Period
to 22 July 2018

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 6 months to 22 July 2018 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 270 312
Rank change year-on-year -2 +42 +70
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 987 913 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.95% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.12% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 608 574
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £272 £225
90th Percentile £739 £725 £696
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +7.40% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 38 81
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.67% +71.43% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £50.25 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.34 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -42.22% +42.86% +34.51%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,579 81,472 92,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.93% 84.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,435 53,324 61,119
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,441 2,132 2,266
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mathematics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Top 15 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 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
England 0 934 £525 +5.00% 875
London -31 547 £550 +1.85% 285
UK excluding London +27 428 £403 +7.40% 648
South East +72 186 £413 +16.20% 148
East of England +28 76 £525 +40.00% 128
Midlands -5 55 £410 +9.33% 117
North of England -34 52 £406 -4.97% 121
Scotland -51 36 £350 -6.67% 44
West Midlands -26 33 £373 -0.67% 79
North West -22 26 £400 -5.88% 73
East Midlands +8 22 £675 +74.19% 38
Yorkshire -32 17 £365 -15.61% 39
South West -6 16 £450 +19.21% 75
North East +7 9 £638 +53.43% 9
Wales -7 7 £148 -64.02% 8

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mathematics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 482 (48.83%) Degree
2 440 (44.58%) Computer Science
3 326 (33.03%) Finance
4 324 (32.83%) Python
5 246 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
6 233 (23.61%) Java
7 229 (23.20%) SQL
8 219 (22.19%) Data Science
9 217 (21.99%) C#
10 210 (21.28%) C++
10 210 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
11 206 (20.87%) Analytics
12 191 (19.35%) Machine Learning
13 181 (18.34%) Statistics
14 179 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
15 164 (16.62%) R
16 159 (16.11%) Physics
17 156 (15.81%) Algorithms
18 153 (15.50%) OO
19 143 (14.49%) Software Engineering
20 135 (13.68%) Visualisation
21 129 (13.07%) .NET
22 127 (12.87%) Linux
23 125 (12.66%) Big Data
24 117 (11.85%) JavaScript
24 117 (11.85%) Microsoft
25 114 (11.55%) Banking
25 114 (11.55%) Computer Science Degree
26 111 (11.25%) Front Office
27 108 (10.94%) Git (software)

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 86 (8.71%) Apache Spark
2 49 (4.96%) SAS
3 26 (2.63%) Jupyter
4 25 (2.53%) Apache
5 24 (2.43%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.62%) Apache Pig
7 13 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.91%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.81%) Confluence
9 8 (0.81%) IIS
9 8 (0.81%) nginx
10 6 (0.61%) ArcGIS
10 6 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.41%) DataSynapse
11 4 (0.41%) GemFire
11 4 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 102 (10.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (4.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.62%) SPSS
5 8 (0.81%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.51%) Simulink
7 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.41%) Windchill
8 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.30%) Stata
8 3 (0.30%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.20%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.20%) Maya
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.20%) Revit
9 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) ENOVIA
1 4 (0.41%) SAP PLM
1 4 (0.41%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.20%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.10%) Finacle
3 1 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.10%) LexisNexis TimeMap
3 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.10%) Movex
3 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.10%) Sage BI
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.10%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 74 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.84%) Amazon S3
4 19 (1.93%) GitHub
5 16 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.11%) Google Analytics
7 10 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
7 10 (1.01%) Azure Machine Learning
8 9 (0.91%) Office 365
9 8 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.81%) PaaS
10 5 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.51%) G Suite
11 4 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.41%) SaaS
12 3 (0.30%) Twilio
13 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.20%) Force.com
13 2 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.32%) Ethernet
2 13 (1.32%) Internet
2 13 (1.32%) SMS
3 9 (0.91%) SAN
4 8 (0.81%) Kerberos
5 7 (0.71%) Firewall
6 6 (0.61%) NAS
6 6 (0.61%) SSL
6 6 (0.61%) VPN
7 5 (0.51%) HTTP
7 5 (0.51%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.41%) DNS
8 4 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.41%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.30%) DMZ
9 3 (0.30%) SNMP
9 3 (0.30%) WAN
9 3 (0.30%) Wireless
10 2 (0.20%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (12.66%) Big Data
2 93 (9.42%) Hadoop
3 83 (8.41%) SQL Server
4 62 (6.28%) Data Mining
5 58 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 45 (4.56%) Relational Database
7 42 (4.26%) Apache Hive
8 38 (3.85%) MongoDB
9 34 (3.44%) Power BI
10 33 (3.34%) MySQL
11 32 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 31 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
13 29 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
14 28 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
15 27 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 26 (2.63%) HBase
17 17 (1.72%) Spotfire
18 15 (1.52%) Oracle Database
19 14 (1.42%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 108 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 44 (4.46%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.34%) Visual Studio
4 32 (3.24%) JIRA
5 28 (2.84%) Eclipse
6 20 (2.03%) JUnit
7 18 (1.82%) webpack
8 15 (1.52%) Maven
9 13 (1.32%) NetBeans
10 12 (1.22%) IntelliJ
10 12 (1.22%) Subversion
11 11 (1.11%) Selenium
12 10 (1.01%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.01%) gulp
12 10 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.81%) Babel
14 7 (0.71%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (0.71%) SonarQube
15 6 (0.61%) FishEye
General
1 326 (33.03%) Finance
2 114 (11.55%) Banking
3 111 (11.25%) Front Office
4 60 (6.08%) Retail
5 54 (5.47%) Games
5 54 (5.47%) Investment Banking
6 36 (3.65%) Electronics
7 32 (3.24%) Marketing
8 28 (2.84%) Manufacturing
9 24 (2.43%) Telecoms
10 20 (2.03%) Aerospace
11 17 (1.72%) Financial Institution
12 16 (1.62%) Law
12 16 (1.62%) Military
13 13 (1.32%) Back Office
13 13 (1.32%) Legal
14 12 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.71%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.61%) Publishing
17 5 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 371 (37.59%) Developer
2 168 (17.02%) Analyst
3 154 (15.60%) Data Scientist
4 88 (8.92%) Java Developer
5 82 (8.31%) C# Developer
6 54 (5.47%) Quantitative Developer
7 45 (4.56%) C++ Developer
8 42 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 40 (4.05%) Data Analyst
10 34 (3.44%) Senior Developer
11 33 (3.34%) WPF Developer
12 31 (3.14%) Front Office Developer
12 31 (3.14%) Python Developer
12 31 (3.14%) Qualitative Analyst
12 31 (3.14%) Quantitative Analyst
13 29 (2.94%) .NET Developer
14 27 (2.74%) Service Analyst
15 26 (2.63%) Architect
16 25 (2.53%) C# WPF Developer
16 25 (2.53%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (13.07%) .NET
2 77 (7.80%) HTML
3 56 (5.67%) Natural Language Processing
4 54 (5.47%) CSS
5 51 (5.17%) Web Services
6 49 (4.96%) TensorFlow
7 45 (4.56%) HTML5
8 42 (4.26%) Pandas
8 42 (4.26%) WPF
9 39 (3.95%) AngularJS
10 37 (3.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 36 (3.65%) Node.js
12 33 (3.34%) WCF
13 32 (3.24%) React
14 31 (3.14%) Kafka
15 30 (3.04%) Keras
15 30 (3.04%) NumPy
15 30 (3.04%) XML
16 29 (2.94%) ASP.NET
16 29 (2.94%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 440 (44.58%) Computer Science
2 210 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
3 156 (15.81%) Algorithms
4 61 (6.18%) User Experience
5 58 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
6 51 (5.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 51 (5.17%) Management Information System
7 36 (3.65%) Derivative
7 36 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (2.94%) Data Structures
9 27 (2.74%) Mobile App
10 26 (2.63%) CUDA
11 25 (2.53%) Hedge funds
12 22 (2.23%) Fixed Income
13 20 (2.03%) Fintech
14 18 (1.82%) Market Risk
15 17 (1.72%) Credit Risk
16 16 (1.62%) Virtual Team
17 13 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
18 12 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 127 (12.87%) Linux
2 93 (9.42%) Windows
3 68 (6.89%) Unix
4 36 (3.65%) Android
5 24 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.82%) Solaris
7 7 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.51%) CentOS
8 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (22.19%) Data Science
3 206 (20.87%) Analytics
4 191 (19.35%) Machine Learning
5 181 (18.34%) Statistics
6 179 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
7 159 (16.11%) Physics
8 153 (15.50%) OO
9 143 (14.49%) Software Engineering
10 135 (13.68%) Visualisation
11 105 (10.64%) TDD
12 86 (8.71%) Data Analysis
13 74 (7.50%) Multithreading
14 66 (6.69%) Artificial Intelligence
14 66 (6.69%) Scrum
15 65 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
16 59 (5.98%) Project Management
17 55 (5.57%) Open Source
18 54 (5.47%) Economics
18 54 (5.47%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 324 (32.83%) Python
2 233 (23.61%) Java
3 229 (23.20%) SQL
4 217 (21.99%) C#
5 210 (21.28%) C++
6 164 (16.62%) R
7 117 (11.85%) JavaScript
8 65 (6.59%) C
9 55 (5.57%) Scala
10 45 (4.56%) MATLAB
11 37 (3.75%) VBA
12 36 (3.65%) Perl
13 21 (2.13%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.03%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.72%) ES8
15 17 (1.72%) T-SQL
16 16 (1.62%) GLSL
16 16 (1.62%) Java 8
17 15 (1.52%) Kotlin
18 14 (1.42%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 482 (48.83%) Degree
2 114 (11.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (10.64%) PhD
4 99 (10.03%) Numerate Degree
5 70 (7.09%) Security Cleared
6 64 (6.48%) SC Cleared
7 44 (4.46%) Master's Degree
8 24 (2.43%) MCP
9 14 (1.42%) CISSP
10 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (1.11%) CISA
11 11 (1.11%) CISM
12 9 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.81%) MCSE
13 8 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.71%) CREST Certified
14 7 (0.71%) IISP
14 7 (0.71%) RHCE
15 6 (0.61%) OCA
16 5 (0.51%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.05%) QA
2 34 (3.44%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.42%) GDPR
4 11 (1.11%) CDISC
5 10 (1.01%) IFRS
6 9 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (0.71%) ISO 22301
7 7 (0.71%) ISO 31000
7 7 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.61%) IFRS 9
9 5 (0.51%) SLA
10 4 (0.41%) EMIR
10 4 (0.41%) MiFID
10 4 (0.41%) PMO
11 2 (0.20%) GCP
12 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (3.75%) Docker
2 20 (2.03%) HDFS
3 15 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.32%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.61%) Firmware
6 4 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.41%) GlusterFS
6 4 (0.41%) NFS
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.41%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.10%) Xen
8 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (1.11%) Ansible
2 8 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (0.81%) NetBackup
3 7 (0.71%) Nessus
3 7 (0.71%) Prometheus
3 7 (0.71%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (0.61%) Puppet
5 5 (0.51%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.41%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (0.30%) Control-M
8 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.20%) Nagios
8 2 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 117 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 92 (9.32%) Tableau
3 57 (5.78%) Oracle
4 41 (4.15%) Cisco
4 41 (4.15%) Google
5 26 (2.63%) NetApp
6 18 (1.82%) Hortonworks
7 17 (1.72%) IBM
7 17 (1.72%) Sun
8 16 (1.62%) SAP
9 14 (1.42%) Alteryx
10 13 (1.32%) Adobe
10 13 (1.32%) Cognos
10 13 (1.32%) Splunk
11 12 (1.22%) Capita
12 11 (1.11%) Centrify
13 10 (1.01%) Cloudera
13 10 (1.01%) VMware
14 9 (0.91%) Apple
15 8 (0.81%) Red Hat