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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 377 357 381
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Contract jobs citing PhD 31 56 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.24% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 1.44% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 45 17
Average daily rate
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£423 £600 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.58% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £150 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year
- -42.30%
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
3585 3896 3381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.10% 16.48% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2306 2620 2045
Average daily rate £413 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.79 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -5 4 £280 -56.92% 11
Hammersmith - 1 - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (57.89%) Python
2 31 (54.39%) Mathematics
3 26 (45.61%) C++
4 20 (35.09%) Physics
5 19 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 19 (33.33%) Statistics
6 18 (31.58%) Java
6 18 (31.58%) Finance
6 18 (31.58%) R
6 18 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (29.82%) Big Data
8 15 (26.32%) Analytics
9 13 (22.81%) SQL
10 12 (21.05%) Hadoop
11 10 (17.54%) Linux
12 9 (15.79%) Validation
12 9 (15.79%) Banking
12 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
12 9 (15.79%) Degree
12 9 (15.79%) Data Mining
12 9 (15.79%) C#
12 9 (15.79%) Machine Learning
13 8 (14.04%) Predictive Modelling
13 8 (14.04%) Scala
13 8 (14.04%) C
14 7 (12.28%) UNIX
14 7 (12.28%) Investment Banking
14 7 (12.28%) Algorithms
15 6 (10.53%) Apache Spark
15 6 (10.53%) Visualisation

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (10.53%) Apache Spark
1 6 (10.53%) SAS
2 4 (7.02%) Apache
3 3 (5.26%) Node.js
4 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Broadband
1 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) Big Data
2 12 (21.05%) Hadoop
3 9 (15.79%) Data Mining
4 5 (8.77%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (7.02%) Apache Hive
5 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (7.02%) MySQL
6 3 (5.26%) Text Mining
6 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.26%) HBase
7 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.75%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.75%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.75%) ProC
1 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
1 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 7 (12.28%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.26%) Front Office
5 3 (5.26%) Publishing
6 2 (3.51%) Games
6 2 (3.51%) Marketing
6 2 (3.51%) Japanese Language
6 2 (3.51%) Law
7 1 (1.75%) Advertising
7 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.75%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Data Scientist
2 17 (29.82%) Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Quantitative Developer
4 9 (15.79%) C++ Developer
5 6 (10.53%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Junior
6 5 (8.77%) Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Big Data Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Quantitative Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Data Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Programmer
8 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Junior Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Junior Quantitative Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.51%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.75%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
1 4 (7.02%) XML
2 3 (5.26%) Middleware
3 2 (3.51%) OpenMP
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) WPF
4 1 (1.75%) Kafka
4 1 (1.75%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (1.75%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 31 (54.39%) Mathematics
2 20 (35.09%) Physics
3 19 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 19 (33.33%) Statistics
4 18 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (12.28%) Algorithms
6 6 (10.53%) Visualisation
7 5 (8.77%) Economics
8 4 (7.02%) Fixed Income
9 3 (5.26%) Credit Risk
9 3 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (5.26%) Applied Mathematics
9 3 (5.26%) Data Structures
9 3 (5.26%) User Experience
10 2 (3.51%) Xbox
10 2 (3.51%) Neural Network
11 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (1.75%) Market Risk
11 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Linux
2 7 (12.28%) UNIX
3 3 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Analytics
2 9 (15.79%) Validation
2 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
2 9 (15.79%) Machine Learning
3 8 (14.04%) Predictive Modelling
4 6 (10.53%) Monte Carlo Method
4 6 (10.53%) Statistical Modelling
4 6 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 6 (10.53%) ETL
5 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.02%) Logistic Regression
6 4 (7.02%) Quantitative Analysis
6 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.26%) Multithreading
7 3 (5.26%) Network Planning
7 3 (5.26%) Regression Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) MapReduce
7 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) Python
2 26 (45.61%) C++
3 18 (31.58%) Java
3 18 (31.58%) R
4 13 (22.81%) SQL
5 9 (15.79%) C#
6 8 (14.04%) Scala
6 8 (14.04%) C
7 6 (10.53%) MATLAB
8 4 (7.02%) Haskell
9 3 (5.26%) VBA
9 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (5.26%) Clojure
10 2 (3.51%) Go
10 2 (3.51%) Fortran
11 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.75%) Perl
11 1 (1.75%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) HDFS
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) OPNET
2 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Tableau
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Hortonworks
2 4 (7.02%) Cloudera
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Vertica
4 2 (3.51%) Veeam
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) Netezza
4 2 (3.51%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (3.51%) Symantec
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) Adobe
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