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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 567 574 561
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing PhD 84 72 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.66% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 51 46
Median daily rate £500 £575 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £413 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £750 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £480
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £28.69 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.84% -4.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.69 -

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
11529 10945 10643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.35% 19.17% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7205 6556 6021
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 545 469
Median hourly rate £28.63 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.69 £51.17 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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 28 July 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 24 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 28 July 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 0 84 £500 -13.04% 89
London +15 62 £575 -4.16% 46
South West - 11 £425 - 5
Exeter - 10 £425 -
Devon - 10 £425 -
City of London +34 5 £600 -7.69% 8
Yorkshire 0 4 £450 - 3
South East +7 3 £375 -9.09% 10
West Yorkshire 0 3 £375 - 2
Leeds -5 3 £375 - 1
East of England +21 2 £300 -48.93% 16
Berkshire 0 2 £388 -
Hertfordshire +15 1 £300 -52.00%
North West +4 1 £500 - 6
Birmingham -11 1 - -
West Midlands -34 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Liverpool - 1 £500 -
Merseyside - 1 £500 -
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 15
Sheffield - 1 £525 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 16

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 96 (59.26%) Python
2 82 (50.62%) C++
3 76 (46.91%) R
4 67 (41.36%) Degree
4 67 (41.36%) Finance
5 62 (38.27%) Machine Learning
6 58 (35.80%) Mathematics
7 54 (33.33%) Analytics
8 48 (29.63%) Statistics
9 47 (29.01%) SQL
10 46 (28.40%) Java
10 46 (28.40%) Computer Science
11 43 (26.54%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (22.22%) Algorithms
13 35 (21.60%) Big Data
14 32 (19.75%) C#
15 31 (19.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 30 (18.52%) Hadoop
17 27 (16.67%) Front Office
17 27 (16.67%) MATLAB
17 27 (16.67%) Apache Spark
18 26 (16.05%) Software Engineering
19 25 (15.43%) Data Analytics
20 24 (14.81%) Linux
21 23 (14.20%) Scala
22 22 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
23 21 (12.96%) Apache Hive
23 21 (12.96%) Statistical Modelling
23 21 (12.96%) Derivative
24 20 (12.35%) 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 27 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 18 (11.11%) SAS
3 11 (6.79%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) IPython
Applications
1 11 (6.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.85%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.23%) GitHub
4 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.62%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.62%) Network Security
3 1 (0.62%) RS-232
3 1 (0.62%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.60%) Big Data
2 30 (18.52%) Hadoop
3 21 (12.96%) Apache Hive
4 17 (10.49%) Data Mining
5 13 (8.02%) NoSQL
6 9 (5.56%) QlikView
7 8 (4.94%) Spotfire
8 7 (4.32%) SQL Server
9 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.47%) Impala
10 4 (2.47%) Mahout
10 4 (2.47%) MySQL
10 4 (2.47%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.85%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.85%) Redis
12 2 (1.23%) HBase
12 2 (1.23%) KDB
12 2 (1.23%) Neo4j
12 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.09%) Selenium
2 4 (2.47%) HP UFT
2 4 (2.47%) JUnit
2 4 (2.47%) Maven
2 4 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.23%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.23%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.62%) Grunt
4 1 (0.62%) gulp
4 1 (0.62%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.62%) Protractor
4 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (41.36%) Finance
2 27 (16.67%) Front Office
3 14 (8.64%) Banking
4 11 (6.79%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.09%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (37.65%) Developer
2 47 (29.01%) Data Scientist
3 29 (17.90%) Quantitative Developer
4 19 (11.73%) Analyst
5 17 (10.49%) Qualitative Analyst
5 17 (10.49%) Quantitative Analyst
6 16 (9.88%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 12 (7.41%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.56%) C++ Developer
8 9 (5.56%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 7 (4.32%) C# Quant Developer
9 7 (4.32%) Consultant
9 7 (4.32%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
10 6 (3.70%) Credit Risk Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
10 6 (3.70%) Quantitative Risk Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Risk Manager
11 5 (3.09%) Data Engineer
11 5 (3.09%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.73%) Pandas
2 14 (8.64%) .NET
3 10 (6.17%) D3.js
3 10 (6.17%) Natural Language Processing
4 9 (5.56%) scikit-learn
5 8 (4.94%) HTML
5 8 (4.94%) RESTful
5 8 (4.94%) SciPy
6 6 (3.70%) JSON
6 6 (3.70%) NumPy
6 6 (3.70%) Spring
7 5 (3.09%) CSS
8 4 (2.47%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.47%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.47%) MSMQ
8 4 (2.47%) WCF
8 4 (2.47%) WinForms
8 4 (2.47%) WPF
9 3 (1.85%) Node.js
9 3 (1.85%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 58 (35.80%) Mathematics
2 48 (29.63%) Statistics
3 46 (28.40%) Computer Science
4 43 (26.54%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (22.22%) Algorithms
6 31 (19.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (12.96%) Derivative
8 17 (10.49%) Credit Risk
8 17 (10.49%) Physics
9 16 (9.88%) Artificial Intelligence
9 16 (9.88%) Visualisation
10 12 (7.41%) Applied Mathematics
11 10 (6.17%) Credit Derivative
11 10 (6.17%) Data Structures
11 10 (6.17%) Fixed Income
12 6 (3.70%) Life Science
12 6 (3.70%) Market Risk
13 5 (3.09%) Neural Network
14 4 (2.47%) Grid Computing
15 3 (1.85%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.81%) Linux
2 2 (1.23%) Windows
3 1 (0.62%) Android
3 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.27%) Machine Learning
2 54 (33.33%) Analytics
3 26 (16.05%) Software Engineering
4 25 (15.43%) Data Analytics
5 22 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (12.96%) Statistical Modelling
7 20 (12.35%) Unit Testing
8 19 (11.73%) Validation
9 18 (11.11%) Quantitative Finance
10 16 (9.88%) Data Analysis
10 16 (9.88%) Low Latency
10 16 (9.88%) Multithreading
11 15 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.02%) Algorithmic Trading
12 13 (8.02%) Asset Management
12 13 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (8.02%) E-Commerce
12 13 (8.02%) Risk Management
13 12 (7.41%) Data Modelling
13 12 (7.41%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (59.26%) Python
2 82 (50.62%) C++
3 76 (46.91%) R
4 47 (29.01%) SQL
5 46 (28.40%) Java
6 32 (19.75%) C#
7 27 (16.67%) MATLAB
8 23 (14.20%) Scala
9 12 (7.41%) VBA
10 9 (5.56%) VB
11 5 (3.09%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.47%) C
13 3 (1.85%) C++/CLI
13 3 (1.85%) Ruby
13 3 (1.85%) VB6
14 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.23%) Clojure
14 2 (1.23%) Haskell
14 2 (1.23%) Julia
14 2 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (41.36%) Degree
2 3 (1.85%) ISEB
2 3 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.02%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.23%) 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 9 (5.56%) Tableau
2 5 (3.09%) Google
3 4 (2.47%) Facebook
3 4 (2.47%) SAP
4 3 (1.85%) Sybase
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle
6 1 (0.62%) IBM
6 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.62%) Splunk
6 1 (0.62%) Twitter
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