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 25 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 West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 134 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing Physics 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £395 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -  
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 £15.00 - -
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 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 2199 2324 2439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.05% 78.81% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1535 1657
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 107 110
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
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 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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 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
Gloucestershire +7 2 £324 -
Wiltshire +6 2 £423 +5.62%
Bristol - 2 £390 - 3
Physics
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for Physics.

1 11 (91.67%) Degree
2 10 (83.33%) Mathematics
3 8 (66.67%) C++
4 6 (50.00%) Requirements Management
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (41.67%) C
5 5 (41.67%) UML
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Amazon S3
6 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 4 (33.33%) Big Data
6 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
6 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 4 (33.33%) MODAF
6 4 (33.33%) SysML
6 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
7 3 (25.00%) C#
7 3 (25.00%) Python
8 2 (16.67%) Validation
8 2 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (16.67%) Games
8 2 (16.67%) Military
8 2 (16.67%) Statistics
8 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree

Physics
Co-occurring 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 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (8.33%) SNMP
1 1 (8.33%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
1 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (8.33%) CouchDB
2 1 (8.33%) MariaDB
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Neo4j
2 1 (8.33%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) NuGet
1 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Games
1 2 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Principal Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Principal Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) POSIX
1 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Animation
3 1 (8.33%) ASIC
3 1 (8.33%) CESG
3 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) e-Health
3 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Mathematics
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) Change Management
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) MODAF
4 4 (33.33%) SysML
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
6 1 (8.33%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (8.33%) Data Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Security
6 1 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (8.33%) Informatics
6 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) C
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Go
4 1 (8.33%) Haskell
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) R
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (8.33%) CISA
5 1 (8.33%) CISM
5 1 (8.33%) CISSP
5 1 (8.33%) GSEC
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
1 1 (8.33%) KVM
1 1 (8.33%) LXC
1 1 (8.33%) Xen
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Huawei
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Nokia
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle