Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 266 316
Rank change year-on-year +6 +50 +23
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 1,017 863 810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.95% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.12% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 598 544
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.80% +0.28%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £225
90th Percentile £750 £729 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £353
% change year-on-year +8.07% +6.38% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 38 94
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.43% -12.86% +14.75%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.65 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.65 £47.65 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -12.86% +18.64%

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 86,547 76,958 88,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.63% 84.39% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,125 50,650 57,981
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,221 2,083 2,431
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.83%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.70% -1.96% +15.99%

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 24 April 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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 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 +13 965 £525 +5.00% 1,003
London -4 633 £575 +5.02% 301
UK excluding London +20 373 £405 +8.07% 769
South East +38 151 £430 +43.33% 185
East of England +15 76 £500 +40.85% 184
Midlands +3 45 £388 +3.33% 125
North of England -17 40 £350 -12.50% 122
Scotland -21 34 £225 -43.75% 52
West Midlands +4 26 £350 +34.62% 94
South West -22 21 £310 -34.04% 88
East Midlands +10 19 £481 +13.24% 31
North West -17 17 £350 -12.50% 76
Yorkshire -21 16 £300 -27.71% 35
North East +23 7 £388 +10.71% 11
Wales -14 5 £155 -69.76% 7
Northern Ireland -20 1 £425 +11.84% 8

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 478 (47.00%) Degree
2 415 (40.81%) Computer Science
3 338 (33.24%) Python
4 335 (32.94%) Finance
5 257 (25.27%) Java
6 249 (24.48%) C#
7 244 (23.99%) SQL
8 232 (22.81%) Analytics
9 230 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
10 225 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
11 222 (21.83%) Data Science
12 217 (21.34%) C++
13 201 (19.76%) Problem-Solving
14 186 (18.29%) Statistics
15 182 (17.90%) Physics
16 181 (17.80%) R
17 178 (17.50%) Machine Learning
18 169 (16.62%) OO
19 157 (15.44%) Algorithms
20 146 (14.36%) Front Office
21 145 (14.26%) Software Engineering
22 142 (13.96%) Banking
23 132 (12.98%) .NET
24 129 (12.68%) SQL Server
25 120 (11.80%) Numerate Degree
25 120 (11.80%) Computer Science Degree
26 119 (11.70%) Visualisation
27 118 (11.60%) Data Analysis
28 114 (11.21%) PhD
29 113 (11.11%) Big Data

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 92 (9.05%) Apache Spark
2 54 (5.31%) SAS
3 25 (2.46%) Jupyter
4 23 (2.26%) Apache
5 17 (1.67%) Apache Pig
6 15 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.38%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.59%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.59%) Confluence
8 6 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.49%) DataSynapse
10 4 (0.39%) nginx
10 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.29%) CMS
11 3 (0.29%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 105 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.06%) SPSS
5 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.69%) Stata
7 6 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.39%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.39%) Simulink
8 4 (0.39%) Weka
8 4 (0.39%) Windchill
9 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.29%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.098%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.098%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.098%) Revit
11 1 (0.098%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.098%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Eloqua
1 5 (0.49%) ReMetrica
2 4 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.39%) ENOVIA
2 4 (0.39%) SAP PLM
2 4 (0.39%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.098%) Finacle
3 1 (0.098%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.098%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.098%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.098%) LexisNexis TimeMap
3 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.098%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.098%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.098%) Sage BI
3 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.098%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 70 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.57%) Amazon S3
4 11 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (0.98%) SaaS
6 9 (0.88%) GitHub
7 7 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.59%) Office 365
8 6 (0.59%) PaaS
9 5 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (0.49%) G Suite
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.20%) iTunes
10 2 (0.20%) Twilio
11 1 (0.098%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.098%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.87%) Internet
2 14 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.08%) SMS
4 5 (0.49%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.39%) HTTP
5 4 (0.39%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.39%) NAS
5 4 (0.39%) SAN
6 3 (0.29%) DMZ
6 3 (0.29%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.29%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.20%) DNS
7 2 (0.20%) Firewall
7 2 (0.20%) ISDN
7 2 (0.20%) SSL
7 2 (0.20%) VPN
7 2 (0.20%) WAN
8 1 (0.098%) 4G
8 1 (0.098%) DVB
8 1 (0.098%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 113 (11.11%) Big Data
3 85 (8.36%) Hadoop
4 67 (6.59%) Data Mining
5 59 (5.80%) Relational Database
6 51 (5.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 49 (4.82%) NoSQL
8 41 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 40 (3.93%) SQL Server 2014
10 37 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
10 37 (3.64%) Power BI
11 28 (2.75%) Apache Hive
12 26 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (2.16%) MongoDB
14 22 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (1.87%) HBase
16 17 (1.67%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 69 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.06%) JUnit
2 21 (2.06%) Subversion
3 19 (1.87%) JIRA
4 18 (1.77%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.08%) webpack
7 10 (0.98%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.79%) Maven
8 8 (0.79%) Selenium
9 7 (0.69%) Babel
9 7 (0.69%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.39%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.39%) MSTest
11 4 (0.39%) NetBeans
11 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.29%) Ant
12 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 335 (32.94%) Finance
2 146 (14.36%) Front Office
3 142 (13.96%) Banking
4 72 (7.08%) Retail
5 71 (6.98%) Investment Banking
6 54 (5.31%) Games
7 39 (3.83%) Electronics
8 32 (3.15%) Marketing
9 27 (2.65%) Telecoms
10 23 (2.26%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.87%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.28%) Aerospace
12 13 (1.28%) Legal
13 10 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.88%) Automotive
14 9 (0.88%) Back Office
14 9 (0.88%) Military
15 7 (0.69%) Digital Economy
15 7 (0.69%) Law
16 6 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 440 (43.26%) Developer
2 197 (19.37%) Analyst
3 156 (15.34%) Data Scientist
4 119 (11.70%) Java Developer
5 117 (11.50%) C# Developer
6 74 (7.28%) Quantitative Developer
7 61 (6.00%) Data Analyst
8 55 (5.41%) WPF Developer
9 54 (5.31%) Python Developer
10 51 (5.01%) Senior Developer
11 47 (4.62%) C# WPF Developer
12 44 (4.33%) C++ Developer
13 40 (3.93%) Qualitative Analyst
13 40 (3.93%) Quantitative Analyst
14 35 (3.44%) Software Engineer
15 33 (3.24%) Senior Java Developer
16 31 (3.05%) .NET Developer
16 31 (3.05%) Front Office Developer
17 27 (2.65%) Business Analyst
17 27 (2.65%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (12.98%) .NET
2 63 (6.19%) HTML
3 59 (5.80%) WPF
4 50 (4.92%) AngularJS
5 48 (4.72%) Web Services
6 45 (4.42%) CSS
7 44 (4.33%) Pandas
8 43 (4.23%) WCF
9 42 (4.13%) NumPy
10 40 (3.93%) HTML5
11 37 (3.64%) Task Parallel Library
12 34 (3.34%) D3.js
12 34 (3.34%) TensorFlow
13 33 (3.24%) Natural Language Processing
13 33 (3.24%) XML
14 31 (3.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 29 (2.85%) jQuery
15 29 (2.85%) Matplotlib
16 27 (2.65%) Spring
17 25 (2.46%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 415 (40.81%) Computer Science
2 230 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
3 157 (15.44%) Algorithms
4 68 (6.69%) Greenfield Project
5 67 (6.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 58 (5.70%) User Experience
7 51 (5.01%) Derivative
8 36 (3.54%) Data Structures
8 36 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (2.95%) CUDA
10 27 (2.65%) Fixed Income
11 24 (2.36%) Credit Risk
12 22 (2.16%) Mobile App
13 21 (2.06%) Equities
13 21 (2.06%) Hedge funds
14 19 (1.87%) Management Information System
14 19 (1.87%) Market Risk
15 16 (1.57%) Fintech
16 15 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (9.14%) Linux
2 68 (6.69%) Windows
3 53 (5.21%) Unix
4 41 (4.03%) Android
5 26 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.59%) Solaris
7 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.20%) CentOS
8 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.20%) VMS
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (22.81%) Analytics
2 225 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (21.83%) Data Science
4 201 (19.76%) Problem-Solving
5 186 (18.29%) Statistics
6 182 (17.90%) Physics
7 178 (17.50%) Machine Learning
8 169 (16.62%) OO
9 145 (14.26%) Software Engineering
10 119 (11.70%) Visualisation
11 118 (11.60%) Data Analysis
12 102 (10.03%) TDD
13 95 (9.34%) Multithreading
14 72 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
15 66 (6.49%) Decision-Making
16 64 (6.29%) Open Source
16 64 (6.29%) Project Management
17 62 (6.10%) Electronic Trading
18 60 (5.90%) Quantitative Research
19 59 (5.80%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 338 (33.24%) Python
2 257 (25.27%) Java
3 249 (24.48%) C#
4 244 (23.99%) SQL
5 217 (21.34%) C++
6 181 (17.80%) R
7 90 (8.85%) JavaScript
8 58 (5.70%) C
9 55 (5.41%) Scala
10 54 (5.31%) MATLAB
11 49 (4.82%) VBA
12 28 (2.75%) T-SQL
13 25 (2.46%) VB
14 21 (2.06%) Java 8
15 18 (1.77%) Perl
15 18 (1.77%) VB.NET
16 15 (1.47%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.18%) ES8
18 11 (1.08%) Apple Swift
18 11 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 478 (47.00%) Degree
2 120 (11.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 120 (11.80%) Numerate Degree
3 114 (11.21%) PhD
4 66 (6.49%) Security Cleared
5 57 (5.60%) SC Cleared
6 37 (3.64%) Master's Degree
7 28 (2.75%) MCP
8 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.59%) PMP
11 5 (0.49%) MCSE
12 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.29%) CISSP
13 3 (0.29%) MCPD
13 3 (0.29%) OCA
13 3 (0.29%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.85%) QA
2 24 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.08%) EMIR
3 11 (1.08%) SLA
4 8 (0.79%) CDISC
5 7 (0.69%) PMO
6 6 (0.59%) MiFID
7 5 (0.49%) IFRS
8 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.39%) GDPR
8 4 (0.39%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.20%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.098%) AQAP
10 1 (0.098%) COBIT
10 1 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.098%) GxP
10 1 (0.098%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (2.46%) Docker
2 15 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.38%) HDFS
4 5 (0.49%) Firmware
5 3 (0.29%) NFS
5 3 (0.29%) vSphere
6 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.098%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.098%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.098%) QEMU
7 1 (0.098%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.098%) Xen
7 1 (0.098%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.39%) Ansible
1 4 (0.39%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.20%) Puppet
4 1 (0.098%) Ambari
4 1 (0.098%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.098%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.098%) Control-M
4 1 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.098%) Kibana
4 1 (0.098%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.098%) Mesos
4 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.098%) Nagios
4 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.098%) Salt
4 1 (0.098%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 105 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 87 (8.55%) Tableau
3 54 (5.31%) Oracle
4 34 (3.34%) Google
5 33 (3.24%) Cisco
6 25 (2.46%) NetApp
7 15 (1.47%) Cognos
8 13 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.28%) SAP
9 11 (1.08%) IBM
10 10 (0.98%) Sybase
11 9 (0.88%) Cloudera
11 9 (0.88%) Sun
12 8 (0.79%) Adobe
12 8 (0.79%) Hortonworks
13 7 (0.69%) Apple
14 6 (0.59%) Bloomberg
14 6 (0.59%) Capita
14 6 (0.59%) ESRI
14 6 (0.59%) TIBCO