Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 87 54
Rank change year-on-year +32 -33 +19
Contract jobs citing User Experience 136 344 680
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.54% 2.61% 4.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.36% 8.71% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 165 419
Median daily rate £438 £400 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -10.61% +11.88%
10th Percentile £231 £283 £325
90th Percentile £536 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 14
Median hourly rate £43.50 £34.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.94% -24.44% -
10th Percentile £41.75 £16.00 £33.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £50.15 £59.79
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +2.70%

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 1,197 3,949 5,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.12% 29.94% 31.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 2,256 3,084
Median daily rate £425 £430 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +0.12% +7.38%
10th Percentile £187 £206 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 265 203
Median hourly rate £25.25 £31.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +44.19% +11.43%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.66 £76.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.17% +14.25% -

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +33 54 £400 - 32
West Sussex +38 50 £450 - 15
Berkshire +44 34 £400 - 13
Hampshire +39 24 £550 +12.77% 20
Oxfordshire +21 12 £350 -6.67% 13
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £411 +2.83% 6
Surrey +36 6 £250 -28.57% 13
Kent +27 1 £263 -34.38% 1
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 71 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.74%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 32 (23.53%) HTML
3 32 (23.53%) CSS
3 32 (23.53%) Content Management
4 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 27 (19.85%) Publishing
6 25 (18.38%) Scrum
6 25 (18.38%) Front End Development
7 20 (14.71%) Wireframes
7 20 (14.71%) Public Sector
8 19 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (11.76%) Prototyping
9 16 (11.76%) React
9 16 (11.76%) Unit Testing
9 16 (11.76%) User Stories
10 14 (10.29%) Mobile App
10 14 (10.29%) HTML5
10 14 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (10.29%) CMS
11 13 (9.56%) Analytics
11 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
12 12 (8.82%) CSS3
12 12 (8.82%) Java
12 12 (8.82%) Service Design
13 11 (8.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 11 (8.09%) Adobe
13 11 (8.09%) Web Development
13 11 (8.09%) Node.js
13 11 (8.09%) 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 14 (10.29%) CMS
2 5 (3.68%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.94%) Confluence
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Figma
2 6 (4.41%) Sketch
3 4 (2.94%) InVision
4 3 (2.21%) Adobe XD
4 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.21%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.47%) Chatbot
5 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.74%) GIMP
6 1 (0.74%) InDesign
6 1 (0.74%) Marvel
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.74%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Shopify
2 1 (0.74%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.15%) Azure
2 5 (3.68%) AWS
2 5 (3.68%) OpenShift
3 4 (2.94%) Office 365
4 3 (2.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.47%) npm
5 2 (1.47%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.47%) Serverless
6 1 (0.74%) AWS IoT
6 1 (0.74%) IaaS
6 1 (0.74%) PaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Firewall
1 1 (0.74%) HTTP
1 1 (0.74%) Internet
1 1 (0.74%) Intranet
1 1 (0.74%) SSL
1 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.74%) TETRA
1 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.68%) SAP HANA
3 4 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.21%) Tableau
5 2 (1.47%) MySQL
5 2 (1.47%) Power BI
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Git (software)
1 7 (5.15%) JIRA
2 4 (2.94%) Balsamiq
2 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.94%) Mocha
2 4 (2.94%) webpack
3 3 (2.21%) Grunt
4 1 (0.74%) Ant
4 1 (0.74%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.74%) Babel
4 1 (0.74%) GitLab
4 1 (0.74%) gulp
4 1 (0.74%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.74%) JUnit
4 1 (0.74%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.74%) Subversion
4 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (19.85%) Publishing
2 20 (14.71%) Public Sector
3 10 (7.35%) Marketing
4 4 (2.94%) Electronics
5 2 (1.47%) Finance
5 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (41.91%) Designer
2 39 (28.68%) Developer
3 30 (22.06%) UX Designer
4 16 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (10.29%) Content Designer
6 11 (8.09%) Interaction Designer
7 8 (5.88%) Architect
7 8 (5.88%) Digital Designer
8 6 (4.41%) Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Digital Content Designer
8 6 (4.41%) React Developer
8 6 (4.41%) UI Designer
8 6 (4.41%) UX Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Product Owner
9 5 (3.68%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.68%) UI/UX Designer
10 4 (2.94%) Applications Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Mobile Developer
10 4 (2.94%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.53%) CSS
1 32 (23.53%) HTML
2 16 (11.76%) React
3 14 (10.29%) HTML5
4 12 (8.82%) CSS3
5 11 (8.09%) AngularJS
5 11 (8.09%) Node.js
5 11 (8.09%) REST
5 11 (8.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (7.35%) Ember.js
6 10 (7.35%) Sass
7 9 (6.62%) RESTful
7 9 (6.62%) Web Services
8 8 (5.88%) .NET
9 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET
10 6 (4.41%) Ajax
10 6 (4.41%) OpenLayers
11 5 (3.68%) JSF
11 5 (3.68%) SAPUI5
11 5 (3.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.29%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.35%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.68%) Acoustics
5 4 (2.94%) Life Science
6 2 (1.47%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.47%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.47%) Social Media
7 1 (0.74%) Animation
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) Robotics
7 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.15%) Windows
2 6 (4.41%) Android
3 5 (3.68%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.47%) Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.74%) Unix
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.74%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 32 (23.53%) Content Management
4 25 (18.38%) Front End Development
4 25 (18.38%) Scrum
5 20 (14.71%) Wireframes
6 19 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (11.76%) Prototyping
7 16 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 16 (11.76%) User Stories
8 14 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (9.56%) Analytics
10 12 (8.82%) Service Design
11 11 (8.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 11 (8.09%) Web Development
12 10 (7.35%) Rapid Prototyping
13 9 (6.62%) Customer Insight
13 9 (6.62%) Web Design
14 8 (5.88%) Open Source
14 8 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
2 12 (8.82%) Java
3 8 (5.88%) C#
4 4 (2.94%) C++
4 4 (2.94%) ES6
4 4 (2.94%) Objective-C
5 3 (2.21%) SQL
6 2 (1.47%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.47%) Kotlin
6 2 (1.47%) Python
7 1 (0.74%) PHP
7 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.35%) Degree
3 9 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.21%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.47%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) ISEB
7 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) QA
2 4 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) GxP
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
3 1 (0.74%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) SCCM
2 3 (2.21%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (8.09%) Adobe
2 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.41%) SAP
3 6 (4.41%) Xamarin
4 5 (3.68%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.94%) ClickTale
5 4 (2.94%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.47%) Ingenico
6 2 (1.47%) Okta
6 2 (1.47%) OutSystems
6 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.74%) Capita
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix
7 1 (0.74%) HP
7 1 (0.74%) Maxymiser
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle
7 1 (0.74%) Pega
7 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.74%) VMware