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 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
Mathematics (Maths)
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 118 115
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3  
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 8 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.59% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Median daily rate £375 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +9.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £10.15 £19.61 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.24% +22.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £13.71
% change year-on-year -3.11% +43.03%  

Mathematics 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1810 2222 1920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.98% 82.48% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1221 1106
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 108
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Warwickshire -1 5 £375 -36.54% 4
Birmingham 0 2 £450 +111.76% 8
Shropshire +32 1 - -
Mathematics
England

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mathematics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (24.00%) C
4 6 (24.00%) Finance
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) SAS
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) VBA
6 3 (12.00%) MS Office
6 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.00%) QlikView
6 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (8.00%) Selenium
7 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) Banking
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (8.00%) Mathematical Modelling
7 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum

Mathematics
Top Related 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 4 (16.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) QlikView
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) Power BI
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Automotive
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Actuarial Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Graduate
4 2 (8.00%) QlikView Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Teradata Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Actuarial Modeller
5 1 (4.00%) Actuarial Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Auditor
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Incident and Problem Manager
5 1 (4.00%) IT Graduate
5 1 (4.00%) Procurement Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Java EE
3 1 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (4.00%) Polymer
3 1 (4.00%) React
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Debian
2 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (8.00%) Mathematical Modelling
2 2 (8.00%) Scrum
2 2 (8.00%) TDD
3 1 (4.00%) Chemistry
3 1 (4.00%) CRM
3 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.00%) ETL
3 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (4.00%) Physics
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.00%) Source to Pay
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) VBA
5 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Teradata
3 1 (4.00%) Ariba
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) SAP