Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 176 189
Rank change year-on-year -18 +13 +6
Contract jobs citing Physics 10 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.19% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Scotland median daily rate £550 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +31.03% -
10th Percentile £515 £438 £161
90th Percentile £570 £513 £554
UK median daily rate £550 £580 £400
% change year-on-year -5.17% +45.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +206.45% -10.14% -54.00%

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 4,677 4,102 4,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.85% 85.32% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,513 2,310 2,398
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £230
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 111 106
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 20 October 2018. 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 -7 5 £538 +13.16% 9
Glasgow - 3 £550 - 3
Aberdeen - 2 - - 3
Physics
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Physics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Physics.

1 7 (70.00%) SQL
1 7 (70.00%) Python
1 7 (70.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) Algorithms
3 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (40.00%) R
4 4 (40.00%) Machine Learning
4 4 (40.00%) Statistics
4 4 (40.00%) OO
4 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (40.00%) Data Science
5 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (30.00%) Deep Learning
5 3 (30.00%) Bayesian Methods
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) Data Management
5 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (30.00%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (30.00%) Django
6 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Applied Mathematics
6 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (20.00%) Spotfire

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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (20.00%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Spotfire
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) Law
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Data Scientist
3 3 (30.00%) Python Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Angular Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Django Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Python/Django Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Data Scientist
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (30.00%) Django
1 3 (30.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (20.00%) WebGL
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Algorithms
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (20.00%) Derivative
4 2 (20.00%) iPad
4 2 (20.00%) iPhone
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (40.00%) Data Science
2 4 (40.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (40.00%) OO
2 4 (40.00%) Statistics
3 3 (30.00%) Bayesian Methods
3 3 (30.00%) Data Management
3 3 (30.00%) Deep Learning
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Android Development
4 2 (20.00%) Applied Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Economics
4 2 (20.00%) Game Development
4 2 (20.00%) Information Retrieval
4 2 (20.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (20.00%) Neural Network
4 2 (20.00%) Spatial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) R
4 2 (20.00%) Apple Swift
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) GLSL
4 2 (20.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (20.00%) PhD
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) TIBCO