Period
to 21 October 2018

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 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 > South West
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 67 79
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12 -4
Contract jobs citing User Experience 177 158 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.93% 2.87% 2.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.06% 10.39% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 100 107
South West median daily rate £406 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £299 £300 £299
90th Percentile £507 £496 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -11.60%
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 South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,759 1,521 1,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.12% 27.66% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,092 920 1,157
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £260 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 81 110
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £28.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +37.15% -26.15%
10th Percentile £17.35 £12.79 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £44.25
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 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 October 2018.

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 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
Bristol +4 84 £400 +6.67% 58
Wiltshire -21 26 £425 +6.25% 11
Cornwall +4 14 - - 1
Somerset -2 12 £425 +9.68% 10
Gloucestershire +2 11 £369 +22.92% 12
Dorset +7 9 £375 - 11
Devon -2 9 £415 +3.75% 11
User Experience
England

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

1 73 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.68%) HTML
2 49 (27.68%) JavaScript
3 45 (25.42%) CSS
4 31 (17.51%) Wireframes
5 27 (15.25%) Finance
5 27 (15.25%) Scrum
6 25 (14.12%) HTML5
7 24 (13.56%) Prototyping
8 22 (12.43%) React
8 22 (12.43%) Front End Development
8 22 (12.43%) Git (software)
9 20 (11.30%) Adobe
9 20 (11.30%) Sass
10 19 (10.73%) Java
10 19 (10.73%) Visualisation
11 18 (10.17%) CSS3
12 17 (9.60%) Data Visualisation
13 16 (9.04%) Collaborative Working
13 16 (9.04%) Degree
13 16 (9.04%) JIRA
14 15 (8.47%) Banking
14 15 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (8.47%) Mobile App
15 14 (7.91%) Analytics
15 14 (7.91%) Infographics
15 14 (7.91%) Games
15 14 (7.91%) Postgraduate
15 14 (7.91%) Security Cleared
16 13 (7.34%) Usability Testing

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 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.65%) CMS
3 8 (4.52%) Confluence
4 5 (2.82%) Marvel
5 3 (1.69%) WordPress
6 2 (1.13%) Apache
6 2 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.56%) Drupal
7 1 (0.56%) JBoss
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) InVision
2 6 (3.39%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.26%) Fireworks
4 4 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.69%) Pixate
6 2 (1.13%) InDesign
6 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.56%) Flinto
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.56%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.69%) npm
6 2 (1.13%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.13%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.56%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.56%) GitHub
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Office 365
7 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) Internet
1 5 (2.82%) Intranet
2 4 (2.26%) Firewall
3 2 (1.13%) ATM
3 2 (1.13%) SMS
4 1 (0.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.95%) MySQL
2 5 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.26%) MarkLogic
4 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.13%) DTS
5 2 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (12.43%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.04%) JIRA
3 10 (5.65%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.08%) Maven
5 7 (3.95%) Selenium
6 5 (2.82%) Ant
6 5 (2.82%) Artifactory
6 5 (2.82%) gulp
6 5 (2.82%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.26%) Axure RP
7 4 (2.26%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.26%) Hudson
7 4 (2.26%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.69%) Grunt
8 3 (1.69%) Mocha
8 3 (1.69%) Subversion
8 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.13%) WebStorm
General
1 27 (15.25%) Finance
2 15 (8.47%) Banking
3 14 (7.91%) Games
4 11 (6.21%) Marketing
5 3 (1.69%) Electronics
5 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.13%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.56%) German Language
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (29.38%) Developer
2 49 (27.68%) Designer
3 36 (20.34%) UX Designer
4 19 (10.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (7.91%) Analyst
6 13 (7.34%) UI Developer
7 12 (6.78%) React Developer
8 10 (5.65%) Business Analyst
9 9 (5.08%) Consultant
9 9 (5.08%) UI Designer
10 8 (4.52%) Product Owner
11 7 (3.95%) Agile Product Owner
11 7 (3.95%) Digital Product Owner
11 7 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (3.95%) UI/UX Designer
12 6 (3.39%) Games Artist
13 5 (2.82%) HTML Developer
13 5 (2.82%) Java Developer
13 5 (2.82%) Software Engineer
13 5 (2.82%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (27.68%) HTML
2 45 (25.42%) CSS
3 25 (14.12%) HTML5
4 22 (12.43%) React
5 20 (11.30%) Sass
6 18 (10.17%) CSS3
7 13 (7.34%) AngularJS
8 12 (6.78%) jQuery
9 11 (6.21%) LESS
9 11 (6.21%) Node.js
9 11 (6.21%) XML
10 10 (5.65%) .NET
11 8 (4.52%) REST
12 6 (3.39%) ASP.NET
12 6 (3.39%) Spring
13 5 (2.82%) DHTML
13 5 (2.82%) Handlebars
13 5 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (2.82%) Web Services
14 4 (2.26%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.47%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (5.08%) Social Media
4 4 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.69%) CMDB
5 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.13%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) BYOD
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.65%) Linux
2 4 (2.26%) Android
2 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.26%) CentOS
3 3 (1.69%) Windows
4 2 (1.13%) Unix
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.51%) Wireframes
3 27 (15.25%) Scrum
4 24 (13.56%) Prototyping
5 22 (12.43%) Front End Development
6 19 (10.73%) Visualisation
7 17 (9.60%) Data Visualisation
8 16 (9.04%) Collaborative Working
9 15 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (7.91%) Analytics
10 14 (7.91%) Infographics
11 13 (7.34%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (7.34%) Usability Testing
11 13 (7.34%) User Stories
12 11 (6.21%) TDD
12 11 (6.21%) UX Design
13 10 (5.65%) DevOps
13 10 (5.65%) Information Architecture
13 10 (5.65%) Time Management
13 10 (5.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (27.68%) JavaScript
2 19 (10.73%) Java
3 13 (7.34%) C#
4 5 (2.82%) C++
4 5 (2.82%) PHP
4 5 (2.82%) SQL
5 4 (2.26%) ES6
5 4 (2.26%) Python
6 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.13%) PHP 5
7 2 (1.13%) Ruby
8 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.56%) Perl
8 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.56%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (9.04%) Degree
2 14 (7.91%) Postgraduate
2 14 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.69%) ISEB
5 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.13%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (6.78%) Docker
2 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.39%) Puppet
2 5 (2.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.13%) Ansible
3 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.56%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.56%) Salt
4 1 (0.56%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.56%) SCOM
4 1 (0.56%) SCSM
4 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.56%) Terraform
4 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (11.30%) Adobe
2 8 (4.52%) Google
3 5 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.69%) Remedy
5 3 (1.69%) Splunk
6 2 (1.13%) hybris
6 2 (1.13%) Omniture
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle
6 2 (1.13%) Siebel
6 2 (1.13%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.56%) NetIQ