The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Physics
Rank 505 445 525
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +80
Contract jobs citing Physics 83 119 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.89% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 83 21
Average daily rate
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£600 £530 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £317 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13778 13403 14248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.22% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8337 8107 8177
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £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 566 600 789
Average hourly rate £20.29 £22.00 £24.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%

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 July 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 30 July 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 -69 74 £600 +11.11% 88
London -26 54 £600 +9.09% 33
City of London -5 13 £650 +15.55% 15
South East -10 12 £350 +16.66% 20
Berkshire +2 6 £350 - 2
Reading +8 5 £350 - 1
Glasgow -3 5 £450 +12.50% 4
Scotland -24 5 £450 +75.60% 5
West Midlands - 5 - -
Coventry - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £328 - 5
Yorkshire +5 2 - - 2
Surrey +1 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire 0 2 - -
Leeds -6 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £328 - 2
Hampshire -7 1 - - 5
Gloucestershire -20 1 - - 2
South West -21 1 - - 6
Staines - 1 - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Sunderland - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Swindon - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Watford - - - -

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 105 (76.64%) Degree
1 105 (76.64%) Mathematics
2 92 (67.15%) Computer Science
3 57 (41.61%) C++
4 36 (26.28%) Java
5 30 (21.90%) SQL
5 30 (21.90%) PhD
6 29 (21.17%) Linux
7 27 (19.71%) Front Office
8 25 (18.25%) Finance
9 23 (16.79%) Banking
9 23 (16.79%) Software Engineering
10 22 (16.06%) Python
11 20 (14.60%) C#
12 17 (12.41%) Analytics
13 16 (11.68%) Multithreading
14 15 (10.95%) Risk Management
15 13 (9.49%) Change Management
15 13 (9.49%) Spring
16 12 (8.76%) Investment Banking
16 12 (8.76%) Statistics
16 12 (8.76%) Scala
16 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
16 12 (8.76%) C
16 12 (8.76%) UNIX
16 12 (8.76%) Windows
17 11 (8.03%) VBA
17 11 (8.03%) Games
17 11 (8.03%) Management Information System
18 10 (7.30%) JavaScript

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (7.30%) SAS
2 6 (4.38%) Apache Pig
3 5 (3.65%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.92%) Node.js
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.73%) CMS
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.46%) Simulink
2 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.73%) Maya
3 1 (0.73%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.73%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.73%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) 4G
1 3 (2.19%) Wireless
1 3 (2.19%) 3GPP
1 3 (2.19%) DVB
1 3 (2.19%) Internet
2 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.46%) LTE
3 1 (0.73%) WiMAX
3 1 (0.73%) MIMO
3 1 (0.73%) VSAT
3 1 (0.73%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.30%) Hadoop
1 10 (7.30%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.84%) Apache Hive
2 8 (5.84%) Big Data
3 7 (5.11%) HBase
3 7 (5.11%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.92%) KDB
5 4 (2.92%) Mahout
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.19%) Grunt
3 3 (2.19%) JUnit
4 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.73%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.73%) Selenium
5 1 (0.73%) JIRA
5 1 (0.73%) Subversion
5 1 (0.73%) Maven
5 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.73%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.73%) Ant
General
1 27 (19.71%) Front Office
2 25 (18.25%) Finance
3 23 (16.79%) Banking
4 12 (8.76%) Investment Banking
4 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
5 11 (8.03%) Games
6 8 (5.84%) Military
7 7 (5.11%) Electronics
8 5 (3.65%) French Language
9 4 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (2.92%) Avionics
10 3 (2.19%) iGaming
10 3 (2.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.73%) Back Office
11 1 (0.73%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 62 (45.26%) Developer
2 17 (12.41%) Analyst
3 16 (11.68%) Software Engineer
3 16 (11.68%) C++ Developer
4 14 (10.22%) Java Developer
5 13 (9.49%) Quantitative Developer
6 12 (8.76%) Design Engineer
7 11 (8.03%) Front Office Developer
8 10 (7.30%) Quantitative Analyst
9 9 (6.57%) C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (6.57%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.84%) Data Scientist
10 8 (5.84%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Software Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Games Developer
12 5 (3.65%) Banking Business Analyst
12 5 (3.65%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 5 (3.65%) C++ Software Developer
12 5 (3.65%) Risk Analyst
12 5 (3.65%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.49%) Spring
2 9 (6.57%) HTML
2 9 (6.57%) .NET
2 9 (6.57%) Hibernate
3 7 (5.11%) MapReduce
4 6 (4.38%) HTML5
4 6 (4.38%) WPF
5 5 (3.65%) CSS
6 4 (2.92%) Spring MVC
6 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.19%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.19%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (2.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (2.19%) Middleware
7 3 (2.19%) STL
7 3 (2.19%) XML
8 2 (1.46%) Swing
8 2 (1.46%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.46%) RESTful
8 2 (1.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 105 (76.64%) Mathematics
2 92 (67.15%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.76%) Statistics
4 11 (8.03%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.38%) Chemistry
5 6 (4.38%) Human Factors
6 5 (3.65%) Fixed Income
6 5 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.92%) DTV
7 4 (2.92%) Open Source
7 4 (2.92%) CUDA
8 3 (2.19%) Economics
8 3 (2.19%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.19%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.46%) IPTV
9 2 (1.46%) Interactive TV
9 2 (1.46%) Animation
9 2 (1.46%) Social Network
10 1 (0.73%) Xbox
10 1 (0.73%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.17%) Linux
2 12 (8.76%) UNIX
2 12 (8.76%) Windows
3 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.19%) Android
4 2 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.79%) Software Engineering
2 17 (12.41%) Analytics
3 16 (11.68%) Multithreading
4 15 (10.95%) Risk Management
5 13 (9.49%) Change Management
6 10 (7.30%) Project Management
7 9 (6.57%) Technical Analysis
7 9 (6.57%) ITIL
7 9 (6.57%) Service Management
8 8 (5.84%) Validation
8 8 (5.84%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.84%) Requirements Management
9 7 (5.11%) Machine Learning
9 7 (5.11%) OO
9 7 (5.11%) OOD
9 7 (5.11%) Workflow
9 7 (5.11%) MVC
10 6 (4.38%) Game Development
11 5 (3.65%) Low Latency
11 5 (3.65%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (41.61%) C++
2 36 (26.28%) Java
3 30 (21.90%) SQL
4 22 (16.06%) Python
5 20 (14.60%) C#
6 12 (8.76%) Scala
6 12 (8.76%) C
7 11 (8.03%) VBA
8 10 (7.30%) JavaScript
8 10 (7.30%) R
9 9 (6.57%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.46%) Perl
10 2 (1.46%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.46%) Erlang
11 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.73%) XAML
11 1 (0.73%) Ada
11 1 (0.73%) Fortran
11 1 (0.73%) Tcl
11 1 (0.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 105 (76.64%) Degree
2 30 (21.90%) PhD
3 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.92%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.73%) CIMA
6 1 (0.73%) ISEB
6 1 (0.73%) ACCA
6 1 (0.73%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.73%) DO-160
2 1 (0.73%) HL7
2 1 (0.73%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 2 (1.46%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.73%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 8 (5.84%) Oracle
2 4 (2.92%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.19%) EMC
4 2 (1.46%) Autodesk
4 2 (1.46%) Perforce
5 1 (0.73%) Splunk
5 1 (0.73%) Facebook
5 1 (0.73%) Twitter
5 1 (0.73%) Google
5 1 (0.73%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.73%) SolidWorks
5 1 (0.73%) IBM
5 1 (0.73%) SAP
5 1 (0.73%) Sybase
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