Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 755 717
Rank change year-on-year +144 -38 -5
Contract jobs citing Physics 239 109 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 76 115
England median daily rate £600 £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -20.83% +3.00%
10th Percentile £356 £268 £300
90th Percentile £913 £888 £738
UK median daily rate £600 £463 £575
% change year-on-year +29.73% -19.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 18
England median hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.14% -54.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £15.05 £16.63 £35.00
90th Percentile £39.15 £17.88 £40.81
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.14% -54.00% -7.41%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Physics in England

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Physics in England

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Physics in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Physics in England

Physics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Physics in England

Physics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Physics in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Physics in England

Physics
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +100 174 £650 +8.33% 30
East of England -11 20 £450 +32.35% 29
South East +14 19 £425 +54.55% 19
North of England +66 9 £350 - 3
North West +29 9 £350 - 1
South West +2 9 £363 -27.50% 3
Midlands +30 8 £475 +26.67% 5
West Midlands +26 6 £475 +31.22% 2
East Midlands +1 2 £423 +5.63% 3
Physics
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 England region with a requirement for Physics.

1 199 (83.26%) Mathematics
2 118 (49.37%) C++
3 114 (47.70%) Degree
4 104 (43.51%) Computer Science
4 104 (43.51%) Finance
5 98 (41.00%) Python
6 78 (32.64%) C#
7 68 (28.45%) PhD
8 57 (23.85%) Java
9 54 (22.59%) Validation
10 51 (21.34%) Front Office
11 43 (17.99%) Analytics
11 43 (17.99%) Statistics
12 41 (17.15%) QA
12 41 (17.15%) SQL
13 40 (16.74%) Credit Risk
14 38 (15.90%) Derivative
14 38 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (15.48%) Machine Learning
15 37 (15.48%) Stochastic Modelling
16 36 (15.06%) Quantitative Finance
17 35 (14.64%) Benchmarking
18 33 (13.81%) Internal Audit
19 32 (13.39%) Banking
19 32 (13.39%) OO
20 29 (12.13%) Market Risk
20 29 (12.13%) Quantitative Research
21 28 (11.72%) R
22 27 (11.30%) Investment Banking
22 27 (11.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Physics
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (2.51%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.26%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.26%) SAS
3 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Confluence
4 1 (0.42%) Drupal
4 1 (0.42%) IIS
4 1 (0.42%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.09%) PaaS
3 4 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.26%) GitHub
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.42%) npm
6 1 (0.42%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.67%) DNS
2 3 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.26%) DHCP
2 3 (1.26%) Firewall
2 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.84%) HTTP
3 2 (0.84%) LDAP
3 2 (0.84%) LTE
3 2 (0.84%) Network Security
3 2 (0.84%) SAN
4 1 (0.42%) 3G
4 1 (0.42%) 4G
4 1 (0.42%) BGP
4 1 (0.42%) ICMP
4 1 (0.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) Junos
4 1 (0.42%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.42%) SSL
4 1 (0.42%) UTRAN
4 1 (0.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.86%) Big Data
2 14 (5.86%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.93%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.93%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.51%) Neo4j
7 5 (2.09%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.67%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.26%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.26%) HBase
9 3 (1.26%) KDB
9 3 (1.26%) Mahout
9 3 (1.26%) Text Mining
10 1 (0.42%) KNIME
10 1 (0.42%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.35%) JIRA
3 6 (2.51%) Cucumber
3 6 (2.51%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (2.09%) Selenium
4 5 (2.09%) Subversion
5 4 (1.67%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.42%) Grunt
8 1 (0.42%) gulp
8 1 (0.42%) Maven
8 1 (0.42%) PostCSS
8 1 (0.42%) RStudio
8 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.42%) VectorCAST
General
1 104 (43.51%) Finance
2 51 (21.34%) Front Office
3 32 (13.39%) Banking
4 27 (11.30%) Investment Banking
5 15 (6.28%) Financial Institution
6 13 (5.44%) Electronics
7 12 (5.02%) Marketing
8 9 (3.77%) Aerospace
9 7 (2.93%) Telecoms
10 5 (2.09%) Games
11 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.84%) Advertising
12 2 (0.84%) Legal
12 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.42%) Automotive
13 1 (0.42%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.42%) Military
13 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (37.66%) Developer
2 53 (22.18%) Analyst
3 50 (20.92%) Quantitative Developer
4 44 (18.41%) Qualitative Analyst
4 44 (18.41%) Quantitative Analyst
5 37 (15.48%) Data Scientist
6 35 (14.64%) Risk Analyst
7 34 (14.23%) C++ Developer
7 34 (14.23%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
8 30 (12.55%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 23 (9.62%) Java Developer
10 21 (8.79%) C# Developer
11 19 (7.95%) Credit Analyst
11 19 (7.95%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 19 (7.95%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
12 18 (7.53%) Credit Risk Developer
12 18 (7.53%) Python Developer
13 14 (5.86%) Market Risk Analyst
14 13 (5.44%) Credit Risk C++ Developer
14 13 (5.44%) Pricing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.21%) .NET
2 9 (3.77%) Pandas
2 9 (3.77%) WPF
3 8 (3.35%) Entity Framework
3 8 (3.35%) scikit-learn
4 7 (2.93%) HTML
5 5 (2.09%) JSON
5 5 (2.09%) MSMQ
5 5 (2.09%) NumPy
5 5 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.09%) Web Services
6 4 (1.67%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (1.67%) REST
6 4 (1.67%) XML
7 3 (1.26%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.26%) JNI
7 3 (1.26%) Node.js
7 3 (1.26%) Spring
8 2 (0.84%) HTML5
8 2 (0.84%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 104 (43.51%) Computer Science
2 40 (16.74%) Credit Risk
3 38 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (15.90%) Derivative
4 29 (12.13%) Market Risk
5 27 (11.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (7.95%) Algorithms
7 12 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (3.77%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.67%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.26%) User Experience
11 2 (0.84%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.42%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.42%) Mobile Games
12 1 (0.42%) PlayStation
12 1 (0.42%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.95%) Linux
1 19 (7.95%) Windows
2 14 (5.86%) Unix
3 3 (1.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.84%) Android
5 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.42%) VMS
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (83.26%) Mathematics
2 54 (22.59%) Validation
3 43 (17.99%) Analytics
3 43 (17.99%) Statistics
4 37 (15.48%) Machine Learning
4 37 (15.48%) Stochastic Modelling
5 36 (15.06%) Quantitative Finance
6 35 (14.64%) Benchmarking
7 33 (13.81%) Internal Audit
8 32 (13.39%) OO
9 29 (12.13%) Quantitative Research
10 26 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (10.88%) TDD
11 23 (9.62%) Multithreading
12 22 (9.21%) Test Strategy
13 20 (8.37%) Credit Risk Modelling
14 18 (7.53%) Electronic Trading
14 18 (7.53%) Software Engineering
15 16 (6.69%) OOP
16 15 (6.28%) PnL Attribution
Programming Languages
1 118 (49.37%) C++
2 98 (41.00%) Python
3 78 (32.64%) C#
4 57 (23.85%) Java
5 41 (17.15%) SQL
6 28 (11.72%) R
7 15 (6.28%) C
8 14 (5.86%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.18%) Ruby
10 7 (2.93%) Perl
10 7 (2.93%) Scala
11 6 (2.51%) Embedded C
11 6 (2.51%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.51%) MATLAB
12 5 (2.09%) Go
13 3 (1.26%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.26%) VB
14 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.84%) Korn
Qualifications
1 114 (47.70%) Degree
2 68 (28.45%) PhD
3 17 (7.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (4.60%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (3.35%) Master's Degree
5 8 (3.35%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.51%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.42%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.15%) QA
2 7 (2.93%) EMIR
3 3 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.26%) GDPR
4 2 (0.84%) MISRA
4 2 (0.84%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.42%) ECSS
5 1 (0.42%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.42%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 3 (1.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.84%) QEMU
2 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Firmware
3 1 (0.42%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 6 (2.51%) Ansible
2 5 (2.09%) Mesos
3 2 (0.84%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.42%) Terraform
4 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (2.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.09%) Google
3 4 (1.67%) Tableau
4 3 (1.26%) Cisco
4 3 (1.26%) Juniper
5 2 (0.84%) Fortinet
5 2 (0.84%) Meraki
5 2 (0.84%) NetApp
5 2 (0.84%) Palo Alto
5 2 (0.84%) VMware
6 1 (0.42%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (0.42%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.42%) Arista
6 1 (0.42%) IBM
6 1 (0.42%) Murex
6 1 (0.42%) Perforce
6 1 (0.42%) QAD
6 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.42%) Splunk
6 1 (0.42%) Vyatta