Period
to 20 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 20 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 52 59
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing User Experience 42 48 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.64% 3.18% 2.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.35% 9.27% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 21
Hertfordshire median daily rate £500 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £182
90th Percentile £568 £500 £538
East of England median daily rate £420 £404 £375
% change year-on-year +4.02% +7.67% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £12.75 -
% change year-on-year +50.98% - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 449 518 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 28.26% 34.33% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 246 266
Hertfordshire median daily rate £416 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% - -
10th Percentile £174 £179 £188
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -4.48% -48.46%
10th Percentile £12.09 £12.36 £11.65
90th Percentile £50.63 £46.50 £33.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -27.84% +3.19% -5.65%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Hertfordshire

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Hertfordshire

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Hertfordshire

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in Hertfordshire

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Watford +16 24 £500 +150.00% 9
Welwyn Garden City -19 8 £488 +39.29% 5
Hatfield -5 3 £125 -72.22% 4
St Albans -4 1 £525 +31.25% 4
Letchworth - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £500 -
Royston - 1 £500 - 2
User Experience
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Retail
2 14 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 13 (30.95%) Service Design
4 10 (23.81%) HTML
4 10 (23.81%) CSS
5 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 9 (21.43%) B2B
5 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (19.05%) Degree
6 8 (19.05%) Adobe
7 7 (16.67%) Photoshop
8 6 (14.29%) Wireframes
8 6 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
8 6 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (11.90%) Prototyping
9 5 (11.90%) Information Architecture
9 5 (11.90%) Axure RP
9 5 (11.90%) Analytics
10 4 (9.52%) Final Cut Pro
10 4 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (9.52%) HTML5
10 4 (9.52%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (9.52%) Psychology
10 4 (9.52%) Human Factors
10 4 (9.52%) Usability Testing
10 4 (9.52%) XML
10 4 (9.52%) Graphic Design
10 4 (9.52%) Animation

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (4.76%) Apache
1 2 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 4 (9.52%) Adobe After Effects
2 4 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (9.52%) Final Cut Pro
2 4 (9.52%) InVision
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (9.52%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Designer
2 20 (47.62%) UX Designer
3 7 (16.67%) Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Senior Designer
4 6 (14.29%) UI Designer
5 4 (9.52%) Digital Designer
5 4 (9.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (9.52%) Senior UX Designer
5 4 (9.52%) UX Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Junior
6 2 (4.76%) Junior Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Junior Web Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Retail Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior UI Designer
6 2 (4.76%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.76%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) CSS
1 10 (23.81%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) HTML5
2 4 (9.52%) XML
3 3 (7.14%) jQuery
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (4.76%) Ajax
4 2 (4.76%) CSS3
4 2 (4.76%) DOM
4 2 (4.76%) Java EE
4 2 (4.76%) Java SE
4 2 (4.76%) JAXB
4 2 (4.76%) JSP
4 2 (4.76%) JSTL
4 2 (4.76%) REST
4 2 (4.76%) RESTful
4 2 (4.76%) SAX
4 2 (4.76%) Servlets
4 2 (4.76%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Animation
1 4 (9.52%) Graphic Design
1 4 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Social Media
2 3 (7.14%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.38%) Fintech
3 1 (2.38%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 13 (30.95%) Service Design
4 9 (21.43%) B2B
4 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
5 6 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (14.29%) Wireframes
6 5 (11.90%) Analytics
6 5 (11.90%) Information Architecture
6 5 (11.90%) Prototyping
7 4 (9.52%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (9.52%) Human Factors
7 4 (9.52%) Psychology
7 4 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (9.52%) Usability Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Front End Development
8 3 (7.14%) Qualitative Research
8 3 (7.14%) Quantitative Research
8 3 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.76%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Adobe
2 3 (7.14%) Google
3 2 (4.76%) Omniture
4 1 (2.38%) Demandware
4 1 (2.38%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.38%) Facebook
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Twitter