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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Statistics
Rank 344 329 378
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +49
Contract jobs citing Statistics 273 302 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.62% 1.76% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 186 103
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 9
Average hourly rate £16.43 £19.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.74% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £111.00 £21.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +73.07%

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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -27 262 £375 - 141
London -7 141 £400 -15.78% 65
South East -4 42 £343 +16.10% 24
City of London +8 37 £425 -10.52% 11
North West -6 26 £400 +81.81% 12
Cheshire +5 15 £400 +20.30% 4
South West -16 15 £310 -11.42% 15
Surrey +7 14 £331 +32.50% 3
East of England +24 13 £288 -32.35% 7
Berkshire -8 11 £318 -15.33% 5
Scotland +12 10 £375 +8.69% 2
Yorkshire -27 9 £400 +45.45% 6
East Midlands +3 8 £375 +70.45% 7
West Midlands -8 8 £238 -20.83% 2
Newbury - 8 £303 -
Hampshire -10 7 £441 +152.14% 6
West Yorkshire -20 7 £400 +39.13% 3
Edinburgh - 7 £375 - 1
Bedfordshire +5 6 £375 +50.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £225 -30.76% 5
Milton Keynes -3 6 £225 -30.76% 3
Leicester +14 5 £350 +75.00% 2
Hertfordshire +9 5 - - 1
Leicestershire +9 5 £350 +100.00% 2
Bristol +5 5 £110 -80.86% 2
Somerset -9 5 - -
Manchester -13 5 £275 +103.70% 6
Leeds -25 5 £388 +40.90% 3
Lancashire +9 4 £275 -
Cambridgeshire +8 4 £225 -48.57% 4

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 153 (30.78%) SQL
2 120 (24.14%) Degree
3 114 (22.94%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (22.13%) Analytics
5 107 (21.53%) Finance
6 83 (16.70%) Mathematics
7 70 (14.08%) Data Analysis
8 66 (13.28%) R
9 63 (12.68%) SAS
10 59 (11.87%) Python
10 59 (11.87%) Hadoop
11 56 (11.27%) Oracle
12 55 (11.07%) Computer Science
13 54 (10.87%) ITIL
13 54 (10.87%) Big Data
14 48 (9.66%) Tableau
15 46 (9.26%) MS Office
15 46 (9.26%) VBA
15 46 (9.26%) Windows
16 45 (9.05%) MS Excel
16 45 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
16 45 (9.05%) Visualisation
17 44 (8.85%) Java
18 43 (8.65%) Management Information System
19 42 (8.45%) Banking
20 41 (8.25%) Data Mining
20 41 (8.25%) Data Modelling
21 40 (8.05%) Microsoft
21 40 (8.05%) Telecoms
21 40 (8.05%) Security Cleared

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.68%) SAS
2 19 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.82%) WebLogic
3 14 (2.82%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.62%) Oracle 10gAS
5 11 (2.21%) Apache
6 10 (2.01%) Apache Pig
7 8 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.01%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.80%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.60%) CMS
11 2 (0.40%) IIS
11 2 (0.40%) Confluence
12 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.20%) Lync
12 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.20%) TPMS
12 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (9.26%) MS Office
2 45 (9.05%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.02%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.62%) SPSS
5 11 (2.21%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.61%) MS Project
7 7 (1.41%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.80%) Stata
8 4 (0.80%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.80%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.40%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.20%) Weka
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.20%) InDesign
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.01%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (2.01%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Unica
2 2 (0.40%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.40%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.22%) Google Analytics
3 14 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.41%) Amazon S3
5 11 (2.21%) Heroku
6 3 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.40%) IaaS
7 2 (0.40%) Office 365
8 1 (0.20%) Route 53
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.20%) Yammer
8 1 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.42%) Firewall
2 16 (3.22%) GSM
2 16 (3.22%) LTE
3 15 (3.02%) 3G
4 14 (2.82%) RNC
5 12 (2.41%) LAN
5 12 (2.41%) WAN
6 10 (2.01%) Intranet
7 9 (1.81%) Internet
8 8 (1.61%) VPN
8 8 (1.61%) LDAP
9 6 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.21%) ATM
10 5 (1.01%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.80%) Network Security
12 3 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.60%) VoIP
12 3 (0.60%) Wireless
13 2 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.87%) Hadoop
2 54 (10.87%) Big Data
3 41 (8.25%) Data Mining
4 39 (7.85%) SQL Server
5 30 (6.04%) Oracle Database
6 27 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.62%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.82%) Apache Hive
9 13 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (2.21%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.21%) QlikView
12 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.61%) Oracle Discoverer
13 7 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.20%) FishEye
4 1 (0.20%) FindBugs
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) RSpec
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.20%) Toad
4 1 (0.20%) MSI
4 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.20%) ProC
4 1 (0.20%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.20%) Introscope
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.20%) Maven
4 1 (0.20%) Checkstyle
General
1 107 (21.53%) Finance
2 42 (8.45%) Banking
3 40 (8.05%) Telecoms
4 34 (6.84%) Marketing
5 22 (4.43%) Retail
6 12 (2.41%) Publishing
6 12 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.21%) Legal
8 9 (1.81%) Games
9 7 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (1.21%) Law
11 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.60%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.60%) Local Government
13 2 (0.40%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.40%) Electronics
13 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.40%) Front Office
13 2 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 163 (32.80%) Analyst
2 64 (12.88%) Data Analyst
3 60 (12.07%) Developer
4 31 (6.24%) Data Scientist
5 26 (5.23%) Administrator
6 25 (5.03%) DBA
7 21 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 16 (3.22%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (3.22%) Consultant
9 15 (3.02%) Performance Engineer
9 15 (3.02%) MI Analyst
10 11 (2.21%) Senior Developer
11 10 (2.01%) Report Analyst
11 10 (2.01%) Data Modeller
11 10 (2.01%) Service Analyst
11 10 (2.01%) Architect
11 10 (2.01%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.01%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 9 (1.81%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (1.81%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.44%) HTML
2 23 (4.63%) CSS
3 22 (4.43%) Middleware
4 21 (4.23%) HTML5
5 15 (3.02%) Ruby on Rails
6 14 (2.82%) RESTful
6 14 (2.82%) AngularJS
7 13 (2.62%) Oracle Fusion
8 12 (2.41%) .NET
9 7 (1.41%) jQuery
10 6 (1.21%) CSS3
11 5 (1.01%) D3.js
11 5 (1.01%) JSP
11 5 (1.01%) Web Services
12 4 (0.80%) Flash
12 4 (0.80%) ActiveX
12 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.80%) EDI
12 4 (0.80%) JavaBeans
12 4 (0.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 114 (22.94%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (16.70%) Mathematics
3 55 (11.07%) Computer Science
4 45 (9.05%) Visualisation
5 43 (8.65%) Management Information System
6 27 (5.43%) Credit Risk
7 22 (4.43%) Algorithms
8 18 (3.62%) NHS
9 17 (3.42%) Physics
10 16 (3.22%) Economics
11 9 (1.81%) Open Source
11 9 (1.81%) Data Extraction
11 9 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.81%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.81%) Applied Mathematics
12 7 (1.41%) Social Media
12 7 (1.41%) User Experience
12 7 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
13 6 (1.21%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.26%) Windows
2 29 (5.84%) UNIX
3 25 (5.03%) Linux
4 10 (2.01%) HPUX
4 10 (2.01%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.61%) Android
6 5 (1.01%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.80%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.40%) CentOS
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) VMS
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (22.13%) Analytics
2 70 (14.08%) Data Analysis
3 54 (10.87%) ITIL
4 45 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (8.25%) Data Modelling
6 36 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (6.84%) Service Delivery
8 30 (6.04%) ETL
9 27 (5.43%) Incident Management
10 26 (5.23%) Statistical Analysis
11 24 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (4.63%) Service Management
12 23 (4.63%) Machine Learning
12 23 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (4.43%) Predictive Modelling
13 22 (4.43%) Change Management
13 22 (4.43%) Project Management
14 20 (4.02%) Time Management
14 20 (4.02%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (30.78%) SQL
2 66 (13.28%) R
3 59 (11.87%) Python
4 46 (9.26%) VBA
5 44 (8.85%) Java
6 28 (5.63%) Ruby
7 26 (5.23%) MATLAB
8 24 (4.83%) C++
9 21 (4.23%) C
9 21 (4.23%) JavaScript
10 18 (3.62%) PL/SQL
10 18 (3.62%) Shell Script
11 17 (3.42%) C#
12 14 (2.82%) Scala
13 6 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.01%) Clojure
14 5 (1.01%) VB
15 4 (0.80%) Go
16 3 (0.60%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 120 (24.14%) Degree
2 40 (8.05%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.23%) PhD
5 11 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.01%) CCNP
7 5 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.80%) ISEB
8 4 (0.80%) CCNA
8 4 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.60%) CRISC
9 3 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.60%) CISSP
9 3 (0.60%) CISA
9 3 (0.60%) CISM
10 2 (0.40%) ACCA
10 2 (0.40%) CIMA
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.20%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.24%) SLA
2 16 (3.22%) QA
3 5 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.60%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.40%) CDISC
7 1 (0.20%) BS25999
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.20%) Basel II
System Software
1 28 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.60%) Firmware
4 3 (0.60%) Samba
5 2 (0.40%) NFS
5 2 (0.40%) HDFS
5 2 (0.40%) XenApp
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 11 (2.21%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.01%) Graphite
5 4 (0.80%) SCCM
5 4 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.60%) Nagios
7 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.20%) Puppet
8 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.20%) Cacti
8 1 (0.20%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.20%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 56 (11.27%) Oracle
2 48 (9.66%) Tableau
3 40 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.82%) Google
5 15 (3.02%) Remedy
5 15 (3.02%) HP
5 15 (3.02%) SAP
6 13 (2.62%) Business Objects
7 11 (2.21%) Cisco
7 11 (2.21%) VMware
8 10 (2.01%) Citrix
8 10 (2.01%) Ericsson
8 10 (2.01%) IBM
9 9 (1.81%) Alteryx
9 9 (1.81%) McAfee
10 8 (1.61%) Teradata
10 8 (1.61%) Symantec
11 7 (1.41%) Cognos
11 7 (1.41%) CommVault
11 7 (1.41%) Novell
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + D.O.E
Posted: 18 days ago
North West England
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Trowbridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago