Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 50 43
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +14
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,046 1,324 2,295
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.33% 4.70% 5.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.05% 13.71% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 892 1,623
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £325
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 30
Median hourly rate £43.50 £50.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% +65.29% -18.69%
10th Percentile £28.90 £30.86 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.54 £55.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £34.50 £50.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +56.25% -20.00%

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 7,444 9,656 15,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.96% 34.31% 35.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,188 6,885 11,115
Median daily rate £525 £515 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £315 £293 £313
90th Percentile £725 £706 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 146 254
Median hourly rate £31.35 £24.24 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.36% +9.51% -1.64%
10th Percentile £16.99 £12.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.38 £47.00
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.54 £20.25
% change year-on-year +19.53% +6.41% -3.60%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -2 111 £450 - 128
West London +17 27 £500 +8.70% 40
South London +22 6 £475 +5.56% 2
East London +17 3 £225 -18.18% 32
North London +9 2 £375 -25.00% 2
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 533 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (27.92%) JavaScript
3 245 (23.42%) Finance
4 223 (21.32%) Wireframes
5 217 (20.75%) HTML
6 215 (20.55%) CSS
7 202 (19.31%) React
8 169 (16.16%) Node.js
9 162 (15.49%) Azure
10 161 (15.39%) Java
11 146 (13.96%) AWS
12 130 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
13 127 (12.14%) Prototyping
14 124 (11.85%) Degree
15 122 (11.66%) Software Engineering
15 122 (11.66%) Python
16 120 (11.47%) Front End Development
17 109 (10.42%) Git (software)
18 105 (10.04%) Adobe
18 105 (10.04%) HTML5
19 103 (9.85%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
20 102 (9.75%) DevOps
21 101 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
22 99 (9.46%) Analytics
22 99 (9.46%) Sketch
23 97 (9.27%) Test Automation
24 93 (8.89%) Web Services
25 92 (8.80%) Mobile App
26 91 (8.70%) Redux
27 89 (8.51%) TypeScript

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 38 (3.63%) Confluence
2 35 (3.35%) CMS
3 17 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.34%) Apache Airflow
5 12 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (1.15%) Apache
5 12 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (0.86%) Drupal
7 7 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.67%) WordPress
8 6 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.48%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.19%) Gunicorn
10 2 (0.19%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.19%) Moodle
10 2 (0.19%) nginx
11 1 (0.096%) Appian
Applications
1 99 (9.46%) Sketch
2 58 (5.54%) InVision
3 31 (2.96%) Adobe XD
4 29 (2.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 28 (2.68%) Photoshop
5 28 (2.68%) Zeplin
6 23 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
7 16 (1.53%) Figma
7 16 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
8 15 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 10 (0.96%) MS Visio
11 6 (0.57%) UserZoom
12 5 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
12 5 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.38%) Marvel
14 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.29%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.29%) Maya
15 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Magento
2 4 (0.38%) Shopify
3 2 (0.19%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.096%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.096%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 162 (15.49%) Azure
2 146 (13.96%) AWS
3 75 (7.17%) GCP
4 54 (5.16%) GitHub
5 53 (5.07%) Power Platform
6 36 (3.44%) SaaS
7 30 (2.87%) Microsoft 365
8 26 (2.49%) Serverless
9 25 (2.39%) PowerApps
10 24 (2.29%) Logic Apps
11 22 (2.10%) npm
12 17 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 14 (1.34%) Adobe Analytics
14 14 (1.34%) Google Analytics
14 14 (1.34%) Heroku
15 12 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
15 12 (1.15%) Amazon S3
15 12 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.34%) Internet
2 7 (0.67%) HTTP
2 7 (0.67%) Intranet
3 6 (0.57%) Firewall
4 5 (0.48%) Network Security
4 5 (0.48%) Unified Communications
4 5 (0.48%) WAN
5 4 (0.38%) DNS
5 4 (0.38%) LAN
6 3 (0.29%) Broadband
6 3 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.29%) MPLS
6 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.19%) DHCP
7 2 (0.19%) FTP
7 2 (0.19%) ICMP
7 2 (0.19%) SMTP
7 2 (0.19%) VLAN
7 2 (0.19%) VoIP
7 2 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.82%) MongoDB
2 39 (3.73%) NoSQL
3 35 (3.35%) SQL Server
4 27 (2.58%) MySQL
5 25 (2.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 22 (2.10%) Power BI
7 21 (2.01%) Big Data
8 20 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
9 16 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.15%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
13 8 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.67%) Redis
14 7 (0.67%) Tableau
15 6 (0.57%) Biml
15 6 (0.57%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2017
15 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 109 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 81 (7.74%) JIRA
3 72 (6.88%) webpack
4 54 (5.16%) Jenkins
5 50 (4.78%) Axure RP
6 37 (3.54%) Jasmine
7 28 (2.68%) Cypress.io
8 22 (2.10%) Grunt
8 22 (2.10%) gulp
8 22 (2.10%) Karma Test Runner
9 18 (1.72%) Balsamiq
10 17 (1.63%) Maven
10 17 (1.63%) Mocha
11 16 (1.53%) JUnit
12 13 (1.24%) Protractor
13 12 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.05%) git-flow
15 10 (0.96%) Bitbucket
15 10 (0.96%) Mockito
15 10 (0.96%) SonarQube
General
1 245 (23.42%) Finance
2 86 (8.22%) Public Sector
3 79 (7.55%) Banking
4 75 (7.17%) Front Office
5 46 (4.40%) Marketing
6 38 (3.63%) Retail
7 23 (2.20%) Law
8 21 (2.01%) Publishing
9 19 (1.82%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.53%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.24%) Legal
12 11 (1.05%) Multimedia
12 11 (1.05%) Polish Language
13 10 (0.96%) Games
14 8 (0.76%) Local Government
15 7 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.57%) French Language
16 6 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.57%) Telecoms
17 5 (0.48%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 340 (32.50%) Developer
2 335 (32.03%) Designer
3 261 (24.95%) UX Designer
4 149 (14.24%) UI Designer
5 139 (13.29%) UI/UX Designer
6 108 (10.33%) React Developer
7 87 (8.32%) UI Developer
8 85 (8.13%) UX Developer
9 74 (7.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 70 (6.69%) UI Engineer
11 68 (6.50%) UI/UX Developer
12 61 (5.83%) UX Engineer
13 57 (5.45%) Analyst
14 46 (4.40%) Senior Developer
15 40 (3.82%) Senior Designer
16 38 (3.63%) Business Analyst
17 37 (3.54%) Architect
18 35 (3.35%) User Experience Researcher
19 32 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
19 32 (3.06%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (20.75%) HTML
2 215 (20.55%) CSS
3 202 (19.31%) React
4 169 (16.16%) Node.js
5 105 (10.04%) HTML5
6 93 (8.89%) Web Services
7 91 (8.70%) Redux
8 71 (6.79%) AngularJS
9 60 (5.74%) RESTful
10 56 (5.35%) CSS3
11 52 (4.97%) .NET
12 50 (4.78%) Sass
13 41 (3.92%) GraphQL
14 40 (3.82%) Jest
15 39 (3.73%) jQuery
16 37 (3.54%) REST
17 34 (3.25%) JSON
18 27 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 23 (2.20%) D3.js
20 22 (2.10%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 101 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (8.80%) Mobile App
3 32 (3.06%) Data Structures
4 27 (2.58%) Virtual Team
5 23 (2.20%) W3C
6 20 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (1.72%) Graphic Design
7 18 (1.72%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.63%) Social Media
9 13 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.24%) iPad
9 13 (1.24%) iPhone
10 12 (1.15%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.96%) NHS
12 9 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.76%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.76%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.07%) Android
2 62 (5.93%) Apple iOS
3 28 (2.68%) Linux
4 19 (1.82%) Unix
4 19 (1.82%) Windows
5 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
6 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.096%) HPUX
8 1 (0.096%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.096%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (21.32%) Wireframes
3 130 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
4 127 (12.14%) Prototyping
5 122 (11.66%) Software Engineering
6 120 (11.47%) Front End Development
7 103 (9.85%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 102 (9.75%) DevOps
9 99 (9.46%) Analytics
10 97 (9.27%) Test Automation
11 87 (8.32%) Scrum
12 84 (8.03%) TDD
13 77 (7.36%) Asset Management
14 72 (6.88%) Release Management
15 70 (6.69%) Portfolio Management
16 69 (6.60%) User Stories
17 62 (5.93%) Usability Testing
18 59 (5.64%) Investment Management
19 58 (5.54%) E-Commerce
19 58 (5.54%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 292 (27.92%) JavaScript
2 161 (15.39%) Java
3 122 (11.66%) Python
4 89 (8.51%) Kotlin
4 89 (8.51%) TypeScript
5 71 (6.79%) SQL
6 45 (4.30%) ES6
7 37 (3.54%) C#
8 21 (2.01%) Apple Swift
9 19 (1.82%) Go
10 15 (1.43%) Objective-C
10 15 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.34%) Java 8
12 12 (1.15%) PHP
13 11 (1.05%) Scala
14 8 (0.76%) Ruby
15 7 (0.67%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 6 (0.57%) Groovy
17 5 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 124 (11.85%) Degree
2 86 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 73 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.86%) PhD
6 8 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.57%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.38%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.19%) ISEB
9 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.096%) CCA
10 1 (0.096%) CCIE
10 1 (0.096%) CCNP
10 1 (0.096%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.02%) QA
2 24 (2.29%) WCAG
3 16 (1.53%) GDPR
4 7 (0.67%) SLA
5 6 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) NIST
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
7 2 (0.19%) WAI
8 1 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.096%) PSD2
System Software
1 89 (8.51%) Docker
2 6 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.096%) HDFS
4 1 (0.096%) UAG
4 1 (0.096%) vCloud
4 1 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.096%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.096%) vSphere
4 1 (0.096%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 78 (7.46%) Kubernetes
2 64 (6.12%) Terraform
3 13 (1.24%) Ansible
4 6 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.57%) Puppet
5 4 (0.38%) BladeLogic
5 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.29%) Kibana
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.29%) Rancher
7 2 (0.19%) SCCM
8 1 (0.096%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 105 (10.04%) Adobe
2 75 (7.17%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.25%) Google
4 13 (1.24%) Oracle
5 12 (1.15%) Apple
5 12 (1.15%) Sitecore
6 11 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.76%) Optimizely
8 7 (0.67%) Cisco
9 6 (0.57%) SAP
9 6 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.57%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.48%) Splunk
11 4 (0.38%) Demandware
11 4 (0.38%) hybris
11 4 (0.38%) Solace
12 3 (0.29%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.29%) Monetate
12 3 (0.29%) Twitter
12 3 (0.29%) VMware