Period
to 23 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Balsamiq skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Balsamiq over the 6 months to 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Balsamiq
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 720 824 801
Rank change year-on-year +104 -23 +9
Contract jobs citing Balsamiq 29 58 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.058% 0.086%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.27% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 45 67
UK median daily rate £431 £405 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% -18.59% +17.06%
10th Percentile £365 £355 £363
90th Percentile £550 £503 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £469
% change year-on-year +3.13% -14.67% +10.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Balsamiq is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 12,350 21,443 18,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.05% 21.52% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,173 14,621 13,050
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £645 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £415
% change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 261 238
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -0.57% +6.71%
10th Percentile £16.50 £33.00 £28.10
90th Percentile £67.25 £55.00 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -4.60% -1.14% +9.32%

Balsamiq
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Balsamiq as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Balsamiq in the UK

Balsamiq
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Balsamiq.

Contractor daily rate trend for Balsamiq in the UK

Balsamiq
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Balsamiq over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Balsamiq in the UK

Balsamiq
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Balsamiq within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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
England +115 25 £450 - 23
UK excluding London +83 18 £413 +3.13% 14
London +108 11 £450 -3.23% 9
North of England +33 8 £250 -24.53% 2
Yorkshire +50 7 £250 -13.04%
East of England - 5 £525 - 1
Wales +29 2 £401 -0.93%
Scotland +18 2 - -
South East +51 1 - - 8
North West +19 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Balsamiq 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 with a requirement for Balsamiq.

1 23 (79.31%) User Experience
2 20 (68.97%) Wireframes
3 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (58.62%) InVision
5 15 (51.72%) Prototyping
5 15 (51.72%) Sketch
5 15 (51.72%) Axure RP
6 12 (41.38%) Adobe
7 10 (34.48%) Scrum
7 10 (34.48%) Information Architecture
8 9 (31.03%) Adobe XD
9 8 (27.59%) Degree
10 7 (24.14%) HTML
11 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
11 6 (20.69%) CSS
11 6 (20.69%) User Stories
12 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
12 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
12 5 (17.24%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (17.24%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
13 4 (13.79%) W3C
14 3 (10.34%) Product Management
14 3 (10.34%) HTML5
14 3 (10.34%) Target Operating Model
14 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
14 3 (10.34%) Azure
14 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
14 3 (10.34%) Finance

Balsamiq
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (58.62%) InVision
2 15 (51.72%) Sketch
3 9 (31.03%) Adobe XD
4 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
5 5 (17.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (10.34%) UXPin
7 2 (6.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (6.90%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (3.45%) Lucidchart
3 1 (3.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) MS Access
1 1 (3.45%) Power BI
1 1 (3.45%) QlikView
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Axure RP
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Designer
2 20 (68.97%) UX Designer
3 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Business Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) UI Designer
5 3 (10.34%) UI/UX Designer
6 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Digital UX Designer
7 1 (3.45%) Report Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior User Experience Researcher
7 1 (3.45%) Senior UX Designer
7 1 (3.45%) User Experience Manager
7 1 (3.45%) User Experience Researcher
7 1 (3.45%) Web Designer
7 1 (3.45%) Web UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
2 6 (20.69%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) HTML5
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.45%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) Framer.js
5 1 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (79.31%) User Experience
2 4 (13.79%) W3C
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Wireframes
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) Prototyping
4 10 (34.48%) Information Architecture
4 10 (34.48%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) User Stories
6 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
6 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
6 5 (17.24%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 3 (10.34%) Analytics
7 3 (10.34%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 3 (10.34%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.34%) Product Management
7 3 (10.34%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (10.34%) Usability Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Customer Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.90%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) CISM
2 2 (6.90%) CISSP
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PMP
2 2 (6.90%) SANS
3 1 (3.45%) IIBA
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Postgraduate
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (6.90%) GDPR
1 2 (6.90%) HIPAA
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Adobe
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Tableau