Period
to 16 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 16 December 2017 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 57 63
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +16
Contract jobs citing User Experience 33 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.49% 2.52% 2.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.02% 7.73% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 36
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.54% -2.81% +10.34%
10th Percentile £315 £270 £308
90th Percentile £518 £650 £588
North West median daily rate £386 £413 £380
% change year-on-year -6.36% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £36.82

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 Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 366 440 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.60% 32.57% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 295 411
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -8.24% +13.33%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £299
90th Percentile £545 £663 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £19.63 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.29% +13.24% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.25 £13.56
90th Percentile £40.65 £53.50 £18.01
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £19.06 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.16% +8.93% +14.75%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Cheshire

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Cheshire

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Cheshire

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 10 £370 - 3
Knutsford - 6 £375 - 1
Crewe - 5 £500 -
Macclesfield +6 2 £325 -7.14% 1
Warrington -4 2 £475 +5.56% 1
User Experience
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 18 (54.55%) HTML
1 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
1 18 (54.55%) CSS
2 12 (36.36%) HTML5
3 11 (33.33%) Finance
3 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) Wireframes
5 8 (24.24%) Photoshop
5 8 (24.24%) CSS3
6 7 (21.21%) Front End Development
6 7 (21.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (21.21%) Visualisation
7 6 (18.18%) Information Architecture
7 6 (18.18%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (18.18%) Workflow
7 6 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (15.15%) React
8 5 (15.15%) Prototyping
8 5 (15.15%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (15.15%) Java
8 5 (15.15%) Degree
8 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
8 5 (15.15%) jQuery
8 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Android
9 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.12%) Web Services
9 4 (12.12%) Adobe
9 4 (12.12%) InVision

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Photoshop
2 7 (21.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (18.18%) Adobe After Effects
4 5 (15.15%) Adobe Premiere
5 4 (12.12%) InVision
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (3.03%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) npm
2 1 (3.03%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (6.06%) HTTPS
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) EDRMS
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) Axure RP
3 2 (6.06%) Grunt
3 2 (6.06%) gulp
3 2 (6.06%) JUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Babel
4 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.03%) Gradle
4 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.03%) Mocha
4 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) webpack
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Designer
3 8 (24.24%) UX Designer
4 5 (15.15%) HTML CSS Designer
5 4 (12.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (12.12%) UI Developer
5 4 (12.12%) User Researcher
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Digital Designer
6 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.09%) User Experience Researcher
7 2 (6.06%) Core Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Digital UX Designer
7 2 (6.06%) Java Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) Photoshop Designer
7 2 (6.06%) Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) CSS
1 18 (54.55%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) HTML5
3 8 (24.24%) CSS3
4 6 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (15.15%) jQuery
5 5 (15.15%) React
6 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
6 4 (12.12%) Node.js
6 4 (12.12%) Web Services
7 3 (9.09%) Ajax
7 3 (9.09%) XHTML
8 2 (6.06%) .NET
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
8 2 (6.06%) DOM
8 2 (6.06%) J2SE
8 2 (6.06%) Java ME
8 2 (6.06%) RESTful
8 2 (6.06%) SOAP
8 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.06%) STB
1 2 (6.06%) Web 2.0
2 1 (3.03%) Animation
2 1 (3.03%) Fintech
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Android
1 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Wireframes
3 7 (21.21%) Front End Development
3 7 (21.21%) Visualisation
4 6 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
4 6 (18.18%) Information Architecture
4 6 (18.18%) Workflow
5 5 (15.15%) Prototyping
5 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Infographics
6 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Content Management
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Quantitative Research
7 3 (9.09%) SDLC
7 3 (9.09%) Service Design
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.15%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) C
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) ES6
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Adobe
2 2 (6.06%) Apple
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Cadence
3 1 (3.03%) Optimizely
3 1 (3.03%) Perforce