The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 359 386 321
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -65
Contract jobs citing Statistics 255 203 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 1.27% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 110 126
Average daily rate
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£395 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.20% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 24
Average hourly rate £17.60 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.14 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.40 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -15.66%

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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Statistics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 +4 237 £395 +12.85% 110
London +9 112 £450 +20.00% 48
City of London +28 41 £440 +10.00% 18
South East -9 36 £300 +5.26% 22
North West +10 22 £350 +27.27% 7
East of England -7 18 £330 +71.42% 11
Yorkshire -6 14 £335 -14.10% 8
Hampshire -10 14 £300 +7.14% 5
West Yorkshire -8 11 £380 +17.37% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £275 -1.78%
Milton Keynes -7 10 £275 -1.78%
West Midlands -15 10 £240 -7.69% 5
Cheshire +18 9 £375 - 1
North East -21 9 £445 +78.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -23 9 £445 +89.36% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £445 -
Hertfordshire +5 8 £333 - 2
East Midlands +4 8 £313 -9.09% 2
Scotland 0 7 £201 -49.75% 1
South West -26 7 £245 -21.60% 5
Berkshire 0 6 £350 -11.11% 3
Leeds -6 6 £380 +17.37% 5
Cambridgeshire -7 6 £305 +1.66% 7
Surrey -2 5 - - 5
Wales - 5 £450 - 2
South Wales - 5 £450 - 2
Coventry -3 4 - - 1
Manchester -6 4 £375 +36.36% 6
Edinburgh -7 4 - -
Bedfordshire -14 4 £259 -

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 164 (31.42%) SQL
2 120 (22.99%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (21.26%) Mathematics
4 107 (20.50%) Degree
5 92 (17.62%) Finance
6 88 (16.86%) Oracle
7 79 (15.13%) Analytics
8 73 (13.98%) Data Analysis
9 70 (13.41%) Microsoft
10 67 (12.84%) MS Excel
11 60 (11.49%) SAS
12 58 (11.11%) Windows
13 53 (10.15%) SQL Server
14 52 (9.96%) Hadoop
15 51 (9.77%) Security Cleared
15 51 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
16 48 (9.20%) Management Information System
16 48 (9.20%) Big Data
17 47 (9.00%) Oracle Database
17 47 (9.00%) ITIL
18 45 (8.62%) Data Mining
18 45 (8.62%) ETL
18 45 (8.62%) R
18 45 (8.62%) Computer Science
19 44 (8.43%) Python
20 41 (7.85%) Linux
20 41 (7.85%) UNIX
20 41 (7.85%) Java
21 40 (7.66%) MS Office
22 39 (7.47%) Agile Software Development

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 60 (11.49%) SAS
2 16 (3.07%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.30%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.30%) Apache
4 9 (1.72%) Oracle 10gAS
5 6 (1.15%) Mule
5 6 (1.15%) ArcGIS
5 6 (1.15%) IIS
6 5 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (0.96%) CMS
7 4 (0.77%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.57%) OpenROAD
8 3 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 67 (12.84%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.66%) MS Office
3 31 (5.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.49%) SPSS
6 11 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (1.72%) MS Project
8 6 (1.15%) Stata
9 3 (0.57%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.38%) FastStats
10 2 (0.38%) InDesign
11 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.19%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.19%) Weka
Business Applications
1 16 (3.07%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.53%) SiteCatalyst
3 5 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.57%) Changepoint
4 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.38%) Summit
5 2 (0.38%) Maximo
6 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.19%) Tridion
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.57%) Heroku
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.49%) VPN
2 12 (2.30%) Firewall
2 12 (2.30%) Internet
3 11 (2.11%) ATM
4 9 (1.72%) SAN
4 9 (1.72%) LAN
5 8 (1.53%) Network Security
5 8 (1.53%) WAN
6 6 (1.15%) FTP
6 6 (1.15%) DNS
6 6 (1.15%) Telnet
7 5 (0.96%) DSL
7 5 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.77%) 4G
8 4 (0.77%) LDAP
8 4 (0.77%) GPRS
8 4 (0.77%) Intranet
9 3 (0.57%) BGP
9 3 (0.57%) PPP
9 3 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 52 (9.96%) Hadoop
3 48 (9.20%) Big Data
4 47 (9.00%) Oracle Database
5 45 (8.62%) Data Mining
6 34 (6.51%) Oracle Reports
7 28 (5.36%) Relational Database
8 21 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (2.68%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 14 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (2.68%) RDBMS
11 13 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (2.49%) Oracle ODI
12 11 (2.11%) MySQL
12 11 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.92%) Base SAS
14 9 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (1.15%) JIRA
2 5 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.77%) LoadUI
3 4 (0.77%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (0.77%) JMeter
3 4 (0.77%) PVCS
4 3 (0.57%) RSpec
5 2 (0.38%) Maven
5 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.38%) Toad
6 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.19%) Introscope
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.19%) Mocha
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.19%) Sinon.JS
General
1 92 (17.62%) Finance
2 33 (6.32%) Marketing
3 29 (5.56%) Banking
4 25 (4.79%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.68%) Retail
6 13 (2.49%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.11%) Publishing
8 6 (1.15%) Law
8 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.96%) Legal
9 5 (0.96%) Electronics
10 3 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Advertising
10 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.57%) Front Office
10 3 (0.57%) French Language
11 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 163 (31.23%) Analyst
2 69 (13.22%) Developer
3 56 (10.73%) Data Analyst
4 38 (7.28%) DBA
5 32 (6.13%) Data Scientist
6 27 (5.17%) Administrator
7 21 (4.02%) Consultant
8 20 (3.83%) Service Analyst
9 15 (2.87%) Support Analyst
9 15 (2.87%) Network Engineer
9 15 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (2.87%) Oracle DBA
10 13 (2.49%) Business Analyst
10 13 (2.49%) Information Analyst
11 12 (2.30%) Data Manager
12 11 (2.11%) SQL DBA
12 11 (2.11%) Performance Analyst
12 11 (2.11%) MI Analyst
13 10 (1.92%) Senior Developer
14 9 (1.72%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.32%) HTML
2 26 (4.98%) CSS
3 18 (3.45%) .NET
4 16 (3.07%) HTML5
4 16 (3.07%) Middleware
5 15 (2.87%) jQuery
6 11 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (1.72%) ODBC
9 7 (1.34%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.34%) RESTful
10 6 (1.15%) XML
10 6 (1.15%) WSH
11 5 (0.96%) JSP
11 5 (0.96%) D3.js
12 4 (0.77%) Apache Cordova
12 4 (0.77%) CSS3
12 4 (0.77%) ActiveX
12 4 (0.77%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 120 (22.99%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (21.26%) Mathematics
3 48 (9.20%) Management Information System
4 45 (8.62%) Computer Science
5 34 (6.51%) Algorithms
6 31 (5.94%) Economics
7 21 (4.02%) Visualisation
8 18 (3.45%) User Experience
8 18 (3.45%) NHS
9 17 (3.26%) Replication
10 16 (3.07%) Credit Risk
11 13 (2.49%) GIS
11 13 (2.49%) Data Extraction
11 13 (2.49%) Applied Mathematics
12 12 (2.30%) Informatics
13 10 (1.92%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.92%) Physics
14 9 (1.72%) Mobile App
15 8 (1.53%) Social Media
16 7 (1.34%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 58 (11.11%) Windows
2 41 (7.85%) Linux
2 41 (7.85%) UNIX
3 9 (1.72%) Solaris
3 9 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.34%) Android
5 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.96%) AIX
6 5 (0.96%) HPUX
7 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) VMS
10 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.13%) Analytics
2 73 (13.98%) Data Analysis
3 51 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (9.00%) ITIL
5 45 (8.62%) ETL
6 39 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (7.28%) Service Management
8 34 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (6.13%) Change Management
10 29 (5.56%) Data Management
11 27 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (4.98%) Service Delivery
13 25 (4.79%) PRINCE2
14 23 (4.41%) Data Modelling
14 23 (4.41%) Migration
14 23 (4.41%) Predictive Modelling
14 23 (4.41%) Performance Management
15 22 (4.21%) Line Management
16 21 (4.02%) Project Management
17 20 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 164 (31.42%) SQL
2 45 (8.62%) R
3 44 (8.43%) Python
4 41 (7.85%) Java
5 33 (6.32%) VBA
6 31 (5.94%) C++
7 26 (4.98%) PL/SQL
8 25 (4.79%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.64%) C
10 17 (3.26%) C#
11 16 (3.07%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.11%) MATLAB
12 11 (2.11%) Scala
13 10 (1.92%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.92%) Ruby
14 9 (1.72%) VB
15 7 (1.34%) Perl
16 6 (1.15%) VBScript
17 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 107 (20.50%) Degree
2 51 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.83%) PhD
5 15 (2.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 12 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.72%) CCNP
8 9 (1.72%) CCNA
9 8 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.53%) MCITP
10 6 (1.15%) ISEB
11 5 (0.96%) SAS Certification
12 3 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.57%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.57%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.57%) MCP
12 3 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.70%) SLA
2 18 (3.45%) QA
3 6 (1.15%) CDISC
4 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.57%) GAMP
5 3 (0.57%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.19%) Basel II
6 1 (0.19%) GCP
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.57%) Firmware
5 3 (0.57%) XenApp
6 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.19%) HDFS
7 1 (0.19%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (0.57%) OpenView
3 3 (0.57%) HP NNM
3 3 (0.57%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.38%) Puppet
4 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.38%) SCOM
4 2 (0.38%) WSUS
4 2 (0.38%) Netcool
5 1 (0.19%) Nagios
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.19%) yum
Vendors
1 88 (16.86%) Oracle
2 70 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.79%) Tableau
4 22 (4.21%) Cisco
4 22 (4.21%) HP
4 22 (4.21%) Informatica
5 17 (3.26%) Citrix
5 17 (3.26%) Teradata
6 16 (3.07%) Google
7 15 (2.87%) SAP
8 11 (2.11%) Adobe
9 10 (1.92%) IBM
9 10 (1.92%) Business Objects
10 9 (1.72%) VMware
11 8 (1.53%) Cognos
12 6 (1.15%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.15%) ESRI
13 5 (0.96%) Juniper
13 5 (0.96%) Intergraph
13 5 (0.96%) Red Gate
Leeds
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Imperial College London
Rate: From £34,270 to £42,380 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 60000 Per Annum Available as a contract role also
Posted: 18 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Surrey
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 19 days ago
Docklands
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Surrey
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £45 - 65 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago