The first table below looks at the demand for Market Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Market Research over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Market Research
Rank 470 526 543
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +17
Contract jobs citing Market Research 83 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.049% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.067% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 15 15
Average daily rate
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£380 £240 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £240 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £375 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36751 34198 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.37% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23125 21216 22145
Average daily rate £408 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 977 1381
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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Market Research
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Market Research Jobs Demand Trend in England

Market Research
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Market Research Daily Rate Trend in England

Market Research
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Market Research across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Market Research Daily Rate Histogram in England

Market Research
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Market Research Hourly Rate Trend in England

Market Research
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Market Research across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Market Research Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Market Research
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Market Research within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +37 52 £394 +64.06% 15
North West - 8 £275 - 1
South East - 8 £458 - 1
South West - 6 £380 - 1
East of England - 5 £363 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
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Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 41 (27.70%) Degree
2 40 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (23.65%) Marketing
4 33 (22.30%) Psychology
5 32 (21.62%) Usability Testing
6 29 (19.59%) Human Factors
7 25 (16.89%) Analytics
8 23 (15.54%) SQL
9 22 (14.86%) Data Analysis
10 21 (14.19%) E-Commerce
11 19 (12.84%) Project Management
12 18 (12.16%) Finance
12 18 (12.16%) Qualitative Research
13 17 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (11.49%) HTML
14 15 (10.14%) Data Management
15 14 (9.46%) Retail
15 14 (9.46%) Supplier Management
15 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (9.46%) Microsoft
16 13 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (8.78%) Customer Insight
17 12 (8.11%) MS Office
17 12 (8.11%) MS Excel
18 11 (7.43%) Business Analysis
18 11 (7.43%) Omniture
18 11 (7.43%) jQuery
19 10 (6.76%) CSS
19 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
19 10 (6.76%) JavaScript

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.05%) SAS
3 4 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) MS Office
1 12 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.70%) SPSS
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (2.03%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.68%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.08%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) NAS
1 4 (2.70%) VLAN
1 4 (2.70%) Network Security
1 4 (2.70%) SAN
1 4 (2.70%) Firewall
2 2 (1.35%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.70%) Pentaho
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.35%) OLAP
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Expression Web
1 4 (2.70%) JIRA
1 4 (2.70%) FrontPage
1 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.03%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 35 (23.65%) Marketing
2 18 (12.16%) Finance
3 14 (9.46%) Retail
4 8 (5.41%) Advertising
5 7 (4.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (4.05%) German Language
7 4 (2.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.35%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.35%) Publishing
8 2 (1.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.68%) Games
9 1 (0.68%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.68%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.68%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (29.73%) Analyst
2 25 (16.89%) Business Analyst
3 13 (8.78%) Developer
4 9 (6.08%) User Experience Researcher
5 8 (5.41%) Consultant
6 6 (4.05%) Programmer
6 6 (4.05%) Web Analyst
6 6 (4.05%) Product Manager
7 5 (3.38%) Data Analyst
7 5 (3.38%) Payments Business Analyst
8 4 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (2.70%) Front-End Web Developer
8 4 (2.70%) NHS Business Analyst
8 4 (2.70%) Security Consultant
8 4 (2.70%) Web Developer
8 4 (2.70%) Network Consultant
8 4 (2.70%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (2.70%) Procurement Manager
8 4 (2.70%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.03%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.49%) HTML
2 11 (7.43%) jQuery
3 10 (6.76%) CSS
4 8 (5.41%) .NET
5 4 (2.70%) HTML5
5 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.03%) Flash
6 3 (2.03%) CSS3
7 2 (1.35%) Ajax
8 1 (0.68%) SOAP
8 1 (0.68%) XML
8 1 (0.68%) MDX
8 1 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.30%) Psychology
2 29 (19.59%) Human Factors
3 8 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.05%) NHS
5 4 (2.70%) Statistics
5 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.70%) Economics
6 3 (2.03%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.35%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.35%) Social Media
7 2 (1.35%) New Media
8 1 (0.68%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.68%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.68%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.68%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.38%) Windows
2 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.03%) UNIX
3 3 (2.03%) Linux
3 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.35%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.62%) Usability Testing
3 25 (16.89%) Analytics
4 22 (14.86%) Data Analysis
5 21 (14.19%) E-Commerce
6 19 (12.84%) Project Management
7 18 (12.16%) Qualitative Research
8 17 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (10.14%) Data Management
10 14 (9.46%) Supplier Management
10 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (8.78%) Customer Insight
12 11 (7.43%) Business Analysis
13 10 (6.76%) Demand Forecasting
14 9 (6.08%) Logistics
14 9 (6.08%) Master Data Management
15 8 (5.41%) Predictive Modelling
15 8 (5.41%) Web Analytics
15 8 (5.41%) Change Management
16 7 (4.73%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.54%) SQL
2 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.05%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.03%) MATLAB
4 3 (2.03%) VB
5 2 (1.35%) Python
5 2 (1.35%) C#
6 1 (0.68%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) ABAP
6 1 (0.68%) R
6 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 41 (27.70%) Degree
2 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Salt
1 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.43%) Omniture
3 8 (5.41%) Confirmit
3 8 (5.41%) Mercator
4 6 (4.05%) Tableau
4 6 (4.05%) Adobe
5 5 (3.38%) VMware
5 5 (3.38%) comScore
6 4 (2.70%) SonicWALL
6 4 (2.70%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.70%) Greenplum
6 4 (2.70%) NETGEAR
6 4 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.70%) HP
6 4 (2.70%) Dell
6 4 (2.70%) Cisco
7 3 (2.03%) SAP
7 3 (2.03%) Google
8 2 (1.35%) Red Hat
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