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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Experience (UX) Design
UK
Rank 562 584 556
Rank change year-on-year +22 -28  
Contract jobs citing UX Design 34 58 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 49 47
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £290 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £361 £363
% change year-on-year +24.56% -0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UX Design.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UX Design in the UK

UX Design
Top 19 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 24 March 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 +13 34 £425 +3.03% 23
London +17 20 £425 -5.55% 9
South East +31 7 £450 +12.50% 4
Berkshire - 4 £450 -
Cambridge +5 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 3 - - 1
East of England -8 3 - - 2
North West +29 2 £450 -12.19% 3
West Yorkshire +8 2 £331 -34.07%
Yorkshire +7 2 £331 -33.75% 1
Leeds +6 2 £331 -33.75%
Manchester - 2 £450 - 3
Bracknell - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Surrey +11 1 - -
Hammersmith 0 1 - -
City of London -6 1 £475 +52.00%
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

UX Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 77 (100.00%) User Experience
2 44 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (48.05%) Wireframes
4 25 (32.47%) CSS
5 19 (24.68%) HTML
6 18 (23.38%) JavaScript
7 16 (20.78%) TDD
7 16 (20.78%) Prototyping
8 15 (19.48%) Mobile App
8 15 (19.48%) OO
9 13 (16.88%) Finance
9 13 (16.88%) Grunt
9 13 (16.88%) AngularJS
9 13 (16.88%) CSS3
10 12 (15.58%) Service Design
11 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 11 (14.29%) Sass
11 11 (14.29%) Axure RP
12 10 (12.99%) HTML5
12 10 (12.99%) Social Media
12 10 (12.99%) Node.js
12 10 (12.99%) Java
13 9 (11.69%) Web Design
13 9 (11.69%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (11.69%) Analytics
13 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
14 8 (10.39%) Cucumber
14 8 (10.39%) Rapid Prototyping
14 8 (10.39%) Scrum
14 8 (10.39%) Adobe

UX Design
Top Related 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 6 (7.79%) CMS
2 3 (3.90%) WordPress
3 1 (1.30%) Drupal
3 1 (1.30%) Marvel
3 1 (1.30%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (5.19%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (3.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.90%) InVision
2 3 (3.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) GitHub
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Grunt
2 11 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.39%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.09%) gulp
5 7 (9.09%) Jasmine
5 7 (9.09%) Selenium
6 6 (7.79%) Maven
6 6 (7.79%) RSpec
6 6 (7.79%) Vagrant
6 6 (7.79%) WebDriver
7 5 (6.49%) Mocha
7 5 (6.49%) QUnit
7 5 (6.49%) webpack
8 4 (5.19%) PhantomJS
9 3 (3.90%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.60%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.60%) WebStorm
11 1 (1.30%) Hudson
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Publishing
5 1 (1.30%) Front Office
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (45.45%) Designer
2 30 (38.96%) UX Designer
3 25 (32.47%) Developer
4 12 (15.58%) Senior Developer
5 10 (12.99%) UI Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior UI Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.19%) UI Designer
8 4 (5.19%) UX Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Access Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.90%) HTML Developer
9 3 (3.90%) UI/UX Designer
9 3 (3.90%) UI/UX Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.47%) CSS
2 19 (24.68%) HTML
3 13 (16.88%) AngularJS
3 13 (16.88%) CSS3
4 11 (14.29%) Sass
5 10 (12.99%) HTML5
5 10 (12.99%) Node.js
6 8 (10.39%) JSON
7 7 (9.09%) Backbone.js
7 7 (9.09%) XML
8 6 (7.79%) Dropwizard
8 6 (7.79%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (7.79%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (7.79%) RESTEasy
9 5 (6.49%) Apache Cordova
9 5 (6.49%) Chai
9 5 (6.49%) D3.js
9 5 (6.49%) lodash
9 5 (6.49%) React
9 5 (6.49%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 77 (100.00%) User Experience
2 15 (19.48%) Mobile App
3 10 (12.99%) Social Media
4 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) Graphic Design
4 4 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.90%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.90%) W3C
6 2 (2.60%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Fintech
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Linux
1 6 (7.79%) Unix
2 4 (5.19%) Android
3 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.05%) Wireframes
3 16 (20.78%) Prototyping
3 16 (20.78%) TDD
4 15 (19.48%) OO
5 12 (15.58%) Service Design
6 9 (11.69%) Analytics
6 9 (11.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (11.69%) Web Design
7 8 (10.39%) Rapid Prototyping
7 8 (10.39%) Scrum
8 7 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.79%) Front End Development
9 6 (7.79%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (7.79%) Web Analytics
9 6 (7.79%) Web Development
10 5 (6.49%) Content Management
10 5 (6.49%) Copywriting
10 5 (6.49%) Isomorphic Development
10 5 (6.49%) Isomorphic JavaScript
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) JavaScript
2 10 (12.99%) Java
3 6 (7.79%) SQL
4 5 (6.49%) ES6
5 3 (3.90%) C#
6 2 (2.60%) Dart
6 2 (2.60%) ECMAScript
6 2 (2.60%) Ruby
6 2 (2.60%) Scala
6 2 (2.60%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.30%) Python
7 1 (1.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) PhD
3 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.60%) PMO
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Adobe
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.90%) Apple
3 3 (3.90%) Google
4 2 (2.60%) Twitter
5 1 (1.30%) Capita
5 1 (1.30%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle
5 1 (1.30%) Zend
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