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 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 572 609 560
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -49
Contract jobs citing PhD 74 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.064% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.33% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 46
Median daily rate £538 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £409 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £715 £788
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50

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
11588 10895 10569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.58% 19.46% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7184 6257 6159
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 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 554 541
Median hourly rate £32.66 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.13% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £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

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 29 May 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 13 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 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
England +51 74 £538 -2.27% 102
London +38 61 £625 +13.63% 43
City of London +53 13 £725 +11.53% 7
Devon - 7 £425 -
Exeter - 7 £425 -
South West - 7 £425 - 2
South East +3 4 £350 -39.13% 18
Berkshire -5 4 £350 -50.00% 2
North West - 2 £413 - 4
Slough +8 1 £300 -57.14%
Liverpool - 1 £500 -
Manchester - 1 £325 - 4
Merseyside - 1 £500 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for PhD.

1 91 (52.00%) C++
2 70 (40.00%) Python
3 68 (38.86%) Finance
4 61 (34.86%) Degree
5 56 (32.00%) Analytics
6 50 (28.57%) Mathematics
6 50 (28.57%) R
7 49 (28.00%) Machine Learning
8 48 (27.43%) Java
9 44 (25.14%) SQL
10 40 (22.86%) Front Office
11 39 (22.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 39 (22.29%) Computer Science
11 39 (22.29%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (21.71%) C#
13 34 (19.43%) Linux
14 33 (18.86%) Algorithms
15 29 (16.57%) Statistics
16 28 (16.00%) Derivative
16 28 (16.00%) QA
16 28 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (14.86%) Algorithmic Trading
18 25 (14.29%) Data Analytics
19 24 (13.71%) Credit Risk
19 24 (13.71%) Hadoop
20 22 (12.57%) Banking
20 22 (12.57%) Low Latency
21 21 (12.00%) Apache Spark
21 21 (12.00%) Validation
21 21 (12.00%) Apache Hive

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 21 (12.00%) Apache Spark
2 17 (9.71%) SAS
3 9 (5.14%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.86%) Node.js
5 3 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.57%) IPython
Applications
1 10 (5.71%) SPSS
2 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.86%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.14%) GitHub
3 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.57%) InfiniBand
2 1 (0.57%) Network Security
2 1 (0.57%) RS-232
2 1 (0.57%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.71%) Hadoop
2 21 (12.00%) Apache Hive
3 20 (11.43%) Big Data
4 15 (8.57%) Data Mining
5 13 (7.43%) SQL Server
6 11 (6.29%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.00%) KDB
7 7 (4.00%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.43%) MySQL
9 5 (2.86%) Redis
10 3 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.14%) Impala
11 2 (1.14%) Mahout
11 2 (1.14%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.14%) QlikView
12 1 (0.57%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.57%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (8.00%) Selenium
2 11 (6.29%) HP UFT
3 6 (3.43%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.29%) JUnit
4 4 (2.29%) Maven
4 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.71%) Grunt
5 3 (1.71%) gulp
5 3 (1.71%) Protractor
5 3 (1.71%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.14%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.14%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (38.86%) Finance
2 40 (22.86%) Front Office
3 22 (12.57%) Banking
4 18 (10.29%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.43%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.71%) Retail
8 2 (1.14%) Marketing
8 2 (1.14%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Electronics
9 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 69 (39.43%) Developer
2 30 (17.14%) Data Scientist
2 30 (17.14%) Quantitative Developer
3 28 (16.00%) Analyst
4 22 (12.57%) Qualitative Analyst
4 22 (12.57%) Quantitative Analyst
5 13 (7.43%) Credit Risk Manager
5 13 (7.43%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 13 (7.43%) Quantitative Risk Manager
5 13 (7.43%) Risk Manager
6 12 (6.86%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.86%) C++ Developer
7 11 (6.29%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 10 (5.71%) Lead Tester
8 10 (5.71%) QA Leader
8 10 (5.71%) QA Tester
8 10 (5.71%) Senior QA Tester
8 10 (5.71%) Senior Tester
8 10 (5.71%) Tester
9 9 (5.14%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.43%) .NET
2 17 (9.71%) Pandas
3 14 (8.00%) scikit-learn
4 11 (6.29%) MSMQ
4 11 (6.29%) SciPy
5 8 (4.57%) HTML
6 6 (3.43%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.43%) JSON
6 6 (3.43%) RESTful
6 6 (3.43%) Spring
7 5 (2.86%) CSS
7 5 (2.86%) D3.js
7 5 (2.86%) NumPy
7 5 (2.86%) REST
7 5 (2.86%) Web Services
8 4 (2.29%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.29%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.29%) WCF
8 4 (2.29%) WinForms
8 4 (2.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 39 (22.29%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (22.29%) Computer Science
2 39 (22.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 33 (18.86%) Algorithms
4 29 (16.57%) Statistics
5 28 (16.00%) Derivative
6 24 (13.71%) Credit Risk
7 17 (9.71%) Credit Derivative
8 16 (9.14%) Visualisation
9 15 (8.57%) Data Structures
10 14 (8.00%) Market Risk
10 14 (8.00%) Physics
11 12 (6.86%) Fixed Income
12 8 (4.57%) Life Science
13 6 (3.43%) Artificial Intelligence
13 6 (3.43%) Management Information System
14 5 (2.86%) Applied Mathematics
15 4 (2.29%) Smart Energy
16 3 (1.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.43%) Linux
2 8 (4.57%) Windows
3 7 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (0.57%) Android
4 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.00%) Analytics
2 49 (28.00%) Machine Learning
3 28 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (14.86%) Algorithmic Trading
5 25 (14.29%) Data Analytics
6 22 (12.57%) Low Latency
7 21 (12.00%) Multithreading
7 21 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 21 (12.00%) Validation
8 20 (11.43%) Risk Management
9 18 (10.29%) Statistical Modelling
10 17 (9.71%) Data Analysis
10 17 (9.71%) Unit Testing
11 16 (9.14%) Monte Carlo Method
12 15 (8.57%) FX Algorithmic Trading
12 15 (8.57%) Market Making
13 14 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
13 14 (8.00%) Test Automation
14 13 (7.43%) E-Commerce
15 12 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 91 (52.00%) C++
2 70 (40.00%) Python
3 50 (28.57%) R
4 48 (27.43%) Java
5 44 (25.14%) SQL
6 38 (21.71%) C#
7 15 (8.57%) VBA
8 14 (8.00%) MATLAB
8 14 (8.00%) Scala
9 11 (6.29%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.43%) Ruby
10 6 (3.43%) VB
11 3 (1.71%) C++/CLI
11 3 (1.71%) F#
11 3 (1.71%) VB6
12 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.14%) C
12 2 (1.14%) Clojure
12 2 (1.14%) Haskell
12 2 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (34.86%) Degree
2 10 (5.71%) ISEB
2 10 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.14%) PMP
4 1 (0.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.00%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.71%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (1.71%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.57%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (5.71%) Sybase
2 5 (2.86%) Google
3 4 (2.29%) Facebook
4 3 (1.71%) Twitter
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle
6 1 (0.57%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.57%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.57%) IBM
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.57%) Tableau
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