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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualitative Research
Rank 631 620 604
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 12 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.038% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.028% 0.047% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 11
Median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £500 £275
% change year-on-year
-34.00% +81.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £100.00 £100.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016.

Qualitative Research Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Qualitative Research
Top 6 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 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 10 £500 +17.64%
London +15 9 £500 +25.00%
Manchester -15 1 - -
North West -16 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £330 -
Scotland - 1 £330 -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 46 (68.66%) User Experience
2 29 (43.28%) Usability Testing
3 26 (38.81%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (32.84%) Psychology
6 19 (28.36%) Workflow
7 18 (26.87%) Human Factors
8 17 (25.37%) Axure RP
9 12 (17.91%) Market Research
10 8 (11.94%) Use Case
10 8 (11.94%) Ethnography
11 7 (10.45%) Front End Development
11 7 (10.45%) Android
11 7 (10.45%) Apple iOS
12 5 (7.46%) Performance Management
12 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
12 5 (7.46%) Marketing
12 5 (7.46%) Degree
13 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (5.97%) GIS
13 4 (5.97%) Statistics
13 4 (5.97%) Finance
13 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
13 4 (5.97%) SPSS
13 4 (5.97%) Internet
13 4 (5.97%) Benchmarking
13 4 (5.97%) Product Management
13 4 (5.97%) Performance Improvement
13 4 (5.97%) Fintech
14 3 (4.48%) Prototyping

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:

Applications
1 4 (5.97%) SPSS
2 2 (2.99%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) GIS
2 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (7.46%) Marketing
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) Advertising
4 2 (2.99%) French Language
4 2 (2.99%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) User Researcher
2 27 (40.30%) User Experience Researcher
3 18 (26.87%) Senior User Experience Researcher
4 16 (23.88%) Senior User Researcher
5 8 (11.94%) Consultant
5 8 (11.94%) Research Consultant
6 7 (10.45%) User Experience Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Designer
8 4 (5.97%) Digital User Researcher
8 4 (5.97%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Digital User Researcher
9 3 (4.48%) UX Designer
10 2 (2.99%) Creative Designer
10 2 (2.99%) Creative Graphic Designer
10 2 (2.99%) Data Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Graphic Designer
11 1 (1.49%) Information Analyst
11 1 (1.49%) Product Manager
11 1 (1.49%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) CSS
1 2 (2.99%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (68.66%) User Experience
2 26 (38.81%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (32.84%) Psychology
4 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.97%) Fintech
5 4 (5.97%) Statistics
6 2 (2.99%) Copywriting
6 2 (2.99%) Video Editing
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.49%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Android
1 7 (10.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) Usability Testing
2 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (28.36%) Workflow
4 18 (26.87%) Human Factors
5 12 (17.91%) Market Research
6 8 (11.94%) Ethnography
6 8 (11.94%) Use Case
7 7 (10.45%) Front End Development
8 5 (7.46%) Performance Management
9 4 (5.97%) Benchmarking
9 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.97%) Performance Improvement
9 4 (5.97%) Product Management
10 3 (4.48%) Analytics
10 3 (4.48%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (4.48%) Prototyping
11 2 (2.99%) Service Design
11 2 (2.99%) Sociology
11 2 (2.99%) Wireframes
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Adobe
2 1 (1.49%) Google
2 1 (1.49%) Omniture