Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Physics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Physics over the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Physics
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 175 193
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18 -1
Contract jobs citing Physics 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.10% 0.073% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.088% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median daily rate - - -
UK median daily rate £600 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £26.88 £15.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year +74.09% -58.83% -11.76%

Physics 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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4218 3423 4964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.04% 83.57% 82.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2431 1989 2611
Scotland median daily rate £390 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 83 97
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.88 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.88 £44.35 £48.35
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +15.38%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Physics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Physics in Scotland

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Physics in Scotland

Physics
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 Physics within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. 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
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
Fife - 2 - -
Glasgow - 1 - - 2
Physics
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Physics 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 Physics.

1 4 (80.00%) Python
1 4 (80.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (80.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Games
3 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) ActionScript
3 2 (40.00%) Applied Mathematics
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Statistics
3 2 (40.00%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) iPhone
3 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 3.0
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Game Development
3 2 (40.00%) R
3 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (40.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (40.00%) PlayStation
3 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 2 (40.00%) Machine Learning

Physics
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (40.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Data Scientist
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) Django
1 1 (20.00%) Flash
1 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (20.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) iPhone
3 2 (40.00%) PlayStation
3 2 (40.00%) Xbox
4 1 (20.00%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (20.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (60.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Applied Mathematics
3 2 (40.00%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (40.00%) Game Development
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (40.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) Statistics
3 2 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (20.00%) Android Development
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (20.00%) Quantitative Research
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) ActionScript
3 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 3.0
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (40.00%) R
4 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle