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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 366 383 382
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Contract jobs citing PhD 48 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.19% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 1.29% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 13
Average daily rate
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£700 £600 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £780 £695
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
3802 3730 3695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.63% 14.91% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2449 2348 2200
Average daily rate £425 £415 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.52%
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 88 102 136
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +18 11 £725 +20.83% 12
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 29 August 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 54 (58.06%) C++
2 51 (54.84%) Mathematics
3 42 (45.16%) Degree
4 37 (39.78%) Finance
5 32 (34.41%) Front Office
6 29 (31.18%) Computer Science
6 29 (31.18%) Analytics
7 26 (27.96%) SQL
8 23 (24.73%) Statistics
9 21 (22.58%) Physics
10 19 (20.43%) VBA
11 18 (19.35%) Big Data
12 13 (13.98%) Data Analysis
12 13 (13.98%) Python
13 12 (12.90%) Java
13 12 (12.90%) Hadoop
13 12 (12.90%) R
14 11 (11.83%) Economics
15 10 (10.75%) Validation
15 10 (10.75%) C#
15 10 (10.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (10.75%) Multithreading
16 8 (8.60%) Banking
17 7 (7.53%) Fixed Income
17 7 (7.53%) Derivative
17 7 (7.53%) STL
17 7 (7.53%) Linux
17 7 (7.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 6 (6.45%) Monte Carlo Method
18 6 (6.45%) KDB

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.30%) SAS
2 3 (3.23%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.15%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) Node.js
3 2 (2.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) S-PLUS
2 1 (1.08%) SPSS
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) CDMA
1 1 (1.08%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.35%) Big Data
2 12 (12.90%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.45%) KDB
4 5 (5.38%) Data Mining
5 4 (4.30%) Apache Hive
5 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (3.23%) Text Mining
7 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.15%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.08%) HBase
8 1 (1.08%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 1 (1.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) JIRA
1 2 (2.15%) Subversion
1 2 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) LLVM
2 1 (1.08%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.08%) Grunt
2 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.08%) JUnit
General
1 37 (39.78%) Finance
2 32 (34.41%) Front Office
3 8 (8.60%) Banking
4 4 (4.30%) Electronics
5 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Advertising
6 2 (2.15%) Games
7 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.08%) Military
7 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.08%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (39.78%) Developer
2 27 (29.03%) Analyst
3 18 (19.35%) Quantitative Developer
4 16 (17.20%) Quantitative Analyst
5 14 (15.05%) C++ Developer
6 11 (11.83%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 10 (10.75%) Data Scientist
8 9 (9.68%) Front Office Developer
8 9 (9.68%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Research Scientist
10 4 (4.30%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Data Manager
11 3 (3.23%) Developer Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Excel Developer
12 2 (2.15%) Data Programmer
12 2 (2.15%) Performance Manager
12 2 (2.15%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) STL
1 7 (7.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (3.23%) Qt
2 3 (3.23%) OpenGL ES
2 3 (3.23%) OpenGL
2 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.23%) .NET
3 2 (2.15%) Classic ASP
3 2 (2.15%) Pandas
3 2 (2.15%) Direct3D
3 2 (2.15%) jQuery
3 2 (2.15%) SciPy
3 2 (2.15%) NumPy
4 1 (1.08%) HTML5
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.08%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.08%) REST
4 1 (1.08%) OpenCL
4 1 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 51 (54.84%) Mathematics
2 29 (31.18%) Computer Science
3 23 (24.73%) Statistics
4 21 (22.58%) Physics
5 11 (11.83%) Economics
6 10 (10.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (7.53%) Fixed Income
7 7 (7.53%) Derivative
8 4 (4.30%) Market Risk
8 4 (4.30%) Hedge funds
9 3 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (3.23%) Equities
9 3 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (2.15%) Wiki
10 2 (2.15%) RenderMan
10 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
10 2 (2.15%) Visualisation
10 2 (2.15%) Open Source
11 1 (1.08%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.53%) Linux
2 4 (4.30%) Windows
2 4 (4.30%) Android
3 2 (2.15%) UNIX
4 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.18%) Analytics
2 13 (13.98%) Data Analysis
3 10 (10.75%) Validation
3 10 (10.75%) Multithreading
4 6 (6.45%) Monte Carlo Method
5 5 (5.38%) Statistical Analysis
5 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.30%) Low Latency
6 4 (4.30%) Machine Learning
6 4 (4.30%) Algorithmic Trading
6 4 (4.30%) MapReduce
7 3 (3.23%) Statistical Modelling
7 3 (3.23%) Data Analytics
7 3 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.23%) Probability Theory
7 3 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.23%) Scrum
8 2 (2.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (58.06%) C++
2 26 (27.96%) SQL
3 19 (20.43%) VBA
4 13 (13.98%) Python
5 12 (12.90%) Java
5 12 (12.90%) R
6 10 (10.75%) C#
7 5 (5.38%) C
8 3 (3.23%) GLSL
8 3 (3.23%) HLSL
8 3 (3.23%) Ruby
9 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.15%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.15%) Scala
9 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.08%) Perl
10 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (45.16%) Degree
2 5 (5.38%) MBA
3 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.08%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.08%) Basel II
2 1 (1.08%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.30%) Tableau
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle
2 2 (2.15%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.08%) i2
3 1 (1.08%) IBM
3 1 (1.08%) Perforce
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