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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Physics
Rank 521 473 425
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -48
Contract jobs citing Physics 62 80 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.54% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 74
Average daily rate
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£525 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £655 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £12.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -68.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- -66.88%

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 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 30 January 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 -37 58 £531 +6.51% 127
London -11 44 £563 +7.14% 31
City of London +17 17 £600 -7.69% 15
South West -15 6 £325 +47.05% 19
West Yorkshire - 4 £140 - 3
Yorkshire - 4 £140 - 5
Bristol - 3 £325 - 3
Wiltshire -8 2 £650 +194.11% 1
South East -20 2 £225 -43.75% 36
Derbyshire +20 1 - - 3
East Midlands +13 1 - - 5
Berkshire -4 1 - - 1
Wales -14 1 £338 -25.00%
West Midlands - 1 £390 - 4
Dorset - 1 £248 - 2
Durham - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - - 10
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 89 (71.77%) Mathematics
2 81 (65.32%) Computer Science
3 72 (58.06%) Degree
4 61 (49.19%) C++
5 36 (29.03%) C#
6 33 (26.61%) Finance
7 29 (23.39%) Software Engineering
8 26 (20.97%) SQL
8 26 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (19.35%) .NET
9 24 (19.35%) Python
10 21 (16.94%) Front Office
11 20 (16.13%) Java
11 20 (16.13%) JavaScript
12 17 (13.71%) HTML
12 17 (13.71%) OO
12 17 (13.71%) PhD
13 16 (12.90%) Games
14 15 (12.10%) Analytics
15 14 (11.29%) Low Latency
15 14 (11.29%) Linux
15 14 (11.29%) Banking
15 14 (11.29%) Multithreading
16 13 (10.48%) CSS
17 12 (9.68%) UNIX
17 12 (9.68%) MATLAB
17 12 (9.68%) Risk Management
17 12 (9.68%) Algorithms
17 12 (9.68%) Security Cleared
18 11 (8.87%) Credit Risk

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
1 6 (4.84%) GlassFish
2 5 (4.03%) SAS
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.61%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) MS Office
1 4 (3.23%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Simulink
3 1 (0.81%) Maya
3 1 (0.81%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) SPSS
3 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) Firewall
2 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.42%) DVB
4 1 (0.81%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.65%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.84%) MySQL
3 6 (4.84%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.23%) Big Data
4 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.42%) OLAP
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.61%) KDB
6 2 (1.61%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.81%) DataStage
7 1 (0.81%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.81%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.42%) Subversion
3 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.61%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (0.81%) yacc
4 1 (0.81%) JIRA
4 1 (0.81%) Xcode
4 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.81%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.81%) JUnit
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.81%) Grunt
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) ANTLR
4 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (26.61%) Finance
2 21 (16.94%) Front Office
3 16 (12.90%) Games
4 14 (11.29%) Banking
5 11 (8.87%) Investment Banking
6 8 (6.45%) Retail
7 7 (5.65%) Military
8 5 (4.03%) Electronics
9 4 (3.23%) Publishing
10 3 (2.42%) Interactive Media
10 3 (2.42%) Marketing
10 3 (2.42%) Multimedia
10 3 (2.42%) Financial Institution
10 3 (2.42%) Avionics
11 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.61%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.81%) Billing
12 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (45.97%) Developer
2 20 (16.13%) Quantitative Developer
3 16 (12.90%) Software Engineer
4 10 (8.06%) C++ Developer
5 8 (6.45%) Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Junior
6 7 (5.65%) Data Scientist
7 6 (4.84%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 6 (4.84%) Architect
7 6 (4.84%) Computer Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Junior Developer
8 5 (4.03%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.23%) WPF Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.35%) .NET
2 17 (13.71%) HTML
3 13 (10.48%) CSS
4 9 (7.26%) XML
5 8 (6.45%) WPF
6 7 (5.65%) HTML5
7 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.03%) Middleware
9 4 (3.23%) Reactive Extensions
9 4 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (3.23%) LINQ
10 3 (2.42%) Ajax
10 3 (2.42%) OpenGL
10 3 (2.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (2.42%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.42%) SciPy
10 3 (2.42%) NumPy
11 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 2 (1.61%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 89 (71.77%) Mathematics
2 81 (65.32%) Computer Science
3 26 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.68%) Algorithms
5 11 (8.87%) Credit Risk
5 11 (8.87%) Statistics
6 10 (8.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (8.06%) Visualisation
7 7 (5.65%) Grid Computing
8 5 (4.03%) Fixed Income
9 4 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (3.23%) Biometrics
9 4 (3.23%) Chemistry
9 4 (3.23%) Biology
10 3 (2.42%) IPTV
10 3 (2.42%) DTV
10 3 (2.42%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.42%) Open Source
11 2 (1.61%) Reference Data
11 2 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.29%) Linux
2 12 (9.68%) UNIX
3 10 (8.06%) Windows
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.81%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.39%) Software Engineering
2 17 (13.71%) OO
3 15 (12.10%) Analytics
4 14 (11.29%) Low Latency
4 14 (11.29%) Multithreading
5 12 (9.68%) Risk Management
6 9 (7.26%) Monte Carlo Method
6 9 (7.26%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (7.26%) SIEM
7 8 (6.45%) TOGAF
8 7 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.65%) Validation
8 7 (5.65%) UML
8 7 (5.65%) Image Processing
8 7 (5.65%) Software Architecture
9 6 (4.84%) Signal Processing
9 6 (4.84%) Video Processing
9 6 (4.84%) Bayesian Methods
9 6 (4.84%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (4.84%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (49.19%) C++
2 36 (29.03%) C#
3 26 (20.97%) SQL
4 24 (19.35%) Python
5 20 (16.13%) Java
5 20 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 12 (9.68%) MATLAB
7 6 (4.84%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.84%) R
7 6 (4.84%) C
8 5 (4.03%) Perl
8 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.42%) VBA
11 2 (1.61%) GLSL
11 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.81%) Lua
12 1 (0.81%) Ruby
12 1 (0.81%) Fortran
12 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 72 (58.06%) Degree
2 17 (13.71%) PhD
3 12 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Firmware
1 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.26%) Splunk
3 4 (3.23%) Adobe
4 3 (2.42%) EMC
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle
6 1 (0.81%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.81%) Google
6 1 (0.81%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.81%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.81%) VMware
6 1 (0.81%) Perforce
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) Informatica
6 1 (0.81%) Facebook
6 1 (0.81%) Twitter
6 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.81%) Foundry
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