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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Physics
Rank 505 500 428
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -72
Contract jobs citing Physics 82 66 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.42% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 56
Average daily rate
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£550 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £20.38 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -66.00%

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
15696 15542 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.85% 30.62% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9694 9462 8318
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 628 781
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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 March 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 3 March 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 +11 80 £550 +4.76% 98
London +34 64 £550 -8.33% 40
City of London +16 16 £588 -9.61% 12
South West -11 6 £325 +34.29% 15
Yorkshire - 5 £176 - 1
South East -30 4 £450 +12.50% 25
West Yorkshire - 4 £140 -
Bristol -8 3 £325 - 2
Wiltshire 0 2 £650 +168.59% 1
Surrey - 2 £450 - 8
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Berkshire -8 1 - - 2
Wales -10 1 £338 -25.00% 2
Oxfordshire -15 1 £300 -7.69% 3
Leeds - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £213 - 1
Dorset - 1 £248 - 2
Sheffield - 1 £213 - 1
Southampton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Telford - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Worcester - - - - 1
Lymington - - - - 2
Malvern - - - -
Manchester - - - - 5

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 116 (78.91%) Mathematics
2 99 (67.35%) Computer Science
3 86 (58.50%) Degree
4 65 (44.22%) C++
5 39 (26.53%) Finance
6 37 (25.17%) C#
7 34 (23.13%) Software Engineering
8 33 (22.45%) Python
9 32 (21.77%) Java
10 31 (21.09%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (18.37%) .NET
12 26 (17.69%) SQL
12 26 (17.69%) PhD
13 25 (17.01%) Analytics
14 24 (16.33%) Front Office
15 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
16 19 (12.93%) OO
17 17 (11.56%) HTML
18 16 (10.88%) Games
18 16 (10.88%) Multithreading
18 16 (10.88%) Low Latency
18 16 (10.88%) Algorithms
19 15 (10.20%) Banking
19 15 (10.20%) MATLAB
20 13 (8.84%) Risk Management
20 13 (8.84%) Web Services
20 13 (8.84%) CSS
20 13 (8.84%) Linux
20 13 (8.84%) Investment Banking
20 13 (8.84%) Statistics

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7 (4.76%) SAS
2 6 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.08%) GlassFish
2 6 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.04%) Node.js
3 3 (2.04%) Apache
3 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.36%) CMS
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.72%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) SPSS
3 1 (0.68%) Simulink
3 1 (0.68%) Maya
3 1 (0.68%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Loan IQ
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.12%) Firewall
2 8 (5.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.36%) AMQP
3 2 (1.36%) DVB
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) Data Mining
3 8 (5.44%) Big Data
4 6 (4.08%) MySQL
5 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.04%) HBase
6 2 (1.36%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.36%) OLAP
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.36%) KDB
6 2 (1.36%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.04%) Subversion
2 3 (2.04%) Maven
3 2 (1.36%) JUnit
3 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.36%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.36%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.68%) ANTLR
4 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) Grunt
4 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.68%) Xcode
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 39 (26.53%) Finance
2 24 (16.33%) Front Office
3 16 (10.88%) Games
4 15 (10.20%) Banking
5 13 (8.84%) Investment Banking
6 10 (6.80%) Retail
7 6 (4.08%) Military
7 6 (4.08%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.72%) Publishing
9 3 (2.04%) Electronics
9 3 (2.04%) Multimedia
9 3 (2.04%) Marketing
9 3 (2.04%) Interactive Media
10 2 (1.36%) Avionics
10 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.36%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.68%) Advertising
11 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (42.18%) Developer
2 20 (13.61%) Quantitative Developer
3 18 (12.24%) Architect
4 15 (10.20%) Software Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Analyst
5 12 (8.16%) Data Scientist
6 11 (7.48%) C++ Developer
7 8 (5.44%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Computer Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.40%) Junior
10 4 (2.72%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Programmer
10 4 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.37%) .NET
2 17 (11.56%) HTML
3 13 (8.84%) Web Services
3 13 (8.84%) CSS
4 9 (6.12%) XML
4 9 (6.12%) WPF
5 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.08%) HTML5
7 5 (3.40%) Middleware
8 4 (2.72%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (2.72%) LINQ
8 4 (2.72%) SciPy
8 4 (2.72%) NumPy
8 4 (2.72%) Reactive Extensions
8 4 (2.72%) OpenGL
9 3 (2.04%) Pandas
9 3 (2.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.04%) Ajax
10 2 (1.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 116 (78.91%) Mathematics
2 99 (67.35%) Computer Science
3 31 (21.09%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.88%) Algorithms
5 13 (8.84%) Statistics
6 12 (8.16%) Credit Risk
7 10 (6.80%) Visualisation
7 10 (6.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (4.76%) Grid Computing
9 6 (4.08%) Data Structures
10 5 (3.40%) Derivative
11 4 (2.72%) Chemistry
11 4 (2.72%) Biology
11 4 (2.72%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (2.72%) Fixed Income
12 3 (2.04%) Biometrics
12 3 (2.04%) Open Source
13 2 (1.36%) Social Media
13 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
13 2 (1.36%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.84%) Linux
1 13 (8.84%) Android
2 12 (8.16%) Apple iOS
2 12 (8.16%) UNIX
3 9 (6.12%) Windows
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.13%) Software Engineering
2 25 (17.01%) Analytics
3 19 (12.93%) OO
4 16 (10.88%) Multithreading
4 16 (10.88%) Low Latency
5 13 (8.84%) Risk Management
6 12 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.48%) Monte Carlo Method
8 10 (6.80%) Web Services Management
9 9 (6.12%) SIEM
9 9 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (5.44%) Machine Learning
10 8 (5.44%) Risk Analytics
10 8 (5.44%) Validation
10 8 (5.44%) TOGAF
10 8 (5.44%) Image Processing
11 7 (4.76%) Video Processing
11 7 (4.76%) Software Architecture
11 7 (4.76%) Data Analysis
11 7 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 65 (44.22%) C++
2 37 (25.17%) C#
3 33 (22.45%) Python
4 32 (21.77%) Java
5 26 (17.69%) SQL
6 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
7 15 (10.20%) MATLAB
8 12 (8.16%) R
9 10 (6.80%) C
10 9 (6.12%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.72%) Perl
12 4 (2.72%) VBA
13 3 (2.04%) Scala
14 2 (1.36%) Haskell
14 2 (1.36%) GLSL
14 2 (1.36%) Cython
14 2 (1.36%) IPython
14 2 (1.36%) Clojure
14 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (58.50%) Degree
2 26 (17.69%) PhD
3 11 (7.48%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) HDFS
2 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.12%) Splunk
3 4 (2.72%) Adobe
4 2 (1.36%) EMC
4 2 (1.36%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle
5 1 (0.68%) Foundry
5 1 (0.68%) Facebook
5 1 (0.68%) Twitter
5 1 (0.68%) Google
5 1 (0.68%) DataSynapse
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