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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 522 562 597
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +35
Contract jobs citing PhD 99 90 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 0.79% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 50 28
Median daily rate £588 £625 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £445 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £725 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £540 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +74.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.01 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.99% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
10128 11388 11730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.43% 20.74% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6439 6920 6701
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 546 553
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 11 December 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 22 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 11 December 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 +41 98 £588 -7.84% 130
London +24 78 £550 -15.38% 71
South East +27 10 £716 +170.28% 15
City of London -2 10 £500 -23.07% 17
Buckinghamshire +19 5 £675 +154.71% 3
Milton Keynes +14 5 £675 +154.71% 2
Berkshire +12 5 £750 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 5 - - 31
East of England +1 5 - - 34
Cambridge +14 3 - - 30
North West +3 3 £475 -12.03% 6
Maidenhead - 3 £750 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +24 1 £900 +260.00% 3
Yorkshire +20 1 £900 +260.00% 3
Leeds +19 1 £900 +260.00% 3
Warwick - 1 £220 -
Reading - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £220 - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £220 -
Wales - 1 - -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 99 (56.57%) Python
2 91 (52.00%) Mathematics
3 83 (47.43%) R
4 74 (42.29%) Computer Science
5 69 (39.43%) Big Data
6 67 (38.29%) Analytics
7 65 (37.14%) Machine Learning
8 60 (34.29%) Statistics
9 57 (32.57%) Degree
10 51 (29.14%) Hadoop
11 45 (25.71%) Finance
12 42 (24.00%) SQL
12 42 (24.00%) Scala
13 41 (23.43%) C++
14 40 (22.86%) Apache Spark
15 35 (20.00%) Banking
16 34 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
16 34 (19.43%) Algorithms
17 33 (18.86%) Java
18 32 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (17.14%) Front Office
20 27 (15.43%) MATLAB
20 27 (15.43%) Visualisation
21 26 (14.86%) Data Modelling
21 26 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
22 24 (13.71%) Investment Banking
23 21 (12.00%) Artificial Intelligence
24 20 (11.43%) C#
25 19 (10.86%) Apache Hive
26 18 (10.29%) Applied Mathematics

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 40 (22.86%) Apache Spark
2 15 (8.57%) SAS
3 12 (6.86%) Apache Pig
4 11 (6.29%) Apache
5 9 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (4.57%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.14%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) SPSS
2 5 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.29%) LaTeX
4 3 (1.71%) Doxygen
4 3 (1.71%) Stata
5 2 (1.14%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.57%) MS Office
6 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.57%) PaaS
2 8 (4.57%) SaaS
3 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.71%) GitHub
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) Flurry Analytics
6 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.29%) HTTP
1 4 (2.29%) Network Security
2 2 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (39.43%) Big Data
2 51 (29.14%) Hadoop
3 19 (10.86%) Apache Hive
4 13 (7.43%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.86%) QlikView
5 12 (6.86%) Relational Database
6 11 (6.29%) RDBMS
7 10 (5.71%) MongoDB
8 9 (5.14%) Data Mining
8 9 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (5.14%) Spotfire
9 8 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.43%) Tick Data
11 5 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.86%) HBase
11 5 (2.86%) SAP HANA
12 4 (2.29%) Text Mining
13 3 (1.71%) Data Lake
13 3 (1.71%) Flink
13 3 (1.71%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.43%) JIRA
3 4 (2.29%) CasperJS
3 4 (2.29%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.29%) Selenium
4 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.14%) NUnit
5 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (25.71%) Finance
2 35 (20.00%) Banking
3 30 (17.14%) Front Office
4 24 (13.71%) Investment Banking
5 14 (8.00%) Marketing
6 10 (5.71%) Retail
7 4 (2.29%) Electronics
7 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.71%) Games
8 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.14%) Automotive
9 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.14%) Publishing
10 1 (0.57%) Advertising
10 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.57%) French Language
10 1 (0.57%) German Language
10 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (37.14%) Data Scientist
2 36 (20.57%) Developer
3 23 (13.14%) Analyst
4 17 (9.71%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 16 (9.14%) Architect
6 15 (8.57%) Quantitative Developer
7 13 (7.43%) Qualitative Analyst
7 13 (7.43%) Quantitative Analyst
7 13 (7.43%) Risk Analyst
8 11 (6.29%) C++ Developer
8 11 (6.29%) Data Architect
9 10 (5.71%) Consultant
10 8 (4.57%) Data Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Hadoop Architect
10 8 (4.57%) Java Architect
10 8 (4.57%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 8 (4.57%) Solr Architect
11 6 (3.43%) Big Data Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.43%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.71%) Natural Language Processing
2 16 (9.14%) scikit-learn
3 15 (8.57%) Pandas
4 14 (8.00%) D3.js
5 11 (6.29%) NumPy
5 11 (6.29%) SciPy
6 8 (4.57%) HTML
7 7 (4.00%) .NET
8 6 (3.43%) CSS
9 4 (2.29%) Ajax
9 4 (2.29%) Akka
9 4 (2.29%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.29%) jQuery
9 4 (2.29%) REST
10 3 (1.71%) Kafka
10 3 (1.71%) Middleware
10 3 (1.71%) RESTful
11 2 (1.14%) HTML5
11 2 (1.14%) Swing
11 2 (1.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 91 (52.00%) Mathematics
2 74 (42.29%) Computer Science
3 60 (34.29%) Statistics
4 34 (19.43%) Algorithms
5 27 (15.43%) Visualisation
6 26 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (12.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 18 (10.29%) Applied Mathematics
9 16 (9.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (9.14%) Physics
10 13 (7.43%) Credit Risk
10 13 (7.43%) Neural Network
11 10 (5.71%) Derivative
12 9 (5.14%) Market Risk
13 7 (4.00%) FMCG
14 6 (3.43%) Credit Derivative
14 6 (3.43%) Fintech
14 6 (3.43%) Life Science
15 5 (2.86%) Fixed Income
16 4 (2.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.29%) Linux
2 10 (5.71%) Windows
3 2 (1.14%) Android
3 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (38.29%) Analytics
2 65 (37.14%) Machine Learning
3 34 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (14.86%) Data Modelling
6 16 (9.14%) Predictive Analytics
7 15 (8.57%) Data Analysis
8 14 (8.00%) Data Visualisation
8 14 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 13 (7.43%) Open Source
9 13 (7.43%) Validation
10 12 (6.86%) OO
11 11 (6.29%) Scrum
12 10 (5.71%) Quantitative Finance
12 10 (5.71%) Statistical Analysis
13 9 (5.14%) Data Analytics
13 9 (5.14%) Deep Learning
13 9 (5.14%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.14%) Prototyping
13 9 (5.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (56.57%) Python
2 83 (47.43%) R
3 42 (24.00%) Scala
3 42 (24.00%) SQL
4 41 (23.43%) C++
5 33 (18.86%) Java
6 27 (15.43%) MATLAB
7 20 (11.43%) C#
8 6 (3.43%) Go
8 6 (3.43%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.43%) Rust
9 5 (2.86%) C
10 4 (2.29%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.71%) VB
11 3 (1.71%) VBA
12 2 (1.14%) Clojure
12 2 (1.14%) PHP
12 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.57%) Haskell
13 1 (0.57%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 57 (32.57%) Degree
2 7 (4.00%) MBA
3 4 (2.29%) ISEB
3 4 (2.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.14%) SDET
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) HDFS
2 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.29%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.71%) Puppet
3 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.57%) Mesos
Vendors
1 18 (10.29%) Tableau
2 11 (6.29%) SAP
3 7 (4.00%) Google
3 7 (4.00%) Hortonworks
4 5 (2.86%) Bloomberg
4 5 (2.86%) Reuters
5 4 (2.29%) Oracle
5 4 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.29%) Sybase
6 3 (1.71%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.71%) IBM
6 3 (1.71%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.71%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.14%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.57%) Cadence
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.57%) Siemens
8 1 (0.57%) Snowplow
8 1 (0.57%) Splunk
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