Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 195 196
Rank change year-on-year +35 +1 -15
Contract jobs citing Physics 8 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.19% 0.24% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.28% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Scotland median daily rate £318 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.29% - -
UK median daily rate £513 £513 £550
% change year-on-year - -6.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £29.81 £43.25
% change year-on-year -16.12% -31.09% +23.57%

Physics 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 3492 4672 5092
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.81% 84.99% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2680 2645
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £256 £235 £250
90th Percentile £525 £503 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 89 121
Scotland median hourly rate £30.50 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.28% +20.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.29 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £43.15 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Physics in Scotland over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 26 July 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 +28 7 £475 +31.03% 3
Glasgow -5 2 £160 -54.29%
Physics
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 7 (87.50%) Statistics
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
1 7 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 6 (75.00%) R
2 6 (75.00%) Machine Learning
2 6 (75.00%) Algorithms
3 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (62.50%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (62.50%) Big Data
3 5 (62.50%) Statistical Modelling
3 5 (62.50%) Analytics
3 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
3 5 (62.50%) Splunk
3 5 (62.50%) Data Cleansing
3 5 (62.50%) Predictive Analytics
3 5 (62.50%) Python
3 5 (62.50%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) REST
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Market Research
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (12.50%) SciPy
5 1 (12.50%) NumPy

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maya
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Appium
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Data Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) 3D Animator
2 1 (12.50%) Animator
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
2 1 (12.50%) iOS Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Animator
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) NumPy
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SciPy
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Algorithms
2 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Animation
4 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Mathematics
1 7 (87.50%) Statistics
2 6 (75.00%) Machine Learning
3 5 (62.50%) Analytics
3 5 (62.50%) Data Cleansing
3 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
3 5 (62.50%) Predictive Analytics
3 5 (62.50%) Statistical Modelling
3 5 (62.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) R
2 5 (62.50%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Autodesk