Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Mathematics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mathematics over the 6 months to 19 August 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.

Mathematics (Maths)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 134 190
Rank change year-on-year -29 +56 -29
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 31 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.85% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.02% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 17
West Midlands median daily rate £393 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +15.38% -23.53%
10th Percentile £220 £148 £243
90th Percentile £517 £488 £534
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.67 £16.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -57.33% +134.38%
10th Percentile £16.32 £16.00 £22.94
90th Percentile £22.10 £16.00 £38.95
England median hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year -35.94% +58.99% +25.80%

Mathematics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,228 3,637 5,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.52% 83.42% 83.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,299 2,964
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £267 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £542
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 125 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +27.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.67
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.10 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Mathematics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Mathematics in the West Midlands

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mathematics in the West Midlands

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mathematics in the West Midlands

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mathematics in the West Midlands

Mathematics
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Birmingham -16 10 £300 -33.33% 20
Staffordshire - 6 £500 - 5
Coventry -19 5 - - 9
Worcestershire - 5 £456 - 21
Warwickshire -2 4 £370 -1.33% 11
Solihull -6 1 - - 5
Mathematics
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mathematics 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
3 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
4 9 (29.03%) Analytics
5 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) Electronics
7 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
7 6 (19.35%) Windows
7 6 (19.35%) Linux
7 6 (19.35%) Decision-Making
8 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (16.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.13%) Change Management
8 5 (16.13%) Project Planning
8 5 (16.13%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (12.90%) Communications Security
9 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.90%) Finance
9 4 (12.90%) Law
9 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.90%) HNC
9 4 (12.90%) HND
9 4 (12.90%) Data Mining
9 4 (12.90%) SQL
9 4 (12.90%) C
9 4 (12.90%) C++

Mathematics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) AutoCAD
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.45%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Intranet
1 2 (6.45%) SMS
2 1 (3.23%) BGP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) OSPF
2 1 (3.23%) SMTP
2 1 (3.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Data Mining
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Hive
3 2 (6.45%) Impala
3 2 (6.45%) Power BI
3 2 (6.45%) QlikView
3 2 (6.45%) Spotfire
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Hazelcast
4 1 (3.23%) MS Access
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) GitLab
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (22.58%) Electronics
2 4 (12.90%) Digital Economy
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Law
2 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (12.90%) Analyst
1 4 (12.90%) Developer
1 4 (12.90%) Lecturer
1 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) IT Support
3 2 (6.45%) Service Management Officer
3 2 (6.45%) Support Officer
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (3.23%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Data Scientist
4 1 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) GDPR Business Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Security Officer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) DirectX
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
6 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.23%) Blog
6 1 (3.23%) Grid Computing
6 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Analytics
2 6 (19.35%) Decision-Making
3 5 (16.13%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (16.13%) Project Planning
3 5 (16.13%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.90%) Communications Security
4 4 (12.90%) Machine Learning
4 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.90%) Network Management
4 4 (12.90%) Programme Delivery
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Data Analytics
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.68%) UML
6 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C
1 4 (12.90%) C++
1 4 (12.90%) Java
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) Assembly Language
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.23%) COBOL
4 1 (3.23%) Java 8
4 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) PL/1
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) HNC
4 4 (12.90%) HND
5 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (3.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Ambari
2 1 (3.23%) Kibana
2 1 (3.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Tableau
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Cognos
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Splunk
2 1 (3.23%) VMware