Period
to

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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 51 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -11
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,846 1,251 997
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.79% 5.28% 4.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.72% 15.46% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,334 874 677
10th Percentile £375 £330 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £569 £556
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £525 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 12
10th Percentile £24.25 £21.25 £30.89
25th Percentile £35.25 £28.88 £40.92
Median hourly rate £51.56 £34.68 £46.75
Median % change year-on-year +48.68% -25.83% +50.81%
75th Percentile £62.00 £48.52 £54.06
90th Percentile £68.25 £54.58 £55.90
England median hourly rate £54.75 £32.85 £48.75
% change year-on-year +66.67% -32.62% +28.29%

User Experience is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,458 8,091 6,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.92% 34.12% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,868 5,665 4,959
10th Percentile £396 £350 £313
25th Percentile £485 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year +13.21% +0.95% -
75th Percentile £713 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £738 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 139 116
10th Percentile £19.44 £15.60 £13.13
25th Percentile £24.25 £21.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate £43.80 £32.50 £32.10
Median % change year-on-year +34.77% +1.26% +28.38%
75th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.56
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.20 £53.75
England median hourly rate £26.99 £26.11 £21.71
% change year-on-year +3.38% +20.26% +3.38%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -6 176 £550 +15.79% 96
West London -1 28 £557 +11.40% 21
East London -7 13 £350 -23.71% 36
South London -20 5 £575 +8.49% 5
North London -5 1 £225 -40.00% 1
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 947 (51.30%) UX Design
2 870 (47.13%) Agile
3 457 (24.76%) Social Skills
4 447 (24.21%) Finance
5 434 (23.51%) JavaScript
6 352 (19.07%) HTML
7 347 (18.80%) CSS
8 305 (16.52%) React
9 280 (15.17%) Wireframes
10 263 (14.25%) User Research
11 251 (13.60%) UX Research
12 240 (13.00%) Scrum
13 230 (12.46%) TypeScript
13 230 (12.46%) Prototyping
14 214 (11.59%) Figma
15 199 (10.78%) Azure
16 198 (10.73%) Front End Development
17 191 (10.35%) Analytics
18 190 (10.29%) AngularJS
19 187 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
20 186 (10.08%) Banking
21 174 (9.43%) DevOps
22 170 (9.21%) SQL
23 169 (9.15%) C#
24 168 (9.10%) JIRA
25 167 (9.05%) Interaction Design
26 166 (8.99%) HTML5
27 165 (8.94%) Full Stack Development
28 163 (8.83%) Adobe
29 159 (8.61%) .NET

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 93 (5.04%) CMS
2 85 (4.60%) Confluence
3 34 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.19%) Drupal
5 19 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (0.65%) Headless CMS
6 12 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.49%) JBoss
9 8 (0.43%) Apache
9 8 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.43%) WordPress
10 7 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.33%) IIS
11 6 (0.33%) nginx
11 6 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
11 6 (0.33%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 153 (8.29%) Sketch
2 92 (4.98%) InVision
3 58 (3.14%) Adobe XD
4 36 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
5 35 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 32 (1.73%) Adobe Illustrator
7 30 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
7 30 (1.63%) Photoshop
7 30 (1.63%) Zeplin
8 21 (1.14%) MS Visio
9 20 (1.08%) Marvel
10 10 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 10 (0.54%) UserZoom
11 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.11%) SPSS
15 1 (0.054%) FreeHand
15 1 (0.054%) GIMP
15 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.43%) Shopify
2 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Magento
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.16%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.054%) Eikon
6 1 (0.054%) Endur
6 1 (0.054%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.054%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.054%) Summit
6 1 (0.054%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.054%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.054%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 214 (11.59%) Figma
2 199 (10.78%) Azure
3 129 (6.99%) AWS
4 79 (4.28%) GitHub
5 62 (3.36%) Power Platform
6 52 (2.82%) SaaS
7 49 (2.65%) Microsoft 365
8 44 (2.38%) GCP
9 38 (2.06%) Miro
10 37 (2.00%) Google Analytics
11 31 (1.68%) npm
12 24 (1.30%) PaaS
13 21 (1.14%) IaaS
14 20 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 19 (1.03%) Serverless
16 14 (0.76%) Azure Service Bus
16 14 (0.76%) OpenShift
17 12 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
17 12 (0.65%) Google Data Studio
17 12 (0.65%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.92%) Internet
2 8 (0.43%) HTTP
3 7 (0.38%) DNS
3 7 (0.38%) Firewall
4 5 (0.27%) LAN
5 4 (0.22%) 4G
5 4 (0.22%) LTE
5 4 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (0.22%) SSL
5 4 (0.22%) VoIP
5 4 (0.22%) WAN
6 3 (0.16%) DHCP
6 3 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.16%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.16%) Network Security
6 3 (0.16%) VPN
6 3 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.11%) 2G
7 2 (0.11%) TETRA
7 2 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.79%) Relational Database
2 65 (3.52%) SQL Server
3 53 (2.87%) Power BI
4 51 (2.76%) NoSQL
5 31 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (1.52%) Big Data
6 28 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 27 (1.46%) MySQL
8 24 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.19%) Tableau
10 21 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.70%) Redis
11 13 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.65%) Metadata
13 11 (0.60%) Data Lake
14 10 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.54%) BigQuery
15 9 (0.49%) QlikView
15 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.38%) HBase
Development Applications
1 168 (9.10%) JIRA
2 124 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 95 (5.15%) Axure RP
4 74 (4.01%) Jenkins
5 73 (3.95%) webpack
6 53 (2.87%) TeamCity
7 29 (1.57%) Grunt
8 22 (1.19%) GitLab
9 21 (1.14%) Jasmine
10 18 (0.98%) Maven
11 17 (0.92%) Mocha
12 16 (0.87%) Artifactory
12 16 (0.87%) Gradle
13 15 (0.81%) Cypress.io
13 15 (0.81%) gulp
13 15 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
14 14 (0.76%) Bitbucket
15 12 (0.65%) SonarQube
15 12 (0.65%) Storybook
16 11 (0.60%) git-flow
General
1 457 (24.76%) Social Skills
2 447 (24.21%) Finance
3 186 (10.08%) Banking
4 151 (8.18%) Retail
5 148 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
6 114 (6.18%) Front Office
7 103 (5.58%) Marketing
8 101 (5.47%) Presentation Skills
9 95 (5.15%) Public Sector
10 88 (4.77%) Investment Banking
11 56 (3.03%) Legal
12 45 (2.44%) Telecoms
13 43 (2.33%) Retail Banking
14 33 (1.79%) Publishing
15 27 (1.46%) Influencing Skills
16 23 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
16 23 (1.25%) Organisational Skills
17 22 (1.19%) Games
18 18 (0.98%) Manufacturing
19 16 (0.87%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 602 (32.61%) Designer
2 479 (25.95%) Developer
3 392 (21.24%) UX Designer
4 169 (9.15%) UI Designer
5 146 (7.91%) Senior Designer
6 133 (7.20%) UI/UX Designer
7 127 (6.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 124 (6.72%) Analyst
9 118 (6.39%) React Developer
10 104 (5.63%) Full Stack Developer
11 102 (5.53%) Senior UX Designer
12 100 (5.42%) User Experience Researcher
13 99 (5.36%) Business Analyst
14 79 (4.28%) Architect
15 71 (3.85%) Senior Developer
16 63 (3.41%) Angular Developer
17 61 (3.30%) .NET Developer
18 55 (2.98%) Product Manager
19 54 (2.93%) C# Developer
20 42 (2.28%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (19.07%) HTML
2 347 (18.80%) CSS
3 305 (16.52%) React
4 190 (10.29%) AngularJS
5 166 (8.99%) HTML5
6 159 (8.61%) .NET
7 134 (7.26%) Node.js
8 123 (6.66%) REST
9 107 (5.80%) Redux
10 95 (5.15%) CSS3
11 86 (4.66%) Web Services
12 61 (3.30%) .NET Core
13 55 (2.98%) GraphQL
14 53 (2.87%) RESTful
15 52 (2.82%) Jest
16 50 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 50 (2.71%) Reactive Extensions
17 47 (2.55%) Sass
18 41 (2.22%) JSON
19 40 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 112 (6.07%) Mobile App
2 50 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
2 50 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (2.71%) Virtual Team
3 40 (2.17%) Data Structures
4 36 (1.95%) Derivative
4 36 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (1.79%) Renewable Energy
6 31 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.46%) Cloud Native
8 27 (1.46%) Fixed Income
9 25 (1.35%) Hedge funds
9 25 (1.35%) Social Media
10 24 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
11 22 (1.19%) Equities
12 21 (1.14%) Algorithms
13 18 (0.98%) Graphic Design
14 16 (0.87%) Contract for Difference
15 15 (0.81%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 90 (4.88%) Windows
2 66 (3.58%) Android
3 64 (3.47%) Apple iOS
4 24 (1.30%) Linux
5 20 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 17 (0.92%) Unix
7 5 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.11%) VMS
9 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.054%) tvOS
10 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (51.30%) UX Design
2 870 (47.13%) Agile
3 280 (15.17%) Wireframes
4 263 (14.25%) User Research
5 251 (13.60%) UX Research
6 240 (13.00%) Scrum
7 230 (12.46%) Prototyping
8 198 (10.73%) Front End Development
9 191 (10.35%) Analytics
10 187 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
11 174 (9.43%) DevOps
12 167 (9.05%) Interaction Design
13 165 (8.94%) Full Stack Development
14 159 (8.61%) CI/CD
15 158 (8.56%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 150 (8.13%) Software Engineering
17 140 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 127 (6.88%) Service Design
19 126 (6.83%) SDLC
20 124 (6.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 434 (23.51%) JavaScript
2 230 (12.46%) TypeScript
3 170 (9.21%) SQL
4 169 (9.15%) C#
5 144 (7.80%) Java
6 102 (5.53%) Python
7 52 (2.82%) ES6
8 21 (1.14%) PowerShell
8 21 (1.14%) Ruby
9 18 (0.98%) Kotlin
10 17 (0.92%) PHP
11 13 (0.70%) Go
11 13 (0.70%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.70%) VB.NET
12 11 (0.60%) Bash
13 10 (0.54%) C
13 10 (0.54%) R
13 10 (0.54%) VBA
14 8 (0.43%) Apple Swift
14 8 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 156 (8.45%) Degree
2 52 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.65%) CISM
5 12 (0.65%) CISSP
6 11 (0.60%) PhD
7 8 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.38%) CRISC
8 7 (0.38%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.22%) PMP
11 3 (0.16%) CEH
11 3 (0.16%) CIPD
11 3 (0.16%) ISEB
11 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.16%) MBA
11 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (8.56%) Accessibility
2 101 (5.47%) QA
3 40 (2.17%) WCAG
4 9 (0.49%) GDPR
5 8 (0.43%) SLA
6 7 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.27%) PMO
9 2 (0.11%) NIST
10 1 (0.054%) COBIT
10 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.054%) WAI
System Software
1 87 (4.71%) Docker
2 42 (2.28%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.54%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.49%) XenApp
6 6 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.11%) Varnish
8 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.054%) IAG
Systems Management
1 79 (4.28%) Kubernetes
2 38 (2.06%) Terraform
3 20 (1.08%) SCCM
4 13 (0.70%) Ansible
5 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (0.38%) Puppet
6 7 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.27%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.16%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.11%) Grafana
10 2 (0.11%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.11%) WSUS
10 2 (0.11%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.054%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.054%) Kibana
11 1 (0.054%) Nessus
11 1 (0.054%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 163 (8.83%) Adobe
2 139 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 82 (4.44%) Google
4 48 (2.60%) Oracle
5 38 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (1.41%) MuleSoft
7 19 (1.03%) SAP
8 18 (0.98%) Citrix
9 17 (0.92%) VMware
10 16 (0.87%) BT
11 15 (0.81%) hybris
11 15 (0.81%) ServiceNow
12 14 (0.76%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.60%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.38%) AppDynamics
14 7 (0.38%) Apptus
14 7 (0.38%) Xamarin
15 6 (0.33%) Apple
15 6 (0.33%) Workday
16 5 (0.27%) Progress