Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 44 45
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing User Experience 592 2,012 2,346
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.42% 5.19% 5.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.22% 15.31% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 1,500 1,685
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £326 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £615
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -24.74% +30.08%
10th Percentile £28.00 £20.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.50 £70.35
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +16.84%

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 5,274 13,139 16,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.37% 33.90% 36.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,622 9,119 11,736
Median daily rate £525 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £750 £700 £699
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 199 249
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.64% -3.98% +9.04%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.76 £13.31
90th Percentile £50.12 £53.00 £54.79
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.36 £20.50
% change year-on-year +56.56% +9.05% +2.50%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 83 £475 - 63
West London +6 40 £500 +17.65% 17
East London +38 14 £325 -12.87% 9
South London +9 6 £525 +23.53% 5
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 298 (50.34%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (26.18%) JavaScript
3 152 (25.68%) HTML
4 141 (23.82%) CSS
5 100 (16.89%) Finance
6 99 (16.72%) Front End Development
7 92 (15.54%) Java
8 85 (14.36%) Test Automation
9 84 (14.19%) Git (software)
10 79 (13.34%) React
11 77 (13.01%) TDD
12 72 (12.16%) DevOps
12 72 (12.16%) Wireframes
13 71 (11.99%) Scrum
13 71 (11.99%) HTML5
14 69 (11.66%) Node.js
15 68 (11.49%) Python
16 61 (10.30%) JIRA
17 58 (9.80%) Public Sector
18 57 (9.63%) Android
18 57 (9.63%) Banking
18 57 (9.63%) Apple iOS
19 56 (9.46%) Web Development
20 54 (9.12%) SQL
20 54 (9.12%) Mobile App
21 52 (8.78%) Analytics
21 52 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
22 50 (8.45%) TypeScript
22 50 (8.45%) Prototyping
22 50 (8.45%) Adobe

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 27 (4.56%) Confluence
2 25 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (4.05%) CMS
4 12 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.01%) Appian
5 6 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.84%) JBoss
6 5 (0.84%) Jetty
6 5 (0.84%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.84%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 5 (0.84%) Red Hat Fuse
6 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.68%) Anypoint
7 4 (0.68%) Apache
8 3 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 47 (7.94%) Sketch
2 29 (4.90%) InVision
3 23 (3.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 20 (3.38%) Photoshop
5 17 (2.87%) Adobe XD
6 16 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
7 13 (2.20%) Figma
8 10 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (1.35%) Zeplin
10 6 (1.01%) Chatbot
10 6 (1.01%) MS Visio
11 5 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 3 (0.51%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.34%) InDesign
13 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.34%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.17%) Blender
14 1 (0.17%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.68%) Magento
3 2 (0.34%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.34%) SessionCam
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.94%) AWS
2 38 (6.42%) Azure
3 19 (3.21%) GitHub
4 16 (2.70%) Power Platform
5 12 (2.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 12 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.52%) GCP
6 9 (1.52%) Office 365
6 9 (1.52%) Slack
7 6 (1.01%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (0.68%) Datadog
8 4 (0.68%) Firebase
8 4 (0.68%) npm
8 4 (0.68%) PaaS
8 4 (0.68%) SaaS
9 3 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.51%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.34%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.86%) Intranet
2 9 (1.52%) Broadband
3 8 (1.35%) Firewall
3 8 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.84%) SSH
5 3 (0.51%) MPLS
5 3 (0.51%) Network Security
6 2 (0.34%) BGP
6 2 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.34%) Internet
6 2 (0.34%) RSVP
6 2 (0.34%) VPN
7 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.17%) DHCP
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) IPv4
7 1 (0.17%) LAN
7 1 (0.17%) SNMP
7 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.89%) MongoDB
3 20 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (3.04%) MySQL
5 17 (2.87%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.70%) Power BI
7 14 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.20%) Redis
9 8 (1.35%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.01%) Cosmos DB
10 6 (1.01%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.68%) Big Data
12 4 (0.68%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (0.51%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.51%) OLAP
13 3 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 84 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 61 (10.30%) JIRA
3 35 (5.91%) Jenkins
4 27 (4.56%) Jasmine
5 26 (4.39%) Axure RP
6 25 (4.22%) Subversion
7 20 (3.38%) Mocha
8 16 (2.70%) gulp
9 15 (2.53%) Grunt
10 13 (2.20%) webpack
11 12 (2.03%) Balsamiq
11 12 (2.03%) JUnit
11 12 (2.03%) Selenium
11 12 (2.03%) Xcode
12 10 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.52%) CocoaPods
13 9 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (1.35%) Android Studio
14 8 (1.35%) Cucumber
15 7 (1.18%) Eclipse
General
1 100 (16.89%) Finance
2 58 (9.80%) Public Sector
3 57 (9.63%) Banking
4 35 (5.91%) Front Office
5 34 (5.74%) Marketing
6 28 (4.73%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.87%) Local Government
8 13 (2.20%) Retail
9 12 (2.03%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.52%) Games
10 9 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.35%) Electronics
11 8 (1.35%) Law
11 8 (1.35%) Publishing
12 6 (1.01%) Social Housing
13 5 (0.84%) Advertising
14 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.68%) Social Science
15 3 (0.51%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 238 (40.20%) Developer
2 139 (23.48%) Designer
3 105 (17.74%) UX Designer
4 56 (9.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 50 (8.45%) UI Designer
6 46 (7.77%) UI Developer
7 44 (7.43%) UI/UX Designer
8 39 (6.59%) React Developer
9 30 (5.07%) Senior Developer
10 28 (4.73%) C# Developer
11 22 (3.72%) Analyst
11 22 (3.72%) JavaScript Developer
12 20 (3.38%) iOS Developer
13 19 (3.21%) Python Developer
14 18 (3.04%) Business Analyst
14 18 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
15 15 (2.53%) Architect
15 15 (2.53%) UI/UX Developer
15 15 (2.53%) UX Developer
16 14 (2.36%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (25.68%) HTML
2 141 (23.82%) CSS
3 79 (13.34%) React
4 71 (11.99%) HTML5
5 69 (11.66%) Node.js
6 46 (7.77%) jQuery
7 45 (7.60%) .NET
7 45 (7.60%) AngularJS
8 44 (7.43%) REST
9 39 (6.59%) RESTful
10 37 (6.25%) Sass
11 33 (5.57%) Redux
12 29 (4.90%) Web Services
13 25 (4.22%) JSON
14 20 (3.38%) Spring
15 19 (3.21%) CSS3
15 19 (3.21%) WPF
16 18 (3.04%) Spring Boot
17 17 (2.87%) Django
18 16 (2.70%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.12%) Mobile App
2 41 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.72%) Fixed Income
4 17 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (2.70%) Social Media
6 13 (2.20%) Derivative
7 12 (2.03%) Video on Demand
8 11 (1.86%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.69%) W3C
10 9 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.35%) Graphic Design
12 7 (1.18%) Equities
13 6 (1.01%) Animation
13 6 (1.01%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.01%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.01%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.01%) Robotics
13 6 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.63%) Android
1 57 (9.63%) Apple iOS
2 34 (5.74%) Linux
3 22 (3.72%) Mac OS X
4 21 (3.55%) Unix
5 16 (2.70%) Windows
6 5 (0.84%) CentOS
6 5 (0.84%) Debian
6 5 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.68%) tvOS
7 4 (0.68%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Tizen
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (50.34%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (16.72%) Front End Development
3 85 (14.36%) Test Automation
4 77 (13.01%) TDD
5 72 (12.16%) DevOps
5 72 (12.16%) Wireframes
6 71 (11.99%) Scrum
7 56 (9.46%) Web Development
8 52 (8.78%) Analytics
8 52 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
9 50 (8.45%) Prototyping
10 41 (6.93%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 36 (6.08%) User Stories
12 34 (5.74%) SDLC
12 34 (5.74%) UX Design
12 34 (5.74%) Visualisation
13 33 (5.57%) Continuous Deployment
13 33 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (5.57%) Responsive Web Design
14 30 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 155 (26.18%) JavaScript
2 92 (15.54%) Java
3 68 (11.49%) Python
4 54 (9.12%) SQL
5 50 (8.45%) TypeScript
6 48 (8.11%) C#
7 21 (3.55%) Kotlin
8 20 (3.38%) Apple Swift
9 17 (2.87%) ES6
10 12 (2.03%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.86%) Java 8
12 10 (1.69%) C++
12 10 (1.69%) Ruby
13 9 (1.52%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.35%) PHP
14 8 (1.35%) VBA
15 7 (1.18%) Scala
16 6 (1.01%) C
17 5 (0.84%) Perl
17 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 41 (6.93%) Degree
3 31 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.52%) DBS Check
6 6 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.68%) PhD
9 3 (0.51%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.34%) MBA
10 2 (0.34%) MCSA
10 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.17%) CCNP
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ISEB
11 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.56%) QA
1 27 (4.56%) WCAG
2 7 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.01%) GDPR
4 4 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.34%) NIST
5 2 (0.34%) SLA
6 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 21 (3.55%) Docker
2 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.34%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (3.55%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.01%) Kibana
2 6 (1.01%) Puppet
2 6 (1.01%) Terraform
3 5 (0.84%) Salt
4 4 (0.68%) Ansible
4 4 (0.68%) Prometheus
4 4 (0.68%) SCCM
5 2 (0.34%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.34%) logstash
5 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.17%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Mesos
6 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (8.45%) Adobe
2 33 (5.57%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.55%) Oracle
4 19 (3.21%) Google
5 16 (2.70%) Sitecore
6 14 (2.36%) AppDynamics
7 10 (1.69%) DevExpress
7 10 (1.69%) MuleSoft
7 10 (1.69%) Splunk
8 9 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.52%) SAP
9 8 (1.35%) Tableau
10 7 (1.18%) Cisco
10 7 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.84%) Axway
11 5 (0.84%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.84%) Hortonworks
11 5 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.84%) Sparx
11 5 (0.84%) Sybase