The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Physics in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Physics over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Physics
Rank 259 222 219
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -3
Contract jobs citing Physics 3 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.71% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -71.00%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2571 2401 1798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.79% 26.80% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1256 825
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 149 195
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Physics
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Physics Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Physics
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Physics Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Physics
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Physics across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Physics Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Physics
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Physics Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Physics
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire -12 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -12 1 £300 -7.69% 4
Surrey - 1 £450 - 8
West Sussex - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 4
Kent - - - - 2
Physics
England

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 12 (75.00%) C++
3 10 (62.50%) Python
3 10 (62.50%) Computer Science
4 9 (56.25%) PhD
5 8 (50.00%) MATLAB
6 7 (43.75%) Games
6 7 (43.75%) Image Processing
6 7 (43.75%) Video Processing
6 7 (43.75%) Degree
7 6 (37.50%) Signal Processing
8 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
9 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
10 3 (18.75%) DTV
10 3 (18.75%) DVB
10 3 (18.75%) Electronics
10 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
10 3 (18.75%) IPTV
10 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (12.50%) HTML5
11 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
11 2 (12.50%) Project Management
11 2 (12.50%) Perl
11 2 (12.50%) CSS
11 2 (12.50%) HTML
11 2 (12.50%) UNIX
11 2 (12.50%) UML

Physics
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (43.75%) Games
2 3 (18.75%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Military
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Chief Technology Officer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Director
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Scientist
4 1 (6.25%) Data Scientist
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) WebKit
2 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 10 (62.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (18.75%) DTV
3 3 (18.75%) IPTV
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Interactive TV
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Image Processing
1 7 (43.75%) Video Processing
2 6 (37.50%) Signal Processing
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) UML
7 1 (6.25%) RUP
7 1 (6.25%) SOA
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (6.25%) CMMI
7 1 (6.25%) Change Management
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C++
2 10 (62.50%) Python
3 8 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.25%) R
6 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) PhD
2 7 (43.75%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Perforce
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