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 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
UK / England
Rank 466 523 548
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +25
Contract jobs citing PhD 107 81 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.18% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 0.84% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 49 27
Median daily rate £620 £675 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £368 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £1,100 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £550 £305
% change year-on-year
+22.72% +80.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 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
8418 9631 9391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.26% 21.04% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5341 5911 5560
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 450 434
Median hourly rate £29.00 £36.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +95.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +47 95 £620 -9.81% 69
South East +16 5 £675 +100.00% 11
East of England +5 3 - - 35
North West +22 2 £463 -23.86% 9
Yorkshire +9 1 £900 +260.00%
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 92 (51.11%) Python
2 79 (43.89%) Mathematics
3 71 (39.44%) Computer Science
4 68 (37.78%) Analytics
5 67 (37.22%) R
6 60 (33.33%) C++
7 58 (32.22%) Big Data
8 56 (31.11%) Degree
9 50 (27.78%) Statistics
10 49 (27.22%) Machine Learning
11 48 (26.67%) Hadoop
12 45 (25.00%) Banking
13 43 (23.89%) SQL
14 42 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (23.33%) Scala
15 40 (22.22%) Front Office
16 39 (21.67%) Finance
17 36 (20.00%) Investment Banking
18 35 (19.44%) Java
18 35 (19.44%) Apache Spark
19 31 (17.22%) Algorithms
20 25 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
21 23 (12.78%) C#
22 22 (12.22%) Data Modelling
22 22 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
23 21 (11.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 21 (11.67%) MATLAB
24 20 (11.11%) Linux
25 19 (10.56%) Visualisation
26 18 (10.00%) OO

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 35 (19.44%) Apache Spark
2 9 (5.00%) Apache
3 8 (4.44%) Apache Pig
3 8 (4.44%) Apache Solr
3 8 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.89%) SAS
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 11 (6.11%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (2.22%) LaTeX
3 3 (1.67%) Doxygen
3 3 (1.67%) SPSS
4 2 (1.11%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.56%) MS Office
5 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.44%) PaaS
2 8 (4.44%) SaaS
3 3 (1.67%) GitHub
3 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.11%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.56%) Flurry Analytics
5 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) HTTP
1 4 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (32.22%) Big Data
2 48 (26.67%) Hadoop
3 17 (9.44%) Apache Hive
4 14 (7.78%) NoSQL
5 13 (7.22%) RDBMS
5 13 (7.22%) Relational Database
5 13 (7.22%) Tick Data
6 12 (6.67%) MongoDB
7 11 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (5.00%) Data Mining
9 8 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (3.33%) QlikView
11 5 (2.78%) HBase
12 4 (2.22%) Spotfire
13 3 (1.67%) Data Lake
13 3 (1.67%) Flink
13 3 (1.67%) Neo4j
14 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 2 (1.11%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 12 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.44%) JIRA
3 4 (2.22%) CasperJS
3 4 (2.22%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.22%) Selenium
4 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.11%) NUnit
5 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (25.00%) Banking
2 40 (22.22%) Front Office
3 39 (21.67%) Finance
4 36 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 11 (6.11%) Marketing
6 9 (5.00%) Retail
7 4 (2.22%) Electronics
7 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.67%) Automotive
8 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.11%) Publishing
10 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.56%) French Language
10 1 (0.56%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) German Language
10 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 60 (33.33%) Developer
2 52 (28.89%) Data Scientist
3 30 (16.67%) Quantitative Developer
4 28 (15.56%) Analyst
5 22 (12.22%) C++ Developer
6 16 (8.89%) Architect
6 16 (8.89%) Qualitative Analyst
6 16 (8.89%) Quantitative Analyst
7 14 (7.78%) Risk Analyst
8 11 (6.11%) Data Architect
8 11 (6.11%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 11 (6.11%) Python Developer
9 10 (5.56%) Data Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
10 9 (5.00%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 9 (5.00%) Data Analyst
11 8 (4.44%) Big Data Engineer
11 8 (4.44%) Hadoop Engineer
11 8 (4.44%) Java Architect
11 8 (4.44%) Solr Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.33%) scikit-learn
2 14 (7.78%) Pandas
3 12 (6.67%) Natural Language Processing
4 10 (5.56%) NumPy
4 10 (5.56%) SciPy
5 9 (5.00%) D3.js
6 7 (3.89%) .NET
7 6 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.33%) HTML
8 5 (2.78%) Ajax
8 5 (2.78%) jQuery
9 4 (2.22%) Akka
9 4 (2.22%) CSS
9 4 (2.22%) Kafka
9 4 (2.22%) REST
10 3 (1.67%) Middleware
10 3 (1.67%) RESTful
10 3 (1.67%) WCF
10 3 (1.67%) WPF
11 2 (1.11%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 79 (43.89%) Mathematics
2 71 (39.44%) Computer Science
3 50 (27.78%) Statistics
4 31 (17.22%) Algorithms
5 22 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (11.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (10.56%) Visualisation
8 13 (7.22%) Applied Mathematics
9 12 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (6.11%) Derivative
10 11 (6.11%) Market Risk
11 10 (5.56%) Neural Network
11 10 (5.56%) Physics
12 9 (5.00%) Credit Risk
12 9 (5.00%) Fintech
13 5 (2.78%) Credit Derivative
13 5 (2.78%) Economics
13 5 (2.78%) Fixed Income
13 5 (2.78%) FMCG
14 4 (2.22%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.11%) Linux
2 17 (9.44%) Windows
3 2 (1.11%) Android
3 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (37.78%) Analytics
2 49 (27.22%) Machine Learning
3 42 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (12.22%) Data Modelling
6 18 (10.00%) OO
6 18 (10.00%) Scrum
7 16 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 15 (8.33%) Open Source
9 14 (7.78%) Data Visualisation
10 13 (7.22%) Memory Management
10 13 (7.22%) Predictive Analytics
10 13 (7.22%) Release Management
11 12 (6.67%) TDD
12 10 (5.56%) Data Analytics
12 10 (5.56%) PnL Attribution
12 10 (5.56%) Validation
13 9 (5.00%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.00%) Quantitative Finance
14 8 (4.44%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 92 (51.11%) Python
2 67 (37.22%) R
3 60 (33.33%) C++
4 43 (23.89%) SQL
5 42 (23.33%) Scala
6 35 (19.44%) Java
7 23 (12.78%) C#
8 21 (11.67%) MATLAB
9 8 (4.44%) Go
9 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.44%) Rust
10 6 (3.33%) C
10 6 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.11%) Clojure
11 2 (1.11%) PHP
11 2 (1.11%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.11%) VBA
12 1 (0.56%) Haskell
12 1 (0.56%) Lisp
12 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (31.11%) Degree
2 7 (3.89%) MBA
3 4 (2.22%) ISEB
3 4 (2.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.22%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.11%) SDET
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (2.22%) HDFS
2 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.22%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.67%) Puppet
3 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 12 (6.67%) Tableau
2 11 (6.11%) Bloomberg
2 11 (6.11%) Reuters
3 9 (5.00%) Google
4 7 (3.89%) Hortonworks
4 7 (3.89%) SAP
5 4 (2.22%) Oracle
5 4 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.22%) Sybase
6 3 (1.67%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.67%) IBM
6 3 (1.67%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.67%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.11%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.11%) Splunk
8 1 (0.56%) Cadence
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.56%) Siemens
8 1 (0.56%) Snowplow
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