Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 18 November 2017 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 232 242
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 +44
Contract jobs citing Physics 28 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 28
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -24.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £390 £268 £342
90th Percentile £708 £678 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £600
% change year-on-year +7.89% -20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
City of London median hourly rate - £17.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.41% -
Central London median hourly rate - £17.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year - -52.41% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6261 5866 7755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.43% 87.42% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4975 4699 6170
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 55 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.34 £12.15 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £53.05 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.58% -5.00% +11.14%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Physics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Physics in the City of London

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Physics in the City of London

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Physics in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Physics in the City of London

Physics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Physics in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Physics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Physics.

1 28 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 13 (46.43%) Analytics
3 12 (42.86%) C#
4 11 (39.29%) Python
4 11 (39.29%) Computer Science
4 11 (39.29%) Degree
5 10 (35.71%) TDD
5 10 (35.71%) Finance
6 9 (32.14%) Multithreading
7 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 8 (28.57%) MVVM
7 8 (28.57%) Entity Framework
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (28.57%) Capital Modelling
7 8 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (28.57%) QA
7 8 (28.57%) WPF
7 8 (28.57%) MVC
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) C++
9 6 (21.43%) Java
9 6 (21.43%) PhD
9 6 (21.43%) Ruby
9 6 (21.43%) Scrum
9 6 (21.43%) SDET
9 6 (21.43%) DevOps
9 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
9 6 (21.43%) Kanban

Physics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.57%) RStudio
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Front Office
3 3 (10.71%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) C# Developer
3 8 (28.57%) C# Pricing Developer
3 8 (28.57%) C# WPF Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Pricing Developer
3 8 (28.57%) UI Developer
3 8 (28.57%) WPF Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Developer in Test
5 5 (17.86%) Software Developer
6 4 (14.29%) Qualitative Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Quantitative Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Quantitative Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Junior Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Risk Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Entity Framework
1 8 (28.57%) WPF
2 2 (7.14%) JSON
2 2 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.57%) NumPy
3 1 (3.57%) Pandas
3 1 (3.57%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Computer Science
2 8 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.57%) Derivative
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 13 (46.43%) Analytics
3 10 (35.71%) TDD
4 9 (32.14%) Multithreading
5 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (28.57%) Capital Modelling
5 8 (28.57%) MVC
5 8 (28.57%) MVVM
5 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 6 (21.43%) DevOps
6 6 (21.43%) Kanban
6 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) SDET
6 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.71%) Econometrics
7 3 (10.71%) OO
7 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) Statistics
7 3 (10.71%) Stochastic Calculus
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C#
2 11 (39.29%) Python
3 7 (25.00%) C++
4 6 (21.43%) Java
4 6 (21.43%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) R
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) F#
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Degree
2 6 (21.43%) PhD
3 2 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Tableau