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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Market Research
Rank 510 546 530
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -16
Contract jobs citing Market Research 109 55 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 38 31
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £470 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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
Top 27 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 5 February 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
England +54 108 £400 +3.22% 37
London +22 54 £400 +6.66% 15
North East -14 22 £425 -2.57%
Tyne and Wear -20 21 £438 -12.28%
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 20 £450 -9.77%
West Midlands - 17 £385 - 1
Shropshire - 16 £380 -
Telford - 15 £380 -
South East +2 5 £330 -40.00% 5
West Yorkshire -3 5 £413 +43.47% 1
Yorkshire -8 5 £413 +43.47% 3
Leeds -15 5 £413 +43.47%
City of London +39 3 £488 +39.28% 4
Berkshire +5 3 - - 1
South West +5 3 £375 -
Bristol 0 3 £375 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Darlington - 1 £275 -
Nottingham - 1 £215 -
Reading - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £215 -
Durham - 1 £275 -
Worthing - 1 £450 -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 £215 -
Midlands - 1 £600 -
Birmingham - 1 £825 -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 142 (77.17%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (66.85%) Degree
3 120 (65.22%) User Experience
4 119 (64.67%) Psychology
5 100 (54.35%) Human Factors
6 97 (52.72%) Analytical Skills
6 97 (52.72%) Usability Testing
7 94 (51.09%) Ethnography
8 36 (19.57%) Customer Insight
9 24 (13.04%) User Stories
10 23 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 23 (12.50%) Scrum
11 16 (8.70%) Analytics
11 16 (8.70%) Security Cleared
12 12 (6.52%) Marketing
13 8 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.35%) Project Management
13 8 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (3.80%) SC Cleared
14 7 (3.80%) Finance
14 7 (3.80%) E-Commerce
14 7 (3.80%) Microsoft
14 7 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (3.26%) SQL
15 6 (3.26%) Oracle
15 6 (3.26%) Web Services
15 6 (3.26%) MS Excel
15 6 (3.26%) Qualitative Research
16 5 (2.72%) Line Management
16 5 (2.72%) SAS

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (2.72%) SAS
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.09%) MS Office
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.17%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) Heroku
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.54%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.54%) DNS
1 1 (0.54%) Internet
1 1 (0.54%) Skype
1 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.54%) Wireless
1 1 (0.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.17%) GIS
2 3 (1.63%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.63%) MS Access
3 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.54%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.54%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (6.52%) Marketing
2 7 (3.80%) Finance
3 5 (2.72%) Retail
4 4 (2.17%) Banking
4 4 (2.17%) Legal
4 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.09%) Billing
6 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (69.57%) User Researcher
2 47 (25.54%) Digital User Researcher
3 43 (23.37%) User Experience Researcher
4 8 (4.35%) Analyst
5 4 (2.17%) Product Manager
5 4 (2.17%) Product Owner
6 3 (1.63%) Consultant
6 3 (1.63%) Developer
6 3 (1.63%) Senior User Experience Researcher
6 3 (1.63%) Senior User Researcher
7 2 (1.09%) Business Analyst
7 2 (1.09%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (1.09%) IT Consultant
7 2 (1.09%) IT Manager
7 2 (1.09%) Lead Developer
7 2 (1.09%) Programme Manager
7 2 (1.09%) Programmer
7 2 (1.09%) Project Manager
7 2 (1.09%) Recruitment Consultant
7 2 (1.09%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.26%) Web Services
2 2 (1.09%) CSS
2 2 (1.09%) HTML
3 1 (0.54%) .NET
3 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.54%) CSS3
3 1 (0.54%) Ember.js
3 1 (0.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 120 (65.22%) User Experience
2 119 (64.67%) Psychology
3 97 (52.72%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.63%) FMCG
6 2 (1.09%) Copywriting
6 2 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.09%) Social Media
7 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.54%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.54%) Life Science
7 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.54%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) NHS
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.17%) Android
1 4 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (77.17%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (54.35%) Human Factors
3 97 (52.72%) Usability Testing
4 94 (51.09%) Ethnography
5 36 (19.57%) Customer Insight
6 24 (13.04%) User Stories
7 23 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 23 (12.50%) Scrum
8 16 (8.70%) Analytics
9 8 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.35%) Project Management
10 7 (3.80%) E-Commerce
10 7 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.26%) Qualitative Research
12 5 (2.72%) Line Management
13 4 (2.17%) Data Visualisation
13 4 (2.17%) Open Source
13 4 (2.17%) Supplier Management
14 3 (1.63%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.26%) SQL
2 3 (1.63%) MapBasic
2 3 (1.63%) PL/SQL
2 3 (1.63%) VBA
3 2 (1.09%) C#
3 2 (1.09%) R
4 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 123 (66.85%) Degree
2 16 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) GISP
5 1 (0.54%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (3.80%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.26%) Oracle
3 4 (2.17%) Google
4 3 (1.63%) Mapinfo
5 2 (1.09%) EMC
5 2 (1.09%) HP
5 2 (1.09%) IBM
5 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.09%) VMware
6 1 (0.54%) Askia
6 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.54%) Cegedim Rx
6 1 (0.54%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.54%) Mercator
6 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.54%) Tableau
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