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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 538 568 564
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -4
Contract jobs citing PhD 84 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.71% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 37
Median daily rate £620 £500 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £750 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £28.69 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.84% -4.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.66 -
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
10143 10430 10216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.43% 19.74% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6274 6332 5697
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 493 427
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 57 £620 +18.09% 52
South East +22 12 £750 +81.81% 15
Yorkshire +10 4 £450 -
East of England -4 4 £300 - 33
West Midlands -21 3 £220 - 1
South West - 3 - -
North West - 1 - - 2
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 89 (60.54%) Python
2 70 (47.62%) R
3 69 (46.94%) Machine Learning
3 69 (46.94%) Degree
4 65 (44.22%) Mathematics
5 63 (42.86%) Computer Science
6 58 (39.46%) C++
7 55 (37.41%) Analytics
8 52 (35.37%) SQL
9 51 (34.69%) Big Data
10 48 (32.65%) Finance
11 43 (29.25%) Java
12 41 (27.89%) Statistics
13 34 (23.13%) Hadoop
14 33 (22.45%) Algorithms
15 32 (21.77%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (20.41%) MATLAB
17 27 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (17.69%) Visualisation
18 26 (17.69%) Apache Spark
19 23 (15.65%) Software Engineering
19 23 (15.65%) Scala
20 20 (13.61%) Artificial Intelligence
20 20 (13.61%) Data Modelling
21 19 (12.93%) Linux
21 19 (12.93%) Front Office
22 18 (12.24%) Data Mining
22 18 (12.24%) C#
22 18 (12.24%) Statistical Modelling
23 17 (11.56%) Predictive Analytics

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 26 (17.69%) Apache Spark
2 16 (10.88%) SAS
3 11 (7.48%) Apache Pig
4 9 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (5.44%) Apache Solr
6 5 (3.40%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (7.48%) SPSS
2 1 (0.68%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.44%) PaaS
1 8 (5.44%) SaaS
2 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) HTTP
1 4 (2.72%) Network Security
2 2 (1.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.68%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.68%) RS-232
3 1 (0.68%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (34.69%) Big Data
2 34 (23.13%) Hadoop
3 18 (12.24%) Data Mining
4 15 (10.20%) Apache Hive
5 12 (8.16%) NoSQL
6 11 (7.48%) QlikView
7 10 (6.80%) Spotfire
8 8 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (3.40%) SAP HANA
10 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.36%) HBase
11 2 (1.36%) Impala
11 2 (1.36%) Mahout
11 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.68%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.68%) Mixpanel
12 1 (0.68%) MySQL
12 1 (0.68%) Presto
12 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.68%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) CasperJS
1 4 (2.72%) HP UFT
1 4 (2.72%) Selenium
2 2 (1.36%) NUnit
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) JUnit
3 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.68%) Maven
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (32.65%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Front Office
3 15 (10.20%) Banking
4 11 (7.48%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.44%) Marketing
6 3 (2.04%) Retail
7 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 2 (1.36%) Automotive
7 2 (1.36%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (38.78%) Data Scientist
2 42 (28.57%) Developer
3 24 (16.33%) Quantitative Developer
4 15 (10.20%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 12 (8.16%) Analyst
6 10 (6.80%) Qualitative Analyst
6 10 (6.80%) Quantitative Analyst
7 9 (6.12%) Architect
7 9 (6.12%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.44%) C# Quant Developer
8 8 (5.44%) Consultant
8 8 (5.44%) Data Architect
8 8 (5.44%) Hadoop Architect
8 8 (5.44%) Java Architect
8 8 (5.44%) Solr Architect
9 6 (4.08%) C++ Developer
9 6 (4.08%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 5 (3.40%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) QA Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.88%) Pandas
2 14 (9.52%) D3.js
2 14 (9.52%) Natural Language Processing
3 9 (6.12%) HTML
4 8 (5.44%) .NET
5 7 (4.76%) NumPy
5 7 (4.76%) scikit-learn
5 7 (4.76%) SciPy
6 6 (4.08%) CSS
7 4 (2.72%) Ajax
7 4 (2.72%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.72%) jQuery
7 4 (2.72%) REST
7 4 (2.72%) RESTful
8 2 (1.36%) Cascading
8 2 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.36%) HTML5
9 1 (0.68%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (0.68%) spray
9 1 (0.68%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 65 (44.22%) Mathematics
2 63 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 41 (27.89%) Statistics
4 33 (22.45%) Algorithms
5 32 (21.77%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (17.69%) Visualisation
7 20 (13.61%) Artificial Intelligence
8 17 (11.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (9.52%) Applied Mathematics
9 14 (9.52%) Physics
10 10 (6.80%) Derivative
11 9 (6.12%) Fixed Income
11 9 (6.12%) Neural Network
12 6 (4.08%) Credit Risk
12 6 (4.08%) Life Science
13 5 (3.40%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (2.72%) Grid Computing
14 4 (2.72%) Smart Energy
15 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
15 3 (2.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.93%) Linux
2 5 (3.40%) Windows
3 3 (2.04%) Android
3 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (46.94%) Machine Learning
2 55 (37.41%) Analytics
3 27 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (15.65%) Software Engineering
5 20 (13.61%) Data Modelling
6 18 (12.24%) Statistical Modelling
7 17 (11.56%) Predictive Analytics
8 16 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (10.88%) Data Analytics
9 15 (10.20%) Data Analysis
10 13 (8.84%) Data Visualisation
10 13 (8.84%) E-Commerce
10 13 (8.84%) Unit Testing
11 12 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.80%) DevOps
12 10 (6.80%) HOOD
12 10 (6.80%) Statistical Analysis
12 10 (6.80%) Validation
13 9 (6.12%) Asset Management
13 9 (6.12%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 89 (60.54%) Python
2 70 (47.62%) R
3 58 (39.46%) C++
4 52 (35.37%) SQL
5 43 (29.25%) Java
6 30 (20.41%) MATLAB
7 23 (15.65%) Scala
8 18 (12.24%) C#
9 7 (4.76%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.40%) C
10 5 (3.40%) VB
11 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.04%) VBA
13 2 (1.36%) PHP
13 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 69 (46.94%) Degree
2 4 (2.72%) ISEB
2 4 (2.72%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.68%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.36%) SDET
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) HDFS
2 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Mesos
Vendors
1 12 (8.16%) Tableau
2 5 (3.40%) SAP
3 4 (2.72%) Sybase
4 3 (2.04%) Google
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle
6 1 (0.68%) Facebook
6 1 (0.68%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.68%) IBM
6 1 (0.68%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.68%) Splunk
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