Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 23 January 2018 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.

Market Research
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 655 615 697
Rank change year-on-year -40 +82 +22
Contract jobs citing Market Research 190 212 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 123 86
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £338 £363 £303
90th Percentile £550 £525 £491
UK median daily rate £434 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.06% +6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
England median hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £11.50 -

Market Research is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,362 75,019 81,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.61% 84.03% 82.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,924 50,072 53,427
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,820 2,045 2,486
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.19 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.83% +20.00%

Market Research
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Market Research as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Market Research in England

Market Research
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Market Research in England

Market Research
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Market Research in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Market Research 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 Market Research in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Market Research in England

Market Research
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 Market Research within the England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
London -39 64 £450 -0.61% 20
North of England +36 56 £425 +6.25% 8
South East -25 40 £400 -5.88% 8
North East +57 29 £425 +6.25% 2
Yorkshire -5 19 £475 +11.76% 4
Midlands -6 14 £380 -5.00% 5
West Midlands +13 13 £380 -15.56% 3
North West +6 8 £425 +6.18% 2
South West +11 6 £400 +6.67% 3
East of England - 2 £363 - 13
East Midlands -8 1 £350 +40.00% 2
Market Research
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Market Research 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 Market Research.

1 111 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (57.37%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (52.63%) Degree
4 96 (50.53%) Usability Testing
5 87 (45.79%) Quantitative Research
5 87 (45.79%) Psychology
6 79 (41.58%) Qualitative Research
7 76 (40.00%) Actionable Insight
8 75 (39.47%) Customer Insight
9 74 (38.95%) Service Design
10 68 (35.79%) Ethnography
11 67 (35.26%) Human Factors
12 62 (32.63%) Actionable Customer Insight
13 60 (31.58%) Cognitive Psychology
14 59 (31.05%) User Experience
15 54 (28.42%) Analytics
16 47 (24.74%) Guerrilla Research
17 35 (18.42%) User Stories
18 34 (17.89%) Mentoring
19 30 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
20 25 (13.16%) Marketing
21 23 (12.11%) Web Analytics
21 23 (12.11%) Prototyping
22 22 (11.58%) Finance
23 21 (11.05%) Open Source
24 20 (10.53%) Blog
24 20 (10.53%) Strategic Thinking
25 19 (10.00%) Web Design
26 15 (7.89%) Data Analysis
27 13 (6.84%) Business Intelligence

Market Research
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 11 (5.79%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.63%) SPSS
4 2 (1.05%) InVision
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.53%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Radian6
2 1 (0.53%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.21%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) Force.com
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.58%) Internet
2 2 (1.05%) SMS
3 1 (0.53%) BGP
3 1 (0.53%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.53%) GLBP
3 1 (0.53%) H.323
3 1 (0.53%) HSRP
3 1 (0.53%) MGCP
3 1 (0.53%) MPLS
3 1 (0.53%) Multicast
3 1 (0.53%) OSPF
3 1 (0.53%) SCCP
3 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.68%) QlikView
2 3 (1.58%) Big Data
3 2 (1.05%) MySQL
3 2 (1.05%) Power BI
3 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.53%) Impala
4 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.53%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Axure RP
General
1 25 (13.16%) Marketing
2 22 (11.58%) Finance
3 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.16%) Advertising
5 6 (3.16%) Local Government
5 6 (3.16%) Retail
6 5 (2.63%) Electronics
7 4 (2.11%) Law
7 4 (2.11%) Legal
8 3 (1.58%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.53%) French Language
9 1 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 119 (62.63%) User Researcher
2 29 (15.26%) Digital User Researcher
3 18 (9.47%) User Experience Researcher
4 15 (7.89%) Analyst
5 9 (4.74%) Business Analyst
5 9 (4.74%) Senior User Researcher
6 8 (4.21%) Architect
7 7 (3.68%) Consultant
8 6 (3.16%) Business Manager
8 6 (3.16%) Designer
8 6 (3.16%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (2.63%) Marketing Assistant
9 5 (2.63%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.11%) Data Business Analyst
10 4 (2.11%) Developer
10 4 (2.11%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (2.11%) Digital Business Analyst
10 4 (2.11%) Insight Manager
10 4 (2.11%) User Experience Consultant
10 4 (2.11%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.11%) CSS
1 4 (2.11%) HTML
2 3 (1.58%) Web Services
3 2 (1.05%) jQuery
4 1 (0.53%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.53%) EDI
4 1 (0.53%) ggplot2
4 1 (0.53%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 109 (57.37%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (31.05%) User Experience
3 20 (10.53%) Blog
4 6 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.11%) FMCG
6 3 (1.58%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.05%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.05%) Social Media
8 1 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.53%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
8 1 (0.53%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (50.53%) Usability Testing
3 87 (45.79%) Psychology
3 87 (45.79%) Quantitative Research
4 79 (41.58%) Qualitative Research
5 76 (40.00%) Actionable Insight
6 75 (39.47%) Customer Insight
7 74 (38.95%) Service Design
8 68 (35.79%) Ethnography
9 67 (35.26%) Human Factors
10 62 (32.63%) Actionable Customer Insight
11 60 (31.58%) Cognitive Psychology
12 54 (28.42%) Analytics
13 47 (24.74%) Guerrilla Research
14 35 (18.42%) User Stories
15 34 (17.89%) Mentoring
16 30 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (12.11%) Prototyping
17 23 (12.11%) Web Analytics
18 21 (11.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.16%) R
2 4 (2.11%) Python
2 4 (2.11%) SQL
3 2 (1.05%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.53%) C#
4 1 (0.53%) Java
4 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 100 (52.63%) Degree
2 4 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.05%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.53%) CCNA
5 1 (0.53%) CCNP
5 1 (0.53%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.53%) IIBA
5 1 (0.53%) MBA
5 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (4.21%) Google
1 8 (4.21%) Tableau
2 5 (2.63%) Adobe
2 5 (2.63%) Cognos
2 5 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (1.58%) Brandwatch
3 3 (1.58%) Crimson Hexagon
3 3 (1.58%) NetBase
3 3 (1.58%) Reuters
4 2 (1.05%) Huawei
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco
5 1 (0.53%) Sage
5 1 (0.53%) SAP
5 1 (0.53%) TIBCO