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 29 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.

Mathematics (Maths)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 123 118
Rank change year-on-year +35 -5  
Contract jobs citing Mathematics 18 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.02% 0.42% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.51% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £275 £350 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -31.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £230 £502
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year - +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £68.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.22% -66.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £18.56 £13.71
% change year-on-year +50.90% +35.33%  

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 1474 2157 2353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.80% 83.22% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1206 1296
Median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +18.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 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
Glasgow +3 6 - - 2
Edinburgh +22 5 £375 - 5
Dundee - 3 - - 1
Angus - 2 - -
Stirling +10 1 £105 -4.54%
Highlands - 1 £275 -
Mathematics
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 11 (39.29%) C++
1 11 (39.29%) Unix
2 10 (35.71%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) Perl
2 10 (35.71%) Degree
2 10 (35.71%) Algorithms
3 9 (32.14%) Android
3 9 (32.14%) Apple iOS
3 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
3 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 9 (32.14%) OO
3 9 (32.14%) Firewall
4 8 (28.57%) AIX
4 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 8 (28.57%) Network Security
5 6 (21.43%) Python
5 6 (21.43%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) OOD
6 5 (17.86%) SAS
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 5 (17.86%) Applied Mathematics
6 5 (17.86%) Physics
6 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.86%) Ruby
6 5 (17.86%) Analytics
6 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.86%) Data Structures
6 5 (17.86%) SOLID
7 4 (14.29%) iTunes

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 5 (17.86%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) iTunes
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) Network Security
2 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) QlikView
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Law
3 3 (10.71%) Games
4 2 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Applications Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Software Developer
3 4 (14.29%) AIX Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 2 (7.14%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Unix Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Flash
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.57%) J2SE
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) Spring
2 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Algorithms
2 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (17.86%) Data Structures
4 4 (14.29%) iPad
4 4 (14.29%) iPhone
4 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk
6 1 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
6 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Unix
2 9 (32.14%) Android
2 9 (32.14%) Apple iOS
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) AIX
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Solaris
5 2 (7.14%) Windows
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) OO
2 5 (17.86%) Analytics
2 5 (17.86%) Applied Mathematics
2 5 (17.86%) OOD
2 5 (17.86%) Physics
2 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) SOLID
3 4 (14.29%) Android Development
3 4 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 4 (14.29%) Mobile Development
3 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Data Management
4 3 (10.71%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (10.71%) Risk Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Statistics
5 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (7.14%) Marketing Analytics
5 2 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) C++
2 10 (35.71%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) Perl
3 6 (21.43%) Python
4 5 (17.86%) Ruby
4 5 (17.86%) SQL
5 4 (14.29%) ActionScript
5 4 (14.29%) Apple Swift
5 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 4 (14.29%) Korn
5 4 (14.29%) Objective-C
6 3 (10.71%) MATLAB
7 2 (7.14%) C
7 2 (7.14%) VBA
8 1 (3.57%) Lua
8 1 (3.57%) R
8 1 (3.57%) Scala
8 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.57%) ISO13485
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
1 4 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (14.29%) yum
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) EMC
1 4 (14.29%) IBM
1 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (7.14%) Sybase
3 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Software AG
3 1 (3.57%) Tableau
3 1 (3.57%) webMethods