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 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.

Qualitative Research
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 552 590
Rank change year-on-year +17 +38  
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 66 92 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 38
Median daily rate £400 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £525
% change year-on-year +3.93% -23.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £100.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Qualitative 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 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%  

Qualitative Research
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Qualitative Research as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 19 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 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 +17 56 £383 -4.37% 11
London +31 38 £383 -27.14% 6
West Yorkshire +19 10 £310 -27.05% 2
Yorkshire +16 10 £310 -27.05% 2
Leeds +18 7 - - 2
City of London +1 6 £350 -21.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne +78 3 £428 -2.17% 1
Tyne and Wear +75 3 £428 +0.70% 1
North East +63 3 £428 +0.70% 1
North West +9 3 £400 +33.33%
Scotland +45 2 £300 -20.52%
Edinburgh +18 2 £300 -20.52%
Croydon - 2 £400 -
South East +20 1 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands +11 1 £550 +37.50%
West Sussex +8 1 £375 +15.38%
Coventry +3 1 £550 +37.50%
Merseyside -1 1 £400 -13.51%
Liverpool -1 1 £400 -13.51%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 131 (83.97%) Quantitative Research
2 96 (61.54%) Usability Testing
3 89 (57.05%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (55.77%) User Experience
5 82 (52.56%) Service Design
6 80 (51.28%) Analytical Skills
6 80 (51.28%) Ethnography
7 75 (48.08%) Market Research
8 74 (47.44%) Human Factors
9 73 (46.79%) Psychology
10 70 (44.87%) Degree
11 69 (44.23%) Customer Insight
12 68 (43.59%) Guerrilla Research
13 61 (39.10%) Actionable Customer Insight
14 56 (35.90%) Cognitive Psychology
15 24 (15.38%) User Stories
16 23 (14.74%) Wireframes
17 19 (12.18%) Prototyping
18 16 (10.26%) Finance
19 15 (9.62%) Marketing
19 15 (9.62%) Analytics
20 14 (8.97%) Rapid Prototyping
21 12 (7.69%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
22 11 (7.05%) BPSS Clearance
22 11 (7.05%) Security Cleared
22 11 (7.05%) HTML
22 11 (7.05%) CSS
23 10 (6.41%) Telecoms
24 9 (5.77%) Data Analysis
25 8 (5.13%) HTML5

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 4 (2.56%) SAS
2 1 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) InVision
2 4 (2.56%) UserZoom
3 3 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.92%) Fireworks
3 3 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.92%) SPSS
3 3 (1.92%) Stata
4 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.28%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.28%) Mixpanel
2 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Axure RP
1 3 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
General
1 16 (10.26%) Finance
2 15 (9.62%) Marketing
3 10 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.21%) Banking
5 2 (1.28%) Electronics
5 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.28%) Military
5 2 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 96 (61.54%) User Researcher
2 48 (30.77%) User Experience Researcher
3 19 (12.18%) Digital User Researcher
4 17 (10.90%) Designer
5 8 (5.13%) Analyst
5 8 (5.13%) UX Designer
6 5 (3.21%) Consultant
6 5 (3.21%) User Experience Consultant
6 5 (3.21%) UX Specialist
7 4 (2.56%) Data Modeller
7 4 (2.56%) Lean Consultant
7 4 (2.56%) Research Consultant
8 3 (1.92%) Data Analyst
8 3 (1.92%) Interaction Designer
8 3 (1.92%) Research Manager
9 2 (1.28%) Implementation Coordinator
9 2 (1.28%) Project Coordinator
9 2 (1.28%) Research Analyst
9 2 (1.28%) Senior Manager
9 2 (1.28%) Senior User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.05%) CSS
1 11 (7.05%) HTML
2 8 (5.13%) HTML5
3 3 (1.92%) Ajax
3 3 (1.92%) Apache Flex
3 3 (1.92%) DHTML
3 3 (1.92%) Flash
4 1 (0.64%) CSS3
4 1 (0.64%) LESS
4 1 (0.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 87 (55.77%) User Experience
2 80 (51.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.56%) NHS
5 3 (1.92%) Interactive TV
5 3 (1.92%) Social Media
5 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.28%) Blog
7 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.64%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.64%) Android
1 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (83.97%) Quantitative Research
2 96 (61.54%) Usability Testing
3 89 (57.05%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (52.56%) Service Design
5 80 (51.28%) Ethnography
6 75 (48.08%) Market Research
7 74 (47.44%) Human Factors
8 73 (46.79%) Psychology
9 69 (44.23%) Customer Insight
10 68 (43.59%) Guerrilla Research
11 61 (39.10%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 56 (35.90%) Cognitive Psychology
13 24 (15.38%) User Stories
14 23 (14.74%) Wireframes
15 19 (12.18%) Prototyping
16 15 (9.62%) Analytics
17 14 (8.97%) Rapid Prototyping
18 12 (7.69%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 9 (5.77%) Data Analysis
20 8 (5.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 70 (44.87%) Degree
2 11 (7.05%) BPSS Clearance
2 11 (7.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.13%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.64%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (1.28%) Google
1 2 (1.28%) Microsoft
1 2 (1.28%) SAP
2 1 (0.64%) Facebook
2 1 (0.64%) Twitter
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