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 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 372 371 352
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing PhD 36 41 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.13% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 50
Average daily rate
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£650 £650 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £240 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £785 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £480 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +92.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £30.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+55.00% -53.84%
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
3497 3643 3421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.28% 15.90% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2241 2390 2075
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 110 129
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 +1 13 £650 -5.45% 14
Hammersmith - 1 - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 30 (44.78%) Computer Science
2 28 (41.79%) Mathematics
3 27 (40.30%) Python
4 26 (38.81%) C++
5 23 (34.33%) Java
6 22 (32.84%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (29.85%) Analytics
8 19 (28.36%) Finance
9 18 (26.87%) Linux
9 18 (26.87%) Big Data
10 17 (25.37%) Statistics
11 16 (23.88%) Algorithms
11 16 (23.88%) R
12 15 (22.39%) Physics
13 13 (19.40%) SQL
13 13 (19.40%) Degree
13 13 (19.40%) Hadoop
14 12 (17.91%) Machine Learning
15 10 (14.93%) Visualisation
15 10 (14.93%) Data Analysis
15 10 (14.93%) C#
16 9 (13.43%) Predictive Modelling
17 8 (11.94%) Scala
17 8 (11.94%) Data Structures
17 8 (11.94%) Data Mining
18 7 (10.45%) Banking
18 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
18 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
18 7 (10.45%) Economics
18 7 (10.45%) UNIX

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 6 (8.96%) SAS
2 5 (7.46%) Apache Spark
3 4 (5.97%) Node.js
4 3 (4.48%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Broadband
2 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.48%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.87%) Big Data
2 13 (19.40%) Hadoop
3 8 (11.94%) Data Mining
4 4 (5.97%) MySQL
4 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.97%) KDB
4 4 (5.97%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (4.48%) HBase
6 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.99%) Text Mining
7 1 (1.49%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.49%) ProC
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
1 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Banking
2 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.96%) Front Office
4 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.99%) Games
5 2 (2.99%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.49%) Back Office
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Data Scientist
2 15 (22.39%) Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Senior Developer
3 8 (11.94%) C++ Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Quantitative Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Quantitative Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Programmer
6 4 (5.97%) Research Manager
6 4 (5.97%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Data Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Big Data Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) XML
1 5 (7.46%) Middleware
2 3 (4.48%) STL
3 2 (2.99%) Web Services
3 2 (2.99%) OpenMP
4 1 (1.49%) SciPy
4 1 (1.49%) NumPy
4 1 (1.49%) Matplotlib
4 1 (1.49%) D3.js
4 1 (1.49%) Highcharts JS
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) Pyramid
4 1 (1.49%) Pandas
4 1 (1.49%) HTML
4 1 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (44.78%) Computer Science
2 28 (41.79%) Mathematics
3 22 (32.84%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (25.37%) Statistics
5 16 (23.88%) Algorithms
6 15 (22.39%) Physics
7 10 (14.93%) Visualisation
8 8 (11.94%) Data Structures
9 7 (10.45%) Credit Risk
9 7 (10.45%) Economics
10 4 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (4.48%) Neural Network
11 3 (4.48%) Hedge funds
11 3 (4.48%) Internet of Things
11 3 (4.48%) User Experience
12 2 (2.99%) Xbox
12 2 (2.99%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (2.99%) Applied Mathematics
12 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
12 2 (2.99%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Linux
2 7 (10.45%) UNIX
2 7 (10.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Analytics
2 12 (17.91%) Machine Learning
3 10 (14.93%) Data Analysis
4 9 (13.43%) Predictive Modelling
5 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.96%) Algorithmic Trading
6 6 (8.96%) ETL
6 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.46%) Network Planning
7 5 (7.46%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (7.46%) Low Latency
8 4 (5.97%) Cyber Security
8 4 (5.97%) Statistical Modelling
8 4 (5.97%) Regression Analysis
8 4 (5.97%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.97%) Market Making
8 4 (5.97%) FX Algorithmic Trading
8 4 (5.97%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) Python
2 26 (38.81%) C++
3 23 (34.33%) Java
4 16 (23.88%) R
5 13 (19.40%) SQL
6 10 (14.93%) C#
7 8 (11.94%) Scala
8 7 (10.45%) C
9 5 (7.46%) MATLAB
10 3 (4.48%) Haskell
10 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.48%) Clojure
10 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.99%) Fortran
11 2 (2.99%) Go
12 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.49%) CISSP
3 1 (1.49%) CISA
3 1 (1.49%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) HDFS
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) OPNET
2 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle
2 6 (8.96%) Tableau
3 4 (5.97%) Hortonworks
3 4 (5.97%) Cloudera
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (2.99%) Symantec
5 2 (2.99%) VMware
5 2 (2.99%) Netezza
5 2 (2.99%) Veeam
5 2 (2.99%) Vertica
6 1 (1.49%) Apple
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
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