Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 56 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 +6
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1,582 724 2,218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.20% 4.63% 5.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.55% 13.16% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 528 1,654
10th Percentile £338 £313 £338
25th Percentile £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £491 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.78% +3.42% -
75th Percentile £594 £575 £563
90th Percentile £681 £700 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 12 14
10th Percentile £21.25 £35.68 £20.15
25th Percentile £31.43 £44.00 £23.31
Median hourly rate £41.25 £46.50 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.29% +24.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £45.97 £50.94 £52.19
90th Percentile £51.28 £55.78 £53.38
England median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £46.08
% change year-on-year -21.84% -5.60% +5.61%

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 10,171 5,501 12,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.45% 35.18% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,178 4,042 9,278
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £540 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +0.96%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £625
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 84 187
10th Percentile £14.40 £14.08 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.03 £24.01 £16.25
Median hourly rate £32.20 £38.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -16.36% +57.14% +4.26%
75th Percentile £45.13 £47.77 £47.25
90th Percentile £59.05 £55.33 £52.70
England median hourly rate £24.50 £27.07 £20.50
% change year-on-year -9.49% +32.04% -8.89%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +15 172 £475 - 130
West London +2 33 £495 +4.21% 49
East London +4 21 £439 +3.32% 41
South London +16 10 £530 +5.47% 6
North London - 3 £438 - 4
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 820 (51.83%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (24.21%) Finance
3 329 (20.80%) JavaScript
4 319 (20.16%) Social Skills
5 304 (19.22%) Wireframes
6 289 (18.27%) React
7 286 (18.08%) HTML
8 264 (16.69%) User Research
9 245 (15.49%) CSS
10 228 (14.41%) Prototyping
11 194 (12.26%) Degree
12 193 (12.20%) Java
13 190 (12.01%) Adobe
14 182 (11.50%) Analytics
14 182 (11.50%) Sketch
15 181 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
15 181 (11.44%) Azure
16 167 (10.56%) AngularJS
16 167 (10.56%) Node.js
16 167 (10.56%) Scrum
17 166 (10.49%) Accessibility
18 158 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
19 157 (9.92%) Front End Development
20 151 (9.54%) Software Engineering
21 146 (9.23%) TypeScript
22 143 (9.04%) Banking
22 143 (9.04%) Figma
23 130 (8.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
24 123 (7.77%) InVision
25 118 (7.46%) DevOps

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 42 (2.65%) Confluence
2 40 (2.53%) CMS
3 29 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 23 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (0.70%) WordPress
6 10 (0.63%) Drupal
7 9 (0.57%) Headless CMS
8 6 (0.38%) Apache
8 6 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.32%) Jetty
9 5 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.32%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.25%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.19%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.19%) IIS
11 3 (0.19%) Mule
11 3 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 182 (11.50%) Sketch
2 143 (9.04%) Figma
3 123 (7.77%) InVision
4 60 (3.79%) Photoshop
5 55 (3.48%) Zeplin
6 45 (2.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 32 (2.02%) Adobe Illustrator
7 32 (2.02%) Adobe XD
8 29 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
9 28 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
10 18 (1.14%) MS Visio
11 17 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 16 (1.01%) Marvel
13 12 (0.76%) UserZoom
14 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
15 8 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
16 6 (0.38%) InDesign
17 5 (0.32%) Chatbot
18 4 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
18 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) Magento
2 5 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.19%) Aligne
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Q-Pulse
4 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.13%) Shopify
4 2 (0.13%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.13%) Workfront
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.063%) RESILIA
5 1 (0.063%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 181 (11.44%) Azure
2 116 (7.33%) AWS
3 69 (4.36%) GCP
4 47 (2.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 39 (2.47%) GitHub
6 38 (2.40%) npm
7 34 (2.15%) Power Platform
7 34 (2.15%) SaaS
8 27 (1.71%) Miro
9 22 (1.39%) Microsoft 365
10 20 (1.26%) Serverless
11 18 (1.14%) PaaS
12 15 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
12 15 (0.95%) Google Analytics
12 15 (0.95%) Heroku
12 15 (0.95%) Yarn
13 14 (0.88%) Azure Logic Apps
14 12 (0.76%) PowerApps
14 12 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 10 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.20%) Internet
2 8 (0.51%) AMQP
3 6 (0.38%) Skype
3 6 (0.38%) Unified Communications
4 5 (0.32%) Firewall
5 4 (0.25%) HTTP
5 4 (0.25%) VPN
6 3 (0.19%) Intranet
6 3 (0.19%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.19%) Network Security
6 3 (0.19%) SMTP
6 3 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.13%) Broadband
7 2 (0.13%) MVNO
8 1 (0.063%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.063%) DNS
8 1 (0.063%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.063%) LAN
8 1 (0.063%) WAN
8 1 (0.063%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (2.72%) NoSQL
2 38 (2.40%) MongoDB
2 38 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 24 (1.52%) Power BI
4 22 (1.39%) MySQL
5 18 (1.14%) Redis
6 15 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (0.57%) Big Data
8 9 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.51%) Tableau
10 5 (0.32%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.32%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.25%) QlikView
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.19%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.19%) GIS
Development Applications
1 116 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 113 (7.14%) JIRA
3 70 (4.42%) Axure RP
4 62 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 61 (3.86%) webpack
6 35 (2.21%) Jasmine
7 27 (1.71%) Cucumber
7 27 (1.71%) Cypress.io
8 24 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
9 23 (1.45%) TeamCity
10 18 (1.14%) Bitbucket
10 18 (1.14%) NUnit
11 17 (1.07%) gulp
11 17 (1.07%) Maven
12 14 (0.88%) Mockito
13 13 (0.82%) ESLint
13 13 (0.82%) Grunt
13 13 (0.82%) JUnit
14 12 (0.76%) Postman
14 12 (0.76%) Storybook
General
1 383 (24.21%) Finance
2 319 (20.16%) Social Skills
3 158 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
4 143 (9.04%) Banking
5 103 (6.51%) Marketing
6 99 (6.26%) Front Office
7 96 (6.07%) Retail
8 78 (4.93%) Public Sector
9 53 (3.35%) Publishing
10 51 (3.22%) Presentation Skills
11 47 (2.97%) Investment Banking
12 23 (1.45%) Retail Banking
13 22 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
14 21 (1.33%) Back Office
15 20 (1.26%) Telecoms
16 17 (1.07%) Legal
17 16 (1.01%) Manufacturing
18 15 (0.95%) Law
19 13 (0.82%) Automotive
19 13 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 565 (35.71%) Designer
2 459 (29.01%) Developer
3 384 (24.27%) UX Designer
4 218 (13.78%) UI Designer
5 170 (10.75%) UI/UX Designer
6 132 (8.34%) React Developer
7 103 (6.51%) Analyst
8 100 (6.32%) Senior Developer
9 95 (6.01%) Senior Designer
10 88 (5.56%) User Experience Researcher
11 86 (5.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 75 (4.74%) UI Developer
13 74 (4.68%) UX Developer
14 73 (4.61%) Senior UX Designer
15 67 (4.24%) Business Analyst
16 61 (3.86%) UI/UX Developer
17 54 (3.41%) Digital Designer
18 52 (3.29%) Java Developer
19 50 (3.16%) UX Engineer
20 49 (3.10%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (18.27%) React
2 286 (18.08%) HTML
3 245 (15.49%) CSS
4 167 (10.56%) AngularJS
4 167 (10.56%) Node.js
5 111 (7.02%) HTML5
6 107 (6.76%) Web Services
7 94 (5.94%) .NET
8 80 (5.06%) Redux
9 73 (4.61%) Jest
10 71 (4.49%) RESTful
11 64 (4.05%) REST
12 61 (3.86%) Sass
13 50 (3.16%) CSS3
13 50 (3.16%) Spring
14 49 (3.10%) GraphQL
15 47 (2.97%) JSON
16 44 (2.78%) jQuery
17 40 (2.53%) Vue.js
18 34 (2.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.26%) Mobile App
2 46 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
3 35 (2.21%) Data Structures
4 34 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
8 30 (1.90%) W3C
9 28 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 25 (1.58%) Social Media
11 23 (1.45%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (1.26%) Fixed Income
14 19 (1.20%) Graphic Design
15 16 (1.01%) Hedge funds
16 12 (0.76%) Cloud Native
16 12 (0.76%) Online Banking
17 10 (0.63%) iPad
17 10 (0.63%) Video on Demand
17 10 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 101 (6.38%) Android
2 100 (6.32%) Apple iOS
3 23 (1.45%) Windows
4 20 (1.26%) Linux
5 15 (0.95%) Unix
6 5 (0.32%) tvOS
7 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.063%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 820 (51.83%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (19.22%) Wireframes
3 264 (16.69%) User Research
4 228 (14.41%) Prototyping
5 182 (11.50%) Analytics
6 181 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
7 167 (10.56%) Scrum
8 157 (9.92%) Front End Development
9 151 (9.54%) Software Engineering
10 130 (8.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 118 (7.46%) DevOps
12 116 (7.33%) User Stories
13 113 (7.14%) Service Design
14 112 (7.08%) TDD
15 109 (6.89%) Full Stack Development
16 108 (6.83%) Design Thinking
17 105 (6.64%) Test Automation
18 90 (5.69%) E-Commerce
18 90 (5.69%) Workshop Facilitation
19 88 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 329 (20.80%) JavaScript
2 193 (12.20%) Java
3 146 (9.23%) TypeScript
4 113 (7.14%) Python
5 105 (6.64%) SQL
6 82 (5.18%) C#
7 79 (4.99%) Kotlin
8 62 (3.92%) ES6
9 34 (2.15%) Apple Swift
10 33 (2.09%) Java 8
11 29 (1.83%) C++
12 20 (1.26%) C
13 14 (0.88%) Ruby
14 13 (0.82%) Scala
15 11 (0.70%) Go
15 11 (0.70%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.51%) PHP
16 8 (0.51%) VBA
17 7 (0.44%) Apex Code
17 7 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 194 (12.26%) Degree
2 59 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 44 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.76%) Master's Degree
5 12 (0.76%) PhD
6 8 (0.51%) MBA
7 7 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.32%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.19%) MCP
10 3 (0.19%) MCSA
10 3 (0.19%) MCSE
11 2 (0.13%) CRISC
11 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (10.49%) Accessibility
2 72 (4.55%) QA
3 45 (2.84%) WCAG
4 13 (0.82%) GDPR
5 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
6 4 (0.25%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) MiFID
8 1 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.063%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (5.12%) Docker
2 14 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.063%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 76 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 55 (3.48%) Terraform
3 17 (1.07%) Ansible
4 7 (0.44%) SCCM
5 5 (0.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.19%) Puppet
7 2 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.13%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.063%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.063%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.063%) Kibana
8 1 (0.063%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.063%) logstash
8 1 (0.063%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 190 (12.01%) Adobe
2 74 (4.68%) Microsoft
3 42 (2.65%) Oracle
4 34 (2.15%) Google
5 31 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (1.14%) SAP
7 15 (0.95%) Apple
8 13 (0.82%) Optimizely
9 11 (0.70%) ServiceNow
10 10 (0.63%) Splunk
11 9 (0.57%) MuleSoft
11 9 (0.57%) Solace
12 8 (0.51%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.44%) Omniture
14 6 (0.38%) hybris
14 6 (0.38%) IBM
15 5 (0.32%) Cisco
16 4 (0.25%) Facebook
16 4 (0.25%) Openreach
17 3 (0.19%) Monetate