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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Economics
Rank 511 462 480
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +18
Contract jobs citing Economics 64 92 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.59% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 62 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £550 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £420
% change year-on-year
-6.04% -11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £14.65 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.18% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -52.38%
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
15863 15567 15390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.91% 32.51% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10128 9643 9314
Average daily rate £420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 594 672
Average hourly rate £18.90 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 2015.

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
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 7 July 2015. 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
South East -2 24 £380 - 5
London -25 24 £420 -6.66% 26
South West -23 5 £363 +11.53% 5
West Midlands +1 4 £275 -35.29% 1
North East - 4 £438 -
Midlands -1 1 £513 +36.80%
Yorkshire - 1 £385 - 2
Economics
UK

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 81 (53.64%) Project Management
2 59 (39.07%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (35.10%) Change Management
4 46 (30.46%) Degree
5 45 (29.80%) Finance
6 44 (29.14%) Security Cleared
7 37 (24.50%) Microsoft
8 36 (23.84%) Project Planning
9 34 (22.52%) SC Cleared
10 31 (20.53%) Programme Management
11 30 (19.87%) MS Excel
12 29 (19.21%) MS Office
13 22 (14.57%) PRINCE2
14 19 (12.58%) PMI Certification
14 19 (12.58%) Service Management
15 18 (11.92%) Management Information System
15 18 (11.92%) SQL
15 18 (11.92%) Mathematics
16 17 (11.26%) Analytics
17 16 (10.60%) Computer Science
17 16 (10.60%) PMP
17 16 (10.60%) Security Management
18 15 (9.93%) HP
19 14 (9.27%) Python
20 12 (7.95%) Internet
20 12 (7.95%) Banking
20 12 (7.95%) MS PowerPoint
21 11 (7.28%) Telecoms
21 11 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
21 11 (7.28%) MS Visio

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 8 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.64%) SAS
3 1 (0.66%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 30 (19.87%) MS Excel
2 29 (19.21%) MS Office
3 12 (7.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (7.28%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.31%) MS Project
6 3 (1.99%) SPSS
7 1 (0.66%) Stata
7 1 (0.66%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.95%) Internet
2 5 (3.31%) 3G
2 5 (3.31%) Broadband
2 5 (3.31%) LAN
3 4 (2.65%) 3GPP
3 4 (2.65%) LTE
4 2 (1.32%) ATM
4 2 (1.32%) VoLTE
4 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.32%) Wireless
4 2 (1.32%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.32%) SDH
4 2 (1.32%) DWDM
5 1 (0.66%) Firewall
5 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.66%) NGN
5 1 (0.66%) 4G
5 1 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.31%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.99%) MS Access
4 3 (1.99%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.32%) Big Data
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.66%) Impala
6 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.66%) Mahout
6 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.66%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Rational Rose
2 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.66%) ProC
3 1 (0.66%) NUnit
3 1 (0.66%) JIRA
General
1 45 (29.80%) Finance
2 12 (7.95%) Banking
3 11 (7.28%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.96%) Front Office
5 8 (5.30%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.97%) Marketing
7 5 (3.31%) Military
8 3 (1.99%) Retail
9 2 (1.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.66%) German Language
10 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.66%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.66%) Local Government
10 1 (0.66%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.66%) Legal
10 1 (0.66%) Advertising
10 1 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 63 (41.72%) Project Manager
2 34 (22.52%) Analyst
3 13 (8.61%) Business Analyst
4 10 (6.62%) Developer
5 7 (4.64%) Programme Manager
5 7 (4.64%) Data Analyst
6 5 (3.31%) Service Manager
6 5 (3.31%) Data Scientist
7 4 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (2.65%) Software Developer
7 4 (2.65%) Architect
7 4 (2.65%) Consultant
7 4 (2.65%) Applications Manager
8 3 (1.99%) Security Manager
8 3 (1.99%) SAP Project Manager
8 3 (1.99%) Strategy Manager
8 3 (1.99%) RAD Developer
8 3 (1.99%) Architecture Manager
8 3 (1.99%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (1.99%) Applications Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.97%) .NET
2 5 (3.31%) Middleware
3 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.99%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.32%) HTML
6 1 (0.66%) Web Services
6 1 (0.66%) XML
6 1 (0.66%) WCF
6 1 (0.66%) WPF
6 1 (0.66%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.66%) HTML5
6 1 (0.66%) SciPy
6 1 (0.66%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.66%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 59 (39.07%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.92%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.92%) Mathematics
3 16 (10.60%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.62%) Statistics
4 10 (6.62%) PMI
5 9 (5.96%) Visualisation
6 8 (5.30%) Life Science
7 3 (1.99%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.99%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.99%) Derivative
8 2 (1.32%) NHS
8 2 (1.32%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.32%) Applied Mathematics
8 2 (1.32%) User Experience
8 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.66%) Xbox
9 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.30%) Windows
2 5 (3.31%) Linux
2 5 (3.31%) UNIX
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.66%) VME
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (53.64%) Project Management
2 53 (35.10%) Change Management
3 36 (23.84%) Project Planning
4 31 (20.53%) Programme Management
5 22 (14.57%) PRINCE2
6 19 (12.58%) Service Management
7 17 (11.26%) Analytics
8 16 (10.60%) Security Management
9 11 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (7.28%) Change Control
10 10 (6.62%) SDLC
10 10 (6.62%) ITIL
10 10 (6.62%) Business Analysis
11 9 (5.96%) Data Analysis
11 9 (5.96%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.64%) RAD
12 7 (4.64%) ITSM
12 7 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (4.64%) Use Case
13 6 (3.97%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.92%) SQL
2 14 (9.27%) Python
3 9 (5.96%) Java
4 7 (4.64%) C#
4 7 (4.64%) VBA
5 4 (2.65%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.65%) R
5 4 (2.65%) Go
6 2 (1.32%) C++
6 2 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (0.66%) C
7 1 (0.66%) VB
7 1 (0.66%) COBOL
7 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.66%) Fortran
7 1 (0.66%) Pascal
7 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.66%) XAML
7 1 (0.66%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (30.46%) Degree
2 44 (29.14%) Security Cleared
3 34 (22.52%) SC Cleared
4 19 (12.58%) PMI Certification
5 16 (10.60%) PMP
6 7 (4.64%) PhD
7 4 (2.65%) CISSP
7 4 (2.65%) CISA
8 3 (1.99%) GIAC
9 2 (1.32%) CIMA
9 2 (1.32%) MBA
9 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.32%) ACCA
9 2 (1.32%) HNC
9 2 (1.32%) HND
10 1 (0.66%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.66%) ISEB
10 1 (0.66%) CISM
10 1 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.66%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) OPNET
2 3 (1.99%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.99%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (1.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (24.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.93%) HP
3 4 (2.65%) Oracle
3 4 (2.65%) SAP
4 3 (1.99%) Dell
4 3 (1.99%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (1.32%) Cognos
5 2 (1.32%) Ariba
5 2 (1.32%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.32%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.32%) VMware
5 2 (1.32%) Tableau
6 1 (0.66%) Vertica
6 1 (0.66%) Google
6 1 (0.66%) Netezza
6 1 (0.66%) Mapinfo
6 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.66%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco
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