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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Qualitative Research
Rank 562 553 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.012% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.017% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.86 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £17.86 -
% change year-on-year
+81.97% -

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 5 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 29 January 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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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 -14 9 £500 +58.73% 2
London +12 2 £425 +34.92% 2
Peterborough - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

Qualitative Research
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Usability Testing
3 18 (46.15%) User Experience
4 13 (33.33%) Market Research
4 13 (33.33%) Degree
4 13 (33.33%) Human Factors
5 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.26%) Customer Insight
6 4 (10.26%) Analytics
6 4 (10.26%) Information Architecture
6 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.26%) SPSS
6 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Psychology
7 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (7.69%) GIS
7 3 (7.69%) Business Objects
7 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) R
9 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
9 1 (2.56%) HTTP
9 1 (2.56%) Statistical Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Local Government

Qualitative Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (10.26%) SPSS
2 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
General
1 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Consultant
2 8 (20.51%) Research Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) User Experience Consultant
4 1 (2.56%) Designer
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience Researcher
4 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (2.56%) Analyst
4 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) User Experience
2 13 (33.33%) Human Factors
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Psychology
4 3 (7.69%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Usability Testing
3 13 (33.33%) Market Research
4 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.26%) Customer Insight
5 4 (10.26%) Analytics
5 4 (10.26%) Information Architecture
5 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.56%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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