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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 332 267 285
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +18
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 313 372 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.70% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.19% 2.68% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 180 213
Average daily rate
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£450 £469 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 71 53
Average hourly rate £15.63 £13.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £12.42
% change year-on-year
+17.30% +4.66%

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
14294 13879 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.31% 25.96% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8577 8541 8387
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £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 638 608 796
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.40 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -25.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 -42 299 £450 -5.26% 346
London -15 164 £568 +8.09% 143
South East -3 54 £305 +22.00% 57
City of London +15 46 £575 +8.49% 51
East of England -15 29 £270 -25.51% 54
South West -36 18 £320 -11.11% 22
Hertfordshire -3 13 £270 -28.00% 11
Surrey -5 13 £311 +10.66% 15
Berkshire +8 12 £350 +65.68% 6
West Midlands -17 11 £245 -6.66% 10
Scotland -23 10 £300 -29.41% 15
Hampshire -11 9 £205 -31.66% 7
Reading +7 8 £350 +65.68% 4
Dorset +5 7 - - 1
Kent -1 7 £225 -59.09% 1
Warwickshire -5 7 £245 +63.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -11 7 - - 37
North West -1 6 £320 +156.00% 21
East Midlands -4 6 £375 +15.38% 5
Cambridge -11 6 - - 34
Docklands, London +11 5 £625 -7.40%
Essex -10 5 - - 5
Manchester +1 4 £320 +156.00% 10
West Yorkshire 0 4 £350 +9.37% 9
Yorkshire -2 4 £350 +9.37% 16
Wiltshire -15 4 - - 2
Glasgow -29 4 £375 -16.66% 4
Stevenage - 4 £258 - 3
Oxford +8 3 £328 - 11
Leeds +3 3 - - 6

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 318 (51.46%) Degree
2 192 (31.07%) Computer Science
3 185 (29.94%) Finance
4 171 (27.67%) SQL
5 140 (22.65%) Java
6 125 (20.23%) Statistics
7 116 (18.77%) C
8 112 (18.12%) C++
9 102 (16.50%) Physics
10 96 (15.53%) Banking
11 91 (14.72%) Analytics
12 81 (13.11%) Oracle
13 77 (12.46%) Front Office
14 70 (11.33%) C#
15 67 (10.84%) Linux
16 60 (9.71%) SAS
17 59 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
18 56 (9.06%) PhD
19 55 (8.90%) Software Engineering
20 54 (8.74%) JavaScript
20 54 (8.74%) .NET
21 51 (8.25%) Investment Banking
21 51 (8.25%) Spring
22 50 (8.09%) Python
23 48 (7.77%) Economics
24 47 (7.61%) MS Excel
24 47 (7.61%) Multithreading
25 46 (7.44%) Risk Management
26 45 (7.28%) Microsoft
27 42 (6.80%) UNIX

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 60 (9.71%) SAS
2 17 (2.75%) Apache Pig
3 11 (1.78%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.78%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.29%) Apache
6 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.49%) Node.js
8 3 (0.49%) CMS
9 2 (0.32%) Zimbra
9 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.32%) Tornado
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.16%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.16%) IIS
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.16%) GlassFish
Applications
1 47 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.69%) MS Office
3 14 (2.27%) SPSS
4 13 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.97%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.81%) Stata
8 4 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.32%) MS Project
10 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.16%) Simulink
10 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) Maya
10 1 (0.16%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 19 (3.07%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.81%) SiteCatalyst
2 5 (0.81%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.94%) Internet
3 9 (1.46%) Multicast
4 8 (1.29%) Firewall
5 7 (1.13%) LDAP
6 5 (0.81%) HTTP
7 4 (0.65%) DNS
7 4 (0.65%) DVB
7 4 (0.65%) Network Security
8 3 (0.49%) Wireless
8 3 (0.49%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.32%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.32%) LTE
9 2 (0.32%) Intranet
9 2 (0.32%) 4G
9 2 (0.32%) SPDY
10 1 (0.16%) VSAT
10 1 (0.16%) MIMO
10 1 (0.16%) WiMAX
10 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.34%) SQL Server
1 33 (5.34%) Big Data
2 26 (4.21%) Hadoop
3 25 (4.05%) Data Mining
4 18 (2.91%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.43%) Apache Hive
8 12 (1.94%) MySQL
9 9 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.13%) QlikView
10 7 (1.13%) KDB
10 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.65%) DB2
13 4 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (3.07%) JUnit
2 18 (2.91%) Maven
3 16 (2.59%) Ant
4 14 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 14 (2.27%) Apache Ivy
5 10 (1.62%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.81%) Subversion
9 4 (0.65%) Selenium
9 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.49%) JIRA
11 2 (0.32%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.16%) PowerBuilder
12 1 (0.16%) NUnit
12 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.16%) Mockito
General
1 185 (29.94%) Finance
2 96 (15.53%) Banking
3 77 (12.46%) Front Office
4 51 (8.25%) Investment Banking
5 37 (5.99%) Retail
6 28 (4.53%) Marketing
7 17 (2.75%) Games
8 14 (2.27%) Electronics
9 8 (1.29%) Military
9 8 (1.29%) Advertising
10 7 (1.13%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.81%) French Language
12 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.49%) iGaming
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.49%) Law
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (31.07%) Developer
2 141 (22.82%) Analyst
3 64 (10.36%) Java Developer
4 57 (9.22%) Customer Engineer
5 43 (6.96%) Data Analyst
6 34 (5.50%) Software Engineer
7 32 (5.18%) Business Analyst
8 31 (5.02%) C++ Developer
9 27 (4.37%) Front Office Developer
10 24 (3.88%) Software Developer
10 24 (3.88%) Service Analyst
11 21 (3.40%) Senior Developer
11 21 (3.40%) Consultant
12 20 (3.24%) Quantitative Developer
13 19 (3.07%) Architect
14 17 (2.75%) Performance Manager
15 15 (2.43%) Quantitative Analyst
15 15 (2.43%) Senior Java Developer
16 14 (2.27%) Project Manager
17 13 (2.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.74%) .NET
2 51 (8.25%) Spring
3 34 (5.50%) JMS
3 34 (5.50%) HTML
4 32 (5.18%) Web Services
5 29 (4.69%) Hibernate
6 25 (4.05%) XML
6 25 (4.05%) CSS
7 22 (3.56%) Java EE
8 20 (3.24%) SOAP
9 19 (3.07%) J2EE
10 17 (2.75%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.43%) WPF
11 15 (2.43%) JPA
12 14 (2.27%) Spring Web Flow
12 14 (2.27%) Struts
13 13 (2.10%) Ajax
13 13 (2.10%) jQuery
13 13 (2.10%) HTML5
14 12 (1.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 192 (31.07%) Computer Science
2 125 (20.23%) Statistics
3 102 (16.50%) Physics
4 48 (7.77%) Economics
5 29 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 26 (4.21%) Open Source
7 24 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 23 (3.72%) Derivative
9 18 (2.91%) Fixed Income
10 15 (2.43%) Visualisation
11 13 (2.10%) Market Risk
11 13 (2.10%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 11 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.62%) Mobile Payment
13 10 (1.62%) Applied Mathematics
14 8 (1.29%) Data Extraction
14 8 (1.29%) Hedge funds
15 7 (1.13%) TWAP
15 7 (1.13%) VWAP
15 7 (1.13%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.84%) Linux
2 42 (6.80%) UNIX
2 42 (6.80%) Windows
3 11 (1.78%) Android
4 8 (1.29%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.81%) Solaris
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.32%) Scientific Linux
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
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 (14.72%) Analytics
2 59 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (8.90%) Software Engineering
4 47 (7.61%) Multithreading
5 46 (7.44%) Risk Management
6 39 (6.31%) Data Analysis
7 37 (5.99%) Scrum
8 35 (5.66%) Business Analysis
9 34 (5.50%) ITIL
9 34 (5.50%) UML
10 30 (4.85%) MVC
10 30 (4.85%) Low Latency
11 28 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (4.37%) Project Management
13 26 (4.21%) TDD
14 23 (3.72%) Validation
14 23 (3.72%) Service Management
15 22 (3.56%) OO
15 22 (3.56%) Unit Testing
16 21 (3.40%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 171 (27.67%) SQL
2 140 (22.65%) Java
3 116 (18.77%) C
4 112 (18.12%) C++
5 70 (11.33%) C#
6 54 (8.74%) JavaScript
7 50 (8.09%) Python
8 39 (6.31%) VBA
9 30 (4.85%) R
10 29 (4.69%) Scala
11 17 (2.75%) Perl
12 16 (2.59%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.62%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.62%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.29%) Ruby
15 6 (0.97%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.97%) VB
15 6 (0.97%) PHP
16 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 318 (51.46%) Degree
2 56 (9.06%) PhD
3 32 (5.18%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.13%) ISEB
8 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.65%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.65%) MBA
10 3 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.49%) HND
10 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.49%) CCNA
10 3 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.32%) RHCE
12 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.91%) QA
2 11 (1.78%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) COBIT
3 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
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%) Basel III
4 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.32%) NFS
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.16%) HDFS
3 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (0.97%) SCOM
2 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.65%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.49%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.49%) SCSM
5 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.32%) Puppet
6 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.16%) OpenView
6 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.16%) Oozie
6 1 (0.16%) Munin
Vendors
1 81 (13.11%) Oracle
2 45 (7.28%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.72%) SAP
4 19 (3.07%) JDA
5 16 (2.59%) Sybase
6 12 (1.94%) Tableau
7 10 (1.62%) Adobe
8 6 (0.97%) Murex
8 6 (0.97%) Business Objects
8 6 (0.97%) ServiceNow
8 6 (0.97%) Teradata
9 5 (0.81%) IBM
9 5 (0.81%) Reuters
9 5 (0.81%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.81%) Informatica
10 4 (0.65%) Cisco
10 4 (0.65%) HP
10 4 (0.65%) Sun
10 4 (0.65%) Lagan
10 4 (0.65%) Google
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London, United Kingdom
Credit Suisse
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
EMBL
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
EMBL
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 days ago