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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Economics
Rank 491 502 464
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -38
Contract jobs citing Economics 98 57 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.38% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 32 46
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£420 £418 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £239 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £650 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £343 £305
% change year-on-year
+13.86% +12.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
15460 14991 13695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.65% 31.74% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10102 9480 8215
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 629 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 +18 37 £479 -10.93% 19
South East +4 30 £373 -14.36% 7
East of England - 10 £330 -
West Midlands -14 4 £460 +67.27%
South West -20 3 £471 - 1
North West -8 2 £438 -11.24%
Yorkshire - 2 £410 - 4
Economics
UK

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 87 (44.85%) Project Management
2 83 (42.78%) Finance
3 67 (34.54%) Degree
4 63 (32.47%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (27.84%) Change Management
6 51 (26.29%) Mathematics
7 49 (25.26%) Security Cleared
8 43 (22.16%) Banking
9 41 (21.13%) SQL
10 36 (18.56%) Computer Science
10 36 (18.56%) SC Cleared
11 34 (17.53%) PRINCE2
12 31 (15.98%) Statistics
13 28 (14.43%) Project Planning
14 25 (12.89%) Investment Banking
14 25 (12.89%) Programme Management
15 23 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (11.34%) Oracle
17 21 (10.82%) SAS
17 21 (10.82%) Microsoft
18 20 (10.31%) Management Information System
18 20 (10.31%) Risk Management
19 19 (9.79%) MS Office
19 19 (9.79%) Analytics
20 16 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
20 16 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
20 16 (8.25%) Business Analysis
21 15 (7.73%) Python
21 15 (7.73%) Predictive Modelling
21 15 (7.73%) Hadoop

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (10.82%) SAS
2 3 (1.55%) CMS
2 3 (1.55%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.52%) Documentum
3 1 (0.52%) Liferay
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 19 (9.79%) MS Office
2 13 (6.70%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.58%) MS Project
5 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.03%) Stata
6 2 (1.03%) SPSS
7 1 (0.52%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.52%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) CA Clarity
2 2 (1.03%) SAP FS
2 2 (1.03%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.52%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.52%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.58%) Intranet
2 1 (0.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) 3G
2 1 (0.52%) IPv6
2 1 (0.52%) LTE
2 1 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.52%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.73%) Hadoop
2 13 (6.70%) Big Data
3 11 (5.67%) Oracle ODI
3 11 (5.67%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.67%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 10 (5.15%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.06%) QlikView
6 4 (2.06%) DB2
7 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.52%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.52%) MS Access
9 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.52%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) NCover
1 2 (1.03%) NUnit
2 1 (0.52%) ERwin
2 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.52%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.52%) Toad
2 1 (0.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
General
1 83 (42.78%) Finance
2 43 (22.16%) Banking
3 25 (12.89%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.64%) Marketing
5 8 (4.12%) Front Office
5 8 (4.12%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.61%) Military
7 5 (2.58%) Legal
7 5 (2.58%) Retail
8 4 (2.06%) Games
9 3 (1.55%) Private Banking
10 2 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.03%) Automotive
10 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.52%) Law
11 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.52%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 81 (41.75%) Project Manager
2 53 (27.32%) Analyst
3 20 (10.31%) Business Analyst
4 15 (7.73%) Data Analyst
5 11 (5.67%) IT Project Manager
6 10 (5.15%) Data Scientist
7 7 (3.61%) Developer
7 7 (3.61%) Consultant
8 6 (3.09%) Insight Analyst
8 6 (3.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 6 (3.09%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 6 (3.09%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (3.09%) Senior Manager
8 6 (3.09%) Programme Manager
9 5 (2.58%) Business Manager
9 5 (2.58%) Credit Analyst
9 5 (2.58%) Senior Project Manager
10 4 (2.06%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.06%) Data Manager
10 4 (2.06%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.58%) WPF
2 3 (1.55%) .NET
3 2 (1.03%) D3.js
3 2 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (1.03%) Silverlight
3 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.03%) WCF
3 2 (1.03%) NHibernate
3 2 (1.03%) SAP XI
3 2 (1.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.03%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) SAML
4 1 (0.52%) HTML
4 1 (0.52%) EJB
4 1 (0.52%) JDBC
4 1 (0.52%) JSP
4 1 (0.52%) Servlets
4 1 (0.52%) SOAP
4 1 (0.52%) Struts
4 1 (0.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 63 (32.47%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (26.29%) Mathematics
3 36 (18.56%) Computer Science
4 31 (15.98%) Statistics
5 20 (10.31%) Management Information System
6 13 (6.70%) Algorithms
7 12 (6.19%) Applied Mathematics
8 10 (5.15%) Derivative
9 9 (4.64%) Credit Risk
9 9 (4.64%) Market Risk
10 5 (2.58%) Mainframe
10 5 (2.58%) PMI
10 5 (2.58%) Fixed Income
10 5 (2.58%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.55%) E-Learning
11 3 (1.55%) Online Games
12 2 (1.03%) Equities
12 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.52%) NHS
13 1 (0.52%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.67%) Windows
2 9 (4.64%) UNIX
3 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.52%) Linux
4 1 (0.52%) CentOS
4 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (44.85%) Project Management
2 54 (27.84%) Change Management
3 34 (17.53%) PRINCE2
4 28 (14.43%) Project Planning
5 25 (12.89%) Programme Management
6 23 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (10.31%) Risk Management
8 19 (9.79%) Analytics
9 16 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (8.25%) Business Analysis
10 15 (7.73%) Predictive Modelling
11 14 (7.22%) ETL
11 14 (7.22%) Data Analysis
12 12 (6.19%) Data Modelling
12 12 (6.19%) Operations Research
13 11 (5.67%) Service Management
14 10 (5.15%) Information Security
15 8 (4.12%) Demand Management
15 8 (4.12%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.13%) SQL
2 15 (7.73%) Python
3 10 (5.15%) R
4 8 (4.12%) Java
5 7 (3.61%) C
6 6 (3.09%) VBA
7 5 (2.58%) C#
8 3 (1.55%) VB
8 3 (1.55%) SAS Macro
9 2 (1.03%) ABAP
9 2 (1.03%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (34.54%) Degree
2 49 (25.26%) Security Cleared
3 36 (18.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.61%) PMI Certification
4 7 (3.61%) PhD
5 6 (3.09%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.58%) PMP
7 4 (2.06%) CISSP
7 4 (2.06%) CISA
8 3 (1.55%) CISM
8 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.03%) HND
10 1 (0.52%) CIMA
10 1 (0.52%) ACCA
10 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.52%) MBA
10 1 (0.52%) GIAC
10 1 (0.52%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.03%) Basel III
4 1 (0.52%) TickIT
4 1 (0.52%) CDISC
4 1 (0.52%) P3O
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.52%) Netcool
1 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.52%) Graphite
1 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (11.34%) Oracle
2 21 (10.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.70%) Teradata
4 10 (5.15%) Tableau
4 10 (5.15%) Informatica
5 9 (4.64%) SAP
6 8 (4.12%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.06%) HP
7 4 (2.06%) CA
8 3 (1.55%) Planview
8 3 (1.55%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (1.03%) Cadence
9 2 (1.03%) Sybase
10 1 (0.52%) BT
10 1 (0.52%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.52%) Ariba
10 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.52%) Primavera
10 1 (0.52%) Cognos
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco
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