Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 624 622 695
Rank change year-on-year -2 +73 +24
Contract jobs citing Quantitative Research 224 236 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 171 110
England median daily rate £450 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +27.78% -
10th Percentile £363 £353 £306
90th Percentile £725 £750 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 82,271 81,375 84,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 85.91% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,116 54,618 56,145
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,111 1,937 2,260
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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

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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 15 November 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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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 15 November 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 -34 119 £600 -3.23% 26
North of England +4 50 £425 -1.16% 6
North West 0 25 £410 +7.89%
Midlands +10 21 £438 +15.13% 1
South East -12 19 £444 +13.78% 6
West Midlands -11 18 £425 +11.84% 1
Yorkshire -3 15 £425 -15.00% 5
North East -5 10 £425 +5.59% 1
South West -23 9 £400 -3.03% 2
East of England -4 6 £400 -
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Quantitative Research
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 147 (65.63%) Qualitative Research
2 122 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (38.39%) User Experience
3 86 (38.39%) Analytics
4 83 (37.05%) Usability Testing
5 82 (36.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 74 (33.04%) Degree
7 64 (28.57%) Finance
8 61 (27.23%) Analytical Skills
9 57 (25.45%) Problem-Solving
10 54 (24.11%) Psychology
11 53 (23.66%) Market Research
11 53 (23.66%) Actionable Insight
12 50 (22.32%) Customer Insight
13 48 (21.43%) Decision-Making
14 37 (16.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (14.73%) Ethnography
16 28 (12.50%) User Stories
16 28 (12.50%) Scrum
16 28 (12.50%) Cognitive Psychology
16 28 (12.50%) Service Design
17 26 (11.61%) Python
18 25 (11.16%) E-Commerce
19 24 (10.71%) C++
19 24 (10.71%) Mathematics
19 24 (10.71%) Human Factors
19 24 (10.71%) Prototyping
20 21 (9.38%) Actionable Customer Insight
20 21 (9.38%) C#
21 20 (8.93%) Banking

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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 9 (4.02%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.23%) CMS
2 5 (2.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (4.02%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.34%) InVision
3 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.34%) UXPin
4 2 (0.89%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (1.79%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.36%) Big Data
2 9 (4.02%) Data Mining
2 9 (4.02%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.34%) MySQL
5 2 (0.89%) QlikView
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (6.25%) Axure RP
2 7 (3.13%) JIRA
3 3 (1.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (1.34%) ProtoShare
4 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 64 (28.57%) Finance
2 20 (8.93%) Banking
3 18 (8.04%) Front Office
4 16 (7.14%) Marketing
5 6 (2.68%) Advertising
5 6 (2.68%) Retail
6 5 (2.23%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.23%) Games
6 5 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.23%) Law
7 3 (1.34%) Social Science
8 2 (0.89%) Billing
8 2 (0.89%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Back Office
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (43.30%) User Researcher
2 42 (18.75%) Developer
3 30 (13.39%) User Experience Researcher
4 18 (8.04%) C# Developer
5 17 (7.59%) Designer
6 16 (7.14%) Quantitative Developer
6 16 (7.14%) Senior User Researcher
7 15 (6.70%) Analyst
8 11 (4.91%) Senior User Experience Researcher
8 11 (4.91%) UX Designer
9 10 (4.46%) C++ Developer
9 10 (4.46%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 9 (4.02%) Digital User Researcher
10 9 (4.02%) Scrum Master
10 9 (4.02%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (4.02%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.57%) C++ Pricing Developer
11 8 (3.57%) Pricing Developer
11 8 (3.57%) Product Owner
12 7 (3.13%) Agile Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.46%) .NET
1 10 (4.46%) HTML
2 9 (4.02%) Natural Language Processing
3 6 (2.68%) CSS
4 5 (2.23%) HTML5
5 3 (1.34%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.34%) CSS3
5 3 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.89%) React
7 1 (0.45%) D3.js
7 1 (0.45%) Highcharts JS
7 1 (0.45%) LESS
7 1 (0.45%) NumPy
7 1 (0.45%) Pandas
7 1 (0.45%) RESTful
7 1 (0.45%) Sass
7 1 (0.45%) scikit-learn
7 1 (0.45%) SciPy
7 1 (0.45%) SQLAlchemy
7 1 (0.45%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 86 (38.39%) User Experience
2 61 (27.23%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.36%) Derivative
3 12 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.36%) Social Media
4 11 (4.91%) Blog
4 11 (4.91%) Fixed Income
5 10 (4.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (4.02%) Algorithms
6 9 (4.02%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (2.23%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.23%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.34%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.34%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (1.34%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.89%) Video on Demand
12 1 (0.45%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (65.63%) Qualitative Research
2 122 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (38.39%) Analytics
4 83 (37.05%) Usability Testing
5 82 (36.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 57 (25.45%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (24.11%) Psychology
8 53 (23.66%) Actionable Insight
8 53 (23.66%) Market Research
9 50 (22.32%) Customer Insight
10 48 (21.43%) Decision-Making
11 37 (16.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 33 (14.73%) Ethnography
13 28 (12.50%) Cognitive Psychology
13 28 (12.50%) Scrum
13 28 (12.50%) Service Design
13 28 (12.50%) User Stories
14 25 (11.16%) E-Commerce
15 24 (10.71%) Human Factors
15 24 (10.71%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.61%) Python
2 24 (10.71%) C++
3 21 (9.38%) C#
4 15 (6.70%) SQL
5 10 (4.46%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.13%) Java
7 4 (1.79%) Ada
8 3 (1.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (33.04%) Degree
2 10 (4.46%) PhD
2 10 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.23%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.79%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.59%) Actionable Recommendations
2 6 (2.68%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) EMIR
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.45%) PSD2
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (4.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.23%) Atlassian
2 5 (2.23%) Google
2 5 (2.23%) Tableau
3 3 (1.34%) Adobe
3 3 (1.34%) Omniture
4 2 (0.89%) Brandwatch
4 2 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle
5 1 (0.45%) Virgin Media