The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 278 262 250
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing PhD 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.040% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.075% 0.15% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £325 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £345 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £625 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2679 2619 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.78% 26.37% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1422 1238
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 124 117
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.12 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +39.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Berkshire +2 2 £325 -53.57%
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 South East region with a requirement for PhD.

1 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 6 (54.55%) Data Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) CRM
4 3 (27.27%) FMCG
4 3 (27.27%) Physics
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Big Data
4 3 (27.27%) Apache Spark
5 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
5 2 (18.18%) Linear Regression
5 2 (18.18%) scikit-learn
5 2 (18.18%) Smart Energy
5 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Pandas
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Apache Pig
5 2 (18.18%) Biotechnology
5 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
5 2 (18.18%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
5 2 (18.18%) R
5 2 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (18.18%) Life Science
5 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
5 2 (18.18%) SciPy
5 2 (18.18%) NumPy

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Apache Spark
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Pig
2 2 (18.18%) SAS
3 1 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) RS-232
1 1 (9.09%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
2 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
1 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Data Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Data Scientist
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Development Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) IT Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning Scientist
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Senior IT Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) NumPy
1 2 (18.18%) Pandas
1 2 (18.18%) scikit-learn
1 2 (18.18%) SciPy
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Django
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) FMCG
2 3 (27.27%) Physics
3 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Biometrics
3 2 (18.18%) Biotechnology
3 2 (18.18%) Life Science
3 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 2 (18.18%) Smart Energy
3 2 (18.18%) Statistics
3 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Data Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Signal Processing
3 2 (18.18%) Linear Regression
3 2 (18.18%) Logistics
3 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
3 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
4 1 (9.09%) Cross-Platform Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Acquisition
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) R
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) PMP
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Sitecore