The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 190 214 197
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing PhD 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.10% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 0.70% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£650 £650 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £243 £413
% change year-on-year
+27.83% -41.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -31.42%
PhD
London

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
868 1004 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.04% 14.39% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 689 596
Average daily rate £417 £409 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.65 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% -39.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 16 (69.57%) Degree
2 15 (65.22%) C++
3 10 (43.48%) Front Office
3 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (39.13%) Finance
4 9 (39.13%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) Mathematics
6 7 (30.43%) Python
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
7 6 (26.09%) Multithreading
7 6 (26.09%) Data Structures
7 6 (26.09%) Algorithms
7 6 (26.09%) Analytics
8 5 (21.74%) Market Making
8 5 (21.74%) Low Latency
8 5 (21.74%) Algorithmic Trading
8 5 (21.74%) KDB
8 5 (21.74%) Statistics
8 5 (21.74%) Fixed Income
9 4 (17.39%) SQL
9 4 (17.39%) Big Data
10 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
10 3 (13.04%) R
10 3 (13.04%) Banking
10 3 (13.04%) Physics
10 3 (13.04%) Monte Carlo Method
11 2 (8.70%) VBA
11 2 (8.70%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (8.70%) SAS
1 2 (8.70%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) S-PLUS
1 1 (4.35%) SPSS
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) KDB
2 4 (17.39%) Big Data
3 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
4 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
4 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (4.35%) Base SAS
5 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (43.48%) Front Office
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
2 5 (21.74%) C++ Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Data Scientist
4 3 (13.04%) Quantitative Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Quantitative Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Research Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (4.35%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (34.78%) Mathematics
3 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
3 6 (26.09%) Data Structures
3 6 (26.09%) Algorithms
4 5 (21.74%) Statistics
4 5 (21.74%) Fixed Income
5 3 (13.04%) Physics
6 2 (8.70%) User Experience
7 1 (4.35%) Social Media
7 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (4.35%) Market Risk
7 1 (4.35%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (4.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Multithreading
1 6 (26.09%) Analytics
2 5 (21.74%) Market Making
2 5 (21.74%) Low Latency
2 5 (21.74%) Algorithmic Trading
3 3 (13.04%) Monte Carlo Method
4 2 (8.70%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 2 (8.70%) MapReduce
4 2 (8.70%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) People Management
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Probability Theory
5 1 (4.35%) Time Series Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Information Retrieval
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Campaign Management
5 1 (4.35%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C++
2 9 (39.13%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) R
6 2 (8.70%) VBA
6 2 (8.70%) C#
7 1 (4.35%) XQuery
7 1 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Solvency II
1 1 (4.35%) Basel II
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Sybase
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 2 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 days ago