The table below looks at the statistics for Web Usability skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Usability over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Usability
Rank 606 572 569
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -3
Contract jobs citing Web Usability 16 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.051% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.067% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 4
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£325 £300 £171
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +75.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £187
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.61

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
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Web Usability
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Web Usability Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Web Usability
Daily Rate Trend

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

Web Usability Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Web Usability
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Usability within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Web Usability Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Web Usability
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Web Usability Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Web Usability
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Usability within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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 14 £325 +8.33% 1
London -6 10 £325 +8.33% 1
Croydon - 3 £305 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
South West - 2 £438 -
Milton Keynes -3 1 £525 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £525 +50.00%
South East -31 1 £525 +50.00%
West Midlands - 1 £300 -
Swindon - 1 £525 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 -
Wiltshire - 1 £525 -
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Ilford - 1 £450 -

Web Usability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Web Usability 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 Web Usability.

1 16 (66.67%) HTML
1 16 (66.67%) User Experience
2 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 14 (58.33%) CMS
2 14 (58.33%) Content Management
3 12 (50.00%) jQuery
3 12 (50.00%) CSS
3 12 (50.00%) Analytics
4 11 (45.83%) SEO
4 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (37.50%) Web Analytics
5 9 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (37.50%) Sitecore
6 7 (29.17%) HTML5
7 6 (25.00%) CSS3
7 6 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (25.00%) Ajax
7 6 (25.00%) Web Development
7 6 (25.00%) Finance
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) Publishing
8 5 (20.83%) Web Services
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.83%) Social Media
9 4 (16.67%) Marketing
9 4 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
9 4 (16.67%) C#
9 4 (16.67%) XML
9 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) .NET

Web Usability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Web Usability 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 Web Usability. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (58.33%) CMS
2 9 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (12.50%) Drupal
3 3 (12.50%) Umbraco
4 2 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) Jadu
5 1 (4.17%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.17%) Grunt
2 1 (4.17%) Bower
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Publishing
3 4 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Web Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Designer
4 4 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Web Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Web Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Web Editor
6 2 (8.33%) CMS Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Web Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Content Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Digital Content Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) UX Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Marketing Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Web Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) HTML
2 12 (50.00%) CSS
2 12 (50.00%) jQuery
3 7 (29.17%) HTML5
4 6 (25.00%) CSS3
4 6 (25.00%) Ajax
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) XML
6 4 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (12.50%) Sass
8 2 (8.33%) Ember.js
8 2 (8.33%) Classic ASP
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (8.33%) XSL
8 2 (8.33%) JSON
8 2 (8.33%) Dojo
8 2 (8.33%) Flash
8 2 (8.33%) Backbone.js
9 1 (4.17%) SVG
9 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) User Experience
2 5 (20.83%) Social Media
3 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.33%) W3C
5 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (8.33%) Copywriting
6 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) webOS
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Phone 7
2 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Content Management
2 12 (50.00%) Analytics
3 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) SEO
4 9 (37.50%) Web Analytics
5 6 (25.00%) Web Development
5 6 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
6 4 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
7 3 (12.50%) User Stories
8 2 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (8.33%) Mobile Development
8 2 (8.33%) Graceful Degradation
8 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.33%) MVC
8 2 (8.33%) Online Marketing
8 2 (8.33%) Information Architecture
9 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) ActionScript
4 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Sitecore
2 4 (16.67%) Google
2 4 (16.67%) Adobe
2 4 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Ektron
4 1 (4.17%) Coremetrics
4 1 (4.17%) EPiServer
4 1 (4.17%) Vignette
4 1 (4.17%) RedDot