Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Figma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Figma over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 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.

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UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 499 532 760
Rank change year-on-year +33 +228 +143
Contract jobs citing Figma 367 46 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.12% 0.054%
As % of the Applications category 5.60% 1.70% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 45 26
10th Percentile £325 £269 £263
25th Percentile £400 £313 £311
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £375 £391
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -4.15% +2.96%
75th Percentile £588 £425 £511
90th Percentile £638 £495 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £410
% change year-on-year +23.08% -20.73% +28.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -7.05% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year -26.92% - -

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

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6,551 2,700 7,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.38% 7.19% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,270 1,753 4,288
10th Percentile £153 £135 £140
25th Percentile £263 £217 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £363
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
75th Percentile £538 £494 £475
90th Percentile £625 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £338
% change year-on-year +6.58% -2.69% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 217 671
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.92 £11.24
25th Percentile £13.38 £13.37 £13.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% +9.38%
75th Percentile £28.75 £34.00 £24.58
90th Percentile £46.40 £49.40 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -9.05% +8.82% +11.11%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Figma in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Figma in the UK

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Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Figma over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Figma in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Figma.

Hourly rate trend for Figma in the UK

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Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Figma over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Figma in the UK

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Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Figma within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 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
England +8 299 £500 +40.35% 121
London +9 228 £520 +38.67% 74
Work from Home -123 88 £500 +25.00% 27
UK excluding London -88 74 £400 +23.08% 54
Scotland - 25 £400 - 6
North of England -55 18 £338 -3.57% 15
Midlands -70 13 £380 -15.56% 11
North West -33 11 £388 +29.17% 8
South East -78 11 £525 +61.54% 10
West Midlands -48 10 £400 -15.79% 7
Yorkshire -38 7 £300 -25.00% 6
South West - 5 £550 - 5
East Midlands -33 3 £380 +52.00% 3
East of England -51 1 £500 +185.71% 6
Wales - 1 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Figma 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 Figma.

1 304 (82.83%) User Experience
2 199 (54.22%) Sketch
3 157 (42.78%) Wireframes
4 144 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (37.33%) Adobe
6 136 (37.06%) InVision
7 125 (34.06%) Prototyping
8 82 (22.34%) Social Skills
9 80 (21.80%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 76 (20.71%) Finance
11 66 (17.98%) User Research
12 64 (17.44%) Axure RP
13 58 (15.80%) Accessibility
14 56 (15.26%) Workshop Facilitation
15 48 (13.08%) Photoshop
16 47 (12.81%) Adobe Illustrator
17 44 (11.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 44 (11.99%) Adobe XD
18 39 (10.63%) JIRA
19 38 (10.35%) B2B
19 38 (10.35%) Visualisation
20 36 (9.81%) HTML
20 36 (9.81%) Zeplin
21 35 (9.54%) Miro
21 35 (9.54%) Marketing
22 34 (9.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
23 33 (8.99%) Information Architecture
24 32 (8.72%) JavaScript
24 32 (8.72%) CSS
25 31 (8.45%) Data Visualisation

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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 23 (6.27%) Confluence
2 10 (2.72%) CMS
3 4 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (1.09%) WordPress
4 1 (0.27%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 199 (54.22%) Sketch
2 136 (37.06%) InVision
3 48 (13.08%) Photoshop
4 47 (12.81%) Adobe Illustrator
5 44 (11.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 44 (11.99%) Adobe XD
6 36 (9.81%) Zeplin
7 16 (4.36%) Marvel
8 11 (3.00%) InDesign
9 8 (2.18%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (1.63%) Chatbot
10 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 4 (1.09%) Flinto
13 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
14 2 (0.54%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.54%) UserZoom
15 1 (0.27%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Shopify
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.54%) Miro
2 34 (9.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 15 (4.09%) SaaS
4 13 (3.54%) Azure
5 8 (2.18%) GitHub
6 4 (1.09%) npm
7 2 (0.54%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.54%) Yarn
8 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.27%) Datadog
8 1 (0.27%) Firebase
8 1 (0.27%) GCP
8 1 (0.27%) GitHub Actions
8 1 (0.27%) Heroku
8 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.27%) Broadband
1 1 (0.27%) Internet
1 1 (0.27%) Intranet
1 1 (0.27%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.82%) Metadata
2 1 (0.27%) Big Data
2 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.27%) Power BI
2 1 (0.27%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (0.27%) Redis
2 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 64 (17.44%) Axure RP
2 39 (10.63%) JIRA
3 10 (2.72%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.09%) Balsamiq
5 4 (1.09%) webpack
6 2 (0.54%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.54%) Storybook
6 2 (0.54%) Subversion
7 1 (0.27%) Browser DevTools
7 1 (0.27%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.27%) gulp
General
1 82 (22.34%) Social Skills
2 76 (20.71%) Finance
3 35 (9.54%) Marketing
4 17 (4.63%) Retail
5 15 (4.09%) Public Sector
6 14 (3.81%) Presentation Skills
7 12 (3.27%) Front Office
8 10 (2.72%) Telecoms
9 8 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.18%) Banking
10 6 (1.63%) Games
10 6 (1.63%) Influencing Skills
11 4 (1.09%) Automotive
11 4 (1.09%) Law
11 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.09%) Multimedia
11 4 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.09%) Publishing
12 3 (0.82%) Electronics
12 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 308 (83.92%) Designer
2 173 (47.14%) UX Designer
3 118 (32.15%) UI Designer
4 73 (19.89%) Senior Designer
5 64 (17.44%) UI/UX Designer
6 46 (12.53%) Senior UX Designer
7 25 (6.81%) Developer
8 24 (6.54%) Visual Designer
9 18 (4.90%) Lead Designer
10 17 (4.63%) Senior UI Designer
11 11 (3.00%) Consultant
11 11 (3.00%) Lead UX Designer
11 11 (3.00%) UX Engineer
12 10 (2.72%) Digital Designer
12 10 (2.72%) React Developer
12 10 (2.72%) Software Engineer
12 10 (2.72%) UI Developer
12 10 (2.72%) UX Developer
13 9 (2.45%) UI/UX Developer
13 9 (2.45%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.81%) HTML
2 32 (8.72%) CSS
3 22 (5.99%) React
4 15 (4.09%) Node.js
5 10 (2.72%) Material-UI
6 5 (1.36%) HTML5
7 4 (1.09%) CSS3
7 4 (1.09%) Sass
8 3 (0.82%) D3.js
8 3 (0.82%) Framer.js
8 3 (0.82%) RESTful
8 3 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.54%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.54%) Cocoa
9 2 (0.54%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (0.54%) Core Animation
9 2 (0.54%) Core Data
9 2 (0.54%) GraphQL
9 2 (0.54%) REST
9 2 (0.54%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 304 (82.83%) User Experience
2 24 (6.54%) Mobile App
3 18 (4.90%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (4.09%) Virtual Team
5 11 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.00%) Hedge funds
6 10 (2.72%) Animation
7 8 (2.18%) Graphic Design
8 7 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.54%) Blog
10 2 (0.54%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.54%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.54%) Photography
10 2 (0.54%) Social Media
10 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.54%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.27%) Online Games
11 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.81%) Apple iOS
2 12 (3.27%) Android
3 1 (0.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (42.78%) Wireframes
2 144 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (34.06%) Prototyping
4 80 (21.80%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 66 (17.98%) User Research
6 56 (15.26%) Workshop Facilitation
7 38 (10.35%) B2B
7 38 (10.35%) Visualisation
8 33 (8.99%) Information Architecture
9 31 (8.45%) Data Visualisation
10 27 (7.36%) Collaborative Working
11 26 (7.08%) User Stories
12 23 (6.27%) Fintech
12 23 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (6.27%) Scrum
13 22 (5.99%) Rapid Prototyping
14 20 (5.45%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 19 (5.18%) Human-Centred Design
15 19 (5.18%) Usability Testing
15 19 (5.18%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.72%) JavaScript
2 15 (4.09%) TypeScript
3 3 (0.82%) Apple Swift
4 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
4 2 (0.54%) PHP
5 1 (0.27%) ES6
5 1 (0.27%) Java
5 1 (0.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (3.81%) Degree
2 5 (1.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.82%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.54%) MBA
5 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (15.80%) Accessibility
2 15 (4.09%) WCAG
3 5 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 137 (37.33%) Adobe
2 19 (5.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.18%) Google
4 5 (1.36%) SAP
5 4 (1.09%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.82%) Apple
7 2 (0.54%) Hotjar
7 2 (0.54%) hybris
7 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.27%) Capita
8 1 (0.27%) Facebook
8 1 (0.27%) IBM