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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Economics
Rank 479 482 494
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Economics 94 89 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.59% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 27 64
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £650 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
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
16169 15199 16503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.02% 31.48% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9954 9539 9756
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 594 814
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.80 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -26.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +4 42 £500 -4.76% 24
South East -20 11 £375 -6.25% 6
East of England -23 11 £278 -
North West +2 8 £500 -13.04%
South West - 8 £403 - 3
West Midlands -18 6 £425 +54.54%
East Midlands - 4 £488 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £290 - 1
Economics
UK

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 90 (46.39%) Finance
2 80 (41.24%) Project Management
3 70 (36.08%) Degree
4 57 (29.38%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (23.20%) Banking
6 44 (22.68%) Mathematics
7 42 (21.65%) Change Management
7 42 (21.65%) Security Cleared
8 39 (20.10%) SQL
9 38 (19.59%) Management Information System
10 32 (16.49%) PRINCE2
11 31 (15.98%) Computer Science
12 28 (14.43%) SC Cleared
12 28 (14.43%) Windows
12 28 (14.43%) Information Security
12 28 (14.43%) Statistics
13 26 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (10.82%) UNIX
15 20 (10.31%) SQL Server
16 19 (9.79%) Investment Banking
17 18 (9.28%) Project Planning
18 17 (8.76%) Microsoft
19 16 (8.25%) Analytics
20 15 (7.73%) Oracle
20 15 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
21 14 (7.22%) Risk Management
21 14 (7.22%) MS Excel
21 14 (7.22%) SAS
22 13 (6.70%) ITIL
22 13 (6.70%) Data Analysis

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (7.22%) SAS
2 7 (3.61%) CMS
2 7 (3.61%) Joomla!
3 4 (2.06%) IIS
4 1 (0.52%) Documentum
Applications
1 14 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.15%) MS Office
3 9 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.58%) SPSS
5 3 (1.55%) Stata
6 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.03%) MS Project
7 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.52%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.52%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.52%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) Intranet
2 4 (2.06%) Firewall
2 4 (2.06%) VLAN
2 4 (2.06%) Network Security
2 4 (2.06%) NAS
2 4 (2.06%) SAN
3 3 (1.55%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) DWDM
4 1 (0.52%) MPLS
4 1 (0.52%) Multicast
4 1 (0.52%) ATM
4 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.52%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.67%) Big Data
3 9 (4.64%) Data Mining
4 8 (4.12%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.09%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.58%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 5 (2.58%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.03%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) MS Access
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.52%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
General
1 90 (46.39%) Finance
2 45 (23.20%) Banking
3 19 (9.79%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.67%) Financial Institution
5 10 (5.15%) Marketing
6 7 (3.61%) Front Office
7 6 (3.09%) Retail
8 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.55%) Military
8 3 (1.55%) Publishing
8 3 (1.55%) Automotive
9 2 (1.03%) Legal
9 2 (1.03%) Games
9 2 (1.03%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.52%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 74 (38.14%) Project Manager
2 51 (26.29%) Analyst
3 17 (8.76%) Data Analyst
4 15 (7.73%) IT Project Manager
5 12 (6.19%) Business Analyst
6 9 (4.64%) Developer
7 7 (3.61%) Programme Manager
7 7 (3.61%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (3.61%) Data Manager
8 6 (3.09%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (3.09%) Consultant
8 6 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (3.09%) Data Scientist
9 5 (2.58%) Test Leader
10 4 (2.06%) Information Specialist
10 4 (2.06%) Risk Manager
10 4 (2.06%) Insight Analyst
10 4 (2.06%) Project Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.06%) C# Developer
10 4 (2.06%) Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.06%) .NET
1 4 (2.06%) XML
2 3 (1.55%) WPF
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) XSD
3 1 (0.52%) SAML
3 1 (0.52%) WCF
3 1 (0.52%) J2EE
3 1 (0.52%) COM
3 1 (0.52%) EJB
3 1 (0.52%) JDBC
3 1 (0.52%) JSP
3 1 (0.52%) Servlets
3 1 (0.52%) SOAP
3 1 (0.52%) Struts
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 57 (29.38%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (22.68%) Mathematics
3 38 (19.59%) Management Information System
4 31 (15.98%) Computer Science
5 28 (14.43%) Statistics
6 11 (5.67%) Mainframe
7 10 (5.15%) PMI
8 9 (4.64%) Derivative
8 9 (4.64%) Market Risk
9 7 (3.61%) E-Learning
9 7 (3.61%) Fixed Income
10 6 (3.09%) Applied Mathematics
11 4 (2.06%) Credit Risk
11 4 (2.06%) Psychology
12 3 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.55%) NHS
13 2 (1.03%) FMCG
13 2 (1.03%) Learning Management System
13 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.43%) Windows
2 21 (10.82%) UNIX
3 8 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.06%) Linux
5 4 (2.06%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (41.24%) Project Management
2 42 (21.65%) Change Management
3 32 (16.49%) PRINCE2
4 28 (14.43%) Information Security
5 26 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (9.28%) Project Planning
7 16 (8.25%) Analytics
8 15 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (7.22%) Risk Management
10 13 (6.70%) ITIL
10 13 (6.70%) Data Analysis
11 12 (6.19%) Programme Management
11 12 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (6.19%) Security Management
12 10 (5.15%) Information Security Management
13 9 (4.64%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (4.12%) Quality Management
14 8 (4.12%) Predictive Modelling
14 8 (4.12%) Vulnerability Management
15 7 (3.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.10%) SQL
2 9 (4.64%) VBA
2 9 (4.64%) Python
3 8 (4.12%) C#
4 7 (3.61%) R
5 6 (3.09%) C++
6 4 (2.06%) Java
7 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.52%) C
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (36.08%) Degree
2 42 (21.65%) Security Cleared
3 28 (14.43%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.67%) PhD
4 11 (5.67%) CISSP
4 11 (5.67%) CISA
5 10 (5.15%) CISM
5 10 (5.15%) PMP
5 10 (5.15%) PMI Certification
6 9 (4.64%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.09%) MBA
8 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.55%) CFA
9 2 (1.03%) Postgraduate
9 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.52%) ACCA
10 1 (0.52%) CIMA
10 1 (0.52%) GIAC
10 1 (0.52%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) QA
2 7 (3.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.06%) SLA
4 2 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.03%) BS25999
5 1 (0.52%) P3O
5 1 (0.52%) CDISC
System Software
1 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.06%) vSphere
2 1 (0.52%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (2.06%) Netcool
1 4 (2.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.52%) OPNET
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.73%) Oracle
3 11 (5.67%) HP
4 9 (4.64%) Cisco
5 8 (4.12%) SAP
6 5 (2.58%) Informatica
6 5 (2.58%) Teradata
7 4 (2.06%) SonicWALL
7 4 (2.06%) NETGEAR
7 4 (2.06%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (2.06%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.06%) VMware
7 4 (2.06%) Sybase
7 4 (2.06%) Dell
7 4 (2.06%) EMC
8 3 (1.55%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.55%) Cognos
9 2 (1.03%) CA
9 2 (1.03%) Planview
9 2 (1.03%) Tableau
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