The table below looks at the statistics for Mathematica skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mathematica over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wolfram Research Mathematica
Rank 626 606 573
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -33
Contract jobs citing Mathematica 2 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.019%
As % of the Applications category 0.036% 0.049% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £330 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £330 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 - -

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

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
5579 6139 6443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.85% 11.90% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3299 3495 3390
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 581 631
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.51 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% -3.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

Mathematica
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mathematica Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mathematica
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mathematica Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mathematica
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mathematica Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mathematica
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematica within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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 -13 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 - -
Durham - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -

Mathematica
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mathematica 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 Mathematica.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Maple
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) R
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) LaTeX
2 1 (33.33%) Time Series Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) Fortran
2 1 (33.33%) NFS
2 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Degree

Mathematica
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mathematica 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 Mathematica. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Maple
2 1 (33.33%) LaTeX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Modeller
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) Time Series Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Fortran
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) R
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) NFS