The median contractor rate for a User Experience Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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 Consultant
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 626 594
Rank change year-on-year +51 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a User Experience Consultant 40 19 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.035% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.037% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 29
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £490 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -16.66% +5.88%  
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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
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 £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +57 28 £450 - 6
London +24 17 £513 +15.49% 3
Scotland - 10 £400 - 1
South East +27 8 £308 -20.64%
Edinburgh - 8 £400 - 1
Berkshire - 8 £308 -
Newbury - 7 £300 -
City of London +7 4 £600 +71.42%
South West +14 2 £365 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £525 -
Plymouth - 2 £365 -
Wales - 2 £525 -
South Wales - 2 £525 -
Devon - 2 £365 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £413 -
East of England -4 1 £280 -44.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £280 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Huntingdon - 1 £280 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 71 (100.00%) User Experience
2 37 (52.11%) Wireframes
3 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (33.80%) Axure RP
5 19 (26.76%) Prototyping
5 19 (26.76%) Finance
6 17 (23.94%) HTML
6 17 (23.94%) CSS
7 16 (22.54%) Analytics
8 13 (18.31%) Usability Testing
9 11 (15.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 10 (14.08%) Banking
11 9 (12.68%) Retail
12 8 (11.27%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (11.27%) Customer Insight
13 7 (9.86%) Mentoring
14 6 (8.45%) W3C
14 6 (8.45%) Google
14 6 (8.45%) Service Design
14 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (8.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 6 (8.45%) Web Accessibility
14 6 (8.45%) Rapid Prototyping
14 6 (8.45%) Information Architecture
15 5 (7.04%) Market Research
15 5 (7.04%) Qualitative Research
15 5 (7.04%) Quantitative Research
15 5 (7.04%) Guerrilla Research
15 5 (7.04%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
15 5 (7.04%) Ethnography

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (7.04%) Photoshop
3 4 (5.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 24 (33.80%) Axure RP
2 11 (15.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Banking
3 9 (12.68%) Retail
4 5 (7.04%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.63%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Back Office
7 1 (1.41%) Electronics
7 1 (1.41%) Front Office
7 1 (1.41%) Legal
7 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) CSS
1 17 (23.94%) HTML
2 3 (4.23%) CSS3
2 3 (4.23%) HTML5
2 3 (4.23%) Sass
3 2 (2.82%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) jQuery
4 1 (1.41%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 71 (100.00%) User Experience
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) W3C
3 5 (7.04%) Graphic Design
4 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.23%) Credit Risk
5 3 (4.23%) Fintech
5 3 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Android
1 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.82%) Windows
1 2 (2.82%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.11%) Wireframes
2 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.76%) Prototyping
4 16 (22.54%) Analytics
5 13 (18.31%) Usability Testing
6 8 (11.27%) Customer Insight
7 7 (9.86%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 6 (8.45%) Information Architecture
8 6 (8.45%) Rapid Prototyping
8 6 (8.45%) Service Design
8 6 (8.45%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (7.04%) Ethnography
9 5 (7.04%) Guerrilla Research
9 5 (7.04%) Human Factors
9 5 (7.04%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
9 5 (7.04%) Market Research
9 5 (7.04%) Qualitative Research
9 5 (7.04%) Quantitative Research
10 4 (5.63%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Google
2 2 (2.82%) Adobe
2 2 (2.82%) IBM
2 2 (2.82%) Twitter
3 1 (1.41%) SAP
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