The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Psychology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Psychology over the 3 months to 23 April 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.

Psychology
England / London
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 366 339 390
Rank change year-on-year -27 +51  
Contract jobs citing Psychology 47 105 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.45% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.53% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 85 18
Median daily rate £463 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £530 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £415 £450
% change year-on-year +2.77% -7.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Psychology is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17524 19744 18333
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.55% 85.23% 81.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12580 14376 12799
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 181 266
Median hourly rate £31.50 £21.78 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.62% +8.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £51.69 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Psychology
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Psychology as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Psychology in London

Psychology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Psychology in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Psychology in London

Psychology
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Psychology in London over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Psychology in London

Psychology
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Psychology in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Psychology in London

Psychology
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Psychology within the London region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 6 £425 +3.03% 3
Croydon - 3 £400 -
Westminster - 2 £429 -
West End of London - 1 £300 -
Psychology
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Psychology 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 London region with a requirement for Psychology.

1 68 (73.91%) User Experience
2 63 (68.48%) Degree
3 47 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (42.39%) Qualitative Research
5 38 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (40.22%) Cognitive Psychology
6 37 (40.22%) Quantitative Research
7 36 (39.13%) Usability Testing
8 35 (38.04%) Market Research
9 34 (36.96%) Ethnography
10 32 (34.78%) Analytics
11 31 (33.70%) Service Design
12 30 (32.61%) Anthropology
13 27 (29.35%) Human Factors
14 19 (20.65%) Benchmarking
15 16 (17.39%) Web Analytics
16 15 (16.30%) Mentoring
17 13 (14.13%) Customer Insight
17 13 (14.13%) Guerrilla Research
18 11 (11.96%) Data Analytics
18 11 (11.96%) Computer Science
19 10 (10.87%) Economics
19 10 (10.87%) Visualisation
19 10 (10.87%) Data Analysis
19 10 (10.87%) Customer Segmentation
19 10 (10.87%) Actionable Recommendations
20 8 (8.70%) Scrum
20 8 (8.70%) Data Modelling
21 7 (7.61%) Retail
22 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared

Psychology
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 6 (6.52%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.26%) JIRA
3 1 (1.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.09%) VersionOne
3 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (7.61%) Retail
2 3 (3.26%) Marketing
3 2 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Finance
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (63.04%) User Researcher
2 20 (21.74%) User Experience Researcher
3 11 (11.96%) Digital User Researcher
4 7 (7.61%) Data Modeller
5 5 (5.43%) Senior User Researcher
6 4 (4.35%) Designer
6 4 (4.35%) Senior User Experience Researcher
7 3 (3.26%) Agile Coach
7 3 (3.26%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.17%) Architect
9 1 (1.09%) Agile Scrum Master
9 1 (1.09%) Applications Manager
9 1 (1.09%) Data Scientist
9 1 (1.09%) E-Commerce Designer
9 1 (1.09%) Information Architect
9 1 (1.09%) Quantitative Researcher
9 1 (1.09%) Scrum Master
9 1 (1.09%) User Experience Architect
9 1 (1.09%) User Experience Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) CSS
1 1 (1.09%) CSS3
1 1 (1.09%) HTML
1 1 (1.09%) HTML5
1 1 (1.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 68 (73.91%) User Experience
2 38 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) Blog
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) Social Network
4 1 (1.09%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.35%) Android
1 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (42.39%) Qualitative Research
3 37 (40.22%) Cognitive Psychology
3 37 (40.22%) Quantitative Research
4 36 (39.13%) Usability Testing
5 35 (38.04%) Market Research
6 34 (36.96%) Ethnography
7 32 (34.78%) Analytics
8 31 (33.70%) Service Design
9 30 (32.61%) Anthropology
10 27 (29.35%) Human Factors
11 19 (20.65%) Benchmarking
12 16 (17.39%) Web Analytics
13 15 (16.30%) Mentoring
14 13 (14.13%) Customer Insight
14 13 (14.13%) Guerrilla Research
15 11 (11.96%) Data Analytics
16 10 (10.87%) Customer Segmentation
16 10 (10.87%) Economics
16 10 (10.87%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.09%) Java
1 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 63 (68.48%) Degree
2 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.17%) PhD
3 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (3.26%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (1.09%) SAP