Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 May 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 222 282 275
Rank change year-on-year +60 -7 +6
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 495 798 918
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.16% 0.95% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.09% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 485 592
Median daily rate £483 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £313 £296
90th Percentile £688 £750 £750
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -9.52% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 78
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.24 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.47% +77.32% -30.00%
10th Percentile £16.75 £15.51 £12.43
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.88 £48.68
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £32.48 £20.50
% change year-on-year +30.10% +58.41% +15.40%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 36,647 73,475 80,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.67% 87.67% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,439 48,915 53,681
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,225 1,906 2,134
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.54 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.07% +11.53% -13.08%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.21 £50.00
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +11.36% -12.00%

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Mathematics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Mathematics in England

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mathematics in England.

Daily rate trend for Mathematics in England

Mathematics
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mathematics in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Mathematics in England

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mathematics in England.

Hourly rate trend for Mathematics in England

Mathematics
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Mathematics in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Mathematics in England

Mathematics
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. 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 +52 268 £550 -8.33% 82
South East +94 88 £450 -3.74% 59
East of England +59 63 £320 -28.89% 47
Midlands +40 27 £375 -6.25% 34
West Midlands +46 25 £375 -6.25% 23
South West +31 25 £400 +6.67% 22
North of England +73 22 £400 -15.79% 50
North West +44 11 £525 -25.00% 33
Yorkshire +55 9 £375 +36.36% 8
East Midlands +32 2 - - 11
North East +28 2 £400 -42.86% 9
Mathematics
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Mathematics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 263 (53.13%) Degree
2 189 (38.18%) Computer Science
3 184 (37.17%) Python
4 159 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (29.70%) SQL
6 139 (28.08%) Finance
7 136 (27.47%) Java
8 132 (26.67%) Statistics
9 118 (23.84%) Data Science
10 105 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
11 104 (21.01%) Machine Learning
12 103 (20.81%) Analytics
13 99 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 98 (19.80%) C#
15 79 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
16 74 (14.95%) JavaScript
17 73 (14.75%) C++
18 68 (13.74%) Visualisation
19 67 (13.54%) AWS
20 66 (13.33%) Azure
21 65 (13.13%) Algorithms
22 63 (12.73%) Git (software)
23 62 (12.53%) Physics
23 62 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
24 61 (12.32%) Banking
25 60 (12.12%) Microsoft
25 60 (12.12%) Linux
25 60 (12.12%) Apache Spark
26 59 (11.92%) Big Data
27 57 (11.52%) .NET

Mathematics
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 60 (12.12%) Apache Spark
2 18 (3.64%) Jupyter
3 15 (3.03%) SAS
4 10 (2.02%) Apache
5 6 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.01%) Confluence
6 5 (1.01%) IIS
7 4 (0.81%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.40%) DNN
8 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Luigi
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.81%) Simulink
6 3 (0.61%) SPSS
7 2 (0.40%) Stata
8 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.20%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.81%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.81%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle AML
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Eikon
5 1 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.20%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.20%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 67 (13.54%) AWS
2 66 (13.33%) Azure
3 46 (9.29%) GCP
4 33 (6.67%) Power Platform
5 18 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.82%) Office 365
7 8 (1.62%) GitHub
8 7 (1.41%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.01%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 4 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.81%) Serverless
11 3 (0.61%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.61%) SaaS
12 2 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.40%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.40%) PaaS
12 2 (0.40%) Slack
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.46%) TCP/IP
2 29 (5.86%) Ethernet
3 17 (3.43%) SSL
4 14 (2.83%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.01%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.01%) Skype
6 4 (0.81%) Internet
6 4 (0.81%) Wireless
7 3 (0.61%) DVB
7 3 (0.61%) SSH
8 2 (0.40%) Intranet
8 2 (0.40%) WebEx
8 2 (0.40%) WLAN
9 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.20%) Broadband
9 1 (0.20%) DHCP
9 1 (0.20%) LAN
9 1 (0.20%) UMTS
9 1 (0.20%) VPN
9 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.92%) Big Data
2 36 (7.27%) NoSQL
3 33 (6.67%) Power BI
4 29 (5.86%) Data Mining
4 29 (5.86%) Hadoop
5 25 (5.05%) SQL Server
6 22 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.63%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (2.42%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.22%) Tick Data
10 9 (1.82%) MySQL
10 9 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.62%) Neo4j
12 7 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.21%) GIS
13 6 (1.21%) QlikView
13 6 (1.21%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 63 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 44 (8.89%) Visual Studio
3 40 (8.08%) Eclipse
4 39 (7.88%) JIRA
5 35 (7.07%) NetBeans
6 12 (2.42%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.42%) Subversion
7 10 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (2.02%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (1.21%) Gerrit
10 5 (1.01%) Selenium
11 4 (0.81%) Bower
11 4 (0.81%) Grunt
11 4 (0.81%) gulp
11 4 (0.81%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.81%) Maven
11 4 (0.81%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.61%) RStudio
General
1 139 (28.08%) Finance
2 61 (12.32%) Banking
3 45 (9.09%) Front Office
4 35 (7.07%) Military
5 33 (6.67%) Aerospace
6 23 (4.65%) Investment Banking
7 21 (4.24%) Legal
7 21 (4.24%) Marketing
8 18 (3.64%) Public Sector
9 17 (3.43%) Retail
9 17 (3.43%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.62%) Games
11 7 (1.41%) Electronics
11 7 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.41%) Publishing
12 6 (1.21%) Police
13 5 (1.01%) Law
14 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.81%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 154 (31.11%) Developer
2 85 (17.17%) Data Scientist
3 61 (12.32%) Analyst
4 40 (8.08%) C# Developer
5 35 (7.07%) Quantitative Developer
6 31 (6.26%) Java Developer
7 30 (6.06%) Python Developer
8 28 (5.66%) Data Analyst
9 26 (5.25%) Senior Data Scientist
10 18 (3.64%) Data Engineer
11 17 (3.43%) Software Engineer
12 16 (3.23%) Angular Developer
13 12 (2.42%) Business Analyst
13 12 (2.42%) Front Office Developer
14 11 (2.22%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 11 (2.22%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 11 (2.22%) Java Engineer
15 10 (2.02%) C# WPF Developer
15 10 (2.02%) GUI Developer
15 10 (2.02%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.52%) .NET
2 46 (9.29%) Web Services
3 31 (6.26%) Node.js
4 30 (6.06%) Kafka
5 29 (5.86%) Qt
6 27 (5.45%) React
7 26 (5.25%) ActiveX
7 26 (5.25%) DirectX
7 26 (5.25%) MFC
7 26 (5.25%) OpenGL
8 24 (4.85%) TensorFlow
9 23 (4.65%) RESTful
9 23 (4.65%) Spring
10 21 (4.24%) Pandas
11 20 (4.04%) AngularJS
12 19 (3.84%) HTML
12 19 (3.84%) WPF
13 18 (3.64%) XML
14 15 (3.03%) CSS
14 15 (3.03%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 105 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (13.13%) Algorithms
3 44 (8.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 27 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (4.65%) Fixed Income
6 21 (4.24%) Derivative
7 17 (3.43%) Data Structures
8 16 (3.23%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.22%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.82%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.62%) Market Risk
11 8 (1.62%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.41%) Credit Risk
12 7 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.21%) Reference Data
13 6 (1.21%) Robotics
13 6 (1.21%) Social Media
14 5 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
15 4 (0.81%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.12%) Linux
2 52 (10.51%) Windows
3 16 (3.23%) Unix
4 11 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.82%) Android
6 3 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) LynxOS
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) VMS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (38.18%) Computer Science
2 159 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (26.67%) Statistics
4 118 (23.84%) Data Science
5 104 (21.01%) Machine Learning
6 103 (20.81%) Analytics
7 99 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 79 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
9 68 (13.74%) Visualisation
10 62 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
10 62 (12.53%) Physics
11 52 (10.51%) Scrum
12 51 (10.30%) Artificial Intelligence
13 49 (9.90%) Data Analysis
14 44 (8.89%) Data Visualisation
15 43 (8.69%) Risk Management
16 42 (8.48%) Test Automation
17 40 (8.08%) Data Modelling
18 38 (7.68%) OO
19 33 (6.67%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 184 (37.17%) Python
2 147 (29.70%) SQL
3 136 (27.47%) Java
4 98 (19.80%) C#
5 74 (14.95%) JavaScript
6 73 (14.75%) C++
7 45 (9.09%) C
8 44 (8.89%) R
9 34 (6.87%) Scala
10 26 (5.25%) GLSL
10 26 (5.25%) HLSL
11 25 (5.05%) Java 8
12 23 (4.65%) VBA
13 16 (3.23%) Kotlin
14 11 (2.22%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.82%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.62%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.62%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.41%) MATLAB
18 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 263 (53.13%) Degree
2 52 (10.51%) SC Cleared
2 52 (10.51%) Security Cleared
3 47 (9.49%) PhD
4 39 (7.88%) Numerate Degree
5 38 (7.68%) Master's Degree
6 36 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.21%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.21%) PMP
8 5 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.81%) ISEB
10 3 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.61%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.40%) MBA
11 2 (0.40%) MCP
11 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.44%) QA
2 10 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.01%) GDPR
4 2 (0.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.40%) WCAG
5 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 28 (5.66%) Docker
2 6 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.61%) XenApp
5 2 (0.40%) HDFS
6 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 23 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.83%) Prometheus
2 14 (2.83%) Zipkin
3 9 (1.82%) Ansible
4 4 (0.81%) SnapMirror
4 4 (0.81%) SnapVault
5 3 (0.61%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.61%) Kibana
5 3 (0.61%) logstash
5 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.61%) Terraform
6 2 (0.40%) Nessus
6 2 (0.40%) Oozie
7 1 (0.20%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.20%) PTC Integrity
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.20%) SCCM
7 1 (0.20%) WSUS
7 1 (0.20%) yum
Vendors
1 60 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.09%) Tableau
3 32 (6.46%) Oracle
4 18 (3.64%) Google
5 15 (3.03%) SAP
6 7 (1.41%) Murex
7 6 (1.21%) Citrix
7 6 (1.21%) Cognos
7 6 (1.21%) VMware
8 5 (1.01%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.01%) Cisco
8 5 (1.01%) NetApp
9 4 (0.81%) Dell
9 4 (0.81%) EMC
10 3 (0.61%) Isilon
10 3 (0.61%) Sencha
10 3 (0.61%) Veeam
10 3 (0.61%) Zend
11 2 (0.40%) ESRI
11 2 (0.40%) MicroStrategy