Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 52 56
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 67 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.02% 3.18% 2.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.54% 10.48% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 37
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £308
90th Percentile £495 £488 £567
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year - +34.69% -42.35%

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 382 477 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 28.64% 30.36% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 367 264
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £251 £219 £201
90th Percentile £525 £530 £549
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 17
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £13.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.50% -7.62% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.12 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.00 £23.37 £19.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.75% +11.11% -5.26%

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 15 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) HTML
3 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
4 19 (28.36%) CSS
5 16 (23.88%) React
5 16 (23.88%) Prototyping
6 15 (22.39%) Scrum
6 15 (22.39%) C#
7 13 (19.40%) CSS3
8 12 (17.91%) Java
8 12 (17.91%) TDD
9 11 (16.42%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (16.42%) DevOps
9 11 (16.42%) Service Design
9 11 (16.42%) Case Management
9 11 (16.42%) Wireframes
10 10 (14.93%) Collaborative Working
10 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
10 10 (14.93%) HTML5
10 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (14.93%) jQuery
11 9 (13.43%) Python
11 9 (13.43%) Mobile App
11 9 (13.43%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 8 (11.94%) Microservices
12 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (10.45%) PHP
13 7 (10.45%) .NET
13 7 (10.45%) Web Design

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 5 (7.46%) CMS
1 5 (7.46%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) Apache
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Drupal
3 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.49%) Marvel
3 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Photoshop
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.48%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.96%) SaaS
2 6 (8.96%) Serverless
3 5 (7.46%) IaaS
3 5 (7.46%) PaaS
4 3 (4.48%) GitHub
4 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
2 3 (4.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) MySQL
2 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.48%) Redis
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.96%) JIRA
2 6 (8.96%) Maven
2 6 (8.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.97%) Android Studio
4 4 (5.97%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.99%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.49%) GitLab
6 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.49%) Xcode
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) Designer
3 10 (14.93%) Interaction Designer
4 9 (13.43%) UX Designer
5 8 (11.94%) React Developer
6 7 (10.45%) UI Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Administrator
7 5 (7.46%) Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Designer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Interaction Designer
7 5 (7.46%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Android Developer
8 4 (5.97%) User Researcher
9 3 (4.48%) Angular Developer
9 3 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.48%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (44.78%) HTML
2 19 (28.36%) CSS
3 16 (23.88%) React
4 13 (19.40%) CSS3
5 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
5 10 (14.93%) HTML5
5 10 (14.93%) jQuery
6 7 (10.45%) .NET
6 7 (10.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (7.46%) Ajax
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
7 5 (7.46%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (7.46%) RESTful
8 4 (5.97%) Angular 2
8 4 (5.97%) Backbone.js
8 4 (5.97%) Durandal
8 4 (5.97%) Web Services
9 3 (4.48%) .NET Core
9 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (4.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Data Structures
2 5 (7.46%) Graphic Design
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) FMCG
4 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.49%) iPhone
5 1 (1.49%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Android
2 2 (2.99%) Debian
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.88%) Prototyping
3 15 (22.39%) Scrum
4 12 (17.91%) TDD
5 11 (16.42%) Case Management
5 11 (16.42%) DevOps
5 11 (16.42%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (16.42%) Service Design
5 11 (16.42%) Wireframes
6 10 (14.93%) Collaborative Working
7 9 (13.43%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.94%) Microservices
9 7 (10.45%) Web Design
10 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.96%) Ethnography
11 5 (7.46%) BDD
11 5 (7.46%) Content Management
11 5 (7.46%) Performance Management
11 5 (7.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
2 15 (22.39%) C#
3 12 (17.91%) Java
4 9 (13.43%) Python
5 7 (10.45%) PHP
6 6 (8.96%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.49%) ES6
7 1 (1.49%) Go
7 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.49%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) BPSS Clearance
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.49%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Adobe
1 3 (4.48%) Google
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.49%) Apple
3 1 (1.49%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.49%) Twitter
3 1 (1.49%) Workday
3 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.49%) Zend