The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Human Factors skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Human Factors over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Human Factors
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 506 561
Rank change year-on-year -8 +55  
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 86 134 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 104 40
Median daily rate £427 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.62% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25%  

Human Factors is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Human Factors
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Human Factors as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Human Factors in the UK

Human Factors
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Human Factors.

Contractor daily rate trend for Human Factors in the UK

Human Factors
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Human Factors over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Human Factors in the UK

Human Factors
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Human Factors.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Human Factors in the UK

Human Factors
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Human Factors over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Human Factors in the UK

Human Factors
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Human Factors within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 76 £450 - 5
Yorkshire +37 27 £450 -10.00% 1
South East +25 17 £450 +36.36%
West Yorkshire +25 16 £450 -5.26% 1
Leeds +14 14 £450 -5.26% 1
West Sussex +10 13 £463 +42.30%
Worthing +21 12 £463 +42.30%
London -28 12 £438 -16.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 8 £400 -5.88%
North East -13 8 £400 -3.03%
Tyne and Wear -14 8 £400 -3.03%
North West +30 6 £480 +6.66%
Merseyside - 6 £480 -
Liverpool - 6 £478 -
South Yorkshire +12 5 £450 -21.73%
Sheffield +6 5 £450 -21.73%
South Wales +18 4 £418 -17.32%
Hampshire +16 4 £450 +20.00%
Wales +10 4 £418 -17.32% 1
South West +2 4 £495 +32.00%
Scotland +24 3 £313 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £418 -
Edinburgh +18 2 £313 - 1
Bristol +8 2 £390 +4.00%
West Midlands +6 2 £500 +25.00% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £495 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Salisbury - 2 £495 -
Coventry +3 1 £500 +25.00%
Warwickshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Human Factors also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Human Factors.

1 138 (76.24%) Service Design
2 122 (67.40%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (64.09%) Ethnography
4 114 (62.98%) User Experience
5 112 (61.88%) Psychology
6 105 (58.01%) Degree
7 103 (56.91%) Usability Testing
8 93 (51.38%) Customer Insight
9 91 (50.28%) Market Research
10 89 (49.17%) Cognitive Psychology
11 82 (45.30%) Analytical Skills
12 81 (44.75%) Guerrilla Research
13 30 (16.57%) User Stories
14 27 (14.92%) Anthropology
15 21 (11.60%) Sociology
15 21 (11.60%) Mentoring
16 20 (11.05%) Security Cleared
16 20 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (8.84%) Wireframes
18 12 (6.63%) Analytics
19 11 (6.08%) Line Management
20 10 (5.52%) Actionable Recommendations
20 10 (5.52%) Retail
21 9 (4.97%) Microsoft
21 9 (4.97%) Web Development
22 8 (4.42%) Ergonomics
22 8 (4.42%) Open Source
22 8 (4.42%) Military
22 8 (4.42%) Guerrilla Testing
23 7 (3.87%) Prototyping

Human Factors
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.10%) UserZoom
3 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.10%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (5.52%) Retail
2 8 (4.42%) Military
3 5 (2.76%) Automotive
4 4 (2.21%) Finance
5 3 (1.66%) Legal
6 2 (1.10%) Games
6 2 (1.10%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (67.40%) User Researcher
2 38 (20.99%) User Experience Researcher
3 23 (12.71%) Digital User Researcher
4 17 (9.39%) Designer
4 17 (9.39%) UX Designer
5 8 (4.42%) Consultant
5 8 (4.42%) User Experience Consultant
6 7 (3.87%) Research Consultant
7 6 (3.31%) Lean Consultant
8 4 (2.21%) Senior User Researcher
8 4 (2.21%) Software Engineer
9 3 (1.66%) Architect
9 3 (1.66%) User Experience Architect
10 2 (1.10%) Data Scientist
10 2 (1.10%) Development Engineer
10 2 (1.10%) Head of Design
10 2 (1.10%) Logistics Engineer
10 2 (1.10%) Senior User Experience Researcher
10 2 (1.10%) UX Engineer
10 2 (1.10%) UX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.21%) CSS
1 4 (2.21%) HTML
2 3 (1.66%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 114 (62.98%) User Experience
2 82 (45.30%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.21%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (1.66%) NHS
5 2 (1.10%) Infotainment
5 2 (1.10%) Robotics
6 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.21%) Windows
2 3 (1.66%) Android
2 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (76.24%) Service Design
2 122 (67.40%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (64.09%) Ethnography
4 112 (61.88%) Psychology
5 103 (56.91%) Usability Testing
6 93 (51.38%) Customer Insight
7 91 (50.28%) Market Research
8 89 (49.17%) Cognitive Psychology
9 81 (44.75%) Guerrilla Research
10 30 (16.57%) User Stories
11 27 (14.92%) Anthropology
12 21 (11.60%) Mentoring
12 21 (11.60%) Sociology
13 20 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (8.84%) Wireframes
15 12 (6.63%) Analytics
16 11 (6.08%) Line Management
17 9 (4.97%) Web Development
18 8 (4.42%) Ergonomics
18 8 (4.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.21%) C++
2 3 (1.66%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.55%) Java
3 1 (0.55%) SQL
3 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (58.01%) Degree
2 20 (11.05%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.31%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.52%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.10%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.55%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (4.97%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.21%) Google
3 2 (1.10%) Adobe
3 2 (1.10%) Tableau
4 1 (0.55%) Cisco
4 1 (0.55%) VMware
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