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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 39 42 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing PhD 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% 0.98% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 6.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £301
% change year-on-year +30.76% +8.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - £37.50

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 65 66 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 20.77% 16.22% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 22
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +179.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £47.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing PhD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Cambridge

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in Cambridge

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) WinForms
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
1 3 (75.00%) WPF
1 3 (75.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) SCADA
2 2 (50.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (50.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Siemens
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) IC Design
3 1 (25.00%) XAML
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Cadence
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Monte Carlo Method
3 1 (25.00%) MVVM
3 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework

PhD
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (75.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (75.00%) C# WPF Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) WPF Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analogue Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analogue IC Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analogue IC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IC Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
1 3 (75.00%) WinForms
1 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) IC Design
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Monte Carlo Method
3 1 (25.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cadence
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Siemens
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £25,298 to £38,183 per annum
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