Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 39 66
Rank change year-on-year -7 +27 +16
Contract jobs citing User Experience 183 256 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.74% 4.30% 2.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.14% 15.52% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 181 65
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.94% -4.17%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £248
90th Percentile £532 £614 £431
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £24.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.69% -42.35% +136.11%
10th Percentile £30.31 £23.73 £38.75
90th Percentile £34.40 £24.75 £46.25
England median hourly rate £34.10 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.55% +28.00% -9.09%

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 1393 1649 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.43% 27.70% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 1006 828
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £390 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.28% +7.22% +3.93%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £205
90th Percentile £527 £541 £518
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -10.26%
10th Percentile £10.30 £11.29 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.20 £20.38 £19.35
% change year-on-year +4.05% +5.30% +10.57%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +3 48 £401 +0.13% 9
Coventry -11 48 £450 +12.50% 1
Shropshire -12 26 £419 -6.94%
Warwickshire +17 24 £375 -16.67% 6
Wolverhampton +4 8 £350 -12.50% 1
Staffordshire -3 2 - - 5
Worcestershire +3 1 £250 -23.08% 1
Walsall - 1 £295 -
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 104 (56.83%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (45.36%) HTML
3 74 (40.44%) CSS
4 58 (31.69%) JavaScript
5 48 (26.23%) HTML5
6 42 (22.95%) Scrum
7 35 (19.13%) Front End Development
8 31 (16.94%) AngularJS
9 30 (16.39%) Web Development
9 30 (16.39%) jQuery
10 29 (15.85%) Java
10 29 (15.85%) CSS3
11 28 (15.30%) .NET
12 26 (14.21%) Degree
13 25 (13.66%) BDD
14 24 (13.11%) TDD
15 21 (11.48%) Ajax
16 20 (10.93%) JSON
16 20 (10.93%) User Stories
16 20 (10.93%) Service Design
17 19 (10.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 19 (10.38%) MVC
18 16 (8.74%) Backbone.js
18 16 (8.74%) Responsive Web Design
18 16 (8.74%) CMS
18 16 (8.74%) C#
18 16 (8.74%) Web Services
18 16 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
19 15 (8.20%) Test Automation
19 15 (8.20%) JIRA

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 16 (8.74%) CMS
2 8 (4.37%) DNN
3 4 (2.19%) Confluence
3 4 (2.19%) IIS
4 3 (1.64%) WordPress
5 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.55%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 12 (6.56%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.64%) GIMP
3 3 (1.64%) InDesign
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) InVision
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.55%) G Suite
3 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.37%) HTTP
1 8 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (3.83%) Bluetooth
2 7 (3.83%) SSL
3 5 (2.73%) RTSP
4 2 (1.09%) Intranet
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.55%) Internet
5 1 (0.55%) IOS XR
5 1 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.55%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.55%) SMS
5 1 (0.55%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.19%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.64%) MySQL
4 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.55%) Power BI
5 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.20%) JIRA
2 12 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.01%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.73%) Android Studio
4 5 (2.73%) Gradle
4 5 (2.73%) Selenium
5 4 (2.19%) Axure RP
5 4 (2.19%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.19%) HP UFT
5 4 (2.19%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.64%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.64%) Subversion
7 2 (1.09%) CocoaPods
7 2 (1.09%) Protractor
7 2 (1.09%) webpack
8 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.55%) git-flow
8 1 (0.55%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.55%) Mocha
8 1 (0.55%) Xcode
General
1 14 (7.65%) Automotive
2 13 (7.10%) Retail
3 5 (2.73%) Finance
3 5 (2.73%) Marketing
3 5 (2.73%) Publishing
4 3 (1.64%) Legal
4 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (44.26%) Developer
2 41 (22.40%) Designer
3 30 (16.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 27 (14.75%) UX Designer
5 18 (9.84%) User Researcher
6 16 (8.74%) Angular Developer
6 16 (8.74%) HTML Developer
6 16 (8.74%) JavaScript Developer
7 15 (8.20%) HTML CSS Developer
8 13 (7.10%) Analyst
8 13 (7.10%) UI Designer
9 12 (6.56%) Web Developer
10 11 (6.01%) UI Developer
11 10 (5.46%) Android Developer
12 8 (4.37%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.37%) Architect
12 8 (4.37%) Business Analyst
12 8 (4.37%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.83%) Java Developer
13 7 (3.83%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (45.36%) HTML
2 74 (40.44%) CSS
3 48 (26.23%) HTML5
4 31 (16.94%) AngularJS
5 30 (16.39%) jQuery
6 29 (15.85%) CSS3
7 28 (15.30%) .NET
8 21 (11.48%) Ajax
9 20 (10.93%) JSON
10 19 (10.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (8.74%) Backbone.js
11 16 (8.74%) Web Services
12 15 (8.20%) Sass
13 14 (7.65%) XML
14 11 (6.01%) Angular 2
15 10 (5.46%) Ember.js
15 10 (5.46%) LESS
15 10 (5.46%) React
16 9 (4.92%) REST
16 9 (4.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.37%) CMDB
2 8 (4.37%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.28%) Animation
3 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.19%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.64%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.09%) Blog
6 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.09%) Social Media
6 2 (1.09%) W3C
7 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.55%) FMCG
7 1 (0.55%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.55%) Photography
7 1 (0.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.65%) Android
2 6 (3.28%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.19%) Windows
4 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (56.83%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.95%) Scrum
3 35 (19.13%) Front End Development
4 30 (16.39%) Web Development
5 25 (13.66%) BDD
6 24 (13.11%) TDD
7 20 (10.93%) Service Design
7 20 (10.93%) User Stories
8 19 (10.38%) MVC
9 16 (8.74%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (8.20%) Test Automation
10 15 (8.20%) Wireframes
11 14 (7.65%) Prototyping
11 14 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (7.10%) Business Analysis
12 13 (7.10%) Content Management
12 13 (7.10%) Web Design
13 12 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (6.56%) Usability Testing
13 12 (6.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (31.69%) JavaScript
2 29 (15.85%) Java
3 16 (8.74%) C#
4 9 (4.92%) SQL
5 6 (3.28%) Apple Swift
5 6 (3.28%) Objective-C
5 6 (3.28%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.19%) PHP
6 4 (2.19%) VB
6 4 (2.19%) VBScript
7 3 (1.64%) ES6
8 2 (1.09%) Ruby
8 2 (1.09%) Scala
8 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.09%) VBA
9 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (14.21%) Degree
2 10 (5.46%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.55%) CCNP
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (6.01%) Cisco
1 11 (6.01%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.46%) AppDynamics
2 10 (5.46%) BMC
2 10 (5.46%) Riverbed
3 7 (3.83%) Adobe
4 4 (2.19%) Google
5 2 (1.09%) Apple
5 2 (1.09%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle
6 1 (0.55%) SAP
6 1 (0.55%) Sitecore