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 2 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 236 236 252
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing PhD 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.086% 0.023% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.10% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
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£310 £243 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -17.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -31.03%
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
2386 1993 2241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.65% 23.16% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1052 1015
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 96 156
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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
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 2 October 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
Oxfordshire - 7 £310 - 3
Berkshire - 1 - - 5
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 13 (92.86%) Computer Science
2 11 (78.57%) Physics
3 10 (71.43%) Mathematics
4 9 (64.29%) C++
5 7 (50.00%) Python
5 7 (50.00%) Signal Processing
6 6 (42.86%) Image Processing
6 6 (42.86%) Video Processing
6 6 (42.86%) Games
6 6 (42.86%) MATLAB
7 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
8 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
8 3 (21.43%) C#
9 2 (14.29%) C
9 2 (14.29%) .NET
9 2 (14.29%) WPF
10 1 (7.14%) CDISC
10 1 (7.14%) NFC
10 1 (7.14%) Chemistry
10 1 (7.14%) WCF
10 1 (7.14%) Qt
10 1 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (7.14%) Parallel Computing
10 1 (7.14%) Financial Analysis
10 1 (7.14%) Parallel Processing
10 1 (7.14%) Android
10 1 (7.14%) Android Development
10 1 (7.14%) SQL Server

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Clinical Statistician
3 1 (7.14%) Android Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Statistician
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) WPF
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) Qt
2 1 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (7.14%) STL
2 1 (7.14%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) Computer Science
2 11 (78.57%) Physics
3 10 (71.43%) Mathematics
4 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
5 1 (7.14%) Chemistry
5 1 (7.14%) SCADA
5 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Signal Processing
2 6 (42.86%) Image Processing
2 6 (42.86%) Video Processing
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.14%) Parallel Computing
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Parallel Processing
4 1 (7.14%) Android Development
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management
4 1 (7.14%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C++
2 7 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (42.86%) MATLAB
4 3 (21.43%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) C
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) SAP