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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 559 527 513
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -14
Contract jobs citing PhD 38 72 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.13% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.68% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 18
Average daily rate
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£423 £600 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.58% +17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £150 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year
- -42.30%

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
10752 10619 8699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.49% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6090 6036 4636
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 528 473
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PhD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 April 2015.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
England -36 34 £436 -27.29% 76
London -39 30 £423 -29.58% 36
South East -21 4 £450 +20.00% 9
South Wales +3 3 £350 -12.50%
Wales -4 3 £350 -12.50%
City of London -15 3 £265 -59.23% 11
Surrey 0 2 £450 - 2
Newport -8 2 £350 -12.50%
Leatherhead - 2 £450 -
Berkshire +6 1 £700 - 2
Scotland +4 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire -18 1 £300 -20.00% 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £700 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (52.70%) Python
2 36 (48.65%) Mathematics
3 31 (41.89%) C++
4 26 (35.14%) Computer Science
5 25 (33.78%) R
5 25 (33.78%) Physics
6 22 (29.73%) Statistics
7 21 (28.38%) Finance
7 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (28.38%) Big Data
8 20 (27.03%) Analytics
9 19 (25.68%) Java
10 16 (21.62%) Hadoop
11 14 (18.92%) SQL
11 14 (18.92%) C
12 13 (17.57%) MATLAB
12 13 (17.57%) Degree
12 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
13 11 (14.86%) C#
14 10 (13.51%) Linux
14 10 (13.51%) Validation
14 10 (13.51%) Machine Learning
15 9 (12.16%) Scala
15 9 (12.16%) Algorithms
15 9 (12.16%) Banking
15 9 (12.16%) Data Mining
16 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (10.81%) Predictive Modelling
17 7 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
17 7 (9.46%) Monte Carlo Method

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (8.11%) SAS
1 6 (8.11%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.41%) Apache
3 3 (4.05%) Node.js
3 3 (4.05%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Mathematica
1 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) SPSS
3 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Broadband
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.38%) Big Data
2 16 (21.62%) Hadoop
3 9 (12.16%) Data Mining
4 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.76%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (5.41%) Apache Hive
5 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.05%) Text Mining
6 3 (4.05%) HBase
7 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.35%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.35%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.35%) ProC
1 1 (1.35%) Subversion
1 1 (1.35%) JIRA
1 1 (1.35%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Banking
3 7 (9.46%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.05%) Front Office
5 3 (4.05%) Publishing
6 2 (2.70%) Games
6 2 (2.70%) Retail
6 2 (2.70%) Marketing
6 2 (2.70%) Japanese Language
6 2 (2.70%) Law
7 1 (1.35%) Legal
7 1 (1.35%) Advertising
7 1 (1.35%) Electronics
7 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.35%) French Language
7 1 (1.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Data Scientist
2 17 (22.97%) Developer
3 11 (14.86%) Quantitative Developer
4 8 (10.81%) C++ Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Junior
8 4 (5.41%) Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Data Modeller
8 4 (5.41%) Quantitative Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Data Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Big Data Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Junior Quantitative Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Research Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Junior Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Programmer
10 2 (2.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) .NET
1 5 (6.76%) OpenMP
2 4 (5.41%) XML
3 3 (4.05%) Middleware
4 2 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (1.35%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.35%) WPF
5 1 (1.35%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (1.35%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (1.35%) Kafka
5 1 (1.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (48.65%) Mathematics
2 26 (35.14%) Computer Science
3 25 (33.78%) Physics
4 22 (29.73%) Statistics
5 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (12.16%) Algorithms
7 6 (8.11%) Visualisation
8 5 (6.76%) Economics
9 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
9 3 (4.05%) Fixed Income
9 3 (4.05%) Clustering
9 3 (4.05%) Neural Network
9 3 (4.05%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (4.05%) Applied Mathematics
9 3 (4.05%) Credit Risk
9 3 (4.05%) Data Structures
9 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
9 3 (4.05%) Internet of Things
9 3 (4.05%) User Experience
10 2 (2.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) UNIX
3 4 (5.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Analytics
2 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
3 10 (13.51%) Validation
3 10 (13.51%) Machine Learning
4 8 (10.81%) Predictive Modelling
4 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.46%) Data Analysis
5 7 (9.46%) Monte Carlo Method
5 7 (9.46%) Statistical Modelling
6 6 (8.11%) Cyber Security
6 6 (8.11%) Data Modelling
6 6 (8.11%) ETL
7 5 (6.76%) Logistic Regression
7 5 (6.76%) Operations Research
7 5 (6.76%) Parallel Computing
8 4 (5.41%) MapReduce
8 4 (5.41%) Quantitative Analysis
8 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.05%) Data Management
9 3 (4.05%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.70%) Python
2 31 (41.89%) C++
3 25 (33.78%) R
4 19 (25.68%) Java
5 14 (18.92%) C
5 14 (18.92%) SQL
6 13 (17.57%) MATLAB
7 11 (14.86%) C#
8 9 (12.16%) Scala
9 5 (6.76%) Fortran
10 4 (5.41%) Haskell
11 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.05%) Clojure
11 3 (4.05%) VBA
12 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
12 2 (2.70%) Go
13 1 (1.35%) XQuery
13 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) HDFS
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) OPNET
2 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) Tableau
3 4 (5.41%) Hortonworks
3 4 (5.41%) Cloudera
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) Symantec
5 2 (2.70%) VMware
5 2 (2.70%) Netezza
5 2 (2.70%) Veeam
5 2 (2.70%) Vertica
5 2 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.35%) Apple
6 1 (1.35%) Adobe
6 1 (1.35%) Sybase
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