Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a User Researcher was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Researcher
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 100 105
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -
Contract jobs requiring a User Researcher 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.53% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Bristol median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £368 £341 £338
90th Percentile £438 £464 £413
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,632 1,565 1,698
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 95.54% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,046 1,064 1,194
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £257 £234 £238
90th Percentile £525 £529 £519
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 55 75
Bristol median hourly rate £20.94 £28.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.21% -20.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.93 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -25.97% +2.67% +85.78%

User Researcher
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured User Researcher in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for User Researcher in Bristol

User Researcher
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Researcher in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Researcher in Bristol

User Researcher Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, User Researcher contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring User Researcher in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Usability Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Qualitative Research
2 5 (55.56%) Quantitative Research
3 3 (33.33%) Cognitive Psychology
3 3 (33.33%) Market Research
3 3 (33.33%) User Experience
3 3 (33.33%) Psychology
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) WAI
4 2 (22.22%) W3C
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Guerrilla Research
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) Ethnography
5 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (11.11%) Service Design
5 1 (11.11%) Human Factors
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Validation

User Researcher Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Qualitative Research
2 5 (55.56%) Quantitative Research
2 5 (55.56%) Usability Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Cognitive Psychology
3 3 (33.33%) Market Research
3 3 (33.33%) Psychology
4 2 (22.22%) Guerrilla Research
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) Ethnography
5 1 (11.11%) Human Factors
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Service Design
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) WAI