Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 305 348
Rank change year-on-year +7 +43 +70
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 899 803 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.84% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.88% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 549 566
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £300
90th Percentile £527 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.06% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
UK median hourly rate £39.13 £32.12 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.85% -14.36% -58.33%
10th Percentile £25.38 £25.81 £26.05
90th Percentile £57.67 £38.42 £157.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year -43.75% +30.08% -

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 97,761 90,923 103,351
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.98% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,013 59,062 67,380
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,131 2,801 3,129
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.29%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.00 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.73%

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 17 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 2018. 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 -3 835 £425 +0.59% 192
UK excluding London +7 454 £400 +0.06% 110
London -10 441 £425 - 90
South East -8 140 £413 -2.94% 21
North of England -14 110 £400 +3.90% 46
Midlands +37 86 £450 +5.88% 14
West Midlands +18 62 £431 +1.47% 11
Scotland -18 48 £403 +0.69% 5
Yorkshire -11 46 £380 -1.30% 22
North West 0 40 £400 +6.67% 17
South West -15 32 £400 - 12
East of England +2 29 £400 -5.88% 9
East Midlands +3 24 £475 +16.04% 3
North East -21 24 £400 - 7
Wales -8 10 £405 +9.83% 3

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, UX Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 899 (100.00%) User Experience
2 466 (51.84%) Wireframes
3 354 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
4 296 (32.93%) Prototyping
5 285 (31.70%) HTML
6 276 (30.70%) CSS
7 223 (24.81%) Axure RP
8 191 (21.25%) InVision
9 184 (20.47%) Adobe
9 184 (20.47%) Finance
10 141 (15.68%) JavaScript
11 129 (14.35%) Mobile App
12 116 (12.90%) Photoshop
13 92 (10.23%) Analytics
14 88 (9.79%) Scrum
15 87 (9.68%) Rapid Prototyping
15 87 (9.68%) Usability Testing
16 84 (9.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 79 (8.79%) Information Architecture
18 76 (8.45%) Responsive Web Design
18 76 (8.45%) Adobe Illustrator
19 74 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
20 68 (7.56%) E-Commerce
21 67 (7.45%) Android
21 67 (7.45%) Service Design
22 65 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
22 65 (7.23%) Apple iOS
22 65 (7.23%) Degree
23 64 (7.12%) Visualisation
24 62 (6.90%) HTML5

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 46 (5.12%) Marvel
2 13 (1.45%) CMS
3 11 (1.22%) Confluence
4 4 (0.44%) JBoss
4 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.33%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 191 (21.25%) InVision
2 116 (12.90%) Photoshop
3 84 (9.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 76 (8.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 32 (3.56%) OmniGraffle
6 28 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 23 (2.56%) UXPin
8 6 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.67%) UserZoom
9 4 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.44%) Flinto
9 4 (0.44%) InDesign
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
11 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.11%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 17 (1.89%) Google Analytics
2 17 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 9 (1.00%) SaaS
4 7 (0.78%) GitHub
5 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.44%) Heroku
6 3 (0.33%) Serverless
7 1 (0.11%) npm
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.56%) SMS
2 4 (0.44%) Internet
3 3 (0.33%) Intranet
4 2 (0.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.67%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.22%) GIS
3 1 (0.11%) Big Data
3 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 223 (24.81%) Axure RP
2 45 (5.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 24 (2.67%) JIRA
4 12 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.56%) gulp
6 4 (0.44%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.44%) Grunt
7 2 (0.22%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.22%) Protractor
8 1 (0.11%) Babel
8 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.11%) Maven
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.11%) ProtoShare
8 1 (0.11%) Selenium
8 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.11%) webpack
General
1 184 (20.47%) Finance
2 52 (5.78%) Banking
3 51 (5.67%) Retail
4 43 (4.78%) Marketing
5 31 (3.45%) Advertising
6 21 (2.34%) Publishing
7 8 (0.89%) Games
8 7 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.67%) Billing
9 6 (0.67%) Legal
10 5 (0.56%) Back Office
10 5 (0.56%) German Language
10 5 (0.56%) Law
10 5 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.44%) Automotive
12 3 (0.33%) French Language
12 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (31.70%) HTML
2 276 (30.70%) CSS
3 62 (6.90%) HTML5
4 45 (5.01%) CSS3
5 27 (3.00%) jQuery
6 15 (1.67%) AngularJS
7 14 (1.56%) Framer.js
7 14 (1.56%) Sass
8 9 (1.00%) Ajax
8 9 (1.00%) React
8 9 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (0.89%) D3.js
9 8 (0.89%) Node.js
9 8 (0.89%) RESTful
10 7 (0.78%) .NET
11 6 (0.67%) Web Services
12 5 (0.56%) JSON
12 5 (0.56%) Material Design
13 4 (0.44%) LESS
13 4 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 899 (100.00%) User Experience
2 129 (14.35%) Mobile App
3 65 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.67%) Fintech
5 22 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.00%) Graphic Design
7 16 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.11%) Taxonomies
10 9 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.89%) Interactive TV
12 6 (0.67%) Social Media
13 5 (0.56%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.56%) iPhone
13 5 (0.56%) Photography
13 5 (0.56%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.44%) Blog
14 4 (0.44%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.44%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.45%) Android
2 65 (7.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (51.84%) Wireframes
2 354 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (32.93%) Prototyping
4 92 (10.23%) Analytics
5 88 (9.79%) Scrum
6 87 (9.68%) Rapid Prototyping
6 87 (9.68%) Usability Testing
7 79 (8.79%) Information Architecture
8 76 (8.45%) Responsive Web Design
9 74 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (7.56%) E-Commerce
11 67 (7.45%) Service Design
12 64 (7.12%) Visualisation
13 55 (6.12%) Front End Development
14 50 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
15 48 (5.34%) Data Visualisation
16 42 (4.67%) B2B
16 42 (4.67%) UX Design
17 35 (3.89%) Customer Insight
18 33 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (15.68%) JavaScript
2 10 (1.11%) Java
3 4 (0.44%) ES6
3 4 (0.44%) Python
4 3 (0.33%) JSX
4 3 (0.33%) PHP
4 3 (0.33%) TypeScript
5 2 (0.22%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (0.11%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 65 (7.23%) Degree
2 16 (1.78%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.11%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.78%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) GCP
2 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.11%) GDPR
5 1 (0.11%) PMO
5 1 (0.11%) WAI
5 1 (0.11%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.11%) Kibana
1 1 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 184 (20.47%) Adobe
2 12 (1.33%) Google
3 10 (1.11%) Capita
4 9 (1.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (0.89%) ClickTale
6 7 (0.78%) EXTOL
6 7 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.67%) Omniture
8 4 (0.44%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.33%) Apple
9 3 (0.33%) Optimizely
9 3 (0.33%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.22%) Tableau
11 1 (0.11%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.11%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.11%) Hotjar
11 1 (0.11%) Pega
11 1 (0.11%) Twitter