Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 489 740 759
Rank change year-on-year +251 +19 -23
Contract jobs citing Numerate Degree 74 75 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.092% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.45% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 60 99
Median daily rate £575 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £350 £312 £324
90th Percentile £675 £740 £839
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £550 £400
% change year-on-year +4.55% +37.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
Median hourly rate £34.25 £40.00 £28.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +38.10% -
10th Percentile £30.00 £19.53 £21.42
90th Percentile £61.25 £44.38 £115.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year -25.00% +74.44% -

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 8,558 16,795 19,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.46% 20.54% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,150 10,303 11,709
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 837 957
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.56% +4.82%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £58.60 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -1.85%

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 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 +270 73 £575 - 37
London +184 55 £575 - 24
UK excluding London +235 18 £575 +4.55% 15
South East +161 10 £513 -13.87% 2
East of England +89 7 £650 +44.44% 3
Work from Home -146 2 £510 -18.73% 3
South West +104 1 £550 +37.50% 1

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 74 (100.00%) Degree
2 67 (90.54%) Mathematics
3 45 (60.81%) Python
4 41 (55.41%) Computer Science
5 30 (40.54%) Apache Spark
6 27 (36.49%) Java
7 25 (33.78%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (33.78%) Algorithms
8 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (31.08%) Hadoop
10 22 (29.73%) Data Science
11 21 (28.38%) Machine Learning
12 20 (27.03%) Investment Banking
12 20 (27.03%) Statistics
12 20 (27.03%) Banking
13 19 (25.68%) Economics
13 19 (25.68%) Big Data
14 18 (24.32%) TDD
15 17 (22.97%) BDD
16 15 (20.27%) Scala
16 15 (20.27%) Physics
16 15 (20.27%) Scrum
16 15 (20.27%) SQL
16 15 (20.27%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (18.92%) scikit-learn
17 14 (18.92%) Front Office
17 14 (18.92%) Visualisation
18 11 (14.86%) NumPy
18 11 (14.86%) Data Visualisation
18 11 (14.86%) Electronic Trading

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 30 (40.54%) Apache Spark
2 8 (10.81%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Power Platform
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.35%) AWS
3 1 (1.35%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
1 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.08%) Hadoop
2 19 (25.68%) Big Data
3 11 (14.86%) Data Mining
4 9 (12.16%) Apache Hive
5 3 (4.05%) Power BI
6 2 (2.70%) MySQL
6 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.35%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.35%) Looker
7 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.35%) Tableau
7 1 (1.35%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) GitLab
1 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.35%) JMeter
3 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (27.03%) Banking
1 20 (27.03%) Investment Banking
2 14 (18.92%) Front Office
3 11 (14.86%) Finance
3 11 (14.86%) Retail
4 7 (9.46%) Marketing
5 5 (6.76%) Publishing
6 2 (2.70%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (45.95%) Developer
2 21 (28.38%) Data Scientist
3 20 (27.03%) Java Developer
4 10 (13.51%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Agile Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Agile Java Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Data Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Low Latency Java Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Data Scientist
8 3 (4.05%) Django Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Graduate
8 3 (4.05%) Graduate Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Graduate JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.05%) React Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Graduate Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) scikit-learn
2 11 (14.86%) NumPy
2 11 (14.86%) Pandas
2 11 (14.86%) PyTorch
2 11 (14.86%) TensorFlow
3 9 (12.16%) AngularJS
3 9 (12.16%) Keras
3 9 (12.16%) React
4 8 (10.81%) XGBoost
5 6 (8.11%) Django
5 6 (8.11%) Vue.js
6 4 (5.41%) CSS
6 4 (5.41%) HTML
6 4 (5.41%) RESTful
7 3 (4.05%) CSS3
7 3 (4.05%) HTML5
7 3 (4.05%) PySpark
7 3 (4.05%) Redux
8 2 (2.70%) OpenCV
8 2 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) Algorithms
1 25 (33.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.16%) Analytical Mindset
3 8 (10.81%) Fixed Income
4 6 (8.11%) FMCG
5 4 (5.41%) Data Structures
5 4 (5.41%) Derivative
6 3 (4.05%) Market Risk
7 2 (2.70%) CUDA
7 2 (2.70%) User Experience
8 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Linux
2 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (90.54%) Mathematics
2 41 (55.41%) Computer Science
3 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (29.73%) Data Science
5 21 (28.38%) Machine Learning
6 20 (27.03%) Statistics
7 19 (25.68%) Economics
8 18 (24.32%) TDD
9 17 (22.97%) BDD
10 15 (20.27%) Physics
10 15 (20.27%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (20.27%) Scrum
11 14 (18.92%) Visualisation
12 11 (14.86%) Data Visualisation
12 11 (14.86%) Deep Learning
12 11 (14.86%) Electronic Trading
13 10 (13.51%) Open Source
13 10 (13.51%) Predictive Modelling
13 10 (13.51%) Statistical Analysis
14 9 (12.16%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.81%) Python
2 27 (36.49%) Java
3 15 (20.27%) Scala
3 15 (20.27%) SQL
4 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.16%) R
6 3 (4.05%) C
6 3 (4.05%) C#
6 3 (4.05%) C++
6 3 (4.05%) ES6
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Degree
2 11 (14.86%) PhD
3 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (4.05%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.35%) Alteryx
1 1 (1.35%) Bloomberg
1 1 (1.35%) HP
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft