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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Human Factors
Rank 572 562 569
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 34 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.023% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.073% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 18
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£434 £400 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £301 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £370 £480
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -22.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
17565 16397 17509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10667 10120 10142
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 667 895
Average hourly rate £18.90 £18.03 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -26.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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 24 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 22 September 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 -22 26 £400 - 3
London +20 20 £400 -5.88%
City of London +28 5 £350 -20.00%
South East -7 3 £363 -2.02% 2
Hampshire -13 3 £363 -2.02% 2
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wells - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Gosport - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
South West - - - -

Human Factors
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 47 (59.49%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (56.96%) User Experience
3 35 (44.30%) Degree
4 28 (35.44%) Market Research
5 21 (26.58%) Psychology
5 21 (26.58%) Mentoring
6 17 (21.52%) Usability Testing
7 16 (20.25%) Management Information System
8 15 (18.99%) HTML
8 15 (18.99%) Qualitative Research
9 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
10 11 (13.92%) Change Management
10 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
11 10 (12.66%) QA
11 10 (12.66%) Process Improvement
11 10 (12.66%) Risk Management
12 8 (10.13%) Mercator
12 8 (10.13%) Java
12 8 (10.13%) CSS
12 8 (10.13%) Customer Insight
13 7 (8.86%) Requirements Management
13 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
13 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
13 7 (8.86%) Scrum
14 6 (7.59%) Validation
14 6 (7.59%) Regression Testing
14 6 (7.59%) PHP
14 6 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
14 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration

Human Factors
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (7.59%) Liferay
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) WAN
1 2 (2.53%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.53%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (2.53%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (5.06%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
2 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.72%) Developer
2 8 (10.13%) Consultant
2 8 (10.13%) User Experience Researcher
3 7 (8.86%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (8.86%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Design Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) User Experience Designer
4 6 (7.59%) Designer
5 5 (6.33%) Security Consultant
5 5 (6.33%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Architect
6 4 (5.06%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) User Experience Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Management Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Risk Management Consultant
8 2 (2.53%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (2.53%) Senior User Experience Designer
8 2 (2.53%) Usability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) HTML
2 8 (10.13%) CSS
3 2 (2.53%) JSP
3 2 (2.53%) Flash
4 1 (1.27%) CGI
4 1 (1.27%) Ajax
4 1 (1.27%) jQuery
4 1 (1.27%) HTML5
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (1.27%) XML
4 1 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (56.96%) User Experience
2 21 (26.58%) Psychology
3 16 (20.25%) Management Information System
4 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.59%) Mathematics
5 6 (7.59%) Physics
6 3 (3.80%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.53%) GIS
8 1 (1.27%) Open Source
8 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.27%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.53%) UNIX
2 1 (1.27%) Android
2 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (59.49%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.44%) Market Research
3 21 (26.58%) Mentoring
4 17 (21.52%) Usability Testing
5 15 (18.99%) Qualitative Research
6 11 (13.92%) Change Management
7 10 (12.66%) Risk Management
7 10 (12.66%) Process Improvement
8 8 (10.13%) Customer Insight
9 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
9 7 (8.86%) Scrum
9 7 (8.86%) Requirements Management
10 6 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.59%) Validation
10 6 (7.59%) Regression Testing
10 6 (7.59%) Web Application Development
10 6 (7.59%) Line Management
11 5 (6.33%) Information Security
11 5 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) Java
2 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.59%) PHP
4 5 (6.33%) C
5 1 (1.27%) SQL
5 1 (1.27%) Ruby
5 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (44.30%) Degree
2 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) CISSP
4 5 (6.33%) CISM
4 5 (6.33%) GIAC
5 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Mercator
2 6 (7.59%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.27%) Apple
4 1 (1.27%) Fujitsu