Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a UI/UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 691 648 756
Rank change year-on-year -43 +108 +14
Contract jobs requiring a UI/UX Designer 202 194 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 132 100
UK median daily rate £425 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -1.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £312 £256 £262
90th Percentile £526 £493 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £175.00
10th Percentile £28.20 - £162.50
90th Percentile £44.11 - £187.50
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 98,167 90,219 104,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.95% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,297 58,469 68,118
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,167 2,926 3,153
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% -3.79% +11.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing UI/UX Designer over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 July 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 -47 187 £425 +13.33% 67
London -20 130 £450 +20.00% 29
UK excluding London -33 66 £400 +11.89% 39
North of England -14 20 £375 +7.14% 14
South East -34 19 £408 +20.74% 15
Midlands +1 13 £425 -15.00% 4
West Midlands -16 11 £425 -15.00% 2
North West -23 9 £400 +10.34% 7
Yorkshire -27 6 £308 -12.14% 7
North East - 5 £400 -
Scotland - 5 £445 -
Wales - 4 £400 - 1
East of England +7 3 £413 +46.67% 3
South West -13 2 £463 +15.63% 2
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 202 (100.00%) User Experience
2 94 (46.53%) Wireframes
3 68 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (31.68%) HTML
5 62 (30.69%) CSS
6 52 (25.74%) InVision
7 48 (23.76%) Prototyping
8 43 (21.29%) Adobe
9 38 (18.81%) Axure RP
10 37 (18.32%) Finance
11 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
12 32 (15.84%) Photoshop
13 29 (14.36%) Apple iOS
14 27 (13.37%) Android
15 26 (12.87%) Mobile App
16 23 (11.39%) Responsive Web Design
17 21 (10.40%) Adobe Illustrator
18 20 (9.90%) Fintech
19 19 (9.41%) Front End Development
20 18 (8.91%) Visualisation
21 16 (7.92%) Banking
21 16 (7.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 15 (7.43%) Typography
22 15 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
23 14 (6.93%) Analytics
23 14 (6.93%) HTML5
24 13 (6.44%) Rapid Prototyping
24 13 (6.44%) Data Visualisation
24 13 (6.44%) Service Design
25 12 (5.94%) E-Commerce

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 6 (2.97%) Marvel
2 5 (2.48%) CMS
3 4 (1.98%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.49%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 52 (25.74%) InVision
2 32 (15.84%) Photoshop
3 21 (10.40%) Adobe Illustrator
4 16 (7.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.49%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.49%) Flinto
6 3 (1.49%) UXPin
7 2 (0.99%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.50%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.97%) GitHub
2 5 (2.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.49%) Serverless
5 2 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.99%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.50%) Big Data
1 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (18.81%) Axure RP
2 7 (3.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.99%) JIRA
5 1 (0.50%) Babel
5 1 (0.50%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) Maven
5 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.50%) Selenium
5 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) webpack
General
1 37 (18.32%) Finance
2 16 (7.92%) Banking
3 9 (4.46%) Marketing
3 9 (4.46%) Retail
4 8 (3.96%) Advertising
5 5 (2.48%) Publishing
6 4 (1.98%) Billing
6 4 (1.98%) German Language
7 3 (1.49%) Back Office
7 3 (1.49%) Brand Awareness
7 3 (1.49%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (31.68%) HTML
2 62 (30.69%) CSS
3 14 (6.93%) HTML5
4 11 (5.45%) CSS3
5 8 (3.96%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.96%) RESTful
6 7 (3.47%) Sass
7 6 (2.97%) React
7 6 (2.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (2.48%) jQuery
8 5 (2.48%) Web Services
9 3 (1.49%) JSON
9 3 (1.49%) LESS
10 2 (0.99%) D3.js
10 2 (0.99%) Material Design
10 2 (0.99%) Node.js
10 2 (0.99%) OAuth
10 2 (0.99%) OAuth2
10 2 (0.99%) OpenID
10 2 (0.99%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 202 (100.00%) User Experience
2 26 (12.87%) Mobile App
3 20 (9.90%) Fintech
4 7 (3.47%) Graphic Design
4 7 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.98%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.98%) Interactive TV
6 4 (1.98%) Photography
7 3 (1.49%) Online Gambling
8 2 (0.99%) 3D Printing
8 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.99%) Life Science
8 2 (0.99%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.99%) Robotics
9 1 (0.50%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.36%) Apple iOS
2 27 (13.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (46.53%) Wireframes
2 68 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.76%) Prototyping
4 23 (11.39%) Responsive Web Design
5 19 (9.41%) Front End Development
6 18 (8.91%) Visualisation
7 15 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (7.43%) Typography
8 14 (6.93%) Analytics
9 13 (6.44%) Data Visualisation
9 13 (6.44%) Rapid Prototyping
9 13 (6.44%) Service Design
10 12 (5.94%) B2B
10 12 (5.94%) E-Commerce
11 11 (5.45%) Scrum
11 11 (5.45%) Web Design
12 10 (4.95%) Iconography
13 9 (4.46%) Information Architecture
13 9 (4.46%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
13 9 (4.46%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (2.97%) Java
3 4 (1.98%) Python
4 3 (1.49%) ES6
4 3 (1.49%) JSX
4 3 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.50%) C#
5 1 (0.50%) Ruby
5 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (4.46%) Degree
2 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.98%) GCP
1 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Kibana
1 1 (0.50%) logstash
Vendors
1 43 (21.29%) Adobe
2 2 (0.99%) Capita
3 1 (0.50%) Apple
3 1 (0.50%) Google
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.50%) Red Hat