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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Physics
Rank 542 478 522
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +44
Contract jobs citing Physics 54 104 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.63% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 69 43
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 £338 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £733 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £44.50 £12.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+249.01% -68.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £12.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.17 £43.40 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £12.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+249.01% -70.85%

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
17295 16389 17515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.52% 31.07% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 10094 10144
Average daily rate £401 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 666 878
Average hourly rate £18.53 £18.02 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Physics within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Physics Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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 -71 48 £600 +20.00% 104
London -31 29 £700 +33.33% 32
South East 0 13 £350 +7.69% 30
City of London +11 8 £625 +25.00% 12
Berkshire - 6 £350 - 4
Reading - 5 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £330 - 13
Cheshire - 3 - -
North West - 3 - - 5
Warrington - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £310 - 2
Leeds +2 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 4
West Yorkshire 0 1 - - 2
Surrey -5 1 - - 6
Scotland -19 1 - - 3
Gloucestershire -22 1 - - 1
East of England -25 1 - - 21
South West -26 1 - - 5
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Southampton - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Sunderland - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Linlithgow - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 109 (81.34%) Mathematics
2 100 (74.63%) Degree
3 90 (67.16%) Computer Science
4 61 (45.52%) C++
5 32 (23.88%) Linux
6 31 (23.13%) PhD
7 29 (21.64%) Java
7 29 (21.64%) Front Office
8 27 (20.15%) C#
9 26 (19.40%) SQL
9 26 (19.40%) Banking
10 25 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (17.91%) Finance
12 22 (16.42%) Software Engineering
13 19 (14.18%) Python
14 17 (12.69%) Multithreading
14 17 (12.69%) Analytics
15 16 (11.94%) Games
16 15 (11.19%) Risk Management
17 14 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (10.45%) Investment Banking
17 14 (10.45%) UNIX
17 14 (10.45%) Windows
18 12 (8.96%) JavaScript
18 12 (8.96%) Spring
19 11 (8.21%) C
19 11 (8.21%) HTML
19 11 (8.21%) .NET
19 11 (8.21%) Change Management
20 10 (7.46%) Management Information System

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (3.73%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.99%) Node.js
2 4 (2.99%) SAS
3 3 (2.24%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.75%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Simulink
2 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.75%) Maya
2 1 (0.75%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) DVB
2 3 (2.24%) Wireless
2 3 (2.24%) 3GPP
2 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.24%) Internet
2 3 (2.24%) 4G
3 2 (1.49%) LTE
4 1 (0.75%) VSAT
4 1 (0.75%) MIMO
4 1 (0.75%) WiMAX
4 1 (0.75%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.99%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.99%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.24%) KDB
3 3 (2.24%) Big Data
3 3 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.49%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) DataStage
5 1 (0.75%) OLAP
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.73%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.24%) Grunt
4 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.49%) JUnit
5 1 (0.75%) Selenium
5 1 (0.75%) JIRA
5 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.75%) Maven
5 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.75%) Ant
5 1 (0.75%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
General
1 29 (21.64%) Front Office
2 26 (19.40%) Banking
3 24 (17.91%) Finance
4 16 (11.94%) Games
5 14 (10.45%) Investment Banking
6 10 (7.46%) Electronics
7 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
7 6 (4.48%) Military
8 5 (3.73%) Avionics
9 4 (2.99%) French Language
10 3 (2.24%) Marketing
10 3 (2.24%) iGaming
11 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.75%) Retail
11 1 (0.75%) Back Office
11 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (50.75%) Developer
2 17 (12.69%) C++ Developer
2 17 (12.69%) Analyst
2 17 (12.69%) Software Engineer
3 15 (11.19%) Quantitative Developer
4 13 (9.70%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.96%) Design Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) Front Office Developer
7 10 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) Quantitative Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (5.97%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 7 (5.22%) Software Developer
10 7 (5.22%) Games Developer
11 6 (4.48%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.73%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 5 (3.73%) Banking Business Analyst
12 5 (3.73%) C++ Software Developer
12 5 (3.73%) Risk Analyst
12 5 (3.73%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.96%) Spring
2 11 (8.21%) HTML
2 11 (8.21%) .NET
3 8 (5.97%) Hibernate
4 7 (5.22%) CSS
4 7 (5.22%) HTML5
5 6 (4.48%) WPF
6 5 (3.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (2.99%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.99%) XML
7 4 (2.99%) Middleware
7 4 (2.99%) Spring MVC
8 3 (2.24%) LINQ
8 3 (2.24%) STL
8 3 (2.24%) Reactive Extensions
8 3 (2.24%) Backbone.js
8 3 (2.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (1.49%) RESTful
9 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.49%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 109 (81.34%) Mathematics
2 90 (67.16%) Computer Science
3 25 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.46%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.48%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.48%) Chemistry
5 6 (4.48%) Human Factors
6 5 (3.73%) Statistics
6 5 (3.73%) DTV
6 5 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.99%) User Experience
7 4 (2.99%) CUDA
7 4 (2.99%) Open Source
8 3 (2.24%) Credit Risk
8 3 (2.24%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.24%) IPTV
8 3 (2.24%) Interactive TV
8 3 (2.24%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.49%) Animation
9 2 (1.49%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.88%) Linux
2 14 (10.45%) UNIX
2 14 (10.45%) Windows
3 3 (2.24%) Android
3 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.42%) Software Engineering
2 17 (12.69%) Multithreading
2 17 (12.69%) Analytics
3 15 (11.19%) Risk Management
4 14 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (8.21%) Change Management
6 9 (6.72%) Requirements Management
7 8 (5.97%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (5.97%) Validation
7 8 (5.97%) MVC
8 7 (5.22%) Workflow
8 7 (5.22%) Low Latency
9 6 (4.48%) Game Development
9 6 (4.48%) ITIL
9 6 (4.48%) OO
9 6 (4.48%) Project Management
9 6 (4.48%) Regression Testing
10 5 (3.73%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.73%) Business Analysis
10 5 (3.73%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (45.52%) C++
2 29 (21.64%) Java
3 27 (20.15%) C#
4 26 (19.40%) SQL
5 19 (14.18%) Python
6 12 (8.96%) JavaScript
7 11 (8.21%) C
8 10 (7.46%) VBA
9 9 (6.72%) Scala
10 8 (5.97%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.99%) R
12 3 (2.24%) Perl
13 2 (1.49%) VB
13 2 (1.49%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.49%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.49%) Erlang
14 1 (0.75%) F#
14 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 100 (74.63%) Degree
2 31 (23.13%) PhD
3 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.75%) ISEB
6 1 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Basel II
2 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.75%) DO-160
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (4.48%) Oracle
2 4 (2.99%) EMC
3 3 (2.24%) Perforce
4 2 (1.49%) IBM
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.49%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.75%) Google
5 1 (0.75%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.75%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.75%) VMware
5 1 (0.75%) SolidWorks
5 1 (0.75%) Informatica
5 1 (0.75%) Sybase
5 1 (0.75%) Facebook
5 1 (0.75%) Twitter
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