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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
UK / England
Rank 467 500 565
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +65
Contract jobs citing PhD 110 89 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.19% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 0.88% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 56 27
Median daily rate £620 £700 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £475 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £1,100 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £575 £301
% change year-on-year
-13.91% +91.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - -

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
8730 10060 9619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.77% 21.37% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5580 6339 5592
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 388 436
Median hourly rate £33.00 £35.55 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.16% +61.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.53 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PhD across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

PhD Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +48 103 £620 -11.42% 47
North West +18 2 £313 -53.70% 3
South East +13 2 - - 9
Yorkshire - 1 £900 - 3
South West - 1 £495 - 4
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 102 (51.26%) Python
2 96 (48.24%) Mathematics
3 79 (39.70%) Computer Science
4 75 (37.69%) Analytics
5 73 (36.68%) R
6 68 (34.17%) C++
7 63 (31.66%) Statistics
8 59 (29.65%) Big Data
9 56 (28.14%) Banking
10 52 (26.13%) Degree
11 51 (25.63%) Machine Learning
12 50 (25.13%) Hadoop
13 49 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (24.62%) SQL
14 46 (23.12%) Investment Banking
15 45 (22.61%) Finance
16 44 (22.11%) Scala
17 42 (21.11%) Front Office
18 40 (20.10%) Apache Spark
19 39 (19.60%) Java
20 36 (18.09%) Algorithms
21 28 (14.07%) C#
22 26 (13.07%) Business Intelligence
23 25 (12.56%) Linux
24 24 (12.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 23 (11.56%) MATLAB
25 23 (11.56%) OO
26 22 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
27 21 (10.55%) Windows
27 21 (10.55%) Visualisation

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 40 (20.10%) Apache Spark
2 8 (4.02%) Apache
2 8 (4.02%) Apache Pig
3 7 (3.52%) SAS
4 5 (2.51%) Apache Solr
4 5 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 16 (8.04%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (2.51%) SPSS
3 4 (2.01%) LaTeX
4 3 (1.51%) Doxygen
5 2 (1.01%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.50%) MS Office
6 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) Stata
6 1 (0.50%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.51%) PaaS
2 5 (2.51%) SaaS
3 4 (2.01%) GitHub
4 3 (1.51%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.50%) Flurry Analytics
6 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.51%) HTTP
1 3 (1.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (29.65%) Big Data
2 50 (25.13%) Hadoop
3 18 (9.05%) Tick Data
4 17 (8.54%) NoSQL
5 16 (8.04%) Apache Hive
6 15 (7.54%) MongoDB
7 13 (6.53%) Data Mining
8 12 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (6.03%) RDBMS
8 12 (6.03%) Relational Database
9 10 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (4.52%) QlikView
11 5 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.51%) Spotfire
12 4 (2.01%) HBase
13 3 (1.51%) Data Lake
13 3 (1.51%) Flink
13 3 (1.51%) KDB
13 3 (1.51%) Neo4j
14 2 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 14 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.52%) JIRA
3 4 (2.01%) CasperJS
3 4 (2.01%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.01%) Selenium
4 3 (1.51%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.01%) NUnit
5 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (28.14%) Banking
2 46 (23.12%) Investment Banking
3 45 (22.61%) Finance
4 42 (21.11%) Front Office
5 9 (4.52%) Marketing
6 8 (4.02%) Retail
7 4 (2.01%) Electronics
7 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.01%) Automotive
9 2 (1.01%) Games
9 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.01%) Publishing
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.50%) French Language
10 1 (0.50%) German Language
10 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (35.68%) Developer
2 53 (26.63%) Data Scientist
3 40 (20.10%) Quantitative Developer
4 30 (15.08%) Analyst
5 25 (12.56%) C++ Developer
6 18 (9.05%) Qualitative Analyst
6 18 (9.05%) Quantitative Analyst
7 16 (8.04%) Python Developer
8 14 (7.04%) Risk Analyst
9 13 (6.53%) Architect
9 13 (6.53%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 11 (5.53%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 11 (5.53%) Data Engineer
10 11 (5.53%) Front Office Developer
11 10 (5.03%) Data Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) Analyst Developer
12 9 (4.52%) Big Data Engineer
12 9 (4.52%) Hadoop Engineer
13 8 (4.02%) Data Architect
14 7 (3.52%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.04%) Pandas
1 14 (7.04%) scikit-learn
2 12 (6.03%) Natural Language Processing
3 10 (5.03%) NumPy
4 9 (4.52%) .NET
4 9 (4.52%) D3.js
4 9 (4.52%) SciPy
5 6 (3.02%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.02%) Kafka
6 4 (2.01%) Ajax
6 4 (2.01%) Akka
6 4 (2.01%) HTML
6 4 (2.01%) jQuery
7 3 (1.51%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.51%) CSS
7 3 (1.51%) Middleware
7 3 (1.51%) REST
7 3 (1.51%) WCF
7 3 (1.51%) WPF
8 2 (1.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 79 (39.70%) Computer Science
2 36 (18.09%) Algorithms
3 24 (12.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (7.04%) Market Risk
6 13 (6.53%) Credit Risk
7 11 (5.53%) Derivative
8 10 (5.03%) Fintech
9 6 (3.02%) Credit Derivative
9 6 (3.02%) User Experience
10 5 (2.51%) FMCG
11 4 (2.01%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.51%) Life Science
12 3 (1.51%) Social Media
13 2 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (1.01%) Equities
13 2 (1.01%) SCADA
13 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
13 2 (1.01%) Wiki
14 1 (0.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.56%) Linux
2 21 (10.55%) Windows
3 1 (0.50%) Android
3 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (48.24%) Mathematics
2 75 (37.69%) Analytics
3 63 (31.66%) Statistics
4 51 (25.63%) Machine Learning
5 49 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (13.07%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (11.56%) OO
8 21 (10.55%) Visualisation
9 19 (9.55%) Scrum
10 18 (9.05%) Memory Management
10 18 (9.05%) Release Management
11 17 (8.54%) Open Source
12 14 (7.04%) Data Modelling
12 14 (7.04%) Data Visualisation
12 14 (7.04%) PnL Attribution
13 13 (6.53%) Applied Mathematics
13 13 (6.53%) Artificial Intelligence
13 13 (6.53%) Data Analytics
14 12 (6.03%) Software Engineering
14 12 (6.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 102 (51.26%) Python
2 73 (36.68%) R
3 68 (34.17%) C++
4 49 (24.62%) SQL
5 44 (22.11%) Scala
6 39 (19.60%) Java
7 28 (14.07%) C#
8 23 (11.56%) MATLAB
9 8 (4.02%) Go
9 8 (4.02%) Rust
10 7 (3.52%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.51%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.01%) C
13 2 (1.01%) Clojure
13 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.01%) VBA
14 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.50%) Haskell
14 1 (0.50%) Lisp
14 1 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 52 (26.13%) Degree
2 8 (4.02%) MBA
3 4 (2.01%) ISEB
3 4 (2.01%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) QA
2 3 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.01%) SDET
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (2.51%) HDFS
2 1 (0.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.01%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.51%) Puppet
3 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.50%) Mesos
Vendors
1 16 (8.04%) Bloomberg
1 16 (8.04%) Reuters
2 15 (7.54%) Tableau
3 9 (4.52%) Google
4 7 (3.52%) Hortonworks
4 7 (3.52%) SAP
5 4 (2.01%) Alteryx
5 4 (2.01%) Oracle
5 4 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.01%) Sybase
6 3 (1.51%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.51%) IBM
6 3 (1.51%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.51%) Splunk
7 1 (0.50%) Cadence
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.50%) Siemens
7 1 (0.50%) Snowplow
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