Period
to 22 October 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 22 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 48 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 -12
Contract jobs citing User Experience 167 227 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.26% 4.46% 3.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.22% 15.58% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 150 98
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £320 £315 £313
90th Percentile £515 £501 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - £33.76
England median hourly rate £37.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.94% +18.06% +11.29%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,097 1,457 1,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.96% 28.61% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 853 816
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £210 £228 £218
90th Percentile £586 £549 £521
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 97 73
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -0.94% +3.23%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £10.12
90th Percentile £43.83 £28.25 £40.30
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the West Midlands

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Experience in the West Midlands

User Experience
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Experience in the West Midlands

User Experience
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Experience in the West Midlands

User Experience
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Birmingham -9 51 £450 +12.50% 40
Coventry -11 46 £463 -2.63% 4
Warwickshire +21 29 £425 - 8
Shropshire +19 21 £375 -8.54% 4
Herefordshire +17 4 £425 +30.77%
Staffordshire +12 4 £275 -25.68% 10
Solihull +7 3 £413 - 6
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 98 (58.68%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.13%) CSS
3 53 (31.74%) HTML
4 37 (22.16%) JavaScript
5 34 (20.36%) Telecoms
5 34 (20.36%) AngularJS
6 31 (18.56%) Sass
6 31 (18.56%) Wireless
7 30 (17.96%) CCTV
8 28 (16.77%) Photoshop
8 28 (16.77%) Wireframes
8 28 (16.77%) Prototyping
8 28 (16.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 27 (16.17%) CSS3
9 27 (16.17%) HTML5
10 25 (14.97%) Java
11 24 (14.37%) LESS
11 24 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (13.77%) Front End Development
12 23 (13.77%) GIMP
12 23 (13.77%) JIRA
13 22 (13.17%) jQuery
14 21 (12.57%) Confluence
14 21 (12.57%) Scrum
15 20 (11.98%) Git (software)
15 20 (11.98%) Angular 2
16 18 (10.78%) REST
16 18 (10.78%) Degree
17 17 (10.18%) Project Management
18 16 (9.58%) Docker

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 21 (12.57%) Confluence
2 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.60%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (16.77%) Photoshop
2 23 (13.77%) GIMP
3 12 (7.19%) Sketch
4 11 (6.59%) InVision
5 5 (2.99%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (2.40%) Figma
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (1.20%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) Azure
2 5 (2.99%) npm
2 5 (2.99%) Office 365
3 3 (1.80%) AWS
3 3 (1.80%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.80%) Power Platform
3 3 (1.80%) Serverless
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.20%) PaaS
4 2 (1.20%) PowerApps
4 2 (1.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.60%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.60%) GCP
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.56%) Wireless
2 6 (3.59%) SMS
3 4 (2.40%) DHCP
4 3 (1.80%) DWDM
4 3 (1.80%) Multicast
4 3 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.20%) MPLS
6 1 (0.60%) Broadband
6 1 (0.60%) DNS
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) LTE
6 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.80%) Power BI
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (13.77%) JIRA
2 20 (11.98%) Git (software)
3 15 (8.98%) gulp
3 15 (8.98%) webpack
4 13 (7.78%) Grunt
5 11 (6.59%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.40%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (2.40%) Selenium
7 3 (1.80%) Rational Quality Manager
7 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.20%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.60%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.60%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.60%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.60%) Maven
9 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 34 (20.36%) Telecoms
2 16 (9.58%) Public Sector
3 14 (8.38%) Finance
4 10 (5.99%) Retail
5 9 (5.39%) Publishing
6 7 (4.19%) Marketing
7 3 (1.80%) Automotive
8 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Legal
9 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (31.14%) Designer
2 44 (26.35%) Developer
3 31 (18.56%) UX Designer
4 18 (10.78%) Angular Developer
5 16 (9.58%) Digital Designer
6 15 (8.98%) Content Designer
7 13 (7.78%) Java Developer
8 12 (7.19%) UI Developer
9 11 (6.59%) Analyst
10 10 (5.99%) Business Analyst
11 9 (5.39%) UI Designer
11 9 (5.39%) UI/UX Designer
12 8 (4.79%) Digital UX Designer
13 6 (3.59%) Product Manager
14 5 (2.99%) .NET Developer
14 5 (2.99%) Agile Business Analyst
14 5 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 5 (2.99%) HTML Developer
14 5 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
14 5 (2.99%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (34.13%) CSS
2 53 (31.74%) HTML
3 34 (20.36%) AngularJS
4 31 (18.56%) Sass
5 27 (16.17%) CSS3
5 27 (16.17%) HTML5
6 24 (14.37%) LESS
7 22 (13.17%) jQuery
8 20 (11.98%) Angular 2
9 18 (10.78%) REST
10 16 (9.58%) React
11 14 (8.38%) Ajax
11 14 (8.38%) Spring
12 13 (7.78%) JSON
13 12 (7.19%) Backbone.js
13 12 (7.19%) Durandal
13 12 (7.19%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (6.59%) Web Services
15 9 (5.39%) Semantic HTML
16 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.96%) CCTV
2 10 (5.99%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.39%) iPad
3 9 (5.39%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.99%) CESG
6 4 (2.40%) Clustering
6 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.80%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.80%) NHS
8 2 (1.20%) Life Science
8 2 (1.20%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.20%) Social Media
9 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.19%) Windows
2 5 (2.99%) Windows 10
2 5 (2.99%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (58.68%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.77%) Prototyping
2 28 (16.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
2 28 (16.77%) Wireframes
3 24 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (13.77%) Front End Development
5 21 (12.57%) Scrum
6 17 (10.18%) Project Management
7 15 (8.98%) Microservices
7 15 (8.98%) Rapid Prototyping
7 15 (8.98%) User Stories
8 14 (8.38%) ITIL
9 13 (7.78%) Acceptance Criteria
9 13 (7.78%) Analytics
9 13 (7.78%) Collaborative Working
10 12 (7.19%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 12 (7.19%) E-Commerce
10 12 (7.19%) Kanban
11 11 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.39%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.16%) JavaScript
2 25 (14.97%) Java
3 13 (7.78%) TypeScript
4 5 (2.99%) C#
4 5 (2.99%) PHP
5 4 (2.40%) ES6
6 3 (1.80%) SQL
7 2 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (10.78%) Degree
2 15 (8.98%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (2.99%) CISSP
6 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.20%) CCNP
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.20%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.60%) HNC
8 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.59%) PMO
3 5 (2.99%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 16 (9.58%) Docker
2 4 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.40%) DFS Replication
2 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (2.40%) SCCM
1 4 (2.40%) SCDPM
1 4 (2.40%) SCOM
1 4 (2.40%) SCSM
1 4 (2.40%) SCVMM
1 4 (2.40%) WSUS
2 3 (1.80%) Netcool
2 3 (1.80%) TeMIP
3 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (5.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.99%) Adobe
3 4 (2.40%) OpenText
3 4 (2.40%) Remedy
4 3 (1.80%) ArcSight
4 3 (1.80%) Dell
4 3 (1.80%) Google
4 3 (1.80%) Nokia
4 3 (1.80%) SolarWinds
4 3 (1.80%) Tealium
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco
5 2 (1.20%) Juniper
5 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.60%) BMC
6 1 (0.60%) IBM
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle
6 1 (0.60%) SAP
6 1 (0.60%) VMware