Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 597 662
Rank change year-on-year +57 +65 +44
Contract jobs citing Quantitative Research 312 222 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 158 119
England median daily rate £575 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.78% +4.65% -11.79%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £331
90th Percentile £750 £750 £840
UK median daily rate £563 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.88% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
England median hourly rate - £33.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +59.04% -36.15%
UK median hourly rate - £33.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year - +59.04% -36.15%

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 79,186 74,761 81,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.88% 84.02% 82.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,339 49,856 53,987
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £295 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,905 2,046 2,405
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.34
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 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 +27 217 £625 +25.00% 49
North of England +23 35 £443 +10.63% 13
South East -13 21 £414 -4.45% 5
North East +61 19 £445 +11.25% 2
Midlands +14 17 £431 -0.29% 2
West Midlands +7 15 £419 -6.94% 1
Yorkshire -25 9 £475 -7.32% 6
North West +6 8 £425 +9.68% 5
South West +9 7 £400 -5.04% 4
East of England +1 7 £400 -11.11% 4
East Midlands +2 3 £465 +32.86% 1
Quantitative Research
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 127 (40.71%) Qualitative Research
2 114 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (35.26%) C++
4 106 (33.97%) Front Office
5 103 (33.01%) Analytics
6 102 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (32.05%) C#
8 96 (30.77%) Finance
9 88 (28.21%) Market Research
10 83 (26.60%) Degree
11 81 (25.96%) OO
12 76 (24.36%) Usability Testing
13 71 (22.76%) User Experience
14 70 (22.44%) Python
14 70 (22.44%) Mathematics
15 65 (20.83%) Ethnography
16 62 (19.87%) Actionable Insight
16 62 (19.87%) Derivative
16 62 (19.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 59 (18.91%) Psychology
18 57 (18.27%) Fixed Income
19 56 (17.95%) OOP
20 52 (16.67%) Java
20 52 (16.67%) Service Design
21 50 (16.03%) Human Factors
22 49 (15.71%) Physics
23 48 (15.38%) PhD
23 48 (15.38%) Customer Insight
24 47 (15.06%) Cognitive Psychology
25 41 (13.14%) Guerrilla Research

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 3 (0.96%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.64%) SAS
2 2 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 41 (13.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (6.09%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (2.88%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (1.28%) UserZoom
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.64%) SPSS
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.32%) InVision
7 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.85%) Big Data
3 6 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.96%) HBase
5 2 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (3.85%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.64%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 106 (33.97%) Front Office
2 96 (30.77%) Finance
3 28 (8.97%) Financial Institution
4 26 (8.33%) Banking
5 11 (3.53%) Marketing
6 7 (2.24%) Games
6 7 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.60%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.64%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (39.10%) Developer
2 101 (32.37%) User Researcher
3 92 (29.49%) Quantitative Developer
4 37 (11.86%) C++ Developer
5 36 (11.54%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 35 (11.22%) C# Developer
7 32 (10.26%) Front Office Developer
8 30 (9.62%) Analyst
8 30 (9.62%) User Experience Researcher
9 26 (8.33%) Python Developer
10 25 (8.01%) C# Quant Developer
11 24 (7.69%) C++ Pricing Developer
11 24 (7.69%) Pricing Developer
11 24 (7.69%) Qualitative Analyst
11 24 (7.69%) Quantitative Analyst
12 23 (7.37%) Java Developer
13 22 (7.05%) Java Quantitative Developer
14 19 (6.09%) Analytics Developer
14 19 (6.09%) Digital User Researcher
15 16 (5.13%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.05%) HTML
2 19 (6.09%) .NET
3 17 (5.45%) CSS
4 14 (4.49%) WPF
5 7 (2.24%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.28%) HTML5
7 3 (0.96%) COM
7 3 (0.96%) Web Services
8 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.64%) CSS3
8 2 (0.64%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.32%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 114 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (22.76%) User Experience
3 62 (19.87%) Derivative
3 62 (19.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 57 (18.27%) Fixed Income
5 33 (10.58%) Computer Science
6 19 (6.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 4 (1.28%) Blog
7 4 (1.28%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (1.28%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.28%) Market Risk
8 3 (0.96%) Clustering
8 3 (0.96%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.96%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.64%) CUDA
10 1 (0.32%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) Social Media
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.05%) Windows
2 6 (1.92%) Linux
3 2 (0.64%) Android
3 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (40.71%) Qualitative Research
2 103 (33.01%) Analytics
3 102 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (28.21%) Market Research
5 81 (25.96%) OO
6 76 (24.36%) Usability Testing
7 70 (22.44%) Mathematics
8 65 (20.83%) Ethnography
9 62 (19.87%) Actionable Insight
10 59 (18.91%) Psychology
11 56 (17.95%) OOP
12 52 (16.67%) Service Design
13 50 (16.03%) Human Factors
14 49 (15.71%) Physics
15 48 (15.38%) Customer Insight
16 47 (15.06%) Cognitive Psychology
17 41 (13.14%) Guerrilla Research
18 39 (12.50%) Actionable Customer Insight
19 34 (10.90%) User Stories
20 31 (9.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 110 (35.26%) C++
2 100 (32.05%) C#
3 70 (22.44%) Python
4 52 (16.67%) Java
5 29 (9.29%) SQL
6 22 (7.05%) VBA
7 15 (4.81%) Ada
8 7 (2.24%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.92%) R
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) Go
10 1 (0.32%) Rust
Qualifications
1 83 (26.60%) Degree
2 48 (15.38%) PhD
3 12 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.09%) EMIR
2 6 (1.92%) MiFID
3 3 (0.96%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.96%) Basel III
3 3 (0.96%) FATCA
3 3 (0.96%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.64%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.64%) HDFS
Vendors
1 19 (6.09%) Oracle
2 5 (1.60%) Adobe
3 3 (0.96%) Calypso
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft
3 3 (0.96%) Murex
3 3 (0.96%) Sophis
4 2 (0.64%) Cognos
4 2 (0.64%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.32%) Google