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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 528 509 537
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Contract jobs citing PhD 51 51 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.61% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 25
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £321 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £765 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £291 -
% change year-on-year
+20.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -31.03%
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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
10139 8295 9521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.33% 17.22% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5652 4713 5016
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 378 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +11 40 £725 +16.00% 36
South East -3 7 £330 +36.08% 17
West Midlands -14 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 19
South West - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 58 (56.86%) Mathematics
2 56 (54.90%) C++
3 47 (46.08%) Degree
4 43 (42.16%) Computer Science
5 33 (32.35%) Physics
6 32 (31.37%) Finance
7 31 (30.39%) Front Office
8 26 (25.49%) Statistics
8 26 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (24.51%) Analytics
10 21 (20.59%) SQL
11 18 (17.65%) Python
12 17 (16.67%) VBA
12 17 (16.67%) Big Data
13 15 (14.71%) Java
14 14 (13.73%) C#
14 14 (13.73%) R
15 13 (12.75%) Hadoop
15 13 (12.75%) Data Analysis
16 11 (10.78%) Economics
16 11 (10.78%) Linux
17 10 (9.80%) Multithreading
17 10 (9.80%) MATLAB
18 9 (8.82%) Validation
18 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (8.82%) Banking
18 9 (8.82%) Software Engineering
18 9 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 7 (6.86%) Signal Processing
19 7 (6.86%) Windows

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6 (5.88%) SAS
2 3 (2.94%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.96%) Confluence
3 2 (1.96%) Node.js
3 2 (1.96%) IIS
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) SPSS
3 1 (0.98%) Simulink
3 1 (0.98%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) CDMA
2 1 (0.98%) WCDMA
2 1 (0.98%) SNA
2 1 (0.98%) NFC
2 1 (0.98%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) Big Data
2 13 (12.75%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.90%) Data Mining
3 5 (4.90%) KDB
4 3 (2.94%) Text Mining
4 3 (2.94%) MySQL
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.94%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.96%) RavenDB
5 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.98%) HBase
6 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.98%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.98%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Subversion
2 2 (1.96%) JIRA
2 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.96%) JUnit
2 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.96%) Eclipse RCP
2 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.98%) Grunt
3 1 (0.98%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.98%) LLVM
General
1 32 (31.37%) Finance
2 31 (30.39%) Front Office
3 9 (8.82%) Banking
4 7 (6.86%) Games
5 4 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.96%) Advertising
7 2 (1.96%) Electronics
7 2 (1.96%) Law
8 1 (0.98%) Legal
8 1 (0.98%) Publishing
8 1 (0.98%) Military
8 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (34.31%) Developer
2 25 (24.51%) Analyst
3 16 (15.69%) Quantitative Developer
4 13 (12.75%) Quantitative Analyst
5 11 (10.78%) C++ Developer
5 11 (10.78%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 10 (9.80%) Data Analyst
7 9 (8.82%) Front Office Developer
8 8 (7.84%) Data Scientist
9 7 (6.86%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.88%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.90%) Research Scientist
11 5 (4.90%) Computer Engineer
12 4 (3.92%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
12 4 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
13 3 (2.94%) Programmer
13 3 (2.94%) Data Manager
13 3 (2.94%) Developer Analyst
13 3 (2.94%) Excel Developer
14 2 (1.96%) Data Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) .NET
2 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.94%) STL
3 3 (2.94%) Web Services
3 3 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.96%) WPF
4 2 (1.96%) jQuery
4 2 (1.96%) Qt
4 2 (1.96%) HTML
4 2 (1.96%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.96%) CSS
4 2 (1.96%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.98%) SWT
5 1 (0.98%) JSON
5 1 (0.98%) WCF
5 1 (0.98%) LAMP
5 1 (0.98%) Spring
5 1 (0.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (56.86%) Mathematics
2 43 (42.16%) Computer Science
3 33 (32.35%) Physics
4 26 (25.49%) Statistics
4 26 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (10.78%) Economics
6 9 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.92%) Derivative
7 4 (3.92%) Market Risk
7 4 (3.92%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.94%) Wiki
8 3 (2.94%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.94%) Equities
9 2 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.96%) Chemistry
9 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.96%) Social Media
9 2 (1.96%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.98%) New Media
10 1 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.78%) Linux
2 7 (6.86%) Windows
3 3 (2.94%) UNIX
3 3 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (1.96%) CentOS
4 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) Analytics
2 13 (12.75%) Data Analysis
3 10 (9.80%) Multithreading
4 9 (8.82%) Software Engineering
4 9 (8.82%) Validation
4 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.86%) Signal Processing
6 6 (5.88%) Monte Carlo Method
7 5 (4.90%) Image Processing
7 5 (4.90%) Video Processing
7 5 (4.90%) Low Latency
7 5 (4.90%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (4.90%) Algorithmic Trading
8 4 (3.92%) Scrum
8 4 (3.92%) Project Management
8 4 (3.92%) MVC
8 4 (3.92%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.92%) Machine Learning
9 3 (2.94%) Statistical Modelling
9 3 (2.94%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (54.90%) C++
2 21 (20.59%) SQL
3 18 (17.65%) Python
4 17 (16.67%) VBA
5 15 (14.71%) Java
6 14 (13.73%) C#
6 14 (13.73%) R
7 10 (9.80%) MATLAB
8 6 (5.88%) C
9 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.94%) Perl
9 3 (2.94%) Ruby
9 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.96%) Scala
11 1 (0.98%) GLSL
11 1 (0.98%) HLSL
11 1 (0.98%) F#
11 1 (0.98%) PHP
11 1 (0.98%) VB
11 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (46.08%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) MBA
3 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.98%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) CDISC
2 2 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.98%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.98%) GCP
3 1 (0.98%) Basel II
3 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Nagios
1 2 (1.96%) Ganglia
1 2 (1.96%) YUM
1 2 (1.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.94%) Tableau
3 2 (1.96%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.98%) Perforce
4 1 (0.98%) i2
4 1 (0.98%) SAP
4 1 (0.98%) IBM
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