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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 355 359 344
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing PhD 52 49 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.31% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 55
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£600 £700 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £800 £690
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £480 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +92.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 - -
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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
3615 3735 3540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.34% 15.84% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2406 2168
Average daily rate £425 £420 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 114 124
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £15.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.10 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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 28 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 28 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 -2 19 £650 -7.20% 21
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 35 (42.68%) C++
1 35 (42.68%) Computer Science
2 34 (41.46%) Python
3 29 (35.37%) Mathematics
4 26 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (31.71%) Finance
5 25 (30.49%) Analytics
6 23 (28.05%) SQL
6 23 (28.05%) Java
7 21 (25.61%) Linux
7 21 (25.61%) Degree
8 18 (21.95%) Physics
9 17 (20.73%) R
9 17 (20.73%) Algorithms
9 17 (20.73%) Statistics
10 16 (19.51%) Hadoop
11 15 (18.29%) Machine Learning
11 15 (18.29%) Big Data
12 14 (17.07%) C#
13 13 (15.85%) Front Office
14 12 (14.63%) Banking
15 11 (13.41%) Credit Risk
16 10 (12.20%) Visualisation
16 10 (12.20%) Statistical Modelling
16 10 (12.20%) Data Structures
16 10 (12.20%) Windows
17 9 (10.98%) Data Analysis
18 8 (9.76%) Investment Banking
18 8 (9.76%) Predictive Modelling
18 8 (9.76%) Logistic Regression

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (7.32%) SAS
1 6 (7.32%) Apache Pig
2 5 (6.10%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.88%) Node.js
4 3 (3.66%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Broadband
1 5 (6.10%) Internet
2 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) Hadoop
2 15 (18.29%) Big Data
3 7 (8.54%) Data Mining
4 6 (7.32%) Apache Hive
4 6 (7.32%) KDB
5 3 (3.66%) HBase
5 3 (3.66%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.44%) MySQL
6 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.22%) Text Mining
7 1 (1.22%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.22%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.22%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.22%) ProC
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
1 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 26 (31.71%) Finance
2 13 (15.85%) Front Office
3 12 (14.63%) Banking
4 8 (9.76%) Investment Banking
5 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
6 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
7 4 (4.88%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.44%) Games
8 2 (2.44%) Japanese Language
9 1 (1.22%) Marketing
9 1 (1.22%) Back Office
9 1 (1.22%) Advertising
9 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Developer
1 25 (30.49%) Data Scientist
2 13 (15.85%) C++ Developer
3 12 (14.63%) Quantitative Developer
3 12 (14.63%) C++ Quantitative Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Senior Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Quantitative Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Programmer
9 4 (4.88%) Research Manager
10 3 (3.66%) Senior C++ Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Architect
11 2 (2.44%) Graduate
11 2 (2.44%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) Consultant
11 2 (2.44%) Technical Consultant
11 2 (2.44%) Python Developer
11 2 (2.44%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) Middleware
2 3 (3.66%) XML
2 3 (3.66%) STL
3 2 (2.44%) Web Services
3 2 (2.44%) .NET
3 2 (2.44%) SciPy
3 2 (2.44%) NumPy
4 1 (1.22%) Matplotlib
4 1 (1.22%) D3.js
4 1 (1.22%) Highcharts JS
4 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.22%) Pyramid
4 1 (1.22%) Pandas
4 1 (1.22%) CSS
4 1 (1.22%) HTML
4 1 (1.22%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (42.68%) Computer Science
2 29 (35.37%) Mathematics
3 26 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (21.95%) Physics
5 17 (20.73%) Statistics
5 17 (20.73%) Algorithms
6 11 (13.41%) Credit Risk
7 10 (12.20%) Visualisation
7 10 (12.20%) Data Structures
8 7 (8.54%) Economics
9 6 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (6.10%) Internet of Things
11 3 (3.66%) User Experience
11 3 (3.66%) Hedge funds
12 2 (2.44%) Xbox
12 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
12 2 (2.44%) Fixed Income
12 2 (2.44%) Applied Mathematics
12 2 (2.44%) Neural Network
12 2 (2.44%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.61%) Linux
2 10 (12.20%) Windows
3 5 (6.10%) UNIX
4 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.49%) Analytics
2 15 (18.29%) Machine Learning
3 10 (12.20%) Statistical Modelling
4 9 (10.98%) Data Analysis
5 8 (9.76%) Logistic Regression
5 8 (9.76%) Algorithmic Trading
5 8 (9.76%) Predictive Modelling
6 7 (8.54%) Low Latency
6 7 (8.54%) Statistical Analysis
7 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.32%) Market Making
7 6 (7.32%) FX Algorithmic Trading
7 6 (7.32%) Regression Analysis
7 6 (7.32%) Multithreading
8 5 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.10%) Network Planning
9 4 (4.88%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.88%) ETL
9 4 (4.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.68%) C++
2 34 (41.46%) Python
3 23 (28.05%) SQL
3 23 (28.05%) Java
4 17 (20.73%) R
5 14 (17.07%) C#
6 7 (8.54%) MATLAB
6 7 (8.54%) Scala
7 6 (7.32%) C
8 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.66%) VBA
8 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.66%) Clojure
8 3 (3.66%) Haskell
9 2 (2.44%) Go
10 1 (1.22%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 21 (25.61%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.22%) CISSP
3 1 (1.22%) CISA
3 1 (1.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) HDFS
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) OPNET
2 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.10%) Oracle
1 5 (6.10%) Tableau
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (2.44%) Symantec
3 2 (2.44%) VMware
3 2 (2.44%) Netezza
3 2 (2.44%) Veeam
3 2 (2.44%) Vertica
3 2 (2.44%) Hortonworks
3 2 (2.44%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.22%) Apple
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe
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