Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 54 54
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 2,740 4,194 3,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.83% 4.28% 3.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.26% 13.33% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,690 2,758 2,784
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £311 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 48
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £37.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.61% +12.74%
10th Percentile £23.30 £13.59 £14.49
90th Percentile £53.00 £58.03 £80.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% -15.66% +9.77%

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 22,343 31,472 32,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.25% 32.12% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,065 20,519 21,870
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £258
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,007 1,003 989
UK median hourly rate £24.12 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.86% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.03 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.16% - +4.29%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Top 15 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 27 January 2020. 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 -7 2,501 £450 - 1,255
London -7 1,422 £475 - 464
UK excluding London -2 1,272 £425 - 887
North of England -8 348 £425 +3.03% 269
South East -34 278 £425 -5.56% 181
Scotland +18 182 £450 +5.88% 69
Midlands -1 181 £425 -5.56% 133
North West +5 168 £450 +10.97% 175
South West +7 140 £400 - 123
West Midlands +6 135 £450 +4.65% 85
Yorkshire 0 119 £450 +12.50% 66
East of England +28 117 £425 +3.03% 85
North East -4 62 £385 -9.41% 28
East Midlands -3 41 £375 -21.05% 48
Wales -7 26 £425 +3.03% 22

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 1,329 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
2 752 (27.45%) HTML
3 714 (26.06%) CSS
4 692 (25.26%) JavaScript
5 463 (16.90%) Wireframes
6 447 (16.31%) Finance
7 374 (13.65%) Front End Development
8 367 (13.39%) Scrum
9 326 (11.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 296 (10.80%) Prototyping
11 292 (10.66%) Sketch
12 286 (10.44%) Git (software)
13 283 (10.33%) Analytics
14 282 (10.29%) React
15 278 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
16 264 (9.64%) Java
17 262 (9.56%) HTML5
18 256 (9.34%) Mobile App
19 254 (9.27%) AngularJS
20 235 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
21 227 (8.28%) Degree
22 220 (8.03%) E-Commerce
22 220 (8.03%) Public Sector
23 218 (7.96%) Service Design
24 211 (7.70%) Adobe
24 211 (7.70%) JIRA
25 205 (7.48%) User Stories
26 198 (7.23%) TDD
27 193 (7.04%) InVision
28 191 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 169 (6.17%) CMS
2 108 (3.94%) Confluence
3 80 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 30 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 28 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (0.99%) WebSphere
7 25 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
8 22 (0.80%) Drupal
9 19 (0.69%) Apache Spark
9 19 (0.69%) WordPress
10 15 (0.55%) Skype for Business
11 14 (0.51%) IIS
11 14 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.36%) SAS
13 8 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.26%) Apache
15 6 (0.22%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.18%) Kentico
16 5 (0.18%) Mendix
16 5 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 292 (10.66%) Sketch
2 193 (7.04%) InVision
3 163 (5.95%) Photoshop
4 100 (3.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 56 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
6 54 (1.97%) Adobe XD
7 50 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 39 (1.42%) Zeplin
9 38 (1.39%) MS Visio
10 33 (1.20%) Figma
11 29 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
12 20 (0.73%) InDesign
12 20 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
13 19 (0.69%) UserZoom
14 16 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
15 14 (0.51%) Chatbot
15 14 (0.51%) GIMP
16 13 (0.47%) Marvel
17 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
18 10 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (1.28%) Magento
2 27 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.73%) Shopify
4 12 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.40%) SessionCam
6 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.22%) SAP IBP
6 6 (0.22%) SAP PP
7 5 (0.18%) SAP MII
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.15%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.11%) assyst
9 3 (0.11%) SAP PLM
9 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.073%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.073%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 170 (6.20%) Azure
2 124 (4.53%) AWS
3 85 (3.10%) GitHub
4 74 (2.70%) Office 365
5 56 (2.04%) GCP
6 52 (1.90%) Power Platform
7 50 (1.82%) SaaS
8 40 (1.46%) Google Analytics
9 35 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 30 (1.09%) npm
11 26 (0.95%) Amazon S3
11 26 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (0.95%) Slack
12 20 (0.73%) Serverless
13 17 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (0.62%) CloudFront
13 17 (0.62%) PaaS
14 16 (0.58%) Heroku
15 15 (0.55%) PowerApps
16 14 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.28%) Internet
2 34 (1.24%) HTTP
3 27 (0.99%) Wireless
4 23 (0.84%) Skype
5 22 (0.80%) LAN
6 20 (0.73%) Intranet
7 15 (0.55%) 4G
8 13 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
8 13 (0.47%) WAN
8 13 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (0.44%) 3G
9 12 (0.44%) DHCP
10 11 (0.40%) Network Security
11 10 (0.36%) LTE
11 10 (0.36%) VoIP
12 9 (0.33%) 5G
13 8 (0.29%) Firewall
14 6 (0.22%) 2G
14 6 (0.22%) SMS
14 6 (0.22%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (2.23%) NoSQL
2 52 (1.90%) MySQL
3 50 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 42 (1.53%) Big Data
4 42 (1.53%) Power BI
5 30 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 29 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 20 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (0.51%) BigQuery
9 14 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 13 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.40%) Blockchain
12 11 (0.40%) Redis
13 10 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.33%) GIS
15 8 (0.29%) HBase
16 7 (0.26%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 286 (10.44%) Git (software)
2 211 (7.70%) JIRA
3 156 (5.69%) Axure RP
4 92 (3.36%) Jenkins
5 67 (2.45%) Grunt
6 66 (2.41%) webpack
7 47 (1.72%) Maven
8 46 (1.68%) gulp
9 44 (1.61%) Jasmine
10 37 (1.35%) Visual Studio
11 33 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
12 32 (1.17%) JUnit
12 32 (1.17%) Subversion
13 30 (1.09%) Gradle
14 27 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (0.91%) Selenium
16 24 (0.88%) Cucumber
17 22 (0.80%) Balsamiq
17 22 (0.80%) TeamCity
18 21 (0.77%) Mockito
General
1 447 (16.31%) Finance
2 220 (8.03%) Public Sector
3 180 (6.57%) Banking
4 165 (6.02%) Marketing
5 144 (5.26%) Retail
6 99 (3.61%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.08%) Games
7 57 (2.08%) Publishing
8 45 (1.64%) Legal
9 40 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 38 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.17%) Back Office
11 32 (1.17%) Front Office
12 26 (0.95%) Retail Banking
13 25 (0.91%) Advertising
13 25 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
15 20 (0.73%) Electronics
16 13 (0.47%) Law
17 11 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 870 (31.75%) Developer
2 818 (29.85%) Designer
3 566 (20.66%) UX Designer
4 229 (8.36%) UI Designer
5 223 (8.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 192 (7.01%) Analyst
7 163 (5.95%) UI/UX Designer
8 153 (5.58%) React Developer
9 137 (5.00%) Senior Developer
10 128 (4.67%) Business Analyst
11 114 (4.16%) Architect
12 107 (3.91%) UI Developer
13 105 (3.83%) Senior Designer
14 87 (3.18%) Digital Designer
15 77 (2.81%) Consultant
16 76 (2.77%) User Experience Researcher
17 73 (2.66%) User Researcher
18 67 (2.45%) Senior UX Designer
19 62 (2.26%) Angular Developer
19 62 (2.26%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 752 (27.45%) HTML
2 714 (26.06%) CSS
3 282 (10.29%) React
4 262 (9.56%) HTML5
5 254 (9.27%) AngularJS
6 185 (6.75%) Node.js
7 179 (6.53%) CSS3
8 161 (5.88%) RESTful
9 159 (5.80%) Sass
10 153 (5.58%) REST
11 148 (5.40%) Web Services
12 131 (4.78%) .NET
13 127 (4.64%) Redux
13 127 (4.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 119 (4.34%) jQuery
15 99 (3.61%) JSON
16 75 (2.74%) Spring
17 68 (2.48%) ASP.NET
18 66 (2.41%) LESS
19 54 (1.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 256 (9.34%) Mobile App
2 235 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
4 68 (2.48%) W3C
5 53 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 51 (1.86%) Algorithms
7 49 (1.79%) Data Structures
8 43 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 41 (1.50%) Graphic Design
10 29 (1.06%) Animation
11 27 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (0.99%) NHS
12 26 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 25 (0.91%) Data Centre
13 25 (0.91%) Social Media
14 23 (0.84%) CCTV
15 21 (0.77%) Learning Management System
16 18 (0.66%) Video on Demand
17 16 (0.58%) Digital Media
17 16 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 156 (5.69%) Apple iOS
2 143 (5.22%) Android
3 87 (3.18%) Windows
4 67 (2.45%) Linux
5 50 (1.82%) Windows 10
6 21 (0.77%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.73%) Unix
8 18 (0.66%) tvOS
9 14 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.40%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.15%) Android TV
12 4 (0.15%) CentOS
13 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.073%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.073%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (0.073%) MVS
15 1 (0.036%) Debian
15 1 (0.036%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,329 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (16.90%) Wireframes
3 374 (13.65%) Front End Development
4 367 (13.39%) Scrum
5 326 (11.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 296 (10.80%) Prototyping
7 283 (10.33%) Analytics
8 278 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
9 220 (8.03%) E-Commerce
10 218 (7.96%) Service Design
11 205 (7.48%) User Stories
12 198 (7.23%) TDD
13 191 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 169 (6.17%) Test Automation
15 158 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
16 155 (5.66%) DevOps
17 145 (5.29%) Web Development
18 142 (5.18%) Information Architecture
18 142 (5.18%) Usability Testing
19 141 (5.15%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 692 (25.26%) JavaScript
2 264 (9.64%) Java
3 147 (5.36%) SQL
3 147 (5.36%) TypeScript
4 135 (4.93%) Python
5 126 (4.60%) C#
6 95 (3.47%) PHP
7 72 (2.63%) ES6
8 64 (2.34%) Apple Swift
9 52 (1.90%) Kotlin
10 39 (1.42%) Bash Shell
11 34 (1.24%) Scala
12 32 (1.17%) Objective-C
13 28 (1.02%) Java 8
13 28 (1.02%) Ruby
14 27 (0.99%) C
15 21 (0.77%) C++
16 16 (0.58%) PowerShell
17 13 (0.47%) Perl
17 13 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 227 (8.28%) Degree
2 134 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 90 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (0.62%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.51%) PMP
8 12 (0.44%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.44%) ISEB
9 11 (0.40%) CISSP
10 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.29%) PhD
11 8 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.26%) IIBA
12 7 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.22%) ACCA
13 6 (0.22%) CIMA
13 6 (0.22%) CISM
14 5 (0.18%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.60%) QA
2 59 (2.15%) WCAG
3 16 (0.58%) GDPR
4 15 (0.55%) SLA
5 13 (0.47%) PMO
6 11 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
7 10 (0.36%) PSD2
8 8 (0.29%) WAI
9 7 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.18%) P3O
11 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.15%) HL7
12 2 (0.073%) COBIT
12 2 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.073%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.073%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.073%) Section 508
System Software
1 81 (2.96%) Docker
2 50 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.36%) DFS Replication
7 9 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.29%) HDFS
9 5 (0.18%) zsh
10 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.11%) vSphere
11 3 (0.11%) XenApp
12 2 (0.073%) Firmware
12 2 (0.073%) NDS
13 1 (0.036%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.036%) IAG
13 1 (0.036%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (2.23%) Kubernetes
2 34 (1.24%) SCCM
3 19 (0.69%) Terraform
4 13 (0.47%) SCOM
5 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (0.36%) Ansible
6 10 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (0.36%) WSUS
7 9 (0.33%) Kibana
8 8 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
8 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 8 (0.29%) Puppet
8 8 (0.29%) SCDPM
8 8 (0.29%) SCSM
8 8 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 211 (7.70%) Adobe
2 176 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 107 (3.91%) Google
4 68 (2.48%) SAP
5 49 (1.79%) Apple
5 49 (1.79%) Oracle
6 32 (1.17%) Dell
6 32 (1.17%) Sitecore
7 31 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (1.09%) IBM
9 26 (0.95%) hybris
10 23 (0.84%) Cisco
10 23 (0.84%) Hotjar
11 21 (0.77%) Tableau
12 20 (0.73%) ServiceNow
13 19 (0.69%) VMware
14 14 (0.51%) HP
15 10 (0.36%) Remedy
16 9 (0.33%) Citrix
16 9 (0.33%) Splunk