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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Physics
Rank 513 548 492
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -56
Contract jobs citing Physics 80 51 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.090% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.29% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 25 37
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £375 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £645 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £438
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%

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
16905 17481 14911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.25% 31.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10746 8904
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 665 713
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 April 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 17 April 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 +28 79 £550 +7.31% 109
London +46 62 £550 - 37
South East -25 11 £450 +20.00% 24
City of London +24 7 £613 +22.50% 12
Hampshire -5 7 £450 - 5
Southampton -7 6 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -14 4 £213 - 1
West Yorkshire -8 3 - - 1
Surrey +4 2 £450 - 13
South West +4 2 £286 - 13
Oxfordshire -15 2 £313 -16.66% 3
Leatherhead - 2 £450 -
Bristol -2 1 £325 - 4
Leeds -15 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £213 -
Dorset - 1 £248 -
Oxford - 1 £325 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £213 -
South Wales - 1 £338 -
Wales - 1 £338 -
West Midlands - - - - 5
Scotland - - - - 5
Gwent - - - -
East of England - - - - 25
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 2

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 112 (77.24%) Mathematics
2 90 (62.07%) Computer Science
3 83 (57.24%) Degree
4 49 (33.79%) C++
5 39 (26.90%) Finance
6 34 (23.45%) Python
7 32 (22.07%) Java
8 31 (21.38%) Software Engineering
9 27 (18.62%) C#
10 26 (17.93%) PhD
10 26 (17.93%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (15.86%) SQL
11 23 (15.86%) Analytics
12 21 (14.48%) Web Services
13 20 (13.79%) Android
13 20 (13.79%) Algorithms
13 20 (13.79%) Apple iOS
14 19 (13.10%) JavaScript
15 18 (12.41%) Web Services Management
15 18 (12.41%) Games
15 18 (12.41%) Statistics
16 16 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (11.03%) Banking
16 16 (11.03%) .NET
17 15 (10.34%) OO
17 15 (10.34%) Hadoop
18 14 (9.66%) R
18 14 (9.66%) Linux
18 14 (9.66%) HTML
19 13 (8.97%) C

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (6.90%) SAS
2 6 (4.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.76%) Node.js
4 3 (2.07%) Apache
4 3 (2.07%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.38%) CMS
5 2 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (2.76%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (2.07%) MS Office
2 3 (2.07%) SPSS
3 2 (1.38%) Maya
4 1 (0.69%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) Firewall
2 6 (4.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.38%) AMQP
3 2 (1.38%) DVB
4 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 11 (7.59%) Big Data
3 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.21%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.07%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.07%) HBase
5 2 (1.38%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.38%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.38%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.38%) OLAP
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.38%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.38%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.69%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Maven
2 4 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.38%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (1.38%) Selenium
4 2 (1.38%) JUnit
4 2 (1.38%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.69%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.69%) Grunt
5 1 (0.69%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.69%) Xcode
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 39 (26.90%) Finance
2 18 (12.41%) Games
3 16 (11.03%) Banking
4 13 (8.97%) Investment Banking
5 12 (8.28%) Front Office
6 9 (6.21%) Retail
7 6 (4.14%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.76%) Publishing
8 4 (2.76%) Electronics
8 4 (2.76%) Marketing
9 3 (2.07%) Interactive Media
9 3 (2.07%) Multimedia
9 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.69%) Advertising
10 1 (0.69%) Military
10 1 (0.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 60 (41.38%) Developer
2 24 (16.55%) Architect
3 15 (10.34%) Data Scientist
4 14 (9.66%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.97%) Analyst
6 12 (8.28%) Software Engineer
7 11 (7.59%) Quantitative Developer
8 10 (6.90%) C++ Developer
9 7 (4.83%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) iOS Developer
10 6 (4.14%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Junior
10 6 (4.14%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Python Developer
11 5 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
11 5 (3.45%) Programmer
11 5 (3.45%) Software Architect
11 5 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.48%) Web Services
2 16 (11.03%) .NET
3 14 (9.66%) HTML
4 10 (6.90%) CSS
5 7 (4.83%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.83%) WPF
6 5 (3.45%) OpenGL
6 5 (3.45%) XML
6 5 (3.45%) SciPy
6 5 (3.45%) NumPy
6 5 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.45%) Pandas
7 4 (2.76%) HTML5
7 4 (2.76%) Reactive Extensions
7 4 (2.76%) LINQ
8 3 (2.07%) Middleware
8 3 (2.07%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (2.07%) Pyramid
8 3 (2.07%) Esper
8 3 (2.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 112 (77.24%) Mathematics
2 90 (62.07%) Computer Science
3 26 (17.93%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (13.79%) Algorithms
5 18 (12.41%) Statistics
6 11 (7.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (7.59%) Visualisation
7 7 (4.83%) Credit Risk
7 7 (4.83%) Derivative
7 7 (4.83%) Data Structures
8 6 (4.14%) Grid Computing
9 5 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (3.45%) Fixed Income
9 5 (3.45%) Open Source
10 4 (2.76%) Hedge funds
10 4 (2.76%) Chemistry
11 3 (2.07%) Biology
11 3 (2.07%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (1.38%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.79%) Android
1 20 (13.79%) Apple iOS
2 14 (9.66%) Linux
3 12 (8.28%) UNIX
4 5 (3.45%) Windows
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.38%) Software Engineering
2 23 (15.86%) Analytics
3 18 (12.41%) Web Services Management
4 16 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (10.34%) OO
6 12 (8.28%) iOS Development
7 10 (6.90%) Low Latency
7 10 (6.90%) Validation
7 10 (6.90%) Multithreading
7 10 (6.90%) Monte Carlo Method
8 9 (6.21%) Risk Management
8 9 (6.21%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (6.21%) SIEM
8 9 (6.21%) Machine Learning
9 8 (5.52%) TOGAF
10 7 (4.83%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.83%) Android Development
11 6 (4.14%) Cyber Security
11 6 (4.14%) Software Architecture
11 6 (4.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.79%) C++
2 34 (23.45%) Python
3 32 (22.07%) Java
4 27 (18.62%) C#
5 23 (15.86%) SQL
6 19 (13.10%) JavaScript
7 14 (9.66%) R
8 13 (8.97%) C
9 11 (7.59%) MATLAB
10 5 (3.45%) Scala
11 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.76%) VBA
11 4 (2.76%) Perl
12 3 (2.07%) Haskell
12 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.07%) Clojure
13 2 (1.38%) GLSL
13 2 (1.38%) Cython
13 2 (1.38%) IPython
13 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (57.24%) Degree
2 26 (17.93%) PhD
3 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.07%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.21%) Splunk
3 6 (4.14%) Adobe
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle
4 2 (1.38%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.38%) Tableau
5 1 (0.69%) Facebook
5 1 (0.69%) Twitter
5 1 (0.69%) Embarcadero
5 1 (0.69%) Google
5 1 (0.69%) Foundry
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