8.82%) Information Architecture
27 54 (8.07%) Retail
28 50 (7.47%) Analytics

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 14 (2.09%) CMS
2 10 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.60%) Marvel
4 2 (0.30%) Confluence
4 2 (0.30%) Drupal
4 2 (0.30%) ThingWorx
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 96 (14.35%) Photoshop
2 70 (10.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 62 (9.27%) InVision
4 44 (6.58%) OmniGraffle
5 42 (6.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (2.24%) UXPin
7 13 (1.94%) MS Visio
8 8 (1.20%) InDesign
9 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (0.75%) Pixate
11 4 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.45%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.30%) Flinto
14 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.15%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 14 (2.09%) Google Analytics
3 9 (1.35%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (1.20%) GitHub
5 5 (0.75%) SaaS
6 3 (0.45%) Google Drive
6 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.45%) Slack
6 3 (0.45%) Trello
7 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.78%) Internet
2 6 (0.90%) Intranet
3 3 (0.45%) Network Security
4 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.45%) Big Data
1 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.15%) Power BI
3 1 (0.15%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.15%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 123 (18.39%) Axure RP
2 22 (3.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 9 (1.35%) JIRA
4 8 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.45%) Hudson
6 3 (0.45%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Bower
7 1 (0.15%) Grunt
7 1 (0.15%) gulp
7 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.15%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.15%) ProtoShare
7 1 (0.15%) Protractor
7 1 (0.15%) Selenium
7 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 78 (11.66%) Finance
2 54 (8.07%) Retail
3 44 (6.58%) Banking
4 23 (3.44%) Marketing
4 23 (3.44%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.64%) Games
6 6 (0.90%) Publishing
7 5 (0.75%) Automotive
7 5 (0.75%) Back Office
8 4 (0.60%) Legal
8 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.45%) Front Office
9 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.45%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.30%) Electronics
10 2 (0.30%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (40.81%) HTML
2 251 (37.52%) CSS
3 89 (13.30%) HTML5
4 73 (10.91%) CSS3
5 36 (5.38%) jQuery
6 26 (3.89%) AngularJS
7 13 (1.94%) Flash
8 11 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (1.49%) D3.js
9 10 (1.49%) Framer.js
10 9 (1.35%) Sass
11 7 (1.05%) .NET
12 4 (0.60%) LESS
12 4 (0.60%) Material Design
12 4 (0.60%) SVG
13 3 (0.45%) Ajax
13 3 (0.45%) Ionic Framework
13 3 (0.45%) WPF
13 3 (0.45%) Zurb Foundation
14 2 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 669 (100.00%) User Experience
2 109 (16.29%) Mobile App
3 36 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.19%) Graphic Design
5 13 (1.94%) Fintech
6 11 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.20%) Online Banking
8 7 (1.05%) iPad
8 7 (1.05%) iPhone
9 6 (0.90%) Social Media
10 5 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.75%) Derivative
10 5 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.75%) NHS
10 5 (0.75%) W3C
11 4 (0.60%) Animation
11 4 (0.60%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 40 (5.98%) Apple iOS
2 35 (5.23%) Android
3 3 (0.45%) Windows
4 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (56.05%) Wireframes
2 299 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (40.66%) Prototyping
4 112 (16.74%) Rapid Prototyping
5 87 (13.00%) Web Design
6 68 (10.16%) Responsive Web Design
6 68 (10.16%) Usability Testing
7 67 (10.01%) Front End Development
8 66 (9.87%) Service Design
9 64 (9.57%) E-Commerce
10 62 (9.27%) Visualisation
11 61 (9.12%) Scrum
12 60 (8.97%) Data Visualisation
13 59 (8.82%) Information Architecture
14 50 (7.47%) Analytics
15 36 (5.38%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 30 (4.48%) Typography
16 30 (4.48%) UX Design
17 27 (4.04%) Product Management
18 26 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (15.84%) JavaScript
2 7 (1.05%) Java
3 6 (0.90%) SQL
4 2 (0.30%) C#
4 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
4 2 (0.30%) VBA
5 1 (0.15%) C
5 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 75 (11.21%) Degree
2 11 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (1.20%) Master's Degree
3 8 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.20%) QA
2 5 (0.75%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.45%) SLA
4 2 (0.30%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (0.45%) Kibana
2 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (15.55%) Adobe
2 21 (3.14%) EXTOL
3 14 (2.09%) Google
4 11 (1.64%) Microsoft
5 9 (1.35%) ClickTale
5 9 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (0.90%) Apple
7 5 (0.75%) SAP
8 3 (0.45%) Twitter
8 3 (0.45%) Xerox
9 2 (0.30%) hybris
10 1 (0.15%) Omniture
10 1 (0.15%) PayPal
10 1 (0.15%) Usabilla
London
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London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
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Rate: £375 - £400 per day + DOE
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Horsham, West Sussex
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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