The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for UX Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UX Design over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

User Experience (UX) Design
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 132 -
Contract jobs citing UX Design 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.036% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.044% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £361 £363
% change year-on-year +17.64% -0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

UX Design is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1796 2264 1924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.82% 81.79% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 1244 1115
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 105
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -37.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

UX Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing UX Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for UX Design in the West Midlands

UX Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UX Design in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for UX Design in the West Midlands

UX Design
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 UX Design in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UX Design in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing UX Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for UX Design.

1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) Information Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Axure RP
2 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
2 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Web Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland

UX Design
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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) UI Developer
1 2 (66.67%) UI/UX Developer
1 2 (66.67%) UX Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Product Owner
2 1 (33.33%) Product Owner
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
1 2 (66.67%) Web Design
1 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) Web Analytics
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe