Period
to 23 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 453 448 417
Rank change year-on-year -5 -31 +40
Contract jobs citing Sketch 425 158 383
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.38% 0.53%
As % of the Applications category 6.76% 5.44% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 107 254
10th Percentile £313 £259 £252
25th Percentile £400 £356 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £473
90th Percentile £625 £575 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £388
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
10th Percentile £36.78 £28.30 -
25th Percentile £45.44 £33.25 -
Median hourly rate £51.50 £45.25 -
Median % change year-on-year +13.81% - -
75th Percentile £54.81 £52.13 -
90th Percentile £56.73 £53.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 -

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 6,286 2,906 6,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.29% 6.99% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,096 1,879 3,771
10th Percentile £150 £135 £138
25th Percentile £258 £213 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £373 £360
Median % change year-on-year +14.09% +3.50% -4.02%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £475
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +4.62% -1.52% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 239 623
10th Percentile £10.77 £11.96 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.09 £13.73 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.52 £20.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.60% +16.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £38.94 £34.89 £23.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £48.80 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +14.38%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Sketch in the UK

Sketch
Top 17 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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -1 349 £510 +13.33% 97
London -37 264 £530 +11.58% 57
Work from Home -56 125 £520 +26.06% 23
UK excluding London -55 90 £400 -3.03% 43
Scotland -22 31 £378 -11.18% 2
South East -42 22 £438 +7.69% 5
Midlands -46 16 £423 +69.00% 11
North of England -49 15 £425 +41.67% 13
West Midlands - 11 £500 - 6
Yorkshire -38 8 £475 +75.93% 4
North West -48 6 £375 - 7
East Midlands -31 5 £420 +68.00% 5
South West -48 3 £356 - 6
Wales -26 1 £350 +40.00%
East of England -47 1 £500 - 5
Northern Ireland - 1 £450 - 1
North East - 1 £488 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 354 (83.29%) User Experience
2 294 (69.18%) UX Design
3 214 (50.35%) Wireframes
4 204 (48.00%) InVision
5 203 (47.76%) Adobe
6 195 (45.88%) Figma
7 188 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
8 142 (33.41%) Prototyping
9 110 (25.88%) Axure RP
10 107 (25.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 103 (24.24%) User Research
12 96 (22.59%) Accessibility
13 92 (21.65%) Social Skills
14 79 (18.59%) HTML
15 76 (17.88%) Finance
16 72 (16.94%) Photoshop
16 72 (16.94%) Interaction Design
17 70 (16.47%) Adobe XD
18 69 (16.24%) CSS
19 67 (15.76%) Usability Testing
20 62 (14.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 59 (13.88%) Zeplin
22 57 (13.41%) Adobe Illustrator
23 54 (12.71%) UX Research
23 54 (12.71%) Journey Map
24 53 (12.47%) Workshop Facilitation
25 50 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
25 50 (11.76%) Information Architecture
26 47 (11.06%) JavaScript
27 42 (9.88%) Marvel

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 17 (4.00%) CMS
2 16 (3.76%) Confluence
3 7 (1.65%) WordPress
4 6 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.71%) Headless CMS
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.47%) Drupal
6 2 (0.47%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Magnolia
Applications
1 204 (48.00%) InVision
2 72 (16.94%) Photoshop
3 70 (16.47%) Adobe XD
4 62 (14.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 59 (13.88%) Zeplin
6 57 (13.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 42 (9.88%) Marvel
8 12 (2.82%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (2.59%) MS Visio
10 10 (2.35%) UXPin
11 9 (2.12%) InDesign
12 6 (1.41%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.94%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.94%) Pixate
13 4 (0.94%) UserZoom
14 3 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.71%) Flinto
15 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
16 1 (0.24%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Magento
2 2 (0.47%) Shopify
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 195 (45.88%) Figma
2 50 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 42 (9.88%) Miro
4 12 (2.82%) Google Analytics
5 11 (2.59%) SaaS
6 6 (1.41%) GitHub
7 5 (1.18%) Azure
8 3 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.71%) npm
9 2 (0.47%) Amplience
9 2 (0.47%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.47%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.24%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.41%) Internet
2 5 (1.18%) Broadband
3 2 (0.47%) Intranet
4 1 (0.24%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.71%) Metadata
2 2 (0.47%) Power BI
2 2 (0.47%) Tableau
3 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 110 (25.88%) Axure RP
2 29 (6.82%) JIRA
3 7 (1.65%) Balsamiq
4 3 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.71%) Grunt
4 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.71%) webpack
5 2 (0.47%) gulp
5 2 (0.47%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (0.47%) Storybook
6 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.24%) rollup.js
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 92 (21.65%) Social Skills
2 76 (17.88%) Finance
3 39 (9.18%) Marketing
4 34 (8.00%) Banking
5 31 (7.29%) Retail
6 22 (5.18%) Public Sector
7 21 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (4.47%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (3.53%) Front Office
10 13 (3.06%) Telecoms
11 10 (2.35%) Publishing
12 7 (1.65%) Electronics
13 6 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (1.41%) Investment Banking
13 6 (1.41%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (1.18%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.94%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (0.94%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 374 (88.00%) Designer
2 226 (53.18%) UX Designer
3 134 (31.53%) UI Designer
4 76 (17.88%) UI/UX Designer
5 64 (15.06%) Senior Designer
6 39 (9.18%) Senior UX Designer
7 28 (6.59%) Visual Designer
8 25 (5.88%) Developer
9 20 (4.71%) Lead Designer
10 16 (3.76%) Digital Designer
11 14 (3.29%) Lead UX Designer
12 12 (2.82%) Software Engineer
13 11 (2.59%) E-Commerce Designer
14 10 (2.35%) UI Developer
14 10 (2.35%) UX Developer
15 9 (2.12%) Senior UI Designer
15 9 (2.12%) Senior Visual Designer
15 9 (2.12%) UI Engineer
15 9 (2.12%) UI/UX Developer
15 9 (2.12%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (18.59%) HTML
2 69 (16.24%) CSS
3 24 (5.65%) React
4 22 (5.18%) Node.js
5 18 (4.24%) HTML5
6 13 (3.06%) CSS3
7 10 (2.35%) jQuery
7 10 (2.35%) Material-UI
8 9 (2.12%) Sass
9 6 (1.41%) Framer.js
9 6 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (1.18%) XHTML
11 4 (0.94%) Flutter
11 4 (0.94%) Material Design
11 4 (0.94%) Next.js
11 4 (0.94%) Vue.js
12 3 (0.71%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.71%) JSON
12 3 (0.71%) Redux
13 2 (0.47%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 354 (83.29%) User Experience
2 30 (7.06%) Mobile App
3 22 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.47%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (3.06%) Hedge funds
6 11 (2.59%) W3C
7 10 (2.35%) Animation
8 9 (2.12%) Graphic Design
9 8 (1.88%) Social Media
10 7 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.18%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.94%) Interactive Media
12 4 (0.94%) iPad
12 4 (0.94%) Motion Graphics
12 4 (0.94%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.71%) Derivative
13 3 (0.71%) Legacy Systems
13 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.71%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.53%) Android
1 32 (7.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (69.18%) UX Design
2 214 (50.35%) Wireframes
3 188 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (33.41%) Prototyping
5 107 (25.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 103 (24.24%) User Research
7 72 (16.94%) Interaction Design
8 67 (15.76%) Usability Testing
9 54 (12.71%) Journey Map
9 54 (12.71%) UX Research
10 53 (12.47%) Workshop Facilitation
11 50 (11.76%) Information Architecture
12 41 (9.65%) Typography
13 39 (9.18%) Analytics
14 37 (8.71%) B2B
15 35 (8.24%) Design Thinking
15 35 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (7.53%) E-Commerce
16 32 (7.53%) Service Design
16 32 (7.53%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (11.06%) JavaScript
2 19 (4.47%) TypeScript
3 4 (0.94%) PHP
4 2 (0.47%) C
4 2 (0.47%) ES7
4 2 (0.47%) Java
5 1 (0.24%) Dart
5 1 (0.24%) ES6
Qualifications
1 19 (4.47%) Degree
2 3 (0.71%) Master's Degree
2 3 (0.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (22.59%) Accessibility
2 19 (4.47%) WCAG
3 16 (3.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 203 (47.76%) Adobe
2 22 (5.18%) Google
3 7 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (1.41%) Hotjar
4 6 (1.41%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.18%) SAP
6 3 (0.71%) hybris
6 3 (0.71%) IBM
7 2 (0.47%) ClickTale
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.24%) Apple
8 1 (0.24%) Ariba
8 1 (0.24%) BT
8 1 (0.24%) Facebook
8 1 (0.24%) Instagram
8 1 (0.24%) Selligent