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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 384 380 398
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing PhD 56 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 1.49% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 30
Median daily rate £620 £525 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% -27.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £375 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £803 £750 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.66 -
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
4073 3634 3858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.76% 15.75% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2584 2421 2557
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 65 77
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the London region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 2 £375 -28.57% 10
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 58 (58.00%) Python
2 44 (44.00%) Mathematics
3 43 (43.00%) R
4 41 (41.00%) Machine Learning
5 40 (40.00%) Degree
6 39 (39.00%) C++
7 33 (33.00%) Finance
7 33 (33.00%) Big Data
8 32 (32.00%) SQL
8 32 (32.00%) Statistics
9 30 (30.00%) Computer Science
10 27 (27.00%) Analytics
11 26 (26.00%) Algorithms
12 20 (20.00%) Apache Spark
12 20 (20.00%) Scala
12 20 (20.00%) Hadoop
13 19 (19.00%) Java
13 19 (19.00%) Linux
13 19 (19.00%) Front Office
14 17 (17.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (17.00%) Software Engineering
14 17 (17.00%) Statistical Modelling
14 17 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (16.00%) C#
16 15 (15.00%) Banking
17 14 (14.00%) Artificial Intelligence
17 14 (14.00%) Applied Mathematics
17 14 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (14.00%) D3.js
18 13 (13.00%) Visualisation

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 20 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 6 (6.00%) Apache Pig
2 6 (6.00%) SAS
3 5 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SPSS
2 1 (1.00%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (1.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) HTTP
1 4 (4.00%) Network Security
2 2 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.00%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (33.00%) Big Data
2 20 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 11 (11.00%) QlikView
4 10 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 10 (10.00%) Spotfire
5 8 (8.00%) Apache Hive
6 5 (5.00%) SAP HANA
7 4 (4.00%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.00%) BigQuery
9 1 (1.00%) Impala
9 1 (1.00%) Mixpanel
9 1 (1.00%) MySQL
9 1 (1.00%) Presto
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.00%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) CasperJS
1 4 (4.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (4.00%) Selenium
2 2 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.00%) JUnit
3 1 (1.00%) Maven
General
1 33 (33.00%) Finance
2 19 (19.00%) Front Office
3 15 (15.00%) Banking
4 11 (11.00%) Investment Banking
5 7 (7.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Games
6 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (39.00%) Developer
2 30 (30.00%) Data Scientist
3 22 (22.00%) Quantitative Developer
4 11 (11.00%) Analyst
4 11 (11.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 10 (10.00%) Qualitative Analyst
5 10 (10.00%) Quantitative Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.00%) C# Quant Developer
7 6 (6.00%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.00%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) Machine Learning Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) QA Leader
8 4 (4.00%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Risk Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.00%) D3.js
2 12 (12.00%) Pandas
3 11 (11.00%) Natural Language Processing
4 7 (7.00%) .NET
4 7 (7.00%) HTML
5 6 (6.00%) CSS
6 4 (4.00%) Ajax
6 4 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.00%) jQuery
6 4 (4.00%) REST
7 3 (3.00%) NumPy
7 3 (3.00%) scikit-learn
7 3 (3.00%) SciPy
8 2 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (2.00%) RESTful
9 1 (1.00%) Akka
9 1 (1.00%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.00%) JSON
9 1 (1.00%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (44.00%) Mathematics
2 32 (32.00%) Statistics
3 30 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 26 (26.00%) Algorithms
5 17 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (17.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (14.00%) Applied Mathematics
6 14 (14.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 13 (13.00%) Visualisation
8 9 (9.00%) Derivative
8 9 (9.00%) Fixed Income
8 9 (9.00%) Physics
9 6 (6.00%) Life Science
10 4 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
10 4 (4.00%) Credit Risk
10 4 (4.00%) Grid Computing
10 4 (4.00%) Neural Network
11 3 (3.00%) CUDA
11 3 (3.00%) Data Structures
11 3 (3.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.00%) Android
3 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.00%) Machine Learning
2 27 (27.00%) Analytics
3 17 (17.00%) Software Engineering
3 17 (17.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 14 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (12.00%) E-Commerce
6 12 (12.00%) Unit Testing
7 10 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 10 (10.00%) DevOps
7 10 (10.00%) HOOD
8 9 (9.00%) Asset Management
8 9 (9.00%) Data Analysis
8 9 (9.00%) Statistical Analysis
9 8 (8.00%) Deep Learning
9 8 (8.00%) Prototyping
10 7 (7.00%) Algorithmic Trading
10 7 (7.00%) Validation
11 6 (6.00%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 58 (58.00%) Python
2 43 (43.00%) R
3 39 (39.00%) C++
4 32 (32.00%) SQL
5 20 (20.00%) Scala
6 19 (19.00%) Java
7 16 (16.00%) C#
8 13 (13.00%) MATLAB
9 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.00%) VB
10 4 (4.00%) C
11 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.00%) VBA
12 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) ISEB
2 4 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.00%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) HDFS
2 1 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Tableau
2 5 (5.00%) SAP
3 4 (4.00%) Sybase
4 3 (3.00%) Google
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (1.00%) Facebook
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.00%) Splunk
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £700 - £1100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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