Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 47 81
Rank change year-on-year +13 +34 +7
Contract jobs citing User Experience 251 152 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.12% 3.53% 2.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.63% 12.64% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 106 66
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +27.14% -
10th Percentile £310 £295 £263
90th Percentile £501 £550 £463
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.21 £51.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.77% - -
England median hourly rate £44.23 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +10.58% -5.33% +59.83%

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 1,509 1,203 1,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.80% 27.93% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 733 835
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £236 £213 £214
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 75 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +25.00% -39.13%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.00 £29.45
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +18.43%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +10 78 £375 -16.67% 24
Coventry 0 67 £450 -5.26% 11
Shropshire +20 44 £425 +2.41%
Warwickshire -3 13 £288 -43.90% 7
Staffordshire -4 7 £400 +14.29% 9
Wolverhampton +2 6 £360 - 8
Walsall - 5 £295 - 3
Herefordshire 0 4 £325 - 2
Worcestershire -8 1 £175 -41.67% 10
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 121 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (44.62%) HTML
3 108 (43.03%) CSS
4 81 (32.27%) JavaScript
5 54 (21.51%) HTML5
6 48 (19.12%) AngularJS
7 47 (18.73%) Prototyping
8 46 (18.33%) jQuery
9 44 (17.53%) Wireframes
10 42 (16.73%) Front End Development
11 39 (15.54%) .NET
12 37 (14.74%) Scrum
13 35 (13.94%) Web Services
13 35 (13.94%) CSS3
14 33 (13.15%) Sass
14 33 (13.15%) TDD
15 32 (12.75%) Ajax
16 31 (12.35%) Mobile App
17 29 (11.55%) Java
18 28 (11.16%) C#
18 28 (11.16%) KnockoutJS
19 27 (10.76%) React
19 27 (10.76%) Git (software)
19 27 (10.76%) Rapid Prototyping
20 26 (10.36%) User Stories
20 26 (10.36%) LESS
21 25 (9.96%) Microsoft
22 24 (9.56%) Kanban
22 24 (9.56%) Degree
23 23 (9.16%) 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 14 (5.58%) Confluence
2 11 (4.38%) CMS
2 11 (4.38%) IIS
3 10 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.20%) Documentum
5 2 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.80%) Drupal
5 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.80%) WordPress
6 1 (0.40%) Mule
6 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (7.97%) Photoshop
2 15 (5.98%) GIMP
3 4 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.59%) InVision
4 3 (1.20%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.40%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.19%) Office 365
3 7 (2.79%) npm
4 6 (2.39%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.20%) Slack
8 2 (0.80%) IaaS
8 2 (0.80%) PaaS
8 2 (0.80%) SaaS
8 2 (0.80%) Yarn
9 1 (0.40%) GitHub
9 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.40%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.39%) SMS
2 4 (1.59%) Internet
3 3 (1.20%) 3G
3 3 (1.20%) 3GPP
3 3 (1.20%) 4G
3 3 (1.20%) 5G
3 3 (1.20%) 802.11
3 3 (1.20%) LTE
4 2 (0.80%) DHCP
4 2 (0.80%) VoIP
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.40%) Intranet
5 1 (0.40%) IOS XR
5 1 (0.40%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.40%) Skype
5 1 (0.40%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.99%) MySQL
3 3 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.80%) Power BI
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (10.76%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.17%) JIRA
3 14 (5.58%) Axure RP
4 7 (2.79%) gulp
5 6 (2.39%) Grunt
6 5 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.59%) Jasmine
7 4 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.20%) Bower
8 3 (1.20%) Selenium
8 3 (1.20%) Subversion
8 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.20%) webpack
9 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.80%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
General
1 13 (5.18%) Retail
2 11 (4.38%) Automotive
3 7 (2.79%) Finance
3 7 (2.79%) Publishing
4 5 (1.99%) Back Office
5 4 (1.59%) Banking
6 3 (1.20%) Legal
6 3 (1.20%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 91 (36.25%) Developer
2 82 (32.67%) Designer
3 69 (27.49%) UX Designer
4 30 (11.95%) UI Developer
5 26 (10.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 22 (8.76%) HTML CSS Developer
6 22 (8.76%) HTML Developer
7 18 (7.17%) Angular Developer
7 18 (7.17%) UI Designer
7 18 (7.17%) User Researcher
8 17 (6.77%) .NET Developer
8 17 (6.77%) Analyst
9 16 (6.37%) Architect
10 15 (5.98%) Business Analyst
10 15 (5.98%) Java Developer
10 15 (5.98%) JavaScript Developer
10 15 (5.98%) UI/UX Designer
11 12 (4.78%) Digital Analyst
11 12 (4.78%) Digital Business Analyst
11 12 (4.78%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (44.62%) HTML
2 108 (43.03%) CSS
3 54 (21.51%) HTML5
4 48 (19.12%) AngularJS
5 46 (18.33%) jQuery
6 39 (15.54%) .NET
7 35 (13.94%) CSS3
7 35 (13.94%) Web Services
8 33 (13.15%) Sass
9 32 (12.75%) Ajax
10 28 (11.16%) KnockoutJS
11 27 (10.76%) React
12 26 (10.36%) LESS
13 22 (8.76%) RESTful
14 21 (8.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (7.57%) Angular 2
15 19 (7.57%) Backbone.js
16 18 (7.17%) Durandal
17 17 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
18 15 (5.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.35%) Mobile App
2 12 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.59%) Animation
6 4 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.59%) Infotainment
6 4 (1.59%) W3C
7 3 (1.20%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.20%) Social Media
8 2 (0.80%) CMDB
8 2 (0.80%) NHS
8 2 (0.80%) Vector Graphics
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.40%) RIA
9 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.59%) Windows
2 5 (1.99%) Android
2 5 (1.99%) Windows Server
2 5 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.20%) Linux
3 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (18.73%) Prototyping
3 44 (17.53%) Wireframes
4 42 (16.73%) Front End Development
5 37 (14.74%) Scrum
6 33 (13.15%) TDD
7 27 (10.76%) Rapid Prototyping
8 26 (10.36%) User Stories
9 24 (9.56%) Kanban
10 22 (8.76%) Responsive Web Design
11 20 (7.97%) E-Commerce
12 19 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (7.17%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 14 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (5.18%) Acceptance Criteria
15 13 (5.18%) Coaching
15 13 (5.18%) MVC
15 13 (5.18%) Web Development
16 12 (4.78%) Mentoring
16 12 (4.78%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (32.27%) JavaScript
2 29 (11.55%) Java
3 28 (11.16%) C#
4 19 (7.57%) SQL
5 7 (2.79%) TypeScript
6 5 (1.99%) Ruby
6 5 (1.99%) Scala
7 4 (1.59%) Python
8 3 (1.20%) ES6
8 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.80%) C
9 2 (0.80%) ES7
9 2 (0.80%) ES8
9 2 (0.80%) PHP
9 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.80%) PureScript
9 2 (0.80%) XAML
10 1 (0.40%) C++
10 1 (0.40%) Java 8
10 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (9.56%) Degree
2 21 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.20%) PhD
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) CCNP
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.39%) WAI
2 2 (0.80%) PMO
2 2 (0.80%) WCAG
3 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 23 (9.16%) Docker
2 5 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.80%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.80%) LXC
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.99%) WSUS
2 3 (1.20%) SCCM
3 2 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.80%) Puppet
3 2 (0.80%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.80%) SCOM
3 2 (0.80%) SCSM
3 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.99%) Adobe
3 3 (1.20%) Cisco
3 3 (1.20%) Pega
4 2 (0.80%) AppDynamics
4 2 (0.80%) BMC
4 2 (0.80%) Dynatrace
4 2 (0.80%) IBM
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle
4 2 (0.80%) Perforce
4 2 (0.80%) Riverbed
4 2 (0.80%) Splunk
4 2 (0.80%) VMware
5 1 (0.40%) Capita
5 1 (0.40%) Google
5 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.40%) WorldPay