The table below looks at the statistics for Qualitative Research skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Qualitative Research over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Qualitative Research
UK
Rank 569 582 602
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +20
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 27 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.070% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.085% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 13
Median daily rate £426 £469 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.06% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £319 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year
+7.31% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Median hourly rate £27.65 £21.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.60% -33.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -33.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37444 42299 41509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.58% 82.71% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24822 27641 26311
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 1161 1101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Qualitative Research
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Qualitative Research as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Qualitative Research Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Qualitative Research
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Qualitative Research within the UK.

Qualitative Research Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Qualitative Research
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Qualitative Research within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Qualitative Research Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Qualitative Research
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Qualitative Research within the UK.

Qualitative Research Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Qualitative Research
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Qualitative Research within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Qualitative Research Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Qualitative Research
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qualitative Research within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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 +38 27 £426 -9.06%
London +4 24 £425 -9.33%
Yorkshire +15 2 - -
West Yorkshire +7 2 - -
Leeds +4 2 - -
Croydon -2 1 £525 +13.51%
Coventry - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 £550 -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Qualitative Research 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 Qualitative Research.

1 32 (64.00%) User Experience
2 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.00%) Psychology
4 17 (34.00%) Ethnography
5 15 (30.00%) Actionable Recommendations
6 12 (24.00%) Usability Testing
7 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
8 10 (20.00%) Anthropology
9 9 (18.00%) Service Design
9 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (16.00%) Front End Development
11 7 (14.00%) Visualisation
11 7 (14.00%) Analytics
11 7 (14.00%) Customer Segmentation
11 7 (14.00%) Market Research
11 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
11 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
11 7 (14.00%) Economics
12 6 (12.00%) Degree
12 6 (12.00%) Human Factors
12 6 (12.00%) Data Analytics
13 5 (10.00%) B2B
13 5 (10.00%) Benchmarking
14 4 (8.00%) NHS
14 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
14 4 (8.00%) Sociology
14 4 (8.00%) Guerrilla Testing
14 4 (8.00%) Guerrilla Research
14 4 (8.00%) UserZoom
14 4 (8.00%) Cognitive Psychology

Qualitative Research
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 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) UserZoom
2 1 (2.00%) Camtasia
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) User Researcher
2 23 (46.00%) User Experience Researcher
3 11 (22.00%) Digital User Researcher
4 9 (18.00%) Senior User Researcher
5 5 (10.00%) Senior User Experience Researcher
6 4 (8.00%) Data Modeller
7 3 (6.00%) Designer
7 3 (6.00%) UX Designer
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Quantitative Researcher
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Digital User Researcher
9 1 (2.00%) Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Customer Insight Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Insight Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Research Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.00%) User Experience Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) User Experience Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) CSS
1 3 (6.00%) CSS3
1 3 (6.00%) HTML
1 3 (6.00%) HTML5
1 3 (6.00%) LESS
1 3 (6.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 32 (64.00%) User Experience
2 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Social Media
5 1 (2.00%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Android
1 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.00%) Psychology
3 17 (34.00%) Ethnography
4 12 (24.00%) Usability Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
6 10 (20.00%) Anthropology
7 9 (18.00%) Service Design
8 8 (16.00%) Front End Development
9 7 (14.00%) Analytics
9 7 (14.00%) Customer Segmentation
9 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
9 7 (14.00%) Economics
9 7 (14.00%) Market Research
9 7 (14.00%) Visualisation
10 6 (12.00%) Data Analytics
10 6 (12.00%) Human Factors
11 5 (10.00%) B2B
11 5 (10.00%) Benchmarking
12 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
12 4 (8.00%) Sociology
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.00%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland