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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Numerate Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 May 2022 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.

Numerate Degree (Degree in Mathematics)
UK
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 730 625 577
Rank change year-on-year -105 -48 +179
Contract jobs citing Numerate Degree 101 72 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.60% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 42 34
10th Percentile £440 £434 £213
25th Percentile £600 £556 £348
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £725 £600 £500
Median % change year-on-year +20.83% +20.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £850 £750 £609
90th Percentile £873 - £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £600 £438
% change year-on-year -8.33% +37.14% +7.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
10th Percentile - £19.38 -
25th Percentile £17.00 £22.19 £31.84
Median hourly rate £19.00 £26.12 £33.68
Median % change year-on-year -27.24% -22.45% +3.73%
75th Percentile £21.00 £32.67 £35.51
90th Percentile £33.50 £41.57 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £27.73 -
% change year-on-year -31.48% - -

Numerate Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,334 11,934 11,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.79% 20.41% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,542 7,789 7,171
10th Percentile £350 £305 £264
25th Percentile £428 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £574
90th Percentile £700 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 758 576 445
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £19.77 £19.08 £18.21
Median hourly rate £44.50 £36.75 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.09% +18.55% +3.33%
75th Percentile £58.66 £50.88 £49.19
90th Percentile £67.50 £62.13 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.20 £34.54 £25.83
% change year-on-year +1.91% +33.75% -10.79%

Numerate Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Numerate Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Numerate Degree.

Daily rate trend for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Numerate Degree over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Numerate Degree.

Hourly rate trend for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Numerate Degree over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Numerate Degree within the UK over the 6 months to 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -122 89 £750 +25.00% 43
London -98 79 £800 +33.33% 16
Work from Home -96 35 £600 +9.34% 16
UK excluding London -50 12 £550 -8.33% 29
Northern Ireland - 5 - -
East of England -25 4 £575 -4.17% 4
Scotland - 3 £550 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Numerate Degree 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 Numerate Degree.

1 101 (100.00%) Degree
2 86 (85.15%) Mathematics
3 70 (69.31%) Computer Science
4 55 (54.46%) Social Skills
5 50 (49.50%) SQL
6 43 (42.57%) Java
7 40 (39.60%) Finance
8 39 (38.61%) C#
9 38 (37.62%) C++
10 35 (34.65%) Agile
11 34 (33.66%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (32.67%) Physics
13 30 (29.70%) Python
14 29 (28.71%) Front Office
14 29 (28.71%) DevOps
15 27 (26.73%) Jenkins
15 27 (26.73%) Computer Science Degree
16 26 (25.74%) CI/CD
17 24 (23.76%) Performance Testing
17 24 (23.76%) Software Engineering
17 24 (23.76%) Statistics
18 23 (22.77%) Banking
19 21 (20.79%) Oracle
19 21 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (20.79%) Performance Tuning
19 21 (20.79%) Bitbucket
19 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
20 20 (19.80%) Relational Database
20 20 (19.80%) Data Structures
20 20 (19.80%) Algorithms

Numerate Degree
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 19 (18.81%) Oracle Coherence
2 9 (8.91%) SAS
3 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.97%) Apache
4 3 (2.97%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.97%) Confluence
5 2 (1.98%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.95%) SPSS
4 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.98%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Azure
2 5 (4.95%) Power Platform
3 4 (3.96%) AWS
4 3 (2.97%) AWS IoT
4 3 (2.97%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.97%) Azure Logic Apps
4 3 (2.97%) Serverless
5 2 (1.98%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.80%) Relational Database
2 18 (17.82%) Oracle Database
2 18 (17.82%) Oracle Database 12c
3 16 (15.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
5 10 (9.90%) KDB
6 8 (7.92%) NoSQL
7 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.95%) Power BI
9 4 (3.96%) Tableau
10 3 (2.97%) Big Data
11 2 (1.98%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (1.98%) MySQL
11 2 (1.98%) SQLite
12 1 (0.99%) dBASE
12 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.99%) MS Access
12 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (26.73%) Jenkins
2 21 (20.79%) Bitbucket
3 20 (19.80%) IntelliJ
3 20 (19.80%) Visual Studio
4 18 (17.82%) SonarQube
5 14 (13.86%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.96%) JIRA
7 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.98%) JUnit
8 2 (1.98%) NUnit
9 1 (0.99%) Appium
9 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.99%) Maven
9 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.99%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.99%) Selenium
9 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.99%) TestNG
9 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.99%) Zephyr
General
1 55 (54.46%) Social Skills
2 40 (39.60%) Finance
3 34 (33.66%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (28.71%) Front Office
5 23 (22.77%) Banking
6 15 (14.85%) Presentation Skills
7 14 (13.86%) Investment Banking
8 5 (4.95%) Electronics
8 5 (4.95%) Legal
9 4 (3.96%) Back Office
9 4 (3.96%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (3.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.98%) Retail
11 1 (0.99%) Billing
11 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.99%) German Language
11 1 (0.99%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.99%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 40 (39.60%) Developer
2 34 (33.66%) Analyst
3 29 (28.71%) Java Developer
4 16 (15.84%) DevOps Developer
5 14 (13.86%) Data Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Architect
6 8 (7.92%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Technical Architect
7 7 (6.93%) Front Office Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Qualitative Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Quantitative Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Lead Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Lead DevOps
8 6 (5.94%) Lead Java Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Technical Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Technical Leader
9 5 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) .NET
2 8 (7.92%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (7.92%) FpML
2 8 (7.92%) Middleware
3 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.95%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.96%) React
6 3 (2.97%) HTML
6 3 (2.97%) JSON
6 3 (2.97%) PySpark
7 2 (1.98%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.98%) Blazor
7 2 (1.98%) CSS
7 2 (1.98%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.98%) HTML5
7 2 (1.98%) JPA
7 2 (1.98%) PowerMock
7 2 (1.98%) RESTful
7 2 (1.98%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.80%) Algorithms
1 20 (19.80%) Data Structures
1 20 (19.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (15.84%) Derivative
3 14 (13.86%) Fixed Income
4 5 (4.95%) Credit Risk
4 5 (4.95%) FPGA
5 4 (3.96%) Biotechnology
5 4 (3.96%) Life Science
6 3 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.97%) Equities
6 3 (2.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 3 (2.97%) IoT
6 3 (2.97%) Swaptions
6 3 (2.97%) Wiki
7 2 (1.98%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.98%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.98%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.92%) Linux
2 3 (2.97%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (85.15%) Mathematics
2 70 (69.31%) Computer Science
3 35 (34.65%) Agile
4 33 (32.67%) Physics
5 29 (28.71%) DevOps
6 26 (25.74%) CI/CD
7 24 (23.76%) Performance Testing
7 24 (23.76%) Software Engineering
7 24 (23.76%) Statistics
8 21 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (20.79%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (18.81%) Scrum
10 16 (15.84%) OO
11 14 (13.86%) Analytics
12 13 (12.87%) Data Modelling
13 12 (11.88%) Economics
14 11 (10.89%) High Availability
14 11 (10.89%) Kanban
14 11 (10.89%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (49.50%) SQL
2 43 (42.57%) Java
3 39 (38.61%) C#
4 38 (37.62%) C++
5 30 (29.70%) Python
6 8 (7.92%) R
7 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.97%) C
8 3 (2.97%) VBA
9 1 (0.99%) ES6
9 1 (0.99%) Julia
9 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Degree
2 27 (26.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (6.93%) PhD
4 5 (4.95%) HNC
5 4 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.97%) APMG
6 3 (2.97%) IIBA
6 3 (2.97%) ISEB
7 2 (1.98%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.99%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) IFRS
2 3 (2.97%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.98%) Basel III
3 2 (1.98%) CDISC
3 2 (1.98%) CRD IV
3 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.98%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.99%) GDPR
4 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (17.82%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (7.92%) Ansible
3 3 (2.97%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (20.79%) Oracle
2 20 (19.80%) IBM
3 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.95%) Databricks
4 5 (4.95%) Murex
5 3 (2.97%) Charles River
5 3 (2.97%) Foundry
5 3 (2.97%) Palantir
6 2 (1.98%) ESRI
6 2 (1.98%) Informatica
6 2 (1.98%) Telerik