Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 81 59
Rank change year-on-year +31 -22 +18
Contract jobs citing User Experience 46 10 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.38% 0.81% 3.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.70% 2.45% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 58
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £231 £238 £306
90th Percentile £466 £440 £711
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +6.45% -8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 393 408 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 28.92% 33.01% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 267 384
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.54% +0.31%
10th Percentile £244 £225 £256
90th Percentile £538 £535 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 23
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +8.33% +25.97%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.00 £37.25
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £18.87
% change year-on-year -4.55% +16.59% +14.36%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 +10 13 £375 +7.14% 9
Macclesfield +7 7 £238 -46.02%
Knutsford -5 6 £345 +22.67% 2
Warrington +3 5 £469 +69.53% 7
Crewe - 4 £438 - 1
Alderley Edge -3 1 £238 -
User Experience
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 22 (47.83%) JavaScript
1 22 (47.83%) Wireframes
2 21 (45.65%) HTML
2 21 (45.65%) CSS
3 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (36.96%) Finance
5 13 (28.26%) HTML5
6 12 (26.09%) Adobe
6 12 (26.09%) Prototyping
7 11 (23.91%) Information Architecture
8 9 (19.57%) CMS
8 9 (19.57%) Content Management
9 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.22%) QA
9 7 (15.22%) jQuery
9 7 (15.22%) CSS3
9 7 (15.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
9 7 (15.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (15.22%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.04%) Front End Development
10 6 (13.04%) Degree
10 6 (13.04%) Axure RP
10 6 (13.04%) Photoshop
11 5 (10.87%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (10.87%) MVC
11 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
11 5 (10.87%) Android

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 9 (19.57%) CMS
2 7 (15.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Photoshop
2 5 (10.87%) Adobe After Effects
2 5 (10.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (8.70%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (6.52%) InVision
5 1 (2.17%) Fireworks
5 1 (2.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) npm
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) EDRMS
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) Grunt
2 2 (4.35%) gulp
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.17%) Mocha
3 1 (2.17%) webpack
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Designer
2 16 (34.78%) UX Designer
3 12 (26.09%) Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Digital Designer
5 6 (13.04%) Digital UX Designer
6 5 (10.87%) Author
6 5 (10.87%) Web Author
7 4 (8.70%) Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.52%) UI Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Architect
9 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Content Manager
9 2 (4.35%) iOS Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Architect
9 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (4.35%) UX Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Web Content Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) CSS
1 21 (45.65%) HTML
2 13 (28.26%) HTML5
3 7 (15.22%) CSS3
3 7 (15.22%) jQuery
3 7 (15.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (10.87%) Ajax
5 4 (8.70%) .NET
5 4 (8.70%) DOM
5 4 (8.70%) XHTML
5 4 (8.70%) XML
6 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.52%) React
7 2 (4.35%) Android SDK
7 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.35%) iOS SDK
7 2 (4.35%) Node.js
7 2 (4.35%) PhoneGap
7 2 (4.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
1 7 (15.22%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Web 2.0
4 3 (6.52%) Animation
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.17%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Android
1 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Wireframes
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) Prototyping
4 11 (23.91%) Information Architecture
5 9 (19.57%) Content Management
6 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.04%) Front End Development
7 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (10.87%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (10.87%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 5 (10.87%) MVC
8 5 (10.87%) User Stories
8 5 (10.87%) Workflow
9 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (8.70%) OO
9 4 (8.70%) Scrum
9 4 (8.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.70%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) Apple Swift
4 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
4 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) ES6
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) SQL
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) CEH
2 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Adobe
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Twitter
4 1 (2.17%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Xamarin