The first table below looks at the demand for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 131 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs citing PhD 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.036% 0.041% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
610 365 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.97% 14.80% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 193 133
Average daily rate £347 £353 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +13.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 35
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.38 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
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PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PhD across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

PhD
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PhD across the Scotland region.

PhD Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

PhD
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PhD across the Scotland region.

PhD Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

PhD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 6
Perth and Kinross - - - -
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SCADA
1 1 (50.00%) Memory Management

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree