The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Statistics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Statistics
UK
Rank 376 407 381
Rank change year-on-year +31 -26  
Contract jobs citing Statistics 241 246 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.56% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 137 144
Median daily rate £375 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £589 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -11.18% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 11
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.25 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.72% -20.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.05 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £13.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year +200.00% -24.85%  

Statistics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37182 44106 42440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24552 28910 26291
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1111 1221
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Statistics
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Statistics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Statistics.

Contractor daily rate trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistics over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Statistics.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistics over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 223 £381 -4.68% 135
London +43 128 £513 +24.84% 68
South East +19 41 £338 -8.78% 15
City of London +16 26 £525 +39.81% 18
Yorkshire +24 17 £369 -26.25% 7
West Yorkshire +23 14 £363 -27.50% 3
Leeds +17 13 £363 -27.50% 2
South West +7 12 £250 -16.66% 6
Scotland +29 11 £375 +2.04% 6
Kent - 10 £338 - 3
Hampshire +12 9 £331 -4.67% 2
North West +30 8 £275 -12.35% 15
Berkshire +25 8 £331 +26.79% 3
Surrey +15 8 £550 +64.17% 3
Edinburgh +24 7 £375 - 5
East Midlands +1 7 £275 -8.33%
Gloucestershire - 6 £238 -
Manchester +17 5 £275 -26.66% 8
North East -8 5 £388 - 5
Gloucester - 5 £238 -
Wales +5 4 £190 -39.20% 2
Leicestershire -4 4 £250 -16.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 4 £400 -
Tyne and Wear -10 4 £400 -
Staines - 4 - - 1
Nottingham +10 3 £340 -
Nottinghamshire +9 3 £340 -
South Wales +9 3 £190 -39.20% 2
Glasgow +2 3 - - 1
Leicester -4 3 £250 -23.07%

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 226 (39.51%) SQL
2 192 (33.57%) Python
3 173 (30.24%) R
4 160 (27.97%) Mathematics
4 160 (27.97%) Analytics
5 153 (26.75%) Degree
6 147 (25.70%) Analytical Skills
7 125 (21.85%) Finance
8 118 (20.63%) Big Data
9 101 (17.66%) Hadoop
10 95 (16.61%) Computer Science
11 93 (16.26%) Machine Learning
12 92 (16.08%) Java
13 90 (15.73%) Apache Spark
14 87 (15.21%) Algorithms
15 85 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
16 78 (13.64%) Scala
17 77 (13.46%) Visualisation
18 70 (12.24%) Relational Database
18 70 (12.24%) PhD
19 68 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
20 67 (11.71%) Marketing
21 64 (11.19%) SAS
22 63 (11.01%) Data Analysis
23 57 (9.97%) Banking
24 53 (9.27%) Economics
24 53 (9.27%) Data Modelling
24 53 (9.27%) MS Excel
25 52 (9.09%) Oracle
26 51 (8.92%) Data Mining

Statistics
Top Related 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 90 (15.73%) Apache Spark
2 64 (11.19%) SAS
3 26 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 22 (3.85%) Apache Pig
5 14 (2.45%) CMS
6 11 (1.92%) Apache
6 11 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.57%) WordPress
8 8 (1.40%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.70%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.70%) Confluence
11 4 (0.70%) Joomla!
11 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.52%) Drupal
12 3 (0.52%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (9.27%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (4.90%) SPSS
4 26 (4.55%) MS Office
5 11 (1.92%) Stata
6 10 (1.75%) MS Visio
7 9 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (1.22%) LaTeX
8 7 (1.22%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.87%) Weka
10 3 (0.52%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.52%) GIMP
10 3 (0.52%) MS Project
11 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.35%) EViews
11 2 (0.35%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) SAP CRM
1 5 (0.87%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
3 11 (1.92%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.87%) Office 365
5 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.52%) SaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.35%) Slack
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.17%) Flurry Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.17%) IaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Trello
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.80%) DHCP
1 16 (2.80%) DNS
2 12 (2.10%) VoIP
3 7 (1.22%) 3G
3 7 (1.22%) 4G
3 7 (1.22%) GSM
3 7 (1.22%) SNMP
3 7 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.05%) 2G
4 6 (1.05%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (1.05%) GGSN
4 6 (1.05%) GPRS
4 6 (1.05%) LTE
4 6 (1.05%) SMTP
4 6 (1.05%) UMTS
5 5 (0.87%) Intranet
6 4 (0.70%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.70%) Firewall
6 4 (0.70%) Internet
7 3 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (20.63%) Big Data
2 101 (17.66%) Hadoop
3 70 (12.24%) Relational Database
4 51 (8.92%) Data Mining
5 49 (8.57%) SQL Server
6 46 (8.04%) Apache Hive
7 36 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (5.42%) NoSQL
9 25 (4.37%) MongoDB
10 24 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (3.50%) RDBMS
11 20 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (3.15%) QlikView
13 13 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (2.10%) Impala
14 12 (2.10%) Oracle Database
14 12 (2.10%) Parquet
14 12 (2.10%) Spotfire
15 10 (1.75%) Power BI
16 9 (1.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (5.94%) JIRA
2 29 (5.07%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.75%) ERwin
5 8 (1.40%) Dreamweaver
5 8 (1.40%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.87%) JMeter
7 5 (0.87%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.87%) NeoLoad
7 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.87%) WebLOAD
8 4 (0.70%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.70%) Bower
8 4 (0.70%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.52%) Selenium
9 3 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.35%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.35%) Maven
11 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 125 (21.85%) Finance
2 67 (11.71%) Marketing
3 57 (9.97%) Banking
4 37 (6.47%) Retail
5 36 (6.29%) Front Office
6 30 (5.24%) Telecoms
7 23 (4.02%) Back Office
8 14 (2.45%) Legal
9 13 (2.27%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.92%) Advertising
10 11 (1.92%) Publishing
11 7 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.22%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.70%) Games
12 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.52%) Automotive
13 3 (0.52%) German Language
13 3 (0.52%) International Banking
13 3 (0.52%) Law
14 2 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 166 (29.02%) Analyst
2 94 (16.43%) Data Scientist
3 70 (12.24%) Data Analyst
4 62 (10.84%) Developer
5 34 (5.94%) Data Engineer
6 20 (3.50%) Big Data Engineer
6 20 (3.50%) Consultant
7 18 (3.15%) Business Analyst
8 17 (2.97%) SQL Analyst
9 16 (2.80%) Support Engineer
9 16 (2.80%) Web Analyst
10 15 (2.62%) Architect
11 14 (2.45%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 14 (2.45%) SQL Developer
12 13 (2.27%) Junior
12 13 (2.27%) SQL Data Analyst
13 12 (2.10%) DBA
13 12 (2.10%) Hadoop Engineer
14 11 (1.92%) Administrator
14 11 (1.92%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.42%) Kafka
2 30 (5.24%) XML
3 28 (4.90%) scikit-learn
4 26 (4.55%) Web Services
5 24 (4.20%) HTML
6 22 (3.85%) .NET
6 22 (3.85%) CSS
6 22 (3.85%) Pandas
7 21 (3.67%) JSON
8 19 (3.32%) NumPy
9 16 (2.80%) D3.js
10 13 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
11 12 (2.10%) .NET Framework
11 12 (2.10%) Apache Avro
11 12 (2.10%) Entity Framework
11 12 (2.10%) JMS
11 12 (2.10%) SciPy
12 11 (1.92%) Flask
13 10 (1.75%) Spark Streaming
14 8 (1.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 147 (25.70%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (16.61%) Computer Science
3 87 (15.21%) Algorithms
4 30 (5.24%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.67%) Credit Risk
6 17 (2.97%) User Experience
7 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.75%) Fintech
7 10 (1.75%) NHS
8 9 (1.57%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.57%) Derivative
8 9 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.22%) Credit Derivative
9 7 (1.22%) Equities
10 6 (1.05%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.05%) FMCG
11 5 (0.87%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (6.99%) Windows
2 29 (5.07%) Unix
3 28 (4.90%) Linux
4 14 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.40%) Android
6 8 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (27.97%) Analytics
1 160 (27.97%) Mathematics
2 93 (16.26%) Machine Learning
3 85 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (13.46%) Visualisation
5 68 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
6 63 (11.01%) Data Analysis
7 53 (9.27%) Data Modelling
7 53 (9.27%) Economics
8 48 (8.39%) Data Visualisation
9 45 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (7.69%) Data Management
11 37 (6.47%) Project Management
12 34 (5.94%) Configuration Management
12 34 (5.94%) Validation
13 33 (5.77%) E-Commerce
13 33 (5.77%) ETL
14 32 (5.59%) Scrum
15 30 (5.24%) ITIL
15 30 (5.24%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 226 (39.51%) SQL
2 192 (33.57%) Python
3 173 (30.24%) R
4 92 (16.08%) Java
5 78 (13.64%) Scala
6 39 (6.82%) MATLAB
7 35 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 33 (5.77%) C++
9 26 (4.55%) VBA
10 25 (4.37%) C#
11 9 (1.57%) Perl
12 8 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.22%) C
13 7 (1.22%) PHP
13 7 (1.22%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.70%) VB
16 3 (0.52%) Go
16 3 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 153 (26.75%) Degree
2 70 (12.24%) PhD
3 39 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 27 (4.72%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.75%) Postgraduate
6 6 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.05%) CFA
6 6 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.70%) CISSP
7 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.52%) CEH
8 3 (0.52%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.52%) GIAC
8 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.52%) MBA
8 3 (0.52%) SANS
9 2 (0.35%) HND
9 2 (0.35%) MCSE
10 1 (0.17%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.29%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.97%) SLA
3 15 (2.62%) QA
4 8 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (1.22%) PMO
6 4 (0.70%) IFRS
6 4 (0.70%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.35%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.17%) COSHH
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.17%) GDPR
9 1 (0.17%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.70%) HDFS
3 3 (0.52%) Docker
3 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.52%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.35%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.35%) KVM
4 2 (0.35%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.35%) XenApp
4 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) LXC
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (0.87%) Kibana
1 5 (0.87%) Netcool
1 5 (0.87%) Oozie
1 5 (0.87%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.52%) Puppet
3 3 (0.52%) SCOM
3 3 (0.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.35%) Control-M
4 2 (0.35%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (9.09%) Oracle
2 50 (8.74%) Tableau
3 49 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.97%) Teradata
5 15 (2.62%) Huawei
6 14 (2.45%) SAP
7 13 (2.27%) Adobe
7 13 (2.27%) Google
8 10 (1.75%) IBM
9 7 (1.22%) Alteryx
10 6 (1.05%) HP
11 5 (0.87%) Citrix
11 5 (0.87%) Cognos
11 5 (0.87%) hybris
11 5 (0.87%) Optimizely
11 5 (0.87%) Rackspace
12 4 (0.70%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.70%) RapidMiner
12 4 (0.70%) Splunk
12 4 (0.70%) Sybase
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Camborne, Cornwall
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 12 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Rate: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Competitive salary & excellent benef
Posted: 17 days ago