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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Market Research
UK
Rank 485 518 538
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +20
Contract jobs citing Market Research 107 118 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 82 40
Median daily rate £425 £400 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £326 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £470
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - -

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
37689 42354 41014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.80% 82.71% 79.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25059 27695 25866
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 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1158 1097
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +7 107 £425 +6.25% 353
South East +49 34 £425 +102.38% 99
London -10 26 £433 +8.12% 22
West Sussex - 18 £433 - 11
Worthing - 17 £433 - 1
Yorkshire +22 15 £425 -15.00% 31
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 15 £400 -11.11% 1
North East -26 15 £400 -8.57% 11
Tyne and Wear -28 15 £400 -8.57% 7
West Yorkshire +17 11 £525 +23.52% 11
Leeds +9 10 £525 +23.52% 1
Reading +25 7 £420 - 1
Berkshire +21 7 £420 - 10
East Midlands +12 7 £345 +72.50% 29
North West +26 6 £375 -16.66% 43
City of London +1 6 £441 -9.48% 6
South Yorkshire +5 4 £425 -27.96% 4
Sheffield +2 4 £425 -27.96% 1
Leicester - 4 £308 - 3
Leicestershire - 4 £308 - 7
Nottinghamshire +10 3 £375 +87.50% 4
Nottingham +8 3 £375 +87.50% 1
West Midlands -6 3 £450 +2.85% 31
Birmingham -1 2 £450 -45.45% 1
Surrey - 2 - - 15
Oxfordshire - 2 £413 - 9
East Sussex - 2 £325 - 8
Westminster - 2 £429 -
Hove - 2 £325 - 1
Staines - 2 - -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 135 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (53.99%) Psychology
3 112 (52.58%) User Experience
4 107 (50.23%) Service Design
5 101 (47.42%) Degree
6 99 (46.48%) Cognitive Psychology
7 98 (46.01%) Customer Insight
8 94 (44.13%) Analytical Skills
9 91 (42.72%) Usability Testing
10 87 (40.85%) Ethnography
10 87 (40.85%) Guerrilla Research
11 86 (40.38%) Human Factors
12 37 (17.37%) User Stories
12 37 (17.37%) Marketing
13 25 (11.74%) Prototyping
14 18 (8.45%) Mentoring
15 15 (7.04%) Finance
16 14 (6.57%) Project Management
16 14 (6.57%) SQL
16 14 (6.57%) Analytics
17 13 (6.10%) Business Analysis
17 13 (6.10%) Actionable Insight
18 12 (5.63%) Guerrilla Testing
18 12 (5.63%) CRM
19 11 (5.16%) Front End Development
19 11 (5.16%) Mobile App
19 11 (5.16%) Service Delivery
19 11 (5.16%) Competitor Analysis
20 10 (4.69%) Scrum
20 10 (4.69%) BusinessObjects

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 (2.82%) SAS
2 5 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.35%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.94%) CMS
3 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (4.23%) MS Office
2 8 (3.76%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.35%) Chatbot
3 5 (2.35%) SPSS
4 2 (0.94%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.41%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.35%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.94%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (3.29%) Big Data
3 6 (2.82%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.35%) MySQL
4 5 (2.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (2.35%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.41%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.41%) HBase
6 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.47%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.35%) RSpec
2 2 (0.94%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) ERwin
3 1 (0.47%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 37 (17.37%) Marketing
2 15 (7.04%) Finance
3 6 (2.82%) Legal
4 5 (2.35%) Advertising
5 3 (1.41%) Back Office
5 3 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.94%) Banking
6 2 (0.94%) French Language
6 2 (0.94%) German Language
6 2 (0.94%) Law
6 2 (0.94%) Local Government
6 2 (0.94%) Retail
6 2 (0.94%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 125 (58.69%) User Researcher
2 43 (20.19%) User Experience Researcher
3 38 (17.84%) Digital User Researcher
4 24 (11.27%) Analyst
5 15 (7.04%) Product Manager
6 12 (5.63%) Senior User Researcher
7 10 (4.69%) Consultant
8 9 (4.23%) Developer
9 8 (3.76%) Research Analyst
9 8 (3.76%) Research Consultant
9 8 (3.76%) User Experience Consultant
10 7 (3.29%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.82%) Designer
11 6 (2.82%) Lean Consultant
12 5 (2.35%) Applications Manager
12 5 (2.35%) Customer Analyst
12 5 (2.35%) Customer Insight Analyst
12 5 (2.35%) Insight Analyst
12 5 (2.35%) Mobile Product Manager
13 4 (1.88%) Market Research Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.69%) CSS
1 10 (4.69%) HTML
2 5 (2.35%) AngularJS
2 5 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (0.94%) .NET
3 2 (0.94%) Node.js
3 2 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (52.58%) User Experience
2 94 (44.13%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.16%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.29%) Social Media
5 5 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.41%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.41%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.94%) NHS
7 2 (0.94%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.47%) Blog
8 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.41%) Apple iOS
1 3 (1.41%) Windows
2 2 (0.94%) Android
2 2 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (53.99%) Psychology
3 107 (50.23%) Service Design
4 99 (46.48%) Cognitive Psychology
5 98 (46.01%) Customer Insight
6 91 (42.72%) Usability Testing
7 87 (40.85%) Ethnography
7 87 (40.85%) Guerrilla Research
8 86 (40.38%) Human Factors
9 37 (17.37%) User Stories
10 25 (11.74%) Prototyping
11 18 (8.45%) Mentoring
12 14 (6.57%) Analytics
12 14 (6.57%) Project Management
13 13 (6.10%) Actionable Insight
13 13 (6.10%) Business Analysis
14 12 (5.63%) CRM
14 12 (5.63%) Guerrilla Testing
15 11 (5.16%) Competitor Analysis
15 11 (5.16%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.57%) SQL
2 6 (2.82%) C
3 5 (2.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.35%) Ruby
4 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.47%) C++
5 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (47.42%) Degree
2 10 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.94%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (0.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.35%) Puppet
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (4.69%) SAP
2 6 (2.82%) Facebook
2 6 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (2.35%) Brio
3 5 (2.35%) Cognos
3 5 (2.35%) Coremetrics
3 5 (2.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.35%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (2.35%) Omniture
3 5 (2.35%) Oracle
3 5 (2.35%) Tableau
4 2 (0.94%) Google
4 2 (0.94%) Sophos
5 1 (0.47%) Apple
5 1 (0.47%) DataFlux
5 1 (0.47%) Teradata
5 1 (0.47%) Twitter
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