Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 70 64
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 37 17 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.82% 1.34% 2.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.60% 4.66% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 51
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £394 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -17.11% +18.75%
10th Percentile £284 £311 £313
90th Percentile £526 £483 £711
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 - -
North West median hourly rate £19.25 - -

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 349 365 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.58% 28.67% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 257 335
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £280 £232 £250
90th Percentile £559 £525 £663
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.67 £27.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.74% +28.57% +23.53%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £14.43
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.24% +31.25% -5.88%

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 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Cheshire

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in Cheshire

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly 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 17 October 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
Crewe -7 10 £438 -12.50%
Warrington +5 7 £438 -7.89% 4
Knutsford -7 7 £346 -12.04% 6
Macclesfield -3 4 £588 +33.52% 1
Chester +1 3 - - 7
User Experience
North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) HTML
3 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 12 (32.43%) CSS
4 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (24.32%) User Stories
5 9 (24.32%) Adobe
5 9 (24.32%) Scrum
6 8 (21.62%) Finance
6 8 (21.62%) Prototyping
6 8 (21.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 7 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (18.92%) CSS3
7 7 (18.92%) Photoshop
7 7 (18.92%) Information Architecture
7 7 (18.92%) HTML5
8 6 (16.22%) Axure RP
8 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
8 6 (16.22%) Mobile App
8 6 (16.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (16.22%) React
8 6 (16.22%) SDLC
8 6 (16.22%) Service Design
9 5 (13.51%) iOS Development
9 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
9 5 (13.51%) Taxonomies
9 5 (13.51%) Web Services
9 5 (13.51%) OO
10 4 (10.81%) Apple
10 4 (10.81%) Windows

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 (8.11%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Photoshop
2 4 (10.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (8.11%) Fireworks
3 3 (8.11%) InVision
3 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (8.11%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (8.11%) UXPin
4 1 (2.70%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (2.70%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (2.70%) InDesign
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Yarn
2 2 (5.41%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.70%) npm
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) QlikView
1 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Axure RP
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) Grunt
2 4 (10.81%) gulp
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (8.11%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (8.11%) Mocha
3 3 (8.11%) ProtoShare
3 3 (8.11%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) Xcode
4 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.70%) Plastic SCM
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) webpack
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) Designer
3 8 (21.62%) Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) iOS Developer
5 4 (10.81%) User Researcher
5 4 (10.81%) UX Designer
6 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Content Editor
6 2 (5.41%) Digital Content Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Digital Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior UX Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) HTML
2 12 (32.43%) CSS
3 7 (18.92%) CSS3
3 7 (18.92%) HTML5
4 6 (16.22%) React
4 6 (16.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (13.51%) Web Services
6 4 (10.81%) Ajax
6 4 (10.81%) jQuery
6 4 (10.81%) JSON
6 4 (10.81%) Node.js
6 4 (10.81%) REST
6 4 (10.81%) Sass
7 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
7 3 (8.11%) Chai
7 3 (8.11%) Cocoa
7 3 (8.11%) SOAP
7 3 (8.11%) XML
8 2 (5.41%) .NET
8 2 (5.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) Mobile App
3 5 (13.51%) Taxonomies
4 4 (10.81%) Graphic Design
5 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.41%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.70%) Animation
6 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.70%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.41%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) Scrum
2 9 (24.32%) User Stories
3 8 (21.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 8 (21.62%) Prototyping
4 7 (18.92%) Information Architecture
4 7 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (16.22%) SDLC
5 6 (16.22%) Service Design
6 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
6 5 (13.51%) iOS Development
6 5 (13.51%) OO
7 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
7 4 (10.81%) Qualitative Research
7 4 (10.81%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Wireframes
8 3 (8.11%) Analytics
8 3 (8.11%) Cognitive Psychology
8 3 (8.11%) Strategic Thinking
8 3 (8.11%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.81%) Apple Swift
2 4 (10.81%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) ES6
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) CEH
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Adobe
2 4 (10.81%) Apple
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Google
3 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Twitter
4 1 (2.70%) Xamarin