The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 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
Psychology
UK / England
Rank 469 454 560
Rank change year-on-year -15 +106  
Contract jobs citing Psychology 114 165 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.34% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.41% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 131 29
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £23.50 £19.12 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.94% -  
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 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 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Psychology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Psychology in England

Psychology
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Psychology in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Psychology in England

Psychology
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Psychology in England

Psychology
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 Psychology within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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 -28 38 £476 +5.83% 14
Yorkshire +18 24 £425 -5.55% 1
South East +42 22 £488 +48.85% 1
North East -22 10 £400 -11.11% 1
West Midlands +1 8 £438 +12.90% 2
North West +30 6 £490 +8.88%
East of England -3 6 £450 +12.50%
Psychology
UK

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Psychology.

1 182 (76.79%) User Experience
2 169 (71.31%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (68.35%) Degree
4 131 (55.27%) Cognitive Psychology
5 123 (51.90%) Service Design
6 110 (46.41%) Usability Testing
6 110 (46.41%) Market Research
7 108 (45.57%) Human Factors
8 95 (40.08%) Analytical Skills
9 87 (36.71%) Ethnography
10 77 (32.49%) Customer Insight
11 62 (26.16%) Guerrilla Research
12 48 (20.25%) Anthropology
13 37 (15.61%) Analytics
14 33 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (13.08%) User Stories
16 30 (12.66%) Prototyping
17 28 (11.81%) Scrum
18 26 (10.97%) Axure RP
19 24 (10.13%) Sociology
20 23 (9.70%) Project Management
21 22 (9.28%) Security Cleared
22 21 (8.86%) Marketing
22 21 (8.86%) Qualitative Research
22 21 (8.86%) Mentoring
23 18 (7.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
24 17 (7.17%) Benchmarking
25 16 (6.75%) Web Analytics
26 15 (6.33%) Actionable Recommendations
27 14 (5.91%) Wireframes

Psychology
Top Related 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 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 12 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
1 12 (5.06%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.69%) UserZoom
3 2 (0.84%) MS Office
3 2 (0.84%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.42%) InVision
4 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (10.97%) Axure RP
2 18 (7.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 21 (8.86%) Marketing
2 14 (5.91%) Retail
3 9 (3.80%) Finance
4 4 (1.69%) Advertising
4 4 (1.69%) Automotive
4 4 (1.69%) Legal
4 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Games
5 3 (1.27%) Military
6 1 (0.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 157 (66.24%) User Researcher
2 47 (19.83%) User Experience Researcher
3 40 (16.88%) Digital User Researcher
4 18 (7.59%) Designer
5 17 (7.17%) UX Designer
6 16 (6.75%) Senior User Researcher
7 14 (5.91%) Architect
8 13 (5.49%) User Experience Architect
9 5 (2.11%) Senior User Experience Researcher
10 4 (1.69%) Marketing Assistant
11 3 (1.27%) Consultant
11 3 (1.27%) Data Modeller
11 3 (1.27%) Development Engineer
11 3 (1.27%) Development Specialist
11 3 (1.27%) Research Engineer
11 3 (1.27%) User Experience Consultant
11 3 (1.27%) UX Engineer
11 3 (1.27%) UX Specialist
12 2 (0.84%) Administration Assistant
12 2 (0.84%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.69%) CSS
1 4 (1.69%) CSS3
1 4 (1.69%) HTML
1 4 (1.69%) HTML5
1 4 (1.69%) jQuery
2 1 (0.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 182 (76.79%) User Experience
2 95 (40.08%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.49%) Social Media
4 9 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (1.27%) Robotics
6 2 (0.84%) IVR
7 1 (0.42%) Blog
7 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.42%) Social Network
7 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.80%) Android
1 9 (3.80%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.42%) Linux
2 1 (0.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (71.31%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (55.27%) Cognitive Psychology
3 123 (51.90%) Service Design
4 110 (46.41%) Market Research
4 110 (46.41%) Usability Testing
5 108 (45.57%) Human Factors
6 87 (36.71%) Ethnography
7 77 (32.49%) Customer Insight
8 62 (26.16%) Guerrilla Research
9 48 (20.25%) Anthropology
10 37 (15.61%) Analytics
11 33 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (13.08%) User Stories
13 30 (12.66%) Prototyping
14 28 (11.81%) Scrum
15 24 (10.13%) Sociology
16 23 (9.70%) Project Management
17 21 (8.86%) Mentoring
17 21 (8.86%) Qualitative Research
18 17 (7.17%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.84%) Java
3 1 (0.42%) C
3 1 (0.42%) Perl
3 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.42%) Python
3 1 (0.42%) SQL
3 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 162 (68.35%) Degree
2 22 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.27%) PhD
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.33%) Actionable Recommendations
2 4 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (5.06%) Adobe
2 1 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (0.42%) ClickTale
2 1 (0.42%) HP
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.42%) SAP
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