Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 69 93
Rank change year-on-year -3 +24 -5
Contract jobs citing User Experience 136 156 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.72% 2.98% 2.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.40% 11.11% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 96 81
South West median daily rate £400 £407 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% -
10th Percentile £305 £306 £213
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
England median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 16
South West median hourly rate - £39.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.51% -55.53%
England median hourly rate £44.23 £40.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year +10.58% -1.54% +23.11%

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 1,193 1,404 1,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.87% 26.82% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 883 1,126
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £570 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 81 109
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £13.38 £11.72 £12.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.20
England median hourly rate £22.54 £19.66 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.62% -6.38% +16.67%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +12 83 £400 -1.23% 48
Wiltshire +1 17 £375 -9.09% 14
Devon -13 13 £350 -20.45% 5
Somerset +3 11 £375 -3.23% 7
Gloucestershire 0 6 £276 -26.47% 5
Dorset -10 1 - - 10
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 50 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.03%) HTML
3 45 (33.09%) JavaScript
3 45 (33.09%) Finance
4 39 (28.68%) CSS
5 27 (19.85%) Front End Development
5 27 (19.85%) Prototyping
6 26 (19.12%) Scrum
7 23 (16.91%) Adobe
7 23 (16.91%) HTML5
7 23 (16.91%) InVision
8 21 (15.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 21 (15.44%) CSS3
9 19 (13.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 19 (13.97%) Marvel
10 17 (12.50%) React
10 17 (12.50%) TDD
11 16 (11.76%) Git (software)
11 16 (11.76%) Unit Testing
12 15 (11.03%) Banking
13 14 (10.29%) XML
13 14 (10.29%) JIRA
13 14 (10.29%) Responsive Web Design
14 13 (9.56%) Microservices
14 13 (9.56%) Wireframes
15 12 (8.82%) Java
16 11 (8.09%) DHTML
16 11 (8.09%) Ant
16 11 (8.09%) Artifactory
16 11 (8.09%) Confluence

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 19 (13.97%) Marvel
2 11 (8.09%) Confluence
3 4 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.47%) Apache
4 2 (1.47%) CMS
4 2 (1.47%) IIS
4 2 (1.47%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.74%) JBoss
5 1 (0.74%) SAS
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (16.91%) InVision
2 21 (15.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 19 (13.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.21%) UXPin
5 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.74%) InDesign
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.74%) Pixate
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.47%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.47%) Heroku
3 2 (1.47%) npm
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.74%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.74%) GitHub
4 1 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.74%) Office 365
4 1 (0.74%) PaaS
4 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) DNS
1 2 (1.47%) Firewall
1 2 (1.47%) HTTP
1 2 (1.47%) SSL
2 1 (0.74%) DHCP
2 1 (0.74%) Intranet
2 1 (0.74%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) DB2
2 4 (2.94%) DTS
2 4 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.21%) MySQL
4 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.29%) JIRA
3 11 (8.09%) Ant
3 11 (8.09%) Artifactory
3 11 (8.09%) TeamCity
4 5 (3.68%) Mocha
5 4 (2.94%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.94%) Maven
6 3 (2.21%) Grunt
6 3 (2.21%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.47%) gulp
7 2 (1.47%) JMeter
7 2 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.47%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.47%) Selenium
7 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.47%) WebPagetest
8 1 (0.74%) webpack
General
1 45 (33.09%) Finance
2 15 (11.03%) Banking
3 4 (2.94%) Legal
3 4 (2.94%) Marketing
4 3 (2.21%) Law
4 3 (2.21%) Retail
5 2 (1.47%) Automotive
5 2 (1.47%) Back Office
5 2 (1.47%) Front Office
5 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (42.65%) Designer
2 46 (33.82%) UX Designer
3 45 (33.09%) Developer
4 20 (14.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (7.35%) React Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Interaction Designer
7 8 (5.88%) Senior Designer
8 7 (5.15%) UI Designer
9 6 (4.41%) Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.41%) UI Developer
10 5 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (3.68%) UX Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) Consultant
11 4 (2.94%) HTML CSS Developer
11 4 (2.94%) HTML Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.94%) Senior UI Designer
11 4 (2.94%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (36.03%) HTML
2 39 (28.68%) CSS
3 23 (16.91%) HTML5
4 21 (15.44%) CSS3
5 17 (12.50%) React
6 14 (10.29%) XML
7 11 (8.09%) DHTML
8 10 (7.35%) Web Services
9 8 (5.88%) .NET
9 8 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 8 (5.88%) Hibernate
9 8 (5.88%) jQuery
10 7 (5.15%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (5.15%) Redux
10 7 (5.15%) SOAP
10 7 (5.15%) Spring
11 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET
11 6 (4.41%) REST
12 5 (3.68%) Node.js
12 5 (3.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.21%) CMDB
2 3 (2.21%) Robotics
3 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.74%) Clustering
4 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.74%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.74%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.15%) Unix
2 5 (3.68%) Windows
3 2 (1.47%) Linux
4 1 (0.74%) Android
4 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.85%) Front End Development
2 27 (19.85%) Prototyping
3 26 (19.12%) Scrum
4 17 (12.50%) TDD
5 16 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 14 (10.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (9.56%) Microservices
7 13 (9.56%) Wireframes
8 11 (8.09%) Typography
9 10 (7.35%) Usability Testing
10 9 (6.62%) BDD
11 8 (5.88%) DevOps
11 8 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.15%) User Stories
13 6 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.41%) Kanban
13 6 (4.41%) MVC
13 6 (4.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.09%) JavaScript
2 12 (8.82%) Java
3 8 (5.88%) C#
3 8 (5.88%) SQL
4 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.21%) ES6
6 3 (2.21%) Python
7 2 (1.47%) Go
7 2 (1.47%) PHP
7 2 (1.47%) Ruby
7 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.47%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.74%) R
8 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.41%) Degree
3 2 (1.47%) ISEB
4 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.74%) PMP
4 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) Docker
2 2 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Nagios
1 2 (1.47%) Opsview
2 1 (0.74%) Ansible
2 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.74%) Salt
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.74%) SCOM
2 1 (0.74%) SCSM
2 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.74%) Terraform
2 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (16.91%) Adobe
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.41%) Oracle
4 5 (3.68%) Google
5 3 (2.21%) Remedy
6 2 (1.47%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.47%) hybris
6 2 (1.47%) SAP
7 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.74%) Perforce
7 1 (0.74%) Sitecore