Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 733 803
Rank change year-on-year -2 +70 -30
Contract jobs citing Human Factors 138 153 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 76 53
UK median daily rate £430 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% -17.53%
10th Percentile £357 £383 £325
90th Percentile £525 £644 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +1.84% +1.88% -14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 0
UK median hourly rate £48.25 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.58% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year +85.58% - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86458 87823 93607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.48% 83.90% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57609 58040 60628
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2024 2360 2750
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.41 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Human Factors
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Human Factors as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Human Factors in the UK

Human Factors
Top 13 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
England -10 124 £430 -4.44% 8
UK excluding London +29 77 £415 +1.84% 10
London -19 48 £450 -5.26% 1
North of England +39 33 £434 -3.61% 2
Yorkshire +12 25 £470 +4.44% 1
South West +8 14 £400 -9.60% 3
Midlands +20 13 £373 -6.88% 1
North East +67 11 £415 -3.49%
West Midlands +18 10 £380 -5.00% 1
South East -11 10 £400 -0.25%
Wales +14 5 £393 -3.09%
East Midlands - 3 £350 -
Scotland +1 2 £400 - 3

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 97 (70.29%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (63.04%) User Experience
3 84 (60.87%) Degree
4 83 (60.14%) Service Design
5 75 (54.35%) Ethnography
5 75 (54.35%) Usability Testing
6 72 (52.17%) Psychology
7 64 (46.38%) Cognitive Psychology
8 62 (44.93%) Market Research
9 60 (43.48%) Quantitative Research
10 57 (41.30%) Actionable Insight
11 52 (37.68%) Qualitative Research
12 49 (35.51%) Customer Insight
13 44 (31.88%) Analytical Skills
13 44 (31.88%) Actionable Customer Insight
14 40 (28.99%) Guerrilla Research
15 32 (23.19%) Anthropology
16 30 (21.74%) User Stories
17 29 (21.01%) Sociology
18 18 (13.04%) Security Cleared
19 16 (11.59%) Mentoring
20 14 (10.14%) Analytics
20 14 (10.14%) Web Development
20 14 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
21 11 (7.97%) HTML
21 11 (7.97%) CSS
22 10 (7.25%) Wireframes
22 10 (7.25%) Open Source
23 9 (6.52%) Axure RP
23 9 (6.52%) JavaScript

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (3.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.17%) InVision
4 2 (1.45%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.72%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) SMS
1 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Axure RP
2 5 (3.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (3.62%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.45%) JIRA
3 2 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (5.07%) Finance
1 7 (5.07%) Marketing
2 4 (2.90%) Banking
2 4 (2.90%) Legal
3 3 (2.17%) Automotive
4 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Military
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (67.39%) User Researcher
2 40 (28.99%) Digital User Researcher
3 11 (7.97%) User Experience Researcher
4 8 (5.80%) Senior User Researcher
5 7 (5.07%) Designer
6 5 (3.62%) Architect
6 5 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (3.62%) User Experience Architect
6 5 (3.62%) UX Designer
7 4 (2.90%) Consultant
7 4 (2.90%) Developer
7 4 (2.90%) Senior Designer
7 4 (2.90%) Senior Digital User Researcher
7 4 (2.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (2.17%) Digital Designer
8 3 (2.17%) Digital UX Designer
8 3 (2.17%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (2.17%) HTML Developer
8 3 (2.17%) Senior UX Designer
9 2 (1.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.97%) CSS
1 11 (7.97%) HTML
2 6 (4.35%) CSS3
2 6 (4.35%) HTML5
3 4 (2.90%) jQuery
4 2 (1.45%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.45%) GreenSock GSAP
4 2 (1.45%) MEAN Stack
4 2 (1.45%) RESTful
5 1 (0.72%) Ajax
5 1 (0.72%) Material Design
5 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 87 (63.04%) User Experience
2 44 (31.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.62%) RIA
4 3 (2.17%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.45%) Animation
5 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.45%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.45%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.45%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Blog
6 1 (0.72%) CESG
6 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.72%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.72%) iPad
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.72%) Android
1 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (70.29%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (60.14%) Service Design
3 75 (54.35%) Ethnography
3 75 (54.35%) Usability Testing
4 72 (52.17%) Psychology
5 64 (46.38%) Cognitive Psychology
6 62 (44.93%) Market Research
7 60 (43.48%) Quantitative Research
8 57 (41.30%) Actionable Insight
9 52 (37.68%) Qualitative Research
10 49 (35.51%) Customer Insight
11 44 (31.88%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 40 (28.99%) Guerrilla Research
13 32 (23.19%) Anthropology
14 30 (21.74%) User Stories
15 29 (21.01%) Sociology
16 16 (11.59%) Mentoring
17 14 (10.14%) Analytics
17 14 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (10.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.45%) C
2 2 (1.45%) Java
3 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (60.87%) Degree
2 18 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.72%) IIBA
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.72%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.72%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (5.07%) Adobe
2 2 (1.45%) IBM
3 1 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (0.72%) Cadence
3 1 (0.72%) Google
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle