Period
to 28 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sketch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sketch over the 6 months to 28 September 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.

Sketch
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 410 420 407
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 +63
Contract jobs citing Sketch 475 99 504
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.34% 0.58%
As % of the Applications category 7.96% 4.36% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 68 338
10th Percentile £315 £224 £268
25th Percentile £407 £331 £352
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £423 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.43% +2.42% -2.94%
75th Percentile £575 £494 £475
90th Percentile £625 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £398
% change year-on-year - +6.92% -0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 - -

Sketch 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 5,969 2,269 7,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.37% 7.71% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,729 1,433 4,410
10th Percentile £155 £135 £147
25th Percentile £275 £225 £228
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £380 £375
Median % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £475
90th Percentile £625 £593 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 189 638
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.93 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.50 £13.27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.38
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +9.35% +6.11%
75th Percentile £27.00 £34.00 £26.03
90th Percentile £45.50 £47.80 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.07 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -13.16% +12.12% +6.59%

Sketch
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sketch in the UK

Sketch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Sketch in the UK

Sketch
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sketch over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Sketch in the UK

Sketch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Sketch in the UK

Sketch
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sketch over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Sketch in the UK

Sketch
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sketch within the UK over the 6 months to 28 September 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 +5 397 £500 +18.34% 109
London -14 278 £531 +25.00% 61
UK excluding London -56 129 £425 - 48
Work from Home -169 98 £488 +62.50% 24
Scotland -47 35 £400 - 2
South East -61 32 £445 +9.54% 8
Midlands -63 25 £425 -10.53% 10
West Midlands -48 20 £438 -7.89% 8
South West - 16 £400 - 6
North of England -77 11 £413 +3.13% 17
East of England -38 9 £475 +171.43% 4
Yorkshire -41 5 £275 -31.25% 2
East Midlands - 5 £388 - 1
North West - 5 £438 - 12
Wales -28 1 £350 -30.00% 1
North East - 1 £413 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Sketch 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 Sketch.

1 397 (83.58%) User Experience
2 242 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (49.47%) InVision
4 232 (48.84%) Adobe
5 222 (46.74%) Wireframes
6 194 (40.84%) Figma
7 147 (30.95%) Prototyping
8 135 (28.42%) User Research
9 132 (27.79%) Axure RP
10 108 (22.74%) Zeplin
11 105 (22.11%) Accessibility
12 100 (21.05%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 91 (19.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 85 (17.89%) Social Skills
15 73 (15.37%) Workshop Facilitation
16 72 (15.16%) HTML
17 69 (14.53%) Usability Testing
18 65 (13.68%) Photoshop
18 65 (13.68%) Typography
19 64 (13.47%) Finance
20 62 (13.05%) Android
21 61 (12.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 61 (12.84%) Apple iOS
22 59 (12.42%) Information Architecture
22 59 (12.42%) CSS
23 57 (12.00%) Adobe XD
24 53 (11.16%) Retail
25 51 (10.74%) Service Design
26 50 (10.53%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
26 50 (10.53%) Adobe Illustrator

Sketch
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 16 (3.37%) WordPress
2 13 (2.74%) CMS
3 9 (1.89%) Confluence
4 6 (1.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.42%) Drupal
6 2 (0.42%) Headless CMS
6 2 (0.42%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 235 (49.47%) InVision
2 194 (40.84%) Figma
3 108 (22.74%) Zeplin
4 65 (13.68%) Photoshop
5 61 (12.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 57 (12.00%) Adobe XD
7 50 (10.53%) Adobe Illustrator
8 45 (9.47%) Marvel
9 21 (4.42%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (1.47%) UXPin
11 6 (1.26%) Adobe Premiere
12 5 (1.05%) Chatbot
12 5 (1.05%) InDesign
12 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
13 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
14 3 (0.63%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.21%) Flinto
15 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 1 (0.21%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) Magento
2 3 (0.63%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 91 (19.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 27 (5.68%) Miro
3 12 (2.53%) GitHub
4 8 (1.68%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.05%) Azure
6 4 (0.84%) SaaS
7 3 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.63%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (0.42%) Amplience
8 2 (0.42%) npm
9 1 (0.21%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.68%) Internet
2 5 (1.05%) Intranet
3 2 (0.42%) Broadband
4 1 (0.21%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.63%) Metadata
2 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 132 (27.79%) Axure RP
2 27 (5.68%) JIRA
3 13 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.11%) Grunt
5 9 (1.89%) gulp
6 8 (1.68%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.68%) Subversion
7 5 (1.05%) Balsamiq
8 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.42%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.42%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.42%) Storybook
9 2 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 85 (17.89%) Social Skills
2 64 (13.47%) Finance
3 53 (11.16%) Retail
4 34 (7.16%) Marketing
5 29 (6.11%) Banking
6 26 (5.47%) Presentation Skills
7 25 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (3.16%) Public Sector
9 14 (2.95%) Telecoms
10 12 (2.53%) Publishing
11 6 (1.26%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (1.26%) Law
12 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.05%) Legal
13 4 (0.84%) Automotive
13 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.63%) Games
14 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.63%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 413 (86.95%) Designer
2 232 (48.84%) UX Designer
3 180 (37.89%) UI Designer
4 80 (16.84%) UI/UX Designer
5 70 (14.74%) Senior Designer
6 47 (9.89%) Senior UX Designer
7 28 (5.89%) Digital Designer
8 23 (4.84%) Visual Designer
9 21 (4.42%) Senior UI Designer
10 20 (4.21%) Developer
11 17 (3.58%) Digital UX Designer
12 13 (2.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (2.74%) Lead Designer
13 10 (2.11%) Mobile Designer
14 9 (1.89%) E-Commerce Designer
14 9 (1.89%) Mobile UI Designer
14 9 (1.89%) Senior UI/UX Designer
15 8 (1.68%) Senior Developer
15 8 (1.68%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 8 (1.68%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (15.16%) HTML
2 59 (12.42%) CSS
3 17 (3.58%) Sass
4 16 (3.37%) HTML5
4 16 (3.37%) jQuery
5 14 (2.95%) React
6 12 (2.53%) Node.js
7 11 (2.32%) XHTML
8 10 (2.11%) CSS3
9 9 (1.89%) Redux
10 8 (1.68%) Ajax
10 8 (1.68%) CakePHP
10 8 (1.68%) JSON
11 6 (1.26%) Material Design
12 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.84%) Vue.js
13 3 (0.63%) Framer.js
14 2 (0.42%) D3.js
14 2 (0.42%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 397 (83.58%) User Experience
2 30 (6.32%) W3C
3 25 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 24 (5.05%) Mobile App
4 24 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.11%) Animation
6 9 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.26%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.05%) Taxonomies
8 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.84%) FMCG
10 3 (0.63%) Derivative
10 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.63%) Motion Graphics
10 3 (0.63%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.42%) Life Science
11 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.42%) Media Streaming
11 2 (0.42%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.05%) Android
2 61 (12.84%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (46.74%) Wireframes
3 147 (30.95%) Prototyping
4 135 (28.42%) User Research
5 100 (21.05%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 73 (15.37%) Workshop Facilitation
7 69 (14.53%) Usability Testing
8 65 (13.68%) Typography
9 59 (12.42%) Information Architecture
10 51 (10.74%) Service Design
11 50 (10.53%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 46 (9.68%) Design Thinking
13 45 (9.47%) E-Commerce
14 43 (9.05%) B2B
14 43 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (8.21%) Analytics
16 37 (7.79%) Visualisation
17 34 (7.16%) User Stories
18 33 (6.95%) Rapid Prototyping
18 33 (6.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.58%) JavaScript
2 9 (1.89%) PHP
3 8 (1.68%) ES6
3 8 (1.68%) ES7
4 2 (0.42%) Java
4 2 (0.42%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.21%) C
5 1 (0.21%) Dart
Qualifications
1 12 (2.53%) Degree
2 4 (0.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
3 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (22.11%) Accessibility
2 17 (3.58%) WCAG
3 13 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 232 (48.84%) Adobe
2 21 (4.42%) Google
3 7 (1.47%) Hotjar
4 6 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.63%) IBM
6 3 (0.63%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.42%) Apple
7 2 (0.42%) Capita
7 2 (0.42%) hybris
7 2 (0.42%) Xerox
8 1 (0.21%) BT
8 1 (0.21%) ClickTale
8 1 (0.21%) SAP