The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Economics
Rank 497 477 530
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +53
Contract jobs citing Economics 107 88 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.091%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.65% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 33 38
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£420 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £52.50 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +1.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £52.50 £51.50
% change year-on-year
-59.52% +1.94%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 614 780
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

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 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Economics within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Economics Hourly Rate Histogram 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 July 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
(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 +4 95 £425 -5.55% 54
London +4 45 £438 -7.89% 27
South West -19 12 £359 -20.27% 1
South East -34 12 £370 -7.50% 3
North West +3 11 £475 +5.55% 8
City of London -7 10 £513 +7.89% 13
Scotland -14 8 £325 -
Manchester -1 7 £500 +11.11%
West Midlands -5 6 £425 - 5
Bristol - 6 £328 -
East of England -26 4 £600 - 4
Docklands, London - 3 £500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £600 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £283 -
Lancashire - 1 £345 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Coventry - 1 - - 3
Oxford - 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £290 - 5
Wimbledon - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 93 (40.26%) Finance
2 86 (37.23%) Project Management
3 84 (36.36%) Degree
4 59 (25.54%) Security Cleared
5 52 (22.51%) Change Management
6 50 (21.65%) Mathematics
7 45 (19.48%) SQL
8 42 (18.18%) Management Information System
9 40 (17.32%) SC Cleared
10 39 (16.88%) Banking
11 37 (16.02%) Statistics
12 34 (14.72%) PRINCE2
13 30 (12.99%) Information Security
14 27 (11.69%) Windows
15 25 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (10.39%) Computer Science
17 23 (9.96%) Analytics
17 23 (9.96%) Programme Management
17 23 (9.96%) Project Planning
18 21 (9.09%) SQL Server
18 21 (9.09%) Microsoft
19 20 (8.66%) SAS
19 20 (8.66%) UNIX
20 17 (7.36%) ITIL
20 17 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
21 16 (6.93%) Marketing
21 16 (6.93%) Investment Banking
22 15 (6.49%) Data Analysis
22 15 (6.49%) Risk Management
22 15 (6.49%) MS Excel

Economics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 20 (8.66%) SAS
2 9 (3.90%) CMS
3 8 (3.46%) Joomla!
4 4 (1.73%) IIS
5 3 (1.30%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.43%) Documentum
Applications
1 15 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.76%) MS Office
3 10 (4.33%) SPSS
4 9 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.60%) MS Project
6 5 (2.16%) Stata
7 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.43%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.43%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.33%) Intranet
2 4 (1.73%) Firewall
2 4 (1.73%) VLAN
2 4 (1.73%) Network Security
2 4 (1.73%) NAS
2 4 (1.73%) SAN
3 2 (0.87%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) DWDM
4 1 (0.43%) MPLS
4 1 (0.43%) Multicast
4 1 (0.43%) ATM
4 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.43%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.63%) Data Mining
3 11 (4.76%) Big Data
4 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.73%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.73%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.87%) DB2
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.43%) QlikView
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.43%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 93 (40.26%) Finance
2 39 (16.88%) Banking
3 16 (6.93%) Investment Banking
3 16 (6.93%) Marketing
4 12 (5.19%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.03%) Retail
6 6 (2.60%) Front Office
7 5 (2.16%) Games
8 4 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.30%) Publishing
10 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.87%) Automotive
10 2 (0.87%) Legal
10 2 (0.87%) Military
10 2 (0.87%) French Language
11 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.43%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 85 (36.80%) Project Manager
2 63 (27.27%) Analyst
3 20 (8.66%) Data Analyst
4 15 (6.49%) Developer
5 14 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
6 13 (5.63%) Business Analyst
7 8 (3.46%) Programme Manager
7 8 (3.46%) Consultant
8 7 (3.03%) Information Analyst
8 7 (3.03%) Quantitative Analyst
8 7 (3.03%) Data Manager
8 7 (3.03%) Test Leader
9 6 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (2.60%) Security Consultant
10 5 (2.16%) Insight Analyst
11 4 (1.73%) Information Specialist
11 4 (1.73%) Information Security Specialist
11 4 (1.73%) Project Delivery Manager
11 4 (1.73%) Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.16%) .NET
2 2 (0.87%) HTML
2 2 (0.87%) WPF
2 2 (0.87%) CSS
2 2 (0.87%) Web Services
2 2 (0.87%) XML
3 1 (0.43%) WCF
3 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.65%) Mathematics
2 42 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 37 (16.02%) Statistics
4 24 (10.39%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.33%) PMI
6 9 (3.90%) E-Learning
6 9 (3.90%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.46%) Market Risk
8 6 (2.60%) Visualisation
8 6 (2.60%) Derivative
8 6 (2.60%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.73%) NHS
9 4 (1.73%) Psychology
10 3 (1.30%) FMCG
10 3 (1.30%) Physics
11 2 (0.87%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.87%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.87%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.69%) Windows
2 20 (8.66%) UNIX
3 8 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.03%) Linux
5 4 (1.73%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (37.23%) Project Management
2 52 (22.51%) Change Management
3 34 (14.72%) PRINCE2
4 30 (12.99%) Information Security
5 25 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (9.96%) Programme Management
6 23 (9.96%) Project Planning
6 23 (9.96%) Analytics
7 17 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (7.36%) ITIL
8 15 (6.49%) Risk Management
8 15 (6.49%) Data Analysis
9 14 (6.06%) Security Management
10 12 (5.19%) Information Security Management
10 12 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (4.33%) Migration
12 9 (3.90%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.90%) Service Management
12 9 (3.90%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (3.46%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.48%) SQL
2 12 (5.19%) VBA
3 10 (4.33%) C#
3 10 (4.33%) R
4 9 (3.90%) C++
5 6 (2.60%) Java
5 6 (2.60%) Python
5 6 (2.60%) MATLAB
6 4 (1.73%) C
7 3 (1.30%) Ruby
8 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 84 (36.36%) Degree
2 59 (25.54%) Security Cleared
3 40 (17.32%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.63%) CISA
4 13 (5.63%) CISSP
5 12 (5.19%) PhD
5 12 (5.19%) CISM
6 11 (4.76%) PMP
6 11 (4.76%) PMI Certification
6 11 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.60%) MBA
8 5 (2.16%) Postgraduate
9 3 (1.30%) CFA
10 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.43%) CIMA
11 1 (0.43%) GIAC
11 1 (0.43%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.43%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.43%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.60%) QA
3 4 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.73%) SLA
4 2 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.87%) BS25999
5 1 (0.43%) P3O
5 1 (0.43%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.73%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.73%) vSphere
2 1 (0.43%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (1.73%) Netcool
1 4 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.43%) OPNET
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.76%) HP
3 10 (4.33%) Oracle
4 9 (3.90%) Cisco
5 6 (2.60%) SAP
6 5 (2.16%) Tableau
7 4 (1.73%) SonicWALL
7 4 (1.73%) NETGEAR
7 4 (1.73%) VMware
7 4 (1.73%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (1.73%) Cognos
7 4 (1.73%) Sybase
7 4 (1.73%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.73%) Dell
7 4 (1.73%) EMC
7 4 (1.73%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.30%) Talend
9 2 (0.87%) Google
9 2 (0.87%) Planview
London
JW Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Volt
Rate: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £5000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago