Period
to 23 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 759 816 740
Rank change year-on-year +57 -76 +89
Contract jobs citing Balsamiq 64 79 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.077% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.38% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 49 85
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +0.59%
10th Percentile £369 £360 £335
90th Percentile £563 £534 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 16,918 21,014 17,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.72% 20.58% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,994 14,389 11,883
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £310
90th Percentile £638 £613 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 224 297
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% -0.59%
10th Percentile £25.30 £26.58 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.40 £52.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.06% -0.29% +1.19%

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 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Balsamiq in the UK

Balsamiq
Top 14 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 August 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
England +48 48 £450 +1.12% 15
UK excluding London +37 38 £400 - 13
London +38 26 £475 +6.15% 2
Scotland +32 11 £400 -
South West - 10 £388 -
North of England +30 9 £450 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire +19 7 £495 +25.32%
Wales +15 5 £401 -0.93%
Midlands +37 1 - - 4
South East +26 1 £400 -5.88% 3
West Midlands +25 1 - - 1
East of England +19 1 - - 1
North West +9 1 £450 +12.50% 5
North East - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 58 (90.63%) User Experience
2 40 (62.50%) Wireframes
3 33 (51.56%) Sketch
4 32 (50.00%) Axure RP
5 30 (46.88%) InVision
6 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (39.06%) Adobe
8 23 (35.94%) HTML
9 22 (34.38%) CSS
10 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
10 21 (32.81%) Prototyping
11 16 (25.00%) JIRA
12 14 (21.88%) Information Architecture
12 14 (21.88%) Finance
13 13 (20.31%) Usability Testing
13 13 (20.31%) Adobe XD
14 12 (18.75%) Photoshop
15 11 (17.19%) Project Management
15 11 (17.19%) Degree
15 11 (17.19%) Azure
15 11 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (15.63%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 10 (15.63%) Mobile App
17 9 (14.06%) Business Analysis
17 9 (14.06%) Adobe Illustrator
17 9 (14.06%) MS Visio
17 9 (14.06%) UXPin
18 8 (12.50%) User Stories
18 8 (12.50%) Scrum
18 8 (12.50%) Product Management

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 (1.56%) CMS
1 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (51.56%) Sketch
2 30 (46.88%) InVision
3 13 (20.31%) Adobe XD
4 12 (18.75%) Photoshop
5 9 (14.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (14.06%) MS Visio
5 9 (14.06%) UXPin
6 8 (12.50%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (7.81%) Marvel
7 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (7.81%) Zeplin
8 4 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (1.56%) Flinto
9 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) Azure
2 6 (9.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 5 (7.81%) Office 365
4 3 (4.69%) Power Platform
5 2 (3.13%) Lucidchart
6 1 (1.56%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.56%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Intranet
2 2 (3.13%) RIP
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.69%) Power BI
1 3 (4.69%) QlikView
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 32 (50.00%) Axure RP
2 16 (25.00%) JIRA
3 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.25%) GitLab
4 4 (6.25%) gulp
4 4 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (6.25%) webpack
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.25%) Local Government
3 4 (6.25%) Marketing
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Legal
5 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Publishing
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (70.31%) Designer
2 43 (67.19%) UX Designer
3 9 (14.06%) Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Business Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) UI Designer
4 7 (10.94%) UI/UX Designer
5 6 (9.38%) Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (7.81%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) React Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Designer
9 2 (3.13%) Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Consultant
9 2 (3.13%) Senior UI Designer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior UX Designer
9 2 (3.13%) User Experience Architect
9 2 (3.13%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.94%) HTML
2 22 (34.38%) CSS
3 6 (9.38%) HTML5
4 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.25%) CSS3
4 4 (6.25%) Ionic Framework
4 4 (6.25%) React Native
4 4 (6.25%) Sass
5 3 (4.69%) Framer.js
5 3 (4.69%) React
6 1 (1.56%) Ajax
6 1 (1.56%) jQuery
6 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 58 (90.63%) User Experience
2 10 (15.63%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.81%) Tandem
4 4 (6.25%) Digital Media
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) RIA
5 3 (4.69%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.13%) Animation
6 2 (3.13%) Graphic Design
6 2 (3.13%) iPad
6 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Android
1 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) Wireframes
2 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.81%) Prototyping
4 14 (21.88%) Information Architecture
5 13 (20.31%) Usability Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (17.19%) Project Management
7 10 (15.63%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 9 (14.06%) Business Analysis
9 8 (12.50%) Product Management
9 8 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
9 8 (12.50%) Scrum
9 8 (12.50%) User Stories
10 7 (10.94%) Design Thinking
10 7 (10.94%) Front End Development
10 7 (10.94%) Psychology
10 7 (10.94%) UX Design
11 6 (9.38%) Analytics
11 6 (9.38%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.25%) TypeScript
3 3 (4.69%) SQL
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) ISEB
2 5 (7.81%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.81%) PMP
3 4 (6.25%) CISM
3 4 (6.25%) CISSP
3 4 (6.25%) SANS
4 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) GDPR
2 4 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (6.25%) HIPAA
2 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) Adobe
2 4 (6.25%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Tableau
4 2 (3.13%) OutSystems
5 1 (1.56%) Google