Period
to 15 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 52 63
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing User Experience 122 175 198
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 5.06% 3.53% 3.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.05% 11.53% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 106 122
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £344 £288 £225
90th Percentile £623 £542 £514
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £50.50 £32.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.20% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -27.08% +41.18% -0.28%

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 760 1,518 1,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.51% 30.62% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 913 919
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £159 £185 £210
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £470 £475
% change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 106 105
Median hourly rate £17.90 £26.08 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +18.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.17 £13.45
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.00 £49.04
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.26% +7.50% -

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 0 47 £500 +11.11% 55
Merseyside +30 28 £550 +37.50% 6
Cheshire +20 13 £413 -2.94% 15
Lancashire -1 11 £400 -3.03% 7
Cumbria +20 3 £475 -32.62% 1
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 61 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.15%) Service Design
3 26 (21.31%) Front End Development
4 25 (20.49%) Prototyping
4 25 (20.49%) Degree
5 23 (18.85%) HTML
5 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
5 23 (18.85%) CSS
6 22 (18.03%) Public Sector
7 20 (16.39%) Analytics
8 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (15.57%) Software Engineering
8 19 (15.57%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 17 (13.93%) Business Transformation
9 17 (13.93%) Wireframes
10 16 (13.11%) Mentoring
11 15 (12.30%) Analytical Thinking
12 14 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (11.48%) Service Delivery
13 13 (10.66%) Change Management
13 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
13 13 (10.66%) Coaching
14 12 (9.84%) Business Analytics
14 12 (9.84%) Systems Thinking
15 11 (9.02%) Finance
15 11 (9.02%) Six Sigma
15 11 (9.02%) Lean Six Sigma
16 10 (8.20%) Collaborative Working
16 10 (8.20%) Quantitative Research
17 9 (7.38%) Actionable Insight

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 3 (2.46%) Drupal
2 2 (1.64%) Anypoint
2 2 (1.64%) Confluence
2 2 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (3.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.82%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.82%) Figma
3 1 (0.82%) InDesign
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.82%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) GitHub
2 1 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.82%) Azure
2 1 (0.82%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.82%) npm
2 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) MySQL
2 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.82%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.82%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.28%) Bitbucket
3 4 (3.28%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.46%) Subversion
5 2 (1.64%) Ant
5 2 (1.64%) JIRA
5 2 (1.64%) JUnit
5 2 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (1.64%) Maven
5 2 (1.64%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.82%) eCATT
6 1 (0.82%) gulp
6 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.82%) webpack
General
1 22 (18.03%) Public Sector
2 11 (9.02%) Finance
3 7 (5.74%) Legal
4 4 (3.28%) Retail
5 3 (2.46%) Local Government
5 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.46%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Electronics
6 2 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.82%) Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.82%) Law
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (36.07%) Designer
2 22 (18.03%) UX Designer
3 21 (17.21%) Developer
4 18 (14.75%) Interaction Designer
5 16 (13.11%) Senior Designer
6 12 (9.84%) Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) User Researcher
7 10 (8.20%) Senior Interaction Designer
8 9 (7.38%) Business Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (5.74%) Business Improvement Manager
10 7 (5.74%) Business Manager
11 6 (4.92%) Digital Designer
12 5 (4.10%) Content Designer
12 5 (4.10%) Digital UX Designer
12 5 (4.10%) Senior UX Designer
12 5 (4.10%) Team Leader
13 4 (3.28%) Senior Developer
13 4 (3.28%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 4 (3.28%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.85%) CSS
1 23 (18.85%) HTML
2 5 (4.10%) .NET
2 5 (4.10%) Node.js
3 3 (2.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (2.46%) CSS3
3 3 (2.46%) HTML5
3 3 (2.46%) Nunjucks
3 3 (2.46%) Qt
3 3 (2.46%) Vue.js
4 2 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.64%) Chai
4 2 (1.64%) Express
4 2 (1.64%) Ionic Framework
4 2 (1.64%) RAML
4 2 (1.64%) SAPUI5
4 2 (1.64%) Sass
4 2 (1.64%) Web Services
5 1 (0.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.74%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.92%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.92%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.64%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.82%) Animation
5 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.92%) Windows
2 5 (4.10%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.28%) Android
3 4 (3.28%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.15%) Service Design
3 26 (21.31%) Front End Development
4 25 (20.49%) Prototyping
5 20 (16.39%) Analytics
6 19 (15.57%) Software Engineering
6 19 (15.57%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 17 (13.93%) Business Transformation
7 17 (13.93%) Wireframes
8 16 (13.11%) Mentoring
9 15 (12.30%) Analytical Thinking
10 14 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (11.48%) Service Delivery
11 13 (10.66%) Change Management
11 13 (10.66%) Coaching
12 12 (9.84%) Business Analytics
12 12 (9.84%) Systems Thinking
13 11 (9.02%) Lean Six Sigma
13 11 (9.02%) Six Sigma
14 10 (8.20%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.10%) C#
3 4 (3.28%) Java
3 4 (3.28%) PHP
4 3 (2.46%) C++
4 3 (2.46%) SQL
5 2 (1.64%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.64%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (20.49%) Degree
2 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (3.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.64%) CSPO
8 1 (0.82%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) Actionable Recommendations
2 8 (6.56%) GDPR
3 6 (4.92%) QA
4 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.82%) GMP
5 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (4.10%) Adobe
1 5 (4.10%) SAP
2 3 (2.46%) ServiceNow
3 2 (1.64%) MuleSoft
3 2 (1.64%) Twitter
3 2 (1.64%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.82%) Apple
4 1 (0.82%) Google
4 1 (0.82%) Pega