The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Economics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Economics over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Economics
England / South East
Rank 222 257 243
Rank change year-on-year +35 -14  
Contract jobs citing Economics 19 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.15% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
Median daily rate £344 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.95% +7.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £323 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £403 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +8.66% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £125.00 - -

Economics 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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6400 7467 7755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.17% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 4586 4265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 275
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Economics
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Economics in the South East

Economics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Economics in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Economics in the South East

Economics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Economics in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Economics in the South East

Economics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Economics in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Economics in the South East

Economics
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Economics within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Hampshire +15 11 £324 -4.14% 1
Berkshire +27 3 £200 -
Surrey +11 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £215 -
East Sussex - 1 £575 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Economics
England

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Economics 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 South East region with a requirement for Economics.

1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (34.15%) Degree
4 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
4 13 (31.71%) Project Management
4 13 (31.71%) MS Office
4 13 (31.71%) Change Management
5 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (29.27%) SC Cleared
6 11 (26.83%) Programme Management
7 9 (21.95%) SQL
7 9 (21.95%) Marketing
7 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
7 9 (21.95%) Analytics
8 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
8 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
8 8 (19.51%) ETL
8 8 (19.51%) IBM
9 7 (17.07%) HP
9 7 (17.07%) MBA
9 7 (17.07%) Business Analysis
9 7 (17.07%) Statistics
9 7 (17.07%) Process Improvement
10 6 (14.63%) Business Transformation
10 6 (14.63%) Case Management
10 6 (14.63%) Google
10 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (14.63%) Business Development
10 6 (14.63%) Mandarin Language

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (9.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Office
2 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.32%) SPSS
4 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.88%) MS Project
4 2 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (4.88%) SPSS Modeler
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Internet
2 4 (9.76%) Intranet
3 1 (2.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Data Mining
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) MS Access
2 4 (9.76%) Snowflake Schema
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.88%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (4.88%) Spotfire
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.44%) Big Data
5 1 (2.44%) OLAP
5 1 (2.44%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
1 4 (9.76%) Liquibase
1 4 (9.76%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Marketing
3 6 (14.63%) Mandarin Language
3 6 (14.63%) Spanish Language
3 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.32%) Legal
5 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.44%) Publishing
6 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Project Manager
2 10 (24.39%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Business Manager
3 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 6 (14.63%) Marketing Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Applications Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Applications Project Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Delivery Project Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Data Scientist
6 4 (9.76%) ETL Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Data Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Database Developer
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Database Developer
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Project Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Software Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (41.46%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Life Science
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Change Management
1 13 (31.71%) Project Management
2 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (26.83%) Programme Management
4 9 (21.95%) Analytics
4 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
5 8 (19.51%) ETL
6 7 (17.07%) Business Analysis
6 7 (17.07%) Process Improvement
6 7 (17.07%) Statistics
7 6 (14.63%) Business Development
7 6 (14.63%) Business Transformation
7 6 (14.63%) Case Management
7 6 (14.63%) CRM
7 6 (14.63%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (14.63%) Data Architecture
7 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (14.63%) Migration
7 6 (14.63%) PLM
8 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) R
2 3 (7.32%) VBA
3 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Degree
2 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
3 12 (29.27%) SC Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) MBA
5 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) GAAP
2 2 (4.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) IBM
3 7 (17.07%) HP
4 6 (14.63%) Google
5 5 (12.20%) Tableau
6 4 (9.76%) Talend
7 3 (7.32%) SAP
8 2 (4.88%) Cognos
8 2 (4.88%) TIBCO
9 1 (2.44%) Infor