The first table below looks at the demand for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 30 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 South East 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 239 - 247
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PhD 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.033% - 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2372 2089 2222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.77% 24.64% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1082 983
Average daily rate £351 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 112 148
Average hourly rate £17.29 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
PhD
England

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PhD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

PhD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PhD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PhD across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

PhD Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

PhD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

PhD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

PhD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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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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
Oxfordshire - 2 £328 - 3
Surrey - 1 £800 - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (63.64%) Physics
3 6 (54.55%) Mathematics
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) C++
5 4 (36.36%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) C
6 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 3 (27.27%) Python
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) Workflow
7 2 (18.18%) Games
7 2 (18.18%) Information Management
7 2 (18.18%) WPF
7 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
8 1 (9.09%) R
8 1 (9.09%) New Media
8 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) Big Data
8 1 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
8 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
8 1 (9.09%) Analytics
8 1 (9.09%) Android Development
8 1 (9.09%) WCF
8 1 (9.09%) Release Management
8 1 (9.09%) NFC
8 1 (9.09%) Multithreading

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) NFC
1 1 (9.09%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LLVM
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) WPF
3 1 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (9.09%) Qt
3 1 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
3 1 (9.09%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (63.64%) Physics
3 6 (54.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (9.09%) New Media
4 1 (9.09%) Chemistry
4 1 (9.09%) SCADA
4 1 (9.09%) Statistics
4 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) Information Management
2 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Android Development
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
3 1 (9.09%) Product Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Image Processing
3 1 (9.09%) Video Processing
3 1 (9.09%) Product Management
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Parallel Computing
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Parallel Processing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) R
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MBA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Perforce
1 1 (9.09%) SAP