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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 330 256 295
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +39
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 304 389 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.73% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.11% 2.79% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 185 200
Average daily rate
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£450 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £263 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 79 53
Average hourly rate £15.63 £13.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.75 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £12.13
% change year-on-year
+17.30% +7.17%

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -63 288 £450 -5.26% 323
London -30 160 £568 +8.09% 125
South East -3 52 £305 +7.01% 56
City of London +5 47 £575 - 52
East of England -27 25 £285 -21.37% 46
South West -35 21 £300 -11.76% 26
Surrey 0 13 £311 +10.66% 17
Berkshire +6 11 £350 +65.68% 7
Scotland -22 11 £300 -29.41% 15
Hertfordshire -10 10 £280 -25.33% 14
West Midlands -21 10 £180 -31.42% 12
Reading +10 8 £350 +65.68% 4
Dorset +8 8 - - 3
Hampshire -9 8 £205 -29.91% 8
Kent +1 7 £225 -59.09% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 7 - - 28
Docklands, London +14 6 £625 -7.40%
North West +5 6 £320 +156.00% 29
Warwickshire -3 6 - - 1
Cambridge -13 6 - - 26
Wiltshire -20 6 £218 -36.02% 3
Bournemouth +10 5 - - 1
Essex -3 5 - - 3
West Yorkshire +8 4 £350 +9.37% 9
Oxfordshire +6 4 £328 - 11
Yorkshire 0 4 £350 +9.37% 15
Manchester -4 4 £320 +156.00% 18
Glasgow -22 4 £375 -16.66% 2
Stevenage - 4 £274 - 3
Leeds +6 3 - - 6

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 311 (52.01%) Degree
2 184 (30.77%) Finance
3 181 (30.27%) Computer Science
4 169 (28.26%) SQL
5 136 (22.74%) Java
6 118 (19.73%) Statistics
7 110 (18.39%) C
7 110 (18.39%) C++
8 101 (16.89%) Physics
9 94 (15.72%) Banking
10 93 (15.55%) Analytics
11 77 (12.88%) Front Office
12 76 (12.71%) Oracle
13 66 (11.04%) C#
14 62 (10.37%) Linux
15 60 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
16 59 (9.87%) PhD
17 57 (9.53%) SAS
18 54 (9.03%) Software Engineering
19 53 (8.86%) JavaScript
20 52 (8.70%) .NET
21 51 (8.53%) Investment Banking
22 50 (8.36%) Spring
23 47 (7.86%) MS Excel
23 47 (7.86%) Multithreading
24 46 (7.69%) Microsoft
25 45 (7.53%) Python
25 45 (7.53%) Risk Management
25 45 (7.53%) Economics
26 40 (6.69%) VBA

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 57 (9.53%) SAS
2 17 (2.84%) Apache Pig
3 11 (1.84%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.67%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.51%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.00%) Apache
8 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.50%) CMS
9 3 (0.50%) Node.js
10 2 (0.33%) Tornado
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.85%) MS Office
3 15 (2.51%) SPSS
4 13 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.00%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.84%) Stata
8 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.33%) Simulink
10 1 (0.17%) Maya
10 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.17%) MS Project
10 1 (0.17%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 19 (3.18%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.84%) SiteCatalyst
3 4 (0.67%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.33%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.01%) Internet
1 12 (2.01%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.34%) Multicast
2 8 (1.34%) Firewall
3 6 (1.00%) LDAP
3 6 (1.00%) HTTP
4 4 (0.67%) Network Security
5 3 (0.50%) Wireless
5 3 (0.50%) DVB
5 3 (0.50%) DNS
5 3 (0.50%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.33%) 4G
6 2 (0.33%) LTE
6 2 (0.33%) GSM
6 2 (0.33%) Intranet
6 2 (0.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.17%) SSH
7 1 (0.17%) WiMAX
7 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.17%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.52%) Big Data
2 31 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 25 (4.18%) Data Mining
4 24 (4.01%) Hadoop
5 18 (3.01%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.84%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.51%) Apache Hive
9 10 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.51%) MySQL
11 7 (1.17%) QlikView
11 7 (1.17%) KDB
12 6 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.67%) DB2
14 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (3.18%) JUnit
2 18 (3.01%) Maven
3 16 (2.68%) Ant
4 15 (2.51%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.34%) Apache Ivy
6 9 (1.51%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.84%) Subversion
9 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.67%) Selenium
10 3 (0.50%) JIRA
10 3 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.33%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.17%) NUnit
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.17%) PowerBuilder
12 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 184 (30.77%) Finance
2 94 (15.72%) Banking
3 77 (12.88%) Front Office
4 51 (8.53%) Investment Banking
5 36 (6.02%) Retail
6 29 (4.85%) Marketing
7 17 (2.84%) Games
8 13 (2.17%) Electronics
9 8 (1.34%) Military
10 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.84%) French Language
11 5 (0.84%) Advertising
12 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.50%) iGaming
13 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 189 (31.61%) Developer
2 138 (23.08%) Analyst
3 62 (10.37%) Java Developer
4 59 (9.87%) Customer Engineer
5 43 (7.19%) Data Analyst
6 31 (5.18%) Business Analyst
7 30 (5.02%) Software Engineer
7 30 (5.02%) C++ Developer
8 26 (4.35%) Front Office Developer
9 24 (4.01%) Software Developer
10 22 (3.68%) Senior Developer
11 21 (3.51%) Consultant
12 20 (3.34%) Quantitative Developer
12 20 (3.34%) Service Analyst
13 18 (3.01%) Architect
14 17 (2.84%) Quantitative Analyst
15 16 (2.68%) Performance Manager
15 16 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
16 14 (2.34%) C# Developer
17 13 (2.17%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.70%) .NET
2 50 (8.36%) Spring
3 34 (5.69%) JMS
4 31 (5.18%) Web Services
4 31 (5.18%) HTML
5 28 (4.68%) Hibernate
6 24 (4.01%) XML
7 22 (3.68%) CSS
8 21 (3.51%) Java EE
9 20 (3.34%) SOAP
10 19 (3.18%) J2EE
11 15 (2.51%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.51%) JPA
12 14 (2.34%) WPF
12 14 (2.34%) Spring Web Flow
12 14 (2.34%) Struts
13 12 (2.01%) REST
13 12 (2.01%) jQuery
13 12 (2.01%) Ajax
14 11 (1.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 181 (30.27%) Computer Science
2 118 (19.73%) Statistics
3 101 (16.89%) Physics
4 45 (7.53%) Economics
5 26 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.35%) Open Source
6 25 (4.18%) Derivative
7 22 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (3.01%) Fixed Income
9 15 (2.51%) Visualisation
10 13 (2.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 12 (2.01%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
14 9 (1.51%) Data Extraction
15 8 (1.34%) Hedge funds
16 7 (1.17%) Clustering
16 7 (1.17%) Applied Mathematics
16 7 (1.17%) Credit Risk
17 6 (1.00%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 62 (10.37%) Linux
2 39 (6.52%) UNIX
2 39 (6.52%) Windows
3 10 (1.67%) Android
4 7 (1.17%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.84%) Solaris
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.17%) Debian
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (15.55%) Analytics
2 60 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (9.03%) Software Engineering
4 47 (7.86%) Multithreading
5 45 (7.53%) Risk Management
6 38 (6.35%) Scrum
7 37 (6.19%) Data Analysis
8 36 (6.02%) Business Analysis
9 34 (5.69%) UML
10 30 (5.02%) MVC
11 29 (4.85%) Low Latency
12 28 (4.68%) ITIL
12 28 (4.68%) TDD
13 27 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (4.18%) Project Management
15 23 (3.85%) OO
16 22 (3.68%) Validation
16 22 (3.68%) Unit Testing
17 18 (3.01%) Service Management
17 18 (3.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 169 (28.26%) SQL
2 136 (22.74%) Java
3 110 (18.39%) C
3 110 (18.39%) C++
4 66 (11.04%) C#
5 53 (8.86%) JavaScript
6 45 (7.53%) Python
7 40 (6.69%) VBA
8 30 (5.02%) R
8 30 (5.02%) Scala
9 16 (2.68%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.51%) Perl
11 13 (2.17%) MATLAB
12 10 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.17%) Ruby
14 6 (1.00%) VB
15 5 (0.84%) PHP
15 5 (0.84%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.33%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 311 (52.01%) Degree
2 59 (9.87%) PhD
3 28 (4.68%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.17%) ISEB
8 6 (1.00%) MBA
9 5 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.67%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.50%) HND
12 2 (0.33%) CCNA
12 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.17%) CFA
13 1 (0.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.84%) QA
2 9 (1.51%) SLA
3 2 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) Basel II
4 1 (0.17%) GxP
4 1 (0.17%) CDISC
4 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.17%) Basel III
4 1 (0.17%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.17%) NFS
3 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.00%) SCOM
2 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.67%) Vagrant
2 4 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (0.50%) SCOrch
3 3 (0.50%) SCSM
4 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) Munin
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 76 (12.71%) Oracle
2 46 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.85%) SAP
4 19 (3.18%) JDA
5 14 (2.34%) Sybase
6 13 (2.17%) Tableau
7 9 (1.51%) Adobe
8 6 (1.00%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.00%) Business Objects
9 5 (0.84%) Murex
10 4 (0.67%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.67%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.67%) Sun
10 4 (0.67%) Cisco
10 4 (0.67%) IBM
10 4 (0.67%) Reuters
10 4 (0.67%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.67%) Lagan
10 4 (0.67%) Google
10 4 (0.67%) Teradata
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £250
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £24 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £39.32 - £47.34 per hour + Flexibility in Hours
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £260.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago