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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 362 377 318
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -59
Contract jobs citing Statistics 268 220 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.50% 1.33% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 116 159
Average daily rate
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£375 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £169 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £378
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 27
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £31.25 £40.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +2.77%

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
17908 16533 16758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 31.42% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11170 10334 9791
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 747 664 832
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 247 £378 +11.85% 124
London +30 130 £450 +12.50% 51
City of London +42 37 £450 +12.50% 14
South East -11 35 £290 +16.00% 20
West Midlands -8 19 £338 +68.75% 10
East of England -24 19 £270 +9.09% 7
North West -4 15 £300 - 9
Berkshire +11 11 £425 +32.81% 4
Hertfordshire -15 11 £270 -28.00% 3
Scotland -10 10 £176 -45.00% 2
Tyne and Wear - 8 £438 - 2
North East - 8 £438 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £438 - 2
Yorkshire -2 7 £340 +51.11% 15
East Midlands -6 7 £363 +7.40% 3
Hampshire -9 7 £250 +16.27% 4
South Wales -10 7 £275 -38.88% 3
Wales -19 7 £275 -38.88% 3
Newport - 7 £275 -
Warwickshire -2 6 £325 +364.28% 4
Manchester -8 6 £130 -56.66% 5
West Sussex - 6 £290 -
Reading +19 5 £425 +32.81% 1
South Yorkshire +8 5 £420 - 2
Cambridgeshire -6 5 £300 - 3
South West -47 5 £433 +33.07% 6
Cheshire +9 4 £350 - 3
Milton Keynes -4 4 £275 +32.53%
Birmingham -4 4 £355 +222.72% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £275 +32.53% 3

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 161 (30.84%) SQL
2 121 (23.18%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (21.84%) Degree
4 105 (20.11%) Mathematics
5 88 (16.86%) Oracle
6 87 (16.67%) Analytics
7 82 (15.71%) Finance
8 77 (14.75%) SAS
9 75 (14.37%) Data Analysis
10 72 (13.79%) Microsoft
11 70 (13.41%) MS Excel
12 63 (12.07%) Windows
13 56 (10.73%) ITIL
14 55 (10.54%) Security Cleared
15 54 (10.34%) Data Mining
16 53 (10.15%) SQL Server
17 50 (9.58%) Management Information System
18 49 (9.39%) Linux
19 47 (9.00%) MS Office
19 47 (9.00%) Service Management
19 47 (9.00%) Oracle Database
20 45 (8.62%) Marketing
21 43 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
22 42 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
23 40 (7.66%) Java
24 39 (7.47%) UNIX
24 39 (7.47%) SLA
25 38 (7.28%) Oracle Reports
25 38 (7.28%) VBA
26 37 (7.09%) ETL

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 77 (14.75%) SAS
2 12 (2.30%) WebLogic
3 10 (1.92%) ArcGIS
4 9 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.72%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.53%) IIS
5 8 (1.53%) CMS
6 6 (1.15%) Mule
6 6 (1.15%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.96%) Oracle Spatial
7 5 (0.96%) Apache
8 4 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.77%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.38%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 70 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 47 (9.00%) MS Office
3 36 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (5.75%) SPSS
5 20 (3.83%) MS Visio
6 12 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.34%) Stata
8 6 (1.15%) MS Project
9 4 (0.77%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.38%) FastStats
11 2 (0.38%) Weka
12 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (2.87%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.72%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.57%) Summit
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.38%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.19%) Tridion
5 1 (0.19%) Agresso
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.49%) LAN
1 13 (2.49%) Internet
1 13 (2.49%) Firewall
2 12 (2.30%) DNS
3 9 (1.72%) SAN
3 9 (1.72%) Intranet
3 9 (1.72%) VPN
3 9 (1.72%) Network Security
4 8 (1.53%) WAN
5 7 (1.34%) FTP
6 6 (1.15%) ATM
6 6 (1.15%) Telnet
7 5 (0.96%) DSL
7 5 (0.96%) DHCP
7 5 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (0.96%) 4G
8 4 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.77%) Multicast
8 4 (0.77%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.77%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.34%) Data Mining
2 53 (10.15%) SQL Server
3 47 (9.00%) Oracle Database
4 38 (7.28%) Oracle Reports
5 33 (6.32%) Hadoop
6 30 (5.75%) Big Data
7 24 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (4.21%) Relational Database
9 19 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (2.68%) MySQL
13 13 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (2.11%) RDBMS
14 11 (2.11%) Base SAS
14 11 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (1.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 9 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 9 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 8 (1.53%) PVCS
2 6 (1.15%) LoadRunner
3 5 (0.96%) Rational Performance Tester
3 5 (0.96%) JIRA
4 4 (0.77%) LoadUI
4 4 (0.77%) JMeter
4 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.38%) Toad
5 2 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.38%) RSpec
5 2 (0.38%) Maven
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) Mocha
6 1 (0.19%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.19%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 82 (15.71%) Finance
2 45 (8.62%) Marketing
3 28 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.79%) Banking
5 14 (2.68%) Publishing
6 12 (2.30%) Retail
6 12 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.53%) Legal
7 8 (1.53%) Back Office
8 7 (1.34%) Law
9 6 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.96%) Electronics
10 5 (0.96%) Advertising
10 5 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.57%) Games
11 3 (0.57%) Front Office
12 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.19%) International Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (36.02%) Analyst
2 51 (9.77%) Data Analyst
3 44 (8.43%) Developer
4 39 (7.47%) DBA
5 25 (4.79%) Administrator
6 23 (4.41%) Service Analyst
6 23 (4.41%) Data Scientist
7 19 (3.64%) Support Analyst
7 19 (3.64%) Oracle DBA
8 18 (3.45%) Information Analyst
9 16 (3.07%) Consultant
10 15 (2.87%) Business Analyst
10 15 (2.87%) Performance Manager
11 14 (2.68%) Performance Analyst
12 13 (2.49%) Network Engineer
12 13 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.30%) Fraud Analyst
13 12 (2.30%) Tester
14 11 (2.11%) SQL DBA
14 11 (2.11%) Service Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.60%) HTML
2 18 (3.45%) .NET
2 18 (3.45%) CSS
3 11 (2.11%) jQuery
4 9 (1.72%) ODBC
5 8 (1.53%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.34%) Middleware
7 6 (1.15%) HTML5
8 5 (0.96%) WSH
8 5 (0.96%) ArcObjects
9 4 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.77%) Web Services
9 4 (0.77%) XML
9 4 (0.77%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.57%) D3.js
10 3 (0.57%) STL
10 3 (0.57%) OLE
10 3 (0.57%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 2 (0.38%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 121 (23.18%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (20.11%) Mathematics
3 50 (9.58%) Management Information System
4 29 (5.56%) Economics
5 27 (5.17%) Algorithms
6 25 (4.79%) Computer Science
7 22 (4.21%) User Experience
8 16 (3.07%) GIS
8 16 (3.07%) Replication
9 14 (2.68%) Visualisation
10 13 (2.49%) Data Extraction
10 13 (2.49%) NHS
10 13 (2.49%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.92%) Informatics
11 10 (1.92%) Applied Mathematics
12 8 (1.53%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.53%) Social Media
12 8 (1.53%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.34%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 63 (12.07%) Windows
2 49 (9.39%) Linux
3 39 (7.47%) UNIX
4 10 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.72%) Solaris
6 8 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.34%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.96%) Android
9 5 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.96%) AIX
10 4 (0.77%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (16.67%) Analytics
2 75 (14.37%) Data Analysis
3 56 (10.73%) ITIL
4 47 (9.00%) Service Management
5 43 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (7.09%) ETL
7 37 (7.09%) Service Delivery
8 27 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (4.79%) Statistical Modelling
9 25 (4.79%) Change Management
9 25 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (4.60%) Statistical Analysis
11 23 (4.41%) PRINCE2
12 22 (4.21%) Performance Management
12 22 (4.21%) Predictive Modelling
13 20 (3.83%) Operations Research
13 20 (3.83%) Problem Management
13 20 (3.83%) Benchmarking
13 20 (3.83%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (30.84%) SQL
2 40 (7.66%) Java
3 38 (7.28%) VBA
4 37 (7.09%) R
5 34 (6.51%) Python
6 26 (4.98%) C++
7 18 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 18 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 14 (2.68%) C
8 14 (2.68%) C#
9 11 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.92%) VB
11 8 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.34%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.15%) VBScript
13 6 (1.15%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.15%) Ruby
13 6 (1.15%) Perl
14 5 (0.96%) PHP
15 4 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 114 (21.84%) Degree
2 55 (10.54%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.21%) PhD
5 16 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (3.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.34%) CCNP
7 7 (1.34%) CCNA
7 7 (1.34%) ISEB
8 6 (1.15%) MCITP
9 4 (0.77%) MCP
9 4 (0.77%) SAS Certification
9 4 (0.77%) IBM Certification
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.57%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.57%) MCSE
10 3 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.47%) SLA
2 14 (2.68%) QA
3 5 (0.96%) COBIT
4 4 (0.77%) CDISC
5 3 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.57%) GAMP
6 2 (0.38%) WCAG
6 2 (0.38%) WAI
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) GCP
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) Basel II
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.15%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.57%) Firmware
7 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.19%) GPFS
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) vSphere
8 1 (0.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (1.53%) OpenView
2 5 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.77%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.77%) DameWare
3 4 (0.77%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.77%) OVSD
3 4 (0.77%) HP NNM
3 4 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.57%) SCOM
5 2 (0.38%) Puppet
5 2 (0.38%) Netcool
5 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Nagios
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.19%) WSUS
6 1 (0.19%) SCCM
6 1 (0.19%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 88 (16.86%) Oracle
2 72 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.98%) HP
3 26 (4.98%) Cisco
4 23 (4.41%) Tableau
5 18 (3.45%) Informatica
6 15 (2.87%) Google
7 14 (2.68%) Citrix
8 12 (2.30%) Teradata
9 11 (2.11%) TSYS
9 11 (2.11%) IBM
10 10 (1.92%) Adobe
10 10 (1.92%) ESRI
11 9 (1.72%) SAP
11 9 (1.72%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.53%) Business Objects
12 8 (1.53%) VMware
13 7 (1.34%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.15%) Juniper
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £16 to £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Rate: From £18,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £15.38 - £19.82 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Campbell North
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £19 - £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: Good rate
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 11 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago