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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Research
Rank 486 493 506
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing Market Research 85 66 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.18% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 10
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +57.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £293 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £233
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +63.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37641 35942 31002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.30% 75.56% 75.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 23021 18987
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1071 1101 961
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 +5 43 £400 -5.88% 12
East of England +12 11 £444 +4.41% 4
South East -10 11 £500 +10.80% 6
North West -13 7 £313 +13.63% 3
Yorkshire - 7 £450 - 5
East Midlands - 5 £650 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
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Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 64 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (36.77%) Degree
3 51 (32.90%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (32.26%) User Experience
5 48 (30.97%) Human Factors
6 44 (28.39%) Usability Testing
7 43 (27.74%) Psychology
8 22 (14.19%) Finance
9 20 (12.90%) Marketing
10 18 (11.61%) Customer Insight
10 18 (11.61%) Scrum
11 17 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (10.32%) Web Services
12 16 (10.32%) Analytics
13 14 (9.03%) Business Analysis
14 13 (8.39%) ITIL
14 13 (8.39%) PRINCE2
14 13 (8.39%) Project Management
15 12 (7.74%) Mentoring
16 10 (6.45%) Change Management
16 10 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (6.45%) SOA
16 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
16 10 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
16 10 (6.45%) TOGAF
16 10 (6.45%) Validation
16 10 (6.45%) Portfolio Management
16 10 (6.45%) Product Management
16 10 (6.45%) SaaS
16 10 (6.45%) PaaS

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 2 (1.29%) Node.js
2 1 (0.65%) Drupal
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.45%) SaaS
1 10 (6.45%) PaaS
2 9 (5.81%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) LAN
1 3 (1.94%) WAN
2 2 (1.29%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) JIRA
2 2 (1.29%) JUnit
2 2 (1.29%) Maven
3 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (14.19%) Finance
2 20 (12.90%) Marketing
3 9 (5.81%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.87%) Legal
5 5 (3.23%) Publishing
6 4 (2.58%) Games
6 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.58%) Banking
6 4 (2.58%) Retail
7 3 (1.94%) Law
8 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.29%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (16.13%) Analyst
2 15 (9.68%) Product Manager
2 15 (9.68%) Developer
3 13 (8.39%) Architect
3 13 (8.39%) User Experience Researcher
4 12 (7.74%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.45%) Senior Architect
6 9 (5.81%) Consultant
7 7 (4.52%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (4.52%) Senior Manager
8 6 (3.87%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Applications Architect
9 5 (3.23%) Senior Enterprise Architect
9 5 (3.23%) Product Owner
9 5 (3.23%) Senior Product Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Marketing Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Applications Architect
9 5 (3.23%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.58%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.58%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.32%) Web Services
2 8 (5.16%) .NET
3 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 7 (4.52%) WCF
3 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.23%) RESTful
5 4 (2.58%) HTML
5 4 (2.58%) CSS
5 4 (2.58%) jQuery
6 3 (1.94%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.29%) Ember.js
7 2 (1.29%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.29%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.29%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.65%) Django
8 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (32.90%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (32.26%) User Experience
3 48 (30.97%) Human Factors
4 43 (27.74%) Psychology
5 6 (3.87%) Statistics
5 6 (3.87%) Social Media
6 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.94%) FMCG
7 3 (1.94%) Online Games
7 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.29%) Bitcoin
8 2 (1.29%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.29%) Blog
9 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.65%) New Media
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
9 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.58%) Linux
2 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (1.94%) UNIX
3 1 (0.65%) Android
3 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.65%) Windows
3 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.39%) Usability Testing
3 18 (11.61%) Customer Insight
3 18 (11.61%) Scrum
4 17 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (10.32%) Analytics
6 14 (9.03%) Business Analysis
7 13 (8.39%) ITIL
7 13 (8.39%) PRINCE2
7 13 (8.39%) Project Management
8 12 (7.74%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.45%) Change Management
9 10 (6.45%) SOA
9 10 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (6.45%) TOGAF
9 10 (6.45%) Validation
9 10 (6.45%) Portfolio Management
9 10 (6.45%) Product Management
10 8 (5.16%) E-Commerce
10 8 (5.16%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.16%) C#
2 7 (4.52%) SQL
3 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.94%) Ruby
4 3 (1.94%) Java
5 2 (1.29%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.29%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.65%) PHP
6 1 (0.65%) Python
6 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 57 (36.77%) Degree
2 10 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.94%) RHCA
4 3 (1.94%) RHCE
5 2 (1.29%) MBA
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) SLA
2 7 (4.52%) GAMP
3 2 (1.29%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (5.81%) Google
2 7 (4.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.94%) Rackspace
3 3 (1.94%) Teradata
3 3 (1.94%) HP
3 3 (1.94%) NetApp
3 3 (1.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.65%) comScore
4 1 (0.65%) BroadSoft
4 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.65%) Cadence
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe
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