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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Psychology
Rank 581 570 576
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Psychology 25 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.008% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.024% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 14
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£425 £475 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £415 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
-16.84% -5.00%
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
17565 16397 17509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10667 10120 10142
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 667 895
Average hourly rate £18.90 £18.03 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -26.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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 18 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 22 September 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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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 -16 25 £425 -10.52% 4
London +24 21 £450 +12.50% 3
City of London - 3 £425 - 3
North Yorkshire - 2 £398 -
Yorkshire - 2 £398 -
York - 2 £398 -
South East -7 1 £350 -26.31%
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £350 -
Bristol - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Preston - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 46 (83.64%) User Experience
2 44 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (74.55%) Degree
4 37 (67.27%) Market Research
5 23 (41.82%) Usability Testing
6 21 (38.18%) Human Factors
7 16 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (16.36%) Mentoring
8 9 (16.36%) Customer Insight
9 7 (12.73%) HTML
9 7 (12.73%) Mercator
9 7 (12.73%) Analytics
9 7 (12.73%) Axure RP
9 7 (12.73%) Qualitative Research
10 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
10 6 (10.91%) Project Management
10 6 (10.91%) SQL
10 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
10 6 (10.91%) IIS
10 6 (10.91%) Finance
11 5 (9.09%) SAN
11 5 (9.09%) Graphic Design
12 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
12 4 (7.27%) Network Security
12 4 (7.27%) VLAN
12 4 (7.27%) SonicWALL
12 4 (7.27%) NAS
12 4 (7.27%) Product Management
12 4 (7.27%) NETGEAR
12 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008

Psychology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (10.91%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) SAN
2 4 (7.27%) Firewall
2 4 (7.27%) VLAN
2 4 (7.27%) Network Security
2 4 (7.27%) NAS
3 2 (3.64%) Internet
3 2 (3.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.64%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
2 3 (5.45%) German Language
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) User Experience Researcher
2 8 (14.55%) Consultant
3 6 (10.91%) Architect
3 6 (10.91%) User Experience Designer
3 6 (10.91%) Designer
4 5 (9.09%) User Experience Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Network Security Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Network Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Designer
7 2 (3.64%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior User Experience Designer
8 1 (1.82%) Usability Consultant
8 1 (1.82%) UI Designer
8 1 (1.82%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) HTML
2 4 (7.27%) CSS
3 2 (3.64%) SOAP
3 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 2 (3.64%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) XSLT
3 2 (3.64%) XHTML
3 2 (3.64%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.64%) REST
3 2 (3.64%) Sass
3 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.82%) Ajax
4 1 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (83.64%) User Experience
2 21 (38.18%) Human Factors
3 16 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.09%) Graphic Design
5 4 (7.27%) Economics
6 3 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.64%) Social Network
7 2 (3.64%) E-Learning
8 1 (1.82%) Ergonomics
8 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
1 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (67.27%) Market Research
3 23 (41.82%) Usability Testing
4 9 (16.36%) Customer Insight
4 9 (16.36%) Mentoring
5 7 (12.73%) Analytics
5 7 (12.73%) Qualitative Research
6 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.91%) Project Management
7 4 (7.27%) Migration
7 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.27%) Product Management
8 3 (5.45%) Scrum
8 3 (5.45%) Web Design
8 3 (5.45%) User Experience Design
8 3 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.64%) Change Management
9 2 (3.64%) SEO
9 2 (3.64%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (74.55%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Mercator
2 4 (7.27%) VMware
2 4 (7.27%) SonicWALL
2 4 (7.27%) NETGEAR
2 4 (7.27%) Cisco
2 4 (7.27%) HP
2 4 (7.27%) Dell
2 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.45%) Adobe
4 2 (3.64%) Open Text
4 2 (3.64%) RedDot
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