The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Qualitative Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Qualitative Research over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Qualitative Research
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 266 260
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6  
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 1 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.14% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.17% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £375 £325 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -48.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £400 £525
% change year-on-year +4.12% -23.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Qualitative 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 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Qualitative Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Qualitative Research in the South East

Qualitative 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 Qualitative Research in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Qualitative Research in the South East

Qualitative Research
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Qualitative Research in the South East

Qualitative 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 Qualitative Research within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +11 1 £375 +15.38%
Qualitative Research
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Qualitative 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 Qualitative Research.

1 15 (100.00%) Quantitative Research
2 13 (86.67%) Usability Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (80.00%) Ethnography
3 12 (80.00%) Human Factors
3 12 (80.00%) Market Research
3 12 (80.00%) Service Design
4 11 (73.33%) Guerrilla Research
4 11 (73.33%) Cognitive Psychology
4 11 (73.33%) Actionable Customer Insight
4 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (73.33%) Degree
4 11 (73.33%) Psychology
4 11 (73.33%) Customer Insight
5 7 (46.67%) User Stories
5 7 (46.67%) User Experience
6 4 (26.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 1 (6.67%) Brand Management
9 1 (6.67%) Wireframes
9 1 (6.67%) Prototyping

Qualitative Research
Co-occurring 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:

Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) User Researcher
2 4 (26.67%) Digital User Researcher
2 4 (26.67%) User Experience Researcher
3 3 (20.00%) UX Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) UX Designer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (46.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Quantitative Research
2 13 (86.67%) Usability Testing
3 12 (80.00%) Ethnography
3 12 (80.00%) Human Factors
3 12 (80.00%) Market Research
3 12 (80.00%) Service Design
4 11 (73.33%) Actionable Customer Insight
4 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (73.33%) Cognitive Psychology
4 11 (73.33%) Customer Insight
4 11 (73.33%) Guerrilla Research
4 11 (73.33%) Psychology
5 7 (46.67%) User Stories
6 4 (26.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 1 (6.67%) Brand Management
9 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
9 1 (6.67%) Wireframes
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Degree