The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Economics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Economics over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Economics
Rank 512 480 464
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -16
Contract jobs citing Economics 100 114 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.68% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 78 43
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£368 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £535 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £14.65 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.69% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -52.38%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16947 16703 14635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.36% 31.06% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10423 10367 8708
Average daily rate £420 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £245
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 651 661 616
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.75 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

Economics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Economics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Economics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Economics
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Economics within the UK.

Economics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Economics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Economics within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Economics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Economics
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Economics within the UK.

Economics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Economics
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Economics within the UK over the 3 months to 6 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -32 91 £375 -16.66% 41
South East +9 35 £345 +5.34% 7
London -40 30 £423 -6.11% 20
Hampshire 0 18 £348 +6.26% 2
Hook -3 10 £389 +18.85%
City of London 0 9 £438 -2.77% 8
Berkshire +1 8 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £270 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 7 £451 +14.29%
Tyne and Wear -7 7 £451 +14.29%
North East -8 7 £451 +14.29%
Milton Keynes - 7 £270 -
Scotland +2 5 £238 -28.03%
Erskine 0 5 £238 -28.03%
Renfrewshire -1 5 £238 -28.03%
North West -17 5 - - 5
South West +4 4 £360 +12.50% 2
East Midlands - 4 £451 - 2
Lancashire - 4 - -
Derby - 4 £451 -
Blackpool - 4 - -
Derbyshire - 4 £451 -
Docklands, London -1 3 £323 -35.50%
Bristol +2 2 £300 -33.33%
South Wales +1 2 £425 - 2
Wales -3 2 £425 - 4
West Yorkshire - 2 £318 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £360 -
Yorkshire - 2 £318 - 2
Norfolk - 2 £240 -

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 108 (58.06%) Project Management
2 76 (40.86%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (34.95%) Security Cleared
4 64 (34.41%) Change Management
5 58 (31.18%) Finance
5 58 (31.18%) Project Planning
6 54 (29.03%) Degree
7 50 (26.88%) SC Cleared
8 37 (19.89%) Microsoft
9 32 (17.20%) PMI Certification
10 31 (16.67%) Programme Management
11 30 (16.13%) MS Excel
12 29 (15.59%) PMP
13 27 (14.52%) MS Office
14 25 (13.44%) ITIL
14 25 (13.44%) PRINCE2
15 24 (12.90%) Mathematics
16 23 (12.37%) SQL
17 22 (11.83%) Management Information System
18 20 (10.75%) Computer Science
19 19 (10.22%) Banking
19 19 (10.22%) Change Control
20 18 (9.68%) Analytics
20 18 (9.68%) Service Management
21 17 (9.14%) Statistics
22 16 (8.60%) Python
23 14 (7.53%) HP
23 14 (7.53%) Risk Management
23 14 (7.53%) Investment Banking
24 13 (6.99%) Marketing

Economics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 12 (6.45%) SAS
2 8 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Liferay
3 1 (0.54%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 30 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 27 (14.52%) MS Office
3 12 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (5.91%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.76%) MS Project
6 4 (2.15%) SPSS
7 1 (0.54%) Stata
7 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.54%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Primavera
2 2 (1.08%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.54%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.91%) Internet
2 5 (2.69%) 3G
3 4 (2.15%) LAN
3 4 (2.15%) 3GPP
3 4 (2.15%) LTE
4 3 (1.61%) Broadband
5 2 (1.08%) ATM
5 2 (1.08%) SDH
5 2 (1.08%) DWDM
5 2 (1.08%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.08%) Wireless
5 2 (1.08%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.54%) NGN
6 1 (0.54%) Intranet
6 1 (0.54%) 4G
6 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.84%) Hadoop
2 6 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.69%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.15%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 4 (2.15%) Big Data
4 4 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.08%) DB2
6 2 (1.08%) QlikView
6 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) Mahout
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) MS Access
7 1 (0.54%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Rational Rose
2 3 (1.61%) NUnit
3 2 (1.08%) NCover
4 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.54%) ProC
General
1 58 (31.18%) Finance
2 19 (10.22%) Banking
3 14 (7.53%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.99%) Marketing
5 11 (5.91%) Telecoms
6 8 (4.30%) Front Office
7 5 (2.69%) Retail
8 4 (2.15%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.61%) Military
10 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (1.08%) French Language
10 2 (1.08%) German Language
11 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.54%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.54%) Local Government
11 1 (0.54%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.54%) Advertising
11 1 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 80 (43.01%) Project Manager
2 42 (22.58%) Analyst
3 13 (6.99%) Business Analyst
4 8 (4.30%) Programme Manager
4 8 (4.30%) Developer
4 8 (4.30%) Data Analyst
5 6 (3.23%) Consultant
5 6 (3.23%) Project Analyst
5 6 (3.23%) Data Scientist
6 5 (2.69%) Service Manager
6 5 (2.69%) Business Manager
7 4 (2.15%) Applications Manager
7 4 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (2.15%) Architect
8 3 (1.61%) Senior Manager
8 3 (1.61%) Coordinator
8 3 (1.61%) C# Developer
8 3 (1.61%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (1.61%) Security Manager
8 3 (1.61%) Applications Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.61%) .NET
1 3 (1.61%) Web Services
1 3 (1.61%) Middleware
1 3 (1.61%) WPF
1 3 (1.61%) Silverlight
2 2 (1.08%) NHibernate
2 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.08%) WCF
2 2 (1.08%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.08%) D3.js
2 2 (1.08%) HTML
3 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.54%) Pandas
3 1 (0.54%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (0.54%) HTML5
3 1 (0.54%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 76 (40.86%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (12.90%) Mathematics
3 22 (11.83%) Management Information System
4 20 (10.75%) Computer Science
5 17 (9.14%) Statistics
6 11 (5.91%) PMI
7 8 (4.30%) Life Science
8 7 (3.76%) Visualisation
9 6 (3.23%) Applied Mathematics
10 5 (2.69%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.61%) Derivative
12 2 (1.08%) NHS
12 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
12 2 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.08%) FMCG
12 2 (1.08%) User Experience
12 2 (1.08%) Market Risk
13 1 (0.54%) Data Extraction
13 1 (0.54%) Xbox
13 1 (0.54%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.76%) Windows
2 5 (2.69%) Linux
3 4 (2.15%) UNIX
4 1 (0.54%) VME
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (58.06%) Project Management
2 64 (34.41%) Change Management
3 58 (31.18%) Project Planning
4 31 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 25 (13.44%) ITIL
5 25 (13.44%) PRINCE2
6 19 (10.22%) Change Control
7 18 (9.68%) Analytics
7 18 (9.68%) Service Management
8 14 (7.53%) Risk Management
9 13 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (6.99%) PRINCE
10 11 (5.91%) Security Management
10 11 (5.91%) Business Analysis
11 8 (4.30%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.30%) RAD
11 8 (4.30%) Predictive Modelling
11 8 (4.30%) Critical Success Factor
12 7 (3.76%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.37%) SQL
2 16 (8.60%) Python
3 11 (5.91%) VBA
4 9 (4.84%) R
5 8 (4.30%) Java
6 5 (2.69%) Go
7 3 (1.61%) C#
8 2 (1.08%) C
8 2 (1.08%) ABAP
9 1 (0.54%) VB
9 1 (0.54%) COBOL
9 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.54%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) Fortran
9 1 (0.54%) Pascal
9 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.54%) XAML
9 1 (0.54%) Scala
9 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 65 (34.95%) Security Cleared
2 54 (29.03%) Degree
3 50 (26.88%) SC Cleared
4 32 (17.20%) PMI Certification
5 29 (15.59%) PMP
6 5 (2.69%) PhD
7 4 (2.15%) CISSP
7 4 (2.15%) CISA
8 3 (1.61%) GIAC
9 2 (1.08%) CIMA
9 2 (1.08%) ACCA
9 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.08%) HNC
9 2 (1.08%) HND
9 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.54%) CISM
10 1 (0.54%) MBA
10 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.61%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (1.61%) OPNET
1 3 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (19.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.53%) HP
3 11 (5.91%) Oracle
4 6 (3.23%) Teradata
5 5 (2.69%) Tableau
6 3 (1.61%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (1.61%) SAP
6 3 (1.61%) Dell
6 3 (1.61%) Ariba
6 3 (1.61%) Informatica
6 3 (1.61%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.08%) Cognos
7 2 (1.08%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.08%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.08%) Cadence
8 1 (0.54%) Vertica
8 1 (0.54%) Google
8 1 (0.54%) Netezza
8 1 (0.54%) Planview
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago