Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 53 58
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 +36
Contract jobs citing User Experience 260 144 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.13% 3.33% 3.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.63% 11.76% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 82 119
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £276 £260
90th Percentile £500 £549 £628
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.21 £42.04 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.15% +75.17% -
10th Percentile £29.00 £31.45 £23.50
90th Percentile £30.80 £53.75 £24.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -0.68%

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 1,475 1,224 1,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.13% 28.28% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 744 1,002
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +1.97% +7.27%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £507 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 72 73
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -15.49%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.16 £10.75
90th Percentile £30.55 £37.38 £29.00
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +21 83 £400 -5.88% 25
Coventry +21 82 £475 +5.56% 5
Shropshire -8 49 £425 +2.41% 7
Warwickshire -3 15 £375 -21.05% 7
Staffordshire 0 4 £325 +13.04% 7
Herefordshire - 4 £325 - 1
Walsall - 2 £425 - 2
Wolverhampton -9 1 £425 +21.43%
Solihull - 1 £425 - 2
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 139 (53.46%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (43.46%) HTML
3 104 (40.00%) CSS
4 80 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 68 (26.15%) Wireframes
6 56 (21.54%) Scrum
7 55 (21.15%) HTML5
8 51 (19.62%) Prototyping
9 48 (18.46%) TDD
10 46 (17.69%) jQuery
11 45 (17.31%) AngularJS
12 44 (16.92%) Web Services
13 41 (15.77%) Git (software)
14 40 (15.38%) Ajax
14 40 (15.38%) CSS3
14 40 (15.38%) Front End Development
15 37 (14.23%) React
15 37 (14.23%) KnockoutJS
15 37 (14.23%) Sass
16 36 (13.85%) Java
17 34 (13.08%) .NET
18 31 (11.92%) LESS
19 29 (11.15%) Microsoft
20 28 (10.77%) JIRA
21 27 (10.38%) MVC
21 27 (10.38%) Collaborative Working
22 26 (10.00%) RESTful
23 25 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
23 25 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
23 25 (9.62%) Kanban

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 22 (8.46%) Confluence
2 12 (4.62%) CMS
3 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.15%) Documentum
5 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.77%) Drupal
5 2 (0.77%) WordPress
6 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.38%) Marvel
6 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (8.08%) Photoshop
2 20 (7.69%) GIMP
3 12 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.77%) InVision
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.38%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Magento
2 2 (0.77%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.46%) npm
3 5 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.92%) IaaS
3 5 (1.92%) PaaS
4 4 (1.54%) Office 365
5 3 (1.15%) Slack
5 3 (1.15%) Yarn
6 2 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.77%) GitHub
6 2 (0.77%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.77%) SaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.38%) Heroku
7 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.69%) SMS
2 3 (1.15%) 3G
2 3 (1.15%) 3GPP
2 3 (1.15%) 4G
2 3 (1.15%) 5G
2 3 (1.15%) 802.11
2 3 (1.15%) Internet
2 3 (1.15%) Intranet
2 3 (1.15%) LTE
2 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.77%) DHCP
4 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.38%) HTTP
4 1 (0.38%) Skype
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
4 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.23%) MySQL
2 10 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.46%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (3.46%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.08%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.15%) Redis
8 2 (0.77%) Power BI
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.38%) Big Data
9 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.38%) QlikView
9 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (15.77%) Git (software)
2 28 (10.77%) JIRA
3 14 (5.38%) Axure RP
3 14 (5.38%) gulp
4 11 (4.23%) Grunt
5 9 (3.46%) Selenium
6 8 (3.08%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.31%) Hudson
7 6 (2.31%) Jasmine
7 6 (2.31%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.31%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.54%) Bower
8 4 (1.54%) webpack
9 3 (1.15%) Ant
9 3 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.15%) JUnit
9 3 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.15%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (5.38%) Retail
2 11 (4.23%) Publishing
3 10 (3.85%) Finance
4 6 (2.31%) Banking
5 5 (1.92%) Automotive
5 5 (1.92%) Marketing
6 4 (1.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 90 (34.62%) Developer
2 76 (29.23%) Designer
3 62 (23.85%) UX Designer
4 39 (15.00%) UI Developer
5 29 (11.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 28 (10.77%) Analyst
7 24 (9.23%) HTML CSS Developer
7 24 (9.23%) HTML Developer
8 22 (8.46%) JavaScript Developer
8 22 (8.46%) User Researcher
9 21 (8.08%) Business Analyst
10 18 (6.92%) .NET Developer
11 17 (6.54%) Angular Developer
11 17 (6.54%) Architect
12 15 (5.77%) Java Developer
13 13 (5.00%) Azure Developer
13 13 (5.00%) Content Designer
14 12 (4.62%) Digital Analyst
14 12 (4.62%) Digital Business Analyst
14 12 (4.62%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (43.46%) HTML
2 104 (40.00%) CSS
3 55 (21.15%) HTML5
4 46 (17.69%) jQuery
5 45 (17.31%) AngularJS
6 44 (16.92%) Web Services
7 40 (15.38%) Ajax
7 40 (15.38%) CSS3
8 37 (14.23%) KnockoutJS
8 37 (14.23%) React
8 37 (14.23%) Sass
9 34 (13.08%) .NET
10 31 (11.92%) LESS
11 26 (10.00%) RESTful
12 24 (9.23%) ASP.NET
13 23 (8.85%) Angular 2
13 23 (8.85%) Backbone.js
13 23 (8.85%) Durandal
14 18 (6.92%) JSON
15 17 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.46%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.46%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.69%) Graphic Design
6 6 (2.31%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.54%) Infotainment
8 4 (1.54%) Social Media
9 3 (1.15%) CMDB
9 3 (1.15%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.15%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.15%) W3C
10 2 (0.77%) Animation
10 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.77%) Vector Graphics
11 1 (0.38%) RIA
11 1 (0.38%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.08%) Windows
2 5 (1.92%) Linux
3 4 (1.54%) Android
3 4 (1.54%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (53.46%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (26.15%) Wireframes
3 56 (21.54%) Scrum
4 51 (19.62%) Prototyping
5 48 (18.46%) TDD
6 40 (15.38%) Front End Development
7 27 (10.38%) Collaborative Working
7 27 (10.38%) MVC
8 25 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (9.62%) Kanban
9 24 (9.23%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 23 (8.85%) E-Commerce
10 23 (8.85%) User Stories
11 21 (8.08%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (6.54%) Analytics
12 17 (6.54%) BDD
12 17 (6.54%) Rapid Prototyping
13 15 (5.77%) Open Source
14 13 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 80 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 36 (13.85%) Java
3 14 (5.38%) C#
4 10 (3.85%) TypeScript
5 8 (3.08%) Python
5 8 (3.08%) Scala
6 6 (2.31%) ES6
6 6 (2.31%) Ruby
6 6 (2.31%) SQL
7 4 (1.54%) ES7
7 4 (1.54%) ES8
7 4 (1.54%) PHP
8 3 (1.15%) Go
8 3 (1.15%) PureScript
9 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.38%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.38%) C
10 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.38%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.54%) Degree
3 14 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.15%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.15%) PhD
5 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.69%) WAI
2 6 (2.31%) QA
3 3 (1.15%) WCAG
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) GCP
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (9.23%) Docker
2 5 (1.92%) LXC
3 4 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.77%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.92%) Puppet
2 4 (1.54%) WSUS
3 3 (1.15%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.15%) SCCM
3 3 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.77%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.77%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.77%) SCOM
4 2 (0.77%) SCSM
4 2 (0.77%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.08%) Adobe
3 5 (1.92%) Oracle
4 4 (1.54%) SAP
5 3 (1.15%) AppDynamics
5 3 (1.15%) BMC
5 3 (1.15%) Capita
5 3 (1.15%) Cisco
5 3 (1.15%) Dynatrace
5 3 (1.15%) Pega
5 3 (1.15%) Riverbed
5 3 (1.15%) Splunk
5 3 (1.15%) Twitter
6 2 (0.77%) Google
6 2 (0.77%) Omniture
6 2 (0.77%) Perforce
6 2 (0.77%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.38%) IBM
7 1 (0.38%) Zend