Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 76 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 -21 +43
Contract jobs citing User Experience 161 169 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.83% 2.64% 2.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.71% 8.21% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 123 131
North West median daily rate £388 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £536 £588 £588
England median daily rate £429 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
North West median hourly rate - - £36.82
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.85 £25.06
% change year-on-year +6.55% +31.08% -1.73%

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 1658 2058 2458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.13% 32.21% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1066 1327 1445
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £228 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £451 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.89% +1.06% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 85 120
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +4.23% +16.39%
10th Percentile £12.47 £11.39 £11.48
90th Percentile £56.00 £46.63 £44.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.35
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.36% +10.57%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +4 86 £375 -7.69% 26
Cheshire -6 33 £375 -3.54% 9
Merseyside +12 16 £500 +29.03% 9
Lancashire +5 9 £473 -5.50% 2
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 85 (52.80%) HTML
1 85 (52.80%) CSS
2 75 (46.58%) JavaScript
3 59 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (27.95%) HTML5
5 39 (24.22%) CSS3
6 37 (22.98%) Front End Development
7 30 (18.63%) Finance
7 30 (18.63%) AngularJS
8 29 (18.01%) Wireframes
8 29 (18.01%) jQuery
9 26 (16.15%) Photoshop
10 25 (15.53%) Scrum
11 22 (13.66%) Adobe Illustrator
11 22 (13.66%) Mobile App
11 22 (13.66%) Responsive Web Design
12 20 (12.42%) React
12 20 (12.42%) Java
13 19 (11.80%) Kanban
14 18 (11.18%) TDD
14 18 (11.18%) Apple iOS
15 17 (10.56%) Retail
16 16 (9.94%) Git (software)
16 16 (9.94%) E-Commerce
16 16 (9.94%) Web Design
17 15 (9.32%) Adobe
17 15 (9.32%) Unit Testing
17 15 (9.32%) Axure RP
17 15 (9.32%) Prototyping
18 14 (8.70%) Node.js

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 (8.07%) CMS
2 8 (4.97%) WordPress
3 4 (2.48%) Commerce Server
3 4 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.24%) Drupal
4 2 (1.24%) Kentico
4 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.62%) nginx
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (16.15%) Photoshop
2 22 (13.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.73%) Adobe After Effects
3 6 (3.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (3.73%) InVision
4 5 (3.11%) Adobe Premiere
4 5 (3.11%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (1.86%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.24%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.24%) InDesign
6 2 (1.24%) UXPin
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Magento
2 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) SaaS
2 2 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.24%) Office 365
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.62%) npm
3 1 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.62%) Serverless
3 1 (0.62%) Veeva
3 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.11%) Network Security
2 4 (2.48%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.48%) LDAP
3 3 (1.86%) HTTP
4 2 (1.24%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.24%) Internet
4 2 (1.24%) SMS
4 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.62%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.62%) Intranet
5 1 (0.62%) SAN
5 1 (0.62%) Skype
5 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.35%) MySQL
2 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.24%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.62%) Big Data
6 1 (0.62%) DB2
6 1 (0.62%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.62%) Redis
6 1 (0.62%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.32%) Axure RP
3 10 (6.21%) Grunt
3 10 (6.21%) gulp
4 9 (5.59%) Xcode
5 5 (3.11%) Jasmine
5 5 (3.11%) JIRA
5 5 (3.11%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (3.11%) Mocha
6 4 (2.48%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.86%) Sinon.JS
7 3 (1.86%) Subversion
8 2 (1.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (1.24%) JUnit
8 2 (1.24%) webpack
9 1 (0.62%) Babel
9 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.62%) Gradle
9 1 (0.62%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (18.63%) Finance
2 17 (10.56%) Retail
3 9 (5.59%) Marketing
4 8 (4.97%) Games
5 6 (3.73%) Banking
6 3 (1.86%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.62%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 66 (40.99%) Developer
2 39 (24.22%) Designer
3 34 (21.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 29 (18.01%) UX Designer
5 13 (8.07%) Architect
6 11 (6.83%) Analyst
6 11 (6.83%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.21%) iOS Developer
7 10 (6.21%) UI Designer
8 9 (5.59%) UI Developer
9 7 (4.35%) Digital Architect
9 7 (4.35%) HTML CSS Designer
9 7 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.73%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 5 (3.11%) Java Developer
11 5 (3.11%) Network Security Specialist
11 5 (3.11%) Network Specialist
11 5 (3.11%) Security Specialist
11 5 (3.11%) UI/UX Designer
11 5 (3.11%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (52.80%) CSS
1 85 (52.80%) HTML
2 45 (27.95%) HTML5
3 39 (24.22%) CSS3
4 30 (18.63%) AngularJS
5 29 (18.01%) jQuery
6 20 (12.42%) React
7 14 (8.70%) Node.js
8 13 (8.07%) JSON
9 12 (7.45%) Angular 2
9 12 (7.45%) Web Services
10 11 (6.83%) Sass
10 11 (6.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (5.59%) JSP
12 8 (4.97%) .NET
12 8 (4.97%) Ajax
12 8 (4.97%) REST
13 6 (3.73%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 5 (3.11%) Redux
14 5 (3.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.66%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.48%) Social Media
5 3 (1.86%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.86%) W3C
6 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.24%) Fintech
6 2 (1.24%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) STB
6 2 (1.24%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.62%) Animation
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) FMCG
7 1 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.62%) RIA
7 1 (0.62%) Smart Home
7 1 (0.62%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.18%) Apple iOS
2 10 (6.21%) Linux
3 9 (5.59%) Android
4 5 (3.11%) HPUX
5 4 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (1.86%) Windows
7 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.62%) Unix
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.98%) Front End Development
3 29 (18.01%) Wireframes
4 25 (15.53%) Scrum
5 22 (13.66%) Responsive Web Design
6 19 (11.80%) Kanban
7 18 (11.18%) TDD
8 16 (9.94%) E-Commerce
8 16 (9.94%) Web Design
9 15 (9.32%) Prototyping
9 15 (9.32%) Unit Testing
10 14 (8.70%) Project Management
11 13 (8.07%) Analytics
12 12 (7.45%) Business Analysis
13 11 (6.83%) iOS Development
14 10 (6.21%) Information Architecture
14 10 (6.21%) User Stories
15 9 (5.59%) Process Improvement
15 9 (5.59%) SDLC
15 9 (5.59%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 75 (46.58%) JavaScript
2 20 (12.42%) Java
3 12 (7.45%) PHP
3 12 (7.45%) SQL
4 9 (5.59%) Apple Swift
5 5 (3.11%) Python
6 3 (1.86%) C#
6 3 (1.86%) Perl
6 3 (1.86%) Ruby
7 2 (1.24%) C
7 2 (1.24%) C++
7 2 (1.24%) Groovy
7 2 (1.24%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.24%) R
7 2 (1.24%) Scala
8 1 (0.62%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.62%) Erlang
8 1 (0.62%) ES6
8 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (6.83%) Degree
2 5 (3.11%) CCIE
2 5 (3.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 5 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.48%) CCNA
3 4 (2.48%) CCSP
4 2 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.62%) CCNP
5 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.62%) PMP
5 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 15 (9.32%) Adobe
2 13 (8.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.83%) Apple
4 7 (4.35%) Oracle
5 5 (3.11%) Cisco
6 4 (2.48%) HP
7 2 (1.24%) hybris
7 2 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.62%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.62%) Cadence
8 1 (0.62%) Concur
8 1 (0.62%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.62%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.62%) Perforce
8 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.62%) Zend