Period
to 25 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 266 275 276
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1 +42
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 815 910 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 0.97% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.11% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 537 604
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £750 £713 £759
UK median daily rate £529 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.80% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 88 27
England median hourly rate £46.25 £25.22 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.42% -21.20% +58.38%
10th Percentile £14.85 £11.50 £13.82
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.55
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £22.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +84.26% -23.57% +48.48%

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 71,312 81,627 76,980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.31% 86.89% 86.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,347 54,285 50,764
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,978 2,225 1,905
England median hourly rate £24.96 £21.33 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.03% -7.84% +0.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +4.35%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 +17 445 £600 +9.09% 230
South East +11 145 £450 +7.14% 165
East of England +28 81 £450 -2.70% 140
Midlands +26 51 £400 -7.25% 89
South West -7 45 £450 -5.26% 104
North of England +27 44 £428 -14.50% 115
West Midlands +28 42 £400 -5.60% 51
Yorkshire +34 20 £325 -15.86% 32
North West +13 18 £700 +72.84% 72
East Midlands +10 9 £413 -25.00% 37
North East +17 6 £275 -56.86% 11
Mathematics
UK

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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.

1 456 (55.95%) Degree
2 392 (48.10%) Computer Science
3 318 (39.02%) Python
4 269 (33.01%) Finance
5 236 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
6 215 (26.38%) SQL
7 210 (25.77%) Software Engineering
8 203 (24.91%) C++
9 202 (24.79%) Data Science
10 192 (23.56%) Java
11 186 (22.82%) Statistics
12 185 (22.70%) Analytical Skills
13 183 (22.45%) Analytics
14 158 (19.39%) Machine Learning
15 148 (18.16%) Algorithms
16 147 (18.04%) C#
17 126 (15.46%) JavaScript
17 126 (15.46%) .NET
17 126 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
18 124 (15.21%) Microsoft
19 121 (14.85%) Linux
20 116 (14.23%) PhD
21 114 (13.99%) Git (software)
22 112 (13.74%) R
23 111 (13.62%) Physics
24 105 (12.88%) AWS
25 103 (12.64%) Visualisation
26 97 (11.90%) Banking
27 96 (11.78%) Security Cleared
28 91 (11.17%) Azure

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 43 (5.28%) Apache Spark
2 36 (4.42%) SAS
3 26 (3.19%) Jupyter
4 19 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.10%) Confluence
7 6 (0.74%) Apache
7 6 (0.74%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.12%) CMS
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.12%) IIS
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 72 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.45%) SPSS
5 13 (1.60%) Simulink
6 12 (1.47%) Stata
7 10 (1.23%) Stateflow
8 8 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.37%) CATIA
10 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.37%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 3 (0.37%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.12%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.12%) EViews
11 1 (0.12%) Flinto
11 1 (0.12%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.12%) InVision
11 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.37%) SAP MDG
2 3 (0.37%) SAP MDM
2 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.25%) HFM
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.25%) Primavera
3 2 (0.25%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 105 (12.88%) AWS
2 91 (11.17%) Azure
3 49 (6.01%) Power Platform
4 37 (4.54%) GCP
5 22 (2.70%) Amazon S3
6 17 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.60%) SaaS
8 11 (1.35%) PaaS
9 10 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.23%) Amazon ECS
10 8 (0.98%) GitHub
10 8 (0.98%) IaaS
11 6 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.74%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (0.74%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.74%) Serverless
12 5 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 40 (4.91%) Ethernet
3 23 (2.82%) Internet
4 15 (1.84%) Firewall
5 9 (1.10%) Wireless
6 6 (0.74%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (0.61%) DNS
7 5 (0.61%) DVB
7 5 (0.61%) WAN
8 4 (0.49%) Intranet
8 4 (0.49%) LAN
8 4 (0.49%) VPN
9 3 (0.37%) HbbTV
9 3 (0.37%) Multicast
9 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.25%) Extranet
10 2 (0.25%) VoIP
10 2 (0.25%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.12%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 65 (7.98%) Big Data
3 49 (6.01%) Power BI
4 39 (4.79%) Hadoop
5 30 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (2.94%) NoSQL
8 22 (2.70%) Relational Database
9 20 (2.45%) Data Mining
9 20 (2.45%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.45%) QlikView
10 19 (2.33%) MySQL
11 15 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (1.23%) Apache Hive
14 10 (1.23%) Data Lake
15 9 (1.10%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.10%) Redis
Development Applications
1 114 (13.99%) Git (software)
2 64 (7.85%) Visual Studio
3 41 (5.03%) Eclipse
4 37 (4.54%) NetBeans
5 35 (4.29%) JIRA
6 26 (3.19%) Jenkins
7 19 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (1.47%) Selenium
8 12 (1.47%) webpack
9 11 (1.35%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.23%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.10%) Mocha
11 9 (1.10%) SpecFlow
12 8 (0.98%) Travis CI
12 8 (0.98%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.86%) Subversion
14 6 (0.74%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.74%) Grunt
14 6 (0.74%) gulp
14 6 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 269 (33.01%) Finance
2 97 (11.90%) Banking
3 54 (6.63%) Front Office
4 51 (6.26%) Marketing
5 49 (6.01%) Aerospace
6 41 (5.03%) Retail
7 39 (4.79%) Investment Banking
7 39 (4.79%) Military
8 26 (3.19%) Electronics
9 20 (2.45%) Manufacturing
10 19 (2.33%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.60%) Games
11 13 (1.60%) Legal
11 13 (1.60%) Public Sector
11 13 (1.60%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.10%) Publishing
13 8 (0.98%) Advertising
14 7 (0.86%) Law
15 6 (0.74%) Automotive
15 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 223 (27.36%) Developer
2 134 (16.44%) Data Scientist
3 90 (11.04%) Analyst
4 66 (8.10%) Software Engineer
5 48 (5.89%) C# Developer
6 42 (5.15%) Data Analyst
7 37 (4.54%) Senior Developer
8 34 (4.17%) Python Developer
9 32 (3.93%) Data Engineer
10 30 (3.68%) C++ Developer
11 28 (3.44%) Architect
12 23 (2.82%) .NET Developer
12 23 (2.82%) Java Developer
12 23 (2.82%) Senior Software Engineer
13 21 (2.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 21 (2.58%) Quantitative Developer
14 19 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
14 19 (2.33%) Software Developer
15 17 (2.09%) Machine Learning Engineer
16 16 (1.96%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (15.46%) .NET
2 77 (9.45%) Web Services
3 60 (7.36%) HTML
4 59 (7.24%) AngularJS
5 58 (7.12%) React
6 55 (6.75%) Kafka
7 53 (6.50%) Node.js
8 49 (6.01%) CSS
9 42 (5.15%) Pandas
9 42 (5.15%) Qt
10 36 (4.42%) OpenGL
11 32 (3.93%) ActiveX
11 32 (3.93%) DirectX
11 32 (3.93%) MFC
11 32 (3.93%) Vue.js
12 29 (3.56%) Natural Language Processing
13 25 (3.07%) TensorFlow
14 24 (2.94%) .NET Core
14 24 (2.94%) NumPy
15 21 (2.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 185 (22.70%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (18.16%) Algorithms
3 40 (4.91%) Data Structures
4 36 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 33 (4.05%) Hedge funds
6 29 (3.56%) Equities
6 29 (3.56%) User Experience
7 26 (3.19%) Embedded Systems
8 23 (2.82%) Credit Risk
9 20 (2.45%) Virtual Team
10 18 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.96%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.47%) Internet of Things
13 11 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.23%) Derivative
14 10 (1.23%) Market Risk
15 9 (1.10%) Life Science
16 8 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (0.98%) Semantic Web
17 7 (0.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 121 (14.85%) Linux
2 63 (7.73%) Windows
3 20 (2.45%) Unix
4 11 (1.35%) Ubuntu
5 7 (0.86%) Android
5 7 (0.86%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.49%) AIX
8 3 (0.37%) CentOS
8 3 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.37%) Solaris
9 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (48.10%) Computer Science
2 236 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (25.77%) Software Engineering
4 202 (24.79%) Data Science
5 186 (22.82%) Statistics
6 183 (22.45%) Analytics
7 158 (19.39%) Machine Learning
8 126 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
9 111 (13.62%) Physics
10 103 (12.64%) Visualisation
11 90 (11.04%) Scrum
12 81 (9.94%) Artificial Intelligence
13 79 (9.69%) DevOps
14 75 (9.20%) Economics
15 70 (8.59%) Microservices
16 67 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
16 67 (8.22%) TDD
17 65 (7.98%) Data Analysis
18 58 (7.12%) Data Visualisation
19 57 (6.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 318 (39.02%) Python
2 215 (26.38%) SQL
3 203 (24.91%) C++
4 192 (23.56%) Java
5 147 (18.04%) C#
6 126 (15.46%) JavaScript
7 112 (13.74%) R
8 70 (8.59%) C
9 56 (6.87%) MATLAB
10 32 (3.93%) GLSL
10 32 (3.93%) HLSL
11 29 (3.56%) Scala
12 20 (2.45%) PHP
13 19 (2.33%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.33%) VBA
14 18 (2.21%) Perl
15 14 (1.72%) Java 8
15 14 (1.72%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.47%) Kotlin
16 12 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 456 (55.95%) Degree
2 116 (14.23%) PhD
3 96 (11.78%) Security Cleared
4 67 (8.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (7.73%) SC Cleared
6 53 (6.50%) Numerate Degree
7 35 (4.29%) Master's Degree
8 14 (1.72%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.10%) HND
10 8 (0.98%) CISSP
10 8 (0.98%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.74%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.61%) CISMP
12 5 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.49%) PMP
13 4 (0.49%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.37%) CCNA
14 3 (0.37%) HNC
14 3 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.33%) QA
2 15 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.86%) GxP
3 7 (0.86%) MISRA
3 7 (0.86%) MISRA C
3 7 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.61%) GDPR
4 5 (0.61%) IFRS
5 4 (0.49%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.12%) GMP
7 1 (0.12%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (8.59%) Docker
2 9 (1.10%) LXC
3 7 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.74%) Firmware
4 6 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.25%) Ceph
6 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 36 (4.42%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.94%) Ansible
3 20 (2.45%) Puppet
4 17 (2.09%) Terraform
5 12 (1.47%) Nagios
6 7 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.74%) Grafana
7 6 (0.74%) vCenter Server
7 6 (0.74%) vRealize
8 5 (0.61%) Istio
8 5 (0.61%) logstash
9 4 (0.49%) Kibana
9 4 (0.49%) Salt
10 3 (0.37%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.37%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.25%) Consul
11 2 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.25%) Graphite
11 2 (0.25%) Opsview
11 2 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 124 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 82 (10.06%) Tableau
3 35 (4.29%) Oracle
4 32 (3.93%) Google
5 21 (2.58%) SAP
6 15 (1.84%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 13 (1.60%) VMware
8 10 (1.23%) Alteryx
9 9 (1.10%) Cisco
10 8 (0.98%) Adobe
10 8 (0.98%) MathWorks
11 7 (0.86%) Hortonworks
11 7 (0.86%) Splunk
12 6 (0.74%) IBM
13 5 (0.61%) ESRI
14 3 (0.37%) Ariba
14 3 (0.37%) BT
14 3 (0.37%) MicroStrategy
14 3 (0.37%) Murex
14 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com