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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Research
Rank 515 514 525
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Market Research 74 74 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.19% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 52 15
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£444 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £211 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -67.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £54.30

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
41890 39937 34135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.95% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26101 24544 20460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1180 1127 1112
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 74 £444 +4.41% 28
London +11 41 £350 -11.11% 12
South East -37 10 £550 +23.94% 3
Yorkshire +1 9 £450 - 1
Leeds 0 9 £450 -
West Yorkshire -4 9 £450 -
East of England +11 8 £473 +11.17% 3
Hampshire -10 7 £550 +22.22% 1
City of London +5 6 £350 +13.82%
Surrey +5 3 - -
Bedfordshire -12 2 £488 +14.76% 1
North West - 2 £470 - 4
Coventry -3 1 - -
West Midlands -9 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - -
Harrogate - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bedford - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Chester - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 66 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (43.94%) Degree
3 57 (43.18%) Human Factors
4 56 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (41.67%) Usability Testing
6 49 (37.12%) User Experience
7 45 (34.09%) Psychology
8 19 (14.39%) Customer Insight
9 16 (12.12%) Finance
10 15 (11.36%) Analytics
11 13 (9.85%) Marketing
11 13 (9.85%) Web Services
12 12 (9.09%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (6.82%) SQL Server
13 9 (6.82%) Google
13 9 (6.82%) Google Analytics
13 9 (6.82%) Qualitative Research
14 8 (6.06%) Financial Modelling
14 8 (6.06%) Software Engineering
14 8 (6.06%) .NET
14 8 (6.06%) C#
14 8 (6.06%) GAMP
14 8 (6.06%) Project Management
15 7 (5.30%) MVC
15 7 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET
15 7 (5.30%) MS Excel
15 7 (5.30%) ITIL
15 7 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.52%) Node.js
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.76%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) SaaS
1 6 (4.55%) PaaS
2 3 (2.27%) Office 365
2 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.76%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) PBX
1 1 (0.76%) HTTP
1 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) JUnit
1 2 (1.52%) Maven
1 2 (1.52%) JIRA
1 2 (1.52%) RubyMine
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (12.12%) Finance
2 13 (9.85%) Marketing
3 9 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.79%) Legal
4 5 (3.79%) Publishing
5 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.27%) Law
6 3 (2.27%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) French Language
7 1 (0.76%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 18 (13.64%) Analyst
2 16 (12.12%) Developer
3 10 (7.58%) Business Analyst
4 8 (6.06%) Product Manager
5 7 (5.30%) Architect
5 7 (5.30%) Senior Developer
6 6 (4.55%) Consultant
6 6 (4.55%) User Experience Researcher
7 5 (3.79%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.79%) Marketing Manager
8 4 (3.03%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (3.03%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.03%) Senior Architect
9 3 (2.27%) Vendor Manager
9 3 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 3 (2.27%) SharePoint Architect
9 3 (2.27%) Relationships Manager
9 3 (2.27%) Product Owner
9 3 (2.27%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.27%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) Web Services
2 8 (6.06%) .NET
3 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.30%) WCF
3 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 6 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (3.79%) RESTful
6 4 (3.03%) CSS
6 4 (3.03%) HTML
6 4 (3.03%) jQuery
7 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.52%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.52%) Ember.js
7 2 (1.52%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.76%) WPF
8 1 (0.76%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 57 (43.18%) Human Factors
2 56 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (37.12%) User Experience
4 45 (34.09%) Psychology
5 4 (3.03%) Open Source
6 3 (2.27%) Social Media
6 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.27%) Online Games
6 3 (2.27%) Statistics
7 2 (1.52%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.52%) Blog
7 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) FMCG
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.76%) Windows
1 1 (0.76%) Linux
1 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
1 1 (0.76%) Android
1 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (41.67%) Usability Testing
3 19 (14.39%) Customer Insight
4 15 (11.36%) Analytics
5 12 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 9 (6.82%) Qualitative Research
7 8 (6.06%) Financial Modelling
7 8 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.06%) Project Management
8 7 (5.30%) MVC
8 7 (5.30%) ITIL
8 7 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.55%) Scrum
9 6 (4.55%) Business Analysis
9 6 (4.55%) Supplier Management
9 6 (4.55%) Product Management
10 5 (3.79%) User Stories
11 4 (3.03%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.06%) C#
2 6 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.55%) SQL
2 6 (4.55%) Ruby
3 3 (2.27%) Java
4 2 (1.52%) PHP
4 2 (1.52%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.76%) Python
5 1 (0.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (43.94%) Degree
2 7 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) GAMP
2 3 (2.27%) SLA
3 2 (1.52%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (6.82%) Google
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.27%) Teradata
3 3 (2.27%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.76%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.76%) BroadSoft
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
East Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £20 per hour + DOE
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago