Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 39 46
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 +2
Contract jobs citing User Experience 866 2,335 2,339
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.92% 5.64% 5.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.10% 16.14% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 1,682 1,689
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £306 £338 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 19
Median hourly rate £46.50 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +39.53%
10th Percentile £26.76 £20.35 £33.81
90th Percentile £56.00 £53.75 £70.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £44.23
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.56% +10.58%

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 6,613 14,471 16,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.55% 34.97% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,610 10,081 11,766
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 230 266
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £15.05 £13.98 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.92 £21.90
% change year-on-year +48.17% -4.46% +11.27%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -9 145 £450 -7.22% 33
West London -10 35 £475 +8.92% 18
East London +21 19 £300 -25.00% 13
South London -7 19 £475 +9.20% 3
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 459 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (25.75%) JavaScript
3 207 (23.90%) HTML
4 197 (22.75%) CSS
5 165 (19.05%) Finance
6 155 (17.90%) Front End Development
7 146 (16.86%) Scrum
8 133 (15.36%) Git (software)
9 128 (14.78%) Java
10 123 (14.20%) DevOps
11 117 (13.51%) Test Automation
12 112 (12.93%) Wireframes
13 100 (11.55%) TDD
14 97 (11.20%) Sketch
15 94 (10.85%) HTML5
16 93 (10.74%) Prototyping
17 92 (10.62%) React
18 90 (10.39%) AngularJS
19 88 (10.16%) Banking
20 84 (9.70%) TypeScript
21 83 (9.58%) Mobile App
21 83 (9.58%) Node.js
22 80 (9.24%) Adobe
23 79 (9.12%) JIRA
24 78 (9.01%) Analytics
25 76 (8.78%) REST
25 76 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
26 74 (8.55%) Degree
26 74 (8.55%) Web Development
26 74 (8.55%) 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 43 (4.97%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (4.04%) Confluence
3 24 (2.77%) CMS
4 14 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (1.04%) SAS
6 6 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (0.69%) Appian
7 5 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.35%) Drupal
9 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.23%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.23%) JBoss
10 2 (0.23%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (11.20%) Sketch
2 60 (6.93%) InVision
3 29 (3.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 29 (3.35%) Photoshop
4 23 (2.66%) Adobe XD
5 21 (2.42%) Figma
6 20 (2.31%) Zeplin
7 18 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
10 7 (0.81%) InDesign
11 6 (0.69%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.69%) UserZoom
12 4 (0.46%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
13 2 (0.23%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.23%) Marvel
13 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.92%) Magento
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.35%) Shopify
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Maximo
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) RMDS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.12%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.12%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.43%) Azure
2 51 (5.89%) AWS
3 41 (4.73%) GitHub
4 22 (2.54%) GCP
5 17 (1.96%) PaaS
6 14 (1.62%) Power Platform
7 13 (1.50%) npm
7 13 (1.50%) Slack
8 11 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 9 (1.04%) SaaS
10 8 (0.92%) IaaS
10 8 (0.92%) Office 365
10 8 (0.92%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.92%) Yarn
11 7 (0.81%) Serverless
12 5 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.58%) Heroku
13 4 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.15%) HTTP
2 7 (0.81%) Firewall
3 5 (0.58%) DNS
3 5 (0.58%) Internet
4 4 (0.46%) Broadband
4 4 (0.46%) Intranet
4 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.35%) 2G
5 3 (0.35%) 3G
5 3 (0.35%) 4G
5 3 (0.35%) HSRP
5 3 (0.35%) Network Security
5 3 (0.35%) VRRP
5 3 (0.35%) WAN
6 2 (0.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.23%) MPLS
6 2 (0.23%) SSH
6 2 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.70%) MySQL
3 24 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (2.66%) NoSQL
5 15 (1.73%) Redis
6 14 (1.62%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.50%) Power BI
8 9 (1.04%) Big Data
8 9 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.58%) BigQuery
10 5 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.46%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.35%) OLAP
12 3 (0.35%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (0.35%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 133 (15.36%) Git (software)
2 79 (9.12%) JIRA
3 66 (7.62%) Axure RP
4 46 (5.31%) Jenkins
5 42 (4.85%) Jasmine
6 31 (3.58%) Subversion
7 26 (3.00%) Selenium
8 21 (2.42%) JUnit
9 19 (2.19%) TeamCity
10 18 (2.08%) webpack
11 17 (1.96%) Balsamiq
11 17 (1.96%) Grunt
12 16 (1.85%) Gradle
12 16 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
13 15 (1.73%) Mocha
13 15 (1.73%) Xcode
14 14 (1.62%) git-flow
14 14 (1.62%) gulp
14 14 (1.62%) Moq
15 13 (1.50%) Cucumber
General
1 165 (19.05%) Finance
2 88 (10.16%) Banking
3 62 (7.16%) Public Sector
4 50 (5.77%) Marketing
5 49 (5.66%) Front Office
6 37 (4.27%) Investment Banking
7 31 (3.58%) Retail
8 18 (2.08%) Games
9 15 (1.73%) Publishing
9 15 (1.73%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.62%) Advertising
11 13 (1.50%) Local Government
12 12 (1.39%) Retail Banking
13 11 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (1.04%) Law
16 8 (0.92%) Electronics
17 6 (0.69%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.69%) Legal
17 6 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 347 (40.07%) Developer
2 229 (26.44%) Designer
3 155 (17.90%) UX Designer
4 74 (8.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 74 (8.55%) UI Developer
5 64 (7.39%) UI Designer
6 58 (6.70%) React Developer
7 54 (6.24%) Analyst
8 50 (5.77%) UI/UX Designer
9 47 (5.43%) Senior Developer
10 36 (4.16%) Business Analyst
10 36 (4.16%) C# Developer
11 33 (3.81%) Senior Designer
12 31 (3.58%) Full Stack Developer
13 28 (3.23%) UX Developer
14 26 (3.00%) User Researcher
15 25 (2.89%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 24 (2.77%) Senior UX Designer
17 23 (2.66%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
17 23 (2.66%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (23.90%) HTML
2 197 (22.75%) CSS
3 94 (10.85%) HTML5
4 92 (10.62%) React
5 90 (10.39%) AngularJS
6 83 (9.58%) Node.js
7 76 (8.78%) REST
8 73 (8.43%) Sass
9 70 (8.08%) Web Services
10 59 (6.81%) .NET
11 55 (6.35%) RESTful
12 42 (4.85%) Redux
13 40 (4.62%) jQuery
14 37 (4.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (3.35%) JSON
16 28 (3.23%) CSS3
16 28 (3.23%) Jest
16 28 (3.23%) SOAP
17 27 (3.12%) Spring
18 25 (2.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.58%) Mobile App
2 58 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.93%) Fixed Income
4 31 (3.58%) W3C
5 25 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (2.42%) Algorithms
7 19 (2.19%) Data Structures
8 18 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (2.08%) Graphic Design
8 18 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.27%) SCORM
11 11 (1.27%) Social Media
11 11 (1.27%) Video on Demand
12 9 (1.04%) Animation
13 8 (0.92%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
14 7 (0.81%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.20%) Android
2 69 (7.97%) Apple iOS
3 40 (4.62%) Linux
4 25 (2.89%) Windows
5 23 (2.66%) Unix
6 18 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.46%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.35%) CentOS
9 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.35%) tvOS
9 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.23%) Debian
10 2 (0.23%) MVS
10 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.12%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (17.90%) Front End Development
3 146 (16.86%) Scrum
4 123 (14.20%) DevOps
5 117 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 112 (12.93%) Wireframes
7 100 (11.55%) TDD
8 93 (10.74%) Prototyping
9 78 (9.01%) Analytics
10 76 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
11 74 (8.55%) Web Development
12 68 (7.85%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 53 (6.12%) E-Commerce
13 53 (6.12%) User Stories
14 50 (5.77%) Service Design
15 49 (5.66%) SDLC
16 48 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
16 48 (5.54%) Unit Testing
17 46 (5.31%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 223 (25.75%) JavaScript
2 128 (14.78%) Java
3 84 (9.70%) TypeScript
4 69 (7.97%) C#
5 62 (7.16%) Python
5 62 (7.16%) SQL
6 33 (3.81%) Kotlin
7 31 (3.58%) ES6
8 27 (3.12%) Apple Swift
9 19 (2.19%) PHP
10 18 (2.08%) C
10 18 (2.08%) Java 8
11 17 (1.96%) Ruby
12 14 (1.62%) Objective-C
13 10 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.04%) Scala
15 6 (0.69%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.58%) C++
16 5 (0.58%) VBA
17 4 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (8.55%) Degree
2 54 (6.24%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.97%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.04%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.23%) MCSA
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) CIPD
10 1 (0.12%) IIBA
10 1 (0.12%) ISEB
10 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (7.39%) QA
2 33 (3.81%) WCAG
3 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.58%) PMO
4 4 (0.46%) SLA
5 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) GDPR
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 49 (5.66%) Docker
2 8 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.23%) HDFS
5 2 (0.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 47 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.96%) Terraform
3 7 (0.81%) Ansible
3 7 (0.81%) Kibana
3 7 (0.81%) SCCM
4 3 (0.35%) Prometheus
4 3 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.23%) logstash
5 2 (0.23%) Puppet
5 2 (0.23%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.12%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.12%) Mesos
6 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.12%) Packer
6 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 80 (9.24%) Adobe
2 61 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.46%) Oracle
4 20 (2.31%) DevExpress
5 19 (2.19%) Google
6 16 (1.85%) Sitecore
7 14 (1.62%) RedGate
8 13 (1.50%) Splunk
9 12 (1.39%) AppDynamics
10 11 (1.27%) SAP
11 9 (1.04%) Cisco
11 9 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.92%) Dynatrace
13 7 (0.81%) hybris
13 7 (0.81%) VMware
14 5 (0.58%) IBM
14 5 (0.58%) Teradata
14 5 (0.58%) Workday
15 4 (0.46%) BMC
15 4 (0.46%) Mapbox