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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Research
Rank 505 525 533
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Contract jobs citing Market Research 91 70 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.18% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 11
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£414 £413 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% +71.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £295 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £233
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +63.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50

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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
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 29 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 29 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 -2 87 £414 -2.64% 27
London +3 44 £400 -5.88% 13
East of England +12 12 £444 +4.41% 2
South East -3 11 £500 +10.80% 4
City of London +13 9 £383 -4.37% 4
West Sussex - 9 £413 -
North West -13 7 £313 +13.63% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £450 - 2
Worthing - 7 £525 -
Leeds - 6 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £450 -
East Midlands - 5 £650 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £350 - 1
Cambridge - 5 £350 -
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
Knutsford - 4 - -
Bedfordshire +8 3 £475 +11.76%
Luton +1 3 £475 +11.76%
Manchester -5 3 £313 +13.63%
Nottingham - 3 £650 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £438 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £650 -
Surrey +11 1 - - 1
Hampshire -4 1 £550 +17.02%
Southampton -6 1 £550 -8.33%
Coventry - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £325 -
Gatwick - 1 £325 -
Hertford - 1 £475 -
Hounslow - 1 £315 -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 64 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (35.85%) Degree
3 51 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (31.45%) User Experience
5 48 (30.19%) Human Factors
6 44 (27.67%) Usability Testing
7 43 (27.04%) Psychology
8 22 (13.84%) Finance
9 21 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (12.58%) Marketing
11 18 (11.32%) Customer Insight
11 18 (11.32%) Scrum
11 18 (11.32%) Business Analysis
12 17 (10.69%) ITIL
12 17 (10.69%) PRINCE2
13 16 (10.06%) Web Services
13 16 (10.06%) Analytics
14 14 (8.81%) Validation
14 14 (8.81%) TOGAF
14 14 (8.81%) Change Management
14 14 (8.81%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (8.81%) Portfolio Management
14 14 (8.81%) Enterprise Architecture
15 13 (8.18%) Project Management
16 12 (7.55%) Mentoring
17 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
17 10 (6.29%) SOA
17 10 (6.29%) SaaS
17 10 (6.29%) PaaS
17 10 (6.29%) Product Management

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (1.26%) Node.js
2 1 (0.63%) Drupal
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.29%) SaaS
1 10 (6.29%) PaaS
2 9 (5.66%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.63%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.89%) LAN
1 3 (1.89%) WAN
2 2 (1.26%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.63%) PBX
3 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) JIRA
2 2 (1.26%) Maven
2 2 (1.26%) JUnit
3 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (13.84%) Finance
2 20 (12.58%) Marketing
3 9 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.77%) Legal
5 5 (3.14%) Publishing
6 4 (2.52%) Games
6 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.52%) Banking
6 4 (2.52%) Retail
7 3 (1.89%) Law
8 2 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.26%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (15.72%) Analyst
2 17 (10.69%) Architect
3 15 (9.43%) Developer
3 15 (9.43%) Product Manager
4 14 (8.81%) Senior Architect
5 13 (8.18%) User Experience Researcher
6 12 (7.55%) Business Analyst
7 11 (6.92%) Enterprise Architect
8 9 (5.66%) Senior Enterprise Architect
8 9 (5.66%) Consultant
9 7 (4.40%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Applications Architect
11 5 (3.14%) Product Owner
11 5 (3.14%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.14%) Senior Product Manager
11 5 (3.14%) Marketing Manager
11 5 (3.14%) Applications Architect
12 4 (2.52%) Senior Software Developer
12 4 (2.52%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.06%) Web Services
2 8 (5.03%) .NET
3 7 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (4.40%) WCF
3 7 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 7 (4.40%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.14%) RESTful
5 4 (2.52%) HTML
5 4 (2.52%) CSS
5 4 (2.52%) jQuery
6 3 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.26%) Ember.js
7 2 (1.26%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.26%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.63%) Django
8 1 (0.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (31.45%) User Experience
3 48 (30.19%) Human Factors
4 43 (27.04%) Psychology
5 6 (3.77%) Statistics
5 6 (3.77%) Social Media
6 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.89%) FMCG
7 3 (1.89%) Online Games
7 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.26%) Bitcoin
8 2 (1.26%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.26%) Blog
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.63%) New Media
9 1 (0.63%) NHS
9 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.52%) Linux
2 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (1.89%) UNIX
3 1 (0.63%) Android
3 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.63%) Windows
3 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (27.67%) Usability Testing
3 21 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (11.32%) Customer Insight
4 18 (11.32%) Scrum
4 18 (11.32%) Business Analysis
5 17 (10.69%) ITIL
5 17 (10.69%) PRINCE2
6 16 (10.06%) Analytics
7 14 (8.81%) Validation
7 14 (8.81%) TOGAF
7 14 (8.81%) Change Management
7 14 (8.81%) Portfolio Management
7 14 (8.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (8.18%) Project Management
9 12 (7.55%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.29%) SOA
10 10 (6.29%) Product Management
11 8 (5.03%) Supplier Management
11 8 (5.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.03%) C#
2 7 (4.40%) SQL
3 6 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.89%) Java
4 3 (1.89%) Ruby
5 2 (1.26%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.26%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.63%) PHP
6 1 (0.63%) Python
6 1 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 57 (35.85%) Degree
2 14 (8.81%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.89%) RHCE
4 3 (1.89%) RHCA
5 2 (1.26%) MBA
6 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) SLA
2 7 (4.40%) GAMP
3 2 (1.26%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (5.66%) Google
2 7 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.89%) Rackspace
3 3 (1.89%) HP
3 3 (1.89%) NetApp
3 3 (1.89%) Red Hat
3 3 (1.89%) Teradata
4 1 (0.63%) comScore
4 1 (0.63%) BroadSoft
4 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe
4 1 (0.63%) Cadence