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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 548 493 487
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -6
Contract jobs citing PhD 31 73 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.15% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.76% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 54 23
Average daily rate
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£450 £600 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £750 £690
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £281
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year
- -42.30%
PhD
UK

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
9707 9613 7757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.19% 19.40% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5557 5573 4186
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 486 431
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 -26 27 £450 -25.00% 33
South East -16 4 £450 +20.00% 5
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 39 (55.71%) Python
2 37 (52.86%) Mathematics
3 30 (42.86%) C++
4 25 (35.71%) Physics
5 24 (34.29%) Computer Science
5 24 (34.29%) R
6 23 (32.86%) Finance
7 21 (30.00%) Statistics
8 20 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (27.14%) Analytics
9 19 (27.14%) Big Data
9 19 (27.14%) Java
10 16 (22.86%) Hadoop
11 14 (20.00%) SQL
12 13 (18.57%) C
12 13 (18.57%) Software Engineering
13 12 (17.14%) MATLAB
14 11 (15.71%) C#
14 11 (15.71%) Machine Learning
15 10 (14.29%) Algorithms
15 10 (14.29%) Banking
15 10 (14.29%) Validation
15 10 (14.29%) Linux
16 9 (12.86%) Data Mining
16 9 (12.86%) Scala
17 8 (11.43%) Predictive Modelling
17 8 (11.43%) Investment Banking
17 8 (11.43%) Degree
18 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
18 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 6 (8.57%) Apache Spark
1 6 (8.57%) SAS
2 4 (5.71%) Apache
3 3 (4.29%) Apache Pig
3 3 (4.29%) Node.js
4 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.86%) Mathematica
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.29%) Broadband
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) Big Data
2 16 (22.86%) Hadoop
3 9 (12.86%) Data Mining
4 5 (7.14%) MySQL
4 5 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.71%) Apache Hive
5 4 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.29%) Text Mining
6 3 (4.29%) HBase
7 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.43%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.43%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.43%) ProC
1 1 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.43%) Subversion
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
1 1 (1.43%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 8 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.29%) Publishing
6 2 (2.86%) Japanese Language
6 2 (2.86%) Marketing
6 2 (2.86%) Front Office
6 2 (2.86%) Retail
6 2 (2.86%) Games
6 2 (2.86%) Law
7 1 (1.43%) Advertising
7 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.43%) Billing
7 1 (1.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Data Scientist
2 16 (22.86%) Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Quantitative Developer
4 7 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Junior
7 4 (5.71%) Big Data Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Data Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Quantitative Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Programmer
8 3 (4.29%) Junior Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Data Modeller
8 3 (4.29%) Junior Quantitative Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Research Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Python Developer
9 2 (2.86%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
1 5 (7.14%) OpenMP
2 4 (5.71%) XML
3 3 (4.29%) Middleware
4 2 (2.86%) Web Services
5 1 (1.43%) HTML
5 1 (1.43%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.43%) WPF
5 1 (1.43%) Kafka
5 1 (1.43%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (1.43%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 37 (52.86%) Mathematics
2 25 (35.71%) Physics
3 24 (34.29%) Computer Science
4 21 (30.00%) Statistics
5 20 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (14.29%) Algorithms
7 6 (8.57%) Visualisation
8 5 (7.14%) Economics
9 4 (5.71%) User Experience
10 3 (4.29%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (4.29%) Neural Network
10 3 (4.29%) Credit Risk
10 3 (4.29%) Applied Mathematics
10 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
11 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
11 2 (2.86%) Social Media
11 2 (2.86%) Internet of Things
11 2 (2.86%) Xbox
11 2 (2.86%) Derivative
11 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) UNIX
3 4 (5.71%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) Analytics
2 13 (18.57%) Software Engineering
3 11 (15.71%) Machine Learning
4 10 (14.29%) Validation
5 8 (11.43%) Predictive Modelling
6 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.00%) Monte Carlo Method
6 7 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
7 6 (8.57%) ETL
8 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.14%) Logistic Regression
8 5 (7.14%) Parallel Computing
9 4 (5.71%) MapReduce
9 4 (5.71%) Quantitative Analysis
9 4 (5.71%) Operations Research
9 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.29%) Network Planning
10 3 (4.29%) Linear Regression
10 3 (4.29%) Time Series Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 39 (55.71%) Python
2 30 (42.86%) C++
3 24 (34.29%) R
4 19 (27.14%) Java
5 14 (20.00%) SQL
6 13 (18.57%) C
7 12 (17.14%) MATLAB
8 11 (15.71%) C#
9 9 (12.86%) Scala
10 5 (7.14%) Fortran
11 4 (5.71%) Haskell
12 3 (4.29%) VBA
12 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
12 3 (4.29%) Clojure
13 2 (2.86%) Go
13 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
14 1 (1.43%) Perl
14 1 (1.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) HDFS
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) OPNET
2 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle
2 6 (8.57%) Tableau
3 4 (5.71%) Hortonworks
3 4 (5.71%) Cloudera
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.86%) Vertica
5 2 (2.86%) Veeam
5 2 (2.86%) Netezza
5 2 (2.86%) VMware
5 2 (2.86%) Symantec
5 2 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.43%) Sybase
6 1 (1.43%) Apple
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe
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