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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 563 534 476
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -58
Contract jobs citing PhD 33 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.59% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 46
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£550 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £150 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £768 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £475 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +90.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year
- -42.30%

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
10111 10309 8643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 19.47% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5816 6000 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 532 472
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 13 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 29 May 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 -52 30 £550 -8.33% 74
London -14 28 £550 -8.33% 32
City of London 0 3 £650 - 11
South Wales - 3 £350 -
Wales - 3 £350 -
Newport - 2 £350 -
Berkshire +4 1 £700 - 2
East of England +4 1 £550 - 25
South East -11 1 £700 +63.74% 11
Norfolk - 1 £550 - 2
Norwich - 1 £550 - 2
Slough - 1 £700 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 34 (49.28%) Python
1 34 (49.28%) Mathematics
2 29 (42.03%) Computer Science
3 26 (37.68%) C++
4 22 (31.88%) Analytics
4 22 (31.88%) Physics
5 21 (30.43%) R
5 21 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (28.99%) Statistics
6 20 (28.99%) Finance
7 19 (27.54%) Java
7 19 (27.54%) Big Data
8 15 (21.74%) Hadoop
9 14 (20.29%) SQL
10 13 (18.84%) Machine Learning
11 12 (17.39%) Linux
12 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
13 10 (14.49%) C
13 10 (14.49%) C#
13 10 (14.49%) Visualisation
13 10 (14.49%) Algorithms
14 9 (13.04%) Predictive Modelling
14 9 (13.04%) Data Analysis
14 9 (13.04%) Degree
15 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (11.59%) Data Mining
15 8 (11.59%) MATLAB
15 8 (11.59%) Scala
16 7 (10.14%) Tableau
16 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (8.70%) SAS
2 5 (7.25%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.35%) Node.js
3 3 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Broadband
2 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) Skype
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.54%) Big Data
2 15 (21.74%) Hadoop
3 8 (11.59%) Data Mining
4 5 (7.25%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.80%) MySQL
6 3 (4.35%) HBase
6 3 (4.35%) Text Mining
7 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.45%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.45%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.45%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.45%) ProC
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 20 (28.99%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
2 7 (10.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Japanese Language
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
3 2 (2.90%) Games
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Front Office
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Data Scientist
2 12 (17.39%) Developer
3 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Quantitative Developer
4 6 (8.70%) C++ Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Data Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Junior
5 4 (5.80%) Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Big Data Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Cyber Security Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Research Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Research Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Junior Quantitative Developer
6 3 (4.35%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Programmer
6 3 (4.35%) Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Middleware
1 5 (7.25%) OpenMP
2 4 (5.80%) XML
3 2 (2.90%) STL
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
3 2 (2.90%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.45%) Pyramid
4 1 (1.45%) Pandas
4 1 (1.45%) SciPy
4 1 (1.45%) NumPy
4 1 (1.45%) D3.js
4 1 (1.45%) Highcharts JS
4 1 (1.45%) Matplotlib
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (49.28%) Mathematics
2 29 (42.03%) Computer Science
3 22 (31.88%) Physics
4 21 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (28.99%) Statistics
6 10 (14.49%) Visualisation
6 10 (14.49%) Algorithms
7 7 (10.14%) Economics
8 3 (4.35%) Data Structures
8 3 (4.35%) User Experience
8 3 (4.35%) Credit Risk
8 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
8 3 (4.35%) Neural Network
9 2 (2.90%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (2.90%) Applied Mathematics
9 2 (2.90%) Fixed Income
9 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
9 2 (2.90%) Social Media
9 2 (2.90%) Xbox
10 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Linux
2 7 (10.14%) UNIX
3 5 (7.25%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Analytics
2 13 (18.84%) Machine Learning
3 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
4 9 (13.04%) Predictive Modelling
4 9 (13.04%) Data Analysis
5 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.70%) Validation
7 6 (8.70%) ETL
7 6 (8.70%) Statistical Modelling
7 6 (8.70%) Cyber Security
8 5 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (7.25%) Parallel Computing
8 5 (7.25%) Network Planning
9 4 (5.80%) Logistic Regression
10 3 (4.35%) Deep Learning
10 3 (4.35%) Time Series Forecasting
10 3 (4.35%) Linear Regression
10 3 (4.35%) Monte Carlo Method
10 3 (4.35%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) Python
2 26 (37.68%) C++
3 21 (30.43%) R
4 19 (27.54%) Java
5 14 (20.29%) SQL
6 10 (14.49%) C
6 10 (14.49%) C#
7 8 (11.59%) MATLAB
7 8 (11.59%) Scala
8 5 (7.25%) Fortran
9 3 (4.35%) Haskell
9 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.35%) Clojure
10 2 (2.90%) VBA
10 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) HDFS
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) OPNET
2 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Tableau
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Hortonworks
2 4 (5.80%) Cloudera
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.90%) Netezza
4 2 (2.90%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.90%) Symantec
4 2 (2.90%) Vertica
4 2 (2.90%) Veeam
5 1 (1.45%) Apple
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe
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