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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualitative Research
Rank 593 591 573
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 26 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.020% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.025% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 4
Average daily rate £444 £463 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +46.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £421 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £520 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.37 £32.50 £17.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.33% +81.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £17.86
% change year-on-year
-33.84% +81.97%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 4 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +15 24 £444 +4.41% 1
England +14 24 £444 -4.05% 3
City of London - 3 £488 -
Croydon - 1 £463 -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 35 (77.78%) User Experience
2 20 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (35.56%) Usability Testing
4 15 (33.33%) Psychology
5 9 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 9 (20.00%) Internet
5 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.78%) Advertising
7 7 (15.56%) Degree
7 7 (15.56%) Ethnography
7 7 (15.56%) Front End Development
8 6 (13.33%) Market Research
8 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
8 6 (13.33%) Human Factors
9 5 (11.11%) Axure RP
9 5 (11.11%) GIS
9 5 (11.11%) Workflow
9 5 (11.11%) Benchmarking
9 5 (11.11%) SPSS
10 4 (8.89%) Performance Improvement
11 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.67%) Product Management
11 3 (6.67%) Copywriting
11 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.67%) HTML
11 3 (6.67%) CSS
12 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
12 2 (4.44%) Android
12 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (4.44%) Statistics

Qualitative Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (11.11%) SPSS
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) AdSense
1 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) GIS
2 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (17.78%) Advertising
2 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) User Experience Researcher
2 9 (20.00%) Consultant
2 9 (20.00%) User Researcher
3 7 (15.56%) Research Consultant
3 7 (15.56%) User Experience Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Senior User Experience Researcher
5 3 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Designer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior User Researcher
5 3 (6.67%) UX Designer
6 2 (4.44%) Digital Product Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Digital User Researcher
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Product Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Research Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Digital Architect
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Performance Officer
7 1 (2.22%) UX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) CSS
1 3 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (77.78%) User Experience
2 20 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (33.33%) Psychology
4 9 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.67%) Copywriting
6 2 (4.44%) Smart Meter
6 2 (4.44%) Statistics
7 1 (2.22%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Android
1 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Usability Testing
2 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.56%) Ethnography
3 7 (15.56%) Front End Development
4 6 (13.33%) Human Factors
4 6 (13.33%) Market Research
4 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
5 5 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 5 (11.11%) Workflow
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.67%) Product Management
8 2 (4.44%) Coaching
8 2 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Project Management
8 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.44%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe
2 1 (2.22%) Google
2 1 (2.22%) Omniture