Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a UI/UX Designer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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/User Experience Designer
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 658 698 715
Rank change year-on-year +40 +17 +1
Contract jobs requiring a UI/UX Designer 221 189 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 153 95
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £303 £263 £254
90th Percentile £530 £521 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +17.69% -4.41% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.50 -

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 94,176 95,190 92,149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,264 63,224 60,161
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,878 2,788 3,239
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

UI/UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UI/UX Designer over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX Designer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UI/UX Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 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 +42 215 £413 +10.00% 96
London +34 132 £450 +12.50% 57
UK excluding London -7 87 £383 +17.69% 41
South East +24 52 £390 +30.00% 3
North of England -19 14 £355 +5.19% 16
Yorkshire -17 8 £288 -15.44% 1
Midlands -18 6 £425 +21.43% 13
East of England - 6 £400 - 4
North West -5 5 £400 +23.08% 14
South West -46 5 £306 -2.78% 3
West Midlands -21 4 £425 +23.64% 10
Wales -15 3 £395 +26.40%
East Midlands +4 2 £383 +9.29% 3
North East -8 1 £263 - 1
Scotland -14 1 - - 2

UI/UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, UI/UX 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/UX Designer in the job title.

1 221 (100.00%) User Experience
2 107 (48.42%) Wireframes
3 86 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (26.70%) Adobe
5 51 (23.08%) Prototyping
6 49 (22.17%) HTML
6 49 (22.17%) CSS
7 47 (21.27%) InVision
8 43 (19.46%) Photoshop
9 38 (17.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 35 (15.84%) Axure RP
11 34 (15.38%) Finance
12 32 (14.48%) Mobile App
13 31 (14.03%) Visualisation
14 29 (13.12%) Responsive Web Design
14 29 (13.12%) JavaScript
14 29 (13.12%) E-Commerce
15 26 (11.76%) Apple iOS
15 26 (11.76%) Android
16 23 (10.41%) Adobe Illustrator
16 23 (10.41%) Marketing
17 22 (9.95%) HTML5
17 22 (9.95%) CSS3
18 21 (9.50%) Usability Testing
19 19 (8.60%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
20 18 (8.14%) Fintech
20 18 (8.14%) Retail
20 18 (8.14%) Scrum
21 17 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
21 17 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups

UI/UX 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 13 (5.88%) Marvel
2 6 (2.71%) Confluence
3 4 (1.81%) CMS
4 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (21.27%) InVision
2 43 (19.46%) Photoshop
3 23 (10.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (6.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (2.26%) UXPin
6 4 (1.81%) InDesign
7 3 (1.36%) Flinto
8 2 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.90%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.45%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) Slack
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) Internet
1 3 (1.36%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.36%) Big Data
2 2 (0.90%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 35 (15.84%) Axure RP
2 17 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 12 (5.43%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) ProtoShare
General
1 34 (15.38%) Finance
2 23 (10.41%) Marketing
3 18 (8.14%) Retail
4 16 (7.24%) Banking
5 9 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.81%) Advertising
6 4 (1.81%) Games
7 3 (1.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.17%) CSS
1 49 (22.17%) HTML
2 22 (9.95%) CSS3
2 22 (9.95%) HTML5
3 11 (4.98%) D3.js
4 5 (2.26%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.81%) jQuery
6 3 (1.36%) Material Design
7 2 (0.90%) Django
8 1 (0.45%) Flash
8 1 (0.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 221 (100.00%) User Experience
2 32 (14.48%) Mobile App
3 18 (8.14%) Fintech
4 10 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.17%) Animation
5 7 (3.17%) Graphic Design
5 7 (3.17%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.81%) Equities
6 4 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.81%) Social Media
7 3 (1.36%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.36%) EPoS
7 3 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.36%) Interactive TV
7 3 (1.36%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Blog
9 1 (0.45%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.76%) Android
1 26 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (48.42%) Wireframes
2 86 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (23.08%) Prototyping
4 38 (17.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 31 (14.03%) Visualisation
6 29 (13.12%) E-Commerce
6 29 (13.12%) Responsive Web Design
7 21 (9.50%) Usability Testing
8 19 (8.60%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 18 (8.14%) Scrum
10 17 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
10 17 (7.69%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
11 16 (7.24%) Analytics
11 16 (7.24%) Mobile First
12 15 (6.79%) User Stories
13 11 (4.98%) Information Architecture
13 11 (4.98%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (4.07%) Collaborative Working
14 9 (4.07%) Mentoring
14 9 (4.07%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.12%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.36%) Java
3 2 (0.90%) Python
4 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (3.62%) Degree
2 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.81%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) PSD2
Vendors
1 59 (26.70%) Adobe
2 6 (2.71%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.81%) Google
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle
5 1 (0.45%) Hotjar
5 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com