Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 70 49
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21 +17
Contract jobs citing User Experience 117 434 688
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.24% 3.05% 4.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.30% 10.15% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 225 436
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £213 £313 £322
90th Percentile £583 £560 £559
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.82% -22.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £18.50 £30.00 £30.25
90th Percentile £34.78 £55.50 £59.09
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +16.84%

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 1,035 4,275 5,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.70% 30.04% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 2,503 3,004
Median daily rate £436 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.29% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £260
90th Percentile £624 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 229 234
Median hourly rate £31.56 £33.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +53.49% +12.29%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.00 £10.77
90th Percentile £60.50 £79.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.34 £20.50
% change year-on-year +56.70% +8.95% +2.50%

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 22 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing User Experience in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 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 +27 57 £413 +3.13% 26
Hampshire +47 30 £544 +27.94% 8
Berkshire +40 29 £413 +3.13% 16
Oxfordshire +22 17 £350 -17.65% 8
West Sussex +12 17 £425 -5.56% 9
Surrey +31 11 £250 -47.92% 7
Buckinghamshire +18 11 £453 +13.16% 2
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 53 (45.30%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.80%) HTML
2 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
2 22 (18.80%) CSS
2 22 (18.80%) Wireframes
3 19 (16.24%) Analytics
3 19 (16.24%) Content Management
4 18 (15.38%) Marketing
5 17 (14.53%) CMS
6 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 15 (12.82%) Adobe
6 15 (12.82%) Public Sector
7 14 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (11.97%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 14 (11.97%) Scrum
8 13 (11.11%) Publishing
8 13 (11.11%) Front End Development
9 12 (10.26%) Web Development
9 12 (10.26%) Azure
10 11 (9.40%) Degree
10 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
11 10 (8.55%) React
11 10 (8.55%) Public Cloud
11 10 (8.55%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (8.55%) Unit Testing
11 10 (8.55%) HTML5
11 10 (8.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (7.69%) Windows
12 9 (7.69%) Service Design

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 17 (14.53%) CMS
2 4 (3.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (3.42%) Confluence
2 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.56%) WordPress
4 2 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Chatbot
2 5 (4.27%) Sketch
3 4 (3.42%) InVision
4 3 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (2.56%) Figma
4 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.56%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.71%) Adobe XD
5 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.71%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.85%) GIMP
6 1 (0.85%) InDesign
6 1 (0.85%) Marvel
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.85%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Shopify
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.26%) Azure
2 8 (6.84%) Office 365
3 7 (5.98%) AWS
4 5 (4.27%) Google Analytics
5 4 (3.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (3.42%) IaaS
5 4 (3.42%) PaaS
6 3 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.56%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.56%) npm
7 2 (1.71%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.71%) Serverless
8 1 (0.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) Intranet
2 2 (1.71%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.71%) ZigBee
2 2 (1.71%) Z-Wave
3 1 (0.85%) Firewall
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) Skype
3 1 (0.85%) TETRA
3 1 (0.85%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.56%) MySQL
3 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.71%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.13%) JIRA
3 5 (4.27%) Mocha
3 5 (4.27%) webpack
4 4 (3.42%) Grunt
4 4 (3.42%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.56%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.56%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.85%) Ant
6 1 (0.85%) Babel
6 1 (0.85%) gulp
6 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.85%) JUnit
6 1 (0.85%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.85%) Selenium
6 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (15.38%) Marketing
2 15 (12.82%) Public Sector
3 13 (11.11%) Publishing
4 6 (5.13%) Electronics
5 3 (2.56%) Finance
6 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (35.90%) Designer
2 25 (21.37%) Developer
3 23 (19.66%) UX Designer
4 15 (12.82%) Architect
5 11 (9.40%) Content Designer
6 9 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (7.69%) UI Designer
7 7 (5.98%) Digital Designer
7 7 (5.98%) Web Manager
8 6 (5.13%) Development Manager
8 6 (5.13%) Digital Content Designer
8 6 (5.13%) Graphic Designer
8 6 (5.13%) Product Owner
8 6 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.13%) UI/UX Designer
8 6 (5.13%) Web Development Manager
9 4 (3.42%) Consultant
9 4 (3.42%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.42%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.80%) CSS
1 22 (18.80%) HTML
2 10 (8.55%) HTML5
2 10 (8.55%) React
3 8 (6.84%) CSS3
3 8 (6.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (5.98%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.98%) Node.js
4 7 (5.98%) REST
4 7 (5.98%) RESTful
4 7 (5.98%) Sass
4 7 (5.98%) Web Services
5 5 (4.27%) .NET
5 5 (4.27%) jQuery
5 5 (4.27%) JSON
6 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.42%) Backbone.js
6 4 (3.42%) Jest
6 4 (3.42%) Redux
6 4 (3.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.27%) Social Media
5 4 (3.42%) Life Science
6 2 (1.71%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.71%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.85%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.85%) Animation
7 1 (0.85%) CESG
7 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.69%) Windows
2 8 (6.84%) Android
3 7 (5.98%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.71%) Tizen
4 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.85%) Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (45.30%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.80%) Wireframes
3 19 (16.24%) Analytics
3 19 (16.24%) Content Management
4 14 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (11.97%) Scrum
4 14 (11.97%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 13 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 12 (10.26%) Web Development
7 10 (8.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (8.55%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (8.55%) Unit Testing
8 9 (7.69%) Service Design
8 9 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.84%) Data-Driven Decision Making
9 8 (6.84%) Prototyping
9 8 (6.84%) Workflow
10 7 (5.98%) Marketing Strategy
10 7 (5.98%) User Stories
11 6 (5.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
2 8 (6.84%) C#
3 7 (5.98%) Java
4 5 (4.27%) ES6
5 3 (2.56%) Apple Swift
5 3 (2.56%) C++
5 3 (2.56%) Kotlin
5 3 (2.56%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.71%) SQL
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.85%) Python
7 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) Degree
1 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.71%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) QA
1 4 (3.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) GDPR
2 2 (1.71%) WCAG
3 1 (0.85%) GxP
3 1 (0.85%) NCSC
3 1 (0.85%) NIST
3 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (12.82%) Adobe
1 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.27%) Google
2 5 (4.27%) Xamarin
3 4 (3.42%) ClickTale
3 4 (3.42%) SAP
3 4 (3.42%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.56%) OutSystems
5 2 (1.71%) Capita
5 2 (1.71%) Ingenico
5 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.71%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.85%) Apple
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) Citrix
6 1 (0.85%) Maxymiser
6 1 (0.85%) Sage
6 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.85%) Tableau
6 1 (0.85%) VMware