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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Economics
Rank 486 501 467
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -34
Contract jobs citing Economics 85 58 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 32 43
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£425 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £165 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £645 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £308 £355
% change year-on-year
+22.56% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14973 14974 13655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.66% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9455 9221 8169
Average daily rate £422 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 599 825
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.51 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 January 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 January 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 -7 67 £450 +38.46% 41
London +6 25 £500 +51.51% 27
South East -3 18 £398 +29.36% 4
Scotland - 17 £347 -
East of England - 8 £330 - 2
City of London +12 7 £503 +28.84% 10
Hertfordshire - 4 £330 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £433 -
Surrey - 3 £470 -
Berkshire +2 2 - - 1
North West -2 2 £438 +0.16% 2
Bracknell - 2 - -
Manchester -5 1 £425 -2.85% 1
South West -19 1 £490 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Leeds - 1 - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 94 (52.22%) Project Management
2 68 (37.78%) Finance
2 68 (37.78%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (36.11%) Change Management
4 62 (34.44%) Security Cleared
5 56 (31.11%) Degree
6 52 (28.89%) SC Cleared
7 50 (27.78%) Project Planning
8 39 (21.67%) Mathematics
9 33 (18.33%) Computer Science
9 33 (18.33%) SQL
10 32 (17.78%) PRINCE2
11 29 (16.11%) Banking
12 28 (15.56%) Programme Management
13 23 (12.78%) Statistics
13 23 (12.78%) Microsoft
14 21 (11.67%) SAS
14 21 (11.67%) Investment Banking
15 19 (10.56%) Oracle
15 19 (10.56%) Risk Management
16 18 (10.00%) MS Office
16 18 (10.00%) PMI Certification
16 18 (10.00%) Analytics
17 16 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (8.89%) ITIL
17 16 (8.89%) Python
17 16 (8.89%) Business Analysis
17 16 (8.89%) Marketing
18 15 (8.33%) PRINCE
18 15 (8.33%) Management Information System

Economics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 21 (11.67%) SAS
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.56%) Liferay
2 1 (0.56%) CMS
2 1 (0.56%) Joomla!
Applications
1 18 (10.00%) MS Office
2 14 (7.78%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.33%) MS Project
4 5 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.67%) SPSS
6 2 (1.11%) Stata
6 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.56%) Weka
7 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) SAP MDM
1 2 (1.11%) SAP FS
2 1 (0.56%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.56%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.11%) Intranet
2 1 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.56%) 4G
2 1 (0.56%) LTE
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) 3G
2 1 (0.56%) IPv6
2 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 11 (6.11%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 11 (6.11%) Oracle ODI
2 11 (6.11%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.33%) Big Data
5 5 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.67%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.67%) QlikView
7 2 (1.11%) DB2
7 2 (1.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.56%) Impala
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.56%) Mahout
8 1 (0.56%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) NUnit
1 2 (1.11%) NCover
2 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.56%) ERwin
2 1 (0.56%) Toad
2 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 68 (37.78%) Finance
2 29 (16.11%) Banking
3 21 (11.67%) Investment Banking
4 16 (8.89%) Marketing
5 8 (4.44%) Front Office
6 5 (2.78%) Legal
6 5 (2.78%) Military
7 4 (2.22%) Retail
7 4 (2.22%) Games
7 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.67%) Private Banking
9 2 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.11%) French Language
10 1 (0.56%) Automotive
10 1 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 82 (45.56%) Project Manager
2 47 (26.11%) Analyst
3 17 (9.44%) Business Analyst
4 10 (5.56%) Data Scientist
5 9 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 7 (3.89%) Insight Analyst
6 7 (3.89%) Developer
6 7 (3.89%) Project Analyst
7 6 (3.33%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 6 (3.33%) Programme Manager
7 6 (3.33%) Consultant
7 6 (3.33%) Senior Manager
8 5 (2.78%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (2.78%) Credit Analyst
8 5 (2.78%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (2.78%) Service Manager
8 5 (2.78%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (2.78%) Business Manager
9 4 (2.22%) C# Developer
9 4 (2.22%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.22%) WPF
2 3 (1.67%) .NET
3 2 (1.11%) SAP XI
3 2 (1.11%) NHibernate
3 2 (1.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.11%) Silverlight
3 2 (1.11%) WCF
3 2 (1.11%) Web Services
3 2 (1.11%) XML
3 2 (1.11%) D3.js
3 2 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.56%) Pandas
4 1 (0.56%) SciPy
4 1 (0.56%) SAML
4 1 (0.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) HTML
4 1 (0.56%) EJB
4 1 (0.56%) JDBC
4 1 (0.56%) JSP
4 1 (0.56%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 68 (37.78%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (21.67%) Mathematics
3 33 (18.33%) Computer Science
4 23 (12.78%) Statistics
5 15 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 13 (7.22%) Algorithms
7 12 (6.67%) Applied Mathematics
8 10 (5.56%) Derivative
8 10 (5.56%) Market Risk
9 9 (5.00%) Credit Risk
10 5 (2.78%) Visualisation
11 4 (2.22%) PMI
12 3 (1.67%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.67%) Online Games
13 2 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (1.11%) Life Science
13 2 (1.11%) N-Tier
13 2 (1.11%) Fixed Income
14 1 (0.56%) Social Media
14 1 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.78%) Windows
2 3 (1.67%) UNIX
3 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.56%) CentOS
3 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (52.22%) Project Management
2 65 (36.11%) Change Management
3 50 (27.78%) Project Planning
4 32 (17.78%) PRINCE2
5 28 (15.56%) Programme Management
6 19 (10.56%) Risk Management
7 18 (10.00%) Analytics
8 16 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (8.89%) ITIL
8 16 (8.89%) Business Analysis
9 15 (8.33%) PRINCE
9 15 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
10 14 (7.78%) ETL
11 12 (6.67%) Change Control
11 12 (6.67%) Operations Research
12 11 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (6.11%) Service Management
13 10 (5.56%) Data Modelling
14 8 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (4.44%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.33%) SQL
2 16 (8.89%) Python
3 10 (5.56%) R
4 7 (3.89%) Java
5 6 (3.33%) C
5 6 (3.33%) VBA
6 4 (2.22%) C#
7 3 (1.67%) SAS Macro
7 3 (1.67%) VB
8 2 (1.11%) ABAP
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 62 (34.44%) Security Cleared
2 56 (31.11%) Degree
3 52 (28.89%) SC Cleared
4 18 (10.00%) PMI Certification
5 15 (8.33%) PMP
6 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.11%) HND
7 2 (1.11%) CISSP
7 2 (1.11%) CISA
8 1 (0.56%) CISM
8 1 (0.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.11%) SLA
3 2 (1.11%) Basel III
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) TickIT
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) vSphere
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Graphite
1 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.56%) Puppet
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.56%) Netcool
1 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.56%) Oracle
3 13 (7.22%) Teradata
4 10 (5.56%) Tableau
4 10 (5.56%) Informatica
5 6 (3.33%) SAP
5 6 (3.33%) HP
6 5 (2.78%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.11%) Cadence
7 2 (1.11%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.11%) Ariba
7 2 (1.11%) CA
7 2 (1.11%) Primavera
8 1 (0.56%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.56%) Hitwise
8 1 (0.56%) BT
8 1 (0.56%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.56%) Dell
8 1 (0.56%) EMC
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
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