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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualitative Research
Rank 596 620 622
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +2
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 31 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.031% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.038% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 25
Median daily rate £450 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £350 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £506 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £27.65 £24.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.11% -
UK excluding London median 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
41422 44386 44123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.14% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27610 28756 28711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1336 1216
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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
Top 14 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 5 December 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 +15 31 £450 +12.50% 3
London +11 25 £435 +22.10% 2
Yorkshire +13 2 £450 -12.19%
South West +9 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Plymouth +13 1 - -
South East +13 1 £175 -58.82%
Devon +2 1 - -
Croydon -15 1 £525 +2.43%
Coventry - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 £550 -
Fareham - 1 £175 -
Hampshire - 1 £175 -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 23 (57.50%) User Experience
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (42.50%) Psychology
4 15 (37.50%) Ethnography
5 13 (32.50%) Actionable Recommendations
6 9 (22.50%) Service Design
7 8 (20.00%) Front End Development
7 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (20.00%) Usability Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Data Analysis
8 7 (17.50%) Economics
8 7 (17.50%) Visualisation
8 7 (17.50%) Analytics
8 7 (17.50%) Customer Segmentation
9 6 (15.00%) Data Analytics
9 6 (15.00%) Degree
9 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (10.00%) Human Factors
10 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
10 4 (10.00%) NHS
10 4 (10.00%) Guerrilla Testing
11 3 (7.50%) UserZoom
11 3 (7.50%) Benchmarking
11 3 (7.50%) Finance
11 3 (7.50%) Market Research
12 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) UserZoom
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) GIS
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) User Researcher
2 13 (32.50%) User Experience Researcher
3 10 (25.00%) Digital User Researcher
4 8 (20.00%) Senior User Researcher
5 4 (10.00%) Data Modeller
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Digital User Researcher
6 2 (5.00%) Senior User Experience Researcher
7 1 (2.50%) Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Customer Insight Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Designer
7 1 (2.50%) Insight Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Quantitative Researcher
7 1 (2.50%) Research Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.50%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) User Experience Manager
7 1 (2.50%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
1 1 (2.50%) CSS3
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) HTML5
1 1 (2.50%) LESS
1 1 (2.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (57.50%) User Experience
2 17 (42.50%) Psychology
3 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (17.50%) Economics
4 7 (17.50%) Visualisation
5 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (10.00%) NHS
7 2 (5.00%) Statistics
8 1 (2.50%) Video Editing
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Ethnography
3 9 (22.50%) Service Design
4 8 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 8 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Analytics
5 7 (17.50%) Customer Segmentation
6 6 (15.00%) Data Analytics
7 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.00%) Guerrilla Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Human Factors
8 3 (7.50%) Benchmarking
8 3 (7.50%) Market Research
9 2 (5.00%) B2B
9 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.00%) Guerrilla Research
9 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.50%) Wireframes
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
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