The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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.

Mathematics (Maths)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 131 117
Rank change year-on-year +47 -14  
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 29 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.32% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 5
Median daily rate £500 £260 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +92.30% -30.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £15.25 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +47.61% +27.27%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1809 2511 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.45% 85.44% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1429 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 65
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mathematics in Scotland

Mathematics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mathematics in Scotland

Mathematics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mathematics in Scotland

Mathematics
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics within the Scotland region 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
Edinburgh +43 25 £500 -16.66% 4
Glasgow +10 4 - - 8
Dundee -1 1 £225 - 1
Mathematics
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 26 (55.32%) Degree
2 19 (40.43%) Analytics
3 18 (38.30%) Statistics
4 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (31.91%) SAS
5 15 (31.91%) Finance
5 15 (31.91%) Python
6 14 (29.79%) Machine Learning
7 13 (27.66%) MATLAB
8 12 (25.53%) Applied Mathematics
8 12 (25.53%) Risk Analytics
8 12 (25.53%) Regulatory Compliance
9 11 (23.40%) Algorithms
9 11 (23.40%) Java
9 11 (23.40%) SQL
10 10 (21.28%) Numerate Degree
11 9 (19.15%) R
11 9 (19.15%) C++
11 9 (19.15%) PhD
11 9 (19.15%) Physics
12 8 (17.02%) Computer Science
12 8 (17.02%) Android
12 8 (17.02%) Predictive Analytics
12 8 (17.02%) Data Management
12 8 (17.02%) C#
12 8 (17.02%) Econometrics
12 8 (17.02%) Tableau
12 8 (17.02%) Apple iOS
13 7 (14.89%) Big Data
13 7 (14.89%) Spotfire

Mathematics
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 15 (31.91%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Adobe Premiere
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) iTunes
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) Network Security
2 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Big Data
1 7 (14.89%) QlikView
1 7 (14.89%) Spotfire
2 6 (12.77%) Spatial Data
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.13%) KDB
5 1 (2.13%) MS Access
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Appium
1 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Maven
1 1 (2.13%) Selenium
1 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.13%) Subversion
1 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Law
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Data Scientist
4 4 (8.51%) Designer
5 3 (6.38%) Applications Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Android Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.26%) Database Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Database Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) iOS Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Report Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) UX Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) CSS
1 5 (10.64%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) REST
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) Flash
3 2 (4.26%) Java ME
3 2 (4.26%) Swagger
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) Mason
4 1 (2.13%) NumPy
4 1 (2.13%) SciPy
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (23.40%) Algorithms
3 8 (17.02%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.51%) Data Structures
5 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.26%) Credit Risk
6 2 (4.26%) iPad
6 2 (4.26%) iPhone
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (4.26%) User Experience
7 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Android
1 8 (17.02%) Apple iOS
2 6 (12.77%) Unix
3 5 (10.64%) Linux
4 4 (8.51%) AIX
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Analytics
2 18 (38.30%) Statistics
3 14 (29.79%) Machine Learning
4 12 (25.53%) Applied Mathematics
4 12 (25.53%) Regulatory Compliance
4 12 (25.53%) Risk Analytics
5 9 (19.15%) Physics
6 8 (17.02%) Data Management
6 8 (17.02%) Econometrics
6 8 (17.02%) Predictive Analytics
7 6 (12.77%) Informatics
7 6 (12.77%) OO
8 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (8.51%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (8.51%) Economics
9 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
9 4 (8.51%) Mobile Development
9 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) Python
2 13 (27.66%) MATLAB
3 11 (23.40%) Java
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 9 (19.15%) C++
4 9 (19.15%) R
5 8 (17.02%) C#
6 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.64%) Perl
8 4 (8.51%) C
8 4 (8.51%) Objective-C
8 4 (8.51%) VBA
9 3 (6.38%) Ruby
10 2 (4.26%) ActionScript
10 2 (4.26%) Apple Swift
10 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
11 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) Degree
2 10 (21.28%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (19.15%) PhD
4 5 (10.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Dodd-Frank
1 2 (4.26%) EMIR
1 2 (4.26%) MiFID
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 13485
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Ansible
1 4 (8.51%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (8.51%) yum
2 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Tableau
2 4 (8.51%) EMC
2 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.51%) Splunk
2 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.13%) Cognos
5 1 (2.13%) Software AG
5 1 (2.13%) webMethods