The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Physics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Physics over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Physics
Rank 547 549 511
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -38
Contract jobs citing Physics 79 63 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.39% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 48
Average daily rate £525 £550 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £695 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £20.38
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.65 - £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.13 - £32.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £12.75

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Physics
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Physics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Physics
Daily Rate Trend

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

Physics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Physics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Physics within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Physics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Physics
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Physics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Physics
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Physics within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Physics Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Physics
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +14 78 £525 -4.54% 102
London +5 46 £575 +4.54% 51
South East +30 15 £320 +42.22% 17
City of London +25 5 £438 -23.91% 16
South West +4 5 £488 +50.00% 6
North West - 5 £875 - 1
East of England - 4 £250 - 24
Hampshire - 4 £350 - 2
Southampton - 4 £350 - 1
Blackpool - 3 £900 -
Lancashire - 3 £900 -
Bristol -1 2 £575 +76.92% 2
Luton - 2 £300 -
Coventry - 2 £325 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 -
Essex - 2 £245 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £93 - 5
Surrey - 2 £380 - 5
West Midlands - 2 £325 - 2
Berkshire +8 1 £250 - 1
Wales -10 1 £208 -38.51% 1
South Wales -12 1 £208 -38.51% 1
East Midlands -14 1 £238 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £315 -
Devon - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 £353 -
Lewes - 1 - -

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 132 (78.11%) Mathematics
2 94 (55.62%) Degree
3 82 (48.52%) Computer Science
4 80 (47.34%) Finance
5 56 (33.14%) C++
6 54 (31.95%) Python
7 49 (28.99%) C#
8 46 (27.22%) SQL
9 38 (22.49%) Front Office
10 36 (21.30%) Banking
11 35 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (19.53%) Analytics
13 30 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (17.16%) PhD
14 29 (17.16%) Investment Banking
15 28 (16.57%) Statistics
16 27 (15.98%) AngularJS
17 26 (15.38%) HTML
18 24 (14.20%) Java
19 23 (13.61%) TDD
20 22 (13.02%) Derivative
20 22 (13.02%) HTML5
21 21 (12.43%) OO
21 21 (12.43%) Electronics
22 20 (11.83%) Linux
23 19 (11.24%) .NET
23 19 (11.24%) Risk Management
24 18 (10.65%) VBA
24 18 (10.65%) Software Engineering
25 17 (10.06%) Unit Testing

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (4.73%) Node.js
2 4 (2.37%) SAS
3 3 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) Confluence
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (2.96%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.96%) SPSS
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
2 2 (1.18%) Simulink
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.55%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.37%) Internet
3 2 (1.18%) Network Security
3 2 (1.18%) SAN
3 2 (1.18%) VoIP
4 1 (0.59%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.59%) DHCP
4 1 (0.59%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.59%) DNS
4 1 (0.59%) LDAP
4 1 (0.59%) Multicast
4 1 (0.59%) Skype
4 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.55%) Big Data
2 6 (3.55%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.37%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) KDB
5 2 (1.18%) MS Access
5 2 (1.18%) MSDE
5 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.59%) HBase
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.37%) HP UFT
2 4 (2.37%) JIRA
2 4 (2.37%) Maven
2 4 (2.37%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.37%) Selenium
2 4 (2.37%) Subversion
3 3 (1.78%) Android Studio
3 3 (1.78%) Protractor
3 3 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.18%) Ant
4 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.18%) Emacs
4 2 (1.18%) Gradle
4 2 (1.18%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.18%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.18%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.59%) Moq
5 1 (0.59%) NUnit
General
1 80 (47.34%) Finance
2 38 (22.49%) Front Office
3 36 (21.30%) Banking
4 29 (17.16%) Investment Banking
5 21 (12.43%) Electronics
6 5 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.96%) Retail
7 4 (2.37%) Legal
7 4 (2.37%) Marketing
8 3 (1.78%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.78%) Military
8 3 (1.78%) Online Betting
8 3 (1.78%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.18%) Avionics
9 2 (1.18%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.59%) Games
10 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (43.79%) Developer
2 35 (20.71%) Analyst
3 27 (15.98%) Python Developer
4 24 (14.20%) Qualitative Analyst
4 24 (14.20%) Quantitative Analyst
4 24 (14.20%) Quantitative Developer
5 12 (7.10%) HTML Developer
6 11 (6.51%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.92%) Data Scientist
8 9 (5.33%) C++ Developer
8 9 (5.33%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (3.55%) Risk Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.96%) Front Arena Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.98%) AngularJS
2 26 (15.38%) HTML
3 22 (13.02%) HTML5
4 19 (11.24%) .NET
5 13 (7.69%) jQuery
6 12 (7.10%) React
7 10 (5.92%) CSS
8 9 (5.33%) Middleware
9 8 (4.73%) WPF
10 7 (4.14%) XML
11 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (3.55%) MSMQ
11 6 (3.55%) SciPy
11 6 (3.55%) WCF
12 5 (2.96%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.96%) NumPy
12 5 (2.96%) OpenGL
13 4 (2.37%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.37%) Django
13 4 (2.37%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 132 (78.11%) Mathematics
2 82 (48.52%) Computer Science
3 30 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (16.57%) Statistics
5 22 (13.02%) Derivative
6 15 (8.88%) Fixed Income
6 15 (8.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (8.28%) Algorithms
7 14 (8.28%) Economics
8 9 (5.33%) Hedge funds
8 9 (5.33%) Market Risk
9 8 (4.73%) Credit Risk
9 8 (4.73%) Visualisation
10 7 (4.14%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (2.96%) Chemistry
12 4 (2.37%) Data Structures
12 4 (2.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (2.37%) Life Science
13 3 (1.78%) FMCG
13 3 (1.78%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.83%) Linux
2 13 (7.69%) Windows
3 12 (7.10%) Unix
4 4 (2.37%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.53%) Analytics
3 23 (13.61%) TDD
4 21 (12.43%) OO
5 19 (11.24%) Risk Management
6 18 (10.65%) Software Engineering
7 17 (10.06%) Unit Testing
8 16 (9.47%) Front End Development
9 14 (8.28%) Scrum
9 14 (8.28%) Validation
10 13 (7.69%) Multithreading
11 11 (6.51%) Monte Carlo Method
12 10 (5.92%) MVC
12 10 (5.92%) SDLC
13 8 (4.73%) Asset Management
13 8 (4.73%) Data Analytics
13 8 (4.73%) Low Latency
13 8 (4.73%) Use Case
14 7 (4.14%) High Availability
14 7 (4.14%) Stochastic Calculus
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.14%) C++
2 54 (31.95%) Python
3 49 (28.99%) C#
4 46 (27.22%) SQL
5 24 (14.20%) Java
6 18 (10.65%) VBA
7 16 (9.47%) JavaScript
8 14 (8.28%) R
9 13 (7.69%) C
10 11 (6.51%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.78%) Perl
11 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.18%) Scala
12 2 (1.18%) VB
13 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.59%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.59%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.59%) F#
13 1 (0.59%) PHP
13 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (55.62%) Degree
2 29 (17.16%) PhD
3 5 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.18%) CFA
4 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.59%) CCIE
5 1 (0.59%) CCNA
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.59%) CWDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.37%) Firmware
2 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 8 (4.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.55%) Cisco
2 6 (3.55%) SunGard
3 5 (2.96%) Oracle
4 4 (2.37%) EMC
5 2 (1.18%) Embarcadero
5 2 (1.18%) VMware
6 1 (0.59%) ANSYS
6 1 (0.59%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.59%) Cognos
6 1 (0.59%) Google
6 1 (0.59%) IBM
6 1 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.59%) SAP
6 1 (0.59%) Splunk
6 1 (0.59%) Tableau
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