The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mathematics in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mathematics over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mathematics (Maths)
Rank 116 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 12 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.59% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 2.40% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £272 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £440 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.30% -13.33%
Mathematics
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
700 626 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.44% 24.70% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 291 266
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £240 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 43
Average hourly rate £12.42 £13.22 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.05% -26.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.76 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £19.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

Mathematics
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mathematics across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mathematics Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Mathematics
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mathematics across the Scotland region.

Mathematics Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Mathematics
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mathematics across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Mathematics Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Mathematics
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Mathematics Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Mathematics
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 3 - - 6
Aberdeen +13 2 £300 -
Glasgow -10 2 £450 +5.88% 2
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Mathematics
UK

Mathematics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Mathematics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mathematics.

1 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (25.93%) C++
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) MS Office
5 6 (22.22%) UNIX
5 6 (22.22%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) Linux
5 6 (22.22%) Physics
6 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
6 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
6 5 (18.52%) VB
7 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.11%) Banking
8 3 (11.11%) Spring
8 3 (11.11%) WinForms
8 3 (11.11%) .NET
8 3 (11.11%) Java
8 3 (11.11%) C
8 3 (11.11%) C#
8 3 (11.11%) Perl
8 3 (11.11%) OOD
8 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.11%) Statistics
9 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
9 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint

Mathematics
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Mathematics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mathematics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MS Access
1 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) QlikView
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) JUnit
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Private Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) C++ Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Assistant
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support
6 1 (3.70%) AIX Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Graduate
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) WinForms
1 3 (11.11%) Spring
2 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) J2SE
3 1 (3.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (22.22%) Physics
4 3 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
1 6 (22.22%) UNIX
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) AIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.11%) OOD
4 2 (7.41%) CRM
4 2 (7.41%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.70%) User Stories
5 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Business Development
5 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C++
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) VB
3 3 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) C
3 3 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) Korn
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) HND
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Sybase
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix