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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Physics
Rank 596 580 551
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -29
Contract jobs citing Physics 50 65 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.36% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 39
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £379 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £643 £755
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £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
17745 17821 17049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.05% 31.82% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11516 10932 10511
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 727 740
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.64% -8.82%

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 29 May 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 20 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 29 May 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 -14 40 £550 +10.00% 90
London -15 23 £613 +11.36% 31
South East -4 12 £188 -58.33% 18
East Sussex - 10 - -
Brighton - 10 - -
Scotland - 7 £350 - 2
Lewes - 6 - -
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
Edinburgh - 3 £600 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £301 - 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £301 - 3
Leeds - 3 £301 - 2
South West - 2 £400 - 6
City of London +38 1 - - 11
Oxfordshire +3 1 £85 -73.84% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £290 - 2
High Wycombe - 1 £290 - 1
Salisbury - 1 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 3
Wiltshire - 1 £400 - 1

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 102 (79.07%) Mathematics
2 71 (55.04%) Degree
3 51 (39.53%) Finance
4 46 (35.66%) Computer Science
5 42 (32.56%) C++
6 36 (27.91%) Python
7 35 (27.13%) Analytics
8 28 (21.71%) C#
9 27 (20.93%) SQL
10 26 (20.16%) Banking
11 23 (17.83%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (17.05%) R
13 19 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (14.73%) C
13 19 (14.73%) Java
14 18 (13.95%) Front Office
14 18 (13.95%) Algorithms
15 17 (13.18%) Electronics
16 16 (12.40%) Statistics
17 15 (11.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 15 (11.63%) EMC
18 14 (10.85%) CAD
18 14 (10.85%) PhD
18 14 (10.85%) Investment Banking
18 14 (10.85%) Software Engineering
18 14 (10.85%) Schematic Capture
19 13 (10.08%) Risk Management
19 13 (10.08%) .NET
19 13 (10.08%) Assembly Language
20 12 (9.30%) MATLAB

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 6 (4.65%) SAS
2 5 (3.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) SPSS
2 3 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.55%) Simulink
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.55%) GitHub
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.78%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.55%) Network Security
3 1 (0.78%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) Big Data
1 8 (6.20%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.65%) Data Mining
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.10%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (3.10%) KDB
5 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) DB2
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
6 1 (0.78%) HBase
6 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.78%) MS Access
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.78%) QlikView
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) HP UFT
1 5 (3.88%) Selenium
2 4 (3.10%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.33%) Android Studio
4 2 (1.55%) Emacs
5 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.78%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.78%) JUnit
5 1 (0.78%) Maven
5 1 (0.78%) Moq
5 1 (0.78%) NUnit
5 1 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 51 (39.53%) Finance
2 26 (20.16%) Banking
3 18 (13.95%) Front Office
4 17 (13.18%) Electronics
5 14 (10.85%) Investment Banking
6 9 (6.98%) Games
7 4 (3.10%) Marketing
8 3 (2.33%) Online Betting
8 3 (2.33%) Retail
8 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.55%) Military
9 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.78%) Automotive
10 1 (0.78%) Avionics
10 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (38.76%) Developer
2 34 (26.36%) Analyst
3 22 (17.05%) Qualitative Analyst
3 22 (17.05%) Quantitative Analyst
4 16 (12.40%) C++ Developer
5 14 (10.85%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
5 14 (10.85%) Risk Analyst
6 13 (10.08%) Electronics Engineer
6 13 (10.08%) Hardware Engineer
6 13 (10.08%) Python Developer
6 13 (10.08%) Senior Electronics Engineer
6 13 (10.08%) Senior Hardware Engineer
7 12 (9.30%) C# Developer
7 12 (9.30%) Quantitative Developer
8 10 (7.75%) Data Scientist
9 8 (6.20%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 8 (6.20%) HTML Developer
9 8 (6.20%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.43%) Games Developer
11 6 (4.65%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.08%) .NET
2 10 (7.75%) AngularJS
2 10 (7.75%) HTML
2 10 (7.75%) OpenGL
3 9 (6.98%) HTML5
4 7 (5.43%) DirectX
4 7 (5.43%) React
4 7 (5.43%) Unreal Engine
5 6 (4.65%) Middleware
5 6 (4.65%) V-Ray
6 5 (3.88%) MSMQ
6 5 (3.88%) XML
7 3 (2.33%) J2SE
7 3 (2.33%) OpenCL
7 3 (2.33%) WinForms
7 3 (2.33%) WPF
8 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.55%) Highcharts JS
8 2 (1.55%) TensorFlow
8 2 (1.55%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 102 (79.07%) Mathematics
2 46 (35.66%) Computer Science
3 23 (17.83%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (13.95%) Algorithms
5 16 (12.40%) Statistics
6 15 (11.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 10 (7.75%) Market Risk
8 9 (6.98%) Credit Risk
8 9 (6.98%) Derivative
9 8 (6.20%) Fixed Income
9 8 (6.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (4.65%) Animation
10 6 (4.65%) Economics
10 6 (4.65%) RenderMan
11 5 (3.88%) Mobile App
12 4 (3.10%) Applied Mathematics
12 4 (3.10%) Visualisation
13 3 (2.33%) FMCG
14 2 (1.55%) CUDA
14 2 (1.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.75%) Linux
2 7 (5.43%) Unix
3 4 (3.10%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Analytics
2 19 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.85%) CAD
3 14 (10.85%) Schematic Capture
3 14 (10.85%) Software Engineering
4 13 (10.08%) Risk Management
5 10 (7.75%) OO
5 10 (7.75%) TDD
6 9 (6.98%) Multithreading
6 9 (6.98%) Unit Testing
6 9 (6.98%) Validation
7 8 (6.20%) Front End Development
7 8 (6.20%) Machine Learning
7 8 (6.20%) OOD
7 8 (6.20%) Predictive Analytics
8 7 (5.43%) Data Analysis
8 7 (5.43%) Game Development
8 7 (5.43%) Risk Analytics
9 6 (4.65%) CRM
9 6 (4.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 42 (32.56%) C++
2 36 (27.91%) Python
3 28 (21.71%) C#
4 27 (20.93%) SQL
5 22 (17.05%) R
6 19 (14.73%) C
6 19 (14.73%) Java
7 13 (10.08%) Assembly Language
8 12 (9.30%) MATLAB
9 7 (5.43%) GLSL
9 7 (5.43%) HLSL
9 7 (5.43%) VBA
10 5 (3.88%) Haskell
10 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.33%) Scala
12 2 (1.55%) Julia
13 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.78%) Erlang
13 1 (0.78%) F#
13 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (55.04%) Degree
2 14 (10.85%) PhD
3 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (0.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 15 (11.63%) EMC
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.55%) Google
3 2 (1.55%) Tableau
4 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.78%) Cognos
4 1 (0.78%) HP
4 1 (0.78%) IBM
4 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle
4 1 (0.78%) Splunk
4 1 (0.78%) Teradata
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