Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 50 62
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 +5
Contract jobs citing User Experience 3937 4240 3580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.96% 3.99% 3.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.81% 11.99% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2712 2957 2377
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 38 49
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £33.59 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% +22.13% -19.11%
10th Percentile £17.41 £18.82 £17.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.31 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £36.82
% change year-on-year +17.19% -13.09% +42.85%

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 33347 35358 37028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.57% 33.30% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22047 23176 23428
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1199 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.71 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.05 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +13.89% -2.70%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -2 3652 £425 - 444
London -9 2106 £450 +2.86% 203
UK excluding London +8 1789 £400 - 262
South East +16 491 £396 +5.60% 66
North of England +12 450 £400 -3.03% 82
Midlands +1 305 £400 - 30
Yorkshire -6 221 £400 - 28
Scotland -1 195 £400 +3.23% 10
West Midlands -12 169 £400 - 18
South West +12 158 £388 +3.33% 27
North West +4 142 £400 -5.88% 49
East Midlands +24 138 £400 - 12
East of England +7 138 £404 +7.67% 36
North East +72 88 £400 - 5
Wales +1 30 £400 - 7
Northern Ireland -25 24 £378 - 5

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1971 (50.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1470 (37.34%) HTML
3 1410 (35.81%) CSS
4 1209 (30.71%) JavaScript
5 737 (18.72%) Wireframes
6 734 (18.64%) HTML5
7 690 (17.53%) Finance
8 637 (16.18%) Scrum
9 592 (15.04%) Front End Development
10 575 (14.61%) AngularJS
11 547 (13.89%) CSS3
12 533 (13.54%) Prototyping
13 472 (11.99%) Java
14 443 (11.25%) TDD
15 406 (10.31%) Git (software)
16 403 (10.24%) Analytics
17 402 (10.21%) Mobile App
18 389 (9.88%) jQuery
19 367 (9.32%) React
20 366 (9.30%) Degree
21 364 (9.25%) Web Development
22 361 (9.17%) E-Commerce
23 353 (8.97%) Adobe
24 352 (8.94%) Sass
25 342 (8.69%) Banking
26 340 (8.64%) Node.js
27 298 (7.57%) Axure RP
28 297 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
29 292 (7.42%) Photoshop
30 282 (7.16%) Marketing

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
1 221 (5.61%) CMS
2 74 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 70 (1.78%) Confluence
4 42 (1.07%) WordPress
5 41 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 39 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 28 (0.71%) Drupal
9 23 (0.58%) Marvel
10 22 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 21 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 15 (0.38%) Apache
12 15 (0.38%) SAS
13 14 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (0.36%) MS Exchange
13 14 (0.36%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.33%) JBoss
14 13 (0.33%) Skype for Business
15 11 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 292 (7.42%) Photoshop
2 181 (4.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 167 (4.24%) InVision
4 125 (3.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 89 (2.26%) OmniGraffle
6 68 (1.73%) MS Visio
7 40 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
8 31 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 30 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
10 23 (0.58%) InDesign
11 22 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
12 16 (0.41%) UXPin
13 13 (0.33%) UserZoom
14 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
15 9 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
15 9 (0.23%) Flinto
15 9 (0.23%) GIMP
16 8 (0.20%) Doxygen
17 4 (0.10%) Chatbot
17 4 (0.10%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 25 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.51%) Magento
3 12 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 7 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.13%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.10%) Primavera
8 4 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
9 3 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.076%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.051%) RMDS
10 2 (0.051%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.051%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.051%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 103 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (1.83%) Google Analytics
4 68 (1.73%) npm
5 61 (1.55%) SaaS
6 57 (1.45%) GitHub
7 53 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 45 (1.14%) Office 365
9 31 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
10 22 (0.56%) Serverless
11 21 (0.53%) PaaS
12 18 (0.46%) IaaS
13 12 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.28%) OneDrive
14 11 (0.28%) Slack
15 10 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (0.23%) Firebase
17 8 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
17 8 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.06%) Internet
2 58 (1.47%) HTTP
3 33 (0.84%) Intranet
4 21 (0.53%) SMS
5 15 (0.38%) Firewall
5 15 (0.38%) WAN
5 15 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (0.33%) LAN
6 13 (0.33%) Skype
6 13 (0.33%) SSL
7 11 (0.28%) Network Security
8 7 (0.18%) DNS
9 6 (0.15%) Bluetooth
9 6 (0.15%) LDAP
9 6 (0.15%) RTSP
9 6 (0.15%) SAN
9 6 (0.15%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.13%) 4G
10 5 (0.13%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.13%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 84 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 77 (1.96%) MySQL
4 76 (1.93%) MongoDB
5 68 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 66 (1.68%) Big Data
7 35 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (0.84%) Hadoop
9 29 (0.74%) QlikView
10 28 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (0.58%) Qlik Sense
12 21 (0.53%) Oracle Database
13 20 (0.51%) Neo4j
14 19 (0.48%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.46%) Power BI
16 15 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 12 (0.30%) SQLite
18 11 (0.28%) SAP HANA
19 10 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 406 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 298 (7.57%) Axure RP
3 219 (5.56%) JIRA
4 161 (4.09%) gulp
5 159 (4.04%) Grunt
6 126 (3.20%) Jasmine
7 114 (2.90%) Selenium
8 101 (2.57%) Jenkins
9 99 (2.51%) webpack
10 97 (2.46%) Subversion
11 83 (2.11%) Karma Test Runner
12 79 (2.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 74 (1.88%) Xcode
14 62 (1.57%) Mocha
15 56 (1.42%) Visual Studio
16 49 (1.24%) Maven
17 47 (1.19%) JUnit
18 43 (1.09%) Babel
19 42 (1.07%) Bower
20 41 (1.04%) Bitbucket
General
1 690 (17.53%) Finance
2 342 (8.69%) Banking
3 282 (7.16%) Marketing
4 234 (5.94%) Retail
5 117 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 110 (2.79%) Publishing
7 69 (1.75%) Games
7 69 (1.75%) Legal
8 50 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 49 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 46 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 42 (1.07%) Advertising
12 39 (0.99%) Front Office
13 37 (0.94%) Electronics
14 23 (0.58%) Automotive
15 14 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.30%) Back Office
18 7 (0.18%) Billing
18 7 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1428 (36.27%) Developer
2 1046 (26.57%) Designer
3 812 (20.62%) UX Designer
4 433 (11.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 357 (9.07%) Analyst
6 303 (7.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 272 (6.91%) Business Analyst
8 260 (6.60%) UI Designer
9 214 (5.44%) UI Developer
10 197 (5.00%) UI/UX Designer
10 197 (5.00%) User Researcher
11 177 (4.50%) Architect
12 165 (4.19%) Angular Developer
13 154 (3.91%) HTML Developer
14 151 (3.84%) Senior Developer
15 150 (3.81%) UX Developer
16 132 (3.35%) Senior Designer
17 126 (3.20%) Java Developer
18 122 (3.10%) User Experience Researcher
19 116 (2.95%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1470 (37.34%) HTML
2 1410 (35.81%) CSS
3 734 (18.64%) HTML5
4 575 (14.61%) AngularJS
5 547 (13.89%) CSS3
6 389 (9.88%) jQuery
7 367 (9.32%) React
8 352 (8.94%) Sass
9 340 (8.64%) Node.js
10 271 (6.88%) .NET
11 259 (6.58%) Web Services
12 256 (6.50%) RESTful
13 243 (6.17%) JSON
14 241 (6.12%) REST
15 213 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 175 (4.45%) XML
17 163 (4.14%) Ajax
18 149 (3.78%) LESS
19 123 (3.12%) Angular 2
20 115 (2.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 402 (10.21%) Mobile App
2 297 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
4 81 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 78 (1.98%) Fintech
6 64 (1.63%) Data Structures
6 64 (1.63%) W3C
7 62 (1.57%) Graphic Design
8 59 (1.50%) iPad
9 58 (1.47%) iPhone
10 57 (1.45%) Social Media
11 53 (1.35%) Management Information System
12 41 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 40 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 37 (0.94%) Virtual Team
15 36 (0.91%) Animation
16 33 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
17 30 (0.76%) Derivative
18 26 (0.66%) Algorithms
19 24 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 260 (6.60%) Apple iOS
2 241 (6.12%) Android
3 157 (3.99%) Linux
4 94 (2.39%) Windows
5 67 (1.70%) Unix
6 21 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.25%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.10%) HPUX
11 4 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.10%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.076%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.076%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.051%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.051%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.025%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1971 (50.06%) Agile Software Development
2 737 (18.72%) Wireframes
3 637 (16.18%) Scrum
4 592 (15.04%) Front End Development
5 533 (13.54%) Prototyping
6 443 (11.25%) TDD
7 403 (10.24%) Analytics
8 364 (9.25%) Web Development
9 361 (9.17%) E-Commerce
10 276 (7.01%) User Stories
11 269 (6.83%) Responsive Web Design
12 246 (6.25%) BDD
13 240 (6.10%) Service Design
14 239 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 230 (5.84%) Web Design
16 222 (5.64%) Usability Testing
17 202 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
18 201 (5.11%) Software Engineering
18 201 (5.11%) Test Automation
19 196 (4.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1209 (30.71%) JavaScript
2 472 (11.99%) Java
3 229 (5.82%) SQL
4 189 (4.80%) C#
5 160 (4.06%) ES6
6 116 (2.95%) Objective-C
7 109 (2.77%) Python
8 108 (2.74%) Apple Swift
9 105 (2.67%) TypeScript
10 86 (2.18%) PHP
11 66 (1.68%) Scala
12 37 (0.94%) C
13 35 (0.89%) Ruby
14 33 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 21 (0.53%) ECMAScript
16 20 (0.51%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.48%) C++
18 17 (0.43%) VBScript
19 16 (0.41%) R
19 16 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 366 (9.30%) Degree
2 161 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 107 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 47 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 32 (0.81%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.38%) ISEB
8 11 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.20%) IIBA
9 8 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.20%) PMP
10 7 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.18%) MBA
11 6 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.15%) MySQL Certification
12 4 (0.10%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (4.90%) QA
2 27 (0.69%) SLA
3 25 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (0.53%) WCAG
5 13 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
5 13 (0.33%) WAI
6 12 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.20%) PMO
8 7 (0.18%) GDPR
8 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.13%) MiFID
9 5 (0.13%) MIL-STD-1553
10 2 (0.051%) GCP
10 2 (0.051%) PSD2
11 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (1.55%) Docker
2 29 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (0.30%) BitLocker
6 11 (0.28%) XenApp
6 11 (0.28%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.20%) Firmware
8 6 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.10%) LXC
10 3 (0.076%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.076%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (0.51%) SCCM
3 13 (0.33%) Kibana
4 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (0.28%) Puppet
5 11 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (0.23%) Ansible
6 9 (0.23%) logstash
7 7 (0.18%) Netcool
8 6 (0.15%) TeamSite
9 5 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.10%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.10%) Piwik
10 4 (0.10%) SCOM
10 4 (0.10%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.076%) cPanel
11 3 (0.076%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.076%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 353 (8.97%) Adobe
2 166 (4.22%) Microsoft
3 119 (3.02%) Google
4 92 (2.34%) SAP
5 90 (2.29%) Oracle
6 76 (1.93%) Apple
7 57 (1.45%) Sitecore
8 47 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (0.61%) hybris
9 24 (0.61%) Tableau
9 24 (0.61%) VMware
10 23 (0.58%) BMC
11 22 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 22 (0.56%) ServiceNow
12 21 (0.53%) Cisco
13 20 (0.51%) Demandware
14 18 (0.46%) AppDynamics
14 18 (0.46%) Citrix
15 17 (0.43%) HP
16 16 (0.41%) EXTOL