Period
to 17 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

UX
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 37 45
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 +16
Contract jobs citing User Experience 47 80 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.39% 5.17% 3.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.66% 18.48% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 29
Birmingham median daily rate £433 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% -3.61% +27.69%
10th Percentile £321 £333 £313
90th Percentile £518 £555 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +4.71% +2.41% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £47.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £29.95 £51.00
% change year-on-year +46.06% -41.27% -

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 344 433 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.82% 27.97% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 276 242
Birmingham median daily rate £419 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.35% -0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £227 £213 £263
90th Percentile £586 £538 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £403 £398
% change year-on-year +5.59% +1.26% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.53 £17.00 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +21.10% -24.12%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.13 £9.18
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.88 £28.79
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.47% -6.32% +25.93%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Birmingham

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Experience in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Birmingham

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Birmingham

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) HTML
3 20 (42.55%) CSS
4 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
5 12 (25.53%) AngularJS
5 12 (25.53%) Java
5 12 (25.53%) Photoshop
6 11 (23.40%) jQuery
6 11 (23.40%) React
6 11 (23.40%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 10 (21.28%) Wireframes
8 9 (19.15%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (19.15%) HTML5
9 8 (17.02%) CSS3
9 8 (17.02%) GIMP
9 8 (17.02%) Sass
9 8 (17.02%) LESS
9 8 (17.02%) Analytics
9 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
10 7 (14.89%) Front End Development
10 7 (14.89%) Durandal
10 7 (14.89%) Ajax
10 7 (14.89%) Adobe
10 7 (14.89%) Backbone.js
10 7 (14.89%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (12.77%) Web Design
11 6 (12.77%) Marketing
12 5 (10.64%) Scrum
12 5 (10.64%) TDD
12 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) CMS
1 1 (2.13%) Confluence
1 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Photoshop
2 8 (17.02%) GIMP
3 5 (10.64%) Sketch
4 4 (8.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (6.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (6.38%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.38%) Google Analytics
3 3 (6.38%) Serverless
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) PaaS
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.38%) Maven
2 3 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Android Studio
4 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) Grunt
4 1 (2.13%) gulp
4 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.13%) Selenium
4 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.13%) webpack
General
1 6 (12.77%) Marketing
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) German Language
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Designer
3 11 (23.40%) UX Designer
4 9 (19.15%) Angular Developer
5 8 (17.02%) UI Designer
5 8 (17.02%) UI/UX Designer
6 7 (14.89%) Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) Java Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Solutions Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (8.51%) React Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Analytics Manager
9 3 (6.38%) Architect
9 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce Manager
9 3 (6.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Mobile Designer
9 3 (6.38%) Mobile UX Designer
9 3 (6.38%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) HTML
2 20 (42.55%) CSS
3 12 (25.53%) AngularJS
4 11 (23.40%) jQuery
4 11 (23.40%) React
5 9 (19.15%) HTML5
6 8 (17.02%) CSS3
6 8 (17.02%) LESS
6 8 (17.02%) Sass
7 7 (14.89%) Ajax
7 7 (14.89%) Backbone.js
7 7 (14.89%) Durandal
7 7 (14.89%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (10.64%) Angular 2
8 5 (10.64%) XML
9 3 (6.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
10 2 (4.26%) Spring
10 2 (4.26%) Vue.js
11 1 (2.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.38%) iPad
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Android
2 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 10 (21.28%) Wireframes
4 9 (19.15%) Responsive Web Design
5 8 (17.02%) Analytics
6 7 (14.89%) Front End Development
7 6 (12.77%) Web Design
8 5 (10.64%) BDD
8 5 (10.64%) Design Thinking
8 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.64%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (10.64%) Scrum
8 5 (10.64%) TDD
8 5 (10.64%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 5 (10.64%) Visualisation
9 4 (8.51%) Prototyping
9 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.51%) Usability Testing
9 4 (8.51%) User Stories
10 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 12 (25.53%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) Perl
3 3 (6.38%) Python
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Adobe
2 3 (6.38%) Google
2 3 (6.38%) Tealium