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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Physics
Rank 560 505 443
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -62
Contract jobs citing Physics 53 87 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.52% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 55 75
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £360 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £740 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £285
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +40.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 4
Average hourly rate £46.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+32.85% -6.66%

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
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 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 15 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 3 July 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 -58 51 £550 - 150
London -33 31 £563 -2.17% 50
South East -10 17 £450 +20.00% 38
City of London -11 9 £600 +4.34% 13
Hampshire +8 7 £450 - 7
Oxfordshire -21 6 - - 5
Southampton - 6 £450 -
Woking +19 4 - - 2
Surrey -5 4 - - 9
Oxford -11 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 4
Nottinghamshire - 3 £300 - 2
Nottingham - 2 £300 - 2
Scotland -2 1 - - 6
Hammersmith - 1 - -

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 108 (83.08%) Mathematics
2 83 (63.85%) Degree
3 77 (59.23%) Computer Science
4 48 (36.92%) C++
5 35 (26.92%) Java
6 33 (25.38%) Python
7 28 (21.54%) Finance
8 27 (20.77%) SQL
9 25 (19.23%) Web Services
10 24 (18.46%) C#
11 23 (17.69%) Games
12 21 (16.15%) PhD
12 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (15.38%) C
13 20 (15.38%) Software Engineering
13 20 (15.38%) Android
13 20 (15.38%) Apple iOS
14 19 (14.62%) Web Services Management
15 17 (13.08%) Analytics
16 16 (12.31%) Algorithms
16 16 (12.31%) Front Office
16 16 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (11.54%) JavaScript
17 15 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 14 (10.77%) Linux
18 14 (10.77%) R
19 13 (10.00%) Statistics
19 13 (10.00%) HTML
19 13 (10.00%) .NET
19 13 (10.00%) iOS Development

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (6.92%) SAS
2 4 (3.08%) Node.js
3 3 (2.31%) Apache
3 3 (2.31%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.31%) IPython
4 2 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.77%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.77%) uWSGI
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
2 3 (2.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.54%) SPSS
3 2 (1.54%) Maya
3 2 (1.54%) Mathematica
3 2 (1.54%) Maple
3 2 (1.54%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.08%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (0.77%) Firewall
4 1 (0.77%) AMQP
4 1 (0.77%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.46%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.92%) Big Data
3 4 (3.08%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.31%) HBase
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.54%) OLAP
5 2 (1.54%) KDB
5 2 (1.54%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.54%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.77%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.77%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.77%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Maven
2 3 (2.31%) HP UFT
2 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.54%) Selenium
3 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.77%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.77%) Ant
4 1 (0.77%) JUnit
4 1 (0.77%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.77%) Subversion
4 1 (0.77%) JIRA
4 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.77%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.77%) Gradle
4 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.77%) Grunt
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Ivy
General
1 28 (21.54%) Finance
2 23 (17.69%) Games
3 16 (12.31%) Front Office
4 12 (9.23%) Banking
5 10 (7.69%) Marketing
6 7 (5.38%) Investment Banking
7 6 (4.62%) Electronics
8 4 (3.08%) Automotive
8 4 (3.08%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.31%) Interactive Media
9 3 (2.31%) Retail
9 3 (2.31%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.54%) Military
10 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.77%) Legal
11 1 (0.77%) Advertising
11 1 (0.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (45.38%) Developer
2 20 (15.38%) Architect
3 19 (14.62%) Senior Developer
4 11 (8.46%) Data Scientist
5 10 (7.69%) Analyst
5 10 (7.69%) C++ Developer
6 9 (6.92%) Programmer
7 8 (6.15%) iOS Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Software Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Python Developer
10 5 (3.85%) WPF Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Senior WPF Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Business Analyst
12 3 (2.31%) Junior
12 3 (2.31%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.23%) Web Services
2 13 (10.00%) HTML
2 13 (10.00%) .NET
3 12 (9.23%) WPF
4 8 (6.15%) LINQ
5 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.38%) CSS
6 6 (4.62%) HTML5
6 6 (4.62%) SciPy
6 6 (4.62%) NumPy
6 6 (4.62%) Pandas
7 5 (3.85%) Reactive Extensions
7 5 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.85%) Middleware
7 5 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (3.08%) Backbone.js
8 4 (3.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (3.08%) OpenGL
9 3 (2.31%) Esper
9 3 (2.31%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 108 (83.08%) Mathematics
2 77 (59.23%) Computer Science
3 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (12.31%) Algorithms
5 15 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (10.00%) Statistics
7 8 (6.15%) Derivative
8 7 (5.38%) Credit Risk
9 6 (4.62%) Xbox
10 5 (3.85%) Data Structures
10 5 (3.85%) Visualisation
11 4 (3.08%) Hedge funds
11 4 (3.08%) Market Risk
12 3 (2.31%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (2.31%) User Experience
12 3 (2.31%) PlayStation
13 2 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
13 2 (1.54%) Social Media
13 2 (1.54%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.38%) Android
1 20 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 14 (10.77%) Linux
3 10 (7.69%) UNIX
4 6 (4.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 19 (14.62%) Web Services Management
3 17 (13.08%) Analytics
4 16 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.00%) iOS Development
6 12 (9.23%) Low Latency
7 11 (8.46%) OO
8 10 (7.69%) Multithreading
9 9 (6.92%) Validation
10 8 (6.15%) Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (6.15%) Android Development
11 7 (5.38%) 3D Modelling
11 7 (5.38%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.62%) UML
12 6 (4.62%) TDD
12 6 (4.62%) Machine Learning
13 5 (3.85%) Regression Analysis
13 5 (3.85%) Statistical Modelling
13 5 (3.85%) Time Series Analysis
13 5 (3.85%) FX Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.92%) C++
2 35 (26.92%) Java
3 33 (25.38%) Python
4 27 (20.77%) SQL
5 24 (18.46%) C#
6 20 (15.38%) C
7 15 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 14 (10.77%) R
9 8 (6.15%) MATLAB
10 5 (3.85%) Perl
10 5 (3.85%) Scala
11 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.31%) Clojure
11 3 (2.31%) Haskell
11 3 (2.31%) Cython
11 3 (2.31%) VBA
11 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.54%) Ruby
12 2 (1.54%) Fortran
13 1 (0.77%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 83 (63.85%) Degree
2 21 (16.15%) PhD
3 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.69%) Oracle
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.85%) Adobe
4 2 (1.54%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.54%) Tableau
5 1 (0.77%) Facebook
5 1 (0.77%) Twitter
5 1 (0.77%) Foundry
5 1 (0.77%) Splunk
5 1 (0.77%) Embarcadero
5 1 (0.77%) Google
South East
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago