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 28 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.

Physics
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 567 568
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1  
Contract jobs citing Physics 54 72 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 54
Median daily rate £500 £513 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -6.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £298 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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
Top 29 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 28 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
England +17 50 £506 -7.95% 114
London +17 30 £513 -6.81% 41
City of London +3 15 £513 -24.07% 8
South East +5 11 £355 +17.35% 21
South West 0 6 £500 +25.00% 9
Hampshire +12 5 £400 - 4
Scotland +22 4 £218 -37.85% 5
Gloucestershire +6 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 - 2
East of England +1 2 - - 25
Angus - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Berkshire +26 1 £355 +42.00% 2
Bristol +5 1 £300 -47.82% 4
Glasgow +1 1 £160 -54.28% 2
Southampton 0 1 £375 - 2
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £530 - 5
Manchester - 1 £530 - 4
Fareham - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 £355 -
Camborne - 1 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Highlands - 1 £275 -
Inverness - 1 £275 -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 20

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Physics.

1 117 (87.97%) Mathematics
2 66 (49.62%) Degree
3 52 (39.10%) Java
4 50 (37.59%) C++
5 46 (34.59%) C#
6 45 (33.83%) Finance
7 44 (33.08%) Computer Science
8 32 (24.06%) Python
9 28 (21.05%) Statistics
10 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
10 26 (19.55%) Analytics
11 25 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (18.05%) Banking
12 24 (18.05%) SQL Server
12 24 (18.05%) Algorithms
13 21 (15.79%) Market Risk
13 21 (15.79%) Security Cleared
14 19 (14.29%) Derivative
14 19 (14.29%) SQL
14 19 (14.29%) Hadoop
14 19 (14.29%) Big Data
15 18 (13.53%) Machine Learning
15 18 (13.53%) Validation
15 18 (13.53%) WPF
16 17 (12.78%) Multithreading
16 17 (12.78%) TDD
16 17 (12.78%) C
16 17 (12.78%) OO
16 17 (12.78%) R
16 17 (12.78%) Quantitative Finance

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 (6.02%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.01%) Apache Pig
2 4 (3.01%) Confluence
2 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.26%) Drupal
4 2 (1.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.75%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Office
2 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.01%) Weka
3 3 (2.26%) MS Project
3 3 (2.26%) SPSS
4 1 (0.75%) Maya
4 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (6.02%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.01%) iTunes
3 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.50%) Wireless
3 1 (0.75%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
3 1 (0.75%) LTE
3 1 (0.75%) NAS
3 1 (0.75%) Network Security
3 1 (0.75%) NFC
3 1 (0.75%) RFID
3 1 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.29%) Big Data
2 19 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 16 (12.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (11.28%) Relational Database
5 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (4.51%) Data Mining
7 5 (3.76%) KDB
7 5 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.01%) Apache Hive
8 4 (3.01%) Impala
8 4 (3.01%) Mahout
8 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
8 4 (3.01%) Power BI
9 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.26%) Text Mining
10 2 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.50%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.50%) QlikView
10 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Subversion
2 8 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.51%) JIRA
4 5 (3.76%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.01%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.75%) Appium
6 1 (0.75%) CMake
6 1 (0.75%) GoogleTest
6 1 (0.75%) Maven
6 1 (0.75%) NUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Selenium
6 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (33.83%) Finance
2 24 (18.05%) Banking
3 12 (9.02%) Front Office
3 12 (9.02%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.26%) Retail
5 3 (2.26%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.26%) Law
6 2 (1.50%) Electronics
6 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 2 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.50%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (46.62%) Developer
2 23 (17.29%) C# Developer
3 16 (12.03%) Analyst
3 16 (12.03%) WPF Developer
4 15 (11.28%) C# WPF Developer
5 14 (10.53%) Data Scientist
5 14 (10.53%) Quantitative Developer
6 13 (9.77%) C++ Developer
7 11 (8.27%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (7.52%) .NET Developer
8 10 (7.52%) Java Developer
9 9 (6.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (6.77%) Qualitative Analyst
9 9 (6.77%) Quantitative Analyst
9 9 (6.77%) Risk Analyst
10 8 (6.02%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 8 (6.02%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 8 (6.02%) Statistical Analyst
11 7 (5.26%) Market Risk Analyst
11 7 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) WPF
2 12 (9.02%) .NET
3 9 (6.77%) HTML
4 8 (6.02%) Entity Framework
4 8 (6.02%) JSON
5 6 (4.51%) CSS
5 6 (4.51%) REST
6 5 (3.76%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.76%) D3.js
7 4 (3.01%) Flash
7 4 (3.01%) Kafka
7 4 (3.01%) Node.js
7 4 (3.01%) NumPy
7 4 (3.01%) scikit-learn
8 3 (2.26%) HTML5
8 3 (2.26%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (2.26%) RSS
8 3 (2.26%) Web Services
8 3 (2.26%) XML
8 3 (2.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (33.08%) Computer Science
2 24 (18.05%) Algorithms
3 21 (15.79%) Market Risk
4 19 (14.29%) Derivative
5 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (4.51%) Credit Risk
9 5 (3.76%) Fintech
9 5 (3.76%) Fixed Income
9 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
10 4 (3.01%) Data Structures
10 4 (3.01%) Equities
10 4 (3.01%) iPad
10 4 (3.01%) iPhone
10 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
11 3 (2.26%) Web 2.0
12 2 (1.50%) Animation
12 2 (1.50%) e-Health
12 2 (1.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.02%) Linux
2 10 (7.52%) Windows
3 5 (3.76%) Android
3 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.76%) Unix
4 4 (3.01%) CentOS
5 3 (2.26%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (87.97%) Mathematics
2 28 (21.05%) Statistics
3 26 (19.55%) Analytics
3 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
4 25 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (13.53%) Machine Learning
5 18 (13.53%) Validation
6 17 (12.78%) Multithreading
6 17 (12.78%) OO
6 17 (12.78%) Quantitative Finance
6 17 (12.78%) TDD
7 16 (12.03%) MVVM
8 15 (11.28%) Requirements Management
9 14 (10.53%) Stochastic Modelling
10 12 (9.02%) PnL Attribution
11 11 (8.27%) Statistical Analysis
12 10 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.52%) Data Analytics
13 9 (6.77%) UML
13 9 (6.77%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 52 (39.10%) Java
2 50 (37.59%) C++
3 46 (34.59%) C#
4 32 (24.06%) Python
5 19 (14.29%) SQL
6 17 (12.78%) C
6 17 (12.78%) R
7 15 (11.28%) MATLAB
8 10 (7.52%) JavaScript
9 9 (6.77%) Scala
10 7 (5.26%) Ruby
10 7 (5.26%) T-SQL
11 6 (4.51%) VBA
12 5 (3.76%) Haskell
13 4 (3.01%) ActionScript
13 4 (3.01%) Apple Swift
13 4 (3.01%) Objective-C
14 3 (2.26%) PHP
14 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (49.62%) Degree
2 21 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 13 (9.77%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.02%) PhD
5 8 (6.02%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.50%) CISA
6 2 (1.50%) CISM
6 2 (1.50%) CISSP
6 2 (1.50%) GSEC
7 1 (0.75%) CCNA
7 1 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.75%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (2.26%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.50%) Basel III
3 2 (1.50%) IFRS
3 2 (1.50%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.50%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.75%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.76%) Docker
2 2 (1.50%) KVM
2 2 (1.50%) LXC
2 2 (1.50%) Xen
3 1 (0.75%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.75%) vSphere
3 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) Kibana
1 4 (3.01%) Oozie
2 1 (0.75%) Ansible
2 1 (0.75%) Mesos
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (5.26%) Atlassian
1 7 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle
3 5 (3.76%) Sybase
4 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.26%) Tableau
6 2 (1.50%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.50%) EMC
7 1 (0.75%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco
7 1 (0.75%) Citrix
7 1 (0.75%) Google
7 1 (0.75%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.75%) Misys
7 1 (0.75%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.75%) Perforce
7 1 (0.75%) VMware
7 1 (0.75%) webMethods
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Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salford, Lancashire
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Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 14 days ago
Camborne, Cornwall
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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Client Server
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 26 days ago