The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

User Experience Designer
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 145 148
Rank change year-on-year +23 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 13 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.45% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.48% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 2
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £293 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £430 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £175.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2718 3555 3523
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.75% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2207 2028
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 196
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in the North West

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Designer in the North West

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Designer in the North West

UX Designer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Manchester +14 8 £425 +13.33% 2
Lancashire - 2 £250 -
Cheshire +21 1 - - 2
Merseyside -1 1 £350 +16.66%
UX Designer
England

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North West region featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) User Experience
2 14 (56.00%) Wireframes
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) HTML
4 10 (40.00%) CSS
5 9 (36.00%) Adobe
5 9 (36.00%) Axure RP
6 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (24.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (24.00%) Prototyping
8 5 (20.00%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (20.00%) Service Design
8 5 (20.00%) Customer Insight
8 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Psychology
8 5 (20.00%) Human Factors
8 5 (20.00%) Photoshop
9 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (16.00%) CSS3
9 4 (16.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (12.00%) Mobile First
10 3 (12.00%) User Stories
10 3 (12.00%) HTML5
10 3 (12.00%) Web Design
10 3 (12.00%) Finance
10 3 (12.00%) Scrum
10 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
11 2 (8.00%) Android

UX Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (20.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (16.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (4.00%) InDesign
5 1 (4.00%) InVision
5 1 (4.00%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Interactive Media
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) CSS
1 10 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) CSS3
3 3 (12.00%) HTML5
4 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.00%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 25 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Graphic Design
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Fintech
3 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Wireframes
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Prototyping
3 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (20.00%) Customer Insight
4 5 (20.00%) Human Factors
4 5 (20.00%) Psychology
4 5 (20.00%) Service Design
4 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (12.00%) Mobile First
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) User Stories
6 3 (12.00%) Web Design
7 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
7 2 (8.00%) Information Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) UX Design
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) hybris