The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 507 469 520
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +51
Contract jobs citing PhD 55 85 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.18% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 1.03% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 14
Average daily rate
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£700 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £688 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9239 8251 9063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.73% 17.70% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5262 4484 4773
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 453 559
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
PhD
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 49 £700 +16.66% 48
South East - 3 £350 - 9
West Midlands -11 1 - - 1
East of England -35 1 - - 20
South West - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 4
North East - - - -
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 72 (56.69%) C++
2 71 (55.91%) Mathematics
3 58 (45.67%) Degree
4 51 (40.16%) Computer Science
5 47 (37.01%) Finance
6 38 (29.92%) Analytics
7 35 (27.56%) SQL
8 34 (26.77%) Statistics
9 32 (25.20%) Front Office
10 30 (23.62%) Physics
11 24 (18.90%) Big Data
12 22 (17.32%) Hadoop
12 22 (17.32%) R
13 21 (16.54%) Python
14 20 (15.75%) VBA
14 20 (15.75%) Java
15 18 (14.17%) Data Analysis
16 14 (11.02%) Software Engineering
16 14 (11.02%) C#
17 12 (9.45%) Economics
17 12 (9.45%) MBA
17 12 (9.45%) Statistical Analysis
17 12 (9.45%) Derivative
17 12 (9.45%) Multithreading
18 11 (8.66%) Apache Hive
18 11 (8.66%) Linux
18 11 (8.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 10 (7.87%) STL
19 10 (7.87%) Data Mining
19 10 (7.87%) C

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (7.09%) SAS
1 9 (7.09%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.57%) IIS
2 2 (1.57%) Confluence
2 2 (1.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) SPSS
3 1 (0.79%) Simulink
3 1 (0.79%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) CDMA
2 3 (2.36%) WCDMA
2 3 (2.36%) LTE
3 1 (0.79%) SNA
3 1 (0.79%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.90%) Big Data
2 22 (17.32%) Hadoop
3 11 (8.66%) Apache Hive
4 10 (7.87%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.94%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.94%) KDB
6 4 (3.15%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.15%) HBase
7 3 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.36%) Text Mining
7 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.57%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.79%) MySQL
9 1 (0.79%) DB2
9 1 (0.79%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Subversion
1 2 (1.57%) JIRA
1 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.57%) LLVM
1 2 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.79%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (37.01%) Finance
2 32 (25.20%) Front Office
3 10 (7.87%) Banking
4 7 (5.51%) Electronics
5 6 (4.72%) Games
6 4 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.57%) Advertising
8 2 (1.57%) Marketing
9 1 (0.79%) German Language
9 1 (0.79%) Military
9 1 (0.79%) Retail
9 1 (0.79%) Publishing
9 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.79%) Law
9 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (29.92%) Developer
2 36 (28.35%) Analyst
3 22 (17.32%) Quantitative Analyst
4 19 (14.96%) Quantitative Developer
5 17 (13.39%) C++ Developer
6 15 (11.81%) Data Scientist
7 11 (8.66%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 11 (8.66%) Data Analyst
8 10 (7.87%) Software Engineer
9 9 (7.09%) Front Office Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Research Scientist
11 4 (3.15%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
12 3 (2.36%) Java Developer
12 3 (2.36%) Programmer
12 3 (2.36%) Data Manager
12 3 (2.36%) Developer Analyst
12 3 (2.36%) Excel Developer
13 2 (1.57%) Data Programmer
13 2 (1.57%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) STL
1 10 (7.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (7.87%) MapReduce
2 6 (4.72%) OpenGL
2 6 (4.72%) .NET
2 6 (4.72%) Qt
3 5 (3.94%) OpenGL ES
4 3 (2.36%) Direct3D
4 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.57%) Classic ASP
5 2 (1.57%) SciPy
5 2 (1.57%) NumPy
5 2 (1.57%) WPF
5 2 (1.57%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.79%) Django
6 1 (0.79%) jQuery
6 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.79%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (55.91%) Mathematics
2 51 (40.16%) Computer Science
3 34 (26.77%) Statistics
4 30 (23.62%) Physics
5 12 (9.45%) Economics
5 12 (9.45%) Derivative
6 11 (8.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (7.87%) Fixed Income
8 6 (4.72%) Visualisation
9 5 (3.94%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (3.94%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (3.15%) Market Risk
10 4 (3.15%) Hedge funds
11 3 (2.36%) RenderMan
11 3 (2.36%) Equities
12 2 (1.57%) Neural Network
12 2 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.57%) Device Driver
12 2 (1.57%) Open Source
12 2 (1.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.66%) Linux
2 6 (4.72%) Android
2 6 (4.72%) Windows
3 3 (2.36%) UNIX
4 1 (0.79%) CentOS
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.92%) Analytics
2 18 (14.17%) Data Analysis
3 14 (11.02%) Software Engineering
4 12 (9.45%) Statistical Analysis
4 12 (9.45%) Multithreading
5 10 (7.87%) Validation
6 8 (6.30%) Machine Learning
7 7 (5.51%) Monte Carlo Method
8 5 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.94%) Workflow
9 4 (3.15%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.15%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.15%) Statistical Modelling
10 3 (2.36%) Data Analytics
10 3 (2.36%) Low Latency
10 3 (2.36%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.36%) Predictive Modelling
10 3 (2.36%) Signal Processing
10 3 (2.36%) Project Management
10 3 (2.36%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 72 (56.69%) C++
2 35 (27.56%) SQL
3 22 (17.32%) R
4 21 (16.54%) Python
5 20 (15.75%) VBA
5 20 (15.75%) Java
6 14 (11.02%) C#
7 10 (7.87%) C
8 8 (6.30%) Scala
9 6 (4.72%) MATLAB
10 5 (3.94%) GLSL
10 5 (3.94%) HLSL
11 4 (3.15%) Ruby
11 4 (3.15%) Perl
12 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (45.67%) Degree
2 12 (9.45%) MBA
3 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.79%) Basel II
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) CDISC
2 1 (0.79%) Basel III
2 1 (0.79%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Nagios
1 1 (0.79%) Ganglia
1 1 (0.79%) YUM
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft
1 5 (3.94%) Tableau
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle
3 2 (1.57%) Perforce
3 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.79%) Splunk
4 1 (0.79%) Talend
4 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.79%) MapR
4 1 (0.79%) Teradata
4 1 (0.79%) SAP
4 1 (0.79%) IBM
4 1 (0.79%) i2
4 1 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
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