Period
to 15 June 2019

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 15 June 2019 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 287 275 271
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4 +51
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 813 976 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.98% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.13% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 617 577
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £263
90th Percentile £750 £750 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.63% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 82 35
UK median hourly rate £32.49 £18.87 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.16% -37.10% +56.62%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.51 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.80 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.93 £15.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +50.36% -49.17% +42.86%

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 78,803 86,024 77,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.00% 86.56% 85.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,763 56,683 50,814
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,160 2,333 2,113
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £21.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.87% -12.40% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.47
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.67 £20.31 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.54% -18.76% -7.41%

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 15 June 2019.

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 15 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Top 16 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 15 June 2019. 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 -17 781 £538 +2.38% 196
London -25 448 £600 +9.09% 58
UK excluding London -7 357 £443 +10.63% 144
South East -21 126 £450 +6.80% 43
Midlands +37 64 £400 -2.44% 16
East of England -14 60 £440 -7.37% 37
West Midlands +20 50 £400 +7.38% 8
North of England +20 41 £448 +27.86% 15
South West +11 40 £400 +29.03% 27
North West +28 22 £600 +50.00% 10
Yorkshire +19 18 £308 +4.68% 4
Scotland +3 15 £388 +42.20% 4
East Midlands +17 14 £365 -35.19% 8
Wales +3 10 £138 -11.29% 2
North East +6 1 £700 +33.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 June 2019, 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.

1 474 (58.30%) Degree
2 386 (47.48%) Computer Science
3 325 (39.98%) Python
4 248 (30.50%) Finance
5 236 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 236 (29.03%) Data Science
6 232 (28.54%) Software Engineering
7 218 (26.81%) SQL
8 206 (25.34%) Analytical Skills
9 204 (25.09%) Java
10 203 (24.97%) C++
11 191 (23.49%) Analytics
12 187 (23.00%) Machine Learning
13 177 (21.77%) Statistics
14 163 (20.05%) Problem-Solving
15 155 (19.07%) Algorithms
16 137 (16.85%) C#
17 123 (15.13%) PhD
18 121 (14.88%) R
18 121 (14.88%) Visualisation
19 112 (13.78%) Git (software)
20 109 (13.41%) Linux
21 108 (13.28%) JavaScript
22 105 (12.92%) Tableau
23 103 (12.67%) Scrum
24 102 (12.55%) .NET
25 101 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
26 100 (12.30%) Physics
27 94 (11.56%) Microsoft
28 93 (11.44%) Microsoft Excel

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 56 (6.89%) Apache Spark
2 38 (4.67%) SAS
3 18 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.48%) Jupyter
5 8 (0.98%) Apache
5 8 (0.98%) Confluence
6 7 (0.86%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.62%) IIS
7 5 (0.62%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.37%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.12%) Kinematics
10 1 (0.12%) Tornado
Applications
1 93 (11.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (4.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (1.97%) SPSS
5 12 (1.48%) Stata
6 10 (1.23%) Simulink
7 8 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.86%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.74%) Stateflow
10 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.12%) CATIA
11 1 (0.12%) EViews
11 1 (0.12%) Flinto
11 1 (0.12%) InVision
11 1 (0.12%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 2 (0.25%) Primavera
2 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.12%) RMDS
3 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 101 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (9.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (5.78%) Power Platform
4 44 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (2.71%) Amazon S3
6 10 (1.23%) GitHub
6 10 (1.23%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.11%) SaaS
8 7 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
8 7 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (0.74%) Office 365
9 6 (0.74%) PaaS
9 6 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.49%) Serverless
12 3 (0.37%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.29%) TCP/IP
2 34 (4.18%) Ethernet
3 17 (2.09%) Firewall
4 16 (1.97%) Internet
5 9 (1.11%) BGP
5 9 (1.11%) OSPF
6 8 (0.98%) MPLS
6 8 (0.98%) VPN
6 8 (0.98%) WebEx
7 6 (0.74%) DVB
8 4 (0.49%) DNS
8 4 (0.49%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.49%) LAN
8 4 (0.49%) NFC
8 4 (0.49%) WAN
9 3 (0.37%) HbbTV
10 2 (0.25%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.25%) Network Security
10 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 59 (7.26%) Big Data
3 47 (5.78%) Power BI
4 40 (4.92%) Hadoop
5 37 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 35 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (4.06%) MongoDB
8 28 (3.44%) Data Mining
8 28 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (2.95%) MySQL
9 24 (2.95%) QlikView
10 23 (2.83%) Relational Database
11 22 (2.71%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (2.21%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (1.48%) Spotfire
14 9 (1.11%) GIS
14 9 (1.11%) Sqoop
15 8 (0.98%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 112 (13.78%) Git (software)
2 64 (7.87%) Visual Studio
3 49 (6.03%) JIRA
4 33 (4.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (3.81%) Eclipse
5 31 (3.81%) NetBeans
6 28 (3.44%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.97%) Selenium
8 15 (1.85%) Mocha
9 13 (1.60%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (1.35%) Cucumber
10 11 (1.35%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.35%) WebDriver
10 11 (1.35%) webpack
11 10 (1.23%) gulp
11 10 (1.23%) StarTeam
12 9 (1.11%) Grunt
13 8 (0.98%) Maven
13 8 (0.98%) SpecFlow
13 8 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 248 (30.50%) Finance
2 85 (10.46%) Banking
3 73 (8.98%) Marketing
4 53 (6.52%) Front Office
5 42 (5.17%) Aerospace
5 42 (5.17%) Retail
6 33 (4.06%) Military
7 31 (3.81%) Investment Banking
8 22 (2.71%) Electronics
8 22 (2.71%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.71%) Telecoms
9 19 (2.34%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.23%) Publishing
12 9 (1.11%) Legal
13 7 (0.86%) Advertising
13 7 (0.86%) Law
14 6 (0.74%) Automotive
15 5 (0.62%) Back Office
15 5 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 205 (25.22%) Developer
2 140 (17.22%) Data Scientist
3 115 (14.15%) Analyst
4 72 (8.86%) Software Engineer
5 58 (7.13%) Data Analyst
6 49 (6.03%) Senior Developer
7 35 (4.31%) C# Developer
7 35 (4.31%) Data Engineer
8 30 (3.69%) Java Developer
9 29 (3.57%) .NET Developer
10 27 (3.32%) C++ Developer
10 27 (3.32%) Graduate
11 23 (2.83%) Quantitative Developer
12 22 (2.71%) Python Developer
13 21 (2.58%) Senior Software Engineer
14 20 (2.46%) Architect
15 19 (2.34%) Software Developer
16 18 (2.21%) Graduate Analyst
17 17 (2.09%) SQL Developer
18 16 (1.97%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (12.55%) .NET
2 78 (9.59%) Web Services
3 55 (6.77%) Kafka
4 53 (6.52%) HTML
5 50 (6.15%) AngularJS
6 45 (5.54%) CSS
6 45 (5.54%) Node.js
7 41 (5.04%) React
8 40 (4.92%) Qt
9 37 (4.55%) Pandas
10 36 (4.43%) HTML5
11 34 (4.18%) TensorFlow
12 31 (3.81%) OpenGL
13 28 (3.44%) Natural Language Processing
13 28 (3.44%) REST
14 27 (3.32%) ActiveX
14 27 (3.32%) CSS3
14 27 (3.32%) DirectX
14 27 (3.32%) MFC
14 27 (3.32%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 206 (25.34%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (19.07%) Algorithms
3 47 (5.78%) Data Structures
4 35 (4.31%) Embedded Systems
4 35 (4.31%) Virtual Team
5 26 (3.20%) User Experience
6 25 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (2.21%) Equities
8 18 (2.21%) Hedge funds
9 15 (1.85%) Credit Risk
9 15 (1.85%) Derivative
9 15 (1.85%) Fixed Income
10 14 (1.72%) Life Science
10 14 (1.72%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.48%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.23%) FMCG
12 10 (1.23%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.98%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 109 (13.41%) Linux
2 60 (7.38%) Windows
3 22 (2.71%) Unix
4 10 (1.23%) Android
5 9 (1.11%) Ubuntu
6 8 (0.98%) Solaris
7 7 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.25%) AIX
10 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (47.48%) Computer Science
2 236 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (29.03%) Data Science
3 232 (28.54%) Software Engineering
4 191 (23.49%) Analytics
5 187 (23.00%) Machine Learning
6 177 (21.77%) Statistics
7 163 (20.05%) Problem-Solving
8 121 (14.88%) Visualisation
9 103 (12.67%) Scrum
10 100 (12.30%) Physics
11 88 (10.82%) Artificial Intelligence
12 82 (10.09%) DevOps
13 78 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
14 77 (9.47%) Data Visualisation
15 66 (8.12%) Data Analysis
15 66 (8.12%) Data Analytics
16 62 (7.63%) TDD
17 52 (6.40%) Economics
17 52 (6.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 325 (39.98%) Python
2 218 (26.81%) SQL
3 204 (25.09%) Java
4 203 (24.97%) C++
5 137 (16.85%) C#
6 121 (14.88%) R
7 108 (13.28%) JavaScript
8 63 (7.75%) MATLAB
9 59 (7.26%) C
10 40 (4.92%) Scala
11 27 (3.32%) GLSL
11 27 (3.32%) HLSL
12 20 (2.46%) PHP
13 18 (2.21%) Perl
13 18 (2.21%) VBA
14 17 (2.09%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.85%) Java 8
16 10 (1.23%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.23%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.11%) Go
Qualifications
1 474 (58.30%) Degree
2 123 (15.13%) PhD
3 93 (11.44%) Security Cleared
4 73 (8.98%) SC Cleared
5 71 (8.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 68 (8.36%) Numerate Degree
7 34 (4.18%) Master's Degree
8 18 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.35%) CISSP
9 11 (1.35%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.11%) ISEB
11 7 (0.86%) CCIE
12 6 (0.74%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.74%) Postgraduate
13 5 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (0.62%) CISA
13 5 (0.62%) CISM
13 5 (0.62%) CISMP
13 5 (0.62%) IISP
14 4 (0.49%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.81%) QA
2 23 (2.83%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.23%) MISRA
3 10 (1.23%) MISRA C
4 7 (0.86%) CDISC
4 7 (0.86%) SLA
5 6 (0.74%) GDPR
5 6 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.62%) IFRS
6 5 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.62%) NIST
6 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.49%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (0.49%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.49%) ISO 31000
7 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.49%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.12%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 56 (6.89%) Docker
2 9 (1.11%) LXC
3 7 (0.86%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.74%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.49%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.25%) HDFS
6 2 (0.25%) KVM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (4.18%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.71%) Ansible
3 16 (1.97%) Puppet
4 8 (0.98%) Terraform
5 5 (0.62%) Istio
5 5 (0.62%) Nessus
6 4 (0.49%) IBM Guardium
6 4 (0.49%) Kibana
6 4 (0.49%) logstash
6 4 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.49%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 3 (0.37%) Nagios
8 2 (0.25%) Grafana
8 2 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.12%) Ambari
9 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.12%) EnCase
9 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.12%) Nmap
9 1 (0.12%) SELinux
Vendors
1 105 (12.92%) Tableau
2 94 (11.56%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.43%) Google
4 32 (3.94%) Oracle
5 17 (2.09%) SAP
6 13 (1.60%) Splunk
7 12 (1.48%) Cognos
8 11 (1.35%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 11 (1.35%) IBM
9 10 (1.23%) Cisco
10 9 (1.11%) Adobe
10 9 (1.11%) Cloudera
10 9 (1.11%) Hortonworks
11 7 (0.86%) HP
12 6 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (0.74%) Remedy
13 5 (0.62%) Alteryx
14 4 (0.49%) AppDynamics
14 4 (0.49%) Centrify
14 4 (0.49%) Okta