The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for UX Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UX Design over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

User Experience (UX) Design
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 156 150
Rank change year-on-year +31 -6  
Contract jobs citing UX Design 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.052% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.063% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £438 £513 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +28.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £483 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £543 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £361 £363
% change year-on-year +17.64% -0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

UX Design is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2120 3183 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.04% 82.27% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1929 1547
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

UX Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing UX Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for UX Design in the North West

UX Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UX Design in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Design in the North West

UX Design
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 UX Design within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 3 £438 - 1
UX Design
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing UX Design 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 UX Design.

1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (66.67%) PhantomJS
3 1 (33.33%) Wireframes

UX Design
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) PhantomJS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js Developer
2 1 (33.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
1 2 (66.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA