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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Physics
Rank 534 460 527
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +67
Contract jobs citing Physics 61 118 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.85% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 77 27
Average daily rate
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£600 £500 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £306 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.13 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.25% -35.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £12.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £43.85 £43.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £12.75 £42.38
% change year-on-year
+187.25% -69.91%

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 22 August 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 -83 55 £600 +20.00% 83
London -31 41 £600 +14.28% 41
City of London +14 10 £625 +19.04% 16
South East -4 9 £350 +16.66% 12
Berkshire +12 6 £350 -
Reading +15 5 £350 -
Scotland -17 2 - - 5
North West - 2 - - 4
Oxford - 2 £328 - 4
Warrington - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £328 - 6
Cheshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +9 1 - - 1
Leeds +7 1 - - 1
Surrey +2 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 1 - - 3
Glasgow -17 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire -25 1 - - 1
South West -37 1 - - 6
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Crawley - - - -
Darlington - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 3
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 103 (78.63%) Degree
2 101 (77.10%) Mathematics
3 85 (64.89%) Computer Science
4 55 (41.98%) C++
5 29 (22.14%) Linux
5 29 (22.14%) PhD
6 27 (20.61%) Java
6 27 (20.61%) Front Office
7 26 (19.85%) SQL
8 23 (17.56%) C#
8 23 (17.56%) Banking
8 23 (17.56%) Software Engineering
9 21 (16.03%) Finance
10 17 (12.98%) Python
10 17 (12.98%) Analytics
11 15 (11.45%) Multithreading
11 15 (11.45%) Risk Management
12 13 (9.92%) Games
12 13 (9.92%) Change Management
12 13 (9.92%) Windows
13 12 (9.16%) Investment Banking
13 12 (9.16%) Spring
13 12 (9.16%) UNIX
13 12 (9.16%) C
14 11 (8.40%) Management Information System
15 10 (7.63%) JavaScript
15 10 (7.63%) VBA
15 10 (7.63%) Scala
16 9 (6.87%) HTML
16 9 (6.87%) Project Management

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (3.82%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.05%) SAS
2 4 (3.05%) Node.js
2 4 (3.05%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.53%) Simulink
3 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) Maya
3 1 (0.76%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.76%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.76%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) 4G
1 3 (2.29%) 3GPP
1 3 (2.29%) Internet
1 3 (2.29%) Wireless
1 3 (2.29%) DVB
2 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.53%) LTE
3 1 (0.76%) VSAT
3 1 (0.76%) MIMO
3 1 (0.76%) WiMAX
3 1 (0.76%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.82%) NoSQL
1 5 (3.82%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.05%) Big Data
3 3 (2.29%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.29%) KDB
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.53%) HBase
4 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) Mahout
5 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.29%) Grunt
4 2 (1.53%) JUnit
4 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.76%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.76%) Selenium
5 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.76%) JIRA
5 1 (0.76%) Maven
5 1 (0.76%) Subversion
5 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.76%) Ant
General
1 27 (20.61%) Front Office
2 23 (17.56%) Banking
3 21 (16.03%) Finance
4 13 (9.92%) Games
5 12 (9.16%) Investment Banking
6 9 (6.87%) Telecoms
7 8 (6.11%) Electronics
7 8 (6.11%) Military
8 5 (3.82%) French Language
9 4 (3.05%) Avionics
10 3 (2.29%) iGaming
10 3 (2.29%) Marketing
11 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.76%) Back Office
11 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (47.33%) Developer
2 17 (12.98%) Software Engineer
3 16 (12.21%) Analyst
3 16 (12.21%) C++ Developer
4 13 (9.92%) Quantitative Developer
5 12 (9.16%) Design Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) Java Developer
6 11 (8.40%) Front Office Developer
7 10 (7.63%) Quantitative Analyst
8 9 (6.87%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (6.87%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (6.11%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Software Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Games Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Banking Business Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) C++ Software Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Risk Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) Spring
2 9 (6.87%) HTML
3 8 (6.11%) Hibernate
3 8 (6.11%) .NET
4 6 (4.58%) WPF
4 6 (4.58%) HTML5
5 5 (3.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (3.82%) CSS
6 4 (3.05%) Spring MVC
6 4 (3.05%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.29%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.29%) Reactive Extensions
7 3 (2.29%) LINQ
7 3 (2.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (2.29%) STL
7 3 (2.29%) XML
7 3 (2.29%) Middleware
8 2 (1.53%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.53%) RESTful
8 2 (1.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 101 (77.10%) Mathematics
2 85 (64.89%) Computer Science
3 11 (8.40%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.58%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.58%) Statistics
4 6 (4.58%) Chemistry
4 6 (4.58%) Human Factors
5 4 (3.05%) DTV
5 4 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.05%) CUDA
5 4 (3.05%) Open Source
6 3 (2.29%) Market Risk
6 3 (2.29%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.53%) Interactive TV
7 2 (1.53%) Economics
7 2 (1.53%) IPTV
7 2 (1.53%) Animation
7 2 (1.53%) Social Network
8 1 (0.76%) Xbox
8 1 (0.76%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.14%) Linux
2 13 (9.92%) Windows
3 12 (9.16%) UNIX
4 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.29%) Android
5 2 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.56%) Software Engineering
2 17 (12.98%) Analytics
3 15 (11.45%) Multithreading
3 15 (11.45%) Risk Management
4 13 (9.92%) Change Management
5 9 (6.87%) Project Management
5 9 (6.87%) Technical Analysis
6 8 (6.11%) Validation
6 8 (6.11%) Service Management
6 8 (6.11%) ITIL
6 8 (6.11%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.11%) Requirements Management
7 7 (5.34%) Workflow
7 7 (5.34%) MVC
8 6 (4.58%) Regression Testing
8 6 (4.58%) Game Development
8 6 (4.58%) Low Latency
9 5 (3.82%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.82%) UML
9 5 (3.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 55 (41.98%) C++
2 27 (20.61%) Java
3 26 (19.85%) SQL
4 23 (17.56%) C#
5 17 (12.98%) Python
6 12 (9.16%) C
7 10 (7.63%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.63%) VBA
7 10 (7.63%) Scala
8 7 (5.34%) MATLAB
9 5 (3.82%) R
10 3 (2.29%) Perl
11 2 (1.53%) VB
11 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.53%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.53%) Erlang
12 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.76%) Ruby
12 1 (0.76%) Ada
12 1 (0.76%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 103 (78.63%) Degree
2 29 (22.14%) PhD
3 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.05%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.76%) ISEB
6 1 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) DO-160
2 1 (0.76%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.76%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.53%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (4.58%) Oracle
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.29%) EMC
4 2 (1.53%) Autodesk
4 2 (1.53%) Perforce
5 1 (0.76%) Facebook
5 1 (0.76%) Twitter
5 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.76%) Google
5 1 (0.76%) IBM
5 1 (0.76%) Sybase
5 1 (0.76%) SolidWorks
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