Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 67 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 0
Contract jobs citing User Experience 641 530 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.01% 3.20% 2.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.88% 10.59% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 330 242
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.16% +3.40%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £276
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 6
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +120.93% -25.22%
10th Percentile £33.00 £14.14 £12.65
90th Percentile £60.85 £80.73 £26.12
England median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.74
% change year-on-year -2.86% +3.74% +28.23%

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 4,977 5,007 4,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.14% 30.21% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,974 2,938 2,665
South East median daily rate £433 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £211 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 218 256
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -13.29%
10th Percentile £11.90 £10.56 £11.48
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.60 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.49% +3.00% +0.05%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +36 338 £425 +21.43% 103
Berkshire +21 216 £400 +4.92% 51
Surrey -1 149 £475 -3.94% 35
Buckinghamshire +45 76 £438 +34.62% 12
Hampshire -25 70 £444 +10.94% 33
Oxfordshire +30 46 £425 +41.67% 40
West Sussex -24 46 £385 -1.91% 21
East Sussex -7 18 £438 +9.38% 11
Middlesex +9 9 - -
Kent +13 6 £340 -4.56% 10
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 339 (52.89%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (28.86%) JavaScript
3 181 (28.24%) HTML
4 171 (26.68%) CSS
5 122 (19.03%) AngularJS
6 118 (18.41%) Wireframes
7 107 (16.69%) Scrum
8 95 (14.82%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 86 (13.42%) Front End Development
10 85 (13.26%) Git (software)
11 84 (13.10%) Marketing
12 77 (12.01%) HTML5
12 77 (12.01%) Prototyping
13 74 (11.54%) Node.js
14 73 (11.39%) Test Automation
15 69 (10.76%) Analytics
16 64 (9.98%) Finance
17 62 (9.67%) JIRA
17 62 (9.67%) REST
18 61 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
18 61 (9.52%) E-Commerce
19 60 (9.36%) QA
19 60 (9.36%) User Stories
20 58 (9.05%) Sass
21 57 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
21 57 (8.89%) TDD
22 56 (8.74%) Axure RP
22 56 (8.74%) Telecoms
22 56 (8.74%) CSS3
23 52 (8.11%) CMS

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 52 (8.11%) CMS
2 42 (6.55%) Confluence
3 13 (2.03%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (1.40%) Drupal
5 9 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.94%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.47%) WordPress
8 2 (0.31%) Apache
8 2 (0.31%) CICS
8 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.16%) nginx
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 50 (7.80%) InVision
2 33 (5.15%) Photoshop
3 21 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (2.03%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (1.56%) UXPin
6 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.47%) InDesign
9 3 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.65%) Magento
2 5 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.47%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.31%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Primavera
6 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.16%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.16%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.74%) GitHub
3 18 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.50%) Google Analytics
4 16 (2.50%) SaaS
5 14 (2.18%) Serverless
6 12 (1.87%) BrowserStack
6 12 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
7 11 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.40%) Lucidchart
8 9 (1.40%) Office 365
9 7 (1.09%) npm
10 6 (0.94%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.94%) Google Tag Manager
11 5 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.62%) IaaS
12 4 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.40%) Internet
2 7 (1.09%) HTTP
3 6 (0.94%) SSH
3 6 (0.94%) SSL
4 3 (0.47%) Firewall
4 3 (0.47%) Intranet
5 2 (0.31%) DNS
5 2 (0.31%) LAN
5 2 (0.31%) VPN
5 2 (0.31%) WAN
6 1 (0.16%) DHCP
6 1 (0.16%) Extranet
6 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.16%) MPLS
6 1 (0.16%) OSPF
6 1 (0.16%) PBX
6 1 (0.16%) SMTP
6 1 (0.16%) SNMP
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 14 (2.18%) MySQL
4 10 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.09%) Jackrabbit
6 7 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.09%) Power BI
7 4 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.62%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.47%) Cloudant
8 3 (0.47%) CouchDB
8 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.47%) DB2
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.31%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.31%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 85 (13.26%) Git (software)
2 62 (9.67%) JIRA
3 56 (8.74%) Axure RP
4 27 (4.21%) Jenkins
5 23 (3.59%) Protractor
6 22 (3.43%) Jasmine
7 20 (3.12%) Selenium
8 18 (2.81%) Cucumber
9 16 (2.50%) Mercurial
10 12 (1.87%) Mocha
11 11 (1.72%) gulp
11 11 (1.72%) Travis CI
11 11 (1.72%) webpack
12 10 (1.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 10 (1.56%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.40%) Grunt
14 7 (1.09%) Subversion
15 6 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.94%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 84 (13.10%) Marketing
2 64 (9.98%) Finance
3 56 (8.74%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.21%) Banking
5 21 (3.28%) Retail
6 17 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.50%) Legal
8 15 (2.34%) Publishing
9 9 (1.40%) Advertising
10 8 (1.25%) Back Office
10 8 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.94%) Electronics
12 5 (0.78%) Automotive
13 3 (0.47%) Law
14 2 (0.31%) French Language
15 1 (0.16%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.16%) Billing
15 1 (0.16%) Military
15 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (30.42%) Developer
2 174 (27.15%) Designer
3 131 (20.44%) UX Designer
4 82 (12.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 68 (10.61%) UI Designer
6 55 (8.58%) Analyst
7 51 (7.96%) UI/UX Designer
8 36 (5.62%) JavaScript Developer
9 33 (5.15%) Business Analyst
10 27 (4.21%) Angular Developer
11 26 (4.06%) React Developer
11 26 (4.06%) Software Engineer
12 25 (3.90%) UI Developer
13 24 (3.74%) Product Owner
14 21 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
15 19 (2.96%) Senior Designer
15 19 (2.96%) Senior UX Designer
15 19 (2.96%) Web Developer
16 16 (2.50%) Mobile Designer
16 16 (2.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (28.24%) HTML
2 171 (26.68%) CSS
3 122 (19.03%) AngularJS
4 77 (12.01%) HTML5
5 74 (11.54%) Node.js
6 62 (9.67%) REST
7 58 (9.05%) Sass
8 56 (8.74%) CSS3
9 49 (7.64%) Angular 2
10 48 (7.49%) React
10 48 (7.49%) Web Services
11 34 (5.30%) .NET
12 32 (4.99%) jQuery
13 26 (4.06%) SOAP
14 24 (3.74%) LESS
15 21 (3.28%) Vue.js
16 19 (2.96%) GraphQL
17 16 (2.50%) ASP.NET
17 16 (2.50%) React Native
18 15 (2.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.49%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.18%) Data Structures
3 14 (2.18%) Graphic Design
4 12 (1.87%) Analytical Mindset
4 12 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (1.72%) Social Media
6 10 (1.56%) Life Science
6 10 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.40%) iPad
8 6 (0.94%) Driving Licence
8 6 (0.94%) PMI
9 5 (0.78%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.62%) PACS
10 4 (0.62%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.47%) Marketing Technology
11 3 (0.47%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.31%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.74%) Apple iOS
2 23 (3.59%) Android
3 17 (2.65%) Windows
4 13 (2.03%) Linux
5 6 (0.94%) Unix
6 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.31%) VMS
7 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (52.89%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (18.41%) Wireframes
3 107 (16.69%) Scrum
4 95 (14.82%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 86 (13.42%) Front End Development
6 77 (12.01%) Prototyping
7 73 (11.39%) Test Automation
8 69 (10.76%) Analytics
9 61 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 60 (9.36%) User Stories
11 57 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
11 57 (8.89%) TDD
12 52 (8.11%) Software Engineering
13 45 (7.02%) Web Development
14 43 (6.71%) UX Design
15 42 (6.55%) OO
16 40 (6.24%) Usability Testing
17 39 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (5.93%) BDD
19 35 (5.46%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 185 (28.86%) JavaScript
2 39 (6.08%) TypeScript
3 38 (5.93%) Java
4 37 (5.77%) SQL
5 32 (4.99%) C#
6 24 (3.74%) Go
7 15 (2.34%) PHP
8 12 (1.87%) ES6
9 11 (1.72%) Python
10 9 (1.40%) C++
11 7 (1.09%) Ruby
12 5 (0.78%) ABAP
12 5 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.62%) C
13 4 (0.62%) Perl
13 4 (0.62%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.47%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.47%) Scala
15 2 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (6.08%) Degree
2 22 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.18%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (1.56%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.56%) PMP
5 7 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.78%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.78%) MBA
8 4 (0.62%) ISEB
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.16%) CCDA
10 1 (0.16%) CCNA
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CISSP
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.16%) MCSA
10 1 (0.16%) MCSE
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.36%) QA
2 7 (1.09%) PMO
3 6 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.94%) SLA
4 3 (0.47%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 26 (4.06%) Docker
2 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) ACF2
3 2 (0.31%) RACF
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (0.94%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.31%) Ansible
3 2 (0.31%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Nessus
4 1 (0.16%) Nmap
4 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (7.33%) Adobe
2 37 (5.77%) Google
3 22 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (2.50%) Oracle
4 16 (2.50%) SAP
5 14 (2.18%) FatWire
5 14 (2.18%) Microsoft
6 12 (1.87%) Atlassian
7 10 (1.56%) EXTOL
7 10 (1.56%) hybris
8 9 (1.40%) ATG
8 9 (1.40%) Demandware
9 7 (1.09%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 7 (1.09%) Remedy
9 7 (1.09%) Tableau
10 6 (0.94%) BMC
10 6 (0.94%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.94%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.78%) Cisco
11 5 (0.78%) Workday