The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Statistics
Rank 409 405 360
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -45
Contract jobs citing Statistics 242 247 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.36% 1.38% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 149 163
Median daily rate £365 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.24% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £198 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.64% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.43 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.70% -30.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.30 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £28.79 £34.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.98 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-18.62% -36.10%

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
17847 17946 17166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.23% 32.03% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11546 11205 10514
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 673 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.71 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.58% -9.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -14.28%

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Statistics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 232 £353 -2.21% 97
London -6 111 £375 -5.66% 50
South East +25 71 £380 +10.94% 15
Berkshire +18 29 £324 +17.81% 3
City of London +23 17 £450 - 14
West Midlands -17 12 £95 -66.81% 6
Surrey -2 11 £575 +53.33% 1
Bracknell - 11 £275 - 1
Yorkshire +6 10 £338 -12.33% 9
Reading 0 10 £200 -50.00% 1
Oxfordshire +18 9 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 9 £390 +13.86% 2
Oxford +9 9 - -
East of England +3 9 £450 +38.46% 4
South West -5 9 £444 +40.87% 6
Hampshire +3 8 £250 -29.07% 3
Southampton +20 6 £250 -31.03%
North West -20 6 £219 -41.66% 6
Essex +9 5 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire -14 5 £208 -46.10% 7
Milton Keynes +10 4 £345 +0.72%
Staines -3 4 - -
West Sussex -13 4 £380 +130.30%
Scotland -23 4 £413 +15.38% 2
High Wycombe - 4 £443 -
Manchester -10 3 £300 - 4
Edinburgh -16 3 £425 +13.33% 1
Telford -30 3 - -
Shropshire -30 3 - -
Newbury - 3 - -

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Statistics.

1 138 (28.28%) SQL
2 118 (24.18%) Finance
3 117 (23.98%) Degree
4 114 (23.36%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (21.93%) Python
6 103 (21.11%) Analytics
7 79 (16.19%) R
8 75 (15.37%) Mathematics
9 71 (14.55%) Windows
10 70 (14.34%) Microsoft
11 65 (13.32%) MS Excel
12 61 (12.50%) Algorithms
13 59 (12.09%) Data Analysis
14 57 (11.68%) SAS
15 56 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
15 56 (11.48%) Java
16 54 (11.07%) Oracle
17 53 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
18 49 (10.04%) C++
18 49 (10.04%) Active Directory
19 48 (9.84%) SQL Server
19 48 (9.84%) Linux
19 48 (9.84%) ITIL
20 46 (9.43%) MS Office
20 46 (9.43%) Machine Learning
20 46 (9.43%) Big Data
20 46 (9.43%) Visualisation
21 45 (9.22%) Security Cleared
21 45 (9.22%) Project Management
22 42 (8.61%) Validation

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (11.68%) SAS
2 27 (5.53%) Apache Spark
3 19 (3.89%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.46%) MS Exchange
5 11 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.84%) Apache Pig
7 8 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.43%) Live Communications Server
9 6 (1.23%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.02%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.02%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.82%) CMS
11 4 (0.82%) Documentum
12 3 (0.61%) Apache
12 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.41%) Confluence
13 2 (0.41%) Drupal
13 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 65 (13.32%) MS Excel
2 46 (9.43%) MS Office
3 41 (8.40%) SPSS
4 34 (6.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.46%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.43%) MS Project
6 7 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.41%) GIMP
8 2 (0.41%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.41%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.41%) Weka
9 1 (0.20%) EViews
Business Applications
1 8 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.02%) Cognos Planning
3 5 (1.02%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (1.02%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.61%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.41%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.20%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.64%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.23%) Office 365
3 5 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.82%) GitHub
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.41%) SaaS
6 2 (0.41%) Taleo
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.20%) Heroku
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.89%) Firewall
2 17 (3.48%) SAN
3 14 (2.87%) DNS
4 12 (2.46%) DHCP
4 12 (2.46%) LAN
4 12 (2.46%) Network Security
5 11 (2.25%) WAN
6 9 (1.84%) VPN
7 8 (1.64%) HTTP
8 7 (1.43%) GSM
8 7 (1.43%) Intranet
8 7 (1.43%) UMTS
9 6 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.23%) LTE
9 6 (1.23%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.23%) VoIP
9 6 (1.23%) Wireless
10 4 (0.82%) SMTP
10 4 (0.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.43%) Big Data
3 38 (7.79%) Hadoop
4 33 (6.76%) Data Mining
4 33 (6.76%) Relational Database
5 26 (5.33%) MS Access
6 23 (4.71%) Apache Hive
7 21 (4.30%) MySQL
7 21 (4.30%) QlikView
8 13 (2.66%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (2.46%) MongoDB
10 11 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (2.05%) KDB
11 10 (2.05%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.84%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 13 (2.66%) Maven
2 5 (1.02%) PVCS
2 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.82%) JIRA
4 3 (0.61%) ERwin
4 3 (0.61%) JUnit
4 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 118 (24.18%) Finance
2 42 (8.61%) Front Office
3 34 (6.97%) Back Office
4 32 (6.56%) Marketing
5 26 (5.33%) Retail
5 26 (5.33%) Telecoms
6 24 (4.92%) Banking
7 11 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.23%) Electronics
8 6 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.23%) Games
8 6 (1.23%) Legal
8 6 (1.23%) Publishing
9 4 (0.82%) Advertising
9 4 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.61%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.41%) French Language
11 2 (0.41%) Local Government
11 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 158 (32.38%) Analyst
2 71 (14.55%) Developer
3 47 (9.63%) Data Analyst
4 44 (9.02%) Data Scientist
5 28 (5.74%) SQL Analyst
6 23 (4.71%) Support Engineer
7 17 (3.48%) Consultant
8 16 (3.28%) DBA
9 15 (3.07%) Quantitative Developer
10 14 (2.87%) Excel Analyst
10 14 (2.87%) Service Analyst
11 13 (2.66%) Insight Analyst
11 13 (2.66%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 13 (2.66%) SQL Developer
12 12 (2.46%) Administrator
12 12 (2.46%) Python Developer
13 11 (2.25%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (2.25%) Quantitative Analyst
13 11 (2.25%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.48%) HTML
1 17 (3.48%) XML
2 16 (3.28%) SciPy
3 15 (3.07%) NumPy
3 15 (3.07%) Pandas
4 14 (2.87%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.46%) .NET
6 10 (2.05%) ELK Stack
6 10 (2.05%) Esper
6 10 (2.05%) Pyramid
7 9 (1.84%) REST
8 8 (1.64%) Akka
8 8 (1.64%) Web Services
9 7 (1.43%) CSS
9 7 (1.43%) HTML5
10 6 (1.23%) jQuery
11 5 (1.02%) Play Framework
11 5 (1.02%) scikit-learn
12 4 (0.82%) Django
12 4 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 114 (23.36%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (15.37%) Mathematics
3 61 (12.50%) Algorithms
4 46 (9.43%) Visualisation
5 40 (8.20%) Computer Science
6 31 (6.35%) Management Information System
7 19 (3.89%) Economics
8 18 (3.69%) Physics
9 15 (3.07%) Credit Risk
10 13 (2.66%) Data Centre
11 12 (2.46%) Hedge funds
11 12 (2.46%) User Experience
12 11 (2.25%) Fixed Income
13 10 (2.05%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.84%) Equities
15 8 (1.64%) Derivative
15 8 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (1.43%) Artificial Intelligence
16 7 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.55%) Windows
2 48 (9.84%) Linux
3 30 (6.15%) Windows 7
4 26 (5.33%) Windows Server
5 24 (4.92%) Windows XP
6 16 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.87%) Unix
8 13 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.64%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.23%) CentOS
11 5 (1.02%) Android
12 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.20%) Solaris
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (21.11%) Analytics
2 59 (12.09%) Data Analysis
3 56 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
4 53 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (9.84%) ITIL
6 46 (9.43%) Machine Learning
7 45 (9.22%) Project Management
8 42 (8.61%) Validation
9 31 (6.35%) Configuration Management
9 31 (6.35%) Software Engineering
10 29 (5.94%) Data Visualisation
10 29 (5.94%) Network Design
11 27 (5.53%) Capacity Management
11 27 (5.53%) CRM
11 27 (5.53%) Problem Management
12 25 (5.12%) Data Management
13 24 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (4.92%) Fault Management
14 23 (4.71%) Data Modelling
14 23 (4.71%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (28.28%) SQL
2 107 (21.93%) Python
3 79 (16.19%) R
4 56 (11.48%) Java
5 49 (10.04%) C++
6 30 (6.15%) VBA
7 21 (4.30%) Scala
8 17 (3.48%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.28%) MATLAB
10 15 (3.07%) C
10 15 (3.07%) Perl
11 12 (2.46%) C#
12 11 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.25%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.43%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.43%) VB
15 5 (1.02%) Clojure
16 4 (0.82%) PHP
16 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 117 (23.98%) Degree
2 45 (9.22%) Security Cleared
3 32 (6.56%) PhD
4 20 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.43%) CCNP
9 6 (1.23%) MCSA
10 5 (1.02%) ACCA
10 5 (1.02%) CCNA
10 5 (1.02%) CIMA
10 5 (1.02%) CISSP
11 4 (0.82%) ISEB
11 4 (0.82%) MCSE
11 4 (0.82%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.61%) CCIE
12 3 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.94%) Data Quality
2 20 (4.10%) SLA
3 10 (2.05%) QA
4 4 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.61%) RMADS
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) UCITS
7 1 (0.20%) GCP
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) IAS 39
System Software
1 49 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.43%) Docker
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.41%) GridGain
5 2 (0.41%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.05%) Graphite
1 10 (2.05%) Kibana
1 10 (2.05%) logstash
1 10 (2.05%) NetBackup
1 10 (2.05%) StatsD
2 9 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 8 (1.64%) Netcool
3 8 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (1.43%) Unicenter
5 5 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.02%) NSN NetAct
6 4 (0.82%) SCCM
7 3 (0.61%) Puppet
7 3 (0.61%) WSUS
8 2 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.41%) SCOM
9 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 70 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 54 (11.07%) Oracle
3 34 (6.97%) Tableau
4 23 (4.71%) SAP
5 21 (4.30%) Cisco
6 16 (3.28%) HP
7 12 (2.46%) Google
7 12 (2.46%) Veritas
8 11 (2.25%) Citrix
8 11 (2.25%) VMware
9 10 (2.05%) Cognos
10 9 (1.84%) EMC
10 9 (1.84%) Teradata
11 8 (1.64%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.43%) Adobe
12 7 (1.43%) Hyperion
12 7 (1.43%) Informatica
12 7 (1.43%) Juniper
12 7 (1.43%) Mapinfo
12 7 (1.43%) Meridio
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