Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 207 193
Rank change year-on-year +30 -14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 26 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.37% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.39% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 38
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.89% -5.86%
10th Percentile £263 £324 £246
90th Percentile £438 £453 £441
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.37 £32.70 -
% change year-on-year -16.30% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5406 6426 8139
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3416 4138 4863
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £569
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 234 407
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.93 £50.03
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Manchester +14 14 £375 - 2
Lancashire +15 3 £250 - 1
Cheshire +6 1 - -
UX Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 26 (100.00%) User Experience
2 16 (61.54%) Wireframes
3 15 (57.69%) HTML
3 15 (57.69%) CSS
4 12 (46.15%) Axure RP
5 11 (42.31%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
6 9 (34.62%) Photoshop
6 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (30.77%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (30.77%) Prototyping
8 7 (26.92%) Adobe
9 6 (23.08%) HTML5
10 5 (19.23%) CSS3
10 5 (19.23%) Web Design
10 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
11 4 (15.38%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) Graphic Design
11 4 (15.38%) Analytics
11 4 (15.38%) Typography
12 3 (11.54%) Iconography
12 3 (11.54%) Mobile First
12 3 (11.54%) UXPin
12 3 (11.54%) InVision
12 3 (11.54%) SaaS
12 3 (11.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (11.54%) Information Architecture
12 3 (11.54%) User Stories
12 3 (11.54%) Interactive Media

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:

Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Photoshop
2 8 (30.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (30.77%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (11.54%) InVision
3 3 (11.54%) UXPin
4 2 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Skype
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Axure RP
2 3 (11.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Games
2 3 (11.54%) Interactive Media
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) CSS
1 15 (57.69%) HTML
2 6 (23.08%) HTML5
3 5 (19.23%) CSS3
4 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.69%) SVG
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) User Experience
2 4 (15.38%) Graphic Design
3 3 (11.54%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Wireframes
2 11 (42.31%) Responsive Web Design
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Prototyping
5 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 5 (19.23%) Web Design
6 4 (15.38%) Analytics
6 4 (15.38%) Typography
7 3 (11.54%) Iconography
7 3 (11.54%) Information Architecture
7 3 (11.54%) Mobile First
7 3 (11.54%) User Stories
7 3 (11.54%) Web Development
8 2 (7.69%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 2 (7.69%) Scrum
8 2 (7.69%) Use Case
8 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.85%) A/B Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Data Visualisation
9 1 (3.85%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Adobe