The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Qualitative Research
Rank 572 591 534
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -57
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 25 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.020% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 4
Average daily rate
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£525 £510 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +16.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 15 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 27 April 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 +15 24 £525 +2.94% 2
London -3 16 £525 +2.94% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £513 -
Leeds - 4 £513 -
City of London +8 2 £525 +5.00% 1
South East -19 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £525 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
North East - 1 £525 -
North West - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £525 -
Surrey - 1 - -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 14 (41.18%) User Experience
4 8 (23.53%) Market Research
5 7 (20.59%) Degree
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) Human Factors
8 4 (11.76%) Usability Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Psychology
9 3 (8.82%) Finance
9 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.82%) Analytics
10 2 (5.88%) Customer Insight
10 2 (5.88%) Marketing
10 2 (5.88%) Time Management
10 2 (5.88%) SPSS
10 2 (5.88%) Business Objects
10 2 (5.88%) GIS
10 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
10 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (5.88%) Statistics
11 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (2.94%) Legal
11 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
11 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.94%) Web Design
11 1 (2.94%) Data Management
11 1 (2.94%) Information Management
11 1 (2.94%) Logistics
11 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis

Qualitative Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SPSS
1 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Consultant
1 7 (20.59%) Research Consultant
2 4 (11.76%) User Experience Consultant
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) User Experience Researcher
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Customer Insight Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) User Experience
2 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (14.71%) Human Factors
4 4 (11.76%) Psychology
5 2 (5.88%) GIS
5 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.88%) Statistics
6 1 (2.94%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (23.53%) Market Research
4 4 (11.76%) Usability Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Analytics
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.88%) Time Management
6 2 (5.88%) Customer Insight
7 1 (2.94%) Business Analytics
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.94%) Campaign Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Customer Segmentation
7 1 (2.94%) Data-Driven Marketing
7 1 (2.94%) Line Management
7 1 (2.94%) People Management
7 1 (2.94%) CRM
7 1 (2.94%) BPR
7 1 (2.94%) Project Management
7 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) HND
2 1 (2.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Business Objects