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 28 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 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 193 182 221
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +39
Contract jobs citing PhD 10 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.44% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 2.85% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 5
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£701 £550 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.36% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £580
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £600 £640
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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
913 1087 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.61% 15.28% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 742 677
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 63 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £17.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +34.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.30 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £51.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 (73.68%) C++
2 23 (60.53%) Finance
3 22 (57.89%) Mathematics
4 18 (47.37%) Degree
5 17 (44.74%) Analytics
6 16 (42.11%) SQL
7 10 (26.32%) Fixed Income
7 10 (26.32%) Multithreading
8 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
8 9 (23.68%) Statistical Analysis
8 9 (23.68%) Derivative
8 9 (23.68%) MBA
8 9 (23.68%) Java
9 8 (21.05%) VBA
9 8 (21.05%) STL
9 8 (21.05%) Front Office
9 8 (21.05%) Statistics
9 8 (21.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (18.42%) R
10 7 (18.42%) Hadoop
10 7 (18.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (15.79%) Python
11 6 (15.79%) Big Data
12 5 (13.16%) Data Mining
12 5 (13.16%) Physics
13 4 (10.53%) SAS
13 4 (10.53%) Visualisation
13 4 (10.53%) Apache Hive
13 4 (10.53%) Monte Carlo Method
14 3 (7.89%) MapReduce

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.53%) SAS
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SPSS
2 1 (2.63%) S-PLUS
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Hadoop
2 6 (15.79%) Big Data
3 5 (13.16%) Data Mining
4 4 (10.53%) Apache Hive
5 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.26%) KDB
7 1 (2.63%) Base SAS
7 1 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (2.63%) HBase
7 1 (2.63%) Mahout
7 1 (2.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 23 (60.53%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Front Office
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Developer
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Quantitative Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Quantitative Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Data Scientist
4 5 (13.16%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Research Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Hadoop Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) STL
1 8 (21.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (7.89%) MapReduce
3 1 (2.63%) OpenCL
3 1 (2.63%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (2.63%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (2.63%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.63%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 22 (57.89%) Mathematics
2 10 (26.32%) Fixed Income
3 9 (23.68%) Derivative
3 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
4 8 (21.05%) Statistics
5 7 (18.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (13.16%) Physics
7 4 (10.53%) Visualisation
8 2 (5.26%) Equities
8 2 (5.26%) Neural Network
9 1 (2.63%) Economics
9 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
9 1 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (2.63%) Grid Computing
9 1 (2.63%) CUDA
9 1 (2.63%) Social Media
9 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Analytics
2 10 (26.32%) Multithreading
3 9 (23.68%) Statistical Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Monte Carlo Method
5 2 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (5.26%) Workflow
5 2 (5.26%) Validation
5 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) Workflow Management
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.26%) Machine Learning
5 2 (5.26%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (5.26%) Low Latency
5 2 (5.26%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.63%) Data Analytics
6 1 (2.63%) Campaign Management
6 1 (2.63%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Econometrics
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) C++
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) Java
4 8 (21.05%) VBA
5 7 (18.42%) R
6 6 (15.79%) Python
7 3 (7.89%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.26%) Ruby
8 2 (5.26%) C
9 1 (2.63%) C#
9 1 (2.63%) Perl
9 1 (2.63%) Scala
9 1 (2.63%) GLSL
9 1 (2.63%) HLSL
9 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) Degree
2 9 (23.68%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Basel II
1 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Tableau
2 1 (2.63%) Talend
2 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
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