Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 50 55
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +18
Contract jobs citing User Experience 3,979 3,748 3,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 3.94% 3.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.94% 12.00% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,813 2,557 2,750
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 46 48
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £38.26 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.39% +22.43% +22.55%
10th Percentile £16.11 £19.25 £19.02
90th Percentile £80.73 £43.00 £48.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £43.46
% change year-on-year +13.92% -9.11% +101.39%

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 33,332 31,229 35,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.34% 32.81% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,293 20,416 22,804
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1,100 1,314
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £48.75 £49.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.67% -6.25% +17.65%

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 February 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 February 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 25 February 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 -3 3,697 £425 - 1,541
London -10 1,984 £450 - 656
UK excluding London +9 1,952 £400 - 951
South East +4 617 £413 +10.00% 256
North of England +4 494 £400 - 311
Midlands +6 317 £400 -3.03% 121
Yorkshire -23 213 £405 -4.71% 93
West Midlands +3 201 £400 -5.88% 71
North West +23 189 £377 -11.24% 193
South West +12 188 £400 - 91
Scotland +4 168 £400 - 44
East Midlands +2 117 £375 -6.25% 50
East of England +3 107 £375 - 106
North East +46 95 £419 +4.69% 25
Wales +25 42 £463 +8.82% 14
Northern Ireland +15 24 £443 -19.55% 8

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 2,100 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,215 (30.54%) HTML
3 1,206 (30.31%) CSS
4 1,062 (26.69%) JavaScript
5 706 (17.74%) Finance
6 705 (17.72%) Wireframes
7 657 (16.51%) Scrum
8 547 (13.75%) HTML5
9 532 (13.37%) Front End Development
10 530 (13.32%) Prototyping
11 452 (11.36%) Java
12 450 (11.31%) AngularJS
13 449 (11.28%) Mobile App
14 429 (10.78%) Degree
15 413 (10.38%) TDD
16 410 (10.30%) Adobe
17 401 (10.08%) CSS3
18 377 (9.47%) Analytics
19 350 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
20 346 (8.70%) E-Commerce
21 339 (8.52%) Git (software)
22 315 (7.92%) jQuery
23 304 (7.64%) BDD
24 301 (7.56%) React
25 292 (7.34%) User Stories
26 286 (7.19%) Apple iOS
27 284 (7.14%) Photoshop
28 279 (7.01%) Web Development
29 273 (6.86%) Axure RP
30 270 (6.79%) SQL

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
1 191 (4.80%) CMS
2 115 (2.89%) Confluence
3 81 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 47 (1.18%) Marvel
5 42 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 40 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 35 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
8 29 (0.73%) WordPress
9 24 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (0.53%) Apache
10 21 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 19 (0.48%) Drupal
11 19 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 15 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.33%) IIS
15 12 (0.30%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.25%) GlassFish
16 10 (0.25%) JBoss
16 10 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 284 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 197 (4.95%) InVision
3 161 (4.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 159 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 88 (2.21%) OmniGraffle
6 61 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
7 60 (1.51%) MS Visio
8 44 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 30 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
10 25 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
11 21 (0.53%) UserZoom
12 20 (0.50%) InDesign
13 19 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
13 19 (0.48%) UXPin
14 18 (0.45%) GIMP
15 13 (0.33%) Flinto
16 12 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
16 12 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
17 6 (0.15%) Chatbot
18 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 47 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.55%) Magento
3 10 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
3 10 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
3 10 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 10 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
3 10 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.18%) Primavera
6 3 (0.075%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.075%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.075%) R3 Corda
6 3 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.075%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 118 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (2.14%) Google Analytics
4 67 (1.68%) GitHub
5 66 (1.66%) SaaS
6 65 (1.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 54 (1.36%) Office 365
8 42 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
9 34 (0.85%) npm
10 33 (0.83%) PaaS
11 27 (0.68%) Serverless
12 24 (0.60%) Heroku
12 24 (0.60%) IaaS
13 20 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (0.45%) Slack
15 15 (0.38%) BrowserStack
16 14 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
16 14 (0.35%) OneDrive
16 14 (0.35%) Trello
17 13 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.66%) Internet
2 26 (0.65%) Intranet
3 23 (0.58%) HTTP
4 22 (0.55%) Skype
5 19 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (0.40%) SMS
7 13 (0.33%) Network Security
8 11 (0.28%) DSL
9 9 (0.23%) SSL
10 8 (0.20%) DNS
10 8 (0.20%) Firewall
10 8 (0.20%) LAN
11 7 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (0.18%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.15%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.15%) WAN
13 5 (0.13%) Bluetooth
13 5 (0.13%) RTSP
14 3 (0.075%) IPv4
14 3 (0.075%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 105 (2.64%) MySQL
3 70 (1.76%) Big Data
4 66 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 60 (1.51%) NoSQL
6 55 (1.38%) MongoDB
7 52 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 26 (0.65%) Hadoop
10 24 (0.60%) Power BI
11 22 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 21 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (0.53%) QlikView
13 19 (0.48%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (0.35%) Data Lake
16 13 (0.33%) Redis
17 12 (0.30%) Blockchain
17 12 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 339 (8.52%) Git (software)
2 273 (6.86%) Axure RP
3 253 (6.36%) JIRA
4 145 (3.64%) Jenkins
5 136 (3.42%) Selenium
6 83 (2.09%) webpack
7 79 (1.99%) gulp
8 72 (1.81%) Grunt
9 71 (1.78%) Subversion
10 68 (1.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 68 (1.71%) Maven
11 58 (1.46%) Jasmine
12 54 (1.36%) Cucumber
13 50 (1.26%) Xcode
14 46 (1.16%) Visual Studio
15 41 (1.03%) Mocha
16 35 (0.88%) Appium
16 35 (0.88%) JUnit
16 35 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
17 34 (0.85%) Android Studio
General
1 706 (17.74%) Finance
2 270 (6.79%) Banking
3 264 (6.63%) Marketing
4 216 (5.43%) Retail
5 120 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 78 (1.96%) Games
7 73 (1.83%) Legal
8 72 (1.81%) Publishing
9 40 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 39 (0.98%) Advertising
11 38 (0.96%) Retail Banking
12 36 (0.90%) Automotive
12 36 (0.90%) Front Office
13 34 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 25 (0.63%) Law
15 20 (0.50%) Billing
15 20 (0.50%) Electronics
16 16 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.38%) Back Office
18 14 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,227 (30.84%) Developer
2 1,140 (28.65%) Designer
3 803 (20.18%) UX Designer
4 379 (9.53%) Analyst
5 334 (8.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 287 (7.21%) UI Designer
7 257 (6.46%) Business Analyst
8 215 (5.40%) User Researcher
9 205 (5.15%) JavaScript Developer
10 172 (4.32%) UI/UX Designer
11 157 (3.95%) User Experience Researcher
12 151 (3.79%) Architect
13 148 (3.72%) UI Developer
14 139 (3.49%) Senior Developer
15 136 (3.42%) Senior Designer
16 133 (3.34%) Java Developer
17 131 (3.29%) Digital Designer
18 125 (3.14%) HTML Developer
19 116 (2.92%) React Developer
20 108 (2.71%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,215 (30.54%) HTML
2 1,206 (30.31%) CSS
3 547 (13.75%) HTML5
4 450 (11.31%) AngularJS
5 401 (10.08%) CSS3
6 315 (7.92%) jQuery
7 301 (7.56%) React
8 258 (6.48%) Node.js
9 249 (6.26%) REST
10 229 (5.76%) .NET
11 224 (5.63%) Sass
11 224 (5.63%) Web Services
12 201 (5.05%) RESTful
13 185 (4.65%) JSON
14 165 (4.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 131 (3.29%) XML
16 127 (3.19%) LESS
17 121 (3.04%) Redux
18 113 (2.84%) ASP.NET
19 112 (2.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 449 (11.28%) Mobile App
2 350 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
4 104 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 79 (1.99%) Data Structures
6 69 (1.73%) Fintech
7 52 (1.31%) Animation
8 51 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 48 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 48 (1.21%) Social Media
10 44 (1.11%) Graphic Design
11 40 (1.01%) iPad
12 37 (0.93%) Algorithms
13 36 (0.90%) iPhone
13 36 (0.90%) W3C
14 31 (0.78%) Virtual Team
15 26 (0.65%) Video on Demand
16 22 (0.55%) Blog
17 20 (0.50%) Smartphone
18 16 (0.40%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 286 (7.19%) Apple iOS
2 258 (6.48%) Android
3 103 (2.59%) Linux
4 75 (1.88%) Windows
5 29 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 22 (0.55%) Unix
7 16 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.33%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.20%) HPUX
11 5 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.075%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.050%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.050%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.025%) Robot Operating System
15 1 (0.025%) VMS
15 1 (0.025%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.025%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,100 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 705 (17.72%) Wireframes
3 657 (16.51%) Scrum
4 532 (13.37%) Front End Development
5 530 (13.32%) Prototyping
6 413 (10.38%) TDD
7 377 (9.47%) Analytics
8 346 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 304 (7.64%) BDD
10 292 (7.34%) User Stories
11 279 (7.01%) Web Development
12 259 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 244 (6.13%) Responsive Web Design
13 244 (6.13%) Service Design
14 235 (5.91%) Usability Testing
15 221 (5.55%) Test Automation
16 217 (5.45%) Software Engineering
17 215 (5.40%) Project Management
18 214 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
19 199 (5.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,062 (26.69%) JavaScript
2 452 (11.36%) Java
3 270 (6.79%) SQL
4 230 (5.78%) C#
5 118 (2.97%) ES6
6 116 (2.92%) Python
7 99 (2.49%) Apple Swift
8 85 (2.14%) PHP
9 80 (2.01%) TypeScript
10 75 (1.88%) Objective-C
11 59 (1.48%) Scala
12 47 (1.18%) C
13 39 (0.98%) Ruby
14 38 (0.96%) C++
15 27 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 27 (0.68%) T-SQL
16 25 (0.63%) Go
17 23 (0.58%) PL/SQL
18 22 (0.55%) ES7
19 20 (0.50%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 429 (10.78%) Degree
2 139 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 97 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.30%) CCIE
9 11 (0.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 11 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.25%) IIBA
10 10 (0.25%) ISEB
11 9 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.23%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.20%) CCNA
12 8 (0.20%) CCSP
12 8 (0.20%) PMP
13 7 (0.18%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (5.25%) QA
2 16 (0.40%) PMO
3 15 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.38%) WCAG
4 13 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.20%) WAI
6 7 (0.18%) GDPR
7 6 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
7 6 (0.15%) SLA
8 3 (0.075%) PSD2
9 2 (0.050%) GCP
10 1 (0.025%) GxP
10 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.025%) MiFID
10 1 (0.025%) P3O
10 1 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (2.06%) Docker
2 33 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.28%) Firmware
3 11 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (0.25%) BitLocker
5 9 (0.23%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.20%) XenApp
7 7 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.10%) LXC
8 4 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.050%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.025%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.025%) Varnish
10 1 (0.025%) vCloud
10 1 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.025%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (0.40%) SCCM
2 15 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (0.18%) Puppet
5 7 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.13%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.13%) WSUS
7 4 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.10%) Matomo
8 3 (0.075%) SCOM
8 3 (0.075%) TeamSite
8 3 (0.075%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.050%) Grafana
9 2 (0.050%) Graphite
9 2 (0.050%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.050%) Netcool
10 1 (0.025%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.025%) Terraform
Vendors
1 410 (10.30%) Adobe
2 195 (4.90%) Microsoft
3 127 (3.19%) Google
4 91 (2.29%) Oracle
5 84 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
6 63 (1.58%) SAP
7 58 (1.46%) Apple
8 46 (1.16%) Sitecore
9 33 (0.83%) Tableau
10 24 (0.60%) Optimizely
11 21 (0.53%) Atlassian
11 21 (0.53%) ServiceNow
12 17 (0.43%) Cisco
12 17 (0.43%) HP
12 17 (0.43%) TIBCO
13 16 (0.40%) IBM
13 16 (0.40%) Twitter
14 15 (0.38%) Informatica
15 14 (0.35%) Hotjar
16 13 (0.33%) Crazy Egg