Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 39 66
Rank change year-on-year -3 +27 +22
Contract jobs citing User Experience 205 242 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.27% 4.57% 2.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.45% 16.62% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 178 67
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -9.39%
10th Percentile £295 £323 £263
90th Percentile £523 £547 £435
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.53% -42.35% +150.00%
10th Percentile £24.92 £24.25 £38.75
90th Percentile £33.76 £24.75 £46.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.01 £32.50
% change year-on-year +14.83% +13.88% +27.45%

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 1,419 1,456 1,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.59% 27.49% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 882 808
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.89%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £540 £540 £536
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 78 73
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.90 £18.47 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.54% +5.54% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.80 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Birmingham +6 60 £400 -4.76% 13
Coventry -11 57 £450 - 14
Warwickshire +15 22 £375 -21.67% 18
Shropshire -17 22 £425 +2.41% 2
Wolverhampton +1 6 £360 -10.00% 1
Staffordshire -4 6 £438 +18.24% 7
Walsall - 5 £295 - 1
Worcestershire -2 1 £175 -46.15% 4
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 105 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (40.98%) HTML
3 76 (37.07%) CSS
4 59 (28.78%) JavaScript
5 43 (20.98%) HTML5
6 39 (19.02%) Scrum
7 37 (18.05%) AngularJS
8 34 (16.59%) .NET
9 31 (15.12%) Front End Development
10 30 (14.63%) jQuery
11 29 (14.15%) Java
11 29 (14.15%) Prototyping
12 28 (13.66%) Degree
13 27 (13.17%) C#
13 27 (13.17%) Web Services
14 26 (12.68%) User Stories
15 24 (11.71%) Mobile App
16 23 (11.22%) Rapid Prototyping
17 22 (10.73%) Microsoft
18 21 (10.24%) CSS3
19 20 (9.76%) Test Automation
19 20 (9.76%) E-Commerce
19 20 (9.76%) TDD
19 20 (9.76%) Wireframes
20 19 (9.27%) SQL
21 18 (8.78%) Photoshop
21 18 (8.78%) BDD
22 17 (8.29%) Ajax
22 17 (8.29%) Service Design
23 16 (7.80%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (5.37%) IIS
2 9 (4.39%) CMS
2 9 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.41%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) Mule
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (8.78%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (2.93%) GIMP
4 3 (1.46%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (1.46%) InVision
5 2 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.98%) InDesign
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.93%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.90%) Office 365
3 5 (2.44%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.95%) SaaS
5 2 (0.98%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.49%) G Suite
6 1 (0.49%) IaaS
6 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.93%) HTTP
1 6 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (2.44%) Bluetooth
2 5 (2.44%) RTSP
2 5 (2.44%) SSL
3 2 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.98%) Intranet
3 2 (0.98%) IOS XR
3 2 (0.98%) NX-OS
3 2 (0.98%) SMS
3 2 (0.98%) VoIP
3 2 (0.98%) VXLAN
4 1 (0.49%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) LAN
4 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.46%) Power BI
3 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (6.83%) JIRA
2 12 (5.85%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.41%) Axure RP
4 5 (2.44%) Selenium
4 5 (2.44%) Subversion
5 4 (1.95%) Android Studio
5 4 (1.95%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.95%) Gradle
5 4 (1.95%) HP UFT
5 4 (1.95%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.98%) webpack
7 1 (0.49%) CocoaPods
7 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.49%) git-flow
7 1 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.49%) Mocha
7 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (7.80%) Retail
2 14 (6.83%) Automotive
3 5 (2.44%) Back Office
3 5 (2.44%) Finance
4 4 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.46%) Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Games
5 3 (1.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Publishing
6 2 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 81 (39.51%) Developer
2 59 (28.78%) Designer
3 44 (21.46%) UX Designer
4 25 (12.20%) UI Designer
5 17 (8.29%) User Researcher
6 16 (7.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 15 (7.32%) Analyst
7 15 (7.32%) UI/UX Designer
8 13 (6.34%) Angular Developer
8 13 (6.34%) UI Developer
9 12 (5.85%) Architect
10 10 (4.88%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Developer
11 9 (4.39%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.39%) Android Developer
11 9 (4.39%) HTML Developer
11 9 (4.39%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (3.90%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (40.98%) HTML
2 76 (37.07%) CSS
3 43 (20.98%) HTML5
4 37 (18.05%) AngularJS
5 34 (16.59%) .NET
6 30 (14.63%) jQuery
7 27 (13.17%) Web Services
8 21 (10.24%) CSS3
9 17 (8.29%) Ajax
10 14 (6.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (6.83%) JSON
10 14 (6.83%) RESTful
10 14 (6.83%) Sass
10 14 (6.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (5.85%) LESS
11 12 (5.85%) React
11 12 (5.85%) XML
12 11 (5.37%) Backbone.js
13 10 (4.88%) Angular 2
14 9 (4.39%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.71%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.93%) Animation
3 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.44%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.46%) W3C
7 2 (0.98%) Blog
7 2 (0.98%) NHS
7 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.49%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.49%) Photography
8 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.83%) Android
2 7 (3.41%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.44%) Windows
4 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) Linux
5 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.02%) Scrum
3 31 (15.12%) Front End Development
4 29 (14.15%) Prototyping
5 26 (12.68%) User Stories
6 23 (11.22%) Rapid Prototyping
7 20 (9.76%) E-Commerce
7 20 (9.76%) TDD
7 20 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 20 (9.76%) Wireframes
8 18 (8.78%) BDD
9 17 (8.29%) Service Design
10 16 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (7.80%) Kanban
11 15 (7.32%) Web Design
12 14 (6.83%) Responsive Web Design
12 14 (6.83%) Web Development
13 13 (6.34%) Mentoring
14 12 (5.85%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (5.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.78%) JavaScript
2 29 (14.15%) Java
3 27 (13.17%) C#
4 19 (9.27%) SQL
5 5 (2.44%) TypeScript
6 4 (1.95%) VB
6 4 (1.95%) VBScript
7 3 (1.46%) Ruby
8 2 (0.98%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.98%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.98%) Python
8 2 (0.98%) Scala
8 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.98%) XAML
9 1 (0.49%) C
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) ES6
9 1 (0.49%) PHP
9 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (13.66%) Degree
2 12 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.98%) CCNP
5 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.44%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (5.85%) Docker
2 3 (1.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.41%) Adobe
3 4 (1.95%) Cisco
4 3 (1.46%) Google
5 2 (0.98%) AppDynamics
5 2 (0.98%) BMC
5 2 (0.98%) Dynatrace
5 2 (0.98%) Riverbed
5 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.49%) Apple
6 1 (0.49%) IBM
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle
6 1 (0.49%) SAP
6 1 (0.49%) Sitecore