The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Economics in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Economics over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Economics
Rank 489 464 489
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Contract jobs citing Economics 90 88 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.68% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 32 49
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£420 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.73% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £51.50
Economics
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13068 12980 13762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.74% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7907 8091 8150
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 558 730
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Economics
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Economics Jobs Demand Trend in England

Economics
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Economics across the England region.

Economics Daily Rate Trend in England

Economics
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Economics across the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Economics Daily Rate Histogram in England

Economics
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Economics across the England region.

Economics Hourly Rate Trend in England

Economics
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Economics across the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Economics Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Economics
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Economics within the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 41 £469 -1.31% 32
South East -13 12 £383 -4.37% 2
South West -22 10 £380 -15.65% 3
North West -1 9 £500 -13.04% 5
West Midlands -10 5 £425 -
East of England -13 5 £455 - 3
East Midlands - 4 £488 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £290 -
Economics
UK

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Economics 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 Economics.

1 92 (45.54%) Finance
2 78 (38.61%) Degree
3 77 (38.12%) Project Management
4 44 (21.78%) Security Cleared
5 43 (21.29%) Change Management
6 42 (20.79%) Mathematics
6 42 (20.79%) Banking
7 40 (19.80%) Management Information System
8 39 (19.31%) SQL
9 35 (17.33%) PRINCE2
10 30 (14.85%) Information Security
10 30 (14.85%) Statistics
11 29 (14.36%) SC Cleared
12 27 (13.37%) Windows
13 26 (12.87%) Computer Science
14 23 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (10.89%) SQL Server
15 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
16 21 (10.40%) Analytics
17 20 (9.90%) UNIX
18 17 (8.42%) Programme Management
18 17 (8.42%) Risk Management
18 17 (8.42%) Investment Banking
19 16 (7.92%) Project Planning
20 15 (7.43%) Security Management
20 15 (7.43%) MS Excel
21 14 (6.93%) ITIL
21 14 (6.93%) CISA
21 14 (6.93%) CISSP
21 14 (6.93%) Data Analysis

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Economics 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 Economics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.45%) SAS
2 10 (4.95%) CMS
3 9 (4.46%) Joomla!
4 4 (1.98%) IIS
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.50%) Documentum
Applications
1 15 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.94%) MS Office
3 8 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.47%) SPSS
5 5 (2.48%) Stata
6 2 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.99%) MS Project
7 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.50%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.50%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.50%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.45%) Intranet
2 4 (1.98%) Firewall
2 4 (1.98%) VLAN
2 4 (1.98%) Network Security
2 4 (1.98%) NAS
2 4 (1.98%) SAN
3 2 (0.99%) Internet
4 1 (0.50%) DWDM
4 1 (0.50%) MPLS
4 1 (0.50%) Multicast
4 1 (0.50%) ATM
4 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.50%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.45%) Data Mining
2 11 (5.45%) Big Data
3 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.49%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.99%) DB2
6 1 (0.50%) MS Access
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.50%) QlikView
6 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.50%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
General
1 92 (45.54%) Finance
2 42 (20.79%) Banking
3 17 (8.42%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.44%) Financial Institution
5 11 (5.45%) Marketing
6 8 (3.96%) Retail
7 7 (3.47%) Front Office
8 4 (1.98%) Publishing
8 4 (1.98%) Games
9 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.99%) Military
10 2 (0.99%) Automotive
10 2 (0.99%) French Language
11 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.50%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Legal
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 74 (36.63%) Project Manager
2 56 (27.72%) Analyst
3 18 (8.91%) Data Analyst
4 13 (6.44%) Developer
5 12 (5.94%) Business Analyst
5 12 (5.94%) IT Project Manager
6 8 (3.96%) Data Manager
6 8 (3.96%) Test Leader
7 7 (3.47%) Quantitative Analyst
7 7 (3.47%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (3.47%) Consultant
8 6 (2.97%) Security Consultant
8 6 (2.97%) Programme Manager
8 6 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (2.48%) Information Analyst
9 5 (2.48%) Security Specialist
9 5 (2.48%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (2.48%) Information Security Specialist
9 5 (2.48%) Information Specialist
10 4 (1.98%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.48%) .NET
2 3 (1.49%) HTML
2 3 (1.49%) XML
2 3 (1.49%) WPF
3 2 (0.99%) Web Services
3 2 (0.99%) CSS
4 1 (0.50%) JDBC
4 1 (0.50%) JSP
4 1 (0.50%) Servlets
4 1 (0.50%) Struts
4 1 (0.50%) J2EE
4 1 (0.50%) COM
4 1 (0.50%) EJB
4 1 (0.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.79%) Mathematics
2 40 (19.80%) Management Information System
3 30 (14.85%) Statistics
4 26 (12.87%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.95%) E-Learning
5 10 (4.95%) PMI
6 9 (4.46%) Mainframe
6 9 (4.46%) Market Risk
7 8 (3.96%) Derivative
8 7 (3.47%) Fixed Income
9 5 (2.48%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.98%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.98%) NHS
10 4 (1.98%) Psychology
11 3 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.49%) FMCG
12 2 (0.99%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.99%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.99%) Physics
13 1 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.37%) Windows
2 20 (9.90%) UNIX
3 8 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.97%) Linux
6 4 (1.98%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (38.12%) Project Management
2 43 (21.29%) Change Management
3 35 (17.33%) PRINCE2
4 30 (14.85%) Information Security
5 23 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (10.40%) Analytics
7 17 (8.42%) Risk Management
7 17 (8.42%) Programme Management
8 16 (7.92%) Project Planning
9 15 (7.43%) Security Management
10 14 (6.93%) ITIL
10 14 (6.93%) Data Analysis
11 13 (6.44%) Information Security Management
12 12 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (4.95%) Migration
13 10 (4.95%) Risk Assessment
14 9 (4.46%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.46%) Quality Management
14 9 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (3.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.31%) SQL
2 12 (5.94%) VBA
3 11 (5.45%) C#
4 9 (4.46%) C++
5 8 (3.96%) R
6 6 (2.97%) Java
7 5 (2.48%) Python
7 5 (2.48%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.49%) C
8 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (38.61%) Degree
2 44 (21.78%) Security Cleared
3 29 (14.36%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.93%) CISA
4 14 (6.93%) CISSP
5 13 (6.44%) CISM
6 11 (5.45%) PhD
7 10 (4.95%) PMP
7 10 (4.95%) PMI Certification
8 9 (4.46%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.97%) MBA
10 3 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.49%) CFA
11 2 (0.99%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.50%) ACCA
12 1 (0.50%) ISEB
12 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.50%) CIMA
12 1 (0.50%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (3.96%) QA
3 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.98%) SLA
4 2 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.99%) BS25999
5 1 (0.50%) P3O
5 1 (0.50%) CDISC
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.98%) vSphere
2 1 (0.50%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (1.98%) Netcool
1 4 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.50%) OPNET
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.45%) HP
3 10 (4.95%) Oracle
4 9 (4.46%) Cisco
5 6 (2.97%) SAP
6 4 (1.98%) Sybase
6 4 (1.98%) Dell
6 4 (1.98%) EMC
6 4 (1.98%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.98%) VMware
6 4 (1.98%) SonicWALL
6 4 (1.98%) NETGEAR
6 4 (1.98%) Tableau
6 4 (1.98%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (1.49%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.49%) Cognos
8 2 (0.99%) Omniture
8 2 (0.99%) CA
8 2 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.99%) Planview
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