Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 50 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11 +54
Contract jobs citing User Experience 228 169 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.51% 3.70% 4.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.63% 12.90% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 97 183
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +20.75%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £538 £539 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.76 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.80% -42.35%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +12.50% +32.07%

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 1,459 1,310 1,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.88% 28.65% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 828 1,066
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £232 £219 £216
90th Percentile £550 £513 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 82 79
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £15.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +4.04% -15.53%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.16 £10.75
90th Percentile £28.25 £37.25 £39.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +13 76 £475 +5.56% 9
Birmingham +11 70 £425 - 28
Shropshire -30 48 £410 -6.79% 3
Warwickshire -6 11 £425 - 13
Staffordshire 0 8 £375 - 7
Herefordshire - 2 £323 -
Solihull - 2 £413 - 3
Walsall - 2 £425 - 2
Worcestershire -4 1 £425 +70.00% 7
Wolverhampton -8 1 £425 +21.43%
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 124 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (45.18%) HTML
3 97 (42.54%) CSS
4 80 (35.09%) JavaScript
5 64 (28.07%) HTML5
6 63 (27.63%) Scrum
7 59 (25.88%) Wireframes
8 56 (24.56%) TDD
9 53 (23.25%) jQuery
10 48 (21.05%) Web Services
11 47 (20.61%) CSS3
12 43 (18.86%) KnockoutJS
12 43 (18.86%) AngularJS
12 43 (18.86%) Prototyping
13 36 (15.79%) Microsoft
14 35 (15.35%) React
15 34 (14.91%) Git (software)
15 34 (14.91%) MVC
16 33 (14.47%) .NET
17 32 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
17 32 (14.04%) Ajax
18 31 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (13.60%) Sass
18 31 (13.60%) Front End Development
19 30 (13.16%) Collaborative Working
19 30 (13.16%) LESS
19 30 (13.16%) JIRA
20 29 (12.72%) Java
20 29 (12.72%) Responsive Web Design
21 27 (11.84%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 18 (7.89%) Confluence
2 8 (3.51%) CMS
3 5 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.32%) Marvel
5 2 (0.88%) Documentum
5 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.44%) Drupal
6 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (7.89%) Photoshop
2 16 (7.02%) GIMP
3 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.44%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.82%) SaaS
4 6 (2.63%) npm
5 5 (2.19%) Google Analytics
5 5 (2.19%) Office 365
5 5 (2.19%) PaaS
6 4 (1.75%) IaaS
7 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.32%) GitHub
7 3 (1.32%) Yarn
8 2 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.44%) Heroku
9 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) SMS
2 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.88%) DHCP
3 2 (0.88%) Intranet
4 1 (0.44%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.44%) Skype
4 1 (0.44%) SSL
4 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.46%) MySQL
2 11 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (3.95%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.51%) SQLite
5 6 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.32%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.32%) Redis
8 2 (0.88%) Power BI
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.44%) Big Data
9 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.44%) QlikView
9 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (14.91%) Git (software)
2 30 (13.16%) JIRA
3 11 (4.82%) gulp
3 11 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (4.39%) Xcode
5 9 (3.95%) Selenium
6 8 (3.51%) Eclipse
6 8 (3.51%) Hudson
7 7 (3.07%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.63%) Axure RP
8 6 (2.63%) Grunt
8 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.19%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.75%) JUnit
10 4 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (1.75%) webpack
11 3 (1.32%) Ant
11 3 (1.32%) Maven
11 3 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 13 (5.70%) Finance
1 13 (5.70%) Publishing
1 13 (5.70%) Retail
2 5 (2.19%) Legal
2 5 (2.19%) Marketing
3 4 (1.75%) Banking
4 2 (0.88%) Automotive
4 2 (0.88%) Games
5 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.44%) Back Office
5 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 89 (39.04%) Developer
2 59 (25.88%) Designer
3 43 (18.86%) UX Designer
4 35 (15.35%) UI Developer
5 26 (11.40%) Analyst
6 20 (8.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 20 (8.77%) HTML CSS Developer
6 20 (8.77%) HTML Developer
7 19 (8.33%) Business Analyst
8 18 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (7.46%) Architect
10 16 (7.02%) .NET Developer
11 15 (6.58%) Angular Developer
11 15 (6.58%) Content Designer
12 14 (6.14%) Java Developer
12 14 (6.14%) UX Developer
13 13 (5.70%) React Developer
13 13 (5.70%) UI/UX Developer
13 13 (5.70%) User Researcher
14 11 (4.82%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (45.18%) HTML
2 97 (42.54%) CSS
3 64 (28.07%) HTML5
4 53 (23.25%) jQuery
5 48 (21.05%) Web Services
6 47 (20.61%) CSS3
7 43 (18.86%) AngularJS
7 43 (18.86%) KnockoutJS
8 35 (15.35%) React
9 33 (14.47%) .NET
10 32 (14.04%) Ajax
11 31 (13.60%) Sass
12 30 (13.16%) LESS
13 27 (11.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 24 (10.53%) JSON
15 23 (10.09%) RESTful
16 22 (9.65%) ASP.NET
17 21 (9.21%) Angular 2
18 20 (8.77%) Backbone.js
19 19 (8.33%) Durandal
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.65%) Mobile App
2 14 (6.14%) Public Cloud
3 11 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.39%) iPhone
4 10 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.07%) Graphic Design
5 7 (3.07%) Social Media
6 5 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.32%) CMDB
7 3 (1.32%) FMCG
7 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.44%) Clustering
9 1 (0.44%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.44%) NHS
9 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.44%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.70%) Android
2 12 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.07%) Windows
4 5 (2.19%) Linux
5 3 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (27.63%) Scrum
3 59 (25.88%) Wireframes
4 56 (24.56%) TDD
5 43 (18.86%) Prototyping
6 34 (14.91%) MVC
7 31 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (13.60%) Front End Development
8 30 (13.16%) Collaborative Working
9 29 (12.72%) Responsive Web Design
10 24 (10.53%) Kanban
11 23 (10.09%) Web Design
12 21 (9.21%) User Stories
13 20 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (8.77%) E-Commerce
14 18 (7.89%) Analytics
15 17 (7.46%) BDD
15 17 (7.46%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 15 (6.58%) Mentoring
16 15 (6.58%) OO
Programming Languages
1 80 (35.09%) JavaScript
2 29 (12.72%) Java
3 22 (9.65%) C#
4 12 (5.26%) TypeScript
5 11 (4.82%) Apple Swift
5 11 (4.82%) Objective-C
6 8 (3.51%) Python
7 7 (3.07%) Scala
8 6 (2.63%) ES6
8 6 (2.63%) PHP
8 6 (2.63%) Ruby
8 6 (2.63%) SQL
9 4 (1.75%) ES7
9 4 (1.75%) ES8
9 4 (1.75%) PureScript
10 2 (0.88%) Go
11 1 (0.44%) Java 8
11 1 (0.44%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.32%) Degree
4 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.44%) CISSP
4 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.63%) QA
1 6 (2.63%) WAI
2 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.88%) WCAG
4 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (8.77%) Docker
2 5 (2.19%) LXC
3 3 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.88%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (4.39%) HockeyApp
2 5 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.19%) Puppet
3 3 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.32%) SCCM
3 3 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.32%) WSUS
4 2 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.88%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.88%) SCOM
4 2 (0.88%) SCSM
4 2 (0.88%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.70%) Twitter
3 11 (4.82%) Xamarin
4 9 (3.95%) Apple
5 8 (3.51%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.63%) Adobe
7 5 (2.19%) Google
7 5 (2.19%) Oracle
8 4 (1.75%) SAP
9 3 (1.32%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.32%) BMC
9 3 (1.32%) Cisco
9 3 (1.32%) Dynatrace
9 3 (1.32%) Riverbed
9 3 (1.32%) Splunk
10 2 (0.88%) Omniture
10 2 (0.88%) Pega
10 2 (0.88%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.88%) VMware
11 1 (0.44%) Cognizant