The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Human Factors in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Human Factors over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Human Factors
Rank 562 566 568
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 51 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.021% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.066% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 7 16
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£478 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £253 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Human Factors
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Human Factors within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Human Factors Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Human Factors
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Human Factors within the UK.

Human Factors Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Human Factors
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Human Factors within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Human Factors Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Human Factors
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Human Factors within the UK.

Human Factors Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Human Factors
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Human Factors within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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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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
England +8 44 £485 +7.77% 8
London +13 24 £488 +14.70% 5
City of London +25 12 £470 +7.42% 3
South East -18 3 £363 +24.57%
Hampshire - 3 £363 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wells - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
North West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Human Factors
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Human Factors also 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 that cited Human Factors.

1 64 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (54.17%) Degree
3 49 (51.04%) User Experience
4 47 (48.96%) Market Research
5 45 (46.88%) Usability Testing
6 31 (32.29%) Psychology
6 31 (32.29%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (21.88%) Qualitative Research
8 19 (19.79%) Mentoring
9 15 (15.63%) HTML
10 14 (14.58%) Security Cleared
11 12 (12.50%) Management Information System
12 11 (11.46%) Customer Insight
12 11 (11.46%) User Stories
13 10 (10.42%) Process Improvement
13 10 (10.42%) QA
14 9 (9.38%) Change Management
14 9 (9.38%) CSS
15 8 (8.33%) Java
15 8 (8.33%) Risk Management
15 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
16 7 (7.29%) Scrum
16 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
16 7 (7.29%) Mercator
17 6 (6.25%) PHP
17 6 (6.25%) Web Application Development
17 6 (6.25%) ServiceNow
17 6 (6.25%) Liferay
17 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis

Human Factors
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Human Factors also 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 that cited Human Factors. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.25%) Liferay
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) WAN
2 1 (1.04%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (2.08%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (5.21%) Marketing
2 4 (4.17%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Games
3 3 (3.13%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (14.58%) Developer
2 11 (11.46%) User Experience Researcher
3 7 (7.29%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (7.29%) Designer
3 7 (7.29%) Consultant
4 6 (6.25%) UX Designer
5 5 (5.21%) Security Consultant
5 5 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.21%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.17%) Design Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (3.13%) Risk Management Consultant
7 3 (3.13%) Management Consultant
8 2 (2.08%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (2.08%) Senior UX Designer
8 2 (2.08%) Architect
8 2 (2.08%) Senior Designer
8 2 (2.08%) User Experience Consultant
9 1 (1.04%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.63%) HTML
2 9 (9.38%) CSS
3 2 (2.08%) JSP
3 2 (2.08%) Ajax
3 2 (2.08%) jQuery
3 2 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (1.04%) CSS3
4 1 (1.04%) MooTools
4 1 (1.04%) JSON
4 1 (1.04%) .NET
4 1 (1.04%) Web Services
4 1 (1.04%) XML
4 1 (1.04%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 49 (51.04%) User Experience
2 31 (32.29%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (32.29%) Psychology
3 12 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) Open Source
5 4 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.17%) Physics
6 3 (3.13%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.13%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.04%) Online Games
8 1 (1.04%) W3C
8 1 (1.04%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.04%) Android
1 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (48.96%) Market Research
3 45 (46.88%) Usability Testing
4 21 (21.88%) Qualitative Research
5 19 (19.79%) Mentoring
6 11 (11.46%) Customer Insight
6 11 (11.46%) User Stories
7 10 (10.42%) Process Improvement
8 9 (9.38%) Change Management
9 8 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 7 (7.29%) Scrum
11 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (6.25%) Web Application Development
12 5 (5.21%) Requirements Management
12 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (5.21%) Line Management
12 5 (5.21%) Web Development
12 5 (5.21%) Information Security
12 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.33%) Java
2 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.25%) PHP
4 4 (4.17%) C
5 1 (1.04%) SQL
5 1 (1.04%) Ruby
5 1 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (54.17%) Degree
2 14 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.21%) CISSP
4 5 (5.21%) CISM
4 5 (5.21%) GIAC
5 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) WCAG
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) Mercator
2 6 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.04%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.04%) Apple
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 520 per day
Posted: 7 days ago