Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 65 77
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 +16
Contract jobs citing User Experience 193 174 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.50% 3.10% 2.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.88% 10.74% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 130 120
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £301 £310 £249
90th Percentile £515 £525 £453
England median daily rate £426 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.12% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
South West median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -8.57% +94.44%
10th Percentile £31.38 £27.45 £39.55
90th Percentile £77.50 £43.00 £48.23
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.85 £25.06
% change year-on-year +6.55% +31.08% -5.43%

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 1498 1620 1866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.14% 28.83% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 1106 1195
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £563 £532
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.29% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 125 106
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.53% -29.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £12.37
90th Percentile £55.29 £44.40 £46.22
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.06
% change year-on-year +7.50% +4.96% +8.89%

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 16 December 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the South West over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 December 2017. 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 -15 76 £375 -11.76% 19
Wiltshire +18 41 £400 +6.67%
Devon +7 23 £438 -2.78% 3
Somerset 0 16 £279 -20.36% 2
Gloucestershire +15 11 £405 +12.50% 1
Cornwall - 3 £225 - 3
Dorset -5 2 £490 +40.00% 10
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience 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 South West region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 96 (49.74%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.32%) Finance
3 38 (19.69%) Scrum
3 38 (19.69%) HTML
3 38 (19.69%) CSS
4 35 (18.13%) JavaScript
5 25 (12.95%) Adobe
6 23 (11.92%) Wireframes
7 22 (11.40%) Prototyping
7 22 (11.40%) JIRA
8 20 (10.36%) Degree
8 20 (10.36%) Usability Testing
8 20 (10.36%) Git (software)
8 20 (10.36%) SQL
8 20 (10.36%) HTML5
9 19 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (9.84%) Front End Development
9 19 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (9.33%) C#
11 17 (8.81%) Marketing
12 15 (7.77%) Banking
12 15 (7.77%) Service Design
12 15 (7.77%) Mentoring
12 15 (7.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 14 (7.25%) AngularJS
13 14 (7.25%) Selenium
13 14 (7.25%) Time Management
13 14 (7.25%) .NET
13 14 (7.25%) Linux
14 13 (6.74%) Java

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 (5.70%) CMS
2 10 (5.18%) Marvel
3 9 (4.66%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.11%) Confluence
5 5 (2.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (2.07%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.07%) WordPress
7 3 (1.55%) Drupal
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.52%) Apache
9 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.52%) Moodle
9 1 (0.52%) nginx
9 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (7.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 11 (5.70%) InVision
3 10 (5.18%) Photoshop
4 9 (4.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (3.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (2.07%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.04%) InDesign
7 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (1.04%) Pixate
7 2 (1.04%) UXPin
8 1 (0.52%) GIMP
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (3.63%) PaaS
2 6 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.11%) IaaS
3 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.04%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.52%) CheetahMail
4 1 (0.52%) GitHub
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.63%) HTTP
2 6 (3.11%) Firewall
3 3 (1.55%) Internet
3 3 (1.55%) SMS
4 2 (1.04%) 2G
4 2 (1.04%) 3G
4 2 (1.04%) GSM
4 2 (1.04%) HSPA
4 2 (1.04%) LTE
4 2 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.04%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.52%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.52%) ATM
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) Extranet
5 1 (0.52%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) IPv4
5 1 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.66%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.15%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.63%) Big Data
3 7 (3.63%) MySQL
3 7 (3.63%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.11%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.59%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.07%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.07%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.52%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.52%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.52%) Power BI
8 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (11.40%) JIRA
2 20 (10.36%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.25%) Selenium
4 10 (5.18%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.11%) Axure RP
6 6 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.59%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.59%) Hudson
8 4 (2.07%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.55%) Android Studio
9 3 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.04%) Maven
10 2 (1.04%) TestRail
11 1 (0.52%) JUnit
11 1 (0.52%) NUnit
11 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (23.32%) Finance
2 17 (8.81%) Marketing
3 15 (7.77%) Banking
4 10 (5.18%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.15%) Electronics
5 8 (4.15%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.55%) Publishing
6 3 (1.55%) Retail
7 2 (1.04%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (36.79%) Designer
2 46 (23.83%) UX Designer
3 34 (17.62%) Developer
4 26 (13.47%) UI Designer
5 23 (11.92%) UI/UX Designer
6 20 (10.36%) User Researcher
7 17 (8.81%) Analyst
8 16 (8.29%) Senior Designer
9 9 (4.66%) Digital Designer
9 9 (4.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (3.63%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.63%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.63%) Visual Designer
11 6 (3.11%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.11%) Administrator
11 6 (3.11%) Architect
11 6 (3.11%) UI Developer
11 6 (3.11%) User Experience Researcher
12 5 (2.59%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.69%) CSS
1 38 (19.69%) HTML
2 20 (10.36%) HTML5
3 14 (7.25%) .NET
3 14 (7.25%) AngularJS
4 12 (6.22%) ASP.NET
4 12 (6.22%) CSS3
5 9 (4.66%) REST
5 9 (4.66%) RESTful
5 9 (4.66%) WCF
6 8 (4.15%) jQuery
6 8 (4.15%) Web Services
7 7 (3.63%) JSON
8 6 (3.11%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (3.11%) XML
9 5 (2.59%) Backbone.js
9 5 (2.59%) LESS
9 5 (2.59%) Play Framework
9 5 (2.59%) React
9 5 (2.59%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.70%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.63%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.11%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.59%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.07%) W3C
7 3 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.55%) RIA
8 2 (1.04%) Blog
8 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) iPad
9 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.25%) Linux
2 7 (3.63%) Unix
3 4 (2.07%) Android
4 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.52%) AIX
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) HPUX
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
5 1 (0.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (49.74%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (19.69%) Scrum
3 23 (11.92%) Wireframes
4 22 (11.40%) Prototyping
5 20 (10.36%) Usability Testing
6 19 (9.84%) Front End Development
6 19 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (7.77%) Mentoring
7 15 (7.77%) Service Design
8 14 (7.25%) Time Management
9 11 (5.70%) Project Management
9 11 (5.70%) TDD
10 10 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.18%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (5.18%) Quantitative Research
11 9 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.66%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (4.66%) Human Factors
11 9 (4.66%) User Stories
12 8 (4.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.13%) JavaScript
2 20 (10.36%) SQL
3 18 (9.33%) C#
4 13 (6.74%) Java
5 6 (3.11%) C
5 6 (3.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 5 (2.59%) PHP
7 4 (2.07%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.07%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.55%) C++
8 3 (1.55%) Scala
8 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) ES6
9 1 (0.52%) Python
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby
9 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.36%) Degree
2 13 (6.74%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.59%) MySQL Certification
5 3 (1.55%) HND
5 3 (1.55%) ISEB
5 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.70%) QA
2 4 (2.07%) PMO
3 2 (1.04%) WCAG
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (3.11%) Kibana
1 6 (3.11%) logstash
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.52%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (12.95%) Adobe
2 13 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.66%) Oracle
4 8 (4.15%) SAP
5 5 (2.59%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.55%) HP
6 3 (1.55%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.04%) Google
7 2 (1.04%) Huawei
7 2 (1.04%) Nokia
8 1 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.52%) hybris
8 1 (0.52%) McAfee
8 1 (0.52%) Sencha