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 27 June 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.

Statistics
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 387 423 414
Rank change year-on-year +36 -9  
Contract jobs citing Statistics 231 239 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.53% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 135 147
Median daily rate £400 £355 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 18
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £16.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -9.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.40 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £16.75 £30.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.99
% change year-on-year - -18.68%  

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 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 0 200 £400 +14.28% 134
London +26 128 £450 +20.00% 62
South East -18 36 £345 -2.81% 9
Scotland +51 21 £500 +21.21% 9
Edinburgh +39 20 £500 +17.64% 4
City of London -3 14 £550 +22.22% 13
North West +23 11 £450 +50.00% 11
Hampshire +11 9 £193 -23.00% 4
Berkshire +5 9 £363 +11.88% 2
West Midlands +17 8 £325 +242.10% 6
Yorkshire +25 7 £419 +19.64% 9
Reading +17 7 £475 +137.50% 1
East of England -5 7 £469 +4.16% 15
Kent - 7 £338 - 1
Cheshire +27 6 - - 4
West Yorkshire +17 5 £419 +101.80% 4
Hook - 5 £250 - 1
Leeds +20 4 £425 +372.22% 3
Manchester +16 4 £513 +70.83% 5
Westminster +8 4 £220 -
Surrey +1 4 £350 -39.13% 1
Birmingham - 4 £338 - 2
Maidstone - 4 £350 -
West Sussex +14 3 £338 -11.18%
East Sussex - 3 £345 -
Gatwick - 3 £338 -
Knutsford - 3 - -
Hastings - 3 £345 -
Sheffield +11 2 - - 5
Glasgow +8 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 211 (44.33%) SQL
2 152 (31.93%) Degree
3 133 (27.94%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (27.73%) Mathematics
5 131 (27.52%) Analytics
6 130 (27.31%) Python
7 128 (26.89%) Finance
8 122 (25.63%) R
9 79 (16.60%) Big Data
10 78 (16.39%) Machine Learning
10 78 (16.39%) Microsoft Excel
11 77 (16.18%) Computer Science
12 72 (15.13%) Algorithms
13 70 (14.71%) Data Analysis
14 68 (14.29%) SAS
15 67 (14.08%) Hadoop
16 66 (13.87%) Visualisation
17 59 (12.39%) Tableau
18 57 (11.97%) SQL Server
19 55 (11.55%) Java
19 55 (11.55%) Business Intelligence
19 55 (11.55%) Data Management
20 54 (11.34%) Apache Spark
21 53 (11.13%) Microsoft
21 53 (11.13%) Windows
22 51 (10.71%) PhD
23 50 (10.50%) Oracle
24 48 (10.08%) Data Modelling
25 47 (9.87%) Marketing
26 45 (9.45%) Agile Software Development

Statistics
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 68 (14.29%) SAS
2 54 (11.34%) Apache Spark
3 25 (5.25%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.26%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.05%) Apache Pig
5 5 (1.05%) CMS
5 5 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.84%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.84%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.63%) Documentum
7 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.42%) Apache
8 2 (0.42%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 78 (16.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (7.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (5.67%) SPSS
4 25 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (3.15%) Stata
6 8 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.47%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.63%) EViews
9 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.42%) SPSS Modeler
9 2 (0.42%) Weka
10 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Summit
3 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.89%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.47%) G Suite
4 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.05%) Office 365
5 2 (0.42%) AdWords
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.42%) PaaS
5 2 (0.42%) SaaS
5 2 (0.42%) Slack
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.21%) Flurry Analytics
6 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.21%) Trello
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.31%) SSL
2 10 (2.10%) SSH
3 9 (1.89%) DHCP
4 7 (1.47%) DNS
4 7 (1.47%) PuTTY
5 6 (1.26%) Firewall
6 5 (1.05%) WAN
7 4 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.84%) FTP
7 4 (0.84%) HTTP
7 4 (0.84%) LDAP
7 4 (0.84%) tcpdump
7 4 (0.84%) VPN
8 3 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.63%) Internet
8 3 (0.63%) MPLS
8 3 (0.63%) SNMP
8 3 (0.63%) WinSCP
8 3 (0.63%) Wireless
9 2 (0.42%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (16.60%) Big Data
2 67 (14.08%) Hadoop
3 57 (11.97%) SQL Server
4 44 (9.24%) Data Mining
5 43 (9.03%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (8.61%) Relational Database
7 25 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (4.62%) Apache Hive
9 20 (4.20%) NoSQL
9 20 (4.20%) QlikView
10 15 (3.15%) MS Access
10 15 (3.15%) Spotfire
11 14 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (2.94%) Power BI
12 12 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (2.52%) MySQL
13 11 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (2.10%) MongoDB
14 10 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (1.89%) KDB
Development Applications
1 20 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (3.99%) JIRA
3 10 (2.10%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.47%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (1.05%) ProC
7 4 (0.84%) ERwin
7 4 (0.84%) Selenium
8 3 (0.63%) Bower
8 3 (0.63%) Toad
9 2 (0.42%) Appium
9 2 (0.42%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.42%) Maven
9 2 (0.42%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.42%) Subversion
9 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.21%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
General
1 128 (26.89%) Finance
2 47 (9.87%) Marketing
3 45 (9.45%) Banking
4 28 (5.88%) Front Office
5 25 (5.25%) Retail
6 24 (5.04%) Telecoms
7 18 (3.78%) Back Office
8 14 (2.94%) Legal
9 13 (2.73%) Investment Banking
10 10 (2.10%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.89%) Advertising
11 9 (1.89%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.26%) Electronics
12 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.84%) Billing
13 4 (0.84%) Games
13 4 (0.84%) Publishing
14 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.42%) French Language
15 2 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 165 (34.66%) Analyst
2 75 (15.76%) Data Scientist
3 69 (14.50%) Data Analyst
4 59 (12.39%) Developer
5 27 (5.67%) SQL Developer
6 22 (4.62%) Business Analyst
6 22 (4.62%) Consultant
7 17 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
8 15 (3.15%) Junior
9 14 (2.94%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 12 (2.52%) Insight Analyst
10 12 (2.52%) SQL Data Analyst
11 11 (2.31%) Excel Analyst
11 11 (2.31%) Senior Data Scientist
12 10 (2.10%) DBA
13 9 (1.89%) Administrator
13 9 (1.89%) Java Developer
13 9 (1.89%) Qualitative Analyst
13 9 (1.89%) Quantitative Analyst
13 9 (1.89%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.46%) Web Services
2 24 (5.04%) .NET
3 21 (4.41%) Natural Language Processing
4 19 (3.99%) Entity Framework
5 16 (3.36%) .NET Framework
6 12 (2.52%) D3.js
7 10 (2.10%) Kafka
7 10 (2.10%) scikit-learn
7 10 (2.10%) XML
8 9 (1.89%) CSS
8 9 (1.89%) NumPy
8 9 (1.89%) Pandas
9 8 (1.68%) HTML
9 8 (1.68%) SciPy
10 7 (1.47%) Flask
11 5 (1.05%) Matplotlib
11 5 (1.05%) PySpark
12 4 (0.84%) Bokeh
12 4 (0.84%) Three.js
12 4 (0.84%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 133 (27.94%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (16.18%) Computer Science
3 72 (15.13%) Algorithms
4 43 (9.03%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.78%) Data Structures
6 16 (3.36%) User Experience
7 11 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.10%) Equities
8 10 (2.10%) PKI
8 10 (2.10%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.89%) Fintech
9 9 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.89%) NHS
10 8 (1.68%) Credit Risk
10 8 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.68%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.68%) TWAP
10 8 (1.68%) VWAP
11 7 (1.47%) Derivative
12 6 (1.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.13%) Windows
2 33 (6.93%) Linux
3 31 (6.51%) Unix
4 13 (2.73%) Android
4 13 (2.73%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.84%) AIX
6 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.21%) HPUX
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (27.73%) Mathematics
2 131 (27.52%) Analytics
3 78 (16.39%) Machine Learning
4 70 (14.71%) Data Analysis
5 66 (13.87%) Visualisation
6 55 (11.55%) Business Intelligence
6 55 (11.55%) Data Management
7 48 (10.08%) Data Modelling
8 45 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (9.24%) Economics
10 41 (8.61%) Data Visualisation
11 38 (7.98%) Validation
12 34 (7.14%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.51%) Statistical Analysis
14 30 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (6.30%) Statistical Modelling
15 28 (5.88%) Migration
16 27 (5.67%) Scrum
17 25 (5.25%) Operations Research
18 24 (5.04%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 211 (44.33%) SQL
2 130 (27.31%) Python
3 122 (25.63%) R
4 55 (11.55%) Java
5 39 (8.19%) MATLAB
6 37 (7.77%) VBA
7 33 (6.93%) Scala
8 31 (6.51%) C++
9 27 (5.67%) C#
10 16 (3.36%) JavaScript
11 11 (2.31%) Perl
11 11 (2.31%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.31%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.89%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.47%) C
14 6 (1.26%) VB
15 5 (1.05%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.05%) PROC SQL
15 5 (1.05%) SAS Macro
16 4 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 152 (31.93%) Degree
2 51 (10.71%) PhD
3 25 (5.25%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.36%) Numerate Degree
5 15 (3.15%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (2.31%) Master's Degree
8 7 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.47%) Postgraduate
9 5 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.84%) CFA
10 4 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.84%) ISEB
10 4 (0.84%) MCSA
11 3 (0.63%) CCNP
11 3 (0.63%) MBA
11 3 (0.63%) MCITP
12 2 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.25%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.68%) SLA
3 7 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.84%) IFRS
4 4 (0.84%) QA
5 3 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (0.63%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.63%) PMO
6 2 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.21%) CDISC
7 1 (0.21%) GDPR
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.05%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.63%) HDFS
4 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.42%) Docker
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.42%) vSphere
5 2 (0.42%) XenApp
5 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) KVM
6 1 (0.21%) LXC
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (1.89%) SCCM
2 3 (0.63%) FTK
3 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.42%) Netcool
3 2 (0.42%) Oozie
3 2 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.21%) Puppet
4 1 (0.21%) SCOM
4 1 (0.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.21%) vMotion
4 1 (0.21%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 59 (12.39%) Tableau
2 53 (11.13%) Microsoft
3 50 (10.50%) Oracle
4 18 (3.78%) Google
5 16 (3.36%) SAP
6 12 (2.52%) Teradata
7 9 (1.89%) IBM
8 8 (1.68%) Cisco
8 8 (1.68%) Splunk
9 7 (1.47%) HP
10 6 (1.26%) Huawei
11 5 (1.05%) Remedy
11 5 (1.05%) VMware
12 4 (0.84%) Apple
12 4 (0.84%) Cognos
12 4 (0.84%) McAfee
12 4 (0.84%) RapidMiner
13 3 (0.63%) Blackboard
13 3 (0.63%) iManage
13 3 (0.63%) Nuix
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Rate: £3115 - £34151 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Experience Dependant
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £615 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £12 - £22 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
London Business School
Posted: 14 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
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Posted: 22 days ago
West London
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Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago