Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 73 82
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 -8
Contract jobs citing User Experience 208 142 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.51% 2.53% 2.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.74% 8.40% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 88 132
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £226 £306 £313
90th Percentile £549 £577 £689
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North West median hourly rate £19.25 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £32.35
% change year-on-year +18.06% +11.29% +28.77%

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 1,771 1,691 2,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.84% 30.14% 33.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,014 1,070 1,506
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £557
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 87 100
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +37.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.31 £11.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +13 110 £400 +6.67% 119
Lancashire +11 43 £475 +90.00% 8
Cheshire +19 37 £413 +4.76% 26
Merseyside +1 9 £435 +8.75% 9
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 113 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.65%) HTML
2 70 (33.65%) CSS
3 59 (28.37%) JavaScript
4 42 (20.19%) Scrum
5 35 (16.83%) Git (software)
6 34 (16.35%) Wireframes
6 34 (16.35%) TDD
7 33 (15.87%) HTML5
8 31 (14.90%) Java
9 29 (13.94%) Finance
10 28 (13.46%) jQuery
10 28 (13.46%) Service Design
11 27 (12.98%) Axure RP
12 26 (12.50%) UX Design
12 26 (12.50%) AngularJS
13 25 (12.02%) CSS3
13 25 (12.02%) Apple iOS
13 25 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (12.02%) Front End Development
13 25 (12.02%) Degree
14 23 (11.06%) Adobe
15 22 (10.58%) Software Engineering
15 22 (10.58%) Prototyping
15 22 (10.58%) BDD
15 22 (10.58%) User Stories
16 21 (10.10%) Mobile App
16 21 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (9.13%) Kanban
17 19 (9.13%) Responsive Web Design

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 15 (7.21%) CMS
2 7 (3.37%) Confluence
3 6 (2.88%) Drupal
4 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.96%) Commerce Server
5 2 (0.96%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.96%) WordPress
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) Liferay
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (8.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (6.25%) Photoshop
3 8 (3.85%) InVision
4 7 (3.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.40%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.92%) Fireworks
6 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (1.92%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (1.92%) UXPin
7 2 (0.96%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.96%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.96%) InDesign
8 1 (0.48%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Magento
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.48%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.85%) Google Analytics
2 6 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.92%) Yarn
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.44%) npm
4 3 (1.44%) Office 365
5 2 (0.96%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.96%) SMS
2 1 (0.48%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.96%) Big Data
3 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.96%) QlikView
4 1 (0.48%) MySQL
4 1 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (16.83%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.98%) Axure RP
3 17 (8.17%) JIRA
4 14 (6.73%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (4.33%) Grunt
5 9 (4.33%) gulp
5 9 (4.33%) Protractor
6 8 (3.85%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.88%) Xcode
8 5 (2.40%) Subversion
9 4 (1.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (1.92%) Bower
9 4 (1.92%) Mocha
9 4 (1.92%) ProtoShare
9 4 (1.92%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.92%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.44%) Ant
10 3 (1.44%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.96%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.96%) NUnit
General
1 29 (13.94%) Finance
2 11 (5.29%) Legal
3 9 (4.33%) Banking
4 7 (3.37%) Law
5 6 (2.88%) Marketing
5 6 (2.88%) Retail
6 4 (1.92%) Publishing
7 2 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Automotive
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (34.62%) Developer
2 50 (24.04%) Designer
3 30 (14.42%) UX Designer
4 29 (13.94%) Analyst
5 20 (9.62%) Business Analyst
6 15 (7.21%) iOS Developer
7 14 (6.73%) UI Developer
7 14 (6.73%) User Researcher
8 13 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (4.81%) Senior Designer
10 8 (3.85%) Java Developer
10 8 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.37%) .NET Developer
11 7 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (3.37%) UI Designer
11 7 (3.37%) User Experience Researcher
12 6 (2.88%) Architect
12 6 (2.88%) Interaction Designer
12 6 (2.88%) UI/UX Designer
13 5 (2.40%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (33.65%) CSS
1 70 (33.65%) HTML
2 33 (15.87%) HTML5
3 28 (13.46%) jQuery
4 26 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 25 (12.02%) CSS3
6 18 (8.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (6.25%) LESS
8 12 (5.77%) REST
8 12 (5.77%) Sass
8 12 (5.77%) Web Services
9 11 (5.29%) React
9 11 (5.29%) Spring
9 11 (5.29%) Spring Boot
10 10 (4.81%) Ajax
10 10 (4.81%) Node.js
11 9 (4.33%) .NET
11 9 (4.33%) JSON
11 9 (4.33%) RESTful
11 9 (4.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.10%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.85%) Taxonomies
4 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.88%) Animation
5 6 (2.88%) Social Media
5 6 (2.88%) Wiki
6 5 (2.40%) Graphic Design
6 5 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.40%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.92%) Blog
7 4 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.96%) iPad
8 2 (0.96%) iPhone
8 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.02%) Apple iOS
2 13 (6.25%) Android
3 11 (5.29%) Windows
4 6 (2.88%) Linux
5 4 (1.92%) Unix
5 4 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.44%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.44%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (20.19%) Scrum
3 34 (16.35%) TDD
3 34 (16.35%) Wireframes
4 28 (13.46%) Service Design
5 26 (12.50%) UX Design
6 25 (12.02%) Front End Development
7 22 (10.58%) BDD
7 22 (10.58%) Prototyping
7 22 (10.58%) Software Engineering
7 22 (10.58%) User Stories
8 21 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (9.13%) Kanban
9 19 (9.13%) Responsive Web Design
10 18 (8.65%) iOS Development
11 17 (8.17%) Collaborative Working
12 16 (7.69%) Decision-Making
13 15 (7.21%) Analytics
13 15 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (7.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.37%) JavaScript
2 31 (14.90%) Java
3 12 (5.77%) Apple Swift
4 11 (5.29%) C#
4 11 (5.29%) Java 8
4 11 (5.29%) SQL
5 9 (4.33%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.44%) ES6
7 2 (0.96%) C
7 2 (0.96%) PHP
7 2 (0.96%) Python
7 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.48%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.48%) Ruby
8 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (12.02%) Degree
2 4 (1.92%) DBS Check
3 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.96%) CEH
3 2 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.48%) APMG
4 1 (0.48%) ISEB
4 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (2.40%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (1.44%) WCAG
4 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.96%) P3O
5 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.92%) Grafana
1 4 (1.92%) Prometheus
1 4 (1.92%) ZABBIX
2 2 (0.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (11.06%) Adobe
2 18 (8.65%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.81%) Google
4 9 (4.33%) Apple
5 6 (2.88%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.92%) BMC
6 4 (1.92%) Dynatrace
6 4 (1.92%) HP
6 4 (1.92%) VMware
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle
7 3 (1.44%) SAP
8 2 (0.96%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.96%) hybris
8 2 (0.96%) Remedy
8 2 (0.96%) Twitter
9 1 (0.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.48%) Ensighten
9 1 (0.48%) Optimizely
9 1 (0.48%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.48%) Xamarin