Period
to 24 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 690 753 708
Rank change year-on-year +63 -45 +15
Contract jobs citing Numerate Degree 179 100 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.50% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 55 116
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -4.00%
10th Percentile £370 £179 £250
90th Percentile £675 £658 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £238 £390
% change year-on-year +100.00% -39.10% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £10.30 £12.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.99% +14.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.30 £8.75
% change year-on-year - +17.71% -20.45%

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 19,031 19,872 21,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.93% 20.50% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,708 12,462 13,099
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £248 £249
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 885 1,034
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.48 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.76 £27.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.47% -2.68% +43.59%

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 January 2018.

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 13 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 January 2018. 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 +61 172 £538 +13.16% 127
London 0 114 £575 +6.98% 67
UK excluding London +39 65 £475 +100.00% 65
South East +8 42 £506 +32.72% 19
South West +4 6 £475 - 5
East of England -7 5 £406 - 22
Scotland -14 4 £385 +266.67% 5
North of England +35 3 £420 +158.46% 9
Wales +11 3 £155 -
Yorkshire +8 3 £420 - 3
Midlands +8 3 £575 +142.11% 5
East Midlands +6 2 £500 - 4
West Midlands +5 1 £650 +173.68% 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Degree
2 110 (61.45%) Mathematics
3 81 (45.25%) Java
4 76 (42.46%) Computer Science
5 64 (35.75%) Finance
6 57 (31.84%) SQL
7 56 (31.28%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (30.73%) Python
9 48 (26.82%) Banking
10 46 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (22.35%) Analytics
12 37 (20.67%) C#
13 31 (17.32%) Relational Database
14 30 (16.76%) Statistics
15 28 (15.64%) Big Data
15 28 (15.64%) Computer Science Degree
16 27 (15.08%) Oracle
17 26 (14.53%) Project Management
17 26 (14.53%) QA
18 25 (13.97%) Telecoms
18 25 (13.97%) Microsoft
19 24 (13.41%) Front Office
19 24 (13.41%) Multithreading
19 24 (13.41%) Test Automation
20 23 (12.85%) Visualisation
20 23 (12.85%) REST
20 23 (12.85%) SDLC
20 23 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
20 23 (12.85%) SQL Server
21 22 (12.29%) SAS

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 22 (12.29%) SAS
2 10 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (4.47%) Apache Spark
4 6 (3.35%) nginx
5 3 (1.68%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.12%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.56%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.56%) Mule
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (11.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.23%) SPSS
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.12%) EViews
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.47%) Office 365
1 8 (4.47%) OpenShift
2 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.38%) GSM
1 15 (8.38%) HSPA
1 15 (8.38%) LTE
1 15 (8.38%) WCDMA
2 13 (7.26%) VoLTE
2 13 (7.26%) VoWiFi
3 10 (5.59%) Internet
4 5 (2.79%) 3G
5 2 (1.12%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.32%) Relational Database
2 28 (15.64%) Big Data
3 23 (12.85%) SQL Server
4 19 (10.61%) RDBMS
5 18 (10.06%) Hadoop
6 13 (7.26%) HBase
6 13 (7.26%) MongoDB
7 12 (6.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (5.59%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.35%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.79%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.79%) Data Mining
10 5 (2.79%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.68%) HDInsight
12 3 (1.68%) KDB
Development Applications
1 15 (8.38%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.59%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.59%) Subversion
2 10 (5.59%) TeamCity
3 7 (3.91%) Android Studio
3 7 (3.91%) Xcode
4 4 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.12%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.12%) Selenium
5 2 (1.12%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.56%) Cobertura
6 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.56%) JBehave
6 1 (0.56%) JUnit
6 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.56%) NUnit
6 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (35.75%) Finance
2 48 (26.82%) Banking
3 25 (13.97%) Telecoms
4 24 (13.41%) Front Office
5 20 (11.17%) Games
6 11 (6.15%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.91%) Marketing
7 7 (3.91%) Publishing
8 5 (2.79%) Military
8 5 (2.79%) Retail
8 5 (2.79%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.12%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
10 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (43.58%) Developer
2 42 (23.46%) Java Developer
3 29 (16.20%) Analyst
4 20 (11.17%) Data Scientist
5 15 (8.38%) Front Office Developer
5 15 (8.38%) Games Developer
5 15 (8.38%) Java Games Developer
5 15 (8.38%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.38%) Telecoms Developer
5 15 (8.38%) Telecoms Java Developer
6 13 (7.26%) Python Developer
6 13 (7.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (6.15%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.59%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.03%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Java Quantitative Developer
9 9 (5.03%) NoSQL Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Quantitative Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Senior Test Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) LTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.85%) REST
2 21 (11.73%) AngularJS
3 16 (8.94%) .NET
4 14 (7.82%) Hibernate
5 12 (6.70%) HTML
5 12 (6.70%) JSON
5 12 (6.70%) SOAP
6 11 (6.15%) CSS
6 11 (6.15%) HTML5
6 11 (6.15%) jQuery
6 11 (6.15%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (6.15%) Spring
6 11 (6.15%) Web Services
7 10 (5.59%) ActiveMQ
7 10 (5.59%) CSS3
7 10 (5.59%) JMS
7 10 (5.59%) JSP
7 10 (5.59%) JSTL
7 10 (5.59%) RESTful
7 10 (5.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 76 (42.46%) Computer Science
2 56 (31.28%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.50%) Algorithms
4 16 (8.94%) Equities
5 12 (6.70%) Clustering
5 12 (6.70%) Data Structures
6 10 (5.59%) Fat Client
6 10 (5.59%) Fixed Income
6 10 (5.59%) Thin Client
7 9 (5.03%) Credit Risk
8 8 (4.47%) Derivative
9 6 (3.35%) Handset
10 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.12%) Acoustics
11 2 (1.12%) Grid Computing
11 2 (1.12%) Life Science
11 2 (1.12%) User Experience
12 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.26%) Linux
2 11 (6.15%) Windows
3 9 (5.03%) Android
4 7 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.68%) Unix
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (61.45%) Mathematics
2 46 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.35%) Analytics
4 30 (16.76%) Statistics
5 26 (14.53%) Project Management
6 24 (13.41%) Multithreading
6 24 (13.41%) Test Automation
7 23 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (12.85%) SDLC
7 23 (12.85%) Visualisation
8 21 (11.73%) Scrum
9 20 (11.17%) Physics
10 18 (10.06%) Business Analysis
11 17 (9.50%) Mentoring
12 16 (8.94%) Software Testing
12 16 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.38%) Coaching
13 15 (8.38%) Problem Management
13 15 (8.38%) Service Design
13 15 (8.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 81 (45.25%) Java
2 57 (31.84%) SQL
3 55 (30.73%) Python
4 37 (20.67%) C#
5 22 (12.29%) R
6 20 (11.17%) C
7 18 (10.06%) C++
8 8 (4.47%) Scala
8 8 (4.47%) TypeScript
9 7 (3.91%) Apple Swift
9 7 (3.91%) Objective-C
10 5 (2.79%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.23%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.23%) VB
12 3 (1.68%) Clojure
12 3 (1.68%) Haskell
12 3 (1.68%) VBA
13 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.56%) AWK
14 1 (0.56%) sed
Qualifications
1 179 (100.00%) Degree
2 28 (15.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (7.82%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.59%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.47%) PhD
6 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.23%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.68%) Postgraduate
9 2 (1.12%) ISEB
10 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.53%) QA
2 7 (3.91%) IFRS
2 7 (3.91%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.12%) Basel II
3 2 (1.12%) MiFID
4 1 (0.56%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (6.15%) HDFS
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.59%) Ansible
2 8 (4.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.56%) Oozie
3 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (15.08%) Oracle
2 25 (13.97%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.94%) Sybase
4 12 (6.70%) Tableau
5 9 (5.03%) Apple
6 3 (1.68%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.68%) Workday
7 2 (1.12%) Cognos
7 2 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.12%) Twitter
8 1 (0.56%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.56%) Capita
8 1 (0.56%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.56%) Google
8 1 (0.56%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.56%) SAP
8 1 (0.56%) Teradata
8 1 (0.56%) VMware