Period
to 17 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 17 January 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 79 31
Rank change year-on-year +64 -48 -13
Contract jobs citing User Experience 98 72 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 10.55% 3.50% 6.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 27.45% 8.87% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 48 54
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -10.11% -6.32%
10th Percentile £304 £305 £323
90th Percentile £550 £508 £549
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £15.86
North East median hourly rate - - £15.86

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 357 812 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 38.43% 39.51% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 580 310
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £253
90th Percentile £615 £533 £600
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £416
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.80% +10.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 36
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.72 £29.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.47% +12.62% +43.06%
10th Percentile £10.30 £26.70 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.05 £38.38
North East median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% +24.44% +25.00%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Tyne and Wear

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Tyne and Wear

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Tyne and Wear

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in Tyne and Wear

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +56 97 £425 +6.25% 14
User Experience
North East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 79 (80.61%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.94%) HTML
3 42 (42.86%) Prototyping
4 41 (41.84%) CSS
5 30 (30.61%) Scrum
6 29 (29.59%) Service Design
7 28 (28.57%) Rapid Prototyping
8 27 (27.55%) Degree
9 25 (25.51%) Mobile App
10 22 (22.45%) Open Source
11 20 (20.41%) User Stories
11 20 (20.41%) Front End Development
11 20 (20.41%) Web Design
12 18 (18.37%) Collaborative Working
13 17 (17.35%) SFIA
13 17 (17.35%) Finance
14 16 (16.33%) Acceptance Criteria
15 12 (12.24%) UX Design
15 12 (12.24%) JIRA
15 12 (12.24%) Usability Testing
15 12 (12.24%) TDD
15 12 (12.24%) Software Engineering
15 12 (12.24%) Business Analysis
16 11 (11.22%) Test Scripting
17 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
17 10 (10.20%) Confluence
18 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 9 (9.18%) Customer Insight
18 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (9.18%) Web Services

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 10 (10.20%) Confluence
2 3 (3.06%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.02%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) HTTP
1 1 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.08%) MySQL
1 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.04%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (12.24%) JIRA
2 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.08%) Selenium
3 1 (1.02%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) git-flow
General
1 17 (17.35%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Publishing
3 4 (4.08%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) German Language
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (45.92%) Designer
2 26 (26.53%) UX Designer
3 25 (25.51%) Analyst
4 20 (20.41%) Business Analyst
5 17 (17.35%) Interaction Designer
6 9 (9.18%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Developer
6 9 (9.18%) Digital Designer
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Designer
7 8 (8.16%) User Researcher
8 6 (6.12%) Content Designer
8 6 (6.12%) Digital UX Designer
8 6 (6.12%) Senior Interaction Designer
8 6 (6.12%) User Experience Researcher
9 5 (5.10%) UI Designer
10 4 (4.08%) Architect
10 4 (4.08%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Digital Business Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.08%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (46.94%) HTML
2 41 (41.84%) CSS
3 9 (9.18%) Web Services
4 6 (6.12%) HTML5
5 5 (5.10%) CSS3
6 4 (4.08%) Ajax
6 4 (4.08%) Django
6 4 (4.08%) JSON
6 4 (4.08%) MFC
6 4 (4.08%) REST
6 4 (4.08%) RESTful
6 4 (4.08%) SOAP
6 4 (4.08%) Spring
7 2 (2.04%) jQuery
7 2 (2.04%) XML
8 1 (1.02%) .NET
8 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.51%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.18%) Smartphone
3 6 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (3.06%) Unix
3 2 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (80.61%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.86%) Prototyping
3 30 (30.61%) Scrum
4 29 (29.59%) Service Design
5 28 (28.57%) Rapid Prototyping
6 22 (22.45%) Open Source
7 20 (20.41%) Front End Development
7 20 (20.41%) User Stories
7 20 (20.41%) Web Design
8 18 (18.37%) Collaborative Working
9 17 (17.35%) SFIA
10 16 (16.33%) Acceptance Criteria
11 12 (12.24%) Business Analysis
11 12 (12.24%) Software Engineering
11 12 (12.24%) TDD
11 12 (12.24%) Usability Testing
11 12 (12.24%) UX Design
12 11 (11.22%) Test Scripting
13 9 (9.18%) Customer Insight
13 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.10%) Java
3 4 (4.08%) Python
3 4 (4.08%) Ruby
3 4 (4.08%) Scala
4 3 (3.06%) COBOL
4 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.06%) SQL
5 1 (1.02%) C#
5 1 (1.02%) VC++
Qualifications
1 27 (27.55%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Docker
1 4 (4.08%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) Matomo
1 4 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (7.14%) Oracle
2 4 (4.08%) Google
3 3 (3.06%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.02%) Adobe
4 1 (1.02%) Capita