Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

User Experience Designer
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 241 283
Rank change year-on-year -32 +42 +15
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 104 116 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.75% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.80% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 51 71
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £286
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.50 £32.70 -
% change year-on-year -6.71% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,398 14,448 17,377
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 93.78% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,205 8,533 10,264
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 745 894
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -8.04% +18.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured UX Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in the South East

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UX Designer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Designer in the South East

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Designer in the South East

UX Designer
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 UX Designer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UX Designer in the South East

UX Designer
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 UX Designer within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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 -24 49 £325 -13.33% 17
Berkshire -21 23 £313 -16.67% 10
Hampshire +14 18 £370 +18.40% 2
Buckinghamshire -24 17 £363 -3.33% 2
Surrey -11 16 £425 +6.25% 5
West Sussex -12 14 £405 -4.14% 1
Oxfordshire +7 9 £475 +8.57% 5
East Sussex -6 3 £400 - 3
Middlesex -2 2 £456 -8.75%
UX Designer
England

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, UX Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 104 (100.00%) User Experience
2 63 (60.58%) Wireframes
3 55 (52.88%) CSS
3 55 (52.88%) HTML
4 46 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (34.62%) Prototyping
6 28 (26.92%) Axure RP
6 28 (26.92%) Adobe
7 21 (20.19%) Photoshop
7 21 (20.19%) Mobile App
8 19 (18.27%) JavaScript
9 18 (17.31%) E-Commerce
10 17 (16.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 17 (16.35%) HTML5
10 17 (16.35%) Rapid Prototyping
11 16 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
12 15 (14.42%) Web Design
13 14 (13.46%) OmniGraffle
13 14 (13.46%) CSS3
14 13 (12.50%) Usability Testing
15 11 (10.58%) Service Design
16 10 (9.62%) Analytics
16 10 (9.62%) Information Architecture
16 10 (9.62%) Degree
16 10 (9.62%) Finance
16 10 (9.62%) W3C
17 9 (8.65%) Scrum
17 9 (8.65%) Web Accessibility
18 8 (7.69%) InVision
19 7 (6.73%) Product Management

UX Designer Skill Set
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 2 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (0.96%) Confluence
2 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (20.19%) Photoshop
2 17 (16.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 16 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (13.46%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (7.69%) InVision
6 2 (1.92%) InDesign
7 1 (0.96%) Flinto
7 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Google Analytics
2 6 (5.77%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (2.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.92%) GitHub
5 1 (0.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Internet
Development Applications
1 28 (26.92%) Axure RP
2 4 (3.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (9.62%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Marketing
3 4 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.92%) Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (52.88%) CSS
1 55 (52.88%) HTML
2 17 (16.35%) HTML5
3 14 (13.46%) CSS3
4 6 (5.77%) jQuery
5 5 (4.81%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.81%) Material Design
6 4 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.92%) Sass
8 1 (0.96%) .NET
8 1 (0.96%) LESS
8 1 (0.96%) XHTML
8 1 (0.96%) XML
8 1 (0.96%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 104 (100.00%) User Experience
2 21 (20.19%) Mobile App
3 10 (9.62%) W3C
4 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.73%) Graphic Design
5 4 (3.85%) iPhone
6 3 (2.88%) RIA
7 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.92%) Social Network
8 1 (0.96%) Blog
8 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.96%) Fintech
8 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) Android
1 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.96%) Linux
2 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (60.58%) Wireframes
2 46 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (34.62%) Prototyping
4 18 (17.31%) E-Commerce
5 17 (16.35%) Rapid Prototyping
6 15 (14.42%) Web Design
7 13 (12.50%) Usability Testing
8 11 (10.58%) Service Design
9 10 (9.62%) Analytics
9 10 (9.62%) Information Architecture
10 9 (8.65%) Scrum
10 9 (8.65%) Web Accessibility
11 7 (6.73%) Data Analytics
11 7 (6.73%) Product Management
11 7 (6.73%) Psychology
12 6 (5.77%) Front End Development
13 5 (4.81%) B2B
13 5 (4.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 5 (4.81%) Time Management
14 4 (3.85%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (26.92%) Adobe
2 6 (5.77%) ClickTale
3 4 (3.85%) Apple
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.96%) EXTOL
5 1 (0.96%) Google
5 1 (0.96%) Sitecore