The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Psychology 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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Psychology
Rank 462 588 601
Rank change year-on-year
+126 +13
Contract jobs citing Psychology 181 47 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.083% 0.052%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 29 21
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £455 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.59% +21.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.12 - -
UK excluding London median 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
18179 17981 17787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.61% 31.70% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11843 10901 10847
Median daily rate £425 £420 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 705 768
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.90 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -7.23%

Psychology
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Psychology as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 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 2 May 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 +133 179 £450 +5.88% 4
London +39 97 £500 +17.64% 3
Yorkshire +19 20 £450 +5.88%
North East -20 20 £450 -
Tyne and Wear -17 19 £450 -14.28%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 19 £450 -14.28%
West Midlands +5 17 £400 -13.04%
West Yorkshire +13 15 £450 -
South East 0 15 £325 -35.00%
West Sussex -6 15 £325 -35.00%
Worthing -24 15 £325 -35.00%
City of London +37 14 £413 +3.12% 1
Leeds +5 14 £450 -
Telford - 10 £388 -
Shropshire - 10 £388 -
North West +3 7 £438 -6.91%
Coventry - 7 £400 -
Manchester - 7 £438 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £570 -
Sheffield - 3 £590 -
Stockport - 3 £425 -
East of England 0 2 £400 -14.89% 1
Scotland - 2 £319 -
South West -2 1 - -
Norfolk -3 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Stirling - 1 £338 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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.

1 250 (85.62%) User Experience
2 220 (75.34%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (74.32%) Degree
4 178 (60.96%) Market Research
5 172 (58.90%) Human Factors
6 167 (57.19%) Usability Testing
7 139 (47.60%) Analytical Skills
8 115 (39.38%) Service Design
9 104 (35.62%) Ethnography
10 73 (25.00%) Axure RP
11 57 (19.52%) HTML
12 56 (19.18%) Adobe
12 56 (19.18%) Mentoring
13 54 (18.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 54 (18.49%) Project Management
14 41 (14.04%) Customer Insight
15 39 (13.36%) Web Development
16 34 (11.64%) JavaScript
16 34 (11.64%) CSS
16 34 (11.64%) Information Architecture
16 34 (11.64%) Product Management
17 32 (10.96%) Marketing
18 30 (10.27%) Industrial Design
18 30 (10.27%) Software Engineering
18 30 (10.27%) RIA
19 29 (9.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 29 (9.93%) MS Visio
20 25 (8.56%) Photoshop
21 24 (8.22%) Qualitative Research
22 23 (7.88%) Analytics

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 4 (1.37%) SAS
2 1 (0.34%) CMS
2 1 (0.34%) IIS
2 1 (0.34%) Moodle
2 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (9.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 29 (9.93%) MS Visio
2 25 (8.56%) Photoshop
3 10 (3.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (2.05%) MS Excel
5 5 (1.71%) MS Office
6 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (0.34%) DHCP
2 1 (0.34%) DNS
2 1 (0.34%) SSL
2 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.34%) QlikView
2 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 73 (25.00%) Axure RP
2 54 (18.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.68%) Grunt
4 2 (0.68%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.68%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.34%) JIRA
5 1 (0.34%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (10.96%) Marketing
2 15 (5.14%) Finance
3 9 (3.08%) Legal
4 8 (2.74%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.37%) Games
5 4 (1.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.03%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) French Language
7 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 185 (63.36%) User Researcher
2 87 (29.79%) User Experience Researcher
3 71 (24.32%) Digital User Researcher
4 43 (14.73%) Architect
4 43 (14.73%) User Experience Architect
5 29 (9.93%) Senior User Researcher
6 19 (6.51%) Designer
7 18 (6.16%) Senior User Experience Researcher
8 9 (3.08%) UX Designer
9 8 (2.74%) Senior Architect
9 8 (2.74%) Senior Digital User Researcher
9 8 (2.74%) Senior User Experience Architect
9 8 (2.74%) Visual Designer
10 7 (2.40%) Consultant
11 5 (1.71%) User Experience Consultant
12 4 (1.37%) Data Scientist
13 3 (1.03%) Analyst
13 3 (1.03%) Junior
14 2 (0.68%) IT Consultant
14 2 (0.68%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (19.52%) HTML
2 34 (11.64%) CSS
3 9 (3.08%) Web Services
4 2 (0.68%) Ajax
5 1 (0.34%) .NET
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.34%) HTML5
5 1 (0.34%) REST
5 1 (0.34%) Sass
5 1 (0.34%) SOAP
5 1 (0.34%) XHTML
5 1 (0.34%) XML
5 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 250 (85.62%) User Experience
2 139 (47.60%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (10.27%) RIA
4 14 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.42%) Visualisation
6 8 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.74%) Digital Media
6 8 (2.74%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.03%) Blog
7 3 (1.03%) PMI
8 1 (0.34%) Economics
8 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.34%) NHS
8 1 (0.34%) Statistics
8 1 (0.34%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.05%) Android
1 6 (2.05%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
2 2 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (75.34%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (60.96%) Market Research
3 172 (58.90%) Human Factors
4 167 (57.19%) Usability Testing
5 115 (39.38%) Service Design
6 104 (35.62%) Ethnography
7 56 (19.18%) Mentoring
8 54 (18.49%) Project Management
9 41 (14.04%) Customer Insight
10 39 (13.36%) Web Development
11 34 (11.64%) Information Architecture
11 34 (11.64%) Product Management
12 30 (10.27%) Industrial Design
12 30 (10.27%) Software Engineering
13 24 (8.22%) Qualitative Research
14 23 (7.88%) Analytics
15 20 (6.85%) User Stories
16 16 (5.48%) Workflow
17 15 (5.14%) Web Design
18 13 (4.45%) Sociology
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.64%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.37%) Python
2 4 (1.37%) R
2 4 (1.37%) SQL
3 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.68%) VB
4 1 (0.34%) C
4 1 (0.34%) C#
4 1 (0.34%) Java
4 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 217 (74.32%) Degree
2 21 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.68%) APMP
6 2 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.68%) ECDL
6 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.68%) MCP
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.68%) OCP
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.68%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.37%) WCAG
2 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (19.18%) Adobe
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.68%) HP
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle
3 2 (0.68%) SAP
4 1 (0.34%) Google
4 1 (0.34%) OpenText
4 1 (0.34%) RedDot
4 1 (0.34%) VMware