Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 50 56
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +18
Contract jobs citing User Experience 4,393 3,707 3,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.40% 4.07% 3.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.05% 11.92% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,033 2,500 2,839
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £287
90th Percentile £579 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 56 40
UK median hourly rate £44.23 £40.00 £40.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.58% -1.54% +23.11%
10th Percentile £27.43 £17.80 £21.05
90th Percentile £80.73 £52.50 £46.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.33% +28.03%

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 33,660 31,108 35,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.71% 34.17% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,971 20,163 23,544
UK median daily rate £455 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,051 1,094 1,199
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.28% +18.56%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.26 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.74% -13.05% +20.00%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +1 4,078 £450 +5.88% 1,378
London +1 2,242 £475 +5.56% 570
UK excluding London +3 2,104 £400 - 883
South East +11 671 £415 +13.70% 218
North of England -8 551 £400 - 270
Midlands +11 374 £425 +6.25% 142
West Midlands +7 264 £425 - 69
North West +22 240 £400 +3.23% 156
Scotland -1 218 £400 - 47
Yorkshire -21 213 £408 -1.21% 102
South West -1 135 £400 -0.99% 89
East of England +1 110 £408 +1.94% 87
East Midlands -1 110 £425 +8.81% 73
North East +4 102 £400 +0.82% 12
Wales +1 36 £450 +12.50% 20
Northern Ireland +11 11 £460 +59.17% 10

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 2,267 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1,451 (33.03%) HTML
3 1,446 (32.92%) CSS
4 1,356 (30.87%) JavaScript
5 849 (19.33%) Finance
6 803 (18.28%) Wireframes
7 691 (15.73%) Scrum
8 672 (15.30%) HTML5
9 654 (14.89%) AngularJS
10 638 (14.52%) Front End Development
11 534 (12.16%) Prototyping
12 523 (11.91%) Java
13 501 (11.40%) Mobile App
14 500 (11.38%) TDD
15 494 (11.25%) CSS3
16 483 (10.99%) Git (software)
17 455 (10.36%) React
18 449 (10.22%) Adobe
19 415 (9.45%) E-Commerce
19 415 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
20 409 (9.31%) Analytics
21 396 (9.01%) Degree
22 384 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
23 363 (8.26%) Web Development
24 354 (8.06%) jQuery
25 343 (7.81%) Sass
25 343 (7.81%) REST
25 343 (7.81%) Apple iOS
26 342 (7.79%) Node.js
27 331 (7.53%) Android

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
1 195 (4.44%) CMS
2 157 (3.57%) Confluence
3 57 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 55 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 52 (1.18%) Marvel
6 51 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 44 (1.00%) Apache
7 44 (1.00%) WordPress
8 29 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
9 24 (0.55%) IIS
10 22 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 22 (0.50%) Drupal
10 22 (0.50%) JBoss
11 21 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 16 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.34%) nginx
14 12 (0.27%) EPiServer
14 12 (0.27%) Jetty
15 9 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 285 (6.49%) Photoshop
2 271 (6.17%) InVision
3 187 (4.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 176 (4.01%) Adobe Illustrator
5 62 (1.41%) OmniGraffle
6 50 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
7 44 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 40 (0.91%) MS Visio
9 36 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
10 33 (0.75%) UXPin
11 32 (0.73%) UserZoom
12 29 (0.66%) GIMP
13 24 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
14 21 (0.48%) InDesign
15 17 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
16 10 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
17 9 (0.20%) Flinto
18 5 (0.11%) Acrobat
18 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
19 3 (0.068%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 35 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.52%) Magento
3 11 (0.25%) Eloqua
4 9 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.091%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.091%) Shopify
7 3 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.068%) Primavera
7 3 (0.068%) R3 Corda
7 3 (0.068%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.046%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.046%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 223 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 207 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (2.21%) GitHub
4 85 (1.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 81 (1.84%) Google Analytics
6 65 (1.48%) PaaS
7 62 (1.41%) SaaS
8 61 (1.39%) npm
9 53 (1.21%) Office 365
9 53 (1.21%) Serverless
10 45 (1.02%) Heroku
11 35 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
12 31 (0.71%) IaaS
13 30 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
14 25 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (0.52%) Slack
16 19 (0.43%) Amazon S3
16 19 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
17 16 (0.36%) Yarn
18 14 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.37%) HTTP
2 48 (1.09%) Internet
3 33 (0.75%) SMS
4 21 (0.48%) Intranet
5 15 (0.34%) DSL
6 14 (0.32%) Skype
7 10 (0.23%) Firewall
7 10 (0.23%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.20%) Network Security
8 9 (0.20%) SSL
9 7 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (0.14%) DHCP
10 6 (0.14%) RTMP
11 5 (0.11%) DNS
11 5 (0.11%) Telepresence
11 5 (0.11%) VoIP
11 5 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.091%) LAN
13 3 (0.068%) 3GPP
13 3 (0.068%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 93 (2.12%) MySQL
3 69 (1.57%) NoSQL
4 64 (1.46%) Big Data
5 62 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 57 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 55 (1.25%) MongoDB
8 41 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (0.80%) Blockchain
10 34 (0.77%) Hadoop
11 29 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
12 27 (0.61%) QlikView
13 26 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 21 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
15 20 (0.46%) Power BI
16 18 (0.41%) Data Mining
17 17 (0.39%) Redis
18 15 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 14 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
20 12 (0.27%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 483 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 325 (7.40%) Axure RP
3 309 (7.03%) JIRA
4 165 (3.76%) webpack
5 134 (3.05%) Selenium
6 127 (2.89%) Jenkins
7 112 (2.55%) Jasmine
8 105 (2.39%) Grunt
8 105 (2.39%) gulp
9 88 (2.00%) Subversion
10 81 (1.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 80 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
11 80 (1.82%) Visual Studio
12 59 (1.34%) Cucumber
13 54 (1.23%) Mocha
14 50 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 48 (1.09%) Mercurial
16 47 (1.07%) TeamCity
17 46 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
18 42 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 849 (19.33%) Finance
2 303 (6.90%) Banking
3 293 (6.67%) Marketing
4 248 (5.65%) Retail
5 105 (2.39%) Publishing
5 105 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 96 (2.19%) Legal
7 61 (1.39%) Games
8 57 (1.30%) Front Office
8 57 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 44 (1.00%) Advertising
10 33 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 31 (0.71%) Law
12 30 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.61%) Automotive
14 25 (0.57%) Back Office
15 20 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.43%) Electronics
17 14 (0.32%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,537 (34.99%) Developer
2 1,249 (28.43%) Designer
3 918 (20.90%) UX Designer
4 459 (10.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 330 (7.51%) Analyst
6 314 (7.15%) UI Designer
7 250 (5.69%) React Developer
8 249 (5.67%) JavaScript Developer
9 233 (5.30%) Business Analyst
10 209 (4.76%) UI/UX Designer
11 187 (4.26%) User Researcher
12 186 (4.23%) UI Developer
13 177 (4.03%) User Experience Researcher
14 166 (3.78%) Senior Developer
15 163 (3.71%) Java Developer
16 161 (3.66%) Web Developer
17 159 (3.62%) Architect
18 149 (3.39%) HTML Developer
19 146 (3.32%) Senior Designer
20 141 (3.21%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,451 (33.03%) HTML
2 1,446 (32.92%) CSS
3 672 (15.30%) HTML5
4 654 (14.89%) AngularJS
5 494 (11.25%) CSS3
6 455 (10.36%) React
7 354 (8.06%) jQuery
8 343 (7.81%) REST
8 343 (7.81%) Sass
9 342 (7.79%) Node.js
10 274 (6.24%) .NET
11 259 (5.90%) RESTful
12 245 (5.58%) Web Services
13 218 (4.96%) JSON
13 218 (4.96%) Redux
14 203 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 157 (3.57%) LESS
16 135 (3.07%) Ajax
17 124 (2.82%) XML
18 119 (2.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 501 (11.40%) Mobile App
2 415 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 117 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
5 107 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 98 (2.23%) Fintech
7 74 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 70 (1.59%) Data Structures
9 66 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 60 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 53 (1.21%) Social Media
12 52 (1.18%) Graphic Design
13 44 (1.00%) Animation
14 31 (0.71%) Virtual Team
15 30 (0.68%) iPad
16 26 (0.59%) iPhone
17 25 (0.57%) Blog
18 22 (0.50%) Fixed Income
18 22 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
18 22 (0.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 343 (7.81%) Apple iOS
2 331 (7.53%) Android
3 141 (3.21%) Linux
4 96 (2.19%) Windows
5 42 (0.96%) Unix
6 38 (0.87%) Windows 10
7 20 (0.46%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.091%) Debian
14 4 (0.091%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.068%) CentOS
16 2 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.023%) Nucleus RTOS
17 1 (0.023%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,267 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
2 803 (18.28%) Wireframes
3 691 (15.73%) Scrum
4 638 (14.52%) Front End Development
5 534 (12.16%) Prototyping
6 500 (11.38%) TDD
7 415 (9.45%) E-Commerce
8 409 (9.31%) Analytics
9 384 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
10 363 (8.26%) Web Development
11 287 (6.53%) Responsive Web Design
11 287 (6.53%) User Stories
12 276 (6.28%) Test Automation
13 274 (6.24%) BDD
14 264 (6.01%) Microservices
15 263 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
16 255 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 233 (5.30%) MVC
17 233 (5.30%) Software Engineering
18 230 (5.24%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1,356 (30.87%) JavaScript
2 523 (11.91%) Java
3 290 (6.60%) SQL
4 231 (5.26%) C#
5 191 (4.35%) ES6
6 154 (3.51%) Python
7 141 (3.21%) TypeScript
8 72 (1.64%) Apple Swift
8 72 (1.64%) PHP
9 56 (1.27%) Go
10 54 (1.23%) Objective-C
11 51 (1.16%) Java 8
12 49 (1.12%) JSX
13 48 (1.09%) Scala
14 45 (1.02%) Ruby
15 38 (0.87%) C
16 36 (0.82%) Kotlin
17 34 (0.77%) C++
18 32 (0.73%) T-SQL
19 30 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 396 (9.01%) Degree
2 199 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 142 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.43%) Master's Degree
7 18 (0.41%) ISEB
8 11 (0.25%) DBS Check
8 11 (0.25%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (0.20%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.18%) PMP
11 7 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.11%) PhD
14 4 (0.091%) CBAP
14 4 (0.091%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (4.64%) QA
2 18 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
3 16 (0.36%) PMO
4 15 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.34%) WCAG
5 13 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.27%) GDPR
7 7 (0.16%) GCP
7 7 (0.16%) WAI
8 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.11%) SLA
10 4 (0.091%) PSD2
11 2 (0.046%) GxP
11 2 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.023%) P3O
12 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 131 (2.98%) Docker
2 32 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.11%) HDFS
6 5 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.091%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.068%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.068%) Varnish
8 3 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.046%) etcd
9 2 (0.046%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.046%) LXC
9 2 (0.046%) vSphere
9 2 (0.046%) Xen
9 2 (0.046%) XenApp
10 1 (0.023%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.023%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (0.68%) Kubernetes
2 24 (0.55%) SCCM
3 19 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.41%) Puppet
5 16 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (0.30%) Ansible
6 13 (0.30%) Terraform
7 10 (0.23%) Grafana
8 9 (0.20%) Rancher
8 9 (0.20%) WSUS
9 7 (0.16%) SCOM
10 6 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.11%) Graphite
11 5 (0.11%) HockeyApp
11 5 (0.11%) Mesos
11 5 (0.11%) Nagios
11 5 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.091%) logstash
12 4 (0.091%) Salt
Vendors
1 449 (10.22%) Adobe
2 213 (4.85%) Microsoft
3 164 (3.73%) Google
4 87 (1.98%) Oracle
5 59 (1.34%) SAP
6 54 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 50 (1.14%) Apple
8 37 (0.84%) Sitecore
9 35 (0.80%) Tableau
9 35 (0.80%) Twitter
10 32 (0.73%) Splunk
11 30 (0.68%) IBM
12 26 (0.59%) Capita
13 24 (0.55%) ServiceNow
14 23 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
15 18 (0.41%) Optimizely
16 17 (0.39%) hybris
17 16 (0.36%) Red Hat
18 14 (0.32%) EXTOL
19 13 (0.30%) Hotjar