Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 48 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +12
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,311 2,100 2,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.01% 4.66% 5.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.99% 11.81% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,631 1,584 1,736
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £613 £613
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 10
London median hourly rate £40.77 £36.52 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.65% -5.16% +58.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.78 £18.73
90th Percentile £74.06 £50.00 £49.55
England median hourly rate £42.50 £36.52 £33.24
% change year-on-year +16.39% +9.86% +35.03%

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 17,785 17,783 16,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.57% 39.48% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,831 12,710 11,997
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 224 251
London median hourly rate £22.93 £21.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.91% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +2 494 £475 - 213
West London +12 127 £413 -7.04% 107
East London -26 50 £450 +2.27% 44
South London -3 44 £425 -10.53% 9
North London +1 3 £450 +7.78% 5
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,125 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (31.20%) JavaScript
3 670 (28.99%) CSS
4 663 (28.69%) HTML
5 547 (23.67%) Finance
6 410 (17.74%) Scrum
7 366 (15.84%) Wireframes
8 348 (15.06%) HTML5
9 341 (14.76%) TDD
10 337 (14.58%) React
11 326 (14.11%) AngularJS
12 319 (13.80%) Git (software)
13 312 (13.50%) Front End Development
14 273 (11.81%) Mobile App
15 258 (11.16%) CSS3
16 246 (10.64%) E-Commerce
17 244 (10.56%) Analytics
18 242 (10.47%) Node.js
18 242 (10.47%) Java
19 221 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
20 218 (9.43%) Prototyping
21 207 (8.96%) Banking
22 205 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
23 201 (8.70%) Web Development
24 200 (8.65%) Adobe
24 200 (8.65%) Apple iOS
24 200 (8.65%) BDD
25 198 (8.57%) JIRA
26 188 (8.14%) Redux
26 188 (8.14%) 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
1 108 (4.67%) CMS
2 74 (3.20%) Confluence
3 45 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 37 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 29 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (0.95%) Marvel
6 22 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 17 (0.74%) WordPress
8 14 (0.61%) Drupal
9 13 (0.56%) Apache
10 12 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.48%) IIS
11 11 (0.48%) MS Exchange
12 10 (0.43%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.30%) CoreMedia CMS
14 6 (0.26%) JBoss
14 6 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 155 (6.71%) Photoshop
2 145 (6.27%) InVision
3 80 (3.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 64 (2.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 35 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
6 24 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
7 21 (0.91%) InDesign
8 18 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
9 15 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 13 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
10 13 (0.56%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.30%) MS Visio
12 6 (0.26%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.26%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.26%) GIMP
12 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
13 5 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.22%) UXPin
14 4 (0.17%) Flinto
15 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.48%) Magento
2 8 (0.35%) Eloqua
3 7 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.13%) Shopify
6 2 (0.087%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.043%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.043%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 160 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (3.03%) GitHub
4 66 (2.86%) Office 365
5 42 (1.82%) Serverless
6 40 (1.73%) PaaS
6 40 (1.73%) SaaS
7 37 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 36 (1.56%) Google Analytics
9 33 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 32 (1.38%) npm
11 29 (1.25%) Heroku
12 26 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 20 (0.87%) IaaS
14 13 (0.56%) Azure Functions
14 13 (0.56%) G Suite
15 12 (0.52%) Slack
16 11 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.48%) OneDrive
16 11 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.51%) Internet
2 31 (1.34%) HTTP
3 24 (1.04%) Skype
4 15 (0.65%) Firewall
5 14 (0.61%) Intranet
6 11 (0.48%) Telepresence
7 9 (0.39%) LAN
7 9 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (0.30%) RTMP
9 6 (0.26%) Network Security
9 6 (0.26%) SMS
10 5 (0.22%) DNS
11 4 (0.17%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.13%) DHCP
13 2 (0.087%) Extranet
13 2 (0.087%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.087%) SSL
13 2 (0.087%) WAN
13 2 (0.087%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (3.50%) NoSQL
2 70 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 56 (2.42%) MongoDB
4 46 (1.99%) Big Data
5 31 (1.34%) Hadoop
6 28 (1.21%) Blockchain
7 27 (1.17%) MySQL
8 21 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 20 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
10 18 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
13 12 (0.52%) MarkLogic
14 11 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (0.48%) Redis
15 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.30%) HBase
16 7 (0.30%) Neo4j
16 7 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 319 (13.80%) Git (software)
2 198 (8.57%) JIRA
3 140 (6.06%) Axure RP
4 122 (5.28%) webpack
5 75 (3.25%) Jenkins
6 70 (3.03%) Jasmine
7 69 (2.99%) Selenium
8 52 (2.25%) Visual Studio
9 47 (2.03%) Mocha
10 44 (1.90%) Cucumber
10 44 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
11 42 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
12 41 (1.77%) gulp
12 41 (1.77%) Subversion
13 40 (1.73%) Grunt
14 38 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 31 (1.34%) TeamCity
16 29 (1.25%) Xcode
17 28 (1.21%) PostCSS
18 27 (1.17%) JUnit
General
1 547 (23.67%) Finance
2 207 (8.96%) Banking
3 170 (7.36%) Marketing
4 161 (6.97%) Retail
5 64 (2.77%) Front Office
6 56 (2.42%) Publishing
7 49 (2.12%) Investment Banking
8 48 (2.08%) Games
9 39 (1.69%) Advertising
10 34 (1.47%) Telecoms
11 28 (1.21%) Legal
12 21 (0.91%) Back Office
13 19 (0.82%) Law
14 18 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.48%) Electronics
16 10 (0.43%) Billing
16 10 (0.43%) French Language
16 10 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.39%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 895 (38.73%) Developer
2 587 (25.40%) Designer
3 420 (18.17%) UX Designer
4 262 (11.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 226 (9.78%) React Developer
6 183 (7.92%) UI Designer
7 163 (7.05%) Analyst
8 128 (5.54%) UI/UX Designer
9 123 (5.32%) Senior Developer
10 111 (4.80%) Business Analyst
10 111 (4.80%) JavaScript Developer
11 109 (4.72%) Senior Designer
12 86 (3.72%) Architect
13 85 (3.68%) Java Developer
14 80 (3.46%) UI Developer
15 74 (3.20%) User Experience Researcher
16 69 (2.99%) Angular Developer
17 64 (2.77%) C# Developer
18 62 (2.68%) Senior UX Designer
19 56 (2.42%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (28.99%) CSS
2 663 (28.69%) HTML
3 348 (15.06%) HTML5
4 337 (14.58%) React
5 326 (14.11%) AngularJS
6 258 (11.16%) CSS3
7 242 (10.47%) Node.js
8 188 (8.14%) Redux
9 173 (7.49%) Sass
10 170 (7.36%) RESTful
11 167 (7.23%) REST
12 124 (5.37%) jQuery
13 105 (4.54%) .NET
14 100 (4.33%) JSON
15 89 (3.85%) React Native
16 75 (3.25%) Spring
17 72 (3.12%) Web Services
18 71 (3.07%) LESS
19 58 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 54 (2.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 273 (11.81%) Mobile App
2 221 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (5.41%) Fintech
4 91 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
5 87 (3.76%) Computer Science
6 70 (3.03%) Data Structures
7 58 (2.51%) Algorithms
8 44 (1.90%) Video on Demand
9 43 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
10 40 (1.73%) Over-the-Top Content
11 29 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 29 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
12 27 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 24 (1.04%) iPad
15 23 (1.00%) Graphic Design
16 22 (0.95%) Digital Media
17 21 (0.91%) Animation
18 20 (0.87%) Wiki
19 19 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 200 (8.65%) Apple iOS
2 180 (7.79%) Android
3 55 (2.38%) Linux
4 54 (2.34%) Windows
5 30 (1.30%) Windows 10
6 21 (0.91%) Unix
6 21 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.52%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.30%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.043%) Debian
11 1 (0.043%) SUSE
11 1 (0.043%) Tizen
11 1 (0.043%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,125 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (17.74%) Scrum
3 366 (15.84%) Wireframes
4 341 (14.76%) TDD
5 312 (13.50%) Front End Development
6 246 (10.64%) E-Commerce
7 244 (10.56%) Analytics
8 218 (9.43%) Prototyping
9 205 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
10 201 (8.70%) Web Development
11 200 (8.65%) BDD
12 188 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
13 168 (7.27%) Test Automation
14 157 (6.79%) OO
15 148 (6.40%) DevOps
16 138 (5.97%) Microservices
17 137 (5.93%) User Stories
18 136 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
19 128 (5.54%) Kanban
20 127 (5.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 721 (31.20%) JavaScript
2 242 (10.47%) Java
3 162 (7.01%) ES6
4 141 (6.10%) TypeScript
5 136 (5.88%) C#
6 133 (5.76%) SQL
7 86 (3.72%) Python
8 61 (2.64%) Apple Swift
9 55 (2.38%) PHP
10 44 (1.90%) Objective-C
11 39 (1.69%) Java 8
12 36 (1.56%) PowerShell
13 25 (1.08%) ES7
14 23 (1.00%) Kotlin
15 22 (0.95%) JSX
16 21 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.91%) Scala
17 15 (0.65%) Ruby
18 13 (0.56%) C
19 12 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 165 (7.14%) Degree
2 91 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 59 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.43%) Master's Degree
7 9 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (0.30%) PhD
10 4 (0.17%) ACCA
10 4 (0.17%) CIMA
10 4 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.13%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.087%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.087%) IIBA
12 2 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.087%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (7.79%) QA
2 23 (1.00%) Actionable Recommendations
3 11 (0.48%) WCAG
4 9 (0.39%) PMO
5 7 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.13%) GDPR
6 3 (0.13%) SLA
6 3 (0.13%) WAI
7 2 (0.087%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.043%) MiFID
System Software
1 107 (4.63%) Docker
2 27 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (0.39%) HDFS
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.13%) XenApp
8 2 (0.087%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.043%) BitLocker
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%) vSphere
9 1 (0.043%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (2.16%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.04%) SCCM
3 18 (0.78%) Terraform
4 13 (0.56%) Ansible
5 11 (0.48%) Puppet
6 9 (0.39%) Grafana
6 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.39%) vCenter Server
7 8 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.35%) WMI
8 6 (0.26%) Mesos
8 6 (0.26%) systemd
9 5 (0.22%) Kibana
9 5 (0.22%) logstash
10 3 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.13%) Graphite
10 3 (0.13%) Marathon
10 3 (0.13%) Packer
10 3 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 200 (8.65%) Adobe
2 127 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 84 (3.63%) Google
4 42 (1.82%) Apple
5 35 (1.51%) Citrix
6 33 (1.43%) SAP
7 32 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (1.34%) Oracle
9 24 (1.04%) VMware
10 23 (1.00%) Twitter
11 20 (0.87%) Tableau
12 19 (0.82%) Splunk
13 16 (0.69%) Cisco
14 13 (0.56%) Nintex
15 12 (0.52%) Ivanti
15 12 (0.52%) Progress
16 11 (0.48%) Jaspersoft
16 11 (0.48%) Sitecore
17 9 (0.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 9 (0.39%) Wyse