Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a User Experience Consultant was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 850 810
Rank change year-on-year +21 -40 -1
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Consultant 50 38 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.037% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.039% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 50
UK median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +0.13%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £286
90th Percentile £570 £494 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £100.00
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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
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 Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience Consultant in the UK

User Experience Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience Consultant in the UK

User Experience Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience Consultant over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience Consultant in the UK

User Experience Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience Consultant in the UK

User Experience Consultant
Top 13 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 Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +31 36 £450 +12.50% 3
UK excluding London +51 32 £400 - 3
London -20 16 £463 +15.63% 1
Scotland -10 9 £390 -15.68% 1
South East +7 8 £350 -12.50% 1
East of England - 6 £430 -
Wales +15 4 £538 +60.45%
North of England +59 3 £500 +33.33%
North West +22 2 £500 -
Midlands +19 1 - -
Yorkshire +14 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 - -
South West - 1 £400 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, User Experience Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) User Experience
2 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (40.00%) Prototyping
4 19 (38.00%) Wireframes
5 17 (34.00%) Axure RP
6 14 (28.00%) Analytics
7 13 (26.00%) HTML
7 13 (26.00%) Usability Testing
8 12 (24.00%) CSS
9 11 (22.00%) E-Commerce
9 11 (22.00%) Retail
10 10 (20.00%) Information Architecture
10 10 (20.00%) Finance
11 8 (16.00%) Rapid Prototyping
11 8 (16.00%) OmniGraffle
12 7 (14.00%) Qualitative Research
12 7 (14.00%) Quantitative Research
13 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
13 6 (12.00%) Conceptual Models
13 6 (12.00%) Ethnography
13 6 (12.00%) Ethnographic Research
13 6 (12.00%) Heuristic Analysis
13 6 (12.00%) Competitor Analysis
13 6 (12.00%) Web Analytics
13 6 (12.00%) Games
13 6 (12.00%) DNA
14 5 (10.00%) Back Office
15 4 (8.00%) Customer Insight
15 4 (8.00%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
15 4 (8.00%) Java

User Experience Consultant 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:

Applications
1 8 (16.00%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (6.00%) InVision
3 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Development Applications
1 17 (34.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.00%) Android Studio
3 1 (2.00%) webpack
General
1 11 (22.00%) Retail
2 10 (20.00%) Finance
3 6 (12.00%) Games
4 5 (10.00%) Back Office
5 3 (6.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.00%) Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Legal
6 1 (2.00%) Publishing
6 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) HTML
2 12 (24.00%) CSS
3 3 (6.00%) Java EE
3 3 (6.00%) JSF
3 3 (6.00%) JSON
3 3 (6.00%) JSP
3 3 (6.00%) REST
3 3 (6.00%) Servlets
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) CSS3
4 2 (4.00%) HTML5
5 1 (2.00%) Framer.js
5 1 (2.00%) Node.js
5 1 (2.00%) Redux
5 1 (2.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 50 (100.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Android
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Prototyping
3 19 (38.00%) Wireframes
4 14 (28.00%) Analytics
5 13 (26.00%) Usability Testing
6 11 (22.00%) E-Commerce
7 10 (20.00%) Information Architecture
8 8 (16.00%) Rapid Prototyping
9 7 (14.00%) Qualitative Research
9 7 (14.00%) Quantitative Research
10 6 (12.00%) Competitor Analysis
10 6 (12.00%) Conceptual Models
10 6 (12.00%) DNA
10 6 (12.00%) Ethnographic Research
10 6 (12.00%) Ethnography
10 6 (12.00%) Heuristic Analysis
10 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
10 6 (12.00%) Web Analytics
11 4 (8.00%) Customer Insight
11 4 (8.00%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) Java
2 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Google
2 2 (4.00%) Twitter
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe
3 1 (2.00%) Apple
3 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com