Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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.

Psychology
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 683 627 740
Rank change year-on-year -56 +113 +44
Contract jobs citing Psychology 176 250 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 151 67
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £341 £350 £325
90th Percentile £538 £550 £479
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £403
% change year-on-year - +11.80% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
England median hourly rate £27.56 £24.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.47% +1.11% -
UK median hourly rate £27.56 £24.50 £24.23
% change year-on-year +12.47% +1.11% -

Psychology 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 80259 82302 85123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.62% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54003 54838 56099
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 2151 2525
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Psychology
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Psychology in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Psychology in England

Psychology
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Psychology in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -45 86 £450 -5.26% 4
North of England +57 52 £440 +3.53% 4
Yorkshire +7 31 £475 +11.76% 1
North East +73 19 £438 +9.38%
South East +7 18 £395 -24.76% 2
Midlands -22 10 £438 - 2
South West +1 8 £425 -
West Midlands -13 8 £431 +1.71% 1
North West +22 3 £680 +60.00% 3
East Midlands -6 2 £450 - 1
Psychology
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 149 (84.66%) Degree
2 128 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (59.09%) User Experience
4 97 (55.11%) Usability Testing
5 88 (50.00%) Cognitive Psychology
6 78 (44.32%) Analytics
7 71 (40.34%) Market Research
8 70 (39.77%) Analytical Skills
9 68 (38.64%) Human Factors
10 65 (36.93%) Service Design
11 55 (31.25%) Anthropology
12 41 (23.30%) Quantitative Research
13 40 (22.73%) Ethnography
13 40 (22.73%) Qualitative Research
14 38 (21.59%) Mentoring
14 38 (21.59%) Web Analytics
15 37 (21.02%) Actionable Insight
16 30 (17.05%) Prototyping
17 29 (16.48%) Customer Insight
18 27 (15.34%) Sociology
19 24 (13.64%) Actionable Customer Insight
20 23 (13.07%) Continuous Improvement
21 21 (11.93%) Security Cleared
22 19 (10.80%) Blog
22 19 (10.80%) JavaScript
23 18 (10.23%) Web Design
23 18 (10.23%) Axure RP
24 17 (9.66%) Scrum
24 17 (9.66%) Wireframes
24 17 (9.66%) Guerrilla Research

Psychology
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 4 (2.27%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.14%) SAS
3 1 (0.57%) CMS
3 1 (0.57%) Confluence
3 1 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (3.41%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.27%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (2.27%) UserZoom
5 2 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.14%) SPSS
5 2 (1.14%) Stata
6 1 (0.57%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.82%) Google Analytics
2 7 (3.98%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.27%) IaaS
3 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) SMS
2 1 (0.57%) Internet
Development Applications
1 18 (10.23%) Axure RP
2 7 (3.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (2.27%) GCC
4 3 (1.70%) JIRA
5 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.14%) VersionOne
5 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (8.52%) Marketing
2 11 (6.25%) Finance
3 6 (3.41%) Legal
4 3 (1.70%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 121 (68.75%) User Researcher
2 43 (24.43%) Digital User Researcher
3 17 (9.66%) Senior User Researcher
3 17 (9.66%) User Experience Researcher
4 12 (6.82%) Designer
5 11 (6.25%) UX Designer
6 7 (3.98%) Architect
6 7 (3.98%) User Experience Architect
7 6 (3.41%) Senior Digital User Researcher
8 5 (2.84%) Consultant
8 5 (2.84%) Digital Transformation
9 3 (1.70%) Analytics Consultant
9 3 (1.70%) Digital Analytics Consultant
10 2 (1.14%) Agile Coach
10 2 (1.14%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 2 (1.14%) Agile Developer
10 2 (1.14%) Agile Scrum Master
10 2 (1.14%) Cloud Developer
10 2 (1.14%) Senior User Experience Architect
10 2 (1.14%) Senior User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.52%) CSS
1 15 (8.52%) HTML
2 13 (7.39%) CSS3
2 13 (7.39%) HTML5
3 9 (5.11%) jQuery
4 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 104 (59.09%) User Experience
2 70 (39.77%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (10.80%) Blog
4 9 (5.11%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.98%) W3C
6 5 (2.84%) RIA
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.14%) Social Media
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) iPad
8 1 (0.57%) IVR
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.27%) Linux
1 4 (2.27%) Windows
1 4 (2.27%) Windows Server
2 3 (1.70%) Android
2 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (55.11%) Usability Testing
3 88 (50.00%) Cognitive Psychology
4 78 (44.32%) Analytics
5 71 (40.34%) Market Research
6 68 (38.64%) Human Factors
7 65 (36.93%) Service Design
8 55 (31.25%) Anthropology
9 41 (23.30%) Quantitative Research
10 40 (22.73%) Ethnography
10 40 (22.73%) Qualitative Research
11 38 (21.59%) Mentoring
11 38 (21.59%) Web Analytics
12 37 (21.02%) Actionable Insight
13 30 (17.05%) Prototyping
14 29 (16.48%) Customer Insight
15 27 (15.34%) Sociology
16 24 (13.64%) Actionable Customer Insight
17 23 (13.07%) Continuous Improvement
18 18 (10.23%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.80%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.27%) Bourne shell
2 4 (2.27%) Java
2 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.27%) Python
3 1 (0.57%) C
3 1 (0.57%) R
3 1 (0.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 149 (84.66%) Degree
2 21 (11.93%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (2.27%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.98%) WAI
2 4 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.14%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (5.11%) Adobe
2 7 (3.98%) ClickTale
3 5 (2.84%) Google
4 4 (2.27%) Rackspace
4 4 (2.27%) Tableau
5 3 (1.70%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (1.70%) Genesys
5 3 (1.70%) Pega
6 2 (1.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.57%) Cadence
7 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.57%) Workday