The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Physics 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £600 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £394 £400
% change year-on-year +14.28% -1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 - -
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2381 3115 2862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.85% 82.06% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1960 1689
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 78 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £56.35
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Physics in the North West

Physics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Physics in the North West

Physics
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the North West 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
Manchester - 3 £600 - 3
Lancashire - 1 - -
Physics
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Physics.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (80.00%) PaaS
2 4 (80.00%) Change Control
2 4 (80.00%) Ansible
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (80.00%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) MSMQ
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (60.00%) Mesos

Physics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Ada Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Ada Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (60.00%) MSMQ
1 3 (60.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (80.00%) Change Control
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Issue Tracking
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) ATDD
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) IT Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Analytics
5 1 (20.00%) Kanban
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Go
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Scala
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) MIL-STD-498
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Ansible
2 3 (60.00%) Mesos
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft