Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of User Experience was £624 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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.

Head of UX
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 890 875 890
Rank change year-on-year -15 +15 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 6 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.011% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
UK median daily rate £624 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.89% +2.27% -18.52%
10th Percentile £441 £406 £483
90th Percentile £766 £750 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £463 £500
% change year-on-year - -7.50% -34.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Head of User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Head of User Experience in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Head of User Experience.

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of User Experience over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of User Experience within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -11 5 £723 +11.15% 1
UK excluding London +33 3 £463 -
London -14 3 £723 +7.04% 1
Scotland +2 1 £463 -2.63%
Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Head of User Experience Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Head of User Experience 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 featuring Head of User Experience in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) User Experience
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Product Management
3 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
4 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
4 1 (16.67%) Actionable Insight
4 1 (16.67%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (16.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
4 1 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (16.67%) Axure RP
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) React
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Animation
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) HTML

Head of User Experience Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Axure RP
1 1 (16.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) React
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Animation
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Product Management
2 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 1 (16.67%) Actionable Insight
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Actionable Recommendations