The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Physics
England / South West
Rank 134 135 138
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Physics 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Median daily rate £500 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -37.50% -  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2117 2314 2462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.49% 79.99% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1529 1598
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
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 West

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

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Physics in the South West

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Physics in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Physics in the South West

Physics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Physics in the South West

Physics
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Gloucestershire +9 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Bristol +4 1 £300 -47.82% 4
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Physics
England

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Physics.

1 18 (94.74%) Mathematics
1 18 (94.74%) Degree
2 15 (78.95%) Requirements Management
2 15 (78.95%) Software Engineering
3 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
4 13 (68.42%) DV Cleared
5 9 (47.37%) C++
5 9 (47.37%) Java
5 9 (47.37%) C
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (42.11%) TOGAF
6 8 (42.11%) ITIL
6 8 (42.11%) Change Management
6 8 (42.11%) UML
6 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
6 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
6 8 (42.11%) Big Data
6 8 (42.11%) Amazon S3
6 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (42.11%) MODAF
6 8 (42.11%) SysML
7 7 (36.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (36.84%) Validation
8 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
9 1 (5.26%) Haskell
9 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.26%) Statistics
9 1 (5.26%) Xen
9 1 (5.26%) Open Source
9 1 (5.26%) MongoDB

Physics
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Big Data
1 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.26%) CouchDB
2 1 (5.26%) MariaDB
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Neo4j
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Lead Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Principal Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Principal Software Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) POSIX
1 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Animation
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Mathematics
2 15 (78.95%) Requirements Management
2 15 (78.95%) Software Engineering
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) Change Management
4 8 (42.11%) ITIL
4 8 (42.11%) MODAF
4 8 (42.11%) SysML
4 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
4 8 (42.11%) TOGAF
4 8 (42.11%) UML
5 7 (36.84%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Security
6 1 (5.26%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (5.26%) Informatics
6 1 (5.26%) Open Source
6 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C
1 9 (47.37%) C++
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Go
2 1 (5.26%) Haskell
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) R
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
2 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Degree
2 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) CISA
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) GSEC
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
1 1 (5.26%) KVM
1 1 (5.26%) LXC
1 1 (5.26%) Xen
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