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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Economics
Rank 557 510 497
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -13
Contract jobs citing Economics 68 107 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.59% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 69 31
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£375 £408 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% -9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £289 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £375 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 -

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
England -44 63 £375 -10.71% 56
London +6 30 £425 -15.00% 22
South East -16 14 £398 +2.16% 12
Hampshire -9 9 £398 +4.16% 1
Hook +3 6 £398 +8.41%
South West -13 6 £363 -4.60% 4
North East -22 5 £425 +22.30% 3
Tyne and Wear -22 5 £425 +22.30% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 5 £425 +22.30% 3
Coventry +1 4 £275 -
Bristol -2 4 £369 -15.85% 3
West Midlands -2 4 £275 -35.29% 3
Scotland -11 3 £265 -23.74% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £378 - 2
Milton Keynes - 3 £378 - 1
Erskine +4 2 £265 -23.63%
Renfrewshire +3 2 £265 -23.63%
City of London -1 2 £600 +28.00% 4
East Midlands -9 2 £338 -30.76% 2
Weybridge - 2 £400 -
Surrey - 2 £400 -
Wiltshire - 2 £265 -
Norfolk +12 1 £240 +1.05%
Norwich +11 1 £240 +1.05%
East of England -6 1 £240 -11.11%
Glasgow - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £265 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £513 -

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 79 (50.32%) Project Management
2 59 (37.58%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (32.48%) Finance
4 49 (31.21%) Degree
5 48 (30.57%) Security Cleared
6 47 (29.94%) Project Planning
7 46 (29.30%) Change Management
8 41 (26.11%) SC Cleared
9 30 (19.11%) MS Office
10 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
11 27 (17.20%) Computer Science
12 25 (15.92%) Programme Management
12 25 (15.92%) MS Excel
13 21 (13.38%) PMI Certification
14 20 (12.74%) Mathematics
15 18 (11.46%) Internet
15 18 (11.46%) HP
15 18 (11.46%) SQL
15 18 (11.46%) ITIL
15 18 (11.46%) Analytics
16 17 (10.83%) MS Visio
16 17 (10.83%) PMI
17 16 (10.19%) PRINCE2
18 15 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (9.55%) Security Management
18 15 (9.55%) Management Information System
18 15 (9.55%) MS PowerPoint
18 15 (9.55%) Change Control
19 14 (8.92%) Critical Success Factor
19 14 (8.92%) SDLC

Economics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.01%) SAS
3 2 (1.27%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.64%) GemFire
Applications
1 30 (19.11%) MS Office
2 25 (15.92%) MS Excel
3 17 (10.83%) MS Visio
4 15 (9.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.55%) SPSS
6 3 (1.91%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.46%) Internet
2 6 (3.82%) Broadband
3 5 (3.18%) 3G
4 4 (2.55%) 3GPP
4 4 (2.55%) LTE
5 3 (1.91%) LAN
6 2 (1.27%) SDH
6 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.27%) DWDM
6 2 (1.27%) ATM
6 2 (1.27%) VoLTE
6 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.27%) Wireless
7 1 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.64%) NGN
7 1 (0.64%) 4G
7 1 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.18%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.55%) MS Access
5 3 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.91%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.27%) Impala
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.64%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Rational Rose
2 3 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.64%) NCover
3 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.64%) ProC
3 1 (0.64%) NUnit
3 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 51 (32.48%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Banking
3 11 (7.01%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.73%) Front Office
5 5 (3.18%) Multimedia
5 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.18%) Military
6 3 (1.91%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.64%) Local Government
8 1 (0.64%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.64%) German Language
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (35.03%) Project Manager
2 35 (22.29%) Analyst
3 17 (10.83%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.28%) Developer
5 6 (3.82%) Data Scientist
6 5 (3.18%) PMO Manager
6 5 (3.18%) Data Analyst
7 4 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (2.55%) .NET Developer
7 4 (2.55%) Software Developer
7 4 (2.55%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (2.55%) Programmer
8 3 (1.91%) Senior Manager
8 3 (1.91%) Consultant
8 3 (1.91%) Architect
8 3 (1.91%) Programme Manager
8 3 (1.91%) C# Developer
8 3 (1.91%) SAP Project Manager
8 3 (1.91%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (1.91%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.73%) .NET
2 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET
2 6 (3.82%) Middleware
3 4 (2.55%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.55%) Grails
3 4 (2.55%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.27%) WCF
4 2 (1.27%) XML
5 1 (0.64%) HTML
5 1 (0.64%) Web Services
5 1 (0.64%) WinForms
5 1 (0.64%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 59 (37.58%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (17.20%) Computer Science
3 20 (12.74%) Mathematics
4 17 (10.83%) PMI
5 15 (9.55%) Management Information System
6 9 (5.73%) Statistics
7 7 (4.46%) Visualisation
8 6 (3.82%) Life Science
9 5 (3.18%) Credit Risk
10 4 (2.55%) Applied Mathematics
11 3 (1.91%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.91%) Neural Network
12 2 (1.27%) Derivative
12 2 (1.27%) Grid Computing
12 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
12 2 (1.27%) Physics
12 2 (1.27%) User Experience
12 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.73%) Windows
2 6 (3.82%) UNIX
3 3 (1.91%) Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (50.32%) Project Management
2 47 (29.94%) Project Planning
3 46 (29.30%) Change Management
4 25 (15.92%) Programme Management
5 18 (11.46%) ITIL
5 18 (11.46%) Analytics
6 16 (10.19%) PRINCE2
7 15 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (9.55%) Security Management
7 15 (9.55%) Change Control
8 14 (8.92%) Critical Success Factor
8 14 (8.92%) SDLC
9 13 (8.28%) ITSM
10 12 (7.64%) Service Management
10 12 (7.64%) Business Analysis
11 10 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (5.73%) Migration
13 8 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (5.10%) Service Delivery
13 8 (5.10%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.46%) SQL
2 12 (7.64%) Python
3 10 (6.37%) C#
3 10 (6.37%) Java
4 9 (5.73%) R
5 6 (3.82%) VBA
6 5 (3.18%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.55%) C++
7 4 (2.55%) Groovy
8 3 (1.91%) Go
8 3 (1.91%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.27%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) C
10 1 (0.64%) VB
10 1 (0.64%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.64%) Fortran
10 1 (0.64%) Pascal
10 1 (0.64%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (31.21%) Degree
2 48 (30.57%) Security Cleared
3 41 (26.11%) SC Cleared
4 21 (13.38%) PMI Certification
5 13 (8.28%) PMP
6 8 (5.10%) PhD
7 5 (3.18%) CAPM
8 2 (1.27%) HNC
8 2 (1.27%) HND
8 2 (1.27%) Postgraduate
8 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.27%) ACCA
8 2 (1.27%) CFA
8 2 (1.27%) CIMA
9 1 (0.64%) MBA
9 1 (0.64%) GIAC
9 1 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.64%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.82%) OPNET
2 3 (1.91%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.46%) HP
3 6 (3.82%) Oracle
3 6 (3.82%) SAP
4 5 (3.18%) Cognos
4 5 (3.18%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.91%) Tableau
6 2 (1.27%) VMware
6 2 (1.27%) Teradata
6 2 (1.27%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.64%) Informatica
7 1 (0.64%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.64%) Actimize
7 1 (0.64%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco
7 1 (0.64%) IBM
7 1 (0.64%) Dell
7 1 (0.64%) Murex
7 1 (0.64%) Calypso
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