The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Market Research
Rank 488 539 568
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +29
Contract jobs citing Market Research 84 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.053% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.073% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 17 12
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£380 £288 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.17% -22.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £458 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39338 37094 40713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.94% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24409 22472 23326
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1062 1420
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -

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 22 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Market Research within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Market Research Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 July 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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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 +51 83 £380 +58.33% 25
London +49 54 £375 +56.25% 21
City of London +25 13 £316 +31.77% 6
North West - 8 £275 - 1
South East - 8 £458 - 1
South West - 7 £380 -
Manchester - 6 £275 -
Epsom - 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 - - 1
Hampshire - 3 £465 -
East of England - 2 £363 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £240 -
Wales - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Devon - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 46 (30.46%) Degree
2 45 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (25.17%) Psychology
3 38 (25.17%) Usability Testing
4 35 (23.18%) Marketing
5 32 (21.19%) Human Factors
6 24 (15.89%) Analytics
7 22 (14.57%) SQL
8 21 (13.91%) E-Commerce
8 21 (13.91%) Data Analysis
9 19 (12.58%) Project Management
10 18 (11.92%) Finance
10 18 (11.92%) Qualitative Research
11 17 (11.26%) HTML
11 17 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (9.93%) Data Management
12 15 (9.93%) Customer Insight
13 14 (9.27%) Microsoft
13 14 (9.27%) Retail
14 13 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (7.95%) MS Office
15 12 (7.95%) MS Excel
15 12 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (7.95%) Business Analysis
15 12 (7.95%) Supplier Management
16 11 (7.28%) jQuery
17 10 (6.62%) JavaScript
17 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
17 10 (6.62%) CSS
17 10 (6.62%) Omniture

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.31%) SAS
3 4 (2.65%) IIS
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (7.95%) MS Office
1 12 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.99%) SPSS
4 1 (0.66%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (1.99%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.66%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) SAN
1 4 (2.65%) Firewall
1 4 (2.65%) VLAN
1 4 (2.65%) Network Security
1 4 (2.65%) NAS
2 2 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.66%) Intranet
3 1 (0.66%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.65%) Pentaho
4 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.32%) OLAP
6 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.65%) FrontPage
1 4 (2.65%) JIRA
1 4 (2.65%) Expression Web
2 3 (1.99%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 35 (23.18%) Marketing
2 18 (11.92%) Finance
3 14 (9.27%) Retail
4 8 (5.30%) Advertising
5 7 (4.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.97%) German Language
7 4 (2.65%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.32%) Publishing
9 2 (1.32%) Local Government
9 2 (1.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.66%) French Language
10 1 (0.66%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.66%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.66%) Games
10 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (29.14%) Analyst
2 26 (17.22%) Business Analyst
3 13 (8.61%) Developer
4 10 (6.62%) User Experience Researcher
5 7 (4.64%) Consultant
6 6 (3.97%) Programmer
6 6 (3.97%) Product Manager
6 6 (3.97%) Web Analyst
7 5 (3.31%) Payments Business Analyst
8 4 (2.65%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (2.65%) NHS Business Analyst
8 4 (2.65%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (2.65%) Front-End Web Developer
8 4 (2.65%) Data Analyst
8 4 (2.65%) SQL Developer
8 4 (2.65%) Security Consultant
8 4 (2.65%) Network Consultant
8 4 (2.65%) Web Developer
9 3 (1.99%) Project Manager
9 3 (1.99%) Procurement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.26%) HTML
2 11 (7.28%) jQuery
3 10 (6.62%) CSS
4 8 (5.30%) .NET
5 4 (2.65%) HTML5
5 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (1.99%) CSS3
6 3 (1.99%) Flash
6 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.32%) Ajax
8 1 (0.66%) MDX
8 1 (0.66%) REST
8 1 (0.66%) SOAP
8 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.17%) Psychology
2 32 (21.19%) Human Factors
3 8 (5.30%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.97%) NHS
5 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.65%) Economics
6 3 (1.99%) Statistics
6 3 (1.99%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.32%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.32%) Social Media
7 2 (1.32%) New Media
8 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.66%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.66%) mHealth
8 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.66%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.66%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.31%) Windows
2 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.32%) UNIX
3 2 (1.32%) Android
3 2 (1.32%) Linux
4 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (25.17%) Usability Testing
3 24 (15.89%) Analytics
4 21 (13.91%) Data Analysis
4 21 (13.91%) E-Commerce
5 19 (12.58%) Project Management
6 18 (11.92%) Qualitative Research
7 17 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (9.93%) Data Management
8 15 (9.93%) Customer Insight
9 13 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.95%) Business Analysis
10 12 (7.95%) Supplier Management
11 10 (6.62%) Demand Forecasting
12 9 (5.96%) Master Data Management
12 9 (5.96%) User Stories
12 9 (5.96%) Logistics
13 8 (5.30%) Web Analytics
13 8 (5.30%) Change Management
14 7 (4.64%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.57%) SQL
2 10 (6.62%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.97%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.32%) VB
4 2 (1.32%) Python
4 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (0.66%) Java
5 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.66%) R
5 1 (0.66%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 46 (30.46%) Degree
2 3 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Puppet
1 1 (0.66%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.62%) Omniture
3 8 (5.30%) Confirmit
3 8 (5.30%) Mercator
4 6 (3.97%) Adobe
4 6 (3.97%) Tableau
5 5 (3.31%) VMware
5 5 (3.31%) comScore
6 4 (2.65%) HP
6 4 (2.65%) Dell
6 4 (2.65%) Cisco
6 4 (2.65%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.65%) SonicWALL
6 4 (2.65%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.65%) Greenplum
6 4 (2.65%) NETGEAR
7 3 (1.99%) SAP
7 3 (1.99%) Google
8 1 (0.66%) SaltStack
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