Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 47 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 3,987 4,575 3,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.32% 4.43% 4.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.39% 13.67% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,684 3,130 2,646
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £286
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.69% +2.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 45 52
UK median hourly rate £46.08 £44.23 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.18% +10.58% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.25 £27.46 £16.47
90th Percentile £53.75 £58.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%

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 29,775 33,459 31,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.26% 32.38% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,176 21,573 20,465
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £668 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,059 1,075 1,077
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% -1.26%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year -13.03% +15.10% -6.60%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 3,747 £450 - 1,289
London +7 2,284 £475 - 486
UK excluding London -13 1,646 £427 +3.69% 879
South East -17 456 £438 +2.94% 169
North of England -1 428 £450 +12.50% 284
Midlands -7 282 £425 - 149
North West -8 212 £450 +9.09% 185
West Midlands -3 199 £450 +5.88% 90
South West -3 191 £400 - 102
Yorkshire -2 162 £450 +12.50% 72
Scotland -12 153 £425 +6.25% 46
East of England -19 94 £475 +18.68% 99
East Midlands -2 79 £388 -7.19% 58
North East -4 55 £431 +7.81% 27
Wales +2 34 £395 -12.22% 27
Northern Ireland +5 6 £500 +8.70% 3
Channel Islands - 4 £450 -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2,015 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1,050 (26.34%) JavaScript
3 1,049 (26.31%) HTML
4 1,022 (25.63%) CSS
5 702 (17.61%) Finance
6 680 (17.06%) Wireframes
7 654 (16.40%) Scrum
8 613 (15.37%) Front End Development
9 494 (12.39%) Sketch
10 478 (11.99%) Prototyping
11 452 (11.34%) React
12 448 (11.24%) Analytics
13 440 (11.04%) Java
14 432 (10.84%) HTML5
14 432 (10.84%) AngularJS
15 418 (10.48%) Git (software)
16 414 (10.38%) Mobile App
17 411 (10.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
18 393 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
19 380 (9.53%) JIRA
20 369 (9.26%) Sass
21 362 (9.08%) Node.js
22 355 (8.90%) Adobe
23 345 (8.65%) TDD
24 324 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
25 316 (7.93%) E-Commerce
26 310 (7.78%) CSS3
27 304 (7.62%) Degree
28 296 (7.42%) Banking
29 283 (7.10%) InVision

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
1 189 (4.74%) Confluence
2 179 (4.49%) CMS
3 84 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 72 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (1.05%) Drupal
6 40 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 40 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 36 (0.90%) Skype for Business
7 36 (0.90%) WordPress
8 34 (0.85%) Apache
9 30 (0.75%) Apache Spark
9 30 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
10 19 (0.48%) Apache Solr
11 17 (0.43%) Umbraco
12 16 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.38%) Magnolia
14 12 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.30%) JBoss
15 10 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 494 (12.39%) Sketch
2 283 (7.10%) InVision
3 236 (5.92%) Photoshop
4 163 (4.09%) Adobe Illustrator
5 62 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 60 (1.50%) Adobe XD
7 59 (1.48%) Zeplin
8 44 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
9 40 (1.00%) OmniGraffle
10 38 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
11 34 (0.85%) Marvel
12 33 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 30 (0.75%) Figma
14 25 (0.63%) MS Visio
14 25 (0.63%) UXPin
15 21 (0.53%) Chatbot
16 14 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
17 12 (0.30%) InDesign
18 11 (0.28%) GIMP
19 9 (0.23%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 45 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.80%) Magento
3 15 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.18%) Shopify
7 6 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.13%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.10%) R3 Corda
9 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.10%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.075%) Quorum
10 3 (0.075%) Ripple XRP
10 3 (0.075%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 236 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 177 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 139 (3.49%) GitHub
4 112 (2.81%) Office 365
5 83 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 80 (2.01%) npm
7 73 (1.83%) SaaS
8 68 (1.71%) Power Platform
9 67 (1.68%) Google Analytics
10 55 (1.38%) Serverless
11 52 (1.30%) Slack
12 41 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
13 39 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
14 35 (0.88%) PaaS
15 29 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
16 26 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 25 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
18 21 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
18 21 (0.53%) Amazon S3
19 20 (0.50%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.20%) Skype
2 36 (0.90%) Wireless
3 32 (0.80%) Internet
4 30 (0.75%) DHCP
5 23 (0.58%) Intranet
6 20 (0.50%) DNS
7 16 (0.40%) Firewall
8 15 (0.38%) HTTP
9 13 (0.33%) Unified Communications
9 13 (0.33%) VoIP
10 10 (0.25%) SMS
11 9 (0.23%) SSH
11 9 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.18%) H.323
13 6 (0.15%) DKIM
13 6 (0.15%) DMARC
13 6 (0.15%) LTE
14 5 (0.13%) 4G
14 5 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
14 5 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 72 (1.81%) MySQL
3 66 (1.66%) Power BI
4 62 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 61 (1.53%) NoSQL
6 55 (1.38%) Big Data
6 55 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 26 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (0.58%) Redis
10 20 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (0.50%) Blockchain
10 20 (0.50%) Neo4j
11 18 (0.45%) Relational Database
12 15 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (0.33%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.30%) Data Lake
15 11 (0.28%) Spotfire
16 9 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 418 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 380 (9.53%) JIRA
3 279 (7.00%) Axure RP
4 191 (4.79%) Jenkins
5 141 (3.54%) webpack
6 111 (2.78%) Jasmine
7 109 (2.73%) gulp
8 106 (2.66%) Selenium
9 101 (2.53%) Maven
10 85 (2.13%) Grunt
11 80 (2.01%) Cucumber
12 78 (1.96%) Subversion
13 72 (1.81%) Karma Test Runner
14 67 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
15 59 (1.48%) Balsamiq
16 55 (1.38%) Visual Studio
17 54 (1.35%) Protractor
18 46 (1.15%) Bitbucket
18 46 (1.15%) Mocha
19 43 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 702 (17.61%) Finance
2 296 (7.42%) Banking
3 279 (7.00%) Marketing
4 194 (4.87%) Retail
5 125 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 86 (2.16%) Legal
7 71 (1.78%) Publishing
8 63 (1.58%) Games
9 57 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 46 (1.15%) Front Office
11 41 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 36 (0.90%) Advertising
13 34 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 27 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 25 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.55%) Electronics
17 20 (0.50%) Law
18 19 (0.48%) Automotive
19 16 (0.40%) French Language
20 11 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,253 (31.43%) Developer
2 1,117 (28.02%) Designer
3 821 (20.59%) UX Designer
4 377 (9.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 316 (7.93%) UI Designer
6 295 (7.40%) Analyst
7 244 (6.12%) UI/UX Designer
8 194 (4.87%) React Developer
9 188 (4.72%) Business Analyst
10 176 (4.41%) Architect
11 167 (4.19%) Senior Designer
12 133 (3.34%) JavaScript Developer
13 127 (3.19%) User Experience Researcher
14 125 (3.14%) UI Developer
15 121 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
16 117 (2.93%) User Researcher
17 116 (2.91%) Senior Developer
18 113 (2.83%) Senior UX Designer
19 103 (2.58%) Angular Developer
20 96 (2.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,049 (26.31%) HTML
2 1,022 (25.63%) CSS
3 452 (11.34%) React
4 432 (10.84%) AngularJS
4 432 (10.84%) HTML5
5 369 (9.26%) Sass
6 362 (9.08%) Node.js
7 310 (7.78%) CSS3
8 233 (5.84%) jQuery
9 232 (5.82%) REST
10 216 (5.42%) .NET
11 200 (5.02%) Redux
12 188 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 161 (4.04%) Web Services
14 160 (4.01%) Spring
15 156 (3.91%) RESTful
16 141 (3.54%) JSON
17 111 (2.78%) LESS
18 108 (2.71%) Spring Boot
19 100 (2.51%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 414 (10.38%) Mobile App
2 324 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
4 72 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 70 (1.76%) Video on Demand
6 65 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
7 63 (1.58%) W3C
8 56 (1.40%) Graphic Design
9 55 (1.38%) Animation
10 49 (1.23%) Social Media
11 41 (1.03%) Data Structures
12 40 (1.00%) NHS
13 38 (0.95%) Hedge funds
14 35 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 34 (0.85%) CCTV
16 33 (0.83%) Virtual Team
17 32 (0.80%) Data Centre
18 31 (0.78%) Algorithms
18 31 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
19 26 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 254 (6.37%) Android
2 239 (5.99%) Apple iOS
3 123 (3.09%) Windows
4 86 (2.16%) Linux
5 49 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 44 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 37 (0.93%) Unix
8 30 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.48%) tvOS
11 15 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.18%) Debian
14 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.13%) CentOS
16 4 (0.10%) HPUX
17 3 (0.075%) Data ONTAP
17 3 (0.075%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,015 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 680 (17.06%) Wireframes
3 654 (16.40%) Scrum
4 613 (15.37%) Front End Development
5 478 (11.99%) Prototyping
6 448 (11.24%) Analytics
7 411 (10.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 393 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
9 345 (8.65%) TDD
10 316 (7.93%) E-Commerce
11 282 (7.07%) User Stories
12 277 (6.95%) Web Development
13 260 (6.52%) Test Automation
14 255 (6.40%) Service Design
15 248 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
16 220 (5.52%) Usability Testing
17 219 (5.49%) Software Engineering
18 213 (5.34%) Responsive Web Design
19 207 (5.19%) Kanban
20 193 (4.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,050 (26.34%) JavaScript
2 440 (11.04%) Java
3 249 (6.25%) SQL
4 228 (5.72%) C#
5 200 (5.02%) TypeScript
6 191 (4.79%) ES6
7 164 (4.11%) Python
8 82 (2.06%) Java 8
9 79 (1.98%) PHP
10 69 (1.73%) Apple Swift
11 58 (1.45%) Ruby
12 49 (1.23%) Scala
13 46 (1.15%) Kotlin
14 41 (1.03%) T-SQL
15 35 (0.88%) ES7
16 34 (0.85%) Go
17 25 (0.63%) C++
17 25 (0.63%) PowerShell
18 23 (0.58%) Apex Code
19 16 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 304 (7.62%) Degree
2 155 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 102 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 44 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 26 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.48%) ISEB
9 14 (0.35%) DBS Check
10 12 (0.30%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.25%) PhD
13 9 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.18%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.18%) PMP
15 6 (0.15%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.15%) CISSP
15 6 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (5.04%) QA
2 28 (0.70%) WCAG
3 21 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
4 19 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.45%) GDPR
6 12 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.30%) PMO
7 8 (0.20%) SLA
8 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.13%) WAI
10 4 (0.10%) PSD2
11 3 (0.075%) GxP
11 3 (0.075%) MiFID
11 3 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.050%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.050%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.050%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.025%) NEBOSH
13 1 (0.025%) P3O
System Software
1 132 (3.31%) Docker
2 74 (1.86%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 18 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (0.35%) DFS Replication
8 11 (0.28%) vSphere
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.10%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.10%) NFS
10 4 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.10%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.050%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.050%) XenApp
12 1 (0.025%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (1.33%) Kubernetes
2 36 (0.90%) WSUS
3 32 (0.80%) SCCM
4 27 (0.68%) Ansible
5 19 (0.48%) Puppet
5 19 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (0.45%) Grafana
7 16 (0.40%) Nessus
7 16 (0.40%) Nmap
7 16 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
8 15 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
8 15 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 15 (0.38%) SCVMM
9 14 (0.35%) SCDPM
9 14 (0.35%) SCOM
9 14 (0.35%) SCSM
10 11 (0.28%) Terraform
11 10 (0.25%) Graphite
11 10 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 355 (8.90%) Adobe
2 244 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 140 (3.51%) Google
4 76 (1.91%) Oracle
5 66 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
6 59 (1.48%) SAP
7 48 (1.20%) ServiceNow
8 43 (1.08%) Splunk
9 42 (1.05%) Sitecore
10 41 (1.03%) Tableau
11 40 (1.00%) Apple
12 36 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 36 (0.90%) Cisco
13 34 (0.85%) Red Hat
14 33 (0.83%) hybris
14 33 (0.83%) IBM
15 30 (0.75%) AppDynamics
16 29 (0.73%) Workday
17 26 (0.65%) VMware
18 25 (0.63%) MuleSoft