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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 366 380 383
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing PhD 47 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.19% 0.100%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 1.30% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 14
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£700 £613 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +28.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £773 £693
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 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 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.33%
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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
3747 3777 3703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.47% 14.87% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2383 2212
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 103 136
Average hourly rate £20.25 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.95% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 2 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 2 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 +35 11 £725 +20.83% 19
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 2
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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 53 (58.89%) C++
2 50 (55.56%) Mathematics
3 41 (45.56%) Degree
4 36 (40.00%) Finance
5 32 (35.56%) Front Office
6 29 (32.22%) Computer Science
7 27 (30.00%) Analytics
8 25 (27.78%) SQL
9 23 (25.56%) Statistics
10 21 (23.33%) Physics
11 19 (21.11%) VBA
12 18 (20.00%) Big Data
13 13 (14.44%) Data Analysis
13 13 (14.44%) Python
14 12 (13.33%) Java
14 12 (13.33%) Hadoop
14 12 (13.33%) R
15 11 (12.22%) Economics
16 10 (11.11%) Validation
16 10 (11.11%) C#
16 10 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (11.11%) Multithreading
17 8 (8.89%) Banking
18 7 (7.78%) Fixed Income
18 7 (7.78%) STL
18 7 (7.78%) Linux
18 7 (7.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 6 (6.67%) Monte Carlo Method
19 6 (6.67%) KDB
19 6 (6.67%) Derivative

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 4 (4.44%) SAS
2 3 (3.33%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.22%) IIS
3 2 (2.22%) Confluence
3 2 (2.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) SPSS
2 1 (1.11%) S-PLUS
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) CDMA
1 1 (1.11%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.00%) Big Data
2 12 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.67%) KDB
4 5 (5.56%) Data Mining
5 4 (4.44%) Apache Hive
5 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.33%) Text Mining
7 2 (2.22%) RavenDB
7 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.11%) HBase
8 1 (1.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.11%) MySQL
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.11%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Subversion
1 2 (2.22%) JIRA
1 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.11%) JUnit
2 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.11%) LLVM
2 1 (1.11%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (1.11%) Grunt
General
1 36 (40.00%) Finance
2 32 (35.56%) Front Office
3 8 (8.89%) Banking
4 4 (4.44%) Electronics
5 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.22%) Advertising
6 2 (2.22%) Games
7 1 (1.11%) Military
7 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (41.11%) Developer
2 26 (28.89%) Analyst
3 18 (20.00%) Quantitative Developer
4 15 (16.67%) Quantitative Analyst
5 14 (15.56%) C++ Developer
6 11 (12.22%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 10 (11.11%) Data Scientist
8 9 (10.00%) Data Analyst
8 9 (10.00%) Front Office Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Research Scientist
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Excel Developer
11 3 (3.33%) Data Manager
11 3 (3.33%) Developer Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Software Engineer
12 2 (2.22%) Junior
12 2 (2.22%) Analyst Programmer
12 2 (2.22%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) STL
1 7 (7.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (3.33%) Qt
2 3 (3.33%) OpenGL
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.33%) .NET
2 3 (3.33%) OpenGL ES
3 2 (2.22%) Direct3D
3 2 (2.22%) SciPy
3 2 (2.22%) NumPy
3 2 (2.22%) Pandas
3 2 (2.22%) Classic ASP
3 2 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.11%) HTML5
4 1 (1.11%) Spring
4 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.11%) JSON
4 1 (1.11%) Django
4 1 (1.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (55.56%) Mathematics
2 29 (32.22%) Computer Science
3 23 (25.56%) Statistics
4 21 (23.33%) Physics
5 11 (12.22%) Economics
6 10 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (7.78%) Fixed Income
8 6 (6.67%) Derivative
9 4 (4.44%) Hedge funds
9 4 (4.44%) Market Risk
10 3 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (3.33%) Equities
10 3 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (2.22%) RenderMan
11 2 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (2.22%) Wiki
11 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
11 2 (2.22%) Visualisation
11 2 (2.22%) Open Source
12 1 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Linux
2 4 (4.44%) Android
2 4 (4.44%) Windows
3 2 (2.22%) UNIX
4 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.00%) Analytics
2 13 (14.44%) Data Analysis
3 10 (11.11%) Validation
3 10 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 6 (6.67%) Monte Carlo Method
5 5 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.44%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.44%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (4.44%) Algorithmic Trading
6 4 (4.44%) MapReduce
6 4 (4.44%) Machine Learning
6 4 (4.44%) Low Latency
7 3 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.33%) Probability Theory
7 3 (3.33%) Statistical Modelling
7 3 (3.33%) Data Analytics
7 3 (3.33%) Scrum
7 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (58.89%) C++
2 25 (27.78%) SQL
3 19 (21.11%) VBA
4 13 (14.44%) Python
5 12 (13.33%) R
5 12 (13.33%) Java
6 10 (11.11%) C#
7 5 (5.56%) C
8 3 (3.33%) GLSL
8 3 (3.33%) HLSL
8 3 (3.33%) Ruby
9 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.22%) Scala
9 2 (2.22%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.11%) Perl
10 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (45.56%) Degree
2 4 (4.44%) MBA
3 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.11%) Basel II
2 1 (1.11%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.44%) Tableau
2 2 (2.22%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (1.11%) IBM
3 1 (1.11%) i2
3 1 (1.11%) Perforce
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