Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 45 40
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 +28
Contract jobs citing User Experience 209 181 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.03% 3.74% 4.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.21% 12.83% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 106 174
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £310 £298 £313
90th Percentile £514 £533 £601
England median daily rate £450 £429 £425
% change year-on-year +4.96% +0.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.69% -42.35%
England median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.85
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.55% +31.08%

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 1,471 1,411 1,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.37% 29.12% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 919 977
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +1.94% +6.90%
10th Percentile £263 £216 £213
90th Percentile £550 £530 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 76 75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £20.62 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.13% +17.83% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.30 £11.33
90th Percentile £28.25 £35.00 £44.05
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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
Coventry +10 70 £475 +5.56% 8
Birmingham +14 64 £450 +12.50% 22
Shropshire -31 49 £395 -5.67% 3
Warwickshire -3 10 £425 +13.33% 14
Staffordshire -5 8 £395 -16.84% 8
West Bromwich - 2 £200 -
Walsall -3 1 £400 +35.59%
Worcestershire -5 1 £425 +70.00% 10
Wolverhampton -8 1 £400 +14.29% 1
Solihull - 1 £400 - 3
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 137 (65.55%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (35.41%) HTML
3 68 (32.54%) Scrum
4 67 (32.06%) CSS
5 62 (29.67%) JavaScript
6 39 (18.66%) Prototyping
7 37 (17.70%) HTML5
8 36 (17.22%) TDD
9 33 (15.79%) jQuery
9 33 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (15.79%) Web Services
10 31 (14.83%) MVC
10 31 (14.83%) JIRA
10 31 (14.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (14.83%) CSS3
11 30 (14.35%) Wireframes
12 29 (13.88%) Microsoft
13 27 (12.92%) Git (software)
13 27 (12.92%) Kanban
14 26 (12.44%) Web Design
14 26 (12.44%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 25 (11.96%) Collaborative Working
15 25 (11.96%) Service Design
15 25 (11.96%) AngularJS
15 25 (11.96%) Mobile App
15 25 (11.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (11.48%) Responsive Web Design
17 23 (11.00%) Front End Development
17 23 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (10.53%) React

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 20 (9.57%) Confluence
2 10 (4.78%) CMS
3 7 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.44%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.96%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.96%) Marvel
6 2 (0.96%) WordPress
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.87%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.39%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.44%) GIMP
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.22%) SaaS
4 7 (3.35%) PaaS
5 6 (2.87%) IaaS
6 5 (2.39%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.91%) GitHub
7 4 (1.91%) Office 365
7 4 (1.91%) Serverless
8 2 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.48%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.91%) Firewall
1 4 (1.91%) VLAN
2 3 (1.44%) Internet
2 3 (1.44%) Intranet
2 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.44%) VoIP
3 2 (0.96%) Extranet
3 2 (0.96%) SMS
4 1 (0.48%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.48%) HTTP
4 1 (0.48%) SSL
4 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.13%) MySQL
2 8 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (3.83%) SQLite
3 7 (3.35%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (2.87%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.91%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.44%) Redis
7 1 (0.48%) Big Data
7 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.48%) Power BI
7 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (14.83%) JIRA
2 27 (12.92%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.74%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.26%) Maven
5 10 (4.78%) Xcode
6 9 (4.31%) Selenium
6 9 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (3.83%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.83%) Hudson
8 7 (3.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (2.87%) Axure RP
9 6 (2.87%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.39%) gulp
11 4 (1.91%) Grunt
11 4 (1.91%) JUnit
11 4 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.44%) Subversion
12 3 (1.44%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (8.13%) Retail
2 14 (6.70%) Publishing
3 8 (3.83%) Finance
4 6 (2.87%) Legal
4 6 (2.87%) Marketing
5 4 (1.91%) Banking
5 4 (1.91%) Games
6 2 (0.96%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 68 (32.54%) Developer
2 60 (28.71%) Designer
3 34 (16.27%) UX Designer
4 21 (10.05%) User Researcher
5 20 (9.57%) Analyst
5 20 (9.57%) Content Designer
6 16 (7.66%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.22%) .NET Developer
7 13 (6.22%) UI Developer
8 12 (5.74%) Architect
9 11 (5.26%) Digital Designer
10 9 (4.31%) Angular Developer
10 9 (4.31%) Applications Developer
10 9 (4.31%) Digital Content Designer
10 9 (4.31%) Interaction Designer
10 9 (4.31%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.31%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 9 (4.31%) Mobile Developer
10 9 (4.31%) React Developer
10 9 (4.31%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (35.41%) HTML
2 67 (32.06%) CSS
3 37 (17.70%) HTML5
4 33 (15.79%) jQuery
4 33 (15.79%) Web Services
5 31 (14.83%) CSS3
6 25 (11.96%) AngularJS
6 25 (11.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 22 (10.53%) .NET
7 22 (10.53%) React
8 20 (9.57%) JSON
9 19 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
10 15 (7.18%) ASP.NET
11 14 (6.70%) Ajax
12 13 (6.22%) RESTful
13 12 (5.74%) LESS
13 12 (5.74%) Sass
14 11 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (4.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (4.78%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.96%) Mobile App
2 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.74%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.78%) iPhone
5 8 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.83%) Graphic Design
5 8 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.35%) Social Media
7 5 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.44%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.44%) FMCG
10 2 (0.96%) New Media
10 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.48%) NHS
11 1 (0.48%) Photography
11 1 (0.48%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.22%) Android
2 11 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.83%) Linux
4 7 (3.35%) Windows
5 1 (0.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (65.55%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (32.54%) Scrum
3 39 (18.66%) Prototyping
4 36 (17.22%) TDD
5 33 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (14.83%) MVC
7 30 (14.35%) Wireframes
8 27 (12.92%) Kanban
9 26 (12.44%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 26 (12.44%) Web Design
10 25 (11.96%) Collaborative Working
10 25 (11.96%) Service Design
11 24 (11.48%) Responsive Web Design
12 23 (11.00%) Front End Development
12 23 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (9.57%) Test Automation
14 18 (8.61%) E-Commerce
14 18 (8.61%) SDLC
15 16 (7.66%) Analytics
15 16 (7.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.67%) JavaScript
2 22 (10.53%) C#
3 18 (8.61%) Java
4 14 (6.70%) Python
5 11 (5.26%) Apple Swift
5 11 (5.26%) Objective-C
6 8 (3.83%) Perl
6 8 (3.83%) PHP
7 7 (3.35%) Ruby
7 7 (3.35%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.44%) ES6
8 3 (1.44%) Scala
9 2 (0.96%) SQL
10 1 (0.48%) ES7
10 1 (0.48%) ES8
10 1 (0.48%) Go
10 1 (0.48%) Java 8
10 1 (0.48%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.48%) PureScript
Qualifications
1 19 (9.09%) Degree
2 6 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.91%) CISSP
3 4 (1.91%) MBA
4 3 (1.44%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.35%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.39%) QA
3 3 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.48%) GDPR
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
4 1 (0.48%) WAI
4 1 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (6.22%) Docker
2 3 (1.44%) LXC
Systems Management
1 10 (4.78%) HockeyApp
2 7 (3.35%) Puppet
3 4 (1.91%) Ansible
3 4 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (1.91%) Nagios
3 4 (1.91%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.96%) cPanel
5 2 (0.96%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.96%) Plesk
Vendors
1 29 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.22%) Twitter
3 11 (5.26%) Xamarin
4 9 (4.31%) Apple
5 8 (3.83%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.35%) Adobe
6 7 (3.35%) Oracle
7 5 (2.39%) Google
8 4 (1.91%) Riverbed
8 4 (1.91%) SAP
9 2 (0.96%) Omniture
10 1 (0.48%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.48%) Zend