Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 310 312 345
Rank change year-on-year +2 +33 +42
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 846 817 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.82% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.86% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 580 551
UK median daily rate £425 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.31% +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £300
90th Percentile £530 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £27.37 £32.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.44% -16.30% -63.67%
10th Percentile £36.25 £24.86 £24.86
90th Percentile £59.75 £29.87 £36.39
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 98,006 95,137 99,937
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,458 62,516 65,127
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +4.38% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,140 2,832 3,269
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -6 783 £425 +0.29% 244
UK excluding London +25 423 £425 +6.25% 132
London -18 415 £425 - 122
South East +21 149 £425 - 34
North of England -26 91 £400 +3.90% 51
Midlands -6 56 £450 - 15
Yorkshire -3 47 £385 - 25
West Midlands -8 42 £450 - 9
East of England +40 39 £500 +17.65% 11
Scotland -9 38 £401 +0.13% 9
South West -14 36 £400 +9.59% 11
North West -10 30 £415 +10.67% 26
Wales -12 15 £405 +9.83%
East Midlands +2 14 £475 +11.76% 6
North East -24 14 £425 +3.03%

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 846 (100.00%) User Experience
2 424 (50.12%) Wireframes
3 334 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
4 255 (30.14%) Prototyping
5 229 (27.07%) HTML
6 222 (26.24%) CSS
7 219 (25.89%) Axure RP
8 180 (21.28%) Finance
9 172 (20.33%) InVision
10 155 (18.32%) Adobe
11 115 (13.59%) Photoshop
12 111 (13.12%) JavaScript
13 110 (13.00%) Mobile App
14 90 (10.64%) Usability Testing
15 89 (10.52%) Information Architecture
16 87 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
17 86 (10.17%) Analytics
18 83 (9.81%) Service Design
19 79 (9.34%) E-Commerce
20 78 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
21 74 (8.75%) Scrum
22 69 (8.16%) Banking
23 68 (8.04%) Rapid Prototyping
23 68 (8.04%) Visualisation
24 66 (7.80%) Adobe Illustrator
25 63 (7.45%) Android
26 60 (7.09%) Apple iOS
27 58 (6.86%) Marketing
28 55 (6.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
29 54 (6.38%) Analytical Skills

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 33 (3.90%) Marvel
2 15 (1.77%) CMS
3 12 (1.42%) Confluence
4 3 (0.35%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.12%) Drupal
6 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 172 (20.33%) InVision
2 115 (13.59%) Photoshop
3 66 (7.80%) Adobe Illustrator
4 55 (6.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 19 (2.25%) OmniGraffle
6 14 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (1.30%) UXPin
8 5 (0.59%) Flinto
8 5 (0.59%) InDesign
8 5 (0.59%) UserZoom
9 4 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.35%) Pixate
11 2 (0.24%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.12%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 13 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.06%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (0.83%) SaaS
5 3 (0.35%) GitHub
6 2 (0.24%) Yarn
7 1 (0.12%) Heroku
7 1 (0.12%) npm
7 1 (0.12%) Office 365
7 1 (0.12%) Slack
7 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.71%) Internet
2 5 (0.59%) Intranet
3 2 (0.24%) SMS
4 1 (0.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.71%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.24%) Big Data
3 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 219 (25.89%) Axure RP
2 39 (4.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 28 (3.31%) JIRA
4 8 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.95%) gulp
5 6 (0.71%) Grunt
6 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.24%) Mocha
8 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.12%) Maven
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.12%) ProtoShare
8 1 (0.12%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 180 (21.28%) Finance
2 69 (8.16%) Banking
3 58 (6.86%) Marketing
4 52 (6.15%) Retail
5 23 (2.72%) Advertising
6 18 (2.13%) Publishing
7 10 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.06%) Back Office
9 7 (0.83%) Games
10 5 (0.59%) Law
10 5 (0.59%) Legal
10 5 (0.59%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.47%) Electronics
11 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.35%) French Language
13 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.24%) German Language
13 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (27.07%) HTML
2 222 (26.24%) CSS
3 53 (6.26%) HTML5
4 46 (5.44%) CSS3
5 21 (2.48%) jQuery
6 15 (1.77%) D3.js
7 14 (1.65%) AngularJS
8 10 (1.18%) Ajax
8 10 (1.18%) Sass
9 9 (1.06%) Node.js
9 9 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (0.95%) .NET
11 7 (0.83%) Framer.js
11 7 (0.83%) React
12 5 (0.59%) Semantic HTML
12 5 (0.59%) Web Services
13 4 (0.47%) REST
14 2 (0.24%) Backbone.js
14 2 (0.24%) LESS
14 2 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 846 (100.00%) User Experience
2 110 (13.00%) Mobile App
3 54 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.02%) Fintech
5 22 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.89%) Graphic Design
8 9 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.06%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.06%) Taxonomies
9 8 (0.95%) Interactive TV
10 7 (0.83%) Digital Media
10 7 (0.83%) Social Media
11 6 (0.71%) Blog
11 6 (0.71%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.59%) Equities
12 5 (0.59%) iPhone
12 5 (0.59%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.47%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.45%) Android
2 60 (7.09%) Apple iOS
3 5 (0.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (50.12%) Wireframes
2 334 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (30.14%) Prototyping
4 90 (10.64%) Usability Testing
5 89 (10.52%) Information Architecture
6 87 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
7 86 (10.17%) Analytics
8 83 (9.81%) Service Design
9 79 (9.34%) E-Commerce
10 78 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
11 74 (8.75%) Scrum
12 68 (8.04%) Rapid Prototyping
12 68 (8.04%) Visualisation
13 52 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
15 46 (5.44%) Front End Development
16 41 (4.85%) Data Visualisation
17 38 (4.49%) Web Design
18 36 (4.26%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 32 (3.78%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 111 (13.12%) JavaScript
2 4 (0.47%) Java
3 3 (0.35%) PHP
4 2 (0.24%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (0.24%) Python
4 2 (0.24%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.12%) C#
5 1 (0.12%) ES6
5 1 (0.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (6.03%) Degree
2 7 (0.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.71%) Master's Degree
3 6 (0.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.35%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.12%) CCA
6 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.06%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.12%) GDPR
3 1 (0.12%) PMO
3 1 (0.12%) WAI
3 1 (0.12%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.12%) Kibana
1 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 155 (18.32%) Adobe
2 8 (0.95%) Google
3 7 (0.83%) Microsoft
4 5 (0.59%) ClickTale
4 5 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.47%) EXTOL
5 4 (0.47%) Omniture
6 2 (0.24%) Hotjar
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle
6 2 (0.24%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.24%) Tableau
7 1 (0.12%) Apple
7 1 (0.12%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.12%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.12%) Facebook
7 1 (0.12%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.12%) Pega
7 1 (0.12%) Twitter