Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 50 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing User Experience 754 1,705 2,315
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.72% 4.83% 5.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.28% 14.42% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 1,237 1,661
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.70 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.06% +24.47% +38.26%
10th Percentile £31.00 £26.18 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.50 £55.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +3.67%

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 6,142 11,822 16,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.47% 33.50% 35.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,150 8,207 11,808
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 173 273
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.11% +7.01% +2.69%
10th Percentile £16.65 £12.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.41 £52.90 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +54.70% +13.13% -

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -12 85 £456 -3.95% 86
West London +18 36 £500 +11.11% 17
East London +37 11 £325 -13.10% 20
South London +8 5 £450 +3.81% 1
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 385 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 174 (23.08%) HTML
4 164 (21.75%) CSS
5 147 (19.50%) Finance
6 124 (16.45%) Java
7 119 (15.78%) Wireframes
8 114 (15.12%) React
9 107 (14.19%) Node.js
10 102 (13.53%) Front End Development
11 100 (13.26%) Test Automation
12 99 (13.13%) Git (software)
13 93 (12.33%) HTML5
14 91 (12.07%) DevOps
15 89 (11.80%) Public Sector
16 87 (11.54%) Azure
17 85 (11.27%) Python
17 85 (11.27%) TDD
18 84 (11.14%) Prototyping
19 81 (10.74%) AWS
20 79 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
21 75 (9.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
22 73 (9.68%) Security Cleared
23 71 (9.42%) TypeScript
24 70 (9.28%) Analytics
24 70 (9.28%) Scrum
25 69 (9.15%) Sketch
26 64 (8.49%) Banking
27 63 (8.36%) Mobile App
28 62 (8.22%) 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 (3.58%) Confluence
2 26 (3.45%) CMS
3 18 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.72%) Apache Airflow
5 12 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.19%) Apache
8 7 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.80%) Appian
10 5 (0.66%) Drupal
10 5 (0.66%) JBoss
10 5 (0.66%) Jetty
10 5 (0.66%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.66%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Fuse
10 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.53%) Anypoint
11 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 69 (9.15%) Sketch
2 43 (5.70%) InVision
3 30 (3.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (3.32%) Adobe XD
5 20 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (2.25%) Photoshop
7 16 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
8 14 (1.86%) Zeplin
9 12 (1.59%) Figma
10 9 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.93%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.93%) MS Visio
12 6 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 4 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.40%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
15 2 (0.27%) UserZoom
16 1 (0.13%) Blender
16 1 (0.13%) Camtasia
16 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.06%) Magento
2 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.53%) Shopify
4 2 (0.27%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.27%) SessionCam
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 87 (11.54%) Azure
2 81 (10.74%) AWS
3 30 (3.98%) GitHub
3 30 (3.98%) Power Platform
4 19 (2.52%) GCP
5 18 (2.39%) PowerApps
6 17 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (2.25%) SaaS
7 16 (2.12%) Office 365
8 15 (1.99%) Logic Apps
9 13 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
9 13 (1.72%) npm
10 11 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 9 (1.19%) PaaS
12 8 (1.06%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.93%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.46%) Intranet
2 8 (1.06%) Broadband
3 7 (0.93%) Firewall
3 7 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.66%) HTTP
4 5 (0.66%) Network Security
4 5 (0.66%) SSH
5 4 (0.53%) Internet
5 4 (0.53%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.53%) VPN
5 4 (0.53%) WAN
6 3 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.40%) LAN
6 3 (0.40%) MPLS
7 2 (0.27%) DNS
7 2 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.27%) SSL
8 1 (0.13%) BGP
8 1 (0.13%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.70%) MongoDB
2 39 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 29 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 23 (3.05%) MySQL
5 22 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.12%) Power BI
7 15 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 15 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (1.86%) Big Data
9 12 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.59%) Redis
10 9 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (1.06%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.06%) Tableau
12 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.66%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.53%) Data Lake
15 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (0.27%) KDB
Development Applications
1 99 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 62 (8.22%) JIRA
3 42 (5.57%) Jenkins
4 40 (5.31%) Jasmine
5 39 (5.17%) Axure RP
6 30 (3.98%) Subversion
7 28 (3.71%) webpack
8 26 (3.45%) Grunt
9 25 (3.32%) gulp
10 23 (3.05%) Mocha
11 20 (2.65%) Karma Test Runner
12 17 (2.25%) Maven
13 16 (2.12%) Cypress.io
14 15 (1.99%) Balsamiq
15 13 (1.72%) Selenium
16 11 (1.46%) Gradle
17 10 (1.33%) Ant
18 9 (1.19%) JUnit
18 9 (1.19%) Protractor
18 9 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 147 (19.50%) Finance
2 89 (11.80%) Public Sector
3 64 (8.49%) Banking
4 39 (5.17%) Marketing
5 32 (4.24%) Front Office
6 30 (3.98%) Retail
7 26 (3.45%) Investment Banking
8 18 (2.39%) Law
9 14 (1.86%) Games
10 13 (1.72%) Local Government
10 13 (1.72%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.93%) Legal
13 7 (0.93%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.80%) Electronics
14 6 (0.80%) Social Housing
15 4 (0.53%) Back Office
15 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.53%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 263 (34.88%) Developer
2 192 (25.46%) Designer
3 155 (20.56%) UX Designer
4 84 (11.14%) UI Designer
5 79 (10.48%) UI/UX Designer
6 67 (8.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 49 (6.50%) UI Developer
8 46 (6.10%) React Developer
9 34 (4.51%) Architect
9 34 (4.51%) UX Developer
10 30 (3.98%) Senior Developer
11 29 (3.85%) Analyst
12 28 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
13 26 (3.45%) UI/UX Developer
14 24 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
15 23 (3.05%) Business Analyst
16 22 (2.92%) Angular Developer
16 22 (2.92%) Senior Designer
17 21 (2.79%) UI Engineer
18 20 (2.65%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (23.08%) HTML
2 164 (21.75%) CSS
3 114 (15.12%) React
4 107 (14.19%) Node.js
5 93 (12.33%) HTML5
6 61 (8.09%) Web Services
7 58 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 57 (7.56%) .NET
8 57 (7.56%) RESTful
9 49 (6.50%) jQuery
10 48 (6.37%) Redux
11 46 (6.10%) Sass
12 34 (4.51%) REST
13 32 (4.24%) CSS3
14 24 (3.18%) GraphQL
14 24 (3.18%) Spring
15 23 (3.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (2.92%) JSON
17 18 (2.39%) Mustache
17 18 (2.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.36%) Mobile App
2 55 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.05%) Virtual Team
4 20 (2.65%) Data Structures
4 20 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.52%) W3C
6 15 (1.99%) Derivative
6 15 (1.99%) Social Media
7 11 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.46%) Fixed Income
7 11 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.33%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.19%) NHS
10 8 (1.06%) Animation
10 8 (1.06%) Cloud Native
10 8 (1.06%) Equities
10 8 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.93%) iPad
11 7 (0.93%) iPhone
11 7 (0.93%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 56 (7.43%) Android
1 56 (7.43%) Apple iOS
2 40 (5.31%) Linux
3 29 (3.85%) Unix
4 22 (2.92%) Mac OS X
4 22 (2.92%) Windows
5 5 (0.66%) CentOS
5 5 (0.66%) Debian
5 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.66%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.53%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
7 3 (0.40%) tvOS
8 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) HPUX
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (15.78%) Wireframes
3 102 (13.53%) Front End Development
4 100 (13.26%) Test Automation
5 91 (12.07%) DevOps
6 85 (11.27%) TDD
7 84 (11.14%) Prototyping
8 79 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
9 75 (9.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 70 (9.28%) Analytics
10 70 (9.28%) Scrum
11 57 (7.56%) Web Development
12 49 (6.50%) E-Commerce
13 47 (6.23%) Software Engineering
14 44 (5.84%) Service Design
15 42 (5.57%) Microservices
16 41 (5.44%) SDLC
17 38 (5.04%) Responsive Web Design
17 38 (5.04%) User Stories
18 37 (4.91%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 208 (27.59%) JavaScript
2 124 (16.45%) Java
3 85 (11.27%) Python
4 71 (9.42%) TypeScript
5 59 (7.82%) SQL
6 36 (4.77%) C#
6 36 (4.77%) Kotlin
7 23 (3.05%) ES6
8 18 (2.39%) Go
9 16 (2.12%) Apple Swift
10 15 (1.99%) Objective-C
11 13 (1.72%) Ruby
12 12 (1.59%) Scala
13 11 (1.46%) Groovy
13 11 (1.46%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.33%) C++
15 8 (1.06%) Java 8
16 7 (0.93%) C
16 7 (0.93%) PHP
17 6 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 61 (8.09%) Degree
2 61 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.06%) DBS Check
5 8 (1.06%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.06%) PhD
6 6 (0.80%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.40%) MBA
8 2 (0.27%) ISEB
8 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.63%) QA
2 33 (4.38%) WCAG
3 13 (1.72%) GDPR
4 6 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.66%) SLA
6 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.27%) NIST
7 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (4.51%) Docker
2 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) UAG
4 1 (0.13%) vCloud
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.05%) Terraform
3 9 (1.19%) Ansible
4 7 (0.93%) Puppet
5 5 (0.66%) Kibana
5 5 (0.66%) Salt
6 4 (0.53%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.40%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.40%) Rancher
7 3 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.27%) logstash
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (8.22%) Adobe
2 54 (7.16%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.32%) Google
4 20 (2.65%) Oracle
5 16 (2.12%) Sitecore
6 11 (1.46%) ServiceNow
7 10 (1.33%) MuleSoft
7 10 (1.33%) SAP
8 8 (1.06%) DevExpress
8 8 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.80%) Apple
9 6 (0.80%) Splunk
9 6 (0.80%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.66%) Axway
10 5 (0.66%) Cisco
10 5 (0.66%) Cloudera
10 5 (0.66%) Hortonworks
10 5 (0.66%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.66%) Sparx
10 5 (0.66%) Sybase