Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 51 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +18
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4,473 3,878 4,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.35% 3.95% 3.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.75% 11.53% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,999 2,639 2,941
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 39 42 32
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.52 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.84% +14.97% +27.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.54 £19.04
90th Percentile £62.59 £52.50 £48.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +32.81% -3.03%

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 35,091 33,629 36,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.13% 34.23% 34.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,938 22,002 23,809
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,075 1,041 1,238
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.81
% change year-on-year - -3.87% +18.89%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Top 15 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 25 September 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 +2 4,169 £450 +5.88% 1,433
London +5 2,362 £475 +5.56% 604
UK excluding London +4 2,065 £425 +6.25% 895
South East +19 698 £425 +9.68% 216
North of England -8 482 £413 +3.13% 297
Midlands +5 332 £425 +6.25% 118
West Midlands +4 247 £425 +6.25% 61
North West +20 209 £425 +6.25% 166
Scotland -13 203 £405 +1.25% 33
Yorkshire -27 192 £408 +1.88% 112
South West +2 179 £400 - 117
East of England -12 117 £450 +9.09% 81
East Midlands -11 85 £450 +12.50% 57
North East -13 80 £400 - 19
Wales +15 69 £400 - 26

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2,297 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,455 (32.53%) CSS
3 1,453 (32.48%) HTML
4 1,426 (31.88%) JavaScript
5 820 (18.33%) Finance
5 820 (18.33%) Scrum
6 819 (18.31%) Wireframes
7 711 (15.90%) HTML5
8 672 (15.02%) AngularJS
9 591 (13.21%) Git (software)
10 590 (13.19%) Front End Development
11 579 (12.94%) TDD
12 556 (12.43%) React
13 523 (11.69%) CSS3
14 489 (10.93%) Prototyping
15 479 (10.71%) Mobile App
16 478 (10.69%) Java
17 416 (9.30%) E-Commerce
18 415 (9.28%) Analytics
19 409 (9.14%) Node.js
20 399 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
21 397 (8.88%) Adobe
22 377 (8.43%) jQuery
22 377 (8.43%) JIRA
23 374 (8.36%) Sass
24 362 (8.09%) Web Development
25 355 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
26 350 (7.82%) REST
27 346 (7.74%) Axure RP
28 340 (7.60%) Apple iOS

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
1 224 (5.01%) CMS
2 165 (3.69%) Confluence
3 67 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 50 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 50 (1.12%) WordPress
5 44 (0.98%) Marvel
6 33 (0.74%) Drupal
7 29 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 28 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (0.58%) Apache
10 25 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 24 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
12 18 (0.40%) IIS
12 18 (0.40%) Umbraco
13 14 (0.31%) JBoss
13 14 (0.31%) MS Exchange
13 14 (0.31%) nginx
14 13 (0.29%) Apache Spark
14 13 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 287 (6.42%) Photoshop
2 284 (6.35%) InVision
3 161 (3.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 136 (3.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 53 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
6 44 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
7 43 (0.96%) OmniGraffle
8 40 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 31 (0.69%) MS Visio
10 27 (0.60%) InDesign
11 25 (0.56%) GIMP
12 23 (0.51%) UXPin
13 16 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
14 14 (0.31%) Fireworks
14 14 (0.31%) UserZoom
15 12 (0.27%) InfoPath
16 9 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
16 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
17 7 (0.16%) Acrobat
18 6 (0.13%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 33 (0.74%) Magento
2 25 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.29%) Eloqua
4 9 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.11%) SAP EWM
7 4 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.089%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.089%) SAP PM
7 4 (0.089%) Shopify
8 2 (0.045%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.045%) Primavera
8 2 (0.045%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 276 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 243 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (2.19%) GitHub
4 80 (1.79%) Office 365
5 79 (1.77%) SaaS
6 78 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 77 (1.72%) npm
7 77 (1.72%) Serverless
8 72 (1.61%) Google Analytics
9 70 (1.56%) PaaS
10 50 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 37 (0.83%) IaaS
12 32 (0.72%) Heroku
13 25 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
13 25 (0.56%) Yarn
14 24 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (0.40%) Slack
17 17 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.41%) Internet
2 61 (1.36%) HTTP
3 28 (0.63%) SMS
4 26 (0.58%) Skype
5 24 (0.54%) Firewall
6 23 (0.51%) Intranet
7 15 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.29%) LAN
9 12 (0.27%) DNS
9 12 (0.27%) Network Security
10 10 (0.22%) Telepresence
11 9 (0.20%) SSL
12 7 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (0.16%) RTMP
13 6 (0.13%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.11%) SMTP
14 5 (0.11%) WAN
15 4 (0.089%) Bluetooth
15 4 (0.089%) DHCP
15 4 (0.089%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 100 (2.24%) NoSQL
3 90 (2.01%) MongoDB
4 71 (1.59%) MySQL
5 64 (1.43%) Big Data
6 61 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 56 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 43 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 34 (0.76%) Blockchain
11 29 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
12 20 (0.45%) Oracle Database
13 19 (0.42%) Redis
13 19 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 14 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (0.31%) Power BI
16 14 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
17 13 (0.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 591 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 377 (8.43%) JIRA
3 346 (7.74%) Axure RP
4 192 (4.29%) webpack
5 142 (3.17%) Jenkins
6 107 (2.39%) Selenium
7 101 (2.26%) gulp
8 100 (2.24%) Jasmine
9 97 (2.17%) Subversion
10 93 (2.08%) Grunt
11 80 (1.79%) Visual Studio
12 77 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
13 74 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
14 73 (1.63%) Mocha
15 68 (1.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 66 (1.48%) Cucumber
16 66 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
17 56 (1.25%) TeamCity
18 53 (1.18%) Mercurial
19 50 (1.12%) JUnit
General
1 820 (18.33%) Finance
2 312 (6.98%) Marketing
3 304 (6.80%) Banking
4 251 (5.61%) Retail
5 127 (2.84%) Publishing
6 80 (1.79%) Legal
7 70 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 63 (1.41%) Games
9 59 (1.32%) Front Office
10 58 (1.30%) Investment Banking
11 55 (1.23%) Advertising
12 44 (0.98%) Back Office
13 32 (0.72%) Law
14 29 (0.65%) Manufacturing
15 26 (0.58%) Retail Banking
16 23 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.49%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.47%) Electronics
19 20 (0.45%) Billing
20 17 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,626 (36.35%) Developer
2 1,230 (27.50%) Designer
3 897 (20.05%) UX Designer
4 478 (10.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 355 (7.94%) Analyst
6 322 (7.20%) UI Designer
7 320 (7.15%) React Developer
8 252 (5.63%) Business Analyst
9 246 (5.50%) JavaScript Developer
10 229 (5.12%) UI/UX Designer
11 225 (5.03%) UI Developer
12 167 (3.73%) Senior Designer
13 166 (3.71%) Senior Developer
14 157 (3.51%) Angular Developer
15 152 (3.40%) Architect
16 143 (3.20%) Java Developer
16 143 (3.20%) Web Developer
17 139 (3.11%) User Researcher
18 126 (2.82%) HTML Developer
19 121 (2.71%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,455 (32.53%) CSS
2 1,453 (32.48%) HTML
3 711 (15.90%) HTML5
4 672 (15.02%) AngularJS
5 556 (12.43%) React
6 523 (11.69%) CSS3
7 409 (9.14%) Node.js
8 377 (8.43%) jQuery
9 374 (8.36%) Sass
10 350 (7.82%) REST
11 291 (6.51%) RESTful
12 271 (6.06%) .NET
13 265 (5.92%) Redux
14 239 (5.34%) Web Services
15 220 (4.92%) JSON
16 173 (3.87%) LESS
16 173 (3.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 139 (3.11%) Ajax
18 132 (2.95%) Spring
19 129 (2.88%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 479 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 399 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
3 137 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 131 (2.93%) Fintech
5 124 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
6 97 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 78 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 72 (1.61%) Data Structures
9 65 (1.45%) Social Media
10 61 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 60 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 59 (1.32%) Graphic Design
13 45 (1.01%) Video on Demand
14 41 (0.92%) Over-the-Top Content
15 38 (0.85%) iPad
16 36 (0.80%) iPhone
17 33 (0.74%) Animation
18 32 (0.72%) Virtual Team
19 28 (0.63%) Taxonomies
19 28 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 340 (7.60%) Apple iOS
2 314 (7.02%) Android
3 131 (2.93%) Linux
4 101 (2.26%) Windows
5 42 (0.94%) Unix
6 40 (0.89%) Windows 10
7 21 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.38%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.089%) CentOS
15 4 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.067%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.045%) VMS
18 1 (0.022%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,297 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 820 (18.33%) Scrum
3 819 (18.31%) Wireframes
4 590 (13.19%) Front End Development
5 579 (12.94%) TDD
6 489 (10.93%) Prototyping
7 416 (9.30%) E-Commerce
8 415 (9.28%) Analytics
9 362 (8.09%) Web Development
10 355 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
11 340 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
12 328 (7.33%) User Stories
13 327 (7.31%) BDD
14 325 (7.27%) Test Automation
15 300 (6.71%) Responsive Web Design
16 298 (6.66%) Microservices
17 273 (6.10%) MVC
18 270 (6.04%) OO
19 265 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
20 259 (5.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,426 (31.88%) JavaScript
2 478 (10.69%) Java
3 250 (5.59%) C#
4 235 (5.25%) ES6
5 228 (5.10%) SQL
6 210 (4.69%) TypeScript
7 163 (3.64%) Python
8 94 (2.10%) PHP
9 93 (2.08%) Apple Swift
10 74 (1.65%) Objective-C
11 72 (1.61%) Go
12 60 (1.34%) Java 8
13 46 (1.03%) PowerShell
14 43 (0.96%) JSX
15 42 (0.94%) Scala
16 40 (0.89%) C++
17 37 (0.83%) Ruby
18 30 (0.67%) C
19 29 (0.65%) ES7
20 27 (0.60%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 327 (7.31%) Degree
2 191 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 131 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 46 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.42%) ISEB
7 16 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 14 (0.31%) Postgraduate
9 12 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.25%) DBS Check
11 9 (0.20%) PMP
12 8 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.11%) ACCA
15 5 (0.11%) CIMA
15 5 (0.11%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.11%) MBA
15 5 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (5.97%) QA
2 28 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
3 23 (0.51%) WCAG
4 22 (0.49%) PMO
5 12 (0.27%) GDPR
5 12 (0.27%) SLA
5 12 (0.27%) WAI
6 8 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.045%) P3O
9 2 (0.045%) PSD2
10 1 (0.022%) GxP
10 1 (0.022%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.022%) MiFID
10 1 (0.022%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (3.93%) Docker
2 44 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (0.20%) HDFS
5 9 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.11%) DFS Replication
8 5 (0.11%) LXC
8 5 (0.11%) XenApp
9 3 (0.067%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.045%) ACF2
10 2 (0.045%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.045%) RACF
10 2 (0.045%) Xen
11 1 (0.022%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.022%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (1.41%) Kubernetes
2 38 (0.85%) Puppet
3 36 (0.80%) SCCM
4 33 (0.74%) Ansible
5 29 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (0.58%) Terraform
7 15 (0.34%) Grafana
8 13 (0.29%) HockeyApp
9 12 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (0.20%) SCOM
11 8 (0.18%) Mesos
11 8 (0.18%) Prometheus
11 8 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.18%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.18%) WMI
12 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.13%) systemd
14 5 (0.11%) Kibana
14 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 397 (8.88%) Adobe
2 233 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 165 (3.69%) Google
4 100 (2.24%) Oracle
5 66 (1.48%) Apple
6 64 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 56 (1.25%) SAP
8 42 (0.94%) Twitter
9 36 (0.80%) Sitecore
10 34 (0.76%) VMware
11 32 (0.72%) Splunk
12 29 (0.65%) Citrix
13 26 (0.58%) hybris
14 25 (0.56%) Tableau
15 23 (0.51%) Cisco
16 20 (0.45%) Atlassian
17 19 (0.42%) ServiceNow
17 19 (0.42%) Xamarin
18 18 (0.40%) IBM
19 16 (0.36%) MuleSoft