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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 156 140 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing PhD 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.031% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £675 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £301 £400
% change year-on-year
+99.66% -24.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.43
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
732 664 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.31% 20.30% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 338 239
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.00 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester - 2 £675 - 3
PhD
England

PhD
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (71.43%) Data Modelling
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Use Case
1 5 (71.43%) Hadoop
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (71.43%) Hadoop
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Qualitative Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Quantitative Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Validation Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
1 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Data Modelling
1 5 (71.43%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree