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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 342 354 347
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 301 251 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 1.58% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 193 134
Average daily rate £450 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £258 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 12 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £14.48 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.14% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.48 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.58 £18.07 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £13.71 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+53.17% -10.09%

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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +36 291 £450 +2.85% 358
London -14 164 £525 +6.32% 160
South East +44 54 £308 -11.19% 61
City of London +6 32 £525 +5.00% 42
East of England +16 21 £350 +35.92% 49
Surrey +10 17 £408 +14.78% 22
South West -5 15 £388 +24.00% 19
North West +2 14 £375 -11.76% 11
Cambridgeshire +21 12 £350 - 30
Berkshire +20 11 £413 +0.60% 7
Cambridge - 11 £350 - 25
Manchester -5 10 £375 -11.76% 6
Hampshire +18 9 £215 -28.33% 10
West Midlands -10 8 £400 - 26
Yorkshire -11 8 £295 +31.11% 18
Hertfordshire +11 7 £280 +8.73% 17
Bristol +5 7 £575 +53.33% 6
Leeds -5 6 £295 -21.33% 7
West Yorkshire -8 6 £295 +18.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £300 - 7
Oxfordshire +3 5 £85 -71.06% 9
Oxford +3 5 £85 -70.43% 6
Reading +2 5 £480 +17.07%
East Midlands -5 5 £231 - 10
Swindon 0 4 £350 -33.33% 1
Scotland -1 4 £435 +346.15% 11
Wiltshire -5 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Macclesfield -1 3 - - 1
Cheshire -2 3 - - 3
Reigate -3 3 - - 3

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 310 (49.05%) Degree
2 228 (36.08%) Computer Science
3 227 (35.92%) Finance
4 189 (29.91%) SQL
5 153 (24.21%) C++
6 144 (22.78%) C
7 130 (20.57%) C#
8 127 (20.09%) Physics
9 124 (19.62%) Python
10 122 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
11 119 (18.83%) Java
12 111 (17.56%) Banking
13 109 (17.25%) Analytics
14 102 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
15 87 (13.77%) Statistics
15 87 (13.77%) Windows
16 85 (13.45%) Front Office
17 82 (12.97%) Linux
17 82 (12.97%) SQL Server
18 78 (12.34%) .NET
19 72 (11.39%) Microsoft
20 68 (10.76%) Investment Banking
21 66 (10.44%) HTML
22 63 (9.97%) PhD
23 57 (9.02%) MS Excel
24 56 (8.86%) JavaScript
25 55 (8.70%) Derivative
26 48 (7.59%) Software Engineering
26 48 (7.59%) Big Data
26 48 (7.59%) Algorithms

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 39 (6.17%) SAS
2 15 (2.37%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.90%) Apache
4 10 (1.58%) Node.js
5 8 (1.27%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.95%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.95%) IIS
7 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.63%) GemFire
10 3 (0.47%) Confluence
10 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.16%) DNN
12 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 57 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.75%) MS Office
3 21 (3.32%) SPSS
4 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) MS Project
4 4 (0.63%) Simulink
5 3 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 2 (0.32%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.79%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.63%) SaaS
4 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.16%) Heroku
5 1 (0.16%) IaaS
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.27%) Network Security
3 6 (0.95%) DHCP
3 6 (0.95%) DNS
3 6 (0.95%) LAN
3 6 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (0.95%) WAN
4 5 (0.79%) 4G
4 5 (0.79%) Firewall
4 5 (0.79%) HTTP
4 5 (0.79%) Wireless
5 4 (0.63%) SAN
5 4 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.47%) Internet
6 3 (0.47%) IPsec
6 3 (0.47%) ISDN
6 3 (0.47%) NAS
6 3 (0.47%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.32%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.59%) Big Data
3 40 (6.33%) Hadoop
4 29 (4.59%) Data Mining
5 25 (3.96%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.32%) Oracle Database
7 19 (3.01%) Apache Hive
7 19 (3.01%) RDBMS
8 18 (2.85%) MongoDB
9 15 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (2.06%) GIS
11 13 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.58%) MySQL
14 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.37%) JIRA
3 10 (1.58%) Subversion
3 10 (1.58%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.11%) NUnit
5 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.79%) HP UFT
6 5 (0.79%) Selenium
7 4 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.63%) Hudson
8 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.47%) Maven
8 3 (0.47%) Protractor
8 3 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.47%) VTune
9 2 (0.32%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (0.32%) Emacs
9 2 (0.32%) FishEye
9 2 (0.32%) PVCS
9 2 (0.32%) Spock
General
1 227 (35.92%) Finance
2 111 (17.56%) Banking
3 85 (13.45%) Front Office
4 68 (10.76%) Investment Banking
5 32 (5.06%) Games
5 32 (5.06%) Retail
6 29 (4.59%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.53%) Marketing
8 11 (1.74%) Electronics
8 11 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.42%) Legal
10 8 (1.27%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.79%) Military
12 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.47%) Back Office
13 3 (0.47%) Billing
14 2 (0.32%) Automotive
14 2 (0.32%) Law
14 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (38.45%) Developer
2 132 (20.89%) Analyst
3 56 (8.86%) C++ Developer
4 53 (8.39%) C# Developer
5 43 (6.80%) Quantitative Developer
6 42 (6.65%) Java Developer
7 35 (5.54%) Qualitative Analyst
7 35 (5.54%) Quantitative Analyst
7 35 (5.54%) Support Engineer
8 33 (5.22%) .NET Developer
9 31 (4.91%) Python Developer
10 29 (4.59%) Desktop Engineer
10 29 (4.59%) Desktop Support
10 29 (4.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 27 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (4.27%) Data Analyst
12 25 (3.96%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.32%) Junior
14 20 (3.16%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 20 (3.16%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.34%) .NET
2 66 (10.44%) HTML
3 47 (7.44%) HTML5
4 38 (6.01%) jQuery
5 35 (5.54%) CSS
6 34 (5.38%) AngularJS
7 24 (3.80%) XML
8 23 (3.64%) ASP.NET
9 21 (3.32%) .NET Framework
10 20 (3.16%) REST
11 16 (2.53%) Web Services
12 14 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (2.06%) SciPy
13 13 (2.06%) WinForms
14 12 (1.90%) React
14 12 (1.90%) Spring
15 11 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (1.58%) RESTful
16 10 (1.58%) WPF
17 9 (1.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 228 (36.08%) Computer Science
2 127 (20.09%) Physics
3 122 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (13.77%) Statistics
5 55 (8.70%) Derivative
6 48 (7.59%) Algorithms
7 47 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 42 (6.65%) Economics
9 31 (4.91%) Market Risk
10 26 (4.11%) Credit Risk
10 26 (4.11%) Fixed Income
11 23 (3.64%) Applied Mathematics
12 18 (2.85%) Management Information System
12 18 (2.85%) Visualisation
13 17 (2.69%) Credit Derivative
14 16 (2.53%) Mobile App
15 15 (2.37%) Hedge funds
16 14 (2.22%) Data Structures
17 9 (1.42%) Equities
18 8 (1.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 87 (13.77%) Windows
2 82 (12.97%) Linux
3 31 (4.91%) Unix
4 30 (4.75%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.42%) Android
7 9 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.42%) Solaris
8 8 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.32%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.16%) NetWare
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (17.25%) Analytics
2 102 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (7.59%) Software Engineering
4 46 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (6.96%) Validation
6 41 (6.49%) Unit Testing
7 39 (6.17%) OO
8 34 (5.38%) Multithreading
8 34 (5.38%) Risk Management
9 33 (5.22%) TDD
10 29 (4.59%) Data Analysis
10 29 (4.59%) Migration
10 29 (4.59%) Monte Carlo Method
10 29 (4.59%) Operations Research
11 25 (3.96%) SDLC
12 24 (3.80%) Data Modelling
13 23 (3.64%) Front End Development
13 23 (3.64%) Machine Learning
14 21 (3.32%) CRM
14 21 (3.32%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 189 (29.91%) SQL
2 153 (24.21%) C++
3 144 (22.78%) C
4 130 (20.57%) C#
5 124 (19.62%) Python
6 119 (18.83%) Java
7 56 (8.86%) JavaScript
8 46 (7.28%) VBA
9 37 (5.85%) R
10 31 (4.91%) MATLAB
11 19 (3.01%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.06%) VB
13 11 (1.74%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.42%) Scala
15 8 (1.27%) Embedded C
15 8 (1.27%) Fortran
16 6 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.95%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 310 (49.05%) Degree
2 63 (9.97%) PhD
3 30 (4.75%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.32%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.37%) A+ Certification
6 11 (1.74%) Postgraduate
7 6 (0.95%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.95%) SAS Certification
8 5 (0.79%) CISSP
9 4 (0.63%) ISEB
9 4 (0.63%) MCP
9 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.47%) CISA
10 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.47%) CISM
10 3 (0.47%) IISP
10 3 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.32%) CFA
11 2 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.54%) QA
2 13 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.11%) SLA
5 6 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.47%) ISO27005
8 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.32%) EMIR
8 2 (0.32%) GxP
8 2 (0.32%) MiFID
8 2 (0.32%) UCITS
9 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 9 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.47%) Firmware
3 3 (0.47%) HDFS
4 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.32%) vSphere
4 2 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.95%) SCCM
2 5 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.63%) Puppet
4 2 (0.32%) Ambari
4 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.32%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.32%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.32%) SCOM
4 2 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.32%) yum
5 1 (0.16%) Ansible
5 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 72 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.33%) Oracle
3 18 (2.85%) Tableau
4 14 (2.22%) Cisco
4 14 (2.22%) IBM
5 10 (1.58%) SAP
6 9 (1.42%) Informatica
6 9 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
7 8 (1.27%) Cognos
7 8 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.95%) Barracuda Networks
8 6 (0.95%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.95%) Google
8 6 (0.95%) Mapinfo
8 6 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.79%) BT
9 5 (0.79%) HP
10 4 (0.63%) EMC
10 4 (0.63%) Sun
10 4 (0.63%) Symantec
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