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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Physics
Rank 544 512 467
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -45
Contract jobs citing Physics 63 70 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.43% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 56
Average daily rate
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£550 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £730 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 14 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 22 May 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 -28 62 £550 - 126
London +9 47 £550 - 52
South East -18 14 £450 +20.00% 24
City of London +7 7 £600 +20.00% 19
Hampshire +1 7 £450 - 4
Southampton - 6 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire -21 5 £325 -13.33% 4
Oxford -10 3 £325 -
Surrey +5 2 £450 - 7
Woking +15 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Leatherhead - 1 £450 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 109 (80.74%) Mathematics
2 85 (62.96%) Degree
3 84 (62.22%) Computer Science
4 46 (34.07%) C++
5 38 (28.15%) Finance
6 32 (23.70%) Python
7 31 (22.96%) Java
8 27 (20.00%) SQL
9 25 (18.52%) C#
10 24 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (17.04%) Web Services
11 23 (17.04%) Software Engineering
12 22 (16.30%) PhD
13 20 (14.81%) Games
13 20 (14.81%) Android
13 20 (14.81%) Apple iOS
14 19 (14.07%) Web Services Management
15 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (12.59%) C
15 17 (12.59%) Algorithms
16 16 (11.85%) Analytics
16 16 (11.85%) Banking
17 15 (11.11%) JavaScript
18 14 (10.37%) .NET
19 13 (9.63%) OO
19 13 (9.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 13 (9.63%) Front Office
19 13 (9.63%) Hadoop
19 13 (9.63%) Investment Banking
19 13 (9.63%) iOS Development

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.67%) SAS
2 4 (2.96%) Node.js
3 3 (2.22%) Apache
3 3 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.48%) CMS
4 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.74%) uWSGI
5 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Office
1 3 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.48%) SPSS
3 1 (0.74%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.67%) Firewall
2 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.48%) AMQP
4 1 (0.74%) Internet
4 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.63%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.67%) Big Data
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.96%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.96%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.22%) KDB
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.22%) HBase
6 2 (1.48%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.48%) OLAP
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.48%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.48%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.48%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Maven
2 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.48%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.48%) JUnit
3 2 (1.48%) Selenium
4 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.74%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.74%) JIRA
4 1 (0.74%) Subversion
4 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.74%) Grunt
4 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (28.15%) Finance
2 20 (14.81%) Games
3 16 (11.85%) Banking
4 13 (9.63%) Front Office
4 13 (9.63%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.19%) Marketing
6 6 (4.44%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.96%) Retail
8 3 (2.22%) Interactive Media
8 3 (2.22%) Electronics
8 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.22%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.74%) Automotive
9 1 (0.74%) Advertising
9 1 (0.74%) Billing
9 1 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (44.44%) Developer
2 24 (17.78%) Architect
3 18 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 12 (8.89%) Analyst
5 11 (8.15%) Data Scientist
6 9 (6.67%) C++ Developer
7 8 (5.93%) iOS Developer
7 8 (5.93%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Programmer
8 7 (5.19%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Quantitative Developer
9 6 (4.44%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.44%) Junior
9 6 (4.44%) Python Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Software Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.70%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.70%) WPF Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Senior WPF Developer
11 4 (2.96%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.04%) Web Services
2 14 (10.37%) .NET
3 11 (8.15%) HTML
4 9 (6.67%) WPF
5 8 (5.93%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.44%) Pandas
6 6 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.44%) CSS
6 6 (4.44%) LINQ
6 6 (4.44%) SciPy
6 6 (4.44%) NumPy
7 5 (3.70%) OpenGL
7 5 (3.70%) Reactive Extensions
8 4 (2.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (2.22%) HTML5
9 3 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (2.22%) STL
9 3 (2.22%) Middleware
9 3 (2.22%) MSMQ
9 3 (2.22%) Esper
Miscellaneous
1 109 (80.74%) Mathematics
2 84 (62.22%) Computer Science
3 24 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (12.59%) Algorithms
5 13 (9.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (8.89%) Statistics
7 7 (5.19%) Data Structures
8 6 (4.44%) Derivative
8 6 (4.44%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.96%) Xbox
9 4 (2.96%) Fixed Income
9 4 (2.96%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (2.96%) Credit Risk
9 4 (2.96%) Open Source
9 4 (2.96%) Hedge funds
10 3 (2.22%) Market Risk
10 3 (2.22%) User Experience
11 2 (1.48%) PlayStation
11 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.48%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.81%) Android
1 20 (14.81%) Apple iOS
2 12 (8.89%) Linux
3 8 (5.93%) UNIX
4 4 (2.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.04%) Software Engineering
2 19 (14.07%) Web Services Management
3 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.85%) Analytics
5 13 (9.63%) OO
5 13 (9.63%) iOS Development
6 11 (8.15%) Low Latency
7 10 (7.41%) Multithreading
8 9 (6.67%) SIEM
8 9 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (5.93%) Android Development
9 8 (5.93%) Validation
9 8 (5.93%) Algorithmic Trading
10 7 (5.19%) Data Analysis
10 7 (5.19%) TOGAF
10 7 (5.19%) TDD
11 6 (4.44%) Cyber Security
11 6 (4.44%) Machine Learning
11 6 (4.44%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.07%) C++
2 32 (23.70%) Python
3 31 (22.96%) Java
4 27 (20.00%) SQL
5 25 (18.52%) C#
6 17 (12.59%) C
7 15 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 12 (8.89%) R
9 9 (6.67%) MATLAB
10 6 (4.44%) Scala
11 4 (2.96%) VBA
12 3 (2.22%) Haskell
12 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.22%) Clojure
12 3 (2.22%) Cython
12 3 (2.22%) IPython
13 2 (1.48%) GLSL
13 2 (1.48%) Fortran
13 2 (1.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 85 (62.96%) Degree
2 22 (16.30%) PhD
3 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.41%) Oracle
2 9 (6.67%) Splunk
3 7 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.70%) Adobe
5 2 (1.48%) Tableau
5 2 (1.48%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.74%) Foundry
6 1 (0.74%) Google
6 1 (0.74%) Embarcadero
6 1 (0.74%) Facebook
6 1 (0.74%) Twitter
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Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £500 per day up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Hudson IT
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Posted: 18 days ago