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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Psychology
Rank 583 572 575
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Psychology 39 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.051% 0.002%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.16% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 0
Average daily rate
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£448 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
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
18011 17485 16779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.63% 32.00% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11335 10583 9950
Average daily rate £420 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 672 720
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £21.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -4.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 4 August 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 4 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 -7 39 £448 +19.33% 14
London -4 18 £400 +4.06% 6
North East - 15 £470 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £470 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £470 -
East of England - 4 £438 -
City of London -14 3 £396 +2.06% 1
Essex - 3 £450 -
Chelmsford - 2 £438 -
West Sussex -10 1 - - 1
South East -27 1 - - 4
West Midlands - 1 £445 - 1
Norfolk - 1 £396 -
Birmingham - 1 £445 -
Norwich - 1 £396 -
Worthing - 1 - - 1

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 72 (87.80%) User Experience
2 70 (85.37%) Degree
3 61 (74.39%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (57.32%) Market Research
5 39 (47.56%) Human Factors
6 34 (41.46%) Usability Testing
7 32 (39.02%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (26.83%) Customer Insight
9 21 (25.61%) Scrum
10 13 (15.85%) Mentoring
11 11 (13.41%) Axure RP
12 10 (12.20%) HTML
13 9 (10.98%) Adobe
14 8 (9.76%) Project Management
14 8 (9.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 7 (8.54%) Retail
16 6 (7.32%) JavaScript
16 6 (7.32%) CSS
16 6 (7.32%) Information Architecture
17 5 (6.10%) Analytics
17 5 (6.10%) Ergonomics
18 4 (4.88%) Photoshop
18 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
18 4 (4.88%) Qualitative Research
18 4 (4.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 3 (3.66%) Industrial Design
19 3 (3.66%) Marketing
19 3 (3.66%) UX Design
19 3 (3.66%) User Stories
19 3 (3.66%) HTML5

Psychology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Photoshop
1 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
1 4 (4.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) SSL
1 1 (1.22%) Intranet
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
1 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Axure RP
2 8 (9.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.44%) Selenium
3 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (2.44%) gulp
General
1 7 (8.54%) Retail
2 3 (3.66%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) User Experience Researcher
2 9 (10.98%) User Experience Architect
2 9 (10.98%) Architect
3 4 (4.88%) Developer
3 4 (4.88%) User Experience Specialist
4 3 (3.66%) UX Designer
4 3 (3.66%) Designer
5 2 (2.44%) Consultant
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (1.22%) Lead Architect
6 1 (1.22%) UI Designer
6 1 (1.22%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (1.22%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (1.22%) Lead Designer
6 1 (1.22%) Senior Developer
6 1 (1.22%) Analyst
6 1 (1.22%) Senior Architect
6 1 (1.22%) Digital Designer
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience Consultant
6 1 (1.22%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) HTML
2 6 (7.32%) CSS
3 3 (3.66%) HTML5
4 2 (2.44%) CSS3
4 2 (2.44%) Backbone.js
4 2 (2.44%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 72 (87.80%) User Experience
2 39 (47.56%) Human Factors
3 32 (39.02%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.10%) Ergonomics
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) RIA
6 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) W3C
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) Windows
1 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (1.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (74.39%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (57.32%) Market Research
3 34 (41.46%) Usability Testing
4 22 (26.83%) Customer Insight
5 21 (25.61%) Scrum
6 13 (15.85%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.76%) Project Management
8 6 (7.32%) Information Architecture
9 5 (6.10%) Analytics
10 4 (4.88%) Qualitative Research
11 3 (3.66%) User Stories
11 3 (3.66%) UX Design
11 3 (3.66%) Industrial Design
12 2 (2.44%) Software Engineering
12 2 (2.44%) TDD
12 2 (2.44%) Content Management
12 2 (2.44%) Competitor Analysis
12 2 (2.44%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.44%) Software Delivery
12 2 (2.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 70 (85.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) WAI
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Adobe
2 1 (1.22%) OpenText
2 1 (1.22%) RedDot
2 1 (1.22%) Google
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