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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Psychology
UK
Rank 478 478 582
Rank change year-on-year 0 +104  
Contract jobs citing Psychology 115 166 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.38% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 132 28
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £23.50 £19.12 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.94% -  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Psychology
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
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 Psychology within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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 -21 114 £450 - 19
London -23 38 £476 +5.83% 14
Yorkshire +21 24 £425 -5.55% 1
South East +34 22 £488 +48.85% 1
West Yorkshire +8 13 £338 -25.00% 1
Leeds +10 12 £338 -25.00%
West Sussex +7 11 £500 +52.67% 1
Worthing +19 10 £500 +52.67% 1
North East -20 10 £400 -11.11% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 9 £400 -11.11% 1
Tyne and Wear -21 9 £400 -11.11% 1
West Midlands +6 8 £438 +12.90% 2
North West +28 6 £490 +8.88%
Norwich +9 6 £450 +50.00%
Norfolk 0 6 £450 +12.50%
East of England -1 6 £450 +12.50%
Merseyside - 6 £490 -
Coventry - 6 £438 - 1
Berkshire - 6 £400 -
Liverpool - 6 £480 -
Sheffield +4 5 £425 -27.96%
South Yorkshire +2 5 £425 -25.43%
City of London -3 4 £429 +0.88% 5
Reading - 4 - -
Surrey +11 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £429 -
Bracknell - 2 £400 -
East Sussex - 2 £475 -
Shropshire +20 1 - -
Warwickshire -3 1 - -

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Psychology.

1 183 (76.57%) User Experience
2 171 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (68.62%) Degree
4 133 (55.65%) Cognitive Psychology
5 125 (52.30%) Service Design
6 111 (46.44%) Usability Testing
6 111 (46.44%) Market Research
7 110 (46.03%) Human Factors
8 96 (40.17%) Analytical Skills
9 88 (36.82%) Ethnography
10 78 (32.64%) Customer Insight
11 63 (26.36%) Guerrilla Research
12 49 (20.50%) Anthropology
13 38 (15.90%) Analytics
14 33 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (13.39%) User Stories
16 30 (12.55%) Prototyping
17 28 (11.72%) Scrum
18 26 (10.88%) Axure RP
19 25 (10.46%) Sociology
20 23 (9.62%) Security Cleared
20 23 (9.62%) Project Management
21 21 (8.79%) Marketing
21 21 (8.79%) Qualitative Research
21 21 (8.79%) Mentoring
22 18 (7.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
23 17 (7.11%) Benchmarking
24 16 (6.69%) Web Analytics
25 15 (6.28%) Actionable Recommendations
26 14 (5.86%) Wireframes

Psychology
Top Related 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 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 12 (5.02%) MS PowerPoint
1 12 (5.02%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.67%) UserZoom
3 2 (0.84%) MS Office
3 2 (0.84%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.42%) InVision
4 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (10.88%) Axure RP
2 18 (7.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 21 (8.79%) Marketing
2 14 (5.86%) Retail
3 9 (3.77%) Finance
4 4 (1.67%) Advertising
4 4 (1.67%) Automotive
4 4 (1.67%) Legal
4 4 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.26%) Games
5 3 (1.26%) Military
6 1 (0.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (66.53%) User Researcher
2 47 (19.67%) User Experience Researcher
3 40 (16.74%) Digital User Researcher
4 18 (7.53%) Designer
5 17 (7.11%) UX Designer
6 16 (6.69%) Senior User Researcher
7 14 (5.86%) Architect
8 13 (5.44%) User Experience Architect
9 5 (2.09%) Senior User Experience Researcher
10 4 (1.67%) Marketing Assistant
11 3 (1.26%) Consultant
11 3 (1.26%) Data Modeller
11 3 (1.26%) Development Engineer
11 3 (1.26%) Development Specialist
11 3 (1.26%) Research Engineer
11 3 (1.26%) User Experience Consultant
11 3 (1.26%) UX Engineer
11 3 (1.26%) UX Specialist
12 2 (0.84%) Administration Assistant
12 2 (0.84%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.67%) CSS
1 4 (1.67%) CSS3
1 4 (1.67%) HTML
1 4 (1.67%) HTML5
1 4 (1.67%) jQuery
2 1 (0.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 183 (76.57%) User Experience
2 96 (40.17%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.44%) Social Media
4 9 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.26%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (1.26%) Robotics
6 2 (0.84%) IVR
7 1 (0.42%) Blog
7 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.42%) Social Network
7 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.77%) Android
1 9 (3.77%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.42%) Linux
2 1 (0.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (55.65%) Cognitive Psychology
3 125 (52.30%) Service Design
4 111 (46.44%) Market Research
4 111 (46.44%) Usability Testing
5 110 (46.03%) Human Factors
6 88 (36.82%) Ethnography
7 78 (32.64%) Customer Insight
8 63 (26.36%) Guerrilla Research
9 49 (20.50%) Anthropology
10 38 (15.90%) Analytics
11 33 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (13.39%) User Stories
13 30 (12.55%) Prototyping
14 28 (11.72%) Scrum
15 25 (10.46%) Sociology
16 23 (9.62%) Project Management
17 21 (8.79%) Mentoring
17 21 (8.79%) Qualitative Research
18 17 (7.11%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.84%) Java
3 1 (0.42%) C
3 1 (0.42%) Perl
3 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.42%) Python
3 1 (0.42%) SQL
3 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 164 (68.62%) Degree
2 23 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.26%) PhD
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.28%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (5.02%) Adobe
2 1 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (0.42%) ClickTale
2 1 (0.42%) HP
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.42%) SAP
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