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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 335 258 298
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +40
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 292 365 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.71% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 2.70% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 172 171
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -15.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 69 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.84 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.75 £41.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+17.30% -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £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 564 614 780
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -50 272 £500 +5.26% 277
London -21 166 £550 +3.77% 110
City of London -25 49 £502 -12.78% 48
South East -27 48 £326 +0.38% 51
West Midlands -2 14 - - 6
Scotland -29 14 £338 -20.58% 9
East of England -38 14 £345 +18.96% 44
Surrey -7 13 £311 -4.23% 22
Berkshire +4 10 £350 +40.00% 5
Hampshire -13 10 £170 -57.50% 8
South West -41 9 £218 -23.68% 23
North West +1 8 £298 - 15
Warwickshire +1 8 - -
Glasgow -15 8 £375 -16.66% 5
Reading +8 7 £350 +65.68% 2
Docklands, London +15 6 £625 +35.13%
Hertfordshire -3 6 £290 -22.66% 13
Cambridge -7 6 £425 +46.55% 24
Cambridgeshire -12 6 £425 +46.55% 24
South Wales -19 6 £500 - 2
Wales -21 6 £500 - 3
Manchester -2 5 £320 - 6
Edinburgh -18 5 £245 +117.77% 4
Oxfordshire +2 4 £328 - 8
Coventry -10 4 - -
Cardiff - 4 £500 - 1
Canary Wharf +22 3 £550 -8.33%
Bournemouth +12 3 - -
Dorset +10 3 - - 1
Guildford +8 3 - - 1

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 333 (56.92%) Degree
2 190 (32.48%) Finance
3 179 (30.60%) Computer Science
4 176 (30.09%) SQL
5 139 (23.76%) Java
5 139 (23.76%) Statistics
6 110 (18.80%) Analytics
7 109 (18.63%) C++
8 106 (18.12%) Physics
9 97 (16.58%) C
10 95 (16.24%) Banking
11 75 (12.82%) Oracle
12 71 (12.14%) PhD
13 68 (11.62%) SAS
13 68 (11.62%) Front Office
14 63 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
15 60 (10.26%) C#
16 53 (9.06%) .NET
16 53 (9.06%) Linux
17 51 (8.72%) Software Engineering
18 50 (8.55%) Economics
18 50 (8.55%) Spring
18 50 (8.55%) MS Excel
19 48 (8.21%) Investment Banking
20 46 (7.86%) Python
20 46 (7.86%) Microsoft
21 45 (7.69%) SQL Server
22 44 (7.52%) VBA
22 44 (7.52%) JavaScript
23 40 (6.84%) R

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 68 (11.62%) SAS
2 25 (4.27%) Apache Pig
3 13 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.85%) Apache
8 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.51%) Node.js
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.34%) IIS
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 50 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.62%) MS Office
3 20 (3.42%) SPSS
4 15 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.03%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.51%) Stata
7 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.34%) MS Project
8 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.34%) Simulink
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.17%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.17%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (3.25%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.85%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.34%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.34%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.34%) SaaS
3 2 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.54%) Internet
2 8 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.03%) Firewall
3 6 (1.03%) LDAP
4 5 (0.85%) HTTP
4 5 (0.85%) Multicast
5 3 (0.51%) Network Security
5 3 (0.51%) WAN
5 3 (0.51%) LAN
5 3 (0.51%) 3GPP
5 3 (0.51%) Wireless
5 3 (0.51%) DVB
5 3 (0.51%) DNS
6 2 (0.34%) WLAN
6 2 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (0.34%) 4G
7 1 (0.17%) SPDY
7 1 (0.17%) MIMO
7 1 (0.17%) LTE
7 1 (0.17%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.67%) Big Data
3 34 (5.81%) Data Mining
4 32 (5.47%) Hadoop
5 23 (3.93%) Apache Hive
6 19 (3.25%) NoSQL
7 18 (3.08%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.88%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.37%) QlikView
13 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.03%) KDB
14 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.85%) OLTP
15 5 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.85%) DB2
15 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (3.93%) JUnit
2 21 (3.59%) Maven
3 20 (3.42%) Ant
4 18 (3.08%) Apache Ivy
5 16 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (1.37%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.85%) Selenium
10 5 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.68%) JIRA
11 4 (0.68%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.51%) Subversion
13 2 (0.34%) Toad
13 2 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
13 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.34%) Trac
13 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 190 (32.48%) Finance
2 95 (16.24%) Banking
3 68 (11.62%) Front Office
4 48 (8.21%) Investment Banking
5 39 (6.67%) Retail
6 34 (5.81%) Marketing
7 19 (3.25%) Games
8 10 (1.71%) Electronics
9 8 (1.37%) Military
10 7 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.03%) Advertising
12 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.85%) French Language
13 3 (0.51%) iGaming
14 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.34%) German Language
14 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.17%) Back Office
15 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 180 (30.77%) Developer
2 157 (26.84%) Analyst
3 61 (10.43%) Java Developer
4 49 (8.38%) Data Analyst
5 39 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
6 30 (5.13%) Software Engineer
6 30 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 25 (4.27%) C++ Developer
8 24 (4.10%) Front Office Developer
8 24 (4.10%) Senior Developer
8 24 (4.10%) Consultant
9 22 (3.76%) Quantitative Analyst
10 21 (3.59%) Architect
11 20 (3.42%) Service Analyst
12 19 (3.25%) Quantitative Developer
13 18 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
13 18 (3.08%) Software Developer
14 16 (2.74%) Performance Manager
15 15 (2.56%) C# Developer
16 14 (2.39%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.06%) .NET
2 50 (8.55%) Spring
3 35 (5.98%) JMS
4 32 (5.47%) Web Services
5 30 (5.13%) Hibernate
6 24 (4.10%) HTML
7 22 (3.76%) Java EE
8 20 (3.42%) J2EE
9 19 (3.25%) SOAP
10 18 (3.08%) XML
10 18 (3.08%) JPA
11 17 (2.91%) Spring Web Flow
11 17 (2.91%) Struts
11 17 (2.91%) CSS
12 15 (2.56%) MapReduce
13 13 (2.22%) HTML5
13 13 (2.22%) WPF
14 10 (1.71%) OpenGL
15 9 (1.54%) ASP.NET
16 8 (1.37%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 179 (30.60%) Computer Science
2 139 (23.76%) Statistics
3 106 (18.12%) Physics
4 50 (8.55%) Economics
5 29 (4.96%) Derivative
6 25 (4.27%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.76%) Open Source
8 19 (3.25%) Visualisation
9 16 (2.74%) Fixed Income
9 16 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (2.39%) Mobile Payment
11 13 (2.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 12 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.71%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.71%) Market Risk
14 9 (1.54%) Data Extraction
15 6 (1.03%) Chemistry
15 6 (1.03%) Human Factors
15 6 (1.03%) Credit Risk
15 6 (1.03%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.06%) Linux
2 38 (6.50%) Windows
3 33 (5.64%) UNIX
4 5 (0.85%) Android
5 4 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (0.68%) Solaris
5 4 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (18.80%) Analytics
2 63 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (8.72%) Software Engineering
4 39 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 39 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 38 (6.50%) Scrum
6 37 (6.32%) Risk Management
7 34 (5.81%) UML
8 31 (5.30%) Business Analysis
9 30 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (5.13%) MVC
10 26 (4.44%) TDD
11 25 (4.27%) Project Management
12 24 (4.10%) ITIL
12 24 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (3.93%) Low Latency
14 22 (3.76%) Unit Testing
15 21 (3.59%) Validation
16 19 (3.25%) E-Commerce
16 19 (3.25%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 176 (30.09%) SQL
2 139 (23.76%) Java
3 109 (18.63%) C++
4 97 (16.58%) C
5 60 (10.26%) C#
6 46 (7.86%) Python
7 44 (7.52%) VBA
7 44 (7.52%) JavaScript
8 40 (6.84%) R
9 35 (5.98%) Scala
10 11 (1.88%) MATLAB
10 11 (1.88%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.71%) Ruby
11 10 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.20%) Perl
13 5 (0.85%) VB
14 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.34%) Erlang
15 2 (0.34%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 333 (56.92%) Degree
2 71 (12.14%) PhD
3 27 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.88%) MBA
6 9 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.37%) ISEB
8 7 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.68%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.51%) HND
11 3 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PMP
13 1 (0.17%) CFA
13 1 (0.17%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.59%) QA
2 9 (1.54%) SLA
3 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.17%) GxP
4 1 (0.17%) Basel II
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
4 1 (0.17%) DO-160
4 1 (0.17%) Basel III
4 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.51%) SCOM
2 2 (0.34%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.17%) Oozie
3 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.17%) Nagios
3 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.17%) Munin
3 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (12.82%) Oracle
2 46 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.93%) SAP
4 19 (3.25%) JDA
4 19 (3.25%) Tableau
5 16 (2.74%) Sybase
6 7 (1.20%) Adobe
7 6 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
7 6 (1.03%) Talend
7 6 (1.03%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.85%) Business Objects
9 4 (0.68%) webMethods
9 4 (0.68%) Teradata
9 4 (0.68%) Google
10 3 (0.51%) IBM
10 3 (0.51%) VMware
10 3 (0.51%) Perforce
10 3 (0.51%) Mapinfo
10 3 (0.51%) JBoss
10 3 (0.51%) Murex
Oxfordshire
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JW Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £19 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £18 - £20 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £5000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Baker & McKenzie
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago