The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 134 - 143
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PhD 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% - 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
988 869 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.63% 27.76% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 508 612
Median daily rate £385 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 38 56
Median hourly rate £37.25 £38.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% +9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.79 £19.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
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 West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

PhD
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

PhD Daily Rate Trend in the South West

PhD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

PhD Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

PhD
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Devon - 7 £425 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for PhD.

1 7 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
1 7 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 7 (100.00%) R
1 7 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 7 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 7 (100.00%) Analytics
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) Data Mining
2 4 (57.14%) SAS
2 4 (57.14%) SPSS

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (57.14%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Analytics
1 7 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 7 (100.00%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) R
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree