Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 327 363
Rank change year-on-year +54 +36 +44
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 916 699 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.77% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.82% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 451 505
UK median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £275
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £106.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -62.35% +254.17%
10th Percentile £23.35 £40.00 £48.88
90th Percentile £56.06 £40.00 £172.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -38.13% +6.67% -

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 95,587 85,750 100,408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,753 55,622 65,088
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,007 2,882 3,141
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.99% -6.26% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +16.70%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +27 864 £419 +4.69% 206
UK excluding London +47 479 £400 - 116
London -2 426 £450 +12.50% 97
South East -4 152 £400 +6.67% 25
North of England +7 126 £375 -3.23% 33
Midlands +44 94 £425 -10.53% 27
West Midlands +27 69 £406 -14.47% 14
South West +23 52 £400 -9.60% 12
Yorkshire -5 50 £375 +3.45% 11
North West +19 49 £375 -10.71% 18
Scotland -19 32 £425 +14.86% 2
North East -5 27 £400 - 4
East Midlands +10 25 £475 - 13
East of England -1 16 £415 -3.77% 12
Wales -1 7 £425 +6.25% 4

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 916 (100.00%) User Experience
2 440 (48.03%) Wireframes
3 371 (40.50%) Agile Software Development
4 333 (36.35%) Prototyping
5 318 (34.72%) HTML
6 305 (33.30%) CSS
7 198 (21.62%) Adobe
8 195 (21.29%) Axure RP
9 194 (21.18%) Finance
10 171 (18.67%) InVision
11 147 (16.05%) Mobile App
12 137 (14.96%) JavaScript
13 116 (12.66%) Rapid Prototyping
14 107 (11.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 97 (10.59%) Photoshop
16 86 (9.39%) Usability Testing
16 86 (9.39%) Degree
16 86 (9.39%) Front End Development
17 83 (9.06%) Information Architecture
18 82 (8.95%) E-Commerce
19 79 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
20 76 (8.30%) Adobe Illustrator
21 71 (7.75%) HTML5
22 70 (7.64%) Service Design
23 64 (6.99%) Apple iOS
23 64 (6.99%) Scrum
24 62 (6.77%) Android
25 61 (6.66%) Analytics
26 60 (6.55%) Collaborative Working
27 57 (6.22%) UX Design

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 45 (4.91%) Marvel
2 10 (1.09%) CMS
3 6 (0.66%) Confluence
4 4 (0.44%) JBoss
4 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.44%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 171 (18.67%) InVision
2 107 (11.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 97 (10.59%) Photoshop
4 76 (8.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 38 (4.15%) OmniGraffle
6 32 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 24 (2.62%) UXPin
8 16 (1.75%) Adobe After Effects
9 15 (1.64%) MS Visio
10 11 (1.20%) Flinto
11 9 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
12 6 (0.66%) InDesign
13 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
13 5 (0.55%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.11%) Moqups
14 1 (0.11%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 16 (1.75%) Google Analytics
3 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.87%) SaaS
5 7 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (0.76%) GitHub
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.44%) Heroku
7 3 (0.33%) Serverless
8 1 (0.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.66%) Internet
2 5 (0.55%) SMS
3 3 (0.33%) Intranet
4 2 (0.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.66%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.22%) GIS
3 1 (0.11%) Big Data
3 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 195 (21.29%) Axure RP
2 38 (4.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.87%) JIRA
4 2 (0.22%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.22%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (0.22%) Protractor
5 1 (0.11%) Babel
5 1 (0.11%) gulp
5 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.11%) ProtoShare
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.11%) webpack
General
1 194 (21.18%) Finance
2 52 (5.68%) Retail
3 48 (5.24%) Banking
4 43 (4.69%) Marketing
5 22 (2.40%) Publishing
6 18 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.75%) Advertising
8 9 (0.98%) Games
9 8 (0.87%) Automotive
9 8 (0.87%) Legal
10 4 (0.44%) Billing
10 4 (0.44%) German Language
10 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.33%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (0.33%) Electronics
11 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Back Office
12 2 (0.22%) French Language
12 2 (0.22%) Front Office
12 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (34.72%) HTML
2 305 (33.30%) CSS
3 71 (7.75%) HTML5
4 45 (4.91%) CSS3
5 25 (2.73%) jQuery
6 23 (2.51%) AngularJS
7 19 (2.07%) Framer.js
8 14 (1.53%) Sass
8 14 (1.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (0.98%) Material Design
9 9 (0.98%) React
10 8 (0.87%) RESTful
10 8 (0.87%) Web Services
11 6 (0.66%) LESS
12 5 (0.55%) .NET
13 4 (0.44%) Ajax
13 4 (0.44%) JSON
13 4 (0.44%) Node.js
13 4 (0.44%) Struts
13 4 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 916 (100.00%) User Experience
2 147 (16.05%) Mobile App
3 41 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (3.28%) Fintech
6 19 (2.07%) Graphic Design
7 14 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.76%) RIA
10 6 (0.66%) Taxonomies
11 5 (0.55%) Animation
11 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.44%) iPhone
12 4 (0.44%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.44%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.33%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.33%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.33%) Online Gambling
14 2 (0.22%) Photography
14 2 (0.22%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 64 (6.99%) Apple iOS
2 62 (6.77%) Android
3 5 (0.55%) Windows
4 1 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (48.03%) Wireframes
2 371 (40.50%) Agile Software Development
3 333 (36.35%) Prototyping
4 116 (12.66%) Rapid Prototyping
5 86 (9.39%) Front End Development
5 86 (9.39%) Usability Testing
6 83 (9.06%) Information Architecture
7 82 (8.95%) E-Commerce
8 79 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
9 70 (7.64%) Service Design
10 64 (6.99%) Scrum
11 61 (6.66%) Analytics
12 60 (6.55%) Collaborative Working
13 57 (6.22%) UX Design
14 56 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
15 46 (5.02%) B2B
16 41 (4.48%) Typography
16 41 (4.48%) Visualisation
17 39 (4.26%) Web Design
18 36 (3.93%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 137 (14.96%) JavaScript
2 9 (0.98%) Java
3 4 (0.44%) ES6
3 4 (0.44%) Python
4 3 (0.33%) JSX
4 3 (0.33%) SQL
5 2 (0.22%) PHP
5 2 (0.22%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.11%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.11%) C#
6 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 86 (9.39%) Degree
2 20 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.44%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.11%) CCA
8 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.76%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) GCP
2 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.11%) WAI
4 1 (0.11%) WCAG
Vendors
1 198 (21.62%) Adobe
2 11 (1.20%) Capita
2 11 (1.20%) Google
3 10 (1.09%) EXTOL
4 7 (0.76%) Apple
4 7 (0.76%) ClickTale
4 7 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (0.66%) Microsoft
5 6 (0.66%) Omniture
6 5 (0.55%) Optimizely
6 5 (0.55%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.22%) Marketo
8 2 (0.22%) SAP
9 1 (0.11%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.11%) Pega