Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 51 52
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 0
Contract jobs citing User Experience 3,374 4,426 3,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 4.29% 3.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.73% 13.20% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,174 2,947 2,712
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £315 £313 £305
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 47
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +18.06% +7.19%
10th Percentile £21.20 £13.00 £17.41
90th Percentile £52.50 £62.63 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +17.19%

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 26,507 33,518 32,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.25% 32.45% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,821 21,748 21,557
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £263
90th Percentile £668 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,056 1,053 1,006
UK median hourly rate £21.77 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.85% - -
10th Percentile £11.71 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% -

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Top 17 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 22 October 2019. 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 -4 3,132 £450 - 1,206
London -1 1,830 £475 - 453
UK excluding London -5 1,484 £425 - 825
South East -29 384 £420 -1.18% 181
North of England +5 382 £450 +11.11% 235
Midlands +1 218 £425 -2.30% 129
North West +11 201 £450 +5.88% 145
South West -9 175 £400 -3.03% 117
West Midlands +8 167 £425 - 84
Scotland +6 155 £425 +6.25% 41
East of England +28 130 £435 +4.82% 92
Yorkshire -4 118 £450 +12.50% 68
North East +14 64 £419 +1.21% 22
East Midlands -9 45 £441 -7.11% 43
Wales -10 34 £406 +0.31% 29
Channel Islands - 4 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £475 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 1,702 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
2 903 (26.76%) HTML
3 886 (26.26%) JavaScript
4 865 (25.64%) CSS
5 576 (17.07%) Wireframes
6 569 (16.86%) Finance
7 504 (14.94%) Scrum
8 496 (14.70%) Front End Development
9 444 (13.16%) React
10 395 (11.71%) Analytics
11 390 (11.56%) Java
12 385 (11.41%) Sketch
13 373 (11.06%) AngularJS
14 357 (10.58%) Prototyping
15 344 (10.20%) Git (software)
16 341 (10.11%) JIRA
17 340 (10.08%) Mobile App
18 335 (9.93%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
19 326 (9.66%) HTML5
20 310 (9.19%) TDD
21 289 (8.57%) E-Commerce
21 289 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
22 274 (8.12%) Degree
23 256 (7.59%) User Stories
24 254 (7.53%) Sass
24 254 (7.53%) Node.js
25 252 (7.47%) Adobe
26 246 (7.29%) Test Automation
27 236 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
28 229 (6.79%) CSS3

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
1 195 (5.78%) CMS
2 167 (4.95%) Confluence
3 86 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
6 35 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 34 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 31 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 27 (0.80%) WordPress
10 25 (0.74%) Apache
11 20 (0.59%) Drupal
12 17 (0.50%) Skype for Business
13 16 (0.47%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.39%) Magnolia
15 12 (0.36%) JBoss
16 10 (0.30%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.27%) IIS
17 9 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (0.27%) Tomcat
18 7 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 385 (11.41%) Sketch
2 218 (6.46%) InVision
3 213 (6.31%) Photoshop
4 126 (3.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 59 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 57 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
6 57 (1.69%) Zeplin
7 55 (1.63%) Adobe XD
8 43 (1.27%) Figma
9 39 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
10 32 (0.95%) MS Visio
11 30 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 28 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
13 23 (0.68%) GIMP
14 20 (0.59%) Marvel
15 18 (0.53%) InDesign
16 15 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
17 12 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
17 12 (0.36%) UserZoom
18 11 (0.33%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 38 (1.13%) Magento
2 23 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.30%) SessionCam
6 9 (0.27%) Shopify
7 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.18%) SAP IBP
8 6 (0.18%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.15%) SAP MII
10 3 (0.089%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.089%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.089%) Workday HCM
11 2 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.059%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.059%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.059%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 209 (6.19%) Azure
2 156 (4.62%) AWS
3 118 (3.50%) GitHub
4 89 (2.64%) Office 365
5 69 (2.05%) npm
6 66 (1.96%) SaaS
7 58 (1.72%) Google Analytics
8 49 (1.45%) Power Platform
9 44 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 35 (1.04%) GCP
10 35 (1.04%) Slack
11 32 (0.95%) PaaS
12 29 (0.86%) Serverless
13 27 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
14 21 (0.62%) Sauce Labs
15 19 (0.56%) Amazon S3
15 19 (0.56%) OpenShift
16 17 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 16 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (0.47%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.51%) Wireless
2 35 (1.04%) Internet
3 28 (0.83%) Skype
4 27 (0.80%) HTTP
5 22 (0.65%) Intranet
6 16 (0.47%) DHCP
7 14 (0.41%) VoIP
8 12 (0.36%) 4G
8 12 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (0.36%) SMS
9 11 (0.33%) 3G
10 10 (0.30%) Unified Communications
11 9 (0.27%) DNS
11 9 (0.27%) LTE
11 9 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.24%) LAN
12 8 (0.24%) SSH
13 6 (0.18%) MPLS
14 5 (0.15%) Firewall
14 5 (0.15%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 65 (1.93%) NoSQL
3 58 (1.72%) MySQL
4 46 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (1.33%) Big Data
6 44 (1.30%) MongoDB
7 43 (1.27%) Power BI
8 36 (1.07%) Relational Database
9 26 (0.77%) Hadoop
10 22 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (0.59%) Blockchain
12 16 (0.47%) Oracle Database
12 16 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.39%) Redis
14 12 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (0.36%) Data Lake
15 11 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.33%) Neo4j
15 11 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.30%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 344 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 341 (10.11%) JIRA
3 221 (6.55%) Axure RP
4 159 (4.71%) Jenkins
5 113 (3.35%) webpack
6 82 (2.43%) Maven
7 74 (2.19%) Selenium
8 73 (2.16%) Grunt
9 72 (2.13%) Jasmine
10 70 (2.07%) gulp
11 66 (1.96%) Cucumber
12 57 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
13 55 (1.63%) Subversion
14 45 (1.33%) Balsamiq
15 44 (1.30%) JUnit
16 40 (1.19%) Bitbucket
16 40 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
17 39 (1.16%) Protractor
18 37 (1.10%) Gradle
19 33 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 569 (16.86%) Finance
2 226 (6.70%) Banking
3 216 (6.40%) Public Sector
4 205 (6.08%) Marketing
5 175 (5.19%) Retail
6 128 (3.79%) Telecoms
7 71 (2.10%) Legal
8 69 (2.05%) Publishing
9 66 (1.96%) Games
10 42 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 42 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 35 (1.04%) Front Office
12 33 (0.98%) Advertising
12 33 (0.98%) Investment Banking
13 32 (0.95%) Back Office
14 24 (0.71%) Electronics
15 22 (0.65%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.59%) Automotive
16 20 (0.59%) Retail Banking
17 17 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,099 (32.57%) Developer
2 920 (27.27%) Designer
3 651 (19.29%) UX Designer
4 322 (9.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 239 (7.08%) UI Designer
6 237 (7.02%) Analyst
7 188 (5.57%) React Developer
8 174 (5.16%) UI/UX Designer
9 154 (4.56%) Business Analyst
10 152 (4.51%) Architect
11 137 (4.06%) Senior Designer
11 137 (4.06%) Senior Developer
12 106 (3.14%) UI Developer
13 96 (2.85%) Angular Developer
14 91 (2.70%) Consultant
14 91 (2.70%) User Researcher
15 90 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
16 89 (2.64%) Digital Designer
17 86 (2.55%) JavaScript Developer
18 83 (2.46%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 903 (26.76%) HTML
2 865 (25.64%) CSS
3 444 (13.16%) React
4 373 (11.06%) AngularJS
5 326 (9.66%) HTML5
6 254 (7.53%) Node.js
6 254 (7.53%) Sass
7 229 (6.79%) CSS3
8 194 (5.75%) REST
9 170 (5.04%) Redux
10 167 (4.95%) jQuery
10 167 (4.95%) RESTful
10 167 (4.95%) Web Services
11 138 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 130 (3.85%) .NET
13 125 (3.70%) Spring
14 120 (3.56%) JSON
15 85 (2.52%) LESS
16 70 (2.07%) Spring Boot
17 69 (2.05%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 340 (10.08%) Mobile App
2 236 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
4 67 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 61 (1.81%) W3C
6 60 (1.78%) Graphic Design
7 57 (1.69%) Animation
8 51 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 47 (1.39%) CCTV
10 42 (1.24%) Video on Demand
11 36 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 36 (1.07%) NHS
12 34 (1.01%) Data Structures
13 29 (0.86%) Social Media
14 28 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
15 27 (0.80%) Virtual Team
16 26 (0.77%) Data Centre
17 25 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
17 25 (0.74%) Wiki
18 22 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 211 (6.25%) Android
2 203 (6.02%) Apple iOS
3 109 (3.23%) Windows
4 73 (2.16%) Linux
5 40 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 30 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.83%) tvOS
8 23 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 12 (0.36%) Unix
11 10 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.24%) CentOS
14 7 (0.21%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.18%) Debian
16 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.059%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.059%) Mac OS X Server
18 1 (0.030%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,702 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (17.07%) Wireframes
3 504 (14.94%) Scrum
4 496 (14.70%) Front End Development
5 395 (11.71%) Analytics
6 357 (10.58%) Prototyping
7 335 (9.93%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 310 (9.19%) TDD
9 289 (8.57%) E-Commerce
9 289 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
10 256 (7.59%) User Stories
11 246 (7.29%) Test Automation
12 222 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 212 (6.28%) Service Design
14 207 (6.14%) Web Development
15 189 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
16 182 (5.39%) Information Architecture
17 177 (5.25%) DevOps
18 170 (5.04%) Visualisation
19 166 (4.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 886 (26.26%) JavaScript
2 390 (11.56%) Java
3 197 (5.84%) SQL
4 179 (5.31%) C#
5 172 (5.10%) TypeScript
6 163 (4.83%) Python
7 129 (3.82%) ES6
8 102 (3.02%) PHP
9 81 (2.40%) Apple Swift
10 63 (1.87%) Scala
11 62 (1.84%) Kotlin
12 55 (1.63%) Ruby
13 53 (1.57%) Java 8
14 29 (0.86%) Objective-C
15 25 (0.74%) Bash Shell
16 24 (0.71%) ES7
17 21 (0.62%) Go
18 20 (0.59%) C
19 18 (0.53%) Apex Code
19 18 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 274 (8.12%) Degree
2 151 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 102 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 59 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.59%) DV Cleared
6 20 (0.59%) ISEB
7 19 (0.56%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.47%) CISSP
8 16 (0.47%) PMP
9 12 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
10 11 (0.33%) PhD
10 11 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.30%) CISM
12 9 (0.27%) ACCA
12 9 (0.27%) CIMA
12 9 (0.27%) IIBA
12 9 (0.27%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.21%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (4.62%) QA
2 34 (1.01%) WCAG
3 14 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.39%) GDPR
5 12 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.36%) PMO
6 11 (0.33%) PSD2
7 10 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
7 10 (0.30%) SLA
8 5 (0.15%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.15%) WAI
9 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.089%) HL7
10 3 (0.089%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.059%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.030%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.030%) P3O
12 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (3.23%) Docker
2 56 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (0.39%) DFS Replication
8 10 (0.30%) vSphere
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.089%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.089%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.059%) NDS
11 2 (0.059%) XenApp
12 1 (0.030%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.030%) IAG
12 1 (0.030%) NFS
12 1 (0.030%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.030%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (1.07%) Kubernetes
2 28 (0.83%) Ansible
3 26 (0.77%) WSUS
4 25 (0.74%) SCCM
5 17 (0.50%) Terraform
6 16 (0.47%) Puppet
7 13 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
7 13 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 13 (0.39%) SCDPM
7 13 (0.39%) SCOM
7 13 (0.39%) SCSM
7 13 (0.39%) SCVMM
8 12 (0.36%) Grafana
9 11 (0.33%) Nessus
9 11 (0.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 11 (0.33%) Nmap
9 11 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
9 11 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.30%) Graphite
Vendors
1 252 (7.47%) Adobe
2 191 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 133 (3.94%) Google
4 63 (1.87%) SAP
5 62 (1.84%) Oracle
6 60 (1.78%) Apple
7 45 (1.33%) Sitecore
8 42 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 41 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 37 (1.10%) Cisco
10 37 (1.10%) IBM
11 35 (1.04%) Tableau
12 27 (0.80%) VMware
13 26 (0.77%) Hotjar
14 25 (0.74%) Atlassian
14 25 (0.74%) hybris
15 22 (0.65%) MuleSoft
15 22 (0.65%) Red Hat
16 21 (0.62%) Dell
17 18 (0.53%) BMC