The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Market Research
Rank 472 526 527
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +1
Contract jobs citing Market Research 108 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 38 28
Average daily rate £400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £470 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Market Research
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38364 35865 34140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.30% 77.81% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25447 23262 21094
Average daily rate £425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 964 1067
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 54 £400 +6.66% 15
North East -14 22 £425 -2.57%
West Midlands - 17 £385 - 1
South East +2 5 £330 -40.00% 5
Yorkshire -8 5 £413 +43.47% 3
South West +5 3 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £215 -
Midlands - 1 £600 -
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Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 139 (76.80%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (67.96%) Degree
3 119 (65.75%) Psychology
4 118 (65.19%) User Experience
5 100 (55.25%) Human Factors
6 97 (53.59%) Usability Testing
7 96 (53.04%) Analytical Skills
8 94 (51.93%) Ethnography
9 36 (19.89%) Customer Insight
10 24 (13.26%) User Stories
11 23 (12.71%) Mentoring
12 22 (12.15%) Scrum
13 16 (8.84%) Security Cleared
14 15 (8.29%) Analytics
15 12 (6.63%) Marketing
16 8 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 7 (3.87%) SC Cleared
17 7 (3.87%) Project Management
17 7 (3.87%) Finance
17 7 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 6 (3.31%) MS Excel
18 6 (3.31%) Web Services
18 6 (3.31%) E-Commerce
18 6 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
18 6 (3.31%) Microsoft
18 6 (3.31%) Qualitative Research
19 5 (2.76%) Line Management
19 5 (2.76%) SQL
19 5 (2.76%) Oracle
19 5 (2.76%) Retail

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (2.21%) SAS
2 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.10%) MS Office
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) Heroku
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.55%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.55%) DNS
1 1 (0.55%) Internet
1 1 (0.55%) Skype
1 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.55%) Wireless
1 1 (0.55%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.66%) Data Mining
1 3 (1.66%) GIS
1 3 (1.66%) MS Access
2 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.55%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (6.63%) Marketing
2 7 (3.87%) Finance
3 5 (2.76%) Retail
4 4 (2.21%) Banking
4 4 (2.21%) Legal
4 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.10%) Billing
6 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (70.72%) User Researcher
2 47 (25.97%) Digital User Researcher
3 43 (23.76%) User Experience Researcher
4 7 (3.87%) Analyst
5 4 (2.21%) Product Manager
5 4 (2.21%) Product Owner
6 3 (1.66%) Consultant
6 3 (1.66%) Developer
6 3 (1.66%) Senior User Experience Researcher
6 3 (1.66%) Senior User Researcher
7 2 (1.10%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (1.10%) IT Consultant
7 2 (1.10%) IT Manager
7 2 (1.10%) IT Recruitment Consultant
7 2 (1.10%) Lead Developer
7 2 (1.10%) Programmer
7 2 (1.10%) Project Manager
7 2 (1.10%) Recruitment Consultant
7 2 (1.10%) Research Analyst
7 2 (1.10%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.31%) Web Services
2 1 (0.55%) CSS
2 1 (0.55%) CSS3
2 1 (0.55%) Ember.js
2 1 (0.55%) HTML
2 1 (0.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 119 (65.75%) Psychology
2 118 (65.19%) User Experience
3 96 (53.04%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.21%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.66%) FMCG
6 2 (1.10%) Copywriting
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.10%) Social Media
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.55%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.55%) Life Science
7 1 (0.55%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) NHS
7 1 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.21%) Android
1 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (76.80%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (55.25%) Human Factors
3 97 (53.59%) Usability Testing
4 94 (51.93%) Ethnography
5 36 (19.89%) Customer Insight
6 24 (13.26%) User Stories
7 23 (12.71%) Mentoring
8 22 (12.15%) Scrum
9 15 (8.29%) Analytics
10 8 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (3.87%) Project Management
11 7 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.31%) E-Commerce
12 6 (3.31%) Qualitative Research
13 5 (2.76%) Line Management
14 4 (2.21%) Data Visualisation
14 4 (2.21%) Open Source
14 4 (2.21%) Supplier Management
15 3 (1.66%) Cluster Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.76%) SQL
2 3 (1.66%) MapBasic
2 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
2 3 (1.66%) VBA
3 2 (1.10%) R
4 1 (0.55%) C#
4 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 123 (67.96%) Degree
2 16 (8.84%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) GISP
5 1 (0.55%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (3.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.76%) Oracle
3 4 (2.21%) Google
4 3 (1.66%) Mapinfo
5 2 (1.10%) EMC
5 2 (1.10%) HP
5 2 (1.10%) IBM
5 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.10%) VMware
6 1 (0.55%) Askia
6 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.55%) Cegedim Rx
6 1 (0.55%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.55%) Mercator
6 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.55%) Tableau
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