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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Market Research
Rank 524 557 554
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -3
Contract jobs citing Market Research 72 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.047% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.064% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 13 29
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£438 £444 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £309 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £669 £503 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -

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
42032 39080 42164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.10% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26251 24056 24404
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1114 1532
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.20 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 September 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 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +32 72 £438 -2.77% 41
London +39 43 £450 +1.40% 25
City of London +28 11 £308 -18.00% 6
East of England - 9 £425 - 4
South East +3 8 £458 +1.66% 4
North West - 5 £325 - 3
Surrey +2 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £450 - 2
Epsom - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £325 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £465 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £875 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £875 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Hillingdon - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 59 (38.56%) User Experience
2 52 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (27.45%) Degree
4 39 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (24.18%) Psychology
6 33 (21.57%) Usability Testing
7 32 (20.92%) Marketing
8 28 (18.30%) Human Factors
9 27 (17.65%) SQL
10 20 (13.07%) HTML
11 19 (12.42%) Qualitative Research
12 18 (11.76%) Mentoring
13 17 (11.11%) E-Commerce
14 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
14 16 (10.46%) Finance
14 16 (10.46%) Analytics
15 15 (9.80%) Project Management
15 15 (9.80%) Data Analysis
16 13 (8.50%) Business Analysis
16 13 (8.50%) CSS
16 13 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (7.84%) Windows
17 12 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (7.84%) Supplier Management
17 12 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (7.84%) Customer Insight
18 11 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (7.19%) Microsoft
19 10 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (6.54%) MS Excel

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 7 (4.58%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.58%) IIS
2 4 (2.61%) SAS
3 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (1.96%) SPSS
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) Firewall
1 7 (4.58%) SAN
1 7 (4.58%) VLAN
1 7 (4.58%) NAS
2 4 (2.61%) Network Security
3 3 (1.96%) HSRP
3 3 (1.96%) Internet
4 2 (1.31%) AMQP
4 2 (1.31%) LDAP
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.61%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.31%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.31%) MySQL
7 2 (1.31%) DB2
7 2 (1.31%) OLAP
7 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Expression Web
1 5 (3.27%) FrontPage
2 4 (2.61%) JIRA
2 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.96%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 32 (20.92%) Marketing
2 16 (10.46%) Finance
3 6 (3.92%) Retail
4 5 (3.27%) Advertising
5 4 (2.61%) German Language
5 4 (2.61%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.31%) Local Government
6 2 (1.31%) Legal
6 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 30 (19.61%) Analyst
2 20 (13.07%) Business Analyst
3 16 (10.46%) Developer
4 15 (9.80%) Consultant
5 9 (5.88%) User Experience Researcher
6 7 (4.58%) Network Consultant
6 7 (4.58%) Procurement Manager
6 7 (4.58%) Head of User Experience
7 6 (3.92%) Product Manager
8 5 (3.27%) Payments Business Analyst
8 5 (3.27%) Security Consultant
8 5 (3.27%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.27%) IT Procurement Manager
9 4 (2.61%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (2.61%) NHS Business Analyst
9 4 (2.61%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.61%) Front-End Web Developer
9 4 (2.61%) Procurement Consultant
9 4 (2.61%) Administrator
9 4 (2.61%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.07%) HTML
2 13 (8.50%) CSS
3 8 (5.23%) jQuery
3 8 (5.23%) .NET
4 4 (2.61%) HTML5
4 4 (2.61%) XML
4 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (1.96%) Web Services
5 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.96%) JSP
5 3 (1.96%) Flash
5 3 (1.96%) CSS3
6 2 (1.31%) JSON
6 2 (1.31%) Ajax
6 2 (1.31%) RESTful
6 2 (1.31%) XSD
6 2 (1.31%) Servlets
6 2 (1.31%) JMS
7 1 (0.65%) SOAP
7 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 59 (38.56%) User Experience
2 39 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (24.18%) Psychology
4 28 (18.30%) Human Factors
5 6 (3.92%) NHS
6 5 (3.27%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.27%) Economics
7 4 (2.61%) Social Media
8 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.96%) Statistics
9 2 (1.31%) Copywriting
9 2 (1.31%) Social Network
9 2 (1.31%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.31%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.65%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.65%) mHealth
10 1 (0.65%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.84%) Windows
2 10 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.92%) UNIX
5 5 (3.27%) Linux
6 3 (1.96%) Android
6 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.57%) Usability Testing
3 19 (12.42%) Qualitative Research
4 18 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 17 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 16 (10.46%) Analytics
7 15 (9.80%) Project Management
7 15 (9.80%) Data Analysis
8 13 (8.50%) Business Analysis
8 13 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (7.84%) Supplier Management
9 12 (7.84%) Customer Insight
10 9 (5.88%) Product Management
11 8 (5.23%) Data Management
11 8 (5.23%) Change Management
12 7 (4.58%) Configuration Management
12 7 (4.58%) Strategic Planning
12 7 (4.58%) Predictive Modelling
13 6 (3.92%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.65%) SQL
2 10 (6.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.58%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.61%) Java
5 2 (1.31%) Python
5 2 (1.31%) C#
5 2 (1.31%) VB
5 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.31%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.65%) ABAP
6 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (27.45%) Degree
2 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) CISM
3 1 (0.65%) CISSP
3 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.65%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Salt
1 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (7.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.23%) Mercator
2 8 (5.23%) VMware
3 7 (4.58%) HP
3 7 (4.58%) Dell
3 7 (4.58%) Cisco
3 7 (4.58%) SonicWALL
3 7 (4.58%) NETGEAR
4 5 (3.27%) Confirmit
4 5 (3.27%) Tableau
5 4 (2.61%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.61%) Omniture
5 4 (2.61%) Greenplum
5 4 (2.61%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.96%) SAP
6 3 (1.96%) Google
7 2 (1.31%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle
7 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.31%) Rackspace
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