Period
to 16 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 16 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 60 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing User Experience 74 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.43% 2.75% 2.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.98% 9.55% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 24 36
Wales median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £325 £308 £325
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.10 £32.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +6.55% +16.36%

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 Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 494 356 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 29.58% 28.83% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 243 319
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £245 £145 £161
90th Percentile £579 £513 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 12
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.96% - +26.03%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.90 £16.94
90th Percentile £31.50 £39.85 £60.25
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.86% +0.60% +5.26%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in Wales

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in Wales

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in Wales over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in Wales

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in Wales

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
South Wales +3 55 £409 +2.19% 17
Mid Wales - 14 - -
West Wales +6 2 - - 2
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.73%) Wireframes
3 21 (28.38%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 18 (24.32%) CSS
5 17 (22.97%) User Stories
5 17 (22.97%) Collaborative Working
6 16 (21.62%) Degree
7 15 (20.27%) Games
8 14 (18.92%) Scrum
8 14 (18.92%) Postgraduate
8 14 (18.92%) HTML
8 14 (18.92%) Visualisation
8 14 (18.92%) Data Visualisation
8 14 (18.92%) Infographics
9 13 (17.57%) Finance
10 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
11 11 (14.86%) UX Design
12 10 (13.51%) Prototyping
13 9 (12.16%) Quantitative Research
13 9 (12.16%) Adobe
14 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
14 8 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (10.81%) Axure RP
14 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
14 8 (10.81%) Instructional Design
14 8 (10.81%) Pedagogy
14 8 (10.81%) Mobile First
14 8 (10.81%) Front End Development
14 8 (10.81%) Qualitative Research
15 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) InVision
2 2 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.35%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) Big Data
2 3 (4.05%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Axure RP
2 6 (8.11%) gulp
2 6 (8.11%) webpack
3 5 (6.76%) Grunt
4 2 (2.70%) Android Studio
4 2 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (1.35%) Babel
5 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.35%) JIRA
5 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (20.27%) Games
2 13 (17.57%) Finance
3 7 (9.46%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Designer
2 16 (21.62%) Developer
3 13 (17.57%) User Researcher
4 12 (16.22%) UX Designer
5 8 (10.81%) UX Developer
6 7 (9.46%) UI Designer
7 6 (8.11%) Angular Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Games Artist
7 6 (8.11%) UI/UX Designer
8 5 (6.76%) Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) User Experience Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.41%) Product Owner
10 3 (4.05%) Product Manager
10 3 (4.05%) UI Developer
10 3 (4.05%) UI/UX Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Digital Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) Digital Business Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) Digital Product Manager
11 2 (2.70%) Digital Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) CSS
2 14 (18.92%) HTML
3 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
4 7 (9.46%) CSS3
4 7 (9.46%) HTML5
4 7 (9.46%) jQuery
4 7 (9.46%) Sass
5 3 (4.05%) Django
5 3 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.70%) Node.js
6 2 (2.70%) RequireJS
7 1 (1.35%) .NET
7 1 (1.35%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.35%) Apollo GraphQL
7 1 (1.35%) Next.js
7 1 (1.35%) OAuth
7 1 (1.35%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.35%) Retrofit
7 1 (1.35%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.41%) W3C
4 3 (4.05%) Blog
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.35%) Fintech
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Android
2 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.73%) Wireframes
3 21 (28.38%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 17 (22.97%) Collaborative Working
4 17 (22.97%) User Stories
5 14 (18.92%) Data Visualisation
5 14 (18.92%) Infographics
5 14 (18.92%) Scrum
5 14 (18.92%) Visualisation
6 11 (14.86%) UX Design
7 10 (13.51%) Prototyping
8 9 (12.16%) Quantitative Research
9 8 (10.81%) Front End Development
9 8 (10.81%) Instructional Design
9 8 (10.81%) Mobile First
9 8 (10.81%) Pedagogy
9 8 (10.81%) Qualitative Research
9 8 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (9.46%) Service Design
10 7 (9.46%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.41%) Python
3 2 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (1.35%) C#
4 1 (1.35%) ES6
4 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.35%) R
4 1 (1.35%) Ruby
4 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Degree
2 14 (18.92%) Postgraduate
3 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Adobe
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle
3 1 (1.35%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.35%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) OutSystems
3 1 (1.35%) SAP
3 1 (1.35%) WooCommerce