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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Physics
Rank 517 484 422
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -62
Contract jobs citing Physics 74 80 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.50% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 95
Average daily rate
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£488 £498 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% -9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £655 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £21.38 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.38 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- -44.48%

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
16358 15880 14400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.33% 31.02% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10542 9828 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 679 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 29 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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 -25 69 £488 -2.50% 70
London -3 48 £590 +11.32% 20
City of London +5 15 £600 -4.00% 7
South West -25 8 £425 +92.74% 4
Wiltshire -10 7 £425 +92.74% 1
South East -29 7 £310 -17.33% 24
West Midlands - 4 £408 - 2
Oxfordshire -23 2 £493 +51.53% 2
Middlesex - 2 £285 -
Oxford - 2 £493 - 2
Derbyshire +13 1 - -
East Midlands +8 1 - -
Berkshire -5 1 - - 3
East of England -10 1 - - 14
Hampshire -21 1 £317 -20.87% 5
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 2
Fareham - 1 £317 -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
Greenford - 1 £320 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Guildford - - - - 4

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 93 (73.81%) Mathematics
2 84 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 77 (61.11%) Degree
4 65 (51.59%) C++
5 34 (26.98%) Finance
6 30 (23.81%) C#
7 27 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (20.63%) PhD
8 26 (20.63%) Front Office
8 26 (20.63%) Software Engineering
9 23 (18.25%) Python
10 21 (16.67%) SQL
10 21 (16.67%) Linux
11 20 (15.87%) .NET
12 19 (15.08%) Java
13 16 (12.70%) HTML
13 16 (12.70%) UNIX
13 16 (12.70%) Banking
13 16 (12.70%) Multithreading
13 16 (12.70%) Analytics
14 15 (11.90%) OO
15 14 (11.11%) JavaScript
15 14 (11.11%) Low Latency
16 13 (10.32%) MATLAB
16 13 (10.32%) Games
17 12 (9.52%) Risk Management
18 11 (8.73%) Windows
18 11 (8.73%) CSS
18 11 (8.73%) Credit Risk
18 11 (8.73%) Investment Banking

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 6 (4.76%) GlassFish
1 6 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.59%) SAS
3 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.59%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.79%) SPSS
2 1 (0.79%) Simulink
2 1 (0.79%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.79%) Maya
2 1 (0.79%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) Firewall
2 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.97%) DVB
3 2 (1.59%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.59%) Wireless
3 2 (1.59%) 4G
4 1 (0.79%) LTE
4 1 (0.79%) VSAT
4 1 (0.79%) AMQP
4 1 (0.79%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.76%) MySQL
3 5 (3.97%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.17%) Big Data
5 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.59%) KDB
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) DataStage
7 1 (0.79%) OLAP
7 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.59%) NetBeans
2 2 (1.59%) Subversion
2 2 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) yacc
3 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.79%) Maven
3 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.79%) Xcode
3 1 (0.79%) JUnit
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.79%) ANTLR
3 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.79%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Ivy
General
1 34 (26.98%) Finance
2 26 (20.63%) Front Office
3 16 (12.70%) Banking
4 13 (10.32%) Games
5 11 (8.73%) Investment Banking
6 8 (6.35%) Military
6 8 (6.35%) Electronics
7 6 (4.76%) Retail
7 6 (4.76%) Avionics
8 4 (3.17%) Publishing
9 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.59%) Marketing
11 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (46.83%) Developer
2 23 (18.25%) Quantitative Developer
3 17 (13.49%) Software Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) Analyst
5 11 (8.73%) C++ Developer
6 7 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.56%) Computer Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Data Scientist
7 5 (3.97%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) EMC Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Quantitative Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Architect
7 5 (3.97%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) Junior
7 5 (3.97%) Front Office Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.87%) .NET
2 16 (12.70%) HTML
3 11 (8.73%) CSS
4 10 (7.94%) XML
5 7 (5.56%) WPF
5 7 (5.56%) HTML5
6 6 (4.76%) Middleware
7 4 (3.17%) LINQ
7 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.17%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (3.17%) Reactive Extensions
8 3 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (2.38%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.38%) Spring
8 3 (2.38%) Ajax
9 2 (1.59%) XHTML
9 2 (1.59%) OpenGL
10 1 (0.79%) Swing
10 1 (0.79%) STL
10 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 93 (73.81%) Mathematics
2 84 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 27 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.73%) Credit Risk
5 10 (7.94%) Statistics
6 8 (6.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (6.35%) Algorithms
7 7 (5.56%) Visualisation
7 7 (5.56%) Grid Computing
8 5 (3.97%) Fixed Income
9 4 (3.17%) Biometrics
9 4 (3.17%) DTV
9 4 (3.17%) IPTV
9 4 (3.17%) Chemistry
9 4 (3.17%) Biology
10 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (1.59%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.59%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (1.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.67%) Linux
2 16 (12.70%) UNIX
3 11 (8.73%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Debian
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.63%) Software Engineering
2 16 (12.70%) Multithreading
2 16 (12.70%) Analytics
3 15 (11.90%) OO
4 14 (11.11%) Low Latency
5 12 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 9 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.14%) Monte Carlo Method
6 9 (7.14%) Software Architecture
7 8 (6.35%) Image Processing
7 8 (6.35%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (6.35%) SIEM
8 7 (5.56%) Signal Processing
8 7 (5.56%) Video Processing
8 7 (5.56%) TOGAF
8 7 (5.56%) Validation
9 6 (4.76%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (4.76%) UML
9 6 (4.76%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (51.59%) C++
2 30 (23.81%) C#
3 23 (18.25%) Python
4 21 (16.67%) SQL
5 19 (15.08%) Java
6 14 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 13 (10.32%) MATLAB
8 7 (5.56%) C
9 6 (4.76%) Perl
9 6 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.76%) R
10 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.59%) VBA
12 2 (1.59%) VB
13 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.79%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 77 (61.11%) Degree
2 26 (20.63%) PhD
3 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.79%) HND
7 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) DO-160
2 1 (0.79%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.79%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Firmware
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (6.35%) Splunk
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.97%) EMC
4 2 (1.59%) Perforce
5 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
5 1 (0.79%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.79%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.79%) Informatica
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe
5 1 (0.79%) Lauterbach
5 1 (0.79%) IBM
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