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 10 December 2016 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 505 537 576
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +39
Contract jobs citing PhD 98 84 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.17% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.80% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 28
Median daily rate £588 £625 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £440 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £725 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £540 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +74.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.01 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.99% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
9240 10437 10764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.15% 20.72% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5846 6405 6200
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 501
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 78 £550 -15.38% 71
South East +24 10 £716 +170.28% 15
East of England +2 5 - - 34
North West -4 3 £475 -12.03% 6
Yorkshire +22 1 £900 +260.00% 3
West Midlands - 1 £220 - 1
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PhD.

1 96 (55.81%) Python
2 90 (52.33%) Mathematics
3 80 (46.51%) R
4 74 (43.02%) Computer Science
5 67 (38.95%) Big Data
6 66 (38.37%) Analytics
7 63 (36.63%) Machine Learning
8 59 (34.30%) Statistics
9 56 (32.56%) Degree
10 51 (29.65%) Hadoop
11 45 (26.16%) Finance
12 42 (24.42%) Scala
13 41 (23.84%) C++
14 40 (23.26%) SQL
15 38 (22.09%) Apache Spark
16 35 (20.35%) Banking
17 34 (19.77%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (19.19%) Algorithms
19 32 (18.60%) Java
19 32 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (17.44%) Front Office
21 27 (15.70%) Visualisation
22 26 (15.12%) Data Modelling
22 26 (15.12%) MATLAB
23 24 (13.95%) Investment Banking
23 24 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
24 21 (12.21%) Artificial Intelligence
25 20 (11.63%) C#
26 19 (11.05%) Apache Hive
27 18 (10.47%) Applied Mathematics

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (22.09%) Apache Spark
2 13 (7.56%) SAS
3 12 (6.98%) Apache Pig
4 9 (5.23%) Apache
4 9 (5.23%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (4.65%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 6 (3.49%) SPSS
2 5 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.33%) LaTeX
4 3 (1.74%) Doxygen
5 2 (1.16%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.58%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.58%) MS Office
6 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.58%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.65%) PaaS
2 8 (4.65%) SaaS
3 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.74%) GitHub
5 2 (1.16%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) Flurry Analytics
6 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) HTTP
1 4 (2.33%) Network Security
2 2 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (38.95%) Big Data
2 51 (29.65%) Hadoop
3 19 (11.05%) Apache Hive
4 12 (6.98%) QlikView
4 12 (6.98%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.40%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.40%) RDBMS
6 10 (5.81%) MongoDB
7 9 (5.23%) Data Mining
7 9 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (5.23%) Spotfire
8 8 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.49%) Tick Data
10 5 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.91%) HBase
10 5 (2.91%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.74%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.74%) Flink
11 3 (1.74%) Neo4j
12 2 (1.16%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.49%) JIRA
3 4 (2.33%) CasperJS
3 4 (2.33%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.33%) Selenium
4 3 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.16%) NUnit
5 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (26.16%) Finance
2 35 (20.35%) Banking
3 30 (17.44%) Front Office
4 24 (13.95%) Investment Banking
5 14 (8.14%) Marketing
6 10 (5.81%) Retail
7 4 (2.33%) Electronics
7 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.74%) Games
8 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.16%) Automotive
9 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.16%) Publishing
10 1 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.58%) French Language
10 1 (0.58%) German Language
10 1 (0.58%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (36.05%) Data Scientist
2 36 (20.93%) Developer
3 23 (13.37%) Analyst
4 17 (9.88%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 16 (9.30%) Architect
6 15 (8.72%) Quantitative Developer
7 13 (7.56%) Qualitative Analyst
7 13 (7.56%) Quantitative Analyst
7 13 (7.56%) Risk Analyst
8 11 (6.40%) C++ Developer
8 11 (6.40%) Data Architect
9 10 (5.81%) Consultant
10 8 (4.65%) Data Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) Hadoop Architect
10 8 (4.65%) Java Architect
10 8 (4.65%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 8 (4.65%) Solr Architect
11 6 (3.49%) Big Data Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.49%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.88%) Natural Language Processing
2 16 (9.30%) scikit-learn
3 15 (8.72%) Pandas
4 14 (8.14%) D3.js
5 11 (6.40%) NumPy
5 11 (6.40%) SciPy
6 8 (4.65%) HTML
7 7 (4.07%) .NET
8 6 (3.49%) CSS
9 4 (2.33%) Ajax
9 4 (2.33%) Akka
9 4 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.33%) jQuery
9 4 (2.33%) REST
10 3 (1.74%) Kafka
10 3 (1.74%) Middleware
10 3 (1.74%) RESTful
11 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.16%) HTML5
11 2 (1.16%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 90 (52.33%) Mathematics
2 74 (43.02%) Computer Science
3 59 (34.30%) Statistics
4 33 (19.19%) Algorithms
5 27 (15.70%) Visualisation
6 24 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (12.21%) Artificial Intelligence
8 18 (10.47%) Applied Mathematics
9 16 (9.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (8.72%) Physics
11 13 (7.56%) Credit Risk
11 13 (7.56%) Neural Network
12 10 (5.81%) Derivative
13 9 (5.23%) Market Risk
14 7 (4.07%) FMCG
15 6 (3.49%) Credit Derivative
15 6 (3.49%) Fintech
15 6 (3.49%) Life Science
16 5 (2.91%) Fixed Income
17 4 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.40%) Linux
2 10 (5.81%) Windows
3 2 (1.16%) Android
3 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (38.37%) Analytics
2 63 (36.63%) Machine Learning
3 34 (19.77%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (15.12%) Data Modelling
6 16 (9.30%) Predictive Analytics
7 14 (8.14%) Data Analysis
7 14 (8.14%) Data Visualisation
7 14 (8.14%) Software Engineering
8 13 (7.56%) Open Source
8 13 (7.56%) Validation
9 12 (6.98%) OO
10 11 (6.40%) Scrum
11 10 (5.81%) Quantitative Finance
11 10 (5.81%) Statistical Analysis
12 9 (5.23%) Deep Learning
12 9 (5.23%) E-Commerce
12 9 (5.23%) Prototyping
12 9 (5.23%) Risk Management
13 8 (4.65%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 96 (55.81%) Python
2 80 (46.51%) R
3 42 (24.42%) Scala
4 41 (23.84%) C++
5 40 (23.26%) SQL
6 32 (18.60%) Java
7 26 (15.12%) MATLAB
8 20 (11.63%) C#
9 6 (3.49%) Go
9 6 (3.49%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.49%) Rust
10 5 (2.91%) C
11 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.74%) VB
12 3 (1.74%) VBA
13 2 (1.16%) Clojure
13 2 (1.16%) PHP
13 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.58%) Julia
14 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 56 (32.56%) Degree
2 7 (4.07%) MBA
3 4 (2.33%) ISEB
3 4 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) QA
2 3 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.16%) SDET
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) HDFS
2 1 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.33%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.74%) Puppet
3 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) Mesos
Vendors
1 18 (10.47%) Tableau
2 11 (6.40%) SAP
3 7 (4.07%) Google
3 7 (4.07%) Hortonworks
4 5 (2.91%) Bloomberg
4 5 (2.91%) Reuters
5 4 (2.33%) Oracle
5 4 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.33%) Sybase
6 3 (1.74%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.74%) IBM
6 3 (1.74%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.74%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.16%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.58%) Cadence
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.58%) Siemens
8 1 (0.58%) Snowplow
8 1 (0.58%) Splunk
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