Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 74 80
Rank change year-on-year +23 +6 +3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 241 151 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.94% 2.63% 2.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.12% 8.06% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 101 130
North West median daily rate £423 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.03% -8.82% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £313
90th Percentile £548 £525 £676
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
North West median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
England median hourly rate £42.88 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.21% +6.67% +2.74%

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 1,837 1,874 2,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.01% 32.70% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,068 1,134 1,507
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £231 £219 £233
90th Percentile £575 £544 £531
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 108 119
North West median hourly rate £19.52 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.27% +21.62% +15.63%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -0.83% +8.11%

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 15 August 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
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 15 August 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 +8 148 £400 +3.23% 80
Lancashire +27 50 £475 +90.00% 5
Cheshire +10 30 £375 +7.14% 24
Merseyside -5 4 £563 +40.63% 5
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 130 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (46.06%) CSS
3 96 (39.83%) HTML
3 96 (39.83%) JavaScript
4 53 (21.99%) Front End Development
5 51 (21.16%) Java
6 50 (20.75%) Scrum
7 49 (20.33%) AngularJS
8 47 (19.50%) TDD
9 46 (19.09%) CSS3
10 44 (18.26%) Wireframes
11 43 (17.84%) HTML5
12 42 (17.43%) Axure RP
12 42 (17.43%) Apple iOS
13 36 (14.94%) Finance
14 35 (14.52%) Android
15 33 (13.69%) Responsive Web Design
16 31 (12.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 30 (12.45%) Git (software)
18 29 (12.03%) jQuery
18 29 (12.03%) Prototyping
19 27 (11.20%) Mobile App
20 26 (10.79%) Web Development
20 26 (10.79%) Adobe Illustrator
21 25 (10.37%) UX Design
22 24 (9.96%) Software Engineering
23 23 (9.54%) LESS
23 23 (9.54%) Karma Test Runner
23 23 (9.54%) REST
24 22 (9.13%) BDD

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 12 (4.98%) CMS
2 8 (3.32%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.90%) Drupal
4 5 (2.07%) Apache
4 5 (2.07%) Commerce Server
4 5 (2.07%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.83%) Confluence
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.41%) Liferay
7 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (10.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (4.98%) Photoshop
3 9 (3.73%) InVision
4 8 (3.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (2.07%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (2.07%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (1.24%) InDesign
6 3 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.83%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.49%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.24%) npm
3 3 (1.24%) Office 365
3 3 (1.24%) SaaS
4 2 (0.83%) Yarn
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.41%) GitHub
5 1 (0.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.83%) SMS
2 1 (0.41%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.07%) Big Data
2 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.66%) MySQL
4 3 (1.24%) Qlik Sense
4 3 (1.24%) QlikView
5 2 (0.83%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (17.43%) Axure RP
2 30 (12.45%) Git (software)
3 23 (9.54%) Karma Test Runner
4 18 (7.47%) Grunt
5 12 (4.98%) Jasmine
6 11 (4.56%) Protractor
6 11 (4.56%) webpack
7 9 (3.73%) JIRA
8 6 (2.49%) gulp
8 6 (2.49%) Subversion
9 5 (2.07%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.66%) Selenium
10 4 (1.66%) Xcode
11 3 (1.24%) Ant
12 2 (0.83%) Clang
12 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.83%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.83%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.83%) Mocha
General
1 36 (14.94%) Finance
2 11 (4.56%) Marketing
3 10 (4.15%) Retail
4 4 (1.66%) Legal
4 4 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.24%) Electronics
5 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Law
6 2 (0.83%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 112 (46.47%) Developer
2 50 (20.75%) Designer
3 38 (15.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 38 (15.77%) UX Designer
4 20 (8.30%) Analyst
5 15 (6.22%) Business Analyst
6 14 (5.81%) iOS Developer
7 13 (5.39%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.39%) UI Developer
8 12 (4.98%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.98%) JavaScript Developer
8 12 (4.98%) UI Designer
9 10 (4.15%) User Researcher
10 9 (3.73%) UI/UX Designer
11 8 (3.32%) Architect
11 8 (3.32%) Digital Designer
11 8 (3.32%) User Experience Researcher
12 7 (2.90%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.49%) Senior Manager
13 6 (2.49%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (46.06%) CSS
2 96 (39.83%) HTML
3 49 (20.33%) AngularJS
4 46 (19.09%) CSS3
5 43 (17.84%) HTML5
6 31 (12.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 29 (12.03%) jQuery
8 23 (9.54%) LESS
8 23 (9.54%) REST
9 21 (8.71%) Sass
10 15 (6.22%) React
11 13 (5.39%) Ajax
12 12 (4.98%) JSON
13 11 (4.56%) RESTful
13 11 (4.56%) Spring
14 10 (4.15%) .NET
14 10 (4.15%) Node.js
14 10 (4.15%) Web Services
15 9 (3.73%) Spring Boot
16 7 (2.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.20%) Mobile App
2 21 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.49%) Animation
4 6 (2.49%) Wiki
5 5 (2.07%) Social Media
6 4 (1.66%) Blog
6 4 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.24%) NHS
7 3 (1.24%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.83%) iPad
8 2 (0.83%) iPhone
8 2 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.83%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.83%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.41%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.43%) Apple iOS
2 35 (14.52%) Android
3 20 (8.30%) Windows
4 11 (4.56%) Linux
5 6 (2.49%) Unix
6 5 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.99%) Front End Development
3 50 (20.75%) Scrum
4 47 (19.50%) TDD
5 44 (18.26%) Wireframes
6 33 (13.69%) Responsive Web Design
7 29 (12.03%) Prototyping
8 26 (10.79%) Web Development
9 25 (10.37%) UX Design
10 24 (9.96%) Software Engineering
11 22 (9.13%) BDD
12 20 (8.30%) Decision-Making
13 18 (7.47%) iOS Development
14 17 (7.05%) Analytics
14 17 (7.05%) Kanban
15 16 (6.64%) Service Design
15 16 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (6.22%) Migration
16 15 (6.22%) MVC
16 15 (6.22%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 96 (39.83%) JavaScript
2 51 (21.16%) Java
3 17 (7.05%) SQL
4 12 (4.98%) Apple Swift
4 12 (4.98%) C#
4 12 (4.98%) Java 8
5 11 (4.56%) TypeScript
6 7 (2.90%) Objective-C
7 5 (2.07%) ES6
7 5 (2.07%) PHP
7 5 (2.07%) Python
8 2 (0.83%) C
8 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.41%) C++
9 1 (0.41%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.41%) Java 9
9 1 (0.41%) R
9 1 (0.41%) Scala
9 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (9.13%) Degree
2 3 (1.24%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.83%) CEH
3 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.41%) APMG
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.64%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) WCAG
3 2 (0.83%) P3O
4 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Grafana
1 2 (0.83%) Prometheus
1 2 (0.83%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (9.13%) Adobe
2 9 (3.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.32%) Oracle
4 7 (2.90%) Google
5 4 (1.66%) Apple
5 4 (1.66%) SAP
5 4 (1.66%) SOASTA, Inc
6 3 (1.24%) Capita
6 3 (1.24%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.24%) Twitter
7 2 (0.83%) BMC
7 2 (0.83%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.83%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.83%) HP
7 2 (0.83%) Remedy
7 2 (0.83%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.83%) VMware
8 1 (0.41%) Ensighten
8 1 (0.41%) Hotjar
8 1 (0.41%) Optimizely