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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 510 614
Rank change year-on-year +3 +104  
Contract jobs citing Psychology 94 134 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.30% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 87 19
Median daily rate £428 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £527 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +4.12% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £24.12 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.97% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
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 £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 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 +6 88 £440 -2.22% 19
London -1 56 £450 -5.26% 9
Yorkshire +18 13 £321 -28.61% 4
West Yorkshire +21 12 £310 -31.11% 3
Leeds +16 9 £308 -31.55% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +79 7 £440 -2.22% 2
Tyne and Wear +77 7 £440 -2.22% 2
North East +67 7 £440 -2.22% 2
South East +24 6 £288 -11.53% 2
City of London -4 5 £330 -22.35% 2
East of England -2 4 £438 +59.09% 1
West Sussex +8 2 £400 +23.07% 1
Norfolk +4 2 £444 +61.36%
Croydon -4 2 £400 -25.23% 1
Berkshire - 2 £170 -
Bracknell - 2 £170 -
North West +19 1 £680 +100.00% 1
Sheffield +11 1 £400 -5.88% 1
Worthing +6 1 £400 +23.07%
South Yorkshire +5 1 £400 -5.88% 1
Norwich +1 1 £450 +63.63%
Oxford - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £680 - 1
Folkestone - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 £400 -
Cheshire - 1 £680 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 153 (73.21%) Degree
2 145 (69.38%) User Experience
3 136 (65.07%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (52.63%) Usability Testing
5 105 (50.24%) Analytical Skills
6 99 (47.37%) Cognitive Psychology
7 98 (46.89%) Human Factors
8 97 (46.41%) Service Design
9 93 (44.50%) Market Research
10 79 (37.80%) Customer Insight
11 75 (35.89%) Ethnography
12 74 (35.41%) Quantitative Research
13 73 (34.93%) Qualitative Research
14 64 (30.62%) Actionable Customer Insight
15 59 (28.23%) Guerrilla Research
16 41 (19.62%) Anthropology
17 39 (18.66%) Analytics
18 27 (12.92%) User Stories
19 26 (12.44%) Axure RP
20 25 (11.96%) Web Analytics
21 24 (11.48%) Project Management
22 23 (11.00%) Scrum
22 23 (11.00%) Mentoring
23 21 (10.05%) Prototyping
24 20 (9.57%) Benchmarking
25 19 (9.09%) Marketing
26 18 (8.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
26 18 (8.61%) Wireframes
26 18 (8.61%) Sociology
27 16 (7.66%) Computer Science

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 2 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (2.39%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (2.39%) UserZoom
5 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (1.44%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.96%) Snagit
7 2 (0.96%) SPSS
7 2 (0.96%) Stata
8 1 (0.48%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (12.44%) Axure RP
2 18 (8.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.87%) JIRA
5 3 (1.44%) VersionOne
5 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (9.09%) Marketing
2 16 (7.66%) Retail
3 9 (4.31%) Finance
4 8 (3.83%) Legal
5 4 (1.91%) Advertising
5 4 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.96%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 132 (63.16%) User Researcher
2 43 (20.57%) User Experience Researcher
3 40 (19.14%) Digital User Researcher
4 20 (9.57%) Architect
4 20 (9.57%) User Experience Architect
5 19 (9.09%) Designer
6 18 (8.61%) UX Designer
7 15 (7.18%) Senior User Researcher
8 7 (3.35%) Agile Coach
8 7 (3.35%) Senior Digital User Researcher
9 4 (1.91%) Data Modeller
9 4 (1.91%) Digital Transformation
9 4 (1.91%) Marketing Assistant
9 4 (1.91%) Senior User Experience Researcher
10 3 (1.44%) Administration Assistant
10 3 (1.44%) Administrator
10 3 (1.44%) Agile Scrum Master
10 3 (1.44%) Consultant
10 3 (1.44%) Scrum Master
10 3 (1.44%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.26%) CSS
1 11 (5.26%) HTML
2 8 (3.83%) CSS3
2 8 (3.83%) HTML5
3 5 (2.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 145 (69.38%) User Experience
2 105 (50.24%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.66%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.39%) Blog
4 5 (2.39%) Social Media
5 4 (1.91%) RIA
6 3 (1.44%) IVR
7 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.83%) Android
1 8 (3.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (65.07%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (52.63%) Usability Testing
3 99 (47.37%) Cognitive Psychology
4 98 (46.89%) Human Factors
5 97 (46.41%) Service Design
6 93 (44.50%) Market Research
7 79 (37.80%) Customer Insight
8 75 (35.89%) Ethnography
9 74 (35.41%) Quantitative Research
10 73 (34.93%) Qualitative Research
11 64 (30.62%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 59 (28.23%) Guerrilla Research
13 41 (19.62%) Anthropology
14 39 (18.66%) Analytics
15 27 (12.92%) User Stories
16 25 (11.96%) Web Analytics
17 24 (11.48%) Project Management
18 23 (11.00%) Mentoring
18 23 (11.00%) Scrum
19 21 (10.05%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.31%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.96%) Java
3 1 (0.48%) C
3 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.48%) SQL
3 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 153 (73.21%) Degree
2 9 (4.31%) Master's Degree
3 7 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.48%) PhD
5 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.22%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (1.44%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (3.35%) Puppet
2 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (5.26%) Adobe
2 6 (2.87%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.48%) ClickTale
4 1 (0.48%) HP
4 1 (0.48%) Huawei
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