Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 199 212
Rank change year-on-year +28 +13 -32
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 30 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 14
North West median daily rate £376 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -15.15% +27.91%
10th Percentile £294 £227 £216
90th Percentile £600 £489 £939
England median daily rate £550 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £15.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.72% -63.69% +140.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £14.13 £13.68
90th Percentile £33.00 £16.38 £51.70
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.38% +20.00% +9.38%

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 North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4662 5717 6933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.28% 83.84% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2977 3683 4206
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 166 282
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.13 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Mathematics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Mathematics in the North West

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mathematics in the North West

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mathematics in the North West

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mathematics in the North West

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mathematics in the North West

Mathematics
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester +32 16 £444 +44.90% 14
Cheshire +7 9 £394 +5.00% 1
Lancashire +16 5 £353 +41.00% 1
Mathematics
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 14 (46.67%) Degree
2 12 (40.00%) C++
3 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) Physics
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) .NET
5 8 (26.67%) Windows
5 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (23.33%) C#
6 7 (23.33%) Unix
6 7 (23.33%) Python
7 6 (20.00%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (20.00%) Games
7 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (20.00%) Scala
7 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
7 6 (20.00%) PaaS
7 6 (20.00%) DevOps
8 5 (16.67%) Ansible
8 5 (16.67%) Go
8 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 5 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (16.67%) Mesos
8 5 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
8 5 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (16.67%) ITIL

Mathematics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (13.33%) Kinematics
2 3 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) PaaS
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) Big Data
3 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (6.67%) GIS
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.33%) OLAP
4 1 (3.33%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (3.33%) Power BI
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (20.00%) Games
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Programmer
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 2 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) C++/C# Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Games Developer
4 2 (6.67%) GIS Technician
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) SAS Programmer
4 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Statistical Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) MSMQ
2 5 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) HTML5
4 1 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.67%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Games
5 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Physics
3 6 (20.00%) DevOps
4 5 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
4 5 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Linear Algebra
5 4 (13.33%) Mathematical Modelling
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) ATDD
6 3 (10.00%) Change Control
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) IT Strategy
6 3 (10.00%) Refactoring
6 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Statistics
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) C++
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) C#
3 7 (23.33%) Python
4 6 (20.00%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) Scala
5 5 (16.67%) Go
5 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.00%) R
7 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.33%) PhD
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
1 5 (16.67%) Mesos
2 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) NVIDIA
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco
2 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (6.67%) Juniper
2 2 (6.67%) Meraki
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) NetApp
2 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
2 2 (6.67%) VMware