Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 53 63
Rank change year-on-year -18 +10 +11
Contract jobs citing User Experience 431 688 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.95% 4.09% 3.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.58% 13.05% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 422 316
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £560 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 1
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +40.63%
10th Percentile £32.00 £29.70 £42.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £49.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £43.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.55% +8.16% +10.34%

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 4,497 5,271 4,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.73% 31.36% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,671 3,004 2,667
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £255 £256 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £567
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 252 240
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £18.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.66% +28.98% -19.02%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £50.98 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.33 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.82% +6.63% -

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 -43 169 £425 +6.25% 75
Berkshire -47 96 £425 +6.25% 34
Surrey +4 75 £492 +9.33% 32
Hampshire +3 75 £425 +6.25% 24
East Sussex +8 42 £400 -5.88% 3
West Sussex -13 42 £425 - 14
Oxfordshire -9 41 £438 +2.94% 25
Buckinghamshire -18 32 £394 +1.61% 16
Kent -5 10 £375 -3.23% 11
Middlesex +9 6 £448 +0.56%
Sussex - 3 £450 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 201 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (31.32%) HTML
3 134 (31.09%) CSS
4 109 (25.29%) JavaScript
5 91 (21.11%) Front End Development
6 89 (20.65%) Wireframes
7 77 (17.87%) Scrum
8 66 (15.31%) JIRA
9 61 (14.15%) Prototyping
10 59 (13.69%) Sketch
10 59 (13.69%) AngularJS
11 58 (13.46%) Analytics
12 48 (11.14%) HTML5
12 48 (11.14%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 47 (10.90%) Web Development
14 46 (10.67%) Node.js
14 46 (10.67%) Finance
15 45 (10.44%) Mobile App
15 45 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
16 42 (9.74%) Sass
16 42 (9.74%) CSS3
16 42 (9.74%) Information Architecture
16 42 (9.74%) Java
17 41 (9.51%) Git (software)
18 40 (9.28%) E-Commerce
18 40 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
19 38 (8.82%) Test Automation
19 38 (8.82%) QA
20 36 (8.35%) Marketing
21 35 (8.12%) Photoshop

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 26 (6.03%) CMS
2 25 (5.80%) Confluence
3 14 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.78%) Drupal
5 8 (1.86%) WordPress
6 3 (0.70%) Apache
6 3 (0.70%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) JBoss
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.23%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (13.69%) Sketch
2 35 (8.12%) Photoshop
3 29 (6.73%) InVision
4 19 (4.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (3.02%) OmniGraffle
6 11 (2.55%) Figma
7 10 (2.32%) Adobe XD
8 9 (2.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
9 7 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
11 5 (1.16%) Zeplin
12 4 (0.93%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.70%) Marvel
13 3 (0.70%) UXPin
14 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
14 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.23%) InDesign
15 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.70%) Magento
2 3 (0.70%) SessionCam
3 2 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.46%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.87%) Google Analytics
3 15 (3.48%) SaaS
4 11 (2.55%) npm
4 11 (2.55%) Office 365
5 9 (2.09%) GitHub
5 9 (2.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 7 (1.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 7 (1.62%) BrowserStack
6 7 (1.62%) Lucidchart
7 5 (1.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.93%) Intranet
2 3 (0.70%) SMS
2 3 (0.70%) VoIP
3 2 (0.46%) GSM
3 2 (0.46%) LAN
3 2 (0.46%) LTE
3 2 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.46%) Skype
4 1 (0.23%) DHCP
4 1 (0.23%) DNS
4 1 (0.23%) GPRS
4 1 (0.23%) HSPA
4 1 (0.23%) HTTP
4 1 (0.23%) Internet
4 1 (0.23%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.23%) UMTS
4 1 (0.23%) VPN
4 1 (0.23%) WAN
4 1 (0.23%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.86%) MongoDB
2 8 (1.86%) MySQL
3 6 (1.39%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.16%) Blockchain
4 5 (1.16%) Data Lake
4 5 (1.16%) DTS
5 4 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.46%) Apache Ignite
8 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.23%) DB2
8 1 (0.23%) GIS
8 1 (0.23%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) Power BI
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 66 (15.31%) JIRA
2 41 (9.51%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.42%) Axure RP
4 18 (4.18%) Jasmine
4 18 (4.18%) Protractor
5 16 (3.71%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.78%) webpack
7 10 (2.32%) Bitbucket
8 9 (2.09%) gulp
8 9 (2.09%) Selenium
8 9 (2.09%) Subversion
9 8 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.62%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.62%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (1.16%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.16%) git-flow
12 5 (1.16%) Grunt
13 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket Server
13 4 (0.93%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 46 (10.67%) Finance
2 36 (8.35%) Marketing
3 32 (7.42%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.94%) Retail
5 15 (3.48%) Banking
6 10 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (2.09%) Legal
7 9 (2.09%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.93%) Publishing
10 2 (0.46%) Automotive
10 2 (0.46%) German Language
10 2 (0.46%) Military
10 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 126 (29.23%) Designer
2 117 (27.15%) Developer
3 104 (24.13%) UX Designer
4 49 (11.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 31 (7.19%) Analyst
6 27 (6.26%) Architect
6 27 (6.26%) UI Designer
7 22 (5.10%) UI/UX Designer
8 17 (3.94%) Angular Developer
9 16 (3.71%) Product Owner
9 16 (3.71%) Project Manager
9 16 (3.71%) Web Developer
10 15 (3.48%) React Developer
11 14 (3.25%) Business Analyst
11 14 (3.25%) Consultant
11 14 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (3.25%) Senior Designer
11 14 (3.25%) Software Engineer
12 12 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (2.55%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (31.32%) HTML
2 134 (31.09%) CSS
3 59 (13.69%) AngularJS
4 48 (11.14%) HTML5
5 46 (10.67%) Node.js
6 42 (9.74%) CSS3
6 42 (9.74%) Sass
7 34 (7.89%) React
8 30 (6.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 25 (5.80%) jQuery
10 24 (5.57%) Redux
11 23 (5.34%) Web Services
12 20 (4.64%) .NET
13 14 (3.25%) Apache Cordova
14 13 (3.02%) Jest
15 12 (2.78%) JSON
15 12 (2.78%) REST
15 12 (2.78%) SOAP
16 11 (2.55%) RESTful
17 10 (2.32%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.44%) Mobile App
2 40 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.32%) Graphic Design
4 9 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.09%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.62%) Life Science
5 7 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.70%) Blog
8 3 (0.70%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.70%) Social Media
9 2 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.46%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.46%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.23%) Animation
10 1 (0.23%) FMCG
10 1 (0.23%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.18%) Android
2 13 (3.02%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.09%) Windows
4 4 (0.93%) Linux
5 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (21.11%) Front End Development
3 89 (20.65%) Wireframes
4 77 (17.87%) Scrum
5 61 (14.15%) Prototyping
6 58 (13.46%) Analytics
7 48 (11.14%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 47 (10.90%) Web Development
9 45 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (9.74%) Information Architecture
11 40 (9.28%) E-Commerce
12 38 (8.82%) Test Automation
13 33 (7.66%) Project Management
14 32 (7.42%) User Stories
15 30 (6.96%) DevOps
16 28 (6.50%) Software Engineering
16 28 (6.50%) TDD
17 27 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (6.26%) Web Design
17 27 (6.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 109 (25.29%) JavaScript
2 42 (9.74%) Java
3 25 (5.80%) C#
4 23 (5.34%) ES6
5 18 (4.18%) TypeScript
6 14 (3.25%) SQL
7 9 (2.09%) Python
8 6 (1.39%) Go
8 6 (1.39%) PHP
9 3 (0.70%) Apple Swift
9 3 (0.70%) C
9 3 (0.70%) C++
9 3 (0.70%) Kotlin
9 3 (0.70%) R
9 3 (0.70%) Ruby
10 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.46%) Scala
11 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (4.87%) Degree
2 13 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.86%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.39%) ISEB
7 5 (1.16%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.70%) PMP
10 2 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.23%) MCAD
11 1 (0.23%) MCPD
11 1 (0.23%) MCSD
11 1 (0.23%) MCTS
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.82%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) PMO
3 2 (0.46%) GDPR
3 2 (0.46%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.23%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.62%) Docker
3 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.46%) Ansible
3 2 (0.46%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.46%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.46%) Puppet
3 2 (0.46%) Terraform
4 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 35 (8.12%) Adobe
2 32 (7.42%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.57%) Google
4 19 (4.41%) Atlassian
5 14 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.78%) Apple
6 12 (2.78%) Hotjar
7 11 (2.55%) Workday
8 9 (2.09%) Cisco
9 8 (1.86%) Yahoo!
10 7 (1.62%) VMware
11 5 (1.16%) Ariba
11 5 (1.16%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 5 (1.16%) Dell
11 5 (1.16%) EMC
11 5 (1.16%) IBM
11 5 (1.16%) NetApp
11 5 (1.16%) SAP
12 4 (0.93%) Citrix
12 4 (0.93%) ClickTale