The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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.

Market Research
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 501 491 528
Rank change year-on-year -10 +37  
Contract jobs citing Market Research 94 164 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 110 52
Median daily rate £413 £450 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £425 £470
% change year-on-year -1.47% -9.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +214.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +214.28%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 38874 46289 44591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.66% 82.81% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25559 30584 27700
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1086 1306
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Market Research
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Market Research
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Market Research in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Market Research over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Market Research in the UK

Market Research
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Market Research in the UK

Market Research
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England -39 88 £400 -11.11% 29
London -2 34 £400 -13.51% 12
South East +10 18 £419 +28.84% 6
West Yorkshire +27 16 £450 - 2
Yorkshire +26 16 £450 - 2
Leeds +21 14 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear +6 11 £400 -11.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 11 £400 -11.11%
North East -2 11 £400 -11.11%
East Midlands +5 8 £325 +62.50% 2
Worthing +18 7 £500 +53.84%
West Sussex +4 7 £500 +53.84% 1
Leicester - 6 £325 -
Leicestershire - 6 £325 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £425 -
Havant - 3 £425 -
Berkshire - 3 - - 2
Reading - 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +11 2 - -
Nottingham +9 2 - -
Surrey +4 2 £270 -28.00% 3
City of London -2 2 £416 -18.78% 2
Oxfordshire -7 2 £413 +30.95%
Croydon - 2 £400 -
West End of London - 2 £288 -
Scotland +35 1 - -
North West +25 1 - - 2
Westminster +6 1 £433 +1.76%
Oxford -7 1 £413 +30.95%
Guildford - 1 £220 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 with a requirement for Market Research.

1 144 (65.16%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (53.39%) Psychology
3 116 (52.49%) Service Design
4 107 (48.42%) Degree
5 106 (47.96%) Customer Insight
6 105 (47.51%) User Experience
7 104 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
8 103 (46.61%) Quantitative Research
9 102 (46.15%) Cognitive Psychology
10 100 (45.25%) Usability Testing
11 98 (44.34%) Ethnography
11 98 (44.34%) Human Factors
12 95 (42.99%) Qualitative Research
12 95 (42.99%) Guerrilla Research
13 40 (18.10%) User Stories
14 38 (17.19%) Marketing
15 25 (11.31%) Prototyping
16 20 (9.05%) Analytics
17 19 (8.60%) Mentoring
18 15 (6.79%) Project Management
18 15 (6.79%) Business Analysis
18 15 (6.79%) Actionable Insight
19 14 (6.33%) Finance
20 13 (5.88%) Scrum
21 12 (5.43%) CRM
21 12 (5.43%) Mobile App
22 11 (4.98%) Service Delivery
22 11 (4.98%) Competitor Analysis
22 11 (4.98%) Guerrilla Testing
23 10 (4.52%) HTML

Market Research
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 6 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (2.71%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.36%) SAS
3 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.81%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) SPSS
4 2 (0.90%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 7 (3.17%) WebTrends
2 4 (1.81%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.26%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.07%) Data Mining
2 8 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (3.17%) Big Data
4 6 (2.71%) MySQL
5 5 (2.26%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.36%) HBase
6 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.71%) RSpec
2 2 (0.90%) Appium
2 2 (0.90%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.90%) JIRA
2 2 (0.90%) Maven
2 2 (0.90%) Selenium
2 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.90%) Subversion
2 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.45%) ERwin
General
1 38 (17.19%) Marketing
2 14 (6.33%) Finance
3 6 (2.71%) Legal
4 5 (2.26%) Advertising
4 5 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.81%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.36%) Back Office
6 3 (1.36%) Banking
6 3 (1.36%) Local Government
7 2 (0.90%) French Language
7 2 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) German Language
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 132 (59.73%) User Researcher
2 42 (19.00%) User Experience Researcher
3 36 (16.29%) Digital User Researcher
4 27 (12.22%) Analyst
5 12 (5.43%) Product Manager
6 11 (4.98%) Senior User Researcher
7 10 (4.52%) Consultant
8 8 (3.62%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.62%) Research Consultant
8 8 (3.62%) User Experience Consultant
9 6 (2.71%) Developer
9 6 (2.71%) Lean Consultant
9 6 (2.71%) Research Analyst
10 5 (2.26%) Digital Analyst
11 4 (1.81%) Applications Manager
11 4 (1.81%) Market Analyst
11 4 (1.81%) Market Research Analyst
11 4 (1.81%) Marketing Assistant
11 4 (1.81%) Mobile Product Manager
11 4 (1.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.52%) CSS
1 10 (4.52%) HTML
2 6 (2.71%) AngularJS
2 6 (2.71%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.36%) Node.js
4 2 (0.90%) REST
4 2 (0.90%) SOAP
4 2 (0.90%) Web Services
5 1 (0.45%) ATL
5 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (47.51%) User Experience
2 104 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.43%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.71%) Social Media
5 3 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.36%) NHS
5 3 (1.36%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.36%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.90%) Blog
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.45%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.26%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.81%) Android
2 4 (1.81%) Windows
3 3 (1.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (65.16%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (53.39%) Psychology
3 116 (52.49%) Service Design
4 106 (47.96%) Customer Insight
5 103 (46.61%) Quantitative Research
6 102 (46.15%) Cognitive Psychology
7 100 (45.25%) Usability Testing
8 98 (44.34%) Ethnography
8 98 (44.34%) Human Factors
9 95 (42.99%) Guerrilla Research
9 95 (42.99%) Qualitative Research
10 40 (18.10%) User Stories
11 25 (11.31%) Prototyping
12 20 (9.05%) Analytics
13 19 (8.60%) Mentoring
14 15 (6.79%) Actionable Insight
14 15 (6.79%) Business Analysis
14 15 (6.79%) Project Management
15 13 (5.88%) Scrum
16 12 (5.43%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.52%) SQL
2 8 (3.62%) C
2 8 (3.62%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.71%) Ruby
4 2 (0.90%) Java
4 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (48.42%) Degree
2 9 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) CISSP
5 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.90%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (0.90%) PMO
1 2 (0.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.45%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (2.71%) Brio
1 6 (2.71%) Cognos
1 6 (2.71%) MicroStrategy
1 6 (2.71%) Omniture
1 6 (2.71%) SAP
2 5 (2.26%) Coremetrics
2 5 (2.26%) Facebook
2 5 (2.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.26%) Oracle
2 5 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.36%) Hitwise
4 2 (0.90%) Maxymiser
4 2 (0.90%) Optimizely
4 2 (0.90%) Tableau
5 1 (0.45%) Apple
5 1 (0.45%) DataFlux
5 1 (0.45%) Google
5 1 (0.45%) Twitter
London
Difrent
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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