The median contractor rate for a UX Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 321 375
Rank change year-on-year +33 +54  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 369 362 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.71% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 271 194
Median daily rate £400 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% -1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £24.23 £175.00 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -86.15% +94.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £175.00 -

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +43 351 £400 - 73
London -4 196 £405 -4.70% 36
South East +20 56 £450 +24.13% 14
City of London -7 33 £425 - 3
Yorkshire +30 28 £380 +1.33% 5
West Yorkshire +27 25 £380 +1.33% 5
Leeds +19 25 £380 +1.33% 5
Scotland +33 17 £400 +6.31% 2
Berkshire +28 17 £363 -3.33% 1
North East +82 16 £375 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +12 15 £438 +25.00% 3
North West +18 13 £375 -2.28% 4
South West +15 13 £365 -2.66% 5
Glasgow +13 13 £400 +23.07% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +89 12 £375 +7.14% 1
Tyne and Wear +89 12 £375 +7.14% 1
Surrey - 11 £463 - 3
Shropshire +21 8 £415 -
Manchester +10 8 £425 +10.74% 2
Hampshire +9 7 £450 +38.46% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 7 £325 -13.33%
East of England -17 7 £425 +36.00% 2
Telford +16 6 £435 -
West Sussex +7 6 £449 +23.86% 1
East Midlands -2 6 £338 -27.02% 2
Milton Keynes -9 6 £325 -
Staines - 6 £488 -
Edinburgh +11 4 £375 -7.40%
Birmingham +9 4 £450 +38.46% 2
Bristol -1 4 £420 +1.81% 3

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 697 (100.00%) User Experience
2 383 (54.95%) Wireframes
3 316 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
4 288 (41.32%) Prototyping
5 285 (40.89%) HTML
6 263 (37.73%) CSS
7 130 (18.65%) Axure RP
8 118 (16.93%) Rapid Prototyping
9 117 (16.79%) Mobile App
10 113 (16.21%) JavaScript
11 105 (15.06%) Adobe
12 98 (14.06%) Photoshop
13 90 (12.91%) HTML5
14 87 (12.48%) Web Design
15 86 (12.34%) Finance
16 76 (10.90%) Degree
17 75 (10.76%) CSS3
18 72 (10.33%) Adobe Illustrator
19 71 (10.19%) Responsive Web Design
19 71 (10.19%) Service Design
20 70 (10.04%) Front End Development
21 68 (9.76%) Usability Testing
22 66 (9.47%) E-Commerce
23 65 (9.33%) Scrum
24 64 (9.18%) InVision
25 63 (9.04%) Visualisation
26 61 (8.75%) Information Architecture
27 60 (8.61%) Data Visualisation
28 55 (7.89%) Retail
29 51 (7.32%) Analytics

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 15 (2.15%) CMS
2 10 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.57%) Marvel
4 3 (0.43%) Drupal
5 2 (0.29%) Confluence
5 2 (0.29%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 98 (14.06%) Photoshop
2 72 (10.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 64 (9.18%) InVision
4 44 (6.31%) OmniGraffle
5 42 (6.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (2.15%) UXPin
7 13 (1.87%) MS Visio
8 8 (1.15%) InDesign
9 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (0.72%) Pixate
11 3 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.43%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.29%) Flinto
13 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.14%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.14%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 14 (2.01%) Google Analytics
3 9 (1.29%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (1.15%) GitHub
5 6 (0.86%) SaaS
6 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.43%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.43%) Slack
7 3 (0.43%) Trello
8 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.59%) Internet
2 6 (0.86%) Intranet
3 3 (0.43%) Network Security
4 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.43%) Big Data
1 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.14%) Power BI
3 1 (0.14%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 130 (18.65%) Axure RP
2 24 (3.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 9 (1.29%) JIRA
4 8 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.43%) Hudson
6 3 (0.43%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) Bower
7 1 (0.14%) Grunt
7 1 (0.14%) gulp
7 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.14%) ProtoShare
7 1 (0.14%) Protractor
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.14%) webpack
General
1 86 (12.34%) Finance
2 55 (7.89%) Retail
3 44 (6.31%) Banking
4 22 (3.16%) Marketing
4 22 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.58%) Games
6 6 (0.86%) Publishing
7 5 (0.72%) Automotive
7 5 (0.72%) Back Office
8 4 (0.57%) Legal
8 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.43%) Front Office
9 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.43%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (40.89%) HTML
2 263 (37.73%) CSS
3 90 (12.91%) HTML5
4 75 (10.76%) CSS3
5 36 (5.16%) jQuery
6 27 (3.87%) AngularJS
7 12 (1.72%) Flash
8 11 (1.58%) Framer.js
8 11 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (1.43%) D3.js
9 10 (1.43%) Sass
10 6 (0.86%) .NET
11 4 (0.57%) LESS
11 4 (0.57%) Material Design
11 4 (0.57%) SVG
12 3 (0.43%) Ajax
12 3 (0.43%) Ionic Framework
12 3 (0.43%) Web Services
12 3 (0.43%) WPF
12 3 (0.43%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 697 (100.00%) User Experience
2 117 (16.79%) Mobile App
3 37 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.59%) Graphic Design
5 14 (2.01%) Fintech
6 11 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.15%) Online Banking
8 7 (1.00%) iPad
8 7 (1.00%) iPhone
9 5 (0.72%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.72%) Derivative
9 5 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (0.72%) NHS
9 5 (0.72%) Social Media
9 5 (0.72%) W3C
10 4 (0.57%) Animation
10 4 (0.57%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.43%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.17%) Apple iOS
2 38 (5.45%) Android
3 3 (0.43%) Windows
4 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (54.95%) Wireframes
2 316 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (41.32%) Prototyping
4 118 (16.93%) Rapid Prototyping
5 87 (12.48%) Web Design
6 71 (10.19%) Responsive Web Design
6 71 (10.19%) Service Design
7 70 (10.04%) Front End Development
8 68 (9.76%) Usability Testing
9 66 (9.47%) E-Commerce
10 65 (9.33%) Scrum
11 63 (9.04%) Visualisation
12 61 (8.75%) Information Architecture
13 60 (8.61%) Data Visualisation
14 51 (7.32%) Analytics
15 37 (5.31%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 35 (5.02%) UX Design
17 30 (4.30%) Typography
18 28 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
19 27 (3.87%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (16.21%) JavaScript
2 7 (1.00%) Java
3 6 (0.86%) SQL
4 2 (0.29%) C#
4 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
4 2 (0.29%) VBA
5 1 (0.14%) C
5 1 (0.14%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 76 (10.90%) Degree
2 11 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (1.15%) Master's Degree
3 8 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.15%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.43%) WCAG
4 2 (0.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (0.43%) Kibana
2 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 105 (15.06%) Adobe
2 21 (3.01%) EXTOL
3 16 (2.30%) Google
4 11 (1.58%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.29%) ClickTale
7 7 (1.00%) Apple
8 5 (0.72%) SAP
9 3 (0.43%) Twitter
10 2 (0.29%) hybris
10 2 (0.29%) Xerox
11 1 (0.14%) Omniture
11 1 (0.14%) PayPal
11 1 (0.14%) Usabilla
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