The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mathematics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mathematics 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
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 357 335 274
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -61
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 301 317 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% 1.76% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 164 178
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 68 74
Average hourly rate £19.86 £15.63 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% +20.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £12.42 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £47.50 £23.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+24.59% +17.30%

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%

Mathematics
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mathematics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mathematics
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mathematics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mathematics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mathematics within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Mathematics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mathematics
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mathematics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mathematics
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mathematics within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Mathematics Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Mathematics
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 Mathematics 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 -31 276 £445 -1.11% 330
London +19 174 £525 -6.04% 140
City of London +18 61 £525 +2.43% 34
South East -42 31 £250 -9.50% 48
South West -6 25 £375 +25.00% 36
East of England -10 17 £360 +33.33% 42
Gloucestershire +12 16 £390 - 10
Scotland -5 10 £250 -16.66% 19
West Midlands -3 8 £450 +55.17% 19
West Sussex -7 8 £120 -40.74% 3
Surrey -8 8 £400 +28.51% 5
Gloucester - 8 £438 - 7
East Midlands -6 7 £330 -12.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £335 - 23
Bristol 0 6 £369 +15.23% 12
North West -31 6 £75 -76.56% 27
Feltham - 6 £326 -
Cambridge -7 5 £525 - 23
Hertfordshire -7 5 £338 +25.00% 14
Hampshire -12 5 - - 13
Dundee - 5 £238 -
Leatherhead - 4 £400 -
Gatwick - 4 £120 -
Luton +18 3 £360 -10.00%
Bedfordshire +15 3 £360 -10.00% 2
Birmingham +8 3 £550 +37.50% 9
East Sussex -1 3 £620 - 2
Nottinghamshire -8 3 £315 -16.00% 3
Berkshire -12 3 £163 -53.57% 12
Edinburgh -13 3 - - 9

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mathematics 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 Mathematics.

1 256 (52.14%) Degree
2 179 (36.46%) Computer Science
3 161 (32.79%) Finance
4 153 (31.16%) SQL
5 123 (25.05%) Physics
6 116 (23.63%) C++
7 108 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
8 105 (21.38%) C#
9 98 (19.96%) Java
10 90 (18.33%) Banking
11 89 (18.13%) Python
12 80 (16.29%) Statistics
13 75 (15.27%) Analytics
14 74 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
15 68 (13.85%) SQL Server
16 64 (13.03%) C
17 63 (12.83%) Front Office
18 60 (12.22%) Windows
19 57 (11.61%) MS Excel
20 56 (11.41%) .NET
21 52 (10.59%) Microsoft
21 52 (10.59%) TDD
22 49 (9.98%) Derivative
22 49 (9.98%) R
23 48 (9.78%) Investment Banking
24 44 (8.96%) Oracle
25 40 (8.15%) Security Cleared
26 38 (7.74%) HTML
26 38 (7.74%) Linux
27 37 (7.54%) UNIX

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mathematics 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 Mathematics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (7.33%) SAS
2 11 (2.24%) JBoss
2 11 (2.24%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.63%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.02%) Node.js
6 5 (1.02%) Apache
7 4 (0.81%) IIS
7 4 (0.81%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.81%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.41%) CMS
9 2 (0.41%) Drupal
10 1 (0.20%) IPython
10 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.20%) nginx
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 57 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.48%) MS Office
3 20 (4.07%) SPSS
4 18 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.43%) MS Project
6 4 (0.81%) Mathematica
6 4 (0.81%) LaTeX
6 4 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.81%) Maple
6 4 (0.81%) Simulink
7 2 (0.41%) Maya
8 1 (0.20%) Stata
8 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (0.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.20%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.20%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.20%) Endur
2 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.41%) GitHub
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Heroku
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.05%) Internet
2 11 (2.24%) Firewall
3 7 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.22%) MPLS
4 6 (1.22%) OSPF
4 6 (1.22%) BGP
4 6 (1.22%) PBX
4 6 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (1.22%) Asterisk PBX
4 6 (1.22%) Junos
5 4 (0.81%) Network Security
5 4 (0.81%) AMQP
6 3 (0.61%) LDAP
7 2 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.41%) TACACS
7 2 (0.41%) VPN
7 2 (0.41%) SSL
7 2 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.54%) Relational Database
3 19 (3.87%) Hadoop
4 18 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (3.46%) Big Data
5 17 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (2.85%) Data Mining
7 13 (2.65%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.04%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.43%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.22%) KDB
13 5 (1.02%) QlikView
13 5 (1.02%) MySQL
13 5 (1.02%) MS Access
13 5 (1.02%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.24%) Maven
3 8 (1.63%) JIRA
3 8 (1.63%) Selenium
3 8 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.63%) Cucumber
3 8 (1.63%) JMeter
4 7 (1.43%) LoadRunner
4 7 (1.43%) JBehave
5 6 (1.22%) Ant
5 6 (1.22%) Subversion
5 6 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.02%) Hudson
6 5 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.02%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Blend
8 3 (0.61%) NUnit
9 2 (0.41%) PVCS
9 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 161 (32.79%) Finance
2 90 (18.33%) Banking
3 63 (12.83%) Front Office
4 48 (9.78%) Investment Banking
5 28 (5.70%) Telecoms
6 23 (4.68%) Marketing
7 12 (2.44%) Games
8 11 (2.24%) Back Office
9 9 (1.83%) Retail
10 8 (1.63%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.43%) Electronics
12 5 (1.02%) Legal
13 4 (0.81%) Military
13 4 (0.81%) Billing
14 3 (0.61%) Advertising
14 3 (0.61%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.41%) French Language
15 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 173 (35.23%) Developer
2 137 (27.90%) Analyst
3 31 (6.31%) Quantitative Developer
4 29 (5.91%) Data Analyst
5 25 (5.09%) Senior Developer
6 21 (4.28%) Java Developer
6 21 (4.28%) C# Developer
7 19 (3.87%) Programmer
8 18 (3.67%) Business Analyst
8 18 (3.67%) C++ Developer
8 18 (3.67%) Data Scientist
9 17 (3.46%) Python Developer
10 13 (2.65%) Quantitative Analyst
10 13 (2.65%) .NET Developer
10 13 (2.65%) Software Engineer
10 13 (2.65%) WPF Developer
11 12 (2.44%) Support Analyst
12 11 (2.24%) Software Developer
12 11 (2.24%) Service Analyst
13 10 (2.04%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.41%) .NET
2 38 (7.74%) HTML
3 32 (6.52%) Web Services
4 30 (6.11%) WPF
5 21 (4.28%) ASP.NET
6 18 (3.67%) REST
7 17 (3.46%) XML
8 15 (3.05%) Spring
8 15 (3.05%) SciPy
8 15 (3.05%) NumPy
9 14 (2.85%) Pandas
10 12 (2.44%) WCF
10 12 (2.44%) CSS
11 11 (2.24%) LINQ
11 11 (2.24%) jQuery
12 10 (2.04%) Django
12 10 (2.04%) HTML5
13 9 (1.83%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.83%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (1.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 179 (36.46%) Computer Science
2 123 (25.05%) Physics
3 108 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (16.29%) Statistics
5 49 (9.98%) Derivative
6 34 (6.92%) Algorithms
7 28 (5.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (5.09%) Credit Risk
9 21 (4.28%) Fixed Income
10 20 (4.07%) Economics
11 15 (3.05%) Data Structures
12 14 (2.85%) Visualisation
13 11 (2.24%) Equities
14 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
14 10 (2.04%) Applied Mathematics
15 8 (1.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 8 (1.63%) User Experience
16 7 (1.43%) Market Risk
16 7 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
17 6 (1.22%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.22%) Windows
2 38 (7.74%) Linux
3 37 (7.54%) UNIX
4 19 (3.87%) Windows 7
5 17 (3.46%) Android
6 16 (3.26%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.61%) Solaris
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (15.27%) Analytics
2 74 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (10.59%) TDD
4 36 (7.33%) Multithreading
5 34 (6.92%) OO
6 33 (6.72%) Validation
7 32 (6.52%) Software Engineering
7 32 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (6.31%) Data Analysis
9 26 (5.30%) Project Management
10 25 (5.09%) Unit Testing
10 25 (5.09%) SDLC
11 24 (4.89%) Data Modelling
12 21 (4.28%) ITIL
12 21 (4.28%) Open Source
13 19 (3.87%) Monte Carlo Method
13 19 (3.87%) Scrum
13 19 (3.87%) Statistical Analysis
13 19 (3.87%) Low Latency
14 18 (3.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 153 (31.16%) SQL
2 116 (23.63%) C++
3 105 (21.38%) C#
4 98 (19.96%) Java
5 89 (18.13%) Python
6 64 (13.03%) C
7 49 (9.98%) R
8 36 (7.33%) JavaScript
9 31 (6.31%) VBA
10 22 (4.48%) MATLAB
11 17 (3.46%) Perl
12 13 (2.65%) Scala
13 11 (2.24%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.04%) PL/SQL
14 10 (2.04%) Ruby
15 9 (1.83%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.22%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.02%) VB
18 4 (0.81%) PHP
18 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 256 (52.14%) Degree
2 40 (8.15%) Security Cleared
3 31 (6.31%) PhD
4 18 (3.67%) DV Cleared
5 17 (3.46%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.65%) ISEB
7 7 (1.43%) Postgraduate
7 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.22%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.22%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.22%) HND
8 6 (1.22%) CCIE
8 6 (1.22%) CCNP
9 4 (0.81%) HNC
9 4 (0.81%) ACCA
9 4 (0.81%) CIMA
10 3 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.65%) QA
2 4 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.81%) SLA
2 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) FATCA
4 1 (0.20%) EMIR
4 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.20%) Basel II
4 1 (0.20%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.61%) HDFS
4 2 (0.41%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.20%) Snort
5 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (1.02%) Puppet
1 5 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.61%) SCOM
3 2 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.41%) Nagios
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.41%) Nessus
3 2 (0.41%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.20%) SCSM
4 1 (0.20%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.96%) Oracle
3 13 (2.65%) Cisco
4 11 (2.24%) SAP
5 10 (2.04%) Tableau
6 8 (1.63%) Cognos
6 8 (1.63%) IBM
7 7 (1.43%) HP
8 6 (1.22%) Juniper
8 6 (1.22%) Adobe
8 6 (1.22%) Foundry
8 6 (1.22%) Aruba
9 5 (1.02%) VMware
9 5 (1.02%) Sybase
10 4 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.81%) WorldPay
10 4 (0.81%) hybris
11 3 (0.61%) StreamBase
11 3 (0.61%) Perforce
11 3 (0.61%) Dell
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London
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West London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Cornwall
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