Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 58 62
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -14
Contract jobs citing User Experience 100 93 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.37% 3.29% 3.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.60% 11.01% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 63 67
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +17.24%
10th Percentile £225 £305 £300
90th Percentile £500 £500 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.73% -11.76% +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £32.13 - £36.11

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 862 845 1,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 29.08% 29.91% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 506 677
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £189 £173 £271
90th Percentile £545 £600 £556
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 59 26
Manchester median hourly rate £20.88 £19.50 £14.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.08% +38.81% -17.37%
10th Percentile £13.81 £13.29 £10.91
90th Percentile £31.90 £32.95 £28.03
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% -5.71%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +14 9 £425 - 6
Cheadle - 5 £400 -
Salford -6 1 - - 4
Altrincham - 1 - - 5
User Experience
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 52 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.00%) CSS
3 27 (27.00%) HTML
4 23 (23.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (20.00%) Service Design
6 18 (18.00%) Java
6 18 (18.00%) Finance
7 16 (16.00%) Usability Testing
7 16 (16.00%) Scrum
8 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce
8 15 (15.00%) Git (software)
8 15 (15.00%) HTML5
9 14 (14.00%) AngularJS
9 14 (14.00%) TDD
9 14 (14.00%) JIRA
9 14 (14.00%) Front End Development
10 13 (13.00%) Wireframes
11 12 (12.00%) Axure RP
12 11 (11.00%) Legal
12 11 (11.00%) Web Development
12 11 (11.00%) Content Management
12 11 (11.00%) Adobe Illustrator
12 11 (11.00%) Kanban
12 11 (11.00%) Decision-Making
13 10 (10.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 10 (10.00%) CSS3
13 10 (10.00%) Adobe
14 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (9.00%) Analytics
14 9 (9.00%) jQuery

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 7 (7.00%) CMS
2 5 (5.00%) Drupal
3 4 (4.00%) Confluence
4 2 (2.00%) WordPress
5 1 (1.00%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (11.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.00%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.00%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.00%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.00%) InDesign
5 1 (1.00%) InVision
5 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.00%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.00%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Google Analytics
1 6 (6.00%) Office 365
2 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.00%) npm
3 2 (2.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) Skype
2 1 (1.00%) Firewall
2 1 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.00%) Big Data
2 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.00%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.00%) JIRA
3 12 (12.00%) Axure RP
4 8 (8.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 8 (8.00%) Protractor
5 6 (6.00%) Bitbucket
5 6 (6.00%) Bower
6 2 (2.00%) Grunt
6 2 (2.00%) gulp
6 2 (2.00%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.00%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.00%) Ant
7 1 (1.00%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (1.00%) Mocha
7 1 (1.00%) NUnit
7 1 (1.00%) ProtoShare
7 1 (1.00%) webpack
7 1 (1.00%) Xcode
General
1 18 (18.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.00%) Legal
3 8 (8.00%) Banking
4 6 (6.00%) Marketing
5 5 (5.00%) Law
6 3 (3.00%) Retail
7 2 (2.00%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.00%) Advertising
8 1 (1.00%) Automotive
8 1 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.00%) Games
8 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (29.00%) Developer
2 18 (18.00%) Designer
3 13 (13.00%) UX Designer
4 12 (12.00%) Analyst
5 9 (9.00%) User Researcher
6 8 (8.00%) Architect
7 7 (7.00%) User Experience Researcher
8 6 (6.00%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) iOS Developer
8 6 (6.00%) UI Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Service Analyst
11 3 (3.00%) Delivery Manager
11 3 (3.00%) Operations Analyst
11 3 (3.00%) Web Content Manager
11 3 (3.00%) Web Manager
11 3 (3.00%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.00%) CSS
2 27 (27.00%) HTML
3 15 (15.00%) HTML5
4 14 (14.00%) AngularJS
5 10 (10.00%) CSS3
6 9 (9.00%) jQuery
7 7 (7.00%) RESTful
8 6 (6.00%) Handlebars
8 6 (6.00%) LESS
9 5 (5.00%) Spring
9 5 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (4.00%) Core Animation
10 4 (4.00%) Core Data
10 4 (4.00%) React
10 4 (4.00%) Sass
10 4 (4.00%) Spring Boot
10 4 (4.00%) Spring Security
11 3 (3.00%) JSON
11 3 (3.00%) REST
11 3 (3.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.00%) Animation
3 3 (3.00%) Blog
3 3 (3.00%) Fintech
3 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.00%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.00%) Windows
3 4 (4.00%) Android
3 4 (4.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.00%) Unix
5 2 (2.00%) Linux
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.00%) Service Design
3 16 (16.00%) Scrum
3 16 (16.00%) Usability Testing
4 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 14 (14.00%) Front End Development
5 14 (14.00%) TDD
6 13 (13.00%) Wireframes
7 11 (11.00%) Content Management
7 11 (11.00%) Decision-Making
7 11 (11.00%) Kanban
7 11 (11.00%) Web Development
8 10 (10.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 9 (9.00%) Analytics
9 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.00%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.00%) Ethnography
10 8 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.00%) User Stories
10 8 (8.00%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (18.00%) Java
3 6 (6.00%) Apple Swift
4 4 (4.00%) Java 8
5 3 (3.00%) PHP
5 3 (3.00%) Python
6 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.00%) C#
6 1 (1.00%) C++
6 1 (1.00%) ES6
6 1 (1.00%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.00%) Lua
6 1 (1.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.00%) Perl
6 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.00%) Ruby
6 1 (1.00%) SQL
6 1 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) ISEB
3 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) QA
1 3 (3.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) Grafana
1 3 (3.00%) Prometheus
1 3 (3.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.00%) Ansible
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Adobe
2 7 (7.00%) Google
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.00%) BMC
3 3 (3.00%) Dynatrace
3 3 (3.00%) HP
3 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.00%) VMware
4 2 (2.00%) Apple
4 2 (2.00%) hybris
4 2 (2.00%) Remedy
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco
5 1 (1.00%) Ensighten
5 1 (1.00%) IronPort
5 1 (1.00%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle
5 1 (1.00%) Sony