The table below looks at the statistics for Market Research skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Market Research over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Research
Rank 553 516 546
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +30
Contract jobs citing Market Research 58 84 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.20% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 47 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £380 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +32.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £535 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+15.13% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £70.75 £70.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £120.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+700.00% -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44378 41654 38176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.75% 76.18% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28795 25786 23134
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1172 1177 1108
Average hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Market Research
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Market Research Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Market Research
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Market Research within the UK.

Market Research Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Market Research
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Market Research within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Market Research Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Market Research
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Market Research within the UK.

Market Research Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Market Research
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Market Research within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Market Research Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Market Research
Top 26 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England -43 52 £438 +15.13% 37
London -27 19 £400 +1.58% 12
North East -17 13 £460 -16.36% 1
Tyne and Wear -13 12 £460 -16.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 12 £460 -16.36%
East of England +5 8 £388 +6.89%
Cambridgeshire -5 4 £319 -12.06%
Cambridge -7 4 £319 -12.06%
South East -25 4 £550 +20.21% 5
Manchester -20 3 £313 +13.63% 3
North West -24 3 £313 +13.63% 3
East Midlands - 3 £650 - 4
West Sussex - 3 £550 -
Worthing - 3 £550 -
Essex - 3 £450 -
Chelmsford - 2 £438 -
Croydon - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £215 -
West Midlands - 2 £215 -
Hampshire -1 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £650 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £650 -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 69 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (37.42%) User Experience
3 57 (36.77%) Degree
4 51 (32.90%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (30.97%) Psychology
6 44 (28.39%) Human Factors
7 40 (25.81%) Usability Testing
8 24 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (14.19%) Customer Insight
10 21 (13.55%) Finance
11 20 (12.90%) Business Analysis
11 20 (12.90%) ITIL
11 20 (12.90%) PRINCE2
11 20 (12.90%) Marketing
12 18 (11.61%) Scrum
13 17 (10.97%) Mentoring
14 15 (9.68%) Portfolio Management
14 15 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (9.68%) Validation
14 15 (9.68%) Change Management
14 15 (9.68%) TOGAF
14 15 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (7.10%) Project Management
16 10 (6.45%) SOA
16 10 (6.45%) SaaS
16 10 (6.45%) PaaS
17 9 (5.81%) Web Services
18 8 (5.16%) E-Commerce
18 8 (5.16%) MS Excel
18 8 (5.16%) SLA

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.94%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.45%) SaaS
1 10 (6.45%) PaaS
2 3 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
3 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%) SAN
3 1 (0.65%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.29%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) OLAP
3 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) JIRA
2 2 (1.29%) JUnit
2 2 (1.29%) Maven
3 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (13.55%) Finance
2 20 (12.90%) Marketing
3 7 (4.52%) Legal
4 6 (3.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.23%) Banking
6 4 (2.58%) Retail
6 4 (2.58%) Games
6 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.94%) Publishing
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 22 (14.19%) Analyst
2 18 (11.61%) Architect
3 15 (9.68%) Senior Architect
4 13 (8.39%) Product Manager
5 12 (7.74%) Enterprise Architect
5 12 (7.74%) User Experience Researcher
6 11 (7.10%) Developer
7 10 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.45%) Senior Enterprise Architect
8 8 (5.16%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.16%) Consultant
9 5 (3.23%) Applications Architect
9 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Applications Architect
9 5 (3.23%) Product Owner
10 4 (2.58%) Vendor Manager
10 4 (2.58%) IT Assistant
10 4 (2.58%) Procurement Assistant
11 3 (1.94%) Research Analyst
11 3 (1.94%) Designer
11 3 (1.94%) Relationships Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.81%) Web Services
2 4 (2.58%) HTML
2 4 (2.58%) jQuery
2 4 (2.58%) CSS
3 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (1.94%) WCF
3 3 (1.94%) .NET
3 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.94%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.29%) Ember.js
4 2 (1.29%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.65%) Django
5 1 (0.65%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 58 (37.42%) User Experience
2 51 (32.90%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (30.97%) Psychology
4 44 (28.39%) Human Factors
5 6 (3.87%) Statistics
6 5 (3.23%) Social Media
6 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.58%) FMCG
8 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.94%) Online Games
9 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.29%) Bitcoin
10 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.65%) NHS
10 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.65%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.58%) Linux
2 3 (1.94%) UNIX
2 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.65%) Windows
3 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.81%) Usability Testing
3 24 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (14.19%) Customer Insight
5 20 (12.90%) Business Analysis
5 20 (12.90%) ITIL
5 20 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 18 (11.61%) Scrum
7 17 (10.97%) Mentoring
8 15 (9.68%) Portfolio Management
8 15 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (9.68%) Validation
8 15 (9.68%) TOGAF
8 15 (9.68%) Change Management
9 11 (7.10%) Project Management
10 10 (6.45%) SOA
11 8 (5.16%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.16%) Supplier Management
12 7 (4.52%) Product Management
12 7 (4.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.23%) SQL
2 4 (2.58%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.94%) C#
3 3 (1.94%) Java
3 3 (1.94%) Ruby
4 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
4 1 (0.65%) C
4 1 (0.65%) PHP
4 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.65%) VBA
4 1 (0.65%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 57 (36.77%) Degree
2 15 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.94%) RHCE
3 3 (1.94%) RHCA
4 2 (1.29%) MBA
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) SLA
2 4 (2.58%) GAMP
3 3 (1.94%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.94%) HP
2 3 (1.94%) NetApp
2 3 (1.94%) Red Hat
2 3 (1.94%) Teradata
2 3 (1.94%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco
3 1 (0.65%) IBM
3 1 (0.65%) Google
3 1 (0.65%) comScore
3 1 (0.65%) BroadSoft
3 1 (0.65%) VMware
3 1 (0.65%) Cadence
3 1 (0.65%) Intel
3 1 (0.65%) Citrix
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