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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Statistics
Rank 384 381 362
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing Statistics 250 237 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.46% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.51% 1.47% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 138 128
Average daily rate £391 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £557
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 12
Average hourly rate £16.05 £18.39 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% -0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.10 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £31.45 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.51%

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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 225 £400 +6.66% 131
London +10 113 £450 +9.09% 81
South East +34 54 £400 +33.33% 16
Berkshire +19 18 £400 +33.33% 2
City of London +16 16 £413 +10.00% 28
Wales +3 15 £313 -30.55% 4
South Wales +1 15 £313 -30.55% 4
Cardiff - 15 £313 - 1
Reading +8 13 £400 -
West Midlands -7 13 £450 +50.00% 9
East of England +6 12 £413 +35.24% 6
Buckinghamshire +18 10 £295 -
South West +3 10 £525 +44.82% 4
Oxfordshire - 10 £475 -
Hampshire +6 9 £363 +20.83% 1
Bristol +6 9 £525 +191.66% 1
Milton Keynes +5 8 £295 -
North West -31 8 £349 +3.33% 9
Coventry -5 7 £480 +47.69% 1
Yorkshire -33 7 £480 +20.00% 2
Oxford - 7 £501 -
Suffolk +7 6 £450 -
Manchester -13 6 £356 +50.00% 5
Telford - 5 £395 -
Shropshire - 5 £395 -
Surrey -17 4 £370 +29.25% 5
East Midlands -18 4 £231 -26.00% 3
Farnborough - 4 £413 -
Southampton +19 3 £350 - 1
Leeds -21 3 £475 +26.66% 2

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 169 (29.60%) Finance
2 160 (28.02%) SQL
3 132 (23.12%) Analytics
3 132 (23.12%) Analytical Skills
4 117 (20.49%) Degree
5 98 (17.16%) Python
6 96 (16.81%) Microsoft
7 90 (15.76%) Mathematics
8 84 (14.71%) SAS
9 81 (14.19%) MS Excel
10 79 (13.84%) Windows
11 75 (13.13%) Oracle
12 74 (12.96%) R
13 71 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (11.91%) Validation
15 67 (11.73%) SQL Server
16 63 (11.03%) Data Analysis
17 60 (10.51%) Banking
17 60 (10.51%) MS Office
18 59 (10.33%) Computer Science
19 57 (9.98%) SPSS
20 55 (9.63%) Big Data
21 54 (9.46%) VBA
22 51 (8.93%) Java
22 51 (8.93%) Linux
22 51 (8.93%) Hadoop
23 50 (8.76%) Visualisation
23 50 (8.76%) Data Mining
24 49 (8.58%) Management Information System
24 49 (8.58%) Security Cleared

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 84 (14.71%) SAS
2 37 (6.48%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.15%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.28%) Apache Pig
5 9 (1.58%) Documentum
5 9 (1.58%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.88%) CMS
7 5 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.53%) Apache
9 3 (0.53%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.35%) Confluence
10 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 81 (14.19%) MS Excel
2 60 (10.51%) MS Office
3 57 (9.98%) SPSS
4 18 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.05%) Acrobat
7 6 (1.05%) MS Project
8 3 (0.53%) GIMP
9 2 (0.35%) Stata
10 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.18%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.18%) Maple
10 1 (0.18%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.18%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.88%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.88%) SaaS
2 5 (0.88%) SoftLayer
2 5 (0.88%) Sumo Logic
3 4 (0.70%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.18%) Heroku
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.08%) Firewall
2 26 (4.55%) SNMP
3 22 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 21 (3.68%) DNS
5 20 (3.50%) ATM
5 20 (3.50%) VoIP
6 17 (2.98%) LAN
7 16 (2.80%) SMTP
7 16 (2.80%) VPN
8 15 (2.63%) WAN
9 14 (2.45%) Wireless
10 12 (2.10%) Diameter Protocol
10 12 (2.10%) SAN
11 11 (1.93%) DHCP
11 11 (1.93%) GSM
11 11 (1.93%) Network Security
11 11 (1.93%) UMTS
12 10 (1.75%) 2G
12 10 (1.75%) 3G
12 10 (1.75%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.63%) Big Data
3 51 (8.93%) Hadoop
4 50 (8.76%) Data Mining
5 30 (5.25%) BusinessObjects
5 30 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (3.85%) Apache Hive
9 21 (3.68%) QlikView
10 17 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (2.45%) MySQL
11 14 (2.45%) Oracle BI EE
12 12 (2.10%) NoSQL
12 12 (2.10%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.93%) Pentaho
13 11 (1.93%) Relational Database
14 10 (1.75%) Impala
14 10 (1.75%) OLAP
15 9 (1.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (2.10%) PVCS
2 10 (1.75%) ERwin
2 10 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.58%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.88%) JIRA
6 5 (0.88%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.53%) JUnit
7 3 (0.53%) Mockito
7 3 (0.53%) Subversion
8 2 (0.35%) tSQLt
9 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.18%) Maven
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 169 (29.60%) Finance
2 60 (10.51%) Banking
3 42 (7.36%) Front Office
4 34 (5.95%) Retail
5 33 (5.78%) Back Office
5 33 (5.78%) Marketing
6 21 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.80%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.10%) Corporate Banking
9 8 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.05%) Games
11 5 (0.88%) Automotive
11 5 (0.88%) International Banking
11 5 (0.88%) Local Government
12 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.70%) Legal
13 3 (0.53%) Advertising
13 3 (0.53%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 225 (39.40%) Analyst
2 78 (13.66%) Data Analyst
3 70 (12.26%) Developer
4 33 (5.78%) Data Scientist
5 31 (5.43%) Consultant
6 24 (4.20%) Business Analyst
6 24 (4.20%) SAS Analyst
7 22 (3.85%) Back Office Engineer
8 21 (3.68%) SQL Analyst
9 20 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (2.80%) Qualitative Analyst
10 16 (2.80%) Quantitative Analyst
10 16 (2.80%) SQL Data Analyst
11 15 (2.63%) Support Engineer
12 14 (2.45%) Analyst Developer
12 14 (2.45%) Information Analyst
12 14 (2.45%) Network Engineer
13 13 (2.28%) Cisco Engineer
13 13 (2.28%) DBA
13 13 (2.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.95%) XML
2 23 (4.03%) HTML
3 14 (2.45%) .NET
3 14 (2.45%) CSS
4 10 (1.75%) HTML5
4 10 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
4 10 (1.75%) Spring
5 8 (1.40%) CSS3
6 7 (1.23%) JSON
7 6 (1.05%) D3.js
8 5 (0.88%) Grails
8 5 (0.88%) jQuery
8 5 (0.88%) Web Services
9 4 (0.70%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.70%) J2EE
9 4 (0.70%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (0.70%) Pandas
9 4 (0.70%) SciPy
9 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 4 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 132 (23.12%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (15.76%) Mathematics
3 59 (10.33%) Computer Science
4 50 (8.76%) Visualisation
5 49 (8.58%) Management Information System
6 36 (6.30%) Economics
7 28 (4.90%) Physics
8 27 (4.73%) Credit Risk
8 27 (4.73%) Data Structures
9 26 (4.55%) Algorithms
10 19 (3.33%) Data Centre
11 17 (2.98%) Neural Network
12 16 (2.80%) Data Extraction
13 15 (2.63%) Applied Mathematics
13 15 (2.63%) Fixed Income
13 15 (2.63%) NHS
14 12 (2.10%) User Experience
15 10 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (1.75%) Social Media
16 8 (1.40%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 79 (13.84%) Windows
2 51 (8.93%) Linux
3 46 (8.06%) Unix
4 32 (5.60%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.53%) Android
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (23.12%) Analytics
2 71 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
3 68 (11.91%) Validation
4 63 (11.03%) Data Analysis
5 47 (8.23%) Data Modelling
6 39 (6.83%) Configuration Management
7 37 (6.48%) CRM
8 36 (6.30%) ITIL
9 34 (5.95%) Capacity Management
9 34 (5.95%) ETL
10 32 (5.60%) Migration
11 30 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 30 (5.25%) Data Visualisation
11 30 (5.25%) Project Management
12 28 (4.90%) Data Management
12 28 (4.90%) Predictive Modelling
13 27 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (4.55%) Functional Testing
14 26 (4.55%) Network Design
15 25 (4.38%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 160 (28.02%) SQL
2 98 (17.16%) Python
3 74 (12.96%) R
4 54 (9.46%) VBA
5 51 (8.93%) Java
6 43 (7.53%) C++
7 32 (5.60%) JavaScript
8 31 (5.43%) PL/SQL
9 29 (5.08%) Perl
10 28 (4.90%) T-SQL
11 22 (3.85%) Bash Shell
12 15 (2.63%) MATLAB
13 14 (2.45%) Scala
14 13 (2.28%) Ruby
15 11 (1.93%) C#
16 7 (1.23%) VB
17 6 (1.05%) C
17 6 (1.05%) PHP
18 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
19 2 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (20.49%) Degree
2 49 (8.58%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.73%) PhD
5 16 (2.80%) ISEB
6 11 (1.93%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.23%) CISSP
9 7 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.88%) CCIE
10 5 (0.88%) CCNP
10 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.70%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.53%) CISM
12 3 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.35%) CIMA
13 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.60%) Data Quality
2 30 (5.25%) SLA
3 22 (3.85%) QA
4 8 (1.40%) MiFID
4 8 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.70%) RMADS
7 3 (0.53%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.53%) UCITS
8 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.18%) EMIR
8 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (0.35%) Firmware
4 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.35%) vSphere
5 1 (0.18%) GridGain
5 1 (0.18%) NDS
5 1 (0.18%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 21 (3.68%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.23%) Puppet
4 6 (1.05%) Nagios
5 5 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.70%) NSN NetAct
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.53%) SCCM
8 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.35%) SCOM
8 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.35%) WMI
8 2 (0.35%) WSUS
9 1 (0.18%) Cacti
9 1 (0.18%) collectd
9 1 (0.18%) Control-M
9 1 (0.18%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.18%) logstash
9 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 75 (13.13%) Oracle
3 46 (8.06%) Tableau
4 28 (4.90%) Cisco
5 26 (4.55%) Informatica
6 20 (3.50%) SAP
7 16 (2.80%) Alteryx
7 16 (2.80%) Huawei
8 15 (2.63%) Cognos
9 13 (2.28%) Cloudera
9 13 (2.28%) MicroStrategy
9 13 (2.28%) Teradata
10 12 (2.10%) Juniper
11 11 (1.93%) Hortonworks
12 10 (1.75%) Google
12 10 (1.75%) MapR
12 10 (1.75%) Talend
13 9 (1.58%) comScore
14 8 (1.40%) Avaya
14 8 (1.40%) VMware
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