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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Human Factors
UK
Rank 510 545 539
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -6
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 90 73 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 33
Median daily rate £446 £400 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% -12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £480 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -

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
36851 41553 39200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.17% 81.71% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24406 26875 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1218 1044
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Human Factors within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Human Factors Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +41 85 £446 +7.53% 15
London +9 25 £475 +5.55% 1
Yorkshire +22 20 £500 +20.48% 1
South East +35 16 £425 +19.71% 1
West Sussex +18 15 £425 -
Worthing +6 15 £425 -
West Yorkshire +18 10 £525 +26.50%
Leeds +7 10 £525 +26.50%
Sheffield - 10 £475 - 1
South Yorkshire - 10 £475 - 1
North East -24 8 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 8 £400 -5.88% 1
Tyne and Wear -28 8 £400 -5.88% 1
South West +13 6 £443 +18.00% 2
West Midlands -8 6 £450 +16.88% 1
Devon - 4 £443 -
Plymouth - 4 £443 -
Warwickshire - 3 - - 1
Merseyside - 3 £500 - 6
North West - 3 £500 - 6
Liverpool - 3 £490 -
Scotland +21 2 £388 -3.12% 2
Bristol +2 2 £363 -3.33% 2
City of London -13 2 £450 -5.51%
Birmingham - 2 £450 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Edinburgh +14 1 £325 -18.75% 2
South Wales - 1 £390 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -

Human Factors
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 125 (71.84%) Agile Software Development
1 125 (71.84%) User Experience
2 119 (68.39%) Service Design
3 116 (66.67%) Ethnography
4 107 (61.49%) Psychology
5 104 (59.77%) Degree
6 103 (59.20%) Usability Testing
7 92 (52.87%) Customer Insight
7 92 (52.87%) Analytical Skills
8 90 (51.72%) Market Research
9 82 (47.13%) Guerrilla Research
10 23 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (12.64%) User Stories
12 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
13 18 (10.34%) Mentoring
13 18 (10.34%) Sociology
14 12 (6.90%) Line Management
14 12 (6.90%) Military
15 11 (6.32%) Wireframes
16 10 (5.75%) Analytics
16 10 (5.75%) Ergonomics
17 9 (5.17%) Web Development
17 9 (5.17%) DV Cleared
17 9 (5.17%) HTML
17 9 (5.17%) Guerrilla Testing
18 8 (4.60%) Actionable Recommendations
18 8 (4.60%) CSS
19 7 (4.02%) JavaScript
19 7 (4.02%) Automotive
19 7 (4.02%) Scrum

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 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.87%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.72%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.15%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.57%) Spatial Data
1 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.57%) gulp
3 1 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (6.90%) Military
2 7 (4.02%) Automotive
3 5 (2.87%) Finance
3 5 (2.87%) Retail
4 4 (2.30%) Legal
4 4 (2.30%) Marketing
5 3 (1.72%) Games
6 2 (1.15%) Banking
6 2 (1.15%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.57%) Avionics
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 121 (69.54%) User Researcher
2 54 (31.03%) User Experience Researcher
3 14 (8.05%) Designer
4 13 (7.47%) Digital User Researcher
4 13 (7.47%) UX Designer
5 11 (6.32%) Consultant
6 9 (5.17%) Research Consultant
7 7 (4.02%) User Experience Consultant
8 5 (2.87%) Lean Consultant
8 5 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (1.72%) Data Scientist
9 3 (1.72%) Development Engineer
9 3 (1.72%) Development Specialist
9 3 (1.72%) Research Engineer
9 3 (1.72%) UI Designer
9 3 (1.72%) UX Engineer
9 3 (1.72%) UX Specialist
10 2 (1.15%) Digital Designer
10 2 (1.15%) Head of User Experience
10 2 (1.15%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.17%) HTML
2 8 (4.60%) CSS
3 3 (1.72%) Material Design
4 2 (1.15%) .NET
4 2 (1.15%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.15%) HTML5
5 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.57%) jQuery
5 1 (0.57%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 125 (71.84%) User Experience
2 107 (61.49%) Psychology
3 92 (52.87%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.75%) Ergonomics
5 6 (3.45%) Cyber Attack
6 4 (2.30%) RIA
7 3 (1.72%) Robotics
7 3 (1.72%) Statistics
7 3 (1.72%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.57%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.72%) Android
1 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (71.84%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (68.39%) Service Design
3 116 (66.67%) Ethnography
4 103 (59.20%) Usability Testing
5 92 (52.87%) Customer Insight
6 90 (51.72%) Market Research
7 82 (47.13%) Guerrilla Research
8 23 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (12.64%) User Stories
10 18 (10.34%) Mentoring
10 18 (10.34%) Sociology
11 12 (6.90%) Line Management
12 11 (6.32%) Wireframes
13 10 (5.75%) Analytics
14 9 (5.17%) Guerrilla Testing
14 9 (5.17%) Web Development
15 7 (4.02%) Cybersecurity
15 7 (4.02%) Scrum
16 6 (3.45%) Information Assurance
16 6 (3.45%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.02%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.15%) C#
3 1 (0.57%) SQL
3 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (59.77%) Degree
2 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.60%) Actionable Recommendations
2 4 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.57%) ARP4761
3 1 (0.57%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.57%) DO-160
3 1 (0.57%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.57%) DO-254
3 1 (0.57%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 6 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.87%) Adobe
3 3 (1.72%) Google
3 3 (1.72%) Tableau
4 1 (0.57%) IBM
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