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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 371 390 393
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Contract jobs citing PhD 44 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.12% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 20
Average daily rate
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£701 £625 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £803 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £291 £450
% change year-on-year
+20.17% -35.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -44.82%
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
3745 3742 3819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.32% 14.91% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2444 2368 2293
Average daily rate £425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 89 139
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +26 11 £800 +42.22% 11
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 49 (58.33%) C++
2 48 (57.14%) Mathematics
3 38 (45.24%) Degree
4 32 (38.10%) Front Office
4 32 (38.10%) Finance
5 27 (32.14%) Computer Science
6 25 (29.76%) Analytics
6 25 (29.76%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (26.19%) Physics
7 22 (26.19%) Statistics
8 21 (25.00%) SQL
9 18 (21.43%) VBA
10 17 (20.24%) Big Data
11 13 (15.48%) Data Analysis
12 12 (14.29%) Java
12 12 (14.29%) Python
12 12 (14.29%) R
13 11 (13.10%) Hadoop
13 11 (13.10%) C#
13 11 (13.10%) Economics
14 10 (11.90%) Validation
14 10 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (10.71%) Banking
15 9 (10.71%) Multithreading
16 8 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (9.52%) Linux
17 6 (7.14%) KDB
17 6 (7.14%) Monte Carlo Method
18 5 (5.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 5 (5.95%) Low Latency

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (3.57%) SAS
1 3 (3.57%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.38%) IIS
2 2 (2.38%) Confluence
2 2 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) SPSS
2 1 (1.19%) S-PLUS
2 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) CDMA
1 1 (1.19%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) Big Data
2 11 (13.10%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.14%) KDB
4 5 (5.95%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.57%) Text Mining
5 3 (3.57%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.38%) RavenDB
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.19%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (1.19%) HBase
7 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Subversion
1 2 (2.38%) JIRA
1 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.19%) JUnit
2 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) LLVM
2 1 (1.19%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (1.19%) Grunt
General
1 32 (38.10%) Front Office
1 32 (38.10%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Advertising
4 2 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.19%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Military
5 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (44.05%) Developer
2 24 (28.57%) Analyst
3 17 (20.24%) Quantitative Developer
4 13 (15.48%) Quantitative Analyst
4 13 (15.48%) C++ Developer
5 11 (13.10%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Data Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) Front Office Developer
7 8 (9.52%) Data Scientist
8 5 (5.95%) Research Scientist
8 5 (5.95%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Excel Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Data Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (2.38%) Performance Manager
11 2 (2.38%) Analyst Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Junior Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Data Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) STL
1 5 (5.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.76%) .NET
3 2 (2.38%) HTML
3 2 (2.38%) Classic ASP
3 2 (2.38%) CSS
3 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.38%) jQuery
3 2 (2.38%) SciPy
3 2 (2.38%) NumPy
4 1 (1.19%) REST
4 1 (1.19%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.19%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.19%) Direct3D
4 1 (1.19%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.19%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 48 (57.14%) Mathematics
2 27 (32.14%) Computer Science
3 25 (29.76%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (26.19%) Statistics
4 22 (26.19%) Physics
5 11 (13.10%) Economics
6 10 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (5.95%) Fixed Income
8 4 (4.76%) Derivative
8 4 (4.76%) Market Risk
9 3 (3.57%) Hedge funds
9 3 (3.57%) Equities
10 2 (2.38%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (2.38%) Wiki
10 2 (2.38%) Visualisation
10 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.19%) User Experience
11 1 (1.19%) Open Source
11 1 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (1.19%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) Linux
2 5 (5.95%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) UNIX
3 2 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) Analytics
2 13 (15.48%) Data Analysis
3 10 (11.90%) Validation
4 9 (10.71%) Multithreading
5 8 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.14%) Monte Carlo Method
7 5 (5.95%) Algorithmic Trading
7 5 (5.95%) Low Latency
8 4 (4.76%) Machine Learning
8 4 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.57%) MVC
9 3 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.57%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.57%) Scrum
9 3 (3.57%) MapReduce
9 3 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.57%) Data Analytics
9 3 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.57%) Probability Theory
10 2 (2.38%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (58.33%) C++
2 21 (25.00%) SQL
3 18 (21.43%) VBA
4 12 (14.29%) Python
4 12 (14.29%) R
4 12 (14.29%) Java
5 11 (13.10%) C#
6 5 (5.95%) C
7 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.57%) Ruby
7 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.38%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.38%) Scala
9 1 (1.19%) GLSL
9 1 (1.19%) HLSL
9 1 (1.19%) F#
9 1 (1.19%) Perl
9 1 (1.19%) VB
9 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (45.24%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) MBA
2 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.19%) Basel II
2 1 (1.19%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) Tableau
3 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.19%) i2
4 1 (1.19%) Perforce
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle
4 1 (1.19%) IBM
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