Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 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.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 92 73
Rank change year-on-year +10 -19 +29
Contract jobs citing PhD 9 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.75% 0.14% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 0.74% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £404 - -
East of England median daily rate £329 £550 £300
% change year-on-year -40.22% +83.33% -45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England 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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 207 269 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.21% 19.49% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 130 89
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £238 £200 £174
90th Percentile £538 £563 £480
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 22
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.00 £37.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.05% +144.26% +27.08%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.28 £9.11
90th Percentile £19.28 £47.95 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -28.00% +17.63%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Cambridgeshire

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PhD in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in Cambridgeshire

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in Cambridgeshire

PhD
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -3 9 £404 - 49
PhD
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for PhD.

1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (55.56%) Mathematics
2 5 (55.56%) Biology
3 4 (44.44%) Physics
3 4 (44.44%) Law
3 4 (44.44%) Bioinformatics
4 3 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) C
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Machine Learning
5 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
5 2 (22.22%) Informatics
5 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 2 (22.22%) R
5 2 (22.22%) Computational Biology
5 2 (22.22%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (22.22%) Data Science
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Life Science
6 1 (11.11%) WCF
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
6 1 (11.11%) RIA
6 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Logistics

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Data Scientist
1 2 (22.22%) Research Manager
2 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
1 1 (11.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
1 1 (11.11%) WinForms
1 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Life Science
3 1 (11.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Biology
1 5 (55.56%) Mathematics
2 4 (44.44%) Bioinformatics
2 4 (44.44%) Physics
3 3 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Computational Biology
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Data Science
4 2 (22.22%) Informatics
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreaded Programming
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
5 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Proteomics
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Statistics
5 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) R
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Fortran
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft