Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 66 56
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10 +7
Contract jobs citing User Experience 220 537 650
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.25% 3.43% 3.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.47% 11.33% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 339 418
Median daily rate £450 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +10.67%
10th Percentile £312 £282 £263
90th Percentile £606 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 22
Median hourly rate £39.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +2.56% +275.00%
10th Percentile £20.20 £34.80 £17.21
90th Percentile £51.02 £53.25 £80.73
England median hourly rate £47.75 £35.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +36.43% -18.60% +8.86%

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 2,945 4,741 5,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.12% 30.26% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,645 2,815 2,935
Median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £249 £225
90th Percentile £602 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 235 227
Median hourly rate £30.00 £18.87 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.98% -16.13% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.85 £10.32
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £52.50
Median hourly rate £24.71 £21.00 £21.79
% change year-on-year +17.64% -3.63% +8.95%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -50 94 £423 -3.43% 65
Berkshire -43 65 £423 -0.59% 22
Hampshire +16 41 £425 -3.95% 19
Surrey +13 37 £513 +9.33% 33
West Sussex +19 27 £450 +16.88% 9
Buckinghamshire -20 18 £450 - 3
East Sussex +20 15 £450 +5.88% 12
Oxfordshire +10 11 £350 -26.32% 40
Kent +12 3 £450 +11.11% 5
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 96 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (20.00%) Wireframes
3 41 (18.64%) Scrum
4 39 (17.73%) HTML
4 39 (17.73%) User Stories
5 38 (17.27%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 36 (16.36%) CSS
7 34 (15.45%) JavaScript
7 34 (15.45%) Analytics
8 27 (12.27%) Marketing
9 26 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (10.91%) Finance
10 24 (10.91%) Prototyping
10 24 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (10.45%) CMS
11 23 (10.45%) Content Management
12 21 (9.55%) Service Design
13 20 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
14 19 (8.64%) Front End Development
15 18 (8.18%) Mobile App
15 18 (8.18%) Google
16 17 (7.73%) Usability Testing
16 17 (7.73%) E-Commerce
16 17 (7.73%) DevOps
17 15 (6.82%) AWS
18 14 (6.36%) Sketch
18 14 (6.36%) HTML5
18 14 (6.36%) REST
18 14 (6.36%) CRM

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 23 (10.45%) CMS
2 10 (4.55%) Confluence
3 7 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.73%) WordPress
5 4 (1.82%) Drupal
5 4 (1.82%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.91%) Mendix
8 1 (0.45%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.45%) IIS
8 1 (0.45%) Kentico
8 1 (0.45%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (6.36%) Sketch
2 11 (5.00%) InVision
3 5 (2.27%) Chatbot
3 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.27%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.82%) Adobe XD
4 4 (1.82%) Figma
4 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.36%) UXPin
6 2 (0.91%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Magento
2 3 (1.36%) SessionCam
3 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.45%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.45%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.82%) AWS
2 12 (5.45%) Azure
3 10 (4.55%) Google Analytics
3 10 (4.55%) Serverless
4 8 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.73%) GCP
6 5 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.27%) Office 365
6 5 (2.27%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.82%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.82%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.82%) SaaS
8 3 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (1.36%) Amazon Cognito
8 3 (1.36%) CloudFront
8 3 (1.36%) Firebase
9 2 (0.91%) Boomi
9 2 (0.91%) npm
10 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.82%) 4G
1 4 (1.82%) VoIP
2 3 (1.36%) 3G
2 3 (1.36%) HTTP
3 2 (0.91%) 3GPP
3 2 (0.91%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (0.91%) Intelligent Network
3 2 (0.91%) Internet
3 2 (0.91%) Intranet
3 2 (0.91%) LTE
3 2 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.91%) WAN
3 2 (0.91%) WEP
3 2 (0.91%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.45%) Broadband
4 1 (0.45%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.45%) SMS
4 1 (0.45%) SMTP
4 1 (0.45%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (0.45%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (2.73%) Big Data
3 5 (2.27%) Power BI
3 5 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.36%) BigQuery
5 3 (1.36%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.36%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.91%) DTS
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.91%) MySQL
6 2 (0.91%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (5.45%) JIRA
2 11 (5.00%) Axure RP
3 9 (4.09%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.82%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.36%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.36%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.91%) Balsamiq
6 2 (0.91%) ERwin
6 2 (0.91%) Grunt
6 2 (0.91%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.91%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.91%) Selenium
6 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.91%) webpack
7 1 (0.45%) Gradle
7 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.45%) JUnit
7 1 (0.45%) Maven
7 1 (0.45%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 27 (12.27%) Marketing
2 24 (10.91%) Finance
3 14 (6.36%) Publishing
4 13 (5.91%) Public Sector
4 13 (5.91%) Retail
4 13 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.82%) Automotive
5 4 (1.82%) Banking
6 3 (1.36%) Law
6 3 (1.36%) Legal
7 2 (0.91%) German Language
7 2 (0.91%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (33.18%) Designer
2 44 (20.00%) UX Designer
3 39 (17.73%) Developer
4 28 (12.73%) Analyst
5 22 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 18 (8.18%) UI Designer
7 15 (6.82%) Content Designer
7 15 (6.82%) Product Owner
7 15 (6.82%) UI/UX Designer
8 11 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
8 11 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
9 10 (4.55%) Digital Designer
10 9 (4.09%) Consultant
11 8 (3.64%) Agile Business Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) Architect
12 7 (3.18%) Agile Product Owner
12 7 (3.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 7 (3.18%) Product Manager
12 7 (3.18%) Software Engineer
12 7 (3.18%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.73%) HTML
2 36 (16.36%) CSS
3 14 (6.36%) HTML5
3 14 (6.36%) REST
4 11 (5.00%) jQuery
4 11 (5.00%) React
4 11 (5.00%) Web Services
5 10 (4.55%) Node.js
6 8 (3.64%) Sass
7 7 (3.18%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.18%) CSS3
8 6 (2.73%) Redux
8 6 (2.73%) RESTful
9 5 (2.27%) Django
9 5 (2.27%) JSON
9 5 (2.27%) LESS
10 4 (1.82%) .NET
11 3 (1.36%) Electron Framework
11 3 (1.36%) React Native
11 3 (1.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.18%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.73%) W3C
5 5 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.82%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.36%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.36%) PMI
8 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.91%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.91%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.91%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.91%) Life Science
8 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.91%) Marketing Technology
8 2 (0.91%) Social Media
8 2 (0.91%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.73%) Windows
2 4 (1.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.91%) Android
3 2 (0.91%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (20.00%) Wireframes
3 41 (18.64%) Scrum
4 39 (17.73%) User Stories
5 38 (17.27%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 34 (15.45%) Analytics
7 26 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (10.91%) Prototyping
9 23 (10.45%) Content Management
10 21 (9.55%) Service Design
11 20 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
12 19 (8.64%) Front End Development
13 17 (7.73%) DevOps
13 17 (7.73%) E-Commerce
13 17 (7.73%) Usability Testing
14 14 (6.36%) CRM
15 13 (5.91%) Use Case
16 12 (5.45%) Product Management
16 12 (5.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.45%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.55%) Java
3 8 (3.64%) C
3 8 (3.64%) Python
4 6 (2.73%) SQL
5 5 (2.27%) C#
6 4 (1.82%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.36%) ES6
7 3 (1.36%) PHP
8 2 (0.91%) Go
8 2 (0.91%) Scala
9 1 (0.45%) Clojure
9 1 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.45%) ES7
9 1 (0.45%) Groovy
9 1 (0.45%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.09%) Degree
4 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.27%) PMP
5 4 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.91%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) MBA
7 1 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.36%) GDPR
2 2 (0.91%) PMO
2 2 (0.91%) WCAG
3 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.45%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (8.18%) Google
2 12 (5.45%) Adobe
3 9 (4.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.36%) AppDynamics
5 3 (1.36%) AppNeta
5 3 (1.36%) Dynatrace
5 3 (1.36%) Hotjar
5 3 (1.36%) Infovista
5 3 (1.36%) Riverbed
5 3 (1.36%) SAP
5 3 (1.36%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.36%) Tableau
6 2 (0.91%) Casewise
6 2 (0.91%) Dell
6 2 (0.91%) Gigya
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle
6 2 (0.91%) Splunk
7 1 (0.45%) Epicor
7 1 (0.45%) Ericsson