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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualitative Research
Rank 562 566 580
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 18 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.011% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +141.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £340 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £390 £189
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - £90
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 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 7 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 11 July 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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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 +4 18 £425 +21.42% 5
London +9 16 £430 +22.85% 2
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South East - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Market Research
3 10 (34.48%) Degree
4 9 (31.03%) Human Factors
5 7 (24.14%) Analytics
6 6 (20.69%) Psychology
6 6 (20.69%) Project Management
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 5 (17.24%) Web Analytics
7 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (13.79%) SPSS
9 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.34%) Retail
9 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
9 3 (10.34%) Time Management
10 2 (6.90%) QA
10 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (6.90%) Customer Insight
10 2 (6.90%) Statistical Analysis
10 2 (6.90%) Marketing
10 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
10 2 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (6.90%) Statistics
10 2 (6.90%) Econometrics
11 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
11 1 (3.45%) SAS
11 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
11 1 (3.45%) Benchmarking
11 1 (3.45%) BPR
11 1 (3.45%) C

Qualitative Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (13.79%) SPSS
3 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Research Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Project Planner
4 1 (3.45%) Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Product Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Research Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Research Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Human Factors
2 6 (20.69%) Psychology
3 2 (6.90%) Statistics
4 1 (3.45%) Open Source
4 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Market Research
3 7 (24.14%) Analytics
4 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 5 (17.24%) Web Analytics
6 3 (10.34%) Time Management
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (6.90%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.90%) Econometrics
7 2 (6.90%) Customer Insight
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Information Architecture
8 1 (3.45%) Business Process Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Qualitative Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) LexisNexis
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