The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 114 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing PhD 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.051% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £200 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
419 308 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.19% 15.64% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 154 174
Average daily rate £343 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 17
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.45 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
PhD
England

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PhD across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
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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
Coventry - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Logistics
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) R
2 2 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Pig
3 1 (33.33%) MapR
3 1 (33.33%) Cloudera
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) Signal Processing
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (33.33%) Simulink

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (66.67%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Hive
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Data Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Data Scientist
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Statistics
1 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
1 2 (66.67%) R
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk
1 1 (33.33%) Cloudera
1 1 (33.33%) MapR