The table below looks at the statistics for Market Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Market Research over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Research
Rank 195 199 189
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Market Research 1 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.020% 0.15% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.20% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £498 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4006 4577 4299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.90% 77.39% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3335 3287
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Market Research
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Market Research across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Market Research Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Market Research
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Market Research across the City of London region.

Market Research Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Market Research across the City of London region.

Market Research Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Market Research also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Market Research.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
3 6 (46.15%) Human Factors
3 6 (46.15%) Usability Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Qualitative Research
4 3 (23.08%) Marketing
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) LDAP
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) JMS
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) MySQL
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) DB2
5 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
5 2 (15.38%) JSP
5 2 (15.38%) Servlets
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) XSD
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Shell Script

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Market Research also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Market Research. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LDAP
1 2 (15.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Insight Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Market Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) JMS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) JSP
1 2 (15.38%) Servlets
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) XSD
1 2 (15.38%) JSON
1 2 (15.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Human Factors
2 2 (15.38%) Psychology
2 2 (15.38%) Social Network
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Usability Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Qualitative Research
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
2 1 (7.69%) CEH
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) HDFS
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
1 2 (15.38%) Google
1 2 (15.38%) Rackspace