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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 324 273 265
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -8
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 325 369 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.70% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.85% 2.24% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 188 254
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 58 50
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.42 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £19.45 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £13.65
% change year-on-year
+17.30% -4.76%

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
17525 16502 17427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.63% 31.32% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10780 10232 10133
Average daily rate £413 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 646 880
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.81 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -27.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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
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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 -33 312 £450 - 340
London -19 162 £550 +6.28% 133
South East -30 43 £340 +36.00% 67
City of London -2 42 £500 - 56
East of England -12 36 £258 -31.33% 56
South West -26 22 £375 +10.29% 25
West Midlands -7 15 £260 +22.35% 8
Hertfordshire -12 15 £264 -29.66% 18
Scotland -16 10 £300 -25.00% 16
Berkshire +14 9 £350 +65.68% 11
Essex -9 9 - - 3
Oxfordshire 0 8 £310 - 11
Warwickshire -3 8 £260 +22.35% 1
East Midlands +1 7 £375 +15.38% 11
Wiltshire -10 7 £400 +14.28% 7
Hampshire -14 7 £205 +2.50% 8
Dorset - 7 - - 3
Reading +16 6 £350 +65.68%
Kent 0 6 £225 -59.09% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 6 - - 35
North West -6 6 £320 +45.45% 18
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £500 +455.55% 3
Oxford -1 5 £310 - 8
Cambridge -10 5 - - 32
Coventry - 5 £180 -
Rickmansworth - 5 £335 -
Stevenage - 4 £258 - 3
Milton Keynes +1 3 £500 - 2
Northamptonshire +1 3 - - 5
Yorkshire -4 3 £350 +9.37% 15

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 325 (51.51%) Degree
2 223 (35.34%) Computer Science
3 182 (28.84%) SQL
4 177 (28.05%) Finance
5 140 (22.19%) Java
6 125 (19.81%) C++
7 123 (19.49%) C
8 116 (18.38%) Statistics
9 114 (18.07%) Physics
10 111 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
11 97 (15.37%) Banking
12 95 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
13 91 (14.42%) Oracle
14 89 (14.10%) Front Office
15 88 (13.95%) C#
16 87 (13.79%) Analytics
17 76 (12.04%) Linux
18 65 (10.30%) Software Engineering
19 63 (9.98%) JavaScript
20 62 (9.83%) Python
21 59 (9.35%) .NET
22 58 (9.19%) Multithreading
23 56 (8.87%) PhD
23 56 (8.87%) SAS
24 53 (8.40%) MS Excel
25 52 (8.24%) Windows
25 52 (8.24%) Investment Banking
26 49 (7.77%) Risk Management
27 48 (7.61%) Microsoft
28 47 (7.45%) Economics

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 56 (8.87%) SAS
2 16 (2.54%) Apache Pig
3 12 (1.90%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.43%) Apache
5 9 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.79%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.63%) Node.js
8 4 (0.63%) IIS
9 3 (0.48%) CMS
9 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.32%) Tornado
10 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.32%) Zimbra
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 53 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.39%) MS Office
3 19 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.06%) SPSS
6 6 (0.95%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.63%) MS Project
9 2 (0.32%) Stata
10 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.16%) Simulink
10 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.16%) Maya
10 1 (0.16%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.16%) MotionBuilder
10 1 (0.16%) HumanIK
Business Applications
1 15 (2.38%) Oracle Retail
2 7 (1.11%) Murex MxG2000
3 5 (0.79%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.32%) Bond Adapt
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.48%) PaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.85%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.90%) Internet
3 11 (1.74%) Multicast
4 10 (1.58%) LDAP
5 8 (1.27%) Firewall
6 6 (0.95%) HTTP
7 4 (0.63%) Network Security
7 4 (0.63%) DVB
7 4 (0.63%) Wireless
8 3 (0.48%) DNS
8 3 (0.48%) 3GPP
8 3 (0.48%) SPDY
9 2 (0.32%) 4G
9 2 (0.32%) LTE
9 2 (0.32%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.32%) VoIP
9 2 (0.32%) 3G
10 1 (0.16%) 2G
10 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.16%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.91%) Big Data
3 26 (4.12%) Hadoop
4 21 (3.33%) Data Mining
5 19 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.69%) MySQL
7 15 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.38%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.22%) Apache Hive
8 14 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.58%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.43%) QlikView
11 9 (1.43%) KDB
12 8 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 8 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.22%) Maven
2 14 (2.22%) JUnit
3 10 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.58%) Ant
4 9 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (1.27%) Apache Ivy
5 8 (1.27%) Subversion
6 7 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.95%) JIRA
8 5 (0.79%) Selenium
9 4 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.48%) NUnit
10 3 (0.48%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.32%) Eclipse RCP
11 2 (0.32%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.32%) Moq
11 2 (0.32%) Mockito
11 2 (0.32%) Hamcrest
General
1 177 (28.05%) Finance
2 97 (15.37%) Banking
3 89 (14.10%) Front Office
4 52 (8.24%) Investment Banking
5 33 (5.23%) Retail
6 27 (4.28%) Marketing
7 23 (3.65%) Games
7 23 (3.65%) Advertising
8 16 (2.54%) Electronics
9 9 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.27%) Military
11 5 (0.79%) Law
12 4 (0.63%) French Language
12 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.48%) iGaming
14 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.32%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 206 (32.65%) Developer
2 137 (21.71%) Analyst
3 62 (9.83%) Java Developer
4 46 (7.29%) Data Analyst
5 45 (7.13%) Customer Engineer
6 36 (5.71%) Software Engineer
7 33 (5.23%) C++ Developer
8 30 (4.75%) Front Office Developer
9 28 (4.44%) Service Analyst
10 27 (4.28%) Business Analyst
11 26 (4.12%) Quantitative Developer
12 24 (3.80%) Consultant
12 24 (3.80%) Software Developer
13 20 (3.17%) Senior Developer
13 20 (3.17%) C# Developer
14 15 (2.38%) Architect
14 15 (2.38%) Data Scientist
15 14 (2.22%) Project Manager
16 13 (2.06%) Systems Engineer
16 13 (2.06%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.35%) .NET
2 46 (7.29%) Spring
3 41 (6.50%) HTML
4 29 (4.60%) XML
5 27 (4.28%) CSS
5 27 (4.28%) JMS
6 24 (3.80%) Web Services
6 24 (3.80%) Hibernate
6 24 (3.80%) WPF
7 19 (3.01%) ASP.NET
8 17 (2.69%) Java EE
9 16 (2.54%) HTML5
10 15 (2.38%) Ajax
11 14 (2.22%) SOAP
12 13 (2.06%) XSLT
12 13 (2.06%) J2EE
12 13 (2.06%) REST
13 12 (1.90%) jQuery
14 11 (1.74%) OpenGL
15 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 223 (35.34%) Computer Science
2 116 (18.38%) Statistics
3 114 (18.07%) Physics
4 111 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (7.45%) Economics
6 41 (6.50%) Algorithms
7 31 (4.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 29 (4.60%) Open Source
9 28 (4.44%) Management Information System
10 20 (3.17%) Fixed Income
11 19 (3.01%) Derivative
12 16 (2.54%) Visualisation
13 15 (2.38%) Market Risk
14 14 (2.22%) Equities
15 11 (1.74%) Applied Mathematics
16 10 (1.58%) User Experience
16 10 (1.58%) Credit Risk
16 10 (1.58%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 8 (1.27%) TWAP
17 8 (1.27%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 76 (12.04%) Linux
2 52 (8.24%) Windows
3 44 (6.97%) UNIX
4 11 (1.74%) Android
5 8 (1.27%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.79%) Solaris
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.32%) Scientific Linux
10 2 (0.32%) CentOS
10 2 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (13.79%) Analytics
3 65 (10.30%) Software Engineering
4 58 (9.19%) Multithreading
5 49 (7.77%) Risk Management
6 46 (7.29%) ITIL
7 39 (6.18%) Data Analysis
8 33 (5.23%) Scrum
8 33 (5.23%) Low Latency
9 32 (5.07%) Business Analysis
9 32 (5.07%) Project Management
10 30 (4.75%) Service Management
11 27 (4.28%) MVC
12 26 (4.12%) OO
13 25 (3.96%) PRINCE2
13 25 (3.96%) Service Delivery
14 24 (3.80%) UML
14 24 (3.80%) TDD
14 24 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (3.65%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (28.84%) SQL
2 140 (22.19%) Java
3 125 (19.81%) C++
4 123 (19.49%) C
5 88 (13.95%) C#
6 63 (9.98%) JavaScript
7 62 (9.83%) Python
8 39 (6.18%) VBA
9 27 (4.28%) Scala
9 27 (4.28%) R
10 21 (3.33%) Perl
11 20 (3.17%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.90%) MATLAB
13 10 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.27%) VB
15 7 (1.11%) Ruby
15 7 (1.11%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.95%) PHP
17 4 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 325 (51.51%) Degree
2 56 (8.87%) PhD
3 38 (6.02%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 14 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.11%) ISEB
8 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.63%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.48%) CCNA
11 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.48%) HND
11 3 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) MBA
12 2 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.22%) QA
2 13 (2.06%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) TickIT
4 1 (0.16%) Basel II
4 1 (0.16%) GxP
4 1 (0.16%) CDISC
4 1 (0.16%) DO-160
4 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (0.79%) Terminal Services
2 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.32%) NFS
3 2 (0.32%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.95%) SCOM
2 5 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.63%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.48%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.48%) SCSM
5 2 (0.32%) Puppet
5 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.32%) SCCM
5 2 (0.32%) OpenView
5 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.16%) Munin
6 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 91 (14.42%) Oracle
2 48 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 18 (2.85%) SAP
3 18 (2.85%) Sybase
4 15 (2.38%) JDA
5 13 (2.06%) Tableau
6 12 (1.90%) Adobe
7 10 (1.58%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.43%) Teradata
9 8 (1.27%) Murex
9 8 (1.27%) Informatica
10 7 (1.11%) Reuters
10 7 (1.11%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.11%) HP
11 6 (0.95%) Business Objects
11 6 (0.95%) Citrix
12 5 (0.79%) Lotus
12 5 (0.79%) Cisco
12 5 (0.79%) IBM
13 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £230 - £270 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 - 270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market day rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TK Maxx
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stanley, County Durham
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: £Negotiable - Fixed-Term - 4 months
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £39.06 - £47.03 per hour + Flexibility in Hours
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Salary dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: Good Day Rates
Posted: 6 days ago