Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 289 322
Rank change year-on-year +22 +33 -47
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 999 903 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.02% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 581 539
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £775 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £360 £369
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.37% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 42 85
UK median hourly rate £20.42 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.76% +20.00% +14.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £14.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.35 £47.35 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.34 £21.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.08% +31.82% +8.20%

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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +29 928 £550 +22.22% 427
London +22 647 £575 +15.00% 209
UK excluding London +18 338 £383 +6.25% 237
Midlands +49 80 £388 +21.66% 21
South East -47 68 £363 -12.12% 60
Scotland +13 51 £375 +44.23% 15
West Midlands +41 50 £375 +18.67% 12
North of England +70 48 £420 +20.07% 35
East of England -7 46 £450 +80.00% 79
South West +3 39 £310 -24.39% 23
East Midlands +7 30 £413 +10.00% 9
North West +16 29 £376 +7.50% 18
Yorkshire +18 12 £426 +0.12% 13
North East +69 7 £525 +59.09% 4
Northern Ireland -49 5 £365 -2.01% 4
Wales +12 3 £150 -58.62%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 455 (45.55%) Degree
2 425 (42.54%) Finance
3 357 (35.74%) Computer Science
4 336 (33.63%) Python
5 286 (28.63%) SQL
6 268 (26.83%) C#
7 257 (25.73%) Analytical Skills
8 254 (25.43%) C++
9 245 (24.52%) Java
10 220 (22.02%) Physics
11 206 (20.62%) Analytics
12 194 (19.42%) Banking
13 170 (17.02%) Statistics
14 169 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
15 165 (16.52%) Front Office
16 152 (15.22%) R
17 149 (14.91%) Machine Learning
18 131 (13.11%) SQL Server
19 122 (12.21%) Big Data
20 115 (11.51%) Numerate Degree
21 113 (11.31%) .NET
22 105 (10.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 105 (10.51%) Hadoop
23 101 (10.11%) Derivative
24 97 (9.71%) PhD
25 95 (9.51%) Microsoft Excel
25 95 (9.51%) OO
25 95 (9.51%) Oracle
26 94 (9.41%) Linux
27 93 (9.31%) Computer Science Degree

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 78 (7.81%) Apache Spark
2 53 (5.31%) SAS
3 16 (1.60%) Apache Pig
4 11 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (1.00%) Apache Solr
5 10 (1.00%) GlassFish
5 10 (1.00%) JBoss
5 10 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (1.00%) WildFly
6 9 (0.90%) Apache
6 9 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (0.80%) Confluence
7 8 (0.80%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.70%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.50%) IIS
10 4 (0.40%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.30%) Kinematics
12 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 95 (9.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.10%) Stata
5 10 (1.00%) SPSS
6 9 (0.90%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.50%) Weka
9 4 (0.40%) Simulink
10 2 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.20%) EViews
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.10%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.10%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.10%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.10%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) RMDS
2 2 (0.20%) Actimize
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.10%) iTrent
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.10%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 73 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.00%) GitHub
5 7 (0.70%) Azure Machine Learning
5 7 (0.70%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (0.60%) PaaS
7 5 (0.50%) npm
8 4 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.30%) SaaS
10 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.20%) Office 365
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.10%) iTunes
11 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.40%) HTTP
3 11 (1.10%) Firewall
4 10 (1.00%) DNS
5 9 (0.90%) DHCP
5 9 (0.90%) Network Security
6 8 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (0.80%) Ethernet
6 8 (0.80%) Internet
6 8 (0.80%) WAN
7 7 (0.70%) LDAP
7 7 (0.70%) VPN
7 7 (0.70%) Wireless
8 6 (0.60%) BGP
8 6 (0.60%) FTP
8 6 (0.60%) IPsec
8 6 (0.60%) Junos
8 6 (0.60%) OpenVPN
8 6 (0.60%) Quagga
8 6 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 122 (12.21%) Big Data
3 105 (10.51%) Hadoop
4 84 (8.41%) Relational Database
5 66 (6.61%) NoSQL
6 48 (4.80%) Data Mining
7 40 (4.00%) MongoDB
8 36 (3.60%) Apache Hive
9 34 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 34 (3.40%) RDBMS
10 30 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (2.80%) Power BI
12 26 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
13 24 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (1.50%) Oracle Database
17 15 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
18 14 (1.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 70 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 35 (3.50%) Subversion
3 33 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 31 (3.10%) JIRA
5 23 (2.30%) Visual Studio
6 18 (1.80%) JUnit
7 17 (1.70%) Cucumber
8 13 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.00%) Hudson
9 10 (1.00%) JBehave
9 10 (1.00%) Selenium
10 9 (0.90%) Bower
10 9 (0.90%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.70%) Maven
12 7 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.40%) Yeoman
General
1 425 (42.54%) Finance
2 194 (19.42%) Banking
3 165 (16.52%) Front Office
4 83 (8.31%) Investment Banking
5 40 (4.00%) Games
5 40 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 30 (3.00%) Marketing
7 29 (2.90%) Retail
8 23 (2.30%) Financial Institution
9 20 (2.00%) Electronics
10 13 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.00%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.70%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.70%) Military
13 5 (0.50%) Advertising
13 5 (0.50%) Automotive
13 5 (0.50%) Billing
14 4 (0.40%) Legal
14 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 455 (45.55%) Developer
2 197 (19.72%) Analyst
3 129 (12.91%) Data Scientist
4 110 (11.01%) Java Developer
5 108 (10.81%) Quantitative Developer
6 100 (10.01%) C# Developer
7 69 (6.91%) Python Developer
8 61 (6.11%) Qualitative Analyst
8 61 (6.11%) Quantitative Analyst
9 60 (6.01%) C++ Developer
10 47 (4.70%) Risk Analyst
11 46 (4.60%) Data Analyst
12 45 (4.50%) Senior Developer
13 44 (4.40%) Front Office Developer
14 41 (4.10%) C++ Quantitative Developer
15 40 (4.00%) .NET Developer
16 35 (3.50%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
17 32 (3.20%) Business Analyst
17 32 (3.20%) Software Engineer
18 28 (2.80%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (11.31%) .NET
2 74 (7.41%) HTML
3 60 (6.01%) Web Services
4 45 (4.50%) CSS
5 42 (4.20%) Spring
6 39 (3.90%) REST
7 36 (3.60%) HTML5
8 35 (3.50%) WPF
9 33 (3.30%) AngularJS
9 33 (3.30%) ASP.NET
9 33 (3.30%) RESTful
10 31 (3.10%) Hibernate
11 30 (3.00%) Pandas
12 28 (2.80%) Natural Language Processing
13 27 (2.70%) JMS
14 26 (2.60%) scikit-learn
15 25 (2.50%) jQuery
16 24 (2.40%) .NET Framework
16 24 (2.40%) NumPy
17 21 (2.10%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 357 (35.74%) Computer Science
2 257 (25.73%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (10.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 101 (10.11%) Derivative
5 88 (8.81%) Algorithms
6 67 (6.71%) Credit Risk
7 55 (5.51%) Market Risk
8 44 (4.40%) Fixed Income
9 32 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
10 31 (3.10%) Management Information System
11 28 (2.80%) Equities
12 24 (2.40%) Data Structures
13 20 (2.00%) Fintech
14 17 (1.70%) Hedge funds
15 16 (1.60%) Mobile App
15 16 (1.60%) User Experience
16 14 (1.40%) CUDA
16 14 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 94 (9.41%) Linux
2 80 (8.01%) Unix
3 53 (5.31%) Windows
4 22 (2.20%) Android
5 18 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.40%) CentOS
6 14 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.60%) Solaris
8 6 (0.60%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.10%) VMS
11 1 (0.10%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (22.02%) Physics
2 206 (20.62%) Analytics
3 170 (17.02%) Statistics
4 169 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
5 149 (14.91%) Machine Learning
6 95 (9.51%) OO
7 85 (8.51%) Data Analysis
8 82 (8.21%) TDD
9 81 (8.11%) Multithreading
9 81 (8.11%) Visualisation
10 76 (7.61%) Software Engineering
10 76 (7.61%) Validation
11 69 (6.91%) Test Automation
12 66 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
13 65 (6.51%) Scrum
14 59 (5.91%) Electronic Trading
14 59 (5.91%) Quantitative Finance
15 56 (5.61%) Quantitative Research
16 55 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
17 54 (5.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 336 (33.63%) Python
2 286 (28.63%) SQL
3 268 (26.83%) C#
4 254 (25.43%) C++
5 245 (24.52%) Java
6 152 (15.22%) R
7 89 (8.91%) JavaScript
8 73 (7.31%) Scala
9 62 (6.21%) VBA
10 60 (6.01%) C
11 40 (4.00%) Perl
12 32 (3.20%) MATLAB
13 22 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 21 (2.10%) Bash Shell
14 21 (2.10%) VB
15 16 (1.60%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.40%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.40%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.30%) Ada
17 13 (1.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 455 (45.55%) Degree
2 115 (11.51%) Numerate Degree
3 97 (9.71%) PhD
4 93 (9.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (2.40%) Master's Degree
5 24 (2.40%) Security Cleared
6 17 (1.70%) Postgraduate
6 17 (1.70%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.90%) MCP
9 8 (0.80%) A+ Certification
10 5 (0.50%) OCA
10 5 (0.50%) OCP
10 5 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.50%) RHCE
10 5 (0.50%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.40%) ACCA
11 4 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.40%) CIMA
11 4 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.91%) QA
2 27 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.40%) MiFID
4 11 (1.10%) EMIR
5 9 (0.90%) IFRS
5 9 (0.90%) IFRS 9
6 7 (0.70%) SLA
7 6 (0.60%) Basel II
8 5 (0.50%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.30%) GDPR
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.20%) NEBOSH
10 2 (0.20%) PMO
11 1 (0.10%) Basel III
11 1 (0.10%) ECSS
11 1 (0.10%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.10%) PSD2
System Software
1 32 (3.20%) Docker
2 13 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.70%) HDFS
4 7 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.60%) Openswan
6 5 (0.50%) GlusterFS
6 5 (0.50%) NFS
6 5 (0.50%) pfSense
6 5 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.30%) Firmware
8 2 (0.20%) QEMU
8 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.20%) vSphere
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.10%) XenApp
9 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (0.80%) Ansible
3 5 (0.50%) Mesos
3 5 (0.50%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.50%) Oracle ZFS
3 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 5 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 4 (0.40%) Puppet
5 3 (0.30%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.30%) Piwik
6 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.20%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.20%) Kibana
7 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.10%) SCCM
7 1 (0.10%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (9.51%) Oracle
2 90 (9.01%) Microsoft
3 60 (6.01%) Tableau
4 27 (2.70%) Sybase
5 22 (2.20%) Cisco
6 16 (1.60%) Splunk
7 14 (1.40%) VMware
8 12 (1.20%) Citrix
9 11 (1.10%) Brocade
10 10 (1.00%) Google
10 10 (1.00%) NetApp
10 10 (1.00%) TIBCO
11 9 (0.90%) Solace
12 8 (0.80%) Blue Prism
12 8 (0.80%) Cloudera
12 8 (0.80%) Juniper
13 7 (0.70%) Fortinet
13 7 (0.70%) HP
13 7 (0.70%) Palo Alto
13 7 (0.70%) Sun