Period
to 25 March 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 25 March 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 52 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4,093 4,166 3,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.24% 4.11% 3.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.96% 12.35% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,790 2,928 2,534
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £294
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 62 49
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £43.13 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.49% +9.20% -6.51%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.59 £19.55
90th Percentile £53.75 £80.73 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.46 £45.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -34.54% +13.92% -7.60%

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 31,577 33,741 30,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.72% 33.31% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,730 22,355 19,959
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £256
90th Percentile £666 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1,022 1,108
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.79 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.07% +9.43% -5.20%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.61 £11.30
90th Percentile £49.18 £50.00 £49.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £18.38
% change year-on-year -9.52% +14.29% -10.91%

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 March 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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 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 +2 3,877 £450 +5.88% 793
London +13 2,309 £475 +3.26% 338
UK excluding London -16 1,745 £425 +6.25% 490
South East -13 530 £435 +4.82% 130
North of England -4 506 £425 +6.25% 162
Midlands -5 303 £446 +11.56% 72
North West -3 212 £425 +8.28% 92
West Midlands -9 212 £450 +12.50% 41
Yorkshire -8 187 £425 +6.25% 51
South West -43 135 £425 +6.25% 45
Scotland -18 132 £425 +6.25% 25
North East -4 106 £425 +6.25% 19
East of England -6 91 £413 +3.13% 46
East Midlands -12 83 £434 +11.94% 31
Wales -2 39 £425 -5.56% 10
Northern Ireland +13 13 £400 -12.09%

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 2,124 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1,097 (26.80%) HTML
3 1,080 (26.39%) JavaScript
4 1,005 (24.55%) CSS
5 741 (18.10%) Finance
6 633 (15.47%) Scrum
7 622 (15.20%) Wireframes
8 592 (14.46%) Front End Development
9 511 (12.48%) Prototyping
10 483 (11.80%) AngularJS
11 471 (11.51%) HTML5
12 458 (11.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 435 (10.63%) React
14 427 (10.43%) Git (software)
15 414 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
16 402 (9.82%) Node.js
17 399 (9.75%) Mobile App
18 397 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
19 392 (9.58%) Java
20 387 (9.46%) Adobe
21 380 (9.28%) Analytics
22 371 (9.06%) E-Commerce
23 362 (8.84%) TDD
24 333 (8.14%) User Stories
25 324 (7.92%) JIRA
26 319 (7.79%) CSS3
27 312 (7.62%) Sass
28 307 (7.50%) Banking
29 301 (7.35%) Marketing
30 297 (7.26%) Degree

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
1 222 (5.42%) CMS
2 194 (4.74%) Confluence
3 84 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 52 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (0.95%) Drupal
7 38 (0.93%) Marvel
8 36 (0.88%) WordPress
9 29 (0.71%) Apache
9 29 (0.71%) Skype for Business
10 27 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 26 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
12 20 (0.49%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.42%) Umbraco
14 16 (0.39%) MS Exchange
15 15 (0.37%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
17 11 (0.27%) nginx
18 10 (0.24%) IIS
18 10 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 286 (6.99%) InVision
2 226 (5.52%) Photoshop
3 147 (3.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 70 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 49 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
6 37 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
7 31 (0.76%) OmniGraffle
8 24 (0.59%) UXPin
9 23 (0.56%) Chatbot
9 23 (0.56%) MS Visio
10 21 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 20 (0.49%) InDesign
12 18 (0.44%) UserZoom
13 17 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.20%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.17%) InfoPath
15 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
16 6 (0.15%) Flinto
17 4 (0.098%) Acrobat
17 4 (0.098%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 44 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.56%) Magento
3 12 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.12%) SAP PP
6 5 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.098%) Northgate Housing
7 4 (0.098%) OPENHousing
7 4 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.098%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.073%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.073%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.073%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.073%) SDL Web 8
8 3 (0.073%) SessionCam
9 2 (0.049%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 226 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 221 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
3 120 (2.93%) GitHub
4 118 (2.88%) Office 365
5 79 (1.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 78 (1.91%) Serverless
7 67 (1.64%) SaaS
8 55 (1.34%) Google Analytics
9 47 (1.15%) npm
10 41 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
11 39 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 36 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
13 34 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
14 32 (0.78%) Slack
15 29 (0.71%) PaaS
16 27 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 27 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
17 26 (0.64%) Heroku
18 22 (0.54%) OneDrive
19 21 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.20%) Internet
2 46 (1.12%) Firewall
3 37 (0.90%) Skype
4 22 (0.54%) DNS
5 21 (0.51%) DHCP
5 21 (0.51%) HTTP
6 14 (0.34%) Intranet
7 12 (0.29%) VLAN
8 9 (0.22%) LAN
8 9 (0.22%) SSH
8 9 (0.22%) WAN
9 8 (0.20%) VPN
10 7 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (0.17%) SMTP
10 7 (0.17%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.15%) IMAP
11 6 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.12%) Bluetooth
12 5 (0.12%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 84 (2.05%) MongoDB
3 66 (1.61%) MySQL
4 63 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 60 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 53 (1.29%) Big Data
7 41 (1.00%) Power BI
8 34 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 31 (0.76%) Relational Database
10 28 (0.68%) Blockchain
10 28 (0.68%) Redis
11 26 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (0.44%) Hadoop
12 18 (0.44%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.34%) KDB
14 13 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.32%) SAP HANA
14 13 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.29%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 427 (10.43%) Git (software)
2 324 (7.92%) JIRA
3 233 (5.69%) Axure RP
4 199 (4.86%) Jenkins
5 135 (3.30%) webpack
6 106 (2.59%) Jasmine
7 104 (2.54%) gulp
8 86 (2.10%) Selenium
9 78 (1.91%) Maven
10 67 (1.64%) Visual Studio
11 65 (1.59%) Grunt
12 61 (1.49%) Cucumber
13 60 (1.47%) Mocha
14 58 (1.42%) Karma Test Runner
14 58 (1.42%) Subversion
15 51 (1.25%) Babel
15 51 (1.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 49 (1.20%) TeamCity
17 47 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
18 43 (1.05%) Protractor
General
1 741 (18.10%) Finance
2 307 (7.50%) Banking
3 301 (7.35%) Marketing
4 184 (4.50%) Retail
5 115 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 97 (2.37%) Publishing
7 92 (2.25%) Legal
8 81 (1.98%) Front Office
9 64 (1.56%) Games
10 40 (0.98%) Advertising
10 40 (0.98%) Law
11 38 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 35 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
13 31 (0.76%) French Language
14 30 (0.73%) Investment Banking
15 24 (0.59%) Electronics
16 20 (0.49%) Automotive
17 17 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.32%) Back Office
18 13 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,249 (30.52%) Developer
2 1,166 (28.49%) Designer
3 833 (20.35%) UX Designer
4 341 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 335 (8.18%) UI Designer
6 311 (7.60%) Analyst
7 246 (6.01%) UI/UX Designer
8 228 (5.57%) React Developer
9 204 (4.98%) Business Analyst
10 198 (4.84%) User Experience Researcher
11 167 (4.08%) Senior Designer
12 165 (4.03%) User Researcher
13 163 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
14 138 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
15 134 (3.27%) UI Developer
16 129 (3.15%) Architect
17 126 (3.08%) Angular Developer
18 122 (2.98%) Senior UX Designer
19 112 (2.74%) Senior Developer
20 108 (2.64%) Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,097 (26.80%) HTML
2 1,005 (24.55%) CSS
3 483 (11.80%) AngularJS
4 471 (11.51%) HTML5
5 435 (10.63%) React
6 402 (9.82%) Node.js
7 319 (7.79%) CSS3
8 312 (7.62%) Sass
9 273 (6.67%) .NET
10 240 (5.86%) REST
11 216 (5.28%) jQuery
12 204 (4.98%) Redux
13 184 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 147 (3.59%) Web Services
15 140 (3.42%) RESTful
16 122 (2.98%) Spring
17 115 (2.81%) LESS
18 100 (2.44%) JSON
19 93 (2.27%) GraphQL
20 90 (2.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 399 (9.75%) Mobile App
2 397 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
3 160 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
4 124 (3.03%) Fintech
5 75 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 72 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
7 69 (1.69%) Social Media
8 62 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 59 (1.44%) Graphic Design
10 55 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 55 (1.34%) Video on Demand
11 45 (1.10%) Animation
12 44 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 44 (1.08%) W3C
13 37 (0.90%) Digital Media
13 37 (0.90%) Over-the-Top Content
14 33 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 33 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
15 32 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 28 (0.68%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 224 (5.47%) Android
2 208 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 139 (3.40%) Windows
4 108 (2.64%) Linux
5 42 (1.03%) Unix
6 34 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 18 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.17%) Solaris
11 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.15%) Debian
12 6 (0.15%) tvOS
12 6 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.098%) Android TV
15 3 (0.073%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,124 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (15.47%) Scrum
3 622 (15.20%) Wireframes
4 592 (14.46%) Front End Development
5 511 (12.48%) Prototyping
6 458 (11.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 414 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
8 380 (9.28%) Analytics
9 371 (9.06%) E-Commerce
10 362 (8.84%) TDD
11 333 (8.14%) User Stories
12 261 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 258 (6.30%) DevOps
14 257 (6.28%) Service Design
14 257 (6.28%) Web Development
15 255 (6.23%) Test Automation
16 246 (6.01%) Usability Testing
17 226 (5.52%) Software Engineering
18 223 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
19 216 (5.28%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (26.39%) JavaScript
2 392 (9.58%) Java
3 256 (6.25%) C#
3 256 (6.25%) SQL
4 222 (5.42%) TypeScript
5 195 (4.76%) ES6
6 170 (4.15%) Python
7 89 (2.17%) PHP
8 66 (1.61%) Ruby
9 55 (1.34%) Java 8
10 51 (1.25%) PowerShell
11 50 (1.22%) Apple Swift
12 38 (0.93%) Perl
13 36 (0.88%) Go
13 36 (0.88%) T-SQL
14 34 (0.83%) ES7
15 31 (0.76%) Scala
16 29 (0.71%) C
17 28 (0.68%) Bash Shell
18 27 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 297 (7.26%) Degree
2 138 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 88 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 51 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (0.71%) DBS Check
6 28 (0.68%) Master's Degree
7 26 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (0.42%) PhD
9 16 (0.39%) ISEB
10 13 (0.32%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 10 (0.24%) MBA
12 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.22%) MCSE
14 8 (0.20%) A+ Certification
14 8 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.17%) MCSA
16 6 (0.15%) CISSP
16 6 (0.15%) MCP
17 5 (0.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (6.01%) QA
2 27 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
3 22 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.34%) GDPR
5 12 (0.29%) WCAG
6 9 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.22%) PMO
6 9 (0.22%) SLA
7 8 (0.20%) PSD2
8 7 (0.17%) WAI
9 6 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.098%) COSO
10 4 (0.098%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.073%) MiFID
11 3 (0.073%) Section 508
12 2 (0.049%) P3O
13 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.024%) NEBOSH
13 1 (0.024%) PMBOK
System Software
1 149 (3.64%) Docker
2 68 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.20%) DFS Replication
6 8 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.098%) vSphere
10 4 (0.098%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.049%) NFS
11 2 (0.049%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.024%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.024%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 64 (1.56%) Kubernetes
2 39 (0.95%) Puppet
3 34 (0.83%) Ansible
4 27 (0.66%) SCCM
5 24 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
6 19 (0.46%) ZABBIX
7 17 (0.42%) Nagios
8 16 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
9 15 (0.37%) Kibana
9 15 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.24%) Terraform
11 9 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.20%) Grafana
12 8 (0.20%) Marathon
12 8 (0.20%) Mesos
12 8 (0.20%) WSUS
13 7 (0.17%) logstash
13 7 (0.17%) systemd
13 7 (0.17%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 387 (9.46%) Adobe
2 236 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 142 (3.47%) Google
4 92 (2.25%) Oracle
4 92 (2.25%) SAP
5 47 (1.15%) Sitecore
6 43 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 38 (0.93%) Apple
7 38 (0.93%) ServiceNow
8 30 (0.73%) Cisco
8 30 (0.73%) Twitter
9 29 (0.71%) Atlassian
10 28 (0.68%) Citrix
10 28 (0.68%) hybris
10 28 (0.68%) Splunk
11 24 (0.59%) Tableau
11 24 (0.59%) VMware
12 19 (0.46%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 18 (0.44%) Workday
14 17 (0.42%) Xamarin