Period
to 23 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 23 January 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 46 58
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 -12
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,430 2,259 2,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.74% 5.08% 4.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.09% 14.25% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1,578 1,528
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 11
London median hourly rate £46.40 £30.00 £27.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.65% +10.66% -17.85%
10th Percentile £30.17 £13.00 £17.43
90th Percentile £64.00 £55.25 £45.00
England median hourly rate £46.40 £33.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +40.59% -8.33% +9.09%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 10,148 15,851 17,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.67% 35.62% 36.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,049 11,203 12,341
London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £710 £700 £688
England median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 267 247
London median hourly rate £23.60 £23.13 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.03% +2.80% +6.89%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.00 £12.65
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £23.56 £20.75 £20.91
% change year-on-year +13.55% -0.77% +4.55%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in London

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Experience in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in London

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in London

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in London

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Experience in London

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Central London +5 335 £468 -5.32% 180
West London -9 60 £470 +10.59% 57
South London +27 34 £450 +3.45% 11
East London +6 13 £400 -11.11% 24
North London +17 2 £500 +11.11% 9
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 London region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 653 (45.66%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (27.41%) HTML
3 390 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 373 (26.08%) CSS
5 306 (21.40%) Finance
6 250 (17.48%) Wireframes
7 190 (13.29%) Front End Development
8 176 (12.31%) Sketch
9 173 (12.10%) Scrum
10 170 (11.89%) React
11 161 (11.26%) Git (software)
12 153 (10.70%) HTML5
13 151 (10.56%) Analytics
14 147 (10.28%) AngularJS
15 144 (10.07%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 143 (10.00%) TDD
17 137 (9.58%) Java
18 132 (9.23%) Mobile App
18 132 (9.23%) Prototyping
19 125 (8.74%) Adobe
20 120 (8.39%) E-Commerce
20 120 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
21 118 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
22 116 (8.11%) Degree
22 116 (8.11%) JIRA
23 112 (7.83%) Banking
23 112 (7.83%) Visualisation
24 109 (7.62%) InVision
25 107 (7.48%) Apple iOS
26 105 (7.34%) Node.js

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 86 (6.01%) CMS
2 57 (3.99%) Confluence
3 34 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.84%) WordPress
7 10 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.63%) SAS
8 9 (0.63%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.35%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.35%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.28%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.28%) Kentico
11 4 (0.28%) Magnolia
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.21%) IIS
12 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 176 (12.31%) Sketch
2 109 (7.62%) InVision
3 80 (5.59%) Photoshop
4 58 (4.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 41 (2.87%) Adobe XD
6 32 (2.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 27 (1.89%) Zeplin
8 19 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (1.19%) MS Visio
10 15 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
11 14 (0.98%) Figma
11 14 (0.98%) InDesign
12 9 (0.63%) Marvel
13 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
13 6 (0.42%) UserZoom
14 5 (0.35%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.35%) Lectora
14 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 5 (0.35%) SketchUp
14 5 (0.35%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 19 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.91%) Magento
3 11 (0.77%) Shopify
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.28%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.070%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.070%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.070%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.070%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.070%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.070%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.070%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 88 (6.15%) Azure
2 56 (3.92%) AWS
3 51 (3.57%) GitHub
4 41 (2.87%) Power Platform
5 34 (2.38%) Office 365
6 28 (1.96%) GCP
7 20 (1.40%) SaaS
8 18 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (1.05%) npm
9 15 (1.05%) PowerApps
9 15 (1.05%) Slack
10 13 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 12 (0.84%) Heroku
12 11 (0.77%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.70%) PaaS
14 9 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.63%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
15 7 (0.49%) Apigee
15 7 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.26%) HTTP
2 13 (0.91%) Skype
3 11 (0.77%) LAN
4 8 (0.56%) Internet
5 7 (0.49%) WAN
6 6 (0.42%) Intranet
7 5 (0.35%) VoIP
8 4 (0.28%) Firewall
9 3 (0.21%) 4G
9 3 (0.21%) 5G
9 3 (0.21%) PBX
9 3 (0.21%) PSTN
9 3 (0.21%) VPN
10 2 (0.14%) iBeacon
10 2 (0.14%) LTE
10 2 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.14%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.14%) VoLTE
10 2 (0.14%) WCDMA
10 2 (0.14%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.38%) MySQL
2 33 (2.31%) NoSQL
2 33 (2.31%) Power BI
3 23 (1.61%) SQL Server
4 22 (1.54%) Big Data
5 21 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.70%) Blockchain
8 10 (0.70%) Redis
8 10 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.42%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.42%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.35%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.28%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.21%) InfluxDB
13 3 (0.21%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 161 (11.26%) Git (software)
2 116 (8.11%) JIRA
3 93 (6.50%) Axure RP
4 46 (3.22%) Jenkins
5 33 (2.31%) Visual Studio
6 32 (2.24%) Maven
6 32 (2.24%) webpack
7 27 (1.89%) JUnit
8 26 (1.82%) Jasmine
9 24 (1.68%) Gradle
10 22 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
12 19 (1.33%) Protractor
13 18 (1.26%) Mockito
13 18 (1.26%) Selenium
14 17 (1.19%) TeamCity
15 15 (1.05%) Cucumber
15 15 (1.05%) Grunt
16 13 (0.91%) Cypress.io
16 13 (0.91%) Travis CI
General
1 306 (21.40%) Finance
2 112 (7.83%) Banking
3 100 (6.99%) Marketing
4 74 (5.17%) Retail
5 66 (4.62%) Public Sector
6 39 (2.73%) Games
7 31 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 29 (2.03%) Front Office
9 28 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.96%) Publishing
10 21 (1.47%) Advertising
11 18 (1.26%) Back Office
11 18 (1.26%) Legal
12 16 (1.12%) Electronics
13 14 (0.98%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.77%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.49%) Law
17 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 532 (37.20%) Developer
2 405 (28.32%) Designer
3 292 (20.42%) UX Designer
4 146 (10.21%) UI Designer
5 125 (8.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 115 (8.04%) React Developer
7 111 (7.76%) UI/UX Designer
8 107 (7.48%) Senior Developer
9 83 (5.80%) Analyst
10 80 (5.59%) Senior Designer
11 68 (4.76%) UI Developer
12 56 (3.92%) Business Analyst
13 54 (3.78%) Senior UX Designer
14 46 (3.22%) Architect
14 46 (3.22%) iOS Developer
15 45 (3.15%) Angular Developer
16 39 (2.73%) Product Manager
17 38 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
18 37 (2.59%) Project Manager
19 36 (2.52%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (27.41%) HTML
2 373 (26.08%) CSS
3 170 (11.89%) React
4 153 (10.70%) HTML5
5 147 (10.28%) AngularJS
6 105 (7.34%) Node.js
6 105 (7.34%) RESTful
7 96 (6.71%) Redux
8 89 (6.22%) CSS3
9 87 (6.08%) Web Services
10 75 (5.24%) REST
11 73 (5.10%) .NET
12 69 (4.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 67 (4.69%) Sass
14 50 (3.50%) jQuery
15 40 (2.80%) ASP.NET
16 38 (2.66%) Spring
17 36 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
17 36 (2.52%) Jest
18 33 (2.31%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 132 (9.23%) Mobile App
2 118 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.29%) Algorithms
4 41 (2.87%) Data Structures
5 39 (2.73%) W3C
6 36 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (1.54%) Animation
9 21 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.33%) Graphic Design
10 19 (1.33%) Learning Management System
11 17 (1.19%) Video on Demand
12 15 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.05%) Social Media
12 15 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
13 14 (0.98%) Blog
13 14 (0.98%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.84%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 107 (7.48%) Apple iOS
2 80 (5.59%) Android
3 38 (2.66%) Linux
4 32 (2.24%) Windows
5 18 (1.26%) tvOS
6 13 (0.91%) Unix
7 10 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.28%) Android TV
9 4 (0.28%) CentOS
9 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (0.14%) MVS
12 1 (0.070%) Debian
12 1 (0.070%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.070%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.070%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (45.66%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (17.48%) Wireframes
3 190 (13.29%) Front End Development
4 173 (12.10%) Scrum
5 151 (10.56%) Analytics
6 144 (10.07%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 143 (10.00%) TDD
8 132 (9.23%) Prototyping
9 120 (8.39%) E-Commerce
9 120 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
10 112 (7.83%) Visualisation
11 102 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
12 98 (6.85%) Test Automation
13 96 (6.71%) DevOps
14 93 (6.50%) Data Visualisation
14 93 (6.50%) User Stories
15 89 (6.22%) Service Design
16 84 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 78 (5.45%) Information Architecture
17 78 (5.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 390 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 137 (9.58%) Java
3 97 (6.78%) TypeScript
4 89 (6.22%) Python
5 82 (5.73%) SQL
6 72 (5.03%) C#
7 62 (4.34%) PHP
8 55 (3.85%) ES6
9 44 (3.08%) Apple Swift
10 24 (1.68%) Kotlin
11 21 (1.47%) Objective-C
12 20 (1.40%) Scala
13 19 (1.33%) Java 8
13 19 (1.33%) Ruby
14 18 (1.26%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.05%) C++
16 12 (0.84%) C
17 10 (0.70%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.56%) ES7
19 6 (0.42%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 116 (8.11%) Degree
2 46 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.70%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.56%) PhD
8 7 (0.49%) ACCA
8 7 (0.49%) CIMA
8 7 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.35%) A+ Certification
10 5 (0.35%) MCSE
10 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.21%) PMP
12 2 (0.14%) ISEB
12 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.14%) MCSA
12 2 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.43%) QA
2 33 (2.31%) WCAG
3 8 (0.56%) SLA
4 5 (0.35%) PMO
5 4 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) PSD2
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) Section 508
8 1 (0.070%) GDPR
8 1 (0.070%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.070%) NCSC
System Software
1 57 (3.99%) Docker
2 17 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.35%) zsh
5 2 (0.14%) Firmware
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.14%) vSphere
5 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.070%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.070%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.98%) Terraform
3 9 (0.63%) SCCM
4 7 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
4 7 (0.49%) Kibana
5 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.21%) SCOM
7 2 (0.14%) Ansible
7 2 (0.14%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.14%) Puppet
8 1 (0.070%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.070%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.070%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.070%) Matomo
8 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.070%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.070%) Salt
8 1 (0.070%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.070%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 125 (8.74%) Adobe
2 92 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 39 (2.73%) SAP
4 33 (2.31%) Google
5 32 (2.24%) Apple
6 18 (1.26%) Oracle
6 18 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (1.19%) hybris
8 14 (0.98%) Cisco
9 13 (0.91%) Sitecore
9 13 (0.91%) Tableau
10 11 (0.77%) Dell
11 10 (0.70%) IBM
11 10 (0.70%) VMware
12 7 (0.49%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.49%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.42%) Citrix
14 5 (0.35%) HP
14 5 (0.35%) NetApp
14 5 (0.35%) Red Hat