Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 281 305
Rank change year-on-year +1 +24 +14
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 993 981 864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.95% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.11% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 703 568
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £250
90th Percentile £725 £775 £716
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +16.13% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 45 43
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.53% +7.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £13.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.90 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £19.34 £20.50
% change year-on-year +55.12% -5.66% +24.24%

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 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +3 940 £525 -3.67% 874
London -30 534 £550 -6.38% 273
UK excluding London +47 439 £450 +16.13% 651
South East +58 145 £500 +33.33% 174
East of England +45 88 £450 - 164
Midlands -22 65 £469 +19.05% 76
North of England +3 55 £550 +37.50% 109
South West -25 50 £360 +16.13% 80
West Midlands -28 40 £475 +24.59% 46
Scotland -29 33 £350 +7.69% 29
North West -20 23 £413 +15.38% 66
Yorkshire +4 22 £538 +27.90% 30
East Midlands -1 22 £383 -7.27% 30
North East -2 10 £650 +23.81% 13
Wales -18 2 - - 13
Northern Ireland +27 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 522 (52.57%) Degree
2 464 (46.73%) Computer Science
3 356 (35.85%) Python
4 307 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
5 294 (29.61%) Finance
6 264 (26.59%) SQL
7 233 (23.46%) Java
8 226 (22.76%) C#
9 215 (21.65%) Analytics
10 208 (20.95%) Data Science
11 195 (19.64%) C++
12 187 (18.83%) Statistics
13 179 (18.03%) Machine Learning
13 179 (18.03%) Software Engineering
13 179 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
13 179 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
13 179 (18.03%) Algorithms
14 156 (15.71%) JavaScript
15 147 (14.80%) OO
15 147 (14.80%) Microsoft
16 145 (14.60%) R
17 138 (13.90%) .NET
17 138 (13.90%) TDD
18 126 (12.69%) PhD
19 123 (12.39%) Linux
20 119 (11.98%) Git (software)
21 117 (11.78%) Computer Science Degree
22 109 (10.98%) Big Data
22 109 (10.98%) SQL Server
23 108 (10.88%) Physics

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 91 (9.16%) Apache Spark
2 59 (5.94%) SAS
3 23 (2.32%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.22%) Apache
5 17 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.71%) OpenStack
6 14 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (1.21%) Jupyter
8 10 (1.01%) IIS
9 9 (0.91%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.60%) nginx
12 5 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.50%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.50%) Confluence
12 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.40%) GemFire
14 3 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
14 3 (0.30%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 92 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (1.41%) SPSS
6 9 (0.91%) Simulink
7 8 (0.81%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (0.60%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.50%) Stateflow
11 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.30%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.30%) Maya
12 3 (0.30%) Stata
13 2 (0.20%) GNU Octave
14 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.10%) EViews
14 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.10%) Mingle
14 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.10%) Maximo
3 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.10%) OPENContractor
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.10%) Primavera
3 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 103 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (2.92%) GitHub
5 24 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (1.91%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.91%) Serverless
8 8 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
8 8 (0.81%) PaaS
9 7 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.60%) SaaS
11 5 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.50%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.50%) iPaaS
12 3 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
12 3 (0.30%) Heroku
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.20%) IaaS
13 2 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.42%) VPN
2 20 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.91%) Wireless
4 18 (1.81%) Ethernet
4 18 (1.81%) HTTP
5 17 (1.71%) SNMP
6 13 (1.31%) 802.11
7 12 (1.21%) Firewall
7 12 (1.21%) Network Security
8 11 (1.11%) VoIP
9 10 (1.01%) SAN
10 9 (0.91%) BGP
10 9 (0.91%) Internet
10 9 (0.91%) NFC
10 9 (0.91%) OSPF
11 7 (0.70%) MPLS
12 5 (0.50%) Broadband
12 5 (0.50%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.50%) WAN
13 4 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (10.98%) Big Data
1 109 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 90 (9.06%) Hadoop
3 48 (4.83%) Data Mining
4 43 (4.33%) MongoDB
4 43 (4.33%) Relational Database
5 40 (4.03%) NoSQL
6 39 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (3.42%) Apache Hive
8 30 (3.02%) MySQL
9 26 (2.62%) Power BI
10 24 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (1.51%) HBase
15 14 (1.41%) Spotfire
15 14 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
15 14 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 119 (11.98%) Git (software)
2 64 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 47 (4.73%) Jenkins
4 46 (4.63%) JIRA
5 34 (3.42%) Eclipse
6 21 (2.11%) NetBeans
7 20 (2.01%) Selenium
8 17 (1.71%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.61%) Subversion
10 14 (1.41%) Burp Suite
10 14 (1.41%) Metasploit
11 13 (1.31%) ERwin
11 13 (1.31%) gulp
11 13 (1.31%) Maven
12 12 (1.21%) Jasmine
12 12 (1.21%) JUnit
13 10 (1.01%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.01%) IntelliJ
13 10 (1.01%) MSTest
13 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 294 (29.61%) Finance
2 101 (10.17%) Banking
3 65 (6.55%) Front Office
4 48 (4.83%) Marketing
5 47 (4.73%) Games
6 34 (3.42%) Investment Banking
7 32 (3.22%) Electronics
8 30 (3.02%) Retail
9 29 (2.92%) Telecoms
10 28 (2.82%) Aerospace
11 24 (2.42%) Financial Institution
12 21 (2.11%) Manufacturing
13 20 (2.01%) Military
14 17 (1.71%) Legal
14 17 (1.71%) Publishing
15 13 (1.31%) Law
16 9 (0.91%) Back Office
17 8 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.50%) German Language
18 5 (0.50%) Humanities
Job Titles
1 346 (34.84%) Developer
2 152 (15.31%) Data Scientist
3 121 (12.19%) Analyst
4 88 (8.86%) Software Engineer
5 71 (7.15%) Quantitative Developer
6 69 (6.95%) Java Developer
7 56 (5.64%) C# Developer
8 45 (4.53%) Data Analyst
9 40 (4.03%) Architect
9 40 (4.03%) Python Developer
9 40 (4.03%) SQL Developer
10 28 (2.82%) Senior Software Engineer
11 27 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 25 (2.52%) .NET Developer
13 24 (2.42%) Senior Developer
14 22 (2.22%) Data Engineer
14 22 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
15 21 (2.11%) Excel Developer
16 20 (2.01%) C# Quant Developer
16 20 (2.01%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (13.90%) .NET
2 96 (9.67%) HTML
3 79 (7.96%) Web Services
4 77 (7.75%) CSS
5 73 (7.35%) AngularJS
6 56 (5.64%) Natural Language Processing
7 51 (5.14%) HTML5
7 51 (5.14%) Node.js
8 46 (4.63%) ASP.NET
9 40 (4.03%) TensorFlow
10 38 (3.83%) React
11 33 (3.32%) Kafka
12 32 (3.22%) .NET Framework
13 31 (3.12%) Keras
14 30 (3.02%) WPF
15 29 (2.92%) Angular 2
15 29 (2.92%) OpenGL
15 29 (2.92%) WCF
15 29 (2.92%) XML
16 26 (2.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 179 (18.03%) Algorithms
1 179 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.24%) Data Structures
3 53 (5.34%) Derivative
3 53 (5.34%) User Experience
4 52 (5.24%) Management Information System
5 45 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 42 (4.23%) Mobile App
7 38 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
8 33 (3.32%) Hedge funds
9 24 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (2.22%) Cloud Native
11 19 (1.91%) Data Centre
11 19 (1.91%) Fintech
11 19 (1.91%) Life Science
12 17 (1.71%) Equities
12 17 (1.71%) Wiki
13 16 (1.61%) Driving Licence
14 15 (1.51%) Fixed Income
14 15 (1.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.39%) Linux
2 78 (7.85%) Windows
3 40 (4.03%) Unix
4 39 (3.93%) Android
5 32 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.01%) Solaris
7 19 (1.91%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.41%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.20%) CentOS
10 2 (0.20%) Debian
10 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.10%) AIX
11 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (46.73%) Computer Science
2 307 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (21.65%) Analytics
4 208 (20.95%) Data Science
5 187 (18.83%) Statistics
6 179 (18.03%) Machine Learning
6 179 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
6 179 (18.03%) Software Engineering
7 147 (14.80%) OO
8 138 (13.90%) TDD
9 108 (10.88%) Physics
10 102 (10.27%) Visualisation
11 92 (9.26%) Scrum
12 91 (9.16%) Test Automation
13 78 (7.85%) Data Analysis
14 77 (7.75%) Artificial Intelligence
15 74 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
16 68 (6.85%) DevOps
17 66 (6.65%) Microservices
18 63 (6.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 356 (35.85%) Python
2 264 (26.59%) SQL
3 233 (23.46%) Java
4 226 (22.76%) C#
5 195 (19.64%) C++
6 156 (15.71%) JavaScript
7 145 (14.60%) R
8 93 (9.37%) C
9 63 (6.34%) MATLAB
10 61 (6.14%) Scala
11 43 (4.33%) VBA
12 36 (3.63%) TypeScript
13 29 (2.92%) Bash Shell
13 29 (2.92%) PowerShell
14 27 (2.72%) Perl
15 24 (2.42%) Kotlin
16 22 (2.22%) Apple Swift
16 22 (2.22%) T-SQL
17 21 (2.11%) Ruby
18 20 (2.01%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 522 (52.57%) Degree
2 126 (12.69%) PhD
3 117 (11.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 106 (10.67%) Numerate Degree
5 73 (7.35%) Security Cleared
6 62 (6.24%) SC Cleared
7 55 (5.54%) Master's Degree
8 20 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.51%) CREST Certified
9 15 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.41%) CISA
10 14 (1.41%) CISM
10 14 (1.41%) CISSP
10 14 (1.41%) OSCE
11 13 (1.31%) ISTQB
12 11 (1.11%) ISEB
12 11 (1.11%) MCP
13 10 (1.01%) IISP
13 10 (1.01%) MCSE
13 10 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.54%) QA
2 38 (3.83%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.71%) GDPR
4 15 (1.51%) ISO 9001
5 12 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 10 (1.01%) ISAE 3402
7 10 (1.01%) ISO 22301
7 10 (1.01%) ISO 31000
7 10 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.91%) SLA
9 6 (0.60%) IFRS
9 6 (0.60%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.40%) ARP4754
10 4 (0.40%) CDISC
11 3 (0.30%) PMO
12 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.10%) EMIR
12 1 (0.10%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 50 (5.04%) Docker
2 19 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.11%) Apache Flume
3 11 (1.11%) HDFS
4 8 (0.81%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.20%) Firmware
6 2 (0.20%) GlusterFS
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.10%) KVM
7 1 (0.10%) NFS
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.10%) QEMU
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (2.52%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.42%) Nessus
3 14 (1.41%) Nmap
4 11 (1.11%) Ansible
5 10 (1.01%) Prometheus
5 10 (1.01%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 7 (0.70%) Terraform
7 6 (0.60%) SCCM
8 5 (0.50%) Kibana
9 4 (0.40%) Cacti
9 4 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.30%) logstash
10 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.30%) Puppet
10 3 (0.30%) SCOM
11 2 (0.20%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 147 (14.80%) Microsoft
2 80 (8.06%) Oracle
3 57 (5.74%) Google
4 55 (5.54%) Tableau
5 27 (2.72%) Cisco
6 24 (2.42%) IBM
7 19 (1.91%) Adobe
8 17 (1.71%) Hortonworks
9 14 (1.41%) Splunk
10 12 (1.21%) Centrify
10 12 (1.21%) HP
11 11 (1.11%) Alteryx
11 11 (1.11%) New Relic
12 10 (1.01%) ArcSight
12 10 (1.01%) Barracuda Networks
12 10 (1.01%) Imperva
12 10 (1.01%) McAfee
12 10 (1.01%) Qualys
12 10 (1.01%) Trend Micro
12 10 (1.01%) Tripwire