Period
to 21 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 21 November 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 42 52
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 +22
Contract jobs citing User Experience 48 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.07% 2.00% 2.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 24.74% 5.33% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 6 11
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £360 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -28.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £213 £188 £413
90th Percentile £558 £1,125 £638
North West median daily rate £406 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +1.38% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £32.13 - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 194 169 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 28.57% 37.47% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 129 182
Lancashire median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -7.51%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £163
90th Percentile £635 £601 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 21
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.01 £35.13 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.20% +24.65% -29.55%
10th Percentile £11.02 £12.21 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £45.21 £44.75
North West median hourly rate £22.32 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.61% +25.00% -8.57%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Lancashire

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Lancashire

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Lancashire

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Blackpool +12 35 £475 -54.76%
Blackburn - 5 £225 -
Preston +2 2 - - 3
Lancaster -2 2 £263 +5.00% 1
User Experience
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 37 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) UX Design
3 18 (37.50%) HTML
3 18 (37.50%) CSS
4 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
5 15 (31.25%) Software Engineering
6 14 (29.17%) BDD
6 14 (29.17%) TDD
6 14 (29.17%) SFIA
7 13 (27.08%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 12 (25.00%) Scrum
8 12 (25.00%) Degree
9 11 (22.92%) Finance
10 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
10 10 (20.83%) Prototyping
11 9 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (18.75%) User Stories
11 9 (18.75%) Wireframes
11 9 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (18.75%) jQuery
12 8 (16.67%) Kanban
12 8 (16.67%) Java
12 8 (16.67%) Front End Development
13 7 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (14.58%) Web Design
13 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
14 6 (12.50%) QA
14 6 (12.50%) HTML5
14 6 (12.50%) Pair Programming
14 6 (12.50%) MVC

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (2.08%) Confluence
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.25%) Axure RP
4 2 (4.17%) GitLab
4 2 (4.17%) Grunt
4 2 (4.17%) gulp
5 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.08%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Designer
3 7 (14.58%) Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Business Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) UI Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Interaction Designer
5 5 (10.42%) UX Designer
6 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Portfolio Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Designer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Interaction Designer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Portfolio Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Content Designer
8 2 (4.17%) CRM Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.17%) Functional Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) CSS
1 18 (37.50%) HTML
2 9 (18.75%) jQuery
3 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 6 (12.50%) HTML5
3 6 (12.50%) Spring Boot
4 5 (10.42%) Ajax
5 4 (8.33%) .NET
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Core
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.33%) Entity Framework
5 4 (8.33%) Spring
5 4 (8.33%) Vue.js
6 3 (6.25%) Node.js
6 3 (6.25%) Spring Security
6 3 (6.25%) Web Services
6 3 (6.25%) XML
7 2 (4.17%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (2.08%) Nunjucks
8 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (10.42%) Wiki
2 4 (8.33%) Social Media
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Taxonomies
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) UX Design
3 15 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 14 (29.17%) BDD
4 14 (29.17%) SFIA
4 14 (29.17%) TDD
5 13 (27.08%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 12 (25.00%) Scrum
7 10 (20.83%) Prototyping
8 9 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
8 9 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (18.75%) User Stories
8 9 (18.75%) Wireframes
9 8 (16.67%) Front End Development
9 8 (16.67%) Kanban
10 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
10 7 (14.58%) Web Design
11 6 (12.50%) MVC
11 6 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 6 (12.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (12.50%) Java 8
4 5 (10.42%) SQL
5 4 (8.33%) C#
6 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) P3O
3 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Apple
2 3 (6.25%) Adobe
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) SAP