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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 329 281 286
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +5
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 319 365 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.81% 2.23% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 183 237
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 £250 £244 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 65 48
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £12.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.42 £8.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £12.07
% change year-on-year
+17.30% +7.70%

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -42 306 £450 -5.26% 318
London -14 162 £525 - 144
South East -2 52 £345 +38.00% 55
City of London +2 42 £550 +9.45% 55
East of England -10 31 £258 -31.33% 43
South West -45 19 £320 -5.88% 23
Hertfordshire -13 13 £258 -31.33% 9
West Midlands -14 12 £260 +22.35% 6
Berkshire +6 11 £350 +65.68% 12
Essex -5 9 - - 2
Scotland -24 9 £300 -25.00% 15
Reading +13 8 £350 +65.68% 2
Oxfordshire +2 8 £330 - 10
Hampshire -12 8 £205 -31.66% 6
Dorset - 8 - - 1
Warwickshire -5 7 £260 +22.35% 2
Surrey -15 7 £375 +54.63% 14
Kent 0 6 £225 -59.09% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 6 - - 30
North West -1 6 £320 +85.50% 14
East Midlands -4 6 £375 +25.00% 9
Oxford +1 5 £310 - 6
Cambridge -9 5 - - 28
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £500 +455.55% 6
Wiltshire -16 4 - - 4
Stevenage - 4 £258 - 1
West Yorkshire +3 3 £350 +9.37% 8
Yorkshire -4 3 £350 +9.37% 17
Manchester -10 3 £320 +85.50% 7
Bristol -16 3 £320 -5.18% 7

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 331 (51.80%) Degree
2 217 (33.96%) Computer Science
3 180 (28.17%) SQL
3 180 (28.17%) Finance
4 144 (22.54%) Java
5 126 (19.72%) C++
6 121 (18.94%) Statistics
7 119 (18.62%) C
8 113 (17.68%) Physics
9 111 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
10 101 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
11 98 (15.34%) Banking
12 89 (13.93%) Oracle
13 87 (13.62%) Analytics
14 86 (13.46%) Front Office
15 79 (12.36%) C#
16 74 (11.58%) Linux
17 63 (9.86%) Software Engineering
18 60 (9.39%) JavaScript
19 59 (9.23%) PhD
20 58 (9.08%) SAS
21 57 (8.92%) Python
21 57 (8.92%) .NET
22 53 (8.29%) Multithreading
23 52 (8.14%) MS Excel
24 51 (7.98%) Investment Banking
25 50 (7.82%) Windows
26 48 (7.51%) Risk Management
26 48 (7.51%) Spring
27 47 (7.36%) Economics

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (9.08%) SAS
2 16 (2.50%) Apache Pig
3 11 (1.72%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (1.25%) Apache
6 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.63%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.63%) Node.js
8 3 (0.47%) IIS
8 3 (0.47%) CMS
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.31%) Tornado
9 2 (0.31%) Zimbra
9 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.16%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.16%) Resin
Applications
1 52 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.85%) MS Office
3 15 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.03%) SPSS
5 12 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.94%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.47%) MS Project
8 3 (0.47%) Stata
9 1 (0.16%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.16%) Simulink
9 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.16%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (2.97%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.78%) SiteCatalyst
2 5 (0.78%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (0.31%) Bond Adapt
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.82%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.03%) Internet
3 11 (1.72%) Multicast
4 9 (1.41%) LDAP
5 8 (1.25%) Firewall
6 6 (0.94%) HTTP
7 4 (0.63%) Wireless
7 4 (0.63%) DVB
7 4 (0.63%) DNS
7 4 (0.63%) Network Security
8 3 (0.47%) SPDY
8 3 (0.47%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.31%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.31%) Intranet
9 2 (0.31%) 3G
9 2 (0.31%) VoIP
9 2 (0.31%) 4G
9 2 (0.31%) LTE
10 1 (0.16%) VSAT
10 1 (0.16%) MIMO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.16%) Big Data
3 26 (4.07%) Hadoop
4 22 (3.44%) Data Mining
5 19 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.66%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.66%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.66%) MySQL
7 15 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (2.19%) Apache Hive
9 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.41%) QlikView
11 8 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.25%) KDB
12 6 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.94%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 5 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (0.63%) DB2
14 4 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (2.82%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.50%) JUnit
3 15 (2.35%) Maven
4 12 (1.88%) Ant
5 10 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
5 10 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (1.25%) Subversion
8 7 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.78%) Selenium
9 5 (0.78%) JIRA
10 4 (0.63%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.47%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.31%) NUnit
12 2 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.31%) Eclipse RCP
12 2 (0.31%) Mockito
12 2 (0.31%) Hamcrest
General
1 180 (28.17%) Finance
2 98 (15.34%) Banking
3 86 (13.46%) Front Office
4 51 (7.98%) Investment Banking
5 37 (5.79%) Retail
6 29 (4.54%) Marketing
7 23 (3.60%) Games
8 18 (2.82%) Electronics
9 16 (2.50%) Advertising
10 9 (1.41%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.25%) Military
12 5 (0.78%) Law
13 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.63%) French Language
14 3 (0.47%) iGaming
14 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 203 (31.77%) Developer
2 141 (22.07%) Analyst
3 65 (10.17%) Java Developer
4 45 (7.04%) Customer Engineer
5 41 (6.42%) Data Analyst
6 36 (5.63%) Software Engineer
7 34 (5.32%) Business Analyst
8 33 (5.16%) C++ Developer
9 29 (4.54%) Front Office Developer
10 27 (4.23%) Service Analyst
11 25 (3.91%) Consultant
11 25 (3.91%) Quantitative Developer
12 23 (3.60%) Software Developer
13 20 (3.13%) Senior Developer
14 18 (2.82%) Performance Manager
15 17 (2.66%) Architect
16 16 (2.50%) C# Developer
17 15 (2.35%) Project Manager
18 13 (2.03%) Data Scientist
18 13 (2.03%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.92%) .NET
2 48 (7.51%) Spring
3 40 (6.26%) HTML
4 29 (4.54%) XML
4 29 (4.54%) JMS
5 28 (4.38%) Web Services
5 28 (4.38%) CSS
6 24 (3.76%) Hibernate
7 20 (3.13%) WPF
8 19 (2.97%) ASP.NET
9 18 (2.82%) Java EE
10 16 (2.50%) SOAP
10 16 (2.50%) Ajax
11 15 (2.35%) HTML5
11 15 (2.35%) J2EE
12 14 (2.19%) jQuery
13 13 (2.03%) REST
14 12 (1.88%) XSLT
15 11 (1.72%) JPA
15 11 (1.72%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 217 (33.96%) Computer Science
2 121 (18.94%) Statistics
3 113 (17.68%) Physics
4 111 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (7.36%) Economics
6 31 (4.85%) Management Information System
7 29 (4.54%) Open Source
8 27 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (3.29%) Derivative
10 19 (2.97%) Fixed Income
11 16 (2.50%) Visualisation
12 14 (2.19%) Market Risk
13 13 (2.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 11 (1.72%) Applied Mathematics
14 11 (1.72%) Equities
15 9 (1.41%) Credit Risk
15 9 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
15 9 (1.41%) User Experience
16 8 (1.25%) Clustering
16 8 (1.25%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.58%) Linux
2 50 (7.82%) Windows
3 45 (7.04%) UNIX
4 12 (1.88%) Android
5 8 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.78%) Solaris
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.31%) Scientific Linux
10 2 (0.31%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (13.62%) Analytics
3 63 (9.86%) Software Engineering
4 53 (8.29%) Multithreading
5 48 (7.51%) Risk Management
6 43 (6.73%) ITIL
7 40 (6.26%) Data Analysis
8 37 (5.79%) Business Analysis
9 35 (5.48%) Scrum
10 33 (5.16%) UML
10 33 (5.16%) Low Latency
11 32 (5.01%) Project Management
12 31 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (4.38%) MVC
13 28 (4.38%) Service Management
14 26 (4.07%) OO
15 25 (3.91%) PRINCE2
15 25 (3.91%) TDD
16 24 (3.76%) Validation
17 22 (3.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 180 (28.17%) SQL
2 144 (22.54%) Java
3 126 (19.72%) C++
4 119 (18.62%) C
5 79 (12.36%) C#
6 60 (9.39%) JavaScript
7 57 (8.92%) Python
8 40 (6.26%) VBA
9 29 (4.54%) Scala
10 26 (4.07%) R
11 21 (3.29%) Perl
12 19 (2.97%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.03%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.88%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.10%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.10%) Ruby
16 6 (0.94%) VB
16 6 (0.94%) PHP
16 6 (0.94%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 331 (51.80%) Degree
2 59 (9.23%) PhD
3 36 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 14 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.25%) ISEB
6 8 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.63%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.47%) CCNA
10 3 (0.47%) HND
10 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.31%) MBA
11 2 (0.31%) RHCE
11 2 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.35%) QA
2 14 (2.19%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) COBIT
3 2 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.16%) CDISC
4 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.16%) DO-160
4 1 (0.16%) Basel III
4 1 (0.16%) GxP
4 1 (0.16%) Basel II
4 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (0.63%) Terminal Services
1 4 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.31%) NFS
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.94%) SCOM
2 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.63%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.47%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.47%) SCSM
5 2 (0.31%) Puppet
5 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.31%) SCCM
6 1 (0.16%) Munin
6 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.16%) Oozie
6 1 (0.16%) OpenView
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 89 (13.93%) Oracle
2 46 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.44%) SAP
4 19 (2.97%) JDA
5 16 (2.50%) Sybase
6 12 (1.88%) Tableau
7 10 (1.56%) Adobe
8 7 (1.10%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.10%) Teradata
9 6 (0.94%) Informatica
9 6 (0.94%) Business Objects
9 6 (0.94%) Murex
9 6 (0.94%) HP
10 5 (0.78%) Cisco
10 5 (0.78%) IBM
10 5 (0.78%) Reuters
10 5 (0.78%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.78%) Citrix
11 4 (0.63%) TOWER Software
11 4 (0.63%) VMware
London
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Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
HomeSense UK
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Standard Life
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: good day rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Salary dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnstaple, Devon
University of Exeter
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £400
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Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
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EarthStream Global
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
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