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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 547 579 526
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -53
Contract jobs citing PhD 78 32 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.064% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.33% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 23 46
Median daily rate £550 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £423 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £720 £788
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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
10653 9688 9434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.29% 19.32% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6686 5636 5580
Median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £545 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 477 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +24 64 £625 +16.27% 44
South West - 7 £425 - 2
South East +2 4 £350 -39.13% 18
North West - 2 £413 - 4
East of England +9 1 - - 27
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 85 (50.90%) C++
2 69 (41.32%) Python
3 68 (40.72%) Finance
4 61 (36.53%) Degree
5 55 (32.93%) Analytics
6 50 (29.94%) Mathematics
7 49 (29.34%) R
8 48 (28.74%) Machine Learning
9 43 (25.75%) SQL
10 41 (24.55%) Java
11 39 (23.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 39 (23.35%) Front Office
12 38 (22.75%) C#
12 38 (22.75%) Analytical Skills
13 33 (19.76%) Algorithms
13 33 (19.76%) Computer Science
14 28 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (16.77%) Linux
14 28 (16.77%) QA
14 28 (16.77%) Statistics
14 28 (16.77%) Derivative
15 25 (14.97%) Algorithmic Trading
16 24 (14.37%) Data Analytics
17 23 (13.77%) Hadoop
17 23 (13.77%) Credit Risk
18 22 (13.17%) Low Latency
19 21 (12.57%) Apache Spark
19 21 (12.57%) Banking
19 21 (12.57%) Validation
19 21 (12.57%) Multithreading

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 21 (12.57%) Apache Spark
2 16 (9.58%) SAS
3 8 (4.79%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.99%) Node.js
5 3 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) IPython
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) SPSS
2 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.99%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.20%) GitHub
3 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.99%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.60%) InfiniBand
2 1 (0.60%) Network Security
2 1 (0.60%) RS-232
2 1 (0.60%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.77%) Hadoop
2 20 (11.98%) Apache Hive
3 19 (11.38%) Big Data
4 14 (8.38%) Data Mining
5 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
6 10 (5.99%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.19%) KDB
8 6 (3.59%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.59%) MySQL
9 5 (2.99%) Redis
10 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.20%) Impala
11 2 (1.20%) Mahout
11 2 (1.20%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.20%) QlikView
11 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.60%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.60%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (8.38%) Selenium
2 11 (6.59%) HP UFT
3 6 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.40%) JUnit
4 4 (2.40%) Maven
4 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.80%) Grunt
5 3 (1.80%) gulp
5 3 (1.80%) Protractor
5 3 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.20%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.60%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (40.72%) Finance
2 39 (23.35%) Front Office
3 21 (12.57%) Banking
4 17 (10.18%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.80%) Retail
7 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.20%) Marketing
7 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (40.72%) Developer
2 30 (17.96%) Data Scientist
2 30 (17.96%) Quantitative Developer
3 27 (16.17%) Analyst
4 22 (13.17%) Qualitative Analyst
4 22 (13.17%) Quantitative Analyst
5 13 (7.78%) Credit Risk Manager
5 13 (7.78%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 13 (7.78%) Quantitative Risk Manager
5 13 (7.78%) Risk Manager
6 12 (7.19%) C# Developer
6 12 (7.19%) C++ Developer
7 11 (6.59%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 10 (5.99%) Lead Tester
8 10 (5.99%) QA Leader
8 10 (5.99%) QA Tester
8 10 (5.99%) Senior QA Tester
8 10 (5.99%) Senior Tester
8 10 (5.99%) Tester
9 9 (5.39%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.98%) .NET
2 17 (10.18%) Pandas
3 14 (8.38%) scikit-learn
4 11 (6.59%) MSMQ
4 11 (6.59%) SciPy
5 8 (4.79%) HTML
6 6 (3.59%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.59%) JSON
6 6 (3.59%) RESTful
6 6 (3.59%) Spring
7 5 (2.99%) CSS
7 5 (2.99%) D3.js
7 5 (2.99%) NumPy
7 5 (2.99%) REST
7 5 (2.99%) Web Services
8 4 (2.40%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.40%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.40%) WCF
8 4 (2.40%) WinForms
8 4 (2.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.94%) Mathematics
2 39 (23.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 38 (22.75%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (19.76%) Algorithms
4 33 (19.76%) Computer Science
5 28 (16.77%) Derivative
5 28 (16.77%) Statistics
6 23 (13.77%) Credit Risk
7 17 (10.18%) Credit Derivative
8 15 (8.98%) Data Structures
9 14 (8.38%) Market Risk
9 14 (8.38%) Physics
10 12 (7.19%) Fixed Income
11 9 (5.39%) Visualisation
12 6 (3.59%) Artificial Intelligence
13 5 (2.99%) Applied Mathematics
14 4 (2.40%) Life Science
14 4 (2.40%) Smart Energy
15 3 (1.80%) FMCG
15 3 (1.80%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.77%) Linux
2 2 (1.20%) Windows
3 1 (0.60%) Android
3 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.93%) Analytics
2 48 (28.74%) Machine Learning
3 28 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (14.97%) Algorithmic Trading
5 24 (14.37%) Data Analytics
6 22 (13.17%) Low Latency
7 21 (12.57%) Multithreading
7 21 (12.57%) Validation
8 20 (11.98%) Risk Management
8 20 (11.98%) Software Engineering
9 17 (10.18%) Statistical Modelling
9 17 (10.18%) Unit Testing
10 16 (9.58%) Data Analysis
10 16 (9.58%) Monte Carlo Method
11 15 (8.98%) FX Algorithmic Trading
11 15 (8.98%) Market Making
12 14 (8.38%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (8.38%) Test Automation
13 13 (7.78%) E-Commerce
14 12 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 85 (50.90%) C++
2 69 (41.32%) Python
3 49 (29.34%) R
4 43 (25.75%) SQL
5 41 (24.55%) Java
6 38 (22.75%) C#
7 15 (8.98%) VBA
8 14 (8.38%) MATLAB
8 14 (8.38%) Scala
9 11 (6.59%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.59%) Ruby
10 6 (3.59%) VB
11 3 (1.80%) C++/CLI
11 3 (1.80%) F#
11 3 (1.80%) VB6
12 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.20%) Clojure
12 2 (1.20%) Go
12 2 (1.20%) Haskell
12 2 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (36.53%) Degree
2 10 (5.99%) ISEB
2 10 (5.99%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.20%) PMP
4 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.77%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (1.80%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.60%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (5.99%) Sybase
2 5 (2.99%) Google
3 4 (2.40%) Facebook
4 3 (1.80%) Twitter
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle
6 1 (0.60%) IBM
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.60%) Tableau
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