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 20 January 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
England / London
Rank 314 361 394
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +33
Contract jobs citing PhD 95 59 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 1.56% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 35 22
Median daily rate £620 £688 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.81% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £1,100 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £550 £305
% change year-on-year
+22.72% +80.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.01 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.99% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - -

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
3220 3790 3645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.56% 18.05% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2514 2519
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 69 61
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.43 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PhD across the London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

PhD Hourly Rate Histogram in London

PhD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 11 £563 -18.18% 14
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for PhD.

1 81 (54.36%) Python
2 68 (45.64%) Mathematics
3 61 (40.94%) R
4 55 (36.91%) C++
5 54 (36.24%) Analytics
6 52 (34.90%) Computer Science
7 48 (32.21%) Statistics
8 47 (31.54%) Banking
8 47 (31.54%) Big Data
9 43 (28.86%) Front Office
10 42 (28.19%) Scala
11 40 (26.85%) Hadoop
11 40 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (26.17%) Finance
12 39 (26.17%) Degree
12 39 (26.17%) Machine Learning
13 38 (25.50%) Investment Banking
14 37 (24.83%) SQL
15 34 (22.82%) Apache Spark
16 24 (16.11%) Algorithms
17 23 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (13.42%) Java
18 20 (13.42%) C#
18 20 (13.42%) Linux
19 19 (12.75%) MATLAB
19 19 (12.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 17 (11.41%) OO
20 17 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
21 16 (10.74%) Windows
21 16 (10.74%) Scrum

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (22.82%) Apache Spark
2 9 (6.04%) Apache
3 7 (4.70%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.68%) SAS
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 11 (7.38%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (2.68%) LaTeX
3 3 (2.01%) Doxygen
4 2 (1.34%) SPSS
5 1 (0.67%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.01%) GitHub
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.34%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (1.34%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.67%) Flurry Analytics
4 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.68%) HTTP
1 4 (2.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.54%) Big Data
2 40 (26.85%) Hadoop
3 14 (9.40%) Apache Hive
4 13 (8.72%) Tick Data
5 11 (7.38%) MongoDB
5 11 (7.38%) NoSQL
6 10 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (6.71%) QlikView
6 10 (6.71%) RDBMS
6 10 (6.71%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.70%) Data Mining
7 7 (4.70%) Spotfire
8 6 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.01%) Data Lake
9 3 (2.01%) Flink
9 3 (2.01%) HBase
9 3 (2.01%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.34%) KDB
11 1 (0.67%) Presto
Development Applications
1 11 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.70%) JIRA
3 4 (2.68%) CasperJS
3 4 (2.68%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.68%) Selenium
4 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.34%) NUnit
General
1 47 (31.54%) Banking
2 43 (28.86%) Front Office
3 39 (26.17%) Finance
4 38 (25.50%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.04%) Marketing
6 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.34%) Electronics
7 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.34%) Retail
7 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (38.26%) Developer
2 44 (29.53%) Data Scientist
3 31 (20.81%) Quantitative Developer
4 28 (18.79%) Analyst
5 23 (15.44%) C++ Developer
6 16 (10.74%) Qualitative Analyst
6 16 (10.74%) Quantitative Analyst
7 14 (9.40%) Risk Analyst
8 13 (8.72%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 11 (7.38%) Python Developer
10 10 (6.71%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 9 (6.04%) Analyst Developer
11 9 (6.04%) Data Analyst
11 9 (6.04%) Data Engineer
12 7 (4.70%) Big Data Engineer
12 7 (4.70%) Hadoop Engineer
12 7 (4.70%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
12 7 (4.70%) Risk Data Analyst
12 7 (4.70%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (4.70%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.40%) scikit-learn
2 13 (8.72%) Natural Language Processing
2 13 (8.72%) Pandas
3 12 (8.05%) D3.js
4 9 (6.04%) NumPy
4 9 (6.04%) SciPy
5 6 (4.03%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.68%) .NET
6 4 (2.68%) Ajax
6 4 (2.68%) Akka
6 4 (2.68%) CSS
6 4 (2.68%) HTML
6 4 (2.68%) jQuery
6 4 (2.68%) Kafka
6 4 (2.68%) REST
7 3 (2.01%) Middleware
8 2 (1.34%) TensorFlow
9 1 (0.67%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.67%) RESTful
9 1 (0.67%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 68 (45.64%) Mathematics
2 52 (34.90%) Computer Science
3 48 (32.21%) Statistics
4 24 (16.11%) Algorithms
5 23 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (12.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (10.74%) Applied Mathematics
8 15 (10.07%) Visualisation
9 13 (8.72%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (7.38%) Derivative
10 11 (7.38%) Market Risk
11 9 (6.04%) Fintech
12 8 (5.37%) Physics
13 7 (4.70%) Credit Risk
14 5 (3.36%) Credit Derivative
14 5 (3.36%) Economics
14 5 (3.36%) Fixed Income
14 5 (3.36%) Neural Network
15 4 (2.68%) Life Science
15 4 (2.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.42%) Linux
2 16 (10.74%) Windows
3 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.24%) Analytics
2 40 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (26.17%) Machine Learning
4 17 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (11.41%) OO
5 16 (10.74%) Scrum
6 14 (9.40%) Data Modelling
6 14 (9.40%) Open Source
7 13 (8.72%) Memory Management
7 13 (8.72%) Release Management
8 12 (8.05%) TDD
9 10 (6.71%) Data Analytics
9 10 (6.71%) PnL Attribution
9 10 (6.71%) Validation
10 9 (6.04%) Quantitative Finance
10 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
11 8 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.37%) Deep Learning
11 8 (5.37%) MapReduce
12 7 (4.70%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 81 (54.36%) Python
2 61 (40.94%) R
3 55 (36.91%) C++
4 42 (28.19%) Scala
5 37 (24.83%) SQL
6 20 (13.42%) C#
6 20 (13.42%) Java
7 19 (12.75%) MATLAB
8 8 (5.37%) Go
8 8 (5.37%) Rust
9 6 (4.03%) C
9 6 (4.03%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.36%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.34%) Clojure
11 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.34%) VBA
12 1 (0.67%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.67%) Haskell
12 1 (0.67%) Lisp
12 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (26.17%) Degree
2 4 (2.68%) ISEB
2 4 (2.68%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) SDET
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) HDFS
2 1 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (2.01%) Puppet
3 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 16 (10.74%) Tableau
2 11 (7.38%) Bloomberg
2 11 (7.38%) Reuters
3 9 (6.04%) Google
4 7 (4.70%) Hortonworks
5 4 (2.68%) Sybase
6 3 (2.01%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.01%) IBM
6 3 (2.01%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.01%) SAP
7 2 (1.34%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.34%) Splunk
8 1 (0.67%) Snowplow
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