The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 510 595 591
Rank change year-on-year +85 -4  
Contract jobs citing Physics 91 49 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.091% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 29 32
Median daily rate £513 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £298 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £750 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £394 £400
% change year-on-year +14.28% -1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £43.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 - £40.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 - £45.85
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Physics in the UK

Physics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Physics over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Physics in the UK

Physics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Physics in the UK

Physics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Physics over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Physics in the UK

Physics
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +91 78 £513 -14.58% 109
London +43 48 £525 -16.00% 46
City of London +12 15 £513 -18.00% 12
South East +31 12 £450 +140.00% 24
South West +8 6 £395 -1.25% 4
Hampshire - 6 £475 - 5
Scotland +43 5 £475 +35.71% 6
Edinburgh +17 5 £475 +31.03% 2
Farnborough - 5 £475 -
Belfast - 4 £500 -
North West - 4 £600 - 5
East of England - 4 £450 - 26
Northern Ireland - 4 £500 -
County Antrim - 4 £500 -
Oxfordshire -6 3 - - 6
East Midlands - 3 £423 - 1
Derby - 3 £423 -
Derbyshire - 3 £423 -
Manchester - 3 £600 - 3
Gloucestershire +8 2 £324 -
Wiltshire +5 2 £423 +5.62%
Wales -1 2 £410 +5.80% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 3
Bristol - 2 £390 - 3
Stevenage - 2 - -
Abingdon - 2 - -
Salisbury +4 1 £395 -1.25%
Glasgow +2 1 - - 2
South Wales -4 1 £410 +5.80% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - - 2

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

1 114 (79.17%) Mathematics
2 96 (66.67%) Degree
3 64 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 51 (35.42%) Python
5 47 (32.64%) C++
6 46 (31.94%) Java
7 44 (30.56%) C#
8 37 (25.69%) Analytics
9 35 (24.31%) Finance
10 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
11 27 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (17.36%) TDD
14 23 (15.97%) Statistics
14 23 (15.97%) Multithreading
15 22 (15.28%) WPF
15 22 (15.28%) Banking
16 21 (14.58%) R
17 20 (13.89%) Machine Learning
17 20 (13.89%) Algorithms
17 20 (13.89%) OO
17 20 (13.89%) PhD
18 19 (13.19%) OOP
18 19 (13.19%) Software Engineering
18 19 (13.19%) SQL Server 2016
18 19 (13.19%) Computer Science Degree
18 19 (13.19%) Entity Framework
18 19 (13.19%) MVVM
19 18 (12.50%) Security Cleared
20 17 (11.81%) Unix

Physics
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (4.86%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.78%) Apache
4 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.39%) SAS
5 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Maya
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.78%) PaaS
4 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.39%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.39%) iTunes
5 1 (0.69%) GitHub
5 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) DNS
1 4 (2.78%) Firewall
1 4 (2.78%) HTTP
1 4 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.78%) tcpdump
1 4 (2.78%) VPN
1 4 (2.78%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.39%) DHCP
2 2 (1.39%) SNMP
2 2 (1.39%) Wireless
3 1 (0.69%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.69%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) LTE
3 1 (0.69%) NAS
3 1 (0.69%) Network Security
3 1 (0.69%) NFC
3 1 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.69%) RFID
3 1 (0.69%) UTRAN
3 1 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (10.42%) Big Data
3 15 (10.42%) Hadoop
4 9 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 8 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (3.47%) MySQL
8 4 (2.78%) KDB
9 2 (1.39%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.39%) Impala
9 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.69%) DB2
10 1 (0.69%) GIS
10 1 (0.69%) MS Access
10 1 (0.69%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (6.25%) Subversion
3 7 (4.86%) Maven
4 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.47%) Ant
6 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.39%) Appium
7 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.39%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (1.39%) JIRA
7 2 (1.39%) Selenium
7 2 (1.39%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.39%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.69%) NuGet
8 1 (0.69%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (24.31%) Finance
2 22 (15.28%) Banking
3 11 (7.64%) Aerospace
4 10 (6.94%) Front Office
4 10 (6.94%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.86%) Electronics
6 3 (2.08%) Games
6 3 (2.08%) Law
6 3 (2.08%) Marketing
6 3 (2.08%) Military
7 2 (1.39%) Billing
7 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (46.53%) Developer
2 19 (13.19%) Data Scientist
2 19 (13.19%) WPF Developer
3 18 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 16 (11.11%) Quantitative Developer
4 16 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 15 (10.42%) C++ Developer
6 13 (9.03%) C# WPF Developer
7 11 (7.64%) UI Developer
8 10 (6.94%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 10 (6.94%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.56%) C# Pricing Developer
10 7 (4.86%) Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Credit Risk C++ Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Java Quantitative Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 5 (3.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.28%) WPF
2 19 (13.19%) Entity Framework
3 9 (6.25%) CSS
4 8 (5.56%) XML
5 7 (4.86%) HTML
5 7 (4.86%) JSON
5 7 (4.86%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (4.17%) Node.js
7 5 (3.47%) .NET
7 5 (3.47%) JNI
7 5 (3.47%) Natural Language Processing
8 4 (2.78%) Ajax
9 3 (2.08%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.08%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.08%) HTML5
9 3 (2.08%) MSMQ
9 3 (2.08%) REST
9 3 (2.08%) RSS
9 3 (2.08%) XSLT
10 2 (1.39%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 64 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 26 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (13.89%) Algorithms
4 15 (10.42%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (6.94%) Market Risk
6 8 (5.56%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.86%) Credit Risk
8 5 (3.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (3.47%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.78%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.78%) Equities
9 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
10 3 (2.08%) Fintech
10 3 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (2.08%) Web 2.0
11 2 (1.39%) Animation
11 2 (1.39%) ASIC
11 2 (1.39%) CESG
11 2 (1.39%) Derivative
11 2 (1.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.81%) Unix
2 16 (11.11%) Windows
3 15 (10.42%) Linux
4 4 (2.78%) Android
4 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.08%) CentOS
5 3 (2.08%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (79.17%) Mathematics
2 37 (25.69%) Analytics
3 27 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (17.36%) TDD
5 23 (15.97%) Multithreading
5 23 (15.97%) Statistics
6 20 (13.89%) Machine Learning
6 20 (13.89%) OO
7 19 (13.19%) MVVM
7 19 (13.19%) OOP
7 19 (13.19%) Software Engineering
8 17 (11.81%) Capital Modelling
8 17 (11.81%) MVC
9 14 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.72%) DevOps
10 12 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 12 (8.33%) Validation
11 10 (6.94%) Project Management
11 10 (6.94%) Visualisation
12 9 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 51 (35.42%) Python
2 47 (32.64%) C++
3 46 (31.94%) Java
4 44 (30.56%) C#
5 21 (14.58%) R
6 17 (11.81%) SQL
7 16 (11.11%) C
8 14 (9.72%) Ruby
9 9 (6.25%) Perl
10 7 (4.86%) Scala
10 7 (4.86%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.17%) JavaScript
12 5 (3.47%) Go
12 5 (3.47%) MATLAB
12 5 (3.47%) VBA
13 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
14 3 (2.08%) Haskell
14 3 (2.08%) PHP
14 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (66.67%) Degree
2 20 (13.89%) PhD
3 19 (13.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.42%) Numerate Degree
6 13 (9.03%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.47%) Master's Degree
8 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.39%) CISA
9 2 (1.39%) CISM
9 2 (1.39%) CISSP
9 2 (1.39%) GSEC
9 2 (1.39%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.39%) PMO
3 1 (0.69%) Basel III
3 1 (0.69%) ECSS
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.69%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 7 (4.86%) Docker
2 2 (1.39%) Firmware
2 2 (1.39%) KVM
2 2 (1.39%) LXC
2 2 (1.39%) Xen
3 1 (0.69%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
3 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) Ansible
2 8 (5.56%) Mesos
3 5 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.47%) Puppet
4 4 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (2.78%) Graphite
4 4 (2.78%) Icinga
4 4 (2.78%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.78%) Nagios
4 4 (2.78%) Salt
4 4 (2.78%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.69%) Oozie
5 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (6.25%) Oracle
2 8 (5.56%) Splunk
3 4 (2.78%) Dynatrace
4 3 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.08%) Tableau
5 2 (1.39%) EMC
5 2 (1.39%) Google
5 2 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (0.69%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.69%) Citrix
6 1 (0.69%) Huawei
6 1 (0.69%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.69%) Mapinfo
6 1 (0.69%) Misys
6 1 (0.69%) Nokia
6 1 (0.69%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.69%) Sybase
6 1 (0.69%) webMethods
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