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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Market Research
Rank 519 548 588
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +40
Contract jobs citing Market Research 108 89 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 48 46
Median daily rate £444 £390 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.78% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £318 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £385 £485
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -20.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 - -

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
41422 44386 44123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.14% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27610 28756 28711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1336 1216
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +21 108 £444 +13.78% 29
London +7 45 £450 +12.56% 16
Yorkshire +31 22 £425 -1.44% 1
Leeds +23 15 £513 +18.84% 1
West Yorkshire +22 15 £513 +18.84% 1
South East +15 15 £425 +28.78% 6
City of London - 10 £456 - 4
East Midlands +1 8 £275 +28.20%
West Sussex +10 7 £506 +55.76% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 7 £275 +28.20%
Worthing 0 7 £506 +35.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Sheffield - 7 £425 -
Nottingham +3 6 £200 -6.75%
North West +9 5 £388 +17.42% 1
North East -44 5 £400 -5.32%
Tyne and Wear -47 5 £400 -6.97%
Newcastle upon Tyne -48 5 £400 -6.97%
South West +11 4 £400 +5.96% 2
West Midlands -29 4 £450 +15.38%
Bristol - 4 £400 - 1
Berkshire +10 3 £400 - 3
Oxfordshire +1 3 £325 -
Reading - 3 £400 - 1
Coventry -16 2 £450 +15.38%
Hampshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £450 -
Croydon - 2 £500 -
Westminster - 2 £456 -
Abingdon - 2 - -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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.

1 142 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (59.33%) User Experience
3 123 (58.85%) Psychology
4 113 (54.07%) Degree
5 109 (52.15%) Customer Insight
6 102 (48.80%) Analytical Skills
6 102 (48.80%) Service Design
7 96 (45.93%) Usability Testing
8 93 (44.50%) Guerrilla Research
9 84 (40.19%) Ethnography
10 83 (39.71%) Human Factors
11 25 (11.96%) Marketing
12 20 (9.57%) Finance
13 19 (9.09%) Prototyping
14 18 (8.61%) User Stories
14 18 (8.61%) SQL
15 13 (6.22%) Actionable Insight
16 11 (5.26%) Front End Development
16 11 (5.26%) Project Management
16 11 (5.26%) CRM
16 11 (5.26%) Business Analysis
17 10 (4.78%) SAP
17 10 (4.78%) B2B
17 10 (4.78%) Legal
17 10 (4.78%) Mentoring
17 10 (4.78%) Analytics
17 10 (4.78%) Tableau
18 9 (4.31%) Guerrilla Testing
18 9 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
19 8 (3.83%) MS Excel

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 6 (2.87%) SAS
2 5 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.91%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.96%) CMS
5 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.87%) SPSS
3 5 (2.39%) Chatbot
3 5 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.96%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.96%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (2.87%) Data Mining
2 6 (2.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (1.91%) MySQL
3 4 (1.91%) Pentaho
4 3 (1.44%) Big Data
4 3 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.96%) QlikView
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.48%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.39%) JIRA
2 4 (1.91%) RSpec
2 4 (1.91%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (11.96%) Marketing
2 20 (9.57%) Finance
3 10 (4.78%) Legal
4 5 (2.39%) Billing
4 5 (2.39%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.39%) Publishing
5 3 (1.44%) Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Back Office
6 2 (0.96%) German Language
6 2 (0.96%) Law
6 2 (0.96%) Retail
6 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 135 (64.59%) User Researcher
2 60 (28.71%) User Experience Researcher
3 37 (17.70%) Digital User Researcher
4 17 (8.13%) Analyst
5 11 (5.26%) Product Manager
6 10 (4.78%) Senior User Researcher
7 9 (4.31%) Developer
8 7 (3.35%) Business Analyst
9 6 (2.87%) Customer Analyst
9 6 (2.87%) Customer Insight Analyst
9 6 (2.87%) Designer
9 6 (2.87%) Insight Analyst
10 5 (2.39%) Applications Manager
10 5 (2.39%) Mobile Product Manager
10 5 (2.39%) Research Analyst
11 4 (1.91%) Consultant
11 4 (1.91%) E-Commerce Manager
11 4 (1.91%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 3 (1.44%) Digital Product Manager
12 3 (1.44%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.87%) CSS
1 6 (2.87%) HTML
2 4 (1.91%) AngularJS
2 4 (1.91%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (0.96%) .NET
3 2 (0.96%) XML
4 1 (0.48%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 124 (59.33%) User Experience
2 123 (58.85%) Psychology
3 102 (48.80%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.87%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.39%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Social Media
8 3 (1.44%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.96%) Copywriting
9 2 (0.96%) NHS
9 2 (0.96%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.96%) Statistics
9 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.48%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.48%) Linux
1 1 (0.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (52.15%) Customer Insight
3 102 (48.80%) Service Design
4 96 (45.93%) Usability Testing
5 93 (44.50%) Guerrilla Research
6 84 (40.19%) Ethnography
7 83 (39.71%) Human Factors
8 19 (9.09%) Prototyping
9 18 (8.61%) User Stories
10 13 (6.22%) Actionable Insight
11 11 (5.26%) Business Analysis
11 11 (5.26%) CRM
11 11 (5.26%) Front End Development
11 11 (5.26%) Project Management
12 10 (4.78%) Analytics
12 10 (4.78%) B2B
12 10 (4.78%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.31%) Guerrilla Testing
14 8 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (3.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.61%) SQL
2 4 (1.91%) C
2 4 (1.91%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.91%) Ruby
3 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.48%) C++
4 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (54.07%) Degree
2 7 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.48%) CISSP
3 1 (0.48%) MBA
3 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.96%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (1.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (4.78%) SAP
1 10 (4.78%) Tableau
2 5 (2.39%) Facebook
3 4 (1.91%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.91%) Greenplum
3 4 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.44%) Brio
4 3 (1.44%) Cognos
4 3 (1.44%) Coremetrics
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.44%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (1.44%) Omniture
5 2 (0.96%) Google
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle
5 2 (0.96%) Sophos
6 1 (0.48%) Teradata
London
Computer People
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: £455 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: (£) Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Ticketmaster 4 Pentonville Road - London
Ticketmaster
Rate: £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Rate: Competitive day rate
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Rate: £30000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago