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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualitative Research
Rank 603 615 621
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 44 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.045% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.057% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 7
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £370 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.81 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.19% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 - -

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
45374 44011 42946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.60% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29986 27420 26807
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 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1279 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 3 May 2016.

Qualitative Research Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Qualitative Research
Top 15 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 3 May 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 -5 40 £500 -4.76% 1
London -15 24 £513 -2.38% 1
Yorkshire +14 15 £488 -2.50%
West Yorkshire +21 13 £475 -7.31%
Leeds +4 13 £475 -7.31%
Croydon - 3 £500 -
Sheffield - 2 £513 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £513 -
South East -3 1 £405 -
Manchester -5 1 - -
North West -6 1 - -
Scotland -16 1 £225 -
Edinburgh - 1 £225 -
West Sussex - 1 £405 -
Worthing - 1 £405 -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 50 (73.53%) User Experience
2 32 (47.06%) Usability Testing
3 27 (39.71%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (35.29%) Psychology
5 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (27.94%) Workflow
7 18 (26.47%) Human Factors
8 17 (25.00%) Axure RP
9 13 (19.12%) Market Research
10 9 (13.24%) Ethnography
11 8 (11.76%) Use Case
12 7 (10.29%) Android
12 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
12 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
12 7 (10.29%) Front End Development
13 6 (8.82%) Degree
13 6 (8.82%) Internet
14 5 (7.35%) Advertising
15 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
15 4 (5.88%) Performance Management
15 4 (5.88%) Product Management
16 3 (4.41%) Copywriting
16 3 (4.41%) Performance Improvement
16 3 (4.41%) Analytics
16 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
16 3 (4.41%) GIS
16 3 (4.41%) Finance
16 3 (4.41%) HTML
16 3 (4.41%) CSS
16 3 (4.41%) Benchmarking

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 3 (4.41%) SPSS
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) GIS
2 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 17 (25.00%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (7.35%) Advertising
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) French Language
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) User Experience Researcher
1 30 (44.12%) User Researcher
2 19 (27.94%) Senior User Experience Researcher
3 16 (23.53%) Senior User Researcher
4 8 (11.76%) Consultant
4 8 (11.76%) Research Consultant
5 7 (10.29%) User Experience Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Digital User Researcher
7 3 (4.41%) Designer
7 3 (4.41%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Digital User Researcher
7 3 (4.41%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.94%) Research Manager
9 1 (1.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) Data Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) Information Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) Lead Architect
9 1 (1.47%) Product Manager
9 1 (1.47%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) CSS
1 3 (4.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (73.53%) User Experience
2 27 (39.71%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (35.29%) Psychology
4 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.41%) Copywriting
5 3 (4.41%) Statistics
6 2 (2.94%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.47%) Fintech
7 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.47%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Android
1 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Usability Testing
2 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (27.94%) Workflow
4 18 (26.47%) Human Factors
5 13 (19.12%) Market Research
6 9 (13.24%) Ethnography
7 8 (11.76%) Use Case
8 7 (10.29%) Front End Development
9 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.88%) Performance Management
9 4 (5.88%) Product Management
10 3 (4.41%) Analytics
10 3 (4.41%) Benchmarking
10 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.41%) Performance Improvement
10 3 (4.41%) Project Management
11 2 (2.94%) Data Analysis
11 2 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
11 2 (2.94%) Service Design
11 2 (2.94%) Sociology
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (1.47%) Adobe
1 1 (1.47%) Google
1 1 (1.47%) Omniture
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