Period
to 12 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 52 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4,400 4,051 4,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.18% 3.92% 3.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.64% 11.66% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,949 2,835 2,817
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 38
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £33.76 £32.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +2.78% +30.76%
10th Percentile £13.74 £12.63 £19.80
90th Percentile £56.25 £60.00 £46.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -30.00%

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,816 34,745 34,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.06% 33.62% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,964 23,064 22,260
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,010 1,212
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +8.11%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Top 16 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 within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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 0 4,105 £450 +4.65% 1,444
London +4 2,338 £475 +5.56% 644
UK excluding London -6 2,013 £425 +6.25% 858
South East +10 673 £450 +12.50% 170
North of England -10 488 £413 +3.13% 302
Midlands -8 296 £450 +12.50% 144
North West +6 208 £401 +5.39% 179
West Midlands -4 206 £425 +6.25% 87
South West -17 184 £400 - 89
Scotland -15 183 £405 +4.18% 35
Yorkshire -18 181 £400 - 101
East of England -3 124 £413 +3.13% 95
North East -9 96 £425 +6.25% 22
East Midlands -16 86 £475 +26.67% 57
Wales +9 74 £413 +3.13% 17
Northern Ireland +18 8 £400 +1.27% 6

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for User Experience.

1 2,248 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,266 (28.77%) JavaScript
3 1,224 (27.82%) HTML
4 1,200 (27.27%) CSS
5 768 (17.45%) Finance
6 760 (17.27%) Scrum
7 675 (15.34%) Wireframes
8 604 (13.73%) AngularJS
9 582 (13.23%) HTML5
10 578 (13.14%) Front End Development
11 528 (12.00%) React
12 510 (11.59%) Git (software)
13 505 (11.48%) TDD
14 489 (11.11%) Prototyping
15 485 (11.02%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 428 (9.73%) Node.js
17 418 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
18 398 (9.05%) E-Commerce
18 398 (9.05%) CSS3
19 391 (8.89%) Analytics
20 376 (8.55%) Mobile App
21 375 (8.52%) Java
22 371 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
23 362 (8.23%) Test Automation
24 358 (8.14%) Adobe
25 356 (8.09%) User Stories
26 352 (8.00%) JIRA
27 342 (7.77%) Degree
28 326 (7.41%) Marketing
29 323 (7.34%) Web Development

User Experience
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
1 265 (6.02%) CMS
2 170 (3.86%) Confluence
3 93 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 49 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 46 (1.05%) Drupal
6 41 (0.93%) WordPress
7 38 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 35 (0.80%) Marvel
9 32 (0.73%) Skype for Business
10 25 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
11 23 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.45%) Apache
13 18 (0.41%) MS Exchange
13 18 (0.41%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.27%) IIS
16 12 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
18 9 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 273 (6.20%) InVision
2 238 (5.41%) Photoshop
3 116 (2.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 80 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 64 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
6 56 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
7 33 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
8 32 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 30 (0.68%) MS Visio
10 23 (0.52%) InDesign
11 22 (0.50%) UserZoom
12 19 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
12 19 (0.43%) InfoPath
13 18 (0.41%) UXPin
14 13 (0.30%) Fireworks
15 10 (0.23%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.23%) GIMP
16 8 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
17 7 (0.16%) Acrobat
18 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (0.77%) Magento
2 29 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.18%) SAP EWM
3 8 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.14%) SAP PP
6 5 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.11%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.091%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.068%) SDL Web 8
9 2 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.045%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.045%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.045%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 230 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 218 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
3 111 (2.52%) Office 365
4 104 (2.36%) GitHub
5 82 (1.86%) SaaS
6 76 (1.73%) npm
7 69 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 69 (1.57%) Google Analytics
8 65 (1.48%) Serverless
9 45 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 38 (0.86%) PaaS
11 33 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
12 29 (0.66%) Heroku
13 27 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
13 27 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
14 25 (0.57%) Yarn
15 24 (0.55%) IaaS
16 23 (0.52%) G Suite
17 22 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
17 22 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 72 (1.64%) Internet
2 43 (0.98%) Firewall
3 33 (0.75%) Skype
4 24 (0.55%) HTTP
5 22 (0.50%) Intranet
6 18 (0.41%) DNS
7 15 (0.34%) LAN
8 13 (0.30%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.27%) SMTP
10 11 (0.25%) Telepresence
10 11 (0.25%) VLAN
11 9 (0.20%) IMAP
11 9 (0.20%) WAN
12 8 (0.18%) SSL
13 7 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (0.16%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.16%) Unified Communications
13 7 (0.16%) VPN
14 6 (0.14%) SMS
14 6 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 91 (2.07%) NoSQL
3 89 (2.02%) MongoDB
4 68 (1.55%) MySQL
5 59 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
6 48 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 39 (0.89%) Big Data
8 31 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 28 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (0.61%) Blockchain
11 24 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 23 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 22 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
14 21 (0.48%) Power BI
14 21 (0.48%) Redis
15 16 (0.36%) MarkLogic
16 14 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (0.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 510 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 352 (8.00%) JIRA
3 278 (6.32%) Axure RP
4 172 (3.91%) webpack
5 171 (3.89%) Jenkins
6 113 (2.57%) gulp
7 108 (2.45%) Selenium
8 84 (1.91%) Jasmine
9 81 (1.84%) Grunt
10 80 (1.82%) Mocha
11 69 (1.57%) Cucumber
12 68 (1.55%) Subversion
13 63 (1.43%) Maven
13 63 (1.43%) Visual Studio
14 58 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 57 (1.30%) TeamCity
16 53 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
17 52 (1.18%) Protractor
18 49 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
18 49 (1.11%) Xcode
General
1 768 (17.45%) Finance
2 326 (7.41%) Marketing
3 296 (6.73%) Banking
4 246 (5.59%) Retail
5 111 (2.52%) Publishing
6 107 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 83 (1.89%) Legal
8 79 (1.80%) Front Office
9 71 (1.61%) Games
10 52 (1.18%) Advertising
11 44 (1.00%) Back Office
12 42 (0.95%) Law
13 39 (0.89%) Investment Banking
14 37 (0.84%) Manufacturing
15 25 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.55%) Automotive
16 24 (0.55%) Electronics
17 22 (0.50%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.41%) Billing
19 16 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,446 (32.86%) Developer
2 1,155 (26.25%) Designer
3 810 (18.41%) UX Designer
4 412 (9.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 378 (8.59%) Analyst
6 301 (6.84%) UI Designer
7 295 (6.70%) React Developer
8 242 (5.50%) Business Analyst
9 209 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
10 208 (4.73%) UI/UX Designer
11 168 (3.82%) Senior Designer
12 167 (3.80%) UI Developer
13 155 (3.52%) Angular Developer
14 143 (3.25%) User Experience Researcher
14 143 (3.25%) User Researcher
15 138 (3.14%) Architect
16 135 (3.07%) Senior Developer
17 118 (2.68%) Consultant
18 108 (2.45%) Java Developer
18 108 (2.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,224 (27.82%) HTML
2 1,200 (27.27%) CSS
3 604 (13.73%) AngularJS
4 582 (13.23%) HTML5
5 528 (12.00%) React
6 428 (9.73%) Node.js
7 398 (9.05%) CSS3
8 307 (6.98%) Sass
9 295 (6.70%) jQuery
10 281 (6.39%) .NET
11 273 (6.20%) REST
12 249 (5.66%) Redux
13 211 (4.80%) RESTful
14 197 (4.48%) Web Services
15 150 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 130 (2.95%) JSON
17 129 (2.93%) LESS
18 122 (2.77%) ASP.NET
19 115 (2.61%) Spring
20 111 (2.52%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 418 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 376 (8.55%) Mobile App
3 145 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
4 134 (3.05%) Fintech
5 86 (1.95%) Data Structures
6 85 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
7 75 (1.70%) Social Media
8 72 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 71 (1.61%) Graphic Design
10 62 (1.41%) Algorithms
11 55 (1.25%) Animation
12 52 (1.18%) Video on Demand
13 45 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
14 37 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 37 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
15 35 (0.80%) Virtual Team
16 33 (0.75%) iPad
17 31 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 30 (0.68%) iPhone
19 28 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 272 (6.18%) Apple iOS
2 251 (5.70%) Android
3 129 (2.93%) Windows
4 110 (2.50%) Linux
5 47 (1.07%) Unix
6 33 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 26 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 23 (0.52%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.18%) Android TV
13 6 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.091%) CentOS
16 3 (0.068%) tvOS
16 3 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.045%) Solaris
17 2 (0.045%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,248 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
2 760 (17.27%) Scrum
3 675 (15.34%) Wireframes
4 578 (13.14%) Front End Development
5 505 (11.48%) TDD
6 489 (11.11%) Prototyping
7 485 (11.02%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 398 (9.05%) E-Commerce
9 391 (8.89%) Analytics
10 371 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
11 362 (8.23%) Test Automation
12 356 (8.09%) User Stories
13 323 (7.34%) Web Development
14 303 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
15 289 (6.57%) BDD
16 282 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 279 (6.34%) Software Engineering
18 276 (6.27%) Kanban
19 267 (6.07%) Responsive Web Design
20 245 (5.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,266 (28.77%) JavaScript
2 375 (8.52%) Java
3 281 (6.39%) C#
4 228 (5.18%) SQL
5 224 (5.09%) TypeScript
6 207 (4.70%) ES6
7 163 (3.70%) Python
8 105 (2.39%) PHP
9 89 (2.02%) Apple Swift
10 67 (1.52%) Objective-C
11 63 (1.43%) Go
12 59 (1.34%) Ruby
13 54 (1.23%) PowerShell
14 43 (0.98%) Java 8
15 34 (0.77%) C++
16 33 (0.75%) Scala
17 32 (0.73%) C
18 30 (0.68%) Perl
19 28 (0.64%) ES7
20 27 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 342 (7.77%) Degree
2 152 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 88 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 42 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 38 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (0.48%) ISEB
6 21 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 19 (0.43%) DBS Check
8 15 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
9 14 (0.32%) Postgraduate
10 12 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.27%) PMP
11 11 (0.25%) PhD
12 10 (0.23%) MBA
13 9 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.16%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (6.82%) QA
2 28 (0.64%) WCAG
3 22 (0.50%) PMO
4 20 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
5 14 (0.32%) SLA
6 12 (0.27%) GDPR
7 11 (0.25%) WAI
8 10 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.091%) COSO
10 4 (0.091%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.068%) P3O
11 3 (0.068%) Section 508
12 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.023%) MiFID
13 1 (0.023%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.023%) PSD2
System Software
1 174 (3.95%) Docker
2 49 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.16%) DFS Replication
6 5 (0.11%) HDFS
6 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.091%) XenApp
8 3 (0.068%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.068%) LXC
8 3 (0.068%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.045%) ACF2
9 2 (0.045%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.045%) RACF
9 2 (0.045%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.023%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.023%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 67 (1.52%) Kubernetes
2 45 (1.02%) Ansible
3 43 (0.98%) Puppet
4 29 (0.66%) SCCM
5 22 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.48%) Terraform
7 18 (0.41%) ZABBIX
8 14 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
8 14 (0.32%) Nagios
9 13 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.27%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.23%) HockeyApp
12 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.20%) WMI
13 8 (0.18%) Grafana
13 8 (0.18%) Prometheus
14 7 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.16%) systemd
15 6 (0.14%) Kibana
15 6 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 358 (8.14%) Adobe
2 248 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 168 (3.82%) Google
4 97 (2.20%) Oracle
5 79 (1.80%) SAP
6 68 (1.55%) Apple
7 65 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (0.93%) Twitter
9 39 (0.89%) VMware
10 37 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 34 (0.77%) Citrix
12 31 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 29 (0.66%) Cisco
14 28 (0.64%) hybris
14 28 (0.64%) ServiceNow
15 27 (0.61%) Tableau
16 23 (0.52%) Xamarin
17 20 (0.45%) Nintex
18 19 (0.43%) MuleSoft
18 19 (0.43%) Splunk