Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 696 464 744
Rank change year-on-year -232 +280 +50
Contract jobs citing Numerate Degree 108 55 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.73% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 27 53
10th Percentile £450 £350 £243
25th Percentile £500 £360 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £750 £650 £613
90th Percentile £800 £680 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £575 £415
% change year-on-year - +38.55% +7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
10th Percentile " " £19.74
25th Percentile £10.25 " £21.42
Median hourly rate £30.73 £30.00 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +2.42% +30.83% +21.52%
75th Percentile £65.06 £39.25 £43.75
90th Percentile £69.38 £52.45 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.95 £30.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year -50.17% +30.83% -

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 15,074 7,544 17,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 25.62% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,796 5,050 10,790
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £411 £399 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £600 £573 £564
90th Percentile £688 £638 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £453 £440
% change year-on-year +4.94% +2.87% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 687 274 765
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.93 £13.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £21.01 £17.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.72% -20.98% +74.18%
75th Percentile £54.19 £47.83 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.85 £64.50 £58.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.68% -25.00% +73.91%

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Top 14 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 28 September 2021. 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 -208 102 £563 +12.50% 34
London -169 76 £563 +16.88% 6
UK excluding London -143 27 £575 - 30
South East -77 11 £511 +2.20% 11
Work from Home -248 9 £500 -1.96% 11
Midlands - 6 £750 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £750 -
East of England -46 4 £613 +6.52% 2
South West - 3 - - 7
North of England - 2 £513 - 7
Scotland - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £513 - 5
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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.

1 106 (98.15%) Degree
2 83 (76.85%) Mathematics
3 49 (45.37%) Python
4 48 (44.44%) Computer Science
5 44 (40.74%) SQL
6 43 (39.81%) Social Skills
7 36 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (32.41%) Azure
9 32 (29.63%) Finance
9 32 (29.63%) C#
10 30 (27.78%) Analytics
11 27 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (24.07%) Machine Learning
13 25 (23.15%) Data Science
14 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
14 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
15 23 (21.30%) Test Automation
15 23 (21.30%) Visualisation
16 22 (20.37%) Statistics
16 22 (20.37%) Java
16 22 (20.37%) Presentation Skills
17 21 (19.44%) Software Engineering
17 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (18.52%) C++
18 20 (18.52%) .NET
18 20 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
19 19 (17.59%) SQL Server
20 17 (15.74%) DevOps
20 17 (15.74%) R
21 16 (14.81%) Data Visualisation

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 13 (12.04%) Apache Spark
2 8 (7.41%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (2.78%) Apache
3 3 (2.78%) Documentum
3 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.85%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.85%) CPLEX
4 1 (0.93%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) SAP PM
2 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.85%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 35 (32.41%) Azure
2 13 (12.04%) AWS
3 12 (11.11%) Azure Functions
3 12 (11.11%) Serverless
4 11 (10.19%) GCP
5 10 (9.26%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (5.56%) Power Platform
7 5 (4.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 3 (2.78%) Google Analytics
8 3 (2.78%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (1.85%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (1.85%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (1.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 1 (0.93%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.56%) Power BI
5 5 (4.63%) MySQL
5 5 (4.63%) Tableau
6 3 (2.78%) Blockchain
6 3 (2.78%) EDMS
6 3 (2.78%) Metadata
7 2 (1.85%) Big Data
8 1 (0.93%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.93%) MS Access
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.93%) Tableau Desktop
Development Applications
1 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.04%) Visual Studio
3 10 (9.26%) Bitbucket
4 9 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.33%) SonarQube
5 8 (7.41%) IntelliJ
5 8 (7.41%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.78%) GCC
6 3 (2.78%) IDA Disassembler
7 2 (1.85%) JIRA
8 1 (0.93%) Buildbot
8 1 (0.93%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.93%) JUnit
8 1 (0.93%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.93%) TestRail
8 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (39.81%) Social Skills
2 32 (29.63%) Finance
3 27 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (20.37%) Presentation Skills
5 15 (13.89%) Public Sector
6 14 (12.96%) Back Office
7 12 (11.11%) Documentation Skills
8 10 (9.26%) Banking
8 10 (9.26%) Front Office
9 6 (5.56%) Investment Banking
9 6 (5.56%) Retail
10 4 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (2.78%) Legal
11 3 (2.78%) Marketing
12 2 (1.85%) Advertising
12 2 (1.85%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 37 (34.26%) Developer
2 27 (25.00%) Analyst
3 23 (21.30%) Data Scientist
4 15 (13.89%) Data Analyst
5 10 (9.26%) Python Developer
6 9 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Quantitative Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Azure Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Technical Leader
8 6 (5.56%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Banking Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) Data Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Qualitative Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Quantitative Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.52%) .NET
2 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 9 (8.33%) CSS
3 9 (8.33%) HTML
3 9 (8.33%) RESTful
4 8 (7.41%) .NET Core
4 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 8 (7.41%) Blazor
4 8 (7.41%) Entity Framework
4 8 (7.41%) HTML5
4 8 (7.41%) JSON
5 3 (2.78%) PySpark
6 2 (1.85%) ADO
6 2 (1.85%) jQuery
6 2 (1.85%) REST
7 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.93%) ODBC
7 1 (0.93%) Swing
7 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Algorithms
2 9 (8.33%) Tandem
3 8 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.63%) User Experience
5 4 (3.70%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.78%) Robotics
6 3 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.85%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.93%) Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Equities
8 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.93%) FMCG
8 1 (0.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.93%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Windows
2 8 (7.41%) Linux
2 8 (7.41%) Windows Server
2 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (2.78%) VMS
4 2 (1.85%) Unix
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (76.85%) Mathematics
2 48 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 36 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (27.78%) Analytics
5 26 (24.07%) Machine Learning
6 25 (23.15%) Data Science
7 23 (21.30%) Test Automation
7 23 (21.30%) Visualisation
8 22 (20.37%) Statistics
9 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (19.44%) Software Engineering
10 17 (15.74%) DevOps
11 16 (14.81%) Artificial Intelligence
11 16 (14.81%) Data Visualisation
12 13 (12.04%) Data Extraction
12 13 (12.04%) OO
12 13 (12.04%) OOP
13 12 (11.11%) Data Munging
13 12 (11.11%) Linear Regression
13 12 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 49 (45.37%) Python
2 44 (40.74%) SQL
3 32 (29.63%) C#
4 22 (20.37%) Java
5 20 (18.52%) C++
6 17 (15.74%) R
7 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.63%) Java 8
9 3 (2.78%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.78%) C
9 3 (2.78%) VBA
10 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.93%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.93%) VB
11 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 106 (98.15%) Degree
2 14 (12.96%) PhD
3 8 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) CCNA
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.78%) CISM
5 3 (2.78%) MCAD
5 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.78%) OCMJD
5 3 (2.78%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (2.78%) GDPR
2 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.85%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Control-M
3 1 (0.93%) Grafana
3 1 (0.93%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Scalr
Vendors
1 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.96%) Databricks
3 8 (7.41%) ESRI
3 8 (7.41%) IBM
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle
3 8 (7.41%) Splunk
3 8 (7.41%) Telerik
4 6 (5.56%) Google
5 3 (2.78%) Adobe
5 3 (2.78%) Intel
5 3 (2.78%) OpenText
5 3 (2.78%) SAP
6 2 (1.85%) Algorithmics
6 2 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.85%) Omniture
7 1 (0.93%) Optimizely