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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Research
Rank 531 503 514
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +11
Contract jobs citing Market Research 52 50 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.14% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £190 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £498 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.50

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -12 51 £375 - 32
London -9 28 £375 +30.43% 26
South East -9 5 £550 +46.66% 2
Leeds - 4 £288 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £288 -
Yorkshire - 4 £288 -
North West - 2 £344 - 2
Manchester - 2 £344 - 1
City of London +4 1 £350 +34.61% 7
Berkshire +2 1 - - 1
South West -17 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 58 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (44.53%) Usability Testing
3 56 (43.75%) Degree
4 53 (41.41%) Human Factors
5 45 (35.16%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (32.03%) User Experience
7 39 (30.47%) Psychology
8 14 (10.94%) Customer Insight
8 14 (10.94%) Marketing
9 13 (10.16%) Qualitative Research
10 12 (9.38%) Analytics
11 11 (8.59%) Google
12 10 (7.81%) SQL
12 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
12 10 (7.81%) Web Services
13 9 (7.03%) Finance
13 9 (7.03%) User Stories
13 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
13 9 (7.03%) Google Analytics
14 8 (6.25%) Product Management
14 8 (6.25%) Supplier Management
14 8 (6.25%) Windows
15 7 (5.47%) RESTful
15 7 (5.47%) Mobile App
16 6 (4.69%) Mentoring
16 6 (4.69%) Open Source
16 6 (4.69%) HTML
16 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (4.69%) Project Management
17 5 (3.91%) JavaScript

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.34%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.34%) IIS
1 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.78%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) IaaS
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.56%) SaaS
2 2 (1.56%) PaaS
2 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) SAN
1 3 (2.34%) Firewall
1 3 (2.34%) VLAN
1 3 (2.34%) NAS
1 3 (2.34%) HSRP
2 2 (1.56%) AMQP
2 2 (1.56%) LDAP
2 2 (1.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.56%) MySQL
3 2 (1.56%) DB2
3 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) RubyMine
2 1 (0.78%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.78%) Expression Web
General
1 14 (10.94%) Marketing
2 9 (7.03%) Finance
3 4 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.56%) Publishing
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
Job Titles
1 14 (10.94%) Analyst
2 12 (9.38%) Developer
2 12 (9.38%) Consultant
3 9 (7.03%) Business Analyst
4 7 (5.47%) Product Manager
4 7 (5.47%) Head of User Experience
5 5 (3.91%) Senior Manager
5 5 (3.91%) User Experience Researcher
6 4 (3.13%) IT Procurement Manager
6 4 (3.13%) IT Consultant
6 4 (3.13%) Procurement Manager
6 4 (3.13%) Procurement Consultant
6 4 (3.13%) Technical Manager
6 4 (3.13%) Senior Developer
7 3 (2.34%) Architect
7 3 (2.34%) Network Consultant
7 3 (2.34%) Firewall Consultant
7 3 (2.34%) Senior Product Manager
7 3 (2.34%) Marketing Manager
7 3 (2.34%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.81%) Web Services
2 7 (5.47%) RESTful
3 6 (4.69%) HTML
4 5 (3.91%) .NET
5 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.13%) WCF
5 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.34%) CSS
6 3 (2.34%) JSP
6 3 (2.34%) XML
6 3 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.56%) JSON
7 2 (1.56%) XSD
7 2 (1.56%) JMS
7 2 (1.56%) Servlets
8 1 (0.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (41.41%) Human Factors
2 45 (35.16%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (32.03%) User Experience
4 39 (30.47%) Psychology
5 7 (5.47%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.69%) Open Source
7 4 (3.13%) Social Media
8 3 (2.34%) Blog
9 2 (1.56%) Social Network
9 2 (1.56%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.78%) GIS
10 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.78%) Economics
10 1 (0.78%) FMCG
10 1 (0.78%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.78%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.25%) Windows
2 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.34%) UNIX
3 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.56%) Linux
4 2 (1.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.78%) Android
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (44.53%) Usability Testing
3 14 (10.94%) Customer Insight
4 13 (10.16%) Qualitative Research
5 12 (9.38%) Analytics
6 9 (7.03%) User Stories
7 8 (6.25%) Product Management
7 8 (6.25%) Supplier Management
8 6 (4.69%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.69%) Project Management
9 5 (3.91%) CRM
9 5 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.91%) Web Design
9 5 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.91%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.91%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (3.13%) Software Licensing
10 4 (3.13%) Financial Modelling
10 4 (3.13%) Business Analysis
10 4 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.81%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.91%) C#
3 3 (2.34%) Java
3 3 (2.34%) Ruby
4 2 (1.56%) PHP
4 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.78%) XAML
5 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 56 (43.75%) Degree
2 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) CISSP
3 1 (0.78%) CISM
3 1 (0.78%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.13%) GAMP
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.56%) HDFS
Vendors
1 11 (8.59%) Google
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.34%) HP
3 3 (2.34%) Dell
3 3 (2.34%) Cisco
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle
3 3 (2.34%) VMware
3 3 (2.34%) NETGEAR
3 3 (2.34%) SonicWALL
4 2 (1.56%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.56%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe
5 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
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