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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Human Factors
Rank 555 602 581
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -21
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 87 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.055% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.070% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 15 16
Median daily rate £450 £400 £539
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
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
43607 44569 42344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.56% 78.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29001 28695 26629
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1027 1203 1227
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 29 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 25 June 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 +57 84 £450 +9.09% 3
London +31 30 £475 +5.55% 1
West Yorkshire - 18 £438 -
Yorkshire - 18 £438 -
West Midlands -4 16 £400 -
Leeds - 14 £438 -
Coventry - 12 £400 -
South East +3 11 £325 -18.75% 1
West Sussex -13 10 £325 -
Worthing -21 9 £325 -
North East -48 5 £450 -
Shropshire - 4 - -
Telford - 4 - -
Newport +22 3 £450 +40.62%
South Wales +18 3 £450 +40.62%
Wales +18 3 £450 +40.62%
Tyne and Wear -54 3 £425 -
North West - 3 £450 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -62 1 £415 -
Woking - 1 £450 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 £450 -
Dorset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
North Tyneside - 1 £425 -
Teesside - 1 £450 -

Human Factors
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 181 (82.27%) User Experience
2 170 (77.27%) Usability Testing
3 166 (75.45%) Psychology
4 146 (66.36%) Degree
5 137 (62.27%) Agile Software Development
6 134 (60.91%) Market Research
7 129 (58.64%) Analytical Skills
8 116 (52.73%) Ethnography
9 98 (44.55%) Service Design
10 57 (25.91%) Axure RP
11 48 (21.82%) Mentoring
12 43 (19.55%) Customer Insight
13 38 (17.27%) Wireframes
14 34 (15.45%) Product Management
14 34 (15.45%) Software Engineering
15 33 (15.00%) HTML
15 33 (15.00%) JavaScript
15 33 (15.00%) CSS
15 33 (15.00%) Project Management
15 33 (15.00%) Information Architecture
16 32 (14.55%) Web Development
17 31 (14.09%) Industrial Design
17 31 (14.09%) Marketing
17 31 (14.09%) RIA
18 30 (13.64%) MS Visio
18 30 (13.64%) Adobe
18 30 (13.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 30 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 24 (10.91%) User Stories
20 18 (8.18%) Prototyping

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 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 30 (13.64%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.82%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 57 (25.91%) Axure RP
2 30 (13.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.45%) Subversion
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (14.09%) Marketing
2 11 (5.00%) French Language
3 5 (2.27%) Finance
4 3 (1.36%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.36%) Legal
4 3 (1.36%) Retail
5 2 (0.91%) Military
6 1 (0.45%) Avionics
6 1 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 153 (69.55%) User Researcher
2 86 (39.09%) User Experience Researcher
3 45 (20.45%) Digital User Researcher
4 37 (16.82%) Senior User Researcher
5 31 (14.09%) Architect
5 31 (14.09%) User Experience Architect
6 20 (9.09%) Senior User Experience Researcher
7 8 (3.64%) Senior Architect
7 8 (3.64%) Senior User Experience Architect
8 6 (2.73%) Senior Digital User Researcher
9 4 (1.82%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (1.82%) Software Engineer
10 3 (1.36%) Consultant
10 3 (1.36%) Designer
10 3 (1.36%) Developer
10 3 (1.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (1.36%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (1.36%) UI Developer
10 3 (1.36%) User Experience Consultant
11 2 (0.91%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.00%) CSS
1 33 (15.00%) HTML
2 8 (3.64%) CSS3
2 8 (3.64%) HTML5
2 8 (3.64%) Web Services
3 4 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.82%) jQuery
4 3 (1.36%) Node.js
5 2 (0.91%) Express
5 2 (0.91%) JSON
5 2 (0.91%) LESS
5 2 (0.91%) Modernizr
5 2 (0.91%) OOCSS
5 2 (0.91%) React
5 2 (0.91%) Sass
6 1 (0.45%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.45%) D3.js
6 1 (0.45%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 181 (82.27%) User Experience
2 166 (75.45%) Psychology
3 129 (58.64%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (14.09%) RIA
5 14 (6.36%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.36%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.36%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.45%) Blog
7 1 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.09%) Android
1 9 (4.09%) Apple iOS
2 5 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (77.27%) Usability Testing
2 137 (62.27%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (60.91%) Market Research
4 116 (52.73%) Ethnography
5 98 (44.55%) Service Design
6 48 (21.82%) Mentoring
7 43 (19.55%) Customer Insight
8 38 (17.27%) Wireframes
9 34 (15.45%) Product Management
9 34 (15.45%) Software Engineering
10 33 (15.00%) Information Architecture
10 33 (15.00%) Project Management
11 32 (14.55%) Web Development
12 31 (14.09%) Industrial Design
13 24 (10.91%) User Stories
14 18 (8.18%) Prototyping
14 18 (8.18%) Qualitative Research
14 18 (8.18%) Workflow
15 15 (6.82%) Sociology
16 12 (5.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (2.27%) C++
3 1 (0.45%) C
3 1 (0.45%) Java
3 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.45%) SQL
3 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 146 (66.36%) Degree
2 15 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.36%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.91%) HNC
5 2 (0.91%) HND
5 2 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) IIBA
6 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.91%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) TickIT
Vendors
1 30 (13.64%) Adobe
2 6 (2.73%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle