The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PhD 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.02% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.78% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
PhD
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
59 51 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.09% 14.13% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 30
Average daily rate £413 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £47.50 £19.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.75% -47.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £9.35 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

PhD
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PhD across the Cambridge region.

PhD Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

PhD
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PhD across the Cambridge region.

PhD Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) WinForms
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (80.00%) WCF
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (40.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) MFC
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) XAML
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) STL
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) VC++
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (20.00%) Docker
4 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (20.00%) Linear Algebra

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 3 (60.00%) WPF Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 2 (40.00%) WCF Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Statistician
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (80.00%) WCF
1 4 (80.00%) WinForms
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (20.00%) MFC
3 1 (20.00%) STL
3 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (20.00%) Biology
1 1 (20.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Bioinformatics
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Linear Algebra
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VC++
3 1 (20.00%) XAML
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker