Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Psychology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Psychology over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Psychology
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 703 647 760
Rank change year-on-year -56 +113 +35
Contract jobs citing Psychology 172 249 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 152 69
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £339 £351 £325
90th Percentile £528 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
UK median hourly rate £27.56 £24.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.47% +1.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.50 £31.85
% change year-on-year - -23.08% -

Psychology is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

Psychology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Psychology over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Psychology over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Psychology within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -59 165 £450 - 12
UK excluding London -29 83 £438 +2.94% 11
London -58 82 £450 -5.26% 1
North of England +48 47 £445 +4.71% 4
Yorkshire +5 29 £475 +11.76% 2
South East +9 18 £395 -24.76% 1
North East +77 16 £439 +9.69% 2
South West +13 8 £425 - 1
Midlands -21 8 £438 +1.57% 2
West Midlands -21 6 £431 +3.11% 2
North West +24 3 £680 +60.00%
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 with a requirement for Psychology.

1 144 (83.72%) Degree
2 126 (73.26%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (60.47%) User Experience
4 97 (56.40%) Usability Testing
5 87 (50.58%) Cognitive Psychology
6 72 (41.86%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (41.86%) Analytics
6 72 (41.86%) Market Research
7 69 (40.12%) Human Factors
8 66 (38.37%) Service Design
9 50 (29.07%) Anthropology
10 44 (25.58%) Quantitative Research
11 43 (25.00%) Ethnography
11 43 (25.00%) Qualitative Research
12 41 (23.84%) Actionable Insight
13 36 (20.93%) Mentoring
13 36 (20.93%) Web Analytics
14 32 (18.60%) Customer Insight
15 28 (16.28%) Prototyping
15 28 (16.28%) Actionable Customer Insight
16 25 (14.53%) Sociology
17 22 (12.79%) Guerrilla Research
18 20 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
19 19 (11.05%) JavaScript
20 18 (10.47%) Security Cleared
20 18 (10.47%) Axure RP
21 17 (9.88%) Scrum
21 17 (9.88%) Wireframes
22 16 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
22 16 (9.30%) Web Design

Psychology
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 (2.33%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.16%) SAS
3 1 (0.58%) CMS
3 1 (0.58%) Confluence
3 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.33%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (2.33%) UserZoom
5 2 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.16%) SPSS
5 2 (1.16%) Stata
6 1 (0.58%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.40%) Google Analytics
2 7 (4.07%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.33%) IaaS
3 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) SMS
2 1 (0.58%) Internet
Development Applications
1 18 (10.47%) Axure RP
2 7 (4.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (2.33%) GCC
4 3 (1.74%) JIRA
5 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.16%) VersionOne
5 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (8.14%) Marketing
2 11 (6.40%) Finance
3 6 (3.49%) Legal
4 3 (1.74%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 116 (67.44%) User Researcher
2 40 (23.26%) Digital User Researcher
3 17 (9.88%) User Experience Researcher
4 15 (8.72%) Senior User Researcher
5 12 (6.98%) Designer
6 11 (6.40%) UX Designer
7 7 (4.07%) Architect
7 7 (4.07%) User Experience Architect
8 5 (2.91%) Digital Transformation
9 4 (2.33%) Consultant
9 4 (2.33%) Senior Digital User Researcher
10 2 (1.16%) Delivery Manager
10 2 (1.16%) Developer
10 2 (1.16%) Lead Developer
10 2 (1.16%) Research Manager
10 2 (1.16%) Scrum Master
10 2 (1.16%) Senior Architect
10 2 (1.16%) Senior Designer
10 2 (1.16%) Senior Manager
10 2 (1.16%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.72%) CSS
1 15 (8.72%) HTML
2 13 (7.56%) CSS3
2 13 (7.56%) HTML5
3 9 (5.23%) jQuery
4 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 104 (60.47%) User Experience
2 72 (41.86%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.30%) Blog
4 8 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.07%) W3C
6 5 (2.91%) RIA
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.16%) Social Media
7 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) iPad
8 1 (0.58%) IVR
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.33%) Linux
1 4 (2.33%) Windows
1 4 (2.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (1.74%) Android
2 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (73.26%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (56.40%) Usability Testing
3 87 (50.58%) Cognitive Psychology
4 72 (41.86%) Analytics
4 72 (41.86%) Market Research
5 69 (40.12%) Human Factors
6 66 (38.37%) Service Design
7 50 (29.07%) Anthropology
8 44 (25.58%) Quantitative Research
9 43 (25.00%) Ethnography
9 43 (25.00%) Qualitative Research
10 41 (23.84%) Actionable Insight
11 36 (20.93%) Mentoring
11 36 (20.93%) Web Analytics
12 32 (18.60%) Customer Insight
13 28 (16.28%) Actionable Customer Insight
13 28 (16.28%) Prototyping
14 25 (14.53%) Sociology
15 22 (12.79%) Guerrilla Research
16 20 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.33%) Bourne shell
2 4 (2.33%) Java
2 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (0.58%) R
3 1 (0.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (83.72%) Degree
2 18 (10.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.33%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) WAI
2 3 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.16%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (4.65%) Adobe
2 7 (4.07%) ClickTale
3 4 (2.33%) Google
3 4 (2.33%) Rackspace
4 3 (1.74%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (1.74%) Tableau
5 2 (1.16%) Genesys
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.16%) Pega
6 1 (0.58%) Cadence
6 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.58%) Workday