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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Psychology
Rank 502 562 576
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +14
Contract jobs citing Psychology 124 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.084% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 25 17
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £506 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £470 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.23 - -
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
16634 15945 15716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.16% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10734 9928 9465
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 666 675
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.51 £40.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 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 28 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +72 124 £400 -5.88% 20
London +46 66 £425 - 14
North East -13 18 £425 +13.33% 2
Tyne and Wear -13 18 £425 -15.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 17 £450 -10.00% 1
West Midlands - 16 £390 -
Shropshire - 14 £390 -
Telford - 13 £390 -
East of England +3 7 £400 -14.89% 1
Norfolk -4 7 £400 -
North West -7 6 £450 -4.25% 1
Yorkshire -7 6 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £450 -
Manchester - 6 £450 -
Leeds - 4 £400 -
City of London +45 3 £426 +13.66% 4
Bristol +4 3 £375 - 1
South West +3 3 £375 - 1
Stockport - 3 £425 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Huddersfield - 2 £450 -
South East - 2 £450 - 1
Norwich -4 1 £300 -
Guildford - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 £450 -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 173 (83.57%) User Experience
2 164 (79.23%) Degree
3 163 (78.74%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (61.84%) Market Research
5 118 (57.00%) Human Factors
6 117 (56.52%) Usability Testing
7 97 (46.86%) Analytical Skills
8 87 (42.03%) Ethnography
9 38 (18.36%) Axure RP
9 38 (18.36%) HTML
10 37 (17.87%) Customer Insight
11 36 (17.39%) Mentoring
12 33 (15.94%) Adobe
13 32 (15.46%) Project Management
14 31 (14.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 21 (10.14%) Photoshop
15 21 (10.14%) Analytics
16 18 (8.70%) JavaScript
16 18 (8.70%) CSS
17 17 (8.21%) Product Management
18 16 (7.73%) Qualitative Research
19 15 (7.25%) Marketing
20 14 (6.76%) Scrum
20 14 (6.76%) User Stories
21 12 (5.80%) Information Architecture
21 12 (5.80%) Industrial Design
21 12 (5.80%) Security Cleared
21 12 (5.80%) MS Visio
22 11 (5.31%) RIA
22 11 (5.31%) Software Engineering

Psychology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (0.48%) CMS
1 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (10.14%) Photoshop
2 12 (5.80%) MS Visio
3 11 (5.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (3.86%) MS Excel
5 7 (3.38%) MS Office
6 5 (2.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.93%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.97%) SaaS
3 1 (0.48%) AdSense
3 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.38%) Internet
2 1 (0.48%) SSL
2 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.48%) QlikView
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (18.36%) Axure RP
2 31 (14.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.97%) Grunt
5 1 (0.48%) FogBugz
5 1 (0.48%) JIRA
5 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (7.25%) Marketing
2 7 (3.38%) Legal
3 6 (2.90%) Advertising
3 6 (2.90%) Finance
4 4 (1.93%) Games
4 4 (1.93%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.45%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (63.77%) User Researcher
2 58 (28.02%) User Experience Researcher
3 48 (23.19%) Digital User Researcher
4 26 (12.56%) Architect
4 26 (12.56%) User Experience Architect
5 12 (5.80%) Designer
6 10 (4.83%) Senior User Researcher
7 9 (4.35%) Consultant
8 7 (3.38%) UX Designer
9 6 (2.90%) Senior User Experience Researcher
10 5 (2.42%) User Experience Consultant
11 4 (1.93%) Analyst
11 4 (1.93%) Applications Consultant
11 4 (1.93%) IT Consultant
11 4 (1.93%) IT Graduate
11 4 (1.93%) Junior Consultant
11 4 (1.93%) Product Manager
11 4 (1.93%) Usability Consultant
11 4 (1.93%) Visual Designer
11 4 (1.93%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.36%) HTML
2 18 (8.70%) CSS
3 8 (3.86%) Web Services
4 4 (1.93%) Ajax
5 1 (0.48%) .NET
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.48%) HTML5
5 1 (0.48%) REST
5 1 (0.48%) Sass
5 1 (0.48%) SOAP
5 1 (0.48%) XHTML
5 1 (0.48%) XML
5 1 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 173 (83.57%) User Experience
2 97 (46.86%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.31%) RIA
4 10 (4.83%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.42%) Graphic Design
6 5 (2.42%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.93%) Blog
7 4 (1.93%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.93%) Economics
8 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Statistics
8 1 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.93%) Mac OS X
1 4 (1.93%) Windows
2 2 (0.97%) Android
2 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (78.74%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (61.84%) Market Research
3 118 (57.00%) Human Factors
4 117 (56.52%) Usability Testing
5 87 (42.03%) Ethnography
6 37 (17.87%) Customer Insight
7 36 (17.39%) Mentoring
8 32 (15.46%) Project Management
9 21 (10.14%) Analytics
10 17 (8.21%) Product Management
11 16 (7.73%) Qualitative Research
12 14 (6.76%) Scrum
12 14 (6.76%) User Stories
13 12 (5.80%) Industrial Design
13 12 (5.80%) Information Architecture
14 11 (5.31%) Software Engineering
15 10 (4.83%) Web Design
16 8 (3.86%) Time Management
17 7 (3.38%) Continuous Improvement
18 5 (2.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.97%) SQL
3 1 (0.48%) C#
Qualifications
1 164 (79.23%) Degree
2 12 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.93%) ECDL
4 3 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) ISEB
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.48%) PhD
6 1 (0.48%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.90%) WCAG
2 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.48%) WAI
Vendors
1 33 (15.94%) Adobe
2 8 (3.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.93%) Google
4 1 (0.48%) OpenText
4 1 (0.48%) RedDot
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