The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 351 345 404
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +59
Contract jobs citing PhD 49 71 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.29% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 2.01% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 12
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£700 £588 £613
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £688 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3615 3538 3733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.78% 14.60% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2338 2167 2227
Average daily rate £425 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 120 132
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £48.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
PhD
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 +3 12 £701 +27.36% 19
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 3
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 66 (62.86%) C++
2 62 (59.05%) Mathematics
3 47 (44.76%) Degree
3 47 (44.76%) Finance
4 38 (36.19%) Analytics
5 37 (35.24%) Computer Science
6 31 (29.52%) SQL
7 30 (28.57%) Front Office
8 28 (26.67%) Statistics
9 23 (21.90%) Physics
10 20 (19.05%) VBA
11 19 (18.10%) Big Data
12 18 (17.14%) R
12 18 (17.14%) Hadoop
12 18 (17.14%) Java
12 18 (17.14%) Python
13 14 (13.33%) Data Analysis
14 12 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (10.48%) MBA
15 11 (10.48%) C#
15 11 (10.48%) Fixed Income
15 11 (10.48%) Statistical Analysis
15 11 (10.48%) Derivative
15 11 (10.48%) Multithreading
16 10 (9.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 10 (9.52%) Economics
16 10 (9.52%) Banking
16 10 (9.52%) STL
17 9 (8.57%) Data Mining
17 9 (8.57%) Validation

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (7.62%) SAS
2 7 (6.67%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.90%) Node.js
3 2 (1.90%) Confluence
3 2 (1.90%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) SPSS
3 1 (0.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) CDMA
1 1 (0.95%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.10%) Big Data
2 18 (17.14%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.57%) Data Mining
3 9 (8.57%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.81%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.81%) HBase
5 4 (3.81%) KDB
6 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.86%) Text Mining
6 3 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.86%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.90%) RavenDB
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.95%) DB2
8 1 (0.95%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 1 (0.95%) Mahout
8 1 (0.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.90%) Subversion
1 2 (1.90%) JIRA
2 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.95%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (0.95%) LLVM
General
1 47 (44.76%) Finance
2 30 (28.57%) Front Office
3 10 (9.52%) Banking
4 6 (5.71%) Electronics
5 4 (3.81%) Games
6 3 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.95%) German Language
8 1 (0.95%) Marketing
8 1 (0.95%) Retail
8 1 (0.95%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (35.24%) Developer
2 34 (32.38%) Analyst
3 23 (21.90%) Quantitative Analyst
4 19 (18.10%) Quantitative Developer
4 19 (18.10%) C++ Developer
5 14 (13.33%) Data Scientist
6 11 (10.48%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 9 (8.57%) Front Office Developer
8 8 (7.62%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Research Scientist
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Excel Developer
11 3 (2.86%) Developer Analyst
12 2 (1.90%) DevOps Engineer
12 2 (1.90%) Junior C++ Developer
12 2 (1.90%) Java Developer
12 2 (1.90%) Statistical Analyst
12 2 (1.90%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (9.52%) STL
2 8 (7.62%) MapReduce
3 5 (4.76%) OpenGL
3 5 (4.76%) Qt
3 5 (4.76%) OpenGL ES
4 3 (2.86%) .NET
4 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.86%) Direct3D
5 2 (1.90%) OpenCL
5 2 (1.90%) SciPy
5 2 (1.90%) NumPy
5 2 (1.90%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.95%) CSS
6 1 (0.95%) Django
6 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.95%) jQuery
6 1 (0.95%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.95%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 62 (59.05%) Mathematics
2 37 (35.24%) Computer Science
3 28 (26.67%) Statistics
4 23 (21.90%) Physics
5 12 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (10.48%) Fixed Income
6 11 (10.48%) Derivative
7 10 (9.52%) Economics
8 5 (4.76%) Market Risk
8 5 (4.76%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (4.76%) Visualisation
8 5 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (3.81%) Hedge funds
10 3 (2.86%) RenderMan
11 2 (1.90%) Open Source
11 2 (1.90%) Equities
11 2 (1.90%) Neural Network
11 2 (1.90%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.90%) Credit Risk
11 2 (1.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Linux
2 6 (5.71%) Windows
3 5 (4.76%) Android
4 2 (1.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) Analytics
2 14 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 11 (10.48%) Statistical Analysis
3 11 (10.48%) Multithreading
4 9 (8.57%) Validation
5 8 (7.62%) Machine Learning
5 8 (7.62%) Software Engineering
6 7 (6.67%) Monte Carlo Method
7 5 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.81%) Quantitative Analysis
9 3 (2.86%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.86%) Statistical Modelling
9 3 (2.86%) Predictive Modelling
9 3 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.86%) Data Analytics
10 2 (1.90%) DevOps
10 2 (1.90%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (1.90%) Low Latency
10 2 (1.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 66 (62.86%) C++
2 31 (29.52%) SQL
3 20 (19.05%) VBA
4 18 (17.14%) R
4 18 (17.14%) Java
4 18 (17.14%) Python
5 11 (10.48%) C#
6 6 (5.71%) Scala
6 6 (5.71%) C
7 5 (4.76%) GLSL
7 5 (4.76%) HLSL
8 4 (3.81%) Ruby
9 3 (2.86%) Perl
9 3 (2.86%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (44.76%) Degree
2 11 (10.48%) MBA
3 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) Dodd-Frank
1 2 (1.90%) Basel III
2 1 (0.95%) Basel II
2 1 (0.95%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 5 (4.76%) Tableau
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle
3 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.95%) IBM
4 1 (0.95%) i2
4 1 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.95%) Teradata
4 1 (0.95%) Perforce
4 1 (0.95%) Talend
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