Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PhD
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 54 79
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25 -8
Contract jobs citing PhD 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.29% 0.81% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 4.81% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median daily rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £245 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

PhD is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 161 104 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 23.07% 16.88% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 43 85
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £225
90th Percentile £501 £573 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -17.53% +130.95%
10th Percentile £11.60 £14.63 £15.77
90th Percentile £49.40 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 £40.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -60.68% +233.33% -42.86%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Cambridge

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for PhD.

1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Quantitative Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Deep Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (50.00%) Computational Biology
2 1 (50.00%) Reinforcement Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Physics
2 1 (50.00%) Biology

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Development Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Machine Learning Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Research Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Biology
2 1 (50.00%) Computational Biology
2 1 (50.00%) Deep Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Physics
2 1 (50.00%) Quantitative Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Reinforcement Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes