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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 138 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a UX Designer 16 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.35% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3573 2849 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.04% 91.81% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1905 1520 1086
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 198 184
Average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £54.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Manchester -3 12 £325 -5.45% 4
Cheshire -6 2 £356 +9.61% 3
Merseyside - 2 £225 -
UX Designer
England

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) User Experience
2 19 (70.37%) HTML
2 19 (70.37%) CSS
3 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 10 (37.04%) Axure RP
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
5 7 (25.93%) jQuery
6 6 (22.22%) Photoshop
7 5 (18.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (18.52%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (14.81%) UX Design
8 4 (14.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
9 3 (11.11%) HTML5
9 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 2 (7.41%) NHS
10 2 (7.41%) Degree
10 2 (7.41%) Rapid Prototyping
10 2 (7.41%) Games
10 2 (7.41%) CSS3
10 2 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
10 2 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
11 1 (3.70%) Customer Insight
11 1 (3.70%) Graceful Degradation
11 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
11 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
11 1 (3.70%) Progressive Enhancement

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 5 (18.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Axure RP
2 5 (18.52%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (14.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) HTML
1 19 (70.37%) CSS
2 7 (25.93%) jQuery
3 3 (11.11%) HTML5
4 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) User Experience
2 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) UX Design
3 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (3.70%) Customer Insight
5 1 (3.70%) Graceful Degradation
5 1 (3.70%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Information Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Usability Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Workflow
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
5 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Google
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle