The first table below looks at the demand for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 18 April 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 City of London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 184 188 216
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +28
Contract jobs citing PhD 26 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 0.91% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 5
Average daily rate £650 £500 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £620
10% offered a daily rate of more than £803 £530 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £65.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-42.30% +44.44%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1176 993 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.22% 15.93% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 641 650
Average daily rate £412 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 37
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
PhD
London

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

PhD
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

PhD Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

PhD
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PhD across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

PhD Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

PhD
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

PhD Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 27 (75.00%) C++
2 25 (69.44%) Finance
3 19 (52.78%) Mathematics
4 17 (47.22%) Analytics
4 17 (47.22%) SQL
5 14 (38.89%) Degree
6 12 (33.33%) Derivative
7 11 (30.56%) Statistical Analysis
7 11 (30.56%) MBA
8 9 (25.00%) Fixed Income
9 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
10 7 (19.44%) Multithreading
10 7 (19.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (19.44%) R
10 7 (19.44%) Front Office
10 7 (19.44%) STL
10 7 (19.44%) Python
11 6 (16.67%) VBA
11 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
12 5 (13.89%) Big Data
12 5 (13.89%) Java
12 5 (13.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (11.11%) Data Mining
13 4 (11.11%) SAS
13 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
13 4 (11.11%) Banking
13 4 (11.11%) Visualisation
13 4 (11.11%) Apache Hive
13 4 (11.11%) Statistics
14 3 (8.33%) MapReduce

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.11%) SAS
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 5 (13.89%) Big Data
3 4 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 4 (11.11%) Apache Hive
4 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) HBase
5 1 (2.78%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 25 (69.44%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Front Office
3 4 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Electronics
5 1 (2.78%) German Language
5 1 (2.78%) Games
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
1 14 (38.89%) Quantitative Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Quantitative Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Data Scientist
4 5 (13.89%) C++ Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Hadoop Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (19.44%) STL
2 3 (8.33%) MapReduce
3 2 (5.56%) OpenGL
3 2 (5.56%) OpenCL
3 2 (5.56%) OpenGL ES
3 2 (5.56%) Qt
4 1 (2.78%) RESTful
4 1 (2.78%) jQuery
4 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (2.78%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (52.78%) Mathematics
2 12 (33.33%) Derivative
3 9 (25.00%) Fixed Income
4 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 5 (13.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (11.11%) Visualisation
6 4 (11.11%) Statistics
7 3 (8.33%) Machine Learning
8 2 (5.56%) Equities
8 2 (5.56%) Neural Network
8 2 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (5.56%) Physics
9 1 (2.78%) CUDA
9 1 (2.78%) Semantic Web
9 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
9 1 (2.78%) Linked Data
9 1 (2.78%) Grid Computing
9 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
9 1 (2.78%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Analytics
2 11 (30.56%) Statistical Analysis
3 7 (19.44%) Multithreading
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Workflow Management
6 2 (5.56%) Workflow
6 2 (5.56%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Monte Carlo Method
6 2 (5.56%) Stochastic Calculus
7 1 (2.78%) Predictive Modelling
7 1 (2.78%) BDD
7 1 (2.78%) Regression Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (2.78%) Predictive Analytics
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.78%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) C++
2 17 (47.22%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) R
3 7 (19.44%) Python
4 6 (16.67%) VBA
5 5 (13.89%) Java
6 3 (8.33%) MATLAB
6 3 (8.33%) C#
7 2 (5.56%) C
7 2 (5.56%) GLSL
7 2 (5.56%) HLSL
7 2 (5.56%) Ruby
8 1 (2.78%) Scala
8 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Degree
2 11 (30.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) XenApp
1 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.56%) Tableau
2 1 (2.78%) Talend
2 1 (2.78%) Vertica
2 1 (2.78%) VMware
2 1 (2.78%) EMC
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix
2 1 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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