The first table below looks at the demand for Qualitative Research skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Qualitative Research over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualitative Research
Rank 563 569 579
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 27 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.008% 0.003%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.011% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 1
Average daily rate
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£468 £350 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.57% +288.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £90
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

Qualitative Research
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Qualitative Research within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 August 2014.

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
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qualitative Research within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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 +19 27 £468 +33.57%
London +24 22 £435 +24.28%
City of London - 4 - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Qualitative Research 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 Qualitative Research.

1 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Market Research
3 14 (38.89%) Human Factors
4 9 (25.00%) Degree
5 8 (22.22%) Analytics
6 7 (19.44%) Usability Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Finance
7 6 (16.67%) Psychology
8 5 (13.89%) Web Analytics
8 5 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (11.11%) SPSS
9 4 (11.11%) Retail
9 4 (11.11%) Project Management
10 3 (8.33%) Customer Insight
10 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 3 (8.33%) Time Management
11 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
11 2 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
11 2 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
11 2 (5.56%) Statistics
11 2 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (5.56%) Marketing
11 2 (5.56%) Econometrics
11 2 (5.56%) QA
11 2 (5.56%) Information Architecture
11 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (2.78%) Business Process Improvement
12 1 (2.78%) Open Source

Qualitative Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Qualitative Research 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 Qualitative Research. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (11.11%) SPSS
3 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
2 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Research Consultant
3 2 (5.56%) Consultant
3 2 (5.56%) User Experience Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Research Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Project Planner
4 1 (2.78%) Research Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Human Factors
2 6 (16.67%) Psychology
3 2 (5.56%) Statistics
4 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Market Research
3 8 (22.22%) Analytics
4 7 (19.44%) Usability Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Web Analytics
6 4 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (8.33%) Customer Insight
7 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.33%) Time Management
8 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Econometrics
8 2 (5.56%) Information Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.78%) Business Process Improvement
9 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
1 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft