Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a UI/UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 658 707 736
Rank change year-on-year +49 +29 +10
Contract jobs requiring a UI/UX Designer 224 188 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 142 109
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -0.66% +7.86%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £263
90th Percentile £513 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% +4.87%
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 98,713 97,786 100,886
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,151 64,422 65,726
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £261 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,923 3,345
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 15 November 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 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 15 November 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 +42 212 £425 +13.33% 92
London +37 131 £450 +12.50% 51
UK excluding London -5 88 £400 +18.52% 42
South East +6 48 £400 +18.52% 13
North of England -24 13 £400 +6.67% 14
Midlands 0 7 £425 -1.73% 8
South West -41 7 £369 +17.06% 2
Yorkshire -9 6 £313 -14.38% 3
Wales -12 6 £400 +28.00%
North West -20 6 £400 +6.67% 10
East of England - 6 £488 - 4
West Midlands -19 5 £425 -17.48% 6
East Midlands +9 2 £383 +9.29% 2
North East -7 1 £263 - 1
Scotland -13 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 224 (100.00%) User Experience
2 96 (42.86%) Wireframes
3 70 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (27.23%) HTML
4 61 (27.23%) CSS
5 58 (25.89%) Prototyping
6 52 (23.21%) Adobe
7 46 (20.54%) Axure RP
8 44 (19.64%) Photoshop
8 44 (19.64%) Finance
8 44 (19.64%) InVision
9 36 (16.07%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 35 (15.63%) Responsive Web Design
11 33 (14.73%) JavaScript
12 32 (14.29%) Visualisation
13 29 (12.95%) Mobile App
14 25 (11.16%) Apple iOS
14 25 (11.16%) Android
15 22 (9.82%) CSS3
16 21 (9.38%) HTML5
16 21 (9.38%) Usability Testing
17 20 (8.93%) Marketing
17 20 (8.93%) Analytics
17 20 (8.93%) Fintech
18 19 (8.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 19 (8.48%) Banking
19 18 (8.04%) Adobe Illustrator
20 16 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
20 16 (7.14%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
21 15 (6.70%) Retail

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 (5.80%) Marvel
2 7 (3.13%) CMS
3 3 (1.34%) EPiServer
4 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 44 (19.64%) InVision
1 44 (19.64%) Photoshop
2 19 (8.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 18 (8.04%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (2.23%) UXPin
5 3 (1.34%) Flinto
6 2 (0.89%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.89%) InDesign
6 2 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.45%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.89%) GitHub
3 2 (0.89%) Slack
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.34%) Internet
1 3 (1.34%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.34%) Big Data
1 3 (1.34%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 46 (20.54%) Axure RP
2 13 (5.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) Maven
4 1 (0.45%) ProtoShare
4 1 (0.45%) Selenium
4 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (19.64%) Finance
2 20 (8.93%) Marketing
3 19 (8.48%) Banking
4 15 (6.70%) Retail
5 7 (3.13%) Advertising
5 7 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.68%) Back Office
7 2 (0.89%) Publishing
8 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (27.23%) CSS
1 61 (27.23%) HTML
2 22 (9.82%) CSS3
3 21 (9.38%) HTML5
4 13 (5.80%) D3.js
5 6 (2.68%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.34%) Web Services
7 2 (0.89%) Django
7 2 (0.89%) jQuery
8 1 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.45%) JSON
8 1 (0.45%) Material Design
8 1 (0.45%) Node.js
8 1 (0.45%) React
8 1 (0.45%) RESTful
8 1 (0.45%) Sass
8 1 (0.45%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 224 (100.00%) User Experience
2 29 (12.95%) Mobile App
3 20 (8.93%) Fintech
4 10 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.02%) Hedge funds
6 7 (3.13%) Interactive TV
7 6 (2.68%) Graphic Design
8 5 (2.23%) Animation
8 5 (2.23%) Digital Media
8 5 (2.23%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.79%) Equities
9 4 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.34%) EPoS
11 2 (0.89%) 3D Printing
11 2 (0.89%) Blog
11 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.89%) Photography
11 2 (0.89%) Robotics
11 2 (0.89%) Social Media
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.16%) Android
1 25 (11.16%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (42.86%) Wireframes
2 70 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (25.89%) Prototyping
4 36 (16.07%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 35 (15.63%) Responsive Web Design
6 32 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 21 (9.38%) Usability Testing
8 20 (8.93%) Analytics
9 16 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
9 16 (7.14%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 14 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 14 (6.25%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
11 13 (5.80%) Information Architecture
11 13 (5.80%) Mentoring
12 12 (5.36%) Scrum
12 12 (5.36%) Service Design
13 11 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (4.91%) User Stories
13 11 (4.91%) Web Design
14 10 (4.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.73%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.89%) Java
2 2 (0.89%) Python
3 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (4.02%) Degree
2 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) Kibana
1 1 (0.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 52 (23.21%) Adobe
2 2 (0.89%) Google
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle
3 1 (0.45%) Hotjar
3 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com