Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 655 620 727
Rank change year-on-year -35 +107 -2
Contract jobs citing Market Research 187 281 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.31% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 181 85
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.23% +3.27%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £300
90th Percentile £506 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
UK median hourly rate £37.03 £55.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.67% +155.81% +43.33%
10th Percentile £35.17 £55.00 £16.95
90th Percentile £38.89 £55.00 £112.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £68.75
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +358.33%

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 80076 91844 91685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.21% 83.48% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52538 60582 58040
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2194 2596
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +4.36%

Market Research
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Market Research as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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

Market Research
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Market Research over the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 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 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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 -27 175 £425 - 31
UK excluding London +18 94 £425 +3.03% 17
London -36 80 £430 +1.18% 13
North of England +42 46 £440 -2.22% 5
South East +35 31 £425 +30.77% 3
Yorkshire +20 25 £494 +9.78% 3
North East +44 19 £428 -4.89%
Midlands -1 12 £350 -12.50% 2
East Midlands -6 9 £333 +66.25%
South West +4 4 £425 +88.89%
West Midlands +3 3 £365 -8.75% 2
North West +27 2 - - 2
Scotland +33 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 113 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (50.27%) Psychology
2 94 (50.27%) Degree
3 93 (49.73%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (48.13%) Usability Testing
5 89 (47.59%) Service Design
6 83 (44.39%) Quantitative Research
7 79 (42.25%) User Experience
8 78 (41.71%) Cognitive Psychology
8 78 (41.71%) Customer Insight
9 77 (41.18%) Qualitative Research
10 73 (39.04%) Ethnography
10 73 (39.04%) Human Factors
11 61 (32.62%) Guerrilla Research
12 60 (32.09%) Actionable Customer Insight
13 40 (21.39%) Analytics
14 29 (15.51%) User Stories
14 29 (15.51%) Marketing
15 23 (12.30%) Actionable Insight
16 19 (10.16%) Mentoring
17 18 (9.63%) Prototyping
18 17 (9.09%) Business Analysis
19 15 (8.02%) Scrum
20 14 (7.49%) Web Analytics
20 14 (7.49%) Project Management
21 13 (6.95%) CRM
21 13 (6.95%) E-Commerce
21 13 (6.95%) Finance
22 12 (6.42%) Digital Analytics
23 11 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 4 (2.14%) SAS
2 1 (0.53%) Confluence
2 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) SPSS
4 1 (0.53%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (4.28%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.67%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (2.14%) BPaaS
2 4 (2.14%) PaaS
2 4 (2.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) Internet
1 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.81%) Data Mining
2 7 (3.74%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.60%) MySQL
4 2 (1.07%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.07%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.07%) Impala
5 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Appium
1 2 (1.07%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.07%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.07%) JIRA
1 2 (1.07%) Maven
1 2 (1.07%) Selenium
1 2 (1.07%) SoapUI
1 2 (1.07%) Subversion
1 2 (1.07%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.53%) RSpec
General
1 29 (15.51%) Marketing
2 13 (6.95%) Finance
3 6 (3.21%) Local Government
3 6 (3.21%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (2.14%) Banking
4 4 (2.14%) Legal
4 4 (2.14%) Retail
4 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.60%) Thai Language
6 2 (1.07%) Advertising
6 2 (1.07%) Back Office
6 2 (1.07%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.07%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Danish Language
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 100 (53.48%) User Researcher
2 35 (18.72%) Digital User Researcher
3 28 (14.97%) Analyst
4 22 (11.76%) User Experience Researcher
5 11 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.35%) Digital Analyst
7 8 (4.28%) Architect
7 8 (4.28%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (3.21%) Designer
8 6 (3.21%) Senior User Researcher
8 6 (3.21%) UX Designer
9 4 (2.14%) Digital Transformation
9 4 (2.14%) Product Manager
9 4 (2.14%) Senior Architect
9 4 (2.14%) Senior Enterprise Architect
10 3 (1.60%) Developer
10 3 (1.60%) Digital Performance Analyst
10 3 (1.60%) Marketing Manager
10 3 (1.60%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (1.60%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.07%) ATL
1 2 (1.07%) ggplot2
1 2 (1.07%) REST
1 2 (1.07%) SOAP
1 2 (1.07%) Web Services
2 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.53%) CSS
2 1 (0.53%) HTML
2 1 (0.53%) JSON
2 1 (0.53%) Node.js
2 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 93 (49.73%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (42.25%) User Experience
3 8 (4.28%) Blog
4 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.14%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.07%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.07%) NHS
6 2 (1.07%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.07%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.53%) Fintech
7 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.07%) Android
2 2 (1.07%) Windows
3 1 (0.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (50.27%) Psychology
3 90 (48.13%) Usability Testing
4 89 (47.59%) Service Design
5 83 (44.39%) Quantitative Research
6 78 (41.71%) Cognitive Psychology
6 78 (41.71%) Customer Insight
7 77 (41.18%) Qualitative Research
8 73 (39.04%) Ethnography
8 73 (39.04%) Human Factors
9 61 (32.62%) Guerrilla Research
10 60 (32.09%) Actionable Customer Insight
11 40 (21.39%) Analytics
12 29 (15.51%) User Stories
13 23 (12.30%) Actionable Insight
14 19 (10.16%) Mentoring
15 18 (9.63%) Prototyping
16 17 (9.09%) Business Analysis
17 15 (8.02%) Scrum
18 14 (7.49%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.81%) SQL
2 8 (4.28%) C
3 4 (2.14%) R
4 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.07%) Java
6 1 (0.53%) Python
6 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 94 (50.27%) Degree
2 8 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.07%) CISSP
5 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.07%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.53%) CFA
6 1 (0.53%) CISA
6 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.53%) PMP
6 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.07%) PMO
1 2 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Puppet
1 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (3.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.21%) Brio
2 6 (3.21%) Cognos
2 6 (3.21%) MicroStrategy
2 6 (3.21%) Omniture
3 5 (2.67%) Coremetrics
3 5 (2.67%) Oracle
4 3 (1.60%) Hitwise
4 3 (1.60%) Maxymiser
4 3 (1.60%) Optimizely
5 1 (0.53%) Apple
5 1 (0.53%) Google
5 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.53%) SAP
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