The table below looks at the statistics for Market Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Market Research over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Market Research
Rank 249 255 235
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing Market Research 23 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
Average daily rate £325 £550 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% +25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £470 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.57% +10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+214.28% -
Market Research
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7674 7761 6992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.44% 77.77% 74.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4742 4367 3891
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 282 274
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.11 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.75 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Market Research
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Market Research Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Market Research
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Market Research Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Market Research
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Market Research across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Market Research Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Market Research
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Market Research Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Market Research
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
West Sussex -5 17 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £315 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £455 - 1
Surrey -9 1 £375 -
Market Research
England

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (62.07%) Service Design
3 17 (58.62%) Ethnography
3 17 (58.62%) Degree
3 17 (58.62%) Human Factors
3 17 (58.62%) Usability Testing
4 16 (55.17%) Psychology
5 13 (44.83%) User Stories
5 13 (44.83%) User Experience
6 6 (20.69%) Marketing
7 5 (17.24%) Customer Insight
8 4 (13.79%) Analytics
8 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (10.34%) Finance
10 2 (6.90%) Advertising
10 2 (6.90%) SQL
10 2 (6.90%) Benchmarking
10 2 (6.90%) Project Management
10 2 (6.90%) Business Analytics
10 2 (6.90%) Time Management
10 2 (6.90%) Open Source
10 2 (6.90%) Scrum
10 2 (6.90%) Logistics
10 2 (6.90%) Facilities Management
10 2 (6.90%) Copywriting
10 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (3.45%) Velocity
11 1 (3.45%) Lean Six Sigma

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) GIS
1 1 (3.45%) MS Access
General
1 6 (20.69%) Marketing
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
4 2 (6.90%) Advertising
5 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.45%) Publishing
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) User Researcher
2 12 (41.38%) User Experience Researcher
3 2 (6.90%) Category Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Copywriter
3 2 (6.90%) Procurement Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Research Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Business Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) IT Procurement Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Market Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Market Data Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Market Research Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Scrum Master
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Disaster Recovery Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (62.07%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (55.17%) Psychology
3 13 (44.83%) User Experience
4 2 (6.90%) Copywriting
5 1 (3.45%) Replication
5 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Service Design
3 17 (58.62%) Ethnography
3 17 (58.62%) Human Factors
3 17 (58.62%) Usability Testing
4 13 (44.83%) User Stories
5 5 (17.24%) Customer Insight
6 4 (13.79%) Analytics
6 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) Benchmarking
7 2 (6.90%) Business Analytics
7 2 (6.90%) Facilities Management
7 2 (6.90%) Logistics
7 2 (6.90%) Open Source
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) Time Management
8 1 (3.45%) Data Analytics
8 1 (3.45%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (3.45%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) MapBasic
2 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
1 1 (3.45%) Mercator
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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