The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Experience Designer
England / London
Rank 239 229 270
Rank change year-on-year -10 +41  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 169 208 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 0.95% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.00% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 168 93
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £338
% change year-on-year -3.03% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured UX Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in London

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UX Designer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Designer in London

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Designer in London

UX Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UX Designer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UX Designer in London

UX Designer
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 UX Designer within the London region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -25 19 £425 +6.25% 8
Croydon +14 3 £375 -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
West End of London - 2 £263 - 2
Hounslow -2 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £325 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £290 -
UX Designer
England

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, UX Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 370 (100.00%) User Experience
2 195 (52.70%) Wireframes
3 140 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (34.05%) HTML
5 121 (32.70%) CSS
6 112 (30.27%) Prototyping
7 83 (22.43%) Axure RP
8 74 (20.00%) Adobe
9 62 (16.76%) Finance
10 61 (16.49%) E-Commerce
11 56 (15.14%) Mobile App
12 53 (14.32%) Photoshop
13 49 (13.24%) Banking
14 45 (12.16%) JavaScript
15 38 (10.27%) Usability Testing
15 38 (10.27%) Visualisation
16 37 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
17 36 (9.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 36 (9.73%) Data Visualisation
18 35 (9.46%) Adobe Illustrator
19 34 (9.19%) Rapid Prototyping
20 32 (8.65%) InVision
21 31 (8.38%) HTML5
21 31 (8.38%) Retail
22 30 (8.11%) OmniGraffle
22 30 (8.11%) Service Design
23 29 (7.84%) Apple iOS
24 28 (7.57%) Analytics
25 26 (7.03%) Web Design
26 24 (6.49%) Scrum

UX Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (2.43%) CMS
2 5 (1.35%) Marvel
3 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.54%) Drupal
4 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 53 (14.32%) Photoshop
2 36 (9.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 35 (9.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 32 (8.65%) InVision
5 30 (8.11%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (2.70%) Flinto
7 5 (1.35%) Fireworks
7 5 (1.35%) MS Visio
7 5 (1.35%) UXPin
8 4 (1.08%) MS Office
9 3 (0.81%) Pixate
10 2 (0.54%) InDesign
10 2 (0.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 3 (0.81%) GitHub
1 3 (0.81%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.35%) Internet
2 3 (0.81%) Intranet
2 3 (0.81%) Network Security
2 3 (0.81%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.08%) Big Data
2 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 83 (22.43%) Axure RP
2 12 (3.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (1.89%) Dreamweaver
3 7 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.81%) NCrunch
4 3 (0.81%) NUnit
4 3 (0.81%) ReSharper
4 3 (0.81%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.54%) Hudson
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 62 (16.76%) Finance
2 49 (13.24%) Banking
3 31 (8.38%) Retail
4 23 (6.22%) Marketing
5 10 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.43%) Publishing
7 8 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.62%) Front Office
9 3 (0.81%) Games
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
11 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (34.05%) HTML
2 121 (32.70%) CSS
3 31 (8.38%) HTML5
4 23 (6.22%) CSS3
5 8 (2.16%) jQuery
6 7 (1.89%) Flash
6 7 (1.89%) Framer.js
6 7 (1.89%) WPF
7 6 (1.62%) Material Design
8 5 (1.35%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.08%) .NET
9 4 (1.08%) Ajax
10 3 (0.81%) Apache Flex
10 3 (0.81%) D3.js
10 3 (0.81%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 3 (0.81%) Sass
10 3 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (0.54%) DHTML
12 1 (0.27%) Web Services
12 1 (0.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 370 (100.00%) User Experience
2 56 (15.14%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.24%) Fintech
5 10 (2.70%) Social Media
6 9 (2.43%) Graphic Design
7 7 (1.89%) Video on Demand
7 7 (1.89%) W3C
8 5 (1.35%) Animation
9 4 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.81%) Equities
10 3 (0.81%) iPhone
11 2 (0.54%) Interactive TV
11 2 (0.54%) iPad
11 2 (0.54%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.27%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.27%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.27%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.84%) Apple iOS
2 24 (6.49%) Android
3 3 (0.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (52.70%) Wireframes
2 140 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (30.27%) Prototyping
4 61 (16.49%) E-Commerce
5 38 (10.27%) Usability Testing
5 38 (10.27%) Visualisation
6 37 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 36 (9.73%) Data Visualisation
8 34 (9.19%) Rapid Prototyping
9 30 (8.11%) Service Design
10 28 (7.57%) Analytics
11 26 (7.03%) Web Design
12 24 (6.49%) Product Management
12 24 (6.49%) Scrum
13 23 (6.22%) Information Architecture
14 21 (5.68%) Typography
15 16 (4.32%) UX Design
16 15 (4.05%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 13 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (3.51%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.16%) JavaScript
2 11 (2.97%) Java
3 4 (1.08%) C#
4 3 (0.81%) SQL
4 3 (0.81%) XAML
5 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (6.22%) Degree
2 8 (2.16%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.81%) Kibana
Vendors
1 74 (20.00%) Adobe
2 13 (3.51%) Google
3 10 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.08%) Apple
6 3 (0.81%) DevExpress
6 3 (0.81%) IBM
6 3 (0.81%) Infragistics
6 3 (0.81%) Omniture
6 3 (0.81%) Optimizely
6 3 (0.81%) Telerik
7 2 (0.54%) SAP
8 1 (0.27%) Facebook
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