Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 283 299
Rank change year-on-year +34 +16 -27
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 926 785 810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.04% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 531 535
England median daily rate £550 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £256 £244
90th Percentile £774 £750 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 37 90
England median hourly rate £19.34 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.82% -12.86% +14.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.01 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.21 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £20.42 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.90% -12.86% +14.75%

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 78,092 75,472 81,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.58% 84.10% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,823 50,375 53,433
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,787 2,042 2,478
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.88
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Mathematics in England

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mathematics in England

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mathematics in England

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mathematics in England

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor 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 16 January 2018. 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 +7 642 £580 +10.48% 406
South East -21 91 £400 +9.59% 180
East of England +6 60 £475 +69.64% 166
Midlands +3 57 £400 +25.59% 110
North of England +39 42 £395 +19.70% 156
West Midlands +5 35 £388 +23.02% 74
South West -16 35 £310 -36.73% 57
East Midlands +5 22 £450 +20.00% 34
North West +12 21 £350 - 96
Yorkshire +24 12 £408 +25.38% 49
North East +60 9 £525 +59.09% 11
Mathematics
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 401 (43.30%) Degree
2 388 (41.90%) Finance
3 337 (36.39%) Python
4 333 (35.96%) Computer Science
5 262 (28.29%) SQL
6 256 (27.65%) Analytical Skills
7 252 (27.21%) C#
8 220 (23.76%) C++
9 216 (23.33%) Java
10 211 (22.79%) Physics
11 208 (22.46%) Analytics
12 183 (19.76%) Statistics
13 179 (19.33%) R
14 163 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
15 152 (16.41%) Banking
16 148 (15.98%) Front Office
16 148 (15.98%) Machine Learning
17 137 (14.79%) SQL Server
18 122 (13.17%) .NET
19 118 (12.74%) PhD
20 113 (12.20%) OO
21 109 (11.77%) Big Data
22 108 (11.66%) Algorithms
23 100 (10.80%) Multithreading
24 98 (10.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 98 (10.58%) Numerate Degree
25 88 (9.50%) Computer Science Degree
26 87 (9.40%) Microsoft
27 85 (9.18%) Visualisation
28 83 (8.96%) Hadoop

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 79 (8.53%) Apache Spark
2 52 (5.62%) SAS
3 17 (1.84%) Apache
4 16 (1.73%) Apache Pig
5 15 (1.62%) Jupyter
6 12 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
7 9 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.86%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.54%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.54%) IIS
10 4 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.43%) Confluence
11 3 (0.32%) CMS
12 2 (0.22%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 83 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.05%) SPSS
5 12 (1.30%) Stata
6 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.54%) Weka
8 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.22%) EViews
9 2 (0.22%) Simulink
10 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.11%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) ReMetrica
2 3 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.32%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.32%) RMDS
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.11%) iTrent
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.08%) GitHub
5 8 (0.86%) Azure Machine Learning
6 7 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.65%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.65%) SaaS
8 5 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.54%) npm
9 3 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.22%) Office 365
10 2 (0.22%) PaaS
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.08%) Internet
1 10 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.76%) HTTP
3 5 (0.54%) DNS
4 4 (0.43%) DHCP
4 4 (0.43%) Firewall
4 4 (0.43%) SMS
5 3 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.32%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.32%) LAN
5 3 (0.32%) NAS
5 3 (0.32%) Network Security
5 3 (0.32%) WAN
6 2 (0.22%) 4G
6 2 (0.22%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.22%) LDAP
6 2 (0.22%) SAN
6 2 (0.22%) VPN
6 2 (0.22%) Wireless
6 2 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 109 (11.77%) Big Data
3 83 (8.96%) Hadoop
4 72 (7.78%) Relational Database
5 45 (4.86%) NoSQL
6 44 (4.75%) Data Mining
7 42 (4.54%) SQL Server 2016
8 39 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (3.46%) Power BI
11 30 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (2.92%) Apache Hive
12 27 (2.92%) MongoDB
13 26 (2.81%) SQL Server 2014
14 25 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
15 24 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (2.48%) RDBMS
17 22 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (1.62%) Oracle Database
18 15 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 63 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.00%) Subversion
3 25 (2.70%) JIRA
4 20 (2.16%) Visual Studio
5 16 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.19%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.08%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.97%) Selenium
9 7 (0.76%) Bower
9 7 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.65%) JUnit
10 6 (0.65%) Maven
10 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.54%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.54%) MSTest
11 5 (0.54%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.32%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 388 (41.90%) Finance
2 152 (16.41%) Banking
3 148 (15.98%) Front Office
4 62 (6.70%) Investment Banking
5 44 (4.75%) Retail
6 37 (4.00%) Marketing
7 36 (3.89%) Telecoms
8 34 (3.67%) Games
9 30 (3.24%) Electronics
9 30 (3.24%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.76%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.65%) Advertising
12 6 (0.65%) Automotive
12 6 (0.65%) Legal
13 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.43%) Publishing
14 3 (0.32%) Military
15 2 (0.22%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 399 (43.09%) Developer
2 185 (19.98%) Analyst
3 146 (15.77%) Data Scientist
4 112 (12.10%) C# Developer
5 104 (11.23%) Java Developer
6 93 (10.04%) Quantitative Developer
7 67 (7.24%) Python Developer
8 54 (5.83%) Qualitative Analyst
8 54 (5.83%) Quantitative Analyst
9 47 (5.08%) WPF Developer
10 46 (4.97%) C++ Developer
10 46 (4.97%) Data Analyst
11 42 (4.54%) C# WPF Developer
12 40 (4.32%) .NET Developer
13 38 (4.10%) Front Office Developer
14 37 (4.00%) Senior Developer
15 36 (3.89%) Risk Analyst
16 33 (3.56%) C++ Quantitative Developer
17 32 (3.46%) Software Engineer
18 31 (3.35%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (13.17%) .NET
2 63 (6.80%) HTML
3 51 (5.51%) WPF
4 48 (5.18%) Web Services
5 38 (4.10%) HTML5
6 36 (3.89%) CSS
7 35 (3.78%) AngularJS
7 35 (3.78%) WCF
8 34 (3.67%) Pandas
9 32 (3.46%) ASP.NET
10 31 (3.35%) NumPy
11 30 (3.24%) Spring
12 28 (3.02%) jQuery
13 26 (2.81%) .NET Framework
14 25 (2.70%) D3.js
14 25 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
15 24 (2.59%) Natural Language Processing
16 22 (2.38%) REST
16 22 (2.38%) RESTful
17 21 (2.27%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 333 (35.96%) Computer Science
2 256 (27.65%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (11.66%) Algorithms
4 98 (10.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 75 (8.10%) Derivative
6 56 (6.05%) Credit Risk
7 39 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (3.24%) Fixed Income
9 27 (2.92%) Market Risk
10 25 (2.70%) Equities
11 20 (2.16%) Management Information System
12 19 (2.05%) User Experience
13 18 (1.94%) Data Structures
14 17 (1.84%) Fintech
14 17 (1.84%) Hedge funds
15 16 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (1.62%) CUDA
17 11 (1.19%) VWAP
18 8 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
18 8 (0.86%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 79 (8.53%) Linux
2 62 (6.70%) Unix
3 56 (6.05%) Windows
4 7 (0.76%) CentOS
4 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.65%) Android
5 6 (0.65%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.22%) VMS
8 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (22.79%) Physics
2 208 (22.46%) Analytics
3 183 (19.76%) Statistics
4 163 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
5 148 (15.98%) Machine Learning
6 113 (12.20%) OO
7 100 (10.80%) Multithreading
8 85 (9.18%) Visualisation
9 80 (8.64%) Data Analysis
9 80 (8.64%) Software Engineering
10 76 (8.21%) TDD
11 67 (7.24%) Project Management
11 67 (7.24%) Quantitative Research
12 66 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
12 66 (7.13%) Electronic Trading
13 63 (6.80%) Validation
14 54 (5.83%) Test Automation
15 53 (5.72%) OOP
16 50 (5.40%) Quantitative Finance
17 43 (4.64%) Mathematical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 337 (36.39%) Python
2 262 (28.29%) SQL
3 252 (27.21%) C#
4 220 (23.76%) C++
5 216 (23.33%) Java
6 179 (19.33%) R
7 75 (8.10%) JavaScript
8 60 (6.48%) C
9 59 (6.37%) Scala
10 43 (4.64%) MATLAB
10 43 (4.64%) VBA
11 25 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 24 (2.59%) VB
13 23 (2.48%) Perl
14 19 (2.05%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.40%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.40%) PowerShell
16 12 (1.30%) Ada
17 11 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 401 (43.30%) Degree
2 118 (12.74%) PhD
3 98 (10.58%) Numerate Degree
4 88 (9.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (3.89%) Security Cleared
6 28 (3.02%) SC Cleared
7 26 (2.81%) Master's Degree
8 16 (1.73%) MCP
9 13 (1.40%) Postgraduate
10 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.65%) PMP
12 4 (0.43%) ACCA
12 4 (0.43%) CIMA
12 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.32%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.32%) CISSP
13 3 (0.32%) MCSE
13 3 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.05%) QA
2 31 (3.35%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.30%) EMIR
4 9 (0.97%) SLA
5 7 (0.76%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.65%) IFRS
6 6 (0.65%) PMO
7 5 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.54%) MiFID
8 4 (0.43%) GDPR
8 4 (0.43%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.22%) Basel II
9 2 (0.22%) CDISC
9 2 (0.22%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.11%) AQAP
10 1 (0.11%) Basel III
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (1.62%) Docker
2 14 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.08%) HDFS
4 6 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.22%) Firmware
6 2 (0.22%) QEMU
6 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) Openswan
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) XenApp
7 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (0.43%) Ansible
3 3 (0.32%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.32%) Matomo
3 3 (0.32%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.22%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.22%) Kibana
4 2 (0.22%) Mesos
5 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.11%) SCCM
5 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.24%) Oracle
3 65 (7.02%) Tableau
4 21 (2.27%) Cisco
5 18 (1.94%) Sybase
6 15 (1.62%) NetApp
7 10 (1.08%) Google
7 10 (1.08%) Solace
7 10 (1.08%) TIBCO
8 9 (0.97%) Blue Prism
8 9 (0.97%) Cognos
8 9 (0.97%) Hortonworks
8 9 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.86%) VMware
10 7 (0.76%) Citrix
10 7 (0.76%) SAP
11 5 (0.54%) Adobe
11 5 (0.54%) Alteryx
12 4 (0.43%) IBM
12 4 (0.43%) Splunk