Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 410 460 541
Rank change year-on-year +50 +81 +160
Contract jobs citing Sketch 467 522 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.51% 0.36%
As % of the Applications category 6.52% 5.96% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 366 253
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +11.84% -1.94%
10th Percentile £263 £297 £263
90th Percentile £530 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +103.70% -36.85%
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 7,167 8,763 8,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.42% 8.49% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,233 5,212 5,275
UK median daily rate £375 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.64% +3.70%
10th Percentile £145 £145 £145
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 797 679
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.23 £40.85 £38.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.57 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.87% +3.33% -6.77%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +35 433 £410 -3.53% 146
London +49 286 £413 -2.94% 74
UK excluding London +49 179 £388 -3.13% 74
South East -2 60 £375 -6.25% 21
North of England +40 32 £394 -1.56% 12
Scotland +36 28 £400 - 2
South West -4 24 £381 -4.69% 10
Midlands +42 20 £500 +11.11% 22
Yorkshire +39 17 £375 -3.23% 3
North West +27 14 £400 -3.03% 8
West Midlands +34 12 £375 -16.67% 13
East of England +35 11 £425 +9.68% 7
East Midlands +31 8 £500 +5.26% 9
Channel Islands - 3 £450 -
North East +18 1 £450 +5.88% 1
Wales +17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 389 (83.30%) User Experience
2 254 (54.39%) Wireframes
3 231 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (44.54%) InVision
5 177 (37.90%) Adobe
6 156 (33.40%) Axure RP
7 154 (32.98%) Prototyping
8 140 (29.98%) HTML
9 125 (26.77%) CSS
10 122 (26.12%) Photoshop
11 97 (20.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 94 (20.13%) Finance
12 94 (20.13%) Adobe Illustrator
13 84 (17.99%) JavaScript
14 73 (15.63%) E-Commerce
14 73 (15.63%) Information Architecture
15 64 (13.70%) Usability Testing
16 61 (13.06%) Retail
17 58 (12.42%) Zeplin
18 57 (12.21%) Mobile App
19 56 (11.99%) Analytics
20 55 (11.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
21 50 (10.71%) Scrum
21 50 (10.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 48 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
23 43 (9.21%) JIRA
24 40 (8.57%) Figma
25 38 (8.14%) Android
25 38 (8.14%) Marketing
25 38 (8.14%) Design Thinking

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 24 (5.14%) CMS
2 14 (3.00%) Confluence
3 11 (2.36%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (2.14%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.86%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.21%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 208 (44.54%) InVision
2 122 (26.12%) Photoshop
3 94 (20.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 58 (12.42%) Zeplin
5 50 (10.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 40 (8.57%) Figma
7 27 (5.78%) OmniGraffle
8 25 (5.35%) Adobe XD
9 20 (4.28%) Adobe After Effects
10 16 (3.43%) InDesign
11 15 (3.21%) Marvel
12 12 (2.57%) UXPin
13 6 (1.28%) Flinto
14 5 (1.07%) MS Visio
15 4 (0.86%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 3 (0.64%) UserZoom
17 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
18 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
18 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Magento
2 7 (1.50%) Shopify
3 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 55 (11.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 8 (1.71%) SaaS
3 6 (1.28%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.28%) Slack
4 5 (1.07%) Office 365
5 4 (0.86%) Azure
5 4 (0.86%) MailChimp
6 3 (0.64%) Responsys
7 2 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.43%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.21%) G Suite
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.86%) Internet
2 3 (0.64%) RIP
3 2 (0.43%) Intranet
3 2 (0.43%) RTP
4 1 (0.21%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.28%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.43%) Big Data
2 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.43%) DTS
3 1 (0.21%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 156 (33.40%) Axure RP
2 43 (9.21%) JIRA
3 27 (5.78%) Balsamiq
4 20 (4.28%) Git (software)
5 11 (2.36%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.93%) Android Studio
7 6 (1.28%) Grunt
7 6 (1.28%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.64%) Babel
8 3 (0.64%) webpack
9 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.21%) git-flow
10 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 94 (20.13%) Finance
2 61 (13.06%) Retail
3 38 (8.14%) Marketing
4 24 (5.14%) Public Sector
4 24 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.93%) Banking
6 10 (2.14%) Games
7 8 (1.71%) Advertising
7 8 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.28%) Electronics
9 4 (0.86%) Legal
9 4 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Automotive
11 2 (0.43%) Back Office
11 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.43%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 392 (83.94%) Designer
2 257 (55.03%) UX Designer
3 148 (31.69%) UI Designer
4 82 (17.56%) UI/UX Designer
5 52 (11.13%) Senior Designer
6 39 (8.35%) Digital Designer
7 32 (6.85%) Developer
8 28 (6.00%) Senior UX Designer
9 20 (4.28%) E-Commerce Designer
9 20 (4.28%) Senior UI Designer
10 17 (3.64%) Visual Designer
11 15 (3.21%) Consultant
12 14 (3.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 13 (2.78%) User Experience Consultant
14 10 (2.14%) Digital UX Designer
15 9 (1.93%) Android Developer
15 9 (1.93%) Junior
15 9 (1.93%) Junior Designer
16 8 (1.71%) Lead Developer
17 7 (1.50%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (29.98%) HTML
2 125 (26.77%) CSS
3 25 (5.35%) HTML5
4 18 (3.85%) Sass
5 16 (3.43%) CSS3
5 16 (3.43%) React
6 12 (2.57%) AngularJS
7 11 (2.36%) Framer.js
8 10 (2.14%) Material Design
8 10 (2.14%) Node.js
8 10 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (1.93%) Android SDK
9 9 (1.93%) Semantic HTML
9 9 (1.93%) Vue.js
10 7 (1.50%) XHTML
11 6 (1.28%) Ajax
11 6 (1.28%) Angular 2
11 6 (1.28%) Flash
11 6 (1.28%) JSP
11 6 (1.28%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 389 (83.30%) User Experience
2 57 (12.21%) Mobile App
3 29 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.07%) Graphic Design
5 15 (3.21%) Animation
6 13 (2.78%) W3C
7 9 (1.93%) Digital Media
7 9 (1.93%) iPad
7 9 (1.93%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.50%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.28%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.28%) Blog
9 6 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.07%) Tandem
11 4 (0.86%) Photography
11 4 (0.86%) Video Editing
11 4 (0.86%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.64%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.14%) Android
2 32 (6.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (54.39%) Wireframes
2 231 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (32.98%) Prototyping
4 97 (20.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 73 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 73 (15.63%) Information Architecture
6 64 (13.70%) Usability Testing
7 56 (11.99%) Analytics
8 50 (10.71%) Scrum
9 48 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
10 38 (8.14%) Design Thinking
11 34 (7.28%) Workshop Facilitation
12 32 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (6.64%) Service Design
14 28 (6.00%) Project Management
14 28 (6.00%) Web Design
15 27 (5.78%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 25 (5.35%) Typography
17 23 (4.93%) Product Management
18 21 (4.50%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (17.99%) JavaScript
2 19 (4.07%) Java
3 9 (1.93%) Kotlin
4 4 (0.86%) PHP
5 3 (0.64%) ES8
6 2 (0.43%) Apple Swift
6 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.43%) Python
6 2 (0.43%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.21%) C#
7 1 (0.21%) ES6
7 1 (0.21%) SQL
7 1 (0.21%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (6.85%) Degree
2 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.57%) WCAG
2 11 (2.36%) QA
3 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.21%) GDPR
Vendors
1 177 (37.90%) Adobe
2 17 (3.64%) Google
3 11 (2.36%) Sitecore
4 7 (1.50%) hybris
4 7 (1.50%) IBM
5 6 (1.28%) SAP
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.64%) Hotjar
8 2 (0.43%) Cadence
8 2 (0.43%) ClickTale
8 2 (0.43%) iRise
8 2 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.43%) OutSystems
8 2 (0.43%) Qualtrics
9 1 (0.21%) Marketo
9 1 (0.21%) Omniture
9 1 (0.21%) Qubit
9 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.21%) Virgin Media
9 1 (0.21%) Yahoo!