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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Research
Rank 565 511 568
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +57
Contract jobs citing Market Research 55 89 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.16% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.21% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 52 16
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +44.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £273 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £640 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £395 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.92% +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £70.75 £70.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -
UK excluding London average 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
44771 42887 39990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.90% 76.14% 74.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 26514 24550
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1215 1168 1110
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 2015.

Market Research Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Market Research
Top 23 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 27 August 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 -65 50 £440 +3.52% 32
London -18 21 £430 -9.47% 9
North East -14 17 £470 -34.03% 1
Tyne and Wear -13 16 £470 -34.03%
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 16 £470 -34.03%
East of England -3 5 £450 +7.78% 1
Essex - 4 £450 -
Manchester -19 3 £344 +10.00% 3
North West -29 3 £344 +10.00% 6
City of London -12 2 £400 +30.08% 1
South East -23 2 £215 -53.00% 7
West Midlands - 2 £215 - 1
Coventry - 2 £215 -
Edinburgh - 2 £358 - 1
Scotland - 2 £358 - 2
Chelmsford - 2 £438 -
Croydon - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +6 1 £350 -
Hampshire -6 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £215 -10.41%
Southampton - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £215 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £525 -

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 71 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.94%) User Experience
3 60 (40.27%) Degree
4 52 (34.90%) Psychology
5 50 (33.56%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (30.87%) Human Factors
7 44 (29.53%) Usability Testing
8 25 (16.78%) Customer Insight
9 24 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (15.44%) Scrum
11 20 (13.42%) PRINCE2
11 20 (13.42%) Business Analysis
12 19 (12.75%) Marketing
13 18 (12.08%) ITIL
14 17 (11.41%) Finance
15 15 (10.07%) Validation
15 15 (10.07%) TOGAF
15 15 (10.07%) Change Management
15 15 (10.07%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (10.07%) Enterprise Architecture
15 15 (10.07%) Portfolio Management
16 12 (8.05%) User Stories
16 12 (8.05%) Mentoring
16 12 (8.05%) Project Management
17 10 (6.71%) SOA
17 10 (6.71%) SaaS
17 10 (6.71%) PaaS
18 8 (5.37%) SC Cleared
18 8 (5.37%) Security Cleared
18 8 (5.37%) E-Commerce

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (0.67%) SAS
1 1 (0.67%) Drupal
1 1 (0.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.34%) MS Office
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.71%) SaaS
1 10 (6.71%) PaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Veeva
2 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.01%) LAN
1 3 (2.01%) WAN
2 2 (1.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) SAN
3 1 (0.67%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) OLAP
2 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.67%) JUnit
2 1 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 19 (12.75%) Marketing
2 17 (11.41%) Finance
3 5 (3.36%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.36%) Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Retail
4 4 (2.68%) Legal
5 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.34%) Games
6 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
7 1 (0.67%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 22 (14.77%) Analyst
2 18 (12.08%) Architect
3 15 (10.07%) Senior Architect
3 15 (10.07%) User Experience Researcher
4 12 (8.05%) Product Manager
4 12 (8.05%) Enterprise Architect
5 10 (6.71%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.71%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 7 (4.70%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.03%) Consultant
7 6 (4.03%) Developer
8 5 (3.36%) Enterprise Applications Architect
8 5 (3.36%) Product Owner
8 5 (3.36%) Applications Architect
9 4 (2.68%) Procurement Assistant
9 4 (2.68%) IT Assistant
9 4 (2.68%) Designer
10 3 (2.01%) Research Analyst
10 3 (2.01%) Business Manager
10 3 (2.01%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.36%) Web Services
2 2 (1.34%) HTML
2 2 (1.34%) CSS
2 2 (1.34%) jQuery
3 1 (0.67%) OAuth
3 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.67%) Ember.js
3 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.67%) .NET
3 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (40.94%) User Experience
2 52 (34.90%) Psychology
3 50 (33.56%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (30.87%) Human Factors
5 5 (3.36%) Social Media
5 5 (3.36%) Statistics
5 5 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.68%) FMCG
7 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.34%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.67%) New Media
9 1 (0.67%) NHS
9 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.67%) Online Games
9 1 (0.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.01%) UNIX
1 3 (2.01%) Linux
1 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.53%) Usability Testing
3 25 (16.78%) Customer Insight
4 24 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (15.44%) Scrum
6 20 (13.42%) Business Analysis
6 20 (13.42%) PRINCE2
7 18 (12.08%) ITIL
8 15 (10.07%) Change Management
8 15 (10.07%) TOGAF
8 15 (10.07%) Validation
8 15 (10.07%) Portfolio Management
8 15 (10.07%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (8.05%) User Stories
9 12 (8.05%) Project Management
9 12 (8.05%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.71%) SOA
11 8 (5.37%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.03%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.68%) SQL
2 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (0.67%) VBA
2 1 (0.67%) Ruby
2 1 (0.67%) C
2 1 (0.67%) C#
2 1 (0.67%) Java
2 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (40.27%) Degree
2 15 (10.07%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.37%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.01%) RHCA
4 3 (2.01%) RHCE
5 2 (1.34%) MBA
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.34%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) GAMP
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (3.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.01%) HP
2 3 (2.01%) NetApp
2 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.67%) VMware
3 1 (0.67%) Cadence
3 1 (0.67%) Teradata
3 1 (0.67%) comScore
3 1 (0.67%) BroadSoft
3 1 (0.67%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.67%) Intel
3 1 (0.67%) Citrix
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco
3 1 (0.67%) IBM
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