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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Qualitative Research
UK
Rank 598 586 602
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16  
Contract jobs citing Qualitative Research 11 55 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.10% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.12% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 36 13
Median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £386 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.52% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £33.75 £20.37 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.72% -37.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -33.84%  

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 37182 44106 42440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24552 28910 26291
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 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1111 1221
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +32.74%  
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%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Qualitative Research.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Qualitative Research in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Qualitative Research over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Qualitative Research in the UK

Qualitative Research
Top 7 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 26 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 -1 11 £500 +1.26% 5
London +2 8 £450 -10.00% 4
West Yorkshire +4 2 £500 +5.26%
Yorkshire +3 2 £500 +2.56%
Leeds -1 2 £500 +5.26%
West Midlands - 1 £550 -
Coventry - 1 £550 -

Qualitative Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 29 (63.04%) User Experience
2 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (45.65%) Psychology
4 16 (34.78%) Ethnography
5 15 (32.61%) Actionable Recommendations
6 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
7 10 (21.74%) Usability Testing
7 10 (21.74%) Anthropology
8 9 (19.57%) Service Design
8 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (15.22%) Market Research
9 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
10 6 (13.04%) Human Factors
10 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
10 6 (13.04%) Economics
10 6 (13.04%) Front End Development
10 6 (13.04%) Analytics
10 6 (13.04%) Customer Segmentation
10 6 (13.04%) Data Analytics
10 6 (13.04%) Visualisation
11 5 (10.87%) Degree
11 5 (10.87%) B2B
11 5 (10.87%) Benchmarking
11 5 (10.87%) Guerrilla Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Guerrilla Research
12 4 (8.70%) UserZoom
12 4 (8.70%) Cognitive Psychology
12 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
12 4 (8.70%) Sociology
13 3 (6.52%) Wireframes

Qualitative Research
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 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) UserZoom
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) User Researcher
2 23 (50.00%) User Experience Researcher
3 11 (23.91%) Digital User Researcher
4 9 (19.57%) Senior User Researcher
5 6 (13.04%) Senior User Experience Researcher
6 4 (8.70%) Data Modeller
7 3 (6.52%) Designer
7 3 (6.52%) UX Designer
8 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Digital User Researcher
9 1 (2.17%) Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) Quantitative Researcher
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.17%) User Experience Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) User Experience Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) CSS
1 3 (6.52%) CSS3
1 3 (6.52%) HTML
1 3 (6.52%) HTML5
1 3 (6.52%) LESS
1 3 (6.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (63.04%) User Experience
2 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) NHS
5 1 (2.17%) Social Media
5 1 (2.17%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Android
1 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Psychology
3 16 (34.78%) Ethnography
4 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
5 10 (21.74%) Anthropology
5 10 (21.74%) Usability Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Service Design
7 7 (15.22%) Market Research
8 6 (13.04%) Analytics
8 6 (13.04%) Customer Segmentation
8 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
8 6 (13.04%) Data Analytics
8 6 (13.04%) Economics
8 6 (13.04%) Front End Development
8 6 (13.04%) Human Factors
8 6 (13.04%) Visualisation
9 5 (10.87%) B2B
9 5 (10.87%) Benchmarking
9 5 (10.87%) Guerrilla Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (32.61%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
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