The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 534 525 552
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing PhD 69 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.056% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 18
Average daily rate £600 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £325 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £65.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-53.84% +44.44%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11153 8834 10500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.40% 18.18% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6292 4675 5421
Average daily rate £375 £363 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 493 576
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -

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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

PhD Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PhD
Top 30 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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +2 65 £600 +20.00% 111
London +1 52 £600 +17.07% 43
City of London +8 27 £650 +30.00% 14
South East - 6 £375 - 15
South West - 4 - - 5
West Midlands -5 2 - - 1
Scotland -7 2 - - 4
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 - 8
Coventry - 2 - -
Aberdeen +12 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £400 -
Woking - 1 - - 2
Hampshire - 1 - - 3
Surrey - 1 - - 3
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 4
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 38
Dorset - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 56 (54.37%) C++
2 47 (45.63%) Mathematics
3 42 (40.78%) Degree
4 40 (38.83%) Finance
5 36 (34.95%) Analytics
6 33 (32.04%) Computer Science
7 27 (26.21%) SQL
8 22 (21.36%) Python
9 21 (20.39%) Java
10 20 (19.42%) Software Engineering
11 19 (18.45%) Statistics
12 17 (16.50%) Hadoop
13 16 (15.53%) R
13 16 (15.53%) Big Data
14 13 (12.62%) Physics
14 13 (12.62%) Electronics
15 12 (11.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (11.65%) Statistical Analysis
15 12 (11.65%) Derivative
15 12 (11.65%) Android
16 11 (10.68%) Qt
16 11 (10.68%) GLSL
16 11 (10.68%) OpenGL ES
16 11 (10.68%) HLSL
16 11 (10.68%) Embedded Systems
16 11 (10.68%) MBA
16 11 (10.68%) 3D Graphics
16 11 (10.68%) OpenGL
16 11 (10.68%) VBA
17 10 (9.71%) Apache Hive

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 9 (8.74%) SAS
2 8 (7.77%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) SPSS
2 2 (1.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) CDMA
2 7 (6.80%) WCDMA
2 7 (6.80%) LTE
3 1 (0.97%) SNA
3 1 (0.97%) Firewall
3 1 (0.97%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.50%) Hadoop
2 16 (15.53%) Big Data
3 10 (9.71%) Apache Hive
4 6 (5.83%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.88%) HBase
6 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.94%) KDB
7 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.94%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.97%) Mahout
8 1 (0.97%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) LLVM
2 1 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 40 (38.83%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Electronics
3 9 (8.74%) Front Office
3 9 (8.74%) Games
4 8 (7.77%) Banking
5 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.91%) Marketing
8 2 (1.94%) German Language
8 2 (1.94%) Legal
8 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.97%) Advertising
9 1 (0.97%) Publishing
9 1 (0.97%) Retail
9 1 (0.97%) Military
9 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (28.16%) Analyst
2 27 (26.21%) Developer
3 23 (22.33%) Quantitative Analyst
4 17 (16.50%) Quantitative Developer
5 11 (10.68%) Software Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Data Scientist
7 8 (7.77%) C++ Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Junior
10 3 (2.91%) Research Scientist
10 3 (2.91%) Designer
10 3 (2.91%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Junior Developer
11 2 (1.94%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (1.94%) Infrastructure Designer
11 2 (1.94%) Architect
11 2 (1.94%) Consultant
11 2 (1.94%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.68%) OpenGL
1 11 (10.68%) Qt
1 11 (10.68%) OpenGL ES
2 9 (8.74%) MapReduce
3 8 (7.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (7.77%) STL
4 7 (6.80%) Direct3D
5 4 (3.88%) OpenCL
6 3 (2.91%) .NET
7 2 (1.94%) SciPy
7 2 (1.94%) NumPy
7 2 (1.94%) jQuery
7 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.97%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.97%) RESTful
8 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.97%) CSS
8 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 47 (45.63%) Mathematics
2 33 (32.04%) Computer Science
3 19 (18.45%) Statistics
4 13 (12.62%) Physics
5 12 (11.65%) Derivative
5 12 (11.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (10.68%) 3D Graphics
6 11 (10.68%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (8.74%) Fixed Income
8 8 (7.77%) Credit Risk
9 7 (6.80%) Market Risk
9 7 (6.80%) RenderMan
10 6 (5.83%) Visualisation
10 6 (5.83%) Machine Learning
11 3 (2.91%) SCADA
12 2 (1.94%) Equities
12 2 (1.94%) Neural Network
12 2 (1.94%) Economics
12 2 (1.94%) Device Driver
12 2 (1.94%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.65%) Android
2 9 (8.74%) Linux
3 4 (3.88%) Windows
4 2 (1.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.95%) Analytics
2 20 (19.42%) Software Engineering
3 12 (11.65%) Statistical Analysis
4 9 (8.74%) Risk Management
4 9 (8.74%) Data Analysis
4 9 (8.74%) Validation
5 8 (7.77%) Multithreading
6 5 (4.85%) Workflow
7 4 (3.88%) Software Testing
7 4 (3.88%) Statistical Modelling
7 4 (3.88%) Monte Carlo Method
8 3 (2.91%) Quantitative Analysis
8 3 (2.91%) Data Management
8 3 (2.91%) Logistics
8 3 (2.91%) Project Management
9 2 (1.94%) Service Management
9 2 (1.94%) MVC
9 2 (1.94%) SOA
9 2 (1.94%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (1.94%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 56 (54.37%) C++
2 27 (26.21%) SQL
3 22 (21.36%) Python
4 21 (20.39%) Java
5 16 (15.53%) R
6 11 (10.68%) GLSL
6 11 (10.68%) HLSL
6 11 (10.68%) VBA
7 9 (8.74%) C#
8 8 (7.77%) C
9 7 (6.80%) Scala
10 6 (5.83%) MATLAB
11 4 (3.88%) Perl
12 2 (1.94%) Ruby
13 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.97%) VC++
13 1 (0.97%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 42 (40.78%) Degree
2 11 (10.68%) MBA
3 1 (0.97%) CEH
3 1 (0.97%) CCNA
3 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) Basel III
2 1 (0.97%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.97%) Basel II
2 1 (0.97%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) CDISC
2 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.94%) XenApp
1 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
1 5 (4.85%) Oracle
2 2 (1.94%) Tableau
2 2 (1.94%) EMC
2 2 (1.94%) Citrix
2 2 (1.94%) Perforce
2 2 (1.94%) VMware
3 1 (0.97%) Teradata
3 1 (0.97%) Splunk
3 1 (0.97%) i2
3 1 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (0.97%) Vertica
3 1 (0.97%) Talend
3 1 (0.97%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.97%) MapR
3 1 (0.97%) IBM
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