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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 545 508 485
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -23
Contract jobs citing PhD 34 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.51% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 38
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£600 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £420 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £695 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £40.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -80.00%
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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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -2 24 £600 -7.69% 14
South East - 5 £298 - 14
North West - 4 £375 - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 28
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (56.47%) C++
2 43 (50.59%) Mathematics
3 36 (42.35%) Degree
4 32 (37.65%) Computer Science
5 31 (36.47%) Python
6 27 (31.76%) Physics
7 26 (30.59%) Finance
8 25 (29.41%) Front Office
9 21 (24.71%) Statistics
9 21 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (20.00%) MATLAB
11 16 (18.82%) Java
11 16 (18.82%) SQL
12 14 (16.47%) R
13 13 (15.29%) Big Data
13 13 (15.29%) Analytics
13 13 (15.29%) Multithreading
14 12 (14.12%) Validation
15 10 (11.76%) Banking
15 10 (11.76%) C#
15 10 (11.76%) Linux
16 9 (10.59%) Windows
16 9 (10.59%) Algorithms
17 8 (9.41%) Hadoop
17 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
18 7 (8.24%) Data Analysis
18 7 (8.24%) Economics
18 7 (8.24%) Games
18 7 (8.24%) .NET
18 7 (8.24%) Image Processing

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (4.71%) SAS
2 3 (3.53%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.35%) Confluence
3 2 (2.35%) Node.js
3 2 (2.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.35%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) SPSS
2 1 (1.18%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Internet
2 2 (2.35%) DHCP
2 2 (2.35%) DNS
2 2 (2.35%) DMZ
2 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.18%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) Big Data
2 8 (9.41%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.88%) KDB
3 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.71%) MySQL
4 4 (4.71%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.53%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.35%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.18%) Text Mining
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.18%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Subversion
2 3 (3.53%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.35%) JUnit
3 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.35%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.18%) Grunt
4 1 (1.18%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.18%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 25 (29.41%) Front Office
3 10 (11.76%) Banking
4 7 (8.24%) Games
5 6 (7.06%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.53%) Law
6 3 (3.53%) Publishing
7 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.18%) Advertising
8 1 (1.18%) Electronics
8 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.18%) Marketing
8 1 (1.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Developer
2 16 (18.82%) Quantitative Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) C++ Developer
5 9 (10.59%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Data Scientist
6 7 (8.24%) Computer Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Data Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Quantitative Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Front Office Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Data Modeller
9 3 (3.53%) Data Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Junior
10 2 (2.35%) Architect
10 2 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.35%) Administrator
10 2 (2.35%) Statistician
10 2 (2.35%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) Classic ASP
3 2 (2.35%) LAMP
4 1 (1.18%) Spring
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.18%) SWT
4 1 (1.18%) JSON
4 1 (1.18%) WPF
4 1 (1.18%) jQuery
4 1 (1.18%) Qt
4 1 (1.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.18%) HTML5
4 1 (1.18%) SciPy
4 1 (1.18%) NumPy
4 1 (1.18%) REST
4 1 (1.18%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 43 (50.59%) Mathematics
2 32 (37.65%) Computer Science
3 27 (31.76%) Physics
4 21 (24.71%) Statistics
4 21 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (10.59%) Algorithms
6 7 (8.24%) Data Structures
6 7 (8.24%) Economics
7 6 (7.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (5.88%) Fixed Income
8 5 (5.88%) Clustering
9 4 (4.71%) Derivative
9 4 (4.71%) User Experience
9 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
10 3 (3.53%) Internet of Things
10 3 (3.53%) Wiki
10 3 (3.53%) Visualisation
10 3 (3.53%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
11 2 (2.35%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Linux
2 9 (10.59%) Windows
3 5 (5.88%) UNIX
4 3 (3.53%) CentOS
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.29%) Multithreading
1 13 (15.29%) Analytics
2 12 (14.12%) Validation
3 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.24%) Data Analysis
4 7 (8.24%) Image Processing
4 7 (8.24%) Video Processing
4 7 (8.24%) Signal Processing
5 5 (5.88%) Low Latency
5 5 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.88%) Market Making
5 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 5 (5.88%) Algorithmic Trading
6 4 (4.71%) Monte Carlo Method
6 4 (4.71%) Operations Research
6 4 (4.71%) Statistical Modelling
7 3 (3.53%) MapReduce
7 3 (3.53%) Scrum
7 3 (3.53%) OO
7 3 (3.53%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 48 (56.47%) C++
2 31 (36.47%) Python
3 17 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 16 (18.82%) Java
4 16 (18.82%) SQL
5 14 (16.47%) R
6 10 (11.76%) C#
7 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.71%) Perl
8 4 (4.71%) C
9 3 (3.53%) VBA
9 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.53%) Ruby
10 1 (1.18%) Haskell
10 1 (1.18%) XQuery
10 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.18%) F#
10 1 (1.18%) Scala
10 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (42.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) CDISC
2 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.18%) GCP
2 1 (1.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.35%) XenApp
1 2 (2.35%) vSphere
1 2 (2.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) yum
1 3 (3.53%) Puppet
2 2 (2.35%) Nagios
2 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.35%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.35%) Symantec
3 2 (2.35%) VMware
3 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.35%) Citrix
3 2 (2.35%) NetApp
4 1 (1.18%) Sybase
4 1 (1.18%) Tableau
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Imperial College London
Rate: From £34,270 to £42,380 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago