The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Physics in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Physics over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Physics
Rank 137 112 131
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Contract jobs citing Physics 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.033% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.48% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £283 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.75 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
583 418 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.17% 19.51% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 242 297
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £198 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -53.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Physics
England

Physics
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Physics Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Physics
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Physics Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Physics
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Physics Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Physics
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Gloucestershire -20 1 - - 2
Somerset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Physics
England

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) SysML
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Avionics
3 1 (33.33%) VSAT
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) DO-160
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Ada
3 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (33.33%) Fortran
3 1 (33.33%) Tcl
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) DVB
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (33.33%) Simulink
3 1 (33.33%) Stateflow
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless

Physics
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Simulink
1 1 (33.33%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
1 1 (33.33%) DVB
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) VSAT
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Military
1 1 (33.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Graduate
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RF Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RF Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SysML
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) VB
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ada
1 1 (33.33%) Fortran
1 1 (33.33%) Tcl
1 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) DO-160