Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 96 113
Contract jobs citing PhD 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.068% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.43% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median daily rate - - -
North West median daily rate £550 £475 £524
% change year-on-year +15.79% -9.31% +44.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 202 234 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.04% 16.02% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 151 187
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £214 £160 £275
90th Percentile £548 £675 £650
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +21.18% -0.97%
10th Percentile £14.54 £14.43 £15.92
90th Percentile £33.00 £52.75 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +40.91% -9.90% +52.60%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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