The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Human Factors skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Human Factors over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Human Factors
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 365 381
Rank change year-on-year -31 +16  
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 12 74 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.061% 0.33% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.39% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 66 15
Median daily rate £438 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £356 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25%  

Human Factors is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16653 19113 17455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.16% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11983 13825 12271
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 195 244
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Human Factors
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Human Factors as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Human Factors in London

Human Factors
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Human Factors in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Human Factors in London

Human Factors
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Human Factors in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Human Factors in London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Human Factors 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 London region with a requirement for Human Factors.

1 35 (77.78%) User Experience
2 31 (68.89%) Psychology
3 30 (66.67%) Ethnography
3 30 (66.67%) Service Design
4 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (57.78%) Degree
6 22 (48.89%) Cognitive Psychology
7 21 (46.67%) Market Research
8 19 (42.22%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (40.00%) Usability Testing
10 13 (28.89%) Mentoring
11 10 (22.22%) Anthropology
11 10 (22.22%) Guerrilla Research
11 10 (22.22%) Customer Insight
12 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
13 6 (13.33%) Analytics
13 6 (13.33%) Qualitative Research
14 5 (11.11%) User Stories
14 5 (11.11%) Axure RP
14 5 (11.11%) Ergonomics
14 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (11.11%) Benchmarking
14 5 (11.11%) Wireframes
14 5 (11.11%) Prototyping
14 5 (11.11%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (8.89%) Sociology
15 4 (8.89%) Military
15 4 (8.89%) Retail
15 4 (8.89%) Information Assurance

Human Factors
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (4.44%) UserZoom
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (8.89%) Military
1 4 (8.89%) Retail
2 3 (6.67%) Legal
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) User Researcher
2 10 (22.22%) Digital User Researcher
3 8 (17.78%) Designer
3 8 (17.78%) UX Designer
4 5 (11.11%) User Experience Researcher
5 3 (6.67%) Senior User Researcher
6 2 (4.44%) Senior User Experience Researcher
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce Designer
7 1 (2.22%) Head of Design
7 1 (2.22%) Head of User Experience
7 1 (2.22%) Research Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Digital User Researcher
7 1 (2.22%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) User Experience Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) CSS
1 3 (6.67%) HTML
1 3 (6.67%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 35 (77.78%) User Experience
2 19 (42.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Android
1 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Psychology
2 30 (66.67%) Ethnography
2 30 (66.67%) Service Design
3 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (48.89%) Cognitive Psychology
5 21 (46.67%) Market Research
6 18 (40.00%) Usability Testing
7 13 (28.89%) Mentoring
8 10 (22.22%) Anthropology
8 10 (22.22%) Customer Insight
8 10 (22.22%) Guerrilla Research
9 6 (13.33%) Analytics
9 6 (13.33%) Qualitative Research
10 5 (11.11%) Benchmarking
10 5 (11.11%) Ergonomics
10 5 (11.11%) Prototyping
10 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.11%) User Stories
10 5 (11.11%) Wireframes
11 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (57.78%) Degree
2 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Google
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
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