The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Physics in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Physics over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Physics
Rank 385 360 373
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing Physics 30 72 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.76% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 52 35
Average daily rate
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£700 £528 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.70% -8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £353 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £47.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £12.75 £41.88
% change year-on-year
+249.01% -69.55%
Physics
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8792 9436 9788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.98% 37.60% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5970 6522 6621
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 177 257
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

Physics
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Physics Jobs Demand Trend in London

Physics
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Physics Daily Rate Trend in London

Physics
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Physics across the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Physics Daily Rate Histogram in London

Physics
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Physics Hourly Rate Trend in London

Physics
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 8 £625 +25.00% 12
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Physics
England

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 71 (94.67%) Mathematics
2 59 (78.67%) Computer Science
3 58 (77.33%) Degree
4 41 (54.67%) C++
5 28 (37.33%) Front Office
6 23 (30.67%) Banking
7 22 (29.33%) PhD
8 21 (28.00%) Java
8 21 (28.00%) SQL
9 20 (26.67%) Finance
10 17 (22.67%) Analytics
11 16 (21.33%) Linux
12 15 (20.00%) C#
12 15 (20.00%) Risk Management
13 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
13 14 (18.67%) Investment Banking
13 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (16.00%) Python
14 12 (16.00%) Windows
15 10 (13.33%) VBA
16 9 (12.00%) HTML
16 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
16 9 (12.00%) Scala
17 8 (10.67%) Multithreading
17 8 (10.67%) Technical Analysis
17 8 (10.67%) .NET
18 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
18 7 (9.33%) MVC
18 7 (9.33%) Low Latency
19 6 (8.00%) Fixed Income

Physics
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (5.33%) Node.js
2 3 (4.00%) Apache Pig
2 3 (4.00%) SAS
3 1 (1.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.33%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Hadoop
1 4 (5.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (4.00%) Big Data
2 3 (4.00%) KDB
3 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.67%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.33%) HBase
4 1 (1.33%) OLAP
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.33%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.00%) Grunt
2 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.33%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (1.33%) Ant
3 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.33%) Subversion
3 1 (1.33%) Maven
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
General
1 28 (37.33%) Front Office
2 23 (30.67%) Banking
3 20 (26.67%) Finance
4 14 (18.67%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.67%) Games
6 4 (5.33%) French Language
7 3 (4.00%) iGaming
7 3 (4.00%) Electronics
7 3 (4.00%) Marketing
8 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.33%) Retail
8 1 (1.33%) Back Office
8 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (64.00%) Developer
2 16 (21.33%) Analyst
3 15 (20.00%) Quantitative Developer
4 12 (16.00%) C++ Developer
5 11 (14.67%) Front Office Developer
6 10 (13.33%) Quantitative Analyst
7 9 (12.00%) Software Engineer
8 8 (10.67%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 7 (9.33%) C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (8.00%) Java Developer
10 6 (8.00%) Senior Developer
10 6 (8.00%) Software Developer
11 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
11 5 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
11 5 (6.67%) Risk Analyst
11 5 (6.67%) Banking Business Analyst
11 5 (6.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 3 (4.00%) WPF Developer
12 3 (4.00%) Senior WPF Developer
12 3 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) HTML
2 8 (10.67%) .NET
3 5 (6.67%) CSS
3 5 (6.67%) Spring
3 5 (6.67%) HTML5
4 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.33%) Spring MVC
4 4 (5.33%) XML
5 3 (4.00%) WPF
5 3 (4.00%) LINQ
5 3 (4.00%) Middleware
5 3 (4.00%) Reactive Extensions
5 3 (4.00%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.67%) RESTful
6 2 (2.67%) jQuery
6 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.33%) STL
7 1 (1.33%) XSLT
7 1 (1.33%) Swing
7 1 (1.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (94.67%) Mathematics
2 59 (78.67%) Computer Science
3 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.00%) Fixed Income
5 5 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (6.67%) Statistics
5 5 (6.67%) Chemistry
6 4 (5.33%) Open Source
6 4 (5.33%) CUDA
7 3 (4.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.00%) Credit Risk
7 3 (4.00%) Market Risk
7 3 (4.00%) DTV
8 2 (2.67%) Social Network
8 2 (2.67%) User Experience
9 1 (1.33%) Arduino
9 1 (1.33%) RIA
9 1 (1.33%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (1.33%) Online Banking
9 1 (1.33%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Linux
2 12 (16.00%) Windows
3 3 (4.00%) UNIX
4 2 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) Analytics
2 15 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
4 8 (10.67%) Technical Analysis
4 8 (10.67%) Multithreading
5 7 (9.33%) Low Latency
5 7 (9.33%) MVC
5 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.67%) Workflow
6 5 (6.67%) OO
6 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.67%) Game Development
7 4 (5.33%) ETRM
7 4 (5.33%) Web Development
7 4 (5.33%) UML
8 3 (4.00%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (4.00%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (4.00%) Monte Carlo Method
8 3 (4.00%) Risk Analytics
8 3 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (54.67%) C++
2 21 (28.00%) Java
2 21 (28.00%) SQL
3 15 (20.00%) C#
4 12 (16.00%) Python
5 10 (13.33%) VBA
6 9 (12.00%) Scala
6 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.00%) C
8 4 (5.33%) R
9 2 (2.67%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.67%) Erlang
9 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.33%) PHP
10 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.33%) F#
10 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (77.33%) Degree
2 22 (29.33%) PhD
3 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) Basel II
1 1 (1.33%) QA
1 1 (1.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle
1 2 (2.67%) IBM
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.33%) Informatica
2 1 (1.33%) Perforce
2 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
2 1 (1.33%) VMware
2 1 (1.33%) ION Trading
2 1 (1.33%) Google
2 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.33%) Facebook
2 1 (1.33%) Twitter