The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 74
Contract jobs citing PhD 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £550
% change year-on-year +29.41% -22.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £46.50

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 Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 99 210 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.52% 22.90% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 131 70
Median daily rate £318 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £305 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 19
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +193.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £59.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for PhD.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware