The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Physics in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Physics over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Physics
Rank 171 198 205
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +7
Contract jobs citing Physics 23 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.14% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 0.38% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 16
Average daily rate
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£625 £625 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £441 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £685 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +194.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1993 2120 2822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.87% 36.04% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1586 1498 2069
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 64
Average hourly rate £17.99 £18.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

Physics
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Physics across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Physics Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Physics
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Physics across the City of London region.

Physics Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Physics
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Physics across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Physics Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Physics
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Physics across the City of London region.

Physics Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Physics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Physics.

1 28 (96.55%) Mathematics
2 19 (65.52%) Degree
3 14 (48.28%) C#
4 13 (44.83%) Python
5 12 (41.38%) C++
5 12 (41.38%) SQL
5 12 (41.38%) Front Office
6 11 (37.93%) Computer Science
6 11 (37.93%) R
7 10 (34.48%) Finance
8 9 (31.03%) Java
8 9 (31.03%) Analytics
9 8 (27.59%) Statistics
10 7 (24.14%) WPF
10 7 (24.14%) Multithreading
10 7 (24.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (24.14%) TDD
11 6 (20.69%) Credit Risk
11 6 (20.69%) SciPy
11 6 (20.69%) NumPy
11 6 (20.69%) LINQ
11 6 (20.69%) Pandas
11 6 (20.69%) Low Latency
12 5 (17.24%) Time Series Analysis
12 5 (17.24%) Functional Programming
12 5 (17.24%) Reactive Extensions
12 5 (17.24%) Django
12 5 (17.24%) Algorithmic Trading
12 5 (17.24%) Web Development
12 5 (17.24%) Validation

Physics
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Physics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Physics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Mathematica
1 4 (13.79%) Maple
1 4 (13.79%) LaTeX
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Big Data
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) KDB
3 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (41.38%) Front Office
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Python Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Quantitative Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Senior Developer
4 5 (17.24%) WPF Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Senior WPF Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Support
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Swing Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Splunk Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Big Data Architect
7 1 (3.45%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) WPF
2 6 (20.69%) LINQ
2 6 (20.69%) SciPy
2 6 (20.69%) NumPy
2 6 (20.69%) Pandas
3 5 (17.24%) Reactive Extensions
3 5 (17.24%) Django
3 5 (17.24%) .NET
4 3 (10.34%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (6.90%) Middleware
5 2 (6.90%) Swing
6 1 (3.45%) POSIX
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.45%) SWT
6 1 (3.45%) WCF
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.45%) Esper
6 1 (3.45%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 28 (96.55%) Mathematics
2 11 (37.93%) Computer Science
3 8 (27.59%) Statistics
4 7 (24.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (20.69%) Credit Risk
6 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (3.45%) Derivative
7 1 (3.45%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Analytics
2 7 (24.14%) TDD
2 7 (24.14%) Multithreading
3 6 (20.69%) Low Latency
4 5 (17.24%) Time Series Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) Functional Programming
4 5 (17.24%) Web Development
4 5 (17.24%) Algorithmic Trading
4 5 (17.24%) Validation
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) OO
5 4 (13.79%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (13.79%) FX Algorithmic Trading
5 4 (13.79%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Open Source
6 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Scrum
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) Python
3 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) C++
4 11 (37.93%) R
5 9 (31.03%) Java
6 4 (13.79%) Perl
6 4 (13.79%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) HDFS
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Perforce
2 1 (3.45%) Netezza
2 1 (3.45%) Splunk
2 1 (3.45%) Vertica