The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Physics
England / South East
Rank 234 244 263
Rank change year-on-year +10 +19  
Contract jobs citing Physics 11 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.20% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.24% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Median daily rate £355 £303 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.35% -21.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £168 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £366 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.17% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.06 -
% change year-on-year -19.49% -  

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Physics in the South East

Physics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Physics in the South East

Physics
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Hampshire +8 5 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Berkshire +22 1 £355 +42.00% 4
Physics
England

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Physics.

1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
3 6 (37.50%) Mathematics
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (18.75%) Web Development
5 3 (18.75%) REST
5 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) MS Project
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) Drupal
5 3 (18.75%) Chemistry
5 3 (18.75%) JSON
5 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
5 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) C

Physics
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (18.75%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
2 1 (6.25%) LTE
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) NFC
2 1 (6.25%) RFID
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Author
2 3 (18.75%) Drupal Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Author
3 2 (12.50%) Angular Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planner
3 2 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Coach
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Planner
4 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) JSON
2 3 (18.75%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Mathematics
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Chemistry
3 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
5 1 (6.25%) Statistical Computing
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) R
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
1 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) VMware