Period
to 16 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 53 72
Rank change year-on-year -24 +19 +12
Contract jobs citing User Experience 373 700 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.77% 4.20% 3.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.15% 13.48% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 424 287
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £321 £277
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 14
South East median hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% - +71.84%
10th Percentile £16.00 £33.00 £13.32
90th Percentile £50.15 £59.79 £60.00
England median hourly rate £37.00 £35.25 £34.10
% change year-on-year +4.96% +3.39% +13.65%

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 4,075 5,193 4,947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.22% 31.15% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,331 3,124 2,863
South East median daily rate £430 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +6.88% -
10th Percentile £210 £250 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 205 243
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £23.50 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.91% +21.51% -14.04%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £74.88 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.14% +1.23% -

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -34 166 £400 -5.88% 76
Berkshire -51 90 £400 - 37
Hampshire +20 57 £488 +8.33% 24
Surrey -34 44 £381 -19.74% 33
West Sussex +8 43 £450 +16.88% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 40 £400 - 16
East Sussex +27 39 £375 -16.67% 12
Oxfordshire -8 34 £413 -2.94% 23
Kent 0 4 £400 +28.00% 7
Sussex - 3 £450 -
Middlesex +5 2 £475 -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 169 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (31.64%) HTML
3 117 (31.37%) CSS
4 91 (24.40%) JavaScript
5 74 (19.84%) Scrum
6 69 (18.50%) Front End Development
7 67 (17.96%) Analytics
8 65 (17.43%) Wireframes
9 51 (13.67%) JIRA
10 44 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (11.53%) User Stories
11 43 (11.53%) Finance
12 42 (11.26%) Sketch
13 41 (10.99%) E-Commerce
13 41 (10.99%) Azure
14 40 (10.72%) Mobile App
15 38 (10.19%) Prototyping
16 36 (9.65%) Google
16 36 (9.65%) AngularJS
16 36 (9.65%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 35 (9.38%) Information Architecture
17 35 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
18 34 (9.12%) Microsoft
18 34 (9.12%) QA
19 33 (8.85%) React
20 32 (8.58%) Java
20 32 (8.58%) Degree
21 30 (8.04%) HTML5
21 30 (8.04%) Service Design
22 29 (7.77%) Analytical Skills

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 27 (7.24%) Confluence
2 23 (6.17%) CMS
3 11 (2.95%) Drupal
4 10 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.07%) WordPress
6 3 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.80%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.54%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.27%) Apache
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.27%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.27%) IIS
8 1 (0.27%) Kentico
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (11.26%) Sketch
2 24 (6.43%) Photoshop
3 18 (4.83%) InVision
4 14 (3.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (2.95%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (2.41%) Figma
7 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (1.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (1.88%) Zeplin
9 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.80%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.54%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.27%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.27%) Marvel
13 1 (0.27%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 11 (2.95%) SessionCam
2 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.54%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.99%) Azure
2 27 (7.24%) AWS
2 27 (7.24%) Google Analytics
3 21 (5.63%) SaaS
4 12 (3.22%) Office 365
5 10 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 8 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.88%) npm
8 5 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.34%) Serverless
9 4 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.80%) GCP
10 3 (0.80%) GitHub
10 3 (0.80%) Google Tag Manager
10 3 (0.80%) IaaS
11 2 (0.54%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.14%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (1.88%) VoIP
3 6 (1.61%) 3G
3 6 (1.61%) 4G
4 5 (1.34%) Intranet
5 4 (1.07%) Internet
6 3 (0.80%) SMS
7 2 (0.54%) GSM
7 2 (0.54%) HTTP
7 2 (0.54%) LTE
8 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.27%) GPRS
8 1 (0.27%) HSPA
8 1 (0.27%) UMTS
8 1 (0.27%) WCDMA
8 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.68%) NoSQL
3 9 (2.41%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.61%) MySQL
6 5 (1.34%) Blockchain
6 5 (1.34%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.07%) DTS
8 3 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.54%) Big Data
10 1 (0.27%) GIS
10 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 51 (13.67%) JIRA
2 25 (6.70%) Git (software)
3 22 (5.90%) Axure RP
4 12 (3.22%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.14%) webpack
6 7 (1.88%) Grunt
7 6 (1.61%) Maven
8 5 (1.34%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.34%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.07%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.80%) gulp
10 3 (0.80%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.80%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.80%) Protractor
10 3 (0.80%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.80%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.54%) Gradle
11 2 (0.54%) TestRail
General
1 43 (11.53%) Finance
2 26 (6.97%) Marketing
3 24 (6.43%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.29%) Retail
5 12 (3.22%) Legal
6 11 (2.95%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.41%) Banking
8 8 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.07%) Automotive
11 3 (0.80%) Billing
11 3 (0.80%) Games
11 3 (0.80%) Publishing
11 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.54%) German Language
12 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.27%) Advertising
13 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.27%) Local Government
13 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 104 (27.88%) Designer
2 88 (23.59%) Developer
3 75 (20.11%) UX Designer
4 37 (9.92%) Analyst
5 34 (9.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 24 (6.43%) UI Designer
7 20 (5.36%) Business Analyst
8 19 (5.09%) Product Owner
9 15 (4.02%) Agile Product Owner
9 15 (4.02%) Architect
9 15 (4.02%) Consultant
9 15 (4.02%) UI/UX Designer
10 14 (3.75%) Digital Product Owner
11 13 (3.49%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.49%) React Developer
12 11 (2.95%) Digital Designer
12 11 (2.95%) E-Commerce Product Owner
12 11 (2.95%) User Experience Consultant
13 9 (2.41%) Angular Developer
13 9 (2.41%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (31.64%) HTML
2 117 (31.37%) CSS
3 36 (9.65%) AngularJS
4 33 (8.85%) React
5 30 (8.04%) HTML5
6 27 (7.24%) Sass
7 26 (6.97%) CSS3
8 22 (5.90%) Node.js
8 22 (5.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 21 (5.63%) Web Services
10 20 (5.36%) jQuery
11 17 (4.56%) .NET
11 17 (4.56%) RESTful
12 13 (3.49%) JSON
13 12 (3.22%) Redux
13 12 (3.22%) REST
14 9 (2.41%) D3.js
14 9 (2.41%) SOAP
15 7 (1.88%) OAuth
15 7 (1.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.72%) Mobile App
2 29 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.02%) Graphic Design
4 12 (3.22%) W3C
5 10 (2.68%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.34%) Life Science
9 4 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.80%) Animation
10 3 (0.80%) Blog
10 3 (0.80%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) PMI
10 3 (0.80%) Social Media
11 2 (0.54%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.54%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.54%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.54%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.95%) Android
2 9 (2.41%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.14%) Windows
4 4 (1.07%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.54%) Linux
5 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (19.84%) Scrum
3 69 (18.50%) Front End Development
4 67 (17.96%) Analytics
5 65 (17.43%) Wireframes
6 44 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (11.53%) User Stories
8 41 (10.99%) E-Commerce
9 38 (10.19%) Prototyping
10 36 (9.65%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 35 (9.38%) Information Architecture
11 35 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (8.04%) Service Design
13 29 (7.77%) Responsive Web Design
14 28 (7.51%) Rapid Prototyping
14 28 (7.51%) Test Automation
15 26 (6.97%) Decision-Making
15 26 (6.97%) Web Development
16 24 (6.43%) Workflow
17 23 (6.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 91 (24.40%) JavaScript
2 32 (8.58%) Java
3 24 (6.43%) C#
4 16 (4.29%) SQL
5 14 (3.75%) TypeScript
6 13 (3.49%) ES6
7 9 (2.41%) Python
8 7 (1.88%) C
9 4 (1.07%) Kotlin
9 4 (1.07%) Scala
10 3 (0.80%) Clojure
10 3 (0.80%) Go
10 3 (0.80%) R
10 3 (0.80%) Ruby
11 2 (0.54%) ABAP
11 2 (0.54%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.54%) C++
11 2 (0.54%) Groovy
11 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (8.58%) Degree
2 8 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.88%) PMP
3 7 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.34%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.34%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.07%) ISEB
7 2 (0.54%) IIBA
8 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.27%) CBAP
8 1 (0.27%) MBA
8 1 (0.27%) MCAD
8 1 (0.27%) MCPD
8 1 (0.27%) MCSD
8 1 (0.27%) MCTS
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.12%) QA
2 6 (1.61%) WCAG
3 3 (0.80%) PMO
4 2 (0.54%) GDPR
4 2 (0.54%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.80%) Docker
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) vSphere
4 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.80%) Ansible
1 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (0.80%) Puppet
1 3 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (0.80%) Terraform
2 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (9.65%) Google
2 34 (9.12%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.90%) Adobe
4 20 (5.36%) Hotjar
5 11 (2.95%) Apple
6 9 (2.41%) Cisco
7 8 (2.14%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.14%) Dell
7 8 (2.14%) VMware
7 8 (2.14%) Yahoo!
8 6 (1.61%) EMC
8 6 (1.61%) NetApp
9 5 (1.34%) SAP
10 3 (0.80%) Citrix
10 3 (0.80%) Maxymiser
10 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.80%) Workday
11 2 (0.54%) OutSystems
11 2 (0.54%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.54%) Xamarin