Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 50 52
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2 +24
Contract jobs citing User Experience 39 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.15% 0.87% 2.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.42% 1.81% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 3 21
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £250 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -64.29% -
10th Percentile £363 £165 £438
90th Percentile £560 £275 £711
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 191 277 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.13% 48.09% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 171 171
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +9.38% -6.98%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £185
90th Percentile £593 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 20
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.00 £38.13 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.30% +73.30% -4.35%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.53 £12.10
90th Percentile £47.40 £46.16 £45.63
North West median hourly rate £22.79 £22.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.59% +37.50% -4.99%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +3 28 £475 - 2
Preston +20 2 - - 1
Lancaster -2 1 £213 -15.00%
Blackburn - 1 - - 1
User Experience
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) HTML
2 16 (41.03%) CSS
3 13 (33.33%) UX Design
3 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 13 (33.33%) SFIA
4 12 (30.77%) Wireframes
5 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
6 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
6 10 (25.64%) BDD
6 10 (25.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (25.64%) Prototyping
7 9 (23.08%) jQuery
7 9 (23.08%) Scrum
7 9 (23.08%) Degree
7 9 (23.08%) TDD
8 8 (20.51%) Finance
8 8 (20.51%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (17.95%) Java
10 6 (15.38%) Pair Programming
10 6 (15.38%) Web Design
10 6 (15.38%) QA
10 6 (15.38%) HTML5
10 6 (15.38%) Axure RP
10 6 (15.38%) Java 8
10 6 (15.38%) Web Operations
10 6 (15.38%) Service Design
10 6 (15.38%) Software Delivery
10 6 (15.38%) Spring Boot

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 (2.56%) Confluence
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (7.69%) InVision
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.38%) Axure RP
3 4 (10.26%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.13%) Grunt
4 2 (5.13%) gulp
5 1 (2.56%) GitLab
5 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Designer
2 10 (25.64%) Developer
3 8 (20.51%) UX Designer
4 6 (15.38%) UI Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Interaction Designer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Designer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Interaction Designer
5 5 (12.82%) UI Designer
6 4 (10.26%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) UI/UX Designer
7 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Content Designer
8 2 (5.13%) HTML CSS Designer
8 2 (5.13%) Portfolio Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Portfolio Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) CSS
1 16 (41.03%) HTML
2 9 (23.08%) jQuery
3 6 (15.38%) HTML5
3 6 (15.38%) Spring Boot
4 5 (12.82%) Ajax
5 3 (7.69%) Node.js
5 3 (7.69%) Spring
5 3 (7.69%) Spring Security
6 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.13%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (2.56%) CSS3
7 1 (2.56%) FreeMarker
7 1 (2.56%) iOS SDK
7 1 (2.56%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (2.56%) Nunjucks
7 1 (2.56%) Redux
7 1 (2.56%) RESTful
7 1 (2.56%) Sass
7 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Social Media
1 5 (12.82%) Wiki
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Taxonomies
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) Android
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) SFIA
2 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 13 (33.33%) UX Design
3 12 (30.77%) Wireframes
4 10 (25.64%) BDD
4 10 (25.64%) Prototyping
4 10 (25.64%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (23.08%) Scrum
5 9 (23.08%) TDD
6 8 (20.51%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (15.38%) Front End Development
7 6 (15.38%) Pair Programming
7 6 (15.38%) Service Design
7 6 (15.38%) Software Delivery
7 6 (15.38%) Web Design
7 6 (15.38%) Web Operations
8 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
8 5 (12.82%) Refactoring
8 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.95%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) Java 8
4 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) P3O
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (2.56%) Apple
2 1 (2.56%) SAP