Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a User Experience Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 838 795
Rank change year-on-year +4 -43 0
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Architect 53 53 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.050% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.053% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 72
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £329
90th Percentile £518 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £20.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

User Experience Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured User Experience Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 12 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +17 52 £450 - 3
London -27 27 £450 -5.26% 1
UK excluding London +47 26 £425 -5.56% 2
North of England - 9 £463 - 1
Midlands +28 8 £378 -16.11%
East Midlands - 8 £378 -
Yorkshire - 5 £413 - 1
South East +7 4 £375 -
North West - 4 £500 -
South West -5 3 £475 +22.58%
East of England -19 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Scotland - 1 £145 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 53 (100.00%) User Experience
2 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (56.60%) Wireframes
4 29 (54.72%) HTML
4 29 (54.72%) CSS
5 27 (50.94%) Axure RP
6 22 (41.51%) Prototyping
7 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
8 16 (30.19%) Scrum
9 14 (26.42%) Retail
10 13 (24.53%) Degree
11 12 (22.64%) Project Management
11 12 (22.64%) Apple iOS
12 11 (20.75%) Ajax
13 10 (18.87%) Adobe
13 10 (18.87%) CSS3
13 10 (18.87%) HTML5
14 9 (16.98%) Information Architecture
14 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
15 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (15.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 8 (15.09%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (15.09%) Android
15 8 (15.09%) Product Management
16 7 (13.21%) Psychology
16 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
16 7 (13.21%) Web Design
16 7 (13.21%) Finance
16 7 (13.21%) Usability Testing
17 6 (11.32%) Web Development

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 (1.89%) CMS
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) OmniGraffle
2 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
3 4 (7.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (5.66%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.89%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) npm
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 27 (50.94%) Axure RP
2 8 (15.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (11.32%) gulp
4 5 (9.43%) Bower
4 5 (9.43%) Grunt
4 5 (9.43%) Jasmine
4 5 (9.43%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (9.43%) Protractor
4 5 (9.43%) Selenium
4 5 (9.43%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.43%) webpack
5 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (26.42%) Retail
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
3 5 (9.43%) Marketing
4 3 (5.66%) Games
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) iGaming
5 1 (1.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (54.72%) CSS
1 29 (54.72%) HTML
2 11 (20.75%) Ajax
3 10 (18.87%) CSS3
3 10 (18.87%) HTML5
4 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.43%) Angular 2
5 5 (9.43%) LESS
5 5 (9.43%) Sass
6 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (5.66%) Java EE
7 3 (5.66%) JSF
7 3 (5.66%) JSON
7 3 (5.66%) JSP
7 3 (5.66%) REST
7 3 (5.66%) Servlets
7 3 (5.66%) Web Services
8 1 (1.89%) .NET
8 1 (1.89%) Node.js
8 1 (1.89%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 53 (100.00%) User Experience
2 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.43%) Blog
3 5 (9.43%) RIA
4 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.77%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.89%) Fintech
6 1 (1.89%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Apple iOS
2 8 (15.09%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (56.60%) Wireframes
3 22 (41.51%) Prototyping
4 16 (30.19%) Scrum
5 12 (22.64%) Project Management
6 9 (16.98%) Information Architecture
6 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
7 8 (15.09%) Product Management
8 7 (13.21%) Psychology
8 7 (13.21%) Usability Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Web Design
9 6 (11.32%) Analytics
9 6 (11.32%) Web Development
10 5 (9.43%) Cognitive Psychology
10 5 (9.43%) Conceptual Models
10 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
10 5 (9.43%) Human Factors
10 5 (9.43%) Industrial Design
10 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
2 6 (11.32%) TypeScript
3 3 (5.66%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Adobe
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Apple