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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing PhD 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-24.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.43 £39.38
% change year-on-year
- -65.89%
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
757 532 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.06% 19.46% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 216 198
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 73 39
Average hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £36.53 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
1 3 (75.00%) MATLAB
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematica
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Operations Research
1 3 (75.00%) R
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (75.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) yum
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) LAMP
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modeller
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (75.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) MATLAB
1 3 (75.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) yum
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat