Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 415 420 466
Rank change year-on-year +5 +46 +76
Contract jobs citing Sketch 116 464 511
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Applications category 4.84% 6.46% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 305 362
Median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +11.84%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £275
90th Percentile £540 £532 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.50

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 2,396 7,179 8,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.53% 8.46% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,445 4,228 5,210
Median daily rate £375 £375 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.33% +6.79%
10th Percentile £131 £145 £146
90th Percentile £584 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 670 795
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.28 £41.00
Median hourly rate £19.25 £16.53 £15.74
% change year-on-year +16.44% +5.07% +7.55%

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 22 October 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 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 22 October 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 +33 107 £425 +3.66% 48
London +28 80 £450 +9.09% 23
UK excluding London +100 25 £400 +3.23% 26
Work from Home -79 18 £375 -18.92% 5
South East +124 7 £313 -16.67% 4
Midlands +74 5 £475 - 8
West Midlands +65 5 £475 +26.67% 6
East of England +85 4 £175 -58.82% 1
Wales +43 4 £250 -
North of England +92 3 £400 +1.59% 11
Yorkshire +61 2 £500 +33.33% 3
South West +92 1 - - 1
North West +82 1 £300 -25.00% 6
Scotland +51 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 95 (81.90%) User Experience
2 74 (63.79%) Adobe
3 66 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (56.03%) InVision
5 48 (41.38%) Prototyping
6 39 (33.62%) CSS
7 34 (29.31%) Wireframes
8 33 (28.45%) Adobe Illustrator
9 32 (27.59%) HTML
10 30 (25.86%) Zeplin
11 24 (20.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 24 (20.69%) Axure RP
11 24 (20.69%) JavaScript
12 22 (18.97%) Figma
13 21 (18.10%) Degree
13 21 (18.10%) Balsamiq
14 20 (17.24%) Finance
14 20 (17.24%) Adobe XD
15 18 (15.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 17 (14.66%) Analytics
16 17 (14.66%) Photoshop
17 16 (13.79%) W3C
18 15 (12.93%) E-Commerce
19 13 (11.21%) Apple iOS
20 12 (10.34%) React
20 12 (10.34%) Scrum
21 11 (9.48%) UX Design
22 10 (8.62%) Graphic Design
22 10 (8.62%) Typography
22 10 (8.62%) Mobile App

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 4 (3.45%) Apache
1 4 (3.45%) CMS
1 4 (3.45%) Gunicorn
1 4 (3.45%) nginx
2 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (56.03%) InVision
2 33 (28.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (25.86%) Zeplin
4 22 (18.97%) Figma
5 20 (17.24%) Adobe XD
6 17 (14.66%) Photoshop
7 9 (7.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (3.45%) InDesign
8 4 (3.45%) Marvel
8 4 (3.45%) UserZoom
9 3 (2.59%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (1.72%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (1.72%) Flinto
10 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
10 2 (1.72%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.86%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) SessionCam
2 1 (0.86%) Magento
2 1 (0.86%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (3.45%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (3.45%) Amazon Alexa
2 4 (3.45%) Azure
3 3 (2.59%) AWS
3 3 (2.59%) GCP
4 1 (0.86%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) Broadband
1 1 (0.86%) Internet
1 1 (0.86%) WebEx
1 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.86%) Power BI
1 1 (0.86%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 24 (20.69%) Axure RP
2 21 (18.10%) Balsamiq
3 7 (6.03%) JIRA
4 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.59%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.72%) Grunt
6 2 (1.72%) webpack
7 1 (0.86%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (17.24%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Banking
3 8 (6.90%) Retail
4 6 (5.17%) Multimedia
4 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.45%) Front Office
5 4 (3.45%) Polish Language
6 3 (2.59%) Arabic Language
6 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.59%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Marketing
7 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.72%) Publishing
7 2 (1.72%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.86%) Advertising
8 1 (0.86%) French Language
8 1 (0.86%) German Language
8 1 (0.86%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (74.14%) Designer
2 63 (54.31%) UX Designer
3 43 (37.07%) UI Designer
4 32 (27.59%) UI/UX Designer
5 15 (12.93%) Developer
6 8 (6.90%) Copywriter
6 8 (6.90%) Digital Designer
6 8 (6.90%) Senior Designer
7 7 (6.03%) UX Developer
8 5 (4.31%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.45%) E-Commerce Designer
9 4 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (3.45%) Senior UI Designer
9 4 (3.45%) Senior UX Designer
9 4 (3.45%) UI/UX Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Digital UX Designer
10 3 (2.59%) Django Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Head of Design
10 3 (2.59%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (33.62%) CSS
2 32 (27.59%) HTML
3 12 (10.34%) React
4 9 (7.76%) AngularJS
5 8 (6.90%) HTML5
6 5 (4.31%) Jest
6 5 (4.31%) Redux
6 5 (4.31%) Sass
6 5 (4.31%) Vue.js
7 4 (3.45%) Django
7 4 (3.45%) Flask
7 4 (3.45%) Ionic Framework
7 4 (3.45%) JSON
7 4 (3.45%) REST
7 4 (3.45%) RESTful
7 4 (3.45%) Web Services
8 3 (2.59%) Ajax
8 3 (2.59%) CSS3
8 3 (2.59%) D3.js
8 3 (2.59%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 95 (81.90%) User Experience
2 16 (13.79%) W3C
3 10 (8.62%) Graphic Design
3 10 (8.62%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.59%) Animation
4 3 (2.59%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.72%) BBC
5 2 (1.72%) Biotechnology
5 2 (1.72%) Life Science
5 2 (1.72%) NHS
5 2 (1.72%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.21%) Apple iOS
2 9 (7.76%) Android
3 1 (0.86%) Linux
3 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.38%) Prototyping
3 34 (29.31%) Wireframes
4 18 (15.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 17 (14.66%) Analytics
6 15 (12.93%) E-Commerce
7 12 (10.34%) Scrum
8 11 (9.48%) UX Design
9 10 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (8.62%) Typography
10 9 (7.76%) Service Design
11 8 (6.90%) Design Thinking
11 8 (6.90%) Fintech
11 8 (6.90%) Front End Development
11 8 (6.90%) Iconography
11 8 (6.90%) Visualisation
12 7 (6.03%) Data Visualisation
12 7 (6.03%) Requirements Gathering
12 7 (6.03%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.17%) Storytelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.31%) Java
2 5 (4.31%) TypeScript
3 1 (0.86%) C#
3 1 (0.86%) Kotlin
3 1 (0.86%) PHP
3 1 (0.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (18.10%) Degree
2 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) QA
1 1 (0.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Docker
Vendors
1 74 (63.79%) Adobe
2 9 (7.76%) Google
3 1 (0.86%) Bloomberg
3 1 (0.86%) Demandware
3 1 (0.86%) Hotjar
3 1 (0.86%) hybris
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.86%) Qualtrics
3 1 (0.86%) Reuters
3 1 (0.86%) SAP
3 1 (0.86%) WooCommerce
3 1 (0.86%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.86%) Xerox