Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 49 71
Rank change year-on-year -13 +22 -4
Contract jobs citing User Experience 47 53 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.98% 3.33% 1.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.54% 10.17% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 17
Hertfordshire median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
East of England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England 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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 446 521 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 28.28% 32.71% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 278 270
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £175 £187 £180
90th Percentile £557 £571 £557
East of England median daily rate £450 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 14
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £16.81 £15.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.77% +11.29% -29.77%
10th Percentile £11.57 £12.99 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.25 £45.10 £33.45
East of England median hourly rate £19.13 £39.01 £28.50
% change year-on-year -50.97% +36.86% +28.45%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +11 25 £500 +90.48% 1
Welwyn Garden City -6 9 £450 -2.70% 3
Hatfield -4 4 £125 -72.22% 1
Royston - 2 £388 - 1
St Albans +3 1 £525 +5.00% 2
Letchworth - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £500 -
User Experience
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) E-Commerce
2 17 (36.17%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 13 (27.66%) Service Design
3 13 (27.66%) Retail
4 12 (25.53%) Design Thinking
5 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (21.28%) HTML
5 10 (21.28%) CSS
6 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
6 9 (19.15%) Adobe
6 9 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (19.15%) Wireframes
7 8 (17.02%) B2B
7 8 (17.02%) Degree
8 7 (14.89%) Photoshop
8 7 (14.89%) Creative Thinking
9 6 (12.77%) Information Architecture
10 5 (10.64%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (10.64%) Axure RP
10 5 (10.64%) Usability Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (10.64%) Analytics
10 5 (10.64%) Qualitative Research
10 5 (10.64%) Quantitative Research
11 4 (8.51%) Customer-Centricity
11 4 (8.51%) Prototyping
11 4 (8.51%) InVision
11 4 (8.51%) Front End Development
11 4 (8.51%) Self-Motivation

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 4 (8.51%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Photoshop
2 5 (10.64%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (8.51%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (8.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (8.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (8.51%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (8.51%) InVision
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Magento
1 1 (2.13%) SAP EWM
1 1 (2.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Bower
3 1 (2.13%) Grunt
3 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.13%) Subversion
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (27.66%) Retail
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Designer
2 21 (44.68%) UX Designer
3 9 (19.15%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Designer
5 5 (10.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (10.64%) UI Designer
6 4 (8.51%) Digital Designer
6 4 (8.51%) UX Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Junior
7 3 (6.38%) Junior Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Junior Web Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior UX Designer
7 3 (6.38%) User Experience Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Product Owner
8 2 (4.26%) Senior UI Designer
8 2 (4.26%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) CSS
1 10 (21.28%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) CSS3
3 2 (4.26%) HTML5
3 2 (4.26%) jQuery
3 2 (4.26%) Sass
4 1 (2.13%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) Dojo
4 1 (2.13%) Google Maps API
4 1 (2.13%) JSP
4 1 (2.13%) LESS
4 1 (2.13%) Node.js
4 1 (2.13%) React
4 1 (2.13%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (2.13%) SignalR
4 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.51%) Animation
1 4 (8.51%) Graphic Design
1 4 (8.51%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (8.51%) Social Media
2 3 (6.38%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.13%) EPoS
3 1 (2.13%) Fintech
3 1 (2.13%) FMCG
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Vector Graphics
3 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) E-Commerce
2 17 (36.17%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 13 (27.66%) Service Design
4 12 (25.53%) Design Thinking
5 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (19.15%) Wireframes
7 8 (17.02%) B2B
8 7 (14.89%) Creative Thinking
9 6 (12.77%) Information Architecture
10 5 (10.64%) Analytics
10 5 (10.64%) Qualitative Research
10 5 (10.64%) Quantitative Research
10 5 (10.64%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (10.64%) Usability Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Customer-Centricity
11 4 (8.51%) Ergonomics
11 4 (8.51%) Prototyping
11 4 (8.51%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.26%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) Kotlin
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) ISEB
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Adobe
2 4 (8.51%) Google
3 2 (4.26%) Omniture
3 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Computacenter
4 1 (2.13%) Demandware
4 1 (2.13%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.13%) Facebook
4 1 (2.13%) hybris
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.13%) Twitter
4 1 (2.13%) Xerox