Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Quantitative Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Quantitative Research over the 6 months to 25 May 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.

Quantitative Research
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 524 554 631
Rank change year-on-year +30 +77 +73
Contract jobs citing Quantitative Research 348 251 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 172 156
England median daily rate £575 £471 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.08% +4.67% -21.74%
10th Percentile £409 £328 £331
90th Percentile £763 £731 £731
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -21.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
England median hourly rate £36.67 £33.00 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.13% -58.75% +146.15%
10th Percentile £29.09 £31.43 £20.75
90th Percentile £42.73 £43.15 £100.00
UK median hourly rate £36.67 £33.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year +11.13% -58.75% +146.15%

Quantitative 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 79,687 70,828 81,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.79% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,911 46,750 54,547
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,109 1,871 2,115
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.64
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Quantitative Research
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Quantitative 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 Quantitative Research in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Quantitative Research in England

Quantitative Research
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quantitative Research in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quantitative 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 Quantitative Research in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quantitative Research in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quantitative Research in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Quantitative 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 Quantitative Research within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 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 -1 221 £631 +5.21% 42
North of England -1 66 £455 +13.75% 1
Yorkshire -15 28 £482 -3.70%
South East -16 26 £424 -2.14% 4
North East +12 21 £455 +13.75% 1
Midlands +4 20 £475 +9.83% 3
North West -1 20 £438 +25.00%
West Midlands -16 17 £475 +5.56% 3
East of England +6 5 £400 +14.29% 1
South West - 5 £400 - 1
East Midlands +3 3 £505 +44.29%
Quantitative Research
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Quantitative 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 Quantitative Research.

1 184 (52.87%) Qualitative Research
2 156 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (40.80%) Analytics
4 121 (34.77%) Degree
5 114 (32.76%) Analytical Skills
6 112 (32.18%) Problem-Solving
7 99 (28.45%) Market Research
8 91 (26.15%) Psychology
8 91 (26.15%) Finance
9 88 (25.29%) Decision-Making
10 87 (25.00%) C#
11 86 (24.71%) C++
12 84 (24.14%) Usability Testing
13 83 (23.85%) Front Office
14 81 (23.28%) User Experience
15 73 (20.98%) Python
16 68 (19.54%) OO
17 67 (19.25%) Cognitive Psychology
17 67 (19.25%) Actionable Insight
18 64 (18.39%) Continuous Improvement
19 63 (18.10%) Mathematics
20 57 (16.38%) OOP
21 54 (15.52%) Java
22 46 (13.22%) Derivative
22 46 (13.22%) Fixed Income
22 46 (13.22%) Ethnography
23 43 (12.36%) Computer Science
23 43 (12.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 43 (12.36%) Service Design
24 42 (12.07%) Physics

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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 6 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.72%) UserZoom
4 4 (1.15%) SPSS
5 3 (0.86%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.57%) InVision
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (0.86%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.31%) Big Data
3 7 (2.01%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.44%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.15%) MySQL
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.16%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.57%) JIRA
2 2 (0.57%) RStudio
General
1 91 (26.15%) Finance
2 83 (23.85%) Front Office
3 38 (10.92%) Banking
4 13 (3.74%) Marketing
5 11 (3.16%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.87%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.72%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.86%) Advertising
8 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.57%) Electronics
9 2 (0.57%) Games
9 2 (0.57%) Legal
9 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Military
10 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 141 (40.52%) User Researcher
2 104 (29.89%) Developer
3 73 (20.98%) Quantitative Developer
4 37 (10.63%) User Experience Researcher
5 36 (10.34%) C++ Developer
6 30 (8.62%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 29 (8.33%) Front Office Developer
8 27 (7.76%) Java Developer
9 26 (7.47%) Analyst
10 24 (6.90%) C# Developer
10 24 (6.90%) Designer
11 23 (6.61%) Analytics Developer
11 23 (6.61%) C++ Pricing Developer
11 23 (6.61%) Pricing Developer
12 21 (6.03%) Java Quantitative Developer
13 19 (5.46%) Qualitative Analyst
13 19 (5.46%) Quantitative Analyst
13 19 (5.46%) UX Designer
14 18 (5.17%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 18 (5.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.46%) HTML
2 13 (3.74%) .NET
3 12 (3.45%) CSS
3 12 (3.45%) WPF
4 5 (1.44%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (0.86%) COM
5 3 (0.86%) NumPy
5 3 (0.86%) Pandas
5 3 (0.86%) Web Services
6 2 (0.57%) Kafka
7 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.29%) Django
7 1 (0.29%) React
7 1 (0.29%) scikit-learn
7 1 (0.29%) SciPy
7 1 (0.29%) SQLAlchemy
7 1 (0.29%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 114 (32.76%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (23.28%) User Experience
3 46 (13.22%) Derivative
3 46 (13.22%) Fixed Income
4 43 (12.36%) Computer Science
4 43 (12.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (4.31%) Blog
6 12 (3.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 10 (2.87%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.44%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (1.15%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.86%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.57%) Equities
11 2 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.57%) W3C
12 1 (0.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.75%) Windows
2 6 (1.72%) Linux
3 3 (0.86%) Android
3 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (52.87%) Qualitative Research
2 156 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (40.80%) Analytics
4 112 (32.18%) Problem-Solving
5 99 (28.45%) Market Research
6 91 (26.15%) Psychology
7 88 (25.29%) Decision-Making
8 84 (24.14%) Usability Testing
9 68 (19.54%) OO
10 67 (19.25%) Actionable Insight
10 67 (19.25%) Cognitive Psychology
11 64 (18.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 63 (18.10%) Mathematics
13 57 (16.38%) OOP
14 46 (13.22%) Ethnography
15 43 (12.36%) Service Design
16 42 (12.07%) Physics
17 38 (10.92%) Customer Insight
18 36 (10.34%) Human Factors
19 34 (9.77%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 87 (25.00%) C#
2 86 (24.71%) C++
3 73 (20.98%) Python
4 54 (15.52%) Java
5 24 (6.90%) SQL
6 11 (3.16%) VBA
7 10 (2.87%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.44%) R
9 4 (1.15%) Ada
9 4 (1.15%) Perl
10 3 (0.86%) Go
11 2 (0.57%) C
11 2 (0.57%) Rust
12 1 (0.29%) APL
12 1 (0.29%) Haskell
12 1 (0.29%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 121 (34.77%) Degree
2 34 (9.77%) PhD
3 26 (7.47%) Security Cleared
4 20 (5.75%) SC Cleared
5 17 (4.89%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.59%) EMIR
2 6 (1.72%) Actionable Recommendations
2 6 (1.72%) MiFID
3 3 (0.86%) Basel III
3 3 (0.86%) FATCA
3 3 (0.86%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.57%) WAI
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (2.30%) Adobe
2 7 (2.01%) Oracle
3 6 (1.72%) Tableau
4 4 (1.15%) Google
4 4 (1.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (0.86%) Calypso
5 3 (0.86%) Murex
5 3 (0.86%) Sophis
6 2 (0.57%) SAP
7 1 (0.29%) Facebook
7 1 (0.29%) Omniture