Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 395 450 491
Rank change year-on-year +55 +41 +140
Contract jobs citing Sketch 350 500 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Applications category 6.07% 6.08% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 330 307
UK median daily rate £400 £442 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.50% +14.06% -3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £298 £275
90th Percentile £525 £538 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £429 £375
% change year-on-year -11.37% +14.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
UK median hourly rate - £36.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.19% -17.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 5,763 8,225 8,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.56% 8.37% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,288 4,838 5,495
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £136 £140 £143
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 732 774
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.92% -1.61%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.39 £10.29
90th Percentile £43.00 £42.20 £35.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.10 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.32% +6.90% -1.69%

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 February 2020.

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 14 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 February 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 +49 319 £413 -7.56% 150
London +65 207 £420 -6.67% 83
UK excluding London +53 136 £380 -11.37% 71
South West +54 38 £375 -6.25% 13
Scotland +20 26 £341 -21.10% 2
North of England +44 23 £388 -3.13% 14
South East -11 22 £338 -20.59% 21
Yorkshire +49 16 £388 +34.78% 1
East of England +43 15 £450 - 8
Midlands +40 10 £373 -17.22% 11
West Midlands +39 7 £380 -15.56% 9
North West +27 7 £300 -37.50% 9
East Midlands +39 3 £275 -38.89% 2
Wales +24 2 £425 +14.09% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 266 (76.00%) User Experience
2 174 (49.71%) Wireframes
3 166 (47.43%) InVision
4 155 (44.29%) Adobe
5 145 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (36.00%) HTML
7 105 (30.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 101 (28.86%) CSS
9 98 (28.00%) Photoshop
10 92 (26.29%) Prototyping
11 78 (22.29%) Axure RP
12 70 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 63 (18.00%) Adobe Illustrator
14 49 (14.00%) Usability Testing
14 49 (14.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 45 (12.86%) Finance
16 44 (12.57%) Front End Development
17 43 (12.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 40 (11.43%) E-Commerce
18 40 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
19 37 (10.57%) Zeplin
19 37 (10.57%) HTML5
20 36 (10.29%) Adobe XD
20 36 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
21 35 (10.00%) Scrum
22 34 (9.71%) Retail
23 33 (9.43%) CMS
23 33 (9.43%) Analytics
24 32 (9.14%) Adobe After Effects
24 32 (9.14%) Degree

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 33 (9.43%) CMS
2 16 (4.57%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.14%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 10 (2.86%) Confluence
5 1 (0.29%) Apache
5 1 (0.29%) Moodle
5 1 (0.29%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 166 (47.43%) InVision
2 98 (28.00%) Photoshop
3 63 (18.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 43 (12.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 37 (10.57%) Zeplin
6 36 (10.29%) Adobe XD
7 32 (9.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 31 (8.86%) Figma
9 21 (6.00%) OmniGraffle
10 17 (4.86%) MS Visio
11 13 (3.71%) InDesign
12 10 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (2.29%) UXPin
14 7 (2.00%) UserZoom
15 6 (1.71%) Marvel
16 5 (1.43%) Lectora
17 3 (0.86%) CINEMA 4D
18 2 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
18 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (5.14%) Magento
1 18 (5.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 6 (1.71%) Slack
3 4 (1.14%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.14%) MailChimp
3 4 (1.14%) SaaS
4 2 (0.57%) npm
4 2 (0.57%) Office 365
4 2 (0.57%) Responsys
4 2 (0.57%) Yarn
5 1 (0.29%) Azure
5 1 (0.29%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.29%) Broadband
2 1 (0.29%) Intranet
2 1 (0.29%) RIP
2 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.57%) Blockchain
1 2 (0.57%) Data Lake
1 2 (0.57%) DTS
2 1 (0.29%) Big Data
2 1 (0.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 78 (22.29%) Axure RP
2 30 (8.57%) JIRA
3 20 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 18 (5.14%) Grunt
5 14 (4.00%) Balsamiq
5 14 (4.00%) Jasmine
5 14 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.43%) webpack
7 4 (1.14%) Gradle
7 4 (1.14%) gulp
8 3 (0.86%) Babel
8 3 (0.86%) git-flow
8 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.86%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.57%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.57%) Subversion
10 1 (0.29%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.29%) Xcode
General
1 45 (12.86%) Finance
2 34 (9.71%) Retail
3 27 (7.71%) Marketing
4 26 (7.43%) Banking
4 26 (7.43%) Public Sector
5 20 (5.71%) Games
6 18 (5.14%) Telecoms
7 14 (4.00%) Investment Banking
8 11 (3.14%) Retail Banking
9 10 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (2.00%) Advertising
11 6 (1.71%) Electronics
11 6 (1.71%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.43%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (1.14%) Publishing
14 3 (0.86%) Back Office
15 2 (0.57%) Legal
15 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 267 (76.29%) Designer
2 157 (44.86%) UX Designer
3 92 (26.29%) UI Designer
4 47 (13.43%) UI/UX Designer
5 42 (12.00%) Developer
6 33 (9.43%) Digital Designer
7 31 (8.86%) Senior Designer
8 23 (6.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 21 (6.00%) Visual Designer
10 19 (5.43%) Senior UX Designer
11 15 (4.29%) React Developer
12 10 (2.86%) Data Manager
12 10 (2.86%) Systems Manager
13 9 (2.57%) E-Commerce Designer
14 8 (2.29%) Senior Developer
15 7 (2.00%) Junior
15 7 (2.00%) Junior Designer
15 7 (2.00%) Lead Designer
15 7 (2.00%) Senior UI Designer
15 7 (2.00%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (36.00%) HTML
2 101 (28.86%) CSS
3 37 (10.57%) HTML5
4 27 (7.71%) Sass
5 24 (6.86%) AngularJS
6 20 (5.71%) CSS3
6 20 (5.71%) Node.js
7 19 (5.43%) Semantic HTML
8 17 (4.86%) React
9 16 (4.57%) Vue.js
10 15 (4.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (3.43%) JSP
11 12 (3.43%) JSTL
11 12 (3.43%) XHTML
12 11 (3.14%) Material Design
13 10 (2.86%) Flash
14 8 (2.29%) Redux
15 7 (2.00%) jQuery
16 5 (1.43%) Framer.js
16 5 (1.43%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 266 (76.00%) User Experience
2 36 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (8.29%) Mobile App
4 25 (7.14%) W3C
5 12 (3.43%) Graphic Design
6 8 (2.29%) NHS
7 7 (2.00%) Animation
7 7 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.00%) Video Editing
8 6 (1.71%) Social Media
9 5 (1.43%) Learning Management System
9 5 (1.43%) Motion Graphics
10 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.14%) iPhone
11 3 (0.86%) Blog
11 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.57%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.43%) Android
2 21 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (49.71%) Wireframes
2 145 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (30.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 92 (26.29%) Prototyping
5 49 (14.00%) Usability Testing
6 44 (12.57%) Front End Development
7 40 (11.43%) E-Commerce
7 40 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (10.00%) Scrum
9 33 (9.43%) Analytics
10 30 (8.57%) Project Management
11 27 (7.71%) Responsive Web Design
12 25 (7.14%) Sprint Planning
13 22 (6.29%) Mobile First
14 20 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (5.71%) Information Architecture
14 20 (5.71%) Typography
15 18 (5.14%) Decision-Making
15 18 (5.14%) Service Design
16 17 (4.86%) Design Thinking
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (5.43%) Java
3 10 (2.86%) ES6
4 5 (1.43%) TypeScript
5 3 (0.86%) ES8
6 2 (0.57%) Apple Swift
6 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.57%) Python
7 1 (0.29%) C#
7 1 (0.29%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (9.14%) Degree
2 8 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.86%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.00%) WCAG
2 9 (2.57%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) WAI
4 1 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 155 (44.29%) Adobe
2 16 (4.57%) hybris
2 16 (4.57%) IBM
3 14 (4.00%) Google
4 11 (3.14%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.14%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.71%) SAP
6 4 (1.14%) Apple
7 1 (0.29%) BT
7 1 (0.29%) Cadence
7 1 (0.29%) Omniture