The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 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)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 307 362
Rank change year-on-year +64 +55  
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 429 405 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.76% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.92% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 280 174
Median daily rate £500 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +3.37% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 40
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.14% +6.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £45.10 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +47.61% +29.23%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +57 392 £500 +10.49% 363
London +28 254 £550 +10.00% 149
City of London +8 52 £550 -4.34% 31
South East +11 47 £363 -7.34% 59
Scotland +53 27 £500 +92.30% 14
Edinburgh +34 24 £500 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire +28 22 £519 +22.16% 14
North West +39 20 £425 +21.42% 26
West Yorkshire +29 20 £477 +9.05% 8
Leeds +27 19 £435 -3.33% 7
West Midlands +32 17 £375 +7.14% 16
South West -1 17 £380 -24.00% 31
East of England 0 14 £330 +20.00% 60
Berkshire +13 13 £363 -30.95% 9
Surrey 0 13 £400 +3.89% 8
Oxfordshire -8 12 £120 -54.71% 18
Reading +20 11 £363 -34.09% 2
Cheshire +34 10 £400 -42.85% 6
Warrington +30 9 £400 -
Warwickshire +13 7 £375 +15.38% 2
Bristol -3 7 £400 - 20
Manchester +18 6 £600 +306.77% 16
Wiltshire +7 6 £170 -80.00% 5
Hertfordshire 0 5 £344 +25.00% 6
Essex -9 5 £390 +69.56% 3
East Midlands -14 5 £411 -27.21% 6
East Sussex -2 4 - -
Redhill -20 4 - - 1
Leamington Spa - 4 £375 -
Hove - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 461 (53.98%) Degree
2 323 (37.82%) Finance
3 293 (34.31%) Computer Science
4 265 (31.03%) SQL
5 240 (28.10%) Python
6 216 (25.29%) C#
7 207 (24.24%) Java
8 197 (23.07%) Analytics
9 184 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
10 179 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
11 178 (20.84%) Banking
12 177 (20.73%) C++
13 143 (16.74%) Front Office
14 128 (14.99%) SQL Server
14 128 (14.99%) Statistics
15 121 (14.17%) R
16 114 (13.35%) Physics
17 110 (12.88%) Big Data
18 107 (12.53%) Numerate Degree
19 100 (11.71%) Oracle
20 95 (11.12%) Hadoop
20 95 (11.12%) Computer Science Degree
21 93 (10.89%) Microsoft Excel
22 92 (10.77%) Unix
23 91 (10.66%) Machine Learning
24 89 (10.42%) Algorithms
25 88 (10.30%) SAS
26 87 (10.19%) Linux
27 83 (9.72%) TDD
28 82 (9.60%) C

Mathematics
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 88 (10.30%) SAS
2 79 (9.25%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.46%) WebSphere
4 15 (1.76%) JBoss
4 15 (1.76%) Oracle Coherence
5 14 (1.64%) Apache
5 14 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.52%) GlassFish
6 13 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.41%) Apache Pig
8 11 (1.29%) Confluence
9 9 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.05%) Jupyter
10 8 (0.94%) Kinematics
11 7 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.47%) CMS
12 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.47%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 93 (10.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.69%) SPSS
5 17 (1.99%) Stata
6 14 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (1.41%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.47%) S-PLUS
9 3 (0.35%) EViews
9 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.35%) Simulink
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.23%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 8 (0.94%) Eloqua
1 8 (0.94%) FastStats
2 7 (0.82%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.47%) Murex MxG2000
4 4 (0.47%) RMDS
5 3 (0.35%) Actimize
6 2 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.12%) iTrent
7 1 (0.12%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.70%) PaaS
5 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.59%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.59%) SaaS
6 3 (0.35%) G Suite
7 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.23%) GitHub
7 2 (0.23%) iTunes
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) Flurry Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) Heroku
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.99%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.05%) Internet
3 7 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (0.82%) Network Security
4 6 (0.70%) Firewall
5 4 (0.47%) PPP
5 4 (0.47%) Wireless
6 3 (0.35%) SAN
7 2 (0.23%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.23%) DHCP
7 2 (0.23%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.23%) HTTP
7 2 (0.23%) SMS
7 2 (0.23%) SNMP
8 1 (0.12%) Broadband
8 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.12%) LAN
8 1 (0.12%) Modbus
8 1 (0.12%) UTRAN
8 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 110 (12.88%) Big Data
3 95 (11.12%) Hadoop
4 56 (6.56%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.57%) NoSQL
6 38 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (4.10%) QlikView
8 34 (3.98%) Apache Hive
9 30 (3.51%) Data Mining
10 23 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (2.34%) MongoDB
13 20 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
14 19 (2.22%) RDBMS
14 19 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (1.87%) Oracle Database
16 15 (1.76%) KDB
17 14 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (1.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 38 (4.45%) JIRA
2 32 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.11%) Subversion
5 15 (1.76%) Selenium
6 14 (1.64%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (1.52%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.94%) JUnit
9 7 (0.82%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.82%) Maven
10 6 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.59%) Ant
11 5 (0.59%) Hudson
11 5 (0.59%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.47%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.35%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 323 (37.82%) Finance
2 178 (20.84%) Banking
3 143 (16.74%) Front Office
4 67 (7.85%) Investment Banking
5 38 (4.45%) Marketing
6 34 (3.98%) Retail
7 30 (3.51%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.93%) Electronics
9 23 (2.69%) Legal
10 22 (2.58%) Games
11 12 (1.41%) Billing
12 11 (1.29%) Publishing
13 10 (1.17%) Military
14 8 (0.94%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.82%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.82%) Automotive
15 7 (0.82%) Law
15 7 (0.82%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 395 (46.25%) Developer
2 165 (19.32%) Analyst
3 84 (9.84%) C# Developer
4 75 (8.78%) Java Developer
5 74 (8.67%) Data Scientist
6 63 (7.38%) Quantitative Developer
7 52 (6.09%) C++ Developer
8 50 (5.85%) Data Analyst
9 45 (5.27%) Python Developer
10 36 (4.22%) Senior Developer
11 33 (3.86%) Front Office Developer
12 29 (3.40%) Architect
12 29 (3.40%) WPF Developer
13 27 (3.16%) SQL Developer
14 25 (2.93%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 25 (2.93%) Oracle Developer
15 23 (2.69%) .NET Developer
16 22 (2.58%) C# WPF Developer
16 22 (2.58%) Junior
16 22 (2.58%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (8.67%) .NET
2 53 (6.21%) HTML
3 45 (5.27%) REST
4 44 (5.15%) WPF
5 39 (4.57%) AngularJS
5 39 (4.57%) Web Services
6 36 (4.22%) CSS
7 30 (3.51%) Spring
8 28 (3.28%) XML
9 23 (2.69%) D3.js
9 23 (2.69%) HTML5
10 21 (2.46%) Entity Framework
10 21 (2.46%) Hibernate
11 19 (2.22%) Natural Language Processing
12 17 (1.99%) ASP.NET
12 17 (1.99%) SOAP
13 16 (1.87%) .NET Framework
13 16 (1.87%) J2EE
13 16 (1.87%) React
14 15 (1.76%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 293 (34.31%) Computer Science
2 184 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (10.42%) Algorithms
4 73 (8.55%) Derivative
5 59 (6.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 50 (5.85%) Market Risk
7 41 (4.80%) Fixed Income
8 37 (4.33%) Credit Risk
9 35 (4.10%) Management Information System
10 34 (3.98%) Equities
11 33 (3.86%) Hedge funds
12 31 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
13 28 (3.28%) Data Structures
14 17 (1.99%) Fintech
14 17 (1.99%) Mainframe
15 14 (1.64%) NHS
16 13 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
17 9 (1.05%) CUDA
17 9 (1.05%) Mobile App
18 8 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (10.77%) Unix
2 87 (10.19%) Linux
3 57 (6.67%) Windows
4 20 (2.34%) Android
5 18 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.29%) CentOS
8 9 (1.05%) Solaris
8 9 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.94%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.47%) AIX
10 4 (0.47%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (23.07%) Analytics
2 179 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (14.99%) Statistics
4 114 (13.35%) Physics
5 91 (10.66%) Machine Learning
6 83 (9.72%) TDD
7 74 (8.67%) OO
8 71 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (7.96%) Data Analysis
9 68 (7.96%) Risk Management
10 56 (6.56%) Economics
10 56 (6.56%) Software Engineering
11 55 (6.44%) Multithreading
11 55 (6.44%) Visualisation
12 52 (6.09%) Scrum
13 49 (5.74%) Data Modelling
14 47 (5.50%) Project Management
15 45 (5.27%) Statistical Modelling
16 44 (5.15%) Data Analytics
16 44 (5.15%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 265 (31.03%) SQL
2 240 (28.10%) Python
3 216 (25.29%) C#
4 207 (24.24%) Java
5 177 (20.73%) C++
6 121 (14.17%) R
7 82 (9.60%) C
8 79 (9.25%) VBA
9 65 (7.61%) Scala
10 57 (6.67%) JavaScript
11 47 (5.50%) MATLAB
12 34 (3.98%) Shell Script
13 32 (3.75%) VB
14 28 (3.28%) Perl
15 21 (2.46%) PL/SQL
16 20 (2.34%) T-SQL
17 15 (1.76%) Ruby
18 13 (1.52%) Embedded C
19 12 (1.41%) VB.NET
20 10 (1.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 461 (53.98%) Degree
2 107 (12.53%) Numerate Degree
3 95 (11.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 79 (9.25%) PhD
5 27 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 25 (2.93%) Master's Degree
7 13 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.29%) MBA
9 8 (0.94%) ISEB
10 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.82%) OCA
10 7 (0.82%) OCP
10 7 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.82%) Postgraduate
10 7 (0.82%) RHCE
10 7 (0.82%) RHCSA
11 6 (0.70%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.70%) HNC
11 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.75%) Data Quality
2 26 (3.04%) QA
3 17 (1.99%) MiFID
4 9 (1.05%) IFRS
4 9 (1.05%) IFRS 9
5 7 (0.82%) SLA
6 6 (0.70%) Basel II
6 6 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.47%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.47%) NEBOSH
8 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.23%) CDISC
9 2 (0.23%) EMIR
9 2 (0.23%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.23%) PMO
10 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.12%) ECSS
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.12%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 11 (1.29%) Apache Flume
2 10 (1.17%) Docker
3 7 (0.82%) Firmware
3 7 (0.82%) GlusterFS
3 7 (0.82%) HDFS
3 7 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.59%) vSphere
6 3 (0.35%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.23%) KVM
7 2 (0.23%) LXC
7 2 (0.23%) Xen
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 16 (1.87%) Ansible
2 7 (0.82%) NetBackup
2 7 (0.82%) Oracle ZFS
2 7 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
2 7 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 7 (0.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 4 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.47%) Mesos
3 4 (0.47%) yum
4 2 (0.23%) Control-M
4 2 (0.23%) Kibana
4 2 (0.23%) logstash
4 2 (0.23%) Oozie
4 2 (0.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 100 (11.71%) Oracle
2 71 (8.31%) Microsoft
3 52 (6.09%) Tableau
4 25 (2.93%) Sybase
5 19 (2.22%) VMware
6 14 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.41%) Cloudera
7 12 (1.41%) HP
7 12 (1.41%) ION Trading
8 11 (1.29%) Adobe
8 11 (1.29%) Bloomberg
8 11 (1.29%) EMC
8 11 (1.29%) IBM
8 11 (1.29%) SAP
8 11 (1.29%) Sun
9 9 (1.05%) Informatica
10 8 (0.94%) Google
10 8 (0.94%) hybris
10 8 (0.94%) Teradata
10 8 (0.94%) webMethods
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Experience Dependant
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Modis International
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £650.00 - £730.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £26 to £33 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
London Business School
Posted: 12 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
networx
Rate: National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
First Utility
Rate: Up to 55K
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Rate: Up to 55K
Posted: 10 days ago