Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 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.

Numerate Degree (Degree in Mathematics)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 712 710 761
Rank change year-on-year -2 +51 -13
Contract jobs citing Numerate Degree 176 125 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.68% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 82 102
UK median daily rate £506 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £302 £250 £300
90th Percentile £750 £686 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £375 £381
% change year-on-year +29.20% -1.64% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
UK median hourly rate £13.75 £24.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.61% +90.96% -42.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.87 £24.83 £13.00
% change year-on-year -23.99% +90.96% -42.22%

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 19,343 18,322 22,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.05% 20.27% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,592 11,474 14,156
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 863 922 859
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% +45.45%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +55.56%

Numerate Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Numerate Degree.

Contractor daily rate trend for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Numerate Degree over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Numerate Degree.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Top 13 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 25 May 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 -1 168 £513 -6.73% 91
London -16 118 £538 -4.44% 36
UK excluding London -14 58 £485 +29.20% 58
South East 0 40 £500 +33.33% 13
Wales - 6 £155 -
East of England +5 5 £600 +37.14% 20
South West +7 2 - - 6
North of England -24 2 £475 +192.31% 10
Scotland -33 2 - - 4
Midlands -12 1 - - 5
Yorkshire -18 1 £475 -13.64% 1
North West -19 1 - - 9
West Midlands -25 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 174 (98.86%) Degree
2 104 (59.09%) Mathematics
3 91 (51.70%) Java
4 80 (45.45%) Computer Science
5 58 (32.95%) Python
6 56 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (28.41%) Analytics
7 50 (28.41%) SQL
8 42 (23.86%) Multithreading
9 41 (23.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 40 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (22.73%) Statistics
10 40 (22.73%) Finance
11 39 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (19.89%) Big Data
13 35 (19.89%) Microsoft
14 34 (19.32%) Microsoft Excel
15 33 (18.75%) Banking
16 32 (18.18%) Physics
16 32 (18.18%) SQL Server
17 31 (17.61%) R
18 30 (17.05%) Data Science
18 30 (17.05%) C#
19 28 (15.91%) Front Office
19 28 (15.91%) Scrum
20 27 (15.34%) SAS
21 26 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
21 26 (14.77%) SDLC
21 26 (14.77%) Jenkins

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 27 (15.34%) SAS
2 14 (7.95%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.55%) nginx
4 7 (3.98%) Apache Pig
4 7 (3.98%) Mule
5 6 (3.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.27%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.57%) IIS
8 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (19.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.41%) SPSS
3 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.23%) OpenShift
2 9 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.55%) PaaS
4 5 (2.84%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (2.84%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.27%) Office 365
6 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.57%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.11%) Internet
2 6 (3.41%) Kerberos
3 4 (2.27%) GSM
3 4 (2.27%) HSPA
3 4 (2.27%) LTE
3 4 (2.27%) VoLTE
3 4 (2.27%) VoWiFi
3 4 (2.27%) WCDMA
4 2 (1.14%) SMS
4 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.57%) HTTP
5 1 (0.57%) SMTP
5 1 (0.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.89%) Big Data
2 32 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 23 (13.07%) Relational Database
4 20 (11.36%) Hadoop
5 19 (10.80%) HBase
6 18 (10.23%) MongoDB
7 14 (7.95%) Apache Hive
8 12 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (6.25%) NoSQL
10 8 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (3.98%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 7 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (3.41%) Cloudera CDH
12 6 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (3.41%) Impala
12 6 (3.41%) MySQL
12 6 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (2.84%) Data Lake
13 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (14.77%) Jenkins
2 25 (14.20%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.98%) Cobertura
4 7 (3.98%) JUnit
4 7 (3.98%) Subversion
5 6 (3.41%) NUnit
5 6 (3.41%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.84%) JIRA
6 5 (2.84%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.70%) JBehave
9 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.14%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.14%) Selenium
9 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.57%) Moq
10 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 40 (22.73%) Finance
2 33 (18.75%) Banking
3 28 (15.91%) Front Office
4 17 (9.66%) Retail
5 8 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.84%) Games
6 5 (2.84%) Marketing
6 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.27%) Military
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) Publishing
8 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (41.48%) Developer
2 42 (23.86%) Java Developer
3 37 (21.02%) Analyst
4 22 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
5 20 (11.36%) Senior Developer
6 19 (10.80%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (9.09%) Data Scientist
8 15 (8.52%) Insight Analyst
9 14 (7.95%) Java Quantitative Developer
9 14 (7.95%) Quantitative Developer
10 13 (7.39%) Full Stack Developer
10 13 (7.39%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (6.82%) Data Analyst
11 12 (6.82%) Data Insight Analyst
11 12 (6.82%) Insight Data Analyst
11 12 (6.82%) Test Engineer
12 10 (5.68%) Senior Test Engineer
13 8 (4.55%) C# Developer
13 8 (4.55%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 8 (4.55%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.36%) .NET
1 20 (11.36%) JSON
1 20 (11.36%) SOAP
2 19 (10.80%) AngularJS
3 17 (9.66%) Node.js
4 16 (9.09%) jQuery
4 16 (9.09%) JSTL
4 16 (9.09%) REST
4 16 (9.09%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 15 (8.52%) JSP
6 14 (7.95%) Web Services
7 13 (7.39%) HTML
7 13 (7.39%) HTML5
7 13 (7.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (6.82%) CSS
8 12 (6.82%) CSS3
8 12 (6.82%) D3.js
8 12 (6.82%) Hibernate
9 10 (5.68%) Electron Framework
10 9 (5.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 80 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 56 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (11.36%) Clustering
4 19 (10.80%) Algorithms
5 14 (7.95%) Data Structures
6 13 (7.39%) Fat Client
6 13 (7.39%) Thin Client
7 10 (5.68%) Grid Computing
8 8 (4.55%) Credit Risk
9 7 (3.98%) Derivative
9 7 (3.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (3.41%) User Experience
11 4 (2.27%) Equities
11 4 (2.27%) Handset
12 3 (1.70%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.70%) Graphic Design
13 2 (1.14%) Acoustics
13 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
14 1 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.95%) Linux
2 13 (7.39%) Windows
3 8 (4.55%) Android
3 8 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.84%) Unix
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (59.09%) Mathematics
2 50 (28.41%) Analytics
3 42 (23.86%) Multithreading
4 40 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (22.73%) Statistics
5 39 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (18.18%) Physics
8 30 (17.05%) Data Science
9 28 (15.91%) Scrum
10 26 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
10 26 (14.77%) SDLC
11 25 (14.20%) DevOps
12 23 (13.07%) OO
12 23 (13.07%) Visualisation
13 22 (12.50%) Release Management
14 19 (10.80%) E-Commerce
14 19 (10.80%) OOP
14 19 (10.80%) Software Engineering
15 18 (10.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 91 (51.70%) Java
2 58 (32.95%) Python
3 50 (28.41%) SQL
4 31 (17.61%) R
5 30 (17.05%) C#
6 15 (8.52%) C++
7 13 (7.39%) C
8 12 (6.82%) TypeScript
9 9 (5.11%) Scala
10 7 (3.98%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.98%) Java 8
10 7 (3.98%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.98%) VB
11 6 (3.41%) XAML
12 5 (2.84%) VBA
13 4 (2.27%) JavaScript
13 4 (2.27%) Ruby
14 3 (1.70%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.14%) Perl
16 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 174 (98.86%) Degree
2 41 (23.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (8.52%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.11%) Master's Degree
6 6 (3.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.84%) PhD
8 3 (1.70%) Postgraduate
9 2 (1.14%) HND
10 1 (0.57%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.57%) ISEB
10 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.57%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.95%) QA
2 7 (3.98%) IFRS
2 7 (3.98%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.14%) MiFID
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.57%) EMIR
4 1 (0.57%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (6.25%) HDFS
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (14.77%) Ansible
2 6 (3.41%) Oozie
2 6 (3.41%) Salt
3 4 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.57%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (19.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.39%) Oracle
2 13 (7.39%) Tableau
3 12 (6.82%) Cloudera
4 7 (3.98%) SaltStack
5 6 (3.41%) Bloomberg
5 6 (3.41%) Google
6 5 (2.84%) Adobe
7 4 (2.27%) Sybase
8 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.14%) Splunk
8 2 (1.14%) VMware
9 1 (0.57%) Capita
9 1 (0.57%) Cognos
9 1 (0.57%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.57%) HP
9 1 (0.57%) Optimizely
9 1 (0.57%) Teradata