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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
UX
UK
Rank 47 51 71
Rank change year-on-year +4 +20  
Contract jobs citing User Experience 1884 1949 1397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.21% 3.66% 2.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.16% 11.77% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1425 881
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 16
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +54.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.98 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.90 £93.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.32% +128.37%  

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 14315 16559 16101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 31.12% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9233 10794 9724
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 560 677
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +4 1770 £425 +3.03% 645
London -6 895 £450 +1.12% 327
South East +4 269 £350 -6.66% 79
Yorkshire +47 174 £425 +6.25% 40
City of London -11 118 £450 +9.09% 79
West Yorkshire +31 98 £413 +3.12% 28
Leeds +31 91 £416 +4.06% 23
South West +19 86 £413 +10.00% 41
West Midlands +38 85 £450 +38.46% 27
North West 0 82 £375 +1.35% 62
Scotland +20 66 £394 +12.50% 30
Surrey +35 63 £360 -5.57% 15
East of England -7 62 £400 - 29
South Yorkshire +37 60 £425 -4.49% 9
North East -16 59 £400 -13.51% 8
Manchester +8 58 £375 - 50
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 56 £400 -17.94% 6
Tyne and Wear -14 56 £400 -15.78% 7
Sheffield +35 55 £425 -19.04% 5
East Midlands +20 52 £313 -10.71% 32
Berkshire +26 51 £400 +6.66% 13
West Sussex -16 46 £350 -6.66% 7
Buckinghamshire +11 42 £358 +19.16% 2
Edinburgh +11 40 £425 +8.62% 17
Coventry +28 33 £488 +30.00% 6
Bristol +7 31 £413 +10.00% 9
Hampshire -6 27 £373 +6.42% 23
Worthing +13 26 £350 +7.69% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 24 £400 +6.66% 9
Glasgow +5 24 £375 +87.50% 8

User Experience
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1966 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1318 (35.79%) HTML
3 1261 (34.24%) CSS
4 1069 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 681 (18.49%) HTML5
6 679 (18.44%) Wireframes
7 658 (17.87%) Scrum
8 575 (15.61%) Finance
9 555 (15.07%) Front End Development
10 532 (14.44%) Prototyping
10 532 (14.44%) CSS3
11 509 (13.82%) AngularJS
12 444 (12.06%) Java
13 387 (10.51%) Mobile App
14 384 (10.43%) TDD
15 378 (10.26%) Degree
16 375 (10.18%) Web Development
17 363 (9.86%) Git (software)
18 348 (9.45%) jQuery
19 337 (9.15%) E-Commerce
20 327 (8.88%) Service Design
21 309 (8.39%) Banking
22 308 (8.36%) Adobe
23 303 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
24 300 (8.15%) Node.js
25 281 (7.63%) Sass
26 277 (7.52%) Analytics
27 268 (7.28%) Axure RP
28 262 (7.11%) Photoshop
29 258 (7.01%) React

User Experience
Top Related 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
1 220 (5.97%) CMS
2 88 (2.39%) Confluence
3 72 (1.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 66 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 65 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
6 36 (0.98%) WordPress
7 24 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
8 21 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 19 (0.52%) IIS
9 19 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 17 (0.46%) Apache
10 17 (0.46%) Apache Spark
10 17 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.43%) Drupal
12 11 (0.30%) JBoss
12 11 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.24%) Marvel
15 8 (0.22%) NServiceBus
15 8 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 262 (7.11%) Photoshop
2 154 (4.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 116 (3.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 82 (2.23%) OmniGraffle
5 72 (1.95%) MS Excel
6 63 (1.71%) InVision
7 62 (1.68%) MS Visio
8 58 (1.57%) MS Office
9 26 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
10 20 (0.54%) MS Project
11 18 (0.49%) Fireworks
12 11 (0.30%) InDesign
13 10 (0.27%) Flinto
13 10 (0.27%) GIMP
14 9 (0.24%) UXPin
15 6 (0.16%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
15 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
15 6 (0.16%) UserZoom
16 5 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 25 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.33%) RMDS
4 5 (0.14%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.11%) Magento
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.081%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.054%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.054%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.054%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.054%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 2 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.054%) Unica
8 1 (0.027%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.027%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.027%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.027%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 118 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (1.79%) Google Analytics
4 63 (1.71%) GitHub
5 48 (1.30%) SaaS
6 36 (0.98%) PaaS
7 32 (0.87%) Office 365
8 20 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (0.54%) IaaS
9 15 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
10 13 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 11 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.30%) Google Play
12 8 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.22%) CloudBees
12 8 (0.22%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.19%) Yammer
14 6 (0.16%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.14%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 104 (2.82%) Internet
2 68 (1.85%) HTTP
3 27 (0.73%) Intranet
4 22 (0.60%) Network Security
5 15 (0.41%) Firewall
6 13 (0.35%) LDAP
7 12 (0.33%) LAN
7 12 (0.33%) SMTP
7 12 (0.33%) SSL
8 10 (0.27%) DNS
9 9 (0.24%) SSH
10 8 (0.22%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.19%) Skype
12 6 (0.16%) WAN
13 5 (0.14%) Extranet
13 5 (0.14%) VoIP
13 5 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.11%) DHCP
14 4 (0.11%) Wireless
14 4 (0.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 101 (2.74%) MySQL
3 97 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 93 (2.53%) MongoDB
5 77 (2.09%) Relational Database
6 74 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
7 49 (1.33%) Big Data
8 42 (1.14%) Hadoop
9 32 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 24 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 23 (0.62%) Redis
13 21 (0.57%) HBase
14 18 (0.49%) QlikView
15 17 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.46%) SQLite
16 9 (0.24%) Qlik Sense
17 8 (0.22%) GIS
18 7 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
18 7 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 363 (9.86%) Git (software)
2 268 (7.28%) Axure RP
3 208 (5.65%) JIRA
4 126 (3.42%) Jenkins
5 104 (2.82%) gulp
6 101 (2.74%) Subversion
7 91 (2.47%) Grunt
8 74 (2.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 74 (2.01%) TeamCity
9 70 (1.90%) Visual Studio
10 66 (1.79%) Selenium
11 61 (1.66%) Jasmine
12 57 (1.55%) webpack
13 55 (1.49%) Cucumber
14 45 (1.22%) Mocha
15 43 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
16 38 (1.03%) JUnit
17 35 (0.95%) Maven
18 27 (0.73%) NUnit
18 27 (0.73%) WebDriver
General
1 575 (15.61%) Finance
2 309 (8.39%) Banking
3 253 (6.87%) Marketing
4 219 (5.95%) Retail
5 113 (3.07%) Publishing
6 93 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 90 (2.44%) Legal
8 63 (1.71%) Front Office
9 58 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.30%) Games
11 44 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 33 (0.90%) Advertising
13 30 (0.81%) Automotive
14 28 (0.76%) Electronics
15 22 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.24%) Back Office
17 9 (0.24%) Local Government
18 8 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1275 (34.62%) Developer
2 947 (25.71%) Designer
3 716 (19.44%) UX Designer
4 398 (10.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 317 (8.61%) Analyst
6 301 (8.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 248 (6.73%) Business Analyst
8 227 (6.16%) UI Developer
9 223 (6.05%) User Researcher
10 222 (6.03%) UI Designer
11 216 (5.86%) Architect
12 172 (4.67%) HTML Developer
13 164 (4.45%) UI/UX Designer
14 162 (4.40%) UX Developer
15 143 (3.88%) HTML CSS Developer
16 135 (3.67%) Senior Developer
17 132 (3.58%) Web Developer
18 123 (3.34%) User Experience Researcher
19 106 (2.88%) Senior Designer
20 105 (2.85%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1318 (35.79%) HTML
2 1261 (34.24%) CSS
3 681 (18.49%) HTML5
4 532 (14.44%) CSS3
5 509 (13.82%) AngularJS
6 348 (9.45%) jQuery
7 300 (8.15%) Node.js
8 281 (7.63%) Sass
9 258 (7.01%) React
10 238 (6.46%) .NET
11 219 (5.95%) REST
12 215 (5.84%) Web Services
13 180 (4.89%) Ajax
13 180 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 175 (4.75%) JSON
15 159 (4.32%) RESTful
16 157 (4.26%) XML
17 107 (2.91%) ASP.NET
18 90 (2.44%) Spring
19 87 (2.36%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 387 (10.51%) Mobile App
2 303 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (2.42%) Social Media
4 76 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 69 (1.87%) W3C
6 58 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 53 (1.44%) Fintech
8 50 (1.36%) Fixed Income
9 44 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (1.11%) Graphic Design
11 40 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 35 (0.95%) iPhone
13 30 (0.81%) iPad
14 28 (0.76%) Animation
14 28 (0.76%) Blog
15 21 (0.57%) Taxonomies
16 20 (0.54%) Data Centre
17 19 (0.52%) Derivative
18 18 (0.49%) Equities
18 18 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 222 (6.03%) Apple iOS
2 219 (5.95%) Android
3 140 (3.80%) Linux
4 127 (3.45%) Windows
5 101 (2.74%) Unix
6 29 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 19 (0.52%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.19%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.081%) CentOS
14 2 (0.054%) Debian
14 2 (0.054%) Solaris
14 2 (0.054%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.027%) AIX
15 1 (0.027%) HPUX
15 1 (0.027%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.027%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1966 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
2 679 (18.44%) Wireframes
3 658 (17.87%) Scrum
4 555 (15.07%) Front End Development
5 532 (14.44%) Prototyping
6 384 (10.43%) TDD
7 375 (10.18%) Web Development
8 337 (9.15%) E-Commerce
9 327 (8.88%) Service Design
10 277 (7.52%) Analytics
11 255 (6.92%) User Stories
12 254 (6.90%) Usability Testing
13 229 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 225 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
15 221 (6.00%) Project Management
16 216 (5.86%) Web Design
17 212 (5.76%) Rapid Prototyping
18 205 (5.57%) BDD
19 196 (5.32%) MVC
20 183 (4.97%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 1069 (29.03%) JavaScript
2 444 (12.06%) Java
3 232 (6.30%) C#
4 189 (5.13%) SQL
5 134 (3.64%) Python
6 127 (3.45%) Ruby
7 118 (3.20%) PHP
8 103 (2.80%) ES6
9 98 (2.66%) Scala
10 77 (2.09%) Objective-C
11 70 (1.90%) Apple Swift
12 54 (1.47%) TypeScript
13 42 (1.14%) C++
14 39 (1.06%) XAML
15 25 (0.68%) PowerShell
16 20 (0.54%) Shell Script
17 19 (0.52%) Korn
18 18 (0.49%) XPath
19 17 (0.46%) ActionScript
19 17 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 378 (10.26%) Degree
2 151 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 83 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 44 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (0.65%) ISEB
6 13 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.24%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.19%) CCNA
9 7 (0.19%) MCSE
10 6 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.16%) MCP
10 6 (0.16%) PhD
10 6 (0.16%) PMP
11 5 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.11%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.11%) CCNP
13 3 (0.081%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.054%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (4.70%) QA
2 34 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (0.68%) Actionable Recommendations
4 21 (0.57%) PMO
5 15 (0.41%) WCAG
6 13 (0.35%) FATCA
7 9 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.19%) MiFID
8 7 (0.19%) WAI
9 5 (0.14%) SLA
10 2 (0.054%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.027%) GxP
11 1 (0.027%) HL7
11 1 (0.027%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.027%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 48 (1.30%) Docker
2 27 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.14%) HDFS
5 5 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.11%) vCloud
7 3 (0.081%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.054%) LXC
8 2 (0.054%) XenApp
8 2 (0.054%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.027%) Firmware
9 1 (0.027%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.027%) Varnish
9 1 (0.027%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (0.90%) Puppet
2 30 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.49%) Ansible
4 17 (0.46%) Terraform
5 14 (0.38%) SCCM
6 9 (0.24%) Kibana
6 9 (0.24%) TeamSite
7 6 (0.16%) Salt
8 5 (0.14%) vRealize
9 4 (0.11%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.081%) Mesos
10 3 (0.081%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.081%) WMI
11 2 (0.054%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.054%) collectd
11 2 (0.054%) logstash
11 2 (0.054%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.054%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.054%) StatsD
Vendors
1 308 (8.36%) Adobe
2 186 (5.05%) Microsoft
3 113 (3.07%) Google
4 96 (2.61%) Oracle
5 62 (1.68%) SAP
6 56 (1.52%) Apple
7 33 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (0.84%) Sitecore
9 21 (0.57%) ServiceNow
10 20 (0.54%) VMware
11 19 (0.52%) Solace
11 19 (0.52%) Xamarin
12 16 (0.43%) ION Trading
12 16 (0.43%) MuleSoft
12 16 (0.43%) Omniture
13 15 (0.41%) EXTOL
14 14 (0.38%) ClickTale
14 14 (0.38%) Reuters
14 14 (0.38%) Twitter
15 12 (0.33%) hybris
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