The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mathematics in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mathematics over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 115 129 162
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +33
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 35 70 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.11% 1.36% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.76% 3.52% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 67 25
Average daily rate £525 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £354 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £660 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -
Mathematics
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1268 1991 2282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.25% 38.75% 39.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 1553 1650
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 36
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Mathematics
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mathematics across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mathematics Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Mathematics
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mathematics across the City of London region.

Mathematics Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Mathematics
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mathematics across the City of London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Mathematics Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Mathematics
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mathematics across the City of London region.

Mathematics Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Mathematics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mathematics.

1 57 (71.25%) Degree
2 51 (63.75%) Finance
3 48 (60.00%) SQL
4 43 (53.75%) Computer Science
5 36 (45.00%) Banking
6 28 (35.00%) Java
7 27 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (26.25%) C++
9 20 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 19 (23.75%) Physics
10 19 (23.75%) RDBMS
11 18 (22.50%) C#
11 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
12 17 (21.25%) Games
12 17 (21.25%) REST
13 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 16 (20.00%) Python
14 15 (18.75%) VBA
14 15 (18.75%) Derivative
14 15 (18.75%) Investment Banking
14 15 (18.75%) Front Office
15 13 (16.25%) Statistics
15 13 (16.25%) .NET
16 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
16 12 (15.00%) Analytics
17 8 (10.00%) Scrum
17 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (8.75%) PhD
18 7 (8.75%) Linux
18 7 (8.75%) Oracle

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Mathematics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mathematics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.25%) Node.js
2 3 (3.75%) SAS
2 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.25%) MS Project
2 1 (1.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Intranet
1 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 19 (23.75%) RDBMS
3 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.75%) Big Data
7 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.50%) PowerPivot
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.50%) VLDB
9 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.25%) GIS
9 1 (1.25%) MS Access
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.75%) Protractor
3 2 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (1.25%) Emacs
4 1 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.25%) Maven
4 1 (1.25%) NUnit
4 1 (1.25%) PVCS
4 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (63.75%) Finance
2 36 (45.00%) Banking
3 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
4 17 (21.25%) Games
5 15 (18.75%) Front Office
5 15 (18.75%) Investment Banking
6 4 (5.00%) Electronics
6 4 (5.00%) Legal
6 4 (5.00%) Retail
7 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (65.00%) Developer
2 18 (22.50%) Java Developer
3 17 (21.25%) Games Developer
3 17 (21.25%) Java Games Developer
3 17 (21.25%) Telecoms Developer
3 17 (21.25%) Telecoms Java Developer
4 16 (20.00%) Analyst
5 13 (16.25%) C++ Developer
5 13 (16.25%) Quantitative Developer
6 11 (13.75%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 9 (11.25%) C# Developer
8 7 (8.75%) Python Developer
9 6 (7.50%) .NET Developer
9 6 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (6.25%) Front Office C++ Developer
10 5 (6.25%) Front Office Developer
10 5 (6.25%) Junior
10 5 (6.25%) Qualitative Analyst
10 5 (6.25%) Quantitative Analyst
10 5 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) REST
2 13 (16.25%) .NET
3 7 (8.75%) HTML
4 6 (7.50%) HTML5
5 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.25%) CSS
5 5 (6.25%) jQuery
5 5 (6.25%) NumPy
5 5 (6.25%) Pandas
5 5 (6.25%) SciPy
5 5 (6.25%) WPF
6 4 (5.00%) XML
7 3 (3.75%) WinForms
8 2 (2.50%) Django
8 2 (2.50%) Middleware
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (2.50%) PyXLL
8 2 (2.50%) WCF
9 1 (1.25%) Esper
Miscellaneous
1 43 (53.75%) Computer Science
2 19 (23.75%) Physics
3 15 (18.75%) Derivative
4 13 (16.25%) Statistics
5 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (5.00%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (5.00%) Fixed Income
7 4 (5.00%) Grid Computing
8 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
8 3 (3.75%) Economics
8 3 (3.75%) Hedge funds
8 3 (3.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.50%) Applied Mathematics
9 2 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
10 1 (1.25%) NHS
10 1 (1.25%) Online Banking
10 1 (1.25%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Linux
2 4 (5.00%) Unix
2 4 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.00%) Analytics
3 8 (10.00%) Scrum
4 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.50%) Multithreading
5 6 (7.50%) Validation
6 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (6.25%) SDLC
6 5 (6.25%) TDD
7 4 (5.00%) Monte Carlo Method
7 4 (5.00%) OO
7 4 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.75%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (3.75%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.75%) Numerical Analysis
8 3 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.75%) Stochastic Calculus
8 3 (3.75%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.00%) SQL
2 28 (35.00%) Java
3 21 (26.25%) C++
4 18 (22.50%) C#
5 16 (20.00%) Python
6 15 (18.75%) VBA
7 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.25%) R
9 4 (5.00%) C
9 4 (5.00%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.75%) VB
11 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.50%) Scala
11 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.25%) PHP
12 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (71.25%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) PhD
3 1 (1.25%) MBA
3 1 (1.25%) SAS Certification
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Ambari
Vendors
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (8.75%) Oracle
2 3 (3.75%) WorldPay
3 2 (2.50%) Tableau
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos
4 1 (1.25%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.25%) IBM
4 1 (1.25%) Lotus
4 1 (1.25%) Mapinfo
4 1 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.25%) Murex
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat