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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Market Research
Rank 496 551 552
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +1
Contract jobs citing Market Research 151 94 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 49 47
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £315 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £380
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+214.28% +34.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+214.28% -

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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +66 148 £450 +8.43% 27
London +26 65 £475 +18.75% 13
Yorkshire +26 23 £425 -5.55% 1
South East +11 23 £325 -38.09% 5
West Yorkshire +20 22 £425 -5.55% 1
West Midlands +10 20 £400 - 1
Leeds +18 18 £425 -5.55% 1
West Sussex -16 17 £325 -21.21%
Worthing -30 15 £325 -38.09%
North East - 15 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £450 -
Coventry +5 10 £400 -
Shropshire - 8 £409 -
Telford - 8 £409 -
City of London +38 5 £425 +13.33% 5
Croydon - 5 £535 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £315 -
Fife - 3 £375 -
Scotland - 3 £375 -
Birmingham - 2 £348 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £455 - 1
High Wycombe - 2 £455 -
Oxford - 2 £315 -
East Midlands +7 1 £200 -69.23% 1
Nottingham -1 1 £200 -69.23% 1
Nottinghamshire -1 1 £200 -69.23% 1
Surrey -7 1 £375 - 2
Teesside - 1 £450 -
Woking - 1 £375 - 1

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 203 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (73.26%) User Experience
3 182 (66.67%) Psychology
4 160 (58.61%) Analytical Skills
5 148 (54.21%) Degree
5 148 (54.21%) Usability Testing
6 146 (53.48%) Human Factors
7 122 (44.69%) Ethnography
8 114 (41.76%) Service Design
9 51 (18.68%) Customer Insight
10 30 (10.99%) Analytics
11 29 (10.62%) User Stories
12 26 (9.52%) Mentoring
13 21 (7.69%) Security Cleared
14 15 (5.49%) Axure RP
15 14 (5.13%) Line Management
16 13 (4.76%) Qualitative Research
16 13 (4.76%) Marketing
17 12 (4.40%) French Language
18 11 (4.03%) Python
18 11 (4.03%) Finance
18 11 (4.03%) R
18 11 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (4.03%) Mobile App
19 10 (3.66%) Data Analytics
20 9 (3.30%) Apple iOS
20 9 (3.30%) Android
20 9 (3.30%) Use Case
21 8 (2.93%) Statistics
21 8 (2.93%) Scrum

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 8 (2.93%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) Heroku
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.37%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.37%) DNS
1 1 (0.37%) Internet
1 1 (0.37%) Network Security
1 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.37%) Wireless
1 1 (0.37%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.93%) Apache Hive
1 8 (2.93%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.37%) Big Data
3 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.37%) GIS
3 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.37%) MS Access
3 1 (0.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (5.49%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 13 (4.76%) Marketing
2 12 (4.40%) French Language
3 11 (4.03%) Finance
4 6 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.47%) Advertising
5 4 (1.47%) Retail
6 3 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.73%) Banking
7 2 (0.73%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 202 (73.99%) User Researcher
2 84 (30.77%) User Experience Researcher
3 75 (27.47%) Digital User Researcher
4 18 (6.59%) Senior User Researcher
5 8 (2.93%) Senior User Experience Researcher
6 7 (2.56%) Analyst
7 5 (1.83%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (1.83%) Data Manager
8 4 (1.47%) Category Manager
8 4 (1.47%) Data Engineer
8 4 (1.47%) Data Scientist
8 4 (1.47%) Hadoop Engineer
8 4 (1.47%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 4 (1.47%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 4 (1.47%) Research Manager
8 4 (1.47%) Senior Digital User Researcher
9 3 (1.10%) Data Analyst
9 3 (1.10%) IT Manager
10 2 (0.73%) Architect
10 2 (0.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.93%) Web Services
2 4 (1.47%) CSS
2 4 (1.47%) HTML
3 2 (0.73%) CSS3
3 2 (0.73%) HTML5
4 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.37%) Ember.js
4 1 (0.37%) Material Design
4 1 (0.37%) Sass
4 1 (0.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 200 (73.26%) User Experience
2 182 (66.67%) Psychology
3 160 (58.61%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.93%) Statistics
6 5 (1.83%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.10%) FMCG
8 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.73%) Life Science
8 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.73%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.73%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.73%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.37%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.37%) NHS
9 1 (0.37%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.30%) Android
1 9 (3.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (54.21%) Usability Testing
3 146 (53.48%) Human Factors
4 122 (44.69%) Ethnography
5 114 (41.76%) Service Design
6 51 (18.68%) Customer Insight
7 30 (10.99%) Analytics
8 29 (10.62%) User Stories
9 26 (9.52%) Mentoring
10 14 (5.13%) Line Management
11 13 (4.76%) Qualitative Research
12 11 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (3.66%) Data Analytics
14 9 (3.30%) Use Case
15 8 (2.93%) Machine Learning
15 8 (2.93%) Open Source
15 8 (2.93%) Scrum
16 7 (2.56%) Workflow
17 6 (2.20%) Data Management
18 5 (1.83%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.03%) Python
1 11 (4.03%) R
2 8 (2.93%) Scala
3 6 (2.20%) SQL
4 4 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.73%) Java
6 1 (0.37%) C#
6 1 (0.37%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.37%) Ruby
6 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (54.21%) Degree
2 21 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.93%) PhD
4 4 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) GISP
6 1 (0.37%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (1.10%) Tableau
2 2 (0.73%) Alteryx
2 2 (0.73%) Google
2 2 (0.73%) IBM
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (0.73%) Netezza
3 1 (0.37%) Cognos
3 1 (0.37%) Coremetrics
3 1 (0.37%) hybris
3 1 (0.37%) Mapinfo
3 1 (0.37%) Mercator
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle
3 1 (0.37%) ServiceNow
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