Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 51 53
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,464 4,117 4,202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.91% 4.23% 4.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.26% 13.29% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,554 2,865 2,985
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £308 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 59
Median hourly rate £46.95 £35.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.14% -18.60% +8.86%
10th Percentile £31.16 £17.50 £16.99
90th Percentile £56.00 £53.75 £80.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22% +13.92%

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 20,097 30,980 33,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.86% 31.83% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,493 20,114 21,737
Median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1,003 1,022
Median hourly rate £25.28 £20.75 £21.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.83% -4.49% +9.97%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.85 £11.76
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14% +16.67%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Experience.

Daily rate trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Experience.

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing User Experience over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 2,226 £450 - 998
London -7 1,266 £475 - 378
UK excluding London +6 1,159 £425 - 683
North of England -7 295 £425 - 247
South East -26 219 £450 +3.45% 161
Midlands +9 195 £425 -3.63% 83
Scotland +30 179 £466 +9.71% 44
South West +28 145 £400 -4.76% 65
West Midlands +12 145 £450 - 50
North West -3 133 £450 +5.88% 156
Yorkshire +13 126 £430 +1.18% 54
East of England +38 93 £436 +5.76% 64
Work from Home -3 53 £425 - 76
East Midlands +4 48 £375 -9.09% 33
North East -23 36 £375 -11.76% 37
Wales +28 28 £425 -1.45% 19
Northern Ireland +7 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 1,198 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
2 624 (25.32%) JavaScript
3 616 (25.00%) HTML
4 584 (23.70%) CSS
5 405 (16.44%) Finance
6 393 (15.95%) Wireframes
7 351 (14.25%) Scrum
8 332 (13.47%) Front End Development
9 302 (12.26%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 280 (11.36%) Prototyping
11 262 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
12 258 (10.47%) Git (software)
13 247 (10.02%) Java
14 241 (9.78%) HTML5
14 241 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
15 239 (9.70%) React
16 236 (9.58%) Sketch
17 224 (9.09%) Public Sector
18 220 (8.93%) Analytics
19 219 (8.89%) Degree
20 215 (8.73%) AngularJS
21 212 (8.60%) Mobile App
22 210 (8.52%) Service Design
23 206 (8.36%) Test Automation
24 205 (8.32%) Node.js
25 195 (7.91%) DevOps
26 192 (7.79%) Adobe
27 182 (7.39%) User Stories
28 177 (7.18%) Azure
29 171 (6.94%) Microsoft

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
1 141 (5.72%) CMS
2 88 (3.57%) Confluence
3 50 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 24 (0.97%) WebSphere
7 21 (0.85%) Drupal
8 20 (0.81%) WordPress
9 17 (0.69%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.65%) Apache Spark
10 16 (0.65%) IIS
11 15 (0.61%) SAS
11 15 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.53%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.37%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.32%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.28%) Mendix
16 5 (0.20%) Kentico
17 4 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 236 (9.58%) Sketch
2 158 (6.41%) InVision
3 101 (4.10%) Photoshop
4 72 (2.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 56 (2.27%) Adobe XD
6 53 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
7 45 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 32 (1.30%) Figma
9 28 (1.14%) MS Visio
9 28 (1.14%) OmniGraffle
10 26 (1.06%) Zeplin
11 20 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
12 19 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
13 14 (0.57%) Chatbot
14 13 (0.53%) UserZoom
15 10 (0.41%) InDesign
16 9 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
17 8 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 8 (0.32%) UXPin
18 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 32 (1.30%) Magento
2 21 (0.85%) Shopify
3 15 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.16%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.16%) SessionCam
5 3 (0.12%) assyst
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.081%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.081%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.081%) SAP PLM
6 2 (0.081%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.041%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 177 (7.18%) Azure
2 143 (5.80%) AWS
3 82 (3.33%) GCP
4 76 (3.08%) GitHub
5 46 (1.87%) Office 365
5 46 (1.87%) Power Platform
6 34 (1.38%) SaaS
7 30 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 28 (1.14%) Heroku
9 26 (1.06%) Amazon S3
9 26 (1.06%) PaaS
10 25 (1.01%) npm
11 22 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
11 22 (0.89%) Google Analytics
11 22 (0.89%) Slack
12 19 (0.77%) Serverless
13 17 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (0.69%) CloudFront
14 14 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.58%) HTTP
2 32 (1.30%) Internet
3 26 (1.06%) LAN
4 25 (1.01%) Wireless
5 23 (0.93%) Skype
6 19 (0.77%) 4G
7 18 (0.73%) DHCP
8 17 (0.69%) 5G
9 16 (0.65%) Intranet
10 15 (0.61%) WAN
11 14 (0.57%) DNS
11 14 (0.57%) LTE
12 13 (0.53%) 3G
12 13 (0.53%) Network Security
12 13 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
13 11 (0.45%) 2G
13 11 (0.45%) Firewall
13 11 (0.45%) VoIP
13 11 (0.45%) WCDMA
14 9 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 79 (3.21%) NoSQL
3 58 (2.35%) MySQL
4 39 (1.58%) Power BI
5 37 (1.50%) Big Data
6 36 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 25 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 21 (0.85%) Redis
10 19 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.61%) BigQuery
12 14 (0.57%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (0.41%) HBase
14 9 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.32%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.32%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.32%) GIS
15 8 (0.32%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 258 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 165 (6.70%) JIRA
3 136 (5.52%) Axure RP
4 85 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 58 (2.35%) webpack
6 51 (2.07%) Jasmine
7 48 (1.95%) Grunt
8 40 (1.62%) Maven
9 39 (1.58%) Visual Studio
10 37 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (1.34%) gulp
11 33 (1.34%) Selenium
12 31 (1.26%) Gradle
12 31 (1.26%) JUnit
12 31 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
13 27 (1.10%) Subversion
14 26 (1.06%) Balsamiq
15 22 (0.89%) Cypress.io
15 22 (0.89%) TeamCity
16 21 (0.85%) Mockito
General
1 405 (16.44%) Finance
2 224 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 165 (6.70%) Banking
4 146 (5.93%) Marketing
5 106 (4.30%) Retail
6 86 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.31%) Publishing
8 55 (2.23%) Games
9 45 (1.83%) Front Office
10 43 (1.75%) Investment Banking
11 32 (1.30%) Legal
12 24 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 23 (0.93%) Advertising
13 23 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
13 23 (0.93%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.57%) Back Office
15 12 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.45%) Law
17 9 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 790 (32.06%) Developer
2 719 (29.18%) Designer
3 472 (19.16%) UX Designer
4 187 (7.59%) UI Designer
5 183 (7.43%) Analyst
6 177 (7.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 130 (5.28%) React Developer
7 130 (5.28%) UI/UX Designer
8 128 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 122 (4.95%) Business Analyst
9 122 (4.95%) UI Developer
10 98 (3.98%) Senior Designer
11 94 (3.81%) Architect
12 78 (3.17%) User Researcher
13 75 (3.04%) Digital Designer
14 66 (2.68%) Senior UX Designer
15 64 (2.60%) Content Designer
16 62 (2.52%) UX Developer
17 60 (2.44%) Product Owner
18 59 (2.39%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 616 (25.00%) HTML
2 584 (23.70%) CSS
3 241 (9.78%) HTML5
4 239 (9.70%) React
5 215 (8.73%) AngularJS
6 205 (8.32%) Node.js
7 158 (6.41%) Web Services
8 154 (6.25%) REST
9 149 (6.05%) RESTful
10 146 (5.93%) .NET
11 145 (5.88%) Sass
12 143 (5.80%) CSS3
13 130 (5.28%) Redux
14 121 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 95 (3.86%) jQuery
16 85 (3.45%) JSON
17 73 (2.96%) Spring
18 67 (2.72%) ASP.NET
19 61 (2.48%) Jest
20 54 (2.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 241 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (8.60%) Mobile App
3 74 (3.00%) Data Structures
3 74 (3.00%) W3C
4 69 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
5 60 (2.44%) Algorithms
6 47 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 43 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 26 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (0.97%) Graphic Design
10 24 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 23 (0.93%) NHS
12 22 (0.89%) CCTV
13 21 (0.85%) Social Media
14 20 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (0.73%) Fixed Income
16 15 (0.61%) Clustering
17 13 (0.53%) Animation
17 13 (0.53%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 139 (5.64%) Android
2 137 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 107 (4.34%) Windows
4 63 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 56 (2.27%) Linux
6 26 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.01%) Unix
8 17 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.16%) Android TV
12 4 (0.16%) CentOS
12 4 (0.16%) tvOS
13 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.12%) VMS
14 2 (0.081%) Debian
14 2 (0.081%) MVS
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,198 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (15.95%) Wireframes
3 351 (14.25%) Scrum
4 332 (13.47%) Front End Development
5 302 (12.26%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 280 (11.36%) Prototyping
7 262 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
8 220 (8.93%) Analytics
9 210 (8.52%) Service Design
10 206 (8.36%) Test Automation
11 195 (7.91%) DevOps
12 182 (7.39%) User Stories
13 160 (6.49%) E-Commerce
14 158 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 155 (6.29%) TDD
16 151 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
17 137 (5.56%) Web Development
18 134 (5.44%) Software Engineering
19 127 (5.15%) Collaborative Working
20 118 (4.79%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 624 (25.32%) JavaScript
2 247 (10.02%) Java
3 163 (6.62%) TypeScript
4 155 (6.29%) SQL
5 123 (4.99%) C#
6 106 (4.30%) Python
7 78 (3.17%) ES6
8 73 (2.96%) PHP
9 58 (2.35%) Kotlin
10 48 (1.95%) Apple Swift
11 33 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 31 (1.26%) Ruby
13 29 (1.18%) C
13 29 (1.18%) Java 8
14 27 (1.10%) Objective-C
15 20 (0.81%) C++
15 20 (0.81%) Scala
15 20 (0.81%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.65%) PowerShell
17 15 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 219 (8.89%) Degree
2 142 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 104 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.41%) Master's Degree
7 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.37%) HNC
9 8 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.28%) APMP
11 6 (0.24%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.24%) HND
11 6 (0.24%) PhD
11 6 (0.24%) PMP
12 4 (0.16%) CCIE
12 4 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.16%) ISEB
12 4 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.24%) QA
2 61 (2.48%) WCAG
3 16 (0.65%) GDPR
3 16 (0.65%) PMO
4 13 (0.53%) SLA
5 11 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
5 11 (0.45%) WAI
6 7 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.24%) P3O
8 3 (0.12%) PSD2
9 2 (0.081%) COBIT
9 2 (0.081%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.081%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.081%) Section 508
10 1 (0.041%) HL7
10 1 (0.041%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.041%) PMBOK
System Software
1 99 (4.02%) Docker
2 43 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.53%) DFS Replication
6 13 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (0.41%) HDFS
9 5 (0.20%) zsh
10 3 (0.12%) vSphere
10 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.081%) Firmware
11 2 (0.081%) NFS
11 2 (0.081%) XenApp
12 1 (0.041%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.041%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.041%) IAG
12 1 (0.041%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 101 (4.10%) Kubernetes
2 41 (1.66%) SCCM
3 36 (1.46%) Terraform
4 16 (0.65%) SCOM
5 14 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
6 13 (0.53%) WSUS
7 11 (0.45%) Ansible
7 11 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (0.45%) SCDPM
7 11 (0.45%) SCSM
7 11 (0.45%) SCVMM
7 11 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.41%) Kibana
9 7 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.081%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.081%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 192 (7.79%) Adobe
2 171 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 91 (3.69%) Google
4 58 (2.35%) Oracle
5 50 (2.03%) SAP
6 35 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (1.34%) Dell
8 28 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 25 (1.01%) IBM
10 23 (0.93%) hybris
11 21 (0.85%) Tableau
12 19 (0.77%) Apple
13 17 (0.69%) HP
14 16 (0.65%) VMware
15 15 (0.61%) Cisco
16 14 (0.57%) Splunk
17 13 (0.53%) DevExpress
17 13 (0.53%) RedGate
17 13 (0.53%) Workday
18 12 (0.49%) ArcSight