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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Human Factors
Rank 526 574 549
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -25
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 69 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.050% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 3 6
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£455 £400 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -12.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £362 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £400 £456
% change year-on-year
+16.87% -12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -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 19 December 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 14 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 19 December 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
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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 +33 69 £455 +13.75% 6
London +52 39 £455 -24.16% 3
South East -18 3 £572 - 3
South West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1

Human Factors
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 68 (66.02%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (57.28%) Usability Testing
3 57 (55.34%) User Experience
4 54 (52.43%) Market Research
5 50 (48.54%) Degree
6 38 (36.89%) Psychology
7 31 (30.10%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (23.30%) HTML
9 19 (18.45%) CSS
10 17 (16.50%) Qualitative Research
11 16 (15.53%) Security Cleared
12 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
13 14 (13.59%) Mentoring
14 13 (12.62%) Customer Insight
15 12 (11.65%) HTML5
16 11 (10.68%) Information Architecture
16 11 (10.68%) jQuery
17 10 (9.71%) User Stories
17 10 (9.71%) Process Improvement
17 10 (9.71%) QA
18 9 (8.74%) CSS3
18 9 (8.74%) Responsive Web Design
18 9 (8.74%) Scrum
19 8 (7.77%) Java
19 8 (7.77%) DHTML
20 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
20 7 (6.80%) Web Development
20 7 (6.80%) Graphic Design
20 7 (6.80%) JSON
21 6 (5.83%) Continuous Integration

Human Factors
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (5.83%) Liferay
2 1 (0.97%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) ATM
1 1 (0.97%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (0.97%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (5.83%) Marketing
2 5 (4.85%) Games
3 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (13.59%) Developer
2 12 (11.65%) Designer
3 11 (10.68%) User Experience Researcher
4 9 (8.74%) UI Designer
4 9 (8.74%) UX Designer
5 7 (6.80%) Web Designer
5 7 (6.80%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (4.85%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.91%) Security Manager
8 3 (2.91%) Security Project Manager
9 2 (1.94%) Information Security Project Manager
9 2 (1.94%) QA Engineer
9 2 (1.94%) Information Manager
9 2 (1.94%) Information Security Manager
9 2 (1.94%) Junior
9 2 (1.94%) Test Manager
9 2 (1.94%) Systems Engineer
10 1 (0.97%) Tester
10 1 (0.97%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.30%) HTML
2 19 (18.45%) CSS
3 12 (11.65%) HTML5
4 11 (10.68%) jQuery
5 9 (8.74%) CSS3
6 8 (7.77%) DHTML
7 7 (6.80%) JSON
8 4 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (2.91%) Ajax
10 2 (1.94%) MooTools
10 2 (1.94%) LESS
10 2 (1.94%) XML
11 1 (0.97%) XSL
11 1 (0.97%) .NET
11 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 57 (55.34%) User Experience
2 38 (36.89%) Psychology
3 31 (30.10%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.80%) Graphic Design
5 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.85%) Open Source
6 3 (2.91%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.94%) Online Games
7 2 (1.94%) RIA
7 2 (1.94%) W3C
8 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (66.02%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (57.28%) Usability Testing
3 54 (52.43%) Market Research
4 17 (16.50%) Qualitative Research
5 14 (13.59%) Mentoring
6 13 (12.62%) Customer Insight
7 11 (10.68%) Information Architecture
8 10 (9.71%) User Stories
8 10 (9.71%) Process Improvement
9 9 (8.74%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (8.74%) Scrum
10 7 (6.80%) Web Development
11 6 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.83%) Web Application Development
11 6 (5.83%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (4.85%) Project Management
12 5 (4.85%) Line Management
12 5 (4.85%) Analytics
12 5 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
2 8 (7.77%) Java
3 6 (5.83%) PHP
4 4 (3.88%) C
5 1 (0.97%) SQL
5 1 (0.97%) Ruby
5 1 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (48.54%) Degree
2 16 (15.53%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.91%) CISSP
4 3 (2.91%) PMP
4 3 (2.91%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.91%) CISM
4 3 (2.91%) GIAC
5 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) WCAG
Vendors
1 6 (5.83%) ServiceNow
2 5 (4.85%) Google
3 3 (2.91%) Mercator
4 1 (0.97%) Apple
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 18 days ago