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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 329 321 232
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -89
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 295 292 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.57% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.77% 1.82% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 136 240
Average daily rate
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£438 £493 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.16% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £360
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 66 84
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £15.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.89 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.48 £27.50 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £14.03 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%

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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -21 282 £450 -9.54% 263
London +37 179 £500 -7.62% 116
City of London +16 61 £500 -9.09% 48
South East -30 24 £310 -4.61% 56
South West -15 23 £400 +81.40% 27
East of England -19 21 £298 -8.46% 32
West Midlands -10 17 £370 +28.69% 9
Hertfordshire +4 9 £330 +88.57% 7
Wiltshire -13 9 £400 +80.99% 4
Scotland -5 8 £236 -41.32% 3
East Midlands -4 7 - - 5
Warwickshire -4 6 £110 -60.00% 4
North West -15 6 £364 +16.48% 9
Cambridgeshire -18 6 £350 +7.69% 23
Hampshire -20 6 £300 +100.00% 14
Leicestershire +14 5 - - 1
Dorset +5 5 £225 - 1
Bedfordshire -15 5 £259 +8.94%
Oxfordshire -24 5 £310 -4.61% 7
Leicester +11 4 - - 1
Surrey -4 4 - - 15
Coventry -7 4 £350 +16.66%
Luton - 4 £259 -
Cheshire +12 3 £364 - 2
Bristol -11 3 £400 - 10
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £500 +98.01% 4
Oxford -17 3 £310 - 3
Wales -24 3 - - 3
Berkshire -1 2 £410 +28.12% 7
Middlesex -4 2 £285 -48.18% 2

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 309 (50.33%) Degree
2 233 (37.95%) Computer Science
3 212 (34.53%) SQL
4 185 (30.13%) Finance
5 129 (21.01%) C++
6 120 (19.54%) Java
7 111 (18.08%) Statistics
8 109 (17.75%) C
8 109 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
9 108 (17.59%) C#
10 96 (15.64%) Banking
10 96 (15.64%) Physics
11 90 (14.66%) Front Office
12 82 (13.36%) Oracle
13 74 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
13 74 (12.05%) Analytics
14 73 (11.89%) Linux
15 68 (11.07%) .NET
16 67 (10.91%) Python
17 61 (9.93%) JavaScript
18 57 (9.28%) Microsoft
19 56 (9.12%) UNIX
19 56 (9.12%) Software Engineering
20 54 (8.79%) Investment Banking
21 53 (8.63%) HTML
22 52 (8.47%) Multithreading
23 51 (8.31%) Economics
24 49 (7.98%) Windows
25 48 (7.82%) OO
25 48 (7.82%) SQL Server

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 48 (7.82%) SAS
2 13 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (1.47%) Apache
5 8 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.14%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.81%) GlassFish
7 5 (0.81%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.81%) CMS
7 5 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.65%) IIS
8 4 (0.65%) Node.js
9 3 (0.49%) Lync
10 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.33%) JBoss
10 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.33%) Zimbra
Applications
1 43 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.40%) MS Office
3 22 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.95%) SPSS
5 11 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.98%) MS Project
7 5 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.65%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.33%) Stata
9 2 (0.33%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.16%) Weka
10 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.16%) Simulink
10 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.16%) Maya
10 1 (0.16%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Murex MxG2000
2 2 (0.33%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.16%) Summit
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (0.33%) GitHub
2 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.16%) PaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.79%) Multicast
3 10 (1.63%) Internet
4 7 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.81%) DVB
5 5 (0.81%) Firewall
6 4 (0.65%) LDAP
7 3 (0.49%) Wireless
8 2 (0.33%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.33%) 3G
8 2 (0.33%) DNS
8 2 (0.33%) HTTP
8 2 (0.33%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.33%) VoIP
8 2 (0.33%) Network Security
8 2 (0.33%) SPDY
9 1 (0.16%) 4G
9 1 (0.16%) LTE
9 1 (0.16%) VSAT
9 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.40%) Big Data
3 26 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (3.91%) Hadoop
5 22 (3.58%) MySQL
6 21 (3.42%) QlikView
7 14 (2.28%) Data Mining
8 12 (1.95%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 12 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
10 10 (1.63%) MS Access
11 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.30%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.30%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.14%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.98%) KDB
Development Applications
1 16 (2.61%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.79%) Subversion
3 10 (1.63%) NUnit
4 8 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.14%) Maven
6 6 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.98%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (0.98%) Moq
7 5 (0.81%) JIRA
8 3 (0.49%) Selenium
8 3 (0.49%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.49%) JUnit
8 3 (0.49%) Toad
8 3 (0.49%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.49%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.33%) NCover
9 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
General
1 185 (30.13%) Finance
2 96 (15.64%) Banking
3 90 (14.66%) Front Office
4 54 (8.79%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.40%) Games
6 22 (3.58%) Advertising
7 18 (2.93%) Marketing
8 17 (2.77%) Telecoms
9 14 (2.28%) Electronics
9 14 (2.28%) Retail
10 6 (0.98%) Publishing
11 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.65%) Law
12 4 (0.65%) Military
13 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.16%) iGaming
15 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 208 (33.88%) Developer
2 148 (24.10%) Analyst
3 48 (7.82%) Data Analyst
4 38 (6.19%) Customer Engineer
4 38 (6.19%) Java Developer
5 35 (5.70%) Business Analyst
6 34 (5.54%) Quantitative Developer
7 31 (5.05%) C++ Developer
8 28 (4.56%) C# Developer
9 27 (4.40%) Software Engineer
10 24 (3.91%) Software Developer
11 22 (3.58%) Service Analyst
12 18 (2.93%) Programmer
13 17 (2.77%) Front Office Developer
14 16 (2.61%) SQL Developer
14 16 (2.61%) Data Scientist
15 14 (2.28%) Senior Developer
16 13 (2.12%) Consultant
16 13 (2.12%) Junior
17 12 (1.95%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (11.07%) .NET
2 53 (8.63%) HTML
3 37 (6.03%) WPF
4 31 (5.05%) XML
4 31 (5.05%) CSS
5 22 (3.58%) Spring
6 21 (3.42%) HTML5
7 20 (3.26%) WCF
8 18 (2.93%) Ajax
9 17 (2.77%) ASP.NET
10 16 (2.61%) STL
11 15 (2.44%) jQuery
11 15 (2.44%) .NET Framework
12 13 (2.12%) REST
12 13 (2.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 13 (2.12%) Web Services
12 13 (2.12%) Hibernate
13 12 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
13 12 (1.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 11 (1.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 233 (37.95%) Computer Science
2 111 (18.08%) Statistics
3 109 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (15.64%) Physics
5 51 (8.31%) Economics
6 39 (6.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 39 (6.35%) Algorithms
7 31 (5.05%) Derivative
8 30 (4.89%) Management Information System
9 21 (3.42%) Open Source
10 20 (3.26%) Fixed Income
11 19 (3.09%) Credit Risk
11 19 (3.09%) Visualisation
11 19 (3.09%) Equities
12 14 (2.28%) Applied Mathematics
13 12 (1.95%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.63%) Clustering
14 10 (1.63%) Data Extraction
15 9 (1.47%) Mobile App
16 8 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 73 (11.89%) Linux
2 56 (9.12%) UNIX
3 49 (7.98%) Windows
4 14 (2.28%) Android
5 11 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.81%) Solaris
8 4 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.33%) AIX
10 2 (0.33%) CentOS
10 2 (0.33%) Scientific Linux
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
1 74 (12.05%) Analytics
2 56 (9.12%) Software Engineering
3 52 (8.47%) Multithreading
4 48 (7.82%) OO
5 44 (7.17%) Data Analysis
6 39 (6.35%) ITIL
6 39 (6.35%) Low Latency
7 35 (5.70%) Risk Management
8 34 (5.54%) Data Modelling
9 32 (5.21%) Project Management
10 29 (4.72%) Scrum
11 26 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 23 (3.75%) Service Management
13 23 (3.75%) ETL
14 22 (3.58%) PRINCE2
14 22 (3.58%) Validation
15 21 (3.42%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 212 (34.53%) SQL
2 129 (21.01%) C++
3 120 (19.54%) Java
4 109 (17.75%) C
5 108 (17.59%) C#
6 67 (10.91%) Python
7 61 (9.93%) JavaScript
8 34 (5.54%) VBA
9 33 (5.37%) PL/SQL
10 30 (4.89%) Perl
11 27 (4.40%) R
12 15 (2.44%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.79%) PHP
13 11 (1.79%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.47%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.47%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.47%) VB
15 8 (1.30%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.30%) Scala
16 6 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 309 (50.33%) Degree
2 44 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 42 (6.84%) PhD
4 22 (3.58%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 12 (1.95%) CISSP
7 7 (1.14%) ISEB
8 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.65%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.49%) CCNA
11 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) CFA
12 2 (0.33%) RHCE
12 2 (0.33%) MCSE
12 2 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.93%) QA
2 9 (1.47%) SLA
3 3 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) CDISC
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) DO-160
4 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.16%) GxP
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) Basel II
4 1 (0.16%) BS7799
4 1 (0.16%) TickIT
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.81%) Terminal Services
3 4 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.33%) NFS
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.16%) HDFS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.49%) SCOrch
2 3 (0.49%) SCSM
2 3 (0.49%) SCOM
2 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.33%) OpenView
3 2 (0.33%) Puppet
3 2 (0.33%) SCCM
3 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.16%) Oozie
4 1 (0.16%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.16%) Munin
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 82 (13.36%) Oracle
2 57 (9.28%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.61%) Tableau
4 14 (2.28%) Teradata
5 12 (1.95%) Sybase
6 11 (1.79%) Informatica
7 8 (1.30%) Adobe
8 7 (1.14%) Lotus
8 7 (1.14%) HP
9 6 (0.98%) Google
9 6 (0.98%) VMware
9 6 (0.98%) Citrix
9 6 (0.98%) Typemock
9 6 (0.98%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.81%) Business Objects
10 5 (0.81%) IBM
10 5 (0.81%) Murex
10 5 (0.81%) Reuters
10 5 (0.81%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.65%) Lagan
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Highbury College
Rate: £30,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per week + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago