The table below looks at the statistics for Psychology skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Psychology over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Psychology
UK
Rank 474 486 565
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +79
Contract jobs citing Psychology 134 142 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.33% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 111 28
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £470
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -12.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £26.08 £19.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - -

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
37606 43039 41704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.75% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 28189 26373
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1185 1114
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Psychology
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Psychology as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies 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 24 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Psychology within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Psychology Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Psychology
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 Psychology within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +24 133 £425 - 7
London -7 49 £426 +0.29% 2
South East +47 28 £433 - 2
Yorkshire +33 23 £425 -5.55%
West Sussex - 20 £433 -
Worthing - 19 £433 -
West Yorkshire +25 12 £299 -33.61%
West Midlands +7 12 £444 +10.93%
Leeds +12 11 £299 -33.61%
South Yorkshire +12 11 £425 -27.96%
Sheffield +9 11 £425 -27.96%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 10 £400 -11.11%
Tyne and Wear -25 10 £400 -11.11%
North East -30 10 £400 -11.11% 1
Coventry - 10 £444 -
Berkshire - 5 £400 -
North West +22 4 £500 +11.11% 1
City of London -8 4 £429 +0.88%
Reading - 4 - -
Merseyside - 4 £500 - 1
Liverpool - 4 £490 - 1
Norwich +12 3 £450 +50.00%
Norfolk +2 3 £450 +12.50%
East of England 0 3 £450 +12.50% 1
East Sussex - 2 £475 -
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
Nottingham - 2 £375 -
Westminster - 2 £429 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £375 -
Shropshire +14 1 - -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Psychology 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 Psychology.

1 188 (75.81%) User Experience
2 187 (75.40%) Degree
3 185 (74.60%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (56.85%) Cognitive Psychology
5 128 (51.61%) Service Design
6 125 (50.40%) Usability Testing
7 114 (45.97%) Market Research
8 109 (43.95%) Human Factors
9 100 (40.32%) Ethnography
10 98 (39.52%) Analytical Skills
11 77 (31.05%) Customer Insight
12 66 (26.61%) Guerrilla Research
13 53 (21.37%) Anthropology
14 51 (20.56%) Analytics
15 43 (17.34%) Scrum
16 39 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (12.50%) User Stories
18 29 (11.69%) Sociology
19 25 (10.08%) Prototyping
20 24 (9.68%) Mentoring
21 23 (9.27%) Qualitative Research
21 23 (9.27%) Security Cleared
22 22 (8.87%) Marketing
23 20 (8.06%) Project Management
24 19 (7.66%) Axure RP
25 18 (7.26%) Kanban
26 17 (6.85%) Multivariate Testing
27 15 (6.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
27 15 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
28 14 (5.65%) Benchmarking

Psychology
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 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 12 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
1 12 (4.84%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.61%) UserZoom
3 3 (1.21%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.40%) InVision
4 1 (0.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Magento
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.21%) GoToMeeting
2 2 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (7.66%) Axure RP
2 15 (6.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.02%) JIRA
4 3 (1.21%) VersionOne
4 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (8.87%) Marketing
2 12 (4.84%) Retail
3 8 (3.23%) Finance
4 4 (1.61%) Advertising
4 4 (1.61%) Automotive
4 4 (1.61%) Legal
4 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.21%) Games
5 3 (1.21%) Military
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 179 (72.18%) User Researcher
2 50 (20.16%) User Experience Researcher
3 49 (19.76%) Digital User Researcher
4 19 (7.66%) Senior User Researcher
5 9 (3.63%) Designer
6 8 (3.23%) Architect
6 8 (3.23%) UX Designer
7 7 (2.82%) User Experience Architect
8 5 (2.02%) Agile Coach
8 5 (2.02%) Senior User Experience Researcher
9 4 (1.61%) Marketing Assistant
10 3 (1.21%) Consultant
10 3 (1.21%) Data Modeller
10 3 (1.21%) Development Engineer
10 3 (1.21%) Development Specialist
10 3 (1.21%) Research Engineer
10 3 (1.21%) User Experience Consultant
10 3 (1.21%) UX Engineer
10 3 (1.21%) UX Specialist
11 2 (0.81%) Head of Design
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.40%) CSS
1 1 (0.40%) CSS3
1 1 (0.40%) HTML
1 1 (0.40%) HTML5
1 1 (0.40%) jQuery
1 1 (0.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 188 (75.81%) User Experience
2 98 (39.52%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.24%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.24%) Social Media
4 3 (1.21%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (1.21%) Robotics
5 2 (0.81%) IVR
6 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.40%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.40%) NHS
6 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.40%) Social Network
6 1 (0.40%) Tandem
6 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.42%) Android
1 6 (2.42%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.40%) Linux
2 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (74.60%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (56.85%) Cognitive Psychology
3 128 (51.61%) Service Design
4 125 (50.40%) Usability Testing
5 114 (45.97%) Market Research
6 109 (43.95%) Human Factors
7 100 (40.32%) Ethnography
8 77 (31.05%) Customer Insight
9 66 (26.61%) Guerrilla Research
10 53 (21.37%) Anthropology
11 51 (20.56%) Analytics
12 43 (17.34%) Scrum
13 39 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (12.50%) User Stories
15 29 (11.69%) Sociology
16 25 (10.08%) Prototyping
17 24 (9.68%) Mentoring
18 23 (9.27%) Qualitative Research
19 20 (8.06%) Project Management
20 18 (7.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.40%) Perl
1 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 187 (75.40%) Degree
2 23 (9.27%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.21%) PhD
6 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.24%) Actionable Recommendations
2 7 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (4.84%) Adobe
2 5 (2.02%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (0.40%) ClickTale
3 1 (0.40%) Demandware
3 1 (0.40%) Google
3 1 (0.40%) hybris
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.40%) SAP
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