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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 384 381 324
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -57
Contract jobs citing Statistics 243 210 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 1.27% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 115 150
Average daily rate
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£378 £338 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 24
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £29.10 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%

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
17770 16530 16365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.63% 31.58% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11191 10339 9577
Average daily rate £410 £410 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 699 805
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 -14 223 £390 +11.42% 113
London +7 113 £450 +12.50% 39
South East -18 31 £315 +18.86% 24
City of London +25 30 £440 +10.00% 11
East of England -11 19 £270 -10.00% 10
West Midlands -1 17 £338 +29.80% 5
North West -3 15 £300 +10.09% 10
Hertfordshire -9 11 £270 - 4
Berkshire +6 10 £375 +17.18% 4
Scotland 0 10 £176 -45.00% 1
Yorkshire -1 9 £314 +39.44% 15
Hampshire -19 9 £250 +16.27% 4
North East - 8 £438 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 8 £438 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £438 - 2
South Wales -10 7 £275 -38.88% 7
Wales -22 7 £275 -38.88% 7
Newport - 7 £275 -
Cambridgeshire -2 6 - - 4
East Midlands -5 6 £363 +7.40%
Cheshire +16 5 £377 - 5
Reading +7 5 £400 +25.00% 2
Milton Keynes -6 5 £275 -1.78%
Manchester -9 5 £130 -52.29% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 5 £275 -1.78% 3
Warwickshire - 5 £325 - 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £420 - 2
Birmingham -1 4 £355 +222.72% 1
Coventry -1 4 - -
Glasgow -8 4 £176 -45.00%

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 164 (31.42%) SQL
2 127 (24.33%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (20.69%) Degree
4 106 (20.31%) Mathematics
5 89 (17.05%) Analytics
6 86 (16.48%) Finance
7 83 (15.90%) Oracle
8 74 (14.18%) SAS
8 74 (14.18%) Data Analysis
9 72 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 70 (13.41%) MS Excel
11 62 (11.88%) Windows
12 56 (10.73%) ITIL
13 53 (10.15%) Data Mining
14 51 (9.77%) Linux
14 51 (9.77%) SQL Server
14 51 (9.77%) Security Cleared
15 47 (9.00%) Service Management
16 45 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (8.43%) MS Office
18 43 (8.24%) Marketing
19 42 (8.05%) Management Information System
20 41 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
21 40 (7.66%) UNIX
21 40 (7.66%) Oracle Database
22 39 (7.47%) VBA
22 39 (7.47%) Java
23 38 (7.28%) R
24 36 (6.90%) SLA
24 36 (6.90%) Service Delivery

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 74 (14.18%) SAS
2 12 (2.30%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.72%) IIS
3 9 (1.72%) CMS
4 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.15%) ArcGIS
5 6 (1.15%) Mule
5 6 (1.15%) Apache Pig
6 5 (0.96%) Apache
7 4 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (0.77%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.38%) Documentum
9 2 (0.38%) OpenROAD
9 2 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 70 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 44 (8.43%) MS Office
3 35 (6.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (5.56%) SPSS
5 20 (3.83%) MS Visio
6 12 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.34%) Stata
8 6 (1.15%) MS Project
9 4 (0.77%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.38%) FastStats
11 2 (0.38%) Weka
12 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (2.87%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.72%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.57%) Summit
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) Maximo
4 2 (0.38%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.19%) Tridion
5 1 (0.19%) Agresso
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.49%) Firewall
2 12 (2.30%) LAN
3 11 (2.11%) Internet
4 10 (1.92%) VPN
4 10 (1.92%) DNS
5 9 (1.72%) SAN
5 9 (1.72%) WAN
5 9 (1.72%) Network Security
6 7 (1.34%) FTP
6 7 (1.34%) ATM
6 7 (1.34%) Intranet
7 6 (1.15%) Telnet
8 5 (0.96%) 4G
8 5 (0.96%) DSL
9 4 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.77%) GPRS
9 4 (0.77%) DHCP
9 4 (0.77%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.15%) Data Mining
2 51 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 40 (7.66%) Oracle Database
4 35 (6.70%) Hadoop
5 33 (6.32%) Big Data
6 30 (5.75%) Oracle Reports
7 23 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (4.41%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (2.68%) MySQL
10 13 (2.49%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.49%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (2.11%) Base SAS
12 10 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.72%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
13 9 (1.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 9 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (1.53%) PVCS
2 7 (1.34%) JIRA
3 5 (0.96%) LoadRunner
3 5 (0.96%) Rational Performance Tester
4 4 (0.77%) JMeter
4 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.77%) LoadUI
5 3 (0.57%) Toad
6 2 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.38%) Introscope
6 2 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.38%) RSpec
6 2 (0.38%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.19%) Mocha
7 1 (0.19%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.19%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 86 (16.48%) Finance
2 43 (8.24%) Marketing
3 28 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.79%) Banking
5 15 (2.87%) Retail
5 15 (2.87%) Publishing
6 13 (2.49%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.34%) Legal
8 6 (1.15%) Law
8 6 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.15%) Back Office
9 5 (0.96%) Electronics
9 5 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.77%) Advertising
11 3 (0.57%) Games
11 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.38%) Front Office
12 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.19%) International Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 185 (35.44%) Analyst
2 55 (10.54%) Data Analyst
3 48 (9.20%) Developer
4 39 (7.47%) DBA
5 26 (4.98%) Data Scientist
6 25 (4.79%) Administrator
7 23 (4.41%) Service Analyst
8 19 (3.64%) Support Analyst
8 19 (3.64%) Consultant
9 18 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
9 18 (3.45%) Information Analyst
10 16 (3.07%) Business Analyst
11 13 (2.49%) Network Engineer
11 13 (2.49%) Performance Analyst
11 13 (2.49%) Performance Manager
12 12 (2.30%) Applications Support
12 12 (2.30%) Fraud Analyst
13 11 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (2.11%) SQL DBA
13 11 (2.11%) Service Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.98%) HTML
2 18 (3.45%) CSS
3 16 (3.07%) .NET
4 11 (2.11%) jQuery
5 9 (1.72%) ODBC
5 9 (1.72%) Middleware
6 8 (1.53%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.34%) HTML5
8 6 (1.15%) WSH
8 6 (1.15%) XML
9 5 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.77%) Web Services
11 3 (0.57%) STL
11 3 (0.57%) OLE
11 3 (0.57%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.57%) RESTful
11 3 (0.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (0.57%) Apache Cordova
11 3 (0.57%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 127 (24.33%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (20.31%) Mathematics
3 42 (8.05%) Management Information System
4 31 (5.94%) Algorithms
5 29 (5.56%) Economics
6 27 (5.17%) Computer Science
7 21 (4.02%) User Experience
8 18 (3.45%) Replication
9 17 (3.26%) Visualisation
10 15 (2.87%) Data Extraction
11 14 (2.68%) NHS
12 13 (2.49%) Mainframe
13 12 (2.30%) GIS
13 12 (2.30%) Informatics
14 9 (1.72%) Applied Mathematics
14 9 (1.72%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.72%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.53%) Data Integration
15 8 (1.53%) Social Media
16 7 (1.34%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 62 (11.88%) Windows
2 51 (9.77%) Linux
3 40 (7.66%) UNIX
4 10 (1.92%) Solaris
5 8 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.53%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.15%) Android
6 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.15%) AIX
6 6 (1.15%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.19%) CentOS
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (17.05%) Analytics
2 74 (14.18%) Data Analysis
3 56 (10.73%) ITIL
4 47 (9.00%) Service Management
5 45 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 34 (6.51%) ETL
9 29 (5.56%) Change Management
10 28 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
12 25 (4.79%) Statistical Modelling
12 25 (4.79%) Statistical Analysis
13 23 (4.41%) Predictive Modelling
13 23 (4.41%) PRINCE2
14 22 (4.21%) Data Management
14 22 (4.21%) Performance Management
15 21 (4.02%) Migration
15 21 (4.02%) Benchmarking
16 20 (3.83%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 164 (31.42%) SQL
2 39 (7.47%) VBA
2 39 (7.47%) Java
3 38 (7.28%) R
4 30 (5.75%) Python
5 27 (5.17%) C++
6 20 (3.83%) JavaScript
7 16 (3.07%) C
8 15 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 14 (2.68%) C#
10 10 (1.92%) VB
10 10 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.34%) Perl
12 7 (1.34%) Ruby
13 6 (1.15%) VBScript
13 6 (1.15%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.96%) PHP
15 4 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 108 (20.69%) Degree
2 51 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.02%) PhD
5 16 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (2.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.53%) MCITP
10 7 (1.34%) CCNP
10 7 (1.34%) CCNA
10 7 (1.34%) ISEB
11 4 (0.77%) SAS Certification
11 4 (0.77%) IBM Certification
11 4 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.57%) MCP
12 3 (0.57%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.57%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.90%) SLA
2 15 (2.87%) QA
3 5 (0.96%) COBIT
4 4 (0.77%) CDISC
5 3 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.57%) GAMP
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.38%) WCAG
6 2 (0.38%) WAI
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) Basel II
7 1 (0.19%) GCP
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.96%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.57%) Firmware
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.19%) HDFS
7 1 (0.19%) GPFS
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.34%) OpenView
2 5 (0.96%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.77%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.77%) HP NNM
4 3 (0.57%) OVSD
4 3 (0.57%) SCOM
4 3 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.57%) DameWare
5 2 (0.38%) Netcool
5 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.38%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.19%) YUM
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) nmon
6 1 (0.19%) Mesos
6 1 (0.19%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 83 (15.90%) Oracle
2 72 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.17%) HP
4 26 (4.98%) Cisco
5 23 (4.41%) Tableau
6 18 (3.45%) Informatica
7 15 (2.87%) Google
8 14 (2.68%) Citrix
9 11 (2.11%) TSYS
10 10 (1.92%) Teradata
10 10 (1.92%) IBM
10 10 (1.92%) Adobe
10 10 (1.92%) SAP
11 9 (1.72%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.53%) VMware
13 6 (1.15%) ESRI
13 6 (1.15%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.15%) Juniper
13 6 (1.15%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £511.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £378 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per day + good day rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Church International
Rate: £550- £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £410.00 - £511.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Office for National Statistics
Rate: £120,000 per annum +
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £395 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
North Yorkshire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 22 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Hampshire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago