Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Qualitative Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Qualitative Research over the 6 months to 22 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.

Qualitative Research
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 740 743 738
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +18
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 144 156 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 120
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.91% +3.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £298
90th Percentile £538 £549 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.44% +3.29% -21.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
UK median hourly rate £27.11 £32.33 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +33.41% +61.53%
10th Percentile £25.67 £27.14 £16.38
90th Percentile £28.55 £38.45 £62.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Qualitative Research 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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Qualitative Research
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Qualitative Research in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Qualitative Research in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Qualitative Research over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Qualitative Research in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Qualitative Research in the UK

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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 Qualitative Research within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 -2 131 £425 - 15
London -32 71 £425 -2.86% 7
UK excluding London +8 59 £410 +2.44% 11
North of England +56 27 £400 -3.67% 2
Yorkshire +9 12 £475 - 1
North East +76 10 £415 +3.11% 1
South East +6 9 £414 -24.77% 1
West Midlands +19 8 £380 -5.00%
Midlands +16 8 £380 -5.00% 2
East of England - 6 £360 - 1
South West +6 5 £425 -3.95% 2
North West +4 5 £360 -10.00%
Scotland -8 4 £550 +37.50% 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Qualitative 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 Qualitative Research.

1 120 (83.33%) Quantitative Research
2 89 (61.81%) User Experience
3 84 (58.33%) Usability Testing
4 80 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (48.61%) Market Research
5 70 (48.61%) Ethnography
6 66 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
7 62 (43.06%) Actionable Insight
8 57 (39.58%) Customer Insight
9 55 (38.19%) Human Factors
9 55 (38.19%) Service Design
10 49 (34.03%) Guerrilla Research
11 47 (32.64%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 46 (31.94%) Degree
13 44 (30.56%) Psychology
14 35 (24.31%) User Stories
15 31 (21.53%) Cognitive Psychology
16 27 (18.75%) Analytics
17 21 (14.58%) Wireframes
18 17 (11.81%) Open Source
19 15 (10.42%) Finance
20 14 (9.72%) Prototyping
21 13 (9.03%) Ethnographic Research
22 12 (8.33%) Security Cleared
23 11 (7.64%) Rapid Prototyping
23 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
23 11 (7.64%) Creative Thinking
24 10 (6.94%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
24 10 (6.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 9 (6.25%) Marketing

Qualitative 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 9 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (6.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.86%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (2.78%) UserZoom
5 3 (2.08%) SPSS
5 3 (2.08%) Stata
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.69%) InVision
6 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) QlikView
2 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 15 (10.42%) Finance
2 9 (6.25%) Marketing
3 6 (4.17%) Games
4 5 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.08%) Banking
6 2 (1.39%) Law
6 2 (1.39%) Publishing
6 2 (1.39%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (58.33%) User Researcher
2 36 (25.00%) User Experience Researcher
3 25 (17.36%) Digital User Researcher
4 11 (7.64%) Analyst
5 8 (5.56%) Consultant
5 8 (5.56%) Designer
6 7 (4.86%) Digital Analyst
6 7 (4.86%) User Experience Consultant
7 6 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.17%) Digital Business Analyst
7 6 (4.17%) Research Manager
8 4 (2.78%) UX Designer
9 3 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (2.08%) Digital Designer
9 3 (2.08%) Healthcare Analyst
9 3 (2.08%) Senior User Researcher
10 2 (1.39%) Analytics Manager
10 2 (1.39%) Business Analytics Manager
10 2 (1.39%) Digital UX Designer
10 2 (1.39%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.56%) Web Services
2 4 (2.78%) CSS
2 4 (2.78%) HTML
3 3 (2.08%) HTML5
4 2 (1.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 89 (61.81%) User Experience
2 66 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.08%) NHS
5 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.39%) Social Media
6 1 (0.69%) Animation
6 1 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.69%) Photography
6 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (83.33%) Quantitative Research
2 84 (58.33%) Usability Testing
3 80 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (48.61%) Ethnography
4 70 (48.61%) Market Research
5 62 (43.06%) Actionable Insight
6 57 (39.58%) Customer Insight
7 55 (38.19%) Human Factors
7 55 (38.19%) Service Design
8 49 (34.03%) Guerrilla Research
9 47 (32.64%) Actionable Customer Insight
10 44 (30.56%) Psychology
11 35 (24.31%) User Stories
12 31 (21.53%) Cognitive Psychology
13 27 (18.75%) Analytics
14 21 (14.58%) Wireframes
15 17 (11.81%) Open Source
16 14 (9.72%) Prototyping
17 13 (9.03%) Ethnographic Research
18 11 (7.64%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.69%) R
2 1 (0.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (31.94%) Degree
2 12 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.39%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) Actionable Recommendations
1 6 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (3.47%) Cognos
1 5 (3.47%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (2.08%) Google
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.69%) Facebook
3 1 (0.69%) Twitter