The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 326 372
Rank change year-on-year +38 +46  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 323 341 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.69% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.72% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 250 160
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £338
% change year-on-year - +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £106.25 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.35% +288.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £106.25 -
% change year-on-year -62.35% -  

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 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -1 170 £400 -3.03% 37
South East +42 67 £375 - 10
Yorkshire +17 18 £394 +5.00% 4
South West +7 18 £463 +19.35% 14
North East -22 15 £400 -20.00% 3
North West +27 12 £388 +19.23% 6
West Midlands +16 11 £375 +15.38% 1
East of England +4 8 £425 +21.42% 2
East Midlands -7 3 £394 -5.97% 7
UX Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 690 (100.00%) User Experience
2 350 (50.72%) Wireframes
3 310 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
4 298 (43.19%) HTML
5 285 (41.30%) CSS
6 278 (40.29%) Prototyping
7 156 (22.61%) Mobile App
8 137 (19.86%) Rapid Prototyping
9 132 (19.13%) Axure RP
10 102 (14.78%) Adobe
11 95 (13.77%) Photoshop
12 93 (13.48%) Finance
13 86 (12.46%) JavaScript
14 84 (12.17%) Service Design
15 83 (12.03%) E-Commerce
16 81 (11.74%) Web Design
17 74 (10.72%) HTML5
18 67 (9.71%) Usability Testing
19 64 (9.28%) Degree
20 62 (8.99%) Banking
21 61 (8.84%) Adobe Illustrator
21 61 (8.84%) CSS3
22 60 (8.70%) Information Architecture
23 53 (7.68%) Analytics
24 52 (7.54%) Responsive Web Design
25 51 (7.39%) Scrum
25 51 (7.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 49 (7.10%) Front End Development
27 48 (6.96%) Retail
28 47 (6.81%) Typography

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 18 (2.61%) CMS
2 6 (0.87%) Marvel
3 4 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.29%) Drupal
4 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 95 (13.77%) Photoshop
2 61 (8.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 51 (7.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 40 (5.80%) InVision
4 40 (5.80%) OmniGraffle
5 9 (1.30%) Flinto
6 8 (1.16%) InDesign
6 8 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.16%) UXPin
7 7 (1.01%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.87%) MS Office
9 3 (0.43%) MS Excel
9 3 (0.43%) Pixate
10 2 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.61%) Google Analytics
2 13 (1.88%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 3 (0.43%) GitHub
4 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.20%) Internet
2 5 (0.72%) Intranet
3 3 (0.43%) Network Security
3 3 (0.43%) snoop
4 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.01%) Big Data
2 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 132 (19.13%) Axure RP
2 23 (3.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 13 (1.88%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.43%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.43%) NCrunch
5 3 (0.43%) NUnit
5 3 (0.43%) ReSharper
5 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.29%) Hudson
6 2 (0.29%) JIRA
7 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 93 (13.48%) Finance
2 62 (8.99%) Banking
3 48 (6.96%) Retail
4 30 (4.35%) Marketing
5 21 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.59%) Publishing
7 9 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.87%) Front Office
8 6 (0.87%) Games
9 4 (0.58%) Electronics
9 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.43%) Advertising
10 3 (0.43%) Legal
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Back Office
11 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (43.19%) HTML
2 285 (41.30%) CSS
3 74 (10.72%) HTML5
4 61 (8.84%) CSS3
5 35 (5.07%) jQuery
6 13 (1.88%) AngularJS
7 12 (1.74%) Flash
8 10 (1.45%) .NET
8 10 (1.45%) Sass
9 7 (1.01%) WPF
10 6 (0.87%) D3.js
10 6 (0.87%) Framer.js
10 6 (0.87%) Material Design
10 6 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.72%) LESS
12 4 (0.58%) Ajax
13 3 (0.43%) Apache Flex
13 3 (0.43%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 2 (0.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 690 (100.00%) User Experience
2 156 (22.61%) Mobile App
3 43 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.32%) Social Media
5 15 (2.17%) Fintech
6 12 (1.74%) iPhone
7 11 (1.59%) Graphic Design
8 10 (1.45%) iPad
8 10 (1.45%) W3C
9 8 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
9 8 (1.16%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.72%) Animation
10 5 (0.72%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.43%) Equities
11 3 (0.43%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.29%) Interactive TV
12 2 (0.29%) NHS
12 2 (0.29%) RIA
12 2 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.23%) Apple iOS
2 38 (5.51%) Android
3 3 (0.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (50.72%) Wireframes
2 310 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (40.29%) Prototyping
4 137 (19.86%) Rapid Prototyping
5 84 (12.17%) Service Design
6 83 (12.03%) E-Commerce
7 81 (11.74%) Web Design
8 67 (9.71%) Usability Testing
9 60 (8.70%) Information Architecture
10 53 (7.68%) Analytics
11 52 (7.54%) Responsive Web Design
12 51 (7.39%) Scrum
13 49 (7.10%) Front End Development
14 47 (6.81%) Typography
15 44 (6.38%) Visualisation
16 39 (5.65%) Data Visualisation
17 31 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (4.20%) Product Management
19 28 (4.06%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 28 (4.06%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 86 (12.46%) JavaScript
2 12 (1.74%) Java
3 4 (0.58%) C#
3 4 (0.58%) SQL
4 3 (0.43%) XAML
5 1 (0.14%) C
5 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 64 (9.28%) Degree
2 12 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.87%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (0.72%) QA
3 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 102 (14.78%) Adobe
2 15 (2.17%) Google
2 15 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 13 (1.88%) ClickTale
3 13 (1.88%) EXTOL
4 8 (1.16%) Omniture
5 7 (1.01%) Optimizely
6 5 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.72%) SAP
7 4 (0.58%) Apple
8 3 (0.43%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.43%) IBM
8 3 (0.43%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.43%) Telerik
9 1 (0.14%) Facebook
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £360.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Salt
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sphere Digital Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago