Period
to 28 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Zeplin skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Zeplin over the 6 months to 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the 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.

Zeplin
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 749 566 695
Rank change year-on-year -183 +129 +145
Contract jobs citing Zeplin 76 47 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Applications category 1.19% 1.58% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 27 46
10th Percentile £410 £283 £220
25th Percentile £459 £397 £295
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £544 £450 £375
Median % change year-on-year +20.83% +20.00% -6.25%
75th Percentile £588 £550 £450
90th Percentile £738 £575 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £425
% change year-on-year - - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £58.00 £51.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +12.62% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Zeplin is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6,392 2,976 6,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.28% 6.98% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,174 1,923 3,736
10th Percentile £150 £135 £138
25th Percentile £263 £213 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £372 £360
Median % change year-on-year +14.25% +3.33% -4.00%
75th Percentile £540 £488 £475
90th Percentile £635 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.50% -5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 249 626
10th Percentile £10.77 £11.76 £11.51
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.66 £13.77
Median hourly rate £19.52 £20.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.40% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £39.50 £35.25 £23.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +14.27%

Zeplin
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Zeplin as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Zeplin in the UK

Zeplin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Zeplin in the UK

Zeplin
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Zeplin over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Zeplin in the UK

Zeplin
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Zeplin in the UK

Zeplin
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zeplin within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -185 69 £531 +18.06% 17
London -159 53 £550 +15.79% 9
Work from Home -147 24 £500 +5.26% 3
UK excluding London -105 15 £450 - 7
South East - 6 £450 - 2
Midlands - 5 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
North of England - 4 £475 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £400 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Zeplin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Zeplin.

1 64 (84.21%) User Experience
1 64 (84.21%) Sketch
2 53 (69.74%) UX Design
2 53 (69.74%) InVision
3 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (48.68%) Adobe
5 33 (43.42%) User Research
6 32 (42.11%) Figma
7 27 (35.53%) Wireframes
8 25 (32.89%) Usability Testing
9 24 (31.58%) Workshop Facilitation
10 23 (30.26%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 23 (30.26%) Adobe XD
11 22 (28.95%) Interaction Design
11 22 (28.95%) Finance
12 21 (27.63%) Apple iOS
13 20 (26.32%) Prototyping
13 20 (26.32%) Android
14 19 (25.00%) Axure RP
15 18 (23.68%) Data Visualisation
15 18 (23.68%) Visualisation
15 18 (23.68%) Accessibility
16 17 (22.37%) Social Skills
16 17 (22.37%) HTML
16 17 (22.37%) CSS
16 17 (22.37%) Fintech
17 16 (21.05%) Typography
18 14 (18.42%) Iconography
18 14 (18.42%) User Stories
19 13 (17.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud

Zeplin
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 3 (3.95%) CMS
1 3 (3.95%) Confluence
2 1 (1.32%) Magnolia
Applications
1 64 (84.21%) Sketch
2 53 (69.74%) InVision
3 23 (30.26%) Adobe XD
4 8 (10.53%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (6.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (6.58%) Photoshop
6 3 (3.95%) UserZoom
7 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (1.32%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 32 (42.11%) Figma
2 13 (17.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 7 (9.21%) Miro
4 6 (7.89%) GitHub
5 4 (5.26%) Yarn
6 1 (1.32%) npm
Development Applications
1 19 (25.00%) Axure RP
2 12 (15.79%) JIRA
3 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.58%) webpack
4 4 (5.26%) gulp
4 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.26%) Mocha
5 2 (2.63%) Balsamiq
General
1 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 17 (22.37%) Social Skills
3 12 (15.79%) Retail
4 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (9.21%) Marketing
6 4 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (3.95%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.63%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.32%) Automotive
9 1 (1.32%) Banking
9 1 (1.32%) Games
9 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (81.58%) Designer
2 33 (43.42%) UI Designer
3 32 (42.11%) UX Designer
4 17 (22.37%) UI/UX Designer
5 9 (11.84%) Senior Designer
6 6 (7.89%) Developer
6 6 (7.89%) E-Commerce Designer
7 5 (6.58%) Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) User Experience Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Senior UX Designer
9 3 (3.95%) Digital Designer
9 3 (3.95%) Digital UX Designer
9 3 (3.95%) React Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Digital Designer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior UI Designer
9 3 (3.95%) Visual Designer
10 2 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (2.63%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.37%) CSS
1 17 (22.37%) HTML
2 5 (6.58%) Material Design
2 5 (6.58%) React
3 4 (5.26%) Enzyme
3 4 (5.26%) Jest
3 4 (5.26%) Redux
3 4 (5.26%) Sass
4 1 (1.32%) CSS3
4 1 (1.32%) Framer.js
4 1 (1.32%) GraphQL
4 1 (1.32%) HTML5
4 1 (1.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 64 (84.21%) User Experience
2 7 (9.21%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) iPad
3 4 (5.26%) W3C
4 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.32%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.63%) Apple iOS
2 20 (26.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (69.74%) UX Design
2 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (43.42%) User Research
4 27 (35.53%) Wireframes
5 25 (32.89%) Usability Testing
6 24 (31.58%) Workshop Facilitation
7 23 (30.26%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 22 (28.95%) Interaction Design
9 20 (26.32%) Prototyping
10 18 (23.68%) Data Visualisation
10 18 (23.68%) Visualisation
11 17 (22.37%) Fintech
12 16 (21.05%) Typography
13 14 (18.42%) Iconography
13 14 (18.42%) User Stories
14 13 (17.11%) Journey Map
14 13 (17.11%) Service Design
15 12 (15.79%) Data Analysis
16 11 (14.47%) Scrum
16 11 (14.47%) Storyboarding
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.58%) TypeScript
3 4 (5.26%) ES6
4 1 (1.32%) C
4 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) Accessibility
2 7 (9.21%) WCAG
3 5 (6.58%) QA
Vendors
1 37 (48.68%) Adobe
2 6 (7.89%) Google
3 2 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (1.32%) Ariba
4 1 (1.32%) hybris