The median contractor rate for a User Experience Architect was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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.

UX Architect
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 616 599
Rank change year-on-year +33 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Architect 24 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.066% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.070% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 14
Median daily rate £431 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £353 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £480
% change year-on-year -5.55% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

User Experience Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured User Experience Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience Architect in the UK

User Experience Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Experience Architect.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience Architect in the UK

User Experience Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience Architect over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience Architect in the UK

User Experience Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience Architect in the UK

User Experience Architect
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 User Experience Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 24 £431 -4.16% 2
East Midlands - 10 - -
Nottinghamshire - 8 - -
London -29 6 £450 -5.26%
East of England -1 5 £425 +41.66%
Norfolk +7 4 £431 +43.75%
Nottingham - 3 - -
South East - 2 £375 -
Norwich +2 1 £450 +50.00%
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -
Leeds - 1 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
Surrey - 1 £375 -

User Experience Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, User Experience Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring User Experience Architect in the job title.

1 70 (100.00%) User Experience
2 42 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (48.57%) Axure RP
3 34 (48.57%) Wireframes
4 25 (35.71%) HTML
4 25 (35.71%) CSS
5 23 (32.86%) Project Management
5 23 (32.86%) Degree
6 22 (31.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 20 (28.57%) Psychology
8 16 (22.86%) HTML5
8 16 (22.86%) CSS3
9 15 (21.43%) Information Architecture
9 15 (21.43%) Usability Testing
10 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 13 (18.57%) Adobe
11 13 (18.57%) Retail
12 12 (17.14%) MS Visio
12 12 (17.14%) Product Management
13 11 (15.71%) Marketing
14 10 (14.29%) E-Commerce
14 10 (14.29%) OmniGraffle
14 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
15 9 (12.86%) Master's Degree
15 9 (12.86%) RIA
15 9 (12.86%) Android
16 8 (11.43%) WebDriver
16 8 (11.43%) Selenium
16 8 (11.43%) Test Automation
16 8 (11.43%) Protractor

User Experience Architect 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 1 (1.43%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Visio
2 10 (14.29%) OmniGraffle
3 6 (8.57%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.86%) Snagit
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.43%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 34 (48.57%) Axure RP
2 22 (31.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (11.43%) Bower
3 8 (11.43%) Grunt
3 8 (11.43%) gulp
3 8 (11.43%) Jasmine
3 8 (11.43%) Karma Test Runner
3 8 (11.43%) Protractor
3 8 (11.43%) Selenium
3 8 (11.43%) WebDriver
3 8 (11.43%) webpack
4 4 (5.71%) Hudson
General
1 13 (18.57%) Retail
2 11 (15.71%) Marketing
3 5 (7.14%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) CSS
1 25 (35.71%) HTML
2 16 (22.86%) CSS3
2 16 (22.86%) HTML5
3 8 (11.43%) Angular 2
3 8 (11.43%) AngularJS
3 8 (11.43%) LESS
3 8 (11.43%) Sass
3 8 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (4.29%) Ajax
4 3 (4.29%) Velocity
5 2 (2.86%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 70 (100.00%) User Experience
2 9 (12.86%) RIA
3 3 (4.29%) Blog
4 2 (2.86%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Android
2 7 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (48.57%) Wireframes
3 23 (32.86%) Project Management
4 20 (28.57%) Psychology
5 15 (21.43%) Information Architecture
5 15 (21.43%) Usability Testing
6 12 (17.14%) Product Management
7 10 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 8 (11.43%) Prototyping
8 8 (11.43%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.00%) Human Factors
9 7 (10.00%) Scrum
10 5 (7.14%) SDLC
10 5 (7.14%) Web Development
11 4 (5.71%) Analytics
11 4 (5.71%) Cognitive Psychology
11 4 (5.71%) Conceptual Models
11 4 (5.71%) Industrial Design
11 4 (5.71%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (11.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (32.86%) Degree
2 9 (12.86%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) WCAG
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Adobe
2 2 (2.86%) Apple
2 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.43%) ClickTale