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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Market Research
Rank 515 543 535
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Contract jobs citing Market Research 71 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.064% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.087% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 18
Average daily rate
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£455 £375 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% +39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- +16.27%

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
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 22 December 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 +7 68 £470 +25.33% 21
London +34 36 £455 +96.75% 10
City of London +1 6 £488 - 4
South East -23 3 £520 +38.66%
Westminster - 3 £488 -
Berkshire +7 2 £490 +30.66%
Windsor - 2 £490 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £263 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £263 - 3
Manchester - 2 £344 - 5
Leeds - 2 £263 - 2
North West - 2 £344 - 5
South West -30 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 £488 -
Bristol - 1 - - 3
Hampshire - 1 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £488 -
Southampton - 1 £550 -
St Albans - - - -
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
1 62 (44.29%) Usability Testing
2 55 (39.29%) Degree
3 54 (38.57%) Human Factors
4 46 (32.86%) User Experience
5 44 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (27.14%) Psychology
7 20 (14.29%) Marketing
8 18 (12.86%) Qualitative Research
9 16 (11.43%) Customer Insight
9 16 (11.43%) Analytics
10 13 (9.29%) Project Management
11 12 (8.57%) HTML
11 12 (8.57%) SQL
12 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
12 11 (7.86%) Google
12 11 (7.86%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.43%) MS Excel
13 9 (6.43%) Microsoft
13 9 (6.43%) Finance
13 9 (6.43%) Supplier Management
13 9 (6.43%) Google Analytics
13 9 (6.43%) Security Cleared
13 9 (6.43%) Product Management
13 9 (6.43%) User Stories
14 8 (5.71%) Windows
15 7 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (5.00%) Data Analysis
15 7 (5.00%) RESTful
15 7 (5.00%) Mobile App

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.14%) IIS
2 3 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.57%) MS Office
3 4 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Office 365
2 2 (1.43%) IaaS
2 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.43%) SaaS
2 2 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) SAN
1 3 (2.14%) Firewall
1 3 (2.14%) VLAN
1 3 (2.14%) NAS
1 3 (2.14%) HSRP
2 2 (1.43%) AMQP
2 2 (1.43%) Internet
2 2 (1.43%) LDAP
3 1 (0.71%) HTTP
3 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.43%) DB2
3 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) MS Access
4 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.43%) RubyMine
2 1 (0.71%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.71%) Expression Web
General
1 20 (14.29%) Marketing
2 9 (6.43%) Finance
3 5 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.43%) Publishing
4 2 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) French Language
5 1 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (10.71%) Analyst
2 12 (8.57%) Consultant
3 11 (7.86%) Developer
4 9 (6.43%) Business Analyst
5 7 (5.00%) Product Manager
5 7 (5.00%) Head of User Experience
5 7 (5.00%) User Experience Researcher
6 5 (3.57%) IT Procurement Manager
6 5 (3.57%) Senior Manager
6 5 (3.57%) Procurement Manager
7 4 (2.86%) Procurement Consultant
7 4 (2.86%) Technical Manager
7 4 (2.86%) IT Consultant
8 3 (2.14%) Architect
8 3 (2.14%) Programmer
8 3 (2.14%) Marketing Manager
8 3 (2.14%) Firewall Consultant
8 3 (2.14%) Senior Product Manager
8 3 (2.14%) Network Consultant
8 3 (2.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.57%) HTML
2 7 (5.00%) RESTful
3 6 (4.29%) Web Services
3 6 (4.29%) jQuery
4 5 (3.57%) CSS
5 4 (2.86%) .NET
6 3 (2.14%) JSP
6 3 (2.14%) XML
6 3 (2.14%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.43%) JSON
7 2 (1.43%) HTML5
7 2 (1.43%) CSS3
7 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.43%) XSD
7 2 (1.43%) JMS
7 2 (1.43%) Servlets
7 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.71%) MDX
8 1 (0.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (38.57%) Human Factors
2 46 (32.86%) User Experience
3 44 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (27.14%) Psychology
5 7 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.29%) Open Source
7 4 (2.86%) Social Media
8 3 (2.14%) Blog
9 2 (1.43%) Social Network
9 2 (1.43%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.43%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.71%) Economics
10 1 (0.71%) Statistics
10 1 (0.71%) NHS
10 1 (0.71%) GIS
10 1 (0.71%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.71%) Online Games
10 1 (0.71%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.71%) Windows
2 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.86%) UNIX
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.14%) Linux
5 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
1 62 (44.29%) Usability Testing
2 18 (12.86%) Qualitative Research
3 16 (11.43%) Customer Insight
3 16 (11.43%) Analytics
4 13 (9.29%) Project Management
5 11 (7.86%) Mentoring
6 9 (6.43%) Supplier Management
6 9 (6.43%) User Stories
6 9 (6.43%) Product Management
7 7 (5.00%) Data Analysis
7 7 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.29%) Web Development
9 5 (3.57%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (3.57%) CRM
9 5 (3.57%) Web Design
10 4 (2.86%) Benchmarking
10 4 (2.86%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.57%) SQL
2 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.14%) Java
3 3 (2.14%) Ruby
4 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (0.71%) C#
5 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.71%) VB
5 1 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.71%) XAML
5 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (39.29%) Degree
2 9 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) CISSP
3 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.71%) CISM
3 1 (0.71%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.71%) GAMP
2 1 (0.71%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.43%) HDFS
Vendors
1 11 (7.86%) Google
2 9 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.86%) Confirmit
4 3 (2.14%) SonicWALL
4 3 (2.14%) NETGEAR
4 3 (2.14%) VMware
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle
4 3 (2.14%) HP
4 3 (2.14%) Dell
4 3 (2.14%) Cisco
5 2 (1.43%) Mercator
5 2 (1.43%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.43%) Omniture
5 2 (1.43%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.71%) Sysomos
6 1 (0.71%) comScore
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
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