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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Physics
Rank 556 558 576
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Contract jobs citing Physics 71 79 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 51
Median daily rate £525 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £788 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £368
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £13.63 £37.50 £45.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.65% -17.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.63 £37.50 £45.43
% change year-on-year
-63.65% -17.45%

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
16353 18243 18179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.59% 33.35% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10596 11467 11532
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 787 758
Median hourly rate £19.02 £20.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

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 5 December 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 30 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 5 December 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 -6 66 £525 -12.50% 119
London -12 45 £601 -7.61% 51
City of London +9 13 £500 -4.76% 11
East of England +9 6 £298 +8.18% 33
South East +14 5 £250 -22.83% 24
South West +12 5 £500 - 1
East Midlands -3 4 £375 +57.89% 1
Surrey +24 3 £250 - 8
Cambridgeshire 0 3 - - 26
Leatherhead - 3 £250 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £500 -
Scotland +9 2 - - 15
Hertfordshire - 2 £298 - 7
Wiltshire - 2 £526 -
Angus - 2 - - 1
Salisbury - 2 £526 -
Hampshire +17 1 £140 -56.79% 7
Luton +8 1 - -
South Wales +4 1 - -
Bedfordshire +4 1 - -
Warwickshire +1 1 - -
Wales -3 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £400 -
Derby - 1 £375 -
Leicester - 1 £375 - 1
Lincoln - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 109 (84.50%) Mathematics
2 71 (55.04%) Degree
3 54 (41.86%) Computer Science
4 47 (36.43%) Statistics
5 45 (34.88%) Finance
6 41 (31.78%) Java
6 41 (31.78%) SQL
7 39 (30.23%) Python
8 38 (29.46%) C++
9 37 (28.68%) Algorithms
10 32 (24.81%) Machine Learning
11 30 (23.26%) C#
12 29 (22.48%) Analytics
13 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (20.16%) R
16 23 (17.83%) Hadoop
16 23 (17.83%) MATLAB
17 21 (16.28%) Visualisation
18 20 (15.50%) Software Engineering
18 20 (15.50%) Big Data
19 19 (14.73%) Market Risk
20 18 (13.95%) Banking
21 17 (13.18%) Derivative
21 17 (13.18%) Relational Database
22 16 (12.40%) Data Visualisation
23 15 (11.63%) PhD
24 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
24 14 (10.85%) OO
24 14 (10.85%) Credit Risk

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 11 (8.53%) SAS
2 10 (7.75%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.10%) Apache Pig
3 4 (3.10%) Confluence
3 4 (3.10%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.33%) Drupal
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Weka
2 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) SPSS
3 2 (1.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.78%) Simulink
4 1 (0.78%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.43%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.10%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.10%) iTunes
3 2 (1.55%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.83%) Hadoop
2 20 (15.50%) Big Data
3 17 (13.18%) Relational Database
4 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
5 10 (7.75%) Data Mining
6 8 (6.20%) Apache Hive
7 6 (4.65%) Mahout
8 5 (3.88%) Impala
8 5 (3.88%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (3.10%) KDB
9 4 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.10%) Power BI
10 3 (2.33%) HBase
10 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
10 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.33%) Text Mining
11 2 (1.55%) QlikView
12 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.43%) Subversion
3 5 (3.88%) JIRA
4 4 (3.10%) ClearCase
4 4 (3.10%) NUnit
5 3 (2.33%) Moq
6 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.78%) CMake
7 1 (0.78%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (34.88%) Finance
2 18 (13.95%) Banking
3 11 (8.53%) Marketing
4 9 (6.98%) Retail
5 8 (6.20%) Front Office
5 8 (6.20%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.10%) Automotive
6 4 (3.10%) Legal
6 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.33%) Games
8 2 (1.55%) Electronics
8 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.55%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 46 (35.66%) Developer
2 30 (23.26%) Analyst
3 24 (18.60%) Data Scientist
4 11 (8.53%) C# Developer
5 10 (7.75%) Quantitative Developer
6 9 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.98%) C++ Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Risk Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Qualitative Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Quantitative Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.65%) C# Quant Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Digital Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Python Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Statistical Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.08%) .NET
2 10 (7.75%) WPF
3 6 (4.65%) D3.js
3 6 (4.65%) HTML
4 5 (3.88%) CSS
4 5 (3.88%) JSON
4 5 (3.88%) Kafka
4 5 (3.88%) REST
5 4 (3.10%) jQuery
5 4 (3.10%) Node.js
5 4 (3.10%) NumPy
5 4 (3.10%) scikit-learn
6 3 (2.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.33%) Matplotlib
6 3 (2.33%) MLlib
6 3 (2.33%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (2.33%) Pandas
6 3 (2.33%) RESTful
6 3 (2.33%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (2.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 109 (84.50%) Mathematics
2 54 (41.86%) Computer Science
3 47 (36.43%) Statistics
4 37 (28.68%) Algorithms
5 27 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (16.28%) Visualisation
7 19 (14.73%) Market Risk
8 17 (13.18%) Derivative
9 14 (10.85%) Credit Risk
10 8 (6.20%) Economics
11 6 (4.65%) Data Structures
11 6 (4.65%) Neural Network
12 5 (3.88%) Applied Mathematics
12 5 (3.88%) Fixed Income
12 5 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (3.10%) Informatics
13 4 (3.10%) iPad
13 4 (3.10%) iPhone
13 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
13 4 (3.10%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.10%) Android
1 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
1 4 (3.10%) Linux
2 3 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) CentOS
3 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.81%) Machine Learning
2 29 (22.48%) Analytics
3 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (15.50%) Software Engineering
5 16 (12.40%) Data Visualisation
6 14 (10.85%) OO
6 14 (10.85%) Quantitative Finance
7 13 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (10.08%) Risk Management
7 13 (10.08%) Stochastic Modelling
8 11 (8.53%) Validation
9 10 (7.75%) Statistical Analysis
9 10 (7.75%) UML
10 8 (6.20%) Multithreading
10 8 (6.20%) Predictive Modelling
10 8 (6.20%) TDD
11 7 (5.43%) Data Analytics
11 7 (5.43%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.43%) OOP
11 7 (5.43%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.78%) Java
1 41 (31.78%) SQL
2 39 (30.23%) Python
3 38 (29.46%) C++
4 30 (23.26%) C#
5 26 (20.16%) R
6 23 (17.83%) MATLAB
7 13 (10.08%) JavaScript
8 9 (6.98%) C
8 9 (6.98%) Scala
9 5 (3.88%) Ruby
10 4 (3.10%) Objective-C
10 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.33%) ActionScript
11 3 (2.33%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.33%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.55%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.55%) Haskell
12 2 (1.55%) VBA
13 1 (0.78%) Ada
Qualifications
1 71 (55.04%) Degree
2 15 (11.63%) PhD
3 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.20%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) CCNA
6 1 (0.78%) CCNP
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) MBA
6 1 (0.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) Basel III
2 2 (1.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Kibana
2 3 (2.33%) Oozie
3 1 (0.78%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (7.75%) Tableau
2 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle
3 6 (4.65%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.88%) Sybase
5 4 (3.10%) Google
6 2 (1.55%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.55%) EMC
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco
7 1 (0.78%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.78%) Perforce
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
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