Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 722 777 744
Rank change year-on-year +55 -33 -23
Contract jobs citing Numerate Degree 167 109 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 0.50% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 69 111
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £356 £219 £300
90th Percentile £675 £620 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
UK median hourly rate - £15.65 £12.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.65% -45.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.65 £8.75
% change year-on-year - +78.86% -54.55%

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 19067 21849 22716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 20.68% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11676 13604 13682
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.24% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 872 1088
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +31.58%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +90 155 £525 +16.67% 30
London +32 109 £575 +19.48% 10
UK excluding London +52 57 £406 -1.52% 21
South East +19 25 £363 -15.94% 1
South West +21 11 £475 -5.00% 2
Scotland +10 11 £456 -
Midlands +25 6 £500 +42.86% 2
North of England +61 3 £500 +29.03% 6
West Midlands +35 3 £488 +105.26% 2
East Midlands +6 3 £500 +42.86%
Yorkshire +19 2 - - 2
East of England -18 2 £288 - 9
North West +27 1 £500 +29.03% 4
Wales +11 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 164 (98.20%) Degree
2 113 (67.66%) Mathematics
3 84 (50.30%) Finance
4 62 (37.13%) Computer Science
4 62 (37.13%) Banking
5 57 (34.13%) SQL
6 54 (32.34%) Java
7 50 (29.94%) Python
8 48 (28.74%) Analytical Skills
9 44 (26.35%) C#
10 42 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (24.55%) Analytics
12 30 (17.96%) R
13 28 (16.77%) Oracle
14 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Excel
14 26 (15.57%) Telecoms
14 26 (15.57%) Test Automation
14 26 (15.57%) Big Data
15 25 (14.97%) Relational Database
15 25 (14.97%) Project Management
16 24 (14.37%) Front Office
16 24 (14.37%) Statistics
17 23 (13.77%) SAS
17 23 (13.77%) Computer Science Degree
18 22 (13.17%) RDBMS
18 22 (13.17%) C++
18 22 (13.17%) Equities
19 21 (12.57%) SQL Server
19 21 (12.57%) Sybase
19 21 (12.57%) Microsoft

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 23 (13.77%) SAS
2 8 (4.79%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.80%) nginx
5 2 (1.20%) Apache
5 2 (1.20%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.60%) Confluence
6 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.99%) SPSS
5 2 (1.20%) EViews
5 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.60%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) RMDS
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.60%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.80%) GitHub
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.80%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) GSM
1 11 (6.59%) HSPA
1 11 (6.59%) LTE
1 11 (6.59%) WCDMA
2 9 (5.39%) VoLTE
2 9 (5.39%) VoWiFi
3 5 (2.99%) 3G
3 5 (2.99%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.57%) Big Data
2 25 (14.97%) Relational Database
3 22 (13.17%) RDBMS
4 21 (12.57%) SQL Server
5 13 (7.78%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.59%) HBase
7 6 (3.59%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.80%) MS Access
9 3 (1.80%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.20%) Apache Zeppelin
10 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.20%) KDB
10 2 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (5.39%) TeamCity
2 8 (4.79%) Subversion
3 7 (4.19%) Android Studio
3 7 (4.19%) Xcode
4 2 (1.20%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.20%) Selenium
4 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.60%) NUnit
5 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (50.30%) Finance
2 62 (37.13%) Banking
3 26 (15.57%) Telecoms
4 24 (14.37%) Front Office
5 20 (11.98%) Games
6 14 (8.38%) Investment Banking
7 10 (5.99%) Marketing
7 10 (5.99%) Retail Banking
8 7 (4.19%) Publishing
8 7 (4.19%) Retail
9 2 (1.20%) Advertising
9 2 (1.20%) Legal
9 2 (1.20%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.60%) Law
10 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (43.71%) Developer
2 41 (24.55%) Analyst
3 35 (20.96%) Java Developer
4 20 (11.98%) Games Developer
4 20 (11.98%) Java Games Developer
4 20 (11.98%) Telecoms Developer
4 20 (11.98%) Telecoms Java Developer
5 17 (10.18%) Data Scientist
6 13 (7.78%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.59%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.99%) Architect
8 10 (5.99%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.39%) Front Office Developer
9 9 (5.39%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.79%) Agile Business Analyst
10 8 (4.79%) Senior Business Analyst
10 8 (4.79%) Test Analyst
11 7 (4.19%) Quantitative Developer
11 7 (4.19%) Risk Analyst
11 7 (4.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.98%) REST
2 18 (10.78%) .NET
3 11 (6.59%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.19%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.19%) Hibernate
5 6 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (3.59%) Spring
6 5 (2.99%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (2.99%) JMS
6 5 (2.99%) NumPy
6 5 (2.99%) Pandas
6 5 (2.99%) RESTful
6 5 (2.99%) Web Services
7 4 (2.40%) WPF
8 3 (1.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (1.80%) Celery
8 3 (1.80%) CSS
8 3 (1.80%) Flask
8 3 (1.80%) HTML
8 3 (1.80%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 62 (37.13%) Computer Science
2 48 (28.74%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (13.17%) Equities
4 14 (8.38%) Algorithms
4 14 (8.38%) Credit Risk
5 11 (6.59%) Derivative
6 10 (5.99%) Fixed Income
7 7 (4.19%) Data Structures
7 7 (4.19%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.40%) Market Risk
8 4 (2.40%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.80%) Life Science
9 3 (1.80%) User Experience
10 2 (1.20%) Clustering
10 2 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.20%) Handset
10 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.60%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.99%) Linux
2 9 (5.39%) Windows
3 8 (4.79%) Android
4 6 (3.59%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (67.66%) Mathematics
2 42 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (24.55%) Analytics
4 26 (15.57%) Test Automation
5 25 (14.97%) Project Management
6 24 (14.37%) Statistics
7 19 (11.38%) Data Analysis
8 18 (10.78%) Visualisation
9 16 (9.58%) Physics
10 15 (8.98%) Economics
11 14 (8.38%) Risk Management
12 13 (7.78%) Data Modelling
12 13 (7.78%) Machine Learning
12 13 (7.78%) Software Testing
13 12 (7.19%) SDLC
13 12 (7.19%) Service Design
14 11 (6.59%) Business Analysis
14 11 (6.59%) Mentoring
14 11 (6.59%) OOP
14 11 (6.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.13%) SQL
2 54 (32.34%) Java
3 50 (29.94%) Python
4 44 (26.35%) C#
5 30 (17.96%) R
6 22 (13.17%) C++
7 15 (8.98%) VBA
8 10 (5.99%) C
9 7 (4.19%) Apple Swift
9 7 (4.19%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.59%) MATLAB
10 6 (3.59%) Scala
11 3 (1.80%) Clojure
11 3 (1.80%) Haskell
12 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.20%) Perl
12 2 (1.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.60%) AWK
13 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 164 (98.20%) Degree
2 23 (13.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.59%) PhD
4 3 (1.80%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.20%) ISEB
5 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.98%) QA
2 9 (5.39%) IFRS
2 9 (5.39%) IFRS 9
3 6 (3.59%) Basel II
4 2 (1.20%) MiFID
5 1 (0.60%) CDISC
System Software
1 5 (2.99%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 28 (16.77%) Oracle
2 21 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.57%) Sybase
3 16 (9.58%) Tableau
4 9 (5.39%) Apple
5 5 (2.99%) Splunk
6 3 (1.80%) Google
6 3 (1.80%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.80%) Workday
7 2 (1.20%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.20%) Cognos
7 2 (1.20%) Twitter
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe
8 1 (0.60%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.60%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.60%) SAP