The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Psychology
England / South West
Rank - 133 143
Contract jobs citing Psychology 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.070% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.087% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - -

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2086 2294 2439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.52% 79.99% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1516 1589
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 82
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Psychology
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Psychology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Psychology in the South West

Psychology
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 South West region with a requirement for Psychology.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Market Research
1 3 (100.00%) Customer Insight
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
1 3 (100.00%) Cognitive Psychology
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) Guerrilla Research
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Ethnography
2 1 (33.33%) Human Factors
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing

Psychology
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (100.00%) User Researcher
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Cognitive Psychology
1 3 (100.00%) Customer Insight
1 3 (100.00%) Market Research
2 1 (33.33%) Ethnography
2 1 (33.33%) Guerrilla Research
2 1 (33.33%) Human Factors
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared