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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualitative Research
Rank 591 585 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 21 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.002% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.003% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Average daily rate
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£488 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 - -
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 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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 9 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 19 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 +11 21 £488 +34.48%
London +29 16 £450 +24.13%
City of London - 3 £475 -
South East - 1 - -
Leeds - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) User Experience
3 22 (55.00%) Mentoring
4 19 (47.50%) Market Research
5 15 (37.50%) Human Factors
6 11 (27.50%) Usability Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Analytics
7 9 (22.50%) Degree
8 7 (17.50%) Psychology
9 6 (15.00%) Finance
10 5 (12.50%) SPSS
11 4 (10.00%) Retail
11 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (10.00%) Web Analytics
11 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (10.00%) Customer Insight
11 4 (10.00%) Information Architecture
12 3 (7.50%) Time Management
12 3 (7.50%) Statistical Analysis
12 3 (7.50%) Project Management
12 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
13 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
13 2 (5.00%) QA
13 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
14 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
14 1 (2.50%) Business Process Improvement
14 1 (2.50%) Open Source
14 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis

Qualitative Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) SPSS
2 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.00%) Consultant
2 4 (10.00%) Research Consultant
2 4 (10.00%) User Experience Consultant
3 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Research Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Project Planner
Miscellaneous
1 23 (57.50%) User Experience
2 15 (37.50%) Human Factors
3 7 (17.50%) Psychology
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Open Source
5 1 (2.50%) Statistics
5 1 (2.50%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Mentoring
3 19 (47.50%) Market Research
4 11 (27.50%) Usability Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Analytics
6 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Web Analytics
6 4 (10.00%) Customer Insight
6 4 (10.00%) Information Architecture
7 3 (7.50%) Time Management
7 3 (7.50%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (2.50%) Business Process Improvement
9 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
1 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.50%) Business Objects