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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Psychology
Rank 586 579 565
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Psychology 32 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.013% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.042% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 16
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£445 £400 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £390 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -

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
17922 16584 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 31.55% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11192 10372 9992
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 670 841
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.79 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 2014.

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 19 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 21 October 2014. 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 -4 32 £445 +11.25% 8
London +3 16 £450 +15.38% 3
City of London +24 3 £425 +8.97% 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £395 -
Yorkshire - 3 £395 -
York - 3 £395 -
South East -22 2 £438 -7.84%
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
Gatwick - 1 £350 -
Bristol - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
South West - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 51 (83.61%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (77.05%) Degree
3 45 (73.77%) User Experience
4 40 (65.57%) Market Research
5 31 (50.82%) Usability Testing
6 28 (45.90%) Human Factors
7 25 (40.98%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (14.75%) Axure RP
8 9 (14.75%) Customer Insight
9 8 (13.11%) Analytics
9 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
9 8 (13.11%) Finance
9 8 (13.11%) HTML
10 7 (11.48%) Project Management
11 6 (9.84%) Qualitative Research
11 6 (9.84%) Graphic Design
11 6 (9.84%) Mercator
12 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
12 5 (8.20%) SQL
12 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
12 5 (8.20%) IIS
13 4 (6.56%) Photoshop
13 4 (6.56%) CSS
13 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
13 4 (6.56%) Adobe
13 4 (6.56%) SAN
13 4 (6.56%) Scrum
13 4 (6.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
13 4 (6.56%) Product Management

Psychology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 5 (8.20%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) SAN
2 3 (4.92%) Firewall
2 3 (4.92%) VLAN
2 3 (4.92%) Network Security
2 3 (4.92%) NAS
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
3 2 (3.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Axure RP
2 4 (6.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.28%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) German Language
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (13.11%) User Experience Researcher
2 7 (11.48%) Architect
2 7 (11.48%) Consultant
2 7 (11.48%) UX Designer
2 7 (11.48%) Designer
3 6 (9.84%) User Experience Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Team Leader
5 3 (4.92%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Security Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Network Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Lead Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Applications Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior UX Designer
6 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Designer
7 1 (1.64%) Digital Designer
7 1 (1.64%) Interaction Designer
7 1 (1.64%) Senior Interaction Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) HTML
2 4 (6.56%) CSS
3 2 (3.28%) SOAP
3 2 (3.28%) Web Services
3 2 (3.28%) XML
3 2 (3.28%) XSLT
3 2 (3.28%) XHTML
3 2 (3.28%) .NET
3 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.28%) REST
3 2 (3.28%) Sass
3 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.64%) Ajax
4 1 (1.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 45 (73.77%) User Experience
2 28 (45.90%) Human Factors
3 25 (40.98%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.84%) Graphic Design
5 3 (4.92%) Economics
5 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.92%) Open Source
6 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.28%) Social Network
6 2 (3.28%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.64%) Ergonomics
7 1 (1.64%) iPhone
7 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
1 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (83.61%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (65.57%) Market Research
3 31 (50.82%) Usability Testing
4 9 (14.75%) Customer Insight
5 8 (13.11%) Analytics
5 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
6 7 (11.48%) Project Management
7 6 (9.84%) Qualitative Research
8 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.56%) UX Design
9 4 (6.56%) Product Management
9 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.56%) Scrum
10 3 (4.92%) Web Design
10 3 (4.92%) Migration
10 3 (4.92%) User Stories
10 3 (4.92%) Responsive Web Design
11 2 (3.28%) Performance Analysis
11 2 (3.28%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (77.05%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Mercator
2 4 (6.56%) Adobe
3 3 (4.92%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) Dell
3 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
3 3 (4.92%) VMware
3 3 (4.92%) SonicWALL
3 3 (4.92%) NETGEAR
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco
4 2 (3.28%) Open Text
4 2 (3.28%) RedDot
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