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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Market Research
Rank 552 591 549
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -42
Contract jobs citing Market Research 109 58 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 29 47
Median daily rate £419 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £380
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £70.75 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £120.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +700.00%

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
44570 45659 42979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.76% 79.96% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29477 29618 26643
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 £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1201 1204
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.60 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 July 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 27 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 July 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 +55 109 £419 -4.28% 36
London +38 58 £425 +6.25% 20
Yorkshire - 20 £425 - 3
West Yorkshire - 19 £425 - 3
West Midlands -10 16 £400 +86.04%
Leeds - 16 £425 - 2
Coventry -6 10 £400 +86.04%
Croydon -8 8 £535 -
North East -44 7 £450 -2.17%
Tyne and Wear -48 7 £450 -2.17%
Newcastle upon Tyne -48 6 £440 -4.34%
South East +10 5 £500 -9.09% 5
West Sussex -4 4 - -
Worthing -9 4 - -
Shropshire - 4 - -
City of London - 4 £425 - 4
Telford - 4 - -
North West -2 2 £425 +36.00% 2
Birmingham - 2 £348 -
Bristol - 1 £225 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £500 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Westminster - 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 £225 - 1

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 211 (77.29%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (73.99%) User Experience
3 186 (68.13%) Psychology
4 167 (61.17%) Analytical Skills
5 149 (54.58%) Degree
6 141 (51.65%) Usability Testing
7 137 (50.18%) Human Factors
8 116 (42.49%) Ethnography
8 116 (42.49%) Service Design
9 93 (34.07%) Guerrilla Research
10 68 (24.91%) Customer Insight
11 44 (16.12%) Prototyping
12 24 (8.79%) Analytics
13 21 (7.69%) Finance
14 20 (7.33%) Mentoring
15 19 (6.96%) User Stories
16 18 (6.59%) Security Cleared
17 13 (4.76%) Axure RP
17 13 (4.76%) UserZoom
17 13 (4.76%) Marketing
18 12 (4.40%) French Language
18 12 (4.40%) Data Management
18 12 (4.40%) SQL
19 11 (4.03%) Python
19 11 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
19 11 (4.03%) Line Management
20 10 (3.66%) Mobile App
20 10 (3.66%) R
20 10 (3.66%) E-Commerce
21 9 (3.30%) Legal

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 6 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.73%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (4.76%) UserZoom
2 8 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.20%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.37%) Edge Animate
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.93%) Apache Hive
1 8 (2.93%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.20%) Pentaho
3 2 (0.73%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.73%) QlikView
4 1 (0.37%) Big Data
4 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.37%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.76%) Axure RP
2 7 (2.56%) JIRA
3 6 (2.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (7.69%) Finance
2 13 (4.76%) Marketing
3 12 (4.40%) French Language
4 9 (3.30%) Legal
5 8 (2.93%) Publishing
6 7 (2.56%) Billing
6 7 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.47%) Advertising
7 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.10%) Retail
9 1 (0.37%) Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 200 (73.26%) User Researcher
2 94 (34.43%) User Experience Researcher
3 85 (31.14%) Digital User Researcher
4 17 (6.23%) Senior User Researcher
5 5 (1.83%) Analyst
5 5 (1.83%) Data Manager
5 5 (1.83%) E-Commerce Manager
5 5 (1.83%) Senior User Experience Researcher
6 4 (1.47%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (1.47%) Data Engineer
6 4 (1.47%) Data Scientist
6 4 (1.47%) Hadoop Engineer
6 4 (1.47%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 4 (1.47%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 4 (1.47%) Operations Manager
6 4 (1.47%) Research Manager
6 4 (1.47%) Senior Digital User Researcher
7 3 (1.10%) Project Manager
8 2 (0.73%) Business Analyst
8 2 (0.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.56%) Web Services
2 3 (1.10%) CSS
2 3 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.37%) CSS3
3 1 (0.37%) Flash
3 1 (0.37%) HTML5
3 1 (0.37%) Material Design
3 1 (0.37%) Sass
3 1 (0.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 202 (73.99%) User Experience
2 186 (68.13%) Psychology
3 167 (61.17%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.93%) Statistics
6 7 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.73%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.73%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.73%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.37%) FMCG
8 1 (0.37%) Life Science
8 1 (0.37%) NHS
8 1 (0.37%) Social Media
8 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.83%) Android
1 5 (1.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (77.29%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (51.65%) Usability Testing
3 137 (50.18%) Human Factors
4 116 (42.49%) Ethnography
4 116 (42.49%) Service Design
5 93 (34.07%) Guerrilla Research
6 68 (24.91%) Customer Insight
7 44 (16.12%) Prototyping
8 24 (8.79%) Analytics
9 20 (7.33%) Mentoring
10 19 (6.96%) User Stories
11 12 (4.40%) Data Management
12 11 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (4.03%) Line Management
13 10 (3.66%) E-Commerce
14 9 (3.30%) Data Analytics
14 9 (3.30%) Qualitative Research
15 8 (2.93%) Machine Learning
16 7 (2.56%) Actionable Insight
16 7 (2.56%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.40%) SQL
2 11 (4.03%) Python
3 10 (3.66%) R
4 8 (2.93%) Scala
5 3 (1.10%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 149 (54.58%) Degree
2 18 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.93%) PhD
4 5 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.10%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.10%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.10%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 9 (3.30%) Tableau
2 6 (2.20%) Atlassian
2 6 (2.20%) Greenplum
3 2 (0.73%) Alteryx
3 2 (0.73%) Google
3 2 (0.73%) IBM
3 2 (0.73%) Netezza
4 1 (0.37%) Cognos
4 1 (0.37%) Coremetrics
4 1 (0.37%) hybris
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft
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