Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 53 43
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 +6
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,310 2,120 2,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.97% 4.49% 4.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.35% 11.71% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,645 1,613 1,602
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £612
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.76% +0.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 15
London median hourly rate £30.50 £23.21 £34.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.42% -32.68% +42.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.05 £19.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.45 £49.22
England median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.85
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.55% +31.08%

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 17,301 18,111 16,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.22% 38.36% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,491 13,002 11,292
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £288
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 238 259
London median hourly rate £23.13 £21.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.08% +7.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.26%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 +5 486 £475 - 182
West London +21 134 £425 -5.03% 132
East London -40 45 £475 +5.56% 45
South London -21 37 £440 -9.74% 5
North London -9 2 £450 +12.50% 5
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 1,116 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (29.61%) JavaScript
3 602 (26.06%) HTML
4 599 (25.93%) CSS
5 488 (21.13%) Finance
6 381 (16.49%) Scrum
7 351 (15.19%) React
8 333 (14.42%) Front End Development
8 333 (14.42%) Wireframes
9 315 (13.64%) HTML5
10 306 (13.25%) TDD
11 298 (12.90%) AngularJS
12 287 (12.42%) Git (software)
13 258 (11.17%) Node.js
14 241 (10.43%) Prototyping
15 240 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
16 231 (10.00%) Mobile App
16 231 (10.00%) E-Commerce
17 227 (9.83%) Analytics
18 209 (9.05%) CSS3
19 201 (8.70%) Java
20 200 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
21 194 (8.40%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
22 193 (8.35%) Adobe
23 192 (8.31%) Redux
24 190 (8.23%) QA
25 189 (8.18%) JIRA
26 184 (7.97%) Degree
27 182 (7.88%) BDD
28 181 (7.84%) Continuous Integration

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
1 127 (5.50%) CMS
2 76 (3.29%) Confluence
3 55 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 36 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 29 (1.26%) Marvel
7 25 (1.08%) WordPress
8 23 (1.00%) Drupal
9 22 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 14 (0.61%) Apache
11 12 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.48%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.35%) CoreMedia CMS
13 8 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.30%) IIS
15 6 (0.26%) SAS
16 5 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.22%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 168 (7.27%) InVision
2 139 (6.02%) Photoshop
3 64 (2.77%) Adobe Illustrator
4 48 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 39 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
6 19 (0.82%) OmniGraffle
7 18 (0.78%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
8 17 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 14 (0.61%) Adobe After Effects
9 14 (0.61%) InDesign
9 14 (0.61%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.30%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.26%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (0.22%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.22%) Flinto
13 4 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.17%) GIMP
14 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.30%) Magento
3 5 (0.22%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.087%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.087%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.087%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.087%) Shopify
6 2 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.043%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.043%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 152 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (3.72%) Office 365
4 74 (3.20%) GitHub
5 48 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 41 (1.77%) SaaS
7 39 (1.69%) npm
7 39 (1.69%) Serverless
8 38 (1.65%) Google Analytics
9 35 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 25 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
10 25 (1.08%) Heroku
11 23 (1.00%) G Suite
11 23 (1.00%) PaaS
12 18 (0.78%) Azure Functions
13 15 (0.65%) Slack
14 14 (0.61%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.61%) Yarn
15 11 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
16 10 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.60%) Internet
2 24 (1.04%) Skype
3 17 (0.74%) Firewall
4 10 (0.43%) DNS
4 10 (0.43%) Intranet
4 10 (0.43%) Telepresence
5 9 (0.39%) HTTP
6 8 (0.35%) LAN
7 7 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (0.26%) IMAP
8 6 (0.26%) SMTP
9 5 (0.22%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.17%) Network Security
10 4 (0.17%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.13%) DHCP
11 3 (0.13%) SNMP
11 3 (0.13%) SSH
11 3 (0.13%) WAAS
12 2 (0.087%) RIP
12 2 (0.087%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.60%) MongoDB
3 59 (2.55%) NoSQL
4 30 (1.30%) MySQL
5 27 (1.17%) Big Data
5 27 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (0.95%) Blockchain
7 21 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 21 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 21 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
8 18 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (0.65%) Redis
10 13 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.52%) MarkLogic
12 11 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.48%) Power BI
13 8 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.30%) KDB
15 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 287 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 189 (8.18%) JIRA
3 130 (5.63%) Axure RP
4 113 (4.89%) webpack
5 99 (4.29%) Jenkins
6 60 (2.60%) Selenium
7 56 (2.42%) Jasmine
8 55 (2.38%) Mocha
9 53 (2.29%) gulp
10 46 (1.99%) Cucumber
11 37 (1.60%) Grunt
12 33 (1.43%) TeamCity
13 31 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
13 31 (1.34%) Maven
13 31 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (1.34%) Visual Studio
14 30 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
15 29 (1.26%) Subversion
16 27 (1.17%) PostCSS
17 25 (1.08%) Xcode
General
1 488 (21.13%) Finance
2 175 (7.58%) Banking
3 170 (7.36%) Marketing
4 163 (7.06%) Retail
5 73 (3.16%) Front Office
6 53 (2.29%) Publishing
7 46 (1.99%) Games
8 42 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.69%) Advertising
10 34 (1.47%) Legal
11 32 (1.39%) Investment Banking
12 25 (1.08%) Law
13 19 (0.82%) Back Office
14 18 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.61%) Billing
15 14 (0.61%) French Language
16 13 (0.56%) Automotive
17 12 (0.52%) Electronics
17 12 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 856 (37.06%) Developer
2 572 (24.76%) Designer
3 402 (17.40%) UX Designer
4 248 (10.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 221 (9.57%) React Developer
6 185 (8.01%) UI Designer
7 172 (7.45%) Analyst
8 125 (5.41%) UI/UX Designer
9 116 (5.02%) Senior Designer
10 114 (4.94%) JavaScript Developer
11 108 (4.68%) Business Analyst
12 103 (4.46%) Senior Developer
13 87 (3.77%) Architect
14 82 (3.55%) Angular Developer
15 75 (3.25%) Java Developer
16 69 (2.99%) User Experience Researcher
17 68 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
18 66 (2.86%) Senior UX Designer
18 66 (2.86%) UI Developer
19 64 (2.77%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (26.06%) HTML
2 599 (25.93%) CSS
3 351 (15.19%) React
4 315 (13.64%) HTML5
5 298 (12.90%) AngularJS
6 258 (11.17%) Node.js
7 209 (9.05%) CSS3
8 192 (8.31%) Redux
9 151 (6.54%) Sass
10 143 (6.19%) RESTful
11 132 (5.71%) .NET
12 128 (5.54%) REST
13 107 (4.63%) jQuery
14 69 (2.99%) React Native
15 68 (2.94%) Spring
16 62 (2.68%) LESS
17 61 (2.64%) Web Services
18 53 (2.29%) GraphQL
19 52 (2.25%) JSON
20 50 (2.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 240 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 231 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 120 (5.19%) Fintech
4 100 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
5 69 (2.99%) Data Structures
6 55 (2.38%) Algorithms
7 51 (2.21%) Video on Demand
8 49 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 44 (1.90%) Animation
9 44 (1.90%) Over-the-Top Content
10 35 (1.52%) Video\Live Streaming
11 33 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 31 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 29 (1.26%) Social Media
14 27 (1.17%) Graphic Design
15 25 (1.08%) Virtual Team
16 21 (0.91%) Digital Media
16 21 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.87%) W3C
17 20 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 175 (7.58%) Apple iOS
2 156 (6.75%) Android
3 69 (2.99%) Windows
4 53 (2.29%) Linux
5 32 (1.39%) Unix
6 26 (1.13%) Windows 10
7 20 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.52%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.35%) Android TV
11 7 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.13%) tvOS
14 2 (0.087%) Solaris
14 2 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.043%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.043%) Tizen
15 1 (0.043%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,116 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (16.49%) Scrum
3 333 (14.42%) Front End Development
3 333 (14.42%) Wireframes
4 306 (13.25%) TDD
5 241 (10.43%) Prototyping
6 231 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 227 (9.83%) Analytics
8 200 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
9 194 (8.40%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 182 (7.88%) BDD
11 181 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
12 179 (7.75%) Web Development
13 174 (7.53%) Test Automation
14 153 (6.62%) DevOps
14 153 (6.62%) User Stories
15 146 (6.32%) Software Engineering
16 138 (5.97%) Kanban
17 136 (5.89%) Responsive Web Design
18 133 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 684 (29.61%) JavaScript
2 201 (8.70%) Java
3 157 (6.80%) ES6
4 154 (6.67%) TypeScript
5 137 (5.93%) C#
6 125 (5.41%) SQL
7 87 (3.77%) Python
8 59 (2.55%) PHP
9 57 (2.47%) Apple Swift
10 47 (2.03%) PowerShell
11 40 (1.73%) Objective-C
12 32 (1.39%) Java 8
13 27 (1.17%) ES7
14 21 (0.91%) C
15 18 (0.78%) Go
15 18 (0.78%) Ruby
16 16 (0.69%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.65%) Scala
18 14 (0.61%) Kotlin
19 12 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 184 (7.97%) Degree
2 84 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 43 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
7 12 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.48%) PhD
9 8 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.17%) MCP
12 4 (0.17%) MCSA
13 3 (0.13%) ACCA
13 3 (0.13%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.13%) CIMA
13 3 (0.13%) ISEB
14 2 (0.087%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.087%) PMP
14 2 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (8.23%) QA
2 14 (0.61%) WCAG
3 11 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
4 8 (0.35%) PMO
5 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.22%) WAI
6 4 (0.17%) GDPR
6 4 (0.17%) SLA
7 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.13%) Section 508
8 2 (0.087%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.043%) MiFID
9 1 (0.043%) PSD2
System Software
1 110 (4.76%) Docker
2 29 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.30%) DFS Replication
6 5 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.17%) HDFS
8 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.087%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.087%) XenApp
10 1 (0.043%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.043%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.043%) vSphere
10 1 (0.043%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (2.12%) Kubernetes
2 21 (0.91%) Terraform
3 20 (0.87%) Ansible
3 20 (0.87%) SCCM
4 10 (0.43%) Puppet
4 10 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (0.43%) vCenter Server
5 9 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.35%) WMI
7 7 (0.30%) Kibana
7 7 (0.30%) logstash
7 7 (0.30%) systemd
8 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.17%) Marathon
9 4 (0.17%) Mesos
10 3 (0.13%) Grafana
11 2 (0.087%) Packer
11 2 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.043%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.043%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 193 (8.35%) Adobe
2 143 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 107 (4.63%) Google
4 43 (1.86%) Apple
5 35 (1.52%) SAP
6 33 (1.43%) Citrix
6 33 (1.43%) Oracle
7 29 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (1.04%) VMware
9 23 (1.00%) Twitter
10 19 (0.82%) Cisco
10 19 (0.82%) Nintex
11 18 (0.78%) Tableau
12 16 (0.69%) Sitecore
13 12 (0.52%) Progress
13 12 (0.52%) Splunk
14 11 (0.48%) Ivanti
14 11 (0.48%) Jaspersoft
15 10 (0.43%) Wyse
16 8 (0.35%) ATG