Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 410 394 480
Rank change year-on-year -16 +86 +72
Contract jobs citing Sketch 140 567 486
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.62% 0.47%
As % of the Applications category 4.83% 7.40% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 389 352
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.18% +0.06%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £306
90th Percentile £550 £551 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £31.25

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 2,898 7,662 8,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.28% 8.35% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,661 4,514 5,199
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £135 £150 £150
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 668 773
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +2.80%
10th Percentile £11.22 £10.80 £10.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.88 £39.35
Median hourly rate £18.74 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +13.58% +6.45% +3.33%

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 10 August 2020.

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
Top 13 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 10 August 2020. 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 -15 129 £425 - 34
London -7 83 £423 -0.59% 15
UK excluding London +81 55 £425 - 19
South East +109 19 £400 -5.88% 5
North of England +93 10 £520 +38.67% 2
Yorkshire +81 10 £520 +48.57%
Work from Home -11 10 £231 -53.75% 3
Midlands +73 9 £438 -2.78% 5
West Midlands +65 9 £438 +6.06% 3
Scotland +61 7 £438 +6.06%
South West +74 4 £475 +22.58% 4
East of England +75 3 £175 -60.00% 1
Wales +46 3 £500 -

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 110 (78.57%) User Experience
2 94 (67.14%) Adobe
3 81 (57.86%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (47.14%) CSS
5 65 (46.43%) Wireframes
6 63 (45.00%) InVision
7 61 (43.57%) Prototyping
7 61 (43.57%) HTML
8 46 (32.86%) Axure RP
9 34 (24.29%) JavaScript
10 32 (22.86%) Adobe Illustrator
11 30 (21.43%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 29 (20.71%) Finance
13 25 (17.86%) Zeplin
14 24 (17.14%) Adobe XD
15 23 (16.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 22 (15.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 22 (15.71%) Degree
16 22 (15.71%) HTML5
17 20 (14.29%) Photoshop
18 19 (13.57%) Balsamiq
19 18 (12.86%) Front End Development
19 18 (12.86%) Figma
19 18 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
20 17 (12.14%) Service Design
21 14 (10.00%) React
21 14 (10.00%) Usability Testing
21 14 (10.00%) W3C
21 14 (10.00%) Scrum
22 13 (9.29%) CSS3

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 6 (4.29%) CMS
2 4 (2.86%) Apache
2 4 (2.86%) Gunicorn
2 4 (2.86%) nginx
3 3 (2.14%) Confluence
4 2 (1.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (45.00%) InVision
2 32 (22.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (17.86%) Zeplin
4 24 (17.14%) Adobe XD
5 23 (16.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 20 (14.29%) Photoshop
7 18 (12.86%) Figma
8 9 (6.43%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (4.29%) InDesign
9 6 (4.29%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (2.14%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
11 2 (1.43%) Chatbot
11 2 (1.43%) Marvel
11 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (1.43%) UserZoom
11 2 (1.43%) UXPin
12 1 (0.71%) Flinto
12 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (2.86%) Amazon Alexa
3 3 (2.14%) AWS
3 3 (2.14%) Azure
4 2 (1.43%) GCP
4 2 (1.43%) Heroku
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.71%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.71%) Broadband
2 1 (0.71%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) Skype
2 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.43%) Blockchain
1 2 (1.43%) Data Lake
1 2 (1.43%) DTS
2 1 (0.71%) Big Data
2 1 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 46 (32.86%) Axure RP
2 19 (13.57%) Balsamiq
3 10 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.00%) JIRA
5 3 (2.14%) Cypress.io
5 3 (2.14%) Selenium
6 2 (1.43%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.71%) PostCSS
General
1 29 (20.71%) Finance
2 10 (7.14%) Banking
3 7 (5.00%) Retail
4 6 (4.29%) Marketing
4 6 (4.29%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.57%) Publishing
6 4 (2.86%) Front Office
6 4 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.71%) Automotive
9 1 (0.71%) Games
9 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 112 (80.00%) Designer
2 71 (50.71%) UX Designer
3 33 (23.57%) UI Designer
4 21 (15.00%) Developer
5 19 (13.57%) UI/UX Designer
6 12 (8.57%) Senior Designer
7 10 (7.14%) Digital Designer
7 10 (7.14%) UI Developer
8 9 (6.43%) Visual Designer
9 7 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Interaction Designer
10 5 (3.57%) UX Developer
11 4 (2.86%) HTML CSS Designer
11 4 (2.86%) Senior UX Designer
11 4 (2.86%) UI/UX Developer
12 3 (2.14%) Django Developer
13 2 (1.43%) Digital UX Designer
13 2 (1.43%) Senior Visual Designer
13 2 (1.43%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (47.14%) CSS
2 61 (43.57%) HTML
3 22 (15.71%) HTML5
4 14 (10.00%) React
5 13 (9.29%) CSS3
6 11 (7.86%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.00%) Flash
8 6 (4.29%) Web Services
9 5 (3.57%) Node.js
9 5 (3.57%) Sass
10 4 (2.86%) Django
10 4 (2.86%) Flask
10 4 (2.86%) Ionic Framework
10 4 (2.86%) JSON
10 4 (2.86%) REST
10 4 (2.86%) Vue.js
11 3 (2.14%) Ajax
11 3 (2.14%) Framer.js
11 3 (2.14%) Jinja
11 3 (2.14%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 110 (78.57%) User Experience
2 14 (10.00%) W3C
3 10 (7.14%) Graphic Design
4 9 (6.43%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.00%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.86%) Animation
8 3 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.43%) Biotechnology
9 2 (1.43%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.43%) Life Science
9 2 (1.43%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.71%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.86%) Apple iOS
2 9 (6.43%) Android
3 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (57.86%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (46.43%) Wireframes
3 61 (43.57%) Prototyping
4 30 (21.43%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 18 (12.86%) Front End Development
5 18 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (12.14%) Service Design
7 14 (10.00%) Scrum
7 14 (10.00%) Usability Testing
8 13 (9.29%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 12 (8.57%) Visualisation
10 10 (7.14%) Analytics
10 10 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
10 10 (7.14%) Design Thinking
10 10 (7.14%) UX Design
11 9 (6.43%) Workflow
12 8 (5.71%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.00%) Software Engineering
14 6 (4.29%) Use Case
14 6 (4.29%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.29%) Java
2 6 (4.29%) TypeScript
3 3 (2.14%) Kotlin
3 3 (2.14%) Scala
4 2 (1.43%) ES6
4 2 (1.43%) Ruby
5 1 (0.71%) C#
5 1 (0.71%) ES7
5 1 (0.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (15.71%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.14%) DBS Check
2 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) WCAG
2 2 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Docker
Vendors
1 94 (67.14%) Adobe
2 7 (5.00%) Google
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.71%) SAP
4 1 (0.71%) Tableau
4 1 (0.71%) Xamarin