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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Research
Rank 510 518 525
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Market Research 99 70 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.17% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 47 9
Average daily rate
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£432 £425 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +80.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £259 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £425 £100
% change year-on-year
+11.17% +325.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -55.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £33.90

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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 99 £432 +1.58% 26
London +26 56 £403 -5.29% 17
South East -12 15 £550 +25.71% 2
City of London +17 12 £363 +8.20% 7
East of England +7 11 £475 +11.76% 2
Yorkshire -3 8 £450 - 2
West Sussex - 8 £413 -
West Yorkshire -6 7 £450 -
Leeds -7 7 £450 -
Worthing - 6 £525 -
North West - 6 £385 -
Hampshire -4 4 £550 +18.27% 1
Southampton -14 4 £550 -8.33% 1
Cheshire - 4 - -
Knutsford - 4 - -
Luton +4 3 £475 +11.76%
Surrey +4 3 - -
Bedfordshire -3 3 £475 +11.76%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £438 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £650 -
Nottingham - 2 £650 -
East Midlands - 2 £650 - 1
Essex - 2 - -
Coventry +1 1 - -
West Midlands -13 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £470 -
Crawley - 1 £325 -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 67 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (39.22%) Degree
3 53 (34.64%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (33.99%) User Experience
5 49 (32.03%) Human Factors
6 46 (30.07%) Usability Testing
7 45 (29.41%) Psychology
8 23 (15.03%) Finance
9 20 (13.07%) Customer Insight
10 17 (11.11%) Marketing
10 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (11.11%) Scrum
11 16 (10.46%) Analytics
12 15 (9.80%) Web Services
13 13 (8.50%) Business Analysis
13 13 (8.50%) ITIL
13 13 (8.50%) PRINCE2
14 12 (7.84%) Mentoring
15 11 (7.19%) MS Excel
16 10 (6.54%) SOA
16 10 (6.54%) Project Management
16 10 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (6.54%) Change Management
16 10 (6.54%) TOGAF
16 10 (6.54%) Validation
16 10 (6.54%) Enterprise Architecture
16 10 (6.54%) Portfolio Management
16 10 (6.54%) SaaS
16 10 (6.54%) PaaS
16 10 (6.54%) Product Management

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (1.31%) Node.js
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.54%) SaaS
1 10 (6.54%) PaaS
2 9 (5.88%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.65%) Office 365
5 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) JIRA
2 2 (1.31%) JUnit
2 2 (1.31%) Maven
2 2 (1.31%) RubyMine
3 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (15.03%) Finance
2 17 (11.11%) Marketing
3 9 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.92%) Legal
5 5 (3.27%) Publishing
6 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.61%) Games
6 4 (2.61%) Banking
6 4 (2.61%) Retail
7 3 (1.96%) Law
8 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.31%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.65%) French Language
9 1 (0.65%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (15.69%) Analyst
2 17 (11.11%) Developer
3 14 (9.15%) Product Manager
4 13 (8.50%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.50%) User Experience Researcher
5 12 (7.84%) Architect
6 10 (6.54%) Senior Architect
7 8 (5.23%) Consultant
8 7 (4.58%) Senior Manager
8 7 (4.58%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Applications Architect
9 5 (3.27%) Senior Enterprise Architect
9 5 (3.27%) Product Owner
9 5 (3.27%) Senior Product Manager
9 5 (3.27%) Marketing Manager
9 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (3.27%) Applications Architect
9 5 (3.27%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.61%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.61%) Procurement Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.80%) Web Services
2 8 (5.23%) .NET
3 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 7 (4.58%) WCF
3 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (3.27%) RESTful
6 4 (2.61%) CSS
6 4 (2.61%) HTML
6 4 (2.61%) jQuery
7 2 (1.31%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.31%) Ember.js
7 2 (1.31%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.31%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.65%) Django
8 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (34.64%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (33.99%) User Experience
3 49 (32.03%) Human Factors
4 45 (29.41%) Psychology
5 5 (3.27%) Social Media
5 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.96%) Online Games
6 3 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.96%) Statistics
7 2 (1.31%) Blog
7 2 (1.31%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.31%) Bitcoin
7 2 (1.31%) Open Source
7 2 (1.31%) FMCG
8 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.65%) New Media
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.65%) Android
1 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
1 1 (0.65%) Windows
1 1 (0.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.07%) Usability Testing
3 20 (13.07%) Customer Insight
4 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (11.11%) Scrum
5 16 (10.46%) Analytics
6 13 (8.50%) Business Analysis
6 13 (8.50%) ITIL
6 13 (8.50%) PRINCE2
7 12 (7.84%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.54%) SOA
8 10 (6.54%) Project Management
8 10 (6.54%) Change Management
8 10 (6.54%) TOGAF
8 10 (6.54%) Validation
8 10 (6.54%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (6.54%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (6.54%) Product Management
9 8 (5.23%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.23%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.23%) C#
2 6 (3.92%) JavaScript
2 6 (3.92%) Ruby
3 5 (3.27%) SQL
4 3 (1.96%) Java
5 2 (1.31%) PHP
5 2 (1.31%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.31%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.65%) XAML
6 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 60 (39.22%) Degree
2 10 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.31%) MBA
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) GAMP
2 5 (3.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (5.88%) Google
2 8 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.96%) Rackspace
3 3 (1.96%) Teradata
4 2 (1.31%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) comScore
5 1 (0.65%) BroadSoft
5 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.65%) Cadence
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe
City of London
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Rate: £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago