The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mathematics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mathematics over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 359 442 348
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -94
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 299 209 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.37% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.68% 1.17% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 122 182
Median daily rate £410 £435 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 47
Median hourly rate £16.38 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £35.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -

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
17756 17897 17400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.22% 31.96% 32.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11469 11143 10625
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 679 714
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -16.66%

Mathematics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mathematics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 July 2016.

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 2 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 256 £425 -2.29% 269
London +15 142 £450 - 116
South East +41 66 £398 -0.62% 46
City of London +40 39 £600 +20.00% 30
Berkshire +17 18 £550 - 9
Surrey +3 18 £388 -3.12% 8
Scotland -1 16 £260 -20.00% 9
West Sussex - 13 £410 - 1
South West -3 12 £500 +33.33% 17
Dundee - 11 £225 -
Yorkshire +10 10 £350 - 10
East Midlands +10 10 £565 +88.33% 12
Crawley - 9 £425 -
West Yorkshire +5 7 £363 - 9
West Midlands -16 7 £350 -30.00% 16
Camberley - 7 - -
East Sussex +9 6 £255 -58.87% 3
Leeds 0 6 £363 - 7
Redhill - 6 £383 -
Nottinghamshire +4 5 £578 +92.50% 8
Nottingham -4 5 £578 +92.50% 7
East of England +8 4 £275 -18.51% 33
Hampshire +5 4 - - 11
Edinburgh +2 4 £600 +84.61% 8
Reading -3 4 £550 - 5
North West -4 4 £148 - 15
Southampton - 4 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £265 +43.24% 1
Oxfordshire +6 3 £265 - 8
Manchester -1 3 £148 - 9

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mathematics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 294 (47.57%) Degree
2 205 (33.17%) Finance
3 170 (27.51%) Computer Science
4 152 (24.60%) SQL
5 141 (22.82%) C#
6 130 (21.04%) C++
7 118 (19.09%) C
8 115 (18.61%) Java
9 113 (18.28%) Python
9 113 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
10 107 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
11 99 (16.02%) Analytics
12 94 (15.21%) Physics
12 94 (15.21%) Windows
13 91 (14.72%) Banking
14 82 (13.27%) SQL Server
15 79 (12.78%) Microsoft
16 76 (12.30%) Statistics
17 72 (11.65%) Linux
18 67 (10.84%) .NET
18 67 (10.84%) Algorithms
19 58 (9.39%) R
20 51 (8.25%) SAS
20 51 (8.25%) Big Data
21 50 (8.09%) HTML
22 49 (7.93%) VBA
22 49 (7.93%) Oracle
23 48 (7.77%) JavaScript
24 47 (7.61%) Front Office
25 46 (7.44%) PhD

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (8.25%) SAS
2 19 (3.07%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.43%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.94%) Apache
5 9 (1.46%) Apache Pig
5 9 (1.46%) IIS
6 8 (1.29%) ArcGIS
6 8 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.29%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.65%) CMS
8 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (7.12%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.50%) SPSS
3 32 (5.18%) MS Office
4 10 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.49%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.32%) MS Project
7 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.32%) Simulink
8 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.16%) EViews
8 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.16%) Mingle
8 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.32%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.32%) FastStats
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.32%) RMDS
3 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.16%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.16%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.46%) Mimecast
3 7 (1.13%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.97%) SaaS
5 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.49%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.49%) IaaS
6 3 (0.49%) iTunes
7 2 (0.32%) GitHub
7 2 (0.32%) Heroku
7 2 (0.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) Office 365
8 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.40%) TCP/IP
2 18 (2.91%) LAN
2 18 (2.91%) WAN
3 13 (2.10%) Wireless
4 11 (1.78%) Firewall
4 11 (1.78%) Internet
5 10 (1.62%) SAN
6 8 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (1.13%) 3G
7 7 (1.13%) DNS
8 6 (0.97%) IPsec
8 6 (0.97%) MPLS
8 6 (0.97%) Network Security
8 6 (0.97%) SNMP
9 5 (0.81%) 4G
9 5 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (0.81%) DHCP
9 5 (0.81%) HTTP
9 5 (0.81%) OSPF
9 5 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.25%) Big Data
3 43 (6.96%) Hadoop
4 24 (3.88%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.07%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (2.91%) GIS
6 18 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (2.59%) Apache Hive
7 16 (2.59%) MySQL
8 12 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.94%) Oracle Database 12c
9 11 (1.78%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.46%) QlikView
10 9 (1.46%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 24 (3.88%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.07%) JIRA
3 16 (2.59%) NUnit
4 10 (1.62%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.62%) Selenium
5 9 (1.46%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.13%) Spock
6 7 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.81%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.81%) Subversion
8 3 (0.49%) Maven
8 3 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.32%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.32%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.16%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.16%) NetBeans
General
1 205 (33.17%) Finance
2 91 (14.72%) Banking
3 47 (7.61%) Front Office
4 44 (7.12%) Telecoms
5 39 (6.31%) Games
6 33 (5.34%) Investment Banking
7 24 (3.88%) Retail
8 22 (3.56%) Marketing
9 12 (1.94%) Legal
10 11 (1.78%) Back Office
11 10 (1.62%) Electronics
12 9 (1.46%) Billing
13 6 (0.97%) Advertising
13 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.97%) Publishing
14 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.49%) Automotive
16 3 (0.49%) Avionics
16 3 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 215 (34.79%) Developer
2 146 (23.62%) Analyst
3 54 (8.74%) C# Developer
4 47 (7.61%) Java Developer
5 36 (5.83%) Senior Developer
6 34 (5.50%) .NET Developer
7 33 (5.34%) C++ Developer
7 33 (5.34%) Data Scientist
8 32 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
9 30 (4.85%) Quantitative Developer
9 30 (4.85%) SQL Developer
10 29 (4.69%) Data Analyst
10 29 (4.69%) Qualitative Analyst
10 29 (4.69%) Quantitative Analyst
11 24 (3.88%) Risk Analyst
12 21 (3.40%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
13 18 (2.91%) Software Engineer
13 18 (2.91%) Support Engineer
14 17 (2.75%) Deployment Engineer
14 17 (2.75%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.84%) .NET
2 50 (8.09%) HTML
3 33 (5.34%) Web Services
4 32 (5.18%) jQuery
5 31 (5.02%) CSS
6 27 (4.37%) XML
7 26 (4.21%) .NET Framework
8 24 (3.88%) HTML5
9 22 (3.56%) ASP.NET
10 20 (3.24%) AngularJS
10 20 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (2.91%) WinForms
12 17 (2.75%) OpenGL
12 17 (2.75%) REST
13 13 (2.10%) Spring
14 10 (1.62%) Middleware
15 9 (1.46%) DirectX
15 9 (1.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 8 (1.29%) SciPy
17 7 (1.13%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 170 (27.51%) Computer Science
2 113 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (15.21%) Physics
4 76 (12.30%) Statistics
5 67 (10.84%) Algorithms
6 42 (6.80%) Economics
7 37 (5.99%) Derivative
8 34 (5.50%) Data Centre
9 33 (5.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (5.18%) Credit Risk
11 25 (4.05%) Management Information System
12 22 (3.56%) Market Risk
13 18 (2.91%) Data Structures
14 17 (2.75%) Visualisation
15 16 (2.59%) Blackberry
16 15 (2.43%) Fixed Income
17 14 (2.27%) Applied Mathematics
17 14 (2.27%) Credit Derivative
18 11 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
19 9 (1.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 94 (15.21%) Windows
2 72 (11.65%) Linux
3 26 (4.21%) Windows 7
4 23 (3.72%) Unix
5 20 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.59%) Windows Server
7 14 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.94%) Android
9 11 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.78%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.29%) Solaris
12 8 (1.29%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.65%) AIX
13 4 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.32%) CentOS
14 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (16.02%) Analytics
3 45 (7.28%) OO
3 45 (7.28%) Risk Management
3 45 (7.28%) Software Engineering
4 41 (6.63%) TDD
5 36 (5.83%) Data Analysis
6 35 (5.66%) ITIL
6 35 (5.66%) Validation
7 33 (5.34%) Information Security
8 32 (5.18%) Project Management
9 30 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (4.85%) Quantitative Finance
10 29 (4.69%) Multithreading
11 27 (4.37%) MVC
12 25 (4.05%) E-Commerce
13 23 (3.72%) Low Latency
13 23 (3.72%) Machine Learning
13 23 (3.72%) Mentoring
14 22 (3.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 152 (24.60%) SQL
2 141 (22.82%) C#
3 130 (21.04%) C++
4 118 (19.09%) C
5 115 (18.61%) Java
6 113 (18.28%) Python
7 58 (9.39%) R
8 49 (7.93%) VBA
9 48 (7.77%) JavaScript
10 40 (6.47%) MATLAB
11 18 (2.91%) Scala
11 18 (2.91%) VB.NET
12 16 (2.59%) VB
13 13 (2.10%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.78%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.46%) Apple Swift
16 8 (1.29%) PHP
16 8 (1.29%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.13%) GLSL
17 7 (1.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 294 (47.57%) Degree
2 46 (7.44%) PhD
3 36 (5.83%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.24%) CISSP
6 13 (2.10%) CISA
7 11 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.62%) MCP
8 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.62%) Postgraduate
9 9 (1.46%) CISM
9 9 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.29%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (1.29%) IISP
11 7 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.97%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.97%) SAS Certification
13 5 (0.81%) CRISC
14 4 (0.65%) CCNA
14 4 (0.65%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.66%) QA
2 19 (3.07%) SLA
3 16 (2.59%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.29%) ISO27005
4 8 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.13%) ISAE 3402
5 7 (1.13%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.49%) NEBOSH
8 2 (0.32%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.32%) EMIR
8 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.32%) MiFID
8 2 (0.32%) UCITS
9 1 (0.16%) IAS 39
9 1 (0.16%) ISO27002
System Software
1 26 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.49%) Firmware
3 3 (0.49%) HDFS
3 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (1.46%) Backup Exec
1 9 (1.46%) HP SIM
1 9 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (0.97%) SCOM
3 5 (0.81%) Puppet
4 4 (0.65%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.49%) QRadar
5 3 (0.49%) SCCM
5 3 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.32%) Ambari
6 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.32%) yum
7 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 79 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 49 (7.93%) Oracle
3 39 (6.31%) IBM
4 22 (3.56%) HP
5 19 (3.07%) Tableau
6 17 (2.75%) Cisco
7 12 (1.94%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.78%) Google
8 11 (1.78%) Intel Security
8 11 (1.78%) SAP
9 9 (1.46%) Avaya
9 9 (1.46%) Barracuda Networks
9 9 (1.46%) Becrypt
9 9 (1.46%) Symantec
10 7 (1.13%) Akamai
10 7 (1.13%) ArcSight
10 7 (1.13%) Mapinfo
10 7 (1.13%) Qualys
10 7 (1.13%) Tripwire
10 7 (1.13%) VMware
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