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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Market Research
Rank 494 502 523
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +21
Contract jobs citing Market Research 63 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.046% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.063% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 11 29
Average daily rate £425 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £550 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.90 £11.02
% change year-on-year
- +207.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37929 31517 38922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 72.98% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23931 19262 22641
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 994 1339
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.55 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Market Research
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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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -15 35 £425 +58.87% 26
South East -5 15 £438 +25.00% 5
East of England - 9 £425 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £293 -
South West - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
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Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (30.56%) Marketing
2 27 (25.00%) Analytics
3 25 (23.15%) Degree
4 22 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (18.52%) Usability Testing
6 17 (15.74%) SQL
7 16 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (14.81%) Human Factors
8 15 (13.89%) Psychology
8 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
9 14 (12.96%) CRM
10 13 (12.04%) Data Analysis
11 12 (11.11%) Data Management
11 12 (11.11%) Project Management
12 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
12 11 (10.19%) Supplier Management
12 11 (10.19%) Finance
12 11 (10.19%) Web Analytics
12 11 (10.19%) SaaS
13 10 (9.26%) Retail
14 9 (8.33%) Logistics
14 9 (8.33%) Workflow
14 9 (8.33%) Master Data Management
15 8 (7.41%) Mobile App
15 8 (7.41%) Qualitative Research
15 8 (7.41%) Customer Insight
15 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (7.41%) Business Analysis
15 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
15 8 (7.41%) .NET

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.78%) SAS
3 2 (1.85%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.85%) ArcIMS
3 2 (1.85%) CMS
3 2 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.56%) MS Office
3 5 (4.63%) Photoshop
3 5 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.93%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.93%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) SiteCatalyst
2 4 (3.70%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.85%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.19%) SaaS
2 2 (1.85%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) VLAN
2 1 (0.93%) NFC
2 1 (0.93%) Network Security
2 1 (0.93%) NAS
2 1 (0.93%) SAN
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.93%) MySQL
8 1 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) FrontPage
1 4 (3.70%) Expression Web
General
1 33 (30.56%) Marketing
2 11 (10.19%) Finance
3 10 (9.26%) Retail
4 6 (5.56%) Advertising
4 6 (5.56%) German Language
5 5 (4.63%) Italian Language
6 4 (3.70%) Legal
6 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.78%) Banking
7 3 (2.78%) Publishing
7 3 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.78%) Back Office
8 2 (1.85%) Games
8 2 (1.85%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.93%) French Language
9 1 (0.93%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.93%) Local Government
9 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (32.41%) Analyst
2 19 (17.59%) Business Analyst
3 13 (12.04%) Developer
4 12 (11.11%) Product Manager
5 6 (5.56%) Web Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) Marketing Manager
6 5 (4.63%) Product Marketing Manager
6 5 (4.63%) User Experience Researcher
7 4 (3.70%) SQL Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Data Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Programmer
8 3 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Research Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Market Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (1.85%) Research Analyst
9 2 (1.85%) User Experience Manager
9 2 (1.85%) Market Research Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) .NET
2 7 (6.48%) HTML
3 4 (3.70%) CSS
4 3 (2.78%) jQuery
5 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.85%) MDX
5 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.93%) SOAP
6 1 (0.93%) XML
6 1 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Human Factors
2 15 (13.89%) Psychology
3 8 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.70%) Economics
5 3 (2.78%) Statistics
5 3 (2.78%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.78%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.85%) New Media
6 2 (1.85%) GIS
6 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Podcast
7 1 (0.93%) Informatics
7 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.93%) Neural Network
7 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.63%) Android
1 5 (4.63%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.85%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.00%) Analytics
2 22 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.52%) Usability Testing
4 16 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (12.96%) CRM
6 13 (12.04%) Data Analysis
7 12 (11.11%) Data Management
7 12 (11.11%) Project Management
8 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.19%) Web Analytics
8 11 (10.19%) Supplier Management
9 9 (8.33%) Logistics
9 9 (8.33%) Workflow
9 9 (8.33%) Master Data Management
10 8 (7.41%) Customer Insight
10 8 (7.41%) Qualitative Research
10 8 (7.41%) Business Analysis
11 7 (6.48%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (5.56%) Use Case
12 6 (5.56%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.74%) SQL
2 5 (4.63%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.78%) C#
3 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.85%) C
5 1 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) ABAP
5 1 (0.93%) VBA
5 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 25 (23.15%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
1 7 (6.48%) Omniture
2 5 (4.63%) Adobe
3 4 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.70%) Google
3 4 (3.70%) comScore
4 3 (2.78%) Tableau
4 3 (2.78%) Confirmit
4 3 (2.78%) Mercator
4 3 (2.78%) SAP
5 2 (1.85%) Siebel
5 2 (1.85%) ESRI
5 2 (1.85%) SendGrid
6 1 (0.93%) VMware
6 1 (0.93%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.93%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.93%) NETGEAR
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco
6 1 (0.93%) Remedy
6 1 (0.93%) HP
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