Period
to 13 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 13 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 38 51
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13 +6
Contract jobs citing User Experience 15 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.74% 3.28% 1.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.52% 11.94% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
Kent median daily rate £413 £275 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -22.81% +22.84%
10th Percentile £300 £218 £310
90th Percentile £438 £356 £450
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £16.68
% change year-on-year +85.00% +49.88% -24.32%

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 Kent with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 230 134 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 41.97% 27.46% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 94 104
Kent median daily rate £350 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -5.39% +9.48%
10th Percentile £120 £148 £200
90th Percentile £573 £559 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 22
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £20.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.86% +19.12% -43.33%
10th Percentile £25.30 £14.13 £9.05
90th Percentile £87.30 £26.28 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +17.65%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Kent

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Kent

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Kent over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Kent

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 13 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
Maidstone -8 6 £425 +25.00%
Tunbridge Wells +7 2 - -
Dartford - 1 £275 -
User Experience
South East

For the 6 months to 13 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 Kent region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 9 (60.00%) Wireframes
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Photoshop
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) HTML5
4 6 (40.00%) CSS3
4 6 (40.00%) Prototyping
5 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (26.67%) jQuery
6 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Ajax
7 3 (20.00%) UX Design
7 3 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Web Design
7 3 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
8 2 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (13.33%) React
8 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
8 2 (13.33%) API Integration
8 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Moq
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Designer
3 5 (33.33%) UX Designer
4 4 (26.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (13.33%) HTML Developer
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Process Analysis Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Process Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) UI Developer
5 2 (13.33%) UI/UX Developer
5 2 (13.33%) UX Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
1 6 (40.00%) CSS3
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) HTML5
2 4 (26.67%) Ajax
2 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (26.67%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) Backbone.js
3 2 (13.33%) Ember.js
3 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (13.33%) React
3 2 (13.33%) Sass
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) LINQ
4 1 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Social Media
1 2 (13.33%) W3C
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Wireframes
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Prototyping
4 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) UX Design
5 3 (20.00%) Web Design
6 2 (13.33%) API Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
6 2 (13.33%) Information Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe
1 2 (13.33%) BMC
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) Remedy
1 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft