Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a UX Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 896 875
Rank change year-on-year +76 -21 -9
Contract jobs requiring a UX Specialist 22 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.009% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 8
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +27.27% -
10th Percentile £350 £319 £250
90th Percentile £515 £513 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -20.45% +22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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 90300 104595 106990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58526 68033 66178
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3129 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.63 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% +11.76% +3.03%

UX Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UX Specialist.

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UX Specialist over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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 +66 17 £444 +1.43%
UK excluding London +69 12 £438 -20.45%
London +42 9 £475 +11.76%
South East +46 8 £438 -
Scotland - 4 - -

UX Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, UX Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) User Experience
2 11 (50.00%) Axure RP
3 8 (36.36%) Wireframes
4 7 (31.82%) Prototyping
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) CSS
5 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Banking
6 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (22.73%) Usability Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (13.64%) Adobe
7 3 (13.64%) Brand Management
7 3 (13.64%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (13.64%) Qualitative Research
7 3 (13.64%) Quantitative Research
7 3 (13.64%) InVision
8 2 (9.09%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 2 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (9.09%) BrowserStack
8 2 (9.09%) Analytics
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) Finance
8 2 (9.09%) Google Analytics
8 2 (9.09%) Google
8 2 (9.09%) Marketing
9 1 (4.55%) Use Case
9 1 (4.55%) Derivative

UX Specialist 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:

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) InVision
1 3 (13.64%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) BrowserStack
1 2 (9.09%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Rational Rose
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) CSS
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) CSS3
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 22 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Derivative
2 1 (4.55%) Fintech
2 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Wireframes
2 7 (31.82%) Prototyping
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Usability Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Brand Management
5 3 (13.64%) Qualitative Research
5 3 (13.64%) Quantitative Research
5 3 (13.64%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.55%) Product Management
7 1 (4.55%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) Use Case
7 1 (4.55%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe
2 2 (9.09%) Google