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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 547 522 492
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -30
Contract jobs citing PhD 38 39 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.082% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.48% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 53
Average daily rate
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£575 £638 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £403 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £243 £413
% change year-on-year
+27.83% -41.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -31.42%
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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
10718 8139 8497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.57% 17.12% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6120 4652 4504
Average daily rate £396 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 343 529
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 24 November 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 November 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 -4 21 £638 -1.92% 30
South East -24 10 £310 +27.83% 13
North West - 4 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 32
South West - - - - 5
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 2
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 51 (56.04%) C++
2 48 (52.75%) Mathematics
3 42 (46.15%) Degree
4 39 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 30 (32.97%) Front Office
6 29 (31.87%) Finance
7 28 (30.77%) Python
7 28 (30.77%) Physics
8 24 (26.37%) Statistics
9 23 (25.27%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (19.78%) Analytics
11 17 (18.68%) SQL
12 16 (17.58%) Java
12 16 (17.58%) MATLAB
13 15 (16.48%) R
14 14 (15.38%) Big Data
15 12 (13.19%) Validation
15 12 (13.19%) Multithreading
16 11 (12.09%) Linux
17 10 (10.99%) C#
18 9 (9.89%) Algorithms
18 9 (9.89%) Windows
18 9 (9.89%) Banking
18 9 (9.89%) Economics
19 8 (8.79%) Data Analysis
19 8 (8.79%) Hadoop
20 7 (7.69%) Image Processing
20 7 (7.69%) Video Processing
20 7 (7.69%) Signal Processing
20 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (4.40%) SAS
2 3 (3.30%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.20%) Confluence
3 2 (2.20%) Node.js
3 2 (2.20%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Mathematica
2 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) SPSS
3 1 (1.10%) S-PLUS
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) DHCP
2 2 (2.20%) DNS
2 2 (2.20%) DMZ
2 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.10%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) Big Data
2 8 (8.79%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.49%) Apache Hive
3 5 (5.49%) Data Mining
3 5 (5.49%) KDB
4 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.30%) Text Mining
5 3 (3.30%) MySQL
5 3 (3.30%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.20%) RavenDB
6 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.10%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (1.10%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Subversion
2 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.20%) JIRA
3 2 (2.20%) JUnit
3 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.20%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.10%) Grunt
4 1 (1.10%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.10%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (32.97%) Front Office
2 29 (31.87%) Finance
3 9 (9.89%) Banking
4 7 (7.69%) Games
5 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.20%) Publishing
6 2 (2.20%) Law
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Electronics
7 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (41.76%) Developer
2 18 (19.78%) Analyst
3 15 (16.48%) Quantitative Developer
4 14 (15.38%) C++ Developer
5 10 (10.99%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 10 (10.99%) Data Scientist
6 9 (9.89%) Data Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Front Office Developer
7 8 (8.79%) Quantitative Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Computer Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Data Modeller
10 3 (3.30%) Data Manager
10 3 (3.30%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Linux Administrator
11 2 (2.20%) Data Programmer
11 2 (2.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.20%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.20%) Infrastructure Architect
11 2 (2.20%) Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) .NET
2 3 (3.30%) Web Services
2 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.20%) HTML
3 2 (2.20%) Classic ASP
3 2 (2.20%) LAMP
4 1 (1.10%) Spring
4 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.10%) SWT
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) WPF
4 1 (1.10%) jQuery
4 1 (1.10%) Qt
4 1 (1.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.10%) HTML5
4 1 (1.10%) SciPy
4 1 (1.10%) NumPy
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 48 (52.75%) Mathematics
2 39 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 28 (30.77%) Physics
4 24 (26.37%) Statistics
5 23 (25.27%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (9.89%) Algorithms
6 9 (9.89%) Economics
7 7 (7.69%) Data Structures
8 6 (6.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (5.49%) Fixed Income
9 5 (5.49%) Clustering
10 4 (4.40%) Derivative
10 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
11 3 (3.30%) Internet of Things
11 3 (3.30%) User Experience
11 3 (3.30%) Wiki
11 3 (3.30%) Market Risk
11 3 (3.30%) Visualisation
11 3 (3.30%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.09%) Linux
2 9 (9.89%) Windows
3 5 (5.49%) UNIX
4 3 (3.30%) CentOS
5 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Analytics
2 12 (13.19%) Validation
2 12 (13.19%) Multithreading
3 8 (8.79%) Data Analysis
4 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.69%) Image Processing
4 7 (7.69%) Video Processing
4 7 (7.69%) Signal Processing
5 5 (5.49%) Monte Carlo Method
5 5 (5.49%) Low Latency
5 5 (5.49%) Market Making
5 5 (5.49%) Algorithmic Trading
6 4 (4.40%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.40%) Operations Research
6 4 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.40%) Data Analytics
7 3 (3.30%) MapReduce
7 3 (3.30%) Machine Learning
7 3 (3.30%) Statistical Modelling
7 3 (3.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (56.04%) C++
2 28 (30.77%) Python
3 17 (18.68%) SQL
4 16 (17.58%) Java
4 16 (17.58%) MATLAB
5 15 (16.48%) R
6 10 (10.99%) C#
7 5 (5.49%) C
7 5 (5.49%) VBA
8 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.40%) Perl
9 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.30%) Ruby
10 2 (2.20%) Scala
11 1 (1.10%) F#
11 1 (1.10%) Haskell
11 1 (1.10%) XQuery
11 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.10%) PHP
11 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (46.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) CDISC
2 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.10%) GCP
2 1 (1.10%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.20%) XenApp
1 2 (2.20%) vSphere
1 2 (2.20%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) YUM
1 3 (3.30%) Puppet
2 2 (2.20%) Nagios
2 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.20%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) Tableau
2 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.20%) Symantec
3 2 (2.20%) VMware
3 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.20%) Citrix
3 2 (2.20%) NetApp
4 1 (1.10%) Sybase
East Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 to £1 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £750 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 27 days ago