Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 49 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing User Experience 147 216 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.72% 4.35% 4.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.76% 15.10% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 148 131
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £347 £318 £295
90th Percentile £526 £525 £523
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - £31.50
England median hourly rate £44.45 £33.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +34.69% -19.02% +11.48%

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 933 1,430 1,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.96% 28.83% 30.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 864 948
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £236 £271 £213
90th Percentile £588 £563 £540
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 50 75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.18 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.08% -25.77% +15.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.92 £11.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £28.93 £38.75
England median hourly rate £22.88 £20.88 £21.50
% change year-on-year +9.58% -2.91% +7.50%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 -2 47 £460 -3.16% 13
Birmingham -12 46 £450 - 28
Warwickshire +28 23 £286 -32.65% 12
Shropshire +17 17 £375 -6.25% 1
Herefordshire +6 7 £450 +18.03%
Staffordshire +19 2 £275 -31.25% 4
Solihull +7 2 - - 7
Worcestershire +13 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 2
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 94 (63.95%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.69%) HTML
3 46 (31.29%) CSS
4 37 (25.17%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (24.49%) Prototyping
6 33 (22.45%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 28 (19.05%) Public Sector
8 26 (17.69%) Front End Development
8 26 (17.69%) Rapid Prototyping
9 25 (17.01%) Wireframes
10 24 (16.33%) Telecoms
11 22 (14.97%) JavaScript
12 21 (14.29%) Scrum
13 20 (13.61%) HTML5
13 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared
14 19 (12.93%) REST
14 19 (12.93%) AngularJS
14 19 (12.93%) Wireless
14 19 (12.93%) CCTV
14 19 (12.93%) Java
14 19 (12.93%) Microsoft
14 19 (12.93%) Project Management
14 19 (12.93%) Service Design
15 18 (12.24%) Degree
16 16 (10.88%) JIRA
16 16 (10.88%) Git (software)
16 16 (10.88%) CSS3
16 16 (10.88%) Confluence
16 16 (10.88%) Web Services
17 15 (10.20%) Photoshop

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 (10.88%) Confluence
2 7 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.72%) CMS
4 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) Drupal
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (10.20%) Photoshop
2 13 (8.84%) GIMP
3 7 (4.76%) Sketch
4 6 (4.08%) InVision
5 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (2.04%) Figma
7 2 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.36%) Adobe XD
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (1.36%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Azure
2 3 (2.04%) GCP
2 3 (2.04%) PaaS
3 2 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.36%) Amazon Alexa
3 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.36%) Office 365
3 2 (1.36%) Siri
4 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.68%) Azure Stack
4 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Heroku
4 1 (0.68%) npm
4 1 (0.68%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.93%) Wireless
2 10 (6.80%) Internet
3 7 (4.76%) DHCP
4 5 (3.40%) SMS
5 4 (2.72%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.68%) Broadband
6 1 (0.68%) LAN
6 1 (0.68%) SSH
6 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) MySQL
3 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) Power BI
4 1 (0.68%) Redis
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (10.88%) Git (software)
1 16 (10.88%) JIRA
2 11 (7.48%) webpack
3 10 (6.80%) gulp
3 10 (6.80%) Vagrant
4 8 (5.44%) Grunt
5 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 28 (19.05%) Public Sector
2 24 (16.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.80%) Finance
4 5 (3.40%) Retail
5 4 (2.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (38.10%) Designer
2 37 (25.17%) UX Designer
3 35 (23.81%) Developer
4 23 (15.65%) Digital Designer
5 16 (10.88%) Digital UX Designer
6 15 (10.20%) UI Developer
7 12 (8.16%) Content Designer
8 11 (7.48%) User Researcher
9 10 (6.80%) UI Designer
9 10 (6.80%) UI/UX Designer
10 9 (6.12%) Digital Transformation
10 9 (6.12%) Java Developer
10 9 (6.12%) User Experience Researcher
11 8 (5.44%) Analyst
12 7 (4.76%) Project Manager
13 6 (4.08%) Agile Business Analyst
13 6 (4.08%) Angular Developer
13 6 (4.08%) Business Analyst
14 5 (3.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 5 (3.40%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (34.69%) HTML
2 46 (31.29%) CSS
3 20 (13.61%) HTML5
4 19 (12.93%) AngularJS
4 19 (12.93%) REST
5 16 (10.88%) CSS3
5 16 (10.88%) Web Services
6 15 (10.20%) LESS
6 15 (10.20%) Sass
7 14 (9.52%) Angular 2
7 14 (9.52%) Spring
8 12 (8.16%) JSON
9 10 (6.80%) Semantic HTML
10 7 (4.76%) React
11 6 (4.08%) RESTful
12 5 (3.40%) Backbone.js
13 4 (2.72%) .NET
13 4 (2.72%) jQuery
14 3 (2.04%) Ajax
14 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.93%) CCTV
2 13 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.48%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.44%) Clustering
5 7 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.72%) CESG
6 4 (2.72%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.04%) NHS
7 3 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.36%) Social Media
9 1 (0.68%) iPad
9 1 (0.68%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.80%) Windows
2 9 (6.12%) Windows 10
3 8 (5.44%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (63.95%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.17%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (24.49%) Prototyping
4 33 (22.45%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 26 (17.69%) Front End Development
5 26 (17.69%) Rapid Prototyping
6 25 (17.01%) Wireframes
7 21 (14.29%) Scrum
8 19 (12.93%) Project Management
8 19 (12.93%) Service Design
9 10 (6.80%) Microservices
9 10 (6.80%) Sprint Review
10 9 (6.12%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (6.12%) Kanban
10 9 (6.12%) Project Delivery
11 8 (5.44%) Analytics
11 8 (5.44%) Customer Insight
11 8 (5.44%) Market Research
11 8 (5.44%) Psychology
11 8 (5.44%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.97%) JavaScript
2 19 (12.93%) Java
3 12 (8.16%) TypeScript
4 2 (1.36%) Ruby
4 2 (1.36%) SQL
5 1 (0.68%) C#
5 1 (0.68%) PHP
5 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.24%) Degree
3 10 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.40%) APMP
5 5 (3.40%) HNC
5 5 (3.40%) HND
6 4 (2.72%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (2.72%) CISSP
7 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) PMO
2 5 (3.40%) P3O
3 4 (2.72%) ISO 22301
3 4 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.80%) Docker
2 9 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.44%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (5.44%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.76%) DFS Replication
4 7 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (4.76%) SCCM
2 7 (4.76%) WSUS
3 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (3.40%) SCDPM
3 5 (3.40%) SCOM
3 5 (3.40%) SCSM
3 5 (3.40%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.76%) Adobe
2 7 (4.76%) Google
2 7 (4.76%) Oracle
3 6 (4.08%) ArcSight
3 6 (4.08%) Dell
4 2 (1.36%) BT
4 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.68%) 3PAR
5 1 (0.68%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.68%) HP
5 1 (0.68%) McAfee
5 1 (0.68%) Sun
5 1 (0.68%) Veeam
5 1 (0.68%) VMware