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 3 months to 27 April 2017 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 48 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22  
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1984 2095 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.27% 3.75% 2.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.80% 11.50% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1325 1521 996
Median daily rate £423 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £393 £375
% change year-on-year -1.27% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £33.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +25.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £27.14 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.38 £94.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +122.36%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15506 18222 17715
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.37% 32.60% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10146 11991 10810
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 556 670
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +22.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.66%  

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing User Experience as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 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 +3 1857 £425 - 693
London -3 997 £450 - 342
South East -1 290 £350 -6.66% 86
Yorkshire +28 160 £413 +5.76% 41
City of London -4 142 £450 +5.88% 82
West Yorkshire +22 101 £413 +5.76% 21
Leeds +21 93 £413 +5.76% 12
South West +41 89 £407 +8.53% 43
West Midlands +47 82 £425 +16.43% 35
North West -2 81 £375 -11.76% 60
Scotland +20 71 £375 -6.25% 20
Manchester +3 61 £375 -11.76% 44
Berkshire +37 60 £353 -9.03% 8
Surrey +36 60 £350 -17.64% 11
Buckinghamshire +13 58 £375 -17.58% 4
East of England -11 56 £413 -1.19% 44
South Yorkshire +31 47 £425 +8.97% 17
North East +3 47 £375 -16.66% 5
East Midlands +19 43 £300 -14.28% 36
Tyne and Wear +6 43 £375 -16.66% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 43 £375 -16.66% 5
Sheffield +36 41 £425 -17.07% 13
Glasgow +19 39 £375 +21.95% 7
West Sussex -27 37 £350 -6.66% 2
Milton Keynes +11 35 £388 -22.50% 3
Bristol +18 33 £418 +11.33% 9
Edinburgh -12 30 £400 -5.88% 12
Coventry +24 25 £475 +18.62% 4
Cambridgeshire +12 25 £406 +8.33% 18
Kent +31 23 £375 -14.77% 3

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for User Experience.

1 1880 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1312 (36.05%) HTML
3 1266 (34.79%) CSS
4 1085 (29.82%) JavaScript
5 693 (19.04%) Wireframes
6 685 (18.82%) HTML5
7 634 (17.42%) Scrum
8 575 (15.80%) Front End Development
9 568 (15.61%) Finance
10 532 (14.62%) Prototyping
11 531 (14.59%) CSS3
12 513 (14.10%) AngularJS
13 451 (12.39%) Java
14 382 (10.50%) Mobile App
15 374 (10.28%) Web Development
16 370 (10.17%) Git (software)
17 366 (10.06%) TDD
18 363 (9.98%) Degree
19 358 (9.84%) jQuery
20 333 (9.15%) E-Commerce
21 322 (8.85%) Service Design
22 298 (8.19%) Node.js
23 295 (8.11%) Banking
24 294 (8.08%) Sass
24 294 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
25 286 (7.86%) Adobe
26 273 (7.50%) React
26 273 (7.50%) Axure RP
27 268 (7.36%) .NET
28 266 (7.31%) Usability Testing

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
1 247 (6.79%) CMS
2 79 (2.17%) Confluence
3 72 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 66 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 62 (1.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 36 (0.99%) WordPress
7 32 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
8 26 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 21 (0.58%) Apache
9 21 (0.58%) IIS
9 21 (0.58%) Umbraco
10 19 (0.52%) Drupal
11 18 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.47%) Apache Spark
13 15 (0.41%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.27%) JBoss
14 10 (0.27%) NServiceBus
14 10 (0.27%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.22%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.19%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 257 (7.06%) Photoshop
2 153 (4.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 103 (2.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 90 (2.47%) OmniGraffle
5 77 (2.12%) InVision
6 56 (1.54%) MS Visio
7 50 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
8 33 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
9 29 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 19 (0.52%) Fireworks
11 18 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
12 11 (0.30%) UXPin
13 9 (0.25%) Flinto
13 9 (0.25%) UserZoom
14 8 (0.22%) GIMP
15 7 (0.19%) InDesign
16 6 (0.16%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
17 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
18 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.41%) RMDS
4 4 (0.11%) Magento
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.082%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.055%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.055%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.055%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.055%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 2 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.055%) Unica
6 2 (0.055%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.027%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.027%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.027%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.027%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 122 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (1.76%) GitHub
4 57 (1.57%) Google Analytics
5 42 (1.15%) SaaS
6 35 (0.96%) PaaS
7 27 (0.74%) Office 365
8 26 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.41%) IaaS
11 13 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
11 13 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 11 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.25%) Datadog
15 8 (0.22%) Google Play
15 8 (0.22%) Trello
16 7 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.16%) Heroku
17 6 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 102 (2.80%) Internet
2 61 (1.68%) HTTP
3 22 (0.60%) Intranet
3 22 (0.60%) Network Security
4 13 (0.36%) Firewall
5 12 (0.33%) LDAP
5 12 (0.33%) SSL
6 11 (0.30%) SMTP
7 10 (0.27%) DNS
7 10 (0.27%) LAN
8 8 (0.22%) SSH
9 6 (0.16%) Skype
9 6 (0.16%) WAN
10 5 (0.14%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.14%) VoIP
10 5 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.11%) Extranet
11 4 (0.11%) RTSP
11 4 (0.11%) SAN
11 4 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 97 (2.67%) MySQL
3 89 (2.45%) MongoDB
4 88 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 78 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 65 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 46 (1.26%) Big Data
8 40 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 29 (0.80%) Oracle Database
10 28 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (0.71%) Redis
12 22 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 19 (0.52%) HBase
13 19 (0.52%) QlikView
14 17 (0.47%) SQLite
15 16 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.27%) DB2
16 10 (0.27%) Qlik Sense
17 9 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 370 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 273 (7.50%) Axure RP
3 193 (5.30%) JIRA
4 127 (3.49%) Jenkins
5 118 (3.24%) gulp
6 110 (3.02%) Grunt
6 110 (3.02%) Subversion
7 81 (2.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 76 (2.09%) Visual Studio
9 74 (2.03%) Selenium
10 72 (1.98%) Jasmine
11 65 (1.79%) TeamCity
12 63 (1.73%) webpack
13 60 (1.65%) Cucumber
14 54 (1.48%) Mocha
15 49 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
16 42 (1.15%) JUnit
17 28 (0.77%) Maven
18 25 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
18 25 (0.69%) NUnit
General
1 568 (15.61%) Finance
2 295 (8.11%) Banking
3 260 (7.14%) Marketing
4 210 (5.77%) Retail
5 108 (2.97%) Publishing
5 108 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 89 (2.45%) Legal
7 61 (1.68%) Front Office
8 48 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 44 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 35 (0.96%) Games
11 32 (0.88%) Electronics
12 29 (0.80%) Advertising
13 27 (0.74%) Automotive
14 17 (0.47%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.36%) Billing
15 13 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.27%) Back Office
17 9 (0.25%) Local Government
18 8 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 1303 (35.81%) Developer
2 935 (25.69%) Designer
3 705 (19.37%) UX Designer
4 417 (11.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 300 (8.24%) JavaScript Developer
6 274 (7.53%) Analyst
7 240 (6.60%) UI Designer
8 237 (6.51%) User Researcher
9 234 (6.43%) UI Developer
10 199 (5.47%) Business Analyst
11 190 (5.22%) Architect
12 178 (4.89%) UI/UX Designer
13 177 (4.86%) HTML Developer
14 157 (4.31%) UX Developer
15 144 (3.96%) HTML CSS Developer
15 144 (3.96%) Senior Developer
16 137 (3.76%) User Experience Researcher
17 136 (3.74%) Web Developer
18 109 (3.00%) Senior Designer
19 106 (2.91%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1312 (36.05%) HTML
2 1266 (34.79%) CSS
3 685 (18.82%) HTML5
4 531 (14.59%) CSS3
5 513 (14.10%) AngularJS
6 358 (9.84%) jQuery
7 298 (8.19%) Node.js
8 294 (8.08%) Sass
9 273 (7.50%) React
10 268 (7.36%) .NET
11 217 (5.96%) REST
12 206 (5.66%) Web Services
13 189 (5.19%) Ajax
14 181 (4.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 167 (4.59%) XML
16 161 (4.42%) JSON
17 156 (4.29%) RESTful
18 115 (3.16%) ASP.NET
19 94 (2.58%) Spring
20 91 (2.50%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 382 (10.50%) Mobile App
2 294 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
4 75 (2.06%) W3C
5 74 (2.03%) Social Media
6 64 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 54 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 51 (1.40%) Fintech
8 51 (1.40%) Fixed Income
9 42 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 37 (1.02%) Graphic Design
10 37 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 32 (0.88%) Blog
11 32 (0.88%) iPhone
12 27 (0.74%) Animation
12 27 (0.74%) iPad
13 23 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 19 (0.52%) Derivative
14 19 (0.52%) Equities
15 18 (0.49%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 213 (5.85%) Android
2 204 (5.61%) Apple iOS
3 143 (3.93%) Linux
4 127 (3.49%) Windows
5 96 (2.64%) Unix
6 30 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.36%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.082%) CentOS
14 2 (0.055%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.055%) Debian
14 2 (0.055%) Solaris
14 2 (0.055%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.027%) VME
15 1 (0.027%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1880 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
2 693 (19.04%) Wireframes
3 634 (17.42%) Scrum
4 575 (15.80%) Front End Development
5 532 (14.62%) Prototyping
6 374 (10.28%) Web Development
7 366 (10.06%) TDD
8 333 (9.15%) E-Commerce
9 322 (8.85%) Service Design
10 266 (7.31%) Usability Testing
11 262 (7.20%) Analytics
12 222 (6.10%) Responsive Web Design
12 222 (6.10%) Web Design
13 221 (6.07%) Rapid Prototyping
14 220 (6.05%) User Stories
15 219 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 203 (5.58%) DevOps
16 203 (5.58%) MVC
17 201 (5.52%) Project Management
18 193 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1085 (29.82%) JavaScript
2 451 (12.39%) Java
3 245 (6.73%) C#
4 197 (5.41%) SQL
5 156 (4.29%) Python
6 121 (3.33%) Ruby
7 113 (3.11%) ES6
8 112 (3.08%) PHP
9 91 (2.50%) Scala
10 69 (1.90%) Objective-C
11 65 (1.79%) Apple Swift
12 59 (1.62%) TypeScript
13 37 (1.02%) XAML
14 35 (0.96%) C++
15 25 (0.69%) PowerShell
16 22 (0.60%) C
17 19 (0.52%) Go
18 17 (0.47%) T-SQL
19 16 (0.44%) ActionScript
20 15 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 363 (9.98%) Degree
2 148 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 85 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (0.49%) ISEB
6 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.16%) PhD
11 5 (0.14%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.14%) MCP
11 5 (0.14%) MCSE
11 5 (0.14%) PMP
12 4 (0.11%) CCNA
12 4 (0.11%) CCNP
13 3 (0.082%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.082%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.055%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (4.73%) QA
2 30 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
4 18 (0.49%) PMO
5 17 (0.47%) WCAG
6 9 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.25%) WAI
7 8 (0.22%) MiFID
8 7 (0.19%) FATCA
9 5 (0.14%) SLA
10 2 (0.055%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.027%) GDPR
11 1 (0.027%) GxP
11 1 (0.027%) HL7
11 1 (0.027%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.027%) SDET
11 1 (0.027%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 51 (1.40%) Docker
2 20 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.14%) HDFS
5 4 (0.11%) vCloud
5 4 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.11%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.055%) XenApp
7 1 (0.027%) Firmware
7 1 (0.027%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.027%) Varnish
7 1 (0.027%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (0.96%) Puppet
3 22 (0.60%) Ansible
4 20 (0.55%) Terraform
5 12 (0.33%) SCCM
6 10 (0.27%) Kibana
6 10 (0.27%) TeamSite
7 9 (0.25%) Salt
8 6 (0.16%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.11%) Mesos
9 4 (0.11%) vRealize
10 3 (0.082%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.082%) Graphite
10 3 (0.082%) logstash
10 3 (0.082%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.082%) WMI
11 2 (0.055%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.055%) Marathon
11 2 (0.055%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.055%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 286 (7.86%) Adobe
2 196 (5.39%) Microsoft
3 112 (3.08%) Google
4 97 (2.67%) Oracle
5 62 (1.70%) SAP
6 57 (1.57%) Apple
7 40 (1.10%) Sitecore
8 29 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (0.71%) EXTOL
10 22 (0.60%) Xamarin
11 21 (0.58%) ServiceNow
12 19 (0.52%) ION Trading
13 18 (0.49%) IBM
14 17 (0.47%) Reuters
15 16 (0.44%) TIBCO
16 15 (0.41%) Twitter
17 14 (0.38%) Solace
18 12 (0.33%) ClickTale
18 12 (0.33%) hybris
18 12 (0.33%) VMware
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