The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for UX Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UX Design over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

User Experience (UX) Design
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 590 603
Rank change year-on-year +37 +13  
Contract jobs citing UX Design 57 64 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.14% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 23
Median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £496 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +16.66% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

UX Design is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

UX Design
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing UX Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for UX Design in the UK

UX Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UX Design.

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Design in the UK

UX Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Design over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Design in the UK

UX Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Design.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UX Design in the UK

UX Design
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Design within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 52 £445 +11.25% 19
London 0 37 £456 +13.35% 10
North West +20 4 £441 - 1
Manchester +15 4 £441 -
Scotland - 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
South West +5 3 £365 - 2
City of London -1 3 £450 -2.70%
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £381 +5.90% 1
East of England -6 3 £381 +5.90% 1
West Midlands +15 2 £300 -21.31% 2
Birmingham +11 2 £300 -14.28%
Cambridge +1 2 £381 +5.90% 1
Devon - 2 £365 -
Salford - 2 £438 -
Plymouth - 2 £365 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
South East +14 1 £460 -8.00% 1
Hampshire +9 1 £460 -8.00%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £460 -
Bristol - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing UX Design 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 UX Design.

1 91 (100.00%) User Experience
2 47 (51.65%) Wireframes
2 47 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (37.36%) CSS
4 29 (31.87%) JavaScript
5 27 (29.67%) HTML
5 27 (29.67%) CSS3
6 20 (21.98%) Node.js
7 18 (19.78%) HTML5
7 18 (19.78%) Scrum
8 17 (18.68%) Finance
8 17 (18.68%) Responsive Web Design
9 15 (16.48%) Grunt
9 15 (16.48%) Front End Development
10 14 (15.38%) Prototyping
10 14 (15.38%) Sass
10 14 (15.38%) TDD
10 14 (15.38%) Graphic Design
10 14 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (14.29%) Jasmine
11 13 (14.29%) Mobile App
11 13 (14.29%) gulp
12 12 (13.19%) Mocha
13 11 (12.09%) Degree
13 11 (12.09%) OO
13 11 (12.09%) ES6
14 10 (10.99%) Service Design
14 10 (10.99%) Axure RP
14 10 (10.99%) Apache Cordova
14 10 (10.99%) Adobe

UX Design
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 4 (4.40%) CMS
2 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) WordPress
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.10%) Drupal
4 1 (1.10%) Marvel
4 1 (1.10%) SAS
4 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.10%) Tornado
4 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) OmniGraffle
1 8 (8.79%) Photoshop
2 7 (7.69%) InVision
3 6 (6.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (5.49%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (2.20%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.20%) MySQL
2 2 (2.20%) Redis
3 1 (1.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Grunt
2 13 (14.29%) gulp
2 13 (14.29%) Jasmine
3 12 (13.19%) Mocha
4 10 (10.99%) Axure RP
5 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
6 8 (8.79%) QUnit
6 8 (8.79%) webpack
7 6 (6.59%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.59%) Mercurial
7 6 (6.59%) PhantomJS
8 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.30%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.30%) Subversion
8 3 (3.30%) WebStorm
9 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.20%) Gatling
9 2 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Marketing
3 3 (3.30%) Music Industry
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Automotive
5 1 (1.10%) Danish Language
5 1 (1.10%) Front Office
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (45.05%) Designer
2 35 (38.46%) UX Designer
3 29 (31.87%) Developer
4 12 (13.19%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (10.99%) UI Designer
5 10 (10.99%) UI/UX Designer
6 8 (8.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (8.79%) UI Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Senior UI Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (4.40%) UX Developer
10 3 (3.30%) HTML CSS Developer
10 3 (3.30%) HTML Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 3 (3.30%) User Experience Researcher
10 3 (3.30%) Web Designer
10 3 (3.30%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (37.36%) CSS
2 27 (29.67%) CSS3
2 27 (29.67%) HTML
3 20 (21.98%) Node.js
4 18 (19.78%) HTML5
5 14 (15.38%) Sass
6 10 (10.99%) Apache Cordova
7 9 (9.89%) AngularJS
7 9 (9.89%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (9.89%) React
8 8 (8.79%) Chai
8 8 (8.79%) D3.js
8 8 (8.79%) lodash
8 8 (8.79%) React Native
8 8 (8.79%) Redux
9 7 (7.69%) jQuery
10 6 (6.59%) Ajax
11 5 (5.49%) REST
12 4 (4.40%) Express
12 4 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 91 (100.00%) User Experience
2 14 (15.38%) Graphic Design
2 14 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.30%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.20%) Social Media
6 2 (2.20%) W3C
7 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.10%) Fintech
7 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.10%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
1 47 (51.65%) Wireframes
2 18 (19.78%) Scrum
3 17 (18.68%) Responsive Web Design
4 15 (16.48%) Front End Development
5 14 (15.38%) Prototyping
5 14 (15.38%) TDD
6 11 (12.09%) OO
7 10 (10.99%) Service Design
7 10 (10.99%) Web Design
8 9 (9.89%) Visualisation
8 9 (9.89%) Web Development
9 8 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.79%) Isomorphic Development
9 8 (8.79%) Isomorphic JavaScript
10 7 (7.69%) Analytics
11 6 (6.59%) Data Visualisation
11 6 (6.59%) DevOps
11 6 (6.59%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 6 (6.59%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.87%) JavaScript
2 11 (12.09%) ES6
3 8 (8.79%) Java
4 4 (4.40%) GraphQL
5 3 (3.30%) C#
5 3 (3.30%) Dart
5 3 (3.30%) ECMAScript
5 3 (3.30%) Ruby
5 3 (3.30%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.10%) PHP
6 1 (1.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.20%) Master's Degree
2 2 (2.20%) PhD
3 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) PMO
3 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.10%) WCAG
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Adobe
2 8 (8.79%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (7.69%) Google
4 6 (6.59%) Apple
5 3 (3.30%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.20%) Twitter
7 1 (1.10%) Zend
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