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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 520 506 484
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Contract jobs citing PhD 37 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.075% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.40% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 15
Average daily rate
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£575 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £513 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £728 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.43 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -70.15%
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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
9340 8325 7316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.11% 18.93% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 4589 3894
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 375 511
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £41.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -5 28 £600 -7.69% 38
South East - 4 £301 - 24
North West - 3 - - 1
South West -19 1 £248 - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 26
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (55.56%) C++
2 30 (47.62%) Python
3 26 (41.27%) Mathematics
4 20 (31.75%) Computer Science
5 19 (30.16%) Degree
6 17 (26.98%) Physics
7 16 (25.40%) Finance
8 15 (23.81%) MATLAB
9 14 (22.22%) R
10 13 (20.63%) Java
10 13 (20.63%) Statistics
11 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (15.87%) Software Engineering
12 10 (15.87%) C#
13 9 (14.29%) Front Office
13 9 (14.29%) Multithreading
14 8 (12.70%) Hadoop
14 8 (12.70%) Analytics
14 8 (12.70%) Big Data
14 8 (12.70%) Validation
14 8 (12.70%) Banking
14 8 (12.70%) C
14 8 (12.70%) SQL
15 7 (11.11%) Linux
16 6 (9.52%) Signal Processing
16 6 (9.52%) Image Processing
16 6 (9.52%) Video Processing
16 6 (9.52%) .NET
16 6 (9.52%) Windows
16 6 (9.52%) Games

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (4.76%) SAS
1 3 (4.76%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.17%) DHCP
2 2 (3.17%) DNS
2 2 (3.17%) DMZ
3 1 (1.59%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) Hadoop
1 8 (12.70%) Big Data
2 5 (7.94%) MySQL
3 4 (6.35%) Apache Hive
3 4 (6.35%) Data Mining
4 3 (4.76%) Text Mining
4 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.17%) KDB
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) JUnit
1 2 (3.17%) Subversion
2 1 (1.59%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.59%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.59%) Grunt
2 1 (1.59%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Front Office
3 8 (12.70%) Banking
4 6 (9.52%) Games
5 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.76%) Law
6 3 (4.76%) Publishing
7 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.59%) Billing
8 1 (1.59%) Marketing
8 1 (1.59%) Electronics
8 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Developer
2 12 (19.05%) Quantitative Developer
3 9 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 9 (14.29%) Data Scientist
4 7 (11.11%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Computer Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Junior
6 4 (6.35%) Data Modeller
7 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Junior Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Junior Quantitative Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Big Data Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) OpenMP
3 3 (4.76%) XML
4 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
4 2 (3.17%) LAMP
5 1 (1.59%) Spring
5 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.59%) SWT
5 1 (1.59%) JSON
5 1 (1.59%) Swing
5 1 (1.59%) J2SE
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.59%) CSS
5 1 (1.59%) J2EE
5 1 (1.59%) HTML5
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.59%) SciPy
5 1 (1.59%) NumPy
5 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (41.27%) Mathematics
2 20 (31.75%) Computer Science
3 17 (26.98%) Physics
4 13 (20.63%) Statistics
5 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (7.94%) Clustering
6 5 (7.94%) Fixed Income
6 5 (7.94%) Algorithms
7 4 (6.35%) User Experience
7 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
8 3 (4.76%) Derivative
8 3 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (4.76%) Internet of Things
8 3 (4.76%) Data Structures
9 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
9 2 (3.17%) Visualisation
9 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
9 2 (3.17%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (1.59%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (1.59%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) Windows
3 5 (7.94%) UNIX
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.17%) CentOS
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Software Engineering
2 9 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 8 (12.70%) Analytics
3 8 (12.70%) Validation
4 6 (9.52%) Signal Processing
4 6 (9.52%) Image Processing
4 6 (9.52%) Video Processing
5 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.94%) Monte Carlo Method
5 5 (7.94%) Statistical Modelling
6 4 (6.35%) Machine Learning
6 4 (6.35%) Parallel Computing
6 4 (6.35%) Operations Research
7 3 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.76%) MapReduce
8 2 (3.17%) Market Making
8 2 (3.17%) Low Latency
8 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (55.56%) C++
2 30 (47.62%) Python
3 15 (23.81%) MATLAB
4 14 (22.22%) R
5 13 (20.63%) Java
6 10 (15.87%) C#
7 8 (12.70%) C
7 8 (12.70%) SQL
8 4 (6.35%) Fortran
9 3 (4.76%) VBA
9 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.76%) Perl
10 2 (3.17%) Scala
11 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.59%) XQuery
11 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.59%) PHP
11 1 (1.59%) F#
11 1 (1.59%) Haskell
11 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) CDISC
2 1 (1.59%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.17%) vSphere
1 2 (3.17%) XenApp
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Puppet
1 2 (3.17%) yum
1 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.59%) Nagios
2 1 (1.59%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.76%) Tableau
2 2 (3.17%) Hortonworks
2 2 (3.17%) Cloudera
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle
2 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.17%) Citrix
2 2 (3.17%) NetApp
2 2 (3.17%) Symantec
2 2 (3.17%) VMware
3 1 (1.59%) Sybase
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