Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 68 76
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 -16
Contract jobs citing User Experience 205 160 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.40% 2.83% 2.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.30% 9.77% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 102 123
North West median daily rate £400 £386 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% -6.36% +5.77%
10th Percentile £223 £305 £300
90th Percentile £503 £537 £588
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.63% +0.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £32.13 - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.85
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.55% +31.08%

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 1,666 1,638 2,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.67% 28.96% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 1,050 1,362
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £210 £200 £230
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 87 90
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +15.86% +0.69%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.47 £11.48
90th Percentile £48.50 £56.00 £45.27
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.26%

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 17 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the North West over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 December 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 -6 98 £400 +6.67% 109
Cheshire +10 40 £400 +6.67% 16
Lancashire +7 38 £438 -7.41% 5
Merseyside +1 21 £423 -15.50% 20
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 121 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (33.66%) HTML
3 65 (31.71%) JavaScript
4 62 (30.24%) CSS
5 38 (18.54%) Scrum
6 37 (18.05%) Java
7 36 (17.56%) TDD
8 34 (16.59%) Front End Development
9 33 (16.10%) Finance
10 32 (15.61%) UX Design
10 32 (15.61%) Service Design
11 30 (14.63%) Wireframes
11 30 (14.63%) Git (software)
12 28 (13.66%) HTML5
13 26 (12.68%) User Stories
13 26 (12.68%) Collaborative Working
13 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
14 25 (12.20%) Degree
15 24 (11.71%) AngularJS
15 24 (11.71%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 22 (10.73%) BDD
16 22 (10.73%) Service Management
17 21 (10.24%) Workflow
17 21 (10.24%) Web Services
17 21 (10.24%) Software Engineering
17 21 (10.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 20 (9.76%) Prototyping
18 20 (9.76%) Adobe
18 20 (9.76%) CRM
19 19 (9.27%) ITIL

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 (8.29%) CMS
2 8 (3.90%) Confluence
3 6 (2.93%) Drupal
4 3 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.98%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.98%) WordPress
6 1 (0.49%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.49%) nginx
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (7.80%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (5.37%) Photoshop
3 7 (3.41%) InVision
4 5 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.95%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (1.95%) UXPin
6 3 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.98%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.49%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (8.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) Magento
3 1 (0.49%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.80%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (3.90%) Google Analytics
3 5 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.95%) npm
5 3 (1.46%) Office 365
6 2 (0.98%) GitHub
6 2 (0.98%) SaaS
6 2 (0.98%) Yarn
7 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.98%) Skype
2 1 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.49%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (2.93%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.98%) QlikView
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.49%) Big Data
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 30 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.27%) JIRA
3 17 (8.29%) Axure RP
4 14 (6.83%) Visual Studio
5 11 (5.37%) Karma Test Runner
6 9 (4.39%) Bitbucket
6 9 (4.39%) Protractor
7 8 (3.90%) Xcode
8 7 (3.41%) Grunt
8 7 (3.41%) gulp
9 6 (2.93%) Bower
9 6 (2.93%) Subversion
10 4 (1.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (1.95%) ProtoShare
10 4 (1.95%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.46%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.46%) Mocha
11 3 (1.46%) webpack
12 2 (0.98%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.98%) Plastic SCM
General
1 33 (16.10%) Finance
2 16 (7.80%) Legal
3 13 (6.34%) Banking
4 8 (3.90%) Law
4 8 (3.90%) Marketing
5 6 (2.93%) Retail
6 2 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.98%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.98%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (31.71%) Developer
2 42 (20.49%) Designer
3 32 (15.61%) Analyst
4 24 (11.71%) UX Designer
5 22 (10.73%) Business Analyst
6 15 (7.32%) User Researcher
7 14 (6.83%) iOS Developer
8 10 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.88%) UI Developer
9 9 (4.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (3.41%) Senior Designer
11 6 (2.93%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.93%) Agile Business Analyst
11 6 (2.93%) Interaction Designer
11 6 (2.93%) UI Designer
12 5 (2.44%) Architect
12 5 (2.44%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.44%) Senior UX Designer
12 5 (2.44%) UI/UX Designer
12 5 (2.44%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (33.66%) HTML
2 62 (30.24%) CSS
3 28 (13.66%) HTML5
4 24 (11.71%) AngularJS
5 21 (10.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 21 (10.24%) Web Services
6 17 (8.29%) .NET
6 17 (8.29%) jQuery
7 16 (7.80%) CSS3
7 16 (7.80%) RESTful
8 15 (7.32%) Node.js
9 14 (6.83%) .NET Framework
10 13 (6.34%) REST
11 12 (5.85%) Spring
12 10 (4.88%) React
12 10 (4.88%) XML
13 9 (4.39%) Spring Boot
14 8 (3.90%) Ajax
14 8 (3.90%) JSON
15 7 (3.41%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.85%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.41%) Graphic Design
5 6 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.93%) Taxonomies
6 5 (2.44%) Animation
6 5 (2.44%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.44%) Wiki
7 4 (1.95%) Blog
7 4 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.98%) Fintech
8 2 (0.98%) iPad
8 2 (0.98%) iPhone
8 2 (0.98%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.98%) Social Media
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.78%) Apple iOS
2 11 (5.37%) Windows
3 8 (3.90%) Android
4 6 (2.93%) Unix
5 5 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.95%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.95%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.46%) Linux
7 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (18.54%) Scrum
3 36 (17.56%) TDD
4 34 (16.59%) Front End Development
5 32 (15.61%) Service Design
5 32 (15.61%) UX Design
6 30 (14.63%) Wireframes
7 26 (12.68%) Collaborative Working
7 26 (12.68%) User Stories
8 24 (11.71%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 22 (10.73%) BDD
9 22 (10.73%) Service Management
10 21 (10.24%) Software Engineering
10 21 (10.24%) Workflow
11 20 (9.76%) CRM
11 20 (9.76%) Prototyping
12 19 (9.27%) Change Management
12 19 (9.27%) ITIL
12 19 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 65 (31.71%) JavaScript
2 37 (18.05%) Java
3 19 (9.27%) C#
4 12 (5.85%) Apple Swift
5 11 (5.37%) Python
5 11 (5.37%) SQL
6 10 (4.88%) Ruby
7 9 (4.39%) Java 8
7 9 (4.39%) Objective-C
7 9 (4.39%) Scala
8 3 (1.46%) C
8 3 (1.46%) PHP
9 2 (0.98%) ES6
9 2 (0.98%) Kotlin
9 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.98%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.49%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.49%) C++
10 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (12.20%) Degree
2 3 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.46%) ISEB
3 2 (0.98%) CEH
3 2 (0.98%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.32%) QA
2 5 (2.44%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (1.46%) P3O
3 3 (1.46%) WCAG
4 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.95%) Grafana
1 4 (1.95%) Prometheus
1 4 (1.95%) ZABBIX
2 2 (0.98%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.76%) Adobe
3 11 (5.37%) Apple
4 9 (4.39%) Google
5 6 (2.93%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.95%) BMC
6 4 (1.95%) Dynatrace
6 4 (1.95%) HP
6 4 (1.95%) VMware
7 3 (1.46%) Oracle
8 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.98%) hybris
8 2 (0.98%) Remedy
8 2 (0.98%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.49%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.49%) Ensighten
9 1 (0.49%) Optimizely
9 1 (0.49%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.49%) Sony
9 1 (0.49%) Twitter