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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Market Research
Rank 521 550 555
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +5
Contract jobs citing Market Research 91 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.046% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.062% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 15 24
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £445 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -

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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

Market Research Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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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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 90 £425 +41.66% 21
London +42 53 £475 +52.00% 13
City of London +28 15 £308 +28.12% 5
East of England - 10 £425 - 3
South East - 9 £450 - 3
North West - 8 £313 - 2
Manchester - 6 £313 - 1
Epsom - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 - - 1
South West - 4 £380 -
Hampshire - 3 £465 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
South Wales -10 1 - - 1
Newport -11 1 - -
Wales -18 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £240 -
Devon - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Crawley - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 46 (28.57%) Degree
2 45 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (22.98%) Psychology
4 36 (22.36%) Marketing
5 31 (19.25%) Usability Testing
6 28 (17.39%) Human Factors
7 25 (15.53%) SQL
8 23 (14.29%) HTML
9 21 (13.04%) Qualitative Research
10 19 (11.80%) Analytics
10 19 (11.80%) Project Management
11 18 (11.18%) Data Analysis
12 17 (10.56%) E-Commerce
13 16 (9.94%) Finance
14 15 (9.32%) Supplier Management
15 14 (8.70%) Microsoft
15 14 (8.70%) SQL Server
16 13 (8.07%) JavaScript
16 13 (8.07%) CSS
16 13 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (8.07%) Business Analysis
16 13 (8.07%) Customer Insight
17 12 (7.45%) MS Excel
17 12 (7.45%) MS Office
18 11 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (6.83%) Data Management
18 11 (6.83%) jQuery
19 10 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
19 10 (6.21%) Windows

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 7 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.11%) IIS
3 4 (2.48%) SAS
4 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (7.45%) MS Office
1 12 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.86%) SPSS
3 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) SaaS
2 3 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.11%) SAN
1 5 (3.11%) Firewall
1 5 (3.11%) VLAN
1 5 (3.11%) NAS
2 4 (2.48%) Network Security
3 3 (1.86%) Internet
4 2 (1.24%) LDAP
4 2 (1.24%) AMQP
5 1 (0.62%) HSRP
5 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.48%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.24%) MySQL
7 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.24%) DB2
7 2 (1.24%) OLAP
7 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.11%) FrontPage
1 5 (3.11%) Expression Web
2 4 (2.48%) JIRA
2 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.86%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 36 (22.36%) Marketing
2 16 (9.94%) Finance
3 9 (5.59%) Retail
4 7 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.73%) Advertising
5 6 (3.73%) German Language
6 4 (2.48%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.24%) Local Government
8 2 (1.24%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.62%) French Language
9 1 (0.62%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.62%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.62%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.62%) Publishing
9 1 (0.62%) Games
9 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (23.60%) Analyst
2 23 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 16 (9.94%) Developer
4 13 (8.07%) Consultant
5 9 (5.59%) User Experience Researcher
6 7 (4.35%) Head of User Experience
7 6 (3.73%) Programmer
7 6 (3.73%) Procurement Manager
7 6 (3.73%) Product Manager
8 5 (3.11%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.11%) Security Consultant
8 5 (3.11%) Network Consultant
8 5 (3.11%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (2.48%) NHS Business Analyst
9 4 (2.48%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (2.48%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Front-End Web Developer
9 4 (2.48%) IT Consultant
9 4 (2.48%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Procurement Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.29%) HTML
2 13 (8.07%) CSS
3 11 (6.83%) jQuery
4 8 (4.97%) .NET
5 4 (2.48%) XML
5 4 (2.48%) HTML5
5 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (1.86%) Web Services
6 3 (1.86%) CSS3
6 3 (1.86%) Flash
6 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.86%) JSP
7 2 (1.24%) Servlets
7 2 (1.24%) XSD
7 2 (1.24%) JMS
7 2 (1.24%) Ajax
7 2 (1.24%) JSON
7 2 (1.24%) RESTful
8 1 (0.62%) REST
8 1 (0.62%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.98%) Psychology
2 28 (17.39%) Human Factors
3 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.73%) NHS
5 4 (2.48%) Economics
5 4 (2.48%) Statistics
6 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.86%) Social Media
7 2 (1.24%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.24%) Copywriting
7 2 (1.24%) Social Network
7 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.62%) Online Games
8 1 (0.62%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.62%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.62%) mHealth
8 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.21%) Windows
2 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (3.73%) UNIX
4 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.11%) Linux
5 3 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.86%) Android
6 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (19.25%) Usability Testing
3 21 (13.04%) Qualitative Research
4 19 (11.80%) Analytics
4 19 (11.80%) Project Management
5 18 (11.18%) Data Analysis
6 17 (10.56%) E-Commerce
7 15 (9.32%) Supplier Management
8 13 (8.07%) Business Analysis
8 13 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (8.07%) Customer Insight
9 11 (6.83%) Data Management
10 9 (5.59%) Product Management
11 8 (4.97%) Strategic Planning
11 8 (4.97%) CRM
11 8 (4.97%) Change Management
12 7 (4.35%) Predictive Modelling
13 6 (3.73%) Web Analytics
13 6 (3.73%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.53%) SQL
2 13 (8.07%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.48%) Java
5 2 (1.24%) C#
5 2 (1.24%) VB
5 2 (1.24%) Python
5 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.24%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.62%) R
6 1 (0.62%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 46 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (1.24%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) CISSP
3 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.62%) CISM
3 1 (0.62%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Puppet
1 1 (0.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.97%) Mercator
2 8 (4.97%) Confirmit
3 6 (3.73%) VMware
3 6 (3.73%) Omniture
4 5 (3.11%) SonicWALL
4 5 (3.11%) HP
4 5 (3.11%) Dell
4 5 (3.11%) Cisco
4 5 (3.11%) NETGEAR
4 5 (3.11%) Tableau
5 4 (2.48%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.48%) Greenplum
5 4 (2.48%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.86%) Google
6 3 (1.86%) Adobe
6 3 (1.86%) SAP
6 3 (1.86%) comScore
7 2 (1.24%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle
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