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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Market Research
Rank 520 527 504
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing Market Research 69 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.068% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.091% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 16 17
Average daily rate
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£470 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £238 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.62%
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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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +33 36 £455 +96.75% 11
South East -23 4 £520 +38.66% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £263 - 2
North West - 2 £344 - 4
East of England -17 1 £488 - 1
South West -22 1 - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
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Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 63 (45.00%) Usability Testing
2 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (38.57%) Human Factors
3 54 (38.57%) Degree
4 47 (33.57%) User Experience
5 45 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (27.14%) Psychology
7 22 (15.71%) Marketing
8 18 (12.86%) Qualitative Research
9 17 (12.14%) Analytics
10 16 (11.43%) Customer Insight
11 12 (8.57%) HTML
11 12 (8.57%) SQL
11 12 (8.57%) Project Management
12 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
12 11 (7.86%) Google
12 11 (7.86%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.43%) Supplier Management
13 9 (6.43%) Security Cleared
13 9 (6.43%) Google Analytics
13 9 (6.43%) User Stories
13 9 (6.43%) Product Management
13 9 (6.43%) Finance
14 8 (5.71%) Data Analysis
14 8 (5.71%) Microsoft
14 8 (5.71%) Windows
14 8 (5.71%) MS Excel
15 7 (5.00%) RESTful
15 7 (5.00%) Mobile App
16 6 (4.29%) Open Source

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.14%) IIS
2 3 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.57%) MS Office
3 4 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Office 365
2 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) SAN
1 3 (2.14%) Firewall
1 3 (2.14%) VLAN
1 3 (2.14%) NAS
1 3 (2.14%) HSRP
2 2 (1.43%) AMQP
2 2 (1.43%) LDAP
2 2 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (0.71%) HTTP
3 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.43%) DB2
3 2 (1.43%) MySQL
3 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.71%) MS Access
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) RubyMine
1 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.71%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.71%) Expression Web
General
1 22 (15.71%) Marketing
2 9 (6.43%) Finance
3 5 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.43%) Local Government
4 2 (1.43%) Advertising
4 2 (1.43%) Publishing
4 2 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) French Language
Job Titles
1 15 (10.71%) Analyst
2 12 (8.57%) Consultant
3 11 (7.86%) Developer
4 9 (6.43%) Business Analyst
5 7 (5.00%) Procurement Manager
5 7 (5.00%) Product Manager
5 7 (5.00%) Head of User Experience
5 7 (5.00%) User Experience Researcher
6 5 (3.57%) IT Procurement Manager
6 5 (3.57%) Senior Manager
7 4 (2.86%) IT Consultant
7 4 (2.86%) Procurement Consultant
7 4 (2.86%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.14%) Architect
8 3 (2.14%) Programmer
8 3 (2.14%) Network Consultant
8 3 (2.14%) Firewall Consultant
8 3 (2.14%) Senior Product Manager
8 3 (2.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (2.14%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.57%) HTML
2 7 (5.00%) RESTful
3 6 (4.29%) jQuery
3 6 (4.29%) Web Services
4 5 (3.57%) CSS
5 4 (2.86%) .NET
6 3 (2.14%) JSP
6 3 (2.14%) XML
6 3 (2.14%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.43%) HTML5
7 2 (1.43%) CSS3
7 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.43%) JSON
7 2 (1.43%) JMS
7 2 (1.43%) XSD
7 2 (1.43%) Servlets
7 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.71%) MDX
8 1 (0.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (38.57%) Human Factors
2 47 (33.57%) User Experience
3 45 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (27.14%) Psychology
5 7 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.29%) Open Source
6 6 (4.29%) Social Media
7 3 (2.14%) Blog
8 2 (1.43%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.43%) Social Network
8 2 (1.43%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.71%) NHS
9 1 (0.71%) Economics
9 1 (0.71%) Statistics
9 1 (0.71%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.71%) FMCG
9 1 (0.71%) Online Games
9 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.71%) Windows
2 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.86%) UNIX
4 3 (2.14%) Linux
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (45.00%) Usability Testing
2 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (12.86%) Qualitative Research
4 17 (12.14%) Analytics
5 16 (11.43%) Customer Insight
6 12 (8.57%) Project Management
7 11 (7.86%) Mentoring
8 9 (6.43%) Supplier Management
8 9 (6.43%) User Stories
8 9 (6.43%) Product Management
9 8 (5.71%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.57%) CRM
11 5 (3.57%) Web Design
11 5 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.57%) Web Development
11 5 (3.57%) Business Analysis
11 5 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (2.86%) Campaign Management
12 4 (2.86%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.57%) SQL
2 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.14%) Java
3 3 (2.14%) Ruby
4 2 (1.43%) PHP
4 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.71%) VB
5 1 (0.71%) C#
5 1 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.71%) XAML
5 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (38.57%) Degree
2 9 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) CISSP
3 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.71%) CEH
3 1 (0.71%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.71%) GAMP
2 1 (0.71%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.43%) HDFS
Vendors
1 11 (7.86%) Google
2 8 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.86%) Confirmit
4 3 (2.14%) Cisco
4 3 (2.14%) HP
4 3 (2.14%) Dell
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle
4 3 (2.14%) VMware
4 3 (2.14%) SonicWALL
4 3 (2.14%) NETGEAR
5 2 (1.43%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.43%) Omniture
5 2 (1.43%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.43%) Mercator
6 1 (0.71%) Sysomos
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe
6 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.71%) comScore
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