The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mathematics in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mathematics over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 29 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 4 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.60% 0.99% 3.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.15% 3.33% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
Average daily rate
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£310 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 - £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £10.32 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £12.07
% change year-on-year
+17.30% +7.70%
Mathematics
Oxfordshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
65 60 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 26.00% 29.56% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 35
Average daily rate £310 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Mathematics
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Mathematics Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Mathematics
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Mathematics Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Mathematics
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Mathematics Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Mathematics
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Mathematics 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 Mathematics.

1 3 (42.86%) Python
1 3 (42.86%) PhD
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) Physics
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
1 3 (42.86%) Software Distribution
2 2 (28.57%) Signal Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) Image Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Video Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Games
2 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 1 (14.29%) STL
3 1 (14.29%) OpenGL
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Qt
3 1 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (14.29%) Parallel Computing
3 1 (14.29%) Parallel Processing
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Mathematics 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 Mathematics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) Service Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) STL
1 1 (14.29%) OpenGL
1 1 (14.29%) Qt
1 1 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Physics
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Distribution
2 2 (28.57%) Signal Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) Image Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Video Processing
3 1 (14.29%) Parallel Computing
3 1 (14.29%) Parallel Processing
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA