Period
to 17 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 302 322 316
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6 +59
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 833 784 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.78% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.82% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 576 459
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £538 £538 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £28.75 £33.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.09% -14.40% -
10th Percentile £15.25 £26.90 £30.49
90th Percentile £15.75 £30.20 £36.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.75 -

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 92,416 95,459 91,009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.89% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,165 63,335 59,328
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,895 2,842 3,247
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.08 £47.50
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 17 February 2019.

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 16 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 February 2019. 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 +13 784 £425 +6.25% 287
London +30 419 £450 +5.88% 154
UK excluding London +2 405 £425 +6.25% 142
South East +22 140 £425 +6.25% 30
North of England -9 102 £415 +10.67% 52
Midlands +6 61 £425 +1.19% 27
West Midlands -10 49 £425 +3.03% 15
Yorkshire -13 36 £375 +5.63% 11
East of England +45 33 £425 -2.86% 15
North East +9 33 £450 +4.05% 5
North West -8 31 £425 +13.33% 36
South West -62 29 £400 - 9
Scotland -8 24 £420 +3.70% 8
East Midlands +1 12 £438 -2.78% 12
Wales +2 8 £416 -7.50% 1
Northern Ireland - 8 £394 -

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 833 (100.00%) User Experience
2 389 (46.70%) Wireframes
3 373 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
4 259 (31.09%) Prototyping
5 194 (23.29%) HTML
6 185 (22.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 163 (19.57%) CSS
8 160 (19.21%) Axure RP
9 158 (18.97%) InVision
10 151 (18.13%) Adobe
11 134 (16.09%) Finance
12 120 (14.41%) Mobile App
13 102 (12.24%) Photoshop
14 100 (12.00%) E-Commerce
15 92 (11.04%) Usability Testing
16 89 (10.68%) Rapid Prototyping
17 80 (9.60%) Analytics
17 80 (9.60%) JavaScript
18 78 (9.36%) Service Design
19 76 (9.12%) Responsive Web Design
20 74 (8.88%) Scrum
20 74 (8.88%) Front End Development
21 73 (8.76%) Marketing
22 70 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
23 69 (8.28%) Adobe Illustrator
24 68 (8.16%) Degree
24 68 (8.16%) Information Architecture
25 67 (8.04%) Banking
26 57 (6.84%) Web Design
27 56 (6.72%) Retail

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 20 (2.40%) Marvel
2 12 (1.44%) CMS
3 10 (1.20%) Confluence
4 5 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Drupal
6 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 158 (18.97%) InVision
2 102 (12.24%) Photoshop
3 69 (8.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 31 (3.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (1.20%) InDesign
5 10 (1.20%) UXPin
6 9 (1.08%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.36%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.36%) Flinto
9 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (0.36%) Pixate
10 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.12%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) SessionCam
2 2 (0.24%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 9 (1.08%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (0.72%) SaaS
5 5 (0.60%) Slack
6 4 (0.48%) Heroku
7 3 (0.36%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.36%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.24%) Yarn
9 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.88%) Internet
2 3 (0.36%) RIP
3 2 (0.24%) Intranet
3 2 (0.24%) Skype
4 1 (0.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.60%) Big Data
2 3 (0.36%) Blockchain
2 3 (0.36%) Power BI
2 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (0.36%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 160 (19.21%) Axure RP
2 26 (3.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 26 (3.12%) JIRA
3 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.36%) gulp
4 2 (0.24%) Grunt
4 2 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (0.24%) Mocha
5 1 (0.12%) Babel
5 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.12%) git-flow
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 134 (16.09%) Finance
2 73 (8.76%) Marketing
3 67 (8.04%) Banking
4 56 (6.72%) Retail
5 25 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.84%) Back Office
6 7 (0.84%) Games
7 6 (0.72%) Advertising
7 6 (0.72%) Electronics
7 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.48%) Front Office
9 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.36%) Legal
10 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.36%) Publishing
11 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (23.29%) HTML
2 163 (19.57%) CSS
3 40 (4.80%) HTML5
4 30 (3.60%) CSS3
5 13 (1.56%) jQuery
6 10 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.08%) Framer.js
8 7 (0.84%) D3.js
8 7 (0.84%) React
8 7 (0.84%) Sass
8 7 (0.84%) SOAP
9 6 (0.72%) REST
10 5 (0.60%) .NET
10 5 (0.60%) Material Design
10 5 (0.60%) Node.js
11 4 (0.48%) Django
12 3 (0.36%) Ajax
12 3 (0.36%) Flash
12 3 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (0.24%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 833 (100.00%) User Experience
2 120 (14.41%) Mobile App
3 38 (4.56%) Fintech
4 28 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.04%) Graphic Design
7 15 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.44%) Social Media
9 11 (1.32%) Digital Media
10 10 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.96%) Animation
12 5 (0.60%) Equities
12 5 (0.60%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.60%) Video on Demand
13 4 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.48%) Taxonomies
14 3 (0.36%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.36%) Blog
14 3 (0.36%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 50 (6.00%) Android
2 48 (5.76%) Apple iOS
3 12 (1.44%) Windows
4 1 (0.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (46.70%) Wireframes
2 373 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (31.09%) Prototyping
4 185 (22.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 100 (12.00%) E-Commerce
6 92 (11.04%) Usability Testing
7 89 (10.68%) Rapid Prototyping
8 80 (9.60%) Analytics
9 78 (9.36%) Service Design
10 76 (9.12%) Responsive Web Design
11 74 (8.88%) Front End Development
11 74 (8.88%) Scrum
12 70 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 68 (8.16%) Information Architecture
14 57 (6.84%) Web Design
15 55 (6.60%) Design Thinking
16 50 (6.00%) Collaborative Working
17 49 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
17 49 (5.88%) Visualisation
18 47 (5.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 80 (9.60%) JavaScript
2 8 (0.96%) Java
3 5 (0.60%) TypeScript
4 3 (0.36%) C#
4 3 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (0.24%) Python
6 1 (0.12%) C
6 1 (0.12%) C++
6 1 (0.12%) ES6
6 1 (0.12%) PHP
6 1 (0.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (8.16%) Degree
2 20 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.96%) DBS Check
5 7 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.92%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) PSD2
3 1 (0.12%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 151 (18.13%) Adobe
2 12 (1.44%) Google
3 6 (0.72%) Atlassian
3 6 (0.72%) EXTOL
4 5 (0.60%) Hotjar
5 4 (0.48%) Qualtrics
5 4 (0.48%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.36%) ClickTale
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.24%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle
7 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.24%) SAP
8 1 (0.12%) Apple
8 1 (0.12%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.12%) Facebook
8 1 (0.12%) Monetate
8 1 (0.12%) Omniture
8 1 (0.12%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.12%) Temenos