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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 564 513 516
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +3
Contract jobs citing PhD 35 57 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.11% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.57% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £650 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £430 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £355 -
% change year-on-year
-15.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £17.86 -
% change year-on-year
+109.96% -

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
10555 10047 8332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.67% 19.35% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6006 5532 4420
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 509 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
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 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 27 March 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 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 27 March 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 -29 33 £400 -38.46% 71
London -19 25 £400 -38.46% 30
South East -24 7 £375 +21.04% 11
City of London -6 5 £440 -32.30% 5
Middlesex - 3 £301 -
Leatherhead - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £450 - 4
South West -8 1 £248 - 2
Scotland -8 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 3
Berkshire - 1 £700 - 1
Dorset - 1 £248 -
Slough - 1 £700 -
Southampton - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Northampton - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 2
Reading - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Abingdon - - - -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 35 (51.47%) Python
1 35 (51.47%) Mathematics
2 31 (45.59%) C++
3 22 (32.35%) Physics
3 22 (32.35%) R
4 20 (29.41%) Computer Science
5 19 (27.94%) Statistics
6 18 (26.47%) Java
6 18 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (25.00%) Finance
8 15 (22.06%) Analytics
8 15 (22.06%) Big Data
9 14 (20.59%) C
9 14 (20.59%) Software Engineering
10 13 (19.12%) Degree
10 13 (19.12%) Hadoop
11 12 (17.65%) MATLAB
12 10 (14.71%) C#
12 10 (14.71%) Linux
13 9 (13.24%) Data Mining
13 9 (13.24%) Validation
14 8 (11.76%) Banking
14 8 (11.76%) SQL
14 8 (11.76%) UNIX
14 8 (11.76%) Predictive Modelling
14 8 (11.76%) Machine Learning
14 8 (11.76%) Statistical Modelling
15 7 (10.29%) Scala
15 7 (10.29%) Monte Carlo Method
15 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.82%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.88%) Apache
2 4 (5.88%) SAS
3 3 (4.41%) Node.js
4 2 (2.94%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Mathematica
2 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) DMZ
2 2 (2.94%) DHCP
2 2 (2.94%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.47%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) Big Data
2 13 (19.12%) Hadoop
3 9 (13.24%) Data Mining
4 5 (7.35%) MySQL
4 5 (7.35%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.41%) Text Mining
6 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.41%) HBase
6 3 (4.41%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.47%) ProC
1 1 (1.47%) Subversion
1 1 (1.47%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Banking
3 6 (8.82%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.35%) Front Office
5 3 (4.41%) Publishing
5 3 (4.41%) Games
6 2 (2.94%) Electronics
6 2 (2.94%) Law
6 2 (2.94%) Retail
6 2 (2.94%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.47%) Billing
7 1 (1.47%) Marketing
7 1 (1.47%) French Language
7 1 (1.47%) Legal
7 1 (1.47%) Advertising
7 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Developer
1 16 (23.53%) Data Scientist
2 11 (16.18%) Quantitative Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) C++ Developer
4 6 (8.82%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Junior
6 4 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Data Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Data Modeller
6 4 (5.88%) Quantitative Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Big Data Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Junior Quantitative Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Programmer
7 3 (4.41%) Junior Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
1 5 (7.35%) OpenMP
2 4 (5.88%) XML
3 2 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.47%) WPF
4 1 (1.47%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.47%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (1.47%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 35 (51.47%) Mathematics
2 22 (32.35%) Physics
3 20 (29.41%) Computer Science
4 19 (27.94%) Statistics
5 18 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (8.82%) Algorithms
7 5 (7.35%) Clustering
8 4 (5.88%) Fixed Income
8 4 (5.88%) Credit Risk
9 3 (4.41%) Data Structures
9 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
9 3 (4.41%) Internet of Things
9 3 (4.41%) User Experience
9 3 (4.41%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (4.41%) Applied Mathematics
10 2 (2.94%) Derivative
10 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
10 2 (2.94%) Economics
10 2 (2.94%) Xbox
10 2 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) UNIX
3 6 (8.82%) Windows
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Analytics
2 14 (20.59%) Software Engineering
3 9 (13.24%) Validation
4 8 (11.76%) Predictive Modelling
4 8 (11.76%) Machine Learning
4 8 (11.76%) Statistical Modelling
5 7 (10.29%) Monte Carlo Method
5 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.35%) Operations Research
6 5 (7.35%) Logistic Regression
6 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.35%) ETL
6 5 (7.35%) Parallel Computing
7 4 (5.88%) Regression Analysis
7 4 (5.88%) Quantitative Analysis
7 4 (5.88%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.88%) Cyber Security
7 4 (5.88%) MapReduce
8 3 (4.41%) Linear Regression
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 35 (51.47%) Python
2 31 (45.59%) C++
3 22 (32.35%) R
4 18 (26.47%) Java
5 14 (20.59%) C
6 12 (17.65%) MATLAB
7 10 (14.71%) C#
8 8 (11.76%) SQL
9 7 (10.29%) Scala
10 5 (7.35%) Fortran
11 4 (5.88%) Haskell
12 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
12 3 (4.41%) Clojure
12 3 (4.41%) VBA
13 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
13 2 (2.94%) Perl
13 2 (2.94%) Golang
14 1 (1.47%) XQuery
14 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) HDFS
3 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) XenApp
3 2 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Tableau
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle
2 4 (5.88%) Hortonworks
2 4 (5.88%) Cloudera
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Symantec
2 4 (5.88%) VMware
3 2 (2.94%) Netezza
3 2 (2.94%) Veeam
3 2 (2.94%) Citrix
3 2 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (2.94%) NetApp
3 2 (2.94%) Vertica
4 1 (1.47%) Sybase
4 1 (1.47%) Apple
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