Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 75 85
Rank change year-on-year +21 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing User Experience 683 496 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.10% 2.95% 2.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.67% 9.77% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 285 233
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +5.26% +3.40%
10th Percentile £324 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £515
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 10
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £26.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.84% +57.00%
10th Percentile £33.00 £13.32 £15.90
90th Percentile £59.79 £60.00 £45.31
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.08 £28.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% +21.71% +6.42%

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 5,389 5,076 5,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.36% 30.15% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,231 2,949 2,976
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £220
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 254 294
South East median hourly rate £33.14 £19.32 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.55% -14.14% +22.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +5.10%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Experience in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in the South East

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in the South East

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in the South East

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2018. 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 +66 366 £425 +13.33% 83
Berkshire +30 204 £400 - 42
Surrey +11 161 £475 +5.56% 36
Oxfordshire +61 91 £425 +30.77% 29
Buckinghamshire +55 71 £400 +33.33% 12
Hampshire -41 67 £450 +16.13% 29
West Sussex -22 46 £385 - 10
East Sussex -9 20 £450 +12.50% 7
Kent -2 12 £313 -13.79% 9
Middlesex +5 7 - - 1
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 359 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (34.55%) HTML
3 231 (33.82%) CSS
4 225 (32.94%) JavaScript
5 153 (22.40%) AngularJS
6 121 (17.72%) Wireframes
7 112 (16.40%) Scrum
8 105 (15.37%) Test Automation
9 101 (14.79%) HTML5
10 97 (14.20%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 91 (13.32%) Front End Development
12 82 (12.01%) Prototyping
12 82 (12.01%) Git (software)
13 79 (11.57%) Finance
13 79 (11.57%) CSS3
14 76 (11.13%) Marketing
15 72 (10.54%) Node.js
16 70 (10.25%) Sass
17 69 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
18 68 (9.96%) jQuery
19 67 (9.81%) UX Design
20 65 (9.52%) User Stories
21 62 (9.08%) Software Engineering
22 61 (8.93%) Axure RP
23 60 (8.78%) React
23 60 (8.78%) Web Development
24 59 (8.64%) TDD
24 59 (8.64%) Analytics
24 59 (8.64%) Angular 2
25 56 (8.20%) REST

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 44 (6.44%) CMS
2 35 (5.12%) Confluence
3 12 (1.76%) Drupal
3 12 (1.76%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.73%) Marvel
6 4 (0.59%) EPiServer
6 4 (0.59%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.59%) WordPress
7 3 (0.44%) Apache
7 3 (0.44%) IIS
7 3 (0.44%) Liferay
8 2 (0.29%) CICS
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Jetty
9 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 49 (7.17%) InVision
2 38 (5.56%) Photoshop
3 14 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.32%) UXPin
6 7 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.15%) GIMP
10 1 (0.15%) InDesign
10 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.15%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 13 (1.90%) Magento
2 4 (0.59%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.44%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.15%) Primavera
5 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.15%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.78%) Serverless
3 15 (2.20%) GitHub
3 15 (2.20%) SaaS
4 14 (2.05%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.61%) BrowserStack
6 9 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
6 9 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.17%) Lucidchart
7 8 (1.17%) npm
8 7 (1.02%) Office 365
9 6 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.73%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (0.59%) IaaS
11 4 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.20%) Internet
2 9 (1.32%) HTTP
3 7 (1.02%) SSL
4 6 (0.88%) DNS
4 6 (0.88%) SMTP
5 5 (0.73%) Firewall
6 4 (0.59%) LAN
6 4 (0.59%) Skype
6 4 (0.59%) VPN
6 4 (0.59%) WAN
7 3 (0.44%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.44%) DECT
7 3 (0.44%) FTP
7 3 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.44%) Intranet
7 3 (0.44%) MPLS
7 3 (0.44%) PBX
7 3 (0.44%) SNMP
7 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 18 (2.64%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.90%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.32%) MySQL
6 9 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.73%) Power BI
10 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.59%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.44%) Cloudant
11 3 (0.44%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.44%) DB2
12 2 (0.29%) Jackrabbit
12 2 (0.29%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 82 (12.01%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.93%) Axure RP
3 55 (8.05%) JIRA
4 25 (3.66%) Jenkins
5 22 (3.22%) Protractor
6 20 (2.93%) Selenium
7 19 (2.78%) Jasmine
8 18 (2.64%) Cucumber
8 18 (2.64%) Mercurial
9 14 (2.05%) Subversion
10 12 (1.76%) Mocha
11 11 (1.61%) webpack
12 10 (1.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 10 (1.46%) gulp
12 10 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.46%) Travis CI
13 9 (1.32%) Grunt
13 9 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (1.02%) JMeter
15 5 (0.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (11.57%) Finance
2 76 (11.13%) Marketing
3 41 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.95%) Banking
5 18 (2.64%) Retail
6 15 (2.20%) Back Office
6 15 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.46%) Automotive
7 10 (1.46%) Legal
7 10 (1.46%) Publishing
8 8 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.02%) Advertising
10 4 (0.59%) Law
11 3 (0.44%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 225 (32.94%) Developer
2 174 (25.48%) Designer
3 133 (19.47%) UX Designer
4 95 (13.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 68 (9.96%) UI Designer
6 60 (8.78%) Analyst
7 53 (7.76%) Web Developer
8 47 (6.88%) UI/UX Designer
9 44 (6.44%) JavaScript Developer
10 36 (5.27%) Business Analyst
10 36 (5.27%) Software Engineer
11 35 (5.12%) UI Developer
12 32 (4.69%) Angular Developer
13 31 (4.54%) Applications Developer
14 27 (3.95%) React Developer
15 23 (3.37%) Product Owner
15 23 (3.37%) Senior Designer
15 23 (3.37%) Senior UX Designer
15 23 (3.37%) Web Applications Developer
16 19 (2.78%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (34.55%) HTML
2 231 (33.82%) CSS
3 153 (22.40%) AngularJS
4 101 (14.79%) HTML5
5 79 (11.57%) CSS3
6 72 (10.54%) Node.js
7 70 (10.25%) Sass
8 68 (9.96%) jQuery
9 60 (8.78%) React
10 59 (8.64%) Angular 2
11 56 (8.20%) REST
12 53 (7.76%) Web Services
13 41 (6.00%) .NET
14 29 (4.25%) LESS
15 24 (3.51%) Vue.js
16 22 (3.22%) RESTful
17 20 (2.93%) SOAP
18 18 (2.64%) Ajax
18 18 (2.64%) JSON
19 17 (2.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.03%) Mobile App
3 46 (6.73%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.05%) Graphic Design
6 12 (1.76%) Analytical Mindset
6 12 (1.76%) Social Media
7 11 (1.61%) Life Science
8 9 (1.32%) iPad
8 9 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (0.88%) PMI
10 6 (0.88%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.73%) NHS
12 4 (0.59%) Mashup
12 4 (0.59%) PACS
13 3 (0.44%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 25 (3.66%) Apple iOS
2 24 (3.51%) Android
3 16 (2.34%) Windows
4 15 (2.20%) Linux
5 7 (1.02%) Unix
6 3 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.29%) VMS
7 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (17.72%) Wireframes
3 112 (16.40%) Scrum
4 105 (15.37%) Test Automation
5 97 (14.20%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 91 (13.32%) Front End Development
7 82 (12.01%) Prototyping
8 67 (9.81%) UX Design
9 65 (9.52%) User Stories
10 62 (9.08%) Software Engineering
11 60 (8.78%) Web Development
12 59 (8.64%) Analytics
12 59 (8.64%) TDD
13 56 (8.20%) Microservices
14 53 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
15 51 (7.47%) E-Commerce
16 49 (7.17%) OO
17 41 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 37 (5.42%) Project Management
19 36 (5.27%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 225 (32.94%) JavaScript
2 47 (6.88%) Java
3 45 (6.59%) Go
4 38 (5.56%) C#
5 33 (4.83%) TypeScript
6 30 (4.39%) SQL
7 19 (2.78%) C++
8 17 (2.49%) ES6
9 13 (1.90%) PHP
9 13 (1.90%) Python
10 10 (1.46%) Ruby
11 9 (1.32%) C
12 6 (0.88%) Scala
13 5 (0.73%) ABAP
14 4 (0.59%) Perl
15 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.29%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.29%) COBOL
16 2 (0.29%) VB
16 2 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (5.71%) Degree
2 25 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.46%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.46%) PMP
5 7 (1.02%) ISEB
5 7 (1.02%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.73%) MBA
8 4 (0.59%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.44%) CCDA
9 3 (0.44%) CCNA
9 3 (0.44%) CCVP
9 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) CISA
11 1 (0.15%) CISSP
11 1 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (8.05%) QA
2 9 (1.32%) PMO
3 6 (0.88%) SLA
4 4 (0.59%) GDPR
5 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (3.22%) Docker
2 2 (0.29%) ACF2
2 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.29%) RACF
2 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.59%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.29%) Ansible
3 2 (0.29%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.29%) Puppet
3 2 (0.29%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) Nessus
4 1 (0.15%) Nmap
4 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.15%) SCOM
4 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.15%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (5.71%) Adobe
2 34 (4.98%) Google
3 24 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (3.37%) Oracle
5 16 (2.34%) Microsoft
6 13 (1.90%) SAP
7 10 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 10 (1.46%) EXTOL
7 10 (1.46%) hybris
8 9 (1.32%) ATG
8 9 (1.32%) Demandware
8 9 (1.32%) FatWire
9 7 (1.02%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 7 (1.02%) MuleSoft
9 7 (1.02%) Tableau
10 6 (0.88%) Cisco
10 6 (0.88%) ClickTale
10 6 (0.88%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.88%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.73%) HP