Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Actionable Recommendations over the 6 months to 15 November 2019 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.

Actionable Recommendations
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 779 842 850
Rank change year-on-year +63 +8 +36
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 25 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.042% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 38
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -11.46% +42.22%
10th Percentile £401 £315 £213
90th Percentile £549 £756 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £540
% change year-on-year +2.86% -18.98% +80.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 £38.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.17% +131.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

Actionable Recommendations is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8,803 11,285 13,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.48% 10.83% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,486 7,147 8,524
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £232 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.69% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 387 378
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +10.00% -15.90%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.88% +5.00% -20.00%

Actionable Recommendations
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Actionable Recommendations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations within the UK over the 6 months to 15 November 2019. 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
England +69 25 £450 +7.14% 1
London +69 13 £513 +25.77% 1
UK excluding London +76 12 £450 +2.86%
North of England +33 11 £450 +5.88%
North West +28 7 £438 -
Yorkshire +29 4 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 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 with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations.

1 25 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (56.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 10 (40.00%) Cognitive Psychology
4 10 (40.00%) User Experience
4 10 (40.00%) Qualitative Research
4 10 (40.00%) Psychology
5 9 (36.00%) Degree
6 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (32.00%) Quantitative Research
6 8 (32.00%) Public Sector
7 7 (28.00%) Service Design
7 7 (28.00%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (24.00%) Workflow
8 6 (24.00%) Qualitative Analysis
8 6 (24.00%) User Stories
9 5 (20.00%) Usability Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Ethnography
9 5 (20.00%) Heuristic Evaluation
9 5 (20.00%) Ergonomics
9 5 (20.00%) Human Factors
9 5 (20.00%) Analytics
10 4 (16.00%) Wireframes
10 4 (16.00%) Field Research
10 4 (16.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 4 (16.00%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (16.00%) Decision-Making
10 4 (16.00%) Benchmarking
10 4 (16.00%) B2C
10 4 (16.00%) Axure RP

Actionable Recommendations
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) UserZoom
2 1 (4.00%) InVision
2 1 (4.00%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (4.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (32.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Games
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Social Science
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) User Researcher
2 4 (16.00%) User Experience Researcher
3 3 (12.00%) Analytics Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Analytics Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior User Experience Researcher
4 2 (8.00%) Senior User Researcher
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Digital User Researcher
5 1 (4.00%) Google Analytics Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Strategy Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Strategy Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) User Experience
2 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Acoustics
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (56.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 10 (40.00%) Cognitive Psychology
4 10 (40.00%) Psychology
4 10 (40.00%) Qualitative Research
5 8 (32.00%) Quantitative Research
6 7 (28.00%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (28.00%) Service Design
7 6 (24.00%) Qualitative Analysis
7 6 (24.00%) User Stories
7 6 (24.00%) Workflow
8 5 (20.00%) Analytics
8 5 (20.00%) Ergonomics
8 5 (20.00%) Ethnography
8 5 (20.00%) Heuristic Evaluation
8 5 (20.00%) Human Factors
8 5 (20.00%) Usability Testing
9 4 (16.00%) B2C
9 4 (16.00%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Qualtrics
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Alterian
3 1 (4.00%) Coremetrics
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) SAP