Period
to 6 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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.

User Experience Designer
England > London
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 234 284
Rank change year-on-year -22 +50 -22
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 117 455 443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.76% 1.14% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.21% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 332 324
Median daily rate £425 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.58% +2.65% +0.59%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £319
90th Percentile £538 £569 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £50.50 - £43.27
10th Percentile £45.48 - £36.03
90th Percentile £56.00 - £59.28
England median hourly rate £47.00 £60.00 £43.27
% change year-on-year -21.67% +38.68% +34.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 14,249 37,657 43,329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 94.15% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,654 26,951 31,355
Median daily rate £510 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £313
90th Percentile £706 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 499 619
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £17.39 £12.04 £13.13
90th Percentile £54.80 £58.75 £50.65
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +32.50% +6.95% +1.91%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured UX Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in London

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing UX Designer in London.

Daily rate trend for UX Designer in London

UX Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing UX Designer in London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for UX Designer in London

UX Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing UX Designer in London.

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 6 months to 6 August 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 +52 16 £450 +0.56% 5
West London +48 15 £475 +5.56%
East London +46 4 £425 -5.56%
UX Designer
England

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, UX Designer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 117 (100.00%) User Experience
2 54 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (39.32%) Wireframes
3 46 (39.32%) Sketch
4 41 (35.04%) Adobe
5 40 (34.19%) Axure RP
6 39 (33.33%) Prototyping
7 30 (25.64%) HTML
8 28 (23.93%) Finance
8 28 (23.93%) InVision
9 26 (22.22%) CSS
10 21 (17.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 19 (16.24%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (15.38%) Figma
13 17 (14.53%) Adobe XD
14 16 (13.68%) Degree
15 15 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (12.82%) Mobile App
16 14 (11.97%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 14 (11.97%) Balsamiq
17 13 (11.11%) Visualisation
17 13 (11.11%) Photoshop
18 12 (10.26%) E-Commerce
18 12 (10.26%) Data Visualisation
19 11 (9.40%) Front End Development
19 11 (9.40%) HTML5
19 11 (9.40%) Apple iOS
19 11 (9.40%) Banking
20 10 (8.55%) Marketing
20 10 (8.55%) Workflow

UX Designer Skill Set
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 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 46 (39.32%) Sketch
2 28 (23.93%) InVision
3 19 (16.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (15.38%) Figma
5 17 (14.53%) Adobe XD
6 13 (11.11%) Photoshop
7 10 (8.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (4.27%) Zeplin
9 3 (2.56%) InDesign
9 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (1.71%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (1.71%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
10 2 (1.71%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.85%) Marvel
11 1 (0.85%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 5 (4.27%) Azure
2 5 (4.27%) GitHub
3 3 (2.56%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Intranet
2 1 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.56%) Power BI
1 3 (2.56%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (1.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (34.19%) Axure RP
2 14 (11.97%) Balsamiq
3 6 (5.13%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (4.27%) Jasmine
4 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.56%) JIRA
6 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.85%) Protractor
General
1 28 (23.93%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Banking
3 10 (8.55%) Marketing
4 9 (7.69%) Public Sector
5 8 (6.84%) Retail
6 5 (4.27%) Investment Banking
7 4 (3.42%) Front Office
8 2 (1.71%) Electronics
8 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.85%) Advertising
9 1 (0.85%) Legal
9 1 (0.85%) Local Government
9 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.64%) HTML
2 26 (22.22%) CSS
3 11 (9.40%) HTML5
4 6 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.27%) RESTful
5 5 (4.27%) Swagger
6 4 (3.42%) Framer.js
6 4 (3.42%) Sass
7 3 (2.56%) Node.js
7 3 (2.56%) REST
7 3 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.71%) .NET
8 2 (1.71%) Ajax
8 2 (1.71%) Flash
8 2 (1.71%) React
9 1 (0.85%) Ember.js
9 1 (0.85%) jQuery
9 1 (0.85%) LESS
9 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 117 (100.00%) User Experience
2 15 (12.82%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.55%) Graphic Design
3 10 (8.55%) W3C
4 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.71%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.71%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.71%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.85%) Animation
7 1 (0.85%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.85%) FMCG
7 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.40%) Apple iOS
2 10 (8.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (39.32%) Wireframes
3 39 (33.33%) Prototyping
4 21 (17.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 15 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (11.97%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 13 (11.11%) Visualisation
8 12 (10.26%) Data Visualisation
8 12 (10.26%) E-Commerce
9 11 (9.40%) Front End Development
10 10 (8.55%) UX Design
10 10 (8.55%) Workflow
11 9 (7.69%) Scrum
12 8 (6.84%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
12 8 (6.84%) Usability Testing
12 8 (6.84%) User Stories
13 7 (5.98%) Analytics
13 7 (5.98%) Design Thinking
13 7 (5.98%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (5.98%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.55%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.27%) C#
3 1 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.85%) Java
3 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (13.68%) Degree
2 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 41 (35.04%) Adobe
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.71%) SAP