The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Market Research
Rank 519 534 533
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Market Research 69 22 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.046% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.063% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 11 31
Average daily rate £425 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £29.50 £11.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.93% +167.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.90 £11.02
% change year-on-year
- +207.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +8 63 £425 +41.66% 36
London -15 35 £425 +58.87% 26
South East -5 15 £438 +25.00% 5
City of London -2 11 £325 -23.52% 4
East of England - 9 £425 - 1
Bedfordshire - 9 £425 -
Hampshire - 7 £465 -
Luton - 6 £425 -
Berkshire - 5 £350 - 1
Newport - 4 £375 -
Wales - 4 £375 -
South Wales - 4 £375 -
Surrey -9 3 - - 1
Dunstable - 3 £460 -
West Midlands - 2 £293 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
South West - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (27.73%) Marketing
2 29 (24.37%) Degree
2 29 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (23.53%) Usability Testing
4 27 (22.69%) Analytics
5 23 (19.33%) Psychology
6 21 (17.65%) Human Factors
7 17 (14.29%) SQL
8 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (12.61%) SQL Server
10 14 (11.76%) CRM
11 13 (10.92%) Project Management
11 13 (10.92%) Data Analysis
12 12 (10.08%) Data Management
12 12 (10.08%) Workflow
13 11 (9.24%) Finance
13 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
13 11 (9.24%) Supplier Management
13 11 (9.24%) Web Analytics
13 11 (9.24%) SaaS
14 10 (8.40%) Retail
15 9 (7.56%) Logistics
15 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
15 9 (7.56%) Master Data Management
15 9 (7.56%) User Stories
15 9 (7.56%) Customer Insight
15 9 (7.56%) Business Analysis
15 9 (7.56%) Use Case
16 8 (6.72%) Mobile App
16 8 (6.72%) Apple iOS

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (3.36%) SAS
1 4 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.68%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.68%) ArcIMS
2 2 (1.68%) CMS
2 2 (1.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.04%) MS Office
3 5 (4.20%) Photoshop
3 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.84%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.84%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) SiteCatalyst
2 4 (3.36%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.68%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.24%) SaaS
2 2 (1.68%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) Internet
2 1 (0.84%) Firewall
2 1 (0.84%) VLAN
2 1 (0.84%) NFC
2 1 (0.84%) Network Security
2 1 (0.84%) NAS
2 1 (0.84%) SAN
2 1 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.84%) MySQL
8 1 (0.84%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) FrontPage
1 4 (3.36%) Expression Web
General
1 33 (27.73%) Marketing
2 11 (9.24%) Finance
3 10 (8.40%) Retail
4 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.04%) Advertising
4 6 (5.04%) German Language
5 5 (4.20%) Italian Language
6 4 (3.36%) Legal
7 3 (2.52%) Publishing
7 3 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.52%) Back Office
7 3 (2.52%) Banking
8 2 (1.68%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.68%) Games
9 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.84%) Electronics
9 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.84%) French Language
9 1 (0.84%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.84%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (30.25%) Analyst
2 20 (16.81%) Business Analyst
3 13 (10.92%) Developer
4 12 (10.08%) Product Manager
5 8 (6.72%) User Experience Researcher
6 6 (5.04%) Web Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Marketing Manager
7 5 (4.20%) Product Marketing Manager
8 4 (3.36%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (2.52%) Programmer
9 3 (2.52%) Market Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) Supply Chain Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) Research Manager
10 2 (1.68%) User Experience Manager
10 2 (1.68%) Market Research Analyst
10 2 (1.68%) Research Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.72%) .NET
2 7 (5.88%) HTML
3 4 (3.36%) CSS
4 3 (2.52%) jQuery
5 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.68%) MDX
5 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.84%) SOAP
6 1 (0.84%) XML
6 1 (0.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.33%) Psychology
2 21 (17.65%) Human Factors
3 8 (6.72%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.36%) Economics
5 3 (2.52%) Statistics
5 3 (2.52%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.52%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.68%) GIS
6 2 (1.68%) New Media
6 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.84%) Podcast
7 1 (0.84%) Informatics
7 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.84%) Neural Network
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.72%) Android
1 8 (6.72%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.68%) Windows
3 1 (0.84%) Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.53%) Usability Testing
3 27 (22.69%) Analytics
4 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (11.76%) CRM
6 13 (10.92%) Project Management
6 13 (10.92%) Data Analysis
7 12 (10.08%) Data Management
7 12 (10.08%) Workflow
8 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
8 11 (9.24%) Web Analytics
8 11 (9.24%) Supplier Management
9 9 (7.56%) Logistics
9 9 (7.56%) Master Data Management
9 9 (7.56%) User Stories
9 9 (7.56%) Customer Insight
9 9 (7.56%) Business Analysis
9 9 (7.56%) Use Case
10 8 (6.72%) Qualitative Research
11 7 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (4.20%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.52%) C#
3 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.68%) C
5 1 (0.84%) Java
5 1 (0.84%) VB
5 1 (0.84%) ABAP
5 1 (0.84%) VBA
5 1 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 29 (24.37%) Degree
2 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.84%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 7 (5.88%) Omniture
2 5 (4.20%) Adobe
3 4 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.36%) Google
3 4 (3.36%) comScore
4 3 (2.52%) Tableau
4 3 (2.52%) Confirmit
4 3 (2.52%) Mercator
4 3 (2.52%) SAP
5 2 (1.68%) Siebel
5 2 (1.68%) ESRI
5 2 (1.68%) SendGrid
6 1 (0.84%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.84%) VMware
6 1 (0.84%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.84%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.84%) NETGEAR
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco
6 1 (0.84%) Remedy
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