Period
to 4 July 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

UX
England > South East
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 67 54
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 +12
Contract jobs citing User Experience 179 494 691
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.93% 3.27% 4.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.71% 10.79% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 295 453
Median daily rate £425 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.42% +13.70%
10th Percentile £223 £313 £300
90th Percentile £609 £575 £527
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +11.11% +55.17%
10th Percentile £18.50 £34.00 £36.50
90th Percentile £27.15 £53.25 £80.73
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £44.23
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.56% +10.58%

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,844 4,578 5,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.14% 30.29% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 2,741 3,034
Median daily rate £430 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £188 £260 £243
90th Percentile £600 £600 £585
England median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 245 261
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -26.67% +71.43%
10th Percentile £13.02 £11.91 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £58.91 £52.50
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.92 £21.90
% change year-on-year +48.17% -4.46% +11.27%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the South East

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Experience in the South East.

Daily rate trend for User Experience in the South East

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience in the South East over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in the South East

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Experience in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in the South East

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience within the South East region over the 6 months to 4 July 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
Thames Valley +9 82 £425 - 24
Hampshire +35 48 £428 +0.59% 10
Berkshire +3 45 £420 -4.82% 11
Surrey +10 22 £405 -17.68% 5
Buckinghamshire +26 20 £453 +19.12% 6
West Sussex +17 19 £425 - 7
Oxfordshire +13 17 £429 -4.72% 7
East Sussex -1 4 £360 -12.73% 1
Kent +22 3 £450 +20.00%
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 81 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.46%) Wireframes
3 37 (20.67%) Marketing
4 33 (18.44%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 30 (16.76%) HTML
5 30 (16.76%) Analytics
6 27 (15.08%) CSS
6 27 (15.08%) Content Management
7 25 (13.97%) CMS
8 24 (13.41%) Scrum
8 24 (13.41%) Prototyping
9 22 (12.29%) Service Design
9 22 (12.29%) JavaScript
9 22 (12.29%) Public Sector
10 20 (11.17%) Adobe
10 20 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (10.61%) User Stories
11 19 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (10.61%) Usability Testing
12 18 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (9.50%) Digital Marketing
14 16 (8.94%) Publishing
15 15 (8.38%) Front End Development
16 14 (7.82%) Mobile App
16 14 (7.82%) Security Cleared
16 14 (7.82%) Web Development
16 14 (7.82%) Sketch
17 13 (7.26%) Google
17 13 (7.26%) Axure RP
17 13 (7.26%) A/B Testing

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 25 (13.97%) CMS
2 7 (3.91%) WordPress
3 6 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.68%) Confluence
6 2 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.12%) Mendix
7 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (7.82%) Sketch
2 12 (6.70%) InVision
3 7 (3.91%) Chatbot
4 5 (2.79%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (2.79%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.23%) Adobe XD
6 3 (1.68%) Figma
6 3 (1.68%) UXPin
7 2 (1.12%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (1.12%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.56%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.12%) Magento
1 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (1.12%) Shopify
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.70%) Azure
1 12 (6.70%) Google Analytics
2 8 (4.47%) AWS
3 7 (3.91%) Office 365
4 4 (2.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (2.23%) Serverless
5 3 (1.68%) IaaS
5 3 (1.68%) PaaS
5 3 (1.68%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.12%) npm
6 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.56%) Firebase
7 1 (0.56%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.23%) Intranet
2 2 (1.12%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.12%) WAN
2 2 (1.12%) WEP
2 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.12%) ZigBee
2 2 (1.12%) Z-Wave
3 1 (0.56%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.56%) 4G
3 1 (0.56%) Broadband
3 1 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.56%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (0.56%) LTE
3 1 (0.56%) Skype
3 1 (0.56%) SMS
3 1 (0.56%) SMTP
3 1 (0.56%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (0.56%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.56%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.23%) Big Data
2 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.68%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.68%) Data Lake
3 3 (1.68%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.68%) Power BI
3 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.12%) DTS
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.12%) MySQL
4 2 (1.12%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.12%) Spotfire
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.56%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (7.26%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.79%) JIRA
3 2 (1.12%) Balsamiq
3 2 (1.12%) Grunt
3 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.12%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.12%) Mocha
3 2 (1.12%) NeoLoad
3 2 (1.12%) Selenium
3 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.12%) webpack
4 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.56%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 37 (20.67%) Marketing
2 22 (12.29%) Public Sector
3 16 (8.94%) Publishing
4 11 (6.15%) Finance
5 10 (5.59%) Telecoms
6 8 (4.47%) Retail
7 5 (2.79%) Electronics
8 4 (2.23%) Automotive
9 3 (1.68%) Law
10 2 (1.12%) Banking
10 2 (1.12%) German Language
10 2 (1.12%) Military
11 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (39.66%) Designer
2 40 (22.35%) UX Designer
3 25 (13.97%) Developer
4 15 (8.38%) UI Designer
5 14 (7.82%) Architect
5 14 (7.82%) Content Designer
6 13 (7.26%) Analyst
7 10 (5.59%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.59%) Consultant
7 10 (5.59%) UI/UX Designer
8 8 (4.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (3.91%) Digital Designer
9 7 (3.91%) Web Manager
10 6 (3.35%) Development Manager
10 6 (3.35%) Graphic Designer
10 6 (3.35%) Product Owner
10 6 (3.35%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.35%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.35%) Web Development Manager
11 5 (2.79%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.76%) HTML
2 27 (15.08%) CSS
3 10 (5.59%) HTML5
4 9 (5.03%) REST
4 9 (5.03%) Web Services
5 8 (4.47%) React
6 7 (3.91%) Node.js
7 6 (3.35%) jQuery
7 6 (3.35%) RESTful
8 5 (2.79%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.79%) CSS3
8 5 (2.79%) Django
8 5 (2.79%) Sass
9 4 (2.23%) .NET
9 4 (2.23%) JSON
9 4 (2.23%) Redux
9 4 (2.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.68%) JSF
10 3 (1.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.82%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.35%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.79%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.23%) Graphic Design
5 4 (2.23%) Social Media
6 3 (1.68%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.12%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (1.12%) W3C
8 1 (0.56%) Animation
8 1 (0.56%) CESG
8 1 (0.56%) Life Science
8 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.03%) Windows
2 5 (2.79%) Android
2 5 (2.79%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.68%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.12%) Tizen
4 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.46%) Wireframes
3 33 (18.44%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 30 (16.76%) Analytics
5 27 (15.08%) Content Management
6 24 (13.41%) Prototyping
6 24 (13.41%) Scrum
7 22 (12.29%) Service Design
8 19 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (10.61%) Usability Testing
8 19 (10.61%) User Stories
9 18 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (9.50%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (8.38%) Front End Development
12 14 (7.82%) Web Development
13 13 (7.26%) A/B Testing
14 11 (6.15%) Collaborative Working
14 11 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (6.15%) CRM
15 9 (5.03%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.29%) JavaScript
2 8 (4.47%) Java
3 6 (3.35%) C#
4 3 (1.68%) ES6
4 3 (1.68%) PHP
5 2 (1.12%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.12%) Kotlin
5 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.12%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.56%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (0.56%) SQL
6 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.59%) Degree
2 10 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.12%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) GDPR
2 3 (1.68%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) WCAG
3 2 (1.12%) PMO
4 1 (0.56%) NCSC
4 1 (0.56%) NIST
4 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.56%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (11.17%) Adobe
2 13 (7.26%) Google
3 10 (5.59%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.23%) SAP
5 3 (1.68%) AppDynamics
5 3 (1.68%) AppNeta
5 3 (1.68%) Dynatrace
5 3 (1.68%) Infovista
5 3 (1.68%) Riverbed
5 3 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.68%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.68%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.12%) ClickTale
6 2 (1.12%) Gigya
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle
6 2 (1.12%) OutSystems
6 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.12%) Sage
6 2 (1.12%) Splunk
6 2 (1.12%) Tableau