Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 771 769 726
Rank change year-on-year -2 -43 +2
Contract jobs citing UX Design 107 125 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 87 100
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +3.51% -2.19%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £299
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £363
% change year-on-year +3.03% +13.79% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

UX Design
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing UX Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 14 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 6 months to 17 November 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 +1 99 £425 +6.25% 13
UK excluding London +22 54 £425 +3.03% 4
London -14 53 £400 -1.23% 9
North of England +65 19 £435 +8.75% 2
Midlands +21 10 £325 -23.08%
Yorkshire +31 8 £425 +21.43% 1
Scotland -1 8 £475 +35.71%
South West +8 7 £370 +13.85%
North East - 7 £500 - 1
West Midlands +18 6 £338 -18.18%
North West +20 5 £530 +24.71%
South East +3 5 £425 -5.56%
East of England -28 5 £338 -10.00% 2
East Midlands 0 4 £325 -23.53%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 107 (100.00%) User Experience
2 68 (63.55%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (36.45%) HTML
4 36 (33.64%) Wireframes
5 34 (31.78%) CSS
6 31 (28.97%) JavaScript
7 30 (28.04%) Finance
8 25 (23.36%) Photoshop
9 24 (22.43%) Degree
9 24 (22.43%) Prototyping
10 21 (19.63%) Adobe
10 21 (19.63%) Mobile App
11 19 (17.76%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 18 (16.82%) Responsive Web Design
12 18 (16.82%) Web Design
13 15 (14.02%) Software Engineering
13 15 (14.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 15 (14.02%) Front End Development
14 14 (13.08%) HTML5
14 14 (13.08%) Adobe Illustrator
15 13 (12.15%) Java
15 13 (12.15%) jQuery
15 13 (12.15%) Typography
16 12 (11.21%) Analytics
16 12 (11.21%) Axure RP
16 12 (11.21%) InVision
17 11 (10.28%) Collaborative Working
17 11 (10.28%) CSS3
17 11 (10.28%) Usability Testing
17 11 (10.28%) Visualisation

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 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) SAS
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) JBoss
3 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (23.36%) Photoshop
2 15 (14.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 14 (13.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (11.21%) InVision
5 3 (2.80%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (2.80%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (2.80%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.93%) InDesign
6 1 (0.93%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.74%) SaaS
3 3 (2.80%) Office 365
4 2 (1.87%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) MySQL
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Axure RP
2 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.48%) Selenium
3 7 (6.54%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.61%) JUnit
4 6 (5.61%) Maven
5 3 (2.80%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.87%) Grunt
6 2 (1.87%) gulp
6 2 (1.87%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.87%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.87%) PhantomJS
6 2 (1.87%) WebStorm
7 1 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.93%) Protractor
7 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (28.04%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Banking
3 2 (1.87%) Advertising
3 2 (1.87%) Automotive
3 2 (1.87%) Back Office
3 2 (1.87%) Games
3 2 (1.87%) Marketing
3 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Front Office
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (51.40%) Designer
2 34 (31.78%) UX Designer
3 24 (22.43%) Developer
4 11 (10.28%) Visual Designer
5 10 (9.35%) Senior Designer
6 9 (8.41%) Digital Designer
7 8 (7.48%) Interaction Designer
7 8 (7.48%) UI Designer
8 7 (6.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (6.54%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Senior Interaction Designer
9 6 (5.61%) UI/UX Designer
10 5 (4.67%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.74%) HTML Developer
11 4 (3.74%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.74%) User Experience Manager
12 3 (2.80%) Junior
12 3 (2.80%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (36.45%) HTML
2 34 (31.78%) CSS
3 14 (13.08%) HTML5
4 13 (12.15%) jQuery
5 11 (10.28%) .NET
5 11 (10.28%) AngularJS
5 11 (10.28%) CSS3
6 5 (4.67%) Ajax
6 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.67%) Node.js
6 5 (4.67%) REST
6 5 (4.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.80%) SOAP
7 3 (2.80%) WCF
7 3 (2.80%) Web Services
8 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.87%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.87%) LINQ
8 2 (1.87%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 107 (100.00%) User Experience
2 21 (19.63%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.54%) Graphic Design
3 7 (6.54%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.74%) Social Media
4 4 (3.74%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.80%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.87%) W3C
7 1 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.54%) Android
3 2 (1.87%) Windows
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (63.55%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.64%) Wireframes
3 24 (22.43%) Prototyping
4 19 (17.76%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 18 (16.82%) Responsive Web Design
5 18 (16.82%) Web Design
6 15 (14.02%) Front End Development
6 15 (14.02%) Software Engineering
7 13 (12.15%) Typography
8 12 (11.21%) Analytics
9 11 (10.28%) Collaborative Working
9 11 (10.28%) Usability Testing
9 11 (10.28%) Visualisation
9 11 (10.28%) Web Development
10 10 (9.35%) Data Analysis
10 10 (9.35%) Scrum
10 10 (9.35%) Service Design
11 9 (8.41%) Rapid Prototyping
11 9 (8.41%) SFIA
12 8 (7.48%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.97%) JavaScript
2 13 (12.15%) Java
3 8 (7.48%) C#
3 8 (7.48%) SQL
4 3 (2.80%) C++
5 2 (1.87%) Dart
5 2 (1.87%) ECMAScript
5 2 (1.87%) Python
5 2 (1.87%) TypeScript
5 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.93%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.93%) Groovy
6 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (22.43%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.87%) MBA
3 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (19.63%) Adobe
2 9 (8.41%) Google
3 7 (6.54%) Oracle
4 5 (4.67%) Apple
5 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.87%) Cadence
6 2 (1.87%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.93%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.93%) Omniture
7 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com