The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 323 390
Rank change year-on-year +21 +67  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 337 356 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.66% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.70% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 263 174
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £544 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £339
% change year-on-year -1.23% +19.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £106.25 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.35% +288.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £106.25 -
% change year-on-year -62.35% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured UX Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 325 £400 -3.03% 81
London -4 172 £400 -3.03% 38
South East +39 66 £375 - 10
Berkshire +35 20 £375 -3.22% 1
City of London -40 20 £425 +6.25% 11
Yorkshire +16 18 £394 +5.00% 5
South West +11 18 £463 +17.46% 12
Buckinghamshire +11 18 £350 -
North East -28 16 £400 -20.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -24 15 £400 -20.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 15 £400 -20.00% 3
Devon - 13 £475 - 1
North West +25 12 £388 +19.23% 5
West Midlands +17 11 £375 +15.38%
West Sussex +15 11 £455 +7.00%
West Yorkshire +7 9 £388 +3.33% 4
Plymouth - 9 £475 -
Surrey +6 8 £250 -33.33% 4
East of England +6 8 £425 +21.42% 2
Leeds +4 8 £375 - 4
Milton Keynes - 8 £350 -
Worthing +18 6 £455 +7.00%
Scotland +15 6 £350 -17.64% 7
Manchester +14 6 £363 -7.64% 4
Edinburgh +16 5 £350 -17.64% 6
South Yorkshire +8 5 £500 - 1
Sheffield +7 5 £500 - 1
Merseyside +6 5 £490 +117.77%
Kent - 5 £400 - 1
Liverpool - 5 £480 -

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 717 (100.00%) User Experience
2 366 (51.05%) Wireframes
3 319 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
4 306 (42.68%) HTML
5 293 (40.86%) CSS
6 289 (40.31%) Prototyping
7 160 (22.32%) Mobile App
8 141 (19.67%) Axure RP
8 141 (19.67%) Rapid Prototyping
9 109 (15.20%) Adobe
10 101 (14.09%) Finance
11 99 (13.81%) Photoshop
12 91 (12.69%) JavaScript
13 88 (12.27%) Service Design
14 86 (11.99%) E-Commerce
15 83 (11.58%) Web Design
16 75 (10.46%) HTML5
17 67 (9.34%) Usability Testing
18 66 (9.21%) Degree
19 63 (8.79%) Adobe Illustrator
20 62 (8.65%) Information Architecture
20 62 (8.65%) CSS3
21 61 (8.51%) Banking
22 56 (7.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 55 (7.67%) Analytics
24 54 (7.53%) Responsive Web Design
25 53 (7.39%) Front End Development
26 52 (7.25%) Scrum
27 48 (6.69%) Retail
27 48 (6.69%) Typography

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 18 (2.51%) CMS
2 7 (0.98%) Marvel
3 5 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.28%) Drupal
4 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 99 (13.81%) Photoshop
2 63 (8.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 56 (7.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 43 (6.00%) InVision
5 42 (5.86%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (1.39%) Flinto
7 9 (1.26%) InDesign
7 9 (1.26%) UXPin
8 8 (1.12%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.98%) Fireworks
9 7 (0.98%) MS Office
10 3 (0.42%) MS Excel
10 3 (0.42%) Pixate
11 2 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.42%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.79%) Google Analytics
2 13 (1.81%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.56%) SaaS
5 3 (0.42%) GitHub
6 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.04%) Internet
2 5 (0.70%) Intranet
3 3 (0.42%) Network Security
3 3 (0.42%) snoop
4 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.98%) Big Data
2 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.42%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 141 (19.67%) Axure RP
2 26 (3.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 13 (1.81%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.42%) NCrunch
5 3 (0.42%) NUnit
5 3 (0.42%) ReSharper
5 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.28%) Hudson
6 2 (0.28%) JIRA
7 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 101 (14.09%) Finance
2 61 (8.51%) Banking
3 48 (6.69%) Retail
4 30 (4.18%) Marketing
5 22 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.53%) Publishing
7 9 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.84%) Front Office
8 6 (0.84%) Games
9 4 (0.56%) Electronics
9 4 (0.56%) Legal
9 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Automotive
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (42.68%) HTML
2 293 (40.86%) CSS
3 75 (10.46%) HTML5
4 62 (8.65%) CSS3
5 36 (5.02%) jQuery
6 13 (1.81%) AngularJS
7 12 (1.67%) Flash
8 11 (1.53%) Sass
9 10 (1.39%) .NET
10 7 (0.98%) Framer.js
10 7 (0.98%) WPF
11 6 (0.84%) D3.js
11 6 (0.84%) Material Design
11 6 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (0.70%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.70%) LESS
13 4 (0.56%) Ajax
14 3 (0.42%) Apache Flex
14 3 (0.42%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 3 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 717 (100.00%) User Experience
2 160 (22.32%) Mobile App
3 44 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.23%) Fintech
4 16 (2.23%) Social Media
5 12 (1.67%) iPhone
6 11 (1.53%) Graphic Design
7 10 (1.39%) iPad
7 10 (1.39%) W3C
8 8 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
8 8 (1.12%) Video on Demand
9 5 (0.70%) Animation
9 5 (0.70%) Online Banking
9 5 (0.70%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.42%) Equities
11 2 (0.28%) Interactive TV
11 2 (0.28%) NHS
11 2 (0.28%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (6.28%) Apple iOS
2 40 (5.58%) Android
3 3 (0.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (51.05%) Wireframes
2 319 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (40.31%) Prototyping
4 141 (19.67%) Rapid Prototyping
5 88 (12.27%) Service Design
6 86 (11.99%) E-Commerce
7 83 (11.58%) Web Design
8 67 (9.34%) Usability Testing
9 62 (8.65%) Information Architecture
10 55 (7.67%) Analytics
11 54 (7.53%) Responsive Web Design
12 53 (7.39%) Front End Development
13 52 (7.25%) Scrum
14 48 (6.69%) Typography
15 45 (6.28%) Visualisation
16 39 (5.44%) Data Visualisation
17 34 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (4.04%) UX Design
19 28 (3.91%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 28 (3.91%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (12.69%) JavaScript
2 12 (1.67%) Java
3 4 (0.56%) C#
3 4 (0.56%) SQL
4 3 (0.42%) XAML
5 1 (0.14%) C
5 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 66 (9.21%) Degree
2 12 (1.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.84%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (0.70%) QA
3 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.42%) Kibana
Vendors
1 109 (15.20%) Adobe
2 18 (2.51%) Google
3 16 (2.23%) Microsoft
4 13 (1.81%) ClickTale
4 13 (1.81%) EXTOL
5 8 (1.12%) Omniture
6 7 (0.98%) Optimizely
7 6 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.70%) SAP
9 4 (0.56%) Apple
10 3 (0.42%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.42%) IBM
10 3 (0.42%) Infragistics
10 3 (0.42%) Telerik
11 1 (0.14%) Facebook
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Salt
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sphere Digital Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £250 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago