Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 2020 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 457 770 709
Rank change year-on-year +313 -61 +78
Contract jobs citing UX Design 54 76 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.086% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.099% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 131
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
10th Percentile £313 £363 £360
90th Percentile £604 £601 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £62.50 - £34.00
10th Percentile £61.25 - £33.00
90th Percentile £63.75 - £43.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.00

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 25,540 77,105 89,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.42% 86.76% 87.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,076 50,600 59,206
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 2,296 2,472
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +19.51% -14.58%
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.93 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.85% +20.00% -16.67%

UX Design
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UX Design in the UK

UX Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing UX Design.

Daily rate trend for UX Design in the UK

UX Design
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing UX Design over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for UX Design in the UK

UX Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing UX Design.

Hourly rate trend for UX Design in the UK

UX Design
Top 12 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 19 September 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 +304 47 £425 -5.56% 6
London +233 34 £425 -10.53% 3
UK excluding London +245 13 £525 +23.53% 3
Work from Home -51 8 £450 -12.20% 2
North of England +122 3 £525 +23.53%
North West +93 3 £525 +11.11%
East of England +91 3 £300 -35.48% 2
Scotland +71 3 £700 +64.71%
Midlands +106 2 - - 1
West Midlands +77 2 - - 1
South East +171 1 - -
South West +101 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing UX Design 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 UX Design.

1 54 (100.00%) User Experience
2 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (37.04%) Wireframes
4 16 (29.63%) HTML
5 15 (27.78%) CSS
6 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
6 14 (25.93%) Android
7 12 (22.22%) Apple iOS
7 12 (22.22%) Prototyping
8 11 (20.37%) Sketch
8 11 (20.37%) Adobe
8 11 (20.37%) TDD
9 10 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (16.67%) Front End Development
10 9 (16.67%) Service Design
10 9 (16.67%) User Stories
10 9 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 9 (16.67%) Public Sector
10 9 (16.67%) Finance
11 8 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (14.81%) Degree
11 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
12 7 (12.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (12.96%) React
12 7 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (12.96%) Figma
12 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
12 7 (12.96%) HTML5
12 7 (12.96%) Banking

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 (7.41%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Sketch
2 7 (12.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (12.96%) Figma
3 6 (11.11%) Adobe XD
3 6 (11.11%) Photoshop
4 4 (7.41%) InVision
5 3 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (3.70%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (1.85%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.56%) AWS
3 2 (3.70%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
4 1 (1.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Power BI
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Axure RP
1 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (3.70%) Balsamiq
3 2 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.70%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (3.70%) Mocha
3 2 (3.70%) Protractor
3 2 (3.70%) QUnit
3 2 (3.70%) Selenium
3 2 (3.70%) WebStorm
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
1 9 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Social Housing
4 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Local Government
4 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 3 (5.56%) Multimedia
4 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.70%) Electronics
5 2 (3.70%) Front Office
5 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.85%) French Language
6 1 (1.85%) German Language
6 1 (1.85%) Retail
6 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (59.26%) Designer
2 23 (42.59%) UX Designer
3 13 (24.07%) UI Designer
4 10 (18.52%) UI/UX Designer
5 9 (16.67%) Developer
6 8 (14.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (12.96%) Programme Manager
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Designer
9 3 (5.56%) Interaction Designer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Interaction Designer
10 2 (3.70%) Lead Designer
10 2 (3.70%) Magento Developer
11 1 (1.85%) Delivery Manager
11 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Manager
11 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
11 1 (1.85%) JavaScript Developer
11 1 (1.85%) Product Manager
11 1 (1.85%) Service Manager
11 1 (1.85%) Software Engineer
11 1 (1.85%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) HTML
2 15 (27.78%) CSS
3 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
4 7 (12.96%) HTML5
4 7 (12.96%) React
5 4 (7.41%) jQuery
5 4 (7.41%) Sass
6 3 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.70%) Chai
7 2 (3.70%) CSS3
7 2 (3.70%) JSF
7 2 (3.70%) JSP
7 2 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.70%) React Native
7 2 (3.70%) RequireJS
7 2 (3.70%) Vue.js
8 1 (1.85%) .NET
8 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (1.85%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 54 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (3.70%) Biotechnology
2 2 (3.70%) Blog
2 2 (3.70%) Graphic Design
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Android
2 12 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) Wireframes
3 12 (22.22%) Prototyping
4 11 (20.37%) TDD
5 10 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (16.67%) Front End Development
6 9 (16.67%) Service Design
6 9 (16.67%) User Stories
6 9 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
9 6 (11.11%) Information Architecture
10 5 (9.26%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 5 (9.26%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
10 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.26%) Visualisation
10 5 (9.26%) Workflow
11 4 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (7.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.41%) Java
2 4 (7.41%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) ES6
4 1 (1.85%) C#
4 1 (1.85%) Kotlin
4 1 (1.85%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) WCAG
2 2 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Adobe
2 2 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow