Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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.

Quantitative Research
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 638 711
Rank change year-on-year +37 +73 -9
Contract jobs citing Quantitative Research 260 205 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 130 90
England median daily rate £575 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.78% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £358 £306 £309
90th Percentile £750 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £575 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +27.78% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
England median hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +97.01% +3.08%
10th Percentile £33.50 £33.00 £13.48
90th Percentile £38.50 £33.00 £19.43
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +9.09% +97.01% +3.08%

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 80532 80892 84761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.19% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54292 53866 55971
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £266 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1834 2152 2528
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.13% +6.67% +15.38%

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

Quantitative Research
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 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quantitative Research in England

Quantitative Research
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

Quantitative 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 Quantitative Research within the England region over the 6 months to 12 December 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 +50 186 £625 +38.89% 16
North of England +37 27 £438 +1.74% 3
South East -7 13 £414 -12.99% 2
North East +72 11 £430 +8.38% 1
Midlands +24 11 £410 +2.50% 2
West Midlands +14 11 £410 +2.50% 1
Yorkshire +7 11 £475 -5.00% 2
South West +8 10 £413 -2.08% 1
East of England -9 6 £400 -27.27% 2
North West +16 5 £430 +10.97%
East Midlands -1 1 £465 +32.86% 1
Quantitative Research
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Quantitative 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 Quantitative Research.

1 111 (42.69%) Qualitative Research
2 105 (40.38%) C++
3 104 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (33.85%) Front Office
5 86 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (32.31%) C#
7 82 (31.54%) Analytics
8 79 (30.38%) User Experience
9 77 (29.62%) Usability Testing
10 76 (29.23%) Market Research
10 76 (29.23%) Finance
11 72 (27.69%) Ethnography
12 67 (25.77%) Python
13 62 (23.85%) Derivative
14 57 (21.92%) Degree
14 57 (21.92%) Actionable Insight
15 56 (21.54%) Human Factors
15 56 (21.54%) Mathematics
16 54 (20.77%) Fixed Income
16 54 (20.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 54 (20.77%) Service Design
17 53 (20.38%) Microsoft Excel
18 52 (20.00%) OO
19 51 (19.62%) Customer Insight
20 45 (17.31%) Psychology
21 43 (16.54%) Guerrilla Research
21 43 (16.54%) Actionable Customer Insight
22 38 (14.62%) Cognitive Psychology
23 37 (14.23%) PhD
23 37 (14.23%) Java

Quantitative 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 9 (3.46%) CMS
2 7 (2.69%) SAS
3 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 53 (20.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (3.08%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (1.15%) UserZoom
5 2 (0.77%) SPSS
5 2 (0.77%) Stata
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.69%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.31%) Big Data
4 5 (1.92%) QlikView
5 4 (1.54%) HBase
6 1 (0.38%) KDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.08%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 88 (33.85%) Front Office
2 76 (29.23%) Finance
3 22 (8.46%) Financial Institution
4 21 (8.08%) Banking
5 9 (3.46%) Marketing
6 7 (2.69%) Games
7 6 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.54%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (41.92%) Developer
2 82 (31.54%) User Researcher
3 74 (28.46%) Quantitative Developer
4 40 (15.38%) C++ Developer
5 33 (12.69%) C# Developer
6 32 (12.31%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 30 (11.54%) User Experience Researcher
8 29 (11.15%) Python Developer
9 27 (10.38%) Digital User Researcher
10 26 (10.00%) C# Quant Developer
10 26 (10.00%) Front Office Developer
11 24 (9.23%) Analyst
11 24 (9.23%) C++ Pricing Developer
11 24 (9.23%) Pricing Developer
12 20 (7.69%) Analytics Developer
12 20 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
13 18 (6.92%) Excel Developer
14 17 (6.54%) Excel VBA Developer
14 17 (6.54%) VBA Developer
15 16 (6.15%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.69%) .NET
2 16 (6.15%) HTML
3 14 (5.38%) CSS
4 8 (3.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 8 (3.08%) STL
4 8 (3.08%) XML
5 7 (2.69%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.69%) WPF
6 4 (1.54%) HTML5
7 3 (1.15%) COM
8 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.77%) CSS3
8 2 (0.77%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.77%) Web Services
9 1 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 104 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (30.38%) User Experience
3 62 (23.85%) Derivative
4 54 (20.77%) Fixed Income
4 54 (20.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (7.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 17 (6.54%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.08%) Swaptions
8 5 (1.92%) CUDA
9 4 (1.54%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.15%) Clustering
10 3 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.15%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.15%) Social Media
11 2 (0.77%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.38%) Animation
12 1 (0.38%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.46%) Windows
2 8 (3.08%) Windows 7
3 7 (2.69%) Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (42.69%) Qualitative Research
2 86 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (31.54%) Analytics
4 77 (29.62%) Usability Testing
5 76 (29.23%) Market Research
6 72 (27.69%) Ethnography
7 57 (21.92%) Actionable Insight
8 56 (21.54%) Human Factors
8 56 (21.54%) Mathematics
9 54 (20.77%) Service Design
10 52 (20.00%) OO
11 51 (19.62%) Customer Insight
12 45 (17.31%) Psychology
13 43 (16.54%) Actionable Customer Insight
13 43 (16.54%) Guerrilla Research
14 38 (14.62%) Cognitive Psychology
15 35 (13.46%) Physics
16 32 (12.31%) OOP
17 28 (10.77%) User Stories
18 23 (8.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (40.38%) C++
2 84 (32.31%) C#
3 67 (25.77%) Python
4 37 (14.23%) Java
5 28 (10.77%) VBA
6 26 (10.00%) SQL
7 16 (6.15%) Ada
8 8 (3.08%) R
9 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (21.92%) Degree
2 37 (14.23%) PhD
3 6 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.92%) Postgraduate
4 5 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.15%) EMIR
2 4 (1.54%) Actionable Recommendations
2 4 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.15%) Basel III
3 3 (1.15%) FATCA
3 3 (1.15%) MiFID
3 3 (1.15%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (1.15%) HDFS
Vendors
1 20 (7.69%) Oracle
2 13 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.92%) Cognos
3 5 (1.92%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (1.54%) Murex
5 3 (1.15%) Calypso
5 3 (1.15%) Sophis
6 2 (0.77%) Google
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe
7 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.38%) Reuters