Period
to 1 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 280 283
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 +43
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 370 867 934
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.95% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.00% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 593 674
Median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.10% +4.06%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £313
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £47.00 £37.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.50% +7.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £39.10 £19.73 £23.35
90th Percentile £56.00 £55.58 £56.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -41.67% +142.42% -38.13%

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 42,960 86,413 96,559
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 94.54% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,035 56,780 63,288
Median daily rate £468 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £265
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,785 2,790 3,034
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.98% +5.15% -3.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured UX Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing UX Designer.

Daily rate trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing UX Designer over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing UX Designer.

Hourly rate trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing UX Designer over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 -24 310 £425 - 20
UK excluding London +40 186 £450 +5.88% 11
London -10 175 £450 - 10
Scotland +66 45 £475 +18.75% 1
North of England +52 37 £425 - 2
South East +40 35 £425 - 7
Midlands +48 29 £450 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +45 29 £450 +12.50% 1
North West +51 23 £450 - 1
South West +54 21 £375 -
Work from Home +21 17 £400 -8.57%
Yorkshire +54 12 £425 +6.25% 1
East of England +52 12 £550 +37.50%
Wales +34 7 £450 +2.86%
North East +4 2 £520 +22.35%

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 370 (100.00%) User Experience
2 166 (44.86%) Wireframes
3 164 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (33.78%) Prototyping
4 125 (33.78%) Sketch
5 111 (30.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 84 (22.70%) Adobe
7 83 (22.43%) HTML
8 77 (20.81%) Axure RP
9 76 (20.54%) CSS
10 73 (19.73%) InVision
11 64 (17.30%) Finance
12 57 (15.41%) Service Design
13 48 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (12.97%) Mobile App
14 47 (12.70%) Usability Testing
15 42 (11.35%) Front End Development
16 41 (11.08%) Degree
17 40 (10.81%) Rapid Prototyping
18 35 (9.46%) JavaScript
19 33 (8.92%) Banking
19 33 (8.92%) Public Sector
20 31 (8.38%) Adobe XD
21 27 (7.30%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
22 25 (6.76%) Photoshop
22 25 (6.76%) Scrum
23 23 (6.22%) User Stories
23 23 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
23 23 (6.22%) Balsamiq
24 22 (5.95%) Responsive Web 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 8 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.08%) Confluence
3 3 (0.81%) CMS
4 2 (0.54%) WordPress
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Moodle
Applications
1 125 (33.78%) Sketch
2 73 (19.73%) InVision
3 31 (8.38%) Adobe XD
4 25 (6.76%) Photoshop
5 22 (5.95%) Figma
6 21 (5.68%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (5.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (2.70%) Adobe After Effects
8 10 (2.70%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (2.16%) Zeplin
10 7 (1.89%) MS Visio
11 4 (1.08%) InDesign
12 3 (0.81%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.81%) Marvel
12 3 (0.81%) UXPin
13 2 (0.54%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 10 (2.70%) Azure
3 6 (1.62%) GitHub
3 6 (1.62%) Office 365
4 3 (0.81%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.54%) Amazon Alexa
5 2 (0.54%) Heroku
5 2 (0.54%) Siri
6 1 (0.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.89%) Intranet
2 2 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.81%) Power BI
1 3 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 77 (20.81%) Axure RP
2 23 (6.22%) Balsamiq
3 7 (1.89%) JIRA
4 6 (1.62%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (1.35%) Jasmine
5 5 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.27%) Protractor
General
1 64 (17.30%) Finance
2 33 (8.92%) Banking
2 33 (8.92%) Public Sector
3 22 (5.95%) Marketing
4 15 (4.05%) Retail
5 13 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.16%) Corporate Banking
6 8 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.16%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.08%) Private Banking
9 3 (0.81%) Front Office
9 3 (0.81%) Publishing
10 2 (0.54%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Games
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (22.43%) HTML
2 76 (20.54%) CSS
3 22 (5.95%) HTML5
4 12 (3.24%) AngularJS
5 7 (1.89%) .NET
5 7 (1.89%) CSS3
6 6 (1.62%) Web Services
7 5 (1.35%) Framer.js
7 5 (1.35%) RESTful
7 5 (1.35%) Sass
7 5 (1.35%) Swagger
8 4 (1.08%) React
8 4 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.81%) D3.js
9 3 (0.81%) Node.js
9 3 (0.81%) REST
10 2 (0.54%) Ajax
10 2 (0.54%) jQuery
11 1 (0.27%) Flash
11 1 (0.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 370 (100.00%) User Experience
2 48 (12.97%) Mobile App
3 23 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.51%) Graphic Design
5 11 (2.97%) W3C
6 8 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.35%) Social Media
8 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.54%) Animation
9 2 (0.54%) Biotechnology
9 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.54%) Life Science
9 2 (0.54%) Motion Graphics
9 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) RIA
9 2 (0.54%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.05%) Apple iOS
2 14 (3.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (44.86%) Wireframes
2 164 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (33.78%) Prototyping
4 111 (30.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 57 (15.41%) Service Design
6 48 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (12.70%) Usability Testing
8 42 (11.35%) Front End Development
9 40 (10.81%) Rapid Prototyping
10 27 (7.30%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 25 (6.76%) Scrum
12 23 (6.22%) User Stories
13 22 (5.95%) Responsive Web Design
14 21 (5.68%) Workflow
15 20 (5.41%) Workshop Facilitation
16 19 (5.14%) Collaborative Working
16 19 (5.14%) E-Commerce
16 19 (5.14%) UX Design
17 18 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
17 18 (4.86%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.46%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.62%) C#
3 3 (0.81%) C
4 2 (0.54%) PHP
4 2 (0.54%) Python
5 1 (0.27%) Java
5 1 (0.27%) SQL
5 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (11.08%) Degree
2 15 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.81%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.27%) CIPD
6 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.70%) QA
2 5 (1.35%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (1.35%) GDPR
3 3 (0.81%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) Kibana
Vendors
1 84 (22.70%) Adobe
2 11 (2.97%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.08%) Google
3 4 (1.08%) Pega
4 2 (0.54%) Splunk
5 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.27%) EXTOL
5 1 (0.27%) Omniture
5 1 (0.27%) SAP