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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Physics
Rank 544 550 476
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -74
Contract jobs citing Physics 87 62 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.34% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 37 74
Average daily rate
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£513 £600 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £735 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +49.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.63 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +187.25%

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
18977 18018 17291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.37% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11929 10808 10452
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 August 2015.

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
Top 28 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 31 August 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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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 -8 77 £550 -8.33% 102
London +23 59 £600 - 34
City of London +11 23 £625 -3.84% 11
South East -34 7 - - 24
Surrey 0 4 - - 3
Woking - 4 - - 1
Feltham - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 £378 - 1
West Midlands -1 3 £425 - 1
Scotland -10 3 - - 5
Hampshire - 3 - - 5
South West -3 2 - - 3
East of England - 2 - - 37
Nottinghamshire - 2 £315 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Gloucestershire -3 1 - -
Berkshire -7 1 - - 5
Devon - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Egham - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Paignton - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 22
Essex - 1 - - 5
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 120 (83.33%) Mathematics
2 88 (61.11%) Degree
3 83 (57.64%) Computer Science
4 65 (45.14%) C++
5 49 (34.03%) Finance
6 47 (32.64%) Python
7 40 (27.78%) C#
8 35 (24.31%) SQL
9 29 (20.14%) Java
10 28 (19.44%) Front Office
11 25 (17.36%) Banking
12 23 (15.97%) Analytics
13 22 (15.28%) R
14 21 (14.58%) PhD
15 20 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (13.19%) C
17 18 (12.50%) Investment Banking
18 17 (11.81%) TDD
18 17 (11.81%) Games
18 17 (11.81%) Linux
18 17 (11.81%) Statistics
19 16 (11.11%) WPF
20 15 (10.42%) Web Services
20 15 (10.42%) UNIX
20 15 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 14 (9.72%) Derivative
21 14 (9.72%) Algorithms
22 13 (9.03%) Credit Risk
22 13 (9.03%) .NET

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 9 (6.25%) SAS
2 2 (1.39%) Node.js
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.69%) uWSGI
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.69%) IPython
3 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) SPSS
2 6 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.78%) Maple
3 4 (2.78%) LaTeX
3 4 (2.78%) Mathematica
4 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.39%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.94%) Internet
2 7 (4.86%) Firewall
3 6 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (4.17%) Asterisk PBX
3 6 (4.17%) Junos
3 6 (4.17%) MPLS
3 6 (4.17%) OSPF
3 6 (4.17%) BGP
3 6 (4.17%) PBX
4 5 (3.47%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.56%) Big Data
3 5 (3.47%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.39%) KDB
6 2 (1.39%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.39%) MSDE
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.69%) HBase
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Maven
2 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.08%) SpecFlow
2 3 (2.08%) Gradle
3 2 (1.39%) Subversion
3 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.39%) JIRA
3 2 (1.39%) Ant
3 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.39%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.69%) JMeter
4 1 (0.69%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.69%) NUnit
4 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.69%) Selenium
4 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.69%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.69%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 49 (34.03%) Finance
2 28 (19.44%) Front Office
3 25 (17.36%) Banking
4 18 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 17 (11.81%) Games
6 11 (7.64%) Electronics
7 9 (6.25%) Marketing
8 5 (3.47%) Automotive
9 2 (1.39%) Retail
10 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.69%) Legal
10 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.69%) Military
10 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 65 (45.14%) Developer
2 20 (13.89%) Quantitative Developer
3 16 (11.11%) Python Developer
3 16 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 13 (9.03%) Analyst
5 10 (6.94%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) C++ Developer
6 9 (6.25%) Architect
7 8 (5.56%) Programmer
8 7 (4.86%) iOS Developer
9 6 (4.17%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 6 (4.17%) WPF Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Quantitative Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Software Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Senior WPF Developer
11 4 (2.78%) Data Scientist
11 4 (2.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.11%) WPF
2 15 (10.42%) Web Services
3 13 (9.03%) .NET
4 11 (7.64%) HTML
4 11 (7.64%) SciPy
4 11 (7.64%) NumPy
5 9 (6.25%) LINQ
5 9 (6.25%) Pandas
6 8 (5.56%) Middleware
7 7 (4.86%) Django
7 7 (4.86%) HTML5
8 6 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.17%) Esper
9 5 (3.47%) Reactive Extensions
10 4 (2.78%) WCF
10 4 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.78%) CSS
11 3 (2.08%) Swing
11 3 (2.08%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 120 (83.33%) Mathematics
2 83 (57.64%) Computer Science
3 20 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (11.81%) Statistics
5 15 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (9.72%) Derivative
6 14 (9.72%) Algorithms
7 13 (9.03%) Credit Risk
8 7 (4.86%) Data Structures
8 7 (4.86%) Fixed Income
9 6 (4.17%) Xbox
10 4 (2.78%) Market Risk
10 4 (2.78%) Equities
11 3 (2.08%) Applied Mathematics
11 3 (2.08%) Visualisation
11 3 (2.08%) PlayStation
11 3 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (1.39%) Internet of Things
12 2 (1.39%) iPad
12 2 (1.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.81%) Linux
2 15 (10.42%) UNIX
3 12 (8.33%) Windows
4 10 (6.94%) Android
4 10 (6.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.97%) Analytics
2 20 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.81%) TDD
4 11 (7.64%) Validation
4 11 (7.64%) Monte Carlo Method
5 10 (6.94%) Open Source
5 10 (6.94%) Software Engineering
5 10 (6.94%) OO
5 10 (6.94%) Statistical Modelling
6 9 (6.25%) SDLC
6 9 (6.25%) Web Services Management
6 9 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 9 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 9 (6.25%) Multithreading
7 8 (5.56%) Low Latency
7 8 (5.56%) Android Development
7 8 (5.56%) iOS Development
8 7 (4.86%) 3D Modelling
8 7 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (4.86%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (45.14%) C++
2 47 (32.64%) Python
3 40 (27.78%) C#
4 35 (24.31%) SQL
5 29 (20.14%) Java
6 22 (15.28%) R
7 19 (13.19%) C
8 12 (8.33%) MATLAB
9 9 (6.25%) Perl
10 8 (5.56%) VBA
10 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
11 5 (3.47%) Ruby
12 3 (2.08%) Scala
13 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.69%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.69%) Clojure
14 1 (0.69%) Cython
14 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.69%) Haskell
14 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 88 (61.11%) Degree
2 21 (14.58%) PhD
3 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.17%) CCIE
4 6 (4.17%) CCNP
4 6 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.08%) HDFS
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (7.64%) Oracle
2 10 (6.94%) Cisco
3 6 (4.17%) Juniper
3 6 (4.17%) Foundry
3 6 (4.17%) Aruba
3 6 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.08%) StreamBase
5 2 (1.39%) Adobe
5 2 (1.39%) Splunk
5 2 (1.39%) Tableau
6 1 (0.69%) Vertica
6 1 (0.69%) FireEye
6 1 (0.69%) Embarcadero
6 1 (0.69%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.69%) Perforce
6 1 (0.69%) Netezza
6 1 (0.69%) IBM
6 1 (0.69%) SAP
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