Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Actionable Recommendations over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 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.

Actionable Recommendations
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 668 815 827
Rank change year-on-year +147 +12 -30
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 22 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.042% 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 23
England median daily rate £406 £425 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -21.30% +13.68%
10th Percentile £305 £353 £323
90th Percentile £500 £482 £585
UK median daily rate £406 £425 £540
% change year-on-year -4.41% -21.30% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £50.00 - £27.11
10th Percentile £45.00 - £25.67
90th Percentile £55.00 - £28.55
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £27.11

Actionable Recommendations is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 6,093 9,729 11,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.99% 10.81% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,785 6,158 7,823
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 330 316
England median hourly rate £25.60 £21.32 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.08% +1.50% -2.33%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.98 £11.43
90th Percentile £53.30 £48.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £25.05 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +19.27% -2.33% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Actionable Recommendations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Recommendations in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Actionable Recommendations in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +59 15 £400 -5.88% 1
North West +47 13 £406 - 1
London +114 7 £450 +5.88% 3
Yorkshire +43 2 £400 -5.88%
Actionable Recommendations
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Actionable Recommendations also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations.

1 22 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 13 (59.09%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 12 (54.55%) Qualitative Research
4 11 (50.00%) User Experience
4 11 (50.00%) Quantitative Research
5 10 (45.45%) Storytelling
6 6 (27.27%) Service Design
7 5 (22.73%) Wireframes
7 5 (22.73%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) Psychology
8 4 (18.18%) GDPR
8 4 (18.18%) Cognitive Psychology
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (13.64%) Ethnography
9 3 (13.64%) Market Research
9 3 (13.64%) Usability Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.64%) Workflow
9 3 (13.64%) Decision-Making
9 3 (13.64%) Diary Studies
10 2 (9.09%) Social Science
10 2 (9.09%) Interaction Design
10 2 (9.09%) Public Sector
10 2 (9.09%) Axure RP
10 2 (9.09%) Finance
10 2 (9.09%) SQL
10 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 2 (9.09%) B2C
10 2 (9.09%) GAP Analysis

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) InVision
1 1 (4.55%) Sketch
1 1 (4.55%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Sprinklr
1 1 (4.55%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
1 2 (9.09%) Public Sector
1 2 (9.09%) Social Science
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) User Researcher
2 6 (27.27%) User Experience Researcher
3 4 (18.18%) Designer
3 4 (18.18%) UX Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior User Researcher
5 1 (4.55%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Insight Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Strategy Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Social Media Assistant
5 1 (4.55%) Social Media Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Strategy Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) User Experience
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Acoustics
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
3 1 (4.55%) Social Network
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 13 (59.09%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 12 (54.55%) Qualitative Research
4 11 (50.00%) Quantitative Research
5 10 (45.45%) Storytelling
6 6 (27.27%) Service Design
7 5 (22.73%) Wireframes
8 4 (18.18%) Cognitive Psychology
8 4 (18.18%) Psychology
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (13.64%) Decision-Making
9 3 (13.64%) Diary Studies
9 3 (13.64%) Ethnography
9 3 (13.64%) Market Research
9 3 (13.64%) Usability Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Workflow
10 2 (9.09%) Analytics
10 2 (9.09%) Customer Insight
10 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) GDPR
2 2 (9.09%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe
1 1 (4.55%) Alterian
1 1 (4.55%) Brandwatch
1 1 (4.55%) Qualtrics