The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Physics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Physics over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Physics
Rank 581 568 589
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing Physics 55 96 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.50% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 72 29
Median daily rate £362 £525 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.04% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £698 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £17.25 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%

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
17522 19085 18708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 33.06% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11347 11970 11358
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 807 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.08 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.60 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

Physics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Physics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 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
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 54 £362 -34.18% 133
London -29 36 £413 -31.25% 31
City of London +10 10 £305 -51.20% 6
East of England +16 5 £340 - 36
South West +16 4 - - 21
Hertfordshire - 4 £340 - 22
Gloucestershire +3 3 - - 12
West Midlands -17 3 £362 -14.82% 4
North West - 3 £350 - 7
Manchester - 3 £350 - 7
South East +9 2 £375 - 30
Warwickshire - 2 £300 -
Bromley - 2 £135 -
Berkshire +9 1 - - 7
Scotland +2 1 - - 6
Bristol +2 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Luton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Angus - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £238 -
Leeds - 1 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £400 - 2

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Physics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Physics.

1 81 (81.82%) Mathematics
2 63 (63.64%) Degree
3 44 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 31 (31.31%) Statistics
4 31 (31.31%) Python
5 29 (29.29%) SQL
6 26 (26.26%) Finance
7 24 (24.24%) Analytics
7 24 (24.24%) Algorithms
8 23 (23.23%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (22.22%) C++
10 20 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (19.19%) Java
11 19 (19.19%) R
11 19 (19.19%) Machine Learning
12 18 (18.18%) C#
13 17 (17.17%) Hadoop
14 15 (15.15%) Visualisation
14 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
15 13 (13.13%) C
15 13 (13.13%) PhD
16 12 (12.12%) SAS
16 12 (12.12%) MATLAB
16 12 (12.12%) Credit Risk
16 12 (12.12%) Security Cleared
16 12 (12.12%) Big Data
17 11 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
17 11 (11.11%) Market Risk
18 10 (10.10%) Marketing
18 10 (10.10%) Economics

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (12.12%) SAS
2 5 (5.05%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.04%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
2 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) Simulink
2 1 (1.01%) SPSS
2 1 (1.01%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon S3
2 5 (5.05%) Google Analytics
3 4 (4.04%) iTunes
4 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.02%) GitHub
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) Hadoop
2 12 (12.12%) Big Data
3 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.06%) Data Mining
4 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.05%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.03%) GIS
6 3 (3.03%) KDB
7 2 (2.02%) HBase
7 2 (2.02%) Impala
7 2 (2.02%) Mahout
7 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.01%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.01%) Kdb+
8 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.01%) Presto
8 1 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Moq
1 3 (3.03%) NUnit
2 2 (2.02%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.01%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 26 (26.26%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Marketing
3 7 (7.07%) Electronics
4 5 (5.05%) Banking
5 4 (4.04%) Front Office
5 4 (4.04%) Games
5 4 (4.04%) Legal
6 3 (3.03%) Automotive
7 2 (2.02%) Retail
7 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Developer
2 27 (27.27%) Analyst
3 15 (15.15%) Data Scientist
4 9 (9.09%) Qualitative Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) Quantitative Analyst
5 8 (8.08%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
5 8 (8.08%) Risk Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Hardware Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Python Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Digital Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Electronics Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Senior Electronics Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Senior Hardware Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Market Risk Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) .NET
2 5 (5.05%) WPF
3 4 (4.04%) HTML
3 4 (4.04%) jQuery
4 3 (3.03%) LINQ
4 3 (3.03%) Matplotlib
4 3 (3.03%) Pandas
4 3 (3.03%) RESTful
4 3 (3.03%) WCF
4 3 (3.03%) WinForms
4 3 (3.03%) XML
5 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.02%) Cascading
5 2 (2.02%) CSS
5 2 (2.02%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (2.02%) HTML5
5 2 (2.02%) Middleware
5 2 (2.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 81 (81.82%) Mathematics
2 44 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 31 (31.31%) Statistics
4 24 (24.24%) Algorithms
5 23 (23.23%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (15.15%) Visualisation
7 12 (12.12%) Credit Risk
8 11 (11.11%) Market Risk
9 10 (10.10%) Economics
10 7 (7.07%) Data Structures
10 7 (7.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (5.05%) Derivative
12 4 (4.04%) Applied Mathematics
12 4 (4.04%) iPad
12 4 (4.04%) iPhone
12 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
12 4 (4.04%) Neural Network
13 3 (3.03%) Fixed Income
13 3 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (2.02%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.04%) Android
1 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
1 4 (4.04%) Linux
2 3 (3.03%) Unix
2 3 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) Analytics
2 20 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (19.19%) Machine Learning
4 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
5 11 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
6 9 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.09%) Validation
7 8 (8.08%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.08%) Quantitative Finance
7 8 (8.08%) Risk Management
7 8 (8.08%) UML
7 8 (8.08%) Web Analytics
8 7 (7.07%) CAD
8 7 (7.07%) OO
8 7 (7.07%) Schematic Capture
9 6 (6.06%) Change Management
9 6 (6.06%) Requirements Management
9 6 (6.06%) Risk Analytics
10 5 (5.05%) Credit Risk Modelling
10 5 (5.05%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.31%) Python
2 29 (29.29%) SQL
3 22 (22.22%) C++
4 19 (19.19%) Java
4 19 (19.19%) R
5 18 (18.18%) C#
6 13 (13.13%) C
7 12 (12.12%) MATLAB
8 7 (7.07%) Assembly Language
8 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
9 6 (6.06%) Scala
10 5 (5.05%) Ruby
11 4 (4.04%) Objective-C
12 3 (3.03%) VB.NET
12 3 (3.03%) VBA
13 2 (2.02%) Apple Swift
13 2 (2.02%) Haskell
14 1 (1.01%) ActionScript
14 1 (1.01%) GLSL
14 1 (1.01%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 63 (63.64%) Degree
2 13 (13.13%) PhD
3 12 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 10 (10.10%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 9 (9.09%) Tableau
2 7 (7.07%) EMC
3 5 (5.05%) Google
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle
5 1 (1.01%) HP
5 1 (1.01%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.01%) Sybase
5 1 (1.01%) Teradata
5 1 (1.01%) TIBCO
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