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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 155 140
Rank change year-on-year +35 -15  
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 20 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Median daily rate £425 £350 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +94.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £365 £344
% change year-on-year +4.79% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.13 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.74% +32.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +47.61% +31.25%  

Mathematics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2383 3147 2945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.97% 82.27% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1979 1696
Median daily rate £410 £415 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 130
Median hourly rate £39.50 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.04% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Mathematics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +32 10 £400 -42.85% 5
Manchester +15 6 £600 +306.77% 15
Lancashire - 4 - - 2
Mathematics
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 16 (57.14%) Degree
2 13 (46.43%) C++
3 10 (35.71%) C#
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Games
4 9 (32.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 8 (28.57%) Kinematics
5 8 (28.57%) Linear Algebra
5 8 (28.57%) NVIDIA
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) .NET
7 6 (21.43%) Java
7 6 (21.43%) Python
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.86%) Physics
8 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
8 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
8 5 (17.86%) PaaS
8 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 5 (17.86%) DevOps
9 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (14.29%) PhD
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) Unix
9 4 (14.29%) Windows
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.29%) Ansible

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 8 (28.57%) Kinematics
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) PaaS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) OLAP
2 1 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (3.57%) Power BI
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (32.14%) Games
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) C# Developer
2 6 (21.43%) C++ Developer
2 6 (21.43%) C++/C# Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C++ Games Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Games Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Data Scientist
6 2 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (25.00%) .NET
3 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.71%) MSMQ
4 3 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (7.14%) JNI
5 2 (7.14%) Swing
6 1 (3.57%) HTML
6 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 4 (14.29%) Robotics
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Linear Algebra
3 5 (17.86%) DevOps
3 5 (17.86%) Physics
3 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.29%) Change Control
4 4 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) ATDD
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
5 3 (10.71%) Mathematical Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) Refactoring
5 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 3 (10.71%) TDD
5 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) C++
2 10 (35.71%) C#
3 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) Java
4 6 (21.43%) Python
5 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.71%) Go
6 3 (10.71%) Scala
7 1 (3.57%) Ada
7 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) COBOL
7 1 (3.57%) JCL
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) PhD
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) ECDL
4 1 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
2 3 (10.71%) Mesos
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) NVIDIA
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) IBM