Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 59 47
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 65 38 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.54% 2.41% 3.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.85% 8.28% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 46
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +13.86% +6.23%
10th Percentile £363 £368 £250
90th Percentile £488 £494 £544
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +15.11%
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 410 459 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 28.65% 29.07% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 335 303
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £194 £226 £203
90th Percentile £529 £500 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +3.90% -0.65% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.04% -18.18% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.09 £9.34 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.80 £18.71 £19.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.64 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.34% +0.90% -11.43%

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 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 42 (64.62%) HTML
2 36 (55.38%) JavaScript
2 36 (55.38%) CSS
3 27 (41.54%) HTML5
3 27 (41.54%) React
4 26 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 25 (38.46%) Wireframes
5 25 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (35.38%) jQuery
7 22 (33.85%) KnockoutJS
8 21 (32.31%) CSS3
8 21 (32.31%) TDD
9 19 (29.23%) Sass
9 19 (29.23%) LESS
10 16 (24.62%) Prototyping
11 14 (21.54%) Ajax
11 14 (21.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (20.00%) Durandal
12 13 (20.00%) Backbone.js
12 13 (20.00%) Angular 2
12 13 (20.00%) RESTful
12 13 (20.00%) Java
13 12 (18.46%) Web Services
13 12 (18.46%) Photoshop
13 12 (18.46%) Scrum
13 12 (18.46%) Collaborative Working
14 11 (16.92%) Front End Development
15 10 (15.38%) GIMP
15 10 (15.38%) Docker
15 10 (15.38%) Responsive 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 7 (10.77%) CMS
2 5 (7.69%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) Drupal
4 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.54%) Marvel
4 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Photoshop
2 10 (15.38%) GIMP
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.62%) Google Analytics
1 3 (4.62%) npm
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (3.08%) GitHub
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) Yarn
3 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) MySQL
2 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.62%) Redis
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) Big Data
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.23%) JIRA
3 4 (6.15%) Axure RP
3 4 (6.15%) gulp
4 3 (4.62%) Jasmine
4 3 (4.62%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (4.62%) webpack
5 1 (1.54%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.54%) Bower
5 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.54%) GitLab
5 1 (1.54%) Grunt
5 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.54%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.54%) Xcode
General
1 4 (6.15%) Banking
2 2 (3.08%) Back Office
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (60.00%) Developer
2 19 (29.23%) UI Developer
3 15 (23.08%) Designer
4 12 (18.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 11 (16.92%) HTML CSS Developer
5 11 (16.92%) HTML Developer
5 11 (16.92%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (15.38%) React Developer
6 10 (15.38%) UX Designer
7 8 (12.31%) Angular Developer
8 7 (10.77%) Administrator
8 7 (10.77%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (9.23%) Java Developer
9 6 (9.23%) UI/UX Developer
9 6 (9.23%) UX Developer
10 5 (7.69%) Interaction Designer
11 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
12 3 (4.62%) Content Designer
12 3 (4.62%) Senior Designer
13 2 (3.08%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (64.62%) HTML
2 36 (55.38%) CSS
3 27 (41.54%) HTML5
3 27 (41.54%) React
4 26 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 23 (35.38%) jQuery
6 22 (33.85%) KnockoutJS
7 21 (32.31%) CSS3
8 19 (29.23%) LESS
8 19 (29.23%) Sass
9 14 (21.54%) Ajax
9 14 (21.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (20.00%) Angular 2
10 13 (20.00%) Backbone.js
10 13 (20.00%) Durandal
10 13 (20.00%) RESTful
11 12 (18.46%) Web Services
12 7 (10.77%) .NET
12 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
13 6 (9.23%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Graphic Design
2 5 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) FMCG
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) iPhone
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Android
2 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.54%) Debian
2 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (38.46%) Wireframes
2 21 (32.31%) TDD
3 16 (24.62%) Prototyping
4 12 (18.46%) Collaborative Working
4 12 (18.46%) Scrum
5 11 (16.92%) Front End Development
6 10 (15.38%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 10 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (10.77%) Content Management
7 7 (10.77%) Performance Management
8 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (9.23%) MVC
8 6 (9.23%) Service Design
9 5 (7.69%) Case Management
9 5 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.69%) Information Architecture
9 5 (7.69%) Innovative Thinking
10 4 (6.15%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (55.38%) JavaScript
2 13 (20.00%) Java
3 7 (10.77%) C#
3 7 (10.77%) PHP
3 7 (10.77%) TypeScript
4 4 (6.15%) ES6
5 3 (4.62%) ES7
5 3 (4.62%) ES8
5 3 (4.62%) PureScript
5 3 (4.62%) Python
6 2 (3.08%) Go
7 1 (1.54%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.54%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.54%) Scala
7 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.54%) PMO
1 1 (1.54%) QA
1 1 (1.54%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.54%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) Google
3 1 (1.54%) Adobe
3 1 (1.54%) Apple
3 1 (1.54%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.54%) Twitter
3 1 (1.54%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.54%) Zend