Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 48 53
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing User Experience 79 47 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.32% 3.32% 3.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.27% 10.83% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 42
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +25.93% +3.85%
10th Percentile £329 £313 £250
90th Percentile £563 £500 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £34.08 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +42.00% -43.53%

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 410 434 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.59% 30.63% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 296 338
Birmingham median daily rate £398 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.91% +3.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £224 £240 £207
90th Percentile £526 £500 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £408 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +5.16% - +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.68 £13.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.98% -21.74% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.63 £9.44 £10.65
90th Percentile £24.20 £17.68 £25.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.41 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +9.37% -13.29%

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 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 52 (65.82%) HTML
2 45 (56.96%) CSS
3 41 (51.90%) JavaScript
4 39 (49.37%) HTML5
5 36 (45.57%) AngularJS
6 34 (43.04%) KnockoutJS
7 32 (40.51%) Wireframes
7 32 (40.51%) jQuery
8 29 (36.71%) React
9 28 (35.44%) Sass
9 28 (35.44%) CSS3
10 27 (34.18%) LESS
11 24 (30.38%) Ajax
11 24 (30.38%) TDD
12 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (24.05%) Java
13 19 (24.05%) Backbone.js
13 19 (24.05%) Durandal
13 19 (24.05%) Angular 2
14 18 (22.78%) Front End Development
14 18 (22.78%) RESTful
15 17 (21.52%) Web Services
16 16 (20.25%) Photoshop
16 16 (20.25%) GIMP
16 16 (20.25%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 15 (18.99%) Prototyping
17 15 (18.99%) Docker
18 13 (16.46%) Collaborative Working
18 13 (16.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 13 (16.46%) Git (software)

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 8 (10.13%) CMS
2 5 (6.33%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) Drupal
3 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.27%) Marvel
3 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) GIMP
1 16 (20.25%) Photoshop
2 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) npm
2 3 (3.80%) Yarn
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.27%) GitHub
4 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) MySQL
2 5 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.06%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.80%) Redis
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.27%) Big Data
5 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.59%) Axure RP
2 6 (7.59%) gulp
2 6 (7.59%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) Jasmine
3 4 (5.06%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (5.06%) webpack
4 2 (2.53%) Bower
4 2 (2.53%) Grunt
5 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.27%) GitLab
5 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.27%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.27%) Selenium
5 1 (1.27%) Xcode
General
1 4 (5.06%) Banking
2 3 (3.80%) Marketing
2 3 (3.80%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Finance
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (55.70%) Developer
2 26 (32.91%) UI Developer
3 18 (22.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 18 (22.78%) HTML CSS Developer
3 18 (22.78%) HTML Developer
3 18 (22.78%) JavaScript Developer
4 17 (21.52%) Designer
4 17 (21.52%) UX Designer
5 14 (17.72%) Angular Developer
6 11 (13.92%) Java Developer
7 8 (10.13%) React Developer
8 7 (8.86%) Administrator
8 7 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (6.33%) User Researcher
10 4 (5.06%) Senior User Researcher
10 4 (5.06%) UI Designer
10 4 (5.06%) UI/UX Designer
11 3 (3.80%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.80%) UI/UX Developer
11 3 (3.80%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (65.82%) HTML
2 45 (56.96%) CSS
3 39 (49.37%) HTML5
4 36 (45.57%) AngularJS
5 34 (43.04%) KnockoutJS
6 32 (40.51%) jQuery
7 29 (36.71%) React
8 28 (35.44%) CSS3
8 28 (35.44%) Sass
9 27 (34.18%) LESS
10 24 (30.38%) Ajax
11 19 (24.05%) Angular 2
11 19 (24.05%) Backbone.js
11 19 (24.05%) Durandal
12 18 (22.78%) RESTful
13 17 (21.52%) Web Services
14 13 (16.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (12.66%) .NET
15 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
16 8 (10.13%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Graphic Design
2 3 (3.80%) e-Learning
2 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.27%) Animation
3 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.27%) iPhone
3 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) NHS
3 1 (1.27%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.27%) Android
1 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.51%) Wireframes
2 24 (30.38%) TDD
3 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (22.78%) Front End Development
5 16 (20.25%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 15 (18.99%) Prototyping
7 13 (16.46%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (15.19%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (12.66%) Scrum
10 8 (10.13%) Content Management
11 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
11 7 (8.86%) Performance Management
12 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (7.59%) MVC
12 6 (7.59%) Service Design
13 5 (6.33%) Information Architecture
13 5 (6.33%) Innovative Thinking
13 5 (6.33%) OOP
14 4 (5.06%) Business Analysis
14 4 (5.06%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 41 (51.90%) JavaScript
2 19 (24.05%) Java
3 9 (11.39%) TypeScript
4 8 (10.13%) C#
5 4 (5.06%) ES6
5 4 (5.06%) ES7
5 4 (5.06%) ES8
6 3 (3.80%) Go
6 3 (3.80%) PHP
6 3 (3.80%) PureScript
6 3 (3.80%) Python
6 3 (3.80%) Scala
7 1 (1.27%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.27%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.27%) Ruby
7 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
1 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) WAI
2 1 (1.27%) GCP
2 1 (1.27%) PMO
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.27%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) Capita
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe
3 1 (1.27%) Apple
3 1 (1.27%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.27%) Twitter
3 1 (1.27%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.27%) Zend