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 26 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 266 246
Rank change year-on-year +30 -20  
Contract jobs citing Physics 12 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Median daily rate £450 £188 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -58.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £394 £400
% change year-on-year +14.28% -1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £43.25
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 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 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 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
Hampshire - 6 £475 - 5
Oxfordshire -3 3 - - 6
Buckinghamshire -17 1 - - 3
Surrey - 1 £350 - 4
Berkshire - 1 - - 4
Physics
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Physics.

1 16 (69.57%) Degree
2 11 (47.83%) Mathematics
3 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
4 8 (34.78%) Aerospace
5 7 (30.43%) Electronics
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (21.74%) Requirements Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) Information Management
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) Analytics
9 3 (13.04%) Apache Spark
9 3 (13.04%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 3 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
9 3 (13.04%) Big Data
9 3 (13.04%) Python
9 3 (13.04%) OOD
9 3 (13.04%) OO
9 3 (13.04%) C++
9 3 (13.04%) Java
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle
9 3 (13.04%) Windows
9 3 (13.04%) Applied Mathematics

Physics
Co-occurring 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 (13.04%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
2 1 (4.35%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.35%) LTE
2 1 (4.35%) NAS
2 1 (4.35%) NFC
2 1 (4.35%) RFID
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) Impala
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 8 (34.78%) Aerospace
2 7 (30.43%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Author
3 3 (13.04%) Lead Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Author
4 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Project Planner
4 2 (8.70%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) HTML5
1 2 (8.70%) Swing
1 2 (8.70%) SWT
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) D3.js
2 1 (4.35%) Leaflet
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) PostGIS
2 1 (4.35%) Qt
2 1 (4.35%) React
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
2 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Mathematics
2 7 (30.43%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Information Management
3 5 (21.74%) Requirements Engineering
4 4 (17.39%) Analytics
5 3 (13.04%) Applied Mathematics
5 3 (13.04%) Chemistry
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
5 3 (13.04%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) OOD
5 3 (13.04%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 2 (8.70%) Big Data Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (8.70%) Microservices
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Coaching
7 1 (4.35%) DevOps
7 1 (4.35%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C++
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) R
3 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (4.35%) vSphere
1 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) EMC
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Mapbox
4 1 (4.35%) Tableau
4 1 (4.35%) VMware