The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Psychology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Psychology over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Psychology
London / City of London
Rank 149 150 183
Rank change year-on-year +1 +33  
Contract jobs citing Psychology 4 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 11
Median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - -

Psychology 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 2560 2885 4153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.48% 87.74% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2312 3203
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 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.99 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.96% -2.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.84 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Psychology
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Psychology in the City of London

Psychology
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 Psychology in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Psychology in the City of London

Psychology
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Psychology 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 Psychology.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
1 5 (83.33%) User Experience
2 4 (66.67%) Service Design
2 4 (66.67%) Cognitive Psychology
2 4 (66.67%) Market Research
3 3 (50.00%) Ethnography
4 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (33.33%) Human Factors
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management
5 1 (16.67%) Web Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Legal
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Ethnographic Research
5 1 (16.67%) Remote Testing

Psychology
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:

General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) User Researcher
2 2 (33.33%) Digital User Researcher
3 1 (16.67%) Data Scientist
3 1 (16.67%) Quantitative Researcher
3 1 (16.67%) User Experience Researcher
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Cognitive Psychology
2 4 (66.67%) Market Research
2 4 (66.67%) Service Design
3 3 (50.00%) Ethnography
4 2 (33.33%) Human Factors
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Ethnographic Research
5 1 (16.67%) Remote Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Analytics
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £25.50 - £30.00 per hour + Perks
Posted: 4 hours ago