The median contractor rate for a UX Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 650 651
Rank change year-on-year +67 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a UX Specialist 17 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.009% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 43952 53115 52934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.09% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28568 34621 32069
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1442 1549 2118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

UX Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured UX Specialist in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Top 9 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 3 months to 26 April 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 +58 12 £423 -6.11% 2
South East +26 7 £431 -
London +17 5 £350 -22.22% 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £444 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £444 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
Surrey - 2 £406 -
City of London - 1 £475 -

UX Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 26 (100.00%) User Experience
2 13 (50.00%) Wireframes
3 12 (46.15%) Axure RP
4 10 (38.46%) Prototyping
5 7 (26.92%) HTML
5 7 (26.92%) CSS
5 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
6 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 6 (23.08%) Analytics
7 5 (19.23%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (19.23%) Usability Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Google
7 5 (19.23%) Google Analytics
7 5 (19.23%) Adobe
7 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (19.23%) Banking
7 5 (19.23%) Qualitative Research
7 5 (19.23%) Quantitative Research
8 4 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
9 3 (11.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (11.54%) Brand Management
9 3 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (7.69%) A/B Testing
10 2 (7.69%) CSS3
10 2 (7.69%) Mixpanel
10 2 (7.69%) InVision
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
10 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing

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 5 (19.23%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (7.69%) InVision
4 1 (3.85%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Google Analytics
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Mixpanel
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Axure RP
2 3 (11.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Rational Rose
General
1 5 (19.23%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) CSS
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) CSS3
2 2 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) Framer.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Fintech
2 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 10 (38.46%) Prototyping
3 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
4 6 (23.08%) Analytics
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Qualitative Research
5 5 (19.23%) Quantitative Research
5 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (19.23%) Usability Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (11.54%) Brand Management
8 2 (7.69%) A/B Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (7.69%) User Stories
8 2 (7.69%) Web Analytics
9 1 (3.85%) Data Management
9 1 (3.85%) Feasibility Study
9 1 (3.85%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 1 (3.85%) Mobile First
9 1 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) C#
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Adobe
1 5 (19.23%) Google