Period
to 21 September 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 21 September 2020 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 78 95
Rank change year-on-year +32 +17 -1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4 5 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 1.24% 0.71% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.08% 2.23% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Median daily rate £300 £350 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -24.32% +16.35%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £293
90th Percentile £530 £700 £530
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 - £30.00

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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 130 224 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 40.25% 31.64% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 128 234
Median daily rate £391 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.06% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £203 £225 £349
90th Percentile £595 £550 £600
East of England median daily rate £400 £434 £450
% change year-on-year -7.78% -3.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 13
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -38.46% -29.73%
10th Percentile £18.95 £12.90 £15.75
90th Percentile £38.00 £38.70 £69.50
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +125.00% -15.79% -19.15%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Essex

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Experience in Essex.

Daily rate trend for User Experience in Essex

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience in Essex over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in Essex

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Experience in Essex.

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in Essex

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Chelmsford - 2 £175 - 1
Southend-on-Sea +15 1 £650 -13.33%
Colchester +8 1 £350 - 4
User Experience
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 Essex region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) UX Design
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) A/B Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (25.00%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (25.00%) Epics
3 1 (25.00%) Sketch
3 1 (25.00%) Zeplin
3 1 (25.00%) Figma
3 1 (25.00%) Product Roadmap
3 1 (25.00%) Evolutionary Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Product Backlog
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Azure
3 1 (25.00%) AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Figma
1 1 (25.00%) Sketch
1 1 (25.00%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
1 2 (50.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) SAML
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (25.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) A/B Testing
3 1 (25.00%) API Design
3 1 (25.00%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Epics
3 1 (25.00%) Evolutionary Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Product Backlog
3 1 (25.00%) Product Roadmap
3 1 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Single Sign-On