Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 71 82
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +3
Contract jobs citing User Experience 152 156 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.79% 2.85% 2.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.53% 10.20% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 100 106
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £269
90th Percentile £525 £501 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.16% -55.53%
England median hourly rate £42.88 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.21% +6.67% +2.74%

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 1,443 1,529 1,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.51% 27.96% 30.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 949 1,175
South West median daily rate £419 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 79 121
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +18.57% -4.68%
10th Percentile £16.65 £12.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £46.20
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -0.83% +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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +9 84 £400 - 28
Wiltshire +2 18 £425 +13.33% 14
Somerset +9 16 £375 +1.69% 5
Cornwall +2 12 - - 3
Devon -17 8 £500 +12.36% 8
Gloucestershire -9 4 £344 -14.06% 16
Dorset -4 3 - - 14
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 57 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (30.92%) HTML
3 45 (29.61%) JavaScript
4 40 (26.32%) CSS
5 32 (21.05%) Finance
6 30 (19.74%) Scrum
7 26 (17.11%) Front End Development
8 24 (15.79%) Prototyping
9 23 (15.13%) HTML5
10 21 (13.82%) React
11 20 (13.16%) Git (software)
11 20 (13.16%) Adobe
12 19 (12.50%) TDD
13 18 (11.84%) JIRA
13 18 (11.84%) Java
13 18 (11.84%) CSS3
14 17 (11.18%) Wireframes
15 16 (10.53%) InVision
16 15 (9.87%) Collaborative Working
16 15 (9.87%) Responsive Web Design
17 14 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (9.21%) XML
17 14 (9.21%) Visualisation
17 14 (9.21%) Degree
18 13 (8.55%) Marvel
18 13 (8.55%) Sass
18 13 (8.55%) Data Visualisation
18 13 (8.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 12 (7.89%) Microservices
19 12 (7.89%) Infographics

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 13 (8.55%) Marvel
2 10 (6.58%) Confluence
3 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.97%) CMS
4 3 (1.97%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.97%) WordPress
5 2 (1.32%) Apache
5 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.66%) Drupal
6 1 (0.66%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) JBoss
6 1 (0.66%) SAS
6 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (10.53%) InVision
2 13 (8.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 12 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.29%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.63%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.66%) InDesign
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.66%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.32%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.32%) Heroku
5 2 (1.32%) npm
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.66%) GitHub
6 1 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Office 365
6 1 (0.66%) PaaS
6 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.95%) Firewall
2 4 (2.63%) Internet
3 2 (1.32%) DNS
3 2 (1.32%) HTTP
3 2 (1.32%) SMS
3 2 (1.32%) SSL
4 1 (0.66%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) MySQL
3 4 (2.63%) DTS
3 4 (2.63%) MarkLogic
4 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.66%) DB2
5 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.84%) JIRA
3 9 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.92%) Maven
4 8 (5.26%) Ant
4 8 (5.26%) Artifactory
4 8 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.29%) Selenium
6 4 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.63%) Hudson
6 4 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.63%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.97%) Grunt
7 3 (1.97%) Mocha
8 2 (1.32%) gulp
8 2 (1.32%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.32%) WebPagetest
General
1 32 (21.05%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Banking
2 12 (7.89%) Games
3 7 (4.61%) Marketing
4 4 (2.63%) Legal
5 2 (1.32%) Back Office
5 2 (1.32%) Front Office
5 2 (1.32%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Billing
6 1 (0.66%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (32.24%) Developer
2 45 (29.61%) Designer
3 29 (19.08%) UX Designer
4 18 (11.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 13 (8.55%) React Developer
6 12 (7.89%) UI Developer
7 9 (5.92%) Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Consultant
8 6 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) Games Artist
8 6 (3.95%) HTML CSS Developer
8 6 (3.95%) HTML Developer
8 6 (3.95%) Interaction Designer
8 6 (3.95%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (3.95%) UI Designer
9 4 (2.63%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.63%) User Experience Consultant
9 4 (2.63%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (30.92%) HTML
2 40 (26.32%) CSS
3 23 (15.13%) HTML5
4 21 (13.82%) React
5 18 (11.84%) CSS3
6 14 (9.21%) XML
7 13 (8.55%) Sass
8 12 (7.89%) .NET
9 11 (7.24%) AngularJS
10 10 (6.58%) jQuery
11 9 (5.92%) LESS
12 8 (5.26%) ASP.NET
12 8 (5.26%) DHTML
12 8 (5.26%) Spring
13 7 (4.61%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (4.61%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (3.95%) REST
14 6 (3.95%) RESTful
15 5 (3.29%) Handlebars
15 5 (3.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.63%) Social Media
4 3 (1.97%) CMDB
4 3 (1.97%) Robotics
5 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.66%) Clustering
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.66%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.66%) Photography
6 1 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.26%) Linux
2 4 (2.63%) CentOS
2 4 (2.63%) Unix
3 3 (1.97%) Windows
4 1 (0.66%) Android
4 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.74%) Scrum
3 26 (17.11%) Front End Development
4 24 (15.79%) Prototyping
5 19 (12.50%) TDD
6 17 (11.18%) Wireframes
7 15 (9.87%) Collaborative Working
7 15 (9.87%) Responsive Web Design
8 14 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (9.21%) Visualisation
9 13 (8.55%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (7.89%) Infographics
10 12 (7.89%) Microservices
10 12 (7.89%) Unit Testing
11 11 (7.24%) DevOps
12 10 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.58%) Kanban
12 10 (6.58%) MVC
12 10 (6.58%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.61%) JavaScript
2 18 (11.84%) Java
3 12 (7.89%) C#
4 6 (3.95%) SQL
5 5 (3.29%) ES6
5 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.63%) PHP
7 3 (1.97%) Python
8 2 (1.32%) C++
8 2 (1.32%) Ruby
9 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.66%) R
9 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (9.21%) Degree
2 12 (7.89%) Postgraduate
3 11 (7.24%) Security Cleared
4 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.97%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.66%) QA
1 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.24%) Docker
2 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) Puppet
2 4 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.32%) Nagios
3 2 (1.32%) Opsview
4 1 (0.66%) Ansible
4 1 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.66%) Salt
4 1 (0.66%) SCCM
4 1 (0.66%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.66%) SCOM
4 1 (0.66%) SCSM
4 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.66%) Terraform
4 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (13.16%) Adobe
2 8 (5.26%) Google
3 7 (4.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle
5 4 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.97%) Remedy
7 2 (1.32%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.32%) hybris
7 2 (1.32%) Siebel
8 1 (0.66%) Perforce
8 1 (0.66%) SAP
8 1 (0.66%) Sitecore