Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 51 40
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11 +11
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,244 1,045 2,322
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.35% 4.88% 5.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.12% 15.30% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 709 1,653
10th Percentile £328 £313 £350
25th Percentile £408 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £569 £550 £550
90th Percentile £675 £645 £630
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 18
10th Percentile £21.25 £30.89 £25.63
25th Percentile £28.88 £40.92 £27.50
Median hourly rate £34.68 £46.75 £31.25
Median % change year-on-year -25.83% +49.60% -29.35%
75th Percentile £48.52 £54.06 £53.44
90th Percentile £54.58 £55.90 £53.75
England median hourly rate £32.85 £48.00 £44.66
% change year-on-year -31.56% +7.49% +0.97%

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 7,719 6,828 13,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.17% 31.91% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,405 4,953 9,384
10th Percentile £345 £310 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +0.95% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £738 £725 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 118 197
10th Percentile £15.95 £13.85 £13.06
25th Percentile £21.53 £18.13 £18.56
Median hourly rate £31.82 £27.50 £24.95
Median % change year-on-year +15.71% +10.22% +8.71%
75th Percentile £47.50 £47.35 £38.75
90th Percentile £59.83 £53.23 £51.13
England median hourly rate £26.00 £21.51 £21.00
% change year-on-year +20.86% +2.44% -2.33%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 -11 134 £475 +5.56% 104
West London +8 22 £500 +11.11% 38
East London +12 14 £450 +16.13% 20
South London +25 11 £530 +24.71% 5
North London +8 3 £375 -11.76% 4
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 639 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (25.24%) JavaScript
3 288 (23.15%) Finance
4 267 (21.46%) Wireframes
5 256 (20.58%) HTML
6 247 (19.86%) Social Skills
7 236 (18.97%) CSS
8 233 (18.73%) React
9 189 (15.19%) Azure
10 187 (15.03%) Java
11 179 (14.39%) Node.js
12 163 (13.10%) Degree
13 154 (12.38%) Prototyping
14 153 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
15 149 (11.98%) Software Engineering
16 145 (11.66%) AWS
17 139 (11.17%) Adobe
18 133 (10.69%) Scrum
19 132 (10.61%) Analytics
19 132 (10.61%) Front End Development
20 128 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
21 121 (9.73%) Python
22 116 (9.32%) DevOps
23 115 (9.24%) Sketch
24 112 (9.00%) TypeScript
25 109 (8.76%) AngularJS
26 107 (8.60%) HTML5
27 101 (8.12%) Front Office
28 100 (8.04%) Mobile App
29 99 (7.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)

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 41 (3.30%) Confluence
2 35 (2.81%) CMS
3 22 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 21 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.96%) Drupal
6 9 (0.72%) WordPress
7 7 (0.56%) Apache
7 7 (0.56%) Headless CMS
8 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.48%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.24%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.24%) IIS
10 3 (0.24%) Mule
10 3 (0.24%) nginx
10 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 115 (9.24%) Sketch
2 76 (6.11%) Figma
3 64 (5.14%) InVision
4 41 (3.30%) Zeplin
5 40 (3.22%) Photoshop
6 30 (2.41%) Adobe XD
7 28 (2.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 20 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
9 16 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
10 13 (1.05%) MS Visio
11 11 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 8 (0.64%) UserZoom
13 7 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.32%) Marvel
14 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
15 3 (0.24%) Camtasia
15 3 (0.24%) Chatbot
15 3 (0.24%) Maya
15 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.48%) Magento
1 6 (0.48%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.24%) Aligne
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
3 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.16%) Shopify
4 1 (0.080%) RESILIA
4 1 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.080%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 189 (15.19%) Azure
2 145 (11.66%) AWS
3 91 (7.32%) GCP
4 51 (4.10%) Power Platform
5 44 (3.54%) GitHub
6 40 (3.22%) SaaS
7 32 (2.57%) Serverless
8 29 (2.33%) npm
9 28 (2.25%) Microsoft 365
10 24 (1.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 24 (1.93%) Azure Logic Apps
11 22 (1.77%) PowerApps
12 21 (1.69%) Heroku
13 16 (1.29%) Adobe Analytics
13 16 (1.29%) PaaS
14 15 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (1.21%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 10 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (0.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.69%) Internet
2 6 (0.48%) Unified Communications
3 5 (0.40%) Broadband
3 5 (0.40%) HTTP
4 3 (0.24%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.16%) DNS
5 2 (0.16%) FTP
5 2 (0.16%) ICMP
5 2 (0.16%) Intranet
5 2 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.16%) LAN
5 2 (0.16%) MPLS
5 2 (0.16%) Skype
5 2 (0.16%) SMTP
5 2 (0.16%) TETRA
5 2 (0.16%) VLAN
5 2 (0.16%) VoIP
5 2 (0.16%) WAN
5 2 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.97%) NoSQL
2 31 (2.49%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.25%) MongoDB
4 22 (1.77%) MySQL
4 22 (1.77%) Power BI
5 17 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 17 (1.37%) Big Data
6 16 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.88%) Redis
8 10 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.48%) Biml
11 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2017
11 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.48%) Tableau
12 5 (0.40%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 91 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 88 (7.07%) JIRA
3 68 (5.47%) webpack
4 48 (3.86%) Jenkins
5 45 (3.62%) Axure RP
6 33 (2.65%) Cypress.io
7 25 (2.01%) Jasmine
8 20 (1.61%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.53%) gulp
10 14 (1.13%) JUnit
11 13 (1.05%) Grunt
12 12 (0.96%) Mocha
13 11 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
13 11 (0.88%) Maven
13 11 (0.88%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.72%) Balsamiq
14 9 (0.72%) git-flow
14 9 (0.72%) NUnit
15 8 (0.64%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.64%) PowerDesigner
General
1 288 (23.15%) Finance
2 247 (19.86%) Social Skills
3 128 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (8.12%) Front Office
5 98 (7.88%) Banking
6 84 (6.75%) Public Sector
7 57 (4.58%) Marketing
7 57 (4.58%) Retail
8 49 (3.94%) Publishing
9 27 (2.17%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.85%) Law
11 19 (1.53%) Telecoms
12 13 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.96%) Polish Language
14 11 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
15 10 (0.80%) Games
15 10 (0.80%) Legal
15 10 (0.80%) Multimedia
16 9 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 446 (35.85%) Designer
2 399 (32.07%) Developer
3 328 (26.37%) UX Designer
4 186 (14.95%) UI Designer
5 165 (13.26%) UI/UX Designer
6 124 (9.97%) React Developer
7 98 (7.88%) UX Developer
8 94 (7.56%) UI Developer
9 86 (6.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 82 (6.59%) Analyst
11 81 (6.51%) UI Engineer
11 81 (6.51%) UI/UX Developer
12 77 (6.19%) UX Engineer
13 72 (5.79%) Senior Designer
14 63 (5.06%) Senior Developer
15 58 (4.66%) Senior UX Designer
16 53 (4.26%) User Experience Researcher
17 48 (3.86%) Business Analyst
18 40 (3.22%) Architect
18 40 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (20.58%) HTML
2 236 (18.97%) CSS
3 233 (18.73%) React
4 179 (14.39%) Node.js
5 109 (8.76%) AngularJS
6 107 (8.60%) HTML5
7 96 (7.72%) Web Services
8 81 (6.51%) Redux
9 68 (5.47%) .NET
10 65 (5.23%) Sass
11 57 (4.58%) CSS3
12 55 (4.42%) Jest
13 51 (4.10%) RESTful
14 41 (3.30%) GraphQL
14 41 (3.30%) jQuery
15 38 (3.05%) REST
16 34 (2.73%) JSON
17 28 (2.25%) Spring
18 27 (2.17%) Vue.js
19 24 (1.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.04%) Mobile App
2 33 (2.65%) Data Structures
3 28 (2.25%) Virtual Team
4 27 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.77%) Graphic Design
6 22 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (1.77%) W3C
7 21 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 20 (1.61%) Social Media
9 19 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.05%) iPad
12 13 (1.05%) iPhone
13 11 (0.88%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.64%) Cloud Native
14 8 (0.64%) Online Banking
15 7 (0.56%) Animation
15 7 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 81 (6.51%) Android
2 72 (5.79%) Apple iOS
3 19 (1.53%) Linux
4 17 (1.37%) Windows
5 10 (0.80%) Unix
6 6 (0.48%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.080%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.080%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.080%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (21.46%) Wireframes
3 154 (12.38%) Prototyping
4 153 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
5 149 (11.98%) Software Engineering
6 133 (10.69%) Scrum
7 132 (10.61%) Analytics
7 132 (10.61%) Front End Development
8 116 (9.32%) DevOps
9 99 (7.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 98 (7.88%) User Stories
11 93 (7.48%) TDD
12 92 (7.40%) Service Design
13 88 (7.07%) Asset Management
13 88 (7.07%) Test Automation
14 86 (6.91%) Usability Testing
15 82 (6.59%) Portfolio Management
16 77 (6.19%) Design Thinking
16 77 (6.19%) Release Management
17 76 (6.11%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 314 (25.24%) JavaScript
2 187 (15.03%) Java
3 121 (9.73%) Python
4 112 (9.00%) TypeScript
5 97 (7.80%) Kotlin
6 89 (7.15%) SQL
7 55 (4.42%) ES6
8 53 (4.26%) C#
9 25 (2.01%) Java 8
10 23 (1.85%) Apple Swift
11 15 (1.21%) C++
12 14 (1.13%) Objective-C
13 13 (1.05%) Ruby
14 12 (0.96%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.88%) PHP
16 10 (0.80%) C
16 10 (0.80%) Scala
17 7 (0.56%) Apex Code
18 6 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 5 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 163 (13.10%) Degree
2 82 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 68 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.88%) PhD
6 6 (0.48%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.24%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.16%) CISM
10 2 (0.16%) CISSP
10 2 (0.16%) CRISC
10 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.080%) Tableau Certification
11 1 (0.080%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.90%) QA
2 43 (3.46%) WCAG
3 12 (0.96%) GDPR
4 4 (0.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.16%) COBIT
5 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.16%) PMO
6 1 (0.080%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.080%) MiFID
6 1 (0.080%) PSD2
6 1 (0.080%) WAI
System Software
1 96 (7.72%) Docker
2 13 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 88 (7.07%) Kubernetes
2 73 (5.87%) Terraform
3 9 (0.72%) Ansible
4 6 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.48%) Puppet
5 2 (0.16%) SCCM
5 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.080%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.080%) Kubeflow
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.080%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 139 (11.17%) Adobe
2 75 (6.03%) Microsoft
3 29 (2.33%) Google
4 22 (1.77%) Oracle
5 21 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (0.96%) Optimizely
7 10 (0.80%) Apple
8 8 (0.64%) SAP
8 8 (0.64%) Solace
9 6 (0.48%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.48%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.48%) Splunk
10 4 (0.32%) Cisco
10 4 (0.32%) ESRI
10 4 (0.32%) Facebook
10 4 (0.32%) hybris
10 4 (0.32%) Omniture
10 4 (0.32%) Openreach
11 3 (0.24%) DocuSign
11 3 (0.24%) Monetate