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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mathematics (Maths)
UK
Rank 249 279 328
Rank change year-on-year +30 +49  
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 421 412 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.78% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.94% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 287 229
Median daily rate £488 £472 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.39% +4.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £355
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 46 18
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £14.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.51% +21.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £44.75 £43.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £13.23
% change year-on-year +8.57% +32.27%  

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 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 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
England +28 385 £484 +1.94% 393
London +31 258 £530 +0.95% 145
City of London +28 58 £525 -4.54% 42
East of England +11 39 £375 -6.25% 69
South East -20 39 £325 -4.41% 60
Cambridgeshire +16 20 £438 +16.66% 55
Scotland +35 18 £275 -21.42% 39
Cambridge +18 18 £438 +25.00% 54
South West +8 17 £500 +25.00% 44
Hampshire +7 14 £375 +70.45% 10
Essex +1 14 £333 -26.11% 5
Yorkshire +4 10 £375 -23.07% 14
South Wales +23 9 £513 +146.98% 2
Berkshire +21 9 £325 +6.55% 13
Wales +19 9 £513 +146.98% 2
Bristol +8 9 £375 -22.07% 23
North West +17 8 £425 +32.81% 22
West Midlands +10 8 £375 -14.28% 17
West Yorkshire +1 8 £408 -4.11% 8
Northern Ireland - 8 £615 - 1
Leeds +1 7 £408 +8.66% 7
Reading +21 6 £325 -32.29% 6
Newport +5 6 £513 +146.98%
Glasgow +5 6 - - 5
Docklands, London +2 6 £375 -9.09%
Belfast - 6 £546 - 1
Cardiff - 6 £513 - 2
County Antrim - 6 £546 - 1
Edinburgh +22 5 £375 - 13
Warwickshire -2 5 £375 -36.54% 4

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 401 (46.47%) Degree
2 305 (35.34%) Finance
3 256 (29.66%) Python
4 249 (28.85%) SQL
5 246 (28.51%) Computer Science
6 226 (26.19%) Java
7 208 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
8 205 (23.75%) Analytics
9 196 (22.71%) C#
10 183 (21.21%) C++
11 160 (18.54%) Statistics
12 158 (18.31%) Banking
13 157 (18.19%) Analytical Skills
14 152 (17.61%) R
15 131 (15.18%) Hadoop
16 120 (13.90%) Front Office
17 119 (13.79%) Big Data
18 118 (13.67%) Algorithms
19 113 (13.09%) Physics
20 103 (11.94%) C
21 101 (11.70%) SQL Server
21 101 (11.70%) OO
22 95 (11.01%) Linux
23 93 (10.78%) Apache Spark
24 92 (10.66%) PhD
25 90 (10.43%) TDD
26 87 (10.08%) MS Excel
26 87 (10.08%) Machine Learning
27 86 (9.97%) .NET
28 80 (9.27%) Oracle

Mathematics
Top Related 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 93 (10.78%) Apache Spark
2 79 (9.15%) SAS
3 23 (2.67%) WebSphere
4 20 (2.32%) Apache
5 19 (2.20%) Apache Pig
6 17 (1.97%) WebLogic
7 16 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.51%) Confluence
8 13 (1.51%) GlassFish
8 13 (1.51%) JBoss
9 9 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.04%) Jupyter
9 9 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
9 9 (1.04%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.81%) CMS
11 5 (0.58%) IIS
11 5 (0.58%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.46%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 87 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 48 (5.56%) MS Office
3 22 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.62%) SPSS
5 10 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (1.04%) Stata
7 8 (0.93%) Simulink
8 6 (0.70%) CPLEX
8 6 (0.70%) LaTeX
9 5 (0.58%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.46%) Weka
11 3 (0.35%) Doxygen
11 3 (0.35%) MS Project
11 3 (0.35%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.23%) EViews
12 2 (0.23%) SPSS Modeler
13 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.93%) FastStats
2 7 (0.81%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.46%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.35%) Documaker
4 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.35%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
5 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.27%) GitHub
4 10 (1.16%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.16%) SaaS
5 7 (0.81%) PaaS
6 5 (0.58%) IaaS
7 4 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.46%) iTunes
8 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) Akamai
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.12%) Flurry Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) G Suite
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.97%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.39%) Firewall
2 12 (1.39%) Internet
3 10 (1.16%) Network Security
4 7 (0.81%) Wireless
5 6 (0.70%) HTTP
6 5 (0.58%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.35%) WAN
8 2 (0.23%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.23%) DHCP
8 2 (0.23%) DNS
8 2 (0.23%) LAN
8 2 (0.23%) SSL
8 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.12%) 3G
9 1 (0.12%) BGP
9 1 (0.12%) IPsec
9 1 (0.12%) MPLS
9 1 (0.12%) OSPF
9 1 (0.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (15.18%) Hadoop
2 119 (13.79%) Big Data
3 101 (11.70%) SQL Server
4 60 (6.95%) Relational Database
5 51 (5.91%) NoSQL
6 41 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (3.82%) MongoDB
9 29 (3.36%) Apache Hive
10 28 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (3.01%) QlikView
11 26 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (2.90%) Data Mining
13 24 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (2.43%) Oracle Database
15 20 (2.32%) RDBMS
16 18 (2.09%) KDB
17 16 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
19 13 (1.51%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 54 (6.26%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.79%) JIRA
3 30 (3.48%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.48%) Subversion
4 17 (1.97%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.16%) Eclipse
6 10 (1.16%) Selenium
6 10 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (1.04%) Maven
8 8 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.58%) Ant
10 5 (0.58%) JUnit
10 5 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.46%) Bower
11 4 (0.46%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.46%) gulp
11 4 (0.46%) Jasmine
General
1 305 (35.34%) Finance
2 158 (18.31%) Banking
3 120 (13.90%) Front Office
4 67 (7.76%) Investment Banking
5 41 (4.75%) Marketing
6 38 (4.40%) Retail
7 34 (3.94%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.78%) Electronics
9 21 (2.43%) Games
10 18 (2.09%) Legal
11 17 (1.97%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.62%) Aerospace
13 12 (1.39%) Publishing
14 9 (1.04%) Law
15 7 (0.81%) Billing
15 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.70%) Military
17 5 (0.58%) Automotive
17 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 358 (41.48%) Developer
2 165 (19.12%) Analyst
3 87 (10.08%) Data Scientist
4 83 (9.62%) C# Developer
4 83 (9.62%) Java Developer
5 59 (6.84%) Quantitative Developer
6 53 (6.14%) Data Analyst
7 49 (5.68%) Senior Developer
8 46 (5.33%) C++ Developer
9 42 (4.87%) .NET Developer
10 38 (4.40%) Python Developer
10 38 (4.40%) Qualitative Analyst
10 38 (4.40%) Quantitative Analyst
11 31 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
12 25 (2.90%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 25 (2.90%) Data Engineer
12 25 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
13 24 (2.78%) Architect
14 23 (2.67%) WPF Developer
15 22 (2.55%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.97%) .NET
2 47 (5.45%) HTML
3 42 (4.87%) AngularJS
4 41 (4.75%) Web Services
5 36 (4.17%) WPF
6 34 (3.94%) CSS
6 34 (3.94%) XML
7 32 (3.71%) REST
7 32 (3.71%) Spring
8 26 (3.01%) scikit-learn
9 22 (2.55%) ASP.NET
10 21 (2.43%) D3.js
11 20 (2.32%) React
12 19 (2.20%) Pandas
13 18 (2.09%) HTML5
13 18 (2.09%) J2EE
13 18 (2.09%) JSON
13 18 (2.09%) Kafka
13 18 (2.09%) NumPy
13 18 (2.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 246 (28.51%) Computer Science
2 157 (18.19%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (13.67%) Algorithms
4 72 (8.34%) Derivative
5 69 (8.00%) Market Risk
6 60 (6.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 40 (4.63%) Credit Risk
7 40 (4.63%) Equities
8 34 (3.94%) Fixed Income
9 33 (3.82%) Management Information System
10 27 (3.13%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
12 14 (1.62%) Mainframe
13 13 (1.51%) Credit Derivative
14 12 (1.39%) Fintech
15 11 (1.27%) Hedge funds
16 10 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 10 (1.16%) Mobile App
17 9 (1.04%) CUDA
17 9 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (11.01%) Linux
2 71 (8.23%) Unix
3 61 (7.07%) Windows
4 18 (2.09%) Android
5 16 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.62%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.93%) AIX
8 7 (0.81%) CentOS
8 7 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.81%) Solaris
8 7 (0.81%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.70%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.23%) NetWare
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (23.75%) Analytics
3 160 (18.54%) Statistics
4 113 (13.09%) Physics
5 101 (11.70%) OO
6 90 (10.43%) TDD
7 87 (10.08%) Machine Learning
8 76 (8.81%) Scrum
9 75 (8.69%) Software Engineering
10 73 (8.46%) Risk Management
11 67 (7.76%) Validation
12 61 (7.07%) Mathematical Modelling
13 60 (6.95%) Multithreading
14 55 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (6.03%) Data Analytics
16 50 (5.79%) Open Source
17 45 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (5.21%) Visualisation
18 41 (4.75%) Quantitative Finance
19 39 (4.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 256 (29.66%) Python
2 249 (28.85%) SQL
3 226 (26.19%) Java
4 196 (22.71%) C#
5 183 (21.21%) C++
6 152 (17.61%) R
7 103 (11.94%) C
8 79 (9.15%) Scala
9 73 (8.46%) MATLAB
10 61 (7.07%) JavaScript
11 58 (6.72%) VBA
12 27 (3.13%) T-SQL
12 27 (3.13%) VB
13 22 (2.55%) Perl
14 20 (2.32%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.97%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.97%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.62%) Ruby
17 12 (1.39%) Embedded C
18 11 (1.27%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 401 (46.47%) Degree
2 92 (10.66%) PhD
3 47 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.32%) DV Cleared
4 20 (2.32%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.39%) Postgraduate
6 10 (1.16%) MBA
7 7 (0.81%) HNC
7 7 (0.81%) ISEB
7 7 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.58%) A+ Certification
8 5 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.35%) CFA
10 3 (0.35%) CISA
10 3 (0.35%) CISM
10 3 (0.35%) CISSP
10 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.59%) QA
2 21 (2.43%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.16%) SLA
4 6 (0.70%) IFRS
4 6 (0.70%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.46%) MiFID
5 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.46%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.23%) Basel III
7 2 (0.23%) CDISC
7 2 (0.23%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.12%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.81%) Docker
3 6 (0.70%) Firmware
3 6 (0.70%) HDFS
4 4 (0.46%) PowerHA
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.23%) KVM
6 2 (0.23%) LXC
6 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.23%) Xen
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (0.70%) Ansible
1 6 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
1 6 (0.70%) Oozie
2 5 (0.58%) Kibana
2 5 (0.58%) Puppet
3 4 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.46%) yum
4 3 (0.35%) Mesos
5 2 (0.23%) Control-M
6 1 (0.12%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 80 (9.27%) Oracle
2 65 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.48%) Tableau
4 23 (2.67%) Sybase
5 14 (1.62%) Cloudera
6 13 (1.51%) IBM
7 12 (1.39%) hybris
8 11 (1.27%) WorldPay
9 10 (1.16%) Adobe
10 9 (1.04%) SAP
11 8 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.93%) Bloomberg
11 8 (0.93%) MuleSoft
11 8 (0.93%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.81%) Apteco
12 7 (0.81%) Google
12 7 (0.81%) VMware
12 7 (0.81%) webMethods
13 6 (0.70%) ION Trading
13 6 (0.70%) Teradata
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