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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 544 583 517
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -66
Contract jobs citing PhD 78 35 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.068% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.35% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 26 53
Average daily rate £700 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £338 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,068 £725 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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
10750 10035 9772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.98% 19.49% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6844 5752 5648
Average daily rate £405 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 488 497
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +17 68 £700 +60.45% 55
East of England - 4 - - 40
South East -16 2 £325 -27.77% 18
South West - 2 £463 - 6
North West - 2 £325 - 5
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (46.79%) C++
2 59 (37.82%) Finance
3 56 (35.90%) Python
4 50 (32.05%) Degree
5 49 (31.41%) Mathematics
6 41 (26.28%) Front Office
6 41 (26.28%) Analytics
7 39 (25.00%) R
8 36 (23.08%) Machine Learning
9 35 (22.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 35 (22.44%) C#
9 35 (22.44%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (21.15%) Java
11 31 (19.87%) SQL
11 31 (19.87%) Computer Science
12 29 (18.59%) Algorithmic Trading
13 28 (17.95%) QA
14 26 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (16.67%) Algorithms
15 25 (16.03%) Credit Risk
15 25 (16.03%) Derivative
16 24 (15.38%) Statistics
16 24 (15.38%) Banking
17 23 (14.74%) Validation
18 22 (14.10%) Hadoop
19 21 (13.46%) .NET
19 21 (13.46%) Low Latency
20 20 (12.82%) Apache Spark
20 20 (12.82%) Investment Banking
20 20 (12.82%) Multithreading

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 20 (12.82%) Apache Spark
2 12 (7.69%) SAS
3 6 (3.85%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.21%) Node.js
5 3 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.64%) Apache
6 1 (0.64%) CMS
6 1 (0.64%) IPython
6 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) SPSS
2 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.21%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.21%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) Network Security
2 1 (0.64%) RS-232
2 1 (0.64%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.10%) Hadoop
2 19 (12.18%) Apache Hive
3 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
4 11 (7.05%) Data Mining
5 9 (5.77%) Big Data
5 9 (5.77%) KDB
5 9 (5.77%) MySQL
6 6 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.21%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.21%) Redis
8 3 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.92%) QlikView
9 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.28%) Impala
9 2 (1.28%) Mahout
9 2 (1.28%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.64%) MS Access
10 1 (0.64%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (8.97%) Selenium
2 11 (7.05%) HP UFT
3 7 (4.49%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.56%) JUnit
4 4 (2.56%) Maven
4 4 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.92%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.92%) Grunt
5 3 (1.92%) gulp
5 3 (1.92%) Protractor
5 3 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.28%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.28%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.64%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (37.82%) Finance
2 41 (26.28%) Front Office
3 24 (15.38%) Banking
4 20 (12.82%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.92%) Retail
7 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.64%) Local Government
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (37.18%) Developer
2 24 (15.38%) Data Scientist
3 23 (14.74%) Analyst
3 23 (14.74%) Quantitative Developer
4 18 (11.54%) Qualitative Analyst
4 18 (11.54%) Quantitative Analyst
5 13 (8.33%) Credit Risk Manager
5 13 (8.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 13 (8.33%) Quantitative Risk Manager
5 13 (8.33%) Risk Manager
6 11 (7.05%) C++ Developer
7 10 (6.41%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 10 (6.41%) Lead Tester
7 10 (6.41%) QA Leader
7 10 (6.41%) QA Tester
7 10 (6.41%) Senior QA Tester
7 10 (6.41%) Senior Tester
7 10 (6.41%) Tester
8 9 (5.77%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.46%) .NET
2 13 (8.33%) scikit-learn
3 11 (7.05%) MSMQ
4 10 (6.41%) HTML
4 10 (6.41%) SciPy
5 8 (5.13%) Pandas
6 7 (4.49%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.85%) CSS
7 6 (3.85%) JSON
7 6 (3.85%) RESTful
7 6 (3.85%) Spring
8 5 (3.21%) D3.js
8 5 (3.21%) JMX
8 5 (3.21%) REST
8 5 (3.21%) Web Services
9 4 (2.56%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.56%) WCF
9 4 (2.56%) WinForms
9 4 (2.56%) WPF
9 4 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (31.41%) Mathematics
2 35 (22.44%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (22.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (19.87%) Computer Science
4 26 (16.67%) Algorithms
5 25 (16.03%) Credit Risk
5 25 (16.03%) Derivative
6 24 (15.38%) Statistics
7 17 (10.90%) Physics
8 16 (10.26%) Data Structures
9 14 (8.97%) Credit Derivative
9 14 (8.97%) Market Risk
10 9 (5.77%) Fixed Income
10 9 (5.77%) Visualisation
11 5 (3.21%) Applied Mathematics
11 5 (3.21%) Life Science
12 4 (2.56%) Artificial Intelligence
13 3 (1.92%) Biology
13 3 (1.92%) Equities
13 3 (1.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.18%) Linux
2 1 (0.64%) Android
2 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.28%) Analytics
2 36 (23.08%) Machine Learning
3 29 (18.59%) Algorithmic Trading
4 26 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (14.74%) Validation
6 21 (13.46%) Low Latency
7 20 (12.82%) Multithreading
8 19 (12.18%) Data Analytics
9 17 (10.90%) Risk Management
10 16 (10.26%) FX Algorithmic Trading
10 16 (10.26%) Market Making
11 15 (9.62%) Monte Carlo Method
12 14 (8.97%) Data Analysis
12 14 (8.97%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (8.97%) Software Engineering
12 14 (8.97%) Test Automation
13 10 (6.41%) Automated Testing
13 10 (6.41%) ITIL
13 10 (6.41%) Migration
13 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 73 (46.79%) C++
2 56 (35.90%) Python
3 39 (25.00%) R
4 35 (22.44%) C#
5 33 (21.15%) Java
6 31 (19.87%) SQL
7 15 (9.62%) VBA
8 14 (8.97%) Scala
9 13 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 13 (8.33%) MATLAB
10 6 (3.85%) Ruby
10 6 (3.85%) VB
11 4 (2.56%) C
12 3 (1.92%) C++/CLI
12 3 (1.92%) F#
12 3 (1.92%) VB6
13 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.28%) Go
13 2 (1.28%) Haskell
13 2 (1.28%) Julia
Qualifications
1 50 (32.05%) Degree
2 10 (6.41%) ISEB
2 10 (6.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.28%) PMP
4 1 (0.64%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.95%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.56%) Docker
2 2 (1.28%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.64%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.64%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (6.41%) Sybase
2 4 (2.56%) Facebook
2 4 (2.56%) Google
3 3 (1.92%) Twitter
4 2 (1.28%) Tableau
5 1 (0.64%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.64%) BT
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
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