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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 546 515 493
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -22
Contract jobs citing PhD 37 60 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.12% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.63% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 12
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£400 £650 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £302 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-13.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.43 -
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -
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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
9843 9579 7761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.48% 19.42% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5694 5398 4158
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £538 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 491 449
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 £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -13 29 £400 -38.46% 30
South East -16 7 £375 +9.56% 11
South West -3 1 £248 - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 19
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 36 (52.17%) Python
2 34 (49.28%) Mathematics
3 33 (47.83%) C++
4 22 (31.88%) Physics
4 22 (31.88%) R
5 21 (30.43%) Computer Science
6 19 (27.54%) Java
7 17 (24.64%) Statistics
7 17 (24.64%) Finance
7 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (21.74%) Analytics
8 15 (21.74%) Big Data
9 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
9 14 (20.29%) C
10 13 (18.84%) Hadoop
11 12 (17.39%) MATLAB
11 12 (17.39%) Degree
12 11 (15.94%) C#
13 10 (14.49%) Linux
14 9 (13.04%) Banking
14 9 (13.04%) Validation
14 9 (13.04%) Data Mining
14 9 (13.04%) SQL
15 8 (11.59%) UNIX
15 8 (11.59%) Predictive Modelling
15 8 (11.59%) Machine Learning
16 7 (10.14%) Statistical Modelling
16 7 (10.14%) Scala
16 7 (10.14%) Monte Carlo Method
16 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (8.70%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.80%) SAS
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) Node.js
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (4.35%) Mathematica
2 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) DMZ
2 2 (2.90%) DHCP
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.45%) Broadband
3 1 (1.45%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) Big Data
2 13 (18.84%) Hadoop
3 9 (13.04%) Data Mining
4 5 (7.25%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (7.25%) MySQL
5 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.35%) HBase
6 3 (4.35%) Apache Hive
6 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.35%) Text Mining
7 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.45%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.45%) ProC
1 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 7 (10.14%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.25%) Front Office
5 3 (4.35%) Publishing
5 3 (4.35%) Games
6 2 (2.90%) Law
6 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.90%) Retail
6 2 (2.90%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.45%) Electronics
7 1 (1.45%) French Language
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
7 1 (1.45%) Billing
7 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) Data Scientist
3 11 (15.94%) Quantitative Developer
4 10 (14.49%) C++ Developer
5 8 (11.59%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Data Modeller
8 4 (5.80%) Quantitative Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Data Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Junior
8 4 (5.80%) Big Data Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Junior Quantitative Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Programmer
9 3 (4.35%) Junior Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.90%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) OpenMP
2 4 (5.80%) XML
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) Kafka
4 1 (1.45%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (1.45%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.45%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (49.28%) Mathematics
2 22 (31.88%) Physics
3 21 (30.43%) Computer Science
4 17 (24.64%) Statistics
4 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.70%) Algorithms
6 5 (7.25%) Clustering
7 4 (5.80%) Fixed Income
8 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
8 3 (4.35%) Internet of Things
8 3 (4.35%) Data Structures
8 3 (4.35%) User Experience
8 3 (4.35%) Credit Risk
8 3 (4.35%) Visualisation
8 3 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (4.35%) Economics
8 3 (4.35%) Applied Mathematics
9 2 (2.90%) Derivative
9 2 (2.90%) Social Media
9 2 (2.90%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) UNIX
3 6 (8.70%) Windows
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Analytics
2 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
3 9 (13.04%) Validation
4 8 (11.59%) Predictive Modelling
4 8 (11.59%) Machine Learning
5 7 (10.14%) Statistical Modelling
5 7 (10.14%) Monte Carlo Method
5 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.25%) Parallel Computing
6 5 (7.25%) ETL
6 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.25%) Operations Research
6 5 (7.25%) Logistic Regression
7 4 (5.80%) Quantitative Analysis
7 4 (5.80%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.80%) MapReduce
8 3 (4.35%) Cyber Security
8 3 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.35%) Linear Regression
8 3 (4.35%) Time Series Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) Python
2 33 (47.83%) C++
3 22 (31.88%) R
4 19 (27.54%) Java
5 14 (20.29%) C
6 12 (17.39%) MATLAB
7 11 (15.94%) C#
8 9 (13.04%) SQL
9 7 (10.14%) Scala
10 5 (7.25%) Fortran
11 4 (5.80%) Haskell
12 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
12 3 (4.35%) Clojure
12 3 (4.35%) VBA
13 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
13 2 (2.90%) Perl
13 2 (2.90%) Golang
14 1 (1.45%) XQuery
14 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.35%) HDFS
3 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
3 2 (2.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.45%) OPNET
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Tableau
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) VMware
2 4 (5.80%) Symantec
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Hortonworks
2 4 (5.80%) Cloudera
3 2 (2.90%) Netezza
3 2 (2.90%) Citrix
3 2 (2.90%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (2.90%) NetApp
3 2 (2.90%) Veeam
3 2 (2.90%) Vertica
4 1 (1.45%) Sybase
4 1 (1.45%) Apple
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