Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Research Manager was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Research Manager
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 874 877
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Research Manager 13 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.014% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 5
UK median daily rate £338 £381 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.48% -36.46% +30.08%
10th Percentile £291 £257 £461
90th Percentile £455 £453 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £280 -
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Research Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Research Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Research Manager in the UK

Research Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Research Manager in the UK

Research Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Research Manager over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Research Manager in the UK

Research Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Research Manager in the UK

Research Manager
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Research Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +27 13 £338 -11.48% 2
London -12 11 £350 -17.65% 1
UK excluding London +32 2 £300 +7.14% 1
North of England +59 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £300 -

Research Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Research Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Research Manager in the job title.

1 6 (46.15%) Qualitative Research
2 5 (38.46%) Quantitative Research
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Customer Insight
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Marketing
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (15.38%) Qualitative Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (15.38%) Psychology
5 2 (15.38%) Customer-Centricity
6 1 (7.69%) Japanese Language
6 1 (7.69%) QA
6 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
6 1 (7.69%) UX Design
6 1 (7.69%) Market Research
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
6 1 (7.69%) G Suite
6 1 (7.69%) Big Data
6 1 (7.69%) Stata

Research Manager Skill Set
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 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SPSS
1 1 (7.69%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.69%) Japanese Language
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.69%) Internet of Things
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Qualitative Research
2 5 (38.46%) Quantitative Research
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Customer Insight
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (15.38%) Psychology
5 2 (15.38%) Qualitative Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Business Development
6 1 (7.69%) Economics
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Operations Research
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Statistics
6 1 (7.69%) Web Analytics
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
1 1 (7.69%) IFRS
1 1 (7.69%) MiFID
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Google