Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 49 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing User Experience 3871 4273 3311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.03% 3.95% 2.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.08% 11.91% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2620 3051 2186
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £298 £290 £263
90th Percentile £578 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 35 30
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +122.22%
10th Percentile £17.03 £23.57 £20.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.78 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +102.78%

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 32054 35863 35952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.37% 33.17% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20921 23502 22461
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £254 £238
90th Percentile £644 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 979 1198 1402
UK median hourly rate £21.40 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.27 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.57% +13.51% -7.50%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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 3599 £425 - 593
London -9 2030 £450 - 290
UK excluding London +8 1799 £400 - 321
South East +13 521 £375 - 73
North of England +15 503 £400 -3.03% 113
Midlands +11 270 £400 - 45
Yorkshire +12 268 £400 - 39
Scotland +9 179 £390 +3.31% 12
North West +6 146 £388 -8.82% 69
West Midlands +1 146 £400 - 30
South West -5 141 £400 - 45
East of England -5 129 £425 +6.25% 26
East Midlands +24 118 £400 +6.67% 15
North East +58 90 £378 -11.18% 5
Wales +1 40 £375 -6.25% 6
Northern Ireland -33 19 £289 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1890 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1491 (38.52%) HTML
3 1440 (37.20%) CSS
4 1227 (31.70%) JavaScript
5 781 (20.18%) HTML5
6 752 (19.43%) Wireframes
7 668 (17.26%) Finance
8 646 (16.69%) Front End Development
9 645 (16.66%) Scrum
10 633 (16.35%) AngularJS
11 612 (15.81%) CSS3
12 551 (14.23%) Prototyping
13 442 (11.42%) Java
14 438 (11.31%) TDD
15 425 (10.98%) Git (software)
16 424 (10.95%) jQuery
17 407 (10.51%) Web Development
18 369 (9.53%) React
19 355 (9.17%) E-Commerce
20 354 (9.14%) Banking
21 353 (9.12%) Sass
22 351 (9.07%) Mobile App
23 349 (9.02%) Analytics
24 347 (8.96%) Degree
25 343 (8.86%) Node.js
26 327 (8.45%) Adobe
27 301 (7.78%) .NET
28 297 (7.67%) Axure RP
29 293 (7.57%) Photoshop
30 289 (7.47%) 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
1 260 (6.72%) CMS
2 62 (1.60%) Confluence
3 59 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 56 (1.45%) WordPress
5 48 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 43 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
7 35 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 28 (0.72%) Drupal
9 22 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 22 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.54%) Apache
11 19 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 19 (0.49%) Umbraco
12 16 (0.41%) Marvel
13 14 (0.36%) NServiceBus
14 13 (0.34%) IIS
15 12 (0.31%) JBoss
15 12 (0.31%) SAS
16 11 (0.28%) ArcGIS
16 11 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 293 (7.57%) Photoshop
2 174 (4.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 150 (3.87%) InVision
4 114 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 90 (2.32%) OmniGraffle
6 63 (1.63%) MS Visio
7 43 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
8 26 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
8 26 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 20 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
9 20 (0.52%) InDesign
10 17 (0.44%) UXPin
11 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
12 9 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
12 9 (0.23%) UserZoom
13 7 (0.18%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.18%) Pixate
14 6 (0.15%) GIMP
15 5 (0.13%) Doxygen
16 4 (0.10%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 16 (0.41%) Magento
2 13 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 9 (0.23%) RMDS
6 7 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
7 6 (0.15%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.077%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.077%) Primavera
10 2 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.052%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 2 (0.052%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.052%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.052%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.052%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 101 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (1.68%) GitHub
4 61 (1.58%) Google Analytics
5 53 (1.37%) SaaS
6 45 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 29 (0.75%) Office 365
8 27 (0.70%) PaaS
9 25 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
10 21 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.46%) IaaS
13 9 (0.23%) Firebase
13 9 (0.23%) Slack
14 8 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.21%) Lucidchart
14 8 (0.21%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.15%) Datadog
15 6 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (1.86%) HTTP
1 72 (1.86%) Internet
2 25 (0.65%) Intranet
3 17 (0.44%) SMS
4 15 (0.39%) Firewall
4 15 (0.39%) SSL
5 13 (0.34%) Network Security
6 12 (0.31%) WAN
7 11 (0.28%) Skype
8 10 (0.26%) LAN
8 10 (0.26%) Link 16
9 7 (0.18%) 4G
9 7 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.13%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.13%) LDAP
10 5 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.13%) SAN
11 4 (0.10%) 3G
11 4 (0.10%) ATM
11 4 (0.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 82 (2.12%) Relational Database
3 74 (1.91%) MongoDB
4 70 (1.81%) MySQL
4 70 (1.81%) NoSQL
5 53 (1.37%) Big Data
6 41 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 34 (0.88%) QlikView
8 30 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 29 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
12 18 (0.46%) Redis
13 17 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (0.41%) Neo4j
14 16 (0.41%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.39%) SQLite
16 13 (0.34%) Power BI
17 11 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 425 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 297 (7.67%) Axure RP
3 214 (5.53%) JIRA
4 173 (4.47%) Grunt
5 169 (4.37%) gulp
6 131 (3.38%) Jasmine
7 116 (3.00%) Subversion
8 107 (2.76%) Selenium
9 102 (2.63%) Jenkins
10 97 (2.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 97 (2.51%) webpack
11 80 (2.07%) Karma Test Runner
12 70 (1.81%) Mocha
13 63 (1.63%) Visual Studio
14 57 (1.47%) Xcode
15 55 (1.42%) JUnit
16 42 (1.08%) Bower
17 40 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
18 35 (0.90%) Cucumber
19 34 (0.88%) Bitbucket
General
1 668 (17.26%) Finance
2 354 (9.14%) Banking
3 289 (7.47%) Marketing
4 263 (6.79%) Retail
5 125 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 114 (2.94%) Publishing
7 96 (2.48%) Legal
8 52 (1.34%) Games
8 52 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 43 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.06%) Electronics
11 40 (1.03%) Front Office
12 33 (0.85%) Advertising
13 21 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 19 (0.49%) Automotive
15 12 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.28%) Back Office
16 11 (0.28%) Billing
16 11 (0.28%) Military
17 10 (0.26%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1449 (37.43%) Developer
2 1033 (26.69%) Designer
3 793 (20.49%) UX Designer
4 497 (12.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 325 (8.40%) Analyst
6 310 (8.01%) JavaScript Developer
7 262 (6.77%) UI Designer
8 241 (6.23%) UI Developer
9 225 (5.81%) Business Analyst
10 202 (5.22%) UI/UX Designer
11 198 (5.11%) HTML Developer
12 183 (4.73%) User Researcher
13 169 (4.37%) Angular Developer
14 166 (4.29%) Architect
15 161 (4.16%) UX Developer
16 149 (3.85%) HTML CSS Developer
17 138 (3.56%) Senior Developer
18 137 (3.54%) Web Developer
19 125 (3.23%) Senior Designer
20 115 (2.97%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1491 (38.52%) HTML
2 1440 (37.20%) CSS
3 781 (20.18%) HTML5
4 633 (16.35%) AngularJS
5 612 (15.81%) CSS3
6 424 (10.95%) jQuery
7 369 (9.53%) React
8 353 (9.12%) Sass
9 343 (8.86%) Node.js
10 301 (7.78%) .NET
11 250 (6.46%) Web Services
12 240 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 231 (5.97%) RESTful
14 203 (5.24%) Ajax
14 203 (5.24%) REST
15 195 (5.04%) JSON
16 191 (4.93%) XML
17 126 (3.25%) LESS
18 117 (3.02%) Angular 2
19 111 (2.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 351 (9.07%) Mobile App
2 283 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
4 76 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 72 (1.86%) W3C
6 65 (1.68%) Graphic Design
7 63 (1.63%) Fintech
8 53 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 52 (1.34%) Social Media
10 50 (1.29%) iPhone
11 49 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (1.21%) iPad
13 40 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 32 (0.83%) Fixed Income
15 31 (0.80%) Animation
15 31 (0.80%) Derivative
16 30 (0.77%) Data Structures
16 30 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
17 28 (0.72%) Blog
18 24 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 226 (5.84%) Apple iOS
2 213 (5.50%) Android
3 152 (3.93%) Linux
4 89 (2.30%) Windows
5 88 (2.27%) Unix
6 38 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.26%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.21%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.10%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.077%) CentOS
13 3 (0.077%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.077%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.052%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.026%) AIX
15 1 (0.026%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1890 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
2 752 (19.43%) Wireframes
3 646 (16.69%) Front End Development
4 645 (16.66%) Scrum
5 551 (14.23%) Prototyping
6 438 (11.31%) TDD
7 407 (10.51%) Web Development
8 355 (9.17%) E-Commerce
9 349 (9.02%) Analytics
10 267 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
11 253 (6.54%) Service Design
12 250 (6.46%) Web Design
13 228 (5.89%) Usability Testing
14 225 (5.81%) BDD
15 224 (5.79%) Test Automation
16 221 (5.71%) User Stories
17 217 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 210 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
19 201 (5.19%) MVC
20 193 (4.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1227 (31.70%) JavaScript
2 442 (11.42%) Java
3 196 (5.06%) SQL
4 195 (5.04%) C#
5 144 (3.72%) ES6
6 134 (3.46%) Python
7 102 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 101 (2.61%) PHP
9 92 (2.38%) TypeScript
10 91 (2.35%) Apple Swift
11 79 (2.04%) Scala
12 63 (1.63%) Ruby
13 38 (0.98%) C
14 24 (0.62%) ECMAScript
15 22 (0.57%) PowerShell
16 21 (0.54%) PL/SQL
17 18 (0.46%) C++
18 16 (0.41%) Go
18 16 (0.41%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 347 (8.96%) Degree
2 163 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 105 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (0.75%) Master's Degree
7 16 (0.41%) ISEB
8 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.18%) PMP
11 6 (0.15%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.15%) MySQL Certification
12 4 (0.10%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.077%) IIBA
13 3 (0.077%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (4.55%) QA
2 29 (0.75%) WCAG
3 26 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.62%) SLA
5 18 (0.46%) WAI
6 12 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
7 10 (0.26%) MIL-STD-1553
7 10 (0.26%) PMO
8 9 (0.23%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.13%) MiFID
11 4 (0.10%) GDPR
12 2 (0.052%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (1.29%) Docker
2 17 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.21%) BitLocker
5 8 (0.21%) XenApp
5 8 (0.21%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.052%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.052%) LXC
7 2 (0.052%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.026%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (0.44%) Ansible
3 14 (0.36%) Kibana
4 13 (0.34%) Puppet
5 12 (0.31%) logstash
5 12 (0.31%) SCCM
6 10 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.21%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 8 (0.21%) Terraform
8 7 (0.18%) Netcool
8 7 (0.18%) Salt
9 6 (0.15%) Mesos
9 6 (0.15%) TeamSite
10 5 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.10%) cPanel
11 4 (0.10%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.077%) Graphite
Vendors
1 327 (8.45%) Adobe
2 178 (4.60%) Microsoft
3 112 (2.89%) Google
4 95 (2.45%) Oracle
5 93 (2.40%) SAP
6 64 (1.65%) Apple
7 57 (1.47%) Sitecore
8 35 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (0.75%) EXTOL
10 23 (0.59%) Demandware
11 22 (0.57%) hybris
11 22 (0.57%) Tableau
12 21 (0.54%) BMC
13 19 (0.49%) Cisco
13 19 (0.49%) IBM
13 19 (0.49%) VMware
14 17 (0.44%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.44%) Twitter
15 16 (0.41%) Citrix
15 16 (0.41%) ServiceNow