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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 350 357 353
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Statistics 274 228 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.94% 1.64% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 132 129
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 26
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.80 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +36.36%

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
14120 13908 14654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.15% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8449 8513 8505
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 615 803
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -24.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +23 253 £350 +7.69% 135
London +32 136 £413 +10.06% 72
South East +9 40 £314 +4.58% 20
City of London +39 35 £423 +12.66% 23
East of England -4 21 £300 -7.69% 9
North West +2 14 £375 +23.96% 18
East Midlands +19 12 £325 - 1
Berkshire +2 12 £375 +8.69% 7
West Midlands -12 12 £343 +53.93% 1
South West -33 11 £383 +118.57% 8
South Wales -2 10 £275 -21.42% 2
Wales -5 10 £275 -21.42% 2
Hertfordshire -5 10 £413 +10.00% 7
West Sussex - 9 £290 -
Surrey +7 7 £466 +49.20% 4
Scotland -21 7 £350 +9.37% 9
Reading +8 6 £400 +131.88% 2
Cardiff +1 6 £285 -28.75% 1
Warwickshire -1 6 £325 +364.28% 1
Merseyside - 6 £600 - 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £248 -
County Antrim - 6 £248 -
Belfast - 6 £248 -
Yorkshire -3 5 £300 -6.83% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 5 £306 - 2
North East -20 5 £313 +4.16% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 5 - - 2
Manchester -9 4 £300 -0.82% 10
Newport -10 4 £275 -15.38% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £313 - 1

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 171 (29.48%) SQL
2 129 (22.24%) Degree
3 117 (20.17%) Mathematics
4 115 (19.83%) Finance
5 101 (17.41%) Microsoft
6 93 (16.03%) Analytics
7 91 (15.69%) Oracle
8 90 (15.52%) Windows
9 84 (14.48%) SQL Server
10 83 (14.31%) Management Information System
11 80 (13.79%) Data Analysis
12 72 (12.41%) MS Excel
13 70 (12.07%) ITIL
14 67 (11.55%) SAS
15 62 (10.69%) Security Cleared
16 56 (9.66%) Java
17 53 (9.14%) Data Mining
18 52 (8.97%) Service Management
18 52 (8.97%) Marketing
19 51 (8.79%) Linux
20 50 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
21 49 (8.45%) VBA
22 46 (7.93%) Oracle Reports
23 45 (7.76%) SLA
24 44 (7.59%) MS Office
24 44 (7.59%) Service Delivery
25 43 (7.41%) SC Cleared
25 43 (7.41%) R
26 41 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
27 39 (6.72%) .NET

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 67 (11.55%) SAS
2 13 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.07%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.90%) IIS
4 11 (1.90%) ArcGIS
5 8 (1.38%) CMS
5 8 (1.38%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.03%) Mule
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Spatial
7 5 (0.86%) Apache
8 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.52%) Node.js
8 3 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.34%) WorkSite
Applications
1 72 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 44 (7.59%) MS Office
3 35 (6.03%) SPSS
4 27 (4.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (2.41%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.90%) Stata
7 4 (0.69%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.34%) MS Project
8 2 (0.34%) FastStats
9 1 (0.17%) Weka
9 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (2.59%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.55%) SiteCatalyst
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.69%) ReMetrica
4 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.34%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) Summit
6 1 (0.17%) Tridion
6 1 (0.17%) Agresso
6 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.17%) assyst
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.45%) Internet
2 18 (3.10%) DNS
3 17 (2.93%) LAN
4 15 (2.59%) Firewall
5 13 (2.24%) SAN
5 13 (2.24%) DHCP
6 11 (1.90%) WAN
6 11 (1.90%) Intranet
7 9 (1.55%) VPN
8 7 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (1.21%) Network Security
9 6 (1.03%) IPv4
10 5 (0.86%) SMTP
10 5 (0.86%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.86%) 4G
11 4 (0.69%) Multicast
11 4 (0.69%) ATM
11 4 (0.69%) GPRS
11 4 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.52%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 53 (9.14%) Data Mining
3 46 (7.93%) Oracle Reports
4 39 (6.72%) Oracle Database
5 30 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (4.66%) Hadoop
7 26 (4.48%) Big Data
8 25 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 25 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (3.62%) Relational Database
11 19 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 18 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
12 18 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (2.59%) Apache Hive
13 15 (2.59%) MySQL
14 12 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (1.90%) MongoDB
15 11 (1.90%) KDB
16 8 (1.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Maven
2 7 (1.21%) PVCS
3 6 (1.03%) LoadRunner
3 6 (1.03%) JIRA
4 5 (0.86%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.34%) RSpec
7 2 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.17%) Introscope
8 1 (0.17%) Subversion
8 1 (0.17%) Toad
8 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.17%) Moq
8 1 (0.17%) Mocha
8 1 (0.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.17%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.17%) Sinon.JS
General
1 115 (19.83%) Finance
2 52 (8.97%) Marketing
3 36 (6.21%) Banking
4 28 (4.83%) Back Office
5 25 (4.31%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.97%) Front Office
7 12 (2.07%) Legal
7 12 (2.07%) Publishing
8 11 (1.90%) Retail
9 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.03%) Advertising
10 6 (1.03%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.86%) Games
12 4 (0.69%) Billing
12 4 (0.69%) Law
12 4 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.52%) Electronics
13 3 (0.52%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.34%) Russian Language
14 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (34.66%) Analyst
2 62 (10.69%) Developer
3 46 (7.93%) Data Analyst
4 40 (6.90%) DBA
5 26 (4.48%) Administrator
6 25 (4.31%) Business Analyst
7 23 (3.97%) Support Analyst
8 21 (3.62%) Oracle DBA
9 20 (3.45%) Network Engineer
10 19 (3.28%) Information Analyst
10 19 (3.28%) Performance Manager
11 17 (2.93%) SQL DBA
12 15 (2.59%) Network Support
12 15 (2.59%) Service Analyst
13 14 (2.41%) Consultant
13 14 (2.41%) Tester
13 14 (2.41%) Data Scientist
14 12 (2.07%) Fraud Analyst
14 12 (2.07%) Support Engineer
14 12 (2.07%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.72%) .NET
2 22 (3.79%) HTML
3 17 (2.93%) CSS
4 14 (2.41%) jQuery
5 11 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.72%) Web Services
6 10 (1.72%) SciPy
6 10 (1.72%) NumPy
6 10 (1.72%) Pandas
7 7 (1.21%) Pyramid
7 7 (1.21%) XML
8 6 (1.03%) Middleware
8 6 (1.03%) WCF
9 5 (0.86%) ArcObjects
9 5 (0.86%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.86%) WSH
10 4 (0.69%) WPF
10 4 (0.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (0.69%) HTML5
10 4 (0.69%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 117 (20.17%) Mathematics
2 83 (14.31%) Management Information System
3 33 (5.69%) Economics
4 23 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.79%) GIS
6 19 (3.28%) Visualisation
7 15 (2.59%) Open Source
7 15 (2.59%) NHS
8 14 (2.41%) Data Extraction
9 13 (2.24%) Mainframe
10 12 (2.07%) Replication
11 11 (1.90%) Social Media
11 11 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.55%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.38%) Derivative
14 7 (1.21%) Informatics
14 7 (1.21%) Physics
14 7 (1.21%) CESG
14 7 (1.21%) Data Integration
15 6 (1.03%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 90 (15.52%) Windows
2 51 (8.79%) Linux
3 29 (5.00%) UNIX
3 29 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.38%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.03%) Windows 2000
7 6 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) AIX
8 3 (0.52%) Android
9 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (16.03%) Analytics
2 80 (13.79%) Data Analysis
3 70 (12.07%) ITIL
4 52 (8.97%) Service Management
5 50 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (7.59%) Service Delivery
7 41 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (5.69%) Capacity Planning
10 31 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
11 30 (5.17%) Project Management
12 28 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (4.48%) Statistical Modelling
14 25 (4.31%) ITSM
15 24 (4.14%) Statistical Analysis
16 22 (3.79%) Risk Analysis
16 22 (3.79%) Benchmarking
16 22 (3.79%) Workflow
17 21 (3.62%) Data Modelling
17 21 (3.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (29.48%) SQL
2 56 (9.66%) Java
3 49 (8.45%) VBA
4 43 (7.41%) R
5 39 (6.72%) Python
6 38 (6.55%) C++
7 28 (4.83%) C#
8 22 (3.79%) C
9 19 (3.28%) JavaScript
10 18 (3.10%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.24%) T-SQL
11 13 (2.24%) MATLAB
12 11 (1.90%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.21%) VB
14 6 (1.03%) Ruby
15 5 (0.86%) VBScript
15 5 (0.86%) Scala
16 4 (0.69%) Perl
16 4 (0.69%) PHP
17 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 129 (22.24%) Degree
2 62 (10.69%) Security Cleared
3 43 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 28 (4.83%) PhD
5 23 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (3.62%) MCP
7 15 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.38%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.21%) CCNP
10 6 (1.03%) CCNA
10 6 (1.03%) ISEB
11 5 (0.86%) MCSE
12 3 (0.52%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.34%) MCSA
13 2 (0.34%) MCT
13 2 (0.34%) CNA
13 2 (0.34%) Novell Certification
13 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.76%) SLA
2 14 (2.41%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) COBIT
3 3 (0.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.52%) GAMP
4 2 (0.34%) WCAG
4 2 (0.34%) WAI
4 2 (0.34%) CDISC
4 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
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 34 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (1.21%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) UAG
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) GPFS
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (1.72%) OpenView
2 7 (1.21%) Data Guard
3 6 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.03%) DameWare
3 6 (1.03%) OVSD
4 5 (0.86%) SCOM
5 4 (0.69%) SCCM
5 4 (0.69%) HP NNM
5 4 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) WMI
6 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.17%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.17%) YUM
6 1 (0.17%) Puppet
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) nmon
Vendors
1 101 (17.41%) Microsoft
2 91 (15.69%) Oracle
3 26 (4.48%) Cisco
3 26 (4.48%) VMware
4 25 (4.31%) Tableau
4 25 (4.31%) HP
5 15 (2.59%) Google
6 12 (2.07%) IBM
6 12 (2.07%) Adobe
7 11 (1.90%) TSYS
8 10 (1.72%) ESRI
9 9 (1.55%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.55%) Citrix
10 7 (1.21%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.03%) SAP
11 6 (1.03%) Nokia
11 6 (1.03%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.03%) F5
11 6 (1.03%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.03%) Clearswift
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