The table below looks at the statistics for Quantitative Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quantitative Analysis 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
Quantitative Analysis
Rank 595 566 597
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +31
Contract jobs citing Quantitative Analysis 17 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.038% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.051% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 4
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £217 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate - £296 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Quantitative Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quantitative Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Quantitative Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quantitative Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Quantitative Analysis within the UK.

Quantitative Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Quantitative Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quantitative Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Quantitative Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Quantitative Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quantitative Analysis within the UK.

Quantitative Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Quantitative Analysis
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quantitative Analysis 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 -11 17 £450 - 7
London +13 15 £450 -14.28% 6
City of London +22 4 £419 -25.55% 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Quantitative Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Quantitative Analysis 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 Quantitative Analysis.

1 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 16 (35.56%) Analytics
2 16 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (22.22%) VBA
5 9 (20.00%) C#
5 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (17.78%) Stress Testing
6 8 (17.78%) C++
6 8 (17.78%) Quality Management
6 8 (17.78%) Process Management
7 7 (15.56%) Front Office
7 7 (15.56%) Degree
8 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.33%) Data Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) Statistics
8 6 (13.33%) Marketing
8 6 (13.33%) Lean Six Sigma
8 6 (13.33%) Six Sigma
8 6 (13.33%) Linux
8 6 (13.33%) Process Improvement
8 6 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 6 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
9 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (11.11%) Load Testing
9 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared

Quantitative Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Quantitative Analysis 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 Quantitative Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.44%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) LaTeX
3 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (8.89%) Data Mining
3 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) Big Data
4 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) OLAP
5 1 (2.22%) SQLPlus
5 1 (2.22%) KDB
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 5 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Front Office
3 6 (13.33%) Marketing
4 3 (6.67%) Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.22%) Law
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.22%) Publishing
6 1 (2.22%) Military
6 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Business Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Data Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Business Process Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Process Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Quantitative Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Quantitative Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Product Manager
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Database Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Risk Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Data Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Procurement Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) J2EE
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) COM
3 1 (2.22%) jQuery
3 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Statistics
3 4 (8.89%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.67%) Derivative
4 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.44%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.44%) Market Risk
5 2 (4.44%) User Experience
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Open Source
6 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.22%) Equities
6 1 (2.22%) Economics
6 1 (2.22%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Derivative
6 1 (2.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Analytics
2 8 (17.78%) Stress Testing
2 8 (17.78%) Quality Management
2 8 (17.78%) Process Management
3 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 6 (13.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 6 (13.33%) Six Sigma
3 6 (13.33%) Process Improvement
3 6 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
4 5 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 5 (11.11%) Volume Testing
4 5 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) VBA
3 9 (20.00%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) C++
5 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 5 (11.11%) Java
6 3 (6.67%) VC++
7 2 (4.44%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) R
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.22%) C
8 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) PhD
5 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) EMIR
2 1 (2.22%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) OpenView
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) Teradata
3 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.44%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) i2
4 1 (2.22%) Mercator
4 1 (2.22%) Google
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