Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 53 47
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,380 2,095 1,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.62% 4.54% 4.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.13% 12.24% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,666 1,536 1,386
London median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £339 £313 £307
90th Percentile £638 £600 £613
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 15
London median hourly rate £32.00 £43.13 £32.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.81% +31.92% +34.94%
10th Percentile £23.75 £18.53 £19.95
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £39.91
England median hourly rate £35.25 £43.27 £39.50
% change year-on-year -18.53% +9.53% -6.51%

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 15,733 17,120 14,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.16% 37.10% 36.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,194 12,310 10,273
London median daily rate £525 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +3.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 293 239
London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.95 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.29% -7.27% +15.98%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.91 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.25 £49.75 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year - +4.88% -2.38%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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 +7 489 £500 +5.26% 90
West London +32 153 £450 +5.88% 38
South London +22 63 £445 -11.00% 10
East London -28 43 £425 -14.16% 19
North London -11 2 £420 +29.23% 5
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1,171 (49.20%) Agile Software Development
2 627 (26.34%) JavaScript
3 580 (24.37%) HTML
4 533 (22.39%) CSS
5 526 (22.10%) Finance
6 383 (16.09%) Wireframes
7 376 (15.80%) Scrum
8 334 (14.03%) Front End Development
9 301 (12.65%) Prototyping
10 282 (11.85%) React
11 280 (11.76%) HTML5
12 270 (11.34%) AngularJS
13 253 (10.63%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 246 (10.34%) Analytics
15 245 (10.29%) Mobile App
16 239 (10.04%) TDD
17 237 (9.96%) Git (software)
18 235 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
19 232 (9.75%) Node.js
20 225 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
21 223 (9.37%) Java
22 220 (9.24%) E-Commerce
23 217 (9.12%) Adobe
24 204 (8.57%) InVision
25 195 (8.19%) Banking
26 190 (7.98%) JIRA
27 184 (7.73%) Marketing
28 183 (7.69%) Degree
29 181 (7.61%) Sass
30 177 (7.44%) 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
1 101 (4.24%) Confluence
2 98 (4.12%) CMS
3 48 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (1.76%) Marvel
5 33 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 26 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 17 (0.71%) Apache
8 16 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.63%) Drupal
9 15 (0.63%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.55%) WordPress
11 12 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.38%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.34%) IIS
14 8 (0.34%) Magnolia
14 8 (0.34%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 204 (8.57%) InVision
2 114 (4.79%) Photoshop
3 86 (3.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 36 (1.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 19 (0.80%) Chatbot
6 16 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
7 14 (0.59%) MS Visio
8 13 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
8 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
8 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 10 (0.42%) InDesign
9 10 (0.42%) UXPin
10 8 (0.34%) Flinto
11 5 (0.21%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.13%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.13%) GIMP
13 2 (0.084%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 10 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.17%) Magento
4 4 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
4 4 (0.17%) OPENHousing
4 4 (0.17%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.084%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.084%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.084%) Shopify
6 2 (0.084%) Workfront
7 1 (0.042%) iTrent
7 1 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.042%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 125 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (3.19%) GitHub
4 62 (2.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 58 (2.44%) Office 365
6 52 (2.18%) Serverless
7 34 (1.43%) Google Analytics
8 31 (1.30%) npm
9 29 (1.22%) Adobe Analytics
9 29 (1.22%) SaaS
10 22 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.84%) Yarn
12 19 (0.80%) Heroku
13 16 (0.67%) G Suite
13 16 (0.67%) Slack
14 15 (0.63%) PaaS
15 14 (0.59%) OneDrive
16 12 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (0.46%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.80%) Firewall
1 19 (0.80%) Skype
2 17 (0.71%) HTTP
3 16 (0.67%) Internet
4 15 (0.63%) DNS
5 11 (0.46%) DHCP
6 9 (0.38%) Intranet
7 6 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (0.25%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.21%) DKIM
8 5 (0.21%) DMARC
8 5 (0.21%) IMAP
8 5 (0.21%) SMTP
8 5 (0.21%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.17%) NFC
10 3 (0.13%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (0.13%) RIP
10 3 (0.13%) SNMP
10 3 (0.13%) SSH
10 3 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 64 (2.69%) MongoDB
3 49 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
4 42 (1.76%) Big Data
5 37 (1.55%) MySQL
6 34 (1.43%) Power BI
7 29 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 26 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 24 (1.01%) Blockchain
10 22 (0.92%) Redis
11 19 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (0.63%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (0.59%) KDB
14 11 (0.46%) Neo4j
15 8 (0.34%) OLAP
15 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.29%) BigQuery
17 5 (0.21%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 237 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 190 (7.98%) JIRA
3 144 (6.05%) Axure RP
4 106 (4.45%) Jenkins
5 94 (3.95%) webpack
6 67 (2.82%) Jasmine
7 59 (2.48%) gulp
8 54 (2.27%) Cucumber
9 50 (2.10%) Mocha
9 50 (2.10%) Selenium
10 45 (1.89%) Babel
11 42 (1.76%) Grunt
12 35 (1.47%) Subversion
13 34 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
14 33 (1.39%) Maven
15 28 (1.18%) PostCSS
15 28 (1.18%) TeamCity
16 27 (1.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 22 (0.92%) Bitbucket
18 21 (0.88%) Protractor
General
1 526 (22.10%) Finance
2 195 (8.19%) Banking
3 184 (7.73%) Marketing
4 144 (6.05%) Retail
5 62 (2.61%) Front Office
6 51 (2.14%) Legal
7 45 (1.89%) Publishing
8 41 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.64%) Games
10 36 (1.51%) Advertising
11 27 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 26 (1.09%) French Language
12 26 (1.09%) Law
13 25 (1.05%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.55%) Automotive
14 13 (0.55%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.46%) Electronics
16 11 (0.46%) Manufacturing
17 10 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 755 (31.72%) Developer
2 691 (29.03%) Designer
3 503 (21.13%) UX Designer
4 231 (9.71%) UI Designer
5 202 (8.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 173 (7.27%) UI/UX Designer
7 152 (6.39%) React Developer
8 147 (6.18%) Analyst
9 134 (5.63%) Senior Designer
10 117 (4.92%) User Experience Researcher
11 116 (4.87%) JavaScript Developer
12 103 (4.33%) UI Developer
13 98 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
14 96 (4.03%) Business Analyst
14 96 (4.03%) Senior UX Designer
15 81 (3.40%) Angular Developer
16 78 (3.28%) User Researcher
17 74 (3.11%) Java Developer
18 70 (2.94%) Architect
19 65 (2.73%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (24.37%) HTML
2 533 (22.39%) CSS
3 282 (11.85%) React
4 280 (11.76%) HTML5
5 270 (11.34%) AngularJS
6 232 (9.75%) Node.js
7 181 (7.61%) Sass
8 171 (7.18%) CSS3
9 162 (6.81%) Redux
10 146 (6.13%) .NET
11 128 (5.38%) REST
12 98 (4.12%) jQuery
13 90 (3.78%) RESTful
14 85 (3.57%) Spring
15 72 (3.03%) GraphQL
16 70 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 63 (2.65%) Spring Boot
18 54 (2.27%) Web Services
19 48 (2.02%) LESS
20 47 (1.97%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 245 (10.29%) Mobile App
2 235 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (4.12%) Fintech
4 95 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
5 72 (3.03%) Video on Demand
6 47 (1.97%) Animation
7 44 (1.85%) Social Media
8 40 (1.68%) Graphic Design
8 40 (1.68%) Over-the-Top Content
8 40 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
9 37 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 35 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.34%) Video\Live Streaming
11 32 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 32 (1.34%) W3C
12 30 (1.26%) Management Information System
13 29 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (1.01%) Fixed Income
16 22 (0.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 152 (6.39%) Android
2 144 (6.05%) Apple iOS
3 77 (3.24%) Linux
4 63 (2.65%) Windows
5 43 (1.81%) Unix
6 21 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.50%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.42%) tvOS
9 9 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.13%) Android TV
13 3 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.13%) Debian
13 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.084%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,171 (49.20%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (16.09%) Wireframes
3 376 (15.80%) Scrum
4 334 (14.03%) Front End Development
5 301 (12.65%) Prototyping
6 253 (10.63%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 246 (10.34%) Analytics
8 239 (10.04%) TDD
9 225 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
10 220 (9.24%) E-Commerce
11 162 (6.81%) User Stories
12 152 (6.39%) Software Engineering
13 148 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 146 (6.13%) BDD
15 142 (5.97%) DevOps
16 138 (5.80%) Test Automation
17 137 (5.76%) Web Development
18 132 (5.55%) Usability Testing
19 131 (5.50%) Kanban
20 129 (5.42%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 627 (26.34%) JavaScript
2 223 (9.37%) Java
3 153 (6.43%) ES6
4 149 (6.26%) TypeScript
5 132 (5.55%) SQL
6 105 (4.41%) C#
7 104 (4.37%) Python
8 44 (1.85%) Java 8
9 37 (1.55%) PHP
10 34 (1.43%) ES7
11 32 (1.34%) Apple Swift
12 29 (1.22%) PowerShell
13 28 (1.18%) Go
13 28 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 22 (0.92%) Kotlin
15 21 (0.88%) C
16 19 (0.80%) Ruby
17 17 (0.71%) Bash Shell
17 17 (0.71%) Scala
18 14 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 183 (7.69%) Degree
2 69 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 46 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (0.59%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.55%) PhD
8 7 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.21%) ISEB
9 5 (0.21%) MBA
10 4 (0.17%) ACCA
10 4 (0.17%) CIMA
10 4 (0.17%) MCSA
10 4 (0.17%) MCSE
10 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.13%) MCP
12 2 (0.084%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.084%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (7.44%) QA
2 21 (0.88%) Actionable Recommendations
3 15 (0.63%) WCAG
4 14 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.42%) GDPR
6 9 (0.38%) PSD2
7 5 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.13%) MiFID
8 3 (0.13%) PMO
8 3 (0.13%) Section 508
8 3 (0.13%) WAI
9 2 (0.084%) GxP
9 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.084%) SLA
10 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (3.78%) Docker
2 35 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.21%) DFS Replication
4 5 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.17%) vSphere
5 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.042%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.042%) NFS
7 1 (0.042%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.042%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 42 (1.76%) Kubernetes
2 18 (0.76%) Ansible
3 16 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (0.42%) Kibana
4 10 (0.42%) Puppet
4 10 (0.42%) SCCM
4 10 (0.42%) Terraform
5 9 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.34%) Marathon
6 8 (0.34%) Mesos
7 7 (0.29%) logstash
7 7 (0.29%) systemd
8 5 (0.21%) WSUS
9 4 (0.17%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.13%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.084%) Nessus
11 2 (0.084%) Nmap
11 2 (0.084%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.042%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.042%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 217 (9.12%) Adobe
2 119 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 106 (4.45%) Google
4 47 (1.97%) Oracle
5 39 (1.64%) SAP
6 27 (1.13%) Sitecore
7 22 (0.92%) ServiceNow
7 22 (0.92%) Twitter
8 21 (0.88%) Apple
9 16 (0.67%) Cisco
9 16 (0.67%) Citrix
9 16 (0.67%) hybris
10 15 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.63%) Tableau
10 15 (0.63%) Workday
11 14 (0.59%) VMware
12 13 (0.55%) Splunk
13 12 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
14 11 (0.46%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.42%) DevExpress