Period
to 22 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 22 June 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 West
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 71 63
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8 +61
Contract jobs citing User Experience 240 147 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.09% 2.68% 2.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.25% 7.89% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 99 160
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £295 £275 £295
90th Percentile £553 £526 £676
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
North West median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
England median hourly rate £44.23 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +10.58% -5.33% +28.03%

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,812 1,864 2,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.85% 33.94% 33.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,062 1,101 1,521
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 127 119
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.91% +13.56%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.25 £11.29
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.05 £47.39
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.66 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.53% -6.38% +16.67%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the North West over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 June 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
Manchester -1 141 £400 - 103
Lancashire +27 48 £475 +90.00% 11
Cheshire +16 38 £350 - 30
Merseyside -2 5 £405 +1.25% 10
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 West region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 127 (52.92%) CSS
2 122 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (47.08%) JavaScript
4 110 (45.83%) HTML
5 66 (27.50%) Front End Development
6 56 (23.33%) CSS3
6 56 (23.33%) AngularJS
7 54 (22.50%) HTML5
8 49 (20.42%) Finance
9 47 (19.58%) Wireframes
10 45 (18.75%) Scrum
11 43 (17.92%) Java
12 42 (17.50%) Axure RP
13 39 (16.25%) TDD
14 37 (15.42%) Prototyping
15 36 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 35 (14.58%) Apple iOS
16 35 (14.58%) Android
17 34 (14.17%) jQuery
18 32 (13.33%) Degree
19 26 (10.83%) Adobe Illustrator
19 26 (10.83%) Adobe
19 26 (10.83%) Responsive Web Design
20 25 (10.42%) Mobile App
20 25 (10.42%) LESS
20 25 (10.42%) Web Development
21 24 (10.00%) Software Engineering
21 24 (10.00%) UX Design
21 24 (10.00%) Sass
22 23 (9.58%) Git (software)

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 17 (7.08%) CMS
2 8 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (2.92%) Apache
4 5 (2.08%) Commerce Server
4 5 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.25%) Drupal
6 3 (1.25%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.83%) Confluence
7 2 (0.83%) nginx
7 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.42%) Liferay
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (10.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 17 (7.08%) Photoshop
3 11 (4.58%) InVision
4 6 (2.50%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (2.08%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.83%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.83%) InDesign
6 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) Google Analytics
1 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.67%) npm
2 3 (1.25%) Office 365
3 2 (0.83%) Yarn
4 1 (0.42%) AdWords
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.42%) GitHub
4 1 (0.42%) Heroku
4 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.83%) SMS
1 2 (0.83%) SSL
2 1 (0.42%) DMARC
2 1 (0.42%) Firewall
2 1 (0.42%) NAS
2 1 (0.42%) RTSP
2 1 (0.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.33%) MySQL
2 7 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.67%) Big Data
4 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.25%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
5 3 (1.25%) QlikView
6 2 (0.83%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.42%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (17.50%) Axure RP
2 23 (9.58%) Git (software)
3 20 (8.33%) Grunt
3 20 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
4 11 (4.58%) Jasmine
5 10 (4.17%) webpack
6 9 (3.75%) Subversion
7 8 (3.33%) Protractor
8 5 (2.08%) gulp
8 5 (2.08%) JIRA
9 4 (1.67%) Selenium
9 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.25%) Ant
11 2 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.83%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.83%) NUnit
11 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 49 (20.42%) Finance
2 10 (4.17%) Marketing
3 9 (3.75%) Retail
4 5 (2.08%) Legal
5 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.25%) Electronics
6 3 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.83%) Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Law
7 2 (0.83%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 113 (47.08%) Developer
2 61 (25.42%) Designer
3 47 (19.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 46 (19.17%) UX Designer
5 13 (5.42%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (5.00%) Analyst
6 12 (5.00%) Digital Designer
6 12 (5.00%) User Researcher
7 11 (4.58%) Java Developer
7 11 (4.58%) UI Designer
8 10 (4.17%) Digital UX Designer
8 10 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.75%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.75%) UI Developer
9 9 (3.75%) User Experience Researcher
10 8 (3.33%) UI/UX Designer
11 7 (2.92%) Interaction Designer
11 7 (2.92%) iOS Developer
11 7 (2.92%) Senior Designer
11 7 (2.92%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (52.92%) CSS
2 110 (45.83%) HTML
3 56 (23.33%) AngularJS
3 56 (23.33%) CSS3
4 54 (22.50%) HTML5
5 36 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 34 (14.17%) jQuery
7 25 (10.42%) LESS
8 24 (10.00%) Sass
9 22 (9.17%) REST
10 21 (8.75%) React
11 15 (6.25%) .NET
12 14 (5.83%) Ajax
13 11 (4.58%) JSON
14 10 (4.17%) Web Services
15 9 (3.75%) RESTful
16 8 (3.33%) ASP.NET
16 8 (3.33%) Node.js
17 7 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 7 (2.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.42%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.67%) Animation
6 4 (1.67%) Social Media
6 4 (1.67%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.25%) NHS
7 3 (1.25%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.83%) Wiki
9 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.42%) Blog
9 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.42%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.58%) Android
1 35 (14.58%) Apple iOS
2 19 (7.92%) Windows
3 13 (5.42%) Linux
4 5 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (1.67%) Unix
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (27.50%) Front End Development
3 47 (19.58%) Wireframes
4 45 (18.75%) Scrum
5 39 (16.25%) TDD
6 37 (15.42%) Prototyping
7 26 (10.83%) Responsive Web Design
8 25 (10.42%) Web Development
9 24 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 24 (10.00%) UX Design
10 20 (8.33%) SFIA
11 19 (7.92%) E-Commerce
12 18 (7.50%) BDD
12 18 (7.50%) Test Automation
13 17 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
14 16 (6.67%) Decision-Making
14 16 (6.67%) Information Architecture
14 16 (6.67%) SDLC
14 16 (6.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 113 (47.08%) JavaScript
2 43 (17.92%) Java
3 18 (7.50%) SQL
4 13 (5.42%) PHP
5 12 (5.00%) C#
6 11 (4.58%) TypeScript
7 9 (3.75%) Python
8 7 (2.92%) Apple Swift
8 7 (2.92%) Java 8
9 4 (1.67%) ES6
9 4 (1.67%) Ruby
10 3 (1.25%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.25%) Perl
10 3 (1.25%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.83%) Scala
12 1 (0.42%) C++
12 1 (0.42%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.42%) Groovy
12 1 (0.42%) Java 9
12 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (1.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.42%) APMG
5 1 (0.42%) MCSA
5 1 (0.42%) MCSE
5 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.08%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.42%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) SCCM
1 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (10.83%) Adobe
2 8 (3.33%) Oracle
3 7 (2.92%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.08%) Google
5 4 (1.67%) SAP
5 4 (1.67%) SOASTA, Inc
6 3 (1.25%) Apple
6 3 (1.25%) Capita
7 2 (0.83%) Cadence
7 2 (0.83%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.83%) Twitter
8 1 (0.42%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.42%) Hotjar
8 1 (0.42%) Xamarin