Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 2017 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 716 801 749
Rank change year-on-year +85 -52 -59
Contract jobs citing Numerate Degree 153 91 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.085% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.40% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 63 90
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% -10.55%
10th Percentile £333 £234 £313
90th Percentile £675 £575 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -15.28% +20.00% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.10% +33.16% -47.43%
10th Percentile £39.25 £9.86 £9.58
90th Percentile £39.75 £27.30 £22.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £21.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year +88.10% +34.40% -18.83%

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 18557 22686 21774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.74% 21.25% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11261 14098 12915
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £233 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 828 1077
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.36% +19.57% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.12 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.42 £47.88 £48.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +16.36% +14.01% +20.60%

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 26 September 2017.

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 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 26 September 2017. 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 +70 142 £525 +16.67% 44
London +36 92 £525 +16.67% 17
UK excluding London +82 60 £381 -15.28% 29
South East +27 26 £363 -19.44% 5
South West +15 11 £475 -5.00% 3
Scotland - 10 £500 - 2
North of England +72 8 £525 -3.45% 8
Midlands +26 7 £325 -7.14% 4
Yorkshire +37 6 £550 - 2
East Midlands -8 4 £230 -34.29% 1
West Midlands +38 3 £488 +105.26% 3
North West +26 2 £500 -8.05% 6
East of England - 2 £288 - 7
Wales - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Numerate Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Numerate Degree.

1 150 (98.04%) Degree
2 112 (73.20%) Mathematics
3 84 (54.90%) Finance
4 60 (39.22%) Banking
5 58 (37.91%) Computer Science
6 55 (35.95%) Analytical Skills
7 54 (35.29%) SQL
8 49 (32.03%) Java
9 41 (26.80%) C#
9 41 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (24.18%) Analytics
11 36 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 32 (20.92%) Python
13 31 (20.26%) SQL Server
14 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Excel
15 27 (17.65%) SAS
16 26 (16.99%) Project Management
16 26 (16.99%) R
17 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
18 23 (15.03%) VBA
18 23 (15.03%) .NET
18 23 (15.03%) Front Office
19 22 (14.38%) Telecoms
19 22 (14.38%) Oracle
19 22 (14.38%) Test Automation
20 20 (13.07%) C++
20 20 (13.07%) Equities
20 20 (13.07%) Relational Database
21 19 (12.42%) Big Data
21 19 (12.42%) RDBMS

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 (17.65%) SAS
2 6 (3.92%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.96%) Apache
4 2 (1.31%) ColdFusion
4 2 (1.31%) nginx
5 1 (0.65%) Confluence
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (5.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.61%) SPSS
5 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.65%) EViews
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) RMDS
2 1 (0.65%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.96%) GitHub
3 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.31%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.31%) Office 365
3 2 (1.31%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.65%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.54%) GSM
1 10 (6.54%) HSPA
1 10 (6.54%) LTE
1 10 (6.54%) WCDMA
2 8 (5.23%) VoLTE
2 8 (5.23%) VoWiFi
3 5 (3.27%) 3G
4 2 (1.31%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.26%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.07%) Relational Database
3 19 (12.42%) Big Data
3 19 (12.42%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.58%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.58%) MS Access
6 6 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.61%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.61%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.31%) Apache Zeppelin
9 2 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.31%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (1.31%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 1 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Android Studio
1 7 (4.58%) Xcode
2 4 (2.61%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.31%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.31%) Selenium
4 2 (1.31%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.65%) LSMW
5 1 (0.65%) NUnit
5 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (54.90%) Finance
2 60 (39.22%) Banking
3 23 (15.03%) Front Office
4 22 (14.38%) Telecoms
5 17 (11.11%) Games
6 15 (9.80%) Retail
7 12 (7.84%) Investment Banking
8 9 (5.88%) Retail Banking
9 7 (4.58%) Publishing
10 5 (3.27%) Marketing
11 4 (2.61%) Legal
12 2 (1.31%) Advertising
13 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.65%) Billing
13 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.65%) Law
13 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (44.44%) Developer
2 43 (28.10%) Analyst
3 27 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 17 (11.11%) Games Developer
4 17 (11.11%) Java Games Developer
4 17 (11.11%) Telecoms Developer
4 17 (11.11%) Telecoms Java Developer
5 11 (7.19%) Architect
5 11 (7.19%) C# Developer
5 11 (7.19%) Data Scientist
6 9 (5.88%) Junior
6 9 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.23%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.23%) Quantitative Developer
7 8 (5.23%) RAD Developer
7 8 (5.23%) Risk Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) Credit Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.03%) .NET
2 17 (11.11%) REST
3 11 (7.19%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.58%) WPF
5 5 (3.27%) JNI
6 4 (2.61%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.96%) HTML
7 3 (1.96%) Scalaz
8 2 (1.31%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (1.31%) Celery
8 2 (1.31%) CSS
8 2 (1.31%) Flask
8 2 (1.31%) HTML5
8 2 (1.31%) Kafka
8 2 (1.31%) LINQ
8 2 (1.31%) NumPy
8 2 (1.31%) Pandas
8 2 (1.31%) Struts
8 2 (1.31%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 58 (37.91%) Computer Science
2 55 (35.95%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (13.07%) Equities
4 18 (11.76%) Credit Risk
5 13 (8.50%) Algorithms
5 13 (8.50%) Hedge funds
6 12 (7.84%) Derivative
7 9 (5.88%) Market Risk
8 6 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (3.27%) Fixed Income
10 4 (2.61%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.96%) Life Science
11 3 (1.96%) User Experience
12 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.31%) Social Network
13 1 (0.65%) Clustering
13 1 (0.65%) Fintech
13 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.23%) Android
2 6 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.96%) Linux
4 2 (1.31%) Unix
4 2 (1.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (73.20%) Mathematics
2 41 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (24.18%) Analytics
4 26 (16.99%) Project Management
5 22 (14.38%) Test Automation
6 19 (12.42%) Physics
7 18 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 16 (10.46%) Statistics
9 15 (9.80%) Data Modelling
10 14 (9.15%) Data Analysis
11 13 (8.50%) Economics
11 13 (8.50%) OO
11 13 (8.50%) Scrum
12 11 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (7.19%) Machine Learning
12 11 (7.19%) OOP
12 11 (7.19%) Service Design
12 11 (7.19%) Visualisation
13 10 (6.54%) Data Analytics
13 10 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.29%) SQL
2 49 (32.03%) Java
3 41 (26.80%) C#
4 32 (20.92%) Python
5 26 (16.99%) R
6 23 (15.03%) VBA
7 20 (13.07%) C++
8 9 (5.88%) Scala
9 7 (4.58%) Apple Swift
9 7 (4.58%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.92%) MATLAB
11 5 (3.27%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.61%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.61%) VB
13 3 (1.96%) Clojure
13 3 (1.96%) Haskell
13 3 (1.96%) PHP
14 2 (1.31%) Perl
15 1 (0.65%) Ada
15 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 150 (98.04%) Degree
2 36 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.27%) PhD
4 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.31%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) QA
2 10 (6.54%) IFRS
2 10 (6.54%) IFRS 9
3 8 (5.23%) Basel II
4 4 (2.61%) MiFID
5 1 (0.65%) Basel III
5 1 (0.65%) CDISC
5 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.65%) EMIR
5 1 (0.65%) MIL-STD-498
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.65%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.38%) Oracle
3 18 (11.76%) Sybase
4 13 (8.50%) Tableau
5 7 (4.58%) Apple
6 6 (3.92%) Cognos
7 5 (3.27%) Splunk
8 4 (2.61%) Google
9 2 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.31%) SAP
9 2 (1.31%) Twitter
10 1 (0.65%) Adobe
10 1 (0.65%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.65%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.65%) DevExpress