Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a UX Specialist was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 832 855
Rank change year-on-year -19 +23 +13
Contract jobs requiring a UX Specialist 17 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.022% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 11
UK median daily rate £300 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% -22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £406 £350
% change year-on-year -26.15% +16.07% -26.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.50 -

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

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 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Top 8 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 23 January 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
UK excluding London +16 14 £300 -26.15% 4
England -29 12 £300 -25.00% 5
South East -16 7 £300 -29.41% 1
Scotland - 5 £450 -
London -43 3 - - 1
North East - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 - -
North of England - 1 £450 -

UX Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 17 (100.00%) User Experience
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
3 7 (41.18%) Adobe
3 7 (41.18%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (41.18%) Web Analytics
3 7 (41.18%) Google
3 7 (41.18%) Google Analytics
3 7 (41.18%) Analytics
3 7 (41.18%) Optimizely
3 7 (41.18%) Crazy Egg
3 7 (41.18%) Hotjar
3 7 (41.18%) Visual Website Optimizer
3 7 (41.18%) A/B Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
4 6 (35.29%) Marketing
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Wireframes
6 3 (17.65%) GreenSock GSAP
6 3 (17.65%) Service Design
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) LESS
7 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
8 1 (5.88%) Actionable Insight
8 1 (5.88%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
8 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (5.88%) Mobile App

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Adobe Analytics
1 7 (41.18%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 6 (35.29%) Marketing
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) GreenSock GSAP
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Graphic Design
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) A/B Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Analytics
2 7 (41.18%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
2 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
2 7 (41.18%) Web Analytics
3 4 (23.53%) Wireframes
4 3 (17.65%) Service Design
5 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
6 1 (5.88%) Actionable Insight
6 1 (5.88%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (5.88%) Biology
6 1 (5.88%) Health Informatics
6 1 (5.88%) Informatics
6 1 (5.88%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
6 1 (5.88%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (5.88%) UX Design
6 1 (5.88%) Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Adobe
1 7 (41.18%) Crazy Egg
1 7 (41.18%) Google
1 7 (41.18%) Hotjar
1 7 (41.18%) Optimizely