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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 538 530 518
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing PhD 74 52 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.55% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 40
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£525 £700 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £800 £758
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £37.60 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.31% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.47 £30.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.72 £30.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 - £20.00
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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
10291 9395 8453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.08% 18.66% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6245 5404 4706
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 386 437
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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 +7 52 £563 -19.64% 36
East of England - 9 £625 - 29
South East -25 7 £413 +25.95% 7
Yorkshire - 3 - -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
North West -31 1 - - 1
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 46 (44.23%) C++
2 42 (40.38%) Computer Science
3 39 (37.50%) Finance
4 36 (34.62%) Python
5 35 (33.65%) Degree
6 30 (28.85%) SQL
7 29 (27.88%) Mathematics
8 25 (24.04%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (22.12%) Linux
10 22 (21.15%) Analytics
11 21 (20.19%) Physics
12 20 (19.23%) C#
12 20 (19.23%) R
13 17 (16.35%) Algorithms
13 17 (16.35%) Java
14 16 (15.38%) Front Office
14 16 (15.38%) Banking
15 15 (14.42%) Statistics
16 14 (13.46%) Credit Risk
17 13 (12.50%) Data Analysis
18 12 (11.54%) Statistical Analysis
19 11 (10.58%) Investment Banking
19 11 (10.58%) Manufacturing
19 11 (10.58%) Windows
19 11 (10.58%) Hadoop
20 10 (9.62%) Visualisation
20 10 (9.62%) Algorithmic Trading
20 10 (9.62%) Machine Learning
20 10 (9.62%) Big Data
20 10 (9.62%) Data Structures

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (5.77%) Apache Pig
2 5 (4.81%) SAS
3 2 (1.92%) Node.js
4 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) SPSS
3 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Broadband
1 6 (5.77%) Internet
2 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) Hadoop
2 10 (9.62%) Big Data
3 7 (6.73%) KDB
4 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.77%) Apache Hive
5 5 (4.81%) MySQL
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.92%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.96%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.96%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.96%) HP UFT
1 1 (0.96%) ProC
1 1 (0.96%) JIRA
1 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 39 (37.50%) Finance
2 16 (15.38%) Front Office
2 16 (15.38%) Banking
3 11 (10.58%) Investment Banking
3 11 (10.58%) Manufacturing
4 9 (8.65%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.81%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.85%) Marketing
7 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.96%) Back Office
8 1 (0.96%) Electronics
8 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.96%) Automotive
8 1 (0.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.96%) Advertising
8 1 (0.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (36.54%) Developer
2 22 (21.15%) Data Scientist
3 19 (18.27%) Quantitative Developer
4 16 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 15 (14.42%) C++ Developer
5 15 (14.42%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 12 (11.54%) Analyst
7 9 (8.65%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Quantitative Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) Architect
11 4 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Research Manager
12 3 (2.88%) Programmer
12 3 (2.88%) Graduate
12 3 (2.88%) Senior C# Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Senior C++ Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Python Developer
13 2 (1.92%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) Middleware
2 3 (2.88%) SciPy
2 3 (2.88%) NumPy
2 3 (2.88%) STL
2 3 (2.88%) WPF
3 2 (1.92%) HTML
3 2 (1.92%) .NET
3 2 (1.92%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.92%) Pandas
4 1 (0.96%) Pyramid
4 1 (0.96%) OpenMP
4 1 (0.96%) Matplotlib
4 1 (0.96%) WebGL
4 1 (0.96%) D3.js
4 1 (0.96%) Highcharts JS
4 1 (0.96%) CSS
4 1 (0.96%) XML
4 1 (0.96%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.96%) Django
4 1 (0.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (40.38%) Computer Science
2 29 (27.88%) Mathematics
3 25 (24.04%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (20.19%) Physics
5 17 (16.35%) Algorithms
6 15 (14.42%) Statistics
7 14 (13.46%) Credit Risk
8 10 (9.62%) Visualisation
8 10 (9.62%) Data Structures
9 9 (8.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (7.69%) Economics
11 6 (5.77%) Fixed Income
12 5 (4.81%) Derivative
12 5 (4.81%) Proteomics
12 5 (4.81%) Internet of Things
13 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
14 3 (2.88%) Equities
14 3 (2.88%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (2.88%) User Experience
14 3 (2.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.12%) Linux
2 11 (10.58%) Windows
3 6 (5.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.15%) Analytics
2 13 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 12 (11.54%) Statistical Analysis
4 10 (9.62%) Machine Learning
4 10 (9.62%) Algorithmic Trading
5 9 (8.65%) Statistical Modelling
6 8 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.73%) Multithreading
7 7 (6.73%) Low Latency
7 7 (6.73%) Market Making
7 7 (6.73%) FX Algorithmic Trading
8 6 (5.77%) Network Planning
8 6 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (5.77%) OO
8 6 (5.77%) Risk Management
8 6 (5.77%) Validation
8 6 (5.77%) Bioinformatics
9 5 (4.81%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.23%) C++
2 36 (34.62%) Python
3 30 (28.85%) SQL
4 20 (19.23%) R
4 20 (19.23%) C#
5 17 (16.35%) Java
6 10 (9.62%) MATLAB
7 7 (6.73%) Perl
8 4 (3.85%) VBA
9 3 (2.88%) Scala
9 3 (2.88%) C++/CLI
9 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.92%) C
11 1 (0.96%) Haskell
11 1 (0.96%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 35 (33.65%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Postgraduate
2 2 (1.92%) CISSP
2 2 (1.92%) CISA
2 2 (1.92%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) OPNET
2 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle
1 3 (2.88%) Perforce
2 2 (1.92%) Tableau
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe
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