Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Physics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Physics over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Physics
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 90 105
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -
Contract jobs citing Physics 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.070% 0.33% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.40% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Birmingham median daily rate £250 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.37% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £225 £429 £375
90th Percentile £275 £510 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £250 £475 £362
% change year-on-year -47.37% +31.22% -14.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Physics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,179 1,236 1,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.51% 82.68% 83.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 904 855
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £220 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 18 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% -2.62% -30.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.88 £10.62
90th Percentile £23.53 £46.40 £37.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.62 £17.50
% change year-on-year -36.48% +34.94% -18.60%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Physics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Physics in Birmingham

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Physics in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Physics in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Physics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Physics.

1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Blog
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Splunk
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Kibana
1 1 (100.00%) GitLab
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management

Physics
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) GitLab
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Splunk