Period
to 1 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a UI Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

User Interface Designer
UK
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 444 472 533
Rank change year-on-year +28 +61 -2
Contract jobs requiring a UI Designer 166 423 381
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 314 273
Median daily rate £400 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £310 £275
90th Percentile £527 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £388
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.45% +16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £39.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 42,960 86,413 96,559
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 94.54% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,035 56,780 63,288
Median daily rate £468 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £265
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,785 2,790 3,034
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.98% +5.15% -3.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

UI Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured UI Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing UI Designer.

Daily rate trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing UI Designer over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing UI Designer.

Hourly rate trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
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 UI Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 1 June 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 +10 134 £425 - 10
London +10 85 £425 - 4
UK excluding London +110 78 £375 -9.09% 7
Scotland +72 28 £350 -5.08% 1
South East +93 14 £350 -17.65% 5
North of England +82 13 £473 +18.13% 1
South West +45 11 £400 +6.67%
North West +46 9 £540 +27.06% 1
Work from Home +16 8 £375 -9.09%
Midlands +69 7 £380 -13.14%
West Midlands +62 7 £380 -10.59%
Yorkshire +66 4 £406 +26.46%
East of England +56 4 £375 -6.25%
Wales - 1 £400 -

UI Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, UI Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring UI Designer in the job title.

1 138 (83.13%) User Experience
2 65 (39.16%) Wireframes
3 64 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (33.13%) HTML
4 55 (33.13%) CSS
5 50 (30.12%) Sketch
6 43 (25.90%) Prototyping
7 42 (25.30%) Adobe
8 39 (23.49%) JavaScript
9 30 (18.07%) InVision
9 30 (18.07%) HTML5
10 28 (16.87%) Axure RP
11 24 (14.46%) Front End Development
12 22 (13.25%) CSS3
13 21 (12.65%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 20 (12.05%) Scrum
15 17 (10.24%) Sass
15 17 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (9.64%) Mobile App
16 16 (9.64%) Grunt
16 16 (9.64%) jQuery
16 16 (9.64%) Photoshop
16 16 (9.64%) Adobe XD
16 16 (9.64%) Public Sector
17 15 (9.04%) Figma
17 15 (9.04%) Finance
17 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (8.43%) Git (software)
18 14 (8.43%) WCAG
19 13 (7.83%) Kanban

UI Designer Skill Set
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 5 (3.01%) CMS
2 2 (1.20%) WordPress
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 50 (30.12%) Sketch
2 30 (18.07%) InVision
3 16 (9.64%) Adobe XD
3 16 (9.64%) Photoshop
4 15 (9.04%) Figma
5 13 (7.83%) Zeplin
6 10 (6.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (6.02%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (4.22%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (1.81%) UserZoom
9 2 (1.20%) Marvel
10 1 (0.60%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.60%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.60%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.60%) InDesign
10 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.63%) Azure
2 7 (4.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 5 (3.01%) GitHub
4 4 (2.41%) npm
5 3 (1.81%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon Alexa
6 2 (1.20%) Siri
7 1 (0.60%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) Skype
2 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.61%) GIS
2 3 (1.81%) Power BI
2 3 (1.81%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.60%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.60%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.60%) DTS
Development Applications
1 28 (16.87%) Axure RP
2 16 (9.64%) Grunt
3 14 (8.43%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.82%) Subversion
5 7 (4.22%) Balsamiq
6 6 (3.61%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (3.01%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.41%) gulp
9 1 (0.60%) JIRA
9 1 (0.60%) Protractor
General
1 16 (9.64%) Public Sector
2 15 (9.04%) Finance
3 5 (3.01%) Marketing
3 5 (3.01%) Publishing
4 4 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.81%) Retail
5 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Advertising
6 2 (1.20%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (33.13%) CSS
1 55 (33.13%) HTML
2 30 (18.07%) HTML5
3 22 (13.25%) CSS3
4 17 (10.24%) Sass
5 16 (9.64%) jQuery
6 12 (7.23%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.22%) RESTful
8 6 (3.61%) React
9 5 (3.01%) LESS
9 5 (3.01%) Swagger
9 5 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (3.01%) Web Services
10 3 (1.81%) D3.js
10 3 (1.81%) Node.js
10 3 (1.81%) REST
11 2 (1.20%) Flash
11 2 (1.20%) JSON
11 2 (1.20%) SOAP
11 2 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 138 (83.13%) User Experience
2 17 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.64%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.61%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.01%) Graphic Design
6 4 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.41%) Social Media
6 4 (2.41%) W3C
7 3 (1.81%) Animation
7 3 (1.81%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.20%) Life Science
9 1 (0.60%) Blog
9 1 (0.60%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.60%) FMCG
9 1 (0.60%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.60%) NHS
9 1 (0.60%) Photography
9 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.60%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.82%) Linux
2 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (39.16%) Wireframes
2 64 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (25.90%) Prototyping
4 24 (14.46%) Front End Development
5 21 (12.65%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 20 (12.05%) Scrum
7 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (7.83%) Kanban
9 12 (7.23%) Project Delivery
10 10 (6.02%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 9 (5.42%) Rapid Prototyping
12 8 (4.82%) Service Design
12 8 (4.82%) Usability Testing
12 8 (4.82%) User Stories
13 7 (4.22%) Fintech
13 7 (4.22%) Requirements Gathering
13 7 (4.22%) Typography
13 7 (4.22%) Workshop Facilitation
14 6 (3.61%) Actionable Insight
14 6 (3.61%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.49%) JavaScript
2 8 (4.82%) C#
3 3 (1.81%) Java
3 3 (1.81%) Python
3 3 (1.81%) SQL
3 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.20%) Perl
5 1 (0.60%) C
5 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.41%) Degree
4 1 (0.60%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.43%) WCAG
2 10 (6.02%) WAI
3 3 (1.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 42 (25.30%) Adobe
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.41%) Pega
3 3 (1.81%) Google
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle
4 2 (1.20%) Splunk