The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 357 364 410
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +46
Contract jobs citing PhD 55 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.065% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 0.42% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 13
Average daily rate £600 £513 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £333 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £65.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-53.84% +44.44%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4026 3332 3939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.62% 15.41% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2690 2001 2314
Average daily rate £410 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 111 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.79 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
PhD
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 26 £650 +30.00% 14
Ealing - - - -
Bexleyheath - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 56 (65.12%) C++
2 44 (51.16%) Mathematics
3 43 (50.00%) Finance
4 37 (43.02%) Analytics
5 33 (38.37%) Degree
6 26 (30.23%) SQL
7 24 (27.91%) Computer Science
8 21 (24.42%) Python
9 20 (23.26%) Java
10 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
11 15 (17.44%) Statistics
11 15 (17.44%) Hadoop
12 14 (16.28%) R
12 14 (16.28%) Big Data
12 14 (16.28%) VBA
13 13 (15.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (15.12%) Derivative
14 12 (13.95%) Statistical Analysis
14 12 (13.95%) MBA
14 12 (13.95%) Electronics
15 11 (12.79%) OpenGL
15 11 (12.79%) 3D Graphics
15 11 (12.79%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (12.79%) GLSL
15 11 (12.79%) OpenGL ES
15 11 (12.79%) HLSL
15 11 (12.79%) Qt
15 11 (12.79%) Android
16 10 (11.63%) Risk Management
16 10 (11.63%) Front Office

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (9.30%) SAS
2 6 (6.98%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) SPSS
3 1 (1.16%) S-PLUS
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) CDMA
1 1 (1.16%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) Hadoop
2 14 (16.28%) Big Data
3 8 (9.30%) Apache Hive
4 5 (5.81%) Data Mining
5 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.65%) HBase
6 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.33%) KDB
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (1.16%) Mahout
8 1 (1.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) LLVM
2 1 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 43 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (13.95%) Electronics
3 10 (11.63%) Front Office
4 9 (10.47%) Banking
5 8 (9.30%) Games
6 3 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.33%) Legal
7 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.33%) Marketing
8 1 (1.16%) German Language
8 1 (1.16%) Military
8 1 (1.16%) Retail
8 1 (1.16%) Advertising
8 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (32.56%) Developer
1 28 (32.56%) Analyst
2 24 (27.91%) Quantitative Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Quantitative Developer
4 10 (11.63%) C++ Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Data Scientist
6 7 (8.14%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Research Scientist
8 4 (4.65%) Junior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Junior
9 3 (3.49%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Junior Quantitative Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Junior C++ Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Designer
10 2 (2.33%) Developer Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Excel Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Infrastructure Designer
10 2 (2.33%) Data Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) OpenGL
1 11 (12.79%) Qt
1 11 (12.79%) OpenGL ES
2 8 (9.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (9.30%) STL
3 7 (8.14%) MapReduce
3 7 (8.14%) Direct3D
4 4 (4.65%) OpenCL
5 2 (2.33%) jQuery
5 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.33%) SciPy
5 2 (2.33%) NumPy
5 2 (2.33%) .NET
6 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.16%) CSS
6 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.16%) Django
6 1 (1.16%) Web Services
6 1 (1.16%) XML
6 1 (1.16%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 44 (51.16%) Mathematics
2 24 (27.91%) Computer Science
3 15 (17.44%) Statistics
4 13 (15.12%) Derivative
4 13 (15.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (12.79%) 3D Graphics
5 11 (12.79%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (10.47%) Fixed Income
6 9 (10.47%) Physics
7 8 (9.30%) Credit Risk
8 7 (8.14%) Market Risk
8 7 (8.14%) RenderMan
9 6 (6.98%) Visualisation
9 6 (6.98%) Machine Learning
10 3 (3.49%) Economics
11 2 (2.33%) Device Driver
11 2 (2.33%) Equities
11 2 (2.33%) Neural Network
11 2 (2.33%) Open Source
11 2 (2.33%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.79%) Android
2 7 (8.14%) Linux
3 3 (3.49%) Windows
4 1 (1.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.02%) Analytics
2 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
3 12 (13.95%) Statistical Analysis
4 10 (11.63%) Risk Management
5 9 (10.47%) Validation
6 8 (9.30%) Data Analysis
6 8 (9.30%) Multithreading
7 5 (5.81%) Monte Carlo Method
8 4 (4.65%) Software Testing
9 3 (3.49%) Quantitative Analysis
9 3 (3.49%) Statistical Modelling
10 2 (2.33%) Stochastic Calculus
10 2 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.33%) Workflow Management
10 2 (2.33%) Econometrics
10 2 (2.33%) Workflow
10 2 (2.33%) Project Management
10 2 (2.33%) Service Management
10 2 (2.33%) MVC
10 2 (2.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 56 (65.12%) C++
2 26 (30.23%) SQL
3 21 (24.42%) Python
4 20 (23.26%) Java
5 14 (16.28%) VBA
5 14 (16.28%) R
6 11 (12.79%) GLSL
6 11 (12.79%) HLSL
7 8 (9.30%) C#
8 6 (6.98%) MATLAB
9 5 (5.81%) C
9 5 (5.81%) Scala
10 3 (3.49%) Perl
11 2 (2.33%) Ruby
12 1 (1.16%) VC++
12 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (38.37%) Degree
2 12 (13.95%) MBA
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) Basel III
2 1 (1.16%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.16%) Basel II
2 1 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.33%) XenApp
1 2 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle
2 2 (2.33%) VMware
2 2 (2.33%) EMC
2 2 (2.33%) Citrix
2 2 (2.33%) Tableau
3 1 (1.16%) Vertica
3 1 (1.16%) Talend
3 1 (1.16%) i2
3 1 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.16%) Perforce
3 1 (1.16%) Teradata
3 1 (1.16%) IBM
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