The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 561 518 489
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -29
Contract jobs citing PhD 29 45 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.094% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.55% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 47
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£375 £625 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £810 £730 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £340 £413
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -17.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -31.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10690 8183 9140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.05% 17.08% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6077 4745 4859
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 341 525
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 £22.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -17.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in England

PhD
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

PhD Daily Rate Trend in England

PhD
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PhD across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

PhD Daily Rate Histogram in England

PhD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

PhD Hourly Rate Trend in England

PhD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -32 14 £800 +23.07% 21
South East -10 10 £310 +27.83% 13
North West - 3 £363 - 5
East of England - 1 - - 24
South West - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 50 (58.82%) C++
2 48 (56.47%) Mathematics
3 44 (51.76%) Degree
4 38 (44.71%) Computer Science
5 31 (36.47%) Front Office
5 31 (36.47%) Physics
6 24 (28.24%) Finance
7 22 (25.88%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (24.71%) Statistics
9 19 (22.35%) Python
10 18 (21.18%) Analytics
11 16 (18.82%) SQL
12 13 (15.29%) Java
13 12 (14.12%) MATLAB
13 12 (14.12%) Multithreading
14 11 (12.94%) Big Data
15 10 (11.76%) Linux
15 10 (11.76%) R
15 10 (11.76%) Algorithms
16 9 (10.59%) Signal Processing
16 9 (10.59%) C#
16 9 (10.59%) Economics
17 8 (9.41%) Validation
17 8 (9.41%) Windows
17 8 (9.41%) Data Analysis
17 8 (9.41%) VBA
18 7 (8.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 7 (8.24%) Games
18 7 (8.24%) Data Structures
18 7 (8.24%) Image Processing

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (4.71%) SAS
2 2 (2.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) Node.js
2 2 (2.35%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.18%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) SPSS
2 1 (1.18%) Simulink
2 1 (1.18%) S-PLUS
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) DHCP
1 2 (2.35%) DNS
1 2 (2.35%) DMZ
1 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.18%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) Big Data
2 6 (7.06%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.88%) KDB
4 4 (4.71%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.53%) Text Mining
5 3 (3.53%) MySQL
5 3 (3.53%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.35%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.35%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.18%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Subversion
2 2 (2.35%) JIRA
2 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.35%) JUnit
2 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.35%) Eclipse RCP
2 2 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.18%) Grunt
3 1 (1.18%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (36.47%) Front Office
2 24 (28.24%) Finance
3 7 (8.24%) Games
4 6 (7.06%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Law
5 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (37.65%) Developer
2 21 (24.71%) Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) C++ Developer
3 11 (12.94%) Quantitative Developer
3 11 (12.94%) Quantitative Analyst
4 9 (10.59%) Data Analyst
4 9 (10.59%) Front Office Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Computer Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Data Scientist
6 6 (7.06%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Data Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.35%) Statistician
8 2 (2.35%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (2.35%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.35%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) STL
2 3 (3.53%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (2.35%) WPF
3 2 (2.35%) LAMP
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.18%) J2EE
4 1 (1.18%) XML
4 1 (1.18%) Swing
4 1 (1.18%) J2SE
4 1 (1.18%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.18%) Spring
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.18%) SWT
4 1 (1.18%) JSON
4 1 (1.18%) WCF
4 1 (1.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 48 (56.47%) Mathematics
2 38 (44.71%) Computer Science
3 31 (36.47%) Physics
4 22 (25.88%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (24.71%) Statistics
6 10 (11.76%) Algorithms
7 9 (10.59%) Economics
8 7 (8.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (8.24%) Data Structures
9 5 (5.88%) Fixed Income
10 3 (3.53%) Wiki
10 3 (3.53%) Market Risk
10 3 (3.53%) Visualisation
11 2 (2.35%) Social Media
11 2 (2.35%) Hedge funds
11 2 (2.35%) Clustering
11 2 (2.35%) Equities
11 2 (2.35%) Derivative
11 2 (2.35%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (2.35%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Windows
3 5 (5.88%) UNIX
4 3 (3.53%) CentOS
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) Analytics
2 12 (14.12%) Multithreading
3 9 (10.59%) Signal Processing
4 8 (9.41%) Validation
4 8 (9.41%) Data Analysis
5 7 (8.24%) Image Processing
5 7 (8.24%) Video Processing
6 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.88%) Algorithmic Trading
7 5 (5.88%) Low Latency
8 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.53%) Scrum
9 3 (3.53%) Project Management
9 3 (3.53%) MVC
9 3 (3.53%) Monte Carlo Method
9 3 (3.53%) Machine Learning
9 3 (3.53%) Data Analytics
10 2 (2.35%) Microservices
10 2 (2.35%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.35%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 50 (58.82%) C++
2 19 (22.35%) Python
3 16 (18.82%) SQL
4 13 (15.29%) Java
5 12 (14.12%) MATLAB
6 10 (11.76%) R
7 9 (10.59%) C#
8 8 (9.41%) VBA
9 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.53%) Perl
10 3 (3.53%) Ruby
10 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.35%) C
12 1 (1.18%) VB
12 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.18%) PHP
12 1 (1.18%) F#
12 1 (1.18%) Scala
12 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (51.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) Postgraduate
2 1 (1.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) CDISC
2 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.18%) GCP
2 1 (1.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.35%) XenApp
1 2 (2.35%) vSphere
1 2 (2.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) YUM
1 3 (3.53%) Puppet
2 2 (2.35%) Nagios
2 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.35%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.53%) Tableau
2 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.35%) Symantec
3 2 (2.35%) VMware
3 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.35%) Citrix
3 2 (2.35%) NetApp
4 1 (1.18%) SAP
Morecambe, Lancashire
In Touch Ltd
Rate: £30,000 - £42,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
WA Consultants
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Morecambe, Lancashire, North West
In Touch Ltd
Rate: £30,000 - £42,000
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago