The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 132 - 133
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PhD 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £243 £413
% change year-on-year
+27.83% -41.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -31.42%
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
609 478 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.11% 17.31% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 212 272
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 21
Average hourly rate £17.75 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.73% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PhD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PhD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PhD across the North West region.

PhD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PhD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 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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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
Manchester - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (83.33%) MATLAB
1 5 (83.33%) R
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) YUM
3 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) Mathematica
3 3 (50.00%) Operations Research
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (50.00%) Internet of Things
3 3 (50.00%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) GPFS
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) Nagios
4 2 (33.33%) LAMP
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Ganglia
4 2 (33.33%) Hadoop

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Mathematica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modeller
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (50.00%) Internet of Things
3 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) Social Media
4 1 (16.67%) Life Science
4 1 (16.67%) Wiki
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (16.67%) Chemistry
4 1 (16.67%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) MATLAB
1 5 (83.33%) R
2 3 (50.00%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) YUM
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) Nagios
2 2 (33.33%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat