The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Human Factors
Rank 559 541 579
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +38
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 28 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.006% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.025% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 7
Average daily rate £425 £400 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £400 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £445
% change year-on-year
- -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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 30 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -64 24 £450 +12.50% 9
London - 14 £500 - 2
South East - 5 £248 - 4
City of London - 3 £413 -
West Midlands - 3 £293 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Essex - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Templecombe - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

Human Factors
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (60.98%) Psychology
2 23 (56.10%) Degree
3 21 (51.22%) Market Research
4 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (43.90%) Usability Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Apple iOS
6 7 (17.07%) Android
6 7 (17.07%) Workflow
7 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
7 6 (14.63%) Use Case
7 6 (14.63%) Axure RP
8 5 (12.20%) Qualitative Research
8 5 (12.20%) User Experience Design
8 5 (12.20%) Industrial Design
8 5 (12.20%) HTML
8 5 (12.20%) Project Management
9 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
9 4 (9.76%) CSS
9 4 (9.76%) Adobe
9 4 (9.76%) Information Architecture
9 4 (9.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (7.32%) Customer Insight
10 3 (7.32%) User Stories
10 3 (7.32%) C
10 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
10 3 (7.32%) Mercator
10 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
10 3 (7.32%) Marketing
10 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
11 2 (4.88%) Product Management

Human Factors
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Axure RP
2 4 (9.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (4.88%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (4.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (7.32%) Marketing
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Publishing
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) User Experience Researcher
2 6 (14.63%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) User Experience Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Architect
5 3 (7.32%) User Experience Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Junior
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Junior Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Usability Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Designer
7 1 (2.44%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) Flash
3 1 (2.44%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (60.98%) Psychology
2 2 (4.88%) RIA
2 2 (4.88%) GIS
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) SystemC
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.44%) Physics
3 1 (2.44%) Ergonomics
3 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Apple iOS
1 7 (17.07%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Market Research
2 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (43.90%) Usability Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Workflow
5 6 (14.63%) Use Case
6 5 (12.20%) Qualitative Research
6 5 (12.20%) User Experience Design
6 5 (12.20%) Industrial Design
6 5 (12.20%) Project Management
7 4 (9.76%) Information Architecture
8 3 (7.32%) Customer Insight
8 3 (7.32%) User Stories
8 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.88%) Product Management
9 2 (4.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 2 (4.88%) Validation
9 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
9 2 (4.88%) Performance Improvement
10 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (56.10%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Adobe
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Mercator
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 30-40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £. per hour
Posted: 26 days ago