The table below looks at the statistics for Human Factors skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Human Factors over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Human Factors
Rank 529 597 565
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -32
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 127 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.094% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.12% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 30 13
Median daily rate £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £320 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £503 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £47.83 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +36.65%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44683 43767 41024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.28% 77.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27730 25945
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1246 1211
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Human Factors
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Human Factors as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies 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 28 May 2016.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Human Factors within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +62 121 £450 +2.85% 4
London +25 52 £525 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire +25 19 £425 -5.55%
West Midlands +9 19 £400 +33.33%
South East +5 19 £325 -18.75%
West Yorkshire +14 18 £425 -5.55%
West Sussex -10 17 £325 -
Worthing -28 15 £325 -
Leeds +5 14 £425 -5.55%
Coventry - 10 £400 -
Shropshire - 9 £409 -
Telford - 9 £409 -
Wales +12 5 £450 +22.44% 1
South Wales +2 5 £450 +22.44% 1
North East - 5 £450 -
Newport +18 4 £450 +40.62%
North West 0 4 £450 -14.28%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £425 -
Manchester - 3 - -
East of England +10 2 £320 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £320 -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Woking - 2 £450 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
Teesside - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £415 -

Human Factors
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Human Factors also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Human Factors.

1 192 (81.70%) User Experience
2 178 (75.74%) Usability Testing
3 172 (73.19%) Psychology
4 153 (65.11%) Degree
5 152 (64.68%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (62.13%) Market Research
7 136 (57.87%) Analytical Skills
8 133 (56.60%) Ethnography
9 111 (47.23%) Service Design
10 56 (23.83%) Axure RP
11 54 (22.98%) Mentoring
12 42 (17.87%) Customer Insight
13 37 (15.74%) Wireframes
14 34 (14.47%) Software Engineering
15 33 (14.04%) HTML
15 33 (14.04%) JavaScript
15 33 (14.04%) CSS
15 33 (14.04%) Product Management
16 32 (13.62%) Information Architecture
16 32 (13.62%) Web Development
16 32 (13.62%) Project Management
17 30 (12.77%) Industrial Design
17 30 (12.77%) Marketing
17 30 (12.77%) RIA
17 30 (12.77%) User Stories
18 29 (12.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 29 (12.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 29 (12.34%) MS Visio
18 29 (12.34%) Adobe
19 18 (7.66%) Qualitative Research

Human Factors
Top Related 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 (1.28%) Node.js
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (12.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 29 (12.34%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 56 (23.83%) Axure RP
2 29 (12.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.43%) Subversion
3 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (12.77%) Marketing
2 11 (4.68%) French Language
3 6 (2.55%) Finance
4 5 (2.13%) Legal
5 3 (1.28%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.28%) Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Military
7 1 (0.43%) Avionics
7 1 (0.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 169 (71.91%) User Researcher
2 86 (36.60%) User Experience Researcher
3 56 (23.83%) Digital User Researcher
4 38 (16.17%) Senior User Researcher
5 30 (12.77%) Architect
5 30 (12.77%) User Experience Architect
6 20 (8.51%) Senior User Experience Researcher
7 6 (2.55%) Senior Digital User Researcher
8 5 (2.13%) Consultant
8 5 (2.13%) Designer
8 5 (2.13%) Senior Architect
8 5 (2.13%) Senior User Experience Architect
8 5 (2.13%) User Experience Consultant
9 4 (1.70%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (1.70%) Software Engineer
9 4 (1.70%) UX Designer
10 3 (1.28%) Developer
10 3 (1.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (1.28%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (1.28%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.04%) CSS
1 33 (14.04%) HTML
2 8 (3.40%) Web Services
3 6 (2.55%) CSS3
3 6 (2.55%) HTML5
4 4 (1.70%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.70%) jQuery
5 2 (0.85%) Express
5 2 (0.85%) JSON
5 2 (0.85%) LESS
5 2 (0.85%) Modernizr
5 2 (0.85%) OOCSS
5 2 (0.85%) React
5 2 (0.85%) Sass
6 1 (0.43%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.43%) D3.js
6 1 (0.43%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 192 (81.70%) User Experience
2 172 (73.19%) Psychology
3 136 (57.87%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (12.77%) RIA
5 14 (5.96%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.13%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.70%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.43%) Blog
8 1 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.83%) Android
1 9 (3.83%) Apple iOS
2 5 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (75.74%) Usability Testing
2 152 (64.68%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (62.13%) Market Research
4 133 (56.60%) Ethnography
5 111 (47.23%) Service Design
6 54 (22.98%) Mentoring
7 42 (17.87%) Customer Insight
8 37 (15.74%) Wireframes
9 34 (14.47%) Software Engineering
10 33 (14.04%) Product Management
11 32 (13.62%) Information Architecture
11 32 (13.62%) Project Management
11 32 (13.62%) Web Development
12 30 (12.77%) Industrial Design
12 30 (12.77%) User Stories
13 18 (7.66%) Qualitative Research
13 18 (7.66%) Workflow
14 14 (5.96%) Sociology
15 13 (5.53%) Line Management
16 10 (4.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.04%) JavaScript
2 5 (2.13%) C++
3 1 (0.43%) C
3 1 (0.43%) Java
3 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.43%) SQL
3 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 153 (65.11%) Degree
2 18 (7.66%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) HNC
5 2 (0.85%) HND
5 2 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) IIBA
6 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.85%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) TickIT
Vendors
1 29 (12.34%) Adobe
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle