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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 585 574
Rank change year-on-year +65 -11  
Contract jobs citing Physics 81 38 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.077% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.092% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 22 30
Median daily rate £513 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £394 £400
% change year-on-year +14.28% -1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £43.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 - £40.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 - £45.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 - £43.25

Physics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36629 41404 40602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.70% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24036 27790 26591
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 977 1113
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Physics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 51 £538 -13.13% 41
South East +15 12 £450 +140.00% 21
South West +7 6 £395 -1.25% 6
North West - 4 £600 - 5
East of England - 4 £450 - 28
East Midlands - 3 £423 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £475 - 2
Physics
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 105 (80.77%) Mathematics
2 84 (64.62%) Degree
3 60 (46.15%) Computer Science
4 45 (34.62%) Python
5 43 (33.08%) Java
6 42 (32.31%) C++
7 40 (30.77%) C#
8 34 (26.15%) Finance
9 33 (25.38%) Analytics
10 28 (21.54%) SQL Server
11 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (19.23%) TDD
13 22 (16.92%) WPF
14 21 (16.15%) Multithreading
15 20 (15.38%) Banking
15 20 (15.38%) PhD
16 19 (14.62%) MVVM
16 19 (14.62%) Entity Framework
16 19 (14.62%) SQL Server 2016
17 18 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (13.08%) Statistics
18 17 (13.08%) MVC
18 17 (13.08%) Capital Modelling
18 17 (13.08%) Computer Science Degree
19 16 (12.31%) R
19 16 (12.31%) OO
19 16 (12.31%) Security Cleared
20 15 (11.54%) OOP
20 15 (11.54%) Windows
20 15 (11.54%) SQL

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 7 (5.38%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.08%) Apache
4 2 (1.54%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.77%) Confluence
5 1 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.08%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.08%) PaaS
4 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.54%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.77%) GitHub
5 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.08%) DNS
1 4 (3.08%) Firewall
1 4 (3.08%) HTTP
1 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.08%) tcpdump
1 4 (3.08%) VPN
1 4 (3.08%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.54%) DHCP
2 2 (1.54%) SNMP
2 2 (1.54%) Wireless
3 1 (0.77%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.77%) LTE
3 1 (0.77%) NAS
3 1 (0.77%) Network Security
3 1 (0.77%) NFC
3 1 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.77%) RFID
3 1 (0.77%) UTRAN
3 1 (0.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.62%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (11.54%) Hadoop
4 11 (8.46%) Big Data
5 8 (6.15%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.15%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (3.85%) MySQL
9 2 (1.54%) Impala
9 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.77%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.77%) GIS
10 1 (0.77%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.77%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.77%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.77%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.92%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (6.15%) Subversion
4 6 (4.62%) Maven
5 5 (3.85%) Ant
5 5 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.31%) JIRA
6 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.54%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.77%) Appium
8 1 (0.77%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.77%) NuGet
8 1 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (26.15%) Finance
2 20 (15.38%) Banking
3 11 (8.46%) Aerospace
3 11 (8.46%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.69%) Front Office
5 7 (5.38%) Electronics
6 3 (2.31%) Games
6 3 (2.31%) Law
6 3 (2.31%) Marketing
6 3 (2.31%) Military
7 2 (1.54%) Billing
7 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (46.92%) Developer
2 19 (14.62%) WPF Developer
3 18 (13.85%) C# Developer
4 17 (13.08%) Quantitative Developer
5 16 (12.31%) Data Scientist
6 15 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (10.00%) C# WPF Developer
7 13 (10.00%) C++ Developer
8 11 (8.46%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 11 (8.46%) UI Developer
9 10 (7.69%) Java Developer
10 8 (6.15%) C# Pricing Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
12 6 (4.62%) Credit Risk C++ Developer
12 6 (4.62%) Credit Risk Developer
12 6 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
13 5 (3.85%) Java Quantitative Developer
13 5 (3.85%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 4 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.92%) WPF
2 19 (14.62%) Entity Framework
3 9 (6.92%) CSS
4 8 (6.15%) JSON
4 8 (6.15%) XML
5 7 (5.38%) HTML
5 7 (5.38%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (4.62%) Node.js
7 5 (3.85%) .NET
7 5 (3.85%) JNI
8 4 (3.08%) Ajax
8 4 (3.08%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.31%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.31%) HTML5
9 3 (2.31%) MSMQ
9 3 (2.31%) REST
9 3 (2.31%) RSS
9 3 (2.31%) XSLT
10 2 (1.54%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 60 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 18 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (9.23%) Market Risk
5 11 (8.46%) Algorithms
6 8 (6.15%) Credit Risk
6 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.85%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (2.31%) Derivative
9 3 (2.31%) Equities
9 3 (2.31%) Fintech
9 3 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.31%) Web 2.0
10 2 (1.54%) ASIC
10 2 (1.54%) CESG
10 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.54%) e-Health
10 2 (1.54%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.77%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.54%) Windows
2 14 (10.77%) Unix
3 13 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (2.31%) CentOS
4 3 (2.31%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.77%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (80.77%) Mathematics
2 33 (25.38%) Analytics
3 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (19.23%) TDD
5 21 (16.15%) Multithreading
6 19 (14.62%) MVVM
7 17 (13.08%) Capital Modelling
7 17 (13.08%) MVC
7 17 (13.08%) Statistics
8 16 (12.31%) OO
9 15 (11.54%) Machine Learning
9 15 (11.54%) OOP
10 14 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (10.77%) DevOps
11 13 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 13 (10.00%) Validation
12 12 (9.23%) Test Automation
13 10 (7.69%) Project Management
13 10 (7.69%) Test Strategy
14 9 (6.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.62%) Python
2 43 (33.08%) Java
3 42 (32.31%) C++
4 40 (30.77%) C#
5 16 (12.31%) R
6 15 (11.54%) SQL
7 14 (10.77%) C
8 10 (7.69%) Ruby
9 8 (6.15%) Perl
10 7 (5.38%) Scala
10 7 (5.38%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.85%) Go
11 5 (3.85%) JavaScript
11 5 (3.85%) VBA
12 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.08%) MATLAB
13 3 (2.31%) Haskell
13 3 (2.31%) PHP
13 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (64.62%) Degree
2 20 (15.38%) PhD
3 17 (13.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (12.31%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.23%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (9.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.85%) Master's Degree
7 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.54%) CISA
8 2 (1.54%) CISM
8 2 (1.54%) CISSP
8 2 (1.54%) GSEC
8 2 (1.54%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) Basel III
2 1 (0.77%) ECSS
2 1 (0.77%) MIL-STD-498
2 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.38%) Docker
2 2 (1.54%) Firmware
2 2 (1.54%) KVM
2 2 (1.54%) LXC
2 2 (1.54%) Xen
3 1 (0.77%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.77%) vSphere
3 1 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.92%) Ansible
2 8 (6.15%) Mesos
3 5 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.85%) Puppet
4 4 (3.08%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (3.08%) Graphite
4 4 (3.08%) Icinga
4 4 (3.08%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.08%) Nagios
4 4 (3.08%) Salt
4 4 (3.08%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.77%) Oozie
5 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (6.92%) Oracle
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.85%) Splunk
4 4 (3.08%) Dynatrace
5 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.31%) Tableau
6 2 (1.54%) EMC
6 2 (1.54%) Google
6 2 (1.54%) IBM
7 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.77%) Citrix
7 1 (0.77%) Huawei
7 1 (0.77%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.77%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.77%) Misys
7 1 (0.77%) Nokia
7 1 (0.77%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.77%) Perforce
7 1 (0.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.77%) webMethods
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