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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Economics
Rank 512 461 449
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -12
Contract jobs citing Economics 78 107 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.69% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 77 42
Average daily rate
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£380 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £518 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £330 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.40% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 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
15514 15484 14208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.02% 32.15% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9731 9758 8574
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £234 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 614 617
Average hourly rate £18.24 £21.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -7.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +21 38 £341 +4.19% 6
London -26 31 £423 -6.11% 14
East Midlands 0 2 £451 -17.91% 5
North East -8 2 £451 -4.44%
East of England +4 1 £240 -15.04% 4
South West +1 1 £350 +9.37% 1
North West -25 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £385 - 2
Economics
UK

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 79 (54.48%) Project Management
2 61 (42.07%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (34.48%) Change Management
4 48 (33.10%) Finance
5 46 (31.72%) Degree
6 45 (31.03%) Security Cleared
7 33 (22.76%) Project Planning
7 33 (22.76%) SC Cleared
8 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
9 29 (20.00%) Programme Management
10 27 (18.62%) MS Excel
11 25 (17.24%) MS Office
12 20 (13.79%) PRINCE2
13 19 (13.10%) Management Information System
14 18 (12.41%) Analytics
15 17 (11.72%) PMI Certification
15 17 (11.72%) SQL
15 17 (11.72%) Computer Science
16 16 (11.03%) Service Management
17 15 (10.34%) Security Management
17 15 (10.34%) Mathematics
18 14 (9.66%) PMP
18 14 (9.66%) Python
19 13 (8.97%) HP
19 13 (8.97%) Banking
20 12 (8.28%) MS PowerPoint
20 12 (8.28%) Business Analysis
20 12 (8.28%) Internet
20 12 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
21 11 (7.59%) MS Visio

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (5.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.14%) SAS
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 27 (18.62%) MS Excel
2 25 (17.24%) MS Office
3 12 (8.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (7.59%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.45%) MS Project
6 3 (2.07%) SPSS
7 1 (0.69%) Weka
7 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.69%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Primavera
1 2 (1.38%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.28%) Internet
2 5 (3.45%) Broadband
2 5 (3.45%) LAN
2 5 (3.45%) 3G
3 4 (2.76%) 3GPP
3 4 (2.76%) LTE
4 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.38%) Wireless
4 2 (1.38%) DWDM
4 2 (1.38%) SDH
4 2 (1.38%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.38%) ATM
4 2 (1.38%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.69%) 4G
5 1 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.69%) NGN
5 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 5 (3.45%) Data Mining
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.07%) Big Data
2 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.38%) DB2
3 2 (1.38%) QlikView
3 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.69%) Mahout
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.69%) Impala
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.69%) MS Access
4 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Rational Rose
2 2 (1.38%) NUnit
2 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.69%) NCover
3 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.69%) ProC
General
1 48 (33.10%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Banking
3 11 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.59%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.52%) Front Office
5 6 (4.14%) Marketing
6 5 (3.45%) Military
6 5 (3.45%) Retail
7 3 (2.07%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.69%) Local Government
9 1 (0.69%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.69%) German Language
9 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.69%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.69%) Games
9 1 (0.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 33 (22.76%) Analyst
3 13 (8.97%) Business Analyst
4 7 (4.83%) Programme Manager
4 7 (4.83%) Developer
5 6 (4.14%) Consultant
5 6 (4.14%) Data Analyst
6 5 (3.45%) Data Scientist
6 5 (3.45%) Service Manager
7 4 (2.76%) Architect
7 4 (2.76%) Applications Manager
7 4 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.07%) Architecture Manager
8 3 (2.07%) Strategy Manager
8 3 (2.07%) RAD Developer
8 3 (2.07%) Applications Project Manager
8 3 (2.07%) SAP Manager
8 3 (2.07%) SAP Project Manager
8 3 (2.07%) Security Manager
8 3 (2.07%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) Middleware
2 2 (1.38%) Web Services
2 2 (1.38%) .NET
2 2 (1.38%) HTML
2 2 (1.38%) WPF
2 2 (1.38%) Silverlight
2 2 (1.38%) D3.js
3 1 (0.69%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (0.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.69%) SciPy
3 1 (0.69%) HTML5
3 1 (0.69%) Pandas
3 1 (0.69%) WCF
3 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.69%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 61 (42.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (13.10%) Management Information System
3 17 (11.72%) Computer Science
4 15 (10.34%) Mathematics
5 11 (7.59%) Statistics
6 10 (6.90%) PMI
7 9 (6.21%) Visualisation
8 8 (5.52%) Life Science
9 3 (2.07%) Derivative
10 2 (1.38%) NHS
10 2 (1.38%) Applied Mathematics
10 2 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.38%) FMCG
10 2 (1.38%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.38%) User Experience
10 2 (1.38%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.69%) Xbox
11 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.83%) Windows
2 5 (3.45%) Linux
2 5 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (0.69%) VME
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (54.48%) Project Management
2 50 (34.48%) Change Management
3 33 (22.76%) Project Planning
4 29 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 20 (13.79%) PRINCE2
6 18 (12.41%) Analytics
7 16 (11.03%) Service Management
8 15 (10.34%) Security Management
9 12 (8.28%) Business Analysis
9 12 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.59%) Change Control
11 10 (6.90%) SDLC
11 10 (6.90%) ITIL
12 9 (6.21%) Service Delivery
13 8 (5.52%) RAD
13 8 (5.52%) Data Analysis
14 7 (4.83%) Use Case
14 7 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (4.83%) Risk Management
14 7 (4.83%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.72%) SQL
2 14 (9.66%) Python
3 8 (5.52%) Java
3 8 (5.52%) VBA
4 6 (4.14%) R
5 5 (3.45%) Go
6 2 (1.38%) ABAP
6 2 (1.38%) C#
7 1 (0.69%) Scala
7 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.69%) COBOL
7 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.69%) Perl
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) Fortran
7 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.69%) Pascal
7 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 46 (31.72%) Degree
2 45 (31.03%) Security Cleared
3 33 (22.76%) SC Cleared
4 17 (11.72%) PMI Certification
5 14 (9.66%) PMP
6 7 (4.83%) PhD
7 4 (2.76%) CISA
7 4 (2.76%) CISSP
8 3 (2.07%) GIAC
9 2 (1.38%) MBA
9 2 (1.38%) CIMA
9 2 (1.38%) ACCA
9 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.38%) HNC
9 2 (1.38%) HND
10 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) OPNET
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (2.07%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.07%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.97%) HP
3 6 (4.14%) SAP
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle
4 4 (2.76%) Tableau
5 3 (2.07%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (2.07%) Dell
6 2 (1.38%) VMware
6 2 (1.38%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.38%) Ariba
6 2 (1.38%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.38%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.38%) Cognos
6 2 (1.38%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.38%) Cadence
7 1 (0.69%) Vertica
7 1 (0.69%) Google
7 1 (0.69%) Netezza
7 1 (0.69%) Teradata
7 1 (0.69%) Micro Focus
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