Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 34 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +27
Contract jobs citing User Experience 208 263 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.58% 5.38% 3.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.90% 18.39% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 174 110
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £423 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -2.87% +22.11%
10th Percentile £350 £314 £305
90th Percentile £535 £500 £553
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £29.95 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.06% -41.27% -
10th Percentile £40.00 £27.21 £40.75
90th Percentile £49.10 £30.79 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.33 £44.23 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.30% +10.58% -1.54%

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 1,308 1,430 1,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.79% 29.23% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 872 762
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £273 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £518
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 76 74
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.10% -8.12% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.63 £10.18
90th Percentile £48.63 £35.00 £37.13
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 0 75 £500 +5.26% 5
Birmingham -8 51 £450 +12.50% 3
Shropshire -19 38 £378 -11.18% 1
Warwickshire +16 18 £450 +56.52% 4
Staffordshire +11 7 £338 -12.90% 4
Herefordshire +9 4 £405 +24.62%
Wolverhampton +2 2 £406 -2.99%
Solihull +6 1 £413 -2.94% 7
Worcestershire -13 1 £400 +128.57% 6
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 (66.83%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (27.40%) HTML
3 56 (26.92%) CSS
4 47 (22.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 40 (19.23%) JavaScript
6 38 (18.27%) Front End Development
7 36 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (14.90%) Prototyping
9 29 (13.94%) Scrum
10 28 (13.46%) Mobile App
11 27 (12.98%) User Stories
12 25 (12.02%) Web Design
13 24 (11.54%) jQuery
14 22 (10.58%) Wireframes
15 21 (10.10%) Service Design
15 21 (10.10%) Rapid Prototyping
16 20 (9.62%) Degree
17 19 (9.13%) Wireless
17 19 (9.13%) Adobe
17 19 (9.13%) Analytics
18 18 (8.65%) Workshop Facilitation
18 18 (8.65%) Telecoms
18 18 (8.65%) CCTV
19 17 (8.17%) JIRA
19 17 (8.17%) Content Management
19 17 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (8.17%) Finance
19 17 (8.17%) Publishing
19 17 (8.17%) Acceptance Criteria
20 16 (7.69%) AngularJS

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 (6.73%) Confluence
2 6 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.96%) CMS
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.96%) WordPress
4 1 (0.48%) Apache
4 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (6.25%) Sketch
2 11 (5.29%) Photoshop
3 10 (4.81%) InVision
4 5 (2.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (2.40%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (2.40%) GIMP
5 2 (0.96%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.96%) Figma
6 1 (0.48%) InDesign
6 1 (0.48%) Marvel
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.33%) Serverless
3 8 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.37%) SaaS
5 6 (2.88%) Office 365
5 6 (2.88%) PaaS
6 5 (2.40%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.40%) PowerApps
7 4 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.92%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.44%) IaaS
8 3 (1.44%) npm
9 2 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.48%) GitHub
10 1 (0.48%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.13%) Wireless
2 4 (1.92%) DHCP
3 3 (1.44%) DWDM
3 3 (1.44%) SMS
3 3 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.96%) DNS
4 2 (0.96%) MPLS
4 2 (0.96%) Multicast
5 1 (0.48%) Internet
5 1 (0.48%) LTE
5 1 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.40%) Power BI
2 2 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.48%) Endeca
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (8.17%) JIRA
2 10 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.88%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.40%) Grunt
4 5 (2.40%) gulp
4 5 (2.40%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.40%) Maven
4 5 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.92%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.92%) webpack
6 3 (1.44%) Android Studio
6 3 (1.44%) Rational Quality Manager
7 2 (0.96%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.48%) Balsamiq
8 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.48%) Hudson
8 1 (0.48%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (8.65%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.17%) Finance
2 17 (8.17%) Publishing
3 12 (5.77%) Retail
4 11 (5.29%) Marketing
5 4 (1.92%) Automotive
6 2 (0.96%) Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 80 (38.46%) Designer
2 52 (25.00%) UX Designer
3 35 (16.83%) Developer
4 26 (12.50%) Analyst
5 25 (12.02%) Content Designer
6 16 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 16 (7.69%) UI Designer
7 15 (7.21%) UI/UX Designer
8 14 (6.73%) User Researcher
9 12 (5.77%) Architect
10 11 (5.29%) Digital Analyst
10 11 (5.29%) User Experience Researcher
11 9 (4.33%) Agile Business Analyst
12 8 (3.85%) Angular Developer
12 8 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 7 (3.37%) Mobile Designer
13 7 (3.37%) Mobile UX Designer
13 7 (3.37%) Product Owner
13 7 (3.37%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (27.40%) HTML
2 56 (26.92%) CSS
3 24 (11.54%) jQuery
4 16 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 14 (6.73%) HTML5
6 13 (6.25%) Sass
7 12 (5.77%) CSS3
8 11 (5.29%) React
9 10 (4.81%) .NET
9 10 (4.81%) REST
9 10 (4.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (4.33%) Ajax
11 7 (3.37%) LESS
12 6 (2.88%) ASP.NET
12 6 (2.88%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (2.40%) Spring
13 5 (2.40%) XML
14 4 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (1.92%) Backbone.js
14 4 (1.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.46%) Mobile App
2 18 (8.65%) CCTV
3 14 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.88%) iPad
6 5 (2.40%) Social Media
7 4 (1.92%) Clustering
8 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.96%) Life Science
9 2 (0.96%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.96%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.48%) Blog
10 1 (0.48%) EPoS
10 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.29%) Android
2 8 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.88%) Windows
4 5 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Debian
6 1 (0.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (66.83%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (22.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 38 (18.27%) Front End Development
4 36 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (14.90%) Prototyping
6 29 (13.94%) Scrum
7 27 (12.98%) User Stories
8 25 (12.02%) Web Design
9 22 (10.58%) Wireframes
10 21 (10.10%) Rapid Prototyping
10 21 (10.10%) Service Design
11 19 (9.13%) Analytics
12 18 (8.65%) Workshop Facilitation
13 17 (8.17%) Acceptance Criteria
13 17 (8.17%) Content Management
14 16 (7.69%) Kanban
15 15 (7.21%) Responsive Web Design
16 12 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (5.29%) Market Research
17 11 (5.29%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 15 (7.21%) C#
3 13 (6.25%) Java
4 7 (3.37%) PHP
5 5 (2.40%) Perl
5 5 (2.40%) Python
6 3 (1.44%) ES6
6 3 (1.44%) SQL
7 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (9.62%) Degree
2 7 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) CCNP
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.96%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.48%) HNC
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.40%) QA
2 4 (1.92%) PMO
3 1 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.40%) Docker
3 4 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.44%) DFS Replication
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (1.92%) SCVMM
1 4 (1.92%) WSUS
2 3 (1.44%) Netcool
2 3 (1.44%) SCCM
2 3 (1.44%) SCDPM
2 3 (1.44%) SCOM
2 3 (1.44%) SCSM
2 3 (1.44%) TeMIP
3 1 (0.48%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (9.13%) Adobe
2 14 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.40%) Oracle
4 4 (1.92%) Google
4 4 (1.92%) OpenText
5 3 (1.44%) Nokia
5 3 (1.44%) Remedy
5 3 (1.44%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.44%) Tealium
6 2 (0.96%) Cisco
6 2 (0.96%) Juniper
6 2 (0.96%) VMware
7 1 (0.48%) BMC
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.48%) SAP
7 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.48%) Workday