Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 56 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,715 645 1,838
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.87% 4.68% 4.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.80% 12.74% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,199 452 1,360
10th Percentile £362 £306 £331
25th Percentile £427 £375 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.05% +0.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 14
10th Percentile £37.60 £27.33 £20.15
25th Percentile £40.56 £31.94 £27.12
Median hourly rate £43.63 £39.75 £42.25
Median % change year-on-year +9.75% -5.92% -6.11%
75th Percentile £53.75 £46.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £64.26 £47.75 "
England median hourly rate £42.00 £33.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.37% -16.25% -5.88%

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 11,585 5,062 11,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.88% 36.72% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,458 3,673 8,307
10th Percentile £363 £315 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.98% +2.38% -
75th Percentile £680 £655 £625
90th Percentile £763 £750 £710
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 59 161
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.35 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.53 £23.75 £15.98
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.45% +65.12% -1.74%
75th Percentile £50.51 £43.38 £47.00
90th Percentile £62.55 £49.68 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.08 £30.85 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.94% +50.49% -

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in London

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for User Experience in London

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in London

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in London

User Experience
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing User Experience in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 +7 196 £514 +8.21% 147
West London -6 46 £496 -0.75% 46
East London -10 13 £428 +31.77% 48
South London +7 12 £520 +15.56% 10
North London - 1 - - 5
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 864 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (24.20%) Social Skills
3 384 (22.39%) Finance
4 334 (19.48%) JavaScript
5 331 (19.30%) Wireframes
6 292 (17.03%) React
7 287 (16.73%) HTML
8 278 (16.21%) User Research
9 274 (15.98%) Prototyping
10 242 (14.11%) CSS
11 230 (13.41%) Sketch
12 223 (13.00%) Analytics
13 209 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
14 201 (11.72%) Adobe
15 197 (11.49%) Scrum
16 188 (10.96%) Degree
17 182 (10.61%) Front End Development
18 172 (10.03%) TypeScript
19 171 (9.97%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
20 170 (9.91%) Figma
21 167 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
21 167 (9.74%) InVision
22 159 (9.27%) AngularJS
23 156 (9.10%) Banking
24 155 (9.04%) Accessibility
25 154 (8.98%) Software Engineering
25 154 (8.98%) Azure
26 146 (8.51%) Node.js
26 146 (8.51%) Java
27 131 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management

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 82 (4.78%) CMS
2 47 (2.74%) Confluence
3 29 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 22 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (0.52%) IIS
7 8 (0.47%) Headless CMS
7 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.41%) WordPress
9 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.29%) Apache
11 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.23%) Jetty
11 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.17%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.17%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 230 (13.41%) Sketch
2 170 (9.91%) Figma
3 167 (9.74%) InVision
4 60 (3.50%) Zeplin
5 52 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 52 (3.03%) Photoshop
6 40 (2.33%) Adobe XD
7 34 (1.98%) Adobe Illustrator
8 31 (1.81%) Marvel
8 31 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
9 27 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
10 16 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 12 (0.70%) MS Visio
12 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
12 9 (0.52%) UserZoom
13 8 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
14 7 (0.41%) Chatbot
14 7 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.17%) Magento
3 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.17%) Shopify
4 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.12%) Q-Pulse
4 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.12%) Workfront
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.058%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 154 (8.98%) Azure
2 87 (5.07%) AWS
3 58 (3.38%) SaaS
4 55 (3.21%) GCP
5 52 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 45 (2.62%) GitHub
7 43 (2.51%) Power Platform
8 40 (2.33%) Miro
8 40 (2.33%) npm
9 27 (1.57%) Google Analytics
10 25 (1.46%) Yarn
11 21 (1.22%) PaaS
12 18 (1.05%) Serverless
13 17 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
14 12 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
15 11 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (0.64%) IaaS
16 8 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (0.47%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.05%) Internet
2 8 (0.47%) AMQP
3 6 (0.35%) HTTP
3 6 (0.35%) SMTP
3 6 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.29%) Firewall
4 5 (0.29%) LAN
4 5 (0.29%) VPN
5 4 (0.23%) Intranet
5 4 (0.23%) Skype
5 4 (0.23%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.23%) Wireless
6 3 (0.17%) DNS
6 3 (0.17%) FTP
6 3 (0.17%) ICMP
6 3 (0.17%) MPLS
6 3 (0.17%) Network Security
6 3 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.17%) VoIP
6 3 (0.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.22%) Power BI
3 25 (1.46%) MongoDB
4 23 (1.34%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.87%) MySQL
7 13 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (0.76%) Tableau
8 11 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.58%) Big Data
9 10 (0.58%) Redis
10 8 (0.47%) Data Lake
11 7 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
12 6 (0.35%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.23%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.23%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.23%) Power Query
14 4 (0.23%) Tableau Desktop
14 4 (0.23%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 127 (7.41%) JIRA
2 103 (6.01%) Git (software)
3 95 (5.54%) Axure RP
4 58 (3.38%) Jenkins
5 48 (2.80%) webpack
6 37 (2.16%) Jasmine
7 33 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
8 25 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 25 (1.46%) Storybook
9 22 (1.28%) Mocha
9 22 (1.28%) Selenium
10 21 (1.22%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.05%) Cypress.io
12 16 (0.93%) Bitbucket
13 15 (0.87%) Maven
14 12 (0.70%) Mockito
15 11 (0.64%) gulp
15 11 (0.64%) NUnit
15 11 (0.64%) Postman
16 10 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 415 (24.20%) Social Skills
2 384 (22.39%) Finance
3 167 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
4 156 (9.10%) Banking
5 130 (7.58%) Marketing
6 111 (6.47%) Front Office
7 109 (6.36%) Retail
8 74 (4.31%) Presentation Skills
9 66 (3.85%) Public Sector
10 60 (3.50%) Investment Banking
11 38 (2.22%) Telecoms
12 34 (1.98%) Publishing
13 32 (1.87%) Legal
14 28 (1.63%) Influencing Skills
15 22 (1.28%) Manufacturing
16 21 (1.22%) Retail Banking
17 19 (1.11%) Back Office
18 17 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
19 15 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
19 15 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 606 (35.34%) Designer
2 474 (27.64%) Developer
3 402 (23.44%) UX Designer
4 228 (13.29%) UI Designer
5 169 (9.85%) UI/UX Designer
6 155 (9.04%) React Developer
7 116 (6.76%) Senior Designer
8 95 (5.54%) Senior Developer
9 90 (5.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 85 (4.96%) Analyst
11 82 (4.78%) UI Developer
12 79 (4.61%) Senior UX Designer
13 78 (4.55%) User Experience Researcher
14 60 (3.50%) Business Analyst
15 52 (3.03%) Architect
15 52 (3.03%) UX Developer
16 48 (2.80%) User Researcher
17 47 (2.74%) Product Manager
17 47 (2.74%) UI Engineer
18 46 (2.68%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (17.03%) React
2 287 (16.73%) HTML
3 242 (14.11%) CSS
4 159 (9.27%) AngularJS
5 146 (8.51%) Node.js
6 101 (5.89%) Web Services
7 92 (5.36%) HTML5
8 88 (5.13%) REST
9 87 (5.07%) .NET
10 81 (4.72%) Redux
11 77 (4.49%) RESTful
12 54 (3.15%) Jest
13 50 (2.92%) Sass
14 41 (2.39%) CSS3
15 38 (2.22%) Spring
16 37 (2.16%) GraphQL
17 36 (2.10%) Reactive Extensions
17 36 (2.10%) Vue.js
18 33 (1.92%) JSON
18 33 (1.92%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 58 (3.38%) Data Protection Act
3 49 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 40 (2.33%) Virtual Team
5 39 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (1.98%) Fixed Income
6 34 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.69%) Hedge funds
9 23 (1.34%) Equities
9 23 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 23 (1.34%) Social Media
10 22 (1.28%) W3C
11 19 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.11%) Derivative
12 14 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 14 (0.82%) Graphic Design
13 13 (0.76%) Online Banking
14 12 (0.70%) iPad
15 11 (0.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 102 (5.95%) Apple iOS
2 99 (5.77%) Android
3 23 (1.34%) Unix
4 22 (1.28%) Linux
5 19 (1.11%) Windows
6 8 (0.47%) tvOS
7 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.058%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 864 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (19.30%) Wireframes
3 278 (16.21%) User Research
4 274 (15.98%) Prototyping
5 223 (13.00%) Analytics
6 209 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
7 197 (11.49%) Scrum
8 182 (10.61%) Front End Development
9 171 (9.97%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 154 (8.98%) Software Engineering
11 131 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 130 (7.58%) User Stories
13 117 (6.82%) Workshop Facilitation
14 116 (6.76%) Service Design
14 116 (6.76%) Test Automation
15 113 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 113 (6.59%) Full Stack Development
16 112 (6.53%) Usability Testing
17 110 (6.41%) E-Commerce
17 110 (6.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 334 (19.48%) JavaScript
2 172 (10.03%) TypeScript
3 146 (8.51%) Java
4 112 (6.53%) Python
5 96 (5.60%) C#
6 92 (5.36%) SQL
7 52 (3.03%) Kotlin
8 49 (2.86%) ES6
9 47 (2.74%) Apple Swift
10 25 (1.46%) C++
11 20 (1.17%) C
12 19 (1.11%) Java 8
13 18 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.82%) Ruby
15 13 (0.76%) Go
16 11 (0.64%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.52%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.52%) VBA
18 8 (0.47%) Scala
19 7 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 188 (10.96%) Degree
2 44 (2.57%) Security Cleared
3 32 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.99%) MBA
6 16 (0.93%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.41%) Sun Certification
9 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.23%) PhD
12 3 (0.17%) CCNP
12 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.17%) MCP
12 3 (0.17%) MCSA
12 3 (0.17%) MCSE
12 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.17%) Tableau Certification
12 3 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (9.04%) Accessibility
2 82 (4.78%) QA
3 31 (1.81%) WCAG
4 13 (0.76%) GDPR
5 12 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (0.23%) SLA
8 3 (0.17%) MiFID
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.058%) COBIT
10 1 (0.058%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.058%) EMIR
10 1 (0.058%) GRC
10 1 (0.058%) GxP
10 1 (0.058%) NIST
10 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.058%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (4.55%) Docker
2 13 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 74 (4.31%) Kubernetes
2 51 (2.97%) Terraform
3 15 (0.87%) Ansible
4 6 (0.35%) SCCM
5 4 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.17%) Puppet
7 2 (0.12%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.058%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.058%) Kibana
8 1 (0.058%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.058%) logstash
8 1 (0.058%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.058%) Packer
Vendors
1 201 (11.72%) Adobe
2 76 (4.43%) Microsoft
3 55 (3.21%) Google
4 45 (2.62%) Oracle
5 41 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (1.28%) SAP
7 14 (0.82%) Apple
8 13 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 12 (0.70%) MuleSoft
9 12 (0.70%) Sitecore
10 9 (0.52%) Cisco
11 8 (0.47%) hybris
12 6 (0.35%) Databricks
12 6 (0.35%) Optimizely
12 6 (0.35%) Splunk
13 5 (0.29%) Pega
14 4 (0.23%) Demandware
14 4 (0.23%) IBM
14 4 (0.23%) Solace
15 3 (0.17%) Red Hat