Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 56 52
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +25
Contract jobs citing User Experience 127 209 229
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 3.13% 3.71% 3.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.76% 14.04% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 147 154
Median daily rate £450 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £271 £300 £305
90th Percentile £588 £538 £534
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Median hourly rate £50.50 £17.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +188.57% -60.23% +10.00%
England median hourly rate £47.75 £35.00 £43.27
% change year-on-year +36.43% -19.10% +9.53%

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 1,301 1,489 1,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.05% 26.45% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 915 1,043
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 77 111
Median hourly rate £31.22 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.86% +16.28% +30.30%
10th Percentile £14.25 £15.50 £12.60
90th Percentile £53.60 £48.50 £61.01
Median hourly rate £24.71 £21.00 £21.70
% change year-on-year +17.64% -3.23% +8.50%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Experience in the North West.

Daily rate trend for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Experience in the North West over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Experience in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing User Experience in the North West over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 -3 56 £450 +12.36% 69
Cheshire +16 27 £433 -1.14% 26
Merseyside -5 22 £425 -8.11% 7
Lancashire +22 17 £425 +3.66% 6
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 54 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.47%) HTML
2 26 (20.47%) Wireframes
3 24 (18.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 24 (18.90%) CSS
4 23 (18.11%) JavaScript
5 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (14.17%) Prototyping
7 17 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (12.60%) Scrum
9 15 (11.81%) Service Design
10 14 (11.02%) Actionable Insight
11 13 (10.24%) HTML5
11 13 (10.24%) Web Development
12 12 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (9.45%) Project Management
12 12 (9.45%) GDPR
12 12 (9.45%) Public Sector
12 12 (9.45%) Customer Insight
13 11 (8.66%) SQL
13 11 (8.66%) Microsoft
13 11 (8.66%) Degree
14 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
14 10 (7.87%) CSS3
14 10 (7.87%) Waterfall
14 10 (7.87%) AWS
14 10 (7.87%) Finance
14 10 (7.87%) AngularJS
14 10 (7.87%) Front End Development
15 9 (7.09%) User Stories

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 8 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.51%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.72%) CMS
4 5 (3.94%) IIS
5 3 (2.36%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.57%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.79%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Photoshop
1 7 (5.51%) Sketch
2 6 (4.72%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (4.72%) InVision
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.87%) AWS
2 7 (5.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 7 (5.51%) Amazon S3
2 7 (5.51%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (5.51%) CloudFront
2 7 (5.51%) Route 53
2 7 (5.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (3.94%) Azure
4 3 (2.36%) Heroku
4 3 (2.36%) IaaS
4 3 (2.36%) Office 365
4 3 (2.36%) SaaS
5 2 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.57%) GitHub
5 2 (1.57%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Asana
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) Force.com
6 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.09%) Network Security
2 6 (4.72%) Internet
3 5 (3.94%) DMZ
3 5 (3.94%) Extranet
3 5 (3.94%) Intranet
3 5 (3.94%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.36%) DNS
4 3 (2.36%) Firewall
4 3 (2.36%) Skype
5 2 (1.57%) 5G
5 2 (1.57%) BGP
5 2 (1.57%) DHCP
5 2 (1.57%) NAS
5 2 (1.57%) OSPF
5 2 (1.57%) SAN
5 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.57%) VPN
5 2 (1.57%) WAN
5 2 (1.57%) Wireless
6 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Big Data
3 2 (1.57%) DB2
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.79%) gulp
3 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.79%) Moq
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (9.45%) Public Sector
2 10 (7.87%) Finance
3 7 (5.51%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.72%) Retail
5 5 (3.94%) Marketing
6 3 (2.36%) Games
6 3 (2.36%) Legal
6 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (31.50%) Designer
2 30 (23.62%) UX Designer
3 23 (18.11%) Developer
4 22 (17.32%) Architect
5 12 (9.45%) Analyst
6 10 (7.87%) UI Designer
7 8 (6.30%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) UI/UX Designer
9 6 (4.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (4.72%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.94%) Product Manager
10 5 (3.94%) SharePoint Architect
10 5 (3.94%) User Experience Researcher
11 4 (3.15%) AWS Architect
11 4 (3.15%) AWS Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Interaction Designer
11 4 (3.15%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.15%) UI Developer
11 4 (3.15%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.47%) HTML
2 24 (18.90%) CSS
3 13 (10.24%) HTML5
4 10 (7.87%) AngularJS
4 10 (7.87%) CSS3
5 9 (7.09%) .NET
5 9 (7.09%) XML
6 7 (5.51%) SOAP
6 7 (5.51%) YAML
7 6 (4.72%) Ajax
7 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.72%) jQuery
7 6 (4.72%) Node.js
7 6 (4.72%) React
7 6 (4.72%) Web Services
8 5 (3.94%) Flash
8 5 (3.94%) Silverlight
8 5 (3.94%) XHTML
8 5 (3.94%) XSLT
9 4 (3.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.94%) SCADA
4 4 (3.15%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.57%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.57%) CMDB
6 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.57%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.57%) Motion Graphics
6 2 (1.57%) New Media
6 2 (1.57%) Social Media
6 2 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.79%) Blog
7 1 (0.79%) FMCG
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.30%) Android
2 7 (5.51%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.72%) Windows
4 4 (3.15%) Linux
5 3 (2.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.47%) Wireframes
3 24 (18.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 18 (14.17%) Prototyping
5 17 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (12.60%) Scrum
7 15 (11.81%) Service Design
8 14 (11.02%) Actionable Insight
9 13 (10.24%) Web Development
10 12 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (9.45%) Customer Insight
10 12 (9.45%) Project Management
11 10 (7.87%) Front End Development
11 10 (7.87%) Waterfall
12 9 (7.09%) Asset Management
12 9 (7.09%) DevOps
12 9 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (7.09%) User Stories
13 8 (6.30%) Risk Management
13 8 (6.30%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.11%) JavaScript
2 11 (8.66%) SQL
3 9 (7.09%) C#
4 6 (4.72%) Java
5 5 (3.94%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.15%) PHP
7 3 (2.36%) C++
8 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.79%) ES6
9 1 (0.79%) Groovy
9 1 (0.79%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.79%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.79%) Python
9 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.66%) Degree
2 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.72%) AWS Certification
5 4 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.36%) CCIE
6 3 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.79%) CCNA
8 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.79%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.45%) GDPR
2 8 (6.30%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (3.15%) SLA
4 2 (1.57%) QA
4 2 (1.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 11 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.30%) Oracle
3 7 (5.51%) SAP
4 6 (4.72%) Pega
5 5 (3.94%) Google
6 4 (3.15%) Adobe
7 3 (2.36%) Cisco
8 2 (1.57%) BMC
8 2 (1.57%) EMC
8 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.57%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.57%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.79%) Hotjar
9 1 (0.79%) Kony
9 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.79%) Palo Alto