Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 573 609 641
Rank change year-on-year +36 +32 +101
Contract jobs citing Quantitative Research 283 212 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 141 149
England median daily rate £525 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% -17.05%
10th Percentile £375 £358 £313
90th Percentile £750 £688 £612
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -17.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
England median hourly rate £36.67 - £100.00
UK median hourly rate £36.67 - £100.00

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 81,218 76,262 85,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.32% 85.77% 85.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,079 50,304 57,039
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £607
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,192 1,892 2,068
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.69
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.92% +6.38% +8.60%

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quantitative Research in England over the 6 months to 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -4 178 £650 +4.84% 32
North of England +8 60 £455 +6.31% 11
North West +13 26 £450 +38.46% 5
Yorkshire -2 25 £482 +1.37% 4
Midlands +3 17 £475 +13.10% 3
South East -3 16 £425 +3.03% 3
West Midlands -9 15 £475 +13.10% 3
North East -3 11 £455 +6.68% 2
South West -17 7 £375 -11.76% 1
East of England - 5 £425 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 168 (59.36%) Qualitative Research
2 143 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (43.82%) Analytics
4 95 (33.57%) Degree
5 94 (33.22%) User Experience
6 80 (28.27%) Analytical Skills
7 77 (27.21%) Usability Testing
8 76 (26.86%) Finance
9 72 (25.44%) Problem-Solving
10 69 (24.38%) Decision-Making
11 67 (23.67%) Psychology
12 62 (21.91%) Market Research
13 57 (20.14%) C++
14 55 (19.43%) Actionable Insight
15 51 (18.02%) Python
15 51 (18.02%) Mathematics
16 49 (17.31%) Continuous Improvement
17 48 (16.96%) Cognitive Psychology
18 45 (15.90%) Front Office
19 41 (14.49%) C#
20 36 (12.72%) OO
21 35 (12.37%) Ethnography
22 34 (12.01%) Customer Insight
23 31 (10.95%) Service Design
24 30 (10.60%) Banking
24 30 (10.60%) Derivative
25 29 (10.25%) OOP
25 29 (10.25%) Java
26 28 (9.89%) Human Factors
27 25 (8.83%) Security Cleared

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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 14 (4.95%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.47%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (1.41%) UserZoom
4 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.06%) UXPin
5 2 (0.71%) InVision
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.71%) SPSS
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.47%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.35%) Network Security
1 1 (0.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.65%) Big Data
2 14 (4.95%) Hadoop
3 13 (4.59%) Data Mining
4 8 (2.83%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.41%) MySQL
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.71%) QlikView
7 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (4.59%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (1.06%) ProtoShare
3 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 76 (26.86%) Finance
2 45 (15.90%) Front Office
3 30 (10.60%) Banking
4 15 (5.30%) Marketing
5 9 (3.18%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.12%) Advertising
6 6 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.77%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.41%) Games
8 4 (1.41%) Legal
8 4 (1.41%) Retail
9 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.71%) Electronics
10 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) Billing
11 1 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Military
11 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (41.34%) User Researcher
2 66 (23.32%) Developer
3 37 (13.07%) Quantitative Developer
3 37 (13.07%) User Experience Researcher
4 27 (9.54%) Designer
5 24 (8.48%) C++ Developer
6 19 (6.71%) UX Designer
7 18 (6.36%) Analyst
7 18 (6.36%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 17 (6.01%) C++ Pricing Developer
8 17 (6.01%) Pricing Developer
9 16 (5.65%) Front Office Developer
10 15 (5.30%) Java Developer
10 15 (5.30%) Python Developer
11 14 (4.95%) Senior User Experience Researcher
12 13 (4.59%) Senior User Researcher
13 12 (4.24%) Analytics Developer
13 12 (4.24%) Scrum Master
14 11 (3.89%) C# Developer
15 10 (3.53%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.01%) HTML
2 12 (4.24%) Natural Language Processing
3 9 (3.18%) CSS
4 5 (1.77%) HTML5
5 4 (1.41%) .NET
5 4 (1.41%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.41%) NumPy
5 4 (1.41%) Pandas
6 3 (1.06%) CSS3
6 3 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.71%) Kafka
7 2 (0.71%) React
7 2 (0.71%) scikit-learn
7 2 (0.71%) SciPy
7 2 (0.71%) SQLAlchemy
7 2 (0.71%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.35%) Django
8 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 94 (33.22%) User Experience
2 80 (28.27%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (10.60%) Derivative
4 25 (8.83%) Fixed Income
5 24 (8.48%) Computer Science
6 22 (7.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (6.36%) Algorithms
8 16 (5.65%) Blog
9 7 (2.47%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.12%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.77%) Social Media
12 4 (1.41%) Graphic Design
12 4 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.41%) Smartphone
13 3 (1.06%) Taxonomies
14 2 (0.71%) Equities
14 2 (0.71%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.53%) Windows
2 3 (1.06%) Linux
3 1 (0.35%) Android
3 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (59.36%) Qualitative Research
2 143 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (43.82%) Analytics
4 77 (27.21%) Usability Testing
5 72 (25.44%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (24.38%) Decision-Making
7 67 (23.67%) Psychology
8 62 (21.91%) Market Research
9 55 (19.43%) Actionable Insight
10 51 (18.02%) Mathematics
11 49 (17.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 48 (16.96%) Cognitive Psychology
13 36 (12.72%) OO
14 35 (12.37%) Ethnography
15 34 (12.01%) Customer Insight
16 31 (10.95%) Service Design
17 29 (10.25%) OOP
18 28 (9.89%) Human Factors
19 25 (8.83%) E-Commerce
19 25 (8.83%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 57 (20.14%) C++
2 51 (18.02%) Python
3 41 (14.49%) C#
4 29 (10.25%) Java
5 16 (5.65%) SQL
6 11 (3.89%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.41%) Perl
7 4 (1.41%) VBA
8 3 (1.06%) R
9 2 (0.71%) Ada
9 2 (0.71%) Go
10 1 (0.35%) APL
10 1 (0.35%) C
10 1 (0.35%) Haskell
10 1 (0.35%) Lisp
10 1 (0.35%) Rust
Qualifications
1 95 (33.57%) Degree
2 25 (8.83%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.07%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.65%) PhD
5 14 (4.95%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.71%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.24%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (0.71%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) WAI
3 1 (0.35%) EMIR
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.35%) PSD2
3 1 (0.35%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (2.83%) Google
1 8 (2.83%) Tableau
2 5 (1.77%) Adobe
2 5 (1.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle
4 3 (1.06%) Omniture
5 2 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.35%) Facebook
6 1 (0.35%) Virgin Media