Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 50 56
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +11
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4051 4067 3797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.92% 3.94% 3.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.63% 12.00% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2835 2817 2612
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £306 £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 46 38 51
UK median hourly rate £33.76 £32.85 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +30.76% -8.65%
10th Percentile £12.63 £19.80 £17.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.31 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00% +85.36%

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 34827 33903 36809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 32.81% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23164 22164 23435
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.24% +6.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 994 1202 1446
UK median hourly rate £21.22 £20.38 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +4.49% +9.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.21 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.98% +10.53% +8.57%

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 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -1 3762 £430 +1.18% 580
London -8 2143 £450 - 256
UK excluding London +10 1873 £400 - 352
South East +8 535 £400 +3.23% 74
North of England +8 455 £400 - 113
Midlands -2 304 £400 - 56
Yorkshire -12 205 £400 +5.26% 50
South West +5 195 £400 +3.23% 52
Scotland +1 191 £389 +3.67% 23
West Midlands -7 182 £400 - 36
North West +11 157 £380 -9.25% 55
East of England +28 132 £400 +6.67% 29
East Midlands +9 123 £375 -6.25% 20
North East +77 94 £400 - 8
Wales +17 46 £400 -5.88% 3
Northern Ireland - 18 £395 - 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 2111 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1409 (34.78%) HTML
3 1350 (33.33%) CSS
4 1182 (29.18%) JavaScript
5 735 (18.14%) Wireframes
6 715 (17.65%) Scrum
7 709 (17.50%) Finance
8 666 (16.44%) HTML5
9 545 (13.45%) Front End Development
10 533 (13.16%) Prototyping
11 516 (12.74%) AngularJS
12 510 (12.59%) CSS3
13 496 (12.24%) Java
14 472 (11.65%) TDD
15 433 (10.69%) Mobile App
16 400 (9.87%) Git (software)
17 396 (9.78%) Analytics
18 376 (9.28%) jQuery
19 371 (9.16%) Degree
20 366 (9.03%) Adobe
21 350 (8.64%) E-Commerce
22 331 (8.17%) Banking
23 329 (8.12%) Web Development
24 327 (8.07%) Node.js
24 327 (8.07%) React
25 326 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
26 324 (8.00%) Sass
27 309 (7.63%) Axure RP
28 308 (7.60%) BDD
29 306 (7.55%) Apple iOS

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
1 220 (5.43%) CMS
2 92 (2.27%) Confluence
3 74 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 47 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 45 (1.11%) WordPress
6 42 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (0.94%) Marvel
8 37 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 29 (0.72%) Drupal
10 27 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 25 (0.62%) Apache Spark
12 22 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.49%) Umbraco
14 16 (0.39%) MS Exchange
15 15 (0.37%) JBoss
15 15 (0.37%) Skype for Business
16 13 (0.32%) SAS
17 12 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
18 11 (0.27%) GlassFish
18 11 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 298 (7.36%) Photoshop
2 187 (4.62%) InVision
3 185 (4.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 133 (3.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 105 (2.59%) OmniGraffle
6 69 (1.70%) MS Visio
7 52 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
8 36 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 26 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
10 25 (0.62%) InDesign
11 22 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
12 15 (0.37%) GIMP
13 14 (0.35%) UXPin
14 13 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
15 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
16 11 (0.27%) Flinto
17 10 (0.25%) UserZoom
18 8 (0.20%) Doxygen
19 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
19 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.67%) Magento
3 10 (0.25%) WebTrends
4 8 (0.20%) Primavera
5 5 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.12%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.099%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.074%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.074%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.074%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.074%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.074%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.074%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.074%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 105 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (1.73%) Google Analytics
4 66 (1.63%) SaaS
5 64 (1.58%) GitHub
6 58 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 49 (1.21%) Office 365
8 48 (1.18%) npm
9 31 (0.77%) Serverless
10 29 (0.72%) PaaS
11 28 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
12 27 (0.67%) IaaS
13 15 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.35%) Heroku
14 14 (0.35%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.35%) Slack
15 13 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
16 11 (0.27%) BrowserStack
16 11 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 74 (1.83%) Internet
2 53 (1.31%) HTTP
3 30 (0.74%) Intranet
4 24 (0.59%) SMS
5 22 (0.54%) Skype
6 19 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (0.44%) Firewall
7 18 (0.44%) Network Security
8 16 (0.39%) WAN
9 14 (0.35%) LAN
10 12 (0.30%) LDAP
11 10 (0.25%) SSL
12 9 (0.22%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.20%) Bluetooth
14 7 (0.17%) DNS
15 6 (0.15%) TCP/IP
16 5 (0.12%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.12%) SAN
16 5 (0.12%) SSH
16 5 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 88 (2.17%) MySQL
3 74 (1.83%) Big Data
3 74 (1.83%) MongoDB
3 74 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 60 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 41 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 30 (0.74%) QlikView
8 29 (0.72%) Hadoop
9 27 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 21 (0.52%) Qlik Sense
12 20 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 20 (0.49%) Power BI
12 20 (0.49%) RDBMS
13 19 (0.47%) Neo4j
14 14 (0.35%) SQLite
15 13 (0.32%) Redis
16 11 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 400 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 309 (7.63%) Axure RP
3 274 (6.76%) JIRA
4 138 (3.41%) Jenkins
5 135 (3.33%) Selenium
6 131 (3.23%) gulp
7 126 (3.11%) Grunt
8 101 (2.49%) Jasmine
9 89 (2.20%) Subversion
10 85 (2.10%) webpack
11 80 (1.97%) Xcode
12 69 (1.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 69 (1.70%) Maven
13 65 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
14 58 (1.43%) JUnit
14 58 (1.43%) Visual Studio
15 53 (1.31%) Mocha
16 43 (1.06%) Babel
17 42 (1.04%) Cucumber
18 41 (1.01%) Android Studio
General
1 709 (17.50%) Finance
2 331 (8.17%) Banking
3 269 (6.64%) Marketing
4 248 (6.12%) Retail
5 118 (2.91%) Publishing
6 112 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 93 (2.30%) Games
8 55 (1.36%) Legal
9 52 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 48 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 46 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 42 (1.04%) Advertising
12 42 (1.04%) Front Office
13 35 (0.86%) Electronics
14 28 (0.69%) Automotive
15 15 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.32%) Back Office
18 12 (0.30%) Billing
19 11 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1397 (34.49%) Developer
2 1092 (26.96%) Designer
3 811 (20.02%) UX Designer
4 402 (9.92%) Analyst
5 380 (9.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 303 (7.48%) Business Analyst
7 277 (6.84%) UI Designer
8 264 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
9 204 (5.04%) UI Developer
10 203 (5.01%) User Researcher
11 190 (4.69%) UI/UX Designer
12 164 (4.05%) Architect
13 149 (3.68%) Senior Developer
14 146 (3.60%) HTML Developer
15 144 (3.55%) Angular Developer
16 143 (3.53%) UX Developer
17 138 (3.41%) Senior Designer
18 135 (3.33%) iOS Developer
19 132 (3.26%) Java Developer
20 127 (3.14%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1409 (34.78%) HTML
2 1350 (33.33%) CSS
3 666 (16.44%) HTML5
4 516 (12.74%) AngularJS
5 510 (12.59%) CSS3
6 376 (9.28%) jQuery
7 327 (8.07%) Node.js
7 327 (8.07%) React
8 324 (8.00%) Sass
9 265 (6.54%) .NET
10 255 (6.29%) RESTful
11 250 (6.17%) JSON
12 249 (6.15%) Web Services
13 245 (6.05%) REST
14 188 (4.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 158 (3.90%) Ajax
16 145 (3.58%) LESS
17 142 (3.51%) XML
18 121 (2.99%) ASP.NET
19 116 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 433 (10.69%) Mobile App
2 326 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
4 76 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 69 (1.70%) Data Structures
5 69 (1.70%) W3C
6 68 (1.68%) iPad
7 64 (1.58%) Fintech
7 64 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 62 (1.53%) iPhone
9 56 (1.38%) Social Media
10 52 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (1.09%) Graphic Design
12 40 (0.99%) Animation
13 38 (0.94%) Virtual Team
14 33 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
15 27 (0.67%) Smartphone
16 26 (0.64%) Derivative
17 24 (0.59%) Video on Demand
18 23 (0.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 306 (7.55%) Apple iOS
2 262 (6.47%) Android
3 140 (3.46%) Linux
4 92 (2.27%) Windows
5 46 (1.14%) Unix
6 20 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 18 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.22%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.20%) HPUX
11 6 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.099%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.049%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.025%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.025%) Solaris
16 1 (0.025%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2111 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 735 (18.14%) Wireframes
3 715 (17.65%) Scrum
4 545 (13.45%) Front End Development
5 533 (13.16%) Prototyping
6 472 (11.65%) TDD
7 396 (9.78%) Analytics
8 350 (8.64%) E-Commerce
9 329 (8.12%) Web Development
10 308 (7.60%) BDD
11 299 (7.38%) User Stories
12 273 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 260 (6.42%) Responsive Web Design
13 260 (6.42%) Service Design
14 229 (5.65%) Usability Testing
15 228 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
16 223 (5.50%) Software Engineering
17 209 (5.16%) Project Management
17 209 (5.16%) Web Design
18 205 (5.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1182 (29.18%) JavaScript
2 496 (12.24%) Java
3 245 (6.05%) SQL
4 204 (5.04%) C#
5 149 (3.68%) ES6
6 132 (3.26%) Apple Swift
7 125 (3.09%) Objective-C
8 103 (2.54%) Python
9 98 (2.42%) PHP
10 93 (2.30%) TypeScript
11 78 (1.93%) Scala
12 39 (0.96%) C
12 39 (0.96%) PowerShell
13 34 (0.84%) Ruby
14 29 (0.72%) C++
15 23 (0.57%) VBScript
16 20 (0.49%) ECMAScript
17 18 (0.44%) R
18 17 (0.42%) T-SQL
19 15 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 371 (9.16%) Degree
2 168 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 115 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 34 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (0.84%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.32%) IIBA
6 13 (0.32%) ISEB
7 12 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.27%) CCIE
8 11 (0.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 10 (0.25%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.22%) MBA
11 8 (0.20%) CCNA
11 8 (0.20%) CCSP
11 8 (0.20%) PMP
12 7 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.15%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.15%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (5.55%) QA
2 24 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (0.44%) SLA
4 17 (0.42%) WCAG
5 15 (0.37%) WAI
6 11 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.20%) GDPR
8 7 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
8 7 (0.17%) PMO
9 3 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.049%) GCP
10 2 (0.049%) PSD2
11 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.025%) MiFID
11 1 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (1.80%) Docker
2 40 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (0.37%) BitLocker
5 15 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 14 (0.35%) XenApp
7 11 (0.27%) Firmware
8 6 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.099%) LXC
10 3 (0.074%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.074%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.049%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.025%) Varnish
12 1 (0.025%) vCloud
12 1 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.025%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (0.57%) SCCM
2 18 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (0.32%) Kibana
5 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.22%) logstash
7 8 (0.20%) Puppet
8 6 (0.15%) Ansible
9 5 (0.12%) Netcool
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.099%) Piwik
10 4 (0.099%) SCOM
10 4 (0.099%) TeamSite
11 3 (0.074%) Grafana
11 3 (0.074%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (0.074%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.074%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.049%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 366 (9.03%) Adobe
2 183 (4.52%) Microsoft
3 113 (2.79%) Google
4 109 (2.69%) Oracle
5 87 (2.15%) SAP
6 79 (1.95%) Apple
7 71 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 59 (1.46%) Sitecore
9 31 (0.77%) Atlassian
10 30 (0.74%) Tableau
11 24 (0.59%) VMware
12 23 (0.57%) Cisco
13 22 (0.54%) hybris
13 22 (0.54%) ServiceNow
14 21 (0.52%) HP
15 19 (0.47%) Citrix
16 18 (0.44%) TIBCO
17 15 (0.37%) AppSense
17 15 (0.37%) BMC
18 14 (0.35%) Symantec