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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Qualitative Research
Rank 614 588 572
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 14 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.049% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.065% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 3
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£388 £468 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% +33.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £363 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £550 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

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 12 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 30 July 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 -42 14 £388 -17.11% 6
London -16 6 £375 -13.79% 2
Leeds - 4 £513 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £513 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £513 - 1
North West -17 3 £300 - 2
City of London -9 2 £316 - 1
Manchester -12 2 £300 - 2
Kent - 1 £625 -
South East - 1 £625 - 1
Sandbach - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) User Experience
3 17 (42.50%) Mentoring
4 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (22.50%) Degree
6 7 (17.50%) Usability Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Market Research
7 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.50%) Statistics
8 4 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
8 4 (10.00%) Psychology
8 4 (10.00%) Human Factors
8 4 (10.00%) Finance
8 4 (10.00%) BPR
9 3 (7.50%) NHS
9 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
9 3 (7.50%) Information Management
9 3 (7.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (7.50%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (7.50%) Axure RP
10 2 (5.00%) Information Architecture
10 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
10 2 (5.00%) Analytics
10 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (5.00%) Time Management
10 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
10 2 (5.00%) Marketing
10 2 (5.00%) Logistics
10 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint

Qualitative Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (7.50%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) SPSS
2 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (7.50%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Consultant
2 6 (15.00%) Research Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) User Experience Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) User Experience Researcher
5 3 (7.50%) UX Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Designer
6 1 (2.50%) Insight Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Customer Insight Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Research Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Customer Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) User Experience
2 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.50%) Statistics
4 4 (10.00%) Psychology
4 4 (10.00%) Human Factors
5 3 (7.50%) NHS
5 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Mentoring
3 7 (17.50%) Usability Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Market Research
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.00%) BPR
5 4 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (7.50%) Information Management
7 2 (5.00%) Logistics
7 2 (5.00%) Web Design
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.00%) Time Management
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.00%) Information Architecture
7 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.00%) Analytics
7 2 (5.00%) Data Transformation
7 2 (5.00%) SEO
7 2 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) HND
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) PhD
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
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Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + Please see Notes
Posted: 15 days ago