Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 558 781 805
Rank change year-on-year +223 +24 -69
Contract jobs citing Balsamiq 33 64 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.069% 0.088%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 0.35% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 42 58
Median daily rate £438 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -4.49% +4.71%
10th Percentile £283 £339 £319
90th Percentile £550 £549 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 7,570 18,267 20,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.34% 19.76% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,935 12,040 13,943
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +7.51%
10th Percentile £328 £335 £315
90th Percentile £670 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 300 236
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.29% +1.76% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.25 £26.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £62.34
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -

Balsamiq
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Balsamiq in the UK

Balsamiq
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Balsamiq.

Daily rate trend for Balsamiq in the UK

Balsamiq
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Balsamiq over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Balsamiq in the UK

Balsamiq
Top 9 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 2 July 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 +263 29 £450 - 1
London +194 19 £375 -16.67%
UK excluding London +186 13 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England - 7 £550 -
Scotland +58 3 £463 +12.80%
Work from Home +6 3 £350 -
South East +144 2 £425 +9.68% 1
North of England +96 1 £450 +20.00%
Yorkshire +73 1 £450 +56.52%

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 29 (87.88%) User Experience
2 23 (69.70%) Adobe
3 21 (63.64%) Axure RP
3 21 (63.64%) Adobe XD
4 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (51.52%) Degree
5 17 (51.52%) Sketch
5 17 (51.52%) Wireframes
5 17 (51.52%) Prototyping
5 17 (51.52%) InVision
6 13 (39.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (33.33%) W3C
8 7 (21.21%) HTML
9 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
9 6 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (15.15%) CSS
10 5 (15.15%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (12.12%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 4 (12.12%) Figma
11 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
11 4 (12.12%) Front End Development
11 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
11 4 (12.12%) UML
11 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
11 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.12%) Usability Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Ergonomics
11 4 (12.12%) Human Factors

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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (63.64%) Adobe XD
2 17 (51.52%) InVision
2 17 (51.52%) Sketch
3 13 (39.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 5 (15.15%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (12.12%) Figma
6 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (3.03%) Marvel
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (3.03%) Asana
1 1 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Skype
Development Applications
1 21 (63.64%) Axure RP
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 6 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Designer
2 24 (72.73%) UX Designer
3 7 (21.21%) UI Designer
3 7 (21.21%) UI/UX Designer
4 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior User Experience Researcher
5 3 (9.09%) Senior UX Designer
5 3 (9.09%) User Experience Researcher
6 2 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.06%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Digital Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Scrum Master
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) HTML
2 5 (15.15%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.06%) .NET
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) Grails
4 2 (6.06%) JDBC
4 2 (6.06%) Node.js
4 2 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (6.06%) React
4 2 (6.06%) Spring
4 2 (6.06%) Spring Boot
4 2 (6.06%) XML
4 2 (6.06%) XSLT
5 1 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (87.88%) User Experience
2 11 (33.33%) W3C
3 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
5 2 (6.06%) Biotechnology
6 1 (3.03%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Android
1 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Prototyping
2 17 (51.52%) Wireframes
3 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.12%) Ergonomics
4 4 (12.12%) Front End Development
4 4 (12.12%) Human Factors
4 4 (12.12%) UML
4 4 (12.12%) Usability Testing
4 4 (12.12%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Information Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (9.09%) Psychology
5 3 (9.09%) Qualitative Research
5 3 (9.09%) Quantitative Research
5 3 (9.09%) User Stories
6 2 (6.06%) Epics
6 2 (6.06%) Insurtech
6 2 (6.06%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) Groovy
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) Postgraduate
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Adobe
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.03%) Google