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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Psychology
Rank 529 549 522
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -27
Contract jobs citing Psychology 47 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.053% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.17% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 10
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£425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £455 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
+10.58% -1.73%
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
15660 15644 13681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.60% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9676 9532 8203
Average daily rate £425 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 622 776
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

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 2 March 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 17 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 2 March 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 -4 47 £425 +2.40% 25
London +21 32 £425 +0.59% 16
City of London +15 10 £350 -15.66% 4
North West - 2 £470 - 3
East of England - 2 £470 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Norwich - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 76 (91.57%) Degree
2 59 (71.08%) User Experience
3 58 (69.88%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (59.04%) Human Factors
5 44 (53.01%) Usability Testing
6 43 (51.81%) Market Research
7 31 (37.35%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (21.69%) Customer Insight
9 13 (15.66%) Analytics
10 12 (14.46%) Axure RP
10 12 (14.46%) HTML
11 11 (13.25%) Project Management
12 10 (12.05%) Finance
12 10 (12.05%) Mentoring
13 9 (10.84%) Retail
13 9 (10.84%) MS Visio
14 8 (9.64%) CSS
14 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
14 8 (9.64%) Adobe
14 8 (9.64%) Marketing
14 8 (9.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
16 5 (6.02%) Google Analytics
16 5 (6.02%) Google
16 5 (6.02%) Mathematics
16 5 (6.02%) Industrial Design
16 5 (6.02%) SQL
16 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
17 4 (4.82%) Scrum
17 4 (4.82%) Web Design

Psychology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.20%) SAS
1 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.82%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (3.61%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Axure RP
2 8 (9.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (3.61%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Retail
3 8 (9.64%) Marketing
4 4 (4.82%) German Language
5 3 (3.61%) Games
5 3 (3.61%) Banking
6 2 (2.41%) Law
6 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (19.28%) User Experience Researcher
2 8 (9.64%) Architect
2 8 (9.64%) Designer
2 8 (9.64%) User Experience Architect
3 7 (8.43%) UX Designer
4 4 (4.82%) Senior Architect
4 4 (4.82%) Consultant
4 4 (4.82%) Team Leader
5 3 (3.61%) UI Designer
6 2 (2.41%) Lead Architect
6 2 (2.41%) Lead Designer
6 2 (2.41%) Junior
6 2 (2.41%) Digital Designer
6 2 (2.41%) User Experience Consultant
6 2 (2.41%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (2.41%) Senior Designer
6 2 (2.41%) Senior UX Designer
7 1 (1.20%) Data Scientist
7 1 (1.20%) Developer
7 1 (1.20%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) HTML
2 8 (9.64%) CSS
3 4 (4.82%) SVG
3 4 (4.82%) Ajax
3 4 (4.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 59 (71.08%) User Experience
2 49 (59.04%) Human Factors
3 31 (37.35%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.02%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.82%) Graphic Design
5 4 (4.82%) RIA
5 4 (4.82%) Open Source
6 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.61%) iPhone
6 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.41%) Online Games
7 2 (2.41%) iPad
8 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.20%) Statistics
8 1 (1.20%) Physics
8 1 (1.20%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (69.88%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (53.01%) Usability Testing
3 43 (51.81%) Market Research
4 18 (21.69%) Customer Insight
5 13 (15.66%) Analytics
6 11 (13.25%) Project Management
7 10 (12.05%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.02%) Industrial Design
9 4 (4.82%) Product Management
9 4 (4.82%) Information Architecture
9 4 (4.82%) Scrum
9 4 (4.82%) Web Design
9 4 (4.82%) UX Design
9 4 (4.82%) User Stories
9 4 (4.82%) Web Application Development
10 3 (3.61%) Product Marketing
10 3 (3.61%) Qualitative Research
10 3 (3.61%) Data Analysis
10 3 (3.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.02%) SQL
3 4 (4.82%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) R
Qualifications
1 76 (91.57%) Degree
2 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) VCP4
3 1 (1.20%) PhD
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Adobe
2 5 (6.02%) Google
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