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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Research
Rank 510 512 509
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Market Research 66 64 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.17% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 16
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£426 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £189 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.58% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £54.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £54.30

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
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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
Top 30 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 2 March 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 -21 66 £426 +15.13% 41
London +7 37 £415 +38.33% 20
South East -20 7 £550 +39.24% 4
East of England +8 5 £470 +10.58%
Yorkshire -1 5 £288 - 1
Hampshire -18 5 £550 +25.71% 1
Essex - 4 £470 -
North West - 4 £350 - 10
City of London -1 3 £350 +34.61% 4
Surrey - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £344 - 9
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Chester - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Harrogate - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 66 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (49.61%) Usability Testing
3 61 (48.03%) Degree
4 60 (47.24%) Human Factors
5 46 (36.22%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (33.86%) Psychology
7 41 (32.28%) User Experience
8 16 (12.60%) Customer Insight
9 14 (11.02%) Analytics
10 13 (10.24%) Finance
10 13 (10.24%) Qualitative Research
11 11 (8.66%) Web Services
11 11 (8.66%) Marketing
12 10 (7.87%) Google
12 10 (7.87%) Google Analytics
13 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
13 9 (7.09%) User Stories
13 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
14 7 (5.51%) Project Management
14 7 (5.51%) C#
14 7 (5.51%) SQL
14 7 (5.51%) .NET
14 7 (5.51%) MS Excel
14 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
14 7 (5.51%) Supplier Management
14 7 (5.51%) Mentoring
15 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 6 (4.72%) Financial Modelling
15 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (4.72%) Open Source

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.57%) IIS
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.79%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) Office 365
2 2 (1.57%) IaaS
2 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.57%) SaaS
2 2 (1.57%) PaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) SAN
1 2 (1.57%) Firewall
1 2 (1.57%) VLAN
1 2 (1.57%) NAS
1 2 (1.57%) HSRP
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) RubyMine
2 1 (0.79%) JUnit
2 1 (0.79%) Maven
2 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (10.24%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Marketing
3 6 (4.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.15%) Legal
4 4 (3.15%) Publishing
5 3 (2.36%) Games
5 3 (2.36%) Law
6 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) French Language
7 1 (0.79%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 14 (11.02%) Developer
1 14 (11.02%) Analyst
2 8 (6.30%) Consultant
3 7 (5.51%) Business Analyst
4 6 (4.72%) Senior Developer
4 6 (4.72%) Product Manager
4 6 (4.72%) User Experience Researcher
5 5 (3.94%) Senior Manager
6 4 (3.15%) Marketing Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Senior Product Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Vendor Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Procurement Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Software Developer
7 3 (2.36%) Architect
7 3 (2.36%) Relationships Manager
7 3 (2.36%) IT Procurement Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (2.36%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (2.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (2.36%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.66%) Web Services
2 7 (5.51%) .NET
3 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.72%) WCF
3 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 5 (3.94%) RESTful
4 5 (3.94%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (2.36%) CSS
5 3 (2.36%) HTML
6 2 (1.57%) jQuery
7 1 (0.79%) WPF
7 1 (0.79%) Django
7 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.79%) Ember.js
7 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (47.24%) Human Factors
2 46 (36.22%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (33.86%) Psychology
4 41 (32.28%) User Experience
5 6 (4.72%) Open Source
6 3 (2.36%) Social Media
6 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.36%) Blog
6 3 (2.36%) Online Games
6 3 (2.36%) Statistics
7 2 (1.57%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) GIS
8 1 (0.79%) Economics
8 1 (0.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.36%) Windows
2 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Android
3 1 (0.79%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (49.61%) Usability Testing
3 16 (12.60%) Customer Insight
4 14 (11.02%) Analytics
5 13 (10.24%) Qualitative Research
6 9 (7.09%) User Stories
7 7 (5.51%) Mentoring
7 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.51%) Supplier Management
7 7 (5.51%) Project Management
8 6 (4.72%) MVC
8 6 (4.72%) Financial Modelling
9 5 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.15%) Product Management
10 4 (3.15%) Web Development
11 3 (2.36%) Business Development
11 3 (2.36%) Web Analytics
11 3 (2.36%) Marketing Strategy
12 2 (1.57%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (1.57%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.51%) C#
1 7 (5.51%) SQL
2 5 (3.94%) Ruby
2 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.57%) PHP
3 2 (1.57%) Java
3 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.79%) Python
4 1 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 61 (48.03%) Degree
2 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) GAMP
2 3 (2.36%) SLA
3 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (7.87%) Google
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco
3 2 (1.57%) HP
3 2 (1.57%) Dell
3 2 (1.57%) VMware
3 2 (1.57%) Teradata
3 2 (1.57%) SonicWALL
3 2 (1.57%) NETGEAR
3 2 (1.57%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.79%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle
4 1 (0.79%) Adobe
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Blandford Forum, Dorset
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 20 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
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Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago