Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 41 52
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11 -5
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,227 2,337 2,093
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.92% 5.47% 4.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.02% 15.61% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 1,653 1,547
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £332 £313
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 16
Median hourly rate £50.00 £33.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -17.68% +25.40%
10th Percentile £34.24 £27.50 £18.22
90th Percentile £67.40 £53.75 £48.17
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £43.27
% change year-on-year +35.71% -19.10% +9.53%

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 8,749 14,971 16,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.12% 35.04% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,075 10,511 11,986
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £303 £315 £308
90th Percentile £713 £700 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 239 293
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +11.51% -5.28%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.50 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.10 £48.70
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.34 £21.70
% change year-on-year +19.49% -1.66% +8.79%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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 +9 296 £450 -10.00% 74
West London -22 39 £456 +1.39% 22
South London +18 33 £450 - 4
East London +28 21 £325 -23.53% 17
North London +18 1 £425 -2.30% 3
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 600 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (28.20%) JavaScript
3 324 (26.41%) HTML
4 299 (24.37%) CSS
5 263 (21.43%) Finance
6 194 (15.81%) Wireframes
7 173 (14.10%) Scrum
8 168 (13.69%) Front End Development
9 147 (11.98%) Git (software)
10 141 (11.49%) Java
10 141 (11.49%) Sketch
11 133 (10.84%) HTML5
12 130 (10.59%) Test Automation
13 129 (10.51%) React
14 127 (10.35%) DevOps
14 127 (10.35%) Prototyping
15 125 (10.19%) AngularJS
16 118 (9.62%) TypeScript
17 116 (9.45%) Adobe
17 116 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
18 113 (9.21%) TDD
19 112 (9.13%) Mobile App
20 111 (9.05%) Node.js
21 110 (8.96%) Analytics
21 110 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
21 110 (8.96%) Banking
21 110 (8.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
22 108 (8.80%) Degree
23 106 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
24 104 (8.48%) Azure

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 57 (4.65%) CMS
2 46 (3.75%) Confluence
3 27 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (1.22%) SAS
4 15 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (0.65%) WordPress
8 7 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.41%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.33%) Kentico
11 3 (0.24%) Drupal
11 3 (0.24%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.24%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.16%) Apache
12 2 (0.16%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 141 (11.49%) Sketch
2 88 (7.17%) InVision
3 48 (3.91%) Photoshop
4 41 (3.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 36 (2.93%) Adobe XD
6 30 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 21 (1.71%) Zeplin
8 20 (1.63%) Figma
9 16 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (1.14%) OmniGraffle
11 11 (0.90%) MS Visio
12 9 (0.73%) Adobe After Effects
13 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
14 6 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 6 (0.49%) UserZoom
15 5 (0.41%) InDesign
15 5 (0.41%) Lectora
16 3 (0.24%) CINEMA 4D
16 3 (0.24%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 25 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.06%) Magento
3 11 (0.90%) Shopify
4 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.33%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.081%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.081%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.081%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.081%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.081%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.081%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 104 (8.48%) Azure
2 59 (4.81%) AWS
3 48 (3.91%) GitHub
4 43 (3.50%) GCP
5 35 (2.85%) Power Platform
6 20 (1.63%) SaaS
7 17 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 17 (1.39%) Heroku
7 17 (1.39%) Office 365
7 17 (1.39%) PaaS
8 13 (1.06%) npm
9 11 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.73%) PowerApps
11 8 (0.65%) IaaS
11 8 (0.65%) Serverless
11 8 (0.65%) Slack
11 8 (0.65%) Yarn
12 7 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.57%) Datadog
12 7 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.47%) HTTP
2 10 (0.81%) LAN
3 8 (0.65%) Skype
4 7 (0.57%) Internet
4 7 (0.57%) WAN
5 6 (0.49%) 4G
6 5 (0.41%) 2G
6 5 (0.41%) 3G
6 5 (0.41%) DNS
7 4 (0.33%) Intranet
7 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.24%) Broadband
8 3 (0.24%) Firewall
8 3 (0.24%) HSRP
8 3 (0.24%) PBX
8 3 (0.24%) PSTN
8 3 (0.24%) VoIP
8 3 (0.24%) VRRP
8 3 (0.24%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.16%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.34%) MySQL
2 41 (3.34%) NoSQL
3 30 (2.44%) Power BI
4 18 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (1.39%) Big Data
6 15 (1.22%) Redis
7 12 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.81%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.57%) BigQuery
9 7 (0.57%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.41%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.24%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.24%) KDB
12 3 (0.24%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 147 (11.98%) Git (software)
2 90 (7.33%) JIRA
3 75 (6.11%) Axure RP
4 47 (3.83%) Jenkins
5 36 (2.93%) Visual Studio
6 33 (2.69%) Jasmine
6 33 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (2.69%) webpack
7 28 (2.28%) JUnit
8 26 (2.12%) Gradle
8 26 (2.12%) Selenium
9 23 (1.87%) Maven
10 22 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
11 21 (1.71%) Cypress.io
11 21 (1.71%) Moq
12 20 (1.63%) Mockito
12 20 (1.63%) TeamCity
13 19 (1.55%) git-flow
14 16 (1.30%) Balsamiq
14 16 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 263 (21.43%) Finance
2 110 (8.96%) Banking
3 77 (6.28%) Marketing
4 67 (5.46%) Public Sector
5 52 (4.24%) Retail
6 49 (3.99%) Front Office
7 37 (3.02%) Games
8 33 (2.69%) Investment Banking
9 26 (2.12%) Publishing
10 22 (1.79%) Telecoms
11 20 (1.63%) Advertising
12 14 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
13 13 (1.06%) Legal
13 13 (1.06%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.73%) Electronics
15 8 (0.65%) Law
15 8 (0.65%) Local Government
15 8 (0.65%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 483 (39.36%) Developer
2 341 (27.79%) Designer
3 229 (18.66%) UX Designer
4 100 (8.15%) Senior Developer
5 98 (7.99%) React Developer
6 96 (7.82%) UI Designer
7 92 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 81 (6.60%) UI Developer
9 80 (6.52%) Analyst
10 72 (5.87%) UI/UX Designer
11 66 (5.38%) Senior Designer
12 49 (3.99%) Business Analyst
13 46 (3.75%) Senior UX Designer
14 39 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
15 35 (2.85%) Digital Developer
15 35 (2.85%) Java Developer
15 35 (2.85%) UX Developer
16 34 (2.77%) iOS Developer
17 31 (2.53%) Product Manager
18 30 (2.44%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (26.41%) HTML
2 299 (24.37%) CSS
3 133 (10.84%) HTML5
4 129 (10.51%) React
5 125 (10.19%) AngularJS
6 111 (9.05%) Node.js
7 99 (8.07%) Web Services
8 95 (7.74%) RESTful
9 94 (7.66%) .NET
10 87 (7.09%) Redux
11 75 (6.11%) REST
12 74 (6.03%) Sass
13 68 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 64 (5.22%) CSS3
15 53 (4.32%) Jest
16 46 (3.75%) ASP.NET
17 45 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
18 38 (3.10%) jQuery
19 36 (2.93%) Spring
20 34 (2.77%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 112 (9.13%) Mobile App
2 110 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.48%) W3C
4 54 (4.40%) Data Structures
5 49 (3.99%) Algorithms
6 38 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.71%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 17 (1.39%) Graphic Design
12 16 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 14 (1.14%) Social Media
14 12 (0.98%) Animation
14 12 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
15 11 (0.90%) Learning Management System
15 11 (0.90%) SCORM
16 10 (0.81%) Video Editing
17 9 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 94 (7.66%) Apple iOS
2 85 (6.93%) Android
3 34 (2.77%) Windows
4 30 (2.44%) Linux
5 19 (1.55%) Unix
6 11 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.33%) Android TV
7 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.33%) tvOS
8 3 (0.24%) CentOS
8 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.16%) MVS
9 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.081%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.081%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.081%) Debian
10 1 (0.081%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (15.81%) Wireframes
3 173 (14.10%) Scrum
4 168 (13.69%) Front End Development
5 130 (10.59%) Test Automation
6 127 (10.35%) DevOps
6 127 (10.35%) Prototyping
7 116 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
8 113 (9.21%) TDD
9 110 (8.96%) Analytics
9 110 (8.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 106 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (6.85%) Computer Science
11 84 (6.85%) Visualisation
12 77 (6.28%) Service Design
13 76 (6.19%) E-Commerce
13 76 (6.19%) User Stories
14 68 (5.54%) MVC
15 66 (5.38%) Web Development
16 64 (5.22%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 346 (28.20%) JavaScript
2 141 (11.49%) Java
3 118 (9.62%) TypeScript
4 82 (6.68%) C#
4 82 (6.68%) SQL
5 70 (5.70%) Python
6 49 (3.99%) ES6
7 42 (3.42%) PHP
8 36 (2.93%) Kotlin
9 35 (2.85%) Apple Swift
10 25 (2.04%) Objective-C
11 24 (1.96%) Ruby
12 17 (1.39%) Java 8
13 16 (1.30%) C
13 16 (1.30%) C++
14 13 (1.06%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.81%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.73%) Scala
17 6 (0.49%) Go
18 5 (0.41%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 108 (8.80%) Degree
2 50 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.41%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.33%) PhD
9 3 (0.24%) MCSE
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.16%) ACCA
10 2 (0.16%) CIMA
10 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.081%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.081%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.081%) CIPD
11 1 (0.081%) CSPO
11 1 (0.081%) ISEB
11 1 (0.081%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (8.23%) QA
2 36 (2.93%) WCAG
3 6 (0.49%) SLA
4 5 (0.41%) PMO
5 2 (0.16%) COBIT
5 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.16%) Section 508
6 1 (0.081%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 80 (6.52%) Docker
2 15 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.41%) zsh
4 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.16%) Firmware
5 2 (0.16%) HDFS
5 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.081%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.081%) NFS
6 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.081%) vSphere
6 1 (0.081%) XenApp
6 1 (0.081%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 73 (5.95%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.12%) Terraform
3 11 (0.90%) SCCM
4 10 (0.81%) Kibana
5 8 (0.65%) Ansible
6 7 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.24%) SCOM
8 2 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.16%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.081%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.081%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.081%) Mesos
9 1 (0.081%) NetVault Backup
9 1 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.081%) Packer
9 1 (0.081%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 116 (9.45%) Adobe
2 97 (7.91%) Microsoft
3 30 (2.44%) Google
4 28 (2.28%) SAP
5 27 (2.20%) Oracle
6 21 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.30%) hybris
7 16 (1.30%) Sitecore
8 15 (1.22%) DevExpress
8 15 (1.22%) RedGate
9 14 (1.14%) Apple
10 10 (0.81%) Tableau
11 9 (0.73%) IBM
12 8 (0.65%) Workday
13 6 (0.49%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.49%) Cisco
13 6 (0.49%) Dell
13 6 (0.49%) Splunk
13 6 (0.49%) VMware
14 5 (0.41%) HP