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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 375 376 339
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -37
Contract jobs citing PhD 24 39 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 1.04% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 38
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£600 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £410 £518
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £698 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -80.00%
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
3835 3753 3210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.78% 15.63% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2659 2426 2018
Average daily rate £425 £410 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.72% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 127
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 +1 13 £600 -7.69% 6
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 37 (57.81%) C++
2 33 (51.56%) Mathematics
3 30 (46.88%) Degree
4 26 (40.63%) Finance
5 24 (37.50%) Front Office
6 22 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (29.69%) Python
8 18 (28.13%) Statistics
8 18 (28.13%) Physics
8 18 (28.13%) Computer Science
9 15 (23.44%) SQL
10 13 (20.31%) Big Data
11 12 (18.75%) Java
11 12 (18.75%) Analytics
12 11 (17.19%) Validation
13 10 (15.63%) Banking
14 9 (14.06%) C#
14 9 (14.06%) R
15 8 (12.50%) Multithreading
16 7 (10.94%) .NET
16 7 (10.94%) Linux
16 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (10.94%) Data Analysis
16 7 (10.94%) Economics
16 7 (10.94%) Algorithms
17 6 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 6 (9.38%) Investment Banking
17 6 (9.38%) Data Structures
18 5 (7.81%) Windows
18 5 (7.81%) MATLAB

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (3.13%) SAS
1 2 (3.13%) Confluence
1 2 (3.13%) Node.js
1 2 (3.13%) Apache Pig
1 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.56%) SPSS
1 1 (1.56%) S-PLUS
1 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) Big Data
2 5 (7.81%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.81%) KDB
3 4 (6.25%) Apache Hive
3 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.69%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.13%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.56%) Text Mining
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.56%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Subversion
1 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.13%) JIRA
2 2 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.56%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.56%) JUnit
3 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.56%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (1.56%) Grunt
General
1 26 (40.63%) Finance
2 24 (37.50%) Front Office
3 10 (15.63%) Banking
4 6 (9.38%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.69%) Law
5 3 (4.69%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 34 (53.13%) Developer
2 15 (23.44%) Analyst
2 15 (23.44%) Quantitative Developer
3 12 (18.75%) C++ Developer
4 9 (14.06%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Data Scientist
6 7 (10.94%) Quantitative Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Data Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Front Office Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Data Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Junior
10 2 (3.13%) Junior Quantitative Developer
10 2 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Python Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Junior Developer
11 1 (1.56%) Project Engineer
11 1 (1.56%) C# Developer
11 1 (1.56%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) HTML
3 2 (3.13%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.56%) J2EE
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) Spring
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) WPF
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) SciPy
4 1 (1.56%) NumPy
4 1 (1.56%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.56%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.56%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 33 (51.56%) Mathematics
2 22 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (28.13%) Physics
3 18 (28.13%) Statistics
3 18 (28.13%) Computer Science
4 7 (10.94%) Economics
4 7 (10.94%) Algorithms
5 6 (9.38%) Data Structures
5 6 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (7.81%) Fixed Income
7 4 (6.25%) User Experience
8 3 (4.69%) Derivative
8 3 (4.69%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (3.13%) Applied Mathematics
9 2 (3.13%) Equities
9 2 (3.13%) Wiki
9 2 (3.13%) Credit Risk
10 1 (1.56%) Market Risk
10 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Analytics
2 11 (17.19%) Validation
3 8 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 7 (10.94%) Data Analysis
4 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.81%) Algorithmic Trading
5 5 (7.81%) Low Latency
5 5 (7.81%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (7.81%) Market Making
6 4 (6.25%) Statistical Modelling
7 3 (4.69%) Monte Carlo Method
7 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.13%) Quantitative Analysis
8 2 (3.13%) Scrum
8 2 (3.13%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.13%) Project Management
8 2 (3.13%) MVC
8 2 (3.13%) OO
8 2 (3.13%) Data Analytics
8 2 (3.13%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 37 (57.81%) C++
2 19 (29.69%) Python
3 15 (23.44%) SQL
4 12 (18.75%) Java
5 9 (14.06%) C#
5 9 (14.06%) R
6 5 (7.81%) MATLAB
7 3 (4.69%) Ruby
7 3 (4.69%) VBA
7 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.56%) C
8 1 (1.56%) VB
8 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.56%) F#
8 1 (1.56%) Scala
8 1 (1.56%) Haskell
8 1 (1.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 30 (46.88%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) Basel II
1 1 (1.56%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.56%) Tableau
3 1 (1.56%) Sybase
London
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Imperial College London
Rate: From £34,270 to £42,380 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago