Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 56 54 55
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 3,530 2,874 1,736
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.97% 4.37% 4.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.48% 14.39% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,509 2,003 1,193
10th Percentile £375 £313 £306
25th Percentile £444 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £627 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +16.47% - -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 21
10th Percentile £20.65 £16.00 £19.50
25th Percentile £24.25 £23.31 £24.30
Median hourly rate £54.13 £33.43 £34.77
Median % change year-on-year +61.93% -3.87% -27.56%
75th Percentile £75.00 £43.44 £50.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £51.06 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £28.00 £27.15
% change year-on-year +150.00% +3.13% -44.02%

User Experience is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,278 19,975 12,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.79% 30.36% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,927 13,548 8,311
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £665 £605 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £436 £433
% change year-on-year +11.81% +0.77% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 687 480
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.53 £15.50 £16.73
Median hourly rate £26.98 £24.50 £24.86
Median % change year-on-year +10.12% -1.43% +19.18%
75th Percentile £51.35 £48.23 £46.56
90th Percentile £66.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.86 £20.99
% change year-on-year -1.65% +4.16% +12.23%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -6 2,839 £525 +10.53% 653
Work from Home -3 1,913 £513 +8.47% 256
London -2 1,843 £550 +10.00% 310
UK excluding London -13 983 £495 +16.47% 359
North of England -16 283 £500 +16.28% 115
Scotland +4 186 £475 +11.76% 18
South East -31 185 £475 +11.76% 77
North West -22 131 £500 +17.65% 59
Midlands -34 124 £500 +25.00% 55
South West +8 120 £475 +5.56% 67
Yorkshire -8 120 £500 +17.65% 46
West Midlands -39 89 £525 +23.53% 39
East of England -5 71 £500 +5.26% 21
East Midlands -7 39 £475 +35.71% 16
North East -8 33 £500 +5.26% 10
Wales +2 18 £504 +25.94% 5
Northern Ireland - 6 £413 - 1

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 1,764 (49.97%) Agile
2 1,759 (49.83%) UX Design
3 877 (24.84%) Social Skills
4 802 (22.72%) JavaScript
5 712 (20.17%) HTML
6 695 (19.69%) CSS
7 648 (18.36%) User Research
8 640 (18.13%) Finance
9 518 (14.67%) Scrum
10 517 (14.65%) React
11 503 (14.25%) Wireframes
12 486 (13.77%) Prototyping
13 478 (13.54%) Accessibility
14 426 (12.07%) Public Sector
15 419 (11.87%) Front End Development
16 418 (11.84%) UX Research
17 391 (11.08%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
18 352 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
18 352 (9.97%) Figma
19 346 (9.80%) Analytics
20 345 (9.77%) DevOps
21 343 (9.72%) Java
22 340 (9.63%) TypeScript
23 331 (9.38%) Azure
24 328 (9.29%) AngularJS
25 325 (9.21%) Interaction Design
26 323 (9.15%) Service Design
27 321 (9.09%) AWS
28 320 (9.07%) Microsoft
29 316 (8.95%) User Stories

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
1 176 (4.99%) Confluence
2 134 (3.80%) CMS
3 61 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 30 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
5 28 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
6 27 (0.76%) WordPress
7 25 (0.71%) Drupal
8 18 (0.51%) Apache
9 16 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 16 (0.45%) JBoss
9 16 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.42%) Umbraco
11 14 (0.40%) GeoServer
11 14 (0.40%) Red Hat Fuse
11 14 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.25%) Headless CMS
13 9 (0.25%) nginx
14 8 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.23%) IIS
Applications
1 251 (7.11%) Sketch
2 156 (4.42%) InVision
3 67 (1.90%) Adobe XD
4 61 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
5 56 (1.59%) Photoshop
5 56 (1.59%) Zeplin
6 49 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 48 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
8 46 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 24 (0.68%) MS Visio
10 23 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 22 (0.62%) UserZoom
12 16 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
13 15 (0.42%) Marvel
14 10 (0.28%) UXPin
15 9 (0.25%) SPSS
16 5 (0.14%) InDesign
17 4 (0.11%) Camtasia
17 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
17 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.25%) Magento
2 9 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.23%) Shopify
4 7 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.17%) Workfront
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.11%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.085%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.085%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.085%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.057%) Bloomberg AIM
9 2 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.057%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.057%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 352 (9.97%) Figma
2 331 (9.38%) Azure
3 321 (9.09%) AWS
4 139 (3.94%) GitHub
5 103 (2.92%) Power Platform
6 95 (2.69%) Serverless
7 89 (2.52%) Microsoft 365
8 80 (2.27%) SaaS
9 74 (2.10%) Amazon S3
10 73 (2.07%) OpenShift
11 72 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
12 71 (2.01%) Azure DevOps
13 65 (1.84%) GCP
14 61 (1.73%) Google Analytics
15 52 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
16 49 (1.39%) Miro
17 45 (1.27%) npm
18 35 (0.99%) PaaS
19 29 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 28 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.08%) Internet
2 31 (0.88%) HTTP
3 20 (0.57%) Network Security
4 15 (0.42%) LAN
5 12 (0.34%) DNS
6 11 (0.31%) WAN
7 10 (0.28%) 4G
8 9 (0.25%) Firewall
8 9 (0.25%) TETRA
9 8 (0.23%) Intranet
9 8 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (0.20%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.20%) Wireless
11 6 (0.17%) Skype
11 6 (0.17%) SSL
11 6 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.14%) 2G
12 5 (0.14%) DHCP
12 5 (0.14%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (3.20%) MongoDB
2 100 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
3 96 (2.72%) NoSQL
4 91 (2.58%) Relational Database
4 91 (2.58%) SQL Server
5 83 (2.35%) Power BI
6 52 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
7 39 (1.10%) MySQL
8 34 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (0.82%) Big Data
10 28 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 28 (0.79%) Tableau
11 22 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.48%) Redis
12 17 (0.48%) Spatial Data
13 15 (0.42%) GIS
13 15 (0.42%) SQLite
14 14 (0.40%) MarkLogic
15 13 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.34%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 312 (8.84%) JIRA
2 311 (8.81%) Git (software)
3 191 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 155 (4.39%) Axure RP
5 86 (2.44%) webpack
6 55 (1.56%) GitLab
7 51 (1.44%) Maven
8 49 (1.39%) JUnit
9 43 (1.22%) Bitbucket
10 42 (1.19%) Selenium
11 40 (1.13%) TeamCity
12 35 (0.99%) Artifactory
12 35 (0.99%) Cypress.io
13 34 (0.96%) SonarQube
14 33 (0.93%) Subversion
15 30 (0.85%) Grunt
16 29 (0.82%) Jasmine
17 28 (0.79%) Gradle
17 28 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
18 27 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 877 (24.84%) Social Skills
2 640 (18.13%) Finance
3 426 (12.07%) Public Sector
4 285 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
5 218 (6.18%) Banking
6 215 (6.09%) Retail
7 190 (5.38%) Marketing
8 129 (3.65%) Presentation Skills
9 113 (3.20%) Front Office
10 99 (2.80%) Telecoms
11 88 (2.49%) Influencing Skills
12 86 (2.44%) Legal
13 83 (2.35%) Investment Banking
14 70 (1.98%) Publishing
15 60 (1.70%) Manufacturing
16 49 (1.39%) Retail Banking
17 39 (1.10%) Games
18 31 (0.88%) Documentation Skills
19 29 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
20 27 (0.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,191 (33.74%) Designer
2 832 (23.57%) Developer
3 747 (21.16%) UX Designer
4 298 (8.44%) UI Designer
5 260 (7.37%) Analyst
6 234 (6.63%) UI/UX Designer
7 223 (6.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 221 (6.26%) Senior Designer
9 187 (5.30%) Business Analyst
10 153 (4.33%) Architect
11 149 (4.22%) React Developer
12 147 (4.16%) User Experience Researcher
13 135 (3.82%) Interaction Designer
14 134 (3.80%) Senior UX Designer
15 120 (3.40%) Full Stack Developer
16 112 (3.17%) User Researcher
17 104 (2.95%) Product Manager
18 103 (2.92%) Senior Developer
19 95 (2.69%) Angular Developer
20 79 (2.24%) Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 712 (20.17%) HTML
2 695 (19.69%) CSS
3 517 (14.65%) React
4 328 (9.29%) AngularJS
5 258 (7.31%) REST
6 245 (6.94%) HTML5
7 214 (6.06%) .NET
8 181 (5.13%) Node.js
9 154 (4.36%) Spring
10 145 (4.11%) CSS3
11 135 (3.82%) JSON
12 128 (3.63%) RESTful
13 126 (3.57%) Web Services
14 121 (3.43%) Redux
15 88 (2.49%) Sass
16 87 (2.46%) Spring Boot
17 81 (2.29%) GraphQL
17 81 (2.29%) jQuery
18 79 (2.24%) Jest
18 79 (2.24%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 276 (7.82%) Mobile App
2 88 (2.49%) Management Information System
3 76 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
4 67 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 65 (1.84%) Legacy Systems
6 63 (1.78%) Virtual Team
7 46 (1.30%) Cloud Native
7 46 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 38 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
8 38 (1.08%) Data Structures
9 37 (1.05%) Graphic Design
9 37 (1.05%) Social Media
10 31 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
11 29 (0.82%) Fixed Income
12 28 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 22 (0.62%) Wiki
14 21 (0.59%) Derivative
15 17 (0.48%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.48%) NHS
16 16 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 141 (3.99%) Windows
2 124 (3.51%) Android
3 120 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 99 (2.80%) Linux
5 41 (1.16%) Unix
6 32 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.11%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.085%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.057%) Debian
12 2 (0.057%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.057%) tvOS
12 2 (0.057%) VMS
12 2 (0.057%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.028%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,764 (49.97%) Agile
2 1,759 (49.83%) UX Design
3 648 (18.36%) User Research
4 518 (14.67%) Scrum
5 503 (14.25%) Wireframes
6 486 (13.77%) Prototyping
7 419 (11.87%) Front End Development
8 418 (11.84%) UX Research
9 391 (11.08%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 352 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
11 346 (9.80%) Analytics
12 345 (9.77%) DevOps
13 325 (9.21%) Interaction Design
14 323 (9.15%) Service Design
15 316 (8.95%) User Stories
16 296 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
17 289 (8.19%) CI/CD
18 257 (7.28%) Software Engineering
19 245 (6.94%) Test Automation
20 232 (6.57%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 802 (22.72%) JavaScript
2 343 (9.72%) Java
3 340 (9.63%) TypeScript
4 264 (7.48%) SQL
5 228 (6.46%) C#
6 203 (5.75%) Python
7 71 (2.01%) ES6
8 44 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 39 (1.10%) Ruby
10 36 (1.02%) Kotlin
11 34 (0.96%) PHP
12 30 (0.85%) Scala
13 22 (0.62%) C
14 20 (0.57%) Apple Swift
15 17 (0.48%) Bash
16 16 (0.45%) ES7
16 16 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.40%) Go
18 11 (0.31%) C++
18 11 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 296 (8.39%) Degree
2 230 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 179 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 53 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 38 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 18 (0.51%) PhD
8 15 (0.42%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.25%) ISEB
10 8 (0.23%) APMP
10 8 (0.23%) CISM
10 8 (0.23%) CISSP
11 7 (0.20%) IIBA
11 7 (0.20%) PMP
12 6 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.14%) MBA
13 5 (0.14%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.11%) CEH
14 4 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 478 (13.54%) Accessibility
2 173 (4.90%) QA
3 60 (1.70%) WCAG
4 22 (0.62%) GDPR
5 18 (0.51%) PMO
6 17 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.45%) SLA
8 13 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.11%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.11%) WAI
10 2 (0.057%) COBIT
10 2 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.057%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.028%) GxP
11 1 (0.028%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.028%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.028%) NIST
11 1 (0.028%) PMBOK
System Software
1 168 (4.76%) Docker
2 66 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.42%) XenApp
5 12 (0.34%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.17%) Varnish
8 5 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.085%) Firmware
10 3 (0.085%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.028%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.028%) IAG
11 1 (0.028%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 128 (3.63%) Kubernetes
2 46 (1.30%) Grafana
3 42 (1.19%) Terraform
4 39 (1.10%) Ansible
5 28 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (0.65%) Puppet
6 23 (0.65%) SCCM
7 16 (0.45%) Kibana
8 13 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.23%) WSUS
11 6 (0.17%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.14%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.14%) HP Fortify
13 4 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
14 3 (0.085%) Oracle Identity Management
14 3 (0.085%) PowerCLI
15 2 (0.057%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 2 (0.057%) Opsgenie
15 2 (0.057%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 320 (9.07%) Microsoft
2 239 (6.77%) Adobe
3 171 (4.84%) Google
4 96 (2.72%) Oracle
4 96 (2.72%) SAP
5 70 (1.98%) Mercator
6 51 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
7 37 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 34 (0.96%) MuleSoft
9 30 (0.85%) ServiceNow
10 25 (0.71%) Citrix
11 24 (0.68%) Red Hat
11 24 (0.68%) Splunk
12 23 (0.65%) Apple
13 22 (0.62%) AppDynamics
13 22 (0.62%) BT
14 19 (0.54%) VMware
15 18 (0.51%) Workday
16 17 (0.48%) Cadence
17 13 (0.37%) Atlassian