The table below looks at the statistics for Usability Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Engineering over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Engineering
Rank 597 580 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Usability Engineering 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% 0.003% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42487 38184 36396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.65% 73.77% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 23709 21229
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1158 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

Usability Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Usability Engineering within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Usability Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Usability Engineering
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Usability Engineering within the UK.

Usability Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Usability Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Usability Engineering within the UK.

Usability Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Usability Engineering
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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 -50 3 £450 - 2
London - - - - 2
Swindon - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - -

Usability Engineering
Top 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Usability Engineering 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 Usability Engineering.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) UX Design
1 3 (100.00%) Information Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

Usability Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Usability Engineering 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 Usability Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) UX Designer
1 3 (100.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) UX Design
1 3 (100.00%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development