Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 307 360
Rank change year-on-year -1 +53 +37
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 819 743 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.82% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 460 523
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £538 £539 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £33.59 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.40% - -
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 96,293 90,999 101,882
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,953 59,312 65,238
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 3,245 3,701
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 22 February 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
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 22 February 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 0 766 £400 - 253
London -39 409 £425 +3.03% 123
UK excluding London +39 396 £400 - 138
South East -14 127 £400 +6.67% 40
North of England +51 96 £375 -6.25% 57
Midlands -2 65 £425 - 14
South West +39 62 £400 -11.11% 10
West Midlands +5 44 £413 +3.13% 7
Yorkshire -3 43 £353 -6.00% 18
North West +32 36 £375 -21.88% 36
Scotland +13 34 £405 +15.71% 7
East Midlands -14 21 £450 -2.70% 7
North East +42 17 £433 +8.13% 3
East of England -17 7 £425 -2.86% 9
Wales +2 5 £450 +12.50% 1

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 819 (100.00%) User Experience
2 397 (48.47%) Wireframes
3 348 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
4 316 (38.58%) Prototyping
5 293 (35.78%) HTML
6 279 (34.07%) CSS
7 177 (21.61%) Adobe
8 175 (21.37%) Axure RP
9 155 (18.93%) Finance
10 144 (17.58%) Mobile App
11 135 (16.48%) InVision
12 108 (13.19%) JavaScript
13 107 (13.06%) Photoshop
14 106 (12.94%) Rapid Prototyping
15 94 (11.48%) Information Architecture
16 90 (10.99%) Usability Testing
17 85 (10.38%) Degree
18 83 (10.13%) Adobe Illustrator
18 83 (10.13%) Front End Development
19 82 (10.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 82 (10.01%) E-Commerce
20 77 (9.40%) Service Design
21 72 (8.79%) HTML5
22 64 (7.81%) Banking
23 63 (7.69%) Web Design
24 57 (6.96%) Scrum
25 56 (6.84%) Responsive Web Design
26 55 (6.72%) Collaborative Working
27 52 (6.35%) CSS3
27 52 (6.35%) OmniGraffle

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 32 (3.91%) Marvel
2 13 (1.59%) CMS
3 5 (0.61%) Umbraco
4 4 (0.49%) Confluence
5 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 135 (16.48%) InVision
2 107 (13.06%) Photoshop
3 83 (10.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 82 (10.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 52 (6.35%) OmniGraffle
6 18 (2.20%) MS Visio
7 17 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 17 (2.08%) UXPin
8 15 (1.83%) Adobe After Effects
9 14 (1.71%) Flinto
10 10 (1.22%) InDesign
11 8 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
11 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
12 3 (0.37%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.37%) Pixate
13 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.12%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 14 (1.71%) Google Analytics
3 10 (1.22%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (0.98%) GitHub
5 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.73%) Slack
7 4 (0.49%) SaaS
8 2 (0.24%) Heroku
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.12%) npm
9 1 (0.12%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.08%) Internet
2 3 (0.37%) Intranet
3 1 (0.12%) Skype
3 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.49%) Big Data
2 3 (0.37%) Apache Hive
2 3 (0.37%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.12%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 175 (21.37%) Axure RP
2 34 (4.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 11 (1.34%) JIRA
4 6 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.24%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.24%) ProtoShare
6 2 (0.24%) Protractor
6 2 (0.24%) webpack
7 1 (0.12%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.12%) Bower
7 1 (0.12%) Grunt
7 1 (0.12%) gulp
7 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.12%) Selenium
7 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 155 (18.93%) Finance
2 64 (7.81%) Banking
3 46 (5.62%) Retail
4 41 (5.01%) Marketing
5 19 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.59%) Games
7 9 (1.10%) Legal
8 8 (0.98%) Publishing
9 6 (0.73%) Advertising
9 6 (0.73%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.61%) Automotive
10 5 (0.61%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.49%) German Language
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
12 3 (0.37%) Electronics
12 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.24%) Front Office
13 2 (0.24%) Law
13 2 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (35.78%) HTML
2 279 (34.07%) CSS
3 72 (8.79%) HTML5
4 52 (6.35%) CSS3
5 22 (2.69%) jQuery
6 16 (1.95%) AngularJS
7 14 (1.71%) Framer.js
8 12 (1.47%) Material Design
9 9 (1.10%) Sass
10 8 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (0.85%) React
12 5 (0.61%) Web Services
13 4 (0.49%) Ajax
13 4 (0.49%) LESS
13 4 (0.49%) Node.js
14 3 (0.37%) .NET
14 3 (0.37%) Angular 2
14 3 (0.37%) Flash
14 3 (0.37%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 2 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 819 (100.00%) User Experience
2 144 (17.58%) Mobile App
3 36 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.32%) Fintech
4 19 (2.32%) Graphic Design
5 15 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.71%) W3C
7 9 (1.10%) RIA
8 8 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 7 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.85%) Social Media
10 6 (0.73%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.73%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.49%) Animation
11 4 (0.49%) iPhone
11 4 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.49%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.49%) Social Network
12 3 (0.37%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.24%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (6.11%) Apple iOS
2 49 (5.98%) Android
3 8 (0.98%) Windows
4 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (48.47%) Wireframes
2 348 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (38.58%) Prototyping
4 106 (12.94%) Rapid Prototyping
5 94 (11.48%) Information Architecture
6 90 (10.99%) Usability Testing
7 83 (10.13%) Front End Development
8 82 (10.01%) E-Commerce
9 77 (9.40%) Service Design
10 63 (7.69%) Web Design
11 57 (6.96%) Scrum
12 56 (6.84%) Responsive Web Design
13 55 (6.72%) Collaborative Working
14 51 (6.23%) Analytics
15 47 (5.74%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 46 (5.62%) UX Design
17 37 (4.52%) B2B
17 37 (4.52%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
18 35 (4.27%) Visualisation
19 33 (4.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 108 (13.19%) JavaScript
2 4 (0.49%) SQL
3 3 (0.37%) Java
3 3 (0.37%) TypeScript
4 2 (0.24%) PHP
5 1 (0.12%) C
5 1 (0.12%) C#
5 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (10.38%) Degree
2 16 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.24%) PhD
6 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.34%) QA
2 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.12%) MiFID
Vendors
1 177 (21.61%) Adobe
2 10 (1.22%) ClickTale
3 8 (0.98%) EXTOL
4 6 (0.73%) Apple
4 6 (0.73%) Omniture
5 5 (0.61%) Capita
5 5 (0.61%) Google
5 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.49%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.49%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.37%) Optimizely
7 3 (0.37%) SAP
8 2 (0.24%) Marketo
9 1 (0.12%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.12%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.12%) Hotjar
9 1 (0.12%) iRise