Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 53 71
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 +5
Contract jobs citing User Experience 68 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.06% 3.55% 2.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.20% 12.27% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 30
Wales median daily rate £419 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £325
90th Percentile £539 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Wales median hourly rate - £108.00 -
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £35.50 £33.74
% change year-on-year -4.23% +5.22% +20.49%

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 515 375 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.75% 28.96% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 240 309
Wales median daily rate £419 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £247 £150 £158
90th Percentile £600 £526 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 19
Wales median hourly rate £18.44 £31.89 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.19% +63.54% -4.88%
10th Percentile £12.03 £14.85 £14.97
90th Percentile £38.24 £56.40 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +4.68% -

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 +1 56 £425 - 22
Mid Wales - 8 - -
West Wales -1 1 - - 4
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Wireframes
3 18 (26.47%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 18 (26.47%) CSS
4 17 (25.00%) User Stories
5 15 (22.06%) Scrum
6 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
7 13 (19.12%) Finance
7 13 (19.12%) HTML
8 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 12 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
9 11 (16.18%) Prototyping
9 11 (16.18%) Axure RP
10 10 (14.71%) Sass
10 10 (14.71%) Degree
10 10 (14.71%) Front End Development
11 9 (13.24%) Quantitative Research
11 9 (13.24%) Games
11 9 (13.24%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (13.24%) HTML5
11 9 (13.24%) CSS3
12 8 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
12 8 (11.76%) Qualitative Research
12 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
12 8 (11.76%) UX Design
12 8 (11.76%) Visualisation
12 8 (11.76%) Postgraduate
12 8 (11.76%) Infographics
12 8 (11.76%) Service Design
12 8 (11.76%) Mobile First

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 (4.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) InVision
2 1 (1.47%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (2.94%) npm
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) Big Data
1 3 (4.41%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Axure RP
2 6 (8.82%) gulp
2 6 (8.82%) webpack
3 5 (7.35%) Grunt
4 3 (4.41%) Jasmine
4 3 (4.41%) Protractor
4 3 (4.41%) Selenium
4 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.94%) Android Studio
5 2 (2.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.94%) Subversion
6 1 (1.47%) Babel
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Games
3 4 (5.88%) Marketing
4 3 (4.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.47%) Advertising
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Designer
2 15 (22.06%) User Researcher
3 14 (20.59%) Developer
4 10 (14.71%) UX Designer
5 9 (13.24%) Angular Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Consultant
6 7 (10.29%) User Experience Consultant
6 7 (10.29%) UX Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (5.88%) Product Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Product Owner
8 3 (4.41%) Games Artist
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.41%) UI Designer
8 3 (4.41%) UI/UX Designer
9 2 (2.94%) Digital Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Digital Business Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Digital Product Owner
9 2 (2.94%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (2.94%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.47%) CSS
2 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
3 13 (19.12%) HTML
4 10 (14.71%) Sass
5 9 (13.24%) CSS3
5 9 (13.24%) HTML5
6 6 (8.82%) jQuery
7 5 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.41%) Django
8 3 (4.41%) LESS
9 2 (2.94%) Node.js
9 2 (2.94%) RequireJS
9 2 (2.94%) RESTful
10 1 (1.47%) Apollo GraphQL
10 1 (1.47%) Next.js
10 1 (1.47%) OAuth
10 1 (1.47%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (8.82%) W3C
3 5 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.41%) Blog
4 3 (4.41%) Fintech
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Wireframes
3 18 (26.47%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 17 (25.00%) User Stories
5 15 (22.06%) Scrum
6 12 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
7 11 (16.18%) Prototyping
8 10 (14.71%) Front End Development
9 9 (13.24%) Quantitative Research
9 9 (13.24%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
10 8 (11.76%) Infographics
10 8 (11.76%) Mobile First
10 8 (11.76%) Qualitative Research
10 8 (11.76%) Service Design
10 8 (11.76%) UX Design
10 8 (11.76%) Visualisation
11 6 (8.82%) Lean Software Development
11 6 (8.82%) Rapid Prototyping
11 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.41%) ES6
2 3 (4.41%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.71%) Degree
3 8 (11.76%) Postgraduate
3 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) WAI
2 3 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Adobe
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) Twitter
4 1 (1.47%) SAP
4 1 (1.47%) WooCommerce