The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 147 119 124
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs citing PhD 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.092% 0.12% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.66% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £220 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £28.69 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.66 -
PhD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
705 456 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.66% 18.28% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 229 236
Median daily rate £390 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 49 34
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.26 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +36.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £38.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PhD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PhD across the West Midlands region.

PhD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PhD
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PhD across the West Midlands region.

PhD Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PhD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
Warwickshire -6 2 £220 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PhD.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (66.67%) Telematics
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) Automotive
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (33.33%) Impala
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (33.33%) R
3 1 (33.33%) Web Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) Apache Pig
1 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Impala
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Research Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Telematics
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) R