The median contractor rate for a UI Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Interface Designer
UK
Rank 436 480 500
Rank change year-on-year +44 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a UI Designer 157 164 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 130 79
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.20

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

UI Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured UI Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UI Designer.

Contractor daily rate trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UI Designer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UI Designer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 153 £350 -6.66% 47
London +15 92 £355 -11.25% 23
South East +26 31 £350 -6.66% 7
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £350 -
North West +32 11 £300 +2.56% 1
Manchester +20 9 £300 -6.25% 1
West Sussex -3 8 £338 -10.00%
City of London -5 7 £400 +6.66% 9
South West - 6 £400 - 6
Devon - 5 £438 -
West Midlands +15 4 £450 +63.63%
Yorkshire +8 4 £350 -6.66% 2
East of England +2 4 £300 -7.69% 4
Gatwick -9 4 £350 -6.66%
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
Coventry +6 3 £500 +81.81%
Leeds +5 3 £350 -6.66% 1
West Yorkshire +4 3 £350 -6.66% 2
Exeter - 3 £400 -
Essex - 3 £300 -
Kent - 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £250 - 4
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Plymouth - 2 £475 -
Basildon - 2 £288 -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +20 1 - -
Hampshire +10 1 £250 - 1
East Sussex +5 1 £388 - 1

UI Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, UI Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring UI Designer in the job title.

1 228 (75.75%) User Experience
2 123 (40.86%) HTML
3 122 (40.53%) CSS
4 101 (33.55%) Adobe
5 99 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (30.23%) Wireframes
7 83 (27.57%) Photoshop
8 73 (24.25%) Prototyping
9 60 (19.93%) Android
10 59 (19.60%) Apple iOS
10 59 (19.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 58 (19.27%) Mobile App
12 53 (17.61%) Finance
13 52 (17.28%) JavaScript
14 49 (16.28%) HTML5
15 43 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
16 41 (13.62%) Axure RP
17 40 (13.29%) Visualisation
18 38 (12.62%) Banking
19 36 (11.96%) CSS3
20 35 (11.63%) Marketing
21 34 (11.30%) Typography
22 31 (10.30%) Data Visualisation
23 29 (9.63%) E-Commerce
24 26 (8.64%) Rapid Prototyping
24 26 (8.64%) InVision
25 24 (7.97%) Scrum
26 21 (6.98%) Cash Management
26 21 (6.98%) Front End Development
27 20 (6.64%) Responsive Web Design

UI Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.66%) Confluence
2 3 (1.00%) Marvel
3 2 (0.66%) CMS
3 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 83 (27.57%) Photoshop
2 59 (19.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 43 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 26 (8.64%) InVision
5 6 (1.99%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (1.33%) InDesign
7 2 (0.66%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.66%) UXPin
8 1 (0.33%) Flinto
8 1 (0.33%) GIMP
8 1 (0.33%) MS Office
8 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.33%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.33%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.99%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 5 (1.66%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (1.66%) Basecamp
4 4 (1.33%) SaaS
5 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.66%) Internet
2 3 (1.00%) Network Security
2 3 (1.00%) snoop
3 1 (0.33%) Intranet
3 1 (0.33%) Skype
3 1 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.66%) Big Data
2 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 41 (13.62%) Axure RP
2 11 (3.65%) JIRA
3 8 (2.66%) Subversion
4 7 (2.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.66%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.00%) NCrunch
7 3 (1.00%) NUnit
7 3 (1.00%) ReSharper
7 3 (1.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.66%) Hudson
9 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.33%) webpack
General
1 53 (17.61%) Finance
2 38 (12.62%) Banking
3 35 (11.63%) Marketing
4 18 (5.98%) Retail
5 12 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.65%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.00%) Electronics
8 3 (1.00%) Front Office
8 3 (1.00%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.66%) Back Office
9 2 (0.66%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (40.86%) HTML
2 122 (40.53%) CSS
3 49 (16.28%) HTML5
4 36 (11.96%) CSS3
5 16 (5.32%) jQuery
6 15 (4.98%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.33%) .NET
7 7 (2.33%) Sass
8 5 (1.66%) D3.js
8 5 (1.66%) Material Design
8 5 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.66%) WPF
9 4 (1.33%) React
9 4 (1.33%) SVG
10 3 (1.00%) LESS
10 3 (1.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 2 (0.66%) Highcharts JS
11 2 (0.66%) JSON
11 2 (0.66%) Node.js
11 2 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 228 (75.75%) User Experience
2 58 (19.27%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.65%) iPhone
4 13 (4.32%) Graphic Design
4 13 (4.32%) iPad
5 12 (3.99%) Animation
6 10 (3.32%) Mobile Banking
6 10 (3.32%) W3C
7 7 (2.33%) Fintech
8 5 (1.66%) Social Media
9 4 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.33%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.00%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.66%) BBC
12 1 (0.33%) NHS
12 1 (0.33%) Online Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Photography
12 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 60 (19.93%) Android
2 59 (19.60%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (30.23%) Wireframes
3 73 (24.25%) Prototyping
4 40 (13.29%) Visualisation
5 34 (11.30%) Typography
6 31 (10.30%) Data Visualisation
7 29 (9.63%) E-Commerce
8 26 (8.64%) Rapid Prototyping
9 24 (7.97%) Scrum
10 21 (6.98%) Cash Management
10 21 (6.98%) Front End Development
11 20 (6.64%) Responsive Web Design
12 18 (5.98%) Information Architecture
13 16 (5.32%) Android Development
13 16 (5.32%) Time Management
14 15 (4.98%) Web Design
15 14 (4.65%) Analytics
15 14 (4.65%) Usability Testing
16 13 (4.32%) iOS Development
17 10 (3.32%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.28%) JavaScript
2 12 (3.99%) Java
3 5 (1.66%) C#
3 5 (1.66%) XAML
4 3 (1.00%) SQL
5 1 (0.33%) C
5 1 (0.33%) ES6
5 1 (0.33%) PHP
5 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (4.98%) Degree
2 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.99%) QA
2 8 (2.66%) WCAG
3 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 101 (33.55%) Adobe
2 9 (2.99%) Apple
3 6 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.66%) ClickTale
4 5 (1.66%) Monetate
5 4 (1.33%) Google
6 3 (1.00%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.00%) IBM
6 3 (1.00%) Infragistics
6 3 (1.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.00%) SAP
6 3 (1.00%) Telerik
7 2 (0.66%) Facebook
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle
8 1 (0.33%) Twitter
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