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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 569 576 579
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing PhD 81 79 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.70% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 54 43
Median daily rate £600 £513 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% -26.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £750 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.35 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.38% -25.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.35 -

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
11139 11257 10772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.53% 19.26% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6963 6793 6111
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 535 464
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.04 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 25 August 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 27 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 25 August 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 -1 80 £600 +17.07% 92
London -9 58 £600 +14.28% 43
South West - 8 £425 - 2
South East +6 5 £750 +81.81% 12
Exeter - 5 £425 - 1
Devon - 5 £425 - 1
Berkshire +13 4 £750 - 1
Yorkshire +5 4 £450 -
City of London +21 3 £375 -36.17% 11
East of England +10 3 £300 -52.00% 26
Leeds +8 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire +5 3 £375 -
Maidenhead - 3 £750 - 1
Bristol - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +21 2 - - 25
Cambridge +16 2 - - 25
West Midlands -32 2 £220 - 1
Hertfordshire +11 1 £300 -52.00%
Warwick -4 1 £220 - 1
Warwickshire -6 1 £220 - 1
Birmingham -12 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £160 -
Newport - 1 £160 -
Sheffield - 1 £525 -
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Wales - 1 £160 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 96 (61.94%) Python
2 78 (50.32%) R
3 71 (45.81%) C++
4 70 (45.16%) Degree
5 69 (44.52%) Machine Learning
6 61 (39.35%) Mathematics
7 54 (34.84%) Computer Science
8 53 (34.19%) Analytics
8 53 (34.19%) Finance
9 47 (30.32%) SQL
10 45 (29.03%) Java
10 45 (29.03%) Statistics
11 44 (28.39%) Big Data
12 40 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (21.94%) Algorithms
14 33 (21.29%) Hadoop
15 29 (18.71%) Apache Spark
16 28 (18.06%) MATLAB
17 25 (16.13%) C#
17 25 (16.13%) Scala
17 25 (16.13%) Software Engineering
18 24 (15.48%) Front Office
19 23 (14.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 22 (14.19%) Visualisation
20 22 (14.19%) Data Analytics
21 21 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
22 20 (12.90%) Artificial Intelligence
22 20 (12.90%) Linux
23 18 (11.61%) Data Mining

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 29 (18.71%) Apache Spark
2 17 (10.97%) SAS
3 10 (6.45%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.94%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.65%) IPython
Applications
1 11 (7.10%) SPSS
2 1 (0.65%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.94%) PaaS
1 3 (1.94%) SaaS
2 2 (1.29%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) HTTP
2 2 (1.29%) Internet
2 2 (1.29%) Network Security
3 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.65%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.65%) RS-232
3 1 (0.65%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.39%) Big Data
2 33 (21.29%) Hadoop
3 18 (11.61%) Apache Hive
3 18 (11.61%) Data Mining
4 14 (9.03%) NoSQL
5 11 (7.10%) QlikView
6 10 (6.45%) Spotfire
7 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.58%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.94%) Impala
9 3 (1.94%) Mahout
9 3 (1.94%) MySQL
10 2 (1.29%) HBase
10 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.29%) Redis
10 2 (1.29%) Text Mining
11 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.58%) JUnit
2 4 (2.58%) Maven
3 2 (1.29%) Selenium
4 1 (0.65%) Grunt
4 1 (0.65%) gulp
4 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.65%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.65%) Protractor
4 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.65%) Yeoman
General
1 53 (34.19%) Finance
2 24 (15.48%) Front Office
3 11 (7.10%) Banking
4 7 (4.52%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.52%) Marketing
5 2 (1.29%) Advertising
5 2 (1.29%) Games
5 2 (1.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (34.84%) Data Scientist
1 54 (34.84%) Developer
2 30 (19.35%) Quantitative Developer
3 16 (10.32%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 12 (7.74%) Analyst
5 10 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 10 (6.45%) C++ Developer
5 10 (6.45%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 10 (6.45%) Qualitative Analyst
5 10 (6.45%) Quantitative Analyst
6 8 (5.16%) C# Quant Developer
6 8 (5.16%) Consultant
7 7 (4.52%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.87%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 5 (3.23%) Python Developer
9 5 (3.23%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.58%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (2.58%) Digital Developer
10 4 (2.58%) Mid-Level Java Developer
10 4 (2.58%) Quantitative Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.61%) Pandas
2 15 (9.68%) Natural Language Processing
3 12 (7.74%) D3.js
4 9 (5.81%) scikit-learn
5 8 (5.16%) .NET
5 8 (5.16%) HTML
5 8 (5.16%) SciPy
6 7 (4.52%) NumPy
6 7 (4.52%) RESTful
7 5 (3.23%) CSS
7 5 (3.23%) JSON
7 5 (3.23%) Spring
8 4 (2.58%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.94%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.94%) REST
10 2 (1.29%) Cascading
10 2 (1.29%) HTML5
10 2 (1.29%) Node.js
10 2 (1.29%) TensorFlow
10 2 (1.29%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 61 (39.35%) Mathematics
2 54 (34.84%) Computer Science
3 45 (29.03%) Statistics
4 40 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (21.94%) Algorithms
6 23 (14.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (14.19%) Visualisation
8 20 (12.90%) Artificial Intelligence
9 16 (10.32%) Physics
10 15 (9.68%) Derivative
11 14 (9.03%) Applied Mathematics
12 10 (6.45%) Credit Risk
13 9 (5.81%) Fixed Income
14 8 (5.16%) Neural Network
15 7 (4.52%) Life Science
16 6 (3.87%) Credit Derivative
16 6 (3.87%) Data Structures
17 5 (3.23%) CUDA
18 4 (2.58%) Grid Computing
19 3 (1.94%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.90%) Linux
2 3 (1.94%) Windows
3 2 (1.29%) Android
3 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (44.52%) Machine Learning
2 53 (34.19%) Analytics
3 25 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 22 (14.19%) Data Analytics
5 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (11.61%) Statistical Modelling
7 17 (10.97%) Data Modelling
8 15 (9.68%) Data Analysis
8 15 (9.68%) Unit Testing
9 13 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (8.39%) Validation
10 12 (7.74%) Asset Management
10 12 (7.74%) E-Commerce
10 12 (7.74%) Low Latency
10 12 (7.74%) Multithreading
10 12 (7.74%) Predictive Analytics
11 11 (7.10%) DevOps
12 10 (6.45%) OO
12 10 (6.45%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (61.94%) Python
2 78 (50.32%) R
3 71 (45.81%) C++
4 47 (30.32%) SQL
5 45 (29.03%) Java
6 28 (18.06%) MATLAB
7 25 (16.13%) C#
7 25 (16.13%) Scala
8 9 (5.81%) VB
8 9 (5.81%) VBA
9 6 (3.87%) C
9 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.94%) C++/CLI
10 3 (1.94%) VB6
11 2 (1.29%) Haskell
11 2 (1.29%) Julia
11 2 (1.29%) PHP
11 2 (1.29%) Ruby
11 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 70 (45.16%) Degree
2 1 (0.65%) ISEB
2 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.65%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.65%) Docker
1 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.65%) Oozie
1 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (7.10%) Tableau
2 5 (3.23%) Google
3 4 (2.58%) Facebook
3 4 (2.58%) SAP
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) IBM
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.65%) Splunk
5 1 (0.65%) Sybase
5 1 (0.65%) Twitter
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