Period
to 20 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 20 August 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
England > North East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 25 74
Rank change year-on-year -10 +49 -55
Contract jobs citing User Experience 83 92 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.68% 7.54% 3.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.81% 19.66% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 71 66
North East median daily rate £400 £380 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +8.43%
10th Percentile £313 £260 £238
90th Percentile £488 £500 £544
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -0.68%

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 the North East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 525 468 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 42.27% 38.36% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 328 642
North East median daily rate £375 £364 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +13.67% -18.99%
10th Percentile £226 £237 £209
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 74
North East median hourly rate £15.90 £17.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.17% -35.19% +70.48%
10th Percentile £12.90 £10.27 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.20 £48.26 £33.20
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the North East

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in the North East

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the North East over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in the North East

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in the North East

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Tyne and Wear -17 67 £400 +4.58% 18
Durham - 7 £390 - 3
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 North East region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 58 (69.88%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) HTML
3 23 (27.71%) CSS
4 21 (25.30%) Scrum
5 17 (20.48%) Prototyping
6 15 (18.07%) Front End Development
7 14 (16.87%) User Stories
8 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
8 13 (15.66%) TDD
8 13 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (14.46%) BDD
10 11 (13.25%) Rapid Prototyping
10 11 (13.25%) Degree
11 10 (12.05%) MVC
11 10 (12.05%) SQL
11 10 (12.05%) Service Design
11 10 (12.05%) Mobile App
12 9 (10.84%) Axure RP
12 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (10.84%) Java
12 9 (10.84%) JIRA
12 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
12 9 (10.84%) Wireframes
13 8 (9.64%) Ajax
13 8 (9.64%) Capita
13 8 (9.64%) jQuery
13 8 (9.64%) Photoshop
13 8 (9.64%) XML
13 8 (9.64%) Git (software)

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (3.61%) CICS
1 3 (3.61%) Jetty
1 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.61%) WildFly
2 2 (2.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.20%) nginx
3 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Photoshop
2 7 (8.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (7.23%) InVision
4 5 (6.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.02%) Google Analytics
4 4 (4.82%) iPaaS
5 2 (2.41%) IaaS
5 2 (2.41%) PaaS
5 2 (2.41%) Slack
6 1 (1.20%) Datadog
6 1 (1.20%) GitHub
6 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Axure RP
1 9 (10.84%) JIRA
2 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.82%) Jasmine
3 4 (4.82%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (4.82%) MSTest
3 4 (4.82%) NUnit
3 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.20%) Maven
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (7.23%) Publishing
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Legal
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Billing
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (43.37%) Designer
2 24 (28.92%) UX Designer
3 17 (20.48%) Developer
4 11 (13.25%) Content Designer
5 9 (10.84%) Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Business Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) User Researcher
7 6 (7.23%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Digital Designer
9 4 (4.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Product Owner
9 4 (4.82%) UI Designer
9 4 (4.82%) UI/UX Designer
10 3 (3.61%) Digital Content Designer
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.41%) Agile Product Owner
11 2 (2.41%) Interaction Designer
11 2 (2.41%) Senior Interaction Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.12%) HTML
2 23 (27.71%) CSS
3 8 (9.64%) Ajax
3 8 (9.64%) jQuery
3 8 (9.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 8 (9.64%) XML
4 7 (8.43%) RESTful
5 6 (7.23%) .NET
5 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
5 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
5 6 (7.23%) Web Services
6 5 (6.02%) HTML5
6 5 (6.02%) J2EE
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.82%) CSS3
7 4 (4.82%) MFC
7 4 (4.82%) OAuth
7 4 (4.82%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.05%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.23%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.82%) N-Tier
4 4 (4.82%) Reinsurance
5 3 (3.61%) Blog
5 3 (3.61%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Social Media
7 1 (1.20%) FMCG
7 1 (1.20%) iPad
7 1 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Android
2 3 (3.61%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (69.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.30%) Scrum
3 17 (20.48%) Prototyping
4 15 (18.07%) Front End Development
5 14 (16.87%) User Stories
6 13 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (15.66%) TDD
7 12 (14.46%) BDD
8 11 (13.25%) Rapid Prototyping
9 10 (12.05%) MVC
9 10 (12.05%) Service Design
10 9 (10.84%) Wireframes
11 7 (8.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 6 (7.23%) API Development
12 6 (7.23%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (7.23%) Domain Models
12 6 (7.23%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 6 (7.23%) SDLC
12 6 (7.23%) Secure Coding
12 6 (7.23%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
2 10 (12.05%) SQL
3 9 (10.84%) Java
4 7 (8.43%) C#
5 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.61%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.41%) Python
8 2 (2.41%) Ruby
9 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) C
9 1 (1.20%) C++
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
9 1 (1.20%) PHP
9 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Degree
2 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) ACCA
5 1 (1.20%) CIMA
5 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Ansible
1 2 (2.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.20%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.20%) Nagios
2 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Capita
2 6 (7.23%) Google
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.02%) Adobe
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle
5 3 (3.61%) IBM
6 2 (2.41%) Apple
6 2 (2.41%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) Cubic Transportation
7 1 (1.20%) New Relic
7 1 (1.20%) Splunk
7 1 (1.20%) Xamarin