Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 273 306
Rank change year-on-year -12 +33 +43
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 938 935 852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.94% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.10% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 665 547
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -
10th Percentile £308 £305 £250
90th Percentile £700 £775 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £383 £351
% change year-on-year +14.38% +9.13% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 35 55
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.33% +42.86% +23.53%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.12 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.90 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -28.45% +42.86% +23.53%

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 88,860 85,218 90,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.73% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,647 56,432 59,904
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,410 2,058 2,457
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -3 880 £525 - 966
London -37 502 £550 -4.35% 312
UK excluding London +27 420 £438 +14.38% 706
South East +52 148 £475 +31.03% 178
East of England +43 87 £410 -8.89% 157
North of England -29 56 £525 +23.53% 115
Midlands -40 48 £438 +16.67% 122
Scotland -28 41 £350 -6.67% 41
South West -15 36 £463 +31.39% 82
West Midlands -35 31 £444 +18.33% 83
North West -26 26 £403 +0.63% 63
Yorkshire -13 22 £490 +15.29% 38
East Midlands -1 17 £419 +4.69% 39
North East +1 8 £650 +23.81% 14
Wales -15 4 - - 8

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 (51.39%) Degree
2 417 (44.46%) Computer Science
3 328 (34.97%) Python
4 287 (30.60%) Finance
5 268 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 233 (24.84%) Java
6 233 (24.84%) SQL
7 216 (23.03%) C#
8 200 (21.32%) Analytics
9 197 (21.00%) Data Science
10 187 (19.94%) C++
11 186 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
12 185 (19.72%) Machine Learning
13 169 (18.02%) Statistics
13 169 (18.02%) Algorithms
14 164 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
15 160 (17.06%) Software Engineering
16 154 (16.42%) JavaScript
17 151 (16.10%) OO
18 135 (14.39%) .NET
19 134 (14.29%) Microsoft
19 134 (14.29%) R
20 129 (13.75%) TDD
21 123 (13.11%) Big Data
22 119 (12.69%) Git (software)
23 117 (12.47%) Physics
24 116 (12.37%) Linux
25 112 (11.94%) Computer Science Degree
26 106 (11.30%) Visualisation
27 102 (10.87%) PhD

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 (9.17%) Apache Spark
2 48 (5.12%) SAS
3 22 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.03%) Apache
5 18 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.81%) Jupyter
7 11 (1.17%) Apache Pig
7 11 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (1.17%) IIS
8 6 (0.64%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.53%) Confluence
9 5 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.53%) nginx
10 4 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.32%) JBoss
12 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.21%) GemFire
12 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 95 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.92%) SPSS
5 12 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.75%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.75%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.64%) Simulink
8 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.43%) Stata
9 3 (0.32%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.32%) Maya
9 3 (0.32%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.21%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.11%) Mingle
11 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.11%) Movex
2 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.11%) OPENContractor
2 1 (0.11%) Primavera
2 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 76 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (2.35%) GitHub
5 19 (2.03%) Amazon S3
5 19 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.07%) Azure Machine Learning
7 9 (0.96%) Serverless
8 7 (0.75%) Office 365
8 7 (0.75%) SaaS
9 6 (0.64%) PaaS
10 5 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.53%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
12 3 (0.32%) Heroku
13 2 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.03%) Ethernet
3 12 (1.28%) Firewall
4 11 (1.17%) Internet
4 11 (1.17%) Network Security
4 11 (1.17%) Wireless
5 10 (1.07%) VPN
6 9 (0.96%) HTTP
7 7 (0.75%) SNMP
8 6 (0.64%) BGP
8 6 (0.64%) OSPF
8 6 (0.64%) SAN
9 5 (0.53%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.53%) NFC
9 5 (0.53%) SMS
9 5 (0.53%) SSL
9 5 (0.53%) WAN
10 4 (0.43%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.43%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (13.11%) Big Data
2 96 (10.23%) SQL Server
3 90 (9.59%) Hadoop
4 55 (5.86%) Data Mining
5 43 (4.58%) NoSQL
6 42 (4.48%) MongoDB
7 39 (4.16%) Relational Database
8 37 (3.94%) Apache Hive
9 35 (3.73%) Power BI
10 30 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (3.09%) MySQL
12 23 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
13 21 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (1.92%) HBase
16 17 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (1.71%) Spotfire
17 16 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
17 16 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
18 15 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 119 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 66 (7.04%) Visual Studio
3 48 (5.12%) Jenkins
4 36 (3.84%) JIRA
5 35 (3.73%) Eclipse
6 21 (2.24%) NetBeans
6 21 (2.24%) Selenium
7 16 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (1.60%) Cucumber
8 15 (1.60%) Maven
9 14 (1.49%) gulp
10 13 (1.39%) IntelliJ
10 13 (1.39%) webpack
11 11 (1.17%) Subversion
12 10 (1.07%) Jasmine
12 10 (1.07%) JUnit
12 10 (1.07%) MSTest
12 10 (1.07%) SonarQube
13 9 (0.96%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.96%) Ranorex
General
1 287 (30.60%) Finance
2 90 (9.59%) Banking
3 59 (6.29%) Front Office
4 48 (5.12%) Games
5 41 (4.37%) Marketing
6 33 (3.52%) Retail
7 31 (3.30%) Electronics
8 25 (2.67%) Investment Banking
8 25 (2.67%) Telecoms
9 23 (2.45%) Aerospace
10 21 (2.24%) Military
11 19 (2.03%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.92%) Legal
12 18 (1.92%) Publishing
13 17 (1.81%) Manufacturing
14 16 (1.71%) Law
15 9 (0.96%) Back Office
15 9 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.53%) German Language
16 5 (0.53%) Humanities
Job Titles
1 331 (35.29%) Developer
2 145 (15.46%) Data Scientist
3 127 (13.54%) Analyst
4 74 (7.89%) Software Engineer
5 72 (7.68%) Java Developer
6 59 (6.29%) C# Developer
7 52 (5.54%) Quantitative Developer
8 39 (4.16%) Data Analyst
9 35 (3.73%) Python Developer
10 32 (3.41%) .NET Developer
10 32 (3.41%) Architect
11 29 (3.09%) SQL Developer
12 27 (2.88%) Senior Software Engineer
13 22 (2.35%) Administrator
14 21 (2.24%) Data Engineer
14 21 (2.24%) Software Developer
15 20 (2.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 20 (2.13%) Front Office Developer
15 20 (2.13%) Senior Data Scientist
16 18 (1.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (14.39%) .NET
2 88 (9.38%) HTML
3 65 (6.93%) Web Services
4 63 (6.72%) CSS
5 61 (6.50%) AngularJS
5 61 (6.50%) Natural Language Processing
6 45 (4.80%) ASP.NET
7 44 (4.69%) Node.js
8 41 (4.37%) TensorFlow
9 40 (4.26%) HTML5
10 37 (3.94%) WPF
11 34 (3.62%) React
12 33 (3.52%) .NET Framework
12 33 (3.52%) Keras
13 32 (3.41%) Kafka
13 32 (3.41%) Pandas
13 32 (3.41%) WCF
14 31 (3.30%) OpenGL
15 26 (2.77%) Redux
16 25 (2.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 417 (44.46%) Computer Science
2 186 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
3 169 (18.02%) Algorithms
4 53 (5.65%) Data Structures
5 49 (5.22%) Management Information System
6 45 (4.80%) Derivative
7 44 (4.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 43 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
9 39 (4.16%) Mobile App
9 39 (4.16%) User Experience
10 31 (3.30%) Hedge funds
11 25 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (2.13%) Cloud Native
13 18 (1.92%) Fintech
13 18 (1.92%) Fixed Income
14 17 (1.81%) Data Centre
15 16 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (1.60%) Life Science
17 13 (1.39%) Credit Risk
17 13 (1.39%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 116 (12.37%) Linux
2 92 (9.81%) Windows
3 51 (5.44%) Unix
4 44 (4.69%) Android
5 37 (3.94%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.03%) Solaris
7 11 (1.17%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.32%) CentOS
10 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (21.32%) Analytics
3 197 (21.00%) Data Science
4 185 (19.72%) Machine Learning
5 169 (18.02%) Statistics
6 164 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
7 160 (17.06%) Software Engineering
8 151 (16.10%) OO
9 129 (13.75%) TDD
10 117 (12.47%) Physics
11 106 (11.30%) Visualisation
12 96 (10.23%) Scrum
13 75 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
13 75 (8.00%) Test Automation
14 72 (7.68%) DevOps
15 68 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
16 64 (6.82%) Data Analysis
17 60 (6.40%) Deep Learning
18 59 (6.29%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 328 (34.97%) Python
2 233 (24.84%) Java
2 233 (24.84%) SQL
3 216 (23.03%) C#
4 187 (19.94%) C++
5 154 (16.42%) JavaScript
6 134 (14.29%) R
7 76 (8.10%) C
8 55 (5.86%) Scala
9 50 (5.33%) MATLAB
10 39 (4.16%) VBA
11 34 (3.62%) Perl
12 31 (3.30%) TypeScript
13 23 (2.45%) Apple Swift
14 22 (2.35%) Bash Shell
15 21 (2.24%) GLSL
15 21 (2.24%) T-SQL
16 20 (2.13%) Kotlin
17 19 (2.03%) HLSL
18 17 (1.81%) Go
Qualifications
1 482 (51.39%) Degree
2 112 (11.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 102 (10.87%) PhD
4 93 (9.91%) Numerate Degree
5 67 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 61 (6.50%) SC Cleared
7 44 (4.69%) Master's Degree
8 20 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.81%) CISSP
10 16 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.71%) MCP
11 15 (1.60%) CISA
11 15 (1.60%) CISM
12 14 (1.49%) MCSE
13 10 (1.07%) CREST Certified
13 10 (1.07%) IISP
14 9 (0.96%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.96%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.85%) PMP
16 6 (0.64%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.12%) QA
2 36 (3.84%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.60%) GDPR
3 15 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 11 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.07%) ISAE 3402
6 10 (1.07%) ISO 22301
6 10 (1.07%) ISO 31000
6 10 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.85%) IFRS
8 7 (0.75%) IFRS 9
9 6 (0.64%) CDISC
10 5 (0.53%) SLA
11 3 (0.32%) PMO
12 2 (0.21%) ARP4754
13 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.11%) GCP
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 46 (4.90%) Docker
2 21 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.71%) HDFS
4 12 (1.28%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.43%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.32%) Firmware
6 3 (0.32%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) KVM
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) QEMU
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (1.60%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.39%) Ansible
3 11 (1.17%) Nessus
4 10 (1.07%) Prometheus
4 10 (1.07%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 8 (0.85%) Puppet
6 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.43%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.43%) Kibana
8 4 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.32%) Cacti
9 3 (0.32%) Control-M
9 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.32%) Nagios
9 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (0.32%) SCCM
9 3 (0.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 134 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 68 (7.25%) Oracle
2 68 (7.25%) Tableau
3 36 (3.84%) Google
4 33 (3.52%) Cisco
5 20 (2.13%) IBM
6 18 (1.92%) Hortonworks
7 16 (1.71%) Adobe
7 16 (1.71%) Splunk
8 13 (1.39%) Centrify
8 13 (1.39%) NetApp
9 12 (1.28%) Alteryx
10 11 (1.17%) HP
10 11 (1.17%) SAP
11 10 (1.07%) ArcSight
11 10 (1.07%) Barracuda Networks
11 10 (1.07%) Imperva
11 10 (1.07%) McAfee
11 10 (1.07%) Trend Micro
11 10 (1.07%) Tripwire