Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 50 70
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20 -6
Contract jobs citing User Experience 181 233 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.51% 4.01% 2.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.24% 13.19% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 145 97
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £329 £295 £275
90th Percentile £553 £525 £580
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.23% +10.00% -
England median hourly rate £38.00 £44.23 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.09% +10.58% -5.33%

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 1,479 1,767 1,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.71% 30.40% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 1,050 1,067
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £211
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £474 £450
% change year-on-year +0.32% +5.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 115 126
North West median hourly rate £20.87 £21.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +24.00% -15.78%
10th Percentile £12.02 £12.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.53 £56.50 £50.63
England median hourly rate £20.92 £21.90 £19.58
% change year-on-year -4.46% +11.85% -6.76%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 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
Manchester -13 91 £425 +6.25% 52
Cheshire -4 33 £450 +23.29% 12
Merseyside +18 28 £465 +14.81% 3
Lancashire -24 21 £450 +3.45% 6
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 North West region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 110 (60.77%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (29.83%) CSS
3 53 (29.28%) HTML
4 51 (28.18%) JavaScript
5 37 (20.44%) Front End Development
6 35 (19.34%) Microsoft
7 31 (17.13%) Finance
8 27 (14.92%) Prototyping
9 26 (14.36%) Wireframes
9 26 (14.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 26 (14.36%) E-Commerce
10 25 (13.81%) Java
10 25 (13.81%) CSS3
11 24 (13.26%) Sketch
11 24 (13.26%) ITIL
11 24 (13.26%) HTML5
12 23 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (12.71%) Service Management
12 23 (12.71%) Software Engineering
12 23 (12.71%) Node.js
13 22 (12.15%) Analytics
13 22 (12.15%) CRM
14 21 (11.60%) SQL
15 20 (11.05%) .NET
15 20 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (11.05%) Office 365
15 20 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (10.50%) React
16 19 (10.50%) Case Management
16 19 (10.50%) Service Design

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 13 (7.18%) Confluence
2 12 (6.63%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.31%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.21%) CMS
5 2 (1.10%) Drupal
5 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.10%) WordPress
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (13.26%) Sketch
2 14 (7.73%) Photoshop
3 10 (5.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (4.97%) InVision
5 4 (2.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (2.21%) Marvel
6 3 (1.66%) Fireworks
7 2 (1.10%) Chatbot
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.55%) Blender
8 1 (0.55%) Figma
8 1 (0.55%) GIMP
8 1 (0.55%) Maya
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.55%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 19 (10.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.05%) Office 365
3 19 (10.50%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (4.42%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (2.21%) SaaS
6 3 (1.66%) Veeva
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.10%) GitHub
7 2 (1.10%) npm
7 2 (1.10%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.10%) Slack
7 2 (1.10%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) RIP
2 2 (1.10%) Firewall
2 2 (1.10%) Skype
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) Intranet
3 1 (0.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.42%) Hadoop
2 6 (3.31%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.31%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.66%) Big Data
3 3 (1.66%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.10%) Infinispan
5 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (9.39%) JIRA
2 14 (7.73%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.18%) Axure RP
4 10 (5.52%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.52%) SonarQube
4 10 (5.52%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.42%) Artifactory
5 8 (4.42%) GitLab
5 8 (4.42%) Maven
5 8 (4.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (2.21%) Grunt
7 3 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.10%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.10%) gulp
8 2 (1.10%) JUnit
8 2 (1.10%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.10%) Mocha
8 2 (1.10%) Protractor
8 2 (1.10%) Selenium
9 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (17.13%) Finance
2 19 (10.50%) Banking
3 12 (6.63%) Legal
4 10 (5.52%) Marketing
5 7 (3.87%) Retail
6 4 (2.21%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.66%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Games
8 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (26.52%) Developer
2 47 (25.97%) Designer
3 29 (16.02%) UX Designer
4 18 (9.94%) Analyst
4 18 (9.94%) Architect
5 16 (8.84%) User Researcher
6 15 (8.29%) UI Designer
7 13 (7.18%) Business Analyst
7 13 (7.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (5.52%) UI Developer
9 9 (4.97%) UX Developer
10 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Developer
10 8 (4.42%) Senior Designer
10 8 (4.42%) UI/UX Designer
11 7 (3.87%) CRM Developer
11 7 (3.87%) Interaction Designer
11 7 (3.87%) User Experience Researcher
12 6 (3.31%) Digital Designer
12 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Architect
12 6 (3.31%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (29.83%) CSS
2 53 (29.28%) HTML
3 26 (14.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 25 (13.81%) CSS3
5 24 (13.26%) HTML5
6 23 (12.71%) Node.js
7 20 (11.05%) .NET
8 19 (10.50%) React
9 17 (9.39%) AngularJS
10 15 (8.29%) Sass
10 15 (8.29%) Spring
11 13 (7.18%) jQuery
11 13 (7.18%) LESS
12 11 (6.08%) Web Services
13 9 (4.97%) RESTful
14 8 (4.42%) .NET Framework
14 8 (4.42%) Ajax
14 8 (4.42%) Apache CXF
14 8 (4.42%) FreeMarker
14 8 (4.42%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.73%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.42%) Fintech
3 8 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.31%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.21%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.21%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.66%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.66%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.55%) Animation
8 1 (0.55%) BYOD
8 1 (0.55%) CMDB
8 1 (0.55%) HTC Vive
8 1 (0.55%) Oculus Rift
8 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.87%) Windows
2 5 (2.76%) Android
3 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.66%) Linux
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (60.77%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (20.44%) Front End Development
3 27 (14.92%) Prototyping
4 26 (14.36%) E-Commerce
4 26 (14.36%) Wireframes
5 24 (13.26%) ITIL
6 23 (12.71%) Service Management
6 23 (12.71%) Software Engineering
7 22 (12.15%) Analytics
7 22 (12.15%) CRM
8 19 (10.50%) Case Management
8 19 (10.50%) Scrum
8 19 (10.50%) Service Design
8 19 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (9.94%) Data Modelling
9 18 (9.94%) User Stories
10 17 (9.39%) Business Analysis
10 17 (9.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (9.39%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.18%) JavaScript
2 25 (13.81%) Java
3 21 (11.60%) SQL
4 19 (10.50%) C#
5 16 (8.84%) Python
6 10 (5.52%) Ruby
7 6 (3.31%) Scala
8 2 (1.10%) PHP
8 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.55%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.55%) C
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) ES6
9 1 (0.55%) Lua
9 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.87%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.66%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.55%) MCP
4 1 (0.55%) MCSA
4 1 (0.55%) MCSE
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
1 2 (1.10%) WCAG
2 1 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.55%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.66%) Puppet
2 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.10%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.55%) Ansible
3 1 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 35 (19.34%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.50%) Adobe
3 8 (4.42%) Google
4 6 (3.31%) Tableau
5 4 (2.21%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.66%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.10%) hybris
7 2 (1.10%) IronPort
7 2 (1.10%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.10%) Workday
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco
8 1 (0.55%) NetApp
8 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.55%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.55%) Zend