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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 364 351 364
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing PhD 29 50 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.21% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 1.29% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 12
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£400 £650 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £383 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-13.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.43 -
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -
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
3651 3885 3289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.41% 16.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2383 2536 2009
Average daily rate £413 £419 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 107 103
Average hourly rate £20.31 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.68% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -3 5 £440 -32.30% 5
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 29 (55.77%) Python
2 28 (53.85%) Mathematics
3 26 (50.00%) C++
4 17 (32.69%) Java
5 16 (30.77%) Physics
5 16 (30.77%) Statistics
5 16 (30.77%) R
6 15 (28.85%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (28.85%) Computer Science
6 15 (28.85%) Finance
7 14 (26.92%) Big Data
8 12 (23.08%) Analytics
9 10 (19.23%) Linux
9 10 (19.23%) Degree
9 10 (19.23%) Hadoop
10 9 (17.31%) Banking
10 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
10 9 (17.31%) SQL
10 9 (17.31%) C#
10 9 (17.31%) Data Mining
11 8 (15.38%) C
11 8 (15.38%) Validation
11 8 (15.38%) Predictive Modelling
11 8 (15.38%) Machine Learning
12 7 (13.46%) Scala
12 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
12 7 (13.46%) UNIX
13 6 (11.54%) Monte Carlo Method
13 6 (11.54%) Statistical Modelling
13 6 (11.54%) Apache Spark

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (11.54%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.69%) SAS
2 4 (7.69%) Apache
3 3 (5.77%) Node.js
4 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) Big Data
2 10 (19.23%) Hadoop
3 9 (17.31%) Data Mining
4 5 (9.62%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (7.69%) MySQL
6 3 (5.77%) HBase
6 3 (5.77%) Apache Hive
6 3 (5.77%) Text Mining
7 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.92%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.92%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.92%) Subversion
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.92%) ProC
General
1 15 (28.85%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Front Office
5 3 (5.77%) Publishing
6 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.85%) Law
6 2 (3.85%) Games
6 2 (3.85%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.92%) Marketing
7 1 (1.92%) French Language
7 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) Data Scientist
3 10 (19.23%) C++ Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Quantitative Developer
4 6 (11.54%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Junior
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Quantitative Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Data Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Big Data Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Junior Quantitative Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Junior Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Programmer
7 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Python Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Scala Developer
9 1 (1.92%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) XML
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 2 (3.85%) OpenMP
3 1 (1.92%) Kafka
3 1 (1.92%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (1.92%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (1.92%) WPF
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (53.85%) Mathematics
2 16 (30.77%) Physics
2 16 (30.77%) Statistics
3 15 (28.85%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (28.85%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
5 4 (7.69%) Fixed Income
6 3 (5.77%) Data Structures
6 3 (5.77%) User Experience
6 3 (5.77%) Visualisation
6 3 (5.77%) Credit Risk
6 3 (5.77%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (5.77%) Economics
6 3 (5.77%) Applied Mathematics
7 2 (3.85%) Xbox
8 1 (1.92%) iPad
8 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.92%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.92%) FMCG
8 1 (1.92%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) UNIX
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Analytics
2 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
3 8 (15.38%) Validation
3 8 (15.38%) Predictive Modelling
3 8 (15.38%) Machine Learning
4 6 (11.54%) Monte Carlo Method
4 6 (11.54%) Statistical Modelling
5 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.62%) ETL
6 4 (7.69%) Quantitative Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Logistic Regression
7 3 (5.77%) MapReduce
7 3 (5.77%) Regression Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Linear Regression
7 3 (5.77%) Cyber Security
7 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.77%) Time Series Forecasting
7 3 (5.77%) Multithreading
7 3 (5.77%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.85%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) Python
2 26 (50.00%) C++
3 17 (32.69%) Java
4 16 (30.77%) R
5 9 (17.31%) SQL
5 9 (17.31%) C#
6 8 (15.38%) C
7 7 (13.46%) Scala
8 5 (9.62%) MATLAB
9 4 (7.69%) Haskell
10 3 (5.77%) Clojure
10 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
10 3 (5.77%) VBA
11 2 (3.85%) Fortran
11 2 (3.85%) Golang
12 1 (1.92%) Perl
12 1 (1.92%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) HDFS
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.92%) OPNET
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Tableau
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) Hortonworks
2 4 (7.69%) Cloudera
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) Symantec
4 2 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (3.85%) VMware
4 2 (3.85%) Netezza
4 2 (3.85%) Veeam
4 2 (3.85%) Vertica
5 1 (1.92%) Sybase
5 1 (1.92%) Apple
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
London
University College London
Rate: From £33,353 to £40,313 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Posted: 27 days ago