Period
to 19 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a UI/UX Designer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 602 696 645
Rank change year-on-year +94 -51 +120
Contract jobs requiring a UI/UX Designer 249 201 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 150 132
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +14.86% -1.33%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £256
90th Percentile £525 £526 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £358
% change year-on-year +4.06% +11.89% -3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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 88,055 98,140 90,397
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.85% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,893 64,291 58,579
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,939 3,163 2,919
UK median hourly rate £19.88 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -1.07% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.17 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +5.71% -1.52% -6.47%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +106 243 £420 -1.18% 78
London +84 166 £420 -6.67% 28
UK excluding London +12 80 £416 +4.06% 54
South East +39 33 £425 +4.29% 12
Midlands +28 18 £425 - 7
West Midlands +7 16 £413 -2.94% 6
South West -5 13 £375 -18.92% 6
North of England +15 10 £450 +20.00% 21
North West +7 6 £450 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire +21 3 £550 +78.86% 3
East of England +16 3 £319 -22.73% 4
Scotland +26 2 £406 -8.71% 3
East Midlands +26 2 £450 - 1
North East +17 1 £400 - 3
Wales +1 1 £400 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 249 (100.00%) User Experience
2 126 (50.60%) Wireframes
2 126 (50.60%) Sketch
3 90 (36.14%) InVision
4 81 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (31.33%) Prototyping
6 72 (28.92%) Adobe
7 47 (18.88%) HTML
7 47 (18.88%) Photoshop
7 47 (18.88%) CSS
8 46 (18.47%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 44 (17.67%) Axure RP
10 41 (16.47%) Mobile App
11 39 (15.66%) Adobe Illustrator
12 30 (12.05%) Finance
12 30 (12.05%) Android
12 30 (12.05%) Apple iOS
13 28 (11.24%) Information Architecture
14 27 (10.84%) JavaScript
15 26 (10.44%) E-Commerce
16 23 (9.24%) Analytics
17 21 (8.43%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 21 (8.43%) Marketing
18 20 (8.03%) Typography
19 19 (7.63%) Collaborative Working
19 19 (7.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 19 (7.63%) Retail
20 18 (7.23%) Usability Testing
21 17 (6.83%) Scrum
22 16 (6.43%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes

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 10 (4.02%) Confluence
2 3 (1.20%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 126 (50.60%) Sketch
2 90 (36.14%) InVision
3 47 (18.88%) Photoshop
4 39 (15.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (7.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (6.43%) Marvel
7 14 (5.62%) Zeplin
8 13 (5.22%) Adobe XD
9 8 (3.21%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (2.81%) Adobe After Effects
10 7 (2.81%) Figma
10 7 (2.81%) UXPin
11 6 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 5 (2.01%) MS Visio
13 4 (1.61%) InDesign
14 3 (1.20%) Flinto
15 2 (0.80%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.20%) SaaS
3 2 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.80%) Slack
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.40%) Intranet
2 1 (0.40%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.41%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.80%) Big Data
3 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (17.67%) Axure RP
2 8 (3.21%) JIRA
3 6 (2.41%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.40%) Grunt
4 1 (0.40%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 30 (12.05%) Finance
2 21 (8.43%) Marketing
3 19 (7.63%) Retail
4 13 (5.22%) Banking
5 7 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.20%) Advertising
6 3 (1.20%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Automotive
7 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (18.88%) CSS
1 47 (18.88%) HTML
2 13 (5.22%) CSS3
2 13 (5.22%) jQuery
3 12 (4.82%) HTML5
4 9 (3.61%) Sass
5 8 (3.21%) Framer.js
6 7 (2.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.80%) Ajax
7 2 (0.80%) Material Design
7 2 (0.80%) RequireJS
7 2 (0.80%) Underscore.js
8 1 (0.40%) .NET
8 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.40%) Flash
8 1 (0.40%) Node.js
8 1 (0.40%) React
8 1 (0.40%) React Native
8 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 249 (100.00%) User Experience
2 41 (16.47%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.02%) Social Media
4 8 (3.21%) Graphic Design
5 7 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.41%) NHS
7 5 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.61%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.20%) iPad
9 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.40%) Animation
11 1 (0.40%) BBC
11 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.40%) Photography
11 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.05%) Android
1 30 (12.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (50.60%) Wireframes
2 81 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (31.33%) Prototyping
4 46 (18.47%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 28 (11.24%) Information Architecture
6 26 (10.44%) E-Commerce
7 23 (9.24%) Analytics
8 21 (8.43%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 20 (8.03%) Typography
10 19 (7.63%) Collaborative Working
11 18 (7.23%) Usability Testing
12 17 (6.83%) Scrum
13 16 (6.43%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
13 16 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (5.62%) Front End Development
15 13 (5.22%) Product Management
15 13 (5.22%) Workshop Facilitation
16 12 (4.82%) Visualisation
17 11 (4.42%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.84%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.80%) Java
3 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (4.82%) Degree
2 3 (1.20%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 72 (28.92%) Adobe
2 8 (3.21%) Google
3 4 (1.61%) Hotjar
3 4 (1.61%) Qualtrics
4 3 (1.20%) Apple
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.80%) ClickTale
5 2 (0.80%) OutSystems
6 1 (0.40%) BT
6 1 (0.40%) SAP
6 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.40%) Splunk