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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 372 369 383
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing PhD 52 47 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.26% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 36 38
Average daily rate
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£600 £700 £613
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £800 £773
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 - £20.00
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
3621 3745 3754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.29% 15.45% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2404 2414 2381
Average daily rate £435 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 84 98
Average hourly rate £21.64 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +22 20 £650 -13.36% 12
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 42 (50.60%) C++
2 35 (42.17%) Finance
3 34 (40.96%) Computer Science
3 34 (40.96%) Python
4 29 (34.94%) Mathematics
5 26 (31.33%) SQL
6 25 (30.12%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (26.51%) Analytics
7 22 (26.51%) Degree
8 20 (24.10%) Physics
9 18 (21.69%) Linux
10 17 (20.48%) C#
11 16 (19.28%) Front Office
11 16 (19.28%) Banking
11 16 (19.28%) Algorithms
12 15 (18.07%) Java
13 14 (16.87%) Credit Risk
13 14 (16.87%) Statistics
14 12 (14.46%) Investment Banking
15 11 (13.25%) Algorithmic Trading
15 11 (13.25%) R
15 11 (13.25%) Data Structures
16 10 (12.05%) Machine Learning
16 10 (12.05%) Hadoop
16 10 (12.05%) MATLAB
17 9 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (10.84%) Visualisation
18 8 (9.64%) Big Data
18 8 (9.64%) Statistical Modelling
18 8 (9.64%) Telecoms

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (7.23%) Apache Pig
2 3 (3.61%) SAS
3 2 (2.41%) Node.js
4 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) SPSS
3 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) Broadband
2 5 (6.02%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.20%) Network Security
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) Hadoop
2 8 (9.64%) Big Data
3 7 (8.43%) KDB
4 6 (7.23%) Apache Hive
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.20%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.20%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.20%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.20%) ProC
1 1 (1.20%) JIRA
1 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 35 (42.17%) Finance
2 16 (19.28%) Front Office
2 16 (19.28%) Banking
3 12 (14.46%) Investment Banking
4 8 (9.64%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.02%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.20%) Back Office
7 1 (1.20%) Advertising
7 1 (1.20%) Legal
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (44.58%) Developer
2 21 (25.30%) Quantitative Developer
3 20 (24.10%) Data Scientist
4 15 (18.07%) C++ Quantitative Developer
4 15 (18.07%) C++ Developer
5 13 (15.66%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Java Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Quantitative Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Python Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Research Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Senior C++ Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Graduate
9 3 (3.61%) Architect
10 2 (2.41%) Programmer
10 2 (2.41%) Senior Quantitative Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Graduate Developer
11 1 (1.20%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) Middleware
2 4 (4.82%) SciPy
2 4 (4.82%) NumPy
3 3 (3.61%) .NET
3 3 (3.61%) STL
3 3 (3.61%) Pandas
4 1 (1.20%) HTML
4 1 (1.20%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) Matplotlib
4 1 (1.20%) D3.js
4 1 (1.20%) Highcharts JS
4 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.20%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 34 (40.96%) Computer Science
2 29 (34.94%) Mathematics
3 25 (30.12%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (24.10%) Physics
5 16 (19.28%) Algorithms
6 14 (16.87%) Credit Risk
6 14 (16.87%) Statistics
7 11 (13.25%) Data Structures
8 9 (10.84%) Visualisation
8 9 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (9.64%) Economics
10 6 (7.23%) Fixed Income
10 6 (7.23%) Derivative
11 5 (6.02%) Internet of Things
12 4 (4.82%) Hedge funds
13 3 (3.61%) User Experience
13 3 (3.61%) Equities
13 3 (3.61%) Credit Derivative
14 2 (2.41%) Neural Network
14 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.69%) Linux
2 8 (9.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) Analytics
2 11 (13.25%) Algorithmic Trading
3 10 (12.05%) Machine Learning
4 8 (9.64%) Statistical Modelling
4 8 (9.64%) Data Analysis
5 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.43%) Statistical Analysis
5 7 (8.43%) Multithreading
5 7 (8.43%) Low Latency
5 7 (8.43%) Market Making
5 7 (8.43%) FX Algorithmic Trading
6 6 (7.23%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.23%) Risk Management
6 6 (7.23%) Validation
6 6 (7.23%) Network Planning
7 5 (6.02%) Logistic Regression
8 4 (4.82%) Monte Carlo Method
8 4 (4.82%) Regression Analysis
9 3 (3.61%) Deep Learning
9 3 (3.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.60%) C++
2 34 (40.96%) Python
3 26 (31.33%) SQL
4 17 (20.48%) C#
5 15 (18.07%) Java
6 11 (13.25%) R
7 10 (12.05%) MATLAB
8 5 (6.02%) VBA
9 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.61%) Scala
10 2 (2.41%) C
11 1 (1.20%) Haskell
11 1 (1.20%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 22 (26.51%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.20%) CISSP
3 1 (1.20%) CISA
3 1 (1.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) OPNET
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.41%) Tableau
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe
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