Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 639 733 692
Rank change year-on-year +94 -41 +66
Contract jobs citing Numerate Degree 87 155 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.82% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 107 142
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £529
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.97% +0.76%
10th Percentile £335 £275 £358
90th Percentile £745 £838 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £363 £475
% change year-on-year +37.93% -23.68% +57.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year -1.79% - -

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 14,513 18,964 19,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.40% 19.46% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,949 11,347 11,706
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £258 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 896 847
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.73 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.86 £26.00
% change year-on-year +16.09% +10.99% -5.45%

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 24 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Numerate Degree over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Numerate Degree in the UK

Numerate Degree
Top 12 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 24 February 2020. 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 +92 82 £600 +9.09% 75
London +82 46 £600 +6.01% 35
UK excluding London +100 41 £500 +37.93% 47
South East +98 26 £585 +27.17% 14
East of England +18 5 £355 +6.77% 8
Scotland +12 4 - - 6
North of England +60 3 £513 +13.26% 7
West Midlands +54 2 - - 5
Midlands +53 2 - - 7
North West +40 2 £513 - 2
Yorkshire +48 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £142 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 87 (100.00%) Degree
2 74 (85.06%) Mathematics
3 57 (65.52%) Computer Science
4 54 (62.07%) Python
5 36 (41.38%) Physics
6 34 (39.08%) SQL
7 32 (36.78%) Analytics
7 32 (36.78%) Data Science
7 32 (36.78%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (31.03%) Git (software)
8 27 (31.03%) Java
9 23 (26.44%) Visualisation
10 22 (25.29%) Statistics
10 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (24.14%) Apache Spark
12 20 (22.99%) Machine Learning
12 20 (22.99%) C#
13 18 (20.69%) Oracle
13 18 (20.69%) NumPy
13 18 (20.69%) PySpark
14 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
14 17 (19.54%) Finance
15 16 (18.39%) PhD
15 16 (18.39%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (18.39%) Master's Degree
16 15 (17.24%) Algorithms
16 15 (17.24%) React
16 15 (17.24%) AngularJS
16 15 (17.24%) .NET
16 15 (17.24%) Front Office

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 21 (24.14%) Apache Spark
2 13 (14.94%) Jupyter
3 9 (10.34%) Apache
4 6 (6.90%) SAS
5 4 (4.60%) IIS
6 2 (2.30%) ArcGIS
6 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.45%) SPSS
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.30%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle AML
3 1 (1.15%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) Azure
2 10 (11.49%) PaaS
3 8 (9.20%) Azure Machine Learning
4 7 (8.05%) AWS
5 6 (6.90%) Amazon S3
5 6 (6.90%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (6.90%) AWS Step Functions
5 6 (6.90%) Serverless
6 4 (4.60%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.30%) GitHub
7 2 (2.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) VPN
2 1 (1.15%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.15%) Wireless
2 1 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) NoSQL
2 12 (13.79%) GIS
2 12 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 10 (11.49%) Geospatial Data
4 9 (10.34%) Hadoop
4 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database
5 8 (9.20%) Big Data
5 8 (9.20%) Data Mining
6 7 (8.05%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.90%) Amazon Athena
7 6 (6.90%) Amazon Aurora
7 6 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (6.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (6.90%) KDB
7 6 (6.90%) MongoDB
7 6 (6.90%) Presto
8 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (4.60%) Power BI
10 2 (2.30%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (2.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.34%) JIRA
3 6 (6.90%) Maven
4 5 (5.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.45%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.30%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.30%) Buildbot
6 2 (2.30%) Robot Framework
6 2 (2.30%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.15%) ERwin
7 1 (1.15%) Postman
7 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 15 (17.24%) Front Office
3 13 (14.94%) Banking
4 8 (9.20%) Retail
5 6 (6.90%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.45%) Local Government
6 3 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.30%) Marketing
8 1 (1.15%) Electronics
8 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.15%) Games
8 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.15%) Retail Finance
8 1 (1.15%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 23 (26.44%) Data Scientist
1 23 (26.44%) Developer
2 12 (13.79%) Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) .NET Developer
4 10 (11.49%) C# Developer
4 10 (11.49%) Java Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Development Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Electronics Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Senior Data Scientist
6 8 (9.20%) Monitoring Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Data Analyst
8 6 (6.90%) Data Analytics Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Angular Developer
9 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.75%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.69%) NumPy
1 18 (20.69%) PySpark
2 15 (17.24%) .NET
2 15 (17.24%) AngularJS
2 15 (17.24%) React
3 13 (14.94%) Pandas
4 11 (12.64%) Keras
4 11 (12.64%) scikit-learn
4 11 (12.64%) TensorFlow
5 9 (10.34%) .NET Framework
6 6 (6.90%) Apache NiFi
6 6 (6.90%) Backbone.js
6 6 (6.90%) Esper
6 6 (6.90%) Pyramid
6 6 (6.90%) SciPy
7 5 (5.75%) Angular 2
7 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (5.75%) Entity Framework
7 5 (5.75%) Kendo UI
7 5 (5.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (17.24%) Algorithms
3 10 (11.49%) Hedge funds
4 9 (10.34%) Data Structures
5 8 (9.20%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (8.05%) Lidar
7 6 (6.90%) Derivative
7 6 (6.90%) Fixed Income
7 6 (6.90%) Smart City
8 5 (5.75%) User Experience
9 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.30%) Wiki
10 1 (1.15%) Acoustics
10 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
10 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) Windows
3 2 (2.30%) Unix
3 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (85.06%) Mathematics
2 57 (65.52%) Computer Science
3 36 (41.38%) Physics
4 32 (36.78%) Analytics
4 32 (36.78%) Data Science
4 32 (36.78%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (26.44%) Visualisation
6 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (25.29%) Statistics
7 20 (22.99%) Machine Learning
8 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
9 13 (14.94%) Artificial Intelligence
9 13 (14.94%) Data Visualisation
9 13 (14.94%) DevOps
10 12 (13.79%) Data Analysis
10 12 (13.79%) Deep Learning
10 12 (13.79%) Mathematical Modelling
11 10 (11.49%) OO
11 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.34%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 54 (62.07%) Python
2 34 (39.08%) SQL
3 27 (31.03%) Java
4 20 (22.99%) C#
5 11 (12.64%) C++
6 10 (11.49%) VB.NET
7 8 (9.20%) C
7 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.75%) TypeScript
8 5 (5.75%) VBA
9 4 (4.60%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.60%) R
9 4 (4.60%) VB
10 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 87 (100.00%) Degree
2 16 (18.39%) Master's Degree
2 16 (18.39%) PhD
3 12 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.60%) Postgraduate
6 3 (3.45%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.15%) ISEB
7 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.15%) IFRS
3 1 (1.15%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Docker
2 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.30%) Ansible
2 2 (2.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (20.69%) Oracle
2 13 (14.94%) Tableau
3 6 (6.90%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Alterian
6 1 (1.15%) Perforce