The median contractor rate for a User Experience Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
UX Architect
UK
Rank 536 580 611
Rank change year-on-year +44 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Architect 47 60 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 56 13
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £530 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Experience Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience Architect in the UK

User Experience Architect
Top 19 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 27 March 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 +36 47 £450 -10.00% 3
London +19 33 £475 -5.00% 3
Norfolk +2 6 £450 +12.50%
East of England -2 6 £450 +12.50%
Norwich - 6 £450 -
South East +10 4 £431 -13.75%
Yorkshire +19 3 - -
East Sussex - 2 £475 -
Berkshire +26 1 - -
Surrey +4 1 £388 -29.54%
City of London -2 1 £600 +50.00% 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Hove - 1 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Telford - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £388 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

User Experience Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 65 (100.00%) User Experience
2 35 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (44.62%) Axure RP
4 23 (35.38%) Wireframes
5 17 (26.15%) Information Architecture
6 16 (24.62%) Degree
7 14 (21.54%) Project Management
7 14 (21.54%) HTML
7 14 (21.54%) CSS
8 13 (20.00%) Psychology
8 13 (20.00%) Prototyping
9 12 (18.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 12 (18.46%) JavaScript
10 11 (16.92%) Retail
10 11 (16.92%) Usability Testing
11 9 (13.85%) Finance
12 8 (12.31%) Scrum
12 8 (12.31%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
13 7 (10.77%) Marketing
13 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
13 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
14 6 (9.23%) Adobe
14 6 (9.23%) Product Management
14 6 (9.23%) Android
14 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
14 6 (9.23%) Analytics
15 5 (7.69%) CSS3
15 5 (7.69%) SDLC
15 5 (7.69%) HTML5

User Experience Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (3.08%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) OmniGraffle
2 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.08%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.54%) InDesign
4 1 (1.54%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (44.62%) Axure RP
2 12 (18.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (6.15%) Hudson
General
1 11 (16.92%) Retail
2 9 (13.85%) Finance
3 7 (10.77%) Marketing
4 4 (6.15%) Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Front Office
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) CSS
1 14 (21.54%) HTML
2 5 (7.69%) Ajax
2 5 (7.69%) CSS3
2 5 (7.69%) HTML5
3 2 (3.08%) Mason
4 1 (1.54%) LESS
4 1 (1.54%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 65 (100.00%) User Experience
2 5 (7.69%) Blog
2 5 (7.69%) RIA
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Tandem
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Android
1 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.38%) Wireframes
3 17 (26.15%) Information Architecture
4 14 (21.54%) Project Management
5 13 (20.00%) Prototyping
5 13 (20.00%) Psychology
6 11 (16.92%) Usability Testing
7 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
7 8 (12.31%) Scrum
8 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.23%) Analytics
9 6 (9.23%) Product Management
10 5 (7.69%) SDLC
11 4 (6.15%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (6.15%) Heuristic Analysis
11 4 (6.15%) Service Design
11 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (4.62%) Data Modelling
12 3 (4.62%) Human Factors
12 3 (4.62%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) Adobe
2 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.54%) ClickTale