The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 346 378 353
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -25
Contract jobs citing Statistics 271 200 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.97% 1.48% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 119 117
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £164 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £12.80 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £28.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +36.36%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +43 249 £350 +8.52% 108
London +38 132 £400 +8.84% 54
City of London +29 39 £423 +12.66% 19
South East -6 33 £290 -3.33% 19
East of England -8 25 £319 -1.92% 5
North West +12 18 £728 +131.87% 9
Hertfordshire +10 13 £400 +6.66% 3
South West -21 13 £363 +126.56% 6
East Midlands +7 10 £325 - 3
Wales -10 10 £255 -24.44% 2
South Wales -10 10 £255 -24.44% 1
Berkshire 0 9 £239 -30.79% 5
West Midlands -14 9 £275 +69.23% 6
Scotland -20 9 £350 -22.22% 2
Surrey +2 7 £466 +49.20% 8
North East -10 7 £313 +4.16%
West Sussex - 7 £290 - 1
Lancashire - 7 £828 -
Yorkshire +8 6 £311 -35.69% 6
Warwickshire 0 6 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £306 - 2
Somerset -17 6 £363 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 6 £313 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £248 -
County Antrim - 6 £248 -
Belfast - 6 £248 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £325 -
Reading +6 5 £313 +81.15% 4
West Yorkshire +6 5 £313 -35.43% 5
Leeds +3 5 £313 -35.43% 2

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (29.72%) SQL
2 144 (25.17%) Degree
3 138 (24.13%) Mathematics
4 120 (20.98%) Finance
5 95 (16.61%) Microsoft
6 94 (16.43%) Windows
7 89 (15.56%) Oracle
7 89 (15.56%) Analytics
8 85 (14.86%) SQL Server
9 79 (13.81%) Management Information System
10 78 (13.64%) SAS
11 72 (12.59%) Data Analysis
12 70 (12.24%) ITIL
13 65 (11.36%) Security Cleared
14 64 (11.19%) MS Excel
15 55 (9.62%) Java
16 54 (9.44%) VBA
17 53 (9.27%) Service Management
18 52 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
19 51 (8.92%) Data Mining
20 49 (8.57%) Linux
20 49 (8.57%) Marketing
20 49 (8.57%) SC Cleared
21 45 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
22 44 (7.69%) R
23 43 (7.52%) SLA
23 43 (7.52%) Service Delivery
24 40 (6.99%) Oracle Reports
24 40 (6.99%) Python
24 40 (6.99%) .NET

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 78 (13.64%) SAS
2 15 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.62%) Apache Pig
3 12 (2.10%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.92%) IIS
4 11 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.22%) CMS
6 6 (1.05%) Mule
7 5 (0.87%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.70%) Oracle Spatial
8 4 (0.70%) Apache
9 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.35%) Node.js
10 2 (0.35%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.35%) Documentum
10 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.17%) GroupWise
Applications
1 64 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.82%) SPSS
2 39 (6.82%) MS Office
3 19 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (1.57%) Stata
7 3 (0.52%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.35%) MS Project
9 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.17%) InDesign
9 1 (0.17%) Weka
9 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) ReMetrica
2 5 (0.87%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Summit
5 1 (0.17%) Tridion
5 1 (0.17%) Agresso
5 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) MoSes
5 1 (0.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.17%) assyst
5 1 (0.17%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.67%) Internet
2 19 (3.32%) Firewall
3 18 (3.15%) LAN
3 18 (3.15%) DNS
4 14 (2.45%) Intranet
5 13 (2.27%) SAN
5 13 (2.27%) DHCP
6 12 (2.10%) VPN
6 12 (2.10%) WAN
7 6 (1.05%) IPv4
7 6 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (1.05%) Network Security
8 5 (0.87%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.87%) 4G
8 5 (0.87%) DSL
9 4 (0.70%) PABX
9 4 (0.70%) SMTP
9 4 (0.70%) GPRS
9 4 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.52%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.92%) Data Mining
3 40 (6.99%) Oracle Reports
4 39 (6.82%) Oracle Database
5 33 (5.77%) Hadoop
6 32 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (5.07%) Big Data
8 27 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 23 (4.02%) Apache Hive
11 22 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 19 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (3.32%) Relational Database
14 16 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (2.45%) MySQL
16 11 (1.92%) KDB
16 11 (1.92%) MongoDB
17 10 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.22%) PVCS
1 7 (1.22%) Maven
2 6 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (1.05%) LoadRunner
3 4 (0.70%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.70%) JIRA
4 3 (0.52%) Selenium
4 3 (0.52%) JMeter
4 3 (0.52%) JUnit
4 3 (0.52%) WebDriver
4 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.52%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.35%) Subversion
5 2 (0.35%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.17%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 120 (20.98%) Finance
2 49 (8.57%) Marketing
3 34 (5.94%) Banking
4 28 (4.90%) Back Office
5 24 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 23 (4.02%) Front Office
7 13 (2.27%) Legal
8 12 (2.10%) Retail
9 11 (1.92%) Games
10 9 (1.57%) Advertising
11 7 (1.22%) Publishing
12 6 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.70%) Billing
14 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.70%) Law
15 3 (0.52%) Electronics
15 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.35%) International Banking
16 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (34.09%) Analyst
2 60 (10.49%) Developer
3 48 (8.39%) Data Analyst
4 40 (6.99%) DBA
5 23 (4.02%) Business Analyst
5 23 (4.02%) Support Analyst
6 22 (3.85%) Administrator
6 22 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
7 20 (3.50%) Information Analyst
8 19 (3.32%) Network Engineer
9 18 (3.15%) Performance Manager
9 18 (3.15%) Data Scientist
10 17 (2.97%) SQL DBA
11 15 (2.62%) Network Support
11 15 (2.62%) Consultant
11 15 (2.62%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.45%) Tester
12 14 (2.45%) Service Analyst
13 13 (2.27%) Support Engineer
14 12 (2.10%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.99%) .NET
2 15 (2.62%) MapReduce
3 10 (1.75%) SciPy
3 10 (1.75%) NumPy
3 10 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.57%) Web Services
5 8 (1.40%) HTML
6 7 (1.22%) WCF
6 7 (1.22%) XML
6 7 (1.22%) Middleware
7 6 (1.05%) WPF
8 5 (0.87%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.87%) jQuery
8 5 (0.87%) Task Parallel Library
9 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (0.70%) MDX
9 4 (0.70%) ArcObjects
9 4 (0.70%) WSH
9 4 (0.70%) CSS
10 3 (0.52%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 138 (24.13%) Mathematics
2 79 (13.81%) Management Information System
3 37 (6.47%) Economics
4 30 (5.24%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.32%) Visualisation
6 17 (2.97%) Open Source
7 16 (2.80%) GIS
7 16 (2.80%) NHS
8 14 (2.45%) Mainframe
8 14 (2.45%) Data Extraction
9 12 (2.10%) Physics
9 12 (2.10%) Replication
10 11 (1.92%) Social Media
10 11 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.57%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.40%) CESG
12 8 (1.40%) Derivative
12 8 (1.40%) Informatics
13 7 (1.22%) Data Integration
14 6 (1.05%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 94 (16.43%) Windows
2 49 (8.57%) Linux
3 28 (4.90%) Windows 7
4 27 (4.72%) UNIX
5 12 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.40%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.05%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (15.56%) Analytics
2 72 (12.59%) Data Analysis
3 70 (12.24%) ITIL
4 53 (9.27%) Service Management
5 52 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (7.52%) Service Delivery
8 40 (6.99%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (5.94%) Capacity Planning
10 33 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
11 32 (5.59%) Statistical Modelling
12 31 (5.42%) Project Management
12 31 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (4.55%) Data Modelling
14 25 (4.37%) ITSM
15 23 (4.02%) Risk Analysis
16 22 (3.85%) Benchmarking
16 22 (3.85%) PRINCE2
17 21 (3.67%) Statistical Analysis
17 21 (3.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (29.72%) SQL
2 55 (9.62%) Java
3 54 (9.44%) VBA
4 44 (7.69%) R
5 40 (6.99%) Python
6 36 (6.29%) C++
7 32 (5.59%) C#
8 26 (4.55%) C
9 16 (2.80%) PL/SQL
10 14 (2.45%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.10%) MATLAB
12 9 (1.57%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.40%) Scala
13 8 (1.40%) Ruby
14 7 (1.22%) VB
15 4 (0.70%) VBScript
16 3 (0.52%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.52%) Perl
17 2 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 144 (25.17%) Degree
2 65 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 49 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 34 (5.94%) PhD
5 31 (5.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 22 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (3.67%) MCP
8 13 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.22%) CCNP
9 7 (1.22%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.05%) CCNA
11 5 (0.87%) ISEB
12 4 (0.70%) MCSE
13 3 (0.52%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.35%) MCSA
14 2 (0.35%) MCT
14 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.35%) Avaya Certification
14 2 (0.35%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.52%) SLA
2 13 (2.27%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) COBIT
4 2 (0.35%) WCAG
4 2 (0.35%) WAI
4 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) CDISC
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) BS7666
System Software
1 32 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.22%) ISA Server
4 7 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.87%) UAG
6 2 (0.35%) vSphere
6 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.35%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (1.57%) OpenView
2 7 (1.22%) Data Guard
3 6 (1.05%) SCOM
3 6 (1.05%) DameWare
3 6 (1.05%) OVSD
4 5 (0.87%) SCCM
4 5 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.52%) HP NNM
5 3 (0.52%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.17%) WMI
6 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) nmon
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 95 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 89 (15.56%) Oracle
3 30 (5.24%) VMware
4 29 (5.07%) Cisco
5 26 (4.55%) Tableau
6 22 (3.85%) HP
7 14 (2.45%) CheckPoint
8 11 (1.92%) IBM
8 11 (1.92%) TSYS
9 8 (1.40%) Business Objects
9 8 (1.40%) SAP
10 6 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
10 6 (1.05%) Nokia
10 6 (1.05%) Clearswift
10 6 (1.05%) F5
10 6 (1.05%) Talend
10 6 (1.05%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.87%) Google
11 5 (0.87%) Intergraph
11 5 (0.87%) Symantec
London
JW Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Annapurna
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + doe
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Steria
Rate: Up to £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, The City
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £500 per day 6 mths
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £17 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Kent
DP Connect
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago