The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Web Usability skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Web Usability over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Web Usability
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 622 636
Rank change year-on-year +19 +14  
Contract jobs citing Web Usability 7 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.054% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.018% 0.065% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 7
Median daily rate £325 £400 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Web Usability 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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Web Usability
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Usability in the UK

Web Usability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Usability in the UK

Web Usability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Usability in the UK

Web Usability
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Usability within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +15 7 £325 -18.75% 4
London +6 2 £400 -11.11% 1
North East - 2 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £300 -
West Midlands +18 1 £325 -
Yorkshire +17 1 £335 -25.55%
Shropshire +10 1 £325 -
Telford +9 1 £325 -
Leeds - 1 £335 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £335 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Web Usability 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 Web Usability.

1 15 (75.00%) Publishing
2 14 (70.00%) Web Application Development
3 11 (55.00%) Social Media
4 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) Legal
5 6 (30.00%) SEO
6 5 (25.00%) User Experience
6 5 (25.00%) Content Writing
7 3 (15.00%) Analytics
8 2 (10.00%) Adobe
8 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.00%) Degree
9 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (5.00%) Content Management
9 1 (5.00%) Web Analytics
9 1 (5.00%) Marketing
9 1 (5.00%) HTML
9 1 (5.00%) Web Services
9 1 (5.00%) Finance
9 1 (5.00%) Migration
9 1 (5.00%) CMS
9 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (5.00%) GitHub
9 1 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
9 1 (5.00%) Prototyping

Web Usability
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 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
General
1 15 (75.00%) Publishing
2 8 (40.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Content Designer
1 19 (95.00%) Designer
2 3 (15.00%) Digital Content Designer
2 3 (15.00%) Digital Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Content Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Copywriter
4 1 (5.00%) Usability Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Web Content Producer
4 1 (5.00%) Web Content Writer
4 1 (5.00%) Web Producer
4 1 (5.00%) Web Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Social Media
2 5 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Web Application Development
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) SEO
4 5 (25.00%) Content Writing
5 3 (15.00%) Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) Content Management
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Prototyping
6 1 (5.00%) Web Analytics
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Adobe
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