The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Psychology
Rank 575 564 571
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Psychology 29 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.002% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.007% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 11
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 614 780
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

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 28 July 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 11 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 28 July 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 +20 28 £375 - 8
London - 24 £384 - 7
City of London - 5 £388 - 3
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 £350 - 1
Gatwick - 1 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £350 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Preston - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 41 (70.69%) Degree
2 38 (65.52%) Market Research
2 38 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (48.28%) Human Factors
4 26 (44.83%) Usability Testing
5 12 (20.69%) HTML
5 12 (20.69%) CSS
6 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
6 11 (18.97%) Customer Insight
7 8 (13.79%) Information Architecture
7 8 (13.79%) Axure RP
7 8 (13.79%) Marketing
7 8 (13.79%) Mercator
7 8 (13.79%) Web Design
8 6 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (10.34%) Qualitative Research
8 6 (10.34%) Finance
8 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
8 6 (10.34%) SQL
8 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
8 6 (10.34%) IIS
9 5 (8.62%) MS Visio
9 5 (8.62%) Industrial Design
9 5 (8.62%) Ajax
9 5 (8.62%) Graphic Design
9 5 (8.62%) Product Management
10 4 (6.90%) NAS
10 4 (6.90%) User Experience Design
10 4 (6.90%) Network Security
10 4 (6.90%) NETGEAR

Psychology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (10.34%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.45%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Firewall
1 4 (6.90%) VLAN
1 4 (6.90%) Network Security
1 4 (6.90%) NAS
1 4 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Axure RP
2 4 (6.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (13.79%) Marketing
2 6 (10.34%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) User Experience Researcher
2 8 (13.79%) User Experience Designer
2 8 (13.79%) Designer
2 8 (13.79%) Architect
2 8 (13.79%) Consultant
3 7 (12.07%) User Experience Architect
4 4 (6.90%) Network Consultant
4 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
4 4 (6.90%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Senior Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Applications Developer
7 1 (1.72%) Information Architect
7 1 (1.72%) Lead Designer
7 1 (1.72%) Analyst
7 1 (1.72%) Web Analyst
7 1 (1.72%) Data Analyst
7 1 (1.72%) Research Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) CSS
1 12 (20.69%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) Ajax
3 4 (6.90%) HTML5
3 4 (6.90%) CSS3
4 2 (3.45%) Sass
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (3.45%) REST
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.45%) SOAP
4 2 (3.45%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) XSLT
4 2 (3.45%) XHTML
5 1 (1.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (48.28%) Human Factors
2 5 (8.62%) Graphic Design
3 4 (6.90%) Economics
4 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.45%) E-Learning
5 2 (3.45%) Social Network
5 2 (3.45%) RIA
6 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
1 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (6.90%) Android
1 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (65.52%) Market Research
2 26 (44.83%) Usability Testing
3 11 (18.97%) Customer Insight
4 8 (13.79%) Web Design
4 8 (13.79%) Information Architecture
5 6 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (10.34%) Qualitative Research
5 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.62%) Industrial Design
6 5 (8.62%) Product Management
7 4 (6.90%) User Experience Design
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.90%) Migration
7 4 (6.90%) Scrum
8 3 (5.17%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.45%) Analytics
9 2 (3.45%) User Stories
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (70.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Mercator
2 4 (6.90%) VMware
2 4 (6.90%) SonicWALL
2 4 (6.90%) NETGEAR
2 4 (6.90%) Cisco
2 4 (6.90%) Adobe
2 4 (6.90%) HP
2 4 (6.90%) Dell
2 4 (6.90%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.45%) Open Text
3 2 (3.45%) RedDot
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Low Cost Airlines
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago