Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 88 67
Rank change year-on-year +23 -21 -15
Contract jobs citing User Experience 178 188 505
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.28% 2.36% 3.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.91% 9.11% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 114 303
10th Percentile £175 £298 £313
25th Percentile £241 £358 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £390 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year -8.24% -2.86% +9.38%
75th Percentile £481 £525 £500
90th Percentile £538 £623 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 9
10th Percentile £17.75 £31.65 "
25th Percentile £19.21 £34.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate £28.25 £39.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -27.56% -22.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £33.00 £44.63 £52.50
90th Percentile £43.88 £47.55 £54.00
England median hourly rate £32.85 £48.00 £44.66
% change year-on-year -31.56% +7.49% +0.97%

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 1,631 2,063 4,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.06% 25.92% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 1,226 2,406
10th Percentile £213 £171 £263
25th Percentile £350 £312 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £538 £513 £525
90th Percentile £602 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 120 218
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.06 £11.50
25th Percentile £19.63 £16.19 £12.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.84% +55.00% -21.85%
75th Percentile £53.13 £47.50 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.15 £56.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +20.93% +2.38% -2.33%

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 +35 91 £350 -16.67% 42
Berkshire +39 67 £213 -46.88% 18
Hampshire +8 26 £365 -14.12% 33
West Sussex +12 23 £500 +17.65% 5
Surrey +10 21 £445 -7.29% 13
Oxfordshire +18 19 £388 +10.71% 18
Kent +7 7 £400 -11.11% 8
East Sussex +16 6 £300 -25.93% 11
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £600 +22.74% 6
Home Counties - 1 - -
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 58 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.97%) JavaScript
3 44 (24.72%) CSS
4 42 (23.60%) HTML
4 42 (23.60%) Prototyping
5 36 (20.22%) Social Skills
6 28 (15.73%) Azure
7 26 (14.61%) Front End Development
8 25 (14.04%) Wireframes
9 24 (13.48%) Scrum
10 20 (11.24%) Git (software)
10 20 (11.24%) Analytics
11 19 (10.67%) React
11 19 (10.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 18 (10.11%) .NET
13 17 (9.55%) Adobe
13 17 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (8.99%) Security Cleared
14 16 (8.99%) JIRA
14 16 (8.99%) DevOps
14 16 (8.99%) AngularJS
15 15 (8.43%) HTML5
15 15 (8.43%) Sketch
15 15 (8.43%) Marketing
15 15 (8.43%) C#
15 15 (8.43%) Linux
16 14 (7.87%) CMS
16 14 (7.87%) CSS3
17 13 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (7.30%) User Stories

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 (7.87%) CMS
2 6 (3.37%) Confluence
3 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.69%) WordPress
5 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.56%) Drupal
6 1 (0.56%) Headless CMS
6 1 (0.56%) Jadu
6 1 (0.56%) Kentico
6 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (8.43%) Sketch
2 11 (6.18%) InVision
3 10 (5.62%) Adobe XD
3 10 (5.62%) Figma
4 6 (3.37%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.69%) Zeplin
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (1.12%) UXPin
8 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.56%) InDesign
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.73%) Azure
2 8 (4.49%) AWS
2 8 (4.49%) GitHub
2 8 (4.49%) SaaS
3 7 (3.93%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.69%) GCP
4 3 (1.69%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.12%) Apigee
5 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.12%) PowerApps
5 2 (1.12%) Serverless
6 1 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.56%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.56%) Google Workspace
6 1 (0.56%) Miro
6 1 (0.56%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.56%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.81%) Intranet
2 3 (1.69%) VoIP
3 2 (1.12%) Firewall
3 2 (1.12%) Internet
3 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.56%) 3G
4 1 (0.56%) 4G
4 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.56%) HTTP
4 1 (0.56%) MQTT
4 1 (0.56%) RS-485
4 1 (0.56%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.12%) Big Data
3 2 (1.12%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.12%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) DataStage
4 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.99%) JIRA
3 10 (5.62%) Axure RP
4 7 (3.93%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.81%) Jasmine
6 4 (2.25%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.25%) Gatling
6 4 (2.25%) Subversion
7 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.12%) Babel
8 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.12%) gulp
8 2 (1.12%) webpack
9 1 (0.56%) Grunt
9 1 (0.56%) Mocha
General
1 36 (20.22%) Social Skills
2 15 (8.43%) Marketing
3 13 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.62%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.49%) Finance
6 6 (3.37%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (3.37%) Publishing
7 5 (2.81%) Local Government
8 4 (2.25%) Retail
8 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.69%) Advertising
9 3 (1.69%) Automotive
9 3 (1.69%) Games
9 3 (1.69%) Law
9 3 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.12%) Banking
10 2 (1.12%) French Language
10 2 (1.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (26.97%) Developer
2 45 (25.28%) Designer
3 36 (20.22%) Analyst
4 32 (17.98%) UX Designer
5 24 (13.48%) UX Analyst
6 18 (10.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 11 (6.18%) React Developer
7 11 (6.18%) Research Analyst
8 8 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (3.93%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.93%) Architect
9 7 (3.93%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) Digital Designer
9 7 (3.93%) UI Designer
9 7 (3.93%) UI/UX Designer
10 6 (3.37%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.37%) Content Designer
10 6 (3.37%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (2.81%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.72%) CSS
2 42 (23.60%) HTML
3 19 (10.67%) React
4 18 (10.11%) .NET
5 16 (8.99%) AngularJS
6 15 (8.43%) HTML5
7 14 (7.87%) CSS3
8 10 (5.62%) Sass
8 10 (5.62%) Vue.js
9 8 (4.49%) .NET Core
9 8 (4.49%) jQuery
9 8 (4.49%) Node.js
10 6 (3.37%) Angular 2
11 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.81%) React Native
11 5 (2.81%) REST
11 5 (2.81%) Web Services
12 4 (2.25%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.06%) Mobile App
1 9 (5.06%) Social Media
2 8 (4.49%) Algorithms
3 7 (3.93%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.25%) Life Science
5 4 (2.25%) NHS
6 3 (1.69%) Renewable Energy
6 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.12%) Acoustics
7 2 (1.12%) CESG
7 2 (1.12%) FMCG
7 2 (1.12%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.12%) Vector Graphics
8 1 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.56%) Clustering
8 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.43%) Linux
2 2 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (1.12%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) Android
3 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.60%) Prototyping
3 26 (14.61%) Front End Development
4 25 (14.04%) Wireframes
5 24 (13.48%) Scrum
6 20 (11.24%) Analytics
7 19 (10.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 17 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.99%) DevOps
10 13 (7.30%) User Stories
11 12 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (6.74%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.74%) Web Development
12 11 (6.18%) TDD
12 11 (6.18%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.18%) Workshop Facilitation
13 10 (5.62%) Requirements Gathering
13 10 (5.62%) Web Design
14 9 (5.06%) Digital Marketing
14 9 (5.06%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.97%) JavaScript
2 15 (8.43%) C#
3 10 (5.62%) Go
3 10 (5.62%) Java
4 7 (3.93%) Python
5 6 (3.37%) C++
6 5 (2.81%) PHP
6 5 (2.81%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.69%) C
7 3 (1.69%) C++/CLI
8 2 (1.12%) Perl
8 2 (1.12%) SQL
9 1 (0.56%) ES6
9 1 (0.56%) ES7
Qualifications
1 16 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.30%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.62%) Degree
4 8 (4.49%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.56%) CCDA
6 1 (0.56%) CCNA
6 1 (0.56%) CCNP
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.25%) QA
3 3 (1.69%) GDPR
4 2 (1.12%) NCSC
4 2 (1.12%) NIST
4 2 (1.12%) WCAG
5 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (6.74%) Docker
2 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (7.30%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.81%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.12%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (9.55%) Adobe
2 10 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.06%) Google
4 5 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.25%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.69%) BroadSoft
6 3 (1.69%) Capita
6 3 (1.69%) Perforce
7 2 (1.12%) Databricks
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle
7 2 (1.12%) SAP
7 2 (1.12%) Telerik
8 1 (0.56%) BMC
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) HP
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) Okta
8 1 (0.56%) Pega
8 1 (0.56%) Siebel
8 1 (0.56%) Sitecore