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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 151 162 141
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing PhD 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.029% 0.024% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.12% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.35 -
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
611 842 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.43% 20.06% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 468 326
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 65 55
Median hourly rate £21.00 £37.72 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.31% +63.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.77 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +10 1 - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) JMS
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) JMX
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Wicket
2 1 (33.33%) JRuby
2 1 (33.33%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Redis
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Data Scientist
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Wicket
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) EJB
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JDBC
1 1 (33.33%) JMS
1 1 (33.33%) JMX
1 1 (33.33%) JRuby
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Econometric Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Linear Algebra
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) OWASP
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Go
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM