The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Market Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Market Research over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Market Research
London / City of London
Rank 151 155 183
Rank change year-on-year +4 +28  
Contract jobs citing Market Research 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.066% 0.091% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £429 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.05% +39.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £475
% change year-on-year -5.88% -10.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £17.50

Market Research is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2591 2891 4163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.46% 87.77% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2315 3208
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.97% -2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Market Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Market Research as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Market Research in the City of London

Market Research
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Market Research in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Market Research in the City of London

Market Research
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Market Research in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Market Research in the City of London

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Market Research also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Market Research.

1 6 (42.86%) Facebook
2 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
2 5 (35.71%) Marketing
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (35.71%) Product Marketing
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) PLM
2 5 (35.71%) Service Design
2 5 (35.71%) Chatbot
2 5 (35.71%) Contract Management
3 4 (28.57%) Cognitive Psychology
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Psychology
3 4 (28.57%) User Experience
4 3 (21.43%) Competitor Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Scorecard
5 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (14.29%) Ethnography
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Human Factors
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Blog
6 1 (7.14%) Usability Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Twitter
6 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (35.71%) Chatbot
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
General
1 5 (35.71%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Applications Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile Product Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Product Manager
1 5 (35.71%) User Researcher
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Digital User Researcher
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
2 4 (28.57%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Contract Management
1 5 (35.71%) PLM
1 5 (35.71%) Product Marketing
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
1 5 (35.71%) Service Design
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Cognitive Psychology
2 4 (28.57%) Psychology
3 3 (21.43%) Competitor Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Scorecard
4 2 (14.29%) Ethnography
4 2 (14.29%) Human Factors
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight
5 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security
5 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Facebook
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter
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