The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 330 279 313
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +34
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 289 302 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.02% 2.47% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 133 168
Average daily rate £475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 43
Average hourly rate £15.99 £12.42 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.70% -30.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £9.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £26.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £12.42 £17.28
% change year-on-year
+22.78% -28.12%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -76 268 £475 +11.76% 391
London +7 186 £500 - 144
City of London +13 70 £500 +5.26% 51
South East -46 28 £218 -37.85% 66
Berkshire -1 12 £168 -60.58% 16
East of England -18 12 £400 -11.20% 67
South West -37 11 £408 +33.60% 62
West Midlands -6 10 £235 - 10
North West -19 10 £275 -9.46% 21
South Wales -9 9 £500 - 6
Wales -12 9 £500 - 9
Yorkshire -17 8 £425 +49.12% 12
Scotland -20 8 £400 +44.79% 7
Suffolk - 8 £425 - 1
Ipswich - 8 £425 - 1
Canary Wharf +23 6 £590 -1.66%
Docklands, London +1 6 £590 -3.67%
Cardiff -12 6 £500 - 3
Oxfordshire -6 5 £100 -71.42% 16
Manchester -12 5 £275 -9.46% 10
Glasgow +5 4 £400 +23.07% 1
Oxford 0 4 £100 -71.42% 10
Hertfordshire -5 4 £290 -35.62% 9
Middlesex -7 4 £375 -39.02%
Somerset -12 4 £315 +5.00% 18
West Yorkshire -20 4 - - 9
Wiltshire -24 4 £500 +32.45% 8
Reading - 4 £105 - 11
Stevenage - 4 £290 - 3
Coventry - 4 £235 - 2

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 277 (49.91%) Degree
2 193 (34.77%) Finance
3 137 (24.68%) SQL
4 136 (24.50%) Computer Science
5 114 (20.54%) Statistics
6 112 (20.18%) C
7 101 (18.20%) Java
8 91 (16.40%) Physics
9 90 (16.22%) Banking
10 87 (15.68%) C++
10 87 (15.68%) Analytics
11 78 (14.05%) C#
12 69 (12.43%) Oracle
13 67 (12.07%) .NET
14 65 (11.71%) SQL Server
15 55 (9.91%) SAS
15 55 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
16 51 (9.19%) Multithreading
17 50 (9.01%) Front Office
17 50 (9.01%) Linux
18 49 (8.83%) PhD
19 48 (8.65%) Investment Banking
20 45 (8.11%) Economics
21 44 (7.93%) MS Excel
22 43 (7.75%) Microsoft
23 40 (7.21%) OO
23 40 (7.21%) Spring
24 39 (7.03%) Risk Management
25 38 (6.85%) Software Engineering
26 37 (6.67%) Derivative

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 55 (9.91%) SAS
2 12 (2.16%) Apache Pig
2 12 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.98%) Apache
4 6 (1.08%) Alfresco
5 4 (0.72%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.72%) IIS
6 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.36%) CMS
6 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 44 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.23%) MS Office
3 14 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.34%) SPSS
5 10 (1.80%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.90%) MS Project
8 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.54%) Stata
10 2 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.36%) FreeHand
10 2 (0.36%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.36%) QuarkXPress
11 1 (0.18%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.18%) Simulink
11 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (2.34%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.36%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Retail
2 2 (0.36%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.44%) LAN
2 8 (1.44%) WAN
3 7 (1.26%) Network Security
4 6 (1.08%) IP Telephony
4 6 (1.08%) DMZ
4 6 (1.08%) Firewall
5 5 (0.90%) Internet
5 5 (0.90%) SNMP
6 4 (0.72%) tcpdump
6 4 (0.72%) HSRP
6 4 (0.72%) Multicast
6 4 (0.72%) RIP
6 4 (0.72%) VoIP
6 4 (0.72%) BGP
6 4 (0.72%) EIGRP
6 4 (0.72%) TACACS
6 4 (0.72%) MPLS
6 4 (0.72%) OSPF
6 4 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.05%) Data Mining
3 23 (4.14%) Big Data
4 21 (3.78%) Hadoop
5 13 (2.34%) MySQL
5 13 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.34%) Apache Hive
6 11 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.98%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.62%) DB2
8 9 (1.62%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (3.06%) JUnit
2 15 (2.70%) Subversion
2 15 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.34%) Visual Studio
4 12 (2.16%) Apache Ivy
4 12 (2.16%) Maven
4 12 (2.16%) Ant
5 5 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.72%) Moq
6 4 (0.72%) JIRA
6 4 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.54%) NUnit
7 3 (0.54%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.54%) Selenium
7 3 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 193 (34.77%) Finance
2 90 (16.22%) Banking
3 50 (9.01%) Front Office
4 48 (8.65%) Investment Banking
5 35 (6.31%) Marketing
6 27 (4.86%) Retail
7 12 (2.16%) Games
7 12 (2.16%) Electronics
8 8 (1.44%) Publishing
8 8 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.26%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.90%) Advertising
11 4 (0.72%) Legal
11 4 (0.72%) Military
12 3 (0.54%) Automotive
12 3 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.36%) Law
13 2 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 151 (27.21%) Developer
2 135 (24.32%) Analyst
3 51 (9.19%) Customer Engineer
4 36 (6.49%) Java Developer
5 29 (5.23%) C# Developer
6 28 (5.05%) Senior Developer
7 26 (4.68%) Data Analyst
8 22 (3.96%) Quantitative Analyst
9 20 (3.60%) Architect
9 20 (3.60%) Business Analyst
9 20 (3.60%) Software Engineer
10 19 (3.42%) Consultant
10 19 (3.42%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.24%) C++ Developer
12 14 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.34%) .NET Developer
14 12 (2.16%) Junior
14 12 (2.16%) Programmer
14 12 (2.16%) Service Analyst
15 11 (1.98%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (12.07%) .NET
2 40 (7.21%) Spring
3 33 (5.95%) XML
4 27 (4.86%) HTML
5 22 (3.96%) JMS
6 21 (3.78%) Web Services
6 21 (3.78%) Middleware
7 20 (3.60%) CSS
7 20 (3.60%) WPF
8 19 (3.42%) Hibernate
9 16 (2.88%) J2EE
10 15 (2.70%) jQuery
11 14 (2.52%) ASP.NET
12 13 (2.34%) WCF
12 13 (2.34%) Java EE
12 13 (2.34%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.98%) SOAP
13 11 (1.98%) Struts
13 11 (1.98%) WinForms
13 11 (1.98%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 136 (24.50%) Computer Science
2 114 (20.54%) Statistics
3 91 (16.40%) Physics
4 45 (8.11%) Economics
5 37 (6.67%) Derivative
6 36 (6.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.52%) Market Risk
9 13 (2.34%) Fixed Income
9 13 (2.34%) Visualisation
10 10 (1.80%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.80%) Open Source
11 9 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.62%) Mobile Payment
12 8 (1.44%) Equities
13 7 (1.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 7 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (1.08%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.08%) Machine Learning
15 5 (0.90%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.01%) Linux
2 32 (5.77%) Windows
3 31 (5.59%) UNIX
4 6 (1.08%) Android
5 5 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (15.68%) Analytics
2 55 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (9.19%) Multithreading
4 40 (7.21%) OO
5 39 (7.03%) Risk Management
6 38 (6.85%) Software Engineering
7 37 (6.67%) TDD
7 37 (6.67%) MVC
8 33 (5.95%) Project Management
9 30 (5.41%) Scrum
10 29 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (5.05%) Data Analysis
11 28 (5.05%) Statistical Analysis
12 27 (4.86%) Validation
13 26 (4.68%) Low Latency
14 25 (4.50%) Unit Testing
14 25 (4.50%) UML
15 24 (4.32%) ITIL
16 23 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
17 20 (3.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 137 (24.68%) SQL
2 112 (20.18%) C
3 101 (18.20%) Java
4 87 (15.68%) C++
5 78 (14.05%) C#
6 37 (6.67%) Python
7 36 (6.49%) VBA
8 31 (5.59%) JavaScript
9 30 (5.41%) R
10 18 (3.24%) Scala
11 16 (2.88%) PHP
12 12 (2.16%) Perl
12 12 (2.16%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.44%) PHP5
14 8 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.26%) Ruby
16 6 (1.08%) Haskell
17 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 277 (49.91%) Degree
2 49 (8.83%) PhD
3 31 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.34%) MBA
6 8 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.08%) ISEB
9 5 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.72%) CCNP
10 4 (0.72%) CCNA
11 3 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.36%) CFA
12 2 (0.36%) RHCT
12 2 (0.36%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.36%) HND
12 2 (0.36%) RHCE
12 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.23%) QA
2 11 (1.98%) SLA
3 3 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.36%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.36%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Basel II
5 1 (0.18%) GxP
5 1 (0.18%) COREP
5 1 (0.18%) FINREP
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 6 (1.08%) CA Spectrum
1 6 (1.08%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.54%) Cacti
4 1 (0.18%) Nagios
4 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.18%) Munin
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (12.43%) Oracle
2 43 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.24%) Sybase
4 17 (3.06%) SAP
5 13 (2.34%) JDA
5 13 (2.34%) Tableau
6 8 (1.44%) Adobe
6 8 (1.44%) HP
7 6 (1.08%) CA
8 5 (0.90%) Cisco
8 5 (0.90%) VMware
8 5 (0.90%) Teradata
9 4 (0.72%) Talend
9 4 (0.72%) Telerik
9 4 (0.72%) Juniper
9 4 (0.72%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (0.72%) webMethods
10 3 (0.54%) Remedy
10 3 (0.54%) Business Objects
Newbury, Berkshire
Gate Hampton Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis IT
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 30-40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £90 - £150 per annum + Perm option up to £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £375-£400 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £375-£400 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kite Consulting Group Limited
Posted: 4 days ago