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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 353 369 407
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +38
Contract jobs citing PhD 78 60 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.27% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 1.60% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 43 20
Median daily rate £563 £625 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £482 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £725 £733
UK excluding London median daily rate £679 £524 £310
% change year-on-year
+29.59% +68.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.02 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.98% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.61 -
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
3605 3754 3940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.37% 16.81% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2307 2487 2740
Median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 64 67
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £13.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £24.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the London region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
City of London +3 10 £500 -23.07% 16
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 London region with a requirement for PhD.

1 79 (61.24%) Python
2 68 (52.71%) Mathematics
3 66 (51.16%) R
4 51 (39.53%) Big Data
4 51 (39.53%) Analytics
4 51 (39.53%) Statistics
5 50 (38.76%) Computer Science
6 47 (36.43%) Machine Learning
7 40 (31.01%) Hadoop
8 39 (30.23%) Scala
8 39 (30.23%) Finance
9 35 (27.13%) Apache Spark
10 34 (26.36%) C++
10 34 (26.36%) Degree
10 34 (26.36%) Banking
11 33 (25.58%) SQL
12 29 (22.48%) Front Office
12 29 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (20.16%) Algorithms
14 23 (17.83%) Investment Banking
15 22 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (15.50%) MATLAB
16 20 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (13.95%) Tableau
17 18 (13.95%) Java
17 18 (13.95%) C#
17 18 (13.95%) Artificial Intelligence
17 18 (13.95%) Applied Mathematics
18 17 (13.18%) Visualisation
19 16 (12.40%) Data Modelling

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 35 (27.13%) Apache Spark
2 10 (7.75%) Apache Pig
3 9 (6.98%) Apache
4 7 (5.43%) SAS
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (3.10%) LaTeX
2 4 (3.10%) SPSS
3 3 (2.33%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.78%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.33%) GitHub
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.78%) Flurry Analytics
4 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) HTTP
1 4 (3.10%) Network Security
2 2 (1.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (39.53%) Big Data
2 40 (31.01%) Hadoop
3 15 (11.63%) Apache Hive
4 12 (9.30%) QlikView
5 10 (7.75%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.75%) NoSQL
5 10 (7.75%) Relational Database
6 9 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (6.98%) RDBMS
6 9 (6.98%) Spotfire
7 7 (5.43%) Data Mining
8 6 (4.65%) Tick Data
9 5 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (3.88%) SAP HANA
10 3 (2.33%) Data Lake
10 3 (2.33%) Flink
10 3 (2.33%) HBase
10 3 (2.33%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.55%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.65%) JIRA
3 4 (3.10%) CasperJS
3 4 (3.10%) HP UFT
3 4 (3.10%) Selenium
4 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.55%) NUnit
General
1 39 (30.23%) Finance
2 34 (26.36%) Banking
3 29 (22.48%) Front Office
4 23 (17.83%) Investment Banking
5 10 (7.75%) Marketing
6 2 (1.55%) Electronics
6 2 (1.55%) Games
6 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (36.43%) Data Scientist
2 32 (24.81%) Developer
3 22 (17.05%) Analyst
4 16 (12.40%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 14 (10.85%) Quantitative Developer
6 13 (10.08%) Qualitative Analyst
6 13 (10.08%) Quantitative Analyst
6 13 (10.08%) Risk Analyst
7 11 (8.53%) C++ Developer
8 8 (6.20%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
9 7 (5.43%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Big Data Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Consultant
10 6 (4.65%) Hadoop Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Market Risk Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Data Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Python Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Risk Data Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.63%) Natural Language Processing
1 15 (11.63%) Pandas
1 15 (11.63%) scikit-learn
2 14 (10.85%) D3.js
3 10 (7.75%) NumPy
3 10 (7.75%) SciPy
4 6 (4.65%) CSS
4 6 (4.65%) HTML
5 5 (3.88%) .NET
6 4 (3.10%) Ajax
6 4 (3.10%) Akka
6 4 (3.10%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.10%) jQuery
6 4 (3.10%) REST
7 3 (2.33%) Kafka
7 3 (2.33%) Middleware
8 2 (1.55%) TensorFlow
9 1 (0.78%) MLlib
9 1 (0.78%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.78%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 68 (52.71%) Mathematics
2 51 (39.53%) Statistics
3 50 (38.76%) Computer Science
4 26 (20.16%) Algorithms
5 20 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (13.95%) Applied Mathematics
6 18 (13.95%) Artificial Intelligence
7 17 (13.18%) Visualisation
8 14 (10.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (7.75%) Derivative
10 9 (6.98%) Physics
11 8 (6.20%) Credit Risk
11 8 (6.20%) Market Risk
11 8 (6.20%) Neural Network
12 6 (4.65%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (4.65%) Fintech
13 5 (3.88%) Fixed Income
14 4 (3.10%) FMCG
14 4 (3.10%) Life Science
15 3 (2.33%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.30%) Linux
2 9 (6.98%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.53%) Analytics
2 47 (36.43%) Machine Learning
3 29 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (12.40%) Data Modelling
6 13 (10.08%) Open Source
7 12 (9.30%) OO
8 11 (8.53%) Data Analysis
8 11 (8.53%) Scrum
9 10 (7.75%) Quantitative Finance
10 9 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.98%) Deep Learning
10 9 (6.98%) Prototyping
10 9 (6.98%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.98%) Statistical Analysis
10 9 (6.98%) Validation
11 8 (6.20%) Risk Management
11 8 (6.20%) TDD
12 7 (5.43%) MapReduce
12 7 (5.43%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 79 (61.24%) Python
2 66 (51.16%) R
3 39 (30.23%) Scala
4 34 (26.36%) C++
5 33 (25.58%) SQL
6 20 (15.50%) MATLAB
7 18 (13.95%) C#
7 18 (13.95%) Java
8 6 (4.65%) Go
8 6 (4.65%) Rust
9 4 (3.10%) C
9 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.33%) VB
11 2 (1.55%) Clojure
11 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.55%) VBA
12 1 (0.78%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.78%) Haskell
12 1 (0.78%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 34 (26.36%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) ISEB
2 4 (3.10%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) SDET
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) HDFS
2 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (2.33%) Puppet
3 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) Mesos
Vendors
1 18 (13.95%) Tableau
2 7 (5.43%) Google
2 7 (5.43%) Hortonworks
2 7 (5.43%) SAP
3 5 (3.88%) Bloomberg
3 5 (3.88%) Reuters
4 4 (3.10%) Sybase
5 3 (2.33%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.33%) IBM
5 3 (2.33%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.55%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.78%) Snowplow
7 1 (0.78%) Splunk
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