Period
to 8 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 289 287
Rank change year-on-year +37 -2 -25
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 337 406 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.99% 0.87% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.92% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 301 361
London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
10th Percentile £338 £319 £320
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £423
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 - £24.23
England median hourly rate £41.50 - £27.37

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 32,002 44,227 45,071
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.56% 94.83% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,954 31,966 32,735
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £668
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 607 552
London median hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -2.44% +5.13%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.25 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.48% -2.41% +3.89%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 8 December 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 8 December 2019. 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 +48 85 £475 +8.57% 22
West London +9 19 £460 +22.67% 9
South London +42 5 £400 -5.33% 8
UX Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 337 (100.00%) User Experience
2 178 (52.82%) Wireframes
3 154 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (37.39%) Sketch
5 104 (30.86%) Prototyping
6 95 (28.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 89 (26.41%) HTML
8 85 (25.22%) CSS
9 84 (24.93%) Finance
10 82 (24.33%) InVision
10 82 (24.33%) Axure RP
11 73 (21.66%) Adobe
12 61 (18.10%) Information Architecture
13 60 (17.80%) Analytics
14 58 (17.21%) Photoshop
15 51 (15.13%) JavaScript
16 47 (13.95%) Adobe Illustrator
17 46 (13.65%) Usability Testing
18 42 (12.46%) Visualisation
19 35 (10.39%) Data Visualisation
20 33 (9.79%) E-Commerce
21 31 (9.20%) Marketing
22 29 (8.61%) Service Design
23 27 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
24 26 (7.72%) Retail
24 26 (7.72%) HTML5
24 26 (7.72%) Data Analytics
25 25 (7.42%) Responsive Web Design
25 25 (7.42%) Adobe XD
26 24 (7.12%) Collaborative Working

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 6 (1.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.19%) CMS
3 3 (0.89%) Confluence
4 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 126 (37.39%) Sketch
2 82 (24.33%) InVision
3 58 (17.21%) Photoshop
4 47 (13.95%) Adobe Illustrator
5 25 (7.42%) Adobe XD
6 23 (6.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 18 (5.34%) Zeplin
8 16 (4.75%) Figma
9 12 (3.56%) InDesign
10 7 (2.08%) MS Visio
11 6 (1.78%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (1.48%) SketchUp
13 4 (1.19%) Marvel
14 3 (0.89%) UXPin
15 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
16 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
16 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 1 (0.30%) Moqups
16 1 (0.30%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.56%) SaaS
2 6 (1.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 5 (1.48%) Slack
4 2 (0.59%) AWS
4 2 (0.59%) Office 365
5 1 (0.30%) Google Docs
5 1 (0.30%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.89%) Internet
2 1 (0.30%) Broadband
2 1 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.89%) Big Data
2 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.30%) Power BI
2 1 (0.30%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 82 (24.33%) Axure RP
2 15 (4.45%) JIRA
3 13 (3.86%) Balsamiq
4 4 (1.19%) Git (software)
General
1 84 (24.93%) Finance
2 31 (9.20%) Marketing
3 26 (7.72%) Retail
4 15 (4.45%) Banking
5 14 (4.15%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.78%) Electronics
9 5 (1.48%) Police
10 4 (1.19%) Publishing
11 3 (0.89%) Games
11 3 (0.89%) Legal
11 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.59%) Advertising
12 2 (0.59%) Back Office
12 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.30%) Automotive
13 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (26.41%) HTML
2 85 (25.22%) CSS
3 26 (7.72%) HTML5
4 13 (3.86%) React
5 10 (2.97%) AngularJS
6 8 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (2.08%) CSS3
7 7 (2.08%) jQuery
8 5 (1.48%) Ember.js
8 5 (1.48%) Node.js
8 5 (1.48%) Sass
9 4 (1.19%) .NET
9 4 (1.19%) Material Design
10 2 (0.59%) Ajax
10 2 (0.59%) Framer.js
10 2 (0.59%) RequireJS
10 2 (0.59%) Underscore.js
11 1 (0.30%) D3.js
11 1 (0.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 337 (100.00%) User Experience
2 24 (7.12%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.86%) Graphic Design
4 11 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.26%) Learning Management System
5 8 (2.37%) e-Learning
6 6 (1.78%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.48%) W3C
8 4 (1.19%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.89%) Media Streaming
9 3 (0.89%) NHS
9 3 (0.89%) Photography
10 2 (0.59%) Blog
10 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.59%) RIA
10 2 (0.59%) Social Media
10 2 (0.59%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.23%) Apple iOS
2 17 (5.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (52.82%) Wireframes
2 154 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (30.86%) Prototyping
4 95 (28.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 61 (18.10%) Information Architecture
6 60 (17.80%) Analytics
7 46 (13.65%) Usability Testing
8 42 (12.46%) Visualisation
9 35 (10.39%) Data Visualisation
10 33 (9.79%) E-Commerce
11 29 (8.61%) Service Design
12 27 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (7.72%) Data Analytics
14 25 (7.42%) Responsive Web Design
15 24 (7.12%) Collaborative Working
15 24 (7.12%) Mobile First
16 23 (6.82%) User Stories
17 20 (5.93%) Rapid Prototyping
18 19 (5.64%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (5.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.13%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.48%) Java
3 1 (0.30%) Python
3 1 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.04%) Degree
2 7 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.15%) QA
1 14 (4.15%) WCAG
2 1 (0.30%) GDPR
Vendors
1 73 (21.66%) Adobe
2 7 (2.08%) Omniture
3 6 (1.78%) SAP
4 3 (0.89%) Google
5 2 (0.59%) Hotjar
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (0.59%) Qualtrics
6 1 (0.30%) Facebook
6 1 (0.30%) Pega
6 1 (0.30%) Syncfusion
6 1 (0.30%) Telerik
6 1 (0.30%) TIBCO