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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 367 364 350
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Statistics 267 225 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.52% 1.37% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 122 149
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £175 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 23
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.90 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.69% +2.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £33.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +42.37%

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
17565 16390 17510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.10% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10679 10125 10120
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 661 900
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.80 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -23.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 249 £350 - 152
London +34 134 £425 +6.25% 76
South East -5 37 £305 +32.60% 30
City of London +32 34 £425 +13.33% 34
East of England -15 20 £270 -16.92% 9
West Midlands -11 15 £325 +85.71% 5
Hertfordshire -13 14 £278 -26.00% 3
East Midlands +9 12 £313 -5.66% 6
North West +6 12 £300 +9.09% 8
Berkshire +8 11 £425 +27.81% 3
South West -31 9 £415 +38.33% 8
Scotland -15 8 £176 -43.22% 3
West Sussex - 8 £290 - 1
South Wales -5 7 £243 -37.41% 15
Wales -22 7 £243 -37.41% 15
Surrey 0 6 £466 +102.71% 7
Warwickshire -1 6 £325 +364.28% 1
Newport -1 6 £275 -15.38% 13
Hampshire -10 6 £250 +81.81% 11
Reading +6 5 £425 +72.58% 2
Yorkshire +2 5 £394 +22.28% 10
Manchester -10 5 £130 -52.72% 2
Merseyside - 4 £600 - 1
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £313 -3.84%
Nottingham +11 3 £313 -3.84%
South Yorkshire +10 3 £500 - 1
Birmingham -1 3 £360 +227.27%
Wiltshire -7 3 - - 2
Coventry -9 3 £275 -4.34% 2
Somerset -13 3 £383 -

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 170 (30.74%) SQL
2 128 (23.15%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (22.42%) Mathematics
4 117 (21.16%) Degree
5 94 (17.00%) Finance
5 94 (17.00%) Oracle
6 86 (15.55%) Microsoft
7 84 (15.19%) Windows
8 83 (15.01%) Analytics
9 78 (14.10%) Data Analysis
10 77 (13.92%) Management Information System
11 74 (13.38%) ITIL
12 70 (12.66%) MS Excel
12 70 (12.66%) SAS
13 66 (11.93%) Security Cleared
14 63 (11.39%) SQL Server
15 59 (10.67%) Service Management
16 52 (9.40%) Data Mining
17 50 (9.04%) SLA
17 50 (9.04%) Linux
18 48 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
18 48 (8.68%) Marketing
18 48 (8.68%) Oracle Database
19 45 (8.14%) Java
19 45 (8.14%) Service Delivery
20 44 (7.96%) Oracle Reports
21 42 (7.59%) MS Office
22 41 (7.41%) SC Cleared
23 40 (7.23%) R
24 39 (7.05%) VBA

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 70 (12.66%) SAS
2 12 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.99%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.99%) ArcGIS
4 10 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.27%) CMS
5 7 (1.27%) IIS
6 6 (1.08%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.08%) Mule
7 5 (0.90%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.54%) Apache
9 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.36%) Documentum
9 2 (0.36%) OpenROAD
9 2 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.36%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 70 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 42 (7.59%) MS Office
3 31 (5.61%) SPSS
4 30 (5.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 12 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (1.63%) Stata
8 5 (0.90%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.72%) MS Project
9 4 (0.72%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.36%) FastStats
11 1 (0.18%) Weka
11 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.18%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (2.71%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.63%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.54%) Summit
3 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) MoSes
5 1 (0.18%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.18%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.18%) assyst
5 1 (0.18%) Tridion
5 1 (0.18%) Agresso
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.07%) LAN
2 16 (2.89%) DNS
3 15 (2.71%) Internet
4 13 (2.35%) Firewall
5 11 (1.99%) DHCP
6 10 (1.81%) WAN
6 10 (1.81%) SAN
7 9 (1.63%) Intranet
7 9 (1.63%) Network Security
8 8 (1.45%) VPN
9 7 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (1.08%) IPv4
11 5 (0.90%) 4G
12 4 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.72%) SMTP
12 4 (0.72%) ATM
12 4 (0.72%) GPRS
12 4 (0.72%) Multicast
13 3 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 52 (9.40%) Data Mining
3 48 (8.68%) Oracle Database
4 44 (7.96%) Oracle Reports
5 34 (6.15%) Hadoop
6 28 (5.06%) Big Data
7 25 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (3.62%) Relational Database
10 19 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (2.53%) MySQL
12 14 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.99%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.63%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 9 (1.63%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.63%) Oracle ODI
15 8 (1.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (1.45%) PVCS
2 7 (1.27%) Maven
3 6 (1.08%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.72%) JIRA
5 3 (0.54%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (0.54%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.36%) Toad
6 2 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.36%) JMeter
6 2 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.36%) RSpec
6 2 (0.36%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.18%) Mocha
7 1 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.18%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.18%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 94 (17.00%) Finance
2 48 (8.68%) Marketing
3 32 (5.79%) Banking
4 25 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.34%) Back Office
6 18 (3.25%) Front Office
7 13 (2.35%) Publishing
8 11 (1.99%) Legal
8 11 (1.99%) Retail
9 9 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.27%) Law
10 7 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.08%) Advertising
11 6 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.90%) Electronics
13 4 (0.72%) Games
14 3 (0.54%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.18%) International Banking
16 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (34.72%) Analyst
2 49 (8.86%) Data Analyst
3 39 (7.05%) Developer
4 37 (6.69%) DBA
5 23 (4.16%) Service Analyst
6 22 (3.98%) Administrator
6 22 (3.98%) Performance Manager
6 22 (3.98%) Data Scientist
7 21 (3.80%) Oracle DBA
7 21 (3.80%) Network Engineer
7 21 (3.80%) Business Analyst
8 20 (3.62%) Support Analyst
9 18 (3.25%) Information Analyst
10 17 (3.07%) Consultant
11 15 (2.71%) Network Support
12 14 (2.53%) SQL DBA
12 14 (2.53%) Performance Analyst
12 14 (2.53%) Tester
13 13 (2.35%) Support Engineer
13 13 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.98%) .NET
2 20 (3.62%) HTML
3 16 (2.89%) CSS
4 12 (2.17%) jQuery
5 9 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.08%) Web Services
6 6 (1.08%) Middleware
7 5 (0.90%) WSH
7 5 (0.90%) XML
7 5 (0.90%) ArcObjects
7 5 (0.90%) SciPy
7 5 (0.90%) NumPy
7 5 (0.90%) Pyramid
7 5 (0.90%) Pandas
8 4 (0.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (0.72%) HTML5
9 3 (0.54%) OLE
9 3 (0.54%) STL
9 3 (0.54%) D3.js
10 2 (0.36%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 128 (23.15%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (22.42%) Mathematics
3 77 (13.92%) Management Information System
4 31 (5.61%) Economics
5 26 (4.70%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.80%) User Experience
6 21 (3.80%) GIS
7 16 (2.89%) Visualisation
8 13 (2.35%) Data Extraction
8 13 (2.35%) NHS
8 13 (2.35%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.81%) Replication
9 10 (1.81%) Applied Mathematics
10 9 (1.63%) Social Media
11 8 (1.45%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.27%) Open Source
12 7 (1.27%) Informatics
13 6 (1.08%) Wiki
13 6 (1.08%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.19%) Windows
2 50 (9.04%) Linux
3 31 (5.61%) UNIX
4 24 (4.34%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.45%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.08%) Windows 2000
6 6 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.72%) AIX
8 3 (0.54%) Android
9 2 (0.36%) Solaris
9 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (15.01%) Analytics
2 78 (14.10%) Data Analysis
3 74 (13.38%) ITIL
4 59 (10.67%) Service Management
5 48 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (8.14%) Service Delivery
7 34 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (5.61%) Capacity Planning
9 30 (5.42%) PRINCE2
10 29 (5.24%) ETL
11 28 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (4.70%) Statistical Modelling
12 26 (4.70%) Project Management
13 25 (4.52%) Statistical Analysis
14 24 (4.34%) Problem Management
15 23 (4.16%) Performance Management
15 23 (4.16%) ITSM
16 20 (3.62%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 170 (30.74%) SQL
2 45 (8.14%) Java
3 40 (7.23%) R
4 39 (7.05%) VBA
5 37 (6.69%) Python
6 28 (5.06%) C++
7 18 (3.25%) C#
7 18 (3.25%) PL/SQL
8 17 (3.07%) JavaScript
9 16 (2.89%) C
10 11 (1.99%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.81%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.27%) VB
12 7 (1.27%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.90%) Ruby
13 5 (0.90%) VBScript
13 5 (0.90%) PHP
14 4 (0.72%) Perl
14 4 (0.72%) Scala
15 2 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 117 (21.16%) Degree
2 66 (11.93%) Security Cleared
3 41 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 33 (5.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 26 (4.70%) PhD
6 19 (3.44%) MCP
7 18 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.27%) ISEB
10 7 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.08%) CCNP
11 6 (1.08%) CCNA
12 4 (0.72%) MCSE
13 3 (0.54%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.36%) MOS
14 2 (0.36%) MCITP
14 2 (0.36%) CFA
14 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.04%) SLA
2 14 (2.53%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) CDISC
3 4 (0.72%) COBIT
4 3 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (0.54%) GAMP
5 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.36%) WCAG
5 2 (0.36%) WAI
6 1 (0.18%) GCP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) Basel II
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.18%) BS7666
System Software
1 25 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (1.27%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) UAG
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.18%) HDFS
6 1 (0.18%) GPFS
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (1.81%) OpenView
2 7 (1.27%) Data Guard
3 6 (1.08%) DameWare
3 6 (1.08%) OVSD
4 5 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.72%) SCOM
5 4 (0.72%) HP NNM
5 4 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.36%) SCCM
6 2 (0.36%) Puppet
6 2 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.18%) nmon
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.18%) WSUS
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 94 (17.00%) Oracle
2 86 (15.55%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.24%) HP
4 26 (4.70%) Cisco
5 23 (4.16%) Tableau
6 22 (3.98%) VMware
7 15 (2.71%) Google
8 12 (2.17%) Teradata
8 12 (2.17%) IBM
8 12 (2.17%) Citrix
9 11 (1.99%) Informatica
9 11 (1.99%) Adobe
9 11 (1.99%) TSYS
10 10 (1.81%) ESRI
11 9 (1.63%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.63%) Business Objects
11 9 (1.63%) SAP
12 7 (1.27%) F5
12 7 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.08%) Clearswift
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £9.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
HomeSense UK
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £100 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-350 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: good day rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Nicoll Curtin
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicestershire
Volt
Rate: £9.98 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
West Yorkshire
Churchill Frank
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago