Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 547 505
Rank change year-on-year +88 -42 +28
Contract jobs citing Physics 175 69 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 53 91
London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £395 £269 £313
90th Percentile £938 £923 £738
England median daily rate £600 £475 £550
% change year-on-year +26.32% -13.64% -6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
London median hourly rate - £17.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.71% -22.22%
England 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40583 38438 39314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.96% 86.23% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29509 27575 28097
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £642 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 398 474
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.15 £50.84 £50.69
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Physics in London

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Physics in London

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Physics in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Physics in London

Physics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Physics in London

Physics
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the London region over the 6 months to 20 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
Central London +4 28 £513 +7.89% 13
East London -1 4 £900 +38.46% 1
West London - 4 £393 - 6
Physics
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for Physics.

1 164 (93.71%) Mathematics
2 101 (57.71%) Finance
3 100 (57.14%) C++
4 74 (42.29%) C#
4 74 (42.29%) Computer Science
4 74 (42.29%) Degree
5 71 (40.57%) Python
6 64 (36.57%) PhD
7 51 (29.14%) Front Office
8 47 (26.86%) Validation
9 45 (25.71%) Java
10 43 (24.57%) Analytics
11 40 (22.86%) QA
12 39 (22.29%) Credit Risk
13 38 (21.71%) Derivative
14 36 (20.57%) Quantitative Finance
15 34 (19.43%) Stochastic Modelling
16 33 (18.86%) Benchmarking
16 33 (18.86%) Internal Audit
17 32 (18.29%) OO
18 31 (17.71%) Banking
19 30 (17.14%) Machine Learning
20 29 (16.57%) Quantitative Research
21 28 (16.00%) Market Risk
22 27 (15.43%) Statistics
22 27 (15.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 26 (14.86%) Investment Banking
24 25 (14.29%) SQL
24 25 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
25 23 (13.14%) TDD

Physics
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.71%) Apache Pig
1 3 (1.71%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.14%) SAS
3 1 (0.57%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.57%) CMS
3 1 (0.57%) Confluence
3 1 (0.57%) Drupal
3 1 (0.57%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.71%) GitHub
4 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.57%) npm
5 1 (0.57%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.71%) DHCP
1 3 (1.71%) DNS
2 2 (1.14%) LDAP
3 1 (0.57%) 3G
3 1 (0.57%) 4G
3 1 (0.57%) Broadband
3 1 (0.57%) HTTP
3 1 (0.57%) ICMP
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) LTE
3 1 (0.57%) Network Security
3 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.14%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.57%) Big Data
3 8 (4.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.29%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.29%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.71%) BigQuery
6 3 (1.71%) HBase
6 3 (1.71%) KDB
6 3 (1.71%) Mahout
6 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.71%) Text Mining
7 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.57%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 8 (4.57%) JIRA
2 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.43%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.86%) Selenium
5 4 (2.29%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.71%) Subversion
7 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.57%) Ant
8 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.57%) GCC
8 1 (0.57%) GDB
8 1 (0.57%) Grunt
8 1 (0.57%) gulp
8 1 (0.57%) Maven
8 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.57%) RequisitePro
8 1 (0.57%) RStudio
8 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (57.71%) Finance
2 51 (29.14%) Front Office
3 31 (17.71%) Banking
4 26 (14.86%) Investment Banking
5 15 (8.57%) Financial Institution
6 10 (5.71%) Marketing
7 2 (1.14%) Games
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (47.43%) Developer
2 51 (29.14%) Analyst
3 49 (28.00%) Quantitative Developer
4 44 (25.14%) Qualitative Analyst
4 44 (25.14%) Quantitative Analyst
5 35 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
6 34 (19.43%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
7 31 (17.71%) C++ Developer
8 29 (16.57%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 25 (14.29%) Data Scientist
10 22 (12.57%) Java Developer
11 21 (12.00%) C# Developer
12 19 (10.86%) Credit Analyst
12 19 (10.86%) Credit Risk Analyst
13 18 (10.29%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
14 17 (9.71%) Credit Risk Developer
15 16 (9.14%) Python Developer
16 14 (8.00%) Market Risk Analyst
17 13 (7.43%) Java Quantitative Developer
17 13 (7.43%) Pricing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.57%) .NET
2 9 (5.14%) Pandas
2 9 (5.14%) WPF
3 8 (4.57%) Entity Framework
3 8 (4.57%) scikit-learn
4 5 (2.86%) JSON
4 5 (2.86%) NumPy
4 5 (2.86%) Web Services
5 4 (2.29%) HTML
5 4 (2.29%) Natural Language Processing
5 4 (2.29%) REST
5 4 (2.29%) XML
6 3 (1.71%) CSS
6 3 (1.71%) JNI
6 3 (1.71%) Spring
7 2 (1.14%) Bokeh
7 2 (1.14%) D3.js
7 2 (1.14%) HTML5
7 2 (1.14%) RESTful
7 2 (1.14%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 74 (42.29%) Computer Science
2 39 (22.29%) Credit Risk
3 38 (21.71%) Derivative
4 28 (16.00%) Market Risk
5 27 (15.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 25 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (8.00%) Algorithms
8 12 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.86%) Hedge funds
10 4 (2.29%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.14%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.14%) User Experience
12 1 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.57%) Fintech
12 1 (0.57%) MPEG
12 1 (0.57%) PlayStation
12 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.14%) Linux
2 8 (4.57%) Unix
2 8 (4.57%) Windows
3 3 (1.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.14%) Android
5 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (93.71%) Mathematics
2 47 (26.86%) Validation
3 43 (24.57%) Analytics
4 36 (20.57%) Quantitative Finance
5 34 (19.43%) Stochastic Modelling
6 33 (18.86%) Benchmarking
6 33 (18.86%) Internal Audit
7 32 (18.29%) OO
8 30 (17.14%) Machine Learning
9 29 (16.57%) Quantitative Research
10 27 (15.43%) Statistics
11 23 (13.14%) TDD
12 22 (12.57%) Test Strategy
13 20 (11.43%) Credit Risk Modelling
13 20 (11.43%) Multithreading
14 18 (10.29%) Electronic Trading
15 17 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (8.57%) PnL Attribution
17 14 (8.00%) OOP
18 11 (6.29%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 100 (57.14%) C++
2 74 (42.29%) C#
3 71 (40.57%) Python
4 45 (25.71%) Java
5 25 (14.29%) SQL
6 16 (9.14%) R
7 9 (5.14%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.57%) C
9 7 (4.00%) Ruby
10 6 (3.43%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.29%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.71%) Perl
12 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.14%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.14%) Scala
14 1 (0.57%) AWK
14 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.57%) VBA
14 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (42.29%) Degree
2 64 (36.57%) PhD
3 12 (6.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (5.71%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (5.14%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.71%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (22.86%) QA
2 7 (4.00%) EMIR
3 3 (1.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.14%) QEMU
2 1 (0.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Ansible
1 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.57%) Terraform
1 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (2.86%) Google
2 4 (2.29%) Tableau
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.57%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.57%) EMC
4 1 (0.57%) HP
4 1 (0.57%) IBM
4 1 (0.57%) Murex
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle
4 1 (0.57%) Perforce
4 1 (0.57%) QAD
4 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.57%) Splunk