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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Psychology
Rank 492 559 605
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +46
Contract jobs citing Psychology 122 90 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.16% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 0.49% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 50 26
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £430
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £26.08 £24.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - -

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
16124 18312 17926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 33.30% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10444 11516 11374
Median daily rate £433 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 785 743
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.12 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 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 +50 121 £425 +6.25% 19
London +16 47 £450 +12.50% 10
Yorkshire +51 29 £425 -5.55% 3
West Midlands -8 24 £450 +15.38%
Coventry +3 19 £444 +13.78%
Sheffield - 17 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 17 £425 -
West Yorkshire +32 12 £355 -21.11% 3
Leeds +30 12 £355 -21.11% 1
South East +15 8 £425 +25.92% 4
West Sussex +11 7 £444 +18.33% 1
Worthing -1 7 £444 +18.33% 1
North East -35 5 £400 -5.32% 1
Tyne and Wear -39 5 £400 -6.97% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 5 £400 -6.97% 1
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £400 -
Nottingham - 4 £400 -
Warwick +1 3 - -
Warwickshire -1 3 - -
South West - 3 £425 - 1
Bristol - 3 £425 - 1
City of London -16 2 £438 +2.94% 2
Croydon - 2 £500 -
Norwich +12 1 £450 +13.92%
Norfolk +3 1 £450 +12.50%
East of England -4 1 £450 +12.50%
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Westminster - 1 £450 -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 218 (82.89%) User Experience
2 217 (82.51%) Degree
3 201 (76.43%) Agile Software Development
4 150 (57.03%) Usability Testing
5 132 (50.19%) Service Design
6 124 (47.15%) Market Research
7 116 (44.11%) Ethnography
8 113 (42.97%) Analytical Skills
9 102 (38.78%) Human Factors
10 88 (33.46%) Customer Insight
11 77 (29.28%) Guerrilla Research
12 68 (25.86%) Analytics
13 60 (22.81%) Scrum
14 37 (14.07%) Mentoring
15 33 (12.55%) Multivariate Testing
16 30 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (8.75%) Prototyping
18 22 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
19 21 (7.98%) Coaching
20 20 (7.60%) Qualitative Research
20 20 (7.60%) Sociology
21 18 (6.84%) Security Cleared
22 17 (6.46%) User Stories
23 16 (6.08%) Front End Development
24 15 (5.70%) Computer Science
24 15 (5.70%) Project Management
25 14 (5.32%) Marketing
26 13 (4.94%) Kanban
26 13 (4.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
26 13 (4.94%) Axure RP

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 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 10 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.14%) Camtasia
4 3 (1.14%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (1.14%) UserZoom
5 2 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) InDesign
6 1 (0.38%) InVision
6 1 (0.38%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.38%) MS Office
6 1 (0.38%) Pixelapse
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Magento
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) GoToMeeting
2 2 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (4.94%) Axure RP
1 13 (4.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 8 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.04%) JIRA
3 5 (1.90%) VersionOne
3 5 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (5.32%) Marketing
2 13 (4.94%) Retail
3 5 (1.90%) Legal
4 4 (1.52%) Automotive
4 4 (1.52%) Finance
4 4 (1.52%) Games
5 3 (1.14%) Military
6 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (70.72%) User Researcher
2 79 (30.04%) User Experience Researcher
3 51 (19.39%) Digital User Researcher
4 25 (9.51%) Senior User Researcher
5 8 (3.04%) Agile Coach
6 7 (2.66%) Architect
6 7 (2.66%) User Experience Architect
7 6 (2.28%) Designer
8 5 (1.90%) Senior Architect
8 5 (1.90%) Senior User Experience Architect
9 4 (1.52%) UX Designer
9 4 (1.52%) UX Specialist
10 3 (1.14%) Data Modeller
10 3 (1.14%) Development Engineer
10 3 (1.14%) Development Specialist
10 3 (1.14%) Research Engineer
10 3 (1.14%) Senior User Experience Researcher
10 3 (1.14%) UX Engineer
11 2 (0.76%) Head of Design
11 2 (0.76%) Senior Digital User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.66%) HTML
2 6 (2.28%) CSS
3 4 (1.52%) HTML5
4 3 (1.14%) CSS3
5 2 (0.76%) Node.js
6 1 (0.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 218 (82.89%) User Experience
2 113 (42.97%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.70%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.66%) Economics
4 7 (2.66%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.90%) Social Media
6 4 (1.52%) Ergonomics
6 4 (1.52%) RIA
6 4 (1.52%) Robotics
7 3 (1.14%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (0.76%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.76%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.76%) Statistics
9 1 (0.38%) IVR
9 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.38%) Social Network
9 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.52%) Android
1 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (76.43%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (57.03%) Usability Testing
3 132 (50.19%) Service Design
4 124 (47.15%) Market Research
5 116 (44.11%) Ethnography
6 102 (38.78%) Human Factors
7 88 (33.46%) Customer Insight
8 77 (29.28%) Guerrilla Research
9 68 (25.86%) Analytics
10 60 (22.81%) Scrum
11 37 (14.07%) Mentoring
12 33 (12.55%) Multivariate Testing
13 30 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (8.75%) Prototyping
15 22 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (7.98%) Coaching
17 20 (7.60%) Qualitative Research
17 20 (7.60%) Sociology
18 17 (6.46%) User Stories
19 16 (6.08%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.28%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.38%) Perl
2 1 (0.38%) Python
2 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 217 (82.51%) Degree
2 18 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) PhD
7 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.80%) QA
2 9 (3.42%) Actionable Recommendations
2 9 (3.42%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 8 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (3.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (4.56%) Adobe
2 8 (3.04%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (0.38%) Demandware
3 1 (0.38%) Google
3 1 (0.38%) hybris
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.38%) SAP
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