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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 498 544 541
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -3
Contract jobs citing PhD 82 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.078% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 19
Average daily rate £700 £575 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £300 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,100 £680 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £301 £400
% change year-on-year
+99.66% -24.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £100.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.43
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
10022 9350 8593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.24% 20.29% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6263 5473 4720
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 435 397
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +32 67 £700 +19.14% 57
South East +7 9 £331 +10.23% 14
North West -16 2 £675 - 6
East of England - 2 - - 30
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 73 (45.91%) C++
2 65 (40.88%) Mathematics
3 59 (37.11%) Finance
4 56 (35.22%) Python
5 48 (30.19%) Degree
6 39 (24.53%) Computer Science
6 39 (24.53%) Banking
7 33 (20.75%) Investment Banking
8 32 (20.13%) Physics
8 32 (20.13%) Front Office
9 31 (19.50%) Analytics
10 30 (18.87%) SQL
11 29 (18.24%) R
12 26 (16.35%) C#
12 26 (16.35%) Java
12 26 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (15.72%) Statistics
14 24 (15.09%) Algorithmic Trading
15 23 (14.47%) Derivative
15 23 (14.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 22 (13.84%) Validation
16 22 (13.84%) Credit Risk
17 21 (13.21%) Machine Learning
17 21 (13.21%) Linux
18 18 (11.32%) QA
18 18 (11.32%) Algorithms
19 16 (10.06%) Market Risk
19 16 (10.06%) Monte Carlo Method
19 16 (10.06%) Hadoop
20 15 (9.43%) Data Analysis

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (6.29%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.03%) SAS
3 4 (2.52%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.26%) Node.js
5 1 (0.63%) Apache
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.89%) SPSS
3 2 (1.26%) MS Office
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.26%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.26%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.06%) Hadoop
2 13 (8.18%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.92%) KDB
4 10 (6.29%) Data Mining
4 10 (6.29%) MySQL
5 9 (5.66%) Apache Hive
5 9 (5.66%) Big Data
6 7 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.77%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.89%) Spotfire
10 2 (1.26%) QlikView
10 2 (1.26%) Redis
11 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.63%) HBase
11 1 (0.63%) MS Access
11 1 (0.63%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.29%) Selenium
2 8 (5.03%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.89%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.26%) Grunt
5 2 (1.26%) gulp
5 2 (1.26%) Protractor
5 2 (1.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.63%) Clang
6 1 (0.63%) Subversion
6 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (37.11%) Finance
2 39 (24.53%) Banking
3 33 (20.75%) Investment Banking
4 32 (20.13%) Front Office
5 6 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.89%) Retail
7 2 (1.26%) Automotive
7 2 (1.26%) Marketing
7 2 (1.26%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (38.36%) Developer
2 37 (23.27%) Analyst
3 29 (18.24%) Quantitative Developer
4 28 (17.61%) Quantitative Analyst
5 16 (10.06%) Data Scientist
6 11 (6.92%) Analyst Developer
6 11 (6.92%) C++ Developer
7 9 (5.66%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.03%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 8 (5.03%) Credit Risk Manager
8 8 (5.03%) Data Analyst
8 8 (5.03%) Lead Tester
8 8 (5.03%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 8 (5.03%) QA Leader
8 8 (5.03%) QA Tester
8 8 (5.03%) Risk Manager
8 8 (5.03%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 8 (5.03%) Senior QA Tester
8 8 (5.03%) Senior Tester
8 8 (5.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.18%) .NET
2 8 (5.03%) HTML
2 8 (5.03%) MSMQ
2 8 (5.03%) scikit-learn
2 8 (5.03%) SciPy
3 5 (3.14%) AngularJS
3 5 (3.14%) CSS
3 5 (3.14%) Pandas
4 3 (1.89%) Django
4 3 (1.89%) JMX
4 3 (1.89%) jQuery
4 3 (1.89%) NumPy
4 3 (1.89%) Web Services
4 3 (1.89%) XML
5 2 (1.26%) D3.js
5 2 (1.26%) HTML5
5 2 (1.26%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.26%) REST
5 2 (1.26%) Spring
5 2 (1.26%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 65 (40.88%) Mathematics
2 39 (24.53%) Computer Science
3 32 (20.13%) Physics
4 26 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (15.72%) Statistics
6 23 (14.47%) Derivative
6 23 (14.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (13.84%) Credit Risk
8 18 (11.32%) Algorithms
9 16 (10.06%) Market Risk
10 13 (8.18%) Data Structures
11 11 (6.92%) Visualisation
12 10 (6.29%) Credit Derivative
12 10 (6.29%) Fixed Income
13 6 (3.77%) Biology
13 6 (3.77%) Economics
13 6 (3.77%) Equities
14 5 (3.14%) Life Science
15 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
15 4 (2.52%) Proteomics
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.21%) Linux
2 7 (4.40%) Unix
3 1 (0.63%) Android
3 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.50%) Analytics
2 24 (15.09%) Algorithmic Trading
3 22 (13.84%) Validation
4 21 (13.21%) Machine Learning
5 16 (10.06%) Monte Carlo Method
6 15 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (9.43%) Data Analysis
7 14 (8.81%) Risk Management
8 12 (7.55%) Low Latency
9 11 (6.92%) FX Algorithmic Trading
9 11 (6.92%) Market Making
9 11 (6.92%) Multithreading
10 10 (6.29%) Bioinformatics
10 10 (6.29%) Test Automation
11 9 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.66%) Predictive Modelling
11 9 (5.66%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (5.03%) ITIL
12 8 (5.03%) Migration
12 8 (5.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 73 (45.91%) C++
2 56 (35.22%) Python
3 30 (18.87%) SQL
4 29 (18.24%) R
5 26 (16.35%) C#
5 26 (16.35%) Java
6 13 (8.18%) VBA
7 11 (6.92%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.92%) MATLAB
7 11 (6.92%) Perl
8 6 (3.77%) C
9 4 (2.52%) Scala
10 3 (1.89%) Ruby
11 2 (1.26%) F#
12 1 (0.63%) Ada
12 1 (0.63%) PHP
12 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (30.19%) Degree
2 8 (5.03%) ISEB
2 8 (5.03%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.89%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.26%) CFA
4 2 (1.26%) MBA
4 2 (1.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.89%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) Oozie
2 1 (0.63%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (5.03%) Sybase
2 4 (2.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.26%) BT
3 2 (1.26%) Twitter
4 1 (0.63%) Alteryx
4 1 (0.63%) Google
4 1 (0.63%) IBM
4 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.63%) Tableau
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