The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Statistics
Rank 309 373 405
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +32
Contract jobs citing Statistics 353 297 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.18% 1.61% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 184 122
Median daily rate £450 £361 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.56% -4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 21
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.44 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +30.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £17.84 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £38.25 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.28 £25.44 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-24.23% +51.88%

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
16196 18398 17909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.54% 33.32% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 11565 11376
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 788 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Statistics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Statistics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Statistics
Daily Rate Trend

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

Statistics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Statistics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Statistics within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Statistics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Statistics
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Statistics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Statistics
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Statistics within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Statistics Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Statistics
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +53 325 £463 +15.62% 142
London +45 207 £500 +17.64% 67
South East +24 57 £250 -37.50% 21
City of London +24 49 £508 +26.87% 12
Berkshire +23 23 £250 -26.47% 6
East of England +15 17 £303 -6.92% 10
Hampshire +24 15 £175 -58.20% 6
Scotland +20 15 £400 +196.29% 3
West Midlands -7 14 £413 +3.12% 9
Reading +7 12 £250 - 2
Edinburgh +29 10 £413 +21.32% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £275 -4.34% 4
North West +10 9 £400 +60.00% 11
Southampton +12 8 £225 -29.41% 3
Milton Keynes +10 8 £275 -4.34% 1
Yorkshire +13 7 £463 +71.29% 9
South Wales +7 7 £281 -13.46%
East Midlands -2 7 £231 - 3
Wales -3 7 £281 -13.46%
Newbury +16 6 - - 1
South West +7 5 £273 -13.49% 11
Glasgow - 5 £400 - 1
Cardiff +10 4 £188 -42.30%
Surrey +9 4 £313 -26.47%
Hertfordshire +4 4 £305 - 1
Coventry -12 4 £450 -25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £550 - 8
Warwickshire - 4 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire +20 3 £414 +11.14% 6
Leeds +13 3 £414 +11.14% 3

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Statistics.

1 255 (39.23%) SQL
2 211 (32.46%) Python
3 195 (30.00%) R
4 175 (26.92%) Degree
5 173 (26.62%) Mathematics
6 168 (25.85%) Analytical Skills
7 166 (25.54%) Analytics
8 140 (21.54%) Finance
9 124 (19.08%) Big Data
10 115 (17.69%) Machine Learning
11 114 (17.54%) Hadoop
12 105 (16.15%) Apache Spark
12 105 (16.15%) SAS
13 104 (16.00%) Computer Science
14 98 (15.08%) Visualisation
14 98 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
15 96 (14.77%) Marketing
16 92 (14.15%) Java
17 89 (13.69%) Relational Database
18 87 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
19 85 (13.08%) Algorithms
19 85 (13.08%) Scala
20 69 (10.62%) Data Analysis
21 68 (10.46%) Data Modelling
22 63 (9.69%) Tableau
23 60 (9.23%) PhD
24 58 (8.92%) Microsoft
24 58 (8.92%) Data Visualisation
25 56 (8.62%) MATLAB
26 55 (8.46%) Windows

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 105 (16.15%) Apache Spark
1 105 (16.15%) SAS
2 23 (3.54%) Apache
3 19 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (2.62%) Apache Pig
6 14 (2.15%) CMS
7 13 (2.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.23%) WordPress
9 7 (1.08%) Joomla!
10 6 (0.92%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.92%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.77%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.77%) Confluence
11 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.46%) Drupal
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (7.85%) SPSS
2 49 (7.54%) MS Excel
3 27 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (3.85%) MS Office
5 12 (1.85%) Stata
6 8 (1.23%) Photoshop
7 7 (1.08%) LaTeX
8 6 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.62%) Weka
10 3 (0.46%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.46%) GIMP
10 3 (0.46%) MS Project
11 2 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.31%) EViews
12 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.15%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Unica
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.46%) FastStats
4 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.15%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (2.62%) Amazon Kinesis
3 16 (2.46%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.08%) Office 365
6 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.46%) Flurry Analytics
9 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.31%) SaaS
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.15%) G Suite
10 1 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.15%) IaaS
10 1 (0.15%) PaaS
10 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.92%) DHCP
1 19 (2.92%) DNS
2 14 (2.15%) 3G
3 13 (2.00%) 2G
3 13 (2.00%) 4G
4 12 (1.85%) VoIP
5 10 (1.54%) Firewall
5 10 (1.54%) GSM
5 10 (1.54%) Intranet
6 9 (1.38%) LTE
6 9 (1.38%) UMTS
7 7 (1.08%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.92%) Internet
8 6 (0.92%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.77%) Skype
9 5 (0.77%) SNMP
9 5 (0.77%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.62%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (19.08%) Big Data
2 114 (17.54%) Hadoop
3 89 (13.69%) Relational Database
4 49 (7.54%) Apache Hive
5 42 (6.46%) Data Mining
5 42 (6.46%) SQL Server
6 27 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (3.69%) MongoDB
9 22 (3.38%) NoSQL
10 21 (3.23%) QlikView
11 19 (2.92%) RDBMS
12 17 (2.62%) Parquet
13 16 (2.46%) Spotfire
14 15 (2.31%) Base SAS
14 15 (2.31%) GIS
15 14 (2.15%) MySQL
16 13 (2.00%) Impala
16 13 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (8.15%) JIRA
2 29 (4.46%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.92%) ERwin
4 7 (1.08%) Maven
5 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.77%) JMeter
6 5 (0.77%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.77%) NeoLoad
6 5 (0.77%) WebLOAD
7 4 (0.62%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.62%) Subversion
7 4 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.31%) Ant
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (0.31%) Gradle
8 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.31%) PVCS
9 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
General
1 140 (21.54%) Finance
2 96 (14.77%) Marketing
3 49 (7.54%) Retail
4 47 (7.23%) Banking
5 37 (5.69%) Telecoms
6 31 (4.77%) Front Office
7 19 (2.92%) Back Office
7 19 (2.92%) Legal
8 12 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.23%) Advertising
10 6 (0.92%) Automotive
10 6 (0.92%) Publishing
10 6 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.77%) Games
12 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.46%) International Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 177 (27.23%) Analyst
2 96 (14.77%) Data Scientist
3 76 (11.69%) Data Analyst
4 64 (9.85%) Developer
5 34 (5.23%) Data Engineer
6 28 (4.31%) Architect
7 26 (4.00%) Consultant
8 25 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 24 (3.69%) SQL Analyst
10 21 (3.23%) Data Architect
11 20 (3.08%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 19 (2.92%) Web Analyst
13 18 (2.77%) DBA
13 18 (2.77%) SQL Data Analyst
14 17 (2.62%) Big Data Engineer
15 13 (2.00%) Insight Analyst
16 12 (1.85%) Designer
16 12 (1.85%) SQL DBA
17 11 (1.69%) Administrator
17 11 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.31%) Kafka
2 33 (5.08%) XML
3 32 (4.92%) Pandas
4 31 (4.77%) scikit-learn
5 28 (4.31%) HTML
6 26 (4.00%) JSON
7 22 (3.38%) D3.js
8 20 (3.08%) CSS
8 20 (3.08%) NumPy
9 17 (2.62%) Apache Avro
9 17 (2.62%) JMS
10 15 (2.31%) Natural Language Processing
10 15 (2.31%) Spark Streaming
10 15 (2.31%) Web Services
11 14 (2.15%) SciPy
12 11 (1.69%) .NET
13 10 (1.54%) HTML5
13 10 (1.54%) jQuery
13 10 (1.54%) RESTful
14 6 (0.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 173 (26.62%) Mathematics
2 168 (25.85%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (16.00%) Computer Science
4 98 (15.08%) Visualisation
5 85 (13.08%) Algorithms
6 47 (7.23%) Physics
7 45 (6.92%) Credit Risk
8 39 (6.00%) Economics
9 30 (4.62%) Management Information System
10 25 (3.85%) User Experience
11 22 (3.38%) Applied Mathematics
11 22 (3.38%) Artificial Intelligence
12 16 (2.46%) Neural Network
13 12 (1.85%) Data Integration
13 12 (1.85%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
16 7 (1.08%) Market Risk
16 7 (1.08%) NHS
16 7 (1.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.46%) Windows
2 39 (6.00%) Linux
3 24 (3.69%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.08%) Unix
5 18 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.69%) Android
8 9 (1.38%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.62%) Solaris
12 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (25.54%) Analytics
2 115 (17.69%) Machine Learning
3 98 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
5 69 (10.62%) Data Analysis
6 68 (10.46%) Data Modelling
7 58 (8.92%) Data Visualisation
8 45 (6.92%) ETL
8 45 (6.92%) Project Management
9 42 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (6.31%) ITIL
11 40 (6.15%) Web Analytics
12 37 (5.69%) Validation
13 36 (5.54%) Statistical Analysis
14 34 (5.23%) E-Commerce
15 30 (4.62%) Open Source
16 29 (4.46%) Risk Management
16 29 (4.46%) Service Delivery
16 29 (4.46%) Software Engineering
17 28 (4.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (39.23%) SQL
2 211 (32.46%) Python
3 195 (30.00%) R
4 92 (14.15%) Java
5 85 (13.08%) Scala
6 56 (8.62%) MATLAB
7 33 (5.08%) JavaScript
8 28 (4.31%) C++
9 21 (3.23%) VBA
10 14 (2.15%) C#
10 14 (2.15%) PHP
11 10 (1.54%) C
12 6 (0.92%) Perl
12 6 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.92%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.92%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.62%) Go
13 4 (0.62%) VB
14 3 (0.46%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 175 (26.92%) Degree
2 60 (9.23%) PhD
3 42 (6.46%) Security Cleared
4 30 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.38%) Postgraduate
6 8 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.77%) MCP
8 4 (0.62%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.62%) CISSP
8 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.46%) CEH
9 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.46%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.46%) GIAC
9 3 (0.46%) SANS
10 2 (0.31%) CFA
10 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) ECDL
10 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.46%) Data Quality
2 26 (4.00%) SLA
3 23 (3.54%) QA
4 6 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.62%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.31%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.23%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) HDFS
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) KVM
4 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (1.54%) Kibana
2 7 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.92%) SCOM
4 5 (0.77%) Netcool
4 5 (0.77%) WSUS
5 4 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (0.62%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.62%) SCCM
5 4 (0.62%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.46%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
6 3 (0.46%) Oozie
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.46%) Puppet
6 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.31%) Control-M
7 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.31%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 63 (9.69%) Tableau
2 58 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 51 (7.85%) Oracle
4 24 (3.69%) Google
5 21 (3.23%) Adobe
6 14 (2.15%) Teradata
7 13 (2.00%) IBM
8 12 (1.85%) Huawei
9 9 (1.38%) HP
9 9 (1.38%) SAP
10 8 (1.23%) Cisco
10 8 (1.23%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.08%) Informatica
12 6 (0.92%) Mapinfo
12 6 (0.92%) Remedy
12 6 (0.92%) Veritas
13 5 (0.77%) Alteryx
13 5 (0.77%) CA Agile Central
13 5 (0.77%) Ericsson
13 5 (0.77%) Optimizely
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