The first table below looks at the demand for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 62 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing PhD 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.16% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £200 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
168 97 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.76% 15.77% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 52 60
Average daily rate £350 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -32.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £12.50 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
PhD
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PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PhD across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

PhD
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PhD.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) Simulink
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Signal Processing

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PhD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Simulink
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree