Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 45 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -7
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,171 2,359 2,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.43% 5.14% 4.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.38% 14.21% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,607 1,674 1,526
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £624
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 10
London median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £33.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +34.27% +22.92%
10th Percentile £20.73 £33.04 £16.22
90th Percentile £53.38 £77.50 £50.20
England median hourly rate £40.00 £43.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.55% +8.16% +6.67%

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 14,115 16,596 15,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.28% 36.17% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,929 11,759 11,115
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 257 216
London median hourly rate £22.93 £23.50 £21.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +7.06% +9.75%
10th Percentile £13.35 £13.31 £12.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.33 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.82% +6.63% -

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 -1 433 £485 +2.11% 152
West London +21 146 £425 - 75
South London +29 58 £430 -4.44% 6
East London -4 35 £373 -17.11% 47
North London -2 3 £550 +69.23% 6
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 1,065 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 566 (26.07%) JavaScript
3 512 (23.58%) HTML
4 495 (22.80%) CSS
5 492 (22.66%) Finance
6 379 (17.46%) Wireframes
7 340 (15.66%) Scrum
8 299 (13.77%) React
9 294 (13.54%) Sketch
10 292 (13.45%) Front End Development
11 262 (12.07%) Prototyping
12 254 (11.70%) Analytics
13 238 (10.96%) Java
14 237 (10.92%) TDD
14 237 (10.92%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 231 (10.64%) AngularJS
16 226 (10.41%) HTML5
16 226 (10.41%) Git (software)
17 206 (9.49%) Mobile App
18 193 (8.89%) Banking
19 192 (8.84%) JIRA
20 191 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
21 189 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
22 178 (8.20%) Adobe
23 177 (8.15%) Node.js
24 173 (7.97%) Degree
25 166 (7.65%) E-Commerce
25 166 (7.65%) InVision
26 163 (7.51%) Sass
26 163 (7.51%) User Stories

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 91 (4.19%) Confluence
2 76 (3.50%) CMS
3 65 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 20 (0.92%) Apache
6 19 (0.88%) Magnolia
7 18 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 18 (0.83%) Skype for Business
8 17 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 16 (0.74%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.64%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.51%) JBoss
11 11 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.32%) Drupal
13 7 (0.32%) WordPress
14 6 (0.28%) IIS
14 6 (0.28%) nginx
14 6 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 294 (13.54%) Sketch
2 166 (7.65%) InVision
3 89 (4.10%) Photoshop
4 69 (3.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 46 (2.12%) Zeplin
6 31 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 29 (1.34%) Marvel
8 21 (0.97%) Adobe XD
9 20 (0.92%) MS Visio
10 17 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 15 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
12 12 (0.55%) Chatbot
12 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (0.46%) Flinto
14 9 (0.41%) Figma
14 9 (0.41%) UXPin
15 5 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.28%) Magento
6 5 (0.23%) Shopify
7 4 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.14%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.092%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.092%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.092%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.092%) Workfront
10 1 (0.046%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.046%) iTrent
10 1 (0.046%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.046%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.046%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.046%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 133 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (3.36%) GitHub
4 49 (2.26%) npm
5 45 (2.07%) Power Platform
6 44 (2.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 44 (2.03%) Office 365
6 44 (2.03%) SaaS
7 32 (1.47%) Serverless
8 29 (1.34%) PaaS
9 25 (1.15%) Adobe Analytics
9 25 (1.15%) Google Analytics
10 21 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.92%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (0.83%) Slack
14 17 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
14 17 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
15 16 (0.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.38%) Skype
2 15 (0.69%) Internet
2 15 (0.69%) Intranet
3 14 (0.64%) HTTP
4 12 (0.55%) Unified Communications
5 8 (0.37%) DNS
6 7 (0.32%) H.323
6 7 (0.32%) VoIP
7 6 (0.28%) DHCP
7 6 (0.28%) DKIM
7 6 (0.28%) DMARC
7 6 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (0.23%) Firewall
8 5 (0.23%) SSH
9 3 (0.14%) FTP
9 3 (0.14%) Telepresence
9 3 (0.14%) WebEx
10 2 (0.092%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.092%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.092%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (2.07%) Power BI
4 44 (2.03%) Big Data
5 40 (1.84%) MySQL
6 30 (1.38%) MongoDB
7 29 (1.34%) NoSQL
8 22 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (0.92%) Redis
10 17 (0.78%) Neo4j
11 16 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (0.64%) Relational Database
13 13 (0.60%) Spotfire
14 12 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.41%) Blockchain
15 9 (0.41%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.37%) OLAP
17 7 (0.32%) BigQuery
18 6 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 226 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 192 (8.84%) JIRA
3 160 (7.37%) Axure RP
4 110 (5.07%) Jenkins
5 85 (3.92%) webpack
6 74 (3.41%) Selenium
7 58 (2.67%) Maven
8 55 (2.53%) Cucumber
9 48 (2.21%) Jasmine
10 42 (1.93%) gulp
11 38 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
12 36 (1.66%) Subversion
13 35 (1.61%) Grunt
14 30 (1.38%) Babel
15 28 (1.29%) Protractor
16 24 (1.11%) Bitbucket
17 23 (1.06%) Gradle
17 23 (1.06%) Mocha
18 22 (1.01%) Balsamiq
18 22 (1.01%) JUnit
General
1 492 (22.66%) Finance
2 193 (8.89%) Banking
3 149 (6.86%) Marketing
4 133 (6.13%) Retail
5 43 (1.98%) Games
6 42 (1.93%) Front Office
7 39 (1.80%) Publishing
8 38 (1.75%) Legal
9 37 (1.70%) Telecoms
10 34 (1.57%) Advertising
10 34 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 34 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 19 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.78%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.51%) Electronics
15 10 (0.46%) Back Office
16 9 (0.41%) Automotive
16 9 (0.41%) French Language
17 8 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 711 (32.75%) Developer
2 609 (28.05%) Designer
3 452 (20.82%) UX Designer
4 205 (9.44%) UI Designer
5 183 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 153 (7.05%) UI/UX Designer
7 147 (6.77%) Analyst
8 132 (6.08%) React Developer
9 108 (4.97%) Senior Designer
10 105 (4.84%) Business Analyst
11 89 (4.10%) Senior Developer
12 88 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
13 85 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
14 78 (3.59%) User Experience Researcher
15 76 (3.50%) UI Developer
16 74 (3.41%) Senior UX Designer
17 63 (2.90%) Architect
17 63 (2.90%) User Researcher
18 57 (2.63%) Angular Developer
18 57 (2.63%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (23.58%) HTML
2 495 (22.80%) CSS
3 299 (13.77%) React
4 231 (10.64%) AngularJS
5 226 (10.41%) HTML5
6 177 (8.15%) Node.js
7 163 (7.51%) Sass
8 149 (6.86%) CSS3
9 137 (6.31%) Redux
10 127 (5.85%) REST
11 107 (4.93%) Web Services
12 103 (4.74%) RESTful
13 93 (4.28%) Spring
14 90 (4.15%) jQuery
15 88 (4.05%) .NET
16 77 (3.55%) GraphQL
17 65 (2.99%) Spring Boot
18 62 (2.86%) JSON
19 58 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 58 (2.67%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.49%) Mobile App
2 191 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (3.04%) Video on Demand
4 48 (2.21%) Animation
5 37 (1.70%) Graphic Design
6 36 (1.66%) Hedge funds
7 32 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (1.47%) Social Media
8 30 (1.38%) Algorithms
9 28 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 27 (1.24%) Video\Live Streaming
11 26 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 24 (1.11%) W3C
13 22 (1.01%) NHS
14 21 (0.97%) Wiki
15 20 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
17 17 (0.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 143 (6.59%) Android
2 136 (6.26%) Apple iOS
3 61 (2.81%) Linux
4 48 (2.21%) Windows
5 23 (1.06%) tvOS
6 22 (1.01%) Unix
7 16 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.41%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.23%) CentOS
14 5 (0.23%) Debian
14 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.092%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.046%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,065 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (17.46%) Wireframes
3 340 (15.66%) Scrum
4 292 (13.45%) Front End Development
5 262 (12.07%) Prototyping
6 254 (11.70%) Analytics
7 237 (10.92%) TDD
7 237 (10.92%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 189 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
9 166 (7.65%) E-Commerce
10 163 (7.51%) User Stories
11 145 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 132 (6.08%) Visualisation
13 131 (6.03%) Web Development
14 128 (5.90%) Test Automation
15 123 (5.67%) Service Design
16 119 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
17 117 (5.39%) Kanban
17 117 (5.39%) Usability Testing
18 112 (5.16%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 566 (26.07%) JavaScript
2 238 (10.96%) Java
3 149 (6.86%) SQL
4 144 (6.63%) TypeScript
5 117 (5.39%) Python
6 113 (5.20%) C#
7 103 (4.74%) ES6
8 54 (2.49%) Java 8
9 48 (2.21%) Scala
10 41 (1.89%) Apple Swift
10 41 (1.89%) Kotlin
11 36 (1.66%) PHP
12 33 (1.52%) Ruby
13 28 (1.29%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.11%) ES7
15 23 (1.06%) Go
16 18 (0.83%) Apex Code
17 16 (0.74%) SOQL
18 14 (0.64%) C++
19 13 (0.60%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 173 (7.97%) Degree
2 71 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.41%) ACCA
7 9 (0.41%) CIMA
7 9 (0.41%) PhD
8 8 (0.37%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.23%) ISEB
9 5 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.18%) PMP
11 3 (0.14%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.14%) CISSP
11 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.14%) MCSA
11 3 (0.14%) MCSE
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.94%) QA
2 12 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
2 12 (0.55%) WCAG
3 11 (0.51%) GDPR
4 9 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.28%) SLA
6 5 (0.23%) PMO
7 3 (0.14%) GxP
7 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.092%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.046%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.046%) MiFID
9 1 (0.046%) NCSC
9 1 (0.046%) PSD2
9 1 (0.046%) WAI
System Software
1 89 (4.10%) Docker
2 26 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.18%) BitLocker
3 4 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.092%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.092%) vSphere
5 2 (0.092%) XenApp
5 2 (0.092%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.046%) NFS
6 1 (0.046%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (1.57%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.11%) Ansible
3 10 (0.46%) Grafana
3 10 (0.46%) Graphite
3 10 (0.46%) Terraform
4 8 (0.37%) SCCM
4 8 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.32%) Puppet
5 7 (0.32%) WSUS
6 6 (0.28%) Salt
7 5 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.18%) Marathon
8 4 (0.18%) Mesos
8 4 (0.18%) Perfmon
9 3 (0.14%) Kibana
9 3 (0.14%) logstash
9 3 (0.14%) Nessus
9 3 (0.14%) Nmap
9 3 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.092%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 178 (8.20%) Adobe
2 102 (4.70%) Microsoft
3 87 (4.01%) Google
4 40 (1.84%) SAP
5 35 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (1.57%) Oracle
7 32 (1.47%) ServiceNow
8 24 (1.11%) Apple
9 23 (1.06%) Tableau
10 21 (0.97%) MuleSoft
11 15 (0.69%) Cisco
11 15 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
12 13 (0.60%) hybris
12 13 (0.60%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.60%) Workday
13 10 (0.46%) Omniture
13 10 (0.46%) TIBCO
14 9 (0.41%) Alteryx
14 9 (0.41%) Facebook
14 9 (0.41%) Splunk