Period
to 21 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 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 > South West
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 50 67
Rank change year-on-year -48 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing User Experience 152 192 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.39% 3.70% 2.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.35% 14.35% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 136 105
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £285 £308 £313
90th Percentile £506 £530 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 10
South West median hourly rate £24.91 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.98% +3.75% -8.57%
10th Percentile £22.42 £32.50 £35.18
90th Percentile £27.41 £77.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% +20.00%

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 South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,820 1,338 1,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.67% 25.78% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,144 810 1,013
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.38% -0.67%
10th Percentile £263 £185 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 66 110
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £30.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% +8.93% -25.33%
10th Percentile £14.77 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.31 £44.28
England median hourly rate £20.72 £20.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.91% +4.55% +2.56%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the South West

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Experience in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in the South West

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the South West over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in the South West

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in the South West

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Bristol -41 52 £375 -6.25% 42
Wiltshire -50 32 £450 +12.50% 7
Devon -2 15 £350 -26.32% 14
Gloucestershire -11 15 £350 -13.58% 6
Cornwall -2 9 £375 +66.67% 1
Dorset +13 8 £375 -23.47% 7
Somerset -10 6 £375 +34.53% 8
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 South West region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 54 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 42 (27.63%) HTML
4 38 (25.00%) CSS
5 24 (15.79%) Wireframes
6 22 (14.47%) Finance
7 21 (13.82%) Sass
8 20 (13.16%) Front End Development
9 19 (12.50%) Git (software)
10 18 (11.84%) Visualisation
10 18 (11.84%) HTML5
10 18 (11.84%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 16 (10.53%) AngularJS
11 16 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
11 16 (10.53%) Adobe
11 16 (10.53%) C#
12 15 (9.87%) Banking
12 15 (9.87%) Mobile App
12 15 (9.87%) Prototyping
13 14 (9.21%) Analytics
13 14 (9.21%) .NET
14 13 (8.55%) Collaborative Working
15 12 (7.89%) DevOps
15 12 (7.89%) React
15 12 (7.89%) Node.js
15 12 (7.89%) Marketing
15 12 (7.89%) Web Development
15 12 (7.89%) Degree
16 11 (7.24%) Java
16 11 (7.24%) Scrum

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 11 (7.24%) CMS
2 8 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.63%) Confluence
4 3 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) Drupal
6 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.66%) Marvel
6 1 (0.66%) nginx
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (7.24%) InVision
2 5 (3.29%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.97%) Pixate
4 1 (0.66%) Flinto
4 1 (0.66%) InDesign
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.97%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (1.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.32%) SaaS
4 2 (1.32%) Serverless
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.66%) npm
5 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Intranet
2 3 (1.97%) ATM
2 3 (1.97%) Firewall
2 3 (1.97%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) AMQP
3 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.95%) MySQL
2 4 (2.63%) Redis
2 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.97%) Big Data
3 3 (1.97%) MariaDB
3 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.32%) MarkLogic
4 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.26%) gulp
4 5 (3.29%) JIRA
4 5 (3.29%) Selenium
5 4 (2.63%) Axure RP
5 4 (2.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (2.63%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.63%) GitLab
5 4 (2.63%) Jasmine
5 4 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (2.63%) Maven
5 4 (2.63%) webpack
6 3 (1.97%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.32%) Subversion
7 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.66%) jMock
8 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (14.47%) Finance
2 15 (9.87%) Banking
3 12 (7.89%) Marketing
4 8 (5.26%) Games
5 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.63%) Electronics
6 4 (2.63%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.32%) Retail
8 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.66%) German Language
8 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (28.95%) Designer
2 37 (24.34%) Developer
3 31 (20.39%) UX Designer
4 18 (11.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (6.58%) Analyst
5 10 (6.58%) Consultant
6 8 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (4.61%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.61%) Content Designer
7 7 (4.61%) Product Owner
8 6 (3.95%) Agile Product Owner
8 6 (3.95%) Digital Product Owner
8 6 (3.95%) Lead Designer
8 6 (3.95%) Tester
8 6 (3.95%) UI Designer
9 5 (3.29%) Angular Developer
9 5 (3.29%) Lead UX Designer
9 5 (3.29%) Salesforce Business Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (27.63%) HTML
2 38 (25.00%) CSS
3 21 (13.82%) Sass
4 18 (11.84%) HTML5
5 16 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 14 (9.21%) .NET
7 12 (7.89%) Node.js
7 12 (7.89%) React
8 9 (5.92%) jQuery
9 8 (5.26%) CSS3
10 7 (4.61%) ASP.NET
10 7 (4.61%) D3.js
11 6 (3.95%) Ionic Framework
11 6 (3.95%) LESS
11 6 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (3.95%) Web Services
11 6 (3.95%) XML
12 5 (3.29%) amCharts
12 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (3.29%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Mobile App
2 11 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.61%) Social Media
5 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.97%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.97%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Replication
7 2 (1.32%) Robotics
8 1 (0.66%) BYOD
8 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.66%) NHS
8 1 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.95%) Linux
2 4 (2.63%) Android
2 4 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.97%) Windows
4 2 (1.32%) CentOS
4 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.66%) Unix
5 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (15.79%) Wireframes
3 20 (13.16%) Front End Development
4 18 (11.84%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 18 (11.84%) Visualisation
5 16 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
6 15 (9.87%) Prototyping
7 14 (9.21%) Analytics
8 13 (8.55%) Collaborative Working
9 12 (7.89%) DevOps
9 12 (7.89%) Web Development
10 11 (7.24%) Scrum
10 11 (7.24%) User Stories
11 10 (6.58%) Information Architecture
11 10 (6.58%) Usability Testing
12 9 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.92%) Test Automation
13 8 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
13 8 (5.26%) MVC
13 8 (5.26%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.95%) JavaScript
2 16 (10.53%) C#
3 11 (7.24%) Java
4 8 (5.26%) SQL
4 8 (5.26%) TypeScript
5 7 (4.61%) Python
6 5 (3.29%) ES6
6 5 (3.29%) PHP
7 4 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.63%) C++
7 4 (2.63%) Groovy
7 4 (2.63%) Ruby
8 3 (1.97%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.32%) PHP 5
9 2 (1.32%) R
10 1 (0.66%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.66%) C
10 1 (0.66%) Java 8
10 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (7.89%) Degree
2 9 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.26%) Postgraduate
4 7 (4.61%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) ISEB
5 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.32%) WCAG
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.95%) Docker
2 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.63%) Puppet
2 3 (1.97%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.32%) SCCM
4 1 (0.66%) Ansible
4 1 (0.66%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (10.53%) Adobe
2 7 (4.61%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.63%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 4 (2.63%) Google
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle
5 3 (1.97%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.97%) Splunk
6 2 (1.32%) Facebook
6 2 (1.32%) Omniture
6 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.32%) Siebel
7 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.66%) HP
7 1 (0.66%) Monetate
7 1 (0.66%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.66%) SAP