Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 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.

Sketch
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 374 490 584
Rank change year-on-year +116 +94 +162
Contract jobs citing Sketch 579 478 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the Applications category 7.56% 5.41% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 342 208
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +19.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £43.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.89% +4.00% -60.17%
10th Percentile £33.25 £20.35 £40.15
90th Percentile £39.75 £137.50 £46.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 -

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 7,663 8,834 8,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.32% 8.55% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,518 5,283 4,893
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.34%
10th Percentile £150 £148 £150
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 800 732
UK median hourly rate £16.62 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.70% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.05 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% -9.09%

Sketch
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sketch in the UK

Sketch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sketch.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sketch in the UK

Sketch
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sketch over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sketch in the UK

Sketch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sketch.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 July 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 +96 545 £425 +4.55% 170
London +92 368 £425 - 78
UK excluding London +67 208 £425 +6.25% 99
South East +25 78 £425 +6.25% 31
North of England +28 35 £438 +9.38% 36
Midlands +27 32 £450 -5.26% 4
Scotland +21 27 £400 - 6
South West -25 24 £388 -3.13% 12
North West +27 20 £450 +12.50% 29
West Midlands +29 17 £413 +10.00% 3
East Midlands +11 15 £500 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire +26 11 £329 -12.33% 6
East of England +16 8 £450 +5.88% 9
North East - 4 £375 - 1
Channel Islands - 3 £450 -
Wales -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 491 (84.80%) User Experience
2 319 (55.09%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (55.09%) Wireframes
3 262 (45.25%) InVision
4 224 (38.69%) Prototyping
5 221 (38.17%) Adobe
6 217 (37.48%) Axure RP
7 152 (26.25%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 148 (25.56%) Photoshop
9 143 (24.70%) Finance
10 131 (22.63%) HTML
11 127 (21.93%) CSS
12 120 (20.73%) Usability Testing
13 112 (19.34%) Adobe Illustrator
14 102 (17.62%) E-Commerce
15 99 (17.10%) Analytics
16 97 (16.75%) Information Architecture
17 91 (15.72%) Mobile App
18 85 (14.68%) JavaScript
19 82 (14.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 78 (13.47%) Scrum
20 78 (13.47%) Retail
21 73 (12.61%) Responsive Web Design
22 63 (10.88%) Android
23 60 (10.36%) Workshop Facilitation
24 59 (10.19%) Zeplin
25 58 (10.02%) Degree
26 57 (9.84%) Apple iOS
27 55 (9.50%) JIRA
28 53 (9.15%) Marketing

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 18 (3.11%) Confluence
2 17 (2.94%) CMS
3 8 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (0.69%) WordPress
6 3 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 262 (45.25%) InVision
2 148 (25.56%) Photoshop
3 112 (19.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 59 (10.19%) Zeplin
5 50 (8.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 36 (6.22%) Adobe XD
7 35 (6.04%) Figma
8 32 (5.53%) OmniGraffle
9 26 (4.49%) Marvel
10 18 (3.11%) UXPin
11 13 (2.25%) Adobe After Effects
12 8 (1.38%) Flinto
13 6 (1.04%) InDesign
14 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
15 4 (0.69%) FreeHand
16 2 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
17 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
17 1 (0.17%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Magento
2 6 (1.04%) Shopify
3 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 82 (14.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 14 (2.42%) Google Analytics
3 12 (2.07%) Adobe Analytics
4 9 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.04%) SaaS
6 5 (0.86%) Lucidchart
6 5 (0.86%) Slack
7 3 (0.52%) Office 365
8 2 (0.35%) Google Docs
8 2 (0.35%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.35%) npm
8 2 (0.35%) Trello
9 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.86%) Intranet
2 4 (0.69%) Internet
3 3 (0.52%) RIP
4 2 (0.35%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.04%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.35%) Big Data
2 2 (0.35%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.35%) DTS
Development Applications
1 217 (37.48%) Axure RP
2 55 (9.50%) JIRA
3 37 (6.39%) Balsamiq
4 15 (2.59%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.21%) Android Studio
5 7 (1.21%) Grunt
5 7 (1.21%) gulp
5 7 (1.21%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.04%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (1.04%) PostCSS
7 3 (0.52%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 143 (24.70%) Finance
2 78 (13.47%) Retail
3 53 (9.15%) Marketing
4 37 (6.39%) Banking
5 27 (4.66%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.38%) Mandarin Language
6 8 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.04%) Advertising
7 6 (1.04%) French Language
7 6 (1.04%) Games
7 6 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.69%) Legal
9 3 (0.52%) Automotive
9 3 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.52%) Electronics
9 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.52%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Front Office
10 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 486 (83.94%) Designer
2 342 (59.07%) UX Designer
3 202 (34.89%) UI Designer
4 123 (21.24%) UI/UX Designer
5 70 (12.09%) Senior Designer
6 48 (8.29%) Senior UX Designer
7 37 (6.39%) Developer
8 25 (4.32%) Digital Designer
9 24 (4.15%) Mobile Designer
9 24 (4.15%) Senior UI Designer
10 19 (3.28%) User Experience Researcher
11 18 (3.11%) Mobile UX Designer
12 17 (2.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 17 (2.94%) Web Designer
13 13 (2.25%) Consultant
13 13 (2.25%) Visual Designer
14 12 (2.07%) E-Commerce Designer
14 12 (2.07%) UI Developer
15 11 (1.90%) User Experience Consultant
16 9 (1.55%) Interaction Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (22.63%) HTML
2 127 (21.93%) CSS
3 31 (5.35%) HTML5
4 24 (4.15%) CSS3
5 23 (3.97%) Sass
6 21 (3.63%) Framer.js
7 14 (2.42%) Ajax
7 14 (2.42%) jQuery
8 13 (2.25%) React
9 8 (1.38%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.38%) JSON
9 8 (1.38%) Node.js
9 8 (1.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (1.21%) Android SDK
10 7 (1.21%) Material Design
10 7 (1.21%) Vue.js
11 6 (1.04%) Handlebars
11 6 (1.04%) JSP
11 6 (1.04%) JSTL
11 6 (1.04%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 491 (84.80%) User Experience
2 91 (15.72%) Mobile App
3 28 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.97%) W3C
5 21 (3.63%) Animation
6 14 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.07%) Graphic Design
8 11 (1.90%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.38%) Photography
10 8 (1.38%) Taxonomies
10 8 (1.38%) Video on Demand
11 7 (1.21%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.04%) NHS
12 6 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.86%) Tandem
14 4 (0.69%) Blog
14 4 (0.69%) iPad
14 4 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 63 (10.88%) Android
2 57 (9.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (55.09%) Agile Software Development
1 319 (55.09%) Wireframes
2 224 (38.69%) Prototyping
3 152 (26.25%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 120 (20.73%) Usability Testing
5 102 (17.62%) E-Commerce
6 99 (17.10%) Analytics
7 97 (16.75%) Information Architecture
8 78 (13.47%) Scrum
9 73 (12.61%) Responsive Web Design
10 60 (10.36%) Workshop Facilitation
11 53 (9.15%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 50 (8.64%) Collaborative Working
13 49 (8.46%) Web Design
14 44 (7.60%) Product Management
15 43 (7.43%) B2B
16 42 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
16 42 (7.25%) Service Design
17 38 (6.56%) Design Thinking
18 33 (5.70%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 85 (14.68%) JavaScript
2 23 (3.97%) Java
3 7 (1.21%) ES6
3 7 (1.21%) Kotlin
3 7 (1.21%) PHP
4 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
4 1 (0.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (10.02%) Degree
2 8 (1.38%) Master's Degree
3 5 (0.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.28%) QA
2 8 (1.38%) Actionable Recommendations
3 5 (0.86%) WCAG
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 221 (38.17%) Adobe
2 14 (2.42%) Google
3 8 (1.38%) hybris
4 6 (1.04%) ClickTale
4 6 (1.04%) Hotjar
4 6 (1.04%) Optimizely
4 6 (1.04%) Qualtrics
4 6 (1.04%) Sitecore
5 5 (0.86%) IBM
5 5 (0.86%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.69%) Omniture
7 3 (0.52%) SAP
7 3 (0.52%) VocaLink
8 2 (0.35%) iRise
8 2 (0.35%) OutSystems
8 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.17%) Apple
9 1 (0.17%) Marketo
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle