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 3 months to 29 April 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.

Market Research
UK / England
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 501 466 520
Rank change year-on-year -35 +54  
Contract jobs citing Market Research 88 161 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 107 50
Median daily rate £400 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £425 £470
% change year-on-year -1.47% -9.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +214.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +214.28%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36466 42588 40679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.85% 82.90% 80.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24115 28529 25701
Median daily rate £450 £447 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 944 1192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.96 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Market Research
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 Market Research in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Market Research in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Market Research in England over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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

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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 Market Research within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 34 £400 -15.78% 13
South East +12 18 £419 +28.84% 5
Yorkshire +25 16 £450 - 2
North East 0 11 £400 -11.11%
East Midlands -1 8 £325 +62.50% 2
North West +34 1 - - 2
Market Research
UK

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 England region with a requirement for Market Research.

1 139 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (53.77%) Psychology
3 111 (52.36%) Service Design
4 104 (49.06%) User Experience
5 102 (48.11%) Degree
6 101 (47.64%) Customer Insight
7 99 (46.70%) Analytical Skills
8 98 (46.23%) Cognitive Psychology
9 97 (45.75%) Quantitative Research
10 95 (44.81%) Usability Testing
11 93 (43.87%) Ethnography
11 93 (43.87%) Human Factors
12 92 (43.40%) Guerrilla Research
13 89 (41.98%) Qualitative Research
14 37 (17.45%) User Stories
15 36 (16.98%) Marketing
16 25 (11.79%) Prototyping
17 20 (9.43%) Analytics
18 19 (8.96%) Mentoring
19 15 (7.08%) Business Analysis
20 14 (6.60%) Project Management
20 14 (6.60%) Finance
20 14 (6.60%) Actionable Insight
21 13 (6.13%) Scrum
22 12 (5.66%) CRM
23 11 (5.19%) Service Delivery
23 11 (5.19%) Competitor Analysis
23 11 (5.19%) Guerrilla Testing
24 10 (4.72%) Front End Development
24 10 (4.72%) Mobile App

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 6 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (2.83%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.94%) SAS
2 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) CMS
3 1 (0.47%) Confluence
3 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.42%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.30%) WebTrends
2 4 (1.89%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.36%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.77%) Data Mining
2 7 (3.30%) Big Data
2 7 (3.30%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.83%) MySQL
4 5 (2.36%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.42%) HBase
5 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.47%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.83%) RSpec
2 2 (0.94%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.94%) JIRA
2 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) Appium
3 1 (0.47%) ERwin
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.47%) Maven
3 1 (0.47%) Selenium
3 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.47%) Subversion
3 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (16.98%) Marketing
2 14 (6.60%) Finance
3 6 (2.83%) Legal
4 5 (2.36%) Advertising
4 5 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.89%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.42%) Back Office
6 3 (1.42%) Local Government
7 2 (0.94%) Banking
7 2 (0.94%) French Language
7 2 (0.94%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) German Language
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 126 (59.43%) User Researcher
2 42 (19.81%) User Experience Researcher
3 36 (16.98%) Digital User Researcher
4 26 (12.26%) Analyst
5 11 (5.19%) Product Manager
5 11 (5.19%) Senior User Researcher
6 10 (4.72%) Consultant
7 8 (3.77%) Business Analyst
7 8 (3.77%) Research Consultant
7 8 (3.77%) User Experience Consultant
8 6 (2.83%) Developer
8 6 (2.83%) Lean Consultant
9 5 (2.36%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (2.36%) Research Analyst
10 4 (1.89%) Market Analyst
10 4 (1.89%) Market Research Analyst
10 4 (1.89%) Marketing Assistant
10 4 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (1.42%) Designer
11 3 (1.42%) Mobile Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.72%) CSS
1 10 (4.72%) HTML
2 6 (2.83%) AngularJS
2 6 (2.83%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.42%) Node.js
4 1 (0.47%) ATL
4 1 (0.47%) REST
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (49.06%) User Experience
2 99 (46.70%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.83%) Social Media
5 3 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.42%) NHS
5 3 (1.42%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.42%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.94%) Blog
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.47%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.89%) Apple iOS
1 4 (1.89%) Windows
2 3 (1.42%) Android
2 3 (1.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (53.77%) Psychology
3 111 (52.36%) Service Design
4 101 (47.64%) Customer Insight
5 98 (46.23%) Cognitive Psychology
6 97 (45.75%) Quantitative Research
7 95 (44.81%) Usability Testing
8 93 (43.87%) Ethnography
8 93 (43.87%) Human Factors
9 92 (43.40%) Guerrilla Research
10 89 (41.98%) Qualitative Research
11 37 (17.45%) User Stories
12 25 (11.79%) Prototyping
13 20 (9.43%) Analytics
14 19 (8.96%) Mentoring
15 15 (7.08%) Business Analysis
16 14 (6.60%) Actionable Insight
16 14 (6.60%) Project Management
17 13 (6.13%) Scrum
18 12 (5.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.25%) SQL
2 8 (3.77%) C
3 7 (3.30%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.83%) Ruby
5 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 102 (48.11%) Degree
2 8 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.94%) CISSP
5 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.94%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (0.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.47%) GMP
2 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (2.83%) Brio
1 6 (2.83%) Cognos
1 6 (2.83%) MicroStrategy
1 6 (2.83%) Omniture
2 5 (2.36%) Coremetrics
2 5 (2.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.36%) Oracle
2 5 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (2.36%) SAP
3 4 (1.89%) Facebook
4 3 (1.42%) Hitwise
5 2 (0.94%) Maxymiser
5 2 (0.94%) Optimizely
6 1 (0.47%) Apple
6 1 (0.47%) DataFlux
6 1 (0.47%) Google
6 1 (0.47%) Tableau
6 1 (0.47%) Twitter
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