Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 126 170
Rank change year-on-year -39 +44 -15
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 41 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.06% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.26% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 28
West Midlands median daily rate £469 £375 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +17.74% -16.73%
10th Percentile £273 £148 £155
90th Percentile £500 £488 £521
England median daily rate £500 £548 £450
% change year-on-year -8.68% +21.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.67 £16.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -34.36% +59.84%
10th Percentile £12.61 £15.60 £20.14
90th Percentile £33.00 £23.28 £28.71
England median hourly rate £33.50 £19.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year +73.22% -3.30% +14.29%

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 4,426 4,040 5,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.09% 84.04% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,701 2,580 3,119
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 135 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £23.00 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.09% +32.87% -13.45%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

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 14 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 November 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
Warwickshire +15 15 £500 +33.33% 9
Birmingham -14 10 £290 -27.50% 18
Worcestershire - 10 £456 - 15
Staffordshire -11 1 - - 2
Shropshire -48 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Mathematics
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 25 (60.98%) Degree
2 21 (51.22%) Computer Science
3 18 (43.90%) C
4 16 (39.02%) Linux
4 16 (39.02%) Python
5 14 (34.15%) Java
6 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (26.83%) C++
7 11 (26.83%) Software Engineering
8 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
8 10 (24.39%) C#
8 10 (24.39%) Change Management
8 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (24.39%) Open Source
9 9 (21.95%) Bash Shell
9 9 (21.95%) OSCE
9 9 (21.95%) OpenStack
9 9 (21.95%) Security Architecture
9 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
9 9 (21.95%) Software Delivery
9 9 (21.95%) Patch Management
9 9 (21.95%) OSINT
9 9 (21.95%) Burp Suite
9 9 (21.95%) Kali Linux
9 9 (21.95%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 9 (21.95%) Threat Intelligence
9 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
9 9 (21.95%) Metasploit
9 9 (21.95%) Lua

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 9 (21.95%) OpenStack
2 3 (7.32%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.32%) GitHub
3 3 (7.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.44%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) 802.11
1 8 (19.51%) HTTP
1 8 (19.51%) SNMP
1 8 (19.51%) VPN
2 6 (14.63%) VoIP
2 6 (14.63%) Wireless
3 2 (4.88%) BGP
3 2 (4.88%) Intranet
3 2 (4.88%) Network Security
3 2 (4.88%) OSPF
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) 3G
4 1 (2.44%) 4G
4 1 (2.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.88%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) Power BI
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.44%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.44%) Impala
3 1 (2.44%) MS Access
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) QlikView
3 1 (2.44%) Spotfire
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Burp Suite
1 9 (21.95%) Metasploit
1 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) GitLab
4 1 (2.44%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
4 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.44%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (14.63%) Electronics
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Tester
2 8 (19.51%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Penetration Tester
2 8 (19.51%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Data Scientist
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support
6 2 (4.88%) Machine Learning Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management Officer
6 2 (4.88%) Support Officer
7 1 (2.44%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.44%) EDI Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Graphics Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) 802.1X
2 4 (9.76%) HTML
3 3 (7.32%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) DirectX
5 1 (2.44%) EDI
5 1 (2.44%) EDIFACT
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) IDoc
5 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.44%) LDAP
5 1 (2.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (51.22%) Computer Science
2 9 (21.95%) SCADA
3 8 (19.51%) Algorithms
3 8 (19.51%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (19.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
4 6 (14.63%) Wiki
5 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.44%) Blog
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.44%) Grid Computing
6 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Kali Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
4 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
5 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Software Engineering
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (24.39%) Change Management
2 10 (24.39%) Open Source
3 9 (21.95%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 9 (21.95%) OSINT
3 9 (21.95%) Patch Management
3 9 (21.95%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Security Architecture
3 9 (21.95%) Software Delivery
3 9 (21.95%) Threat Intelligence
3 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
4 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
4 8 (19.51%) Cyber Intelligence
4 8 (19.51%) Remediation Plan
4 8 (19.51%) Social Engineering
4 8 (19.51%) UML
5 7 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (14.63%) Security Operations
6 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) C
2 16 (39.02%) Python
3 14 (34.15%) Java
4 11 (26.83%) C++
5 10 (24.39%) C#
5 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
6 9 (21.95%) Bash Shell
6 9 (21.95%) Lua
6 9 (21.95%) Ruby
7 5 (12.20%) SQL
8 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.88%) Assembly Language
9 2 (4.88%) MATLAB
9 2 (4.88%) PHP
9 2 (4.88%) R
9 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.44%) Java 8
10 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) Degree
2 9 (21.95%) OSCE
3 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
4 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.88%) CREST Certified
5 2 (4.88%) GPEN
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.88%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (4.88%) OSCP
5 2 (4.88%) SANS
5 2 (4.88%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (2.44%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) Nessus
1 9 (21.95%) Nmap
2 3 (7.32%) Ansible
2 3 (7.32%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.32%) Terraform
3 2 (4.88%) SELinux
4 1 (2.44%) Ambari
4 1 (2.44%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Google
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) Axway
4 1 (2.44%) Cognos
4 1 (2.44%) Infoblox
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Splunk
4 1 (2.44%) Tableau
4 1 (2.44%) Verint