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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 134 126 138
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing PhD 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.064% 0.10% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.59% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.33%
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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
590 509 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.82% 17.58% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 235 321
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 52 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Nagios
1 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Ganglia
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (100.00%) YUM
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) R
1 2 (100.00%) GPFS
2 1 (50.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) Chemistry
2 1 (50.00%) Biology
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Life Science
2 1 (50.00%) Wiki
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Apache

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (50.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Chemistry
2 1 (50.00%) Biology
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Life Science
2 1 (50.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (100.00%) R
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Nagios
1 2 (100.00%) Ganglia
1 2 (100.00%) YUM
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat