Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Designer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 319 358
Rank change year-on-year +6 +39 +42
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 797 786 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.76% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.80% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 540 526
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £312 £305 £275
90th Percentile £538 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £368
% change year-on-year +1.27% +7.48% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
UK median hourly rate £27.37 £32.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.30% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year +27.08% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured UX Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 -3 752 £425 +6.25% 77
London -24 459 £425 - 42
UK excluding London +43 331 £400 +1.27% 41
South East +21 110 £413 +10.00% 11
North of England +65 86 £375 -4.15% 10
Midlands +2 51 £450 +12.50% 5
South West +23 39 £400 -8.57% 8
Yorkshire +4 35 £375 -2.60% 5
West Midlands +12 29 £450 +12.50% 3
Scotland -10 29 £400 +2.11% 5
North West +21 26 £363 -3.33% 4
North East +80 25 £443 +10.63% 1
East Midlands -4 22 £425 - 2
Wales +12 9 £400 -5.88%
East of England -31 7 £425 +15.25% 1

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, UX Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 797 (100.00%) User Experience
2 404 (50.69%) Wireframes
3 367 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
4 320 (40.15%) HTML
4 320 (40.15%) Prototyping
5 301 (37.77%) CSS
6 191 (23.96%) Axure RP
7 156 (19.57%) Adobe
8 145 (18.19%) Finance
9 134 (16.81%) Mobile App
10 120 (15.06%) Photoshop
11 117 (14.68%) InVision
12 106 (13.30%) Rapid Prototyping
13 103 (12.92%) Web Design
14 93 (11.67%) Service Design
15 90 (11.29%) JavaScript
16 86 (10.79%) Adobe Illustrator
17 85 (10.66%) Banking
18 81 (10.16%) E-Commerce
19 74 (9.28%) HTML5
20 71 (8.91%) Responsive Web Design
21 70 (8.78%) Analytics
22 69 (8.66%) Usability Testing
23 68 (8.53%) Front End Development
24 65 (8.16%) Information Architecture
25 62 (7.78%) Scrum
25 62 (7.78%) Degree
25 62 (7.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 58 (7.28%) CSS3
27 54 (6.78%) High-Fidelity Prototypes

UX Designer Skill Set
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 21 (2.63%) Marvel
2 19 (2.38%) CMS
3 5 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.50%) Confluence
5 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.25%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 120 (15.06%) Photoshop
2 117 (14.68%) InVision
3 86 (10.79%) Adobe Illustrator
4 62 (7.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 51 (6.40%) OmniGraffle
6 17 (2.13%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 12 (1.51%) InDesign
9 11 (1.38%) UXPin
10 9 (1.13%) Adobe After Effects
10 9 (1.13%) Flinto
11 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (0.50%) Pixate
13 3 (0.38%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.13%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 12 (1.51%) GitHub
3 11 (1.38%) Google Analytics
3 11 (1.38%) Slack
4 10 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
5 8 (1.00%) SaaS
6 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.38%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.38%) Trello
8 2 (0.25%) Office 365
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.13%) npm
9 1 (0.13%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.51%) Internet
2 7 (0.88%) Intranet
3 2 (0.25%) Extranet
3 2 (0.25%) SMS
4 1 (0.13%) FTP
4 1 (0.13%) Skype
4 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.88%) Big Data
2 4 (0.50%) Apache Hive
2 4 (0.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.13%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.13%) Power BI
4 1 (0.13%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 191 (23.96%) Axure RP
2 27 (3.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 19 (2.38%) JIRA
4 6 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.25%) ProtoShare
5 2 (0.25%) webpack
6 1 (0.13%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Bower
6 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) Grunt
6 1 (0.13%) gulp
6 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.13%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.13%) Protractor
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
General
1 145 (18.19%) Finance
2 85 (10.66%) Banking
3 44 (5.52%) Marketing
4 33 (4.14%) Retail
5 22 (2.76%) Games
6 18 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.13%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.00%) Publishing
9 7 (0.88%) Legal
10 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.63%) Back Office
12 4 (0.50%) Advertising
12 4 (0.50%) German Language
12 4 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.38%) Automotive
13 3 (0.38%) Interactive Media
14 2 (0.25%) Electronics
14 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.25%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (40.15%) HTML
2 301 (37.77%) CSS
3 74 (9.28%) HTML5
4 58 (7.28%) CSS3
5 20 (2.51%) jQuery
6 15 (1.88%) .NET
7 11 (1.38%) AngularJS
8 10 (1.25%) Material Design
9 7 (0.88%) Framer.js
9 7 (0.88%) React
10 5 (0.63%) Flash
10 5 (0.63%) Node.js
11 4 (0.50%) Sass
11 4 (0.50%) SVG
12 3 (0.38%) LESS
12 3 (0.38%) WPF
12 3 (0.38%) Zurb Foundation
13 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.25%) Ext JS
13 2 (0.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 797 (100.00%) User Experience
2 134 (16.81%) Mobile App
3 41 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.76%) Graphic Design
5 20 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.76%) W3C
7 13 (1.63%) Social Media
8 11 (1.38%) Fintech
9 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.88%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.50%) Derivative
12 4 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.38%) Blog
13 3 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.38%) RIA
14 2 (0.25%) Social Network
14 2 (0.25%) Video Editing
14 2 (0.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.02%) Apple iOS
2 47 (5.90%) Android
3 4 (0.50%) Windows
4 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.13%) AIX
5 1 (0.13%) Linux
5 1 (0.13%) Solaris
5 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (50.69%) Wireframes
2 367 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
3 320 (40.15%) Prototyping
4 106 (13.30%) Rapid Prototyping
5 103 (12.92%) Web Design
6 93 (11.67%) Service Design
7 81 (10.16%) E-Commerce
8 71 (8.91%) Responsive Web Design
9 70 (8.78%) Analytics
10 69 (8.66%) Usability Testing
11 68 (8.53%) Front End Development
12 65 (8.16%) Information Architecture
13 62 (7.78%) Scrum
14 54 (6.78%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 47 (5.90%) Visualisation
16 42 (5.27%) Data Visualisation
17 36 (4.52%) User Stories
18 35 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 34 (4.27%) Workflow
20 33 (4.14%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 90 (11.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (0.38%) C#
2 3 (0.38%) Java
2 3 (0.38%) SQL
3 2 (0.25%) Clojure
3 2 (0.25%) Scala
3 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
3 2 (0.25%) VBA
4 1 (0.13%) C
4 1 (0.13%) PHP
4 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (7.78%) Degree
2 27 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.38%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.25%) MBA
5 2 (0.25%) PhD
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.38%) QA
2 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.13%) MiFID
4 1 (0.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (0.25%) Grafana
1 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 156 (19.57%) Adobe
2 10 (1.25%) ClickTale
3 8 (1.00%) Google
3 8 (1.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (0.88%) Apple
5 5 (0.63%) EXTOL
5 5 (0.63%) Omniture
6 4 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.38%) Capita
7 3 (0.38%) Xerox
8 2 (0.25%) Maxymiser
8 2 (0.25%) Optimizely
8 2 (0.25%) SAP
8 2 (0.25%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.25%) Splunk
9 1 (0.13%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.13%) Hotjar
9 1 (0.13%) iRise