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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualitative Research
Rank 639 643 616
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 8 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.028% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.018% 0.035% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 19
Median daily rate £450 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £330 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.12 -
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
44775 46207 43715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 80.33% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29547 30038 27060
Median daily rate £438 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1253 1181
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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
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 6 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 30 August 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 -4 7 £450 -12.19% 3
London -18 6 £400 -38.46% 2
City of London +27 1 - - 1
Leeds -3 1 £500 -2.43%
West Yorkshire -4 1 £500 -2.43%
Yorkshire -7 1 £500 -2.43% 1

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 (67.65%) User Experience
2 15 (44.12%) Psychology
3 14 (41.18%) Usability Testing
4 13 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (26.47%) Human Factors
6 9 (26.47%) Workflow
6 9 (26.47%) UserZoom
7 7 (20.59%) Market Research
7 7 (20.59%) Axure RP
8 4 (11.76%) Fintech
8 4 (11.76%) Ethnography
8 4 (11.76%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (11.76%) Android
8 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
8 4 (11.76%) Finance
8 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
8 4 (11.76%) Use Case
8 4 (11.76%) Marketing
8 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Degree
9 3 (8.82%) Analytics
9 3 (8.82%) Front End Development
10 2 (5.88%) Sociology
10 2 (5.88%) Time Management
10 2 (5.88%) Multimedia
10 2 (5.88%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (5.88%) Marketing Strategy
10 2 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (5.88%) Customer Insight

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 9 (26.47%) UserZoom
2 2 (5.88%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) User Experience Researcher
2 14 (41.18%) User Researcher
3 9 (26.47%) Senior User Experience Researcher
4 6 (17.65%) Senior User Researcher
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Designer
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Creative Designer
6 2 (5.88%) Creative Graphic Designer
6 2 (5.88%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (5.88%) Research Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Customer Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Insight Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Qualitative Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Quantitative Researcher
7 1 (2.94%) Research Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Research Manager
7 1 (2.94%) UX Designer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (67.65%) User Experience
2 15 (44.12%) Psychology
3 13 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (11.76%) Fintech
5 2 (5.88%) Video Editing
6 1 (2.94%) Economics
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.94%) New Media
6 1 (2.94%) NHS
6 1 (2.94%) Statistics
6 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Android
1 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Usability Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) Human Factors
3 9 (26.47%) Workflow
4 7 (20.59%) Market Research
5 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Ethnography
5 4 (11.76%) Use Case
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Front End Development
7 2 (5.88%) Benchmarking
7 2 (5.88%) Customer Insight
7 2 (5.88%) DNA
7 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.88%) Marketing Strategy
7 2 (5.88%) Sociology
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.88%) Time Management
8 1 (2.94%) B2B
8 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Adobe
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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