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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Statistics
Rank 344 340 327
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Statistics 253 242 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.48% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.62% 1.57% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 126 103
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 10
Average hourly rate £18.39 £18.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £10.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £115.00 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £19.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +58.33%

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
15635 15394 13687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 30.63% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9683 9376 8207
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 614 778
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -5 243 £375 +7.14% 150
London -26 124 £414 +3.43% 58
South East -18 42 £300 -7.69% 27
City of London +29 39 £425 +6.25% 14
North West -4 20 £375 +28.75% 21
Surrey +6 18 £313 -3.84% 3
Yorkshire -4 14 £400 +13.07% 7
Cheshire +10 13 £425 - 7
West Yorkshire -7 12 £400 +13.07% 5
South West -24 12 £363 -9.37% 8
East of England +12 10 £375 +82.92% 17
East Midlands +6 10 £350 +53.84% 5
Berkshire 0 10 £300 -11.11% 6
Leeds -1 10 £415 +10.66% 5
Newbury +3 8 £300 -11.11% 1
West Midlands -7 8 £288 -16.05% 6
Guildford +3 7 £260 -48.00% 2
Scotland -2 7 £226 -35.50% 4
Leicestershire +7 6 £350 +55.55% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 6 - - 3
Milton Keynes -4 6 - - 2
Warrington - 6 - - 1
Edinburgh 0 5 £190 - 3
Wiltshire 0 5 £435 +8.75% 2
Hampshire -10 5 - - 5
Staines +1 3 - -
Swindon 0 3 £435 +2.35% 1
Birmingham -1 3 £120 -63.07% 1
Coventry -2 3 £325 -7.14% 1
Bristol -7 3 £180 - 3

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 140 (28.75%) SQL
2 109 (22.38%) Degree
3 105 (21.56%) Finance
4 101 (20.74%) Analytics
5 95 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
6 91 (18.69%) Mathematics
7 60 (12.32%) SAS
8 58 (11.91%) Data Analysis
8 58 (11.91%) Oracle
9 57 (11.70%) Python
9 57 (11.70%) R
10 52 (10.68%) Hadoop
11 51 (10.47%) Windows
12 48 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (9.65%) MS Excel
13 47 (9.65%) Computer Science
14 46 (9.45%) VBA
15 45 (9.24%) Microsoft
16 44 (9.03%) Big Data
17 43 (8.83%) MS Office
18 41 (8.42%) SQL Server
18 41 (8.42%) Java
19 40 (8.21%) ITIL
19 40 (8.21%) Telecoms
20 39 (8.01%) Management Information System
20 39 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
20 39 (8.01%) Data Mining
21 38 (7.80%) Tableau
22 37 (7.60%) Security Cleared
23 36 (7.39%) Visualisation

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 60 (12.32%) SAS
2 15 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.87%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.46%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.26%) Apache
6 10 (2.05%) Oracle 10gAS
7 7 (1.44%) IIS
7 7 (1.44%) Apache Pig
8 6 (1.23%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.03%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (1.03%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.41%) OpenROAD
11 2 (0.41%) CMS
12 1 (0.21%) JBoss
12 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 47 (9.65%) MS Excel
2 43 (8.83%) MS Office
3 20 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.85%) MS Project
7 8 (1.64%) SPSS
8 6 (1.23%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.62%) Stata
10 2 (0.41%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.41%) Weka
11 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.21%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (2.87%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.62%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (1.64%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.44%) Heroku
4 4 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.21%) Route 53
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.49%) LTE
2 16 (3.29%) GSM
3 15 (3.08%) 3G
4 14 (2.87%) RNC
5 9 (1.85%) Firewall
6 8 (1.64%) ATM
7 7 (1.44%) FTP
8 6 (1.23%) LDAP
8 6 (1.23%) Telnet
8 6 (1.23%) VPN
9 5 (1.03%) Internet
9 5 (1.03%) Network Security
9 5 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.82%) DSL
10 4 (0.82%) SAN
10 4 (0.82%) Intranet
10 4 (0.82%) MPLS
10 4 (0.82%) WAN
10 4 (0.82%) LAN
11 3 (0.62%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.68%) Hadoop
2 44 (9.03%) Big Data
3 41 (8.42%) SQL Server
4 39 (8.01%) Data Mining
5 35 (7.19%) Oracle Database
6 27 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (4.52%) Relational Database
8 18 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (2.05%) Apache Hive
11 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.85%) QlikView
11 9 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.64%) Base SAS
12 8 (1.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 8 (1.64%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 8 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.82%) JMeter
2 4 (0.82%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (0.82%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (0.82%) LoadUI
3 3 (0.62%) JIRA
4 2 (0.41%) Toad
5 1 (0.21%) Introscope
5 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.21%) PVCS
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.21%) RSpec
5 1 (0.21%) FishEye
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 105 (21.56%) Finance
2 40 (8.21%) Telecoms
3 33 (6.78%) Banking
4 21 (4.31%) Retail
4 21 (4.31%) Marketing
5 16 (3.29%) Publishing
6 8 (1.64%) Games
6 8 (1.64%) Legal
7 7 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.23%) Law
8 6 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.62%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.62%) French Language
11 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Front Office
11 2 (0.41%) Electronics
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 144 (29.57%) Analyst
2 67 (13.76%) Developer
3 59 (12.11%) Data Analyst
4 32 (6.57%) DBA
5 30 (6.16%) Data Scientist
6 20 (4.11%) Business Analyst
6 20 (4.11%) Administrator
7 19 (3.90%) Consultant
8 15 (3.08%) Performance Engineer
9 14 (2.87%) SQL DBA
9 14 (2.87%) Senior Developer
9 14 (2.87%) MI Analyst
10 12 (2.46%) Service Analyst
10 12 (2.46%) Data Modeller
11 11 (2.26%) Oracle DBA
11 11 (2.26%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.05%) Test Manager
12 10 (2.05%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (1.85%) Applications Support
13 9 (1.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.13%) HTML
2 17 (3.49%) HTML5
3 16 (3.29%) CSS
3 16 (3.29%) Middleware
4 14 (2.87%) .NET
5 13 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 13 (2.67%) AngularJS
6 12 (2.46%) RESTful
7 10 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (1.85%) ODBC
9 6 (1.23%) jQuery
10 5 (1.03%) Web Services
10 5 (1.03%) JSP
10 5 (1.03%) Apache Cordova
10 5 (1.03%) D3.js
11 4 (0.82%) CSS3
11 4 (0.82%) Task Parallel Library
11 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.82%) XML
11 4 (0.82%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 95 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (18.69%) Mathematics
3 47 (9.65%) Computer Science
4 39 (8.01%) Management Information System
5 36 (7.39%) Visualisation
6 27 (5.54%) Algorithms
7 24 (4.93%) Credit Risk
8 22 (4.52%) Economics
9 13 (2.67%) Physics
10 11 (2.26%) Applied Mathematics
10 11 (2.26%) NHS
11 10 (2.05%) User Experience
12 9 (1.85%) Replication
13 8 (1.64%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.64%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.64%) Open Source
14 7 (1.44%) Data Extraction
14 7 (1.44%) Social Media
14 7 (1.44%) Freedom of Information
15 6 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 51 (10.47%) Windows
2 35 (7.19%) UNIX
3 32 (6.57%) Linux
4 9 (1.85%) Solaris
4 9 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.44%) Android
5 7 (1.44%) HPUX
6 6 (1.23%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.82%) AIX
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.41%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (20.74%) Analytics
2 58 (11.91%) Data Analysis
3 48 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (8.21%) ITIL
5 39 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
6 34 (6.98%) ETL
7 30 (6.16%) Service Delivery
8 29 (5.95%) Data Modelling
9 26 (5.34%) Change Management
9 26 (5.34%) Service Management
9 26 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (4.93%) Predictive Modelling
12 22 (4.52%) Statistical Analysis
12 22 (4.52%) Data Management
13 21 (4.31%) Line Management
13 21 (4.31%) Machine Learning
14 20 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (3.90%) Incident Management
16 18 (3.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (28.75%) SQL
2 57 (11.70%) Python
2 57 (11.70%) R
3 46 (9.45%) VBA
4 41 (8.42%) Java
5 27 (5.54%) C++
6 23 (4.72%) Ruby
7 22 (4.52%) C
8 21 (4.31%) MATLAB
9 20 (4.11%) Shell Script
10 18 (3.70%) C#
10 18 (3.70%) JavaScript
11 15 (3.08%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.87%) Scala
13 8 (1.64%) VB
14 5 (1.03%) Perl
15 4 (0.82%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.82%) Clojure
15 4 (0.82%) Golang
16 3 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (22.38%) Degree
2 37 (7.60%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.70%) PhD
5 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.44%) MCITP
6 7 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.23%) CCNA
7 6 (1.23%) ISEB
7 6 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.03%) SAS Certification
8 5 (1.03%) CCNP
9 4 (0.82%) VCP4
10 3 (0.62%) CRISC
10 3 (0.62%) MCTS
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.62%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.19%) SLA
2 13 (2.67%) QA
3 5 (1.03%) CDISC
4 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.41%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) Basel II
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.21%) GCP
System Software
1 25 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.62%) XenApp
6 2 (0.41%) NFS
6 2 (0.41%) Firmware
6 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.41%) Samba
7 1 (0.21%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 6 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (0.82%) SCCM
3 3 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.62%) Graphite
4 2 (0.41%) WSUS
4 2 (0.41%) Netcool
4 2 (0.41%) Nagios
5 1 (0.21%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.21%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) WMI
5 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.21%) Mesos
Vendors
1 58 (11.91%) Oracle
2 45 (9.24%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.80%) Tableau
4 17 (3.49%) Google
5 16 (3.29%) HP
6 15 (3.08%) Informatica
7 13 (2.67%) Cisco
7 13 (2.67%) SAP
8 12 (2.46%) IBM
8 12 (2.46%) Business Objects
9 11 (2.26%) Teradata
10 10 (2.05%) Citrix
11 9 (1.85%) Ericsson
11 9 (1.85%) Remedy
12 7 (1.44%) VMware
12 7 (1.44%) Cognos
13 6 (1.23%) Novell
13 6 (1.23%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.23%) Symantec
13 6 (1.23%) Alteryx
Windsor, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon
Land Registry
Rate: £29,550 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago
Bury St Edmunds
Blue Town Online
Rate: £30,178 - 35,662 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £290 - £300 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Leicester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 27 days ago