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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 343 317 231
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -86
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 258 261 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.54% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.70% 1.75% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 134 193
Average daily rate
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£425 £498 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.57% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 53 111
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £15.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £12.54 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.97 £36.75 £26.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £15.25

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
15163 14956 13365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 30.70% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9582 9248 8000
Average daily rate £418 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 618 798
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -20 247 £425 -15.00% 304
London +33 177 £500 -9.09% 125
City of London +36 63 £500 -16.66% 41
South East -29 20 £300 -25.00% 65
South West -20 15 £350 +36.71% 28
East of England +6 12 £298 -8.46% 36
West Midlands -2 8 £390 +30.00% 7
Hertfordshire +8 7 £294 +67.85% 5
North West -8 7 £364 -9.00% 23
East Midlands +4 5 - - 3
Dorset +3 5 £225 - 3
Surrey +3 5 £338 - 27
Leicestershire +13 4 - -
Cheshire +9 4 £364 - 5
Leicester +7 4 - -
Bristol -1 4 £388 - 6
Scotland -13 4 £236 -41.32% 10
Oxfordshire -16 4 £334 +2.69% 10
Hampshire -25 4 £300 -25.00% 13
Herefordshire - 4 £390 - 1
Bedfordshire -10 3 £265 -
Wiltshire -15 3 £650 +153.90% 3
Cambridgeshire -19 3 £350 +7.69% 30
Coventry 0 2 £350 +16.66%
Berkshire -1 2 £410 +2.50% 2
Warwickshire -2 2 £110 -60.00% 1
Glasgow -8 2 £413 - 4
West Yorkshire -10 2 £140 -37.77% 15
Swindon -14 2 £650 - 2
Southampton -15 2 - - 4

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 295 (50.17%) Degree
2 228 (38.78%) Computer Science
3 207 (35.20%) SQL
4 195 (33.16%) Finance
5 122 (20.75%) C++
6 116 (19.73%) C#
6 116 (19.73%) Java
7 108 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
8 107 (18.20%) Banking
9 102 (17.35%) C
10 94 (15.99%) Front Office
11 92 (15.65%) Statistics
12 86 (14.63%) Physics
13 82 (13.95%) Oracle
14 74 (12.59%) .NET
15 70 (11.90%) Analytics
16 68 (11.56%) Python
17 63 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (10.54%) JavaScript
19 61 (10.37%) Linux
20 58 (9.86%) Investment Banking
21 57 (9.69%) UNIX
22 55 (9.35%) OO
23 54 (9.18%) Software Engineering
24 52 (8.84%) HTML
24 52 (8.84%) Multithreading
25 49 (8.33%) SQL Server
26 48 (8.16%) Data Modelling
26 48 (8.16%) Microsoft
27 47 (7.99%) SAS

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 47 (7.99%) SAS
2 15 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (1.53%) Apache
4 8 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.02%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.85%) Node.js
7 5 (0.85%) GlassFish
7 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.85%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.85%) IIS
8 4 (0.68%) CMS
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.51%) Lync
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.34%) Zimbra
10 2 (0.34%) Tornado
Applications
1 37 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.59%) MS Office
3 20 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.53%) SPSS
5 6 (1.02%) MS Project
5 6 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.68%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.51%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.34%) Stata
8 2 (0.34%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Weka
9 1 (0.17%) Maya
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Murex MxG2000
2 3 (0.51%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.34%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.17%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) Summit
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.34%) GitHub
2 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.17%) PaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.55%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.87%) Internet
3 9 (1.53%) Multicast
4 7 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.85%) Firewall
6 4 (0.68%) LDAP
7 3 (0.51%) DVB
7 3 (0.51%) DNS
8 2 (0.34%) HTTP
8 2 (0.34%) VoIP
8 2 (0.34%) SSL
8 2 (0.34%) 3G
8 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.34%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.34%) Network Security
8 2 (0.34%) SPDY
9 1 (0.17%) AMQP
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.17%) LTE
9 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.61%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (4.59%) MySQL
5 23 (3.91%) Hadoop
6 20 (3.40%) QlikView
7 18 (3.06%) Big Data
8 13 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 13 (2.21%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.87%) Oracle ODI
9 11 (1.87%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.87%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 11 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.70%) Data Mining
10 10 (1.70%) MS Access
11 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.19%) KDB
12 7 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (2.55%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.04%) Subversion
3 10 (1.70%) NUnit
4 9 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.36%) Maven
6 7 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
7 6 (1.02%) Moq
8 4 (0.68%) JIRA
9 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.51%) Selenium
9 3 (0.51%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.51%) Toad
9 3 (0.51%) JUnit
10 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.34%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.34%) NCover
10 2 (0.34%) Mockito
General
1 195 (33.16%) Finance
2 107 (18.20%) Banking
3 94 (15.99%) Front Office
4 58 (9.86%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.59%) Games
6 23 (3.91%) Telecoms
7 21 (3.57%) Advertising
8 17 (2.89%) Marketing
8 17 (2.89%) Retail
9 11 (1.87%) Electronics
10 7 (1.19%) Publishing
10 7 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.02%) Military
11 6 (1.02%) Law
12 5 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.34%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 204 (34.69%) Developer
2 132 (22.45%) Analyst
3 40 (6.80%) Data Analyst
4 35 (5.95%) Business Analyst
5 34 (5.78%) Quantitative Developer
6 32 (5.44%) Customer Engineer
6 32 (5.44%) C++ Developer
7 28 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 27 (4.59%) Java Developer
9 24 (4.08%) Programmer
10 22 (3.74%) Software Developer
10 22 (3.74%) Software Engineer
11 19 (3.23%) Data Scientist
12 18 (3.06%) Senior Developer
13 16 (2.72%) Consultant
14 14 (2.38%) Service Analyst
14 14 (2.38%) .NET Developer
14 14 (2.38%) SQL Developer
14 14 (2.38%) C++ Quantitative Developer
15 13 (2.21%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (12.59%) .NET
2 52 (8.84%) HTML
3 36 (6.12%) WPF
4 31 (5.27%) CSS
5 30 (5.10%) XML
6 21 (3.57%) WCF
7 19 (3.23%) ASP.NET
8 18 (3.06%) Ajax
8 18 (3.06%) .NET Framework
8 18 (3.06%) HTML5
9 17 (2.89%) jQuery
10 15 (2.55%) Spring
10 15 (2.55%) STL
11 13 (2.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 12 (2.04%) JMS
12 12 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
12 12 (2.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 11 (1.87%) Web Services
14 10 (1.70%) XSLT
14 10 (1.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 228 (38.78%) Computer Science
2 108 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (15.65%) Statistics
4 86 (14.63%) Physics
5 44 (7.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 43 (7.31%) Economics
7 39 (6.63%) Algorithms
8 37 (6.29%) Derivative
9 29 (4.93%) Management Information System
10 21 (3.57%) Credit Risk
11 20 (3.40%) Equities
11 20 (3.40%) Open Source
12 18 (3.06%) Fixed Income
12 18 (3.06%) Visualisation
13 14 (2.38%) Data Structures
14 13 (2.21%) Applied Mathematics
15 10 (1.70%) Market Risk
16 9 (1.53%) Mobile App
17 8 (1.36%) 3D Graphics
17 8 (1.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.37%) Linux
2 57 (9.69%) UNIX
3 43 (7.31%) Windows
4 12 (2.04%) Android
5 11 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.68%) Solaris
7 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) AIX
9 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.34%) Scientific Linux
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (11.90%) Analytics
2 63 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (9.35%) OO
4 54 (9.18%) Software Engineering
5 52 (8.84%) Multithreading
6 48 (8.16%) Data Modelling
7 43 (7.31%) Low Latency
8 39 (6.63%) Risk Management
9 37 (6.29%) Data Analysis
10 32 (5.44%) Project Management
11 31 (5.27%) ITIL
12 26 (4.42%) Scrum
13 25 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (4.08%) ETL
14 24 (4.08%) Validation
14 24 (4.08%) TDD
15 22 (3.74%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (3.23%) Algorithmic Trading
16 19 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 207 (35.20%) SQL
2 122 (20.75%) C++
3 116 (19.73%) C#
3 116 (19.73%) Java
4 102 (17.35%) C
5 68 (11.56%) Python
6 62 (10.54%) JavaScript
7 34 (5.78%) PL/SQL
8 33 (5.61%) VBA
9 30 (5.10%) Perl
10 23 (3.91%) R
11 14 (2.38%) PHP
12 13 (2.21%) MATLAB
12 13 (2.21%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.70%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.53%) VB
14 9 (1.53%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.85%) Scala
15 5 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 295 (50.17%) Degree
2 42 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.42%) PhD
4 24 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.04%) CISSP
6 10 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.85%) ISEB
8 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.51%) CCNA
9 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.34%) RHCE
10 2 (0.34%) CFA
10 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.34%) NVQ Level 3
10 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) CRISC
11 1 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.55%) QA
2 8 (1.36%) SLA
3 3 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) CDISC
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) TickIT
4 1 (0.17%) BS7799
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.85%) Terminal Services
3 3 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.34%) NFS
5 1 (0.17%) GridGain
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.51%) SCOrch
2 3 (0.51%) SCSM
2 3 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (0.51%) SCOM
3 2 (0.34%) OpenView
3 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.34%) SCCM
3 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.34%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.17%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.17%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 82 (13.95%) Oracle
2 48 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.06%) Tableau
4 13 (2.21%) Teradata
4 13 (2.21%) Sybase
5 12 (2.04%) Informatica
6 11 (1.87%) Adobe
7 7 (1.19%) Google
8 6 (1.02%) Citrix
8 6 (1.02%) Lotus
8 6 (1.02%) VMware
8 6 (1.02%) Typemock
9 5 (0.85%) Reuters
9 5 (0.85%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.85%) IBM
9 5 (0.85%) Murex
9 5 (0.85%) HP
9 5 (0.85%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.68%) Cisco
10 4 (0.68%) TOWER Software
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire, South West
Swindon College
Rate: £45,071 - £52,495 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
West Midlands Fire Service
Rate: From £19,742 to £20,849 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Enfield Council
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £525 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11.72 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £45 to £60 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £45 to £60 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: Competitive day rate
Posted: 11 days ago