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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Statistics
Rank 373 353 386
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +33
Contract jobs citing Statistics 291 276 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.55% 1.53% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 141 117
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £211 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £579 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.87% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 12
Average hourly rate £17.40 £23.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.95% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £13.34 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £30.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.90 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -16.66%

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
18754 17991 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.09% 32.21% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11771 10808 10374
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 749 700
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.46 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 0 279 £350 - 122
London -3 134 £391 -5.15% 57
South East +9 67 £325 +3.17% 19
City of London +25 51 £438 +2.94% 10
North West -30 19 £375 +7.14% 10
Berkshire +6 18 £325 -18.75% 5
Hampshire +13 17 £351 - 4
South West +1 16 £350 -15.66% 12
Milton Keynes +6 15 £318 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 15 £318 - 1
East of England 0 15 £215 -22.52% 6
Scotland -5 11 £365 +107.38% 3
Manchester -15 9 £333 +155.76% 7
Yorkshire -25 9 £338 -3.57% 6
Kent - 9 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 9 - -
Lancashire - 8 £458 -
Hook - 7 - -
West Midlands +2 6 £260 -24.08% 6
Surrey -2 6 £243 -47.98% 7
Gloucestershire -4 6 £350 - 4
West Yorkshire -23 6 £338 -3.57% 3
Leeds -24 6 £338 -3.57% 1
Slough - 6 £269 -
Edinburgh - 6 £370 - 2
Hertfordshire -6 5 £215 -20.37%
Reading -7 5 £350 -17.64% 3
East Midlands -17 5 £325 - 4
Wiltshire +5 4 £270 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 4 £350 +12.00% 2

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 157 (30.08%) SQL
2 124 (23.75%) Finance
3 122 (23.37%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (19.92%) Degree
5 98 (18.77%) Analytics
6 90 (17.24%) MS Excel
7 84 (16.09%) Microsoft
8 81 (15.52%) Mathematics
9 69 (13.22%) SQL Server
9 69 (13.22%) Data Analysis
10 63 (12.07%) ITIL
11 61 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
12 54 (10.34%) SAS
13 53 (10.15%) Oracle
14 52 (9.96%) Python
14 52 (9.96%) Management Information System
15 51 (9.77%) Security Cleared
16 50 (9.58%) Banking
17 49 (9.39%) MS Office
18 48 (9.20%) R
19 46 (8.81%) Windows
19 46 (8.81%) Data Modelling
19 46 (8.81%) Validation
20 44 (8.43%) UNIX
21 43 (8.24%) Linux
22 42 (8.05%) Java
22 42 (8.05%) Hadoop
23 41 (7.85%) Service Delivery
23 41 (7.85%) Project Management
24 37 (7.09%) Agile Software Development

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 54 (10.34%) SAS
2 17 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.72%) Apache
4 9 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (1.53%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.34%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.15%) CMS
7 6 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.96%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.96%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.96%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.57%) Lync
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle 10gAS
11 2 (0.38%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.38%) Joomla!
Applications
1 90 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 49 (9.39%) MS Office
3 34 (6.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (4.41%) SPSS
5 15 (2.87%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.34%) MS Project
8 4 (0.77%) Mathematica
8 4 (0.77%) Maple
8 4 (0.77%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.77%) LaTeX
9 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.38%) GIMP
11 1 (0.19%) Windchill
11 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.19%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.77%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.38%) Summit
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.19%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.72%) SoftLayer
2 9 (1.72%) Sumo Logic
3 5 (0.96%) Heroku
3 5 (0.96%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.96%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.38%) Office 365
4 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Yammer
5 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.83%) VPN
2 19 (3.64%) Firewall
3 17 (3.26%) SNMP
4 15 (2.87%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.68%) WAN
5 14 (2.68%) LAN
5 14 (2.68%) Wireless
6 13 (2.49%) 2G
6 13 (2.49%) 3G
6 13 (2.49%) 4G
7 12 (2.30%) Intranet
7 12 (2.30%) DNS
8 9 (1.72%) VoIP
8 9 (1.72%) SSL
8 9 (1.72%) Network Security
9 8 (1.53%) UMTS
9 8 (1.53%) SMS
9 8 (1.53%) GSM
10 7 (1.34%) ATM
10 7 (1.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.05%) Hadoop
3 37 (7.09%) Big Data
4 32 (6.13%) BusinessObjects
4 32 (6.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (3.45%) Data Mining
9 17 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (3.07%) Relational Database
10 16 (3.07%) MS Access
11 12 (2.30%) Oracle Database
12 11 (2.11%) OLAP
13 9 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.72%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.72%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.53%) OLAP Cube
14 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.53%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.96%) JIRA
5 3 (0.57%) ERwin
6 2 (0.38%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.38%) Selenium
6 2 (0.38%) Hudson
6 2 (0.38%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.38%) Trac
6 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.19%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.19%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.19%) PVCS
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 124 (23.75%) Finance
2 50 (9.58%) Banking
3 31 (5.94%) Marketing
4 21 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.45%) Back Office
6 16 (3.07%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.30%) Legal
7 12 (2.30%) Front Office
8 11 (2.11%) Retail
9 8 (1.53%) Law
10 5 (0.96%) Billing
10 5 (0.96%) Advertising
10 5 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.19%) International Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 188 (36.02%) Analyst
2 62 (11.88%) Data Analyst
3 58 (11.11%) Developer
4 29 (5.56%) Administrator
5 24 (4.60%) Data Scientist
6 21 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
7 19 (3.64%) Business Analyst
8 17 (3.26%) Information Analyst
8 17 (3.26%) SQL Developer
9 16 (3.07%) Quantitative Analyst
10 14 (2.68%) Architect
11 13 (2.49%) NHS Information Analyst
12 12 (2.30%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (2.30%) Support Analyst
12 12 (2.30%) DBA
12 12 (2.30%) Incident Manager
13 11 (2.11%) Major Incident Manager
13 11 (2.11%) SQL Data Analyst
14 10 (1.92%) Team Leader
14 10 (1.92%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.21%) HTML
1 22 (4.21%) XML
2 18 (3.45%) Spring
3 16 (3.07%) Ruby on Rails
4 15 (2.87%) CSS
5 14 (2.68%) .NET
6 13 (2.49%) HTML5
7 12 (2.30%) Middleware
8 10 (1.92%) RESTful
9 9 (1.72%) Grails
10 7 (1.34%) JSON
10 7 (1.34%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
10 7 (1.34%) J2EE
11 5 (0.96%) Flash
11 5 (0.96%) MDX
11 5 (0.96%) CSS3
11 5 (0.96%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.77%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 122 (23.37%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (15.52%) Mathematics
3 52 (9.96%) Management Information System
4 34 (6.51%) Computer Science
5 30 (5.75%) NHS
5 30 (5.75%) Credit Risk
6 22 (4.21%) Visualisation
7 19 (3.64%) Physics
8 14 (2.68%) Data Extraction
9 12 (2.30%) Informatics
9 12 (2.30%) Economics
10 11 (2.11%) Cryptography
10 11 (2.11%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.92%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.72%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.72%) PKI
13 8 (1.53%) Neural Network
13 8 (1.53%) Freedom of Information
13 8 (1.53%) Applied Mathematics
14 7 (1.34%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.81%) Windows
2 44 (8.43%) UNIX
3 43 (8.24%) Linux
4 12 (2.30%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.96%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.57%) HPUX
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.57%) Android
8 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (18.77%) Analytics
2 69 (13.22%) Data Analysis
3 63 (12.07%) ITIL
4 61 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (8.81%) Data Modelling
5 46 (8.81%) Validation
6 41 (7.85%) Project Management
6 41 (7.85%) Service Delivery
7 37 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (6.70%) Configuration Management
9 28 (5.36%) Statistical Analysis
10 26 (4.98%) Migration
10 26 (4.98%) Service Management
10 26 (4.98%) Problem Management
11 25 (4.79%) Business Analysis
11 25 (4.79%) Mentoring
12 24 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (4.60%) Change Control
12 24 (4.60%) ETL
13 21 (4.02%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (30.08%) SQL
2 52 (9.96%) Python
3 48 (9.20%) R
4 42 (8.05%) Java
5 29 (5.56%) C++
6 27 (5.17%) VBA
7 26 (4.98%) T-SQL
8 25 (4.79%) JavaScript
9 22 (4.21%) Ruby
10 21 (4.02%) Perl
11 19 (3.64%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.11%) C#
12 11 (2.11%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.72%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.72%) C
14 8 (1.53%) PHP
15 7 (1.34%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.15%) VB
17 5 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 104 (19.92%) Degree
2 51 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 33 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.87%) PhD
5 12 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (1.72%) HNC
7 8 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.15%) HND
8 6 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.96%) ISEB
10 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.77%) MCSE
10 4 (0.77%) CCNP
10 4 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.57%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.57%) RHCA
11 3 (0.57%) CCNA
11 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.41%) SLA
2 16 (3.07%) QA
3 13 (2.49%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.57%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.38%) Basel II
5 2 (0.38%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.19%) UCITS
6 1 (0.19%) TickIT
6 1 (0.19%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) BS25999
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.34%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 5 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.77%) HDFS
6 3 (0.57%) vSphere
7 2 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.19%) Samba
8 1 (0.19%) NFS
8 1 (0.19%) iptables
8 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (2.49%) Nagios
2 12 (2.30%) Tivoli
2 12 (2.30%) Puppet
2 12 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.72%) Vagrant
4 8 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.77%) SCCM
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.57%) WSUS
7 3 (0.57%) NSN NetAct
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.38%) Graphite
8 2 (0.38%) Cacti
8 2 (0.38%) SCOM
8 2 (0.38%) WMI
8 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.38%) Netcool
9 1 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 84 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 53 (10.15%) Oracle
3 27 (5.17%) SAP
4 22 (4.21%) Remedy
5 17 (3.26%) Tableau
6 16 (3.07%) VMware
7 11 (2.11%) ServiceNow
7 11 (2.11%) Cognos
7 11 (2.11%) Cisco
8 10 (1.92%) Splunk
9 9 (1.72%) Citrix
10 8 (1.53%) IBM
10 8 (1.53%) McAfee
11 7 (1.34%) Teradata
11 7 (1.34%) HP
11 7 (1.34%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.34%) Google
12 6 (1.15%) Adobe
12 6 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (1.15%) Lotus
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