The table below looks at the statistics for the UX Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UX Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Experience Designer
Rank 139 126 116
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 13 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.49% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.52% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 9
Average daily rate £325 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £355 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
UX Designer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3575 3050 2610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.03% 94.25% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2152 1706 1324
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 182 195
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.28 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £40.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

UX Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UX Designer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UX Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

UX Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UX Designer across the North West region.

UX Designer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

UX Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UX Designer across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

UX Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

UX Designer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UX Designer within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -2 7 £325 -10.34% 3
Manchester -19 5 £365 -14.11% 6
Merseyside - 1 £225 -
UX Designer
England

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited UX Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UX Designer in their job title.

1 39 (100.00%) User Experience
2 27 (69.23%) HTML
3 20 (51.28%) CSS
4 12 (30.77%) HTML5
4 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 11 (28.21%) Adobe
6 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (25.64%) Mobile App
7 9 (23.08%) Photoshop
8 7 (17.95%) Degree
8 7 (17.95%) Retail
9 6 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (15.38%) CMS
9 6 (15.38%) CSS3
10 5 (12.82%) Information Architecture
10 5 (12.82%) Axure RP
10 5 (12.82%) CRM
11 4 (10.26%) Finance
11 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
11 4 (10.26%) jQuery
11 4 (10.26%) Rapid Prototyping
12 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
12 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
12 3 (7.69%) Usability Testing
13 2 (5.13%) Time Management
13 2 (5.13%) Kanban
13 2 (5.13%) Groovy
13 2 (5.13%) Graphic Design

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited UX Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UX Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Photoshop
2 6 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.56%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (2.56%) MS Office
5 1 (2.56%) OmniGraffle
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Axure RP
2 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) Grunt
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.95%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Interactive Media
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (69.23%) HTML
2 20 (51.28%) CSS
3 12 (30.77%) HTML5
4 6 (15.38%) CSS3
5 4 (10.26%) jQuery
6 2 (5.13%) Grails
6 2 (5.13%) LESS
6 2 (5.13%) React
7 1 (2.56%) .NET
7 1 (2.56%) Ajax
7 1 (2.56%) Sass
7 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.56%) XHTML
7 1 (2.56%) XML
7 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (100.00%) User Experience
2 10 (25.64%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Graphic Design
4 2 (5.13%) Psychology
4 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.13%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.82%) CRM
2 5 (12.82%) Information Architecture
3 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
3 4 (10.26%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (7.69%) Usability Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Competitor Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Iconography
5 2 (5.13%) Kanban
5 2 (5.13%) Scrum
5 2 (5.13%) SEO
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
5 2 (5.13%) Typography
5 2 (5.13%) UX Design
5 2 (5.13%) Web Design
6 1 (2.56%) Content Management
6 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.13%) Groovy
3 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Adobe
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Tableau
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