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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 396 411
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15  
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 30 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.15% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.17% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 6
Median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £438 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £530 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +2.15% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - £47.83

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 17711 18496 19220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 13519 13610
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 159 261
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Human Factors in London

Human Factors
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Human Factors within the London region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 2 £400 -
City of London - 2 - -
Human Factors
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 36 (85.71%) Degree
2 35 (83.33%) Psychology
2 35 (83.33%) User Experience
3 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (64.29%) Cognitive Psychology
5 26 (61.90%) Service Design
6 25 (59.52%) Usability Testing
7 23 (54.76%) Ethnography
8 21 (50.00%) Quantitative Research
9 19 (45.24%) Market Research
10 18 (42.86%) Customer Insight
10 18 (42.86%) Qualitative Research
11 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (33.33%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 14 (33.33%) Guerrilla Research
13 13 (30.95%) Anthropology
14 11 (26.19%) Sociology
15 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
16 5 (11.90%) Axure RP
16 5 (11.90%) Product Management
16 5 (11.90%) Web Development
17 4 (9.52%) RIA
17 4 (9.52%) Marketing
17 4 (9.52%) Information Architecture
17 4 (9.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 4 (9.52%) Legal
17 4 (9.52%) Industrial Design
17 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
17 4 (9.52%) HTML
17 4 (9.52%) JavaScript

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 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.14%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.38%) UserZoom
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Axure RP
2 4 (9.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 4 (9.52%) Legal
1 4 (9.52%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Digital Economy
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (80.95%) User Researcher
2 20 (47.62%) Digital User Researcher
3 11 (26.19%) Senior User Researcher
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Digital User Researcher
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) User Experience Architect
5 4 (9.52%) User Experience Researcher
6 2 (4.76%) Senior User Experience Researcher
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Senior User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) CSS3
2 3 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (83.33%) User Experience
2 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Android
1 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Psychology
2 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (64.29%) Cognitive Psychology
4 26 (61.90%) Service Design
5 25 (59.52%) Usability Testing
6 23 (54.76%) Ethnography
7 21 (50.00%) Quantitative Research
8 19 (45.24%) Market Research
9 18 (42.86%) Customer Insight
9 18 (42.86%) Qualitative Research
10 14 (33.33%) Actionable Customer Insight
10 14 (33.33%) Guerrilla Research
11 13 (30.95%) Anthropology
12 11 (26.19%) Sociology
13 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
14 5 (11.90%) Product Management
14 5 (11.90%) Web Development
15 4 (9.52%) Industrial Design
15 4 (9.52%) Project Management
15 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (85.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Adobe