Period
to 21 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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 > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 61 63
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing User Experience 109 87 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.47% 2.94% 3.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.44% 9.69% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 71
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £204 £306 £313
90th Percentile £485 £591 £500
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
Manchester 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 Manchester with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 953 898 1,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 30.34% 30.30% 33.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 546 779
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £181 £175 £262
90th Percentile £538 £598 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 35
Manchester median hourly rate £21.76 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.53% +31.03% +7.41%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.83 £11.50
90th Percentile £32.20 £41.00 £28.62
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Manchester

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Manchester

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Manchester

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in Manchester

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester 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
Stockport +15 11 £425 +13.33% 4
Cheadle - 5 £400 -
Sale -6 1 - -
Salford -6 1 - - 2
Altrincham - 1 - - 3
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 Manchester region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.78%) CSS
3 38 (34.86%) HTML
4 33 (30.28%) JavaScript
5 22 (20.18%) Java
6 20 (18.35%) TDD
6 20 (18.35%) HTML5
6 20 (18.35%) AngularJS
6 20 (18.35%) Git (software)
7 18 (16.51%) Wireframes
8 17 (15.60%) Scrum
9 16 (14.68%) Service Design
9 16 (14.68%) Front End Development
10 15 (13.76%) jQuery
10 15 (13.76%) Axure RP
11 14 (12.84%) Apple iOS
11 14 (12.84%) JIRA
12 13 (11.93%) CSS3
12 13 (11.93%) Adobe Illustrator
12 13 (11.93%) Adobe
13 12 (11.01%) Mobile App
14 11 (10.09%) Web Development
14 11 (10.09%) Usability Testing
14 11 (10.09%) UX Design
14 11 (10.09%) Finance
14 11 (10.09%) Karma Test Runner
14 11 (10.09%) iOS Development
14 11 (10.09%) Decision-Making
15 10 (9.17%) Protractor
15 10 (9.17%) Content Management

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (8.26%) CMS
2 6 (5.50%) Drupal
3 3 (2.75%) Confluence
4 2 (1.83%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.83%) WordPress
5 1 (0.92%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.92%) Liferay
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (5.50%) Photoshop
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.83%) InVision
7 1 (0.92%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.92%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.92%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.92%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.92%) InDesign
7 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.92%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Magento
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) Google Analytics
2 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) npm
3 2 (1.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.92%) SaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Skype
2 1 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.92%) Big Data
2 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.92%) MySQL
2 1 (0.92%) Spatial Data
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (18.35%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.76%) Axure RP
3 14 (12.84%) JIRA
4 11 (10.09%) Karma Test Runner
5 10 (9.17%) Protractor
6 6 (5.50%) Bitbucket
6 6 (5.50%) Bower
7 3 (2.75%) Ant
7 3 (2.75%) Grunt
7 3 (2.75%) gulp
7 3 (2.75%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.75%) Xcode
8 2 (1.83%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.83%) Clang
8 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.83%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.83%) Mocha
8 2 (1.83%) Subversion
9 1 (0.92%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (10.09%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Banking
2 8 (7.34%) Legal
3 5 (4.59%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Law
4 2 (1.83%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.83%) Publishing
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.92%) Games
5 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (39.45%) Developer
2 23 (21.10%) Designer
3 17 (15.60%) UX Designer
4 13 (11.93%) Analyst
5 9 (8.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (8.26%) iOS Developer
6 8 (7.34%) UI Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) User Experience Researcher
8 5 (4.59%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.59%) User Researcher
9 4 (3.67%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) UX Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Web Content Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Web Content Project Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Web Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Web Project Manager
10 3 (2.75%) Web Content Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.78%) CSS
2 38 (34.86%) HTML
3 20 (18.35%) AngularJS
3 20 (18.35%) HTML5
4 15 (13.76%) jQuery
5 13 (11.93%) CSS3
6 9 (8.26%) LESS
7 8 (7.34%) RESTful
7 8 (7.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (6.42%) REST
9 6 (5.50%) Handlebars
9 6 (5.50%) Sass
9 6 (5.50%) Spring
10 5 (4.59%) Core Animation
10 5 (4.59%) Core Data
10 5 (4.59%) JSON
10 5 (4.59%) React
10 5 (4.59%) Spring Boot
10 5 (4.59%) Spring Security
11 4 (3.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) Animation
4 4 (3.67%) Blog
4 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.83%) iPad
6 2 (1.83%) iPhone
6 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.92%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.92%) Social Media
7 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.84%) Apple iOS
2 8 (7.34%) Android
3 6 (5.50%) Windows
4 4 (3.67%) Unix
5 2 (1.83%) Linux
5 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.35%) TDD
3 18 (16.51%) Wireframes
4 17 (15.60%) Scrum
5 16 (14.68%) Front End Development
5 16 (14.68%) Service Design
6 11 (10.09%) Decision-Making
6 11 (10.09%) iOS Development
6 11 (10.09%) Usability Testing
6 11 (10.09%) UX Design
6 11 (10.09%) Web Development
7 10 (9.17%) Content Management
7 10 (9.17%) E-Commerce
8 9 (8.26%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (8.26%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 8 (7.34%) Analytics
9 8 (7.34%) Ethnography
9 8 (7.34%) Kanban
9 8 (7.34%) Market Research
9 8 (7.34%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.28%) JavaScript
2 22 (20.18%) Java
3 7 (6.42%) Apple Swift
4 6 (5.50%) C#
5 5 (4.59%) Java 8
5 5 (4.59%) SQL
6 4 (3.67%) PHP
7 3 (2.75%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.83%) C
8 2 (1.83%) Python
9 1 (0.92%) ES6
9 1 (0.92%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.92%) Ruby
9 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) ISEB
3 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) Grafana
1 4 (3.67%) Prometheus
1 4 (3.67%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (11.93%) Adobe
2 8 (7.34%) Google
3 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.67%) BMC
4 4 (3.67%) Dynatrace
4 4 (3.67%) HP
4 4 (3.67%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.67%) VMware
5 2 (1.83%) Apple
5 2 (1.83%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.83%) hybris
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle
5 2 (1.83%) Remedy
6 1 (0.92%) Ensighten
6 1 (0.92%) Optimizely
6 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.92%) Sony
6 1 (0.92%) Twitter