Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 61 60
Rank change year-on-year -36 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing User Experience 244 618 617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.27% 3.86% 3.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.61% 12.65% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 382 380
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +10.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £285 £301 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 23
South East median hourly rate £32.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +5.26% +216.67%
10th Percentile £16.00 £34.80 £20.18
90th Percentile £51.02 £62.99 £80.73
England median hourly rate £46.40 £34.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +34.48% -18.82% +14.83%

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 3,206 4,886 5,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.83% 30.53% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,832 2,929 2,994
South East median daily rate £425 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.85% +8.25% -
10th Percentile £185 £239 £210
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 234 230
South East median hourly rate £30.81 £20.13 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.08% -0.30% +15.34%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.90 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.95 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +9.52% -2.33% +7.93%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 -51 110 £400 -7.25% 81
Berkshire -50 71 £410 -2.09% 32
Surrey -18 40 £475 +4.11% 39
Hampshire -2 35 £425 -5.56% 35
West Sussex +23 29 £474 +23.05% 19
Buckinghamshire -20 23 £400 -11.11% 15
East Sussex +19 19 £450 +5.88% 9
Oxfordshire -2 14 £300 -34.07% 34
Middlesex +12 1 £475 +12.09% 1
Kent +5 1 - - 6
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 109 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (24.18%) CSS
3 58 (23.77%) HTML
4 52 (21.31%) JavaScript
5 47 (19.26%) Wireframes
6 40 (16.39%) User Stories
6 40 (16.39%) Scrum
7 38 (15.57%) Analytics
8 37 (15.16%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 32 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (12.30%) Front End Development
11 28 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (11.48%) Finance
12 25 (10.25%) Responsive Web Design
12 25 (10.25%) Azure
13 24 (9.84%) Mobile App
13 24 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (9.84%) E-Commerce
13 24 (9.84%) Prototyping
13 24 (9.84%) Service Design
14 21 (8.61%) Usability Testing
15 20 (8.20%) Google
16 19 (7.79%) JIRA
16 19 (7.79%) DevOps
17 17 (6.97%) Marketing
17 17 (6.97%) Degree
17 17 (6.97%) Sketch
18 16 (6.56%) Use Case
18 16 (6.56%) React
18 16 (6.56%) SaaS

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 13 (5.33%) CMS
2 12 (4.92%) Confluence
3 7 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.64%) Drupal
4 4 (1.64%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.82%) Mendix
6 2 (0.82%) SAP Portal
6 2 (0.82%) WordPress
7 1 (0.41%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.41%) IIS
7 1 (0.41%) Kentico
7 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (6.97%) Sketch
2 10 (4.10%) InVision
2 10 (4.10%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (1.64%) Chatbot
6 4 (1.64%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (1.23%) UXPin
8 2 (0.82%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.82%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.82%) UserZoom
8 2 (0.82%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.41%) Figma
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.28%) SessionCam
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.41%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.25%) Azure
2 16 (6.56%) AWS
2 16 (6.56%) SaaS
3 11 (4.51%) Google Analytics
4 8 (3.28%) Serverless
5 7 (2.87%) Office 365
6 6 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.46%) GCP
7 5 (2.05%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (1.64%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.23%) Amazon Cognito
9 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.23%) CloudFront
9 3 (1.23%) Firebase
9 3 (1.23%) npm
10 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.82%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.28%) 4G
2 7 (2.87%) 3G
3 6 (2.46%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (1.64%) Internet
4 4 (1.64%) VoIP
5 3 (1.23%) HTTP
6 2 (0.82%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.82%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.82%) Intelligent Network
6 2 (0.82%) Intranet
6 2 (0.82%) LTE
6 2 (0.82%) WAN
6 2 (0.82%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.41%) 2G
7 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.41%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.41%) SMS
7 1 (0.41%) Value-Added Service
7 1 (0.41%) WEP
7 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (2.46%) Big Data
3 5 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.64%) Power BI
5 3 (1.23%) BigQuery
5 3 (1.23%) MySQL
5 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.82%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.82%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.82%) DTS
6 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.41%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 19 (7.79%) JIRA
2 13 (5.33%) Axure RP
3 10 (4.10%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.23%) Grunt
5 3 (1.23%) Maven
5 3 (1.23%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.23%) webpack
5 3 (1.23%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.82%) ERwin
6 2 (0.82%) Gradle
6 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.82%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.82%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) Babel
7 1 (0.41%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.41%) ESLint
7 1 (0.41%) Postman
7 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 28 (11.48%) Finance
2 17 (6.97%) Marketing
3 15 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.92%) Retail
5 11 (4.51%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.87%) Banking
6 7 (2.87%) Publishing
7 6 (2.46%) Legal
8 5 (2.05%) Automotive
9 3 (1.23%) Games
9 3 (1.23%) Law
10 2 (0.82%) Billing
10 2 (0.82%) German Language
10 2 (0.82%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) Local Government
11 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.41%) Military
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (30.74%) Designer
2 51 (20.90%) Developer
3 49 (20.08%) UX Designer
4 34 (13.93%) Analyst
5 23 (9.43%) Business Analyst
6 18 (7.38%) UI Designer
7 17 (6.97%) Product Owner
8 14 (5.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (5.33%) Digital Designer
10 12 (4.92%) Agile Product Owner
10 12 (4.92%) UI/UX Designer
11 11 (4.51%) Digital Analyst
11 11 (4.51%) Digital Business Analyst
12 9 (3.69%) Consultant
12 9 (3.69%) Digital Product Owner
12 9 (3.69%) React Developer
13 8 (3.28%) Agile Business Analyst
13 8 (3.28%) Architect
13 8 (3.28%) Content Designer
13 8 (3.28%) E-Commerce Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (24.18%) CSS
2 58 (23.77%) HTML
3 16 (6.56%) React
4 14 (5.74%) jQuery
5 13 (5.33%) HTML5
6 12 (4.92%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.92%) REST
7 11 (4.51%) Sass
8 9 (3.69%) Node.js
8 9 (3.69%) RESTful
8 9 (3.69%) Web Services
9 8 (3.28%) .NET
9 8 (3.28%) CSS3
9 8 (3.28%) JSON
10 7 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (2.46%) Redux
12 4 (1.64%) LESS
12 4 (1.64%) SOAP
13 3 (1.23%) Ajax
13 3 (1.23%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (9.84%) Mobile App
2 12 (4.92%) W3C
3 9 (3.69%) Graphic Design
3 9 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.23%) PMI
7 2 (0.82%) Animation
7 2 (0.82%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (0.82%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.82%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.82%) Social Media
7 2 (0.82%) TM Forum
7 2 (0.82%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.46%) Windows
2 5 (2.05%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.23%) Android
3 3 (1.23%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (19.26%) Wireframes
3 40 (16.39%) Scrum
3 40 (16.39%) User Stories
4 38 (15.57%) Analytics
5 37 (15.16%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 32 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (12.30%) Front End Development
8 28 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (10.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 24 (9.84%) E-Commerce
10 24 (9.84%) Prototyping
10 24 (9.84%) Service Design
11 21 (8.61%) Usability Testing
12 19 (7.79%) DevOps
13 16 (6.56%) Use Case
14 15 (6.15%) B2C
14 15 (6.15%) Collaborative Working
14 15 (6.15%) Decision-Making
14 15 (6.15%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.31%) JavaScript
2 15 (6.15%) Java
3 10 (4.10%) Python
3 10 (4.10%) SQL
4 9 (3.69%) C#
5 8 (3.28%) C
5 8 (3.28%) TypeScript
6 4 (1.64%) ES6
7 3 (1.23%) Clojure
7 3 (1.23%) Scala
8 2 (0.82%) ABAP
8 2 (0.82%) C++
8 2 (0.82%) Go
8 2 (0.82%) Groovy
8 2 (0.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) VB
9 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (6.97%) Degree
2 13 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.05%) PMP
5 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.64%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.82%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.41%) CBAP
7 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) IIBA
7 1 (0.41%) ISEB
7 1 (0.41%) MBA
7 1 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.51%) QA
2 4 (1.64%) WCAG
3 3 (1.23%) GDPR
4 2 (0.82%) PMO
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.41%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.82%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) SCCM
3 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (8.20%) Google
2 14 (5.74%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.51%) Adobe
4 8 (3.28%) Hotjar
5 5 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.64%) SAP
7 3 (1.23%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.23%) AppNeta
7 3 (1.23%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.23%) Infovista
7 3 (1.23%) Riverbed
7 3 (1.23%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.82%) Casewise
8 2 (0.82%) Dell
8 2 (0.82%) Gigya
8 2 (0.82%) Maxymiser
8 2 (0.82%) Splunk
8 2 (0.82%) Tableau
9 1 (0.41%) Epicor
9 1 (0.41%) Ericsson