The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 584 584 578
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing PhD 63 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.087% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.46% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 42
Median daily rate £500 £600 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £423 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £750 £773
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £550 £478
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +15.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £46.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +24.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11746 10607 10582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.89% 18.90% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7318 6199 6096
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 555 496
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PhD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PhD within the UK.

PhD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PhD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

PhD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PhD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PhD within the UK.

PhD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PhD
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
England +27 63 £500 -16.66% 110
London +21 46 £600 - 45
South West - 12 £425 - 3
Exeter - 12 £425 - 1
Devon - 12 £425 - 1
City of London +50 6 £725 +11.53% 9
South East +8 3 £350 - 22
Berkshire +1 3 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +7 1 - - 3
Leeds -2 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -8 1 - - 2
North West -10 1 £500 - 4
Liverpool - 1 £500 -
Merseyside - 1 £500 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 with a requirement for PhD.

1 90 (55.90%) C++
2 80 (49.69%) Python
3 68 (42.24%) Finance
4 61 (37.89%) Degree
5 56 (34.78%) R
6 55 (34.16%) Analytics
7 51 (31.68%) SQL
8 50 (31.06%) Machine Learning
9 47 (29.19%) Mathematics
9 47 (29.19%) Java
10 43 (26.71%) Analytical Skills
11 37 (22.98%) C#
12 35 (21.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (21.74%) Front Office
12 35 (21.74%) Algorithms
13 34 (21.12%) Computer Science
14 33 (20.50%) Statistics
15 28 (17.39%) Linux
15 28 (17.39%) Derivative
16 27 (16.77%) Data Analytics
17 24 (14.91%) Software Engineering
17 24 (14.91%) Quantitative Finance
18 23 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (13.66%) QA
20 21 (13.04%) Big Data
20 21 (13.04%) Validation
21 20 (12.42%) Statistical Modelling
21 20 (12.42%) Algorithmic Trading
21 20 (12.42%) Credit Risk
21 20 (12.42%) Unit Testing

PhD
Top Related IT Skills 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 17 (10.56%) SAS
2 16 (9.94%) Apache Spark
3 9 (5.59%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.62%) IPython
Applications
1 9 (5.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.86%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.24%) GitHub
3 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.62%) InfiniBand
2 1 (0.62%) Network Security
2 1 (0.62%) RS-232
2 1 (0.62%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.04%) Big Data
2 19 (11.80%) Hadoop
3 17 (10.56%) Apache Hive
4 15 (9.32%) Data Mining
5 13 (8.07%) NoSQL
6 10 (6.21%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.11%) KDB
8 4 (2.48%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.48%) MySQL
8 4 (2.48%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.86%) Redis
9 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.24%) Impala
10 2 (1.24%) Mahout
10 2 (1.24%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.62%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.62%) HBase
11 1 (0.62%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Selenium
2 8 (4.97%) HP UFT
3 5 (3.11%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.48%) JUnit
4 4 (2.48%) Maven
4 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.24%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.24%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.62%) Grunt
6 1 (0.62%) gulp
6 1 (0.62%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.62%) Protractor
6 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (42.24%) Finance
2 35 (21.74%) Front Office
3 16 (9.94%) Banking
4 14 (8.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.24%) Marketing
5 2 (1.24%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Electronics
6 1 (0.62%) Games
6 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (42.24%) Developer
2 38 (23.60%) Data Scientist
3 32 (19.88%) Quantitative Developer
4 24 (14.91%) Analyst
5 20 (12.42%) Qualitative Analyst
5 20 (12.42%) Quantitative Analyst
6 13 (8.07%) C# Developer
6 13 (8.07%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 11 (6.83%) C++ Developer
7 11 (6.83%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 11 (6.83%) Credit Risk Manager
7 11 (6.83%) Quantitative Risk Manager
7 11 (6.83%) Risk Manager
8 8 (4.97%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (4.97%) C# Quant Developer
8 8 (4.97%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
9 7 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.35%) QA Tester
9 7 (4.35%) Senior Tester
9 7 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.18%) Pandas
2 17 (10.56%) .NET
3 8 (4.97%) MSMQ
3 8 (4.97%) scikit-learn
4 7 (4.35%) SciPy
5 6 (3.73%) HTML
5 6 (3.73%) JSON
5 6 (3.73%) RESTful
5 6 (3.73%) Spring
6 5 (3.11%) NumPy
7 4 (2.48%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.48%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.48%) WCF
7 4 (2.48%) WinForms
7 4 (2.48%) WPF
8 3 (1.86%) CSS
8 3 (1.86%) Node.js
8 3 (1.86%) Silverlight
8 3 (1.86%) Web Services
8 3 (1.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (29.19%) Mathematics
2 43 (26.71%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (21.74%) Algorithms
3 35 (21.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (21.12%) Computer Science
5 33 (20.50%) Statistics
6 28 (17.39%) Derivative
7 20 (12.42%) Credit Risk
8 15 (9.32%) Credit Derivative
8 15 (9.32%) Physics
9 13 (8.07%) Data Structures
9 13 (8.07%) Fixed Income
10 11 (6.83%) Market Risk
11 7 (4.35%) Artificial Intelligence
11 7 (4.35%) Visualisation
12 5 (3.11%) Applied Mathematics
13 4 (2.48%) FMCG
13 4 (2.48%) Grid Computing
13 4 (2.48%) Life Science
14 3 (1.86%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.39%) Linux
2 2 (1.24%) Windows
3 1 (0.62%) Android
3 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (34.16%) Analytics
2 50 (31.06%) Machine Learning
3 27 (16.77%) Data Analytics
4 24 (14.91%) Quantitative Finance
4 24 (14.91%) Software Engineering
5 23 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (13.04%) Validation
7 20 (12.42%) Algorithmic Trading
7 20 (12.42%) Statistical Modelling
7 20 (12.42%) Unit Testing
8 19 (11.80%) Low Latency
8 19 (11.80%) Multithreading
9 17 (10.56%) Risk Management
10 15 (9.32%) E-Commerce
11 14 (8.70%) Monte Carlo Method
12 13 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (8.07%) Data Analysis
12 13 (8.07%) FX Algorithmic Trading
12 13 (8.07%) Market Making
13 12 (7.45%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (55.90%) C++
2 80 (49.69%) Python
3 56 (34.78%) R
4 51 (31.68%) SQL
5 47 (29.19%) Java
6 37 (22.98%) C#
7 19 (11.80%) MATLAB
8 15 (9.32%) VBA
9 12 (7.45%) Scala
10 8 (4.97%) JavaScript
10 8 (4.97%) VB
11 3 (1.86%) C
11 3 (1.86%) C++/CLI
11 3 (1.86%) Ruby
11 3 (1.86%) VB6
12 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.24%) Clojure
12 2 (1.24%) Go
12 2 (1.24%) Haskell
12 2 (1.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (37.89%) Degree
2 7 (4.35%) ISEB
2 7 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.66%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.24%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.62%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.62%) Oozie
1 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (4.35%) Sybase
2 5 (3.11%) Google
3 4 (2.48%) Facebook
3 4 (2.48%) SAP
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle
5 1 (0.62%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.62%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.62%) IBM
5 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.62%) Tableau
5 1 (0.62%) Twitter
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