Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a UI/UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 662 653 738
Rank change year-on-year -9 +85 +35
Contract jobs requiring a UI/UX Designer 229 206 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 147 112
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.96% +15.47%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £306
90th Percentile £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -82.57% -
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 97,377 93,786 102,104
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.92% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,913 61,292 66,691
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,178 2,813 3,183
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -2.78% -3.36% +6.43%

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 21 September 2018.

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 13 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 21 September 2018. 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 -20 215 £425 +13.33% 74
London +6 145 £450 +14.29% 32
UK excluding London -17 77 £400 +14.29% 43
South East -2 34 £400 -11.11% 14
North of England -21 17 £388 +6.90% 10
North West -14 8 £400 +10.34% 5
Midlands -12 7 £425 -16.26% 8
Wales -17 7 £400 +28.00%
West Midlands -20 7 £425 -16.26% 3
East of England +4 6 £488 +69.57% 4
Yorkshire -17 6 £250 -32.20% 4
South West -29 6 £369 +13.46% 6
North East -7 3 £365 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 229 (100.00%) User Experience
2 97 (42.36%) Wireframes
3 73 (31.88%) HTML
3 73 (31.88%) CSS
4 68 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (24.45%) Axure RP
6 53 (23.14%) Adobe
7 50 (21.83%) Prototyping
8 49 (21.40%) InVision
9 43 (18.78%) Finance
10 38 (16.59%) Photoshop
11 37 (16.16%) JavaScript
12 34 (14.85%) Visualisation
13 31 (13.54%) Apple iOS
13 31 (13.54%) Responsive Web Design
14 30 (13.10%) Mobile App
15 29 (12.66%) Android
16 24 (10.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 23 (10.04%) Fintech
18 22 (9.61%) Analytics
18 22 (9.61%) CSS3
18 22 (9.61%) Adobe Illustrator
19 21 (9.17%) HTML5
20 19 (8.30%) Data Visualisation
21 16 (6.99%) Usability Testing
22 15 (6.55%) Scrum
22 15 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
23 14 (6.11%) E-Commerce
24 13 (5.68%) Banking
24 13 (5.68%) Marketing

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 9 (3.93%) Marvel
2 7 (3.06%) CMS
3 4 (1.75%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.31%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 49 (21.40%) InVision
2 38 (16.59%) Photoshop
3 24 (10.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 22 (9.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (2.18%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.75%) Flinto
6 4 (1.75%) UXPin
7 3 (1.31%) InDesign
7 3 (1.31%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.44%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.62%) GitHub
3 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.31%) Serverless
5 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.87%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.87%) HTTP
2 1 (0.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.31%) Big Data
1 3 (1.31%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 56 (24.45%) Axure RP
2 13 (5.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (2.62%) JIRA
4 3 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.44%) Babel
5 1 (0.44%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.44%) Maven
5 1 (0.44%) ProtoShare
5 1 (0.44%) Selenium
5 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 43 (18.78%) Finance
2 13 (5.68%) Banking
2 13 (5.68%) Marketing
3 12 (5.24%) Retail
4 10 (4.37%) Advertising
5 6 (2.62%) Back Office
6 5 (2.18%) Publishing
6 5 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.75%) Billing
7 4 (1.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (31.88%) CSS
1 73 (31.88%) HTML
2 22 (9.61%) CSS3
3 21 (9.17%) HTML5
4 12 (5.24%) D3.js
5 7 (3.06%) AngularJS
5 7 (3.06%) RESTful
6 6 (2.62%) jQuery
7 5 (2.18%) Sass
8 4 (1.75%) React
8 4 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.31%) JSON
9 3 (1.31%) Web Services
10 2 (0.87%) Django
10 2 (0.87%) LESS
10 2 (0.87%) Material Design
10 2 (0.87%) OAuth
10 2 (0.87%) OAuth2
10 2 (0.87%) OpenID
11 1 (0.44%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 229 (100.00%) User Experience
2 30 (13.10%) Mobile App
3 23 (10.04%) Fintech
4 8 (3.49%) Hedge funds
5 7 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.06%) Interactive TV
6 6 (2.62%) Graphic Design
7 5 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.75%) Equities
9 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.87%) 3D Printing
10 2 (0.87%) Blog
10 2 (0.87%) EPoS
10 2 (0.87%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.87%) Photography
10 2 (0.87%) Robotics
11 1 (0.44%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.54%) Apple iOS
2 29 (12.66%) Android
3 4 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (42.36%) Wireframes
2 68 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (21.83%) Prototyping
4 34 (14.85%) Visualisation
5 31 (13.54%) Responsive Web Design
6 22 (9.61%) Analytics
7 19 (8.30%) Data Visualisation
8 16 (6.99%) Usability Testing
9 15 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (6.55%) Scrum
10 14 (6.11%) E-Commerce
11 12 (5.24%) Rapid Prototyping
11 12 (5.24%) Service Design
11 12 (5.24%) Typography
11 12 (5.24%) Web Design
12 11 (4.80%) Mobile First
13 10 (4.37%) Front End Development
13 10 (4.37%) Information Architecture
13 10 (4.37%) Mentoring
14 9 (3.93%) Infographics
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.16%) JavaScript
2 6 (2.62%) Python
3 3 (1.31%) ES6
3 3 (1.31%) JSX
4 2 (0.87%) Java
5 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (3.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) GCP
1 4 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Kibana
1 1 (0.44%) logstash
Vendors
1 53 (23.14%) Adobe
2 2 (0.87%) Capita
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle
3 1 (0.44%) Apple
3 1 (0.44%) Google
3 1 (0.44%) Hotjar