The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Market Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Market Research over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Market Research
England / South East
Rank 230 254 261
Rank change year-on-year +24 +7  
Contract jobs citing Market Research 23 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 7
Median daily rate £425 £328 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.77% -40.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £425 £475
% change year-on-year -4.41% -10.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.50

Market Research 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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6361 7494 7901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.26% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3684 4608 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Market Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Market Research in the South East

Market Research
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Market Research in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Market Research in the South East

Market Research
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Market Research in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Market Research in the South East

Market Research
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Market Research in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Market Research in the South East

Market Research
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Market Research within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
West Sussex +6 11 £500 +52.67% 12
Hampshire - 3 £425 - 17
Berkshire +30 2 - - 9
Surrey +6 2 - - 14
Oxfordshire -9 2 £413 +30.95% 8
East Sussex - 1 £325 - 8
Kent - 1 - - 16
Middlesex - 1 - -
Market Research
England

Market Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Market 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 South East region with a requirement for Market Research.

1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (55.56%) Customer Insight
4 24 (53.33%) Psychology
5 23 (51.11%) Human Factors
5 23 (51.11%) Degree
5 23 (51.11%) Usability Testing
5 23 (51.11%) Ethnography
5 23 (51.11%) Guerrilla Research
6 22 (48.89%) Cognitive Psychology
6 22 (48.89%) Service Design
7 17 (37.78%) User Stories
8 13 (28.89%) User Experience
9 12 (26.67%) Marketing
10 8 (17.78%) Competitor Analysis
11 7 (15.56%) Big Data
12 6 (13.33%) Analytics
13 4 (8.89%) B2B
13 4 (8.89%) Finance
13 4 (8.89%) Advertising
14 3 (6.67%) Scrum
14 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
14 3 (6.67%) Data Management
14 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
14 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (6.67%) Oracle
14 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
14 3 (6.67%) ETL
14 3 (6.67%) Back Office
14 3 (6.67%) Open Source

Market Research
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (2.22%) SAS
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Big Data
2 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.67%) HBase
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.22%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (2.22%) QlikView
4 1 (2.22%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) ERwin
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 12 (26.67%) Marketing
2 4 (8.89%) Advertising
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Back Office
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.22%) French Language
5 1 (2.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) User Researcher
2 7 (15.56%) Product Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) User Experience Researcher
4 4 (8.89%) Digital User Researcher
4 4 (8.89%) Marketing Assistant
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Software Product Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Product Owner
6 2 (4.44%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Data Analytics Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Market Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Market Research Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Marketing Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) SAS Architect
Miscellaneous
1 26 (57.78%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (28.89%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) Reference Data
3 3 (6.67%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.44%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) Customer Insight
3 24 (53.33%) Psychology
4 23 (51.11%) Ethnography
4 23 (51.11%) Guerrilla Research
4 23 (51.11%) Human Factors
4 23 (51.11%) Usability Testing
5 22 (48.89%) Cognitive Psychology
5 22 (48.89%) Service Design
6 17 (37.78%) User Stories
7 8 (17.78%) Competitor Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) Analytics
9 4 (8.89%) B2B
10 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.67%) Data Management
10 3 (6.67%) ETL
10 3 (6.67%) Marketing Strategy
10 3 (6.67%) Product Management
10 3 (6.67%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 23 (51.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Hitwise
3 1 (2.22%) DataFlux
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