The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Psychology in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Psychology over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Psychology
Rank 539 548 516
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing Psychology 38 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.027% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.087% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 10
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£425 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £298 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £451 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £364
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15183 14896 13614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.60% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9578 9211 8157
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 611 806
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.86 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

Psychology
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Psychology within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Psychology Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Psychology
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Psychology within the UK.

Psychology Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Psychology
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Psychology within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Psychology Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Psychology
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Psychology within the UK.

Psychology Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Psychology
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Psychology within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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 +2 38 £425 +2.40% 10
London +18 23 £425 +1.19% 5
East Midlands +11 4 - -
City of London +12 3 £406 -2.10% 2
South West -24 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
North West - - - - 2
Edinburgh - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Psychology 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 Psychology.

1 67 (90.54%) Degree
2 53 (71.62%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (71.62%) User Experience
3 43 (58.11%) Human Factors
3 43 (58.11%) Usability Testing
4 39 (52.70%) Market Research
5 28 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (21.62%) Customer Insight
7 13 (17.57%) Axure RP
8 12 (16.22%) Analytics
8 12 (16.22%) HTML
9 11 (14.86%) Project Management
9 11 (14.86%) Finance
10 10 (13.51%) Marketing
11 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
11 9 (12.16%) MS Visio
12 8 (10.81%) CSS
12 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
12 8 (10.81%) Adobe
12 8 (10.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 6 (8.11%) Industrial Design
14 5 (6.76%) Web Design
14 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
14 5 (6.76%) SQL
14 5 (6.76%) Product Management
14 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
14 5 (6.76%) Mathematics
14 5 (6.76%) Google Analytics
14 5 (6.76%) Graphic Design
14 5 (6.76%) Google

Psychology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Psychology 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 Psychology. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.41%) Photoshop
2 4 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (4.05%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Axure RP
2 8 (10.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (4.05%) JIRA
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Marketing
3 4 (5.41%) German Language
3 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 3 (4.05%) Games
4 3 (4.05%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Law
5 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (14.86%) Designer
2 10 (13.51%) Architect
2 10 (13.51%) UX Designer
2 10 (13.51%) User Experience Researcher
3 9 (12.16%) User Experience Architect
4 4 (5.41%) Senior Architect
4 4 (5.41%) Team Leader
5 3 (4.05%) Lead Architect
5 3 (4.05%) Senior Designer
5 3 (4.05%) Consultant
5 3 (4.05%) Senior UX Designer
6 2 (2.70%) Junior
6 2 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (2.70%) UI Designer
7 1 (1.35%) Lead Designer
7 1 (1.35%) Digital Designer
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (1.35%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) HTML
2 8 (10.81%) CSS
3 4 (5.41%) SVG
3 4 (5.41%) Ajax
3 4 (5.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 53 (71.62%) User Experience
2 43 (58.11%) Human Factors
3 28 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.76%) Graphic Design
4 5 (6.76%) Mathematics
5 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.41%) RIA
5 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.41%) Open Source
6 3 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.05%) iPhone
7 2 (2.70%) iPad
7 2 (2.70%) Online Games
8 1 (1.35%) Physics
8 1 (1.35%) Ergonomics
8 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (71.62%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (58.11%) Usability Testing
3 39 (52.70%) Market Research
4 16 (21.62%) Customer Insight
5 12 (16.22%) Analytics
6 11 (14.86%) Project Management
7 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.11%) Industrial Design
9 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.76%) Product Management
9 5 (6.76%) Web Design
9 5 (6.76%) Information Architecture
10 4 (5.41%) UX Design
10 4 (5.41%) Web Application Development
10 4 (5.41%) User Stories
10 4 (5.41%) Scrum
11 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.05%) Product Marketing
11 3 (4.05%) Data Analysis
11 3 (4.05%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.76%) SQL
3 4 (5.41%) PHP
4 1 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (90.54%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) PhD
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Adobe
2 5 (6.76%) Google
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