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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Statistics
Rank 365 325 351
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +26
Contract jobs citing Statistics 251 265 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.57% 1.65% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 148 99
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 10
Average hourly rate £19.59 £17.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.56% +30.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.03 £115.75 £15.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.40 £18.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+7.77% +38.46%

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
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -23 245 £375 -6.25% 130
London -18 123 £400 -11.11% 63
South East -24 45 £311 +8.26% 24
City of London +8 31 £425 -10.52% 18
North West -2 24 £388 +34.78% 15
Surrey +15 20 £313 +8.69% 2
Cheshire +9 15 £400 -5.88% 4
East of England +12 13 £288 -30.30% 8
South West -10 11 £470 +17.50% 9
Yorkshire -17 11 £400 +13.07% 5
West Midlands -4 10 £300 - 4
Berkshire -11 10 £310 -17.33% 6
West Yorkshire -7 9 £400 +13.07% 5
East Midlands -8 8 £388 +74.15%
Newbury - 8 £303 - 1
Bedfordshire 0 7 £375 +50.00% 1
Leeds -14 7 £375 - 3
Guildford - 7 £260 -
Hampshire -10 6 £535 +289.09% 4
Warrington - 6 - - 1
Leicester +11 5 £350 +55.55%
Leicestershire +2 5 £350 +94.44%
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £163 - 6
Milton Keynes -3 5 £163 - 2
Scotland -6 5 £226 -34.56% 3
Manchester -8 5 £230 +15.00% 6
Cambridgeshire - 5 £218 - 5
Wiltshire +8 4 £435 +8.75% 1
Cambridge - 4 £210 - 4
Chertsey - 4 - - 1

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 149 (30.10%) SQL
2 117 (23.64%) Degree
3 106 (21.41%) Finance
3 106 (21.41%) Analytics
4 104 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
5 84 (16.97%) Mathematics
6 65 (13.13%) R
7 63 (12.73%) SAS
8 61 (12.32%) Oracle
8 61 (12.32%) Data Analysis
9 59 (11.92%) Python
10 54 (10.91%) Hadoop
11 51 (10.30%) Computer Science
12 49 (9.90%) Big Data
13 47 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (9.49%) MS Excel
13 47 (9.49%) Windows
13 47 (9.49%) VBA
14 46 (9.29%) MS Office
14 46 (9.29%) ITIL
15 44 (8.89%) Tableau
16 43 (8.69%) Visualisation
16 43 (8.69%) Java
16 43 (8.69%) Data Mining
16 43 (8.69%) Microsoft
17 41 (8.28%) Security Cleared
18 40 (8.08%) SQL Server
18 40 (8.08%) Management Information System
19 39 (7.88%) Telecoms
20 38 (7.68%) Banking

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 63 (12.73%) SAS
2 18 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 14 (2.83%) Apache Spark
5 13 (2.63%) Oracle 10gAS
6 12 (2.42%) Apache
7 8 (1.62%) Apache Pig
8 7 (1.41%) IIS
9 6 (1.21%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (1.01%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.40%) CMS
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.20%) JBoss
12 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.20%) OpenROAD
12 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 47 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 46 (9.29%) MS Office
3 20 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (2.02%) SPSS
6 9 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.82%) MS Project
7 7 (1.41%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.81%) Stata
9 2 (0.40%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.40%) Weka
9 2 (0.40%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.20%) InDesign
10 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (3.03%) Google Analytics
2 10 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.40%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.02%) Amazon S3
3 9 (1.82%) Heroku
4 4 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.20%) Yammer
7 1 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.20%) Route 53
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.43%) LTE
2 16 (3.23%) GSM
3 15 (3.03%) 3G
4 14 (2.83%) RNC
5 12 (2.42%) Firewall
6 8 (1.62%) FTP
7 7 (1.41%) LDAP
7 7 (1.41%) ATM
8 6 (1.21%) Intranet
8 6 (1.21%) Internet
8 6 (1.21%) VPN
8 6 (1.21%) Telnet
9 5 (1.01%) LAN
9 5 (1.01%) WAN
10 3 (0.61%) UMTS
10 3 (0.61%) VoIP
10 3 (0.61%) Broadband
10 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.61%) MPLS
10 3 (0.61%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.91%) Hadoop
2 49 (9.90%) Big Data
3 43 (8.69%) Data Mining
4 40 (8.08%) SQL Server
5 35 (7.07%) Oracle Database
6 34 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (4.44%) Relational Database
8 20 (4.04%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (2.42%) Apache Hive
10 11 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (2.02%) QlikView
12 9 (1.82%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.62%) Base SAS
13 8 (1.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 8 (1.62%) Oracle Discoverer
13 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.61%) JIRA
4 2 (0.40%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (0.40%) JMeter
4 2 (0.40%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.20%) RSpec
5 1 (0.20%) FishEye
5 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) Maven
5 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.20%) Toad
5 1 (0.20%) ProC
5 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.20%) Introscope
General
1 106 (21.41%) Finance
2 39 (7.88%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.68%) Banking
4 26 (5.25%) Marketing
5 23 (4.65%) Retail
6 15 (3.03%) Publishing
7 10 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.82%) Games
9 7 (1.41%) Legal
9 7 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.01%) Law
12 3 (0.61%) Local Government
12 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.61%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.40%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.40%) French Language
13 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 150 (30.30%) Analyst
2 71 (14.34%) Developer
3 58 (11.72%) Data Analyst
4 33 (6.67%) DBA
5 28 (5.66%) Data Scientist
6 27 (5.45%) Administrator
7 20 (4.04%) Business Analyst
8 19 (3.84%) Consultant
9 15 (3.03%) Performance Engineer
10 14 (2.83%) Senior Developer
10 14 (2.83%) MI Analyst
11 13 (2.63%) SQL DBA
12 12 (2.42%) Project Manager
13 11 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (2.22%) Oracle DBA
13 11 (2.22%) Data Modeller
14 9 (1.82%) SAS Developer
14 9 (1.82%) Applications Support
15 8 (1.62%) Service Analyst
15 8 (1.62%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.86%) HTML
2 22 (4.44%) Middleware
3 21 (4.24%) HTML5
4 20 (4.04%) CSS
5 15 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
5 15 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 14 (2.83%) RESTful
6 14 (2.83%) .NET
7 13 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (1.82%) ODBC
9 7 (1.41%) jQuery
10 6 (1.21%) CSS3
11 5 (1.01%) D3.js
11 5 (1.01%) Apache Cordova
11 5 (1.01%) JSP
11 5 (1.01%) Web Services
12 4 (0.81%) ActiveX
12 4 (0.81%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.81%) EDI
12 4 (0.81%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 104 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (16.97%) Mathematics
3 51 (10.30%) Computer Science
4 43 (8.69%) Visualisation
5 40 (8.08%) Management Information System
6 28 (5.66%) Credit Risk
7 23 (4.65%) Algorithms
8 19 (3.84%) Economics
9 14 (2.83%) Physics
10 11 (2.22%) NHS
11 10 (2.02%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.82%) Open Source
12 9 (1.82%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.82%) Applied Mathematics
13 8 (1.62%) Replication
13 8 (1.62%) Data Extraction
13 8 (1.62%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.62%) User Experience
14 7 (1.41%) Social Media
14 7 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.49%) Windows
2 33 (6.67%) UNIX
3 25 (5.05%) Linux
4 10 (2.02%) HPUX
5 8 (1.62%) Solaris
5 8 (1.62%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.62%) Android
6 5 (1.01%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.40%) AIX
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) VMS
8 1 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (21.41%) Analytics
2 61 (12.32%) Data Analysis
3 47 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (9.29%) ITIL
5 37 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
6 34 (6.87%) ETL
6 34 (6.87%) Data Modelling
7 29 (5.86%) Service Delivery
8 27 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (5.05%) Change Management
10 24 (4.85%) Incident Management
11 23 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (4.65%) Machine Learning
12 22 (4.44%) Statistical Analysis
12 22 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (4.24%) Predictive Modelling
14 19 (3.84%) Project Management
14 19 (3.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (3.64%) Data Governance
15 18 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (30.10%) SQL
2 65 (13.13%) R
3 59 (11.92%) Python
4 47 (9.49%) VBA
5 43 (8.69%) Java
6 28 (5.66%) C++
6 28 (5.66%) Ruby
7 25 (5.05%) MATLAB
7 25 (5.05%) C
8 24 (4.85%) Shell Script
9 19 (3.84%) JavaScript
10 18 (3.64%) C#
10 18 (3.64%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.83%) Scala
12 7 (1.41%) VB
13 5 (1.01%) Perl
13 5 (1.01%) Clojure
14 4 (0.81%) Golang
14 4 (0.81%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (23.64%) Degree
2 41 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.84%) PhD
5 11 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.01%) SAS Certification
7 5 (1.01%) CCNA
7 5 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.01%) MCITP
8 4 (0.81%) ISEB
8 4 (0.81%) CCNP
9 3 (0.61%) CISSP
9 3 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.61%) CISA
9 3 (0.61%) CISM
9 3 (0.61%) CRISC
9 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.40%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.47%) SLA
2 11 (2.22%) QA
3 6 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.61%) AIFMD
5 3 (0.61%) CDISC
5 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) Basel II
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 27 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.61%) Firmware
4 3 (0.61%) Samba
5 2 (0.40%) NFS
5 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.40%) XenApp
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.20%) iptables
6 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.01%) Graphite
5 4 (0.81%) SCCM
6 3 (0.61%) Nagios
6 3 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.20%) Mesos
8 1 (0.20%) Cacti
8 1 (0.20%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.20%) Puppet
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.20%) WMI
8 1 (0.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 61 (12.32%) Oracle
2 44 (8.89%) Tableau
3 43 (8.69%) Microsoft
4 18 (3.64%) Google
5 17 (3.43%) SAP
6 15 (3.03%) HP
7 14 (2.83%) Remedy
8 12 (2.42%) Business Objects
9 11 (2.22%) IBM
9 11 (2.22%) Informatica
10 10 (2.02%) Ericsson
10 10 (2.02%) VMware
11 9 (1.82%) Alteryx
11 9 (1.82%) Citrix
12 8 (1.62%) Cisco
12 8 (1.62%) Symantec
12 8 (1.62%) McAfee
12 8 (1.62%) Teradata
13 7 (1.41%) Cognos
13 7 (1.41%) CommVault
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Rate: £380 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.84 - £16.43 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago