Period
to 25 February 2018

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 6 months to 25 February 2018 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
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 605 734 721
Rank change year-on-year +129 -13 +25
Contract jobs citing Physics 267 117 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 90 117
UK median daily rate £600 £515 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.50% -6.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £337 £311 £281
90th Percentile £913 £913 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £495 £325
% change year-on-year -19.19% +52.31% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 14
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £15.44 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.02% -58.83% -17.46%
10th Percentile £26.25 £13.93 £23.34
90th Percentile £66.25 £17.45 £43.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £13.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year +187.09% -63.65% -17.46%

Physics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,764 79,812 89,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.84% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,572 52,927 58,164
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,044 2,187 2,615
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +20.93%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Physics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Physics in the UK

Physics
Top 14 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 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +122 252 £600 +15.94% 283
London +67 158 £650 +8.33% 69
UK excluding London +64 103 £400 -19.19% 231
South East +25 40 £425 +70.00% 62
East of England +1 27 £218 -26.89% 83
Midlands +16 10 £450 +20.00% 30
South West +9 9 £363 -27.50% 23
North of England +35 8 £313 -41.04% 16
West Midlands +17 8 £413 +8.27% 23
North West +21 6 £313 -41.04% 7
Northern Ireland - 5 £600 - 1
Scotland -9 4 £390 +41.82% 11
East Midlands -3 2 £450 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 7

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Physics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Physics.

1 204 (76.40%) Mathematics
2 125 (46.82%) Degree
3 108 (40.45%) Computer Science
4 106 (39.70%) C++
5 93 (34.83%) Finance
6 87 (32.58%) Python
7 74 (27.72%) C#
8 73 (27.34%) PhD
9 72 (26.97%) Front Office
10 67 (25.09%) Java
11 66 (24.72%) OO
12 61 (22.85%) Analytics
13 54 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
14 50 (18.73%) Quantitative Research
15 41 (15.36%) Multithreading
16 40 (14.98%) SQL
17 39 (14.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 36 (13.48%) Statistics
19 34 (12.73%) Validation
20 33 (12.36%) Electronic Trading
20 33 (12.36%) Data Science
21 31 (11.61%) QA
22 30 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
22 30 (11.24%) Banking
22 30 (11.24%) Software Engineering
23 29 (10.86%) TDD
23 29 (10.86%) Test Strategy
24 28 (10.49%) Derivative
24 28 (10.49%) .NET
25 27 (10.11%) OOP

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 8 (3.00%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.87%) Apache
3 4 (1.50%) SAS
4 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.75%) Maya
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) SPSS
5 1 (0.37%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.37%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.37%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.75%) iTunes
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.37%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.62%) DHCP
2 7 (2.62%) DNS
2 7 (2.62%) LTE
3 6 (2.25%) 3G
3 6 (2.25%) ICMP
4 5 (1.87%) Internet
5 3 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.12%) Firewall
6 2 (0.75%) RS-232
6 2 (0.75%) RS-485
6 2 (0.75%) SAN
6 2 (0.75%) SMS
7 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.37%) FTP
7 1 (0.37%) HbbTV
7 1 (0.37%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) SSL
7 1 (0.37%) VPN
7 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (3.37%) KDB
4 8 (3.00%) Big Data
5 7 (2.62%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.50%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (1.50%) MySQL
7 4 (1.50%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.12%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.75%) SAS EBI
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.37%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.37%) KNIME
10 1 (0.37%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.62%) JIRA
2 7 (2.62%) Selenium
3 6 (2.25%) WebDriver
4 4 (1.50%) Subversion
5 3 (1.12%) MonoDevelop
6 2 (0.75%) GCC
6 2 (0.75%) GDB
6 2 (0.75%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.37%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.37%) Moq
7 1 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.37%) VectorCAST
General
1 93 (34.83%) Finance
2 72 (26.97%) Front Office
3 30 (11.24%) Banking
4 25 (9.36%) Financial Institution
5 17 (6.37%) Investment Banking
5 17 (6.37%) Telecoms
6 14 (5.24%) Electronics
7 12 (4.49%) Games
8 5 (1.87%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.87%) Military
9 3 (1.12%) Law
9 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.75%) Marketing
10 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.75%) Retail
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (45.69%) Developer
2 53 (19.85%) Quantitative Developer
3 50 (18.73%) Analyst
4 34 (12.73%) Qualitative Analyst
4 34 (12.73%) Quantitative Analyst
5 33 (12.36%) Java Developer
6 31 (11.61%) C# Developer
7 26 (9.74%) Data Scientist
8 24 (8.99%) Java Quantitative Developer
9 19 (7.12%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 19 (7.12%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
9 19 (7.12%) Risk Analyst
10 18 (6.74%) Design Engineer
11 17 (6.37%) Analogue Design Engineer
11 17 (6.37%) Analogue Layout Engineer
12 16 (5.99%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 16 (5.99%) Front Office Developer
12 16 (5.99%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
12 16 (5.99%) Senior Design Engineer
13 15 (5.62%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.49%) .NET
2 15 (5.62%) WPF
3 14 (5.24%) Entity Framework
4 11 (4.12%) HTML
5 8 (3.00%) CSS
5 8 (3.00%) HTML5
6 6 (2.25%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.25%) RESTful
7 5 (1.87%) Middleware
7 5 (1.87%) XML
8 4 (1.50%) CSS3
8 4 (1.50%) D3.js
8 4 (1.50%) JSON
8 4 (1.50%) Natural Language Processing
8 4 (1.50%) Node.js
8 4 (1.50%) PySpark
8 4 (1.50%) Web Services
9 3 (1.12%) jQuery
9 3 (1.12%) SciPy
9 3 (1.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 108 (40.45%) Computer Science
2 54 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (14.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 28 (10.49%) Derivative
5 24 (8.99%) Credit Risk
6 21 (7.87%) Algorithms
7 18 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (4.12%) Market Risk
9 8 (3.00%) Hedge funds
9 8 (3.00%) Management Information System
10 7 (2.62%) Data Structures
11 6 (2.25%) User Experience
12 5 (1.87%) Fintech
12 5 (1.87%) Reinsurance
13 4 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (1.12%) Acoustics
14 3 (1.12%) Fixed Income
14 3 (1.12%) Graphic Design
15 2 (0.75%) iPhone
15 2 (0.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.24%) Linux
2 13 (4.87%) Windows
3 8 (3.00%) Android
4 6 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.50%) Unix
6 2 (0.75%) VMS
7 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (76.40%) Mathematics
2 66 (24.72%) OO
3 61 (22.85%) Analytics
4 50 (18.73%) Quantitative Research
5 41 (15.36%) Multithreading
6 36 (13.48%) Statistics
7 34 (12.73%) Validation
8 33 (12.36%) Data Science
8 33 (12.36%) Electronic Trading
9 30 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (11.24%) Software Engineering
10 29 (10.86%) TDD
10 29 (10.86%) Test Strategy
11 27 (10.11%) OOP
12 24 (8.99%) Quantitative Finance
13 22 (8.24%) Project Management
14 21 (7.87%) Stochastic Modelling
15 20 (7.49%) Machine Learning
16 19 (7.12%) Stochastic Calculus
17 17 (6.37%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 106 (39.70%) C++
2 87 (32.58%) Python
3 74 (27.72%) C#
4 67 (25.09%) Java
5 40 (14.98%) SQL
6 25 (9.36%) R
7 23 (8.61%) MATLAB
8 21 (7.87%) C
9 16 (5.99%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.62%) Scala
11 6 (2.25%) Embedded C
12 5 (1.87%) Perl
13 4 (1.50%) PHP
13 4 (1.50%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.12%) AWK
14 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.12%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.12%) VB
15 2 (0.75%) ActionScript 3.0
15 2 (0.75%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 125 (46.82%) Degree
2 73 (27.34%) PhD
3 27 (10.11%) Numerate Degree
4 16 (5.99%) Master's Degree
5 11 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.37%) Security Cleared
7 7 (2.62%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.75%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.37%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.37%) HNC
9 1 (0.37%) HND
9 1 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.61%) QA
2 13 (4.87%) EMIR
3 8 (3.00%) GDPR
4 3 (1.12%) MISRA
5 2 (0.75%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.75%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.75%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.12%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.75%) QEMU
2 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) NFS
3 1 (0.37%) Openswan
3 1 (0.37%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 6 (2.25%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.75%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.37%) Ansible
3 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.37%) Mesos
3 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (4.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.25%) HP
3 3 (1.12%) Cisco
3 3 (1.12%) Fortinet
3 3 (1.12%) Juniper
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle
3 3 (1.12%) Palo Alto
4 2 (0.75%) Google
4 2 (0.75%) Meraki
4 2 (0.75%) NetApp
4 2 (0.75%) VMware
5 1 (0.37%) Capita
5 1 (0.37%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.37%) F5
5 1 (0.37%) QAD
5 1 (0.37%) SonicWALL
5 1 (0.37%) Splunk
5 1 (0.37%) Tableau
5 1 (0.37%) Typemock
5 1 (0.37%) Vyatta