The table below looks at the statistics for Market Research skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Market Research over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Market Research
UK
Rank 475 536 545
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +9
Contract jobs citing Market Research 125 82 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 47 38
Median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £240 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.25 - -

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
36851 41553 39200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.17% 81.71% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24406 26875 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1218 1044
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Market Research
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Market Research as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Market Research within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +68 125 £425 +7.59% 332
London +20 41 £453 +13.12% 8
South East +42 28 £420 +32.28% 95
Yorkshire +24 20 £425 +3.03% 33
North East -19 14 £400 -3.03% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 14 £400 -5.88% 2
Tyne and Wear -23 14 £400 -5.88% 8
West Sussex +14 13 £427 +13.78% 11
Worthing +2 13 £427 +13.78% 1
City of London -4 11 £463 -5.12% 2
West Yorkshire +20 10 £525 +27.27% 11
Leeds +9 10 £525 +27.27% 1
South Yorkshire - 10 £425 - 4
Sheffield - 10 £425 - 1
North West +23 8 £375 +13.63% 41
Berkshire +13 7 £415 - 9
Nottinghamshire +11 7 £275 +28.20% 4
East Midlands +9 7 £275 +28.20% 26
Reading - 7 £415 - 1
Nottingham +9 6 £200 -6.75% 1
West Midlands -11 4 £450 +16.88% 31
South West +11 3 £363 -3.33% 42
Bristol +3 3 £363 -3.33% 1
East Sussex +6 2 £325 -2.98% 8
Birmingham -3 2 £450 -45.45% 1
Coventry - 2 £450 - 1
Blackpool - 2 - - 1
Hove - 2 £325 - 1
Staines - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 14

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Market Research also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Market Research.

1 143 (66.82%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (60.28%) User Experience
3 122 (57.01%) Psychology
4 106 (49.53%) Customer Insight
5 105 (49.07%) Degree
6 104 (48.60%) Service Design
7 102 (47.66%) Analytical Skills
8 98 (45.79%) Usability Testing
9 92 (42.99%) Guerrilla Research
10 91 (42.52%) Ethnography
11 90 (42.06%) Human Factors
12 34 (15.89%) Marketing
13 27 (12.62%) Prototyping
14 26 (12.15%) User Stories
15 15 (7.01%) Finance
15 15 (7.01%) SQL
16 14 (6.54%) Actionable Insight
17 13 (6.07%) Mentoring
18 12 (5.61%) Guerrilla Testing
19 11 (5.14%) Front End Development
19 11 (5.14%) SAP
19 11 (5.14%) Project Management
20 10 (4.67%) Service Delivery
20 10 (4.67%) CSS
20 10 (4.67%) CRM
20 10 (4.67%) HTML
20 10 (4.67%) Business Analysis
20 10 (4.67%) Competitor Analysis
20 10 (4.67%) Mobile App
20 10 (4.67%) Analytics

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.27%) SAS
2 5 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.34%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.80%) MS Office
2 6 (2.80%) SPSS
3 5 (2.34%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.93%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP Business One
1 3 (1.40%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.93%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.21%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (3.27%) Big Data
2 7 (3.27%) Data Mining
3 6 (2.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (2.34%) MySQL
4 5 (2.34%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.40%) HBase
6 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.93%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.47%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.34%) RSpec
2 3 (1.40%) JIRA
3 2 (0.93%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) ERwin
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (15.89%) Marketing
2 15 (7.01%) Finance
3 8 (3.74%) Legal
4 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.40%) Advertising
5 3 (1.40%) Banking
5 3 (1.40%) Billing
6 2 (0.93%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) German Language
6 2 (0.93%) Law
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
6 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 132 (61.68%) User Researcher
2 56 (26.17%) User Experience Researcher
3 35 (16.36%) Digital User Researcher
4 19 (8.88%) Analyst
5 14 (6.54%) Product Manager
6 12 (5.61%) Senior User Researcher
7 9 (4.21%) Consultant
7 9 (4.21%) Developer
8 7 (3.27%) Research Analyst
8 7 (3.27%) Research Consultant
8 7 (3.27%) User Experience Consultant
9 6 (2.80%) Business Analyst
9 6 (2.80%) Customer Analyst
9 6 (2.80%) Customer Insight Analyst
9 6 (2.80%) Designer
9 6 (2.80%) Insight Analyst
10 5 (2.34%) Applications Manager
10 5 (2.34%) Lean Consultant
10 5 (2.34%) Mobile Product Manager
11 4 (1.87%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.67%) CSS
1 10 (4.67%) HTML
2 5 (2.34%) AngularJS
2 5 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (0.93%) .NET
3 2 (0.93%) Node.js
3 2 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 129 (60.28%) User Experience
2 122 (57.01%) Psychology
3 102 (47.66%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.27%) Social Media
6 6 (2.80%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.40%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.40%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.93%) Copywriting
9 2 (0.93%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.93%) Statistics
9 2 (0.93%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.47%) Blog
10 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.47%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.93%) Android
1 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
1 2 (0.93%) Linux
1 2 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (66.82%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (49.53%) Customer Insight
3 104 (48.60%) Service Design
4 98 (45.79%) Usability Testing
5 92 (42.99%) Guerrilla Research
6 91 (42.52%) Ethnography
7 90 (42.06%) Human Factors
8 27 (12.62%) Prototyping
9 26 (12.15%) User Stories
10 14 (6.54%) Actionable Insight
11 13 (6.07%) Mentoring
12 12 (5.61%) Guerrilla Testing
13 11 (5.14%) Front End Development
13 11 (5.14%) Project Management
14 10 (4.67%) Analytics
14 10 (4.67%) Business Analysis
14 10 (4.67%) Competitor Analysis
14 10 (4.67%) CRM
14 10 (4.67%) Service Delivery
15 9 (4.21%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.01%) SQL
2 5 (2.34%) JavaScript
2 5 (2.34%) Ruby
3 4 (1.87%) C
4 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.47%) C++
5 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (49.07%) Degree
2 7 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) CISSP
3 1 (0.47%) MBA
3 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.93%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) GMP
Systems Management
1 5 (2.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (5.14%) SAP
2 8 (3.74%) Tableau
3 6 (2.80%) Facebook
3 6 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle
5 3 (1.40%) Brio
5 3 (1.40%) Cognos
5 3 (1.40%) Coremetrics
5 3 (1.40%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.40%) Omniture
6 2 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.93%) Google
6 2 (0.93%) Greenplum
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.93%) Sophos
7 1 (0.47%) DataFlux
7 1 (0.47%) Teradata
7 1 (0.47%) Twitter
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