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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Human Factors
Rank 591 558 572
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +14
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 31 42 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.077% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.24% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.39% +40.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £409 £513 £370
% change year-on-year
-20.24% +38.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
18011 17485 16779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.63% 32.00% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11335 10583 9950
Average daily rate £420 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 672 720
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £21.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -4.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 4 August 2015.

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 21 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 4 August 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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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 -29 28 £400 -23.44% 5
North East -8 12 £460 -12.38%
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 11 £460 -12.38%
Tyne and Wear -12 11 £460 -12.38%
London -22 7 £426 -18.02% 1
South East -23 5 £400 -33.33% 2
Manchester -9 4 £400 - 1
North West -23 4 £400 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £400 -
Wales - 3 £418 -
Swansea - 2 - -
West Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 1 £418 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £418 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £327 - 1
Worthing - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £327 - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -

Human Factors
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 67 (72.83%) User Experience
2 53 (57.61%) Degree
3 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (52.17%) Usability Testing
5 41 (44.57%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (43.48%) Market Research
7 39 (42.39%) Psychology
8 21 (22.83%) Customer Insight
9 16 (17.39%) Mentoring
10 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 12 (13.04%) Scrum
11 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
11 11 (11.96%) HTML
11 11 (11.96%) CSS
12 10 (10.87%) Information Security
13 8 (8.70%) Validation
14 7 (7.61%) Intranet
15 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
15 6 (6.52%) Migration
15 6 (6.52%) Ergonomics
15 6 (6.52%) Information Architecture
15 6 (6.52%) SDLC
16 5 (5.43%) User Stories
16 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
16 5 (5.43%) UX Design
16 5 (5.43%) Rapid Prototyping
16 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis
16 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
16 5 (5.43%) UML
16 5 (5.43%) C++

Human Factors
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Photoshop
1 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.26%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (3.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Intranet
2 2 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (1.09%) SNMP
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.26%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (3.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.09%) Subversion
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (1.09%) Electronics
2 1 (1.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Legal
2 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) User Experience Researcher
2 12 (13.04%) Designer
3 10 (10.87%) UX Designer
3 10 (10.87%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Architect
6 5 (5.43%) Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Security Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Information Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) User Experience Architect
7 4 (4.35%) Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) Lead Designer
8 3 (3.26%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) Interface Designer
8 3 (3.26%) UX Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Risk Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) UI Designer
8 3 (3.26%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) HTML
1 11 (11.96%) CSS
2 3 (3.26%) jQuery
2 3 (3.26%) HTML5
2 3 (3.26%) CSS3
3 1 (1.09%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 67 (72.83%) User Experience
2 41 (44.57%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (42.39%) Psychology
4 6 (6.52%) Ergonomics
5 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.17%) Social Network
7 2 (2.17%) RIA
8 1 (1.09%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.26%) Windows
2 1 (1.09%) Linux
2 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (52.17%) Usability Testing
3 40 (43.48%) Market Research
4 21 (22.83%) Customer Insight
5 16 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 12 (13.04%) Scrum
7 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
8 10 (10.87%) Information Security
9 8 (8.70%) Validation
10 6 (6.52%) Migration
10 6 (6.52%) Information Architecture
10 6 (6.52%) SDLC
11 5 (5.43%) User Stories
11 5 (5.43%) Rapid Prototyping
11 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.43%) UX Design
11 5 (5.43%) UML
12 4 (4.35%) CRM
12 4 (4.35%) Change Management
12 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.43%) C++
3 4 (4.35%) C
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) Python
4 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.09%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.09%) XAML
Qualifications
1 53 (57.61%) Degree
2 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.26%) CISSP
5 3 (3.26%) CISM
5 3 (3.26%) GIAC
6 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) Adobe
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle
3 1 (1.09%) IBM
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