Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Mathematics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mathematics over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mathematics (Maths)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 128 150
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22 +19
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 136 127 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.92% 1.93% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.20% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 95 108
City of London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -8.70%
10th Percentile £425 £320 £351
90th Percentile £764 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £538 £488 £525
% change year-on-year +10.26% -7.14% -6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £13.66 - £27.70
10th Percentile £13.31 - £17.27
90th Percentile £14.04 - £39.55
Central London median hourly rate £13.71 - £27.70

Mathematics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6257 5765 7677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.28% 87.41% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4969 4616 6106
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.06% -7.33% +16.73%

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Mathematics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Mathematics in the City of London

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mathematics in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mathematics in the City of London

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mathematics in the City of London

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mathematics in the City of London

Mathematics
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 2 - -
Mathematics
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mathematics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 91 (66.91%) Finance
2 60 (44.12%) Degree
3 50 (36.76%) Computer Science
3 50 (36.76%) Banking
4 49 (36.03%) SQL
5 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (34.56%) C#
7 38 (27.94%) Java
7 38 (27.94%) SQL Server
8 35 (25.74%) Python
9 32 (23.53%) Oracle
9 32 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 32 (23.53%) Relational Database
10 31 (22.79%) .NET
11 28 (20.59%) Physics
12 27 (19.85%) C++
12 27 (19.85%) Front Office
13 25 (18.38%) Numerate Degree
14 24 (17.65%) Analytics
14 24 (17.65%) Telecoms
14 24 (17.65%) RDBMS
15 23 (16.91%) Equities
15 23 (16.91%) TDD
16 22 (16.18%) REST
17 21 (15.44%) Multithreading
17 21 (15.44%) WPF
18 20 (14.71%) Games
18 20 (14.71%) Sybase
19 19 (13.97%) SQL Server 2016
19 19 (13.97%) Statistics

Mathematics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (4.41%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (2.21%) Jupyter
3 3 (2.21%) SAS
4 2 (1.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.47%) SPSS
2 2 (1.47%) Weka
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.21%) npm
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) DHCP
1 2 (1.47%) DNS
1 2 (1.47%) LDAP
1 2 (1.47%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.74%) Firewall
2 1 (0.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.74%) LAN
2 1 (0.74%) SMS
2 1 (0.74%) VPN
2 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 32 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 24 (17.65%) RDBMS
4 19 (13.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (7.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (4.41%) Big Data
8 6 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (3.68%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (2.21%) QlikView
12 2 (1.47%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.47%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.88%) JIRA
2 6 (4.41%) Cucumber
2 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.94%) Selenium
3 4 (2.94%) Subversion
3 4 (2.94%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.21%) Bower
4 3 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.21%) PyCharm
4 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.74%) GoCD
5 1 (0.74%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.74%) MSTest
5 1 (0.74%) RStudio
5 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 91 (66.91%) Finance
2 50 (36.76%) Banking
3 27 (19.85%) Front Office
4 24 (17.65%) Telecoms
5 20 (14.71%) Games
6 8 (5.88%) Investment Banking
7 5 (3.68%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.94%) Marketing
9 2 (1.47%) Advertising
9 2 (1.47%) Retail
10 1 (0.74%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 96 (70.59%) Developer
2 26 (19.12%) C# Developer
3 24 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 21 (15.44%) WPF Developer
5 20 (14.71%) Analyst
5 20 (14.71%) Games Developer
5 20 (14.71%) Java Games Developer
5 20 (14.71%) Telecoms Developer
5 20 (14.71%) Telecoms Java Developer
6 17 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
7 16 (11.76%) Quantitative Developer
8 14 (10.29%) Python Developer
9 9 (6.62%) C# Pricing Developer
9 9 (6.62%) Pricing Developer
10 8 (5.88%) UI Developer
11 7 (5.15%) Data Scientist
11 7 (5.15%) Qualitative Analyst
11 7 (5.15%) Quantitative Analyst
12 6 (4.41%) Developer in Test
12 6 (4.41%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.79%) .NET
2 22 (16.18%) REST
3 21 (15.44%) WPF
4 12 (8.82%) Pandas
5 11 (8.09%) HTML
6 10 (7.35%) Entity Framework
6 10 (7.35%) WCF
7 9 (6.62%) Task Parallel Library
8 7 (5.15%) .NET Framework
8 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET
8 7 (5.15%) scikit-learn
9 6 (4.41%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.41%) CSS
9 6 (4.41%) Flask
9 6 (4.41%) jQuery
9 6 (4.41%) Matplotlib
9 6 (4.41%) NumPy
10 5 (3.68%) SciPy
11 4 (2.94%) Web Services
11 4 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (36.76%) Computer Science
2 23 (16.91%) Equities
3 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (13.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (11.03%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (9.56%) Fixed Income
6 12 (8.82%) Derivative
7 7 (5.15%) Algorithms
8 6 (4.41%) CUDA
9 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.21%) Credit Risk
10 3 (2.21%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.47%) Fintech
11 2 (1.47%) Market Risk
11 2 (1.47%) Reinsurance
12 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (0.74%) Exotic Derivative
12 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.74%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.68%) Unix
1 5 (3.68%) Windows
2 4 (2.94%) Linux
3 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 28 (20.59%) Physics
4 24 (17.65%) Analytics
5 23 (16.91%) TDD
6 21 (15.44%) Multithreading
7 19 (13.97%) Statistics
8 18 (13.24%) OO
9 17 (12.50%) MVVM
10 14 (10.29%) MVC
11 13 (9.56%) Electronic Trading
12 12 (8.82%) Quantitative Finance
13 11 (8.09%) Capital Modelling
13 11 (8.09%) Scrum
14 10 (7.35%) SOA
14 10 (7.35%) Waterfall
15 9 (6.62%) OOA/OOD
15 9 (6.62%) Quantitative Research
15 9 (6.62%) SDLC
15 9 (6.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (36.03%) SQL
2 47 (34.56%) C#
3 38 (27.94%) Java
4 35 (25.74%) Python
5 27 (19.85%) C++
6 9 (6.62%) R
7 8 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.15%) VBA
9 6 (4.41%) Ruby
10 5 (3.68%) VB
11 4 (2.94%) Scala
11 4 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.21%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.21%) Perl
12 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.21%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.47%) Ada
13 2 (1.47%) AWK
13 2 (1.47%) sed
13 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (44.12%) Degree
2 25 (18.38%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (5.88%) PhD
4 6 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.47%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MCP
6 1 (0.74%) MCPD
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) VCAP
6 1 (0.74%) VCP6
6 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.35%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) EMIR
2 3 (2.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.47%) MiFID
3 2 (1.47%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.74%) Basel III
4 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.74%) vSphere
3 1 (0.74%) XenApp
3 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Ansible
1 2 (1.47%) Puppet
2 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (23.53%) Oracle
2 20 (14.71%) Sybase
3 9 (6.62%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.41%) Tableau
5 2 (1.47%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.47%) VMware
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix
6 1 (0.74%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.74%) Murex
6 1 (0.74%) Reuters
6 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.74%) Veeam