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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 154 157 138
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing PhD 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £524 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% +39.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £524 £310
% change year-on-year
+28.87% +68.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.61 -
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
609 797 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.96% 19.04% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 444 315
Median daily rate £450 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 49
Median hourly rate £35.63 £30.17 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +79.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.71 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 North West region with a requirement for PhD.

1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) Credit Risk
2 3 (75.00%) FMCG
2 3 (75.00%) R
2 3 (75.00%) Machine Learning
2 3 (75.00%) Big Data
2 3 (75.00%) Web Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) SAS
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Linear Algebra
4 1 (25.00%) Econometric Modelling

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (75.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Big Data
General
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Algorithms
1 3 (75.00%) Credit Risk
1 3 (75.00%) FMCG
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Machine Learning
1 3 (75.00%) Web Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Econometric Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Linear Algebra
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) SQL