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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 333 279 259
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -20
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 328 348 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.66% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.83% 2.10% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 173 270
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £240 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 59 43
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.96 £8.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £18.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.23 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.42% -13.33%

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
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -40 311 £463 -2.63% 296
London -25 157 £538 +2.38% 120
South East -40 38 £310 +25.88% 53
East of England +1 36 £258 -31.33% 46
City of London -12 36 £575 +21.05% 34
South West -20 31 £388 +13.97% 23
West Midlands -6 19 £245 +34.24% 13
Hertfordshire -15 13 £264 - 15
Scotland -7 12 £300 +25.00% 12
Wiltshire -9 12 £400 +11.11% 3
Essex -10 10 £175 -56.25% 2
Warwickshire -6 9 £178 -16.47% 3
Hampshire -17 9 £260 +18.18% 10
East Midlands -3 8 £375 +25.00% 6
Dorset - 8 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -5 7 - - 26
Oxfordshire -5 7 £310 - 10
Coventry -2 5 £180 - 2
Kent -3 5 £225 -59.09% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £500 +455.55% 5
Salisbury -6 5 £400 +66.66%
Rickmansworth - 5 £335 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 5 £178 - 1
Middlesex +3 4 £285 -48.18% 2
Oxford -13 4 £310 - 5
Bristol -23 4 £348 +2.96% 6
Stevenage - 4 £258 - 1
Leicestershire +8 3 - - 1
Bromley +6 3 £425 -19.04%
Milton Keynes -4 3 £500 +455.55% 4

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 327 (52.40%) Degree
2 240 (38.46%) Computer Science
3 190 (30.45%) SQL
4 167 (26.76%) Finance
5 138 (22.12%) C++
6 132 (21.15%) Java
7 127 (20.35%) C
8 121 (19.39%) Physics
9 108 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
10 104 (16.67%) C#
11 102 (16.35%) Statistics
12 96 (15.38%) Banking
13 94 (15.06%) Front Office
14 91 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
15 85 (13.62%) Analytics
16 78 (12.50%) Oracle
17 75 (12.02%) Linux
18 72 (11.54%) .NET
19 71 (11.38%) JavaScript
20 69 (11.06%) Software Engineering
21 60 (9.62%) Python
22 59 (9.46%) Windows
23 57 (9.13%) Multithreading
24 54 (8.65%) MS Excel
24 54 (8.65%) Microsoft
25 51 (8.17%) Investment Banking
26 50 (8.01%) HTML
27 49 (7.85%) Economics
28 48 (7.69%) PhD
29 45 (7.21%) ITIL

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 41 (6.57%) SAS
2 16 (2.56%) Apache Pig
3 13 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.76%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (1.60%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.44%) Apache
7 7 (1.12%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.96%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.80%) CMS
9 5 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.80%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.64%) Node.js
10 4 (0.64%) IIS
11 3 (0.48%) JBoss
11 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.32%) Tornado
12 2 (0.32%) Zimbra
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 54 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.61%) MS Office
3 20 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.24%) SPSS
6 8 (1.28%) InfoPath
7 7 (1.12%) MS Project
8 5 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.32%) Stata
9 2 (0.32%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) Maya
10 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.16%) Simulink
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.16%) Weka
10 1 (0.16%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.16%) MotionBuilder
10 1 (0.16%) HumanIK
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Murex MxG2000
1 5 (0.80%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.64%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.32%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (0.48%) PaaS
2 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.21%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.92%) Internet
2 12 (1.92%) Multicast
3 10 (1.60%) LDAP
4 8 (1.28%) Firewall
5 6 (0.96%) DVB
5 6 (0.96%) HTTP
6 4 (0.64%) Network Security
7 3 (0.48%) SPDY
7 3 (0.48%) Wireless
7 3 (0.48%) DNS
8 2 (0.32%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.32%) VoIP
8 2 (0.32%) 3G
8 2 (0.32%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.16%) SSH
9 1 (0.16%) LTE
9 1 (0.16%) VSAT
9 1 (0.16%) 4G
9 1 (0.16%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.33%) Big Data
3 22 (3.53%) MySQL
4 21 (3.37%) Data Mining
5 20 (3.21%) Hadoop
6 18 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.08%) Apache Hive
9 12 (1.92%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.92%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.76%) QlikView
11 10 (1.60%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.44%) KDB
13 8 (1.28%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 7 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
15 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.96%) MS Access
16 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (3.69%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.76%) Maven
3 10 (1.60%) JUnit
4 9 (1.44%) Subversion
4 9 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.12%) Ant
6 6 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.96%) NUnit
7 5 (0.80%) Selenium
7 5 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (0.80%) Moq
7 5 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.80%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.64%) JIRA
9 3 (0.48%) Toad
9 3 (0.48%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.48%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 167 (26.76%) Finance
2 96 (15.38%) Banking
3 94 (15.06%) Front Office
4 51 (8.17%) Investment Banking
5 32 (5.13%) Games
6 25 (4.01%) Marketing
7 22 (3.53%) Retail
8 21 (3.37%) Advertising
9 16 (2.56%) Electronics
10 10 (1.60%) Military
11 8 (1.28%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.80%) Law
13 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.64%) French Language
14 3 (0.48%) iGaming
14 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.48%) Publishing
15 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 223 (35.74%) Developer
2 137 (21.96%) Analyst
3 54 (8.65%) Java Developer
4 47 (7.53%) Customer Engineer
5 46 (7.37%) Data Analyst
6 39 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 34 (5.45%) C++ Developer
7 34 (5.45%) Quantitative Developer
8 29 (4.65%) Software Developer
8 29 (4.65%) Business Analyst
9 26 (4.17%) Service Analyst
9 26 (4.17%) Front Office Developer
10 23 (3.69%) C# Developer
11 21 (3.37%) Senior Developer
12 16 (2.56%) Consultant
13 14 (2.24%) Project Manager
13 14 (2.24%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 14 (2.24%) Data Scientist
14 13 (2.08%) WPF Developer
14 13 (2.08%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (11.54%) .NET
2 50 (8.01%) HTML
3 35 (5.61%) Spring
4 34 (5.45%) XML
4 34 (5.45%) WPF
5 31 (4.97%) CSS
6 22 (3.53%) Web Services
7 20 (3.21%) JMS
7 20 (3.21%) HTML5
8 18 (2.88%) Hibernate
9 16 (2.56%) Ajax
9 16 (2.56%) ASP.NET
10 14 (2.24%) REST
10 14 (2.24%) WCF
11 12 (1.92%) Java EE
11 12 (1.92%) jQuery
11 12 (1.92%) SOAP
11 12 (1.92%) STL
12 11 (1.76%) XSLT
12 11 (1.76%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 240 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 121 (19.39%) Physics
3 108 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
4 102 (16.35%) Statistics
5 49 (7.85%) Economics
6 40 (6.41%) Algorithms
7 31 (4.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 26 (4.17%) Management Information System
8 26 (4.17%) Open Source
9 23 (3.69%) Visualisation
9 23 (3.69%) Fixed Income
10 19 (3.04%) Derivative
11 18 (2.88%) Equities
12 13 (2.08%) Credit Risk
12 13 (2.08%) Market Risk
13 11 (1.76%) Applied Mathematics
13 11 (1.76%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.60%) User Experience
14 10 (1.60%) Data Extraction
15 8 (1.28%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.02%) Linux
2 59 (9.46%) Windows
3 45 (7.21%) UNIX
4 12 (1.92%) Android
5 8 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.80%) Solaris
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
9 2 (0.32%) Scientific Linux
9 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Debian
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (13.62%) Analytics
3 69 (11.06%) Software Engineering
4 57 (9.13%) Multithreading
5 45 (7.21%) ITIL
6 41 (6.57%) Risk Management
7 37 (5.93%) Data Analysis
8 36 (5.77%) Low Latency
9 32 (5.13%) Scrum
9 32 (5.13%) OO
10 30 (4.81%) Project Management
11 29 (4.65%) Service Management
11 29 (4.65%) Service Delivery
12 26 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (3.85%) Validation
13 24 (3.85%) Business Analysis
14 23 (3.69%) TDD
14 23 (3.69%) MVC
14 23 (3.69%) PRINCE2
14 23 (3.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 190 (30.45%) SQL
2 138 (22.12%) C++
3 132 (21.15%) Java
4 127 (20.35%) C
5 104 (16.67%) C#
6 71 (11.38%) JavaScript
7 60 (9.62%) Python
8 38 (6.09%) VBA
9 26 (4.17%) Perl
10 25 (4.01%) R
11 22 (3.53%) Scala
11 22 (3.53%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.92%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.60%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.60%) VB
15 9 (1.44%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.12%) Ruby
16 7 (1.12%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 327 (52.40%) Degree
2 48 (7.69%) PhD
3 42 (6.73%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.96%) ISEB
8 5 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.64%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.48%) HND
10 3 (0.48%) CCNA
10 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.32%) RHCE
11 2 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.24%) QA
2 9 (1.44%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) GxP
4 1 (0.16%) Basel II
4 1 (0.16%) TickIT
4 1 (0.16%) CDISC
4 1 (0.16%) DO-160
4 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (0.80%) Terminal Services
2 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.32%) NFS
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.16%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.96%) SCOM
2 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.64%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.48%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.48%) SCSM
5 2 (0.32%) SCCM
5 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.32%) Puppet
5 2 (0.32%) OpenView
5 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.16%) Oozie
6 1 (0.16%) Munin
Vendors
1 78 (12.50%) Oracle
2 54 (8.65%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.56%) Sybase
4 15 (2.40%) Tableau
5 10 (1.60%) ServiceNow
5 10 (1.60%) Adobe
6 8 (1.28%) SAP
6 8 (1.28%) Informatica
6 8 (1.28%) Teradata
7 7 (1.12%) HP
7 7 (1.12%) Lotus
8 6 (0.96%) Murex
8 6 (0.96%) Citrix
9 5 (0.80%) JDA
9 5 (0.80%) Business Objects
9 5 (0.80%) Cisco
9 5 (0.80%) Reuters
9 5 (0.80%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.80%) VMware
9 5 (0.80%) Typemock
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