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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 340 383 379
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -4
Contract jobs citing PhD 68 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 0.89% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 22
Average daily rate £700 £531 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.76% -18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £335 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,100 £658 £748
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £301 £400
% change year-on-year
+99.66% -24.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £100.00 - £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.43
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
3859 3615 3777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.22% 17.05% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2624 2418 2362
Average daily rate £450 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 78
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.57 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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
City of London +37 13 £700 +16.66% 13
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 66 (54.55%) C++
2 56 (46.28%) Mathematics
3 53 (43.80%) Finance
4 48 (39.67%) Python
5 35 (28.93%) Banking
6 33 (27.27%) Degree
7 32 (26.45%) Front Office
8 31 (25.62%) Investment Banking
9 27 (22.31%) Analytics
10 24 (19.83%) Physics
10 24 (19.83%) Statistics
10 24 (19.83%) Algorithmic Trading
11 23 (19.01%) Credit Risk
11 23 (19.01%) Derivative
11 23 (19.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 23 (19.01%) C#
12 22 (18.18%) Java
13 20 (16.53%) SQL
13 20 (16.53%) Computer Science
13 20 (16.53%) R
13 20 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (15.70%) Validation
15 18 (14.88%) QA
16 17 (14.05%) Machine Learning
16 17 (14.05%) Market Risk
17 16 (13.22%) Monte Carlo Method
18 15 (12.40%) Algorithms
18 15 (12.40%) Linux
19 14 (11.57%) Risk Management
20 13 (10.74%) VBA

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (5.79%) SAS
2 5 (4.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.65%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.65%) Node.js
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) SPSS
3 1 (0.83%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) KDB
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) Data Mining
3 6 (4.96%) Apache Hive
3 6 (4.96%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.31%) MySQL
5 3 (2.48%) Big Data
5 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.65%) Redis
6 2 (1.65%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) MS Access
7 1 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Selenium
2 8 (6.61%) HP UFT
3 3 (2.48%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.65%) Grunt
4 2 (1.65%) gulp
4 2 (1.65%) Protractor
4 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.83%) Clang
General
1 53 (43.80%) Finance
2 35 (28.93%) Banking
3 32 (26.45%) Front Office
4 31 (25.62%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.65%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Law
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (43.80%) Developer
2 30 (24.79%) Analyst
3 27 (22.31%) Quantitative Developer
4 26 (21.49%) Qualitative Analyst
4 26 (21.49%) Quantitative Analyst
5 11 (9.09%) Data Scientist
6 10 (8.26%) C++ Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Analyst Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Credit Risk Manager
7 9 (7.44%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Quantitative Risk Manager
7 9 (7.44%) Risk Manager
8 8 (6.61%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 8 (6.61%) Lead Tester
8 8 (6.61%) QA Leader
8 8 (6.61%) QA Tester
8 8 (6.61%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 8 (6.61%) Senior QA Tester
8 8 (6.61%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) .NET
2 8 (6.61%) MSMQ
3 6 (4.96%) scikit-learn
3 6 (4.96%) SciPy
4 5 (4.13%) HTML
5 4 (3.31%) CSS
5 4 (3.31%) Pandas
6 3 (2.48%) JMX
7 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.65%) D3.js
7 2 (1.65%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.65%) NumPy
7 2 (1.65%) OOCSS
7 2 (1.65%) React
7 2 (1.65%) REST
7 2 (1.65%) Spring
7 2 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.65%) Web Services
7 2 (1.65%) XML
8 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 56 (46.28%) Mathematics
2 24 (19.83%) Physics
2 24 (19.83%) Statistics
3 23 (19.01%) Credit Risk
3 23 (19.01%) Derivative
3 23 (19.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (16.53%) Computer Science
5 17 (14.05%) Market Risk
6 15 (12.40%) Algorithms
7 13 (10.74%) Data Structures
8 10 (8.26%) Credit Derivative
9 6 (4.96%) Fixed Income
9 6 (4.96%) Visualisation
10 5 (4.13%) Economics
10 5 (4.13%) Equities
11 3 (2.48%) Hedge funds
11 3 (2.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (1.65%) Fintech
12 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.31%) Analytics
2 24 (19.83%) Algorithmic Trading
3 19 (15.70%) Validation
4 17 (14.05%) Machine Learning
5 16 (13.22%) Monte Carlo Method
6 14 (11.57%) Risk Management
7 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (9.09%) FX Algorithmic Trading
8 11 (9.09%) Low Latency
8 11 (9.09%) Market Making
8 11 (9.09%) Multithreading
9 10 (8.26%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (8.26%) Test Automation
10 8 (6.61%) Automated Testing
10 8 (6.61%) Data Analytics
10 8 (6.61%) Data Migration
10 8 (6.61%) ITIL
10 8 (6.61%) Migration
10 8 (6.61%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.79%) Numerical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 66 (54.55%) C++
2 48 (39.67%) Python
3 23 (19.01%) C#
4 22 (18.18%) Java
5 20 (16.53%) R
5 20 (16.53%) SQL
6 13 (10.74%) VBA
7 9 (7.44%) MATLAB
8 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.31%) C
10 3 (2.48%) Scala
11 2 (1.65%) F#
11 2 (1.65%) Perl
11 2 (1.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.83%) Ada
12 1 (0.83%) PHP
12 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (27.27%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) ISEB
2 8 (6.61%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.48%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.65%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (6.61%) Sybase
2 2 (1.65%) BT
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.65%) Twitter
3 1 (0.83%) Alteryx
3 1 (0.83%) Google
3 1 (0.83%) IBM
3 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.83%) Tableau
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