Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 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
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 181 188
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7 +30
Contract jobs citing PhD 13 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.25% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 0.74% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
East of England median daily rate £550 £300 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -52.00% -
10th Percentile £475 £300 £613
90th Percentile £625 £300 £638
England median daily rate £625 £575 £600
% change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.50 £45.00 £31.12
% change year-on-year -32.22% +44.60% +3.73%

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 the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 994 949 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.30% 19.46% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 543 551
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £182 £205 £213
90th Percentile £560 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 98 150
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.61 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.81% +28.42% +7.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.06 £10.73
90th Percentile £46.65 £47.15 £49.78
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the East of England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Suffolk - 6 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £550 - 2
Cambridgeshire -17 2 - - 31
Essex - 2 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 East of England region with a requirement for PhD.

1 8 (61.54%) Data Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
3 6 (46.15%) QMS
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (46.15%) Huawei
3 6 (46.15%) Validation
3 6 (46.15%) ISO 9001
3 6 (46.15%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) Quality Management
3 6 (46.15%) Optoelectronics
4 5 (38.46%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
5 4 (30.77%) Machine Learning
5 4 (30.77%) Statistics
5 4 (30.77%) Biology
6 3 (23.08%) Predictive Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) DNA
6 3 (23.08%) Bioinformatics
6 3 (23.08%) Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) Customer Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) Physics
6 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (23.08%) Open Source
6 3 (23.08%) R
7 2 (15.38%) Computational Biology
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) Perl

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Data Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
2 6 (46.15%) Optoelectronics
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Data Analysis
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) QMS
2 6 (46.15%) Quality Management
2 6 (46.15%) Validation
3 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
4 4 (30.77%) Biology
4 4 (30.77%) Machine Learning
4 4 (30.77%) Statistics
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) Bioinformatics
5 3 (23.08%) Customer Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) DNA
5 3 (23.08%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Physics
5 3 (23.08%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Computational Biology
6 2 (15.38%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) R
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Huawei