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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Human Factors
Rank 569 575 564
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 49 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.021% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.066% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 7 17
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£478 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £253 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £478
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -50.00%

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
17922 16584 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 31.55% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11192 10372 9992
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 670 841
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.79 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 25 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 21 October 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 +4 42 £485 +7.77% 7
London +9 23 £488 +14.70% 3
City of London +32 12 £470 +7.42% 2
South East -22 3 £363 +24.57%
Hampshire - 3 £363 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wells - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
North West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Human Factors
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (52.63%) Degree
3 47 (49.47%) User Experience
4 45 (47.37%) Market Research
5 43 (45.26%) Usability Testing
6 29 (30.53%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (29.47%) Psychology
8 21 (22.11%) Qualitative Research
9 19 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 15 (15.79%) HTML
11 14 (14.74%) Management Information System
12 10 (10.53%) Change Management
12 10 (10.53%) QA
12 10 (10.53%) User Stories
12 10 (10.53%) Process Improvement
12 10 (10.53%) Customer Insight
13 9 (9.47%) SC Cleared
13 9 (9.47%) Risk Management
13 9 (9.47%) CSS
14 8 (8.42%) Java
15 7 (7.37%) JavaScript
15 7 (7.37%) Mercator
15 7 (7.37%) Scrum
16 6 (6.32%) Liferay
16 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (6.32%) Requirements Management
16 6 (6.32%) Requirements Analysis
16 6 (6.32%) Web Application Development
16 6 (6.32%) ServiceNow

Human Factors
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (6.32%) Liferay
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) WAN
2 1 (1.05%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.11%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (2.11%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (4.21%) Finance
1 4 (4.21%) Marketing
2 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
2 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Games
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (14.74%) Developer
2 10 (10.53%) User Experience Researcher
3 7 (7.37%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (7.37%) Designer
3 7 (7.37%) Consultant
4 6 (6.32%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) UX Designer
5 5 (5.26%) Security Consultant
5 5 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (3.16%) Risk Management Consultant
7 3 (3.16%) Architect
7 3 (3.16%) Management Consultant
8 2 (2.11%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (2.11%) Senior UX Designer
8 2 (2.11%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.11%) Senior Designer
8 2 (2.11%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) HTML
2 9 (9.47%) CSS
3 2 (2.11%) JSP
3 2 (2.11%) Ajax
3 2 (2.11%) jQuery
3 2 (2.11%) HTML5
4 1 (1.05%) CSS3
4 1 (1.05%) MooTools
4 1 (1.05%) JSON
4 1 (1.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.05%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 47 (49.47%) User Experience
2 29 (30.53%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (29.47%) Psychology
4 14 (14.74%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.26%) Physics
6 4 (4.21%) Open Source
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.16%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.05%) W3C
8 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.05%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.05%) Android
1 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (47.37%) Market Research
3 43 (45.26%) Usability Testing
4 21 (22.11%) Qualitative Research
5 19 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 10 (10.53%) Process Improvement
6 10 (10.53%) Customer Insight
6 10 (10.53%) User Stories
6 10 (10.53%) Change Management
7 9 (9.47%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.37%) Scrum
9 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.32%) Requirements Management
9 6 (6.32%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (6.32%) Web Application Development
10 5 (5.26%) Information Security
10 5 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.26%) Line Management
10 5 (5.26%) Web Development
10 5 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.42%) Java
2 7 (7.37%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.32%) PHP
4 4 (4.21%) C
5 1 (1.05%) SQL
5 1 (1.05%) Ruby
5 1 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (52.63%) Degree
2 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) CISSP
4 5 (5.26%) CISM
4 5 (5.26%) GIAC
5 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) WCAG
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) Mercator
2 6 (6.32%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.05%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.05%) Apple
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