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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualitative Research
Rank 641 630 581
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -49
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 9 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.026% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.033% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 15
Median daily rate £330 £375 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £100.00 - -
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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
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 £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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
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 26 July 2016.

Qualitative Research Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Qualitative Research
Top 4 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 26 July 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
London -1 7 - - 3
England -22 7 - - 3
Edinburgh - 1 £330 -
Scotland - 1 £330 -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 32 (59.26%) User Experience
2 22 (40.74%) Usability Testing
3 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (31.48%) Psychology
6 15 (27.78%) Human Factors
6 15 (27.78%) Workflow
7 14 (25.93%) UserZoom
8 13 (24.07%) Axure RP
9 9 (16.67%) Market Research
10 6 (11.11%) Use Case
11 5 (9.26%) Benchmarking
11 5 (9.26%) Android
11 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
11 5 (9.26%) Front End Development
11 5 (9.26%) Ethnography
12 4 (7.41%) Fintech
12 4 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
12 4 (7.41%) Performance Management
12 4 (7.41%) Marketing
12 4 (7.41%) Degree
12 4 (7.41%) Finance
12 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (7.41%) GIS
12 4 (7.41%) SPSS
12 4 (7.41%) Statistics
13 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
13 3 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
14 2 (3.70%) Sociology
14 2 (3.70%) Service Design

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 14 (25.93%) UserZoom
2 4 (7.41%) SPSS
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) GIS
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
1 4 (7.41%) Marketing
2 2 (3.70%) French Language
2 2 (3.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (51.85%) User Researcher
2 22 (40.74%) User Experience Researcher
3 15 (27.78%) Senior User Experience Researcher
4 14 (25.93%) Senior User Researcher
5 6 (11.11%) Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Consultant
5 6 (11.11%) Research Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) Designer
6 5 (9.26%) User Experience Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Digital User Researcher
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Digital User Researcher
8 3 (5.56%) UX Designer
9 2 (3.70%) Creative Designer
9 2 (3.70%) Creative Graphic Designer
9 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Graphic Designer
10 1 (1.85%) Information Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Insight Consultant
10 1 (1.85%) Performance Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) CSS
1 2 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (59.26%) User Experience
2 20 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (31.48%) Psychology
4 4 (7.41%) Fintech
4 4 (7.41%) Statistics
5 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.70%) Copywriting
5 2 (3.70%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.85%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Android
1 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.74%) Usability Testing
2 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.78%) Human Factors
3 15 (27.78%) Workflow
4 9 (16.67%) Market Research
5 6 (11.11%) Use Case
6 5 (9.26%) Benchmarking
6 5 (9.26%) Ethnography
6 5 (9.26%) Front End Development
7 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (3.70%) Analytics
9 2 (3.70%) DNA
9 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.70%) Marketing Strategy
9 2 (3.70%) Sociology
9 2 (3.70%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) Adobe
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft