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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Statistics
Rank 366 346 396
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +50
Contract jobs citing Statistics 252 275 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.51% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.61% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 160 107
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 7
Average hourly rate £16.43 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.97% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.04 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.79 £25.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.98 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-36.10% +28.20%

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
17597 17102 16421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.76% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10983 10536 9717
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 655 709
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -25 233 £360 +2.85% 156
London -12 124 £395 -5.38% 82
South East -8 44 £343 +9.60% 18
City of London +3 42 £450 +7.14% 17
East of England -3 20 £325 -10.03% 11
Scotland +9 14 £358 +2.14%
North West -25 14 £388 -46.73% 10
Hampshire +7 13 £353 -2.75% 6
South West -10 13 £315 -10.00% 10
Berkshire -1 11 £275 +15.18% 3
Edinburgh +1 10 £375 +3.44%
Surrey +1 8 £375 +41.50% 4
West Yorkshire -24 8 £385 +43.25% 7
Yorkshire -25 8 £385 +43.25% 8
Hertfordshire -17 7 £295 -23.62% 2
Leeds -22 7 £385 +43.25% 3
Bedfordshire +9 6 £285 +90.00% 3
Reading +3 6 £400 +28.00% 2
Manchester -14 6 £300 +150.00% 8
West Midlands -1 4 £286 +4.09% 3
Hemel Hempstead -6 4 - -
Cheshire -7 4 £400 +6.66% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £365 +4.28% 5
Cambridge -12 4 £365 +16.80% 4
Slough - 4 £225 -
Luton +7 3 £130 -13.33% 2
Wiltshire +2 3 £425 - 3
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £343 +5.38% 3
Milton Keynes -2 3 £343 +5.38% 2
Bristol -2 3 £110 -86.25% 2

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 147 (29.22%) SQL
2 105 (20.87%) Degree
2 105 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (20.48%) Analytics
3 103 (20.48%) Finance
4 70 (13.92%) Mathematics
4 70 (13.92%) Data Analysis
5 69 (13.72%) ITIL
6 68 (13.52%) MS Excel
7 59 (11.73%) R
8 58 (11.53%) Microsoft
9 54 (10.74%) Python
10 51 (10.14%) SQL Server
11 50 (9.94%) SAS
12 49 (9.74%) Security Cleared
13 48 (9.54%) Management Information System
14 47 (9.34%) MS Office
14 47 (9.34%) Telecoms
15 46 (9.15%) Hadoop
16 45 (8.95%) Service Delivery
17 44 (8.75%) Big Data
18 43 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
19 42 (8.35%) Banking
20 39 (7.75%) Tableau
20 39 (7.75%) Visualisation
21 38 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
22 37 (7.36%) Computer Science
22 37 (7.36%) Data Modelling
23 36 (7.16%) Oracle
23 36 (7.16%) Windows

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 50 (9.94%) SAS
2 15 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.79%) Apache Pig
4 6 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.99%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.99%) Oracle 10gAS
5 5 (0.99%) CMS
5 5 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (0.99%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.80%) Apache
7 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.40%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.40%) WordPress
8 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.20%) Confluence
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 68 (13.52%) MS Excel
2 47 (9.34%) MS Office
3 28 (5.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.78%) SPSS
5 13 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (2.39%) MS Visio
7 7 (1.39%) MS Project
8 6 (1.19%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.80%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.80%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.60%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.40%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.40%) Maple
12 1 (0.20%) Weka
12 1 (0.20%) Windchill
12 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.80%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.60%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.40%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.20%) assyst
5 1 (0.20%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.39%) Google Analytics
2 12 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.99%) Amazon S3
4 9 (1.79%) Heroku
5 3 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.40%) Office 365
6 2 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Route 53
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.20%) Yammer
7 1 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.57%) 3G
2 20 (3.98%) GSM
3 16 (3.18%) LTE
4 15 (2.98%) Firewall
5 14 (2.78%) RNC
5 14 (2.78%) Intranet
6 13 (2.58%) LAN
6 13 (2.58%) WAN
7 10 (1.99%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.79%) SMS
8 9 (1.79%) Internet
8 9 (1.79%) 2G
8 9 (1.79%) 4G
9 7 (1.39%) Network Security
9 7 (1.39%) VoIP
9 7 (1.39%) VPN
10 6 (1.19%) UMTS
10 6 (1.19%) ISUP
10 6 (1.19%) SCCP
10 6 (1.19%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.15%) Hadoop
3 44 (8.75%) Big Data
4 33 (6.56%) Data Mining
5 32 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (2.98%) Relational Database
10 15 (2.98%) MS Access
11 14 (2.78%) Oracle Database
12 13 (2.58%) NoSQL
13 12 (2.39%) Apache Hive
14 11 (2.19%) QlikView
15 9 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.20%) FindBugs
4 1 (0.20%) FishEye
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.20%) ProC
4 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.20%) MSI
4 1 (0.20%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.20%) Maven
4 1 (0.20%) Checkstyle
4 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 103 (20.48%) Finance
2 47 (9.34%) Telecoms
3 42 (8.35%) Banking
4 34 (6.76%) Marketing
5 19 (3.78%) Retail
6 17 (3.38%) Legal
7 13 (2.58%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.19%) Publishing
8 11 (2.19%) Back Office
9 10 (1.99%) Games
9 10 (1.99%) Law
10 7 (1.39%) Front Office
11 6 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.80%) Billing
13 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.60%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.60%) Local Government
14 3 (0.60%) Advertising
15 2 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 176 (34.99%) Analyst
2 63 (12.52%) Data Analyst
3 44 (8.75%) Developer
4 32 (6.36%) Administrator
5 28 (5.57%) Data Scientist
6 22 (4.37%) DBA
6 22 (4.37%) Business Analyst
7 16 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (2.98%) Performance Engineer
9 13 (2.58%) Information Analyst
9 13 (2.58%) Quantitative Analyst
10 12 (2.39%) SQL Developer
10 12 (2.39%) Project Manager
10 12 (2.39%) Support Analyst
10 12 (2.39%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (2.39%) NHS Information Analyst
11 11 (2.19%) Service Analyst
11 11 (2.19%) Service Manager
11 11 (2.19%) Incident Manager
12 10 (1.99%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.37%) HTML
2 16 (3.18%) CSS
3 15 (2.98%) RESTful
3 15 (2.98%) HTML5
4 13 (2.58%) .NET
5 12 (2.39%) Middleware
6 11 (2.19%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (1.99%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.39%) XML
9 6 (1.19%) Web Services
10 5 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.80%) WPF
11 4 (0.80%) EDI
11 4 (0.80%) Flash
11 4 (0.80%) Task Parallel Library
12 3 (0.60%) Android SDK
13 2 (0.40%) Apache Cordova
13 2 (0.40%) OAuth2
13 2 (0.40%) Pandas
13 2 (0.40%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 105 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (13.92%) Mathematics
3 48 (9.54%) Management Information System
4 39 (7.75%) Visualisation
5 37 (7.36%) Computer Science
6 27 (5.37%) NHS
7 26 (5.17%) Credit Risk
8 13 (2.58%) Algorithms
8 13 (2.58%) Physics
9 11 (2.19%) Freedom of Information
9 11 (2.19%) Economics
10 10 (1.99%) Data Extraction
10 10 (1.99%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.59%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.39%) CMDB
12 7 (1.39%) Applied Mathematics
12 7 (1.39%) Social Media
13 6 (1.19%) Informatics
13 6 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.16%) Windows
2 29 (5.77%) UNIX
3 25 (4.97%) Linux
4 9 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.39%) HPUX
5 7 (1.39%) Android
6 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.40%) CentOS
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) MVS
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (20.48%) Analytics
2 70 (13.92%) Data Analysis
3 69 (13.72%) ITIL
4 45 (8.95%) Service Delivery
5 43 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (7.36%) Data Modelling
8 30 (5.96%) Statistical Analysis
9 29 (5.77%) Validation
9 29 (5.77%) Service Management
10 28 (5.57%) Project Management
11 27 (5.37%) ETL
11 27 (5.37%) Configuration Management
11 27 (5.37%) Incident Management
12 25 (4.97%) Mentoring
13 24 (4.77%) Change Management
13 24 (4.77%) Problem Management
14 23 (4.57%) Business Analysis
15 22 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (29.22%) SQL
2 59 (11.73%) R
3 54 (10.74%) Python
4 35 (6.96%) Java
5 29 (5.77%) VBA
6 27 (5.37%) Ruby
7 24 (4.77%) MATLAB
8 23 (4.57%) C++
9 19 (3.78%) JavaScript
10 17 (3.38%) C#
11 16 (3.18%) C
12 13 (2.58%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.19%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.79%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.39%) Perl
15 7 (1.39%) Scala
16 5 (0.99%) Clojure
16 5 (0.99%) PHP
17 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.80%) Go
Qualifications
1 105 (20.87%) Degree
2 49 (9.74%) Security Cleared
3 34 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.58%) PhD
5 12 (2.39%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (1.59%) HNC
6 8 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.80%) HND
7 4 (0.80%) ISEB
7 4 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.60%) CIMA
8 3 (0.60%) RHCA
8 3 (0.60%) ACCA
8 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.60%) RHCE
9 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.40%) CCNP
10 1 (0.20%) CCNA
10 1 (0.20%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.76%) SLA
2 12 (2.39%) QA
3 9 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.60%) AIFMD
5 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.40%) Basel II
6 1 (0.20%) TickIT
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) BS25999
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.60%) Firmware
4 3 (0.60%) HDFS
5 2 (0.40%) Samba
5 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 9 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (0.99%) Graphite
3 4 (0.80%) SCCM
3 4 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.60%) Nagios
4 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.40%) Netcool
5 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.20%) Oozie
6 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.20%) Cacti
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 58 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.75%) Tableau
3 36 (7.16%) Oracle
4 24 (4.77%) Remedy
5 22 (4.37%) SAP
6 17 (3.38%) Business Objects
6 17 (3.38%) Google
7 11 (2.19%) Ericsson
8 10 (1.99%) HP
8 10 (1.99%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.79%) Cisco
9 9 (1.79%) VMware
10 8 (1.59%) Citrix
10 8 (1.59%) McAfee
10 8 (1.59%) Alteryx
11 6 (1.19%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.19%) Lotus
11 6 (1.19%) Symantec
11 6 (1.19%) Splunk
11 6 (1.19%) Talend
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £430 - 460 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £170.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £345 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day for 4 weeks (rolling)
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West London
Which?
Rate: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £170.00 - £180.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £550 per day + dependant on experience/location
Posted: 18 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £550 per day + dependant on experience/location
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Luton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £130.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25500.00 - £29500.00 per annum + Generous Holiday
Posted: 22 days ago