Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 46 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 +18
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,347 2,043 2,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.16% 4.77% 5.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.37% 12.31% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,664 1,517 1,848
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £619 £613
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 5
London median hourly rate £45.00 £33.52 £27.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.27% +22.92% -55.49%
10th Percentile £32.82 £16.22 £20.72
90th Percentile £81.25 £50.20 £79.52
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -0.68%

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 17,551 16,597 17,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.59% 38.74% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,533 11,769 12,203
London median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £290
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 225 226
London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.45% +9.50% -
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.19 £49.68 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 0 518 £475 - 159
West London -5 117 £425 - 108
South London -4 61 £450 -10.00% 13
East London -12 49 £450 +4.65% 52
North London - 3 £325 - 6
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 1,191 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 798 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 725 (30.89%) CSS
4 719 (30.63%) HTML
5 542 (23.09%) Finance
6 438 (18.66%) Scrum
7 392 (16.70%) Wireframes
8 389 (16.57%) HTML5
9 357 (15.21%) AngularJS
10 349 (14.87%) React
11 347 (14.78%) TDD
12 330 (14.06%) Git (software)
13 319 (13.59%) Front End Development
14 317 (13.51%) Mobile App
15 270 (11.50%) CSS3
16 268 (11.42%) Node.js
17 264 (11.25%) Java
18 261 (11.12%) E-Commerce
19 260 (11.08%) Analytics
20 242 (10.31%) Web Development
21 222 (9.46%) Prototyping
21 222 (9.46%) Banking
22 220 (9.37%) Adobe
22 220 (9.37%) REST
23 216 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
24 211 (8.99%) Apple iOS
25 208 (8.86%) JIRA
25 208 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
26 203 (8.65%) BDD
27 198 (8.44%) Problem-Solving

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
1 102 (4.35%) CMS
2 74 (3.15%) Confluence
3 39 (1.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 31 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.11%) Marvel
6 24 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (0.77%) Apache Spark
8 17 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (0.60%) JBoss
11 13 (0.55%) Apache
11 13 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 12 (0.51%) IIS
12 12 (0.51%) WordPress
13 9 (0.38%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.38%) nginx
14 7 (0.30%) Drupal
14 7 (0.30%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.26%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.21%) EPiServer
Applications
1 162 (6.90%) Photoshop
2 159 (6.77%) InVision
3 97 (4.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 80 (3.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 36 (1.53%) OmniGraffle
6 29 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
7 27 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
8 19 (0.81%) InDesign
9 16 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 13 (0.55%) MS Visio
11 11 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
12 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
12 10 (0.43%) UXPin
13 8 (0.34%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.26%) Fireworks
14 6 (0.26%) GIMP
15 5 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.17%) Flinto
17 3 (0.13%) UserZoom
18 2 (0.085%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (0.60%) Eloqua
2 10 (0.43%) Magento
3 8 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.21%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.13%) Shopify
8 2 (0.085%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.043%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.043%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.043%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.043%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.043%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.043%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 160 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (2.94%) GitHub
4 49 (2.09%) Serverless
5 48 (2.05%) PaaS
6 45 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 42 (1.79%) Office 365
8 41 (1.75%) Google Analytics
9 34 (1.45%) Heroku
9 34 (1.45%) npm
10 32 (1.36%) SaaS
11 27 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.89%) IaaS
13 17 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (0.60%) Amazon S3
15 13 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (0.55%) Route 53
16 11 (0.47%) OneDrive
16 11 (0.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.87%) HTTP
2 41 (1.75%) Internet
3 15 (0.64%) Skype
4 14 (0.60%) Firewall
5 11 (0.47%) Intranet
6 10 (0.43%) SMS
6 10 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.34%) RTMP
8 7 (0.30%) LAN
9 5 (0.21%) DNS
9 5 (0.21%) Network Security
9 5 (0.21%) Telepresence
10 4 (0.17%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.13%) SSH
11 3 (0.13%) WebEx
12 2 (0.085%) DHCP
12 2 (0.085%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.085%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (0.085%) SSL
13 1 (0.043%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.81%) NoSQL
3 58 (2.47%) Big Data
4 44 (1.87%) MongoDB
5 37 (1.58%) Hadoop
6 33 (1.41%) MySQL
7 29 (1.24%) Blockchain
7 29 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
8 28 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 22 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
10 17 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (0.51%) Power BI
13 9 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
13 9 (0.38%) Redis
13 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.34%) Neo4j
14 8 (0.34%) QlikView
14 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 330 (14.06%) Git (software)
2 208 (8.86%) JIRA
3 143 (6.09%) Axure RP
4 137 (5.84%) webpack
5 91 (3.88%) Jenkins
6 78 (3.32%) Jasmine
6 78 (3.32%) Selenium
7 62 (2.64%) Visual Studio
8 58 (2.47%) gulp
8 58 (2.47%) Subversion
9 55 (2.34%) Grunt
10 51 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 43 (1.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 43 (1.83%) Karma Test Runner
12 36 (1.53%) Cucumber
12 36 (1.53%) Mercurial
12 36 (1.53%) Mocha
13 34 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 32 (1.36%) Maven
14 32 (1.36%) Xcode
General
1 542 (23.09%) Finance
2 222 (9.46%) Banking
3 183 (7.80%) Retail
4 165 (7.03%) Marketing
5 63 (2.68%) Publishing
6 61 (2.60%) Investment Banking
7 53 (2.26%) Front Office
8 48 (2.05%) Advertising
9 41 (1.75%) Games
10 39 (1.66%) Legal
11 34 (1.45%) Telecoms
12 19 (0.81%) Back Office
13 17 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.64%) Law
15 10 (0.43%) Billing
15 10 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.30%) Electronics
16 7 (0.30%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 941 (40.09%) Developer
2 585 (24.93%) Designer
3 434 (18.49%) UX Designer
4 263 (11.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 229 (9.76%) React Developer
6 195 (8.31%) UI Designer
7 165 (7.03%) JavaScript Developer
8 162 (6.90%) Analyst
9 141 (6.01%) UI/UX Designer
10 126 (5.37%) Business Analyst
10 126 (5.37%) Senior Developer
11 105 (4.47%) Architect
12 97 (4.13%) Senior Designer
13 94 (4.01%) UI Developer
14 85 (3.62%) Angular Developer
15 83 (3.54%) Java Developer
16 81 (3.45%) Web Developer
17 72 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
17 72 (3.07%) HTML Developer
17 72 (3.07%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 725 (30.89%) CSS
2 719 (30.63%) HTML
3 389 (16.57%) HTML5
4 357 (15.21%) AngularJS
5 349 (14.87%) React
6 270 (11.50%) CSS3
7 268 (11.42%) Node.js
8 220 (9.37%) REST
9 190 (8.10%) RESTful
10 188 (8.01%) Sass
11 187 (7.97%) Redux
12 140 (5.97%) JSON
13 117 (4.99%) .NET
14 115 (4.90%) jQuery
15 98 (4.18%) React Native
16 95 (4.05%) Web Services
17 79 (3.37%) LESS
18 74 (3.15%) Spring
19 72 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 60 (2.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 317 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 216 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.69%) Fintech
4 91 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 86 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
6 62 (2.64%) Data Structures
7 58 (2.47%) Algorithms
8 50 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
10 40 (1.70%) Management Information System
11 36 (1.53%) Over-the-Top Content
11 36 (1.53%) Video on Demand
12 31 (1.32%) iPad
13 28 (1.19%) Graphic Design
14 27 (1.15%) Virtual Team
15 25 (1.07%) Social Media
16 24 (1.02%) Fixed Income
17 20 (0.85%) Animation
17 20 (0.85%) iPhone
17 20 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 211 (8.99%) Apple iOS
2 187 (7.97%) Android
3 77 (3.28%) Linux
4 48 (2.05%) Windows
5 34 (1.45%) Unix
6 24 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.30%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.17%) Debian
12 3 (0.13%) CentOS
13 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.043%) Nucleus RTOS
14 1 (0.043%) SUSE
14 1 (0.043%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,191 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (18.66%) Scrum
3 392 (16.70%) Wireframes
4 347 (14.78%) TDD
5 319 (13.59%) Front End Development
6 261 (11.12%) E-Commerce
7 260 (11.08%) Analytics
8 242 (10.31%) Web Development
9 222 (9.46%) Prototyping
10 208 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
11 203 (8.65%) BDD
12 198 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
13 179 (7.63%) OO
14 163 (6.95%) Microservices
14 163 (6.95%) Test Automation
15 161 (6.86%) DevOps
16 141 (6.01%) Responsive Web Design
17 136 (5.79%) MVC
18 133 (5.67%) Unit Testing
19 126 (5.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 798 (34.00%) JavaScript
2 264 (11.25%) Java
3 177 (7.54%) ES6
4 139 (5.92%) SQL
5 121 (5.16%) TypeScript
6 110 (4.69%) C#
7 88 (3.75%) Python
8 60 (2.56%) Apple Swift
9 47 (2.00%) JSX
10 45 (1.92%) Objective-C
11 42 (1.79%) PHP
12 36 (1.53%) Java 8
13 33 (1.41%) Scala
14 24 (1.02%) Kotlin
14 24 (1.02%) Ruby
15 22 (0.94%) PowerShell
16 21 (0.89%) Bash Shell
17 19 (0.81%) Shell Script
18 17 (0.72%) C
18 17 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 169 (7.20%) Degree
2 100 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 76 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.43%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.26%) ISEB
8 5 (0.21%) CBAP
8 5 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.17%) ACCA
9 4 (0.17%) CIMA
9 4 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.17%) PhD
9 4 (0.17%) PMP
10 3 (0.13%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.085%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.085%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (6.86%) QA
2 19 (0.81%) Actionable Recommendations
3 14 (0.60%) GCP
3 14 (0.60%) GDPR
4 12 (0.51%) WCAG
5 8 (0.34%) PMO
6 7 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.13%) SLA
8 3 (0.13%) WAI
9 2 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.043%) MiFID
10 1 (0.043%) PSD2
System Software
1 99 (4.22%) Docker
2 28 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.38%) HDFS
5 6 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.26%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.13%) XenApp
8 2 (0.085%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.085%) etcd
8 2 (0.085%) Varnish
8 2 (0.085%) vSphere
9 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.043%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.043%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.043%) Xen
9 1 (0.043%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 23 (0.98%) SCCM
3 19 (0.81%) Terraform
4 15 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.60%) Puppet
6 12 (0.51%) Ansible
6 12 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (0.43%) Grafana
8 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.26%) WMI
10 5 (0.21%) HockeyApp
10 5 (0.21%) Kibana
10 5 (0.21%) logstash
10 5 (0.21%) systemd
11 4 (0.17%) Graphite
11 4 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.13%) Mesos
12 3 (0.13%) Salt
12 3 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 220 (9.37%) Adobe
2 122 (5.20%) Microsoft
3 85 (3.62%) Google
4 43 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (1.66%) Apple
6 30 (1.28%) Oracle
7 28 (1.19%) Twitter
8 25 (1.07%) Citrix
9 24 (1.02%) SAP
10 22 (0.94%) Tableau
11 19 (0.81%) Sitecore
12 18 (0.77%) VMware
13 16 (0.68%) Splunk
14 13 (0.55%) ServiceNow
15 11 (0.47%) IBM
15 11 (0.47%) Ivanti
15 11 (0.47%) Red Hat
16 10 (0.43%) MuleSoft
16 10 (0.43%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 10 (0.43%) Workday