The median contractor rate for a User Experience Consultant was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
UX Consultant
UK
Rank 558 604 571
Rank change year-on-year +46 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Consultant 35 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.075% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.079% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 38
Median daily rate £413 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £433 £375
% change year-on-year -7.51% +15.33%  
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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
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 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

User Experience Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Experience Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience Consultant in the UK

User Experience Consultant
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 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 +22 29 £419 -4.82% 4
London +33 14 £500 +17.64% 3
South East +22 5 £345 -28.12% 1
Scotland +25 4 £400 +28.00% 1
Edinburgh +21 4 £400 +28.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 4 £400 -20.00%
North East -8 4 £400 -20.00%
Tyne and Wear -9 4 £400 -20.00%
Berkshire +26 2 £301 -37.23% 1
North West +25 2 - -
City of London +5 2 £538 -
Liverpool +4 2 - -
Merseyside +4 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £301 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire +10 1 £350 -26.31%
Wales +9 1 £500 +53.84%
West Midlands +7 1 - -
South West -1 1 £443 +4.11%
South Wales - 1 £500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £338 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £388 -
Wiltshire - 1 £443 -
East Midlands - 1 £338 -
Derbyshire - 1 £338 -
Swindon - 1 £443 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £388 -

User Experience Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 66 (100.00%) User Experience
2 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (37.88%) Wireframes
4 19 (28.79%) CSS
5 18 (27.27%) HTML
6 16 (24.24%) Usability Testing
6 16 (24.24%) Axure RP
7 15 (22.73%) Prototyping
8 13 (19.70%) Finance
9 11 (16.67%) Customer Insight
10 10 (15.15%) Analytics
10 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (13.64%) Ethnography
12 8 (12.12%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (12.12%) Guerrilla Research
12 8 (12.12%) Rapid Prototyping
12 8 (12.12%) Market Research
12 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
12 8 (12.12%) Human Factors
13 7 (10.61%) Banking
13 7 (10.61%) Information Architecture
13 7 (10.61%) Service Design
13 7 (10.61%) Line Management
14 5 (7.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 5 (7.58%) Web Accessibility
14 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
14 5 (7.58%) Photoshop
14 5 (7.58%) W3C
14 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator

User Experience Consultant 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 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (7.58%) Photoshop
3 4 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.52%) MS Office
4 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Extranet
1 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Axure RP
2 5 (7.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Marketing
4 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) Back Office
6 1 (1.52%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) Front Office
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) CSS
2 18 (27.27%) HTML
3 4 (6.06%) Sass
4 3 (4.55%) Web Services
5 2 (3.03%) CSS3
5 2 (3.03%) HTML5
5 2 (3.03%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) DOM
6 1 (1.52%) LESS
6 1 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 66 (100.00%) User Experience
2 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.58%) W3C
5 4 (6.06%) Graphic Design
6 2 (3.03%) Fintech
7 1 (1.52%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.52%) Social Media
7 1 (1.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) Wireframes
3 16 (24.24%) Usability Testing
4 15 (22.73%) Prototyping
5 11 (16.67%) Customer Insight
6 10 (15.15%) Analytics
7 9 (13.64%) Ethnography
8 8 (12.12%) Guerrilla Research
8 8 (12.12%) Human Factors
8 8 (12.12%) Market Research
8 8 (12.12%) Rapid Prototyping
9 7 (10.61%) Information Architecture
9 7 (10.61%) Line Management
9 7 (10.61%) Service Design
10 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.58%) Web Accessibility
11 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.06%) Quantitative Analysis
12 3 (4.55%) Front End Development
12 3 (4.55%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (3.03%) Google
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.52%) SAP
2 1 (1.52%) Twitter
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago