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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 364 397 378
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -19
Contract jobs citing PhD 68 30 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 0.83% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 47
Average daily rate £700 £423 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.68% -29.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £376 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,100 £725 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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
3902 3601 3841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.95% 16.06% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2755 2314 2588
Average daily rate £450 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 90 118
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +55 16 £725 +173.58% 11
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 65 (50.39%) C++
2 55 (42.64%) Finance
3 47 (36.43%) Python
4 43 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 41 (31.78%) Front Office
6 38 (29.46%) Degree
7 36 (27.91%) Analytics
8 35 (27.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (25.58%) R
10 31 (24.03%) Machine Learning
11 30 (23.26%) C#
12 29 (22.48%) Algorithmic Trading
12 29 (22.48%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (21.71%) Java
14 26 (20.16%) QA
15 25 (19.38%) Credit Risk
15 25 (19.38%) Derivative
16 24 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (18.60%) SQL
17 23 (17.83%) Algorithms
18 22 (17.05%) Banking
18 22 (17.05%) Statistics
19 20 (15.50%) Investment Banking
19 20 (15.50%) Validation
19 20 (15.50%) Low Latency
19 20 (15.50%) Multithreading
20 19 (14.73%) Hadoop
21 18 (13.95%) Linux
22 17 (13.18%) Risk Management
22 17 (13.18%) Data Analytics

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (12.40%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.20%) SAS
3 4 (3.10%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
5 1 (0.78%) IPython
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.33%) SPSS
2 1 (0.78%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.88%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.73%) Hadoop
2 16 (12.40%) Apache Hive
3 13 (10.08%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.98%) KDB
5 8 (6.20%) Data Mining
6 6 (4.65%) Big Data
6 6 (4.65%) MySQL
7 5 (3.88%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.33%) Redis
9 2 (1.55%) Impala
9 2 (1.55%) Mahout
9 2 (1.55%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.55%) QlikView
9 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.78%) MS Access
10 1 (0.78%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Selenium
2 11 (8.53%) HP UFT
3 5 (3.88%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.10%) JUnit
4 4 (3.10%) Maven
5 3 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.33%) Grunt
5 3 (2.33%) gulp
5 3 (2.33%) Protractor
5 3 (2.33%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.55%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.55%) Yeoman
General
1 55 (42.64%) Finance
2 41 (31.78%) Front Office
3 22 (17.05%) Banking
4 20 (15.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (37.98%) Developer
2 23 (17.83%) Quantitative Developer
3 19 (14.73%) Data Scientist
4 18 (13.95%) Analyst
5 16 (12.40%) Qualitative Analyst
5 16 (12.40%) Quantitative Analyst
6 13 (10.08%) Credit Risk Manager
6 13 (10.08%) Quantitative Risk Manager
6 13 (10.08%) Risk Manager
7 11 (8.53%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 10 (7.75%) C++ Developer
8 10 (7.75%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 10 (7.75%) Lead Tester
8 10 (7.75%) QA Leader
8 10 (7.75%) QA Tester
8 10 (7.75%) Senior QA Tester
8 10 (7.75%) Senior Tester
8 10 (7.75%) Tester
9 7 (5.43%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.40%) .NET
2 11 (8.53%) MSMQ
3 10 (7.75%) scikit-learn
4 7 (5.43%) SciPy
5 6 (4.65%) HTML
5 6 (4.65%) Pandas
6 5 (3.88%) D3.js
7 4 (3.10%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.10%) JSON
7 4 (3.10%) RESTful
7 4 (3.10%) Spring
8 3 (2.33%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.33%) CSS
8 3 (2.33%) JMX
8 3 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (2.33%) OOCSS
8 3 (2.33%) React
8 3 (2.33%) REST
8 3 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 35 (27.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 29 (22.48%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (19.38%) Credit Risk
4 25 (19.38%) Derivative
5 23 (17.83%) Algorithms
6 22 (17.05%) Statistics
7 16 (12.40%) Computer Science
7 16 (12.40%) Data Structures
8 14 (10.85%) Credit Derivative
8 14 (10.85%) Market Risk
9 13 (10.08%) Physics
10 7 (5.43%) Fixed Income
11 6 (4.65%) Visualisation
12 5 (3.88%) Applied Mathematics
13 3 (2.33%) Equities
13 3 (2.33%) Hedge funds
13 3 (2.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 2 (1.55%) CUDA
14 2 (1.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.91%) Analytics
2 31 (24.03%) Machine Learning
3 29 (22.48%) Algorithmic Trading
4 24 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (15.50%) Low Latency
5 20 (15.50%) Multithreading
5 20 (15.50%) Validation
6 17 (13.18%) Data Analytics
6 17 (13.18%) Risk Management
7 16 (12.40%) FX Algorithmic Trading
7 16 (12.40%) Market Making
8 15 (11.63%) Monte Carlo Method
9 14 (10.85%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (10.85%) Test Automation
10 10 (7.75%) Automated Testing
10 10 (7.75%) Data Migration
10 10 (7.75%) ITIL
10 10 (7.75%) Migration
10 10 (7.75%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.20%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 65 (50.39%) C++
2 47 (36.43%) Python
3 33 (25.58%) R
4 30 (23.26%) C#
5 28 (21.71%) Java
6 24 (18.60%) SQL
7 15 (11.63%) VBA
8 14 (10.85%) Scala
9 10 (7.75%) MATLAB
10 6 (4.65%) JavaScript
10 6 (4.65%) VB
11 3 (2.33%) C++/CLI
11 3 (2.33%) F#
11 3 (2.33%) Ruby
11 3 (2.33%) VB6
12 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.55%) Clojure
12 2 (1.55%) Haskell
12 2 (1.55%) Julia
13 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (29.46%) Degree
2 10 (7.75%) ISEB
2 10 (7.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.16%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Docker
2 2 (1.55%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.78%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (7.75%) Sybase
2 4 (3.10%) Facebook
2 4 (3.10%) Google
3 3 (2.33%) Twitter
4 2 (1.55%) Tableau
5 1 (0.78%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.78%) BT
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
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