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 29 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 245 271 243
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -28
Contract jobs citing PhD 12 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.060% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.22% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 7
Median daily rate £750 £413 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +33.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.66 -
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
2090 2674 2427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.98% 26.93% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1605 1238
Median daily rate £400 £398 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 115 119
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 September 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 +9 10 £750 - 2
Buckinghamshire +15 1 £600 +84.61%
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 15 (93.75%) Computer Science
2 14 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 14 (87.50%) Machine Learning
2 14 (87.50%) Big Data
3 13 (81.25%) Analytics
3 13 (81.25%) Hadoop
4 12 (75.00%) Visualisation
4 12 (75.00%) Data Visualisation
4 12 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (75.00%) Degree
4 12 (75.00%) Predictive Analytics
5 9 (56.25%) Java
5 9 (56.25%) Data Modelling
6 8 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (50.00%) Data Security
6 8 (50.00%) Data Governance
6 8 (50.00%) SaaS
6 8 (50.00%) PaaS
6 8 (50.00%) Apache Solr
6 8 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (37.50%) Python
8 5 (31.25%) Statistics
8 5 (31.25%) Apache Hive
8 5 (31.25%) R
8 5 (31.25%) Apache Spark
8 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
9 4 (25.00%) Linear Regression
9 4 (25.00%) scikit-learn
9 4 (25.00%) Predictive Analysis
9 4 (25.00%) Smart Energy

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 8 (50.00%) Apache Solr
1 8 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (31.25%) Apache Spark
3 4 (25.00%) Apache Pig
3 4 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) PaaS
1 8 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) RS-232
1 1 (6.25%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (87.50%) Big Data
2 13 (81.25%) Hadoop
3 8 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (31.25%) Apache Hive
5 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (6.25%) HBase
5 1 (6.25%) Mahout
5 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (6.25%) Dutch Language
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) French Language
1 1 (6.25%) German Language
1 1 (6.25%) Italian Language
1 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Architect
2 8 (50.00%) Data Architect
2 8 (50.00%) Hadoop Architect
2 8 (50.00%) Java Architect
2 8 (50.00%) Solr Architect
3 6 (37.50%) Data Scientist
4 4 (25.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) NumPy
1 4 (25.00%) Pandas
1 4 (25.00%) scikit-learn
1 4 (25.00%) SciPy
2 1 (6.25%) Cascading
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (93.75%) Computer Science
2 14 (87.50%) Mathematics
3 12 (75.00%) Visualisation
4 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
4 5 (31.25%) Statistics
5 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (25.00%) Smart Energy
6 2 (12.50%) Neural Network
6 2 (12.50%) Physics
7 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.25%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Machine Learning
2 13 (81.25%) Analytics
3 12 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (75.00%) Data Visualisation
3 12 (75.00%) Predictive Analytics
4 9 (56.25%) Data Modelling
5 8 (50.00%) Data Governance
5 8 (50.00%) Data Security
6 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (25.00%) Linear Regression
6 4 (25.00%) Predictive Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) Conflict Management
8 1 (6.25%) Data Acquisition
8 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) R
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) ION Trading