The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 401 378 335
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -43
Contract jobs citing PhD 22 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.093% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.99% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 47
Average daily rate
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£625 £638 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £423 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £243 £413
% change year-on-year
+27.83% -41.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -31.42%
PhD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3847 3654 3315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.20% 14.95% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2384 2092
Average daily rate £425 £410 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 84 121
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £41.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PhD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in London

PhD
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PhD across the London region.

PhD Daily Rate Trend in London

PhD
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PhD across the London region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

PhD Daily Rate Histogram in London

PhD
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PhD across the London region.

PhD Hourly Rate Trend in London

PhD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the London region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
City of London +24 12 £650 - 8
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 40 (57.14%) C++
2 38 (54.29%) Mathematics
3 36 (51.43%) Degree
4 28 (40.00%) Front Office
5 27 (38.57%) Finance
6 25 (35.71%) Computer Science
7 23 (32.86%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (30.00%) Statistics
9 19 (27.14%) Physics
10 17 (24.29%) Python
10 17 (24.29%) Analytics
11 16 (22.86%) SQL
12 14 (20.00%) Big Data
13 12 (17.14%) Java
14 11 (15.71%) Validation
15 10 (14.29%) Banking
15 10 (14.29%) R
16 9 (12.86%) Economics
17 8 (11.43%) C#
17 8 (11.43%) Data Analysis
17 8 (11.43%) Multithreading
18 7 (10.00%) Linux
18 7 (10.00%) Algorithms
19 6 (8.57%) Data Structures
19 6 (8.57%) Hadoop
19 6 (8.57%) .NET
19 6 (8.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
20 5 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
20 5 (7.14%) KDB

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (4.29%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.86%) Node.js
2 2 (2.86%) Confluence
2 2 (2.86%) IIS
2 2 (2.86%) SAS
3 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) S-PLUS
1 1 (1.43%) SPSS
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) Big Data
2 6 (8.57%) Hadoop
3 5 (7.14%) KDB
3 5 (7.14%) Data Mining
3 5 (7.14%) Apache Hive
4 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.29%) Text Mining
5 3 (4.29%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.86%) RavenDB
6 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.43%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.43%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (1.43%) MySQL
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Subversion
1 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.43%) JUnit
3 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.43%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (1.43%) Grunt
General
1 28 (40.00%) Front Office
2 27 (38.57%) Finance
3 10 (14.29%) Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Law
5 2 (2.86%) Publishing
6 1 (1.43%) French Language
6 1 (1.43%) Advertising
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (51.43%) Developer
2 18 (25.71%) Analyst
3 14 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 14 (20.00%) Quantitative Developer
4 10 (14.29%) C++ Quantitative Developer
4 10 (14.29%) Data Scientist
5 9 (12.86%) Data Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) Front Office Developer
6 8 (11.43%) Quantitative Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Data Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.86%) Programmer
9 2 (2.86%) Data Programmer
10 1 (1.43%) Financial Analyst
10 1 (1.43%) Research Analyst
10 1 (1.43%) Performance Manager
10 1 (1.43%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.86%) HTML
3 2 (2.86%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.43%) JSON
4 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.43%) Spring
4 1 (1.43%) WPF
4 1 (1.43%) jQuery
4 1 (1.43%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) Web Services
4 1 (1.43%) J2EE
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.43%) HTML5
4 1 (1.43%) SciPy
4 1 (1.43%) NumPy
4 1 (1.43%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.43%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.43%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 38 (54.29%) Mathematics
2 25 (35.71%) Computer Science
3 23 (32.86%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (30.00%) Statistics
5 19 (27.14%) Physics
6 9 (12.86%) Economics
7 7 (10.00%) Algorithms
8 6 (8.57%) Data Structures
8 6 (8.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (7.14%) Fixed Income
10 3 (4.29%) Derivative
10 3 (4.29%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (4.29%) Market Risk
10 3 (4.29%) User Experience
11 2 (2.86%) Equities
11 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
11 2 (2.86%) Wiki
11 2 (2.86%) Applied Mathematics
12 1 (1.43%) Artificial Intelligence
12 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
2 5 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) UNIX
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Analytics
2 11 (15.71%) Validation
3 8 (11.43%) Data Analysis
3 8 (11.43%) Multithreading
4 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
5 5 (7.14%) Market Making
5 5 (7.14%) Low Latency
5 5 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.71%) Data Analytics
6 4 (5.71%) Monte Carlo Method
7 3 (4.29%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.29%) Machine Learning
7 3 (4.29%) MapReduce
7 3 (4.29%) Statistical Modelling
8 2 (2.86%) DevOps
8 2 (2.86%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.86%) Microservices
8 2 (2.86%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (2.86%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.14%) C++
2 17 (24.29%) Python
3 16 (22.86%) SQL
4 12 (17.14%) Java
5 10 (14.29%) R
6 8 (11.43%) C#
7 5 (7.14%) VBA
8 4 (5.71%) MATLAB
9 3 (4.29%) Ruby
9 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.86%) Scala
10 2 (2.86%) C
11 1 (1.43%) F#
11 1 (1.43%) Haskell
11 1 (1.43%) XQuery
11 1 (1.43%) Perl
11 1 (1.43%) VB
11 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (51.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Basel II
1 1 (1.43%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.29%) Tableau
2 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.43%) Sybase
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £750 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago