The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Experience Designer
England / North West
Rank 116 147 128
Rank change year-on-year +31 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 12 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.36% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 15
Median daily rate £388 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £338
% change year-on-year -3.03% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 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 2431 3618 3289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.24% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 2143 1743
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 180 198
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +38.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.98 £49.00 £49.50
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 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 22 March 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 22 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
Manchester +16 6 £363 -6.75% 4
Merseyside +4 5 £490 +117.77%
UX Designer
England

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) User Experience
2 6 (42.86%) Wireframes
3 5 (35.71%) Service Design
3 5 (35.71%) Actionable Recommendations
3 5 (35.71%) Customer Insight
3 5 (35.71%) Psychology
3 5 (35.71%) Human Factors
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (21.43%) Prototyping
6 2 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 2 (14.29%) Axure RP
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Adobe
7 1 (7.14%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (7.14%) SVG
7 1 (7.14%) Web Development
7 1 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (7.14%) Use Case
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (7.14%) UX Design
7 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) HTML5
7 1 (7.14%) CSS3

UX Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Wireframes
2 5 (35.71%) Customer Insight
2 5 (35.71%) Human Factors
2 5 (35.71%) Psychology
2 5 (35.71%) Service Design
2 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (21.43%) Prototyping
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile First
5 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) User Stories
5 1 (7.14%) UX Design
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe