Period
to 16 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 42 48
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2120 2195 1908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.49% 4.94% 4.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.59% 13.63% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1602 1385
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £289
90th Percentile £600 £612 £575
England median daily rate £426 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.12% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
London median hourly rate £23.21 £34.48 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.68% +42.28% -30.27%
10th Percentile £15.05 £19.35 £20.91
90th Percentile £40.45 £49.22 £100.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.85 £25.06
% change year-on-year +6.55% +31.08% -5.43%

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 18287 16103 17263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.73% 36.21% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13162 11339 12111
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.29% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 256 283
London median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £20.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -4.35% +16.17%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £45.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.06
% change year-on-year +7.50% +4.96% +8.89%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -5 386 £475 +5.56% 64
West London -14 96 £448 +11.88% 22
East London +26 66 £450 +22.03% 14
South London -16 44 £488 +21.88% 4
North London -5 6 £400 +72.97% 4
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 1077 (50.80%) Agile Software Development
2 686 (32.36%) HTML
3 672 (31.70%) CSS
4 620 (29.25%) JavaScript
5 403 (19.01%) Finance
6 394 (18.58%) Wireframes
7 377 (17.78%) Scrum
8 344 (16.23%) TDD
9 330 (15.57%) HTML5
10 282 (13.30%) Prototyping
11 279 (13.16%) Java
12 278 (13.11%) Mobile App
13 260 (12.26%) AngularJS
14 253 (11.93%) CSS3
14 253 (11.93%) Front End Development
15 248 (11.70%) Banking
16 236 (11.13%) Apple iOS
17 231 (10.90%) Git (software)
18 227 (10.71%) Analytics
19 223 (10.52%) Node.js
19 223 (10.52%) BDD
20 220 (10.38%) E-Commerce
21 202 (9.53%) Sass
22 199 (9.39%) React
23 183 (8.63%) RESTful
23 183 (8.63%) Adobe
24 182 (8.58%) Android
25 172 (8.11%) JIRA
26 164 (7.74%) Axure RP
27 163 (7.69%) QA

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
1 108 (5.09%) CMS
2 58 (2.74%) Confluence
3 44 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 32 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (1.23%) Marvel
6 20 (0.94%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.90%) WordPress
8 17 (0.80%) Drupal
9 16 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.42%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.38%) Mule
13 8 (0.38%) SAS
14 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.24%) JBoss
14 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.19%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.19%) Jetty
Applications
1 138 (6.51%) Photoshop
2 133 (6.27%) InVision
3 88 (4.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 62 (2.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 44 (2.08%) OmniGraffle
6 25 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
7 24 (1.13%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
8 16 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 12 (0.57%) Flinto
10 9 (0.42%) InDesign
11 8 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
11 8 (0.38%) UXPin
12 7 (0.33%) GIMP
12 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
12 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.28%) UserZoom
14 5 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
14 5 (0.24%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 27 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.61%) Magento
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.24%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.094%) RMDS
6 2 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.094%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.047%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.17%) GitHub
4 40 (1.89%) Google Analytics
5 34 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 30 (1.42%) Serverless
7 28 (1.32%) npm
8 27 (1.27%) Office 365
9 22 (1.04%) SaaS
10 15 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
11 14 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
12 13 (0.61%) PaaS
13 12 (0.57%) Heroku
14 11 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (0.42%) Google Play
15 9 (0.42%) IaaS
15 9 (0.42%) Slack
16 8 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.38%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.69%) Internet
2 20 (0.94%) Intranet
3 19 (0.90%) HTTP
4 14 (0.66%) SMS
5 11 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (0.47%) Network Security
7 9 (0.42%) Firewall
8 5 (0.24%) VPLS
8 5 (0.24%) WAN
9 4 (0.19%) Skype
9 4 (0.19%) SSH
10 3 (0.14%) ATM
10 3 (0.14%) Extranet
10 3 (0.14%) SAN
10 3 (0.14%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.14%) VLAN
10 3 (0.14%) VPN
11 2 (0.094%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.094%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.094%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (2.45%) Big Data
2 41 (1.93%) NoSQL
3 35 (1.65%) SQL Server
4 34 (1.60%) MongoDB
5 28 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 21 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 19 (0.90%) Neo4j
8 19 (0.90%) QlikView
9 18 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (0.85%) MySQL
10 16 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.52%) Power BI
13 10 (0.47%) Redis
14 9 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
14 9 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
14 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.42%) SQLite
15 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 231 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 172 (8.11%) JIRA
3 164 (7.74%) Axure RP
4 82 (3.87%) gulp
5 81 (3.82%) Grunt
6 75 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 69 (3.25%) Jasmine
8 67 (3.16%) Selenium
8 67 (3.16%) webpack
8 67 (3.16%) Xcode
9 47 (2.22%) Subversion
10 44 (2.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 41 (1.93%) Babel
12 37 (1.75%) Maven
13 34 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
13 34 (1.60%) Mocha
14 32 (1.51%) Bitbucket
14 32 (1.51%) JUnit
15 27 (1.27%) Android Studio
15 27 (1.27%) Cucumber
General
1 403 (19.01%) Finance
2 248 (11.70%) Banking
3 147 (6.93%) Marketing
3 147 (6.93%) Retail
4 76 (3.58%) Publishing
5 52 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 47 (2.22%) Retail Banking
7 43 (2.03%) Games
8 37 (1.75%) Advertising
9 36 (1.70%) Front Office
10 29 (1.37%) Legal
11 19 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.80%) Electronics
13 13 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.57%) Automotive
15 11 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.42%) Billing
16 9 (0.42%) Local Government
17 7 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 781 (36.84%) Developer
2 582 (27.45%) Designer
3 455 (21.46%) UX Designer
4 210 (9.91%) Analyst
5 160 (7.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 155 (7.31%) Business Analyst
7 153 (7.22%) UI Designer
8 145 (6.84%) JavaScript Developer
9 125 (5.90%) UI Developer
10 114 (5.38%) iOS Developer
11 113 (5.33%) UI/UX Designer
12 92 (4.34%) Senior Developer
13 89 (4.20%) Senior Designer
14 86 (4.06%) UX Developer
15 82 (3.87%) HTML Developer
16 80 (3.77%) Angular Developer
17 70 (3.30%) Digital Analyst
17 70 (3.30%) User Researcher
18 68 (3.21%) Architect
18 68 (3.21%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 686 (32.36%) HTML
2 672 (31.70%) CSS
3 330 (15.57%) HTML5
4 260 (12.26%) AngularJS
5 253 (11.93%) CSS3
6 223 (10.52%) Node.js
7 202 (9.53%) Sass
8 199 (9.39%) React
9 183 (8.63%) RESTful
10 151 (7.12%) jQuery
11 143 (6.75%) REST
12 133 (6.27%) JSON
13 123 (5.80%) .NET
14 109 (5.14%) Web Services
15 94 (4.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 82 (3.87%) LESS
17 76 (3.58%) Redux
18 67 (3.16%) XML
19 64 (3.02%) Spring
20 61 (2.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 278 (13.11%) Mobile App
2 144 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
4 64 (3.02%) iPad
5 59 (2.78%) iPhone
6 58 (2.74%) Fintech
7 56 (2.64%) Computer Science
8 38 (1.79%) Social Media
9 36 (1.70%) Data Structures
10 31 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
10 31 (1.46%) W3C
11 24 (1.13%) Video on Demand
12 23 (1.08%) Animation
13 22 (1.04%) Graphic Design
14 21 (0.99%) Derivative
14 21 (0.99%) Management Information System
15 19 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.90%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 15 (0.71%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 236 (11.13%) Apple iOS
2 182 (8.58%) Android
3 85 (4.01%) Linux
4 25 (1.18%) Unix
4 25 (1.18%) Windows
5 10 (0.47%) Mac OS
6 8 (0.38%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.14%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.047%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.047%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1077 (50.80%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (18.58%) Wireframes
3 377 (17.78%) Scrum
4 344 (16.23%) TDD
5 282 (13.30%) Prototyping
6 253 (11.93%) Front End Development
7 227 (10.71%) Analytics
8 223 (10.52%) BDD
9 220 (10.38%) E-Commerce
10 162 (7.64%) User Stories
11 156 (7.36%) Web Development
12 140 (6.60%) Software Engineering
13 138 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
13 138 (6.51%) Responsive Web Design
14 132 (6.23%) iOS Development
14 132 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 122 (5.75%) OO
16 117 (5.52%) Service Design
17 115 (5.42%) Project Management
18 104 (4.91%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 620 (29.25%) JavaScript
2 279 (13.16%) Java
3 121 (5.71%) SQL
4 114 (5.38%) ES6
5 106 (5.00%) Apple Swift
5 106 (5.00%) Objective-C
6 86 (4.06%) C#
7 66 (3.11%) Python
8 50 (2.36%) TypeScript
9 49 (2.31%) Scala
10 48 (2.26%) PHP
11 18 (0.85%) C
12 14 (0.66%) C++
13 12 (0.57%) GraphQL
14 10 (0.47%) Ruby
15 9 (0.42%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.38%) Go
16 8 (0.38%) Kotlin
16 8 (0.38%) R
17 7 (0.33%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 152 (7.17%) Degree
2 92 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 72 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.32%) Master's Degree
5 22 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.42%) MBA
8 7 (0.33%) IIBA
9 5 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.24%) PMP
10 4 (0.19%) ISEB
10 4 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.14%) CCIE
11 3 (0.14%) CCNP
11 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.094%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (0.094%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (7.69%) QA
2 16 (0.75%) WCAG
3 13 (0.61%) WAI
4 10 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
6 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.19%) PMO
7 3 (0.14%) GDPR
8 2 (0.094%) GCP
8 2 (0.094%) PSD2
9 1 (0.047%) MiFID
System Software
1 57 (2.69%) Docker
2 12 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.47%) Firmware
4 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.094%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.047%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.047%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.24%) Kibana
2 5 (0.24%) SCCM
3 4 (0.19%) TeamSite
4 3 (0.14%) Ansible
5 2 (0.094%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.094%) SCOM
5 2 (0.094%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.094%) WMI
6 1 (0.047%) Grafana
6 1 (0.047%) Graphite
6 1 (0.047%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.047%) Mesos
6 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.047%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.047%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.047%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.047%) Terraform
Vendors
1 183 (8.63%) Adobe
2 70 (3.30%) Google
3 68 (3.21%) Microsoft
4 53 (2.50%) Apple
5 44 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (1.84%) SAP
7 36 (1.70%) Oracle
8 20 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 17 (0.80%) Sitecore
9 17 (0.80%) Tableau
10 11 (0.52%) hybris
11 10 (0.47%) Omniture
11 10 (0.47%) Workday
12 9 (0.42%) Xamarin
13 8 (0.38%) ATG
13 8 (0.38%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.38%) Solace
14 6 (0.28%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.28%) Nintex
14 6 (0.28%) TIBCO