Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 48 50
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +24
Contract jobs citing User Experience 82 207 250
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 3.81% 3.90% 4.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.14% 13.79% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 121 150
Median daily rate £475 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.11% +7.42%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £262
90th Percentile £591 £538 £551
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Median hourly rate £34.89 £47.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.56% +7.95% +10.00%
England median hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £43.63
% change year-on-year -11.25% -8.33% +9.08%

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 624 1,501 1,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.00% 28.27% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 929 1,043
Median daily rate £387 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £184 £200 £244
90th Percentile £588 £594 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 78 101
Median hourly rate £20.13 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +2.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.29 £12.25
90th Percentile £71.38 £53.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate £33.25 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +58.33% -2.33% +9.36%

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 6 August 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
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 6 August 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 +20 45 £525 +27.27% 40
Cheshire +2 23 £360 -15.29% 9
Merseyside +11 6 £575 +23.66% 7
Lancashire 0 4 £450 - 4
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 41 (50.00%) HTML
2 37 (45.12%) CSS
3 35 (42.68%) JavaScript
4 29 (35.37%) Front End Development
5 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (29.27%) HTML5
7 19 (23.17%) Software Engineering
8 18 (21.95%) Public Sector
9 17 (20.73%) jQuery
9 17 (20.73%) Node.js
9 17 (20.73%) Responsive Web Design
9 17 (20.73%) WCAG
10 16 (19.51%) Web Design
10 16 (19.51%) Java
10 16 (19.51%) Sass
10 16 (19.51%) Web Accessibility
10 16 (19.51%) Service Design
11 15 (18.29%) Degree
11 15 (18.29%) Git (software)
11 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
12 14 (17.07%) Linux
13 13 (15.85%) TDD
13 13 (15.85%) RESTful
14 12 (14.63%) Test Automation
14 12 (14.63%) AngularJS
14 12 (14.63%) Mustache
14 12 (14.63%) Continuous Deployment
15 11 (13.41%) Subversion
15 11 (13.41%) Unix
15 11 (13.41%) Mac OS X

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 1 (1.22%) Confluence
1 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) AWS
2 2 (2.44%) Azure
2 2 (2.44%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.22%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.22%) GCP
3 1 (1.22%) Heroku
3 1 (1.22%) Office 365
3 1 (1.22%) PaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Route 53
3 1 (1.22%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) DNS
1 2 (2.44%) Internet
1 2 (2.44%) VPN
2 1 (1.22%) BGP
2 1 (1.22%) DHCP
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) Intranet
2 1 (1.22%) IPv4
2 1 (1.22%) NAS
2 1 (1.22%) OSPF
2 1 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.22%) SAN
2 1 (1.22%) Skype
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.22%) VoIP
2 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) DB2
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
2 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.22%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 15 (18.29%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.41%) Subversion
3 10 (12.20%) Grunt
3 10 (12.20%) gulp
3 10 (12.20%) Jasmine
3 10 (12.20%) Mocha
4 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) Moq
4 1 (1.22%) Sourcetree
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (21.95%) Public Sector
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Local Government
3 2 (2.44%) Marketing
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Developer
2 21 (25.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 18 (21.95%) Designer
4 10 (12.20%) Senior Designer
5 9 (10.98%) Interaction Designer
6 8 (9.76%) UX Designer
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Interaction Designer
8 6 (7.32%) Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) UI Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Service Manager
11 3 (3.66%) Architect
11 3 (3.66%) HTML Developer
11 3 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Senior UX Designer
11 3 (3.66%) UI Designer
11 3 (3.66%) User Researcher
12 2 (2.44%) Applications Developer
12 2 (2.44%) Senior Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (50.00%) HTML
2 37 (45.12%) CSS
3 24 (29.27%) HTML5
4 17 (20.73%) jQuery
4 17 (20.73%) Node.js
5 16 (19.51%) Sass
6 13 (15.85%) RESTful
7 12 (14.63%) AngularJS
7 12 (14.63%) Mustache
8 8 (9.76%) React
9 6 (7.32%) Cocoa
9 6 (7.32%) Cocoa Touch
9 6 (7.32%) Core Animation
9 6 (7.32%) Core Data
9 6 (7.32%) Ionic Framework
10 4 (4.88%) JSON
11 3 (3.66%) .NET
11 3 (3.66%) CSS3
11 3 (3.66%) XML
12 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Animation
2 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.22%) Blog
4 1 (1.22%) CMDB
4 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Linux
2 11 (13.41%) Mac OS X
2 11 (13.41%) Unix
3 10 (12.20%) Apple iOS
4 6 (7.32%) Android
5 3 (3.66%) Windows
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) Front End Development
2 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (23.17%) Software Engineering
4 17 (20.73%) Responsive Web Design
5 16 (19.51%) Service Design
5 16 (19.51%) Web Accessibility
5 16 (19.51%) Web Design
6 13 (15.85%) TDD
7 12 (14.63%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (14.63%) Test Automation
8 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (12.20%) Web Development
9 9 (10.98%) DevOps
9 9 (10.98%) Mentoring
9 9 (10.98%) Prototyping
9 9 (10.98%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.98%) Scrum
10 8 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (9.76%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 7 (8.54%) Systems Thinking
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.68%) JavaScript
2 16 (19.51%) Java
3 7 (8.54%) Objective-C
4 6 (7.32%) Apple Swift
5 4 (4.88%) SQL
6 3 (3.66%) C++
6 3 (3.66%) ES6
7 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.44%) C
7 2 (2.44%) C#
7 2 (2.44%) Kotlin
7 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.22%) Perl
8 1 (1.22%) Python
8 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) Degree
1 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (7.32%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.22%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.22%) CCIE
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.73%) WCAG
2 4 (4.88%) QA
3 3 (3.66%) SLA
4 2 (2.44%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.44%) GDPR
5 1 (1.22%) GxP
5 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.66%) Terraform
2 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (7.32%) Apple
2 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.66%) Google
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (1.22%) Avaya
5 1 (1.22%) BMC
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco
5 1 (1.22%) EMC
5 1 (1.22%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.22%) SnapLogic
5 1 (1.22%) Talend
5 1 (1.22%) Xamarin